Monday, November 24, 2008

Mish Mash

Need somewhere new to go for an outing? Try Garden D'lights at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. Here's what they have to say on their website. "Thousands of tiny twinkling lights will transform Bellevue Botanical Garden into a fantasy land of flowers every evening during the annual Garden d'Lights festival from November 29, 2008 through January 3, 2009. Inspired by plants found in Northwest gardens, hundreds of volunteers bundle strings of commercial grade outdoor lights into three dimensional flowers, shrubs, vines, and critters. In November, these creations are 'planted' in the Botanical Garden and, with a flip of a switch, this unique holiday garden blooms every evening from 5:00-10:00 pm." I have been several times & every time is different. They add new displays every year! Last year I went around 5 & had no trouble parking in the upper "free" lot. Start a new family tradition!

Contests, contests & more contests. There are so many pattern & fabric designers that offer free give aways. All you have to do is leave a comment to be entered to win. Here are a few of my favorite blogs with fun stuff going on!

Cinderberry Stitches Natalie from "down under" fab stitchery patterns

Bunny Tales Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs-Love her bunnies & chocolate applique

Gail Pan Designs Another fab designer from "down under" (can't wait to do this)

Helen Stubbings Hugs & Kisses- stitchery, note cards etc

Most of the contests end Dec 1st. Gail is having a contest every Friday. Who knows you could be saying "winner, winner chicken dinner" & you won't even be at the casino or on Dancing with the Stars!

The kitchen is calling me. Pre-Thanksgiving prep & cookies for Pa's (quilting Diane's Dad) 100th birthday celebration. I can not even imagine living to be 100. He has half & half on his oatmeal every morning & grumbles when he has to eat store bought bread.

Countdown til the 10th............Sharon

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