Somehow the last week just flew by and so did this one. Rather than share what I've been working on I'll just share some of the flowers that are blooming in my yard. Then I'll show you what I'm putting in my Giveaway. One of the reasons for this Giveaway is because I passed the 100,000 page views and I have 324 followers through Bloglovin now. Thank you all very much for being interested in what I have to say and make.
Since I can't send you flowers of thanks I'll just share the pictures of the ones in my yard this week. After having these come up for 3 years they finally bloomed this year. There are a couple of new ones that have come up this year. Apparently they have to grow a year or so before blooming.
We have several crepe myrtle trees and this is the largest one. It has grown a lot in the last year and has never had so many blooms. We are debating as to whether or not we need to trim it back so it doesn't overhang the porch roof.
The color is so rich and deep. Each blooming cluster is made up of many smaller blossoms.
The yellow cone flowers came up again this year. Not as many as the past few years but they are still pretty. The variations in the amount of brown in the different flowers is interesting.
One of the chrysanthemums we have blooms during the summer. The others wait to show off in the fall. They were from my Mother's funeral several years ago.
So the prizes I had selected back before the 4th got buried under some other things when we were cleaning up for the family coming over. They finally surfaced this week. I also came up with another one. I hope you like them.
The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter is a novel about 6 new quilters taking their first quilting class. It is a heart warming story that gives insight into the divergent personalities that are drawn to quilting.
Northwoods Retreat by Brenda Henning is filled with great patterns using the stained glass applique technique. I've used this method before and it works well. Good patterns for men are sometimes hard to find and this one has a great ones. Brenda is one of my favorite quilt book authors.
Quilt Your Stash is a special edition magazine that surfaced in my studio. I don't remember how I got it but it is filled with 10 projects that would be suitable for beginners or for quick gifts. I think they would appeal to many quilters.
How to Win:
There will be 3 Winners selected. This Giveaway is for Followers of my blog only (new or old)! To be included in the drawing leave a comment stating how you follow me and tell me what your favorite linky party is and whether you like to link up weekly or monthly. If you are a no reply blogger be sure to leave your email info.
Drawing will close at midnight EST July 27. The Winners will be selected and announced Monday, July 28.