Thursday, August 13, 2009


Ok, OK, there is so much excitement over here at Mama Spark's life I can barely stand it! I just won a giveaway too over at Kim's Big Quilting Adventure!! It is a new to me, book!!! So you win and I win it's a win-win kinda day.

Speaking of which this is my 26th wedding anniversary today!! My DH won't be home until after midnight tonight so we will celebrate either tomorrow or this weekend. I don't know what we will do but something fun, I hope!

In addition, this is my 400th post!!!! Who knew I had so much to say in my life?? Hope I haven't bored you all up to this point! I want to do a give away to celebrate that too so I will think on it and see what I can come up with. I'll have to get back to you on this one.

Now I wanted to post about the flock that is growing at my house. Flock of owls I mean. I have them all fused down, all 12 of them, and I can't decide which one I like the best.

Here is my Happy flock:
Happys 03

Here is my Sleepy flock:

Here is my Grumpy flock:
Grumpys 03
I just need to stitch around them all and then send them to Jane for the swap (yep that's *all* I have to do). No problem, should be done in a couple of weeks days, since they are due SEPTEMBER 1st, no problem!

I made a table runner awhile back and decided to give it to my SIL that turned 50 and she immediately put it on her table! Looks good. It matches the anniversary quilt I made them. I know their colors! I have a small wall hanging done with those fabrics that could go there too but it has cats on it and they are dog people so i'll probably keep it.
Margie's table runner
I also worked on getting my Fresh Squeezed quilt done. My GF Pauline did all the hand stitching of the binding and gave it back to me recently. It has been so rainy here I couldn't take a proper photo to show it to you but here you go
Close upCorner 02Fresh Squeezed 01
The last thing is that I wanted to share some of my beautiful garden with you. Here is my fabulous Moon flower plant. The flowers open up at night. You can see them closed up during the day. This is the front of my house.
MoonflowersFront Yard
Yesterday I went to a baby shower for my niece that just had the most beautiful baby (I'll post about that tomorrow). I saw this beautiful Monarch on the way out of my front door. It was so beautiful! Have a wonderful day!!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Anniversary and congrats on winning!! Your home and garden are just lovely but those owls are a WHOO-T ;) each and every one of them!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Your owls are ADORABLE! I need to finish up my blocks for that swap too. Jenn Happy Anniv. too!

Faith said...

Happy Anniversary.... hope you all go out somewhere really nice, I love the owl blocks they are fabulous. Im stitching all my cats at the moment.

Micki said...

Congrats on the win! The owls are just so cute!

Crispy said...

Hmmm Let's see...
1. Congrats on the win!!
2. Happy Anniversary!!
3. 400 posts!! You haven't bored me in the least
4. I can't decide which is my favorite owly block either.
5. Cute table runner, how wonderful that she immediately put it on the table.
6. I love the fresh squeeze fabric, so cheerful!!
7. What a lovely colorful garden you have.
8. I haven't seen a single monarch this year, wonder where they are hanging out.


Gran said...

Isn't life fun! Congratulations all around!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Pam!!! So much goodness today. First Happy Anniversary!!
Congrats on you win!
As for your Owls, I love them, send them as they are the fuse will hold!
Love the tablerunner and your quilt is so bright and fun. 400 posts way to go!!!!

Colleen said...

Love all the owls, your blog, Fresh Squeezed and the moon flowers!!

Happy Anniversary and congrats on your win!!

Allie said...

Happy Anniversary, Pam and hubby! And congrats on the win, how kewl is that. I LOVE your owls - I think I like the Grumpy ones best, lol, they "speak" to me. Pretty much what I look like in the morning.
Your tablerunner, quilt and garden are all so lovely!

Karen said...

Love, love, love all your owls!

The table runner is gorgeous, as well as the other quilts!

Beautiful garden! Love the moonflowers! Everything looks like it's must have a green thumb!

Congrats on winning the book! What was the name of it or did I miss that?


Shari said...

Wow. A lot happening... first Happy Anniversary!! Hope you have a grand celebration!

Your owls look great! I'm just finishing off my blocks for Jane too.

Love the quilts! Great colours.

Happy stitching!!

Mrs Quilty said...

WOW, all kinds of congratulations are in order!!! First of all, for your win! YEAH! Next, your wedding anniversary!! Do something really fun! (Don't suppose he'd like to travel around to area quilt stores?). Next Your owls! WOW< you really made progress and they are all adorable!! Really really cute! And a tablerunner~ When do you rest, girlfriend??? Wonderful all of it!

Terri said...

Well now!! You have lots of great things happening, don't you? Congrats!
Oh and I love owls they are "sew" cute....think Grumpy is my favorite....would love to see you do Dopey! ;P
That table runner and quilt is to soooooooooo pretty too.

Becky said...

I LOVVVVVE your fresh squeezed quilt!
Happy Anniversary!

Tiglizzyclone said...

Those owls are great!

400 posts! That is great! Also Happy Anniversary!

Searchfamilies said...

Happy Anniversary & congratulations on the win, i think i prefer the Happy Owls but they all are great.
Love your SIL table runner & the lovely photos of your garden
Hugs Janice

Gina said...

Congratulations on your win and your anniversary and your 400th post. That's a lot of congratulations flying your way.
I love the owls but I think the grumpy ones are my favourite. The quilt is gorgeous, nearly as good as mine. LOl

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!! your flower garden is beautifulllllll.
Do love the moon flower.

Your owls are fabulous, having a difficult time picking a favorite.

Congrats on winning the book...

...and also on your 400th blog, you're NOT boring. I never heard of bloging until I met you (has it been 8 - 10 months?) and at that time I said "no way, I'll never do it", well guess what..... I'm hooked, but I'll need your help because, as you know, I am technically challenged. Now you know who the anonymous blogger is.......

Don't forget to celebrate with your DH.


MichelleB said...

I love your flock! And what beautiful yard pictures.

Happy Anniversary!

Jeanne said...

Happy Anniversary! Ours is Monday. Your owls are looking so cute and I'm glad you're making progress on the Big Ten blocks.

Tanya said...

Congratulations! I hope you celebrated in a special way.

Lelia said...

Best Wishes for your anniversary! I've been married 25 years : ) Have a great time celebrating

Holly said...

Happy Anniversary!
I LOVE Fresh Squeezed.
My favorite owls are the grumpies. It's like they are saying, "what are you looking at?!" Their expression reminds me of my cat.

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