Tuesday, February 24, 2009

100th POST!!!!!!

Hi - this is it! My 100th Post. It's been so much fun and so rewarding to discover so many wonderful people and blogs during the past 10 months. Thank you all for your kind words.

This is the last post before the drawing. For rules and a picture of the goodies you might win, see one of the previous two posts. The deadline for entry will be Wednesday Feb. 25 night at 9:00 p.m., Mountain Time (8 Pacific, 10 Central, 11 Eastern). That will give me the rest of the evening to verify that I've got everyone's name down correctly and prepare the drawing slips. I'll have DH select the winning entry on Thursday or Friday evening from a glass vase.. The winner (and I'm thinking of picking a second name for a second, smaller prize) will be announced on Saturday morning, Feb. 28.

In the meantime, I have something to share. I bought these at an Arts Festival on an Indian Reservation (can you say "Casino"?) in Arizona. The woman and her sister who make these items first collect leaves. Then they send the leaves off to someone who soaks them in a "top secret solution" that leaves only the veins and membrane.


When they get the leaves back, the sisters coat the leaves in a metal and apply heat for coloring.

These are my oak leaf earrings.

My husband picked this out for the colors. I think we'll probably give it to DD; it's a barrette.

After the drawing, I've got pictures to share of some CQ'ed puzzle pieces that I'm working on for Pat Winter's "Pieces of Friendship" swap. What a fun idea that is!

Until next time,

Cathy

29 comments :

Jeannette said...

Hi Cathy, I'll get the balloons and confetti for your 100th blog. Congrats, you have a lovely site.
Jeannette

Connie said...

Whoo whoooo!!!!!!! Your 100th post and I'm the first to comment! Congratulations Cathy. (-;

AMBER said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks.
Amber Rut
phina47@netzero.net

Plays with Needles said...

Happy 200 Post Day!!! You look way too pretty for 200 and I hope flattery gets me everywhere!

Chandy said...

Hooray for 100th post! I love your title. It's so cute!

Carolyn
http://whatnowtablescapes.blogspot.com

Peggy. said...

Your pics are so cute. I just love everything vintage too.
Peggy

Laurie said...

I would love to enter! Congratulations on 100 posts!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Congrats on 100 posts! I'm getting close but have 10 or so to go I think- geez i guess i need to start thinking of a giveaway!

I'd love to be put in for your sweet giveaway- so glad I came across your blog!

blessings
mary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Just coming back to let you know I posted about your giveaway on my blog!

Shari said...

Cathy, I love the leaves that you picked up. We have people in Colorado who do this with Aspen leaves and I have 2 of them. It is interesting to see other leaves done in the same fashion. I did put your site on my blog, finally.

Liz Schaffner said...

Yeppee !! The 100th Post !!! I have been watching for it like a hawk...LOL Since I just have to win the CQ package, I am entering again :-)
Still crossing my fingers !!!
Liz

Genie said...

Congratulations on your 100th
found you thru Judys blog

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi Cathy, Thanks for stopping by my blog, please enter me another time in your drawing. Congratulations on your 100th post. I have to tell you that I love, love, love the red quilt that you showed in one of your posts. It is truly beautiful, you are so talented. I am adding you to my favs.

~CC Catherine said...

Would love to be entered into your giveaway! How fun! ;) These items are so lovely! ~CC Catherine

Baba said...

Pretty pretty.

debbie said...

CONGRATS CATHY ON YOUR 100TH POST,
THIS IS JUST MY FIRST TIME TO VISIT YOUR BLOG SO I DON'T FEEL JUSTIFIED BEING IN THE DRAWING BUT I LEARNED OF YOUR 100TH POST FROM CANDY.
I'M TOSSING CONFETTI FOR YOU.
BLESSINGS
debbie

MichelleMermaid said...

Hi Cathy!

Please include me in your giveaway.
Here's the link to my blog about your 100th blog goodies:

http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/profiles/blogs/cathys-giveaway

Thanks!
Dakotah

p.s. I LOVE leaf designs and these are gorgeous!

Laurette said...

Cathy. Your 100 Posts.
Congradulation..How generous of you to think of a second smaller price.It does not make any difference how small it will be.The winner will be delighted.
How gorgeous those earrings are and the color...They looked like gold lace.
Laurette.

Cindy said...

Happy 100th. Love your blog.

Thelma said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love those leaf jewerly.

theresa said...

Congratulations ! Felicitations ! on your 100th post. I learned about blogs because of my sis. Heather and my mom Laurette but I never knew that people counted their posts and had giveaways. Such lovely earings and barette, the colors are so tender and the details so fine. It is very sweet and generouse of you to give away the earings as well.
A very interesting site that you have with beautiful work.
Theresa

theresa said...

Hi Cathy,
I'm sorry I made a mistake in my last message, stating that you were giving away those beautiful earings, I misunderstood until I reread the message. I continue to say that you are sweet and generous, just having a giveaway is so kind then adding another 2nd prize is very very thoughful of you.
Forgive my error!
Theresa

Heather said...

Jeepers... I have a lot of people to climb over to get to the front of the line....

These pieces are absolutely exquisite... I love the barrette.

I made a post in honour of you on my blog.... something we seem to have in common... VBG.

Congratulations on your 100th post, my friend.

locuasia said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! You have a beautiful blog! Please enter me in your drawing and I hope I win your great giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Are those really real leaves? It looks very delicate and lovely too. Oh I'm pretty sure you'll have a blast wearing those earrings :-) Everybody will be asking about them.

I had fun commenting on your previous posts before. Can't help it, everything is interesting. Although I'm not sure this last one will come through. That's ok, I enjoyed reading and looking through your discoveries :-)

Congratulations again.

Charlene said...

Congratulations on the 100 posts! How time flies when we are having fun! I would love to be entered. Thank you.

Hideko Ishida 石田英子 said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts, Cathy!!! I would like to join the drawing. Hideko

Suzanne said...

Cathy, Congrats on your 100th post. May you have another 100. Great site. I just love the leaf idea. Love and Prayers, Suzanne

Jen Crossley said...

Wow Cathy these are amazing
Congratulations on your 100th post
Jen