Saturday, September 11, 2010

Enkutatash...

Today is the Ithiopian New Year!!!!!  whoo-hoo...
and as you can see, even Mother Nature is celebrating in style.

I finally opted to wear this gown because I wanted to make sure I wasn't too hard to find in the Queen's Ballroom tonight.  I'll be waiting for all of you in the VIP section...tabs on me ;)



To celebrate this wondrous occasion, and in addition to our exchange of greeting cards in the *gift of jewels* project, I thought I'd save a special gem to give away to one of you today...a perfect symbol of the love we've all been sharing amongst each other.

This crocheted and embroidered masterpiece was handmade and donated by the beautiful Queen Elizabeth, a talented fiber artist who graciously rules over her wonderful world of Landanna.  You can register for your chance to win this unique wall hanging by leaving a comment on this post.  Entries will remain open for the remainder of this weekend and the randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, September 13, 2010.


Melkam Adis Amet (Happy New Year)!

one love, always.

UPDATE:  Congrats Meredith!!!  You won this special jewel. 

22 comments:

Gail said...

Hi Se'LAh

stunning gown - :-) and another gift to give away. your generosity and sharing of love is so life-giving.

Love to you
Gail
peace, hope and healing.....

Kamana said...

how sweet! and how you... to save this for the last. happy new year :)

kath said...

I love you - and my gift of jewels is ready to be mailed this morning. I know my recipient will understand the delay when she opens the package! Your dress is gorgeous and may I say, your waist is so tiny! xo

Meredith said...

Happy New Year, Se'Lah. That is a gorgeous dress! Good choice. You will not be overlooked, for sure. :)

I wasn't sure where to inform you (I think I misplaced the information) that I sent off my own jewel this week. I hope it arrives safely!

Thank you so much for hosting this lovely exchange. It's been such a pleasure to participate.

Kim Mailhot said...

Happy New Year, Se'lah !!!
And you look beautiful, as always !
May the day and the new year be full of gifts and one BIG love !
Hugs !

Anyes said...

The gown is stunning and you are so thoughtful, thank you for letting me know ;-)
I finally mailed my *gift of jewel* yesterday and hope my recipient will receive it soon.

Happy New Year

Elizabeth said...

Happy New Year Se'Lah!!!!

Tracey said...

1st: Se'Lah - if you don't provide a picture of yourself in the FABULOUS gown - I will be angry (LOL!) That thing is STUNNING! What a great celebration.

2nd: the giveaway is delicious. Put down as having fingers crossed! :-)

Gayle said...

Wow! What a gown! Happy New Year to you!

That is such a beautiful crochet and embroidery creation.

Oliag said...

...and Happy New Year to you dear Se'lah! Your gown is stunning and your giveaways are generous! My gift of jewels was mailed today...

hellosweetworld said...

Happy New Year to you, lady! And i'll be seeing you in the VIP section....hehe.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

OK! That dress is fly! So regal. You are going to post pics, yes? Happy New Year!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Happy new year! I'm so excited, my "jewel" arrived. I've been smiling ever since.
Cheers, jj

Christina said...

happy new year to you friend!
xo

A Box of Chocolates said...

Happy New Year girl and woot woot you will be a head turner in that stunning gown. Have a blast of a new year ha ha!!! Love;y fabric art piece.

PinkInklings said...

Oh, you be 'smokin HOT' in that red number ; )
Happy New Year, my Queen

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, dear friend! I'm late to the party here... the sniffles & cold, you know. ;o) But what fun to be here now... and LOVE the dress for your party--dazzling! And how wonderful this extra giveaway treat--it is sooo pretty! Speaking of treats, I receive my wonderful *Gift of Jewels* card from Gayle today--so exciting! :o) Happy Day ((LOVE & HUGS))

Chris said...

You would NEVER be hard to find in a crowd!!!! Okay you've got the dress but what about the shoes? It's always about the shoes!!!! Love the dress by the way.

vchelle said...

It is beautiful! Congrats Meredith!

Jac said...

Oooh Se'lah, it looks as if you did things in style on Saturday!! I hope you had a fantastic time and the fireworks were sparkling!! Happy New year!!

Elizabeth said...

Greetings! My Gift of Jewels is here! I received a beautiful colored drawing of Hudson (?) New York on a large postcard today with a quaint and charming greeting. It read as follows: A jewel of sorts I send to you from a town ten blocks wide. A view from my window I share with you from the less famous side. I wish you Hope & Happiness and pray that you are truely blessed and that in your present you find daily gifts.

I am sorry to say that I can't make our the signature. So I wish to thank you and tell you that you made my day! Happy New Year to you!

Anyes said...

Se'lah, I have posted my gift of Jewels comment on the wrong post.

So here it is, where it belongs:

I am glad to report I received today a beautiful vintage postcard, my very own *Gift of Jewel* from Cam at http://www.journeywildly.com/. Thank you, Cam I love it!

Se'lah, I thank you for reconnecting me with my forgotten love of hand-written cards and all things paper...