admin July 16th, 2011
This summer our plan is to paint our house because we
freaking need to or else want to brighten things up around here…..but choosing colors on your house is a little more “permanent” than a quilt that you can switch out periodically….So I have decided to invite you my friends to help us choose…...and if you have small fry who are driving you crazy this summer, you can let them help as well….....So now we have the first official Blue Nickel Summer Coloring Contest! And for our favorite entry there will be a prize of fabric….how does 10 Fat Quarters sound?
So get those kids working for you….you don’t have to tell them that you are keeping their prize.
Since I like to get cool correspondence too…I will give a second prize to the most decorated envelope that comes in as well…how about 5 fat quarters for that? Entries are due here at the house on August 15th, so make sure you mail it in plenty of time to get here. You can email a scanned copy if you want, but then you will miss out on the secondary prize of 5 fat quarters.
And here is your obligatory picture that I pretty much require of myself these days:
I saved this cedar from a parking lot bed where I was weeding as part of Workville maintenance about 4 years ago….it was just about 3 inches then….I am hoping to bonsai it….typically when I plant these trees in the ground they don’t grow all that fast, but I think this one is, so I may kill it trying to bonsai it, but we’ll see. The big blue pot was a gift from my parents last Christmas…I am so in love with that planter….makes me feel all sort of grown up and French I think….so completely silly, huh? .....but that’s me…..
Okay so break out the crayons, colored pencils, or watercolors and get those kids to work…. oh, if you insist, You can enter too, in fact I hope you do!! Just download the PDF here, color, and mail away. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with…