Monday, May 02, 2011

Happy Everything!
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I've been searching for a perfect gift for a handful of very special bloggy friends who always remember me at Christmas, my birthday or simply share their talent with me. I'm not as good a friend to them as they are to me because while I remember them on special occasions I'm not good at sending something on time. I do have the best of intentions but you know the road is paved with good intentions. :-)
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I discovered Ivonne at The Crackling Crows and her delightful banners and immediately contacted her about making "QUILTS" banners for my friends. After discussing colors and such she got busy - even locating the special quilt stencils to use on each end (can you say perfect?)













Pictures from Ivonne's blog - she's an incredibly talented photographer, as well.
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I can't tell you who these are for but do you think they will know based on the colors? teehee! I hope they will be pleasantly surprised and excited to receive a small "Happy Everything" gift from me.
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Please take a few minutes to visit Ivonne at The Crackling Crows- her banners are incredible!!! And, working with her is truly a delight. Tell her I sent you. :-)
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One more thing - soon I will be celebrating my 5th Blogiversary (yes, five years!!!) and I will be giving away a "QUILTS" banner so stay tuned. :-)
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Thank you for continuing to pop in to visit with me - I love and enjoy all your comments and ask that you continue to bear with me I hope to blog on a more regular basis soon.

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Thank you again, my friends!


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In Friendship!

39 comments:

Sally said...

I'm so glad to see your blog post...it reminded me to start my holiday list early this year. So I thank you, Darlene, for the spark I needed.

Linda said...

Those are beautiful Darlene and I'm sure your special friends will be thrilled to receive one.

Loris said...

Love the banners! What a sweet gift. I wasn't able to connect to Ivonne's website though...is that just me or is there a problem with the hyperlink. Would love to see more of her work. Thanks, Darlene for sharing quilty inspiration.

Cheryl said...

Great idea and lucky receipients!!

Linda said...

Those are awesome! A very thoughtful gift!!

sunny said...

The banners are very nice. I'm sure your special friends will be thrilled to receive them!

AnnieO said...

Love those! Lucky ladies will be squealing when they open up your beautiful gift.

mariebeers said...

I love the banners, wish I was one of the friends getting one. I also couldn't connect with the link for Ivonne's blog.

Yvette said...

What adorable banners! I will be sure to go check them out.

Wendy said...

You find the neatest things for gifts. Love those banners. I'm sure they will be well received.

Stitched With Prayer said...

OH MY GOSH!!! 5 years??? And to think I only found your blog about 8 months ago *hanging head in shame*...I found you in time to see your marathon Schnibbles finishes though. But in all fairness to me, I just started quilting 3 years ago and last year was a total bust, I made one very large quilt and one very small quilt (the quilt along using your patter *wink*) and two small Christmas projects. No gifts, nada *sigh*. Well, my Wonder Quilter, I will be watching for your blogiversary so that I can give my speech. Now I'm hopping over to check out "The Crackling Crows", I love those banners! Big Hugs coming to you...

ytsmom said...

These are great! I am going to Ivonne's blog to check them out.

Quilt Hollow said...

These are darling!! Thank you for the link...now I just have to go see her site!
Your friends will certainly love these too!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

What a wonderful banner! I love it. Such special gifts. I'm sure your recipients will love them. I'm off to check them out for myself. Maybe I'll get one for my sewing room.

Kathie said...

we all know you are thinking of us! love those banners, I am sure your special friends are going to love them.
hope your settling into your new job and learning how to do the balancing act with your time
have a great week
Kathie

Karen said...

Those are quite nice banners. They remind me of big wood blocks.

I have been wondering where you were. I don't think I like you having a job. I want you in Blogland.

Carol said...

Oh YIPPEE! Darlene is here!
Those are just wonderful! I'm going to have to check her out!

paulette said...

These banners are wonderful and SEW unique!! LOve them and they really would make wonderful gifts for quilting buddies...must go and have a look!! thanks for sharing the link!! You take care!
Pxo

Carol said...

Darlene, the banners are so cute, I love them! What wonderful gifts. Whoo Hoo a blogiversary to celebrate, Congrats.

Friendship Crossing said...

Wow! Those look amazing!! Thanks for telling us about her! I can think of a few gals who would love them too.

Tanya

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those banners are adorable Darlene! I can see why you chose them as special gifts for special friends!

The Crackling Crows said...

Darlene :) thank you sooo very much for putting your banner purchase from me on your blog, that is so sweet of you!!
I have many Quilts banner orders now, I'm so happy that you and your followers like them so much...I feel very honored to make them for you...thank you Darlene...smiles Ivonne
I was reading some of your followers have problems to go to my link...I tried it and it worked fine...but here is my link again just in case :)

http://folkartbythecracklingcrows.blogspot.com/

Allie said...

Wow those are great Darlene! I'm not good at this either, and I'm still searching for that perfect something. What a sweetie you are!

FIVE YEARS??? My goodness. I think I missed my second anniversary - yep, I did - dang it. Congrats to you on five years!

Elzaan said...

Very cute banners. So creative and original.

Janet said...

What a thoughtful and beautiful thing to do. The banners are fantastic! I really think it's a perfect gift for quilters.

Kaaren said...

You are so thoughtful, Darlene...always thinking of others.

The banners are wonderful and would make a beautiful contribution to anyone's sewing room/studio.

I can appreciate how difficult it must be to juggle job time, computer time, sewing time and family time. No matter how often or seldom, your posts always brighten my day.

Lori said...

Those banners are so sweet!

Sherri said...

These banners are wonderful!! Hope you're doing well!

Deb said...

Hi Darlene! Love your post! The quilt banner and the photography are both wonderful!! I just popped over to her blog and asked about prices. I know a couple of friends who would love these! The ideas for words are endless for the banners! How will I ever choose? Thanks for the blog and link.

Deb said...

I'm so happy to see you've posted again, was getting a little worried because you hadn't been in blogland for a while. Hang in there!

Carrie P. said...

5 years! WOW. congrats!
Those banners are awesome. Off to visit the link.

Terry said...

Love those signs! You're going to make some friends very happy! :0)

Cheryl said...

Darlene, I love these banners!!! I'm off to order some. Thanks so much for such a great gift idea.

Sinta Renee said...

Cute banners... I went over to their site yesterday after I read your blog... and got lost! So I came back to tell you thanks for sharing... your friends are going to love those nice little gifties.

deb said...

OK the banners are asmazing..Im heading over there now!!!!

Rose Marie said...

Wow .... just love those banners .... your friends will be delighted with them!

Shakerwood said...

What talent she has. I'm sure everyone that is getting one feels the same way about you as you do about them!

Hope you do start blogging regularly again! I miss all your posts. When you figure out how to do that, will you tell me? I seem to be having issues with that lately!

Lorraine said...

wow......love those banners.....will have to check out the site! I think I will hear the excited squeals from the lucky recipients from here....!

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