Didn't I tell you they were beautiful?? Most of the bushes are taller then I am, so you know they are putting on a show... But sadly the show will be over so soon... You see, every year the Azaleas bloom and look so beautiful, then it rains and the flowers just droop and fall to the ground.... After that first good spring rain, you hear the frogs singing there little hearts out looking to find a mate.... and believe me they can get really loud at night... my fault I guess, I have a small pond in my front and back yard flower beds and the frogs make the ponds their home during mating season... soon after you will see clear lines of eggs in the water, then a little later the water looks like someone dumped a pepper shaker, little black specks everywhere... they will grow and leave and sometimes you might just see a tiny frog after a summer rain... I was ahead of time on my outside chores list, I drained and cleaned the ponds last week. Good thing I did, because yesterday it rained and there is more rain on the way, but tonight I heard the old familiar song of the frog prince as he invites a princess to join him in the pond.... LOVE is grand.. Oh and the toads will make a home in the ponds as well during this time of love..
I also have a announcement to make, if you look at my side bar you will see this logo...
I posted about the Golden Quilter's Awards again this year... I nominated my favorite quilter's and products, I voted and tonight they announced the winners... and some of my nominees won, but then I knew they would because they are great... Darlene works so hard on her blog and I am a loyal follower. She gives so many tips and techniques, will let you know what is new in the quilting world and she host some of the best contests... she will also let her readers know what other bloggers are hosting contests... she has even posted some of mine... Love You Darlene, You do a great job, thank you so much...
so here are the winners of the 2011 Golden Quilter's Awards
The notice from the SewCalGal site:
The envelopes are opened and I'm happy to announce the official winners of the 2011 Golden Quilter Awards.
Best Designer Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs
Best Teacher/Instructor Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville
Best Author Eleanor Burns, of Quilt In A Day
Best Quilt Store (Physical) Mary Jo's in Gastonia NC
Best Quilt Store (online) Fat Quarter Shop
Best Long Arm Quilter Judi Madsen - Green Fairy Quilts
Most Innovative product (physical item) AccuQuilt Go! Fabric Cutter
Most Innovated product (software item) EQ7, by The Electric Quilt Company
Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement"
And the winner is Eleanor Burns, Quilt in a Day
Best Quilt Retreat Two Wacky Woman (Southern California)
Congratulations to all the winners, you make quilting so much fun....