Monday, February 16, 2009

Photo Monday, Gifts, Give Away

I had forgotten I won a prize and when it came in the mail Saturday I couldn't figure out why I was getting a present. Well, a few weeks ago Vickie at 2 sisters and me had a little contest and I won! Look at what she sent. I forgot to put the cute little heart note pad in the photo. The candy hearts too. See the empty candy wrapper. Mmmm it was good. The little button angel is sitting on the windowsill overlooking the sewing machine.


This is a Goldfinch. When we get them down here they are no longer the beautiful yellow that you see in the North in the summer.


Here is a Giant Swallowtail. She is laying eggs in the orange tree. Soon we will have caterpillars that look like bird droppings LOL


You know it's spring soon when the bees start pollinating the orange blossoms.


Sure wish you could smell this orange blossom. Such a lovely fragance!


Here the bee is on a very tiny wildflower. I hate to mow the yard. I don't like to mow down all that the insects eat from.


One of the little baskets I've been making. It is only a few inches high and about 6 inches long. Pattern is listed in my free patterns under cute basket.


Last but not least. This is my 100th post. I am going to give away 3 things. This bag I just finished is one of them. It is quite large. 18 inches by 13 inches with the pocket you see on the outside and 2 large pockets on the inside. The other 2 gifts will be ready to show hopefully tomorrow.

I will draw 3 names from this post on March 1st.

60 comments:

Sandy said...

I enjoyed the post and all the photos! Isn't it great to know spring is on the way, something you can always count on....And that bag you made, wow! I love it....crossing my fingers, my fingers, ha!

Karin said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Cute tote bag~~

Kerry said...

Beautiful and interesting photos as always!! I wush I had something to photo besides snow, sky and trees, LOL!! Beautiul bag, love those flamingoes!!! Congrats on your 100th post!!

Serena said...

What wonderful photos, Carla! Lucky you winning such a cute prize.....I sure hope I'm as lucky with your 'giveaway' ~ :)

love, light and peace,
serena

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Wow what wonderful hand sewn items. Congrats on 100 Posts. Please enter me in to your drawing... Ok here goes PICK ME PICK ME!!! As she cups her hands around her mouth and shouts so Carla can hear her ;)
M

Sue Cahill said...

Congrats on 100 posts!!

Your photos are wonderful, the flowere make me long for Spring, which is still quite a while away here in Western NY.

Please throw my name in the hat for your giveaway, I love the bag.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Sue said...

Oh, those orange blossoms! Thank you so much for posting wonderful flower and butterfly pictures - it's going to be a while before I see them around here.

Don't know how to change my settings from "no reply." Sorry!

AwtemNymf said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I still have that bag you made for me in the polka dot n ric rac swap and love it!
Good Luck to all the names!
Hugs!

Cheryl said...

Wow your critter pics are awesome. Feels like we get to be in their world for a few minutes. Can't wait to see the butterfly too. Hopefully you will be getting pictures of that.

Linda Fleming said...

It got down into the 40's here last night and it sure doesn't feel like spting this morning.
Love the photos, Carla!

Barb said...

Me, me, me, me PLEASE ~ I never beg but that bag is just too cute and I covet all things flamingo.. it even says so on my blog!

NadineC said...

Wow! 100 posts! I'll get there someday....love the bag!!!! Keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed that I get picked :-)

BumbleVee said...

Congrats on the big One double OH....

I forgot to do anything special for my 300th ...and am still muttering at myself..

DianaK said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I just came across your blog via tipnut.com.

You have a wonderful blog with beautiful photos.

I'd love to be entered for your giveaway :)

annemarie said...

I discovered your blog a short time ago by way of creative breathing. Congrats on 100 posts - lovely giveaway - hope it finds its way to my front door!! a.haun@sbcglobal.net

creative breathing said...

Hi Carla, Wanted to tell you, the chandalier did fall! That is what brought the "ears" to the room! They acted as though they knew nothing about it. Because the visit was so politically important, nothing was said! I am fascinated that you have an orange tree in your yard! You never cease to amaze me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing all of these interesting things with us. You have to check out the wildlife on MandaPanda. It will bring tears to your eyes. Then go to Lallee's Cottage for an animal smile. Have a great week! Eliz

Susan said...

This is my first time to your blog, via TipNut. I've enjoyed looking around and would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Great giveaway Carla, I'll post on my sidebar about it. Congratulations on your 100th post.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

clare said...

Congratulations on being 100 ...posts that is . I'd love to win , thanks .
clares craftroom

Vickie said...

Darn, I almost missed this! I love your gifts! Your bird, bee, and flower pictures are great!
Congrats on your 100th post!

Linda said...

Congratulations on 100+ posts!! The purses look absolutely wonderful!!
Linda

jabeybaby said...

I love your nature pics! I can't wait for spring!!

Jo Anne said...

Fabulous photos. And congratulations on your foray into the quilting world.

graciescloset@msn.com

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

What wonderful pictures, we are so cold in the middle of winter I can only imagine the smell of the orage blossom. Sweet! Congrats on your 100th post.

Ani said...

Hi Carla, I've visited your blog a couple of times before, I really enjoy your pix very much and your free patterns, you are too nice! :-D I see you're doing Pat Sloan's OP this weekend, me too! I just became a follower of your blog, now I won't miss any of your pix! Great give a way, thanks!! Best, Ani

elaine said...

love your site, and all the ideas and pics.

last year my daughter found swallowtail larva on the dill plant. she put it in a jar with a stick and freshdill. of course, she cleaned it everyday, and added fresh dill. she and g,kids watched it grow, make a cacoon, and fly away. it took 10 days in the cacoon to emerge a b.fly.

elaine

71square said...

OMG, I adore flamingos! Such a cute button!

Maybe one day I'll be organized enough to have a blog of my own!

Kim

Lisalou said...

Congrads on the big 100!!! Love the pictures and the bag, of course!! Beautiful!!

lisaallbright@hotmail dot com

HElen said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!

Love the photos, my favorite for today is the froggie on your banner, it is just great!

Wonderful bags!

Lena11763@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Wow love your site !!great stuff !!huntsfunnyfarm@yahoo.com

AverettLadyNana said...

Great pictures!
Please enter me in your giveaway!
Congratulations on your 1ooth Post

Nita Butler said...

I really enjoy your blog and visit often! Love the bag! Please enter me in your give away and congrats on the 100th posting!

Love,
Nita Dbutler61@sbcglobal.net

Pat said...

Great bag and I am about to have my 100th post giveaway later this week on my blog. Congrats on your 100th post!!!

House of Mouse said...

Love your blog...congrats on your 100 post. I am about 1/2 there on my blog.

Have a good one


Anett

nana said...

WOW! Congrats on your 100th post! I don't think I have 10 on mine! LOL!!!

Jacque Uetz said...

Woohoo!! Add me to the draw congrats on your 100th post!!

Mommab@sbcglobal.net said...

Love the bag! Love the blog thanks for the invite! Hope to win!!! Marion Mommabear (at) Sbcglobal dot net

Mariah said...

You have a wonderful blog...Love everything, especially the hummingbird video!
Congrats on your 100th post!
Mariah

Mariah said...

Wonderful Website! Congrats on your 100th post...quite an accomplishment!
Mariah C.

Chris K said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Love the bag and the doll!

needlewings said...

Congratulations on your 100th!!! I will have to go and see where I am at. lol Lovely blog and bag!

needlewings@yahoo.com

Laurie in Maine said...

The pretty yellow finches are the males - you must be getting all the Lady Finches for the winter :) Be glad when they make their way north again - damn tired of all this snow!! Congrats on the 100th post - just past 300 and I never notice the mile markers until I've gone by them :) Oh...and hope I win!!

Ruthie's Place said...

Hi Carla,
Congratulations on your 100th, have a bit to go on mine yet.
Warm hugs,
Ruthie

Shashi Nayagam said...

Now how did I miss this post? You know I am usually the first one to line up for freebies lol!

Sharon said...

Wow I love your blog and will come back often your pictures are wonderful Congratulations on your 100th post.

Pat said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I love your flamingo bag - great colors and design! Thanks for having a giveaway!

Dorothy said...

What a cute blog, I just found your blog it was linked from Crazy About Pincushion yahoo group, I love your pink dolls, I love pink.
Congrats on a great blog!
Dorothy

Luann said...

What an absolutely incredible site! Beautiful photography, and so many fun projects to visit and try. I've spent hours here! Such a treat. Luann

Denise said...

A wonderful blog and you are so generous with your free patterns and your expertise. Thanks,
Denny

Janaina said...

Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!
It´ll be Xmas again in Brasil if you pick my name! =)
Great blog and absolutely lovely pieces! Well done!

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

gosh it took me a while to figure out how to post a comment.I am fairly new to blogging.I would love to win.I will add you to my blog.
thanks
judy j

anna said...

I love your blog! Great pics and I love all thre of your prizes!!!

I will bookmark your blog and keep up with all your creating!!!

Emmy said...

Thorougly enjoyed your blog. Your photography is wonderful. I'm on the east coast of Florida. I bookmarked your blog in my daily folder.

merrymntnmom said...

What a lovely job you have done on this little doll. She is fresh and pretty and so beautifully sewn!
Mary

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. The items you have posted for "giveaway" are wonderful. I especially like the doll with the little basket. All of your work is beautiful.
Ann S.

Liz Schaffner said...

Please enter me in your drawing. Since we all know Polish people love pink flamingos and I am Polish and don't have any pink flamingos, what would be better then winning the purse ? :-)
Crossing my fingers!
Liz

Saved Sinnr said...

Love your site! It makes me feel all warm and spring-y inside, as I sit at my window watching it snow... I'm so ready for spring!

Hoping my entry will be a winner... your site IS a winner! Blessings for this weekend... and thanks for the touch of spring in my life today... I can almost smell those wonderful orange blossoms .... hmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

LOVE YOUR BAGS, VERY WELL CONSTRUCTED. ALWAY GREAT TO SEE WELL SEWN ITEMS
TERRIE
tltsews@embarqmail.com

julie said...

Congrats on 100 posts. Hope to see 100 more. Love your site.
Julie

Lisalou said...

Carla, my Aunt loved the tote you made so much that she wants me to make her one, cause I'm not giving up this one! lol Could you please tell me where I could get the pattern? Thanks so much! Lisa