Sunday, June 3, 2012

Long Days of June



June is the month with the longest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Southern Hemisphere. June in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to December in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.

June is,also, known for the large number of marriages. The month is named after Juno (Hera)who was the goddess of marriage and a married couple's household, so some consider it good luck to be married in this month.

The Rose is the birth flower for June and this is the 'Silver Anniversary' rose bush - we gifted and planted for my parents on that special occasion. It has the most gorgeous silvery white flowers that last forever - I would love to show more of our flower gardens, but it has been raining every day since 'Beryl' stormed thru.


DESIGN WALL



I was gifted with 2 charm packs of 'Petite Odile' by French General and I thought they were perfect for the June Schnibbles. Yes, couldn't wait to play with them and actually this pattern (a pattern offered by Rosie for last month's participatnts Parade of Schnibbles) goes together rather quickly - so I may have a completed FULL size quilt this month. ** linking up with Patchwork Times**



This little dollie and her quilt are heading out with the Monday morning mail - to Florida, so I won't get as nervous with this package's trip. She is part of the Monthly Doll Quilt Swap.

I have a shorter 'challenge' list this month, but that's good as I am concentrating on a commission piece.

There are some new buttons on the side bar:
Beginner's Quilt Along - new quilters (and maybe some of us old quilters) should take a look - many tips to be offered along the way.
Purse Palooza Challenge
Dresdan Challenge


CLOSING THOUGHT

"Mine is the Month of Roses; yes, and mine
The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights
And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine,
The foliage of the valleys and the heights.
Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights;
The mower's scythe makes music to my ear;
I am the mother of all dear delights;
I am the fairest daughter of the year."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

17 comments:

  1. oh Sharon that doll and quilt is gorgeous love them in the blue,and how lovely of you to send a doll with the quilt.xx

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  2. Those roses are absolutely gorgeous. And have fun with all your sewing plans for the month. I know for me I'm getting very itchy to start something new.

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  3. Roses...arrrr Roses!
    Both gifts and roses are brilliant! Love 'em :)

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  4. Such beautiful roses! Hope your mom is doing well, and your brother, too.
    How large are the blocks you made with the French General charms?

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  5. The doll and its quilt are adorable! I surely will make some young girl happy. It makes me happy just looking at it. Great work as always.

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  6. Thank you for all the great information on the month of June. Since I live in Vegas we have a LOT of visitors this month :)

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  7. I love the apron on the doll. You always add such perfect details. Thanks for the heads up on the Beginner's Quilt along. I'm always eager to learn more.

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  8. This spring my roses were as beautiful as I've ever seen them...just love to see them climbing on the fence. blessings, marlene

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  9. Yet another thing I can't grow...roses. Always get those darn black spots on them. Pfooey.
    Love your doll and her quilt. So precious!

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  10. Love your doll quilt! Every one you make is so gosh darn cute! Thanks for sharing that wonderful poem...June has so many possibilities!

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  11. I can't believe it is June already! Where did May go! Love your little doll and quilt --- so cute!
    Enjoy your day!

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  12. This is such a great month!! I love your doll. She is so cute!! I can't wait to get started on the new Schnibbles.

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  13. Great 16 patch blocks. They are what's going on these days in my sewing room.
    Gotta love the sweet dolly and and her quilt.
    I'm enjoying these long summer days, too.

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  14. Great looking 16 square blocks! Cute little doll and quilt too Sharon!

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  15. Love all that blue and white and the doll is adorable!

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