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Where in the world did July go?!

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A while ago I posted that I wanted to give away crochet flowers, and that I would be holding a contest and people would have until July 23rd to enter. 

Well, I didn't really advertise that very well, because on July 6th, I started feeling ill, and I didn't completely recover until over 2.5 weeks later. It felt like a super flu, and when the doctor finally put me on antibiotics for a respiratory infection on July 15th, they made me feel nauseated. And I had to take them for a week. I did eventually start feeling myself again, but only a few days ago.

Needless to say, I haven't really done much of anything for the month of July, and I feel really terrible about that. SOOO. I'm going to fine-tune the contest and run it differently and then annoy the crap outta all of you with reminders. Stay tuned! 

(Oh, and I've learned not to take my health for granted, because being sick is very unpleasant, but I didn't really realize that until my health was briefly compromised. Take care of yourselves, both physically and mentally, please!)

Making cities more flowerful since 2014

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In March of 2014, I started #floweryourcity as a way to make my city brighter, more colorful, and happier.

And now I’m organizing a worldwide #floweryourcity to do the same for cities all over the world. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is knit or crochet your favorite flower pattern in any color and then place it somewhere in the city where you live on the September Equinox - September 23, 2015.

Here’s the best part: if you can’t knit or crochet, I WANT TO SEND YOU FLOWERS. I’m running a contest on Instagram and will be sending crocheted flowers to the top 15 entries.

Basically all you need to do is take a photo of the place in your city where you would like to beautify, post the photo, and then tag me, including the tag #floweryourcity. If your account is private, I won’t be able to see it! You have until July 23 to post a photo, and I will pick the winners on July 25. Once the winners have been picked, I will gather further details about shipping.

There’s no limit as to where you live; I will send flowers ANYWHERE.
If you have questions, please comment here!!