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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One Flower Wednesday and some Nice Gifts............



"What Would You Attempt to Do If you Knew you Could Not Fail?" - Robert Schuller

Wow.....I had to think about this quote for awhile........would I do something selfish like buy a lotto ticket or lose some weight?  Would I do something profound like stop world hunger?? The more I thought about it, the harder it seemed but I did finally google it and found this, among other thoughts;

  "This simple question posed by American pastor Robert Schuller may help inspire us to try to accomplish our goals. Taking fear out of the equation, what are your biggest dreams?
The question is similar to asking or considering what you would do if you only had a few months left to live. In its simplicity, the quote helps us focus on our priorities or tune into what we may most want in life.
Of course failure is possible and the most rewarding goals usually are more risky, but keep in mind, too, that failure can be a good thing. So go ahead and get to thinking about your greatest aspirations, if you aren't already." (Melanie Pinola)

So now without further ado........I am ready to present to you Dorothy's friend, The Tin Man, from Oz.........I know you have all been waiting all week with baited breath (what the heck did that expression come from anyway?  Do I think you all have all been chewing on worms all week???) ..........well anyway........here he is.............

Tada!..................(if he only had a heart)....................

Now I want to show you some nice gifts which were showered upon me this week..............First off, I got this glorius half yard of Blue Eden Navy Feather Yardage by Benartex from Cherie at I b'es Cheraldine 
I won this on her Leap day giveaway!  Looky Looky Looky!


Thank you, Cherie!  I love it! It will be a part of my Peacock wall hanging some day................


Next I got this cool little coaster from Kelli at Seriously I think it needs Stitches, just a little reminder to be looking for the layer cake I had won on her giveaway.............funny, I had forgotten all about that layer cake.......NOT!  (grin)

I had seen these on another website and thought they were so cute!  Now I have one of my own.....Thanks Kelli!

And finally...........on my way home from work yesterday I dropped in on my Sis.........we "played" around awhile with the layout of her Grandmother's Garden quilt, and she showed me some fabric she had just gotten in the mail and just generally caught up on "Sister talk".  She gave me some cool Fat Quarters and Fat Eighths to use for my Mug Rug Swaps and also this too, too cool Charm Pack by Moda from their "Portugal" line by April Cornell. 
Thank you, Irene................I'm beginning to think I like that you "made me" start this blog.......

(and, shhhhhhhhhhh....... just to let you all know.......My Sis has always spoiled me with little gifts like this............but don't tell her I said anything nice about her.........)

Ok then..........I only have one full day off this week......working at my second job tomorrow evening so I have to make the most of the sewing time today so .........................TTFN!





7 good friend(s) left a comment:

Hilachas said...

Nice gifts you received in the mail. That peacock fabric is "to die for." And your hexie flower is SO cute. I enjoyed your visit too :)

Needled Mom said...

Of course I LOVE the newest flower - my favorite guy!

Lovely gifts! You are going to have fun, aren't you?

Cherie said...

So glad you received it so quickly!! Can't wait to see the wall hanging you make with it.
Loving all the Wizard Of Oz flowers!!

Shaz said...

Your tin man hexie flower is adorable!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Love how your Tin Man turned out - the petal color looks great! Have fun with all the nice gifts.

Karen said...

Lots of wonderful gifts and I LOVE this weeks flower. Fabulous!

Josie McRazie said...

We never say anything nice about our sisters do we! LOL (oh, wait that's not really funny because I don't and I often poke fun at her, my sister, on my blog, that poor Hagatha)