The Language of Flowers

Carnations, vintage Sewing Notions

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.

Carnations, vintage Sewing Notions

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.

Red–deep love

White-pure love or admiration

Green-good luck

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!)

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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

With Affection,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Sewing Notions and a Winner!

 

Vintage Sewing Notions, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Health-Conscious (Health-Conscience?, LOL) Fitness Buffs!

Did you sew or exercise more this week?

Did you accomplish your exercise goal?

What about your nutrition goal?

NO EXCUSES RULE

If you are having trouble finding time to exercise, you might like this Weight Watchers article.

I am working on the #NoExcuses Rule…which is Exercise FIRST-before laundry, before blogging, before sewing…consequently, I never blogged yesterday–but I did get my 10,000 steps –the last 3000 were a late evening walk with the DH and the dogs!

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THE WINNER of The Notions Quilt

Congratulations!  The Winner this week is:

MaryAnn (dmwolf@new…..)  Please send your address to my email:  lckennedy@hotmail.com and I will pop the quilt in the mail to you.

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THE KICKOFF TO SUMMER

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, it is easier to get outside and be active…but it’s also easier to go nuts on potato salad and pies…

Make a goal and a plan!

Bring your own appetizers!

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Happy, Healthy Quilting!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

Sewer, Seamstress, Sewist? Open Line Friday

Vintage Sewing, Lori Kennedy Designs

Good Morning, Quilters!

Notice how I avoid the words sewer and sewist?

Even when I write the tutorials, I avoid the word “sew” and use “stitch” instead.

I really don’t like the word “sewer” –it looks like plumbing when it’s written.

For a long time I hated the word “sewist“–it’s just a made up word–not even in the dictionary!  Furthermore, whenever you type “sewist” it auto-corrects to “sexist“….

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Saturdays were a real dilemma…

Should it be “Drain Pipes in Fine Art

or

Ruining the Language in Fine Art”?

I settled for the clunky,  “Seamstresses in Fine Art”

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I must admit I’m softening to the word “Sewist”…

Scissors have given way to rotary cutters, treadle machines to sewing computers, and quilters no longer create blankets made of old clothes…

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Languages evolve too!

New words like: emoji, selfie and vape (smoking an e-cigarette) have been Oxford’s Words of the Year for the past three years.

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Perhaps it’s better to be “on trend” than a “fossil”!

What do YOU think?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching, Tailoring, Quilting, Sewing, Vaping, Texting…

Lori

PS…The Second Annual Machine Quilt-a-Long begins next week.  If you are out shopping–just pick up 1/4 yard of solid fabric–in any shade of red, blue, turquoise…no more hints until next week!–other than it’s going to be FABULOUS!!!!

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!