Good Afternoon, Quilters!
I’m off to a late start today…exciting news to share…
But first–our regular scheduled programming–
I LOVE FLOWERS!!!
When I was started blogging, I consider the tagline: Quilts. Photography. Family. Flowers…
To me, there is nothing as inspiring as walking (and photographing my way) through a garden, arboretum or garden center in June, July and August–
But in January, February, March and April, when the Minnesota winters are white and cold—-I really LOVE flowers!!! I seek them out every where–from books to quilting and I buy them every week for my kitchen table, my nightstand and occasionally for my sewing room.
FLORIOGRAPHY – A NEW FRIEND AT THE INBOX JAUNT
For thousands of years, flowers have been given as symbols of love, affection, friendship and sympathy. They are used on flags and heraldry and the color of the flower has a language of its own. Flowers are found in songs, books and folklore in most cultures and decorate tiles, textiles and architecture throughout the world.
So this year at The Inbox Jaunt–we are starting a new series: Machine Quilting the Flower of the Month.
JANUARY FLOWER OF THE MONTH: THE CARNATION
If your birthday is in January-Carnations are your flower!
Carnations generally mean love, admiration or affection and each color of carnation carries a different meaning.
White-pure love or admiration
Pink-a Mother’s love
Yellow–don’t ever give anyone yellow carnations–they symbolize disappointment or rejection! (But you can buy them for yourself–LOL!)
Exciting News—I just got off the phone with Nancy Zieman–I’m going to be on her show, Sewing with Nancy.
Filming in February!
(I think I will bring her a posy of Violets–February’s flower.)
TOMORROW: Quilting the Carnation–A Free Motion Tutorial
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