Thursday, August 12, 2010

Two Nuts and a Giveaway!

I can hardly keep from posting pictures every day from my garden, I just find it so amazing.  I don't know if this wonder will last me all the rest of my life but it seems like I have more every year I garden.  BFJ has finally gotten the gardening bug this year, maybe it is because he built the fence and is more invested than he has previously been.  Last night he told me, "This vine was here yesterday, and now it's here.  It's grown at least a foot!!"

One plant that I've been watching daily is this sunflower.  I planted several sunflower seeds, from at least two different packets, and I have three.  (Why don't they all grow?)  I knew this one was going to be red because the spines on all the leaves are purplish instead of green.  It's finally blooming!   



And here are two nuts.  Okay, not actually nuts, but acorn squash. 


When I was selecting squash plants for the garden, this was BFJ's request.  These two are surprisingly heavy, I wish I had a scale so I could measure them.  We are going to be roasting them! 


And now for the giveaway...

Thank you, all of you who've read my blog, shared my joys and some of my sorrows, and followed along my crafting and domestic journey!  Last month, I asked Christie of TinCup Arts if she would allow me to share some of her delicious Yarn Lover's Lotion, and she said yes. 



SO, if you're interested, I will select one random winner from the comments left on this post between now and next Wednesday, August 18th, to receive some Yarn Lover's Lotion and other goodies of my choosing.  Just tell me this:  what do you enjoy reading about the most on my blog?  Is it the gardening?  The knitting?  The sparse quilting content?  Maybe you just think I'm a funny writer.  Or perhaps you stop by for my gorgeous photography!  I'm curious to know what it is that makes you stop by. 

Oh, and and remember, if you post anonymously, I won't be able to track you down! 

12 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

It's everything! And most especially the gorgeous photography and the knitting. That red sunflower is so pretty -- I don't think I've ever seen one -- wait, I know I've never seen one -- I've never even heard of one!

Judy said...

I enjoy the knitting content and the photography equally. I am in awe of the garden, I only can cultivate rocks! You are really on your way to becoming an amazing photographer and knitter! We already know you are awesome with the sewing machine!

Mimi said...

I am a new follower and you do have beautiful photographs, can't wait to see more creations through your knitting and sewing skills.

ranette said...

Karen I love everything on your blog, but your photography is Amazing! I need seeds for the red sunflower...it's gorgeous!

Minniestitches said...

Karen I like absolutely everthing about your blog! Mostly I like the variety, never quite sure what we'll read about or see when we pop in. The photography, knitting, gardening, sewing, the boys/parents or hubby. I love the State where you live and enjoy the scenery, weather tidbits you post. I wish I could visit that area more often. Hope you have a great day, enjoying whatever you do to the fullest!

ikkinlala said...

I love the knitting content most.

Nana said...

Me, too - I love it all - you always have something unique, amazing photos, great commentary and ideas. Always somthing special and upbeat. (I didn't sunflowers were ever red!) Thanks for the time and effort you put into this. : )

Stephanie D. said...

Ooo, I like that sunflower! I planted some from 3 different packets this year, and then started a second batch, because the packets warned I would only get about half of what I planted, or less.

Liars.

Every single seed I planted germinated and I had to give a bunch away because I had far too many!

I do love that red one, though! I have some rust-colored ones and one plant that has a peachy-colored ring, but no lovely red ones.

I think the first post of yours that I saw was the little garden shed and that hooked me, but I stayed for the photography and the gardening and your sweet spirit.

Deb said...

Your blog is full of color, wonderful photos not to mention fun inspiring posts- you make my day sometimes!

Luann said...

I love it all! I knit and garden and I used to live in Colorado and love the photos.

Candace said...

Hi Karen, I'm so glad I caught up with you before we leave on vacation tomorrow! What a gorgeous sunflower - I've never seen one in red! I love coming to your blog for all the great news and photos and creations you always have! I hope someday we can even meet in person!
Cheers!

Mary said...

I first started reading your blog because of the quilting, but now am enjoying all the beautiful photography, especially the flowers.