Stencil Winners!!!

Stencil Winners

It’s Monday, and I have completed the three most important things on my To-Do list and now can move on to the fun things–blogging, quilting, and photography!  You all have inspired me with your FABULOUS Time Management tips.  (If you recall, last week I asked you for time management tips as I never seem to get enough done in a day.)  Your ideas have really helped me get out of my procrastinating slump…I will collate them into a single post for all to read–all the tips were very thought-provoking and motivational!

I chose two winners –one by lottery and the other for submitting the best tip—

Stencil Winners, Stencil

The lottery winner is:  Patricia Phillips.  Her tip was excellent and very timely:  Prioritize.  Family comes before housework.  The dust can wait!

Stencil Winners Quilting

The second winner is Suzy–who really lives by the seaside–(though I don’t think she sells seashells?!)   Suzy recommended the book Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy.  I have only read a few chapters, but I can tell it is going to be a great help to me.  (We will discuss this book more in an upcoming post…)  Please check out Suzy’s blog, Quilted Happiness–she has a great post on color today.

A special mention goes to Helen Ernst, who also recommended Eat That Frog –(her comment came after Suzy’s)  -Be sure to check out her blog HelenErnst@blogspot.com.  She clearly knows something about time management–she cooks, she knits, she quilts, she blogs….

Eat That Frog

Again, thank you all for your fabulous time management tips!  You all deserve a new stencil…

And a special Thank You to The Stencil Company for providing The Madam CJ Walker stencil to our lucky winners today!

Congratulations, Suzy and Patricia!  Please contact me (via e-mail –in the About section)  and I will get the stencils out to you.

To see more photos of the quilt I stitched using the Madam Walker Stencil see HERE.

Better Late than Never

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

Everything in the garden is a full month behind this spring– due to the cold weather patterns this year. (We had 8 inches of snow on May 6th.)

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

The cherry trees just bloomed this week.

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

A sight for sore eyes!

Dogwoods, Spring, Minnesota

I hope you get a little time to enjoy the flowers this weekend!

Happy Gardening,

Lori