The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. ~ Gertrude S. Wister
It's raining today in Oregon (what a shock!) but I must say that it was a gorgeous Mother's Day weekend and it really brightened this rainy day to bring out some of the shots taken of the flowers in my mom's garden from this past weekend.
Flowers just have that magic about them, don't they?
Much like yarn I have found...
For instance, these Madelinetosh colorways that just arrived
certainly speak sunshine to me.
Robin's Egg, Grapefruit, Olivia, Tomato, Rosewood and Violin.
Here's an even closer shot of tomato (can you tell I really love this colorway?)
Just the thought of this colorway brings thoughts of summer to my mind. And with those thoughts of summer come sunshine. Yes...glorious sunshine.
Something us Oregonian's don't get enough of clearly!
Rain, rain go away - the sunshine wants to stay!
Thanks to everyone who entered the Mother's Day contest last weekend! I hope you each had a wonderful day filled with spending time with those you love. I really enjoyed reading who your favorite TV mom's are....talk about bringing back TV memories!
On a recent trip to California we were introduced to a hot new band called Rey Fresco. The harp music alone is incredible, but adding the drums and bass throw it over the top for me, and with their songs All in Awe and Tokyo's Bananas (check out the cool video), I think this band is so hot! As it turns out, our friend Tim is friends with the band members, so I see a Ray Fresco concert (and close encounter with that harp player especially) in our near future. :)
In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, we have decided to have a fun Mother's Day contest based a bit around Rey Fresco and one of their songs - Tokyo's Bananas - and a bit of Mother's Day trivia. The song Tokyo's Bananas is entirely instrumental, so will give you a wonderful chance to view the video link above. For those of you who can't view the video, we've made this Rey Fresco question "extra credit", so you won't get penalized for this if you get the Mother's Day trivia questions correct.
We will randomly choose 3 winners out of those who answer all 3 Mother's Day trivia questions correctly - those winners will receive a super fun package filled with gorgeous mini skeins from a variety of our previous kits & test knits, as well as a skein of your choice of sock yarn from the shop, and lots of other goodies - including an assortment of cute stickers, cards, a set of knitting needles, and candy. An all around fun Mother's Day gift package!
IF you are a winner and also get the Rey Fresco "extra credit" question correct, we will throw in something a bit extra with your winning kit.
Are you ready for the questions?
Here you go:
1. What is the official flower of Mother's Day? 2. In what year was the first national Mother's Day celebrated? 3. Who is your favorite sitcom mother of all time?
Extra Credit Question: How many different types of animals are shown throughout the Tokyo's Bananas video?
Winners will be announced next Monday, May 11th here on the blog and will also be notified by email.