Monday, April 18, 2011

A breath of Spring

Yes my peeps, Spring has arrived in our neck of the woods!

This Gardenia bush is ready to explode!

I don't know if you can see from this picture, but there are hundreds of buds just waiting their turn. It really smells divine.

So let's celebrate this Spring morning. Check out these wonderful giveaways -

One More Quilt
is hosting her One year anniversary with a giveaway!

Jonquils & Ladybugs is giving away a darling quilt!

1 Choice 4 Quilting
is starting a book club, and is offering Amy Ellis' new book and kit to get things started.

The Confused Quilter
is celebrating her one year blogiversary, and you have to take a look at the cute patterns being offered.

Glenna from Hollyhock Quilts has the cutest little house to giveaway.

And last but not least, I read on Carrie's blog (you know, Miss Rosie's Mom) about a Blog Hop Alert!! Pat Sloan has a brand new book coming out, and the hopping gang will start blogging about it tomorrow. Check out LaVieEnRosie to get the details.

Keep that needle going up and down. Happy Quilting!


xinex said...

I can smell the gardenia. Oh, it smells so good! I don't know why but I haven't been able to grow them here....Christine

Loris said...

Your gardenias are looking beautiful and yes, the aroma is divine...comes right through the computer screen :-)
Thanks for sharing the little blog hop tour. What fun ideas out there in blogland!

imquilternity said...

I don't have a sense of smell so I am always a little bit envious of those who can smell. And, I'm always asking those around me, "what does that smell like?" It's amazing how difficult they find it to describe. You are soooo lucky! Not only do you have a devine smell to appreciate, I think Gardenias are gorgeous on the bush.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Oh those trees are beautiful....I can't wait for more of Spring to arrive in OH. Today is gray and rainy....however..April showers bring May flowers, right?


SueWis said...

I love gardenias! You're so lucky!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Thanks!! Happy Spring to you!!

Impera Magna said...

No flowers on my gardenia bush... will have to check for buds... love how gardenias smell.

Happy Spring!

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Allie said...

*sob* Tell Spring to get her behind up here! Your pics are too lovely!

Crispy said...

Gee my spring looks just like your's minus the leaves on the trees, flowers blooming and there is no snow falling at your house. Spring is bound to get here eventually.....sigh.....

I would love to smell your gardenia bush!!


Kathy said...

Love your Gardenia! It is quite full of blooms - their fragrance is amazing - thanks for the heads-up on these giveaways and events,

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I wish I had me some Gardenias! I gifted some to my DIL and she only has one left alive. :( They smell so awesome!
Jacque in SC

Mary Ann said...

Please send spring our way (it's been snowing for two straight days up here in ND)

Becky said...

I had forgotten about Gardenia bushes. We had them in Louisiana. I don't know if they grow here in Georgia. Spring is here, too. It has done wonders for my mood:) Take care!

Val said...

Oh I love the smell of Gardenias. Beautiful. I LOVE spring time!

Cheryl said...

So pretty...I can almost smell them!