Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Drum roll please.......
Third prize: From Timeless Treasures, "Tonga Treats - Hard Candy"
Second prize: An original Moda Layer Cake, "Happy!"
Here's how to play:
- 1 chance - leave a comment on my blog between March 14th and March 21st - max one comment per post.
- 2 chances - become a follower of my blog.
- 3 chances - post a link to this post in your blog, max one link.
- 4 chances - put me in your blog roll.
- That's up to 10 chances to win! Tell me in your comment how many chances you get, NOT in an email; I'm gathering information from the comments only.
- On March 22nd, I'll randomly pick three winners, either with names in a hat, or with a random number generator, if there are lots of entries. The winners will be posted after March 22nd, and will have until April 1st to provide me with a snail mail address. This you can do via email. ;)
For all of you lovely people already following my blog, and/or who have "Susan in Texas" already ensconced in your blog roll, well, that counts the same as if you just put it there! Just remind me in your comment how many chances you get.
No matter how many chances you can get, you can only win one of the prizes.
Overseas bloggers are welcome to play. I don't mind paying shipping costs to Australia, Europe or anywhere else where the package is likely to actually be delivered. I'll make the final decision on that. In fact, I'll make all final decisions. 8)
This giveaway will be null and void if my house burns down, or if a catastrophic computer problem wipes out any of the comments, or if something else horrible happens in the next week. (Just trying to cover all my bases!)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I don't often get the chance to wear my squash blossom necklace. Virtually everyone there was in their best silver or turquoise. We we thrilled when our bid won the silent auction on a very small "Wide Ruins" Navajo rug. We met some really interesting people, and had dinner with the entire editorial staff of "Ornament" magazine. We're definitely going to subscribe!
We really loved the fair and market too. Navajo fry bread, yum! I took these pictures of sand paintings for my good friend, Virginia.
These two paintings blew me away! I've never seen a sand painting of corn before; the wheel below is more traditional. The detail on both is unbelievable. Can you believe this is how they are made? I'm still not sure how they "fix" them to survive upright. The painting of sand is about 1/4" thick.We have a small collection of katsinam, (more commonly known as kachinas - but my husband is a purist.) One of the highlights of the trip was getting to meet several of the Hopi carvers who made our figures. We memorized the (incredibly difficult) Hopi names of our carvers and asked those with the same last names if they were related. In both cases they were first cousins! The Hopi people are very family oriented and super friendly, so were able to pass along our greetings to the absent carvers. We had a really wonderful time, and, as usual, hated to leave Paradise Valley.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I've been on the receiving end of so much bounty lately that I have decided to sponsor a giveaway for my 3rd Blogging Anniversary, which is coming up in a few weeks. I can't believe I have been blogging for 3 years! I'm making it my mission at the upcoming Dallas Quilt Celebration to find some extra nice goodies for the giveaway. Stay tuned for details on how to participate.