Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Green Things, Gratitude, Giveaways....and a Mudpuddle for Maygan....

Green Things.......

Like most of the rest of you, Nod has a severe case of the muggies....
And with the strange weather, has come some strange wildlife of a green kind....

Looky what planted itself in the plant I neglected to plant:


Peek-a-boo!


And, a rare sight, a Luna moth sunning itself on the side of the garage:




Gratitude.......

Every month, Cheri from quiltsbycheri gives away one of her incredible little quilts....I was blessed to win June's quilt.....and I LOVE it!!!


Cheri is so very talented....I've done a wee bit of quilting - mostly small, paper-pieced, projects - but Cheri is an a class by herself.....All the little pieces in this quilt are done with just little pieces....if you're a quilter, you know this is amazing.....



Thank you so very much Cheri!!! I will treasure this!!

I was also incredibly fortunate to win a giveaway from Karen.....known to most of you as *The Graphics Fairy*.  And a wonderful fairy she is!!
Karen tracks down thousands of wonderful images and offers them on her blog.  She also has several other sites, including a great crafting site, http://www.graphicsfairy-crafts.com/, that shows you what you can do with the images.  Karen recently gave away three wonderful pendants and charms made by the talented ladies at Pick Up Sticks Jewelry using her graphics.
I was one of the lucky three!!! YIPPEE!!!



How fun is this!! There's a little bird cage charm too with a yellow canary in it, and the main charm is reversible:


Thank you Sweet Fairy!!! I adore this!!

And, I also want to say a heartfelt thanks to Traci from York Mountain Primitives.  Traci was kind enough to share some of the seeds she gathered from her gorgeous blooms.  She sent me a great collection of seeds (complete with instructions so even this ol crow can't mess up) and a sweet little ditty/seed bag....


Thank you so much Traci - I'll remember your seeds of kindness every time I see these bloom!

Giveaways......

I also wanted to mention a couple of other great giveaways that are currently in the works....I try to keep my sidebar updated with current giveaways, but just in case you weren't paying attention!!

The very sweet and amusing Cathy from Tolentreasures is celebrating her 500th post....To help celebrate, she is giving away several prizes, including this:


(This lady is not only a hoot, she's a very gifted painter.....)  Best part is, there will be several winners....and will include existing followers, and a special gift for one lucky "new" follower.  (And, no, you can't stop following her and then rejoin as a new follower to increase your odds of winning....I already checked! ;o) JUST KIDDING!!)

And, Julie from Me and My Stitches is also having a giveaway.  Julie makes incredible teeny, tiny, paper-pieced quilts into jewelry....I said I did a couple of paper-pieced pieces....yeah...NOT like this....These are like in miniature!!!  You gotta see it to believe it....And for her giveaway, you get to choose what you win!! (Plus, she's very funny too - and has some crazy kitties....)



Finally.....

This is for Maygan.....

Yesterday, Traci from York Mountain Primitives said they were in desperate need of rain in their parts.  I promised that I would summon every ounce of Ojibwa blood in me (which is minimal), find my dancing moccasins, and do a little ditty for her.....Well, this bird tries to keep her promises, and dance I did. (Sorry, no videos of this or the crow can-can are available; nor will they ever be as, thankfully, Mr. Crow doesn't know how to do videos....)  Unfortunately, I guess I didn't realize that the powers of the dance are site-specific.  Traci got no rain, but we were deluged!!  I told Traci I would try again tonight, but fear I might cause localized flooding.  So, unfortunately, her adorable Maygan has no rain puddles to splash in.....so, I'd thought I'd share one in our drive caused by last night's "unexpected" rainfall....

TTFN!!!

24 comments:

Ronda said...

Great Scotts you are blessed...awesome giveaway winnings, seeds of kindness, green things...just gotta practice that rain dance a little more...

have a great evening!
~Ronda

outjunking said...

Love, love that frog. But it's all good. Now to the serious stuff you are the luckiest person I know. But if anyone has to win, it couldn't happen to a nicer old crow.:)
Lisa

A Primitive Homestead said...

The little frog hiding is so cute. I had one of those moths in my garden a few week ago. They are so pretty. Your little quilt is beautiful. Blessings!
Lara

Roberta said...

Is the poor little frog looking for a spot of shade? Very cute. What wonderful goodies have come your way lately! Thanks for sharing the links to other giveaways. Maybe some of your good luck will rub off on me. ~Roberta

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hey Girlfriend!
You sure have some amazing wildlife at your house! Cute pics!
You sure have been a lucky winner!
Such wonderful goodies you got ~ Wanna share???
Enjoy!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Nancy said...

Muggie HOT here. Cute little frog and that moth! I never seen one like that. You must have a lucky charm winning those contests. Very very cool!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I haven't seen a luna moth for about 5 years. It's a beauty!
I love the little frog but we have lots of those. They sing for us and several of them have taken over birdhouses. funny creatures----they just watch us.....
Love your little quilt and the little shoes are darling.....
★Linda★

Mary said...

Your sure on one lucky streak lately gal....so happy for you! Wonderful goodies!!! Love your wildlife pic's. my first time seeing a luna moth. Kinda' neat!Thank you for sharing all the links for the giveaway's. Going to have to check them out. Haven't been on much lately took a little spill and brused my tailbone pretty good, so it's slow going for me here.....Enjoy your day and try and keep cool....Big Hugssss Mary

Courtney said...

You do win the best stuff, m'dear! I love that little froggy. And luna moths are really the only ones I truly like...or trust!
Have a great day!
Courtney

michelle said...

You are just too cute!I love the moth!The froggy is pretty cute too,we have dark little toads here that scare me when they run across the back patio when Im letting the doggies out.Traci is a sweetie and hopefully Maygan will get herself a puddle soon!have a wonderful day!big hugs michelle

Traci said...

Hi Sweetie,

I would like to Thank You again for trying to bring us some rain, guess it's road trip time...packin' your moccasins ;) Maygan liked her puddle this morning.....

Love that quilt you won, it's so pretty and the frog too!

Stay cool my friend,
Traci

oldecrow said...

You lucky, lucky girl! Winning all those wonderful things! I love the quilt, Cheri does beautiful work. If I were you I'd buy a lottery ticket this week!You might win millions! Thanks for all the great pictures!
Wanda

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Hi Robin,
You got some great winnings there. Love Barb's pics.
Been following you from other blog, how do I follow you????
Lois

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Love the Luna Moth and froggy! Nature is so very cool. (Well not temperature-wise). So many wonderful creative goodes and folks. These are the things that bring joy to a day! Thanks for sharing Robin ~*~Lisa

tlmann217 said...

Are you sure that isn't just a pee puddle in the last picture from dear Mason? HA HA! I HAD TO ASK! :)

Angela said...

Hi Robin, The little froggie is so cute and the moth so sweet. Sure wish I had a mud puddle Might just take my shoes off and wiggle my toes in it today. We need rain so badly!!
When I sign up for a giveaway I am gonna see if you have entered fist. If so I might as well not sign up,,,,,(giggle) You are one lucky girl. Love your winnings. THe little quilt is so cute and I am sure it was time consumiing to make. Love the way your displayed it. Stay cool and have a great day.
Angela

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Robin
Love your goodies~ you are on a lucky streak~ and so much kindness from all~
Then the frog & the moth so pretty~ love that you captured them!!
The puddle~ too cute~ I think Magan will love it!!!
smiles
Teresa

Beckyjean said...

Hi Robin~

Love all your new goodies. The little quilt from Cheri is beautiful. I was lucky enough to win one of her fabulous quilties a few months back.That little green frog is precious.

Have a wonderful evening~Becky

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I have never seen anyone win so many give-aways!
Lucky,lucky you!
Love the pic of the luna moth too!
Cindy

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

Wow, you got some nice things...lucky girl!! love that little frog, he just wants a cool spot in the shade. have a great weekend!! ~Kriss~

Mary said...

I popped in to see if you won that lovely witch doll. Instead I find you won yet another giveaway. How do you do it????????????????

I really did start that purse. But punch needle is really hard to do in the pool, LOL. It would just get lost amoung all the packages of blog giveaways you are recieving daily anyway. ;o)

WillowRidgePrimitives

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
You are the luckiest person I know!!! Love that little quilt. I'd like to learn to quilt just so I could make the doll sized ones. Too bad there aren't more hours in the day or I didn't have to sleep!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

laurie said...

I just found you!!What a whole lot of beautiful!!!I really enjoyed this,,

jennifer768 said...

Robin you are one blessed crow! Love the pics of the cute little frog and the beautiful moth.What an awesome quilt and necklace.Hugs,Jen