I am not sure the reason why our birds seem to have such attitude…
but this purple finch the one with the red tummy,
is upset about something…maybe because it is FRIDAY
and they are sad it is the weekend? lol
Yes here we are Day 1 of our Wake up to KONA…. A lovely way to begin our year with loads of colour and coffee…Ok, that is just me….
Amanda Murphy knows a lot about colour and coffee drinking. She sipped - wrote and designed quilts for Color Essentials that is filled with patterns that she created using Sunrise and Sunset bundles from Robert Kaufman…ohhhh and let's not forget Aurifil which is the thread that matches perfectly too….Yes it will be a year of colour… If you have been searching for inspiration on what to do with KONA SOLIDs…then you will be thrilled at what all of our ladies have been busy stitching...
And we love that you will be joining us…In fact today, we have quite a line up of COLOURFUL ladies who have quilted and sewed using only KONA SOLIDs….I know I am certainly ready to shed the greys of 2013 and burst through 2014 with COLOUR…..
Who is on our list to show and tell today?…. We limited our hops to a much more manageable list, so you will be able spend some time with them and cheer them on…. So please do, let them know how excited you are to see what they created…..
Big thanks to Carol who has managed this hop and sent out gentle reminders to keep this hop
in particular running smoothly….ON the top right of this blog you will note the whole schedule on her blog… She is a lovely cheerleader who never disappoints, she fills our hops with humour, spirit and yes she cheers a lot….Isn't that what a great cheerleader does….
Let's check to see what your KONA lover/creators
have for us today...
It is FRIDAY ( still have a couple more days to go)
and can I just say YOU all put through an amazing showing…It took 2 coffees to make a choice….wink…
WOW Factor today goes to…
This was done by a lady who took the SUNSET collection to new heights..
( or you could say a realllll low- in referring to sunsets wink)
But really she chose one of Amanda's pattern and made her own….
and we were certainly WOWED by it….
( played with it and took out background colour)
I think hers is much better, but it does create some wow
excitement..ok maybe only for me wink...
And Tops for Creativity….
Even though this lady had entered her design into a contest
and did not win, we certainly were WOWED by her creativity…
very primary, and a photo shoot in a playground makes
it a WOW visual….
Played with hers too…just to show you what
you can do when someone has 2 coffees lol
Check back to see who are top 2 of the day are..
Tops for creativity
Tops for Wow FACTOR!
Each day all the participants on our hops
photos will be here on our Pinterest board...
Ohhhh and look we have some delightful and very generous giveaways...
From Amanda Murphy, Robert Kaufman and Aurifil Thread...
A delightful box of Aurifil thread…I chose threads that were in both
sunrise and sunset..thanks to Aurifil for always being there to stitch us all together…
And if ever you wanted a quilt designed by no other than Amanda Murphy
here is City Lights that was featured in her book..
The beginning bid starts at $150.00
YOU can bid on this quilt from January 15-21st
Winner will be announced the 22nd!
Along with all the winners from our hop too!
( link will be here on the 15th)
All proceeds going to CCFC( crohns and colitis foundation)
To me, to our cheerleaders, to our sponsors
to all who stitch from their hearts….