Friday, July 25, 2008

The Beach, The Boys and a Give Away!

Not a whole lot quilty going on here that I can share...I've been doing some "secret" work for a designer friend of mine...it's been tons of fun.

I have absolutely no clue where this week has gone. I meant to sit down and do a post of our last day at the beach...the sun came out on Friday and it was gorgeous.

Mom sure enjoyed the day in the sun, reading her book...


As we were packing up on Saturday morning they were doing some tree trimming...I've seen lots of tree trimmers but never one like this gal...she went right up that ladder and trimmed away with the big old chain saw...she was way up that ladder...
Can you tell I've taken papparazi lessons from Sharon..LOL!

These pictures pretty much say it all about Howie and Zack...Zack the maniac...back chasing lizards again with his surgically repaired knees...he's sure they are under that grill...
And Howie just enjoying the sun and the flowers...

And now for the Give Away...my 2nd Blogiversary is July 31st...everyone that comments between now and midnight (EDT) the 31st will go in the drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Quilters (www.fatquarterquilters.com)...you can pick out whatever your little ole heart desires. I have so enjoyed the last 2 years...when I began this blogging journey I never dreamed that I would "meet" so many wonderful friends. You all make my day...every day! Thank you!

66 comments:

Vicki W said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary!!

Joyce said...

Congratulations. I'm always up for a give-away so count me in!

Libby said...

Yeah for Zack - I know for sure Harper will be after those pesky squirrels soon *s*
And Y*E*A*H for the bloggiversary . . . and for the gals that love the brown quilts!

Mar said...

That Zack cracks me up, he's not gonna let any moss grow under his knees! Glad to see you had a least a little sun. Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Two years! Congratulatins Carol. What a wonderful giveaway! Would love a shot at winning. :o)

Leah S said...

What a fun giveaway! Glad Zack is being back to his normal self. :)

Teresa said...

Glad to see you got some sunshine at the beach and looks like you had a wonderful time. Please count me in on the give-a-way and congratulations on your anniversary!

dot said...

Congrats on your two year anniversary. I look forward to many more years.

Pat said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. What a generous give away.

Beth said...

Happy Blogiverary! Heck, you don't have to ask me twice to get in a drawing! Hope you get out to our neck of the woods again sometime!

Candace said...

What cute puppies. congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary

Di said...

Congrats on your blogiversary!

Darlene said...

Happy, happy blogiversary to you, my friend. I'm really glad that you decided to blog.

Way to go, Zack! Get 'em! LOL

Paula said...

Happy Blogiversary! What a great give away! Please add me to your drawing.

May Britt said...

Happy blogiversary. A girl always needs more fabric so .....LOL

Kathie said...

congrats on your blog anny!
great pictures!!!!

Kathie

Robin C said...

Congrats on 2 years blogging. I love reading blogs and really have enjoyed yours.
Put my name in the drawing, one can always use more fabrics...

Carolyn said...

Congrats on two years, the time does fly! Your vacation pictures look so relaxing...

Salem Stitcher said...

Howie has such a sweet face!

Happy Blogiversary!

Connie W said...

Two years of blogging is a milestone to be congratulated.
And I love drawings so I'm signing up.

Wendy said...

Oh how I would love to be at the beach soaking in the sun.
Congrats to you! It's incredible how many friends you meet.
What a awesome giveaway...I'll keep my fingers crossed...LOL

Treasa said...

Congratulations on your blogversary. I have enjoyed your blog.I found you by bloghopping.Please count me in for your giveaway. Keep up the good work!

Sunny said...

Congratulations! I found you browsing various quilting blogs. Count me in! Cute fur babies.

Lisa D. said...

Congratulations on 2 years blogging! What beautiful pictures of the beach - wish I was there!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your two years, and thanks for your wonderful blog!! I can't wait to see what top secret things you are working on!!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

ewww count me in count me in!! Please :O)

My kota would so love helping your Zack chase lizards because as Kota would say "hey it moves it must be a toy, right!" LOL...

Happy Blogiversary!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy 2nd Blog Birthday!!! Howie and Zack are so cute -- I'll bet they keep you entertained. Can't we have just a little peek-y of your secret work LOL! And may I say, you're an excellent student of Sharon's work!!!

Raedene said...

I will do my cutting on the ground! Neat picture of tree trimmer lady.
Congrats on your Blogiversary. When you are able, I hope you will share your top secret work.

Judy said...

Yippee! finally a sunny day!! Happy blogiversary soon!

Nan said...

Hooray!! You posted again!! I've been watching and waiting to know what's been happening with you and your boys. Beautiful beach pictures! What a brave girl, to use a chain saw standing high on a ladder.
It's good to see Zack fully enjoying life - it's interesting to see how different the boys are.
Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Carol!! I am so happy we have gotten to know each other. I treasure our friendship!

Hannies Annies said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I am glad you had some great time with your mom! Way to go Zack, he and Harper are so precious!

Deb said...

congrads on 2 years with your blog. Loved all the beach pictures, looks so relaxing.

quitecontrary1977 said...

congratulations! isn't blogging great? when i first began, i didn't understand why people were celebrating blogiversaries!but it really is an accomplishment! kudos to you!

Infinity Quilter said...

Congratulations on 2 years! Love your beach pictures.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Congrat's to you - and what a generous give away.

It is hard to explain to people who don't blog the feelings you get when you connect with people this way. It's like a massive guild in which there is limitless space, a member of every skill level, and perpetual inspiration. :) Hope to see you blogging for many years to come! :)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Now those are happy dogs! Please sign me up. New fabric is always exciting!

Winona said...

Congratulations on 2 years of blogging. What a nice give-away! Glad you had at least one day of sun.
Winona

Ann said...

Happy Blogiversary! May you have many mpre.

misty said...

Happy Blog-versary. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

planetmisty at gmail dot com

queenoftheclick said...

Wow you live in a nice area. I want to go out and sit with your Mom.


Is Howie also included in this giveaway? He's so cute. Please send him to NYC

:)

Ginger Patches said...

I'm so glad your Zack is back to normal! Glad you had a good time on your beachy get-away--I did too! Happy Blogaversary!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I love the picture of the sewing machine on top of your limited Longaberger! I heard about your giveaway from Mary at the Giveaway Corral.

chook said...

congrats on 2 years blogging

best wishes for many more
hugs Beth

Bunny B said...

Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary!! Woohoo!! Loving your prize!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Abbybeth said...

congrats on the anniversary! I have you to thank for my scaredy cat quilt top that's in the works ... i had to after I saw yours!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

Congratulations! Give aways are a great way to celebrate and let everyone know. Keep it up!

pam1228 said...

Congratulations!!!! Thanks for the contest!!! Looks like you had a nice beach vacation...thanks again.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Well sign me up! July 31st is my daughter's anniversary. Their third anniversary will be this year. Lots of anniversaries to celebrate!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Congratulations on your bloiversary. I enjoyed seeing the beach photos... it looked so good.

anne said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary. I hope you have many more. Cheers. happy Stitching

scarlett said...

Thank You! I enjoy reading your blog everyday too.

Claudia Denault said...

I'm new to blogging and love it. Happy Blogiversary!! Also love Fat Quarter Quilters

Beth Ann said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! LOL
I LOVE quilts, and glad I found you!
Please enter me!

Thank you!

Beth Ann

ThreadBeaur said...

I have a fabric addiction! I was so excited to find your blog, and giveaway!

Kim said...

Happy blogiversary! I wish I was at the beach--but I'm at work instead. ARGH! I'm looking forward to whatever it is you're doing for a designer friend.

Just_Kelly said...

would love to win! Thanks!

Lisa Boyer said...

Whoo hoo! I'm in. Thank you!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your 2nd blogiversary!

Julie said...

I'm a regular reader of your blog. Congats on your blogiversary and here's hoping for many more. I'm crossing my fingers, toes & eyes for luck to win your generous prize.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wish I could be on the beach with you! Blessings, marlene

Vicky said...

Congrats on two years! Sure have enjoyed getting to know you, and viewing your gorgeous work!

Lyn said...

Hello Carol, Congratulations on your bloganniversary.It is a milestone.Please place me in the draw for the giveaway.Warmest Regards Lyn http://bluebirdquilts-lyn.blogspot.com

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging! Love your blog!! Please count me in your drawing :)

Dagmar from Germany

SandyK said...

If you can't be at the beach, the second best thing is enjoying pictures of the beach. Enjoy the vacation. I just finished a pink and brown quilt that really turned out beautiful.

swooze said...

Happy Blogiversary! Congrats on the milestone.

sara said...

Happy Blogavesary!! I am really enjoying the friends I have made through my blog, and am so happy that you have had such a great time with yours!