Winter~Day 4

I’m not a cold weather person, but I do appreciate winter as a time to rest and regroup.  I’ve put the garden “to bed,” mulching and dead-heading all the perennials, made notes in my journal as to what plants did well or were moved to another location, and break out my knitting and quilting projects!

“Winter is the time for comfort, for

good food and warmth, for the touch

of a friendly hand and for a talk beside

the fire; it is the time for home.”

~Edith Sitwell

My scene today reflects the sweetness of Winter; the smiling snowman built by your children, the critters changing to a wise old owl and a very sly fox, and in a good sense of humor, the sign changing to read “Gone South!”

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Joy of Giving

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When I was growing up, one of the most profound things that I remember about my mother was her joy of giving. She did homemade gifts and baked goods for friends and family, but also gave her time unselfishly to help others. I’d like to think it’s in my genes too as I find great joy in giving as well.

November is my birthday month and I can’t think of anything I’d love better than giving presents to others. So, starting this week and the weeks to follow in my birthday month, I’ll be making projects that will be part of  giveaways, so stay tuned on my blog and Facebook page for more details on how to enter each week.

This week I’ve done a Poinsettia, from CountryScapes – Backyard 4 (1079), on a glass cabochon. It’s sealed with Ice Resin, which gives the paper flower a porcelain-like finish. The poinsettia cabochon will come in a gift box with my Garden Notes Poinsettia (1090) on a slip-off band. Aren’t presents fun?!

Click here for a helpful video on Garden Notes – Poinsettia

To enter this week’s giveaway…

For this week’s giveaway, I will be sending the lucky winner the Poinsettia cabochon from today’s post in a gift box that is decorated with my Garden Notes Poinsettia (1090) on a slip-off band. In addition, Elizabeth Craft Designs is also getting in on the ‘giving’ and you will receive a die to recreate a mini flower cabochon necklace of your own! You can choose from 1 of the 4 dies I’ve used to create the necklaces. In order to enter, comment on this post – ‘who you would give this gift to and why’. The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 7th.

Dies you could win (1 of the 4):

  1. Susan’s Garden Club – CountryScapes – Backyard 4 Snow Decor (1079)
  2. Susan’s Garden Club – Garden Patch – 7/8-inch & Mini Leaves (1004)
  3. Susan’s Garden Club – Garden Patch – 1-inch & Mini Daisy & Chrysanthemum (1003)
  4. Susan’s Garden Club – Garden Patch – 1 1/2-inch & Mini Roses (1001)

Let’s get started…

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