JANUARY 8 – SUNFLOWER
Today is Friday! Yeah! And I’m quite relieved to be at the end of the week. It’s been a challenging couple of weeks. I’ve been working on the blog and continuing to try to build my business at the same time, as well as designing quilts, communicating with other designers, quilters, accountants, making plans for the website and teaching classes, along with a multitude of other things. Not gonna lie. Some mornings, I really just DID NOT want to get out of bed to face another non-stop day. But I did. And I’m not sorry I did because this week, specifically, I’ve spoken to some pretty amazing people doing some pretty amazing things. And others have called me pretty amazing, which felt really nice, to be appreciated that is.
The days were mostly cloudy with a patch of sun here and there, which probably contributed to my wanting to stay in bed each morning. So here I am today revealing today’s Kona Cotton color of the day – Sunflower.
Little known facts about sunflowers:
- The Kansas state flower is the wild sunflower.
- Young sunflowers track the sun, moving to face it.
- Sunflowers need lots of sun.
- Sunflowers can be different heights.
- There are approximately 70 different species of sunflower.
- The sunflower can self-pollinate
My Aunt Nancy lives in Kansas, has encyclopedic knowledge (at least in my mind) of so many subjects that she could probably give at least a 30 minute discourse JUST on sunflowers. Oh and she’s an artist so she could probably do that too!
I just don’t think it’s possible to be depressed looking at the cheeriness or colors of sunflowers. So the next time you are feeling a little blue…. just look at a sunflower, or better yet, make a quilt with a sunny, sun-flowery color.
I just have one parting question, maybe someone can answer…. why was the sunflower chosen by Kansas to be it’s state flower? Does anybody know?
OH! And as always… you can get our Kona Cotton color Sunflower on our website at 20% off for today only! Sew Charming Quilts Kona Cotton Sunflower