Friday, March 30, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
2. Post the award to your blog.
3. Give the award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers that you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the 5 blogs to let them know that they have been offered this award.
It is my pleasure to offer the Liebster blog award to these 5 blogs -
http://russwoodcottage.blogspot.com/ A visit to Russwood cottage is like a stop at an old English tea shoppe with the finest of stitching gracing the walls and the best of company at the table. http://honeybeesbliss.blogspot.com/ Creative lady with taste as vintage as mine. http://riversidestitching.blogspot.com/ A stitching blog that is entertaining, informative and fun.
http://livingtherusticlife.blogspot.com/ A young couple living their agrarian dreams, with thoughtful ‘thumb tasks’ and encouragement for other rural livers.
http://gardengrumblesandcrossstitchfumbles.blogspot.com/ A terrific blog about cross stitch and gardening, what’s not to love? (Yes I know, this blog does have more than 200 followers but less than 250 at the moment and I really wanted to include it)
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
This morning we woke up to a new inch of snow and a Winter Storm Warning for tonight. In fact we're supposed to get another 6-8" by Friday. Nothing unusual, this is known as sprintime in the Rockies! lol
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Back in the Day is now up for sale on my website It will soon also be available through Creative Poppy and ICG. Don't forget the Counted Wishes Festival begins tomorrow! And now I'd like to introduce the next design from Gracewood Stitches - Tulip Praise!
As winter is coming to a close and the snow is receding the landscape changes from white to a drab brown and we wait for that first color to appear as the bulbs poke their way up through the ground and burst open with joyous delight.
Nothing is more exuberant than the tulip as it greets the world again after its long nap. Hopefully I've captured some of that joy in this design.
I found a poem that perfectly expresses how tulips affect me and with the author's kind permission I'll post it for you.
The tulip has great strength as it pokes up from the sod
The strong green leaves surround the bud and acts as a façade
Then as the leaves spread open and the colored heads appear
The beauty of God’s planning often cause my eyes to tear
The jagged edge is lacy as it gently opens wide
And as it does,… you will be blessed …by the beauty found inside
The stamen stands so proudly in the center as on cue
And the colors vary greatly in the star shaped colored hue
Their splendor is a statement, yet in a simple way
They give a casual beauty to a lovely new spring day
I clip each color gently as I picture my display
I gather quite a bounty and they form a big bouquet
They grace my table sweetly as they stand so straight and tall
And then with time they curtsey and they take a humble fall
It’s like they’re bowing over to give their quiet nod
To their talented Creator,…to the Great Almighty God
Each time I see a tulip…. my heart is drawn to Him
So I think I’ll plant more tulips… and let the praise begin!
By Linda Hogeland