Actually there are several reasons to party around here like it's 1999. That was the year these crazy kids decided to take the leap and walk down the isle and it was a year of the 17 year cicadas.
This is a picture taken outside of the church where we were married. They were everywhere! If you are unfamiliar with these little critters, for most of their lives they live underground as nymphs. You would never know they are 8 ft under the ground. Every 17 years they dig their way to the surface and moult their skin to become these large fly like things (the un-glamorous butterfly story if you ask me). The males make a buzzing/clicking sound in hopes to snag themselves a lady friend. The screeches from these love sick fools will drive you
nuts insane. The females then lay their eggs in the bark of twigs, the nymphs hatch then fall to the ground and bury until they emerge 17 years later. Then the cycle starts all over again.
With all these love sick bugs fling around EVERYWHERE and setting on EVERYTHING, it's made capturing my quilty photos quite challenging.
I can admit I'm shameless and made my teenage daughter safely remove him so that I could take pictures of my Zentangle quilt. No bugs where harmed during the photo shoot.
So now that the science lesson is over. Let's celebrate 17 years of marriage, 17 year cicadas and Dave the Quilt Engineer's 17th birthday on June 17th. I got a little bit carried away there. He's not 17 but the 17th is his birthday. Oh yeah and the birth of his blog Dave The Quilt Engineer! (Don't forget to pop over and say hello)
So how about two charm packs of Moda's Gooseberry and a spool of Aurifil thread I purchased at a local quilt shop because I want to share the love. This is one of my favorite lines of fabric right now. It's bright, it's fun and gosh darn it I love the name. I love it so much I've used it as the main fabrics in my Pat Sloan's BOM My Secret Garden.
January--DC Botanic Garden
February--Killarnay National Park, Ireland
March--Japanese Flower Garden
April--Keukenhof Garden, Holland
May--Hershey Garden, Hershey, PA
June--Halifax Public Garden, Halifax Canada
For the give away simply leave me a comment. Maybe tell me what you would like to make using the Gooseberry charms or if you have ever had a run in with a with the 17 year cicadas. You can have a second entry if you leave a separate comment letting me know if you follow me (Instagram, Bloglovin, Twitter, email, random stalker). If you are a no reply blogger please make sure you leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. I do my best to reply to all comments, so if you do not hear back from me within 48 hrs that might be a sign something is up. The give away will be open till Tuesday June 21st at midnight. I will pick a winner using a random number generator on June 22nd. Good luck to everyone!
Also, if you have a minute hop over and officially meet Dave The Quilt Engineer. Hopefully, this weekend I can help him do some house work on his blog to clean up a few things. I'd rather clean up a blog than clean house...shhhh.
The 2016 New Bloggers Blog Hop kicked off on Monday. Don't forget to hop over to Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl, Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs and Stephanie at Late Night Quilter to find their hive schedules and enter in a chance for some pretty cool prizes.
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