Tuesday, September 30

Fall into Fall Giveaway!

Update: And the winner is..................the winner is Sherri at A Quilting Life!!! You'll find her blog here. I have sent her an e-mail and as soon as I get her snail mail address the package will be on it's way to her house. Thank you to everyone who left a comment and shared a memory of fall.

Debi at QuiltingwithDebi came up with the idea to have great big blog giveaway and I signed up to be a part of this fun giveaway. There are 40 bloggers participating so there are a lot of opportunities to win some really fun quilty and crafty things!! This is my favorite time of the year and I start thinking about working on wool and felt projects so I knew almost right away what I would offer for a giveaway. Since I started blogging last May, Brown Bear has been my unofficial Giveaway ambassador but he is off hibernating so I have asked Percy Pumpkin to say "Hello" to all of you and a big welcome to my "Fall into Fall Giveaway"! Percy is sitting next to a fall harvest of woolfelt that could be yours if you leave a comment with your name and a link to your blog or your e-mail address between 12:00 a.m. October 1st and midnight on October 15th. International posts are welcome.

The basket contains 25 - ten inch squares from National Nonwoven's Centennial colors, plus the hand towel that says "Fall Harvest". But that's not all you'll get if you are the lucky winner. No, there will be lots more stuff in the box that you'll receive because everyday from October 1st through October 15th I will be adding other items to this "Fall into Fall Giveaway"!! So, leave me a comment and share a memory of fall because I do love this time of year so much. Percy will help me mail the package but he stays with me. I created him for a contest in our arts society a few years ago when we did a "decorate a pumpkin, any kind of pumpkin contest". I was the President of the group at the time so I didn't enter him but made him just for the fun of it. He'll tell you a bit about who he is when I announce the winner on October 15th. Oh, and before I forget, this is post #97 so in a few days there may be another Giveaway to celebrate 100 posts!

To check out all the Giveaways in the great "Fall into Fall Giveaway", you'll want to check out the list at the "Fall into Fall Giveaway" blog.

Happy Fall!!!

Sandi



Bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome but if you don't have a blog, please provide your e-mail address so that I may contact you if you are the winner!!

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Joyce said...

My favorite memory of fall was when I was young. My two sisters and I would rake all the leaves in our neighbors yard into a large pile and then jump into them til we were exhausted. What a fun carefree time!
Joyce
joycee2561@yahoo.com

Deb said...

Wow, what a lovely giveaway. My lovely thoughts of Autumn (other side of the world here) are the crackle of dry laves, the intense warm colours that give the sky such a beautiful glow.
Thank you for allowing me to enter your giveaway.

Julie said...

I love the crisp nights - curling up with a hot coffee under a warm quilt.

debbie said...

Hey I like this idea of giveaways. I love the sound of leaves rustling in the garden, and snuggling under the doona. Thanks for such a nice prize.

Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

Fantastic give away... oh my dear Percy is so cute. I love working with felts and wools... I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you so much for your wonderful contributions for this very fun event.
What I like about Fall... Halloween of course.. My favorite part the home-made carmel apples. I dip them and roll them in all sorts of garnishes and then I drizzle white, milk, and dark chocolate on them ... They are wrapped up and given away :) Something I have done for several years now.

Daisy Jayne said...

The thing I love most about fall ....... the colours... mother nature shows her nature side.

Fiesta said...

I love fall because of the cooler air and the changing of the leaves, the smell of pumpkin and cinnamon and being able to wear slacks.
Thank you for the giveaway.

debbie said...

What a great giveaway, even if Percy isn't included! lol
I love the crisp cool air and snuggling under blankets. :o)

Sunny said...

My favorite memories of fall are visiting relatives and all the goodies they make to eat!

requilt said...

I remember raking leaves with my sisters and it took all day because we couldn't stop playing in the piles of leaves.
Rita E in AZ

Mary Corbet said...

There's nothing quite so fallish, I think, as wool felt! Except for wool felt in fall colors!

Love the pumpkin!

Please add my name.

Thanks!
Mary Corbet
www.needlenthread.com

Jennifer said...

My favorite memories of fall was dressing up for halloween:)

craftydiane said...

I have always loved fall. As a child I loved playing outside in the cool air with the leaves blowing around and smelling the smoke from our chimney. Now every time I smell smoke from someones chimney my mind goes back to those carefree days of childhood. I would love to win your wool!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane
http://www.craftydianed.blogspot.com/

Artsy Momma said...

My favorite memory is craving pumpkins and then roasting the seeds with my family. Yum!

artsymomma @ gmail.com

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Leaves, apples, pumpkins, cool nights, marching band, getting geared up for the holidays...Fall is fabulous! And so is this giveaway! Sign me up!

MGM
www.hookedonneedles.com

Quilt Pixie said...

what fun! I've never worke with wool felt...

My favorite memory of fall is roasting mashmellows over a fire that had burnt down from the corn roast on my father's property one year... I'd spent the afternon rolling on a barrel (sor tof like log rolling on the ground) and then got to stay up really really late...

Terry said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for having it! My favorite memory of fall is the first year my kids made jack-o-lanterns. They were up to their elbows in pumkin goo and were loving it! :0)

Debi said...

My memories of fall are when my daughters were little and I coached their soccer teams in the fall.

firewoman, grasshopper said...

I'm usually a day late and a $ short but lo and behold, this time I was early. I posted last night but will repeat...These would look great in one of my wool projects. Thanks for participating. Sorry I didn't read the fine print very well but thanks for letting me play.

Sue Cahill said...

A favorite memory of mine for fall is driving out to the country and picking out pumpkins with my kids. I really miss those times now that they are grown up.
What wonderful giveaway prizes, please throw my name in the hat.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Fall,,,, jumping in the leaves, I loved to do that!

{imagine. dream. create. } said...

A fun fall memory is taking my kids to the pumpkin patch! We'll have to do that again this year. I am sure they're still young enough to enjoy it!

Thanks for the great give away!

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Sandra said...

Reposting on the right date :)

Hi, Percy! LOL :)

One of my favorite fall memories is taking both my boys to the pumpkin farm to select a Halloween pumpkin. The look on their little faces as they toted those pumpkins around - adorable!

Thanks for such a great giveaway - I'd like to put my name in the hat - thanks!

Doreen K. said...

My favorite memory, while living in Iowa was the trees. The beautiful changing of the colors. Awesome! I live in Nevada now, but I can still see the vivid colors in my mind. Would love to be in your give a way.
Thanks.

featheredfibers said...

Hmmm... had a glitch posting, so will try again!

I love visiting apple farms and sampling the apple treat!!

Sandi said...

E-mail comment from Laura - I love this time of year when the Season of Fall begins ~ the slight nip in the air and the colors of Fall with the leaves on the trees changing. October is a full month with birthdays in our family-my nephew, my sister, my mother-in-law, my mother and also myself, so a lot of celebrating going on. I also love Halloween; it is such a great time. I always remember the fun we had dressing up the kids, taking them out going door-to-door “trick or treating,” and how excited they were when they came home with a HUGE bagful of candy. Some years were rainy and freezing cold, others were nice and warm. The kids are now 17 and 15, so no more taking them around the block and worrying about what the weather will be, and no more bagfuls of candy. Yeah! I do still love watching all the trick or treaters that come to the house to see what they will be dressed up like each year ~ ghosts, pumpkins, angels and more! What a fun time of year!

Tracy said...

Gee Sandi, I am impressed with your posting commitment. I just found out what blogging was last year thanks to my girls :-) Anyway, put me in to win one of your cool giveaways.

Dionne said...

My favorite memories all involve my children and autumn memories. It's the best time of year! What a wonderful giveaway. So I must ask myself... am I feeling lucky? Well, am I?

Cheers,
Dionne

Paula said...

One of my favorite memories of fall happened 26 years ago today. My DH asked me to marry him! We sat under the harvest moon together and I said yes. We've been married 25 years.... and I love him more and more each day.

Melinda said...

Please add my name. I would love to win - especially the wool.

Ly + Alan said...

I am loving fall - the crisp air, beautiful leaves, hot chocolate by the fire...it would be such a nice treat to win your giveaway. Please sign me up! (lyannab at gmail dot com)

Teresa said...

Fall Memories, I have lot's because it's my favorite time of the year, but a recent one is of my granddaughter at a year, dressed as a ladybug & dragging her goodie bag through the leaves because it was to big to carry & she was a big girl now & could do it herself! I would love to win your felt, it's something I've planned to try. Thanks Teresa

Lavinia said...

Hi Sandi, great giveaway!! I´d love to win, specially the felt (You don´t get wool felt here in my country =(
One of my Fall memories is about Halloween, my brother and I (he was 6 and I was 16) dressed up and I did the make up, we had so much fun! and I love my little brother so much (tear..) =)
Thank you for entering me in the drawing. Please visit my blog and leave a comment, I hope you like the prize.

Daughter of the King said...

I would love to enter your contest. My favorite fall moment is from last years fall. First let me tell you I live in the middle of Californina in a valley. We don't really get a Fall, we get HOT and COLD and we get lots more HOT than cold. Anyway about a 2 1/2 hour drive away up in the mountains (I use this term loosley) they have a place called Apple Hill. They most definately have fall there and my husband and I go every year in October (matter of fact we will be going there one week from today on our way for a 3 day vacation in Lake Tahoe)The weather up there has that nice coolness that you think of when fall arrives. The trees are beautiful and there are so many places to visit, different orchards and fruit stands. It takes all day but it is so worth it. Last year we went up on a Friday and it was just so much fun going from one place to the other picking up different apples with names that I had never heard of before but were oh so good to eat. We had lunch in a small little park area across from Larsons barn (one of the places selling apples) it has a small waterfall and we just enjoyed being together and talking. After lunch we went to Able's acres and bought all kinds of Apple goodies, not just apples to eat, but fritters, and doughnuts and pies, and dumplings and struedels~they have the best goodies around so if you are ever in the area of Apple Hill make sure you stop by Able's acres and get an apple fritter...We usually buy a dozen and freeze the rest. Then we head home and stop somewhere along the way to have dinner out. The drive up there is just gorgeous if you take the back roads (NO Highway 50)there are so many pretty trees that we don't see down here in the valley.
So that's it my favorite memory
Apple Hill with my beloved!
Blessings,Joann

Corinna said...

Wow what a generous giveaway! My favorite memory of fall as a child is crunching the dry leaves that have fallen to the ground. I still do it to this day. :o)

Nancy said...

Fall is one of my absolute favorite time of the year, so you can imagine my dismay that I now live in Phoenix where there is almost no fall at all! I have so many memories of fall that I can't just pick one, so here is an incomplete list: crunching on dried leaves, the COLORS!, carving pumpkins, apple cider, jacket weather, soccer season... Now I'm all teary eyed and sentimental.

Pattie said...

Hi Sandi -

Oh my goodness: your giveaway was meant for me! Please enter my name. :-) I am just getting into wool projects, looking to create some primitive-looking pillows, etc. I'm a total newbie so your gifts made my eyes light up. Thank you for the opportunity!

What do I love and remember most about about Fall? I love baking - cookies and other treats. I think I got this from my Mom. Anything that makes my house smell like Autumn is good in my book!

Happy October.

Dawn said...

What a great giveaway! Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors of mother nature!

BrineS said...

G'Day from Australia! Isn't this Fall Into Fall Giveaway fun?! It is just what I need as I sit in the tropical heat of Queensland, though my mind is telling me the leaves should all be change and the temperatures cooler. How I'd love to visit a Cider Mill, pick out a pumpkin, take a hayride, sip some hot cider and enjoy a warm donut. Ahhh! Those are wonderful memories. And after all that jump in a mile high pile of leaves! I grew up in Michigan...married a wonderful Aussie man a year ago and miss the FALL!

I'm so happy this is open internationally! I'm drooling over those wonderful wool felts! Please come by my giveaway, too!

Have A Happy Day!
Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com

comfortjoydesigns@gmail.com

peggy said...

Oh my goodness...Percy is just the cutest :) I think he'd totally enjoy coming to visit me in NJ....
I do a lot of work with wool and woolfelt and could certainly use more to add to my small stash!!!
Peggy

Jeanne said...

Percy said he wanted to visit my house. Please add my name to the drawing. Great giveaway.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I love to take long walks in the park, and hear the sound of leaves, crunching beneath you shoes. The leaves are just starting to turn, and in Toronto, that means the bright reds, oranges and yellows of the sugar maples. Quite a site to see.

BTW, it's only right that I win the giveaway. I've always wanted to make a penny rug and also have a hankering to do some dimensional beading (uses a wool felt base).

Anne Marie - Toronto
(you can reach me through the pickle posse)

Kelly said...

Percy is about as cute as can be. I wouldn't part with him either. I love the fall, the temps come down, the air is crisp, the trees go through their changes. My fondest memory is making jack-o-lanterns when my kid were litle. It just isn't the same without them being home. Thank you for your wonderful giveaway. I know someone is going to be very happy. Kelly

Jeanne said...

Sorry, forgot a fall memory. Back in 1984, our extended families were together at DB & DSIL's house to celebrate Amy's first birthday. We are all baseball fans and crowded around the television to watch the Tigers play in the World Series. Kirk Gibson hit a home run that will stay in my memory forever. The Tigers won!

~D Spack~ said...

Great Giveaway! Memory: I was raised in Eastern Idaho. When young we'd go over to Clark's and rake their leaves into a "house". I loved making the rooms and doors and then playing in the house. Great childhood memories under that big tree. Thanks!

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Oooh, this is too good to be true!
Fall is my favorite season, the colors, the smell .....
Thx for putting my name in the hat!

Ginger said...

I have great fall memories of getting lost in piles of leaves as a child! Thank you for entering me in your giveaway.
maumauisginger at gmail dot com

Kellie said...

Ohhh, great prize! I love to wool felt applique so this would be wonderful to win. I love fall because I can start to wear all the socks I have knitted and it's cool enough to have some stitching on your lap again!

Sandy said...

I love apple picking this time of year and going to the pumpkin patch

Narelle said...

Sorry, didn't notice the time difference before.
I love fall (autumn here) for the perfect weather, lovely colours and my birthday. I just have to get through summer first so I can enjoy all three.

kamewh said...

I love Fall! My favorite memories are of my parents raking huge leaf piles and my sister and I jumping into them! Thank you for the giveaway!

kerin0874 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Wonderful blog - I'm finding so many new ones to read with this give-away. Fall is a great time - and our kids - a zillion years ago when they were young - loved to pile leaves up in the yard and then run and jump into them. It was fun for all but someone did have to watch and make sure the first jumper was out of the pile before the next jumper ran and jumped. Fun fall memories.

Midlife Mom said...

My favorite fall memories are the yearly trips to pick pumpkins out of the field at a big farm. My kids and grandkids love it and we look forward to it every year. Also we like to go apple picking.

gariquilts said...

Because I now live in the South where fall comes late and green stays long. However, what I remember from year to year is looking forward to looking for the sprinkeling of reds and golds in the trees. I think because we don't see a lot of the color I really appreciate it more.

~Bren~ said...

Fall memory??? Probably when my boys were little and taking them to the apple orchard. I really enjoyed that....those donuts are too good!!!
Wonderful and generous giveaway!

Winona said...

I suppose my favorite memory of fall was when all the kids were home. Every fall we would all go to the timber to cut wood. We cut black locust, so it didn't have to cure. We had a regular assembly line: dh cutting, a couple of the kids piling brush, the rest of them carrying wood to the truck, and me stacking it all up. LOL Very good memories. You have a lovely giveaway.
Winona

Karen said...

I think my favorite fall memory is a childhood memory. My house sat on a little hill. We had several large maple trees in our yard. There were always lots and lots of leaves that had to be raked. My brothers and sister and I would help rake the leaves down over the little hill and make huge piles. We would then run and jump from the top of the hill into the piles of leaves and scatter them everywhere. We would then rake them up and start over until our mom said that was enough and she would burn them. Sometimes if the piles were big enough we would play hide and seek and use the piles as a hiding place.

Karen in IN
hillk0306@yahoo.com
merrylittlequilter.blogspot.com

Sweetpeas said...

My favorite fall memory, when I was a kid, we took a vacation into New England to see all the gorgeous leaves and also went to Sturbridge (sp?) Village, a village set up like the olden days, that's always been one of my favorite vacation memories (and I'm still fascinated by "the olden days" and thoroughly enjoying introducing it all to my kids now).

StitchinByTheLake said...

I just made my first wool project this fall and I'm in love! Working with the wool was astounding - such a different feel to that project. A couple of years ago my husband and I went to the northeast to see the leaves - October in Maine was unbelievable. It was a long-held dream and I loved every minute of it. blessings, marlene

CanCan said...

I love fall, and I am beginning to realize that I enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends even more than Christmas. Thanksgiving is really more THANKS focused, rather than Christmas which has turned into "getting stuff" focused!
I am an ESL teacher of adults learning English. Of course these people from other cultures don't have a reason to celebrate Thanksgiving or maybe don't know how b/c it is an American holiday. So I got the bright idea to start inviting people to my home so they wouldn't be sitting around lonely on Thanksgiving Day when all the stores are closed and they have a day off of work!
I have really enjoyed years past with guests from all over the world, including China, Mexico, Laos, and last year, Kenya! I also hope my own children are learning a little something about different cultures!
onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Emily B said...

My favourite memory of fall is fairly recent and close to my heart. On a beautiful fall day - last September 30 to be exact - my sweetie took me on a hike up to an amazing lookout which had a view of the treetops with beautiful fall colours. Then - to my shock - he proposed! Fall will never be the same and I will always associate the beauty of fall with the love of my life!

Sherri said...

My favorite memory of fall actually just happened last year. My daughter came home from college for Thanksgiving, and it was so good to see her after a few months away! Thanksgiving is the best!

Patti said...

I love the colors and smells of Autumn. I grew up in the northeast where the colors are so intense during the fall time.

jenny said...

well whats there not to like abt fall? its one of the funnest times of the year you get to go to punpkin farms and go out and get lots of candy and well fall is one of the best timesof the year

Lyn said...

Loving the giveaway! Percy is so adorable too!
My memory of fall is centred around me and my mom baking apple pies in her little kitchen. From the window, we can see the yellow and orange leaves falling and the neighbour's cat peering through the window. Baking was never my best skill, and I am content just slicing the apples and dusting the freshly baked pies with icing sugar. And of course, eating them! That's what fall is to me - mom, love, leaves and pies =)

Thanks Sandi! (and Percy!)

zlyn88(at)gmail(dot)com

Lyn said...

The best memory of autumn (fall) is having a picnic at Mt Macedon.A place DH and I used to go when we first met.Throw a snag on the barbie, a glass of wine and a walk to the Cross on top of the mountain. Regards Lyn

Midlife Mom said...

Hey thanks for stopping by! You guys have gotten me all inspired to finish some of the UFO's I have in my sewing room! I'm so busy with my horses in the summer my quilting gets kind of left behind but now I am ready to get at it again! I did finish a Halloween project that needed binding and now am working on a Christmas wall hanging for my DIL for Christmas. This is a really fun give away and I can't believe the wonderful prizes you all are giving! Take care and I will see you again soon!

Sue H said...

Hi, Sandi: A favorite fall memory was in September 1984. My youngest child was off to his first day of morning kindergarten, and I invited ten neighbor women (whose children had also just gotten on the school bus) and had a Champagne brunch. It was wonderful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Good for you sandi - 77 comments! Fabulous. What fun. The wool is delicious. What a great giveaway. Percy is just as cute as his poem. You are so clever.

Melzie said...

I have to say my favorite fall memories all involve playing with my kids in the leaves, and just the warmth of the sun. Fall is more golden than any other time of year :) xoxo melzie

Marilyn R said...

What a fantastic prize. Percy is just so sweet! One of my favorite Fall memories is of the trip that Hubby and I took to some of the New England states. Were those trees beautiful!

Becca said...

My favorite memory is walking in the woods with my DH and DD and having the leaves falling down on us like rain.

Alisa said...

One of my favorite fall memories is of my teenage daughter's "Harry Potter" party. Her friends all dressed as a character from the books and a wonderful time was had by all. All those "kids" are in college now and I'm sure that the pictures of that day found their way into many dorm rooms. Thanks for offering the give-away.

blueviolet said...

I remember when my oldest was in the high school marching band going to the state championship and being bundled up in a coat, hat, mittens, and covered in blankets. It was absolutely freezing that fall day but I barely felt it because they put on the show of a lifetime and won the championship!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Linda said...

I love Fall. It is my favorite time of the year. Some of my best memories were from the Fall. I was the only girl in our neighborhood and I was a tomboy. My brother and I would play football with all the other neighborhood boys and we always won. We would play outside until we couldn't see anymore and the lightning bugs would come out...it was great. Fun times. Thanks for having this give away. I really like Percy. Hugs, Linda

Julie said...

My favorite fall memory is when my two youngest girls came to live with me in October. Two years later in spring we adopted them.

Lisa said...

I love fall so I have lots of favorite memories. I think the one that always brings tears to my eyes happened two years ago. My son went into the Army my parents and I went to see him graduate and took his then 3 year old son with us. My son bought his son a smal army uniform. Two months later it's Halloween and I have my grandson for the night.. His mom bought him a costume but when it came time to put his costume on he didn't want the costume he wasn't to be a solider like his dada.
So he wore the Army uniform and proudly told everyone he was just like his dada....

I would love to win the Wool felt living in Florida you can't buy wool....

Lisa

Jen said...

Fall is my favorite season! My favorite fall memory is playing in the leaves when I was a child. My dad would rake the leaves into huge piles and let me jump in over and over. It was so much fun!

TXsunlover said...

My favorite fall memory is when we were kids and we would rake up all the leaves in the yard into one huge pile. And then we would run and jump onto it. Then would rake it all up and jump again..and again...and again. We lived in a rural area so we burned our leaves and I loved that smell.
Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway!
proudyaya04 {at] yahoo {dot} com

Karen South said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I have fond memories of raking leaves and it actually being fun! LOL ... now I consider it work!

Karen
karensouth.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

I love, love, love Fall! My favorite memory of Fall is actually from last year. After my 4 children raked a HUGE pile of leaves, 2 of them hid inside while the other 2 had me come outside-unsuspecting of course! The "zombies" scared the pants of me when they jumped out of the leaves to scare me! It was great!
Thanks for this chance to win a great prize!
Laurie

Kathleen said...

I love everything about fall! My favorite memory would have to be my October wedding. It was the perfect fall day and our outdoor photos are amazing. It was all so pretty, from the pumpkin decorations to the leaves in my hair garland.

Debbie said...

What a great giveaway... to me, Fall reminds me it is almost time for Halloween... which i used to love as a child... and when my kids were little Fall meant getting the costumes made!

Bella said...

Fall has always been my favorite...but my new favorite fall memory is the birth of my new and first grands last fall...and TWINS!!! So this is celebration month forever! Love your giveaway!

Jacquelynne said...

So glad I get to enter your giveaway! My favorite fall memories are going to the various harvest festivals and craft shows in our area with my family- good times!

Terri said...

My favorite fall memory is a local apple festival and craft fair on a sunny, crisp fall day.

Deb said...

One of my favorite memories is going on an away-weekend with my husband, attending an apple festival, and buying a birdhouse made out of old barn wood. Deb

cedarchestquilts said...

Camping-is my favorite fall memories. When it the TX nights start to cool enough to enjoy sleeping outdoors and riding bikes. I love the wool please enter me to win Angie

bingo~bonnie said...

growig up my parents and I took clogging lessons... and one year our clogging club was invited to a family's reunion to go and clogg. That was my favorite fall memorie.. driing up into the mountains to their huge family lodge and after cloggig we were welcome to stay and participate in all their family activities... hay ride, apple bobbing... it was fun. I was only 9 or 10 at the time and remember thinking one day, I want to have a family like this! :) Love from Texas! ~bonnie

swooze said...

Growing up in NY we had lots of maple trees. My friends and I tried to tap the trees. Who knew the raw syrup didn't taste so good. Then we tried to boil it down. We didn't have the patience to get to a finished product!

Needled Mom said...

Fall memories.... plaid school uniforms, new crayons, dried leaves to jump into... to only mention a few.

Lovely giveaway. Have fun with it.

lissylaine said...

Fall is my favorite time of year - always has been. When the leaves turn and begin falling off the trees... we had a pine tree with these long needles that would fall and rake into large piles that look like a bird's nest. Fall colors are my favorites too - love fall fabrics!

Melissa

Pat said...

I will always remember with a simile all of the times we went to the pumpkin patch with my two children. They always had to get the best one. They changed their minds many, many, many times each year which one was the best? It always happened the best one was the biggest one. Now I am repeating the same thing with my two grandchildren...Oh the fun!!

Ginny said...

I used to love raking all the leaves & jumping in them. Now I love watching my girls do it!

Coleen said...

I love the colors,the smells and sleeping with the window open on a cool crip night.

Thanks for visiting my blog, isn't this fun?

Wehaf said...

My friends and I once got seriously lost in a corn maze - it took us forever to get out! We had fun though!

urchiken at gmail dot com

SandyQuilts said...

Great idea to add to your giveaway. Percy is too adorable. Please enter me.

Fall brings so many pleasures especially Halloween.

I joined the giveaway tonight, hope you can stop by.

WoolenSails said...

When I think about fall, I remember the times my family went to Stepping stone falls for picnics. The woods were filled with color and the falls were always running heavily that time of year.

Wonderful idea for a giveaway.

Debbie

Loralynn said...

My favorite things about fall are hayrides, pumpkin picking, cider & donuts. All done while spending time with my family. It's a great time to draw together as a family after the hectic, going 10 different directions, summertime.

Deborah said...

Favorite fall memory: I go back to my childhood, as it reminds me those car trips up to the mountains to "see the leaves" and picnic on the ground. We all wore blue jeans and spread probably an old quilt on the ground and had our picnic. And of course, the first nights you had to snuggle under a quilt! I Love Fall!

Annette said...

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. I remember walking to school in the leaves and noticing the crisp feel to the air as the weather cooled. To this day I think of that when the weather and leaves start to change.

Kristi said...

My favorite memory of fall is very recent. I've traded my favorite childhood memories for those of watching my children who are 4 and 3. Each year has been more magical than the last watching the play in piles of leaves and especially to see the joy on their faces as they experience the good things about Halloween. Visiting the neighbors for treats, and standing on a step stool at our door passing out goodies to other kids. Watching them parade in their costumes at preschool and just get so excited about the big day throughout all of October

Barbie said...

Thanks for your generosity! One of my favorite fall memories was going to my grandmother's house, who didn't have central heat and air. At bedtime, we would open up the rollout bed and climb in under a couple of heavy handmade quilts. I can still feel the weight of those quilts and the wonderful feeling of security they brought!! I miss those innocent days. Thanks, brdstitcher at gmail dot com

Rhonda said...

Wow... what a great giveaway!
My favorite part of fall is taking the kids to the pumpkin patch to pick out their pumpkins. Then, we came home and carved them and created a great big mess. lol

harts4Him said...

My favorite childhood memory of fall is....when I'd get off the school bus in the afternoons, I would peel my socks and shoes off and walk barefoot in the cool grass.

sewing_passion said...

When I was a kid my Grandma's little village had a fall agricultural fair. My Grandma was very involved in the fair and would go through the booklet to find a craft for each grandchild to participate in and would enter our projects. I don't remember if I ever won a prize. I remember the time that my Grandma spent with us to get our projects done. We would of course have to go to the fair and she would take each of us to the craft area to show us our projects displayed. You would never realize she had 16 grandchildren, as she made each and everyone of us feel special.

Myra said...

My favorite fall memory is of getting my twin boys all dressed up to go trick or treating. We always had such a wonderful time.

della said...

One of my favorite fall memories was jumping off the schoolbus, changing into jeans, and running out to saddle up my horse to ride down to the orchard to pick an apple for me and one for the horse!
I can remember the colors and sounds and smells of those wonderful afterschool fall days.

Sincerely,
Della
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Soukies said...

Awesome giveaway! Fall is my favorite season! Please enter me!

Lynn

ikkinlala said...

One of my favourite memories of fall is that my dad would start making us really good breakfasts (pancakes and omelets even during the week) as soon as it got cool enough to light the wood stove.

Nicole
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Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Roasting hotdogs and marshmellows with my husband and Grandchildren..m..

Luck said...

My favorite memory of fall: making our first fire of the season in our fireplace.

Wilma L. said...

Fall is my favorite season of the year. That is why I planned a Fall wedding. Tomorrow will be our 52nd anniversary! Our only grandson got married on our 50th, and they had a Fall wedding also. Pretty neat, huh?

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Deb said...

I love the turning of the leaves. Here in the midwest, they turn awesome hues! Also love the chilly nites and cooler days--gets me to thinking about hot apple cider (another fav)!
Lovely give away!

Lissa Jane said...

we dont have 'fall' in australia, but autumn.. our native tree's dont lose their leaves, but the best part of autumn is COOLER weather!!!! a much welcomed relief from summer!!!
what a generous giveaway, wool is very hard to come by here...

Lissa
PS I love your quilt in your header, the dresdens are just gorgeous!!!! are they 30's fabrics?? I love 30's..

corina said...

You have a great blog! So nice to visit you. What do I like about fall? For me it was always the end (because the birds are living) and the beginning (because I had to go to school) so close to each other that made it so special!

barbarabaker said...

What a wonderful prize package up for grabs...truly awesome!!! An absolute quilters dream :)

My favorite fall memories are sitting outside on the front porch with my girls and watching the leaves fall from the tree. The awesome feeling that's in the air as you walk outside in the mornings. The pretty clear cool skies in the evening and just the times spent sharing small talk with family...as well as sharing hot cocoa on a cool night tucked under a blanket with my kiddos!!!

Happy Fall everyone!!!

5acre Designs said...

My memory of fall is my mom dressing up as a hobo on Halloween and scaring the wits out of a neighbor. She really looked the part. She always tried to make handmade costumes for me too!

Marit said...

I will love to join your give away, and what a great idea to make a list over give aways!
My favorite fall memory is to walk in the leaves on the ground!

maggie said...

My favorite fall memory is of dressing my three daughters up at Halloween and taking them trick or treating. Their excitement on those evenings stay in my memory.

julieQ said...

Thank you for your generosity. I love raking leaves outside in the cool air with my family. Always fun! and then a mug of spicey cider...yum!

Andrea said...

What gorgeous wools! A fall time memory I have was from the Halloween my sister and I were princesses. We had burgundy tricot dresses my mom made for us, poster-board cone hats with trailing chiffon ribbons. It was FREEZING that Halloween, so we had to wear coats to Trick-or-Treat. We couldn't bare to cover up our pretty dresses so we put our coats under them! We were the puffiest princesses ever!

cheryl said...

My favourite fall (autumn !!) memories are very European ! Going to the park to hunt for chestnuts then playing conkers. Building a guy (kind of like a scarecrow) to burn on Guy Fawkes Night, then having a big firework party and eating baked potatoes wrapped in foil baked in the embers of the fire.

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Pam Richardson said...

What a great giveaway.
My favourite memory of fall(Autumn) is getting married. 40 years ago. Well will be in 12 days time.

Janie said...

What a great Giveaway. Love the Pumpkin. There are so meny things I like about the Fall. Changing leaves, cool weather, driving down country roads to the winerys with the leaves falling, smell of home made pies, bread, soup and sitting in front of the fire, under my warm snowman quilt, with a hot chocolate.

Janie

Lisa said...

Percy, what a cute name for your pumpkin! I love being able to pull the quilts out in Autumn and snuggling up under a lap quilt doing my stitching and watching my favourite show on tv with a hot cup of coffee.
lisavv2675@hotmail.com

FabricMom said...

Percy is cute. I love watching my kids playing in the fallen leaves.

Regi said...

My favorite fall memory was when i was 9. My family and I had just moved to Maine from a military base in Rota Spain. We went on a long drive and ended up in Bar Harbor Maine, the colors in the trees were just amazing, the smell in the air was wonderful. Somewhere on the route we picked up pumpkins and went on a little train ride. It was an awesome day! Ever since then my favorite season has been Autumn.

KrisinTN said...

I love the fall. It is my favorite time of year. My favorite fall experience is one we relive every year. My husband and I (sometimes with our children, and sometimes without) go to Gatlinburg and just walk the streets. The foliage is beautiful, and the shops are always decorated with pumpkins and scarecrows.

gin said...

Nice give away. The best part of fall besides the cool temps and raking leaves is we have 1 son's birthday and our wedding anniversary to celebrate, bot in October.

Vickie E said...

My memories are mostly surrounding halloween. My birthday is the 29th of October and so all parties were costume parties. I LOVE costume parties!!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I'd love to be included in your giveaway! My favortie fall memory is playing in the leaves. I loved the smell of them and then raking leaves wasn't half bad when you could jump in the middle and just inhale it all.....
Regina

Peaceful Piecer said...

One of my favorite fall memories is going to the NC state fair with my family.

Kristie said...

Wow! Wool!!!!!! Please enter me in your giveaway! I love the prizes, you are very generous!
Kristie

Alice Grace said...

Walking in the woods with the one I love with the leaves crackling underneath our feet, the sights, and beauty of the area.

Erin said...

I love all the holidays that come with the start of fall!
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donna444444 said...

I remember having cookouts and going to football games.
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Jana said...

My favorite fall memory would be taking the kids pumpkin picking at a pumpkin patch in Utah. I had never seen a pumpkin patch before so I was just as excited as the kids were. I love fall and the cool mornings and nights!

Carol said...

I love the cooler weather and being able to wear my sweaters. Oh, I love wool felt so I hope I am a winner!
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jean said...

At one time in our life we lived in the country and taking a walk among the beautiful colorful trees was wonderful

Danielle said...

My favorite fall memory is my wedding (November 6th)!

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Kristie said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my favorite memory!!!! I think my favorite memory of fall is always playing in the piles of leaves that mom would rake up. We would hide in them and cover ourselves up, she would start to load them in the bags and we would scream, it would scare her too death...but now that I look back on it, I'm sure she knew we were in there and she was just playing with us.
Kristie

kjquilts said...

What a silly little poem! I like it! Fall always reminds me of when my children were little and we carved pumpkins. The looks on their faces as they were digging out the 'guts' was priceless!

Janice said...

What a fabulous giveaway. I love the fall. It brings back memories of collecting leaves with the kids and playing in them. Seeing who could get buried the first.

julia said...

Hi Sandi,
what a lovely giveaway - I recently thought I had to try wools...but haven't found the time to "investigate" about it further...the colours you chose are beautiful...!
My favourite fall-memory...hmmm...I'm a September born and when I was little, I used to have a "big" party and whenever the weather was fair enough, all my friends and I went to the park to jump into the leaves that were piled up; there was a container-like thing and we all klimbed into it and threw the leaves up into the air...I loved the smell & the colours...and we had so much fun...
I think I'll go to the park tomorrow ;o)
Hugs, Julia

Pam's Pride said...

My favorite fall memory is taking my kiddos on a hayride through the apple orchard a couple of years ago! We got to stop and pick apples. It was a ton of fun!!

Grammie said...

What a generous giveaway! My favorite memory of fall was as a kid raking the leaves into lines and creating a "house" with rooms. A more recent and special memory is of our son's wedding on a very crisp and cold late Oct. day. They were married outside at an overlook at a nearby lake. At least the sun was out and our daughter-in-law looked beautiful and our son looked very handsome. Thanks for entering me.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Pat said...

Oh, MY....I have only just gotten into some wool projects and would absolutely LOVE to win this prize package. My favorite fall memory is of the family Thanksgivings we'd have when the kids were growing up. (I'd cook every year.) Now we have moved a bit further from them and we have to cook our Thanksgiving meal on a weekend, but I still love the gathering......the food and the time to share in our blessings. This past year has been a rough one, but I am thankful we have come through it and hope for easier times next year.

pjcasad@hotmail.com

bison61 said...

my best memory of fall was when I was young-My 2 brothers and I would grow our own pumpkins, carve them and roast the seeds

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kathi said...

My best memory is dunking for apples at the neighbor's house.

Char said...

The memory of Fall that sticks with us is when we had to close down our place at the lake...soo much work....usually it was hot and not cool as in a great Fall day. But the fish were biting and I love to fish in the fall. We are watching the tops of the trees turn orange from a recent frost, but having 80 degree temps, sure doesn't feel like Fall....I would love to win your basket! Char

Alice said...

Picking apples and making apple sauce.

Alice
lindsay@uniserve.com

Kim said...

my favorite memory of fall will repeat this Monday- the annual family apple picking. Your poem was lovely and Percy is adorable...

checkersmom said...

Giving away candy to treat or treater's. Seeing at the costumes. The russell of fall leaves, the cool crisp nights and mornings, the smell of the autumn air. Your give away is great. I love your poem.

Jackie said...

My favorite fall memory is of my kids raking up leaves and then playing in them. Was a lot of fun!

Emily said...

My favorite fall memory--it's always Halloween. The smell of the face paints and roaming the neighborhood with my brother and sisters. Then counting the candy after. : )

Cris A said...

My favorite memory of fall has to be FOOTBALL!! I grew up watching it, now my boys play it, and I work for Notre Dame! GO IRISH!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Mel said...

A favorite fall memory for me deals with Halloween. My mother came to my class to help with a party and my dad came, dressed up as a monster, to walk with me in the costume parade around a couple of blocks.

Linda T said...

My favourite memory of fall is raking the leaves and jumping in the piles. Count me in on your drawing! Enjoy!

vfernandez said...

My favorite fall memories have to do with cooking and baking. I love that my family gets together every year to bake or cook tamales.

CieAngel said...

My favorite Fall memory is of my Mom backing pie crusts and making cookie dough for cookie, I remember standing on a chair and helping her. Then while everything was backing we would sit at the kitchen table and I would watch her sew our new Holiday dresses.
Huggs,
Cleary

Sam said...

I think all of my favorite fall memories are hikes in the woods, or those fantastic leaf piles that seemed so big when I was so small!

Amanda said...

I love carving pumpkins with the kids and eating the roasted seeds - yummy!

Jill said...

My favorite fall moment is watching my gkids sitting in a pumpkin patch surronded by pumpkins

Jennifer said...

When I think about Fall, I always think about Halloween. We always used to go trick or treating with some family friends and I can just remember going around the block knocking on doors (usually with a winter coat on under my costume!) and whining by the end of the night how much my feet hurt. Somehow still managed to forget that by the next year though :)

Sue said...

My favorite memories of fall are the smell of burning leaves (many places don't allow it anymore), roasting pumpkin seeds and jumping into piles of leaves!

Your giveaway looks wonderful!

cookiekenney said...

My memories of apple pie and Mom. Thanks for the giveway.

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Just Susan said...

I love going on long road trips and enjoying all the beautiful fall colors.~Susan

Janey Joop said...

I love raking the leaves in big piles and jumping in them. Thanks for the giveaway.:^)JaneyJoop

tammi said...

These are so much fun! Thanks so much for this giveaway, and the chance to share in all these great memories! My favorite memories are of going to a little farm outside of town with my son when he was small. The farmer would take us out to the pumpkin patch in a horse-drawn cart, past the goats and sheep and chickens, and my son would always pick out the biggest pumpkin- that he could never carry on his own! We had an annual "date" to go pick out our pumpkins. Now he's a teenager, it's not quite as magical for him, but it still is for me.....

Kritta22 said...

Your poem was so cute!!
My favorite memory of when I was young was we would go pick out our own pumpkins from a pumpkin patch. We got to go on a hay ride out to the field. It was so much fun! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Sherry said...

Watching my Granddaughter jumping & playing in piles of raked leaves. She loves it!

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