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Monday, August 16, 2010

Fabric from Provence!

Look what I won!  I am so excited!  You all know how much I adore all things French.  Well, today I discovered that I won this beautiful fabric straight from Provence, compliments of Morgane over at Bear, Dolly and Moi!
What a wonderful surprise!  Now I can't say that I never win anything!  I think I will make some pretty napkins with some of the fabric, and maybe some little sachets stuffed with the lavender I brought back with us when we were in Paris in May.  I was checking out some of the lovely things that Morgane did with the fabric.  She made some beautiful pillows you can check out here, as well as a gorgeous placemat you can read about here.  Thanks so much, Morgane!  I can hardly wait!

A few minutes ago, I was standing at the kitchen window, and saw the sweetest thing in our backyard!  A "junior" cardinal (that's what I call birds that are neither babies or adults :) !) was being fed by its mother!  And papa cardinal had to sweep in for a visit!
I ran and got our camera (our new camera, that I still need to figure out!), and managed to snap this shot!  That's "junior" on the left.  Mama would pick seeds up in her beak, which had fallen to the ground from the bird feeder hanging right above them.  "Junior" would squeak and chirp til Mama would deposit the seeds in his mouth!  So adorable!  Looks like papa thought he had to supervise!
I got one last shot as mama flew off.  Guess she decided she was tired of feeding her little one!

Hope you all are having a great day!


mizdarlin said...

Fabric from Provence..what a romantic ring that has! Lavender sachets sound so perfectly French...

Debbie said...

Wow! how wonderful Donna! Great fabrics!!
Your pics of the cardinal family are sweet.
Hope you had a good Monday!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Lucky you! Those are such pretty fabrics. I'm sure you will do something wonderful with them.

Leo said...

Happy Monday Donna. Love the fabrics..and even more the cardinals. What a nice little family you have in the backyard!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, Donna! I'm so happy for you!!! This is awesome! On the first of the month, Frenchy has a challenge of all "French" things--you might want to link up...her button is on my left side bar..she's a doll! I bet she'd love seeing this fabric.

And the birds are so precious...and what beautiful colors...wow!
Sending hugs,

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

you should receive them of Thursday!

Karen said...

Donna, you're so lucky to have won these gorgeous fabrics! Whatever you do with them, save every bit and piece as we could make something with those pieces added to more scraps that I have....maybe a small wall-hanging or table mat.??

The cardinals are so gorgeous. They're my favorite bird. I do think they are quite social...we have several who visit us.

Hugs, Karen

Wendy said...

I love love love the fabric!!!! I'm so jealous/happy for you!! :) :) I really wanted to buy some fabric while I was in Provence, but it's so pricey, especially if you don't know what you're going to make with them right off the bat! :)

Congratulations!! :)

Pam Kessler said...

Those birds are so precious. I have the hardest time getting a good shot of the cardinals in my yard.