Saturday, July 11, 2009

Happy Weekend

The winner of the Sharing the Love giveaway is Lynn at The Vintage Nest. Deborah at My Moms Work also gets a runner up gift. Congratulations to you both. I really wanted to give everyone who entered the giveaway a gift. Thank you to everyone who entered. I loved reading your comments.

Our garden is full of lilies at the moment, Mr. Margie has been tending them over the winter in the glass house and for the last few weeks outdoors. He has done a great job.

I love the scent of the lilies in the evening, but the weather has been cloudy and raining, not really suitable for sitting outside.

This is the newest edition to our lily family, a dark almost black flower, a lovely contrast to the white callas.

This week I thought I would make something using the Debbie Bliss yarns I bought at the knitting and stitching show last November. Taking colour inspiration from the garden, I am working on these granny squares.

Leiny at Just a Minute and Lady Purple at Rose Loves Purple both started working on toys from the Debbie Bliss Toy Knits book.




Babs said...

A happy weekend to you too, and congrats to the winners.

Maybe in a few months I'll do a giveaway too, but I don't know for what occasion, it's still a bit long for my 1st blog birthday.

I love the flowers.

Greetings, Babs

Vee said...

Oh happy congrats to your winners!

Those dark lilies are stunning. The scent of lilies in the open air must be marvelous.

I plan to enjoy this weekend and I hope that you will as well.

The Whispering Poppies said...

Your lilies are just beautiful! I love the callas - my parents have some in their garden this year. I love how your yarns complement the lilies, too! Happy weekend, Margie!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners ! I made the same kind of granny squares last year to make a skarf for my little girl but the result was not as beautiful as yours ! Your yarns and squares are beautiful !
I wish you a wonderful weekend :) Hugs

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh Margie, How exciting and fun! Thank you! What a fine treat to find waiting for me this fine Saturday. xo Lynn
P.s. Arent' Calla lily's the best? I only have a few of them. I think they are such an elegant flower.

Babs said...

I'm glad you like the new header, it took me some time to make it, and it's still not quite how I want the look of the blog want.

Lady Purple said...

Aw, that's lovely Margie! Congrats to the winners!

Anonymous said...

Oh Congratulations to your lucky winners, I'm sure they're delighted!! Your lilies are beautiful Margie, my compliments to Mr. Margie! The purple one is unlike any I've seen before!
Wishing you all a wonderful and relaxing weekend♥

Deborah said...

Thank you SO much, Margie. Ooo...I love pretty things! The flowers are very beautiful, especially the dark lily. The fancy rocker is also quite nice. Is it comfy? We've been lucky with our weather. It was beautiful at the scout camp by the river. Walking in the woods, I catch the perfume of flowers now and then. It makes me stop and take a deep breath. I need to get the photos from my camera.

Les Cotrions said...

Hello my friend! Congrats to the winners! Your garden is faboulous and you have gorgeous flowers!!!!
Wish you a nice Sunday!
Big hugs

Bonjade said...

Thanks for stopping by on my blog.
So I found yours too.....
I am sorry that I haven't found you sooner, I would love to join at your give-away....such great gift.
Do you also have a followers list where I can join I don't have to miss antything more.
Nice sunday

Elly said...

Congrats to the winners! I'm not jealous at all,... well... maybe....a little bit.... !!!!
Your flowers look lovely, hopefully we'll get lots of sunshine so you can enjoy them sitting outside!

Lien said...

congrats to the winners. Loved your give away. What a great pictures of your flowers, fantastic!!!

anu said...

Congrats to the winners!
Great garden photos!

Something White said...

Many congratulations to the winners, but I must admit: I feel myself like a big, big winner as well!!! :D