Sunday, June 19, 2011

Simply...........Charming


The simple white orchid - meaning - charmed or charming and as a single flower in a corsage means 'Simply Charming'. This particular cultivated orchid is so named and a favorite for June weddings.




KEEPING IT SIMPLE


On the wall - a simple table topper from left over HST's combined with simple white squares. I am in the progress of handquilting - keeping it simple. This is my June UFO for Judy's list and I should have it completed in the next day or two.


Just some simple play in my scraps. The barrel of scrap triangles is REALLY stuffed! Easy 1" x2" geese x 8" paper pieced strips that will get used in a quilt some where down the line.


I leasurely played with another set of 'Stars' for the Christmas quilt-a-long. Again just using my scrap holiday fabrics. Will be my nearly red/white quilt.




And I am playing with this little 'charmer' of simple loves of the stitcher. Floss, needles, bobbins, motifs, little snip scissors - just simple stitching charm.







CHARMING GIRL'S CLUB GOALS - MET

May:
All about May For Me and it was a blast, but until I wrote it all down, I really accomplished a lot - May For Me quilt, two Hands2Help quilts, color quilt, Flirting with Flowers wallhanging (UFO challenge), Daisy Do wallhanging (UFO challenge), Moda Bake Shop May contest, Once Upon A Season swap, Zip Bag swap, and Australian 6.5" block swap.

June: Still have 2 weeks to play, but - Rainbow Geese (UFO challenge), three Cross Stitch - Sampler - lighthouse - thistles, Bread Basket swap, Santa Sack swap, Modern Quilt Challenge, table topper (UFO challenge), 6.5" block swap, PIF's done, and on-going new fun with Christmas quilt-a-long and Simple Things quilt-a-long.


100th POST CHARM

This is the 98th post, so with the next holiday soon upon us, I am posting for the 100th post give away.


For my faithful followers (to date) I offer this give away - your choice of a double pack of charms:
A Simpler Time, Lily & Will II, Prayer Flag, Chrysalis, or Le petit Poulet

So leave me a 'charming' comment to be entered and on my 100th post (June 27th) I will draw a winner who can select their choice of charms.



CLOSING THOUGHT:

Remember the single white orchid, keep you life simple and it will be charming.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

41 comments:

  1. “A charming woman… doesn’t follow the crowd. She is herself.”

    You tread your own ground so I think this quote by Loretta Young suits you.

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  2. Congrats on your 100th post Sharon,well done ,love my visits always lovely reading,and thankyou for a chance in your giveaway,lovely prizes.

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  3. Congratulations on nearly 100 posts! I love your cross stitching. It's sew pretty. You've certainly been a very busy bee!

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  4. Loretta Young also said "A charming woman is a busy woman" and you sure are Sharon!!!

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  5. I always learn something reading your blog. You do a good job. Going on vacation next Monday until the middle of July, so when you draw my name for the winner, you will have to hold it til I get back, lol. I need to get some crossstitch to do on the trip, will take up less room then some quilting. Hand quilting keeps it simple? When I hand quilt, I become so anal, I have to quilt around each piece. I'm doing the Tiptoe thru the tulips now, and it's taking me forever.

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  6. Congrats on almost 100 posts. How very charming of you to offer such a charming prize during the charming month of June.

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  7. You quilting shows your "charming" personality. Congrats on your 100th post. You are an inspiration to me. I would love a "charming" pack.

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  8. Sharon I so enjoy reading your blog. You are so inspiring!!

    Will read each new post when blogger lets it show up.

    Thanks!! And I am entered in the drawing.

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  9. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

    Your blog makes me happy!!!!

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  10. Simply charming, my dear!!! June is definitely for simple pleasures and I will be working on a few. Thanks for the pause.... Judy C

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  11. Congrats on your almost 100th post! You are busy as usual, I see. I really like the stitchery you are working on. Your May was very productive - but then every month for you is always full :)

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  12. 100th post is always worth a celebration..congrats...but no need to add me in the lot...
    just wanted to convey your sampler...I really like...

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  13. Congrats on your 100 post! Charm packages are like little packs of love to play with!! gougeonathome@charter.net

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  14. O boy! A giveaway!
    Love the flying geese you've started. I really like the look of "scrappy" quilts.

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  15. Love the cross stitch Sharon, it almost makes me want to finish one of the 3 big ones I have started.

    Congrats on 100!

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  16. I REALLY like your stitchery! Is the pattern still available?

    Charming comment? Well, yepsiree, I have no other thought except...DEAR Sharon...YOU are the "charming" one! anyone that you would call friend...would be a lucky person, indeed!

    hugZ,
    annie
    rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm babbling with your cross stitch, it's soooo lovely!!!!, congrats in your almost 100 posts!!!!, please keep them going!!!

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  18. So many people commented on my post about 'ideas' that your idea jar is a perfect idea! (that's a lot of ideas in one place).

    So I think by next month I will have me an idea jar in place. I will of course blog about it.

    Thanks for being so helpful again!

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  19. Congratulations on your 100th post, what a milestone. I like the reminder of enjoying the simplier things. I opened the patio door and listened to the rain fall and it was perfect. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  20. I am always charmed by your posts , so much eye candy it is simply charming !

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  21. Congrats on the 100th post. What a wonderful, charming giveaway. I love reading your posts.

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  22. Congrats on your 100th post! It is simply wonderful! I love your sharing posts! I am glad I found you! And what a wonderful giveaway!

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  23. I still have a charming story I keep in my bible about an orchid. They are so pretty. Congrats on your 100th post. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Congrats on 100 posts...almost. I love stopping by your blog so keep it up : )

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  25. I love seeing the wonderful creations that you make. As everyone says, You are a 'simply charming' person. Congratulations on your almost 100th post, can't wait to see what the next 100 brings.

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  26. Congratulations on your upcoming blog post 100.
    Your posts are full of projects, recipes, poems, quotes, and helpful hints. I have learned so much. So many interesting things going on at your house and your needle work is awesome. Please ... blog on.

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  27. It would be hard to choose but I do love Lily and Will....and charming, hmmmm. I've not yelled at even one person today - does that count? :) blessings, marlene

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  28. I am charmed by your blog! Congratulations on your 100th post. I've started a quilt for my daughter with the Lilly and Will charm pack, and would love to have more of it to add. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  29. I would think you most charming if you picked me. Congratulations on your 100th.

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  30. wow, has it been 100 posts already??? I love reading your blog. Yours is one I read every post. There is always something so dear and charming each and every time. I do love the cross stitch that you are working on. I can't wait to see where the geese end up.

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  31. Girlfriend, you are simply charming! Congratulations on 100!
    xx, shell

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  32. I'm new here, but so far, it seems like a charming place. Congrats on your 100th!

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  33. Congratulations on your 100th post! I enjoy your blog and love your creativity so I do stop by and visit often.
    Jane

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  34. Ooppps, I forgot to add that I wanted to thank you for hosting such a charming giveaway. 8)
    Jane

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  35. Gotta love those charm packs. I really like seeing all the fabrics in a line so I can pick my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win and Congrats on your 100th post!!!

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  36. Congrats on the 100th post that is special in itself just like you!!!!!!!!!!

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  37. 100 posts! Wow what a charming achievemnet. I wish I had the nerve to even start a blog.

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  38. Congratulations on 100 post. how exciting for you!! Thank you for the give away. Something charming...my brain is not working, LOL! I love your cross stitch!

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  39. Congratulations on your 100th post! I'm married to my Prince Charming! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. "Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful."
    ~Unknown Source on charming someone.

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  41. congratulations on your 100th (upcoming) post!

    you have a charming blog and I like reading it!

    thanks for the giveaways.

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