Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

~WE HAVE A WINNER~


Today is the day to find out the winner of my Velvet Pear Pincushion and I had a very willing volunteer to help with the choosing!  Isn't he cute, and oh so anxious to pick the winner!!!


It looks like #33 was his choice...Mary of Willow Ridge Primitives!! 


Congratulations to you!!  Please contact me with your information so I can send you your prize!


My heartfelt thanks to all of you who participated and for all of you who became new to my blog, my heartiest welcome!!! 

Thank you again, for your friendship through blogging......it really is a wonderful thing!!

Wishing you a wonderful day~~

Julie



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LAST DAY FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!!


Good Morning my friends!! This is just a quick note to remind you that this is the last day to enter my Giveaway, so if you have not done so yet, you still have time!! Just be sure you are a follower of my blog and that you leave a comment on the ORIGINAL POST!!

 
It will be closing at 10 pm, Pacific Time, and the winner will be posted sometime on the 17th!

 
Thank you all for following, commenting and posting, and I want to wish all of you the best of luck!!

Blessings from the heart~~

Julie

Monday, August 8, 2011

~GROWING PUMPKINS~



I am making slow but sure progress on my “Pumpkin Patch” mentioned in my previous post and I must emphasize the word SLOW!! I just thought I could put these guys together before you could say “Jack Robinson,” but it is actually taking a bit more time….. more like quoting a chapter from a book!! Gosh!! I always put so much pressure on myself to produce more quickly, but I get so lost in the process…..between the stuffing (needing just a bit more) to the hand stitching (wanting it to be “just so”) to the staining and distressing (it doesn’t look “old” enough) to hand lettering all the tags (do I REALLY want to hand letter all of these?)…..PHEW!! No wonder it takes me so long!!!!
 
But the JOY of the creative process is what drives me….the act of taking a piece of fabric and watching it “BECOME” never ceases to give me PLEASURE, and I love it from start to finish!! It just seems like sometimes the FINISH is a bit longer in coming!!! I guess we all have a certain SPEED and RHYTHYM that we march to, and so I will just enjoy the journey, even if it takes a bit longer to get there!!


So far I have completed (except for tags) 2 large and 2 small pumpkins and hope to keep SLOWLY adding more. Perhaps I will even surprise myself and get some down to New England Saltbox and listed on my picture trail soon!! I am hoping to eventually fill this big tool carrier with a nice grouping!


 Thanks for all your sweet comments about them and I know many who have checked out the pattern as well!! I hope you are all having as much fun creating them as I have and I would love to hear about your progress!!

I also wanted to remind you again about my Giveaway, which is about a week away now!! Be sure to leave a comment on the ORIGINAL POST in order to be entered!! I want to welcome all of you new followers/friends who have recently joined and just ask you to be sure to leave me a comment as well as an email to reach you!! I understand that several of you had a hard time signing in, and if you were unable to do that, please send me an email so I can enter you!!

Let me leave you with this beautiful quote I read recently:

 
WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN LIFE TO PURSURE,

OUR OWN KIND OF DREAM TO BE WEAVING.

AND WE ALL HAVE SOME POWER TO MAKE WISHES COME TRUE,

AS LONG AS WE KEEP BELIEVING. ~~ LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

 
With that said, I am going back to my Pumpkin Patch!!


Wishing you a full harvest of ……..whatever you are wishing for~~

Julie