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Sunday, April 4, 2010


Easter Greetings!!!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter with your family and friends.  I have some very fond memories of Easter when I was younger.  My family and I would spend the holiday with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in southern Utah.  We would pack a picnic lunch and go for the day to Zions Park.  My Grandpa would tease me because I very seldom ate pickles and he told me that I wasn't a "Hatch" if I didn't eat pickles!!  Grandpa loved the sweet pickles best as he had a sweet tooth.  I can just see the "popcorn popping" on the apricot trees.   I remember finding geods and breaking them in half to see the beautiful crystals that were hidden in the centers.  Memories, I am so glad they are just a memory away... as I dearly miss my parents and grandparents.

Next up, a special "thank you" to each of you who shared a few of your family favorite recipes with me.  I can't wait to try them all!  (And yes, Terri, I will defintely make the slush). I will compile them in categories and if any of you would like a copy of them, just send me an email and I will send them to you.  So, now I would like to announce the WINNER of the "Fabulous Star" Pincushion to:

Terri  ~  "Chocolates for Breakfast,
                     Stitching for Lunch"

And, as promised, I have two "mystery" prizes for two more entries:

Louise ~ Raggedy Stitcher


CarolynNC ~ Carolyn's Stitching Chatter & More

Delightful Easter

Easter Eye Candy

I am adding another sneek peek for your curiosity.  I was going to post about the two "littles", but it will have to be tomorrow, sorry!

See you tomorrow......Smiles......



Diana said...

I just happen to read your blog tonight and I enjoyed reading about your Easter memories! This is the second blog I've read tonight that was about a picnic!

Congratulations to your winners! t

Alice said...

Congrats to the winners. Enjoy the recipe's Jolene. When I cook I don't make recipe's as such. Its a bit of this and a bit of that and voila! Nothing ever comes out the same or tastes the same with me.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh yeah! I am so excited to win your pin cushion, Jolene! It is going to be perfect in my room! I love your picnic story and I can just picture all the flowering popcorn! Great pics of Easter settings - love the eggshell planters. Your stitched piece is intriguing - love the nesting birds and the colors are perfect for Spring! Thank you, Jolene; I couldn't be more tickled!

Margaret said...

Congratulations to the winners! I'm loving the sneak peeks!

Jules said...

Congrats to the winners!!

What beautiful pictures of the little garden area.

Kathy said...

Congrats to the winners. Beautiful photos Jolene. And thank you for sharing such a wonderful Easter memory.

Cari-in-VA said...

Congratulations to the winners - what a wonderful giveaway, I am sad that I missed it.

I would love to have copies of the recipes you received.

Enjoy your week, Jolene.

doris said...

Gee whiz, Jolene, I haven't visited you for such a long time. You've had some absolutely fabulous exchanges, and I missed your giveaway. Your winners have to be very happy.

Your Easter memories are wonderful.

Amy said...

Don't holidays just bring out the memories? I lost my Grandma five years ago in March. Lilacs just remind me of her. It is a shame that we can't grow them here in Texas. I had to leave hers in Ohio. And her peonies.

Have a lovely day.

Catherine said...

Congrats to the winners! Getting a recipe to you slipped my mind - too many hours at baseball tournaments! Lovely pics - thanks for sharing!

Carolyn NC said...

How exciting - thanks so much! Great pictures - glad your Easter was nice!

Myra said...

Such sweet memories Jolene - what would we do without them? Congratulations to all the winners. Are those pictures from your garden? They are awesome, thanks for sharing them.

Raggedy Ann said...

Oh how Exciting!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!


Louise in NC

DonnaTN said...

It was fun to read your Easter holiday memories! Congratulations to the winners of your recipe contest!

Carin said...

Congrats to the winners !

Siobhan said...

Congratulations to the winners! Love the sneak peek! :)

Carin said...

Please visit my blog, I have an award for you :)

Pumpkin said...

It's nice to have those memories :o)

Congrats to the winners! I'm VERY intrigued about this Slush you are talking about...

Hmmmm....the sneak peek has to do with spring but still can't figure out which pattern it is!

Raggedy Ann said...

Hi Jolene! I received the mystery surprise in the mail, and was thrilled!!!
Thank you soo very much!
I posted on my blog about it.
I can't wait to stitch this wonderful kit.
Thank you for your kindness!

Louise in NC