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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Anniversary


This is my 399th post and later this month it will be my second anniversary of blogging. To celebrate those two events I am offering one of the bags from the picture to one person who comments before the next post. I'll wait a couple of days to give people in a different time zone a chance too. I'll draw one name from the comments and the winner will get the bag of their choice.


Meanwhile, I got Sweet Dreams sandwiched and pinned but then realized that I don't have enough thread of the right color to quilt it. I'll get thread next time I go to town but in the meantime I have started a Good Morning quilt to go with it. These words are the start of a little poem I learned when I was young. I'm not sure if I will stop here or do the rest of the verse. It is a lot of fun making the letters. I'm still not quite satisfied with the word Morning. I've re-sewn it about five times already. The i has to jump up or it gets lost but maybe this one is jumping a bit too enthusiastically. Also the n and g don't seem to be in quite the right place. I usually put a little strip of background fabric between each letter but this time I am trying it with them touching.

I Googled the verse to see who wrote it and it seems to be good old Anonymous. There are two slightly different versions and lots of verses. I'll use the one I learned.

Good Morning merry sunshine
How did you wake so soon?
You scared away the little stars
And shined away the moon.

I am thinking I will use a moon and a couple of stars in the border. I'm not sure what else I'll need but I do love the look of the dark blue letters on the bright yellow background.

29 comments:

Kim West said...

Congratulations on the milestones!!!

Oohhh... tough decision -- I think I would like either the pink gradiated one or the black and white one.

Libby said...

What a darling little verse . . . it will make a perfect little quilt. Congrats on the blog anniversaries *s*

Dawn said...

Wow! 399 posts! Way to go! I still love those bags! I have just got to try and make one! Maybe I'll win one! Then I wouldn't have to stress over it!....Oh wait - then I would have to stress over which one to choose!

dot said...

You are always so busy doing the cleverest projects. I like your idea. I will await both of these quilts.

Jodie said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary.
Jodie

paula, the quilter said...

I'm getting close to 300 posts. I need to check. That verse/song is one of my favorites. Now I've got it as an earworm for the rest of the day! LOL!

Hedgehog said...

Amazing that you've gotten to 399 posts!! Congrats! Love your letters and the poem. Would be happy if you threw my name in your hat for one of those bags!

ROZ said...

Gee, that poem is familiar, but it seems to me to be from ages ago! Good morning sunshine!

Jenny said...

WoW! That is a lot of posts! Congratulations-may you have another 399! And more.

Quilt Pixie said...

what a great poem to use with your twinkle quilt :-) The bright sunshine yellow is perfect with it...

meggie said...

Congratulations on your Blog a versary!
Those bags are just delicious!
I like your letters, & think the Morning looks fine, from over here!LOL.

Toni said...

Congrats on your soon to 400th post...Love you blog and all your quilts...I like the sunshine poem..Toni

Carol E. said...

What a wonderfully nice way to celebrate your successful blogging. I would be so happy to oblige you by winning one of those gorgeous purses. :-)

La Manosa said...

I've been admiring your bags since I came across your blog a couple of months ago. I've been trying to muster up the courage to make one and I'd love to win one of your beautiful bags to inspire me!

Darcie said...

Happy upcoming Blog-iversary! You're always full of ideas and inspirations...and are truly generous with your thoughts and compliments to all of us fellow bloggers. Cheers to you, Joyce!

Love the saying...and the words are looking bright and cheery already. Great color choice!

anne bebbington said...

Joyce - that's a lovely little verse for a word quilt

quiltorstitch said...

That is such a cute verse! I’d like it on a cross stitch LOL! :D

Sign me up for the contest! Great job on 2 years, I am coming up on one year this month :)

I’ve been admiring each bag you make, how sweet of you to offer one up :D

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the anniversary & number of posts!
I enjoy reading your blog whenever I can!

Linda said...

Congrats on the anniversary! The bags are adorable.

Morah said...

What a cute little poem. I can't imagine have 399 posts! Girl....You can talk! LOL!!! You bags are too cute. Also I just looked at your sweet dreams quilt. Another winner!

Katie said...

Hope I'm not too late to get in on the drawing. Those bags are the greatest. Your letters look fine and are easy to read. I like the letters connected. If you're not liking this look, you might like tipping the letters more wonky. Anything goes. The fun is in the playing. Enjoy.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on all those 399 blogs, may there be many more. i love the bags, the really look great. Good Morning Sunshine, summer is just around the corner and though we could do with the rain, i love being woken by the sun. great little poem, and lovely little quilt. Hope your threads come soon.

Andrea said...

Well done on your milestone Joyce. Please don't enter me in the draw -the bags are lovely but I already made more than I use for the tutorial - lol ! Think I know what my mum will be getting for chrstmas :-)

Angie said...

Congratulations on your milestone! I would love, love, love one of your bags!! I still haven't gotten around to trying that pattern. :)

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! My how time does fly, eh?
My paternal grandmother, whom I absolutely adored (but then I loved them both dearly and equally) lived with us for a short time, and she would always greet me with "Good Morning Merry Sunshine" when we first met in the mornings. Even when I got up on the wrong side of the bed, she made me smile!

xo

Diane said...

I'm trying to get around to making just ONE of these bags, and to posting a second time this year on my much neglected blog.

Sigh.

But Christmas looms, and I'm cutting out a solid black/random warm colors of batik bag today.

I swear.

Thank you for all the inspiration!

atet said...

Congrats on the blogging milestones!

Actually, I'm loving the way the morning part seems to be stumbling a bit -- kind of the way I feel when I get out of bed, so maybe it's just me!

Kairle said...

Your bags are so cute...too bad I didn't get in for the drawing! I think I've got that pattern somewhere.

Shelly said...

Those bags are gorgeous! Where'd you get the pattern?

Congrats on 399 posts!