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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

spring is in bloom


Ahhh the beauty of spring, as the trees bud and the flowers awaken from their sleep and pop their pretty little heads to take a look around.  The Azalea bushes are in full glory with their shade of pinks, white and salmon.. 
BUT as it always happens, I wait all winter long just to watch this amazing site of our neighborhood erupting in wonderful color. As the bushes open to the sun and give viewers a site to behold, it happens.  It never fails, it always happens and it makes me sad...
What you ask is the thing that would ruin my day, RAIN.  Yes, the rains always come and take away the glory of the azaleas. I have yet to have my bushes in bloom for a full week, the most I get to enjoy them is a day or two, then the rains come and pound the pretty little azaleas till they droop and their blossoms fall to the ground.
 Last weekend we were out and about and azaleas were in bloom all over the area, so many wonderful colors and so many bushes in all shapes and sizes. Some manicured so nice, some cubed, some rounded and some in their natural shapes.  Then it rained, at first just a little and the azaleas looked like they had freckles, but then it rained and rained and rained some more and my beautiful azaleas are a thing of beauty no more.
So while they stretch their branches to the sun and grow this year, I will again await their beautiful show in the spring, even if it is only for a day or two.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Voting is now OPEN

IT's that time, Time to cast your vote for your favorite designers, instructors, authors, teachers, shops and products that make your quilting special to you.
I stopped by SewCalGal's Site today and I had totally forgotten that voting would be starting. I voted and decided to share the information with all my quilting friends that now is the time to let your voice be heard and cast your vote for your favorites, plus just for casting your vote you might win a prize. 
To vote follow this link SewCalGal Golden Quilter Awards. there you will see a list of the nominees, there is a link at the end of the page for the voting, done survey style this year which was so much easier.  So what are you waiting for GO VOTE.

Friday, March 2, 2012

It's that time again, time for SewCalGal annual Golden Quilt Awards.. My nominations are now in and voting will start March 12.  If you are a quilter or if you just appreciate quilts and the people who make them, stop by SewCalGal's web site and let your voice be heard, VOTE for your favorites... here are the categories:
  1. Best Quilt Designer
  2. Best Quilt Teacher/Instructor
  3. Best Quilt book Author
  4. Best Quilt Store (physical)
  5. Best Quilt Store (online)
  6. Best Longarm Quilter
  7. Most Innovative Product (physical)
  8. Most Innovative Product (software)
  9. Most influential person in the world of quilting to-date, aka "Lifetime Achievement"
  10. Best Quilt book publisher
And by voting you can win prizes too. If you want to nominate your favorites you have until March 4th..   to nominate follow this link