Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I'm preparing this post on Tuesday and we're in for a blizzard tomorrow - 1 to 1-1/2 feet (30 - 45 cm) of snow! I'm all settled in - got my cocoa and mini marshmallows, Teen and I are making brownies tonight, and loads of craft materials at my beckon and call. It's gonna be a great day! (so long as we don't lose our power!)

I had a wonderful phone chat with Melody of Brown Gingham Creations this afternoon. She called to see if everything was okay because she didn't see my Rednesday post up yet - she thought today was Wednesday! :) So, of course, we talked about everything under the sun!

I'm loving the birds at my feeders - this male cardinal, the blue jays, juncos ("snow bird"), titmice, chickadees, etc.

And now . . . I can't wait any longer . . . announcing . . . my
(bird graphic courtesy of Just Bee 'n Me!)

I just noticed the other day that I have over 400 followers, and this is my 444 post! What a milestone! So, of course, following blog tradition, I'm going to have a giveaway - a very, cherry giveaway!

The winner gets a cherry paper fan, cherry recipe cards, cherry sticky notes, clear stamps of fruit (one's cherries), a plastic 7" (17 cm) cherry jar, and a yard (91 cm) of ribbon that I picked up today that has happy hearts on it ~ just in time for your Valentine crafts!

Just leave a comment on this post - I will draw the winner's name on Saturday the 15th. That will give all the Rednesday readers plenty of time to see this and enter. (Cheese Boy - does Cheese Girl like cherries?)

Now, let's get this Rednesday party started!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Sounds like you will have a nice comfy day inside with the blizzard outside. i too hope you do not lose your power. They are calling for 3-5 inches here and i will be driving to work tonight in it...
Love to be entered in your giveaway!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Cardinal Pic ! That is a lot of snow , hope you don't lose power .Congratulations on the blog milestones ! Please enter me in your Fab give away !

Sharon said...

Love your every thing cherry give a way. Also love your blog and look forward to each new post.

★Carol★ said...

We've gotten about 4" of snow so far today, but nothing like what's headed your way! I love watching the snow fall, all warm inside the house. It's the driving on it that I hate!
Congrats on 400+ followers, and please enter me in your very cheery, very cherry giveaway!
Happy REDnesday!

The Charm of Home said...

What a nice giveaway! Congratulations on your 400 followers! That is wonderful. Stay warm, we had our hot chocolate today~snow day!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Thanks for the hosting the giveaway and congrats on the 400 followers!

DoanLegacy said...

Congratulation on such a milestone with your blog..

I've seen cardinal in the backyard, but didn't get a good picture like yours..

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Nice giveaway and congrats on the followers!! It sounds like a blissful day tomorrow. Enjoy! We're due for some snow too but not nearly as much as you are!!

Rebecca said...

I think your blog is so fun and so is your blog party!! I will try and come back more often! Love the vintage pics and your giveaway is wonderful!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Congratulations on your milestones!

I would love to be entered in your CHERRY sweet give away!

From one cherry girl to another! Smiles, Dolly

JunqueMagnet said...

Congratulations to you.So sweet!Thanks for sharing.

LV said...

400 is a big accomplishment. I think that it is wonderful so many care about you and your blog. I love your reds each week. Sorry you are snow bound, and trust the warm weather returns soon. We do not have snow, but extremely cold for here. Stay warm.

ShabbyESP said...

Hello and please enter me in the Cherry giveaway!! I am originally from Traverse City Michigan the Cherry Capital of the World!!!

Thank you

genie said...

Congratulations and best wishes for many more followers and posts in the future. You blog is a real treasure for all of us to enjoy. Thanks for all of the time and effort you put into making it what it is. KUDOS!

GoodyGirlRed said...

I love the picture of the Cardinal, very pretty. Happy 444th & 400 followers!

Cherry Chick said...

Congrats, Sue, on the Big 400! It says volumes about how much you are loved.
I am Proud to report that FL is the only state in the US without SNOW. We love it but just someplace else. We're expecting some 30's by morning but no SNOW. Thank you Sunshine State
Your cardinal photograph is just fabulous and a great Red to share on Rednesday.
And last...looks like someones been shopping at JoAnn Fabrics. Best of Luck to everyone.
Stay warm and Happy Crafty tomorrow.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

We have a little blizzard going on right now. I am showing red cardinals as well but, yours is real. LOL Have a great day~!

Anonymous said...

Sunds like my kind of snow day! Delightful! just like your giveaway. Congratulations.....and count me in!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

We are in for about 2 more inches. We have 5 on the ground. Congratulations on your 400th follower! I would love to be interred in the giveaway, who wouldn't? Blessings, Debbie

Unknown said...

So that's where you were today..pickin fresh cherries!! Well, sign me up!! Congrats on the 'Friends'/Followers...let ya in on a secret we'd follow ya anywhere...you're the cream of the cherry crop!
Oh, and thanks for letting all in on my alzheimer moment 8/
I'm feeling much better after our talk.
A neighbor came and plowed our lane, so we'll be able to get out in the morn I hope. It is gettin real icy now and more flurries. Hope it dissipates for you like it did here today. We've had 4" they had predicted over 6 yesterday, but revised it late last night...phew.
Guess I'll type ya later.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sounds like you are all set, no matter what the weather! Congrats on 400 followers! what a sweet giveaway!

craftyles said...

Sounds like a fun day to be stuck in with a blizzard. Hope everything's okay. I'd love to be entered in your wonderful giveaway.Thanks for hosting Rednesday!

Bunnym said...

I would just die if I looked out my window and spied a Cardinal...that is just gorgeous!

Congrats on your achievement.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What a generous and thoughtful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Terri. said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sue,, beautiful.. LOVE the Cardinal photo the most...Hugs Dena
PS::: Its sub zero temps here too Sweetie...Way cold and snowy and WINDY too. No school for our kids here in our towns again in the morning...Get out the hot chocolate, parkas and snow shovels... ;0)

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Aren't snow days great?
Thanks for hosting the drawing. My kitchen is red. We sure enjoy Rednesday too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sue we are expecting over a foot of snow too! I hope my husband can stay home to help me shovel as I also have to shovel out my Mom's house.

Happy 40th follower and over 400 post! I'm so glad to have found your cheerful blog :)

Stay warm amd safe!

bj said...

Congrats on your 400 plus posts..:)
Thanks for hosting.

Susan said...

Isn't that red, 1940s bathrobe the same one Rosemary Clooney wore in "White Christmas?" I was JUST thinking about that robe this morning and wishing I had one. Where do you get one????


Kim, USA said...

I posted the birds that I've seen the other day too. And looking forward to see more. Love your giveaways and Congratulations!! By the way I am the #410 follower. Happy snowy day! Keep warm!

Heather said...

Happy Rednesday!!! I hope you are enjoying the snow! We only got about 5 inches, just enough to play in! I love the jar with the cherries on it, very cute. Have a great snowday!!!

Erin said...

Would be perfect in my cherry kitchen. How sweet.

Hooked on Memes said...

Congratulations on the big 400! The cardinal is beautiful!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sue,

I hope that your power does not go out! Did you fill up your bathtub, just in case? You can use that water to flush your toilets, if worse comes to worse.

You have been working so hard on your blog, and it is wonderful. Thanks for letting me be part of Rednesday.

Stay warm!


Susan Freeman said...

Happy 444 posts and 411 followers! Those are some terrific milestones. It sounds like you will have lots of fun on your snow dayl Stay warm and safe ~ and Happy Rednesday!!

Susan and Bentley

Susan Freeman said...

Happy 444 posts and 411 followers! Those are some terrific milestones. It sounds like you will have lots of fun on your snow dayl Stay warm and safe ~ and Happy Rednesday!!

Susan and Bentley

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Congrats on the amount of post and followers you have! It is always fun to get a new follower. Thank You for hosting todays party. Have a great day...........Julian

ThreeOldKeys said...

wow - that snow! and mr. cardinal is so handsome.

i did a blog post today but just couldn't get any of it to look red enough for Rednesday!

congratulations on your 2 big 400 milestones!!!!

Happy Cherry Days and may 2011 bear luscious fruit for you - with just enough pits to sprout new trees.


Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue!
Congratulations on over 400 posts and over 400 followers too, that's so great! Hoping you've been able to stay warm and cozy and the cocoa hasn't run out. Oh! I love the photo of the cardinal - you lucky, I've never seen one in person.

Happy happy 400 + and Happy Rednesday,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is such a wonderful milestone! 444 posts! Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win such cute cherry-ness! I have cardinals in my post for Rednesday also...mine aren't real though. Hope you are warm and safe. hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Hello there! This is my first time participating in Rednesday. You sound like you're having a day like me. Snowed in and crafting :)
Great giveaway! Love your blog.

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

I LOVE the cozy little picture you have today... so cute, so vintage, so red!


very merry vintage style said...

this is just the cutest blog! so much to see... thanks for hosting!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sue,
Happy Rednesday!!!
What a beautiful giveaway!!! Congratulations on your wonderful news!!!

Laura said...

We love your blog and what a great giveaway!
Laura and Michele

Cheeseboy said...

You are catching up with me on followers.

I don't think I have ever seen a bird that red in Utah. I am sure they are here, but I have never seen one.

Lori Lynn said...

What a SWEEET giveaway!! I'm having one for MY 400th post as well!!! Come on over and enter!!
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(¸.*´ (¸.*´* Lori Lynn *

PS: I'm having a 400th post giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Hope your snow day was lots of fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

patty said...

Just found your post thru Shelleys in Texas--- LOVE IT AND NOW HAVE YOU BOOKMARKED !!!!

We just got thru with snow and even though it is lovely to look at-
enough in enough !!!!!

Enjoy, love the pics of the birds, and please include me in your give-a-way !!!

patty from East Texas

Margie said...

Congratulations on your over 400 posts and followers! Your lucky to have cardinals at your bird feeder ... we have some blue jays hanging around this year and I would LOVE to have some cardinals too!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a fun giveaway! That fan is sooo cute!


Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh how lovely! I was looking for something else and spotted this, so I had to stop. My senior mom loves combining gardening with birds and the red cardinal is a big fave so she will LOVE this picture. And belated congrats on your 400! Bet it's way more now :) Have a blessed and much less snowy day today :)