Saturday, August 15, 2009

Flower Power

Hello Everyone,

I hope that everyone has had a terrific week! I have, this is the first week that I feel we have had some "summer" weather. I am so happy, I live for the heat. Apparently, my flowers do too. I can't believe I actually have these flowers growing in my garden.

This is the first year that I planted them and they are gorgeous! I just love the colors.



Don't you just love them? I can't remember, but I think they are Dahlias. Do any of you know for sure?


On another note, I recently won a giveaway on Kim's blog and received these wonderful little goodies. The bag is soooo cute and, of course, also has flowers on it. She included a 1930's repro fat quarter (which I love!!) and 2 bars of truffles and a popcorn corn on the cob.



What is in the picture is what is left. I couldn't wait to eat the goodies. I savored the Utah Chocolate Raspberry Truffle (a favorite) and ate the popcorn promptly! I couldn't help myself... YUM! Thanks so much, Kim!


Even with the sun out this week, I did manage to get some sewing in and added some new things to my Etsy shop.

But the big news is that I posted my 4th Podcast episode. It is available here and also on iTunes. This Podcast is all about batting... the different kinds available, how to choose what is right for you quilting project, and terminology that you might often hear. If you subscribe to my Podcast through iTunes, would you mind taking the time to leave a review there. I would greatly appreciate it. I hope you enjoy this one. I am having lots of fun doing them!!

Also, my monthly E-newsletter has gone out and is also available here for you to read.

Well I am off to enjoy the sunny weekend here! It is going to be a perfect 2 days.... 0% chance of rain. Yahoo!!

Edit: I forgot to mention 2 spectacular giveaways...


Go check them out!

Until Next Time....


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32 comments:

Terry said...

Yes, those are dahlias. My grandmother used to grow them. She had some that the blooms were as big as a dinner plate! :0)

Exuberant Color said...

I think the Dahlias are so pretty but have never planted them. I think you have to dig them up in the fall and replant in the spring. Anyway they are beautiful! And it has been a perfect summer for the flowers. I have only had the hose out once to water them.

Nedra said...

How fun that you won Kims giveaway. I want to make one of those little bags. I saw them at her house in June and I knew they would be a hit. I think she got the highest number of visits so far on Moda Bake Shop for that post.
And the Utah Truffles! My favorite candy bar. I love chocolate/chocolate one the best.

Vicki W said...

Your flowers are beautiful but I am really taken with that little tote bag!

Carin said...

Jackie beautiful flowers! I can't stand the heat LOL!
Utah truffles (are they Mrs Cavanaghs?) I adore the mint ones.

HUGS! Carin

Meg said...

Your flowers are lovely, Jackie! I have to say, though, that while it finally feels like summer in our area (I'm just downstate :D), I REALLY am looking forward to fall. It's my favorite time of the year, and hot sticky summer? Not so much.

(Besides, not much call for snuggling under a quilt when it's 85!) Enjoy the sunny weekend, tho!

Stina said...

Definetly Dahlias!!! Gorgeous.. and I m happy you are going to have a sunny weekend!!! Love that too!! I t have been some change in the air here lately .. I can feel Autumn is getting closer.. sigh... already!!!!
So Im doing what you do.. enjoy the sun!! Congrats on winning!!! :o)

Sherri said...

Congrats on winning those cute bags! I ordered some tumbling block pre-cuts from you...can't wait to get them!

Kim said...

Jackie,

I'm so glad the package came safely and that you loved the goodies. The truffles are not Mrs. Cavanaugh's Chocolate but made by another company here in Utah. They are sooo good! The popcorn is a new regional favorite and is now being seen in Idaho and I think Colorado.

Hugs, Kim

rachel griffith said...

thanks for the link.
& good luck.
:)

{congrats on winning kim's bags.}

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love hot, hot, days!! I am going to watch your podcast, well I am going to try!!

Stephanie said...

Yes, dahalias. While living in Oregon we visited a dahalia farm. OH my goodness...gorgeous! Love that cute little bag.

Ginger Patches said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!!! You should live where I do...you would get your fill of heat lol! Isn't it too bad we can't "share" weather? I had no idea you did podcasts!!! I really missed a lot in my absence! How fun!

em's scrapbag said...

I love dahlias. I use to have them in my garden in Portland. Yours are gorgeous. Congrats on your winnings. What a fun package.

Lindi said...

Jackie,
For a minute I thought you lived in the Pacific Northwest. We, too, have had a cool summer. Thanks for your informative podcast on battings. And your dahlias are beautiful.

julieQ said...

Both are dahlias, and both are so pretty!!

Thimbleanna said...

Those flowers are beautiful! I LOVED my ear of popcorn from Kim -- I keep forgetting to ask her where it came from -- I want more! ;-) And isn't her little bag just adorable???

wishes, true and kind said...

You won an adorable bag -- congratulations! Beautiful flower pics>

Annemariesquilt said...

I have had some difficulties commenting on your . I do not know why but I guess it has something to do with blogger.
Nice goodies at your blogg today.
And I must say that the quilt i your privious post is stunning. I would love to send my quilt to you but I guess the postage will be to high...

Chris said...

Gorgeous flowers! I have always wanted to add these to my garden

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very pretty flowers Jackie and lucky you with the win, very nice treats.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful dahlias! Reminds me of my grandparents garden :)

Janet said...

You definitely had a great week. Beautiful flowers and cute winnings. I've been busy setting up my first blocks to applique for the Mary Mannakee quilt. come see.

karenfae said...

the flowers are pretty. Some of my flowers have been better this year because for us it hasn't been as hot as normal. you have been lucky with the win!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Kathie said...

the flowers are beautiful
oh can't you see using those colors from the first flower in a quilt?
pink/red , yellow and green

love the tote bag you won
Kathie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm so glad you won Kim's giveaway. She and you are both good friends so it is fun you have a connection with each other too. You are both equally talented I'd say, too. How fun. The flowers are out of this world. I love big flowers and I love red. It doesn't get better than these.

Karen said...

Beautiful dahlias! That is one flower I do not have in my garden.

imquilternity said...

Gorgeous Dahlias...I love Dahlias. I've only had them one year but now I see yours I'm going to re-think that decision! Congratulations on winning the wonderful giveaway!

Tine said...

PODCASTS?! On quilting!!! Where have I been?? I'm off to download them asap!
I think your flowers are gorgeous, I don't know what kind they are, but they sure are puuurdy!

Cathy said...

Your dahlias are absolutely stunning Jackie, I wonder if they grow in Australia? I just love the colours in them, so vivid. Lovely giveaway you have won, I just love the little bag. xo

pratima said...

The flowers are stunning! wonderful colors.
The bag is sooo sweet!!

Rita said...

This is really nice collection. I don't have that in my garder.


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