Friday, May 27, 2011

A Smile and a Little Give Away

While doing one of the most mundane things that I do in my life ~ walking into the grocery store, I was greeted by this little guy.  Sitting among a huge mass of orange and pink Gerber Daisies, this one little bloom decided to be half orange and half yellow!

...So happy and Summery, it made me smile :)  It just goes to show you that being different, and maybe a little more "creative" than others is a good thing!


...And as promised, to celebrate our 450th blog post, I'm having a little Giveaway!  Pictured here is a Moda bundle of 4 Fat Eighths of Meadow Waltz fabric from Kansas Troubles (an all-time favorite of mine that's hard to find any more), a package of Thangles to make 2.5" Half Square Triangles, and a little tin box (decorated with a picture of buttons on the lid) that's perfect for carrying along little dittys, and who knows what other little extas I might include in the box... 
To win, just leave a comment on this post, and Followers of my blog will get an extra entry so let me know if you are already a follower, or just became one!  One winner will be randomly picked on Tuesday, so spread the word ~ all are welcome. 

Finally, whether you are enjoying this weekend at a cookout, graduation party, playing in the garden, laying on the beach, jumping in the pool, or watching the Indy 500...take a moment to say a prayer of thanks, and fly the American flag in honor of the ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our nation and keep us safe.  Have a Happy and Safe Memorial Day weekend :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

31 comments:

Taryn said...

I love your giveaway so count me in! I am a follower although there's no way of checking right now since Blogger is hiding all our followers away.

Lee said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway! Congrats on 450 posts!

Lee said...

I am also a follower - thanks!

Mary said...

Thank you for your blog and the giveaway! A follower....
Mary

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congrats on 450 posts! Thanks for such a generous giveaway. Love the KT fabrics :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And yes I follow ;-D

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I would love to win it.

Theresa W

foleywestrup(at)hotmail(dot)com

Doina said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

PamelaQuilts said...

I have a great project for those thangles! Thanks for the smile :)

PamelaQuilts said...

And I am a follower, too.

free indeed said...

I'd like to get some gerbera daisies this year; they are so pretty. Need to find out if they come back year after year or not.
Nice package...congrats on 450!

Rebecca said...

Not sure what's going on with my posting but I'll try it again for the third time....
I have been a follower for awhile now. I really like all of the quilts you do and enjoy reading about them. I really like Thangles and would love to do a quilt with them from you.

scottylover said...

Congrats on 450 posts! Great give away!

That little daisy is just adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Sandy A

scottylover said...

Oh, forgot to add, I am already a follower. :)

Sandy A

Nancy said...

Those daisies are beautiful. One of my favorites. Congrats on the posting anniversary.

Nancy said...

I'm also a follower.

Pat said...

I hope you have a nice weekend, too. yes...it's about way more than BBQ's and it's nice that you mentioned the real reason for the holiday. (I'm a follower, too.)

Karen G. said...

Love the little flower you saw!! How great is that. Miss seeing you and learning from your Jo classes. Follow your blog everyday!! Congrats on 450!! Keep it going.

Christie said...

I bought a pot of white daisies and one of the flowers was blue!!! Orange Gerber Daisies are my favorite! Loved the photo. Congratulations on 450 posts! Love following you. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day - and let us never forget! HUGS... and stitches

Luci said...

Congrats and thanks for the chance at your great giveaway.

Cynthia said...

Thanks for a contest! I'm a new follower, and enjoying reading your posts. What a cute lil flower!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway to celebrate your huge, huge milestone of 450 posts!
I like the flowers too - including the half-and-half.

Nancy said...

Thank you for the lovely giveaway. I just adore KT fabrics!
That gerbera daisy is just the cutest little thing. How special that it is two colors...so sunny and bright.
Happy Holiday!

Rita said...

Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway. Happy Memorial Day!

Rita said...

I am a happy follower.

Linda K said...

I'm lucky to be spending this weekend at the beach! Thanks for the chance to win! And on this Memorial Day weekend I am remembering that Freedom Isn't Free...

Linda K said...

I'm a follower on Reader. Congrats on your 450.WOW!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Happy Memorial Day Dawn!
Congratulations on 450 posts - that's a lot!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh, and of course, I'm a follower!

Carol said...

OH I just love that half and half Gerber Daisy...it's wonderful! Happy 450th post!

Dianemrose@comcast.net said...

I love your blog and have followed for quite awhile. Thanks for all you do! And I love that little Gerbera Daisy--so happy!