Mar 23, 2009

Marvelous Monday 3/23/09

Monday is half over, and I know you all are wondering "Where IS Meari's Marvelous Monday post?!" LOL, OK maybe not... I'm late in getting this out, so here goes:


Two Awards!
Sadie of UK gave me two awards:



Brilliante Award








Special Friends Award






I've been awarded and given both these awards so I'm going to defer to those posts HERE and HERE. Thank you, Sadie! I was really amused by your comments about "Cute Lube Guy" LOL!


Spring is Officially Here!
The long awaited event has finally happened. Spring officially arrived last Friday. Signs of it are all over the place. Squirrels are frolicking... which my sister will be *thrilled* to know. (Can you say squirrel phobia??) LOL Flowers and greenery are popping up everywhere, and temps are getting warmer. In addition, sneezing, sniffling, and itchy nose has plagued me this past week. Ahhhh, the wonders and joys of spring!

The weather was really nice this weekend so I managed to get the rest of the leaves raked, flower beds cleaned up, -and- I created two portable clothes lines to hang laundry out. I am so excited about it because I LOVE laundry dried in the fresh air! I even got to hang a load out. :)


Stitchy Stuff
In addition to finishing the mail art piece in the previous blog entry, I spent a few hours stitching on Quakers Rule. Here's what it looks like after 14.25 hours:



I spent a good amount of time going through charts and kits, and have uploaded a bunch to my Stash for Sale blog.

Last but not least, the winner of last weeks drawing for the alphabet charts is....

Valerie, the Fogcity Dweller!


Please email me with your snail mail addy and I'll get these out to you this week.


Giveaway
This time it's not from me, but Ginny over at Ginny's Quilts. It's her birthday this week and she has a fabulous giveaway on her blog, if you're into quilting/sewing.


What IS this?
I haven't done one of these in a while, so I thought it'd be fun. If you think you know, put a comment on this post. The winner will receive something from my stash pile. I can't tell you what because I haven't figured that part out yet! If more than one person guesses the right answer, I'll put the names in a "hat" and draw one.


Oh, and no generic answers either! For instance, if you think it's a dog I don't want "dog" as an answer. You have to tell me what kind of dog! Toughie, eh?

27 comments:

Lou's addictions said...

I love games like this, to me it looks like an orchid.

Katrien said...

Quakers Rule is looking great. Now idea what the pic is :)

Linda said...

It's an iris (the flower kind, not your eye-kind)
Thanks for your blog update. I was wondering what you had been doing...
Lynn in TX

Debbie Jo said...

Congrats on your blog awards! Spring has really sprung everywhere and I agree with you on the time for allergies!

I also think the picture is an orchid.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I think it is an orchid... interesting photo.

Gabi said...

Congrats with your award. Your Quaker Ruler is fantastic. And I think the picture shows a pumpkin. That came up in my head first...so I'll stick with it...lol.

Erica said...

Happy Spring to you too.

I think your picture is of either the center of a Day lily or an amaryllis flower. It sure is a neat picture!

stitcherw said...

Quaker Rule is looking so pretty, glad you got the floss you needed. Fun RAK of Mad Bluebird too, what a cutie, and how fun that you found the original picture it is from. Your mail art turned out beautifully, you've been quite busy. As for the picture, my guess would be a flower, maybe a Tigerlily or Daylily. Good going on your spring yard cleanup, I still need to get out and do mine.
Sue

Carolyn NC said...

Heck - I know it's a flower, but that's about it! Congrats on the Quaker Rule - it's looking good!

Becca in MD said...

I really do like that quaker rule too. :)

I think that this is the center of a gardenia?

valerie said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway Meari! Wow...I actually won something...woo! :) I wish I could figure out what the picture is but I don't know enough about flowers to guess which one...maybe I'll think on it a bit.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Lily or amaryllis. It's pretty!

Mary/Stitching Sisters

Kelly said...

Your stitching is coming along lovely Meari!

Debra said...

LOL! Yes, I did wonder where the update was. Your wip is looking good. Congrats on your awards. I am going to say it is a barrett. (not sure if I spelled that right).
DLS

mainely stitching said...

Looks like the inside of a lily, but I am not terribly knowledgeable about flowers. LOL.

Love your Quaker finish! :D

Akila said...

Congrats on getting these awards again :)
Simply love quaker. The picture does look like an orchid to me too

Emily said...

Congrats on the awards. Think the picture is a flower, pansy?? LOL

Mary said...

Quaker rule is looking wonderful! Hmm...I say that the picture is the center of an Easter Lily. It's about the right time of year for those, I think...LOL HUGS!

Kristin said...

QR looks fabulous!

Barb said...

Congrats on your award. To me it looks like a Pansy.

J Rae said...

Love your Quakers Rule!

I say it is a type of lily. Do I have to be more specific than that? :-)

Shelley - ILCS said...

WooHoo Spring is here! At first I thought, yeah the photo may be a flower but then the wheels started turning!! I think it is the inside of a banana peel that is really ripe, minus the banana. I have bananas on the brain, made banana bread yesterday, yummo!

glenda said...

sure, rub the spring thing in. It snowed all day here and is about 35 degrees. Yuck

Carol R said...

quaker rule coming along great.
i'd say a type of orchid but no idea what type!

Kathy said...

My guess is also an orchid flower.
Quaker rule is looking great.

Carol's Stitching said...

Amaryliss center..... :)

Sarah Lindfield said...

Quaker Rule is looking great and your mailart is just lovely. Thanks fr sharing.