Monday, September 8

Midnight in the Pumpkin Patch Giveaway!


It's just after midnight and this is my fourth post today. You may be thinking I'm just a little this side of crazy but I am on a mission! I wanted to blog/write for so long and now that I have finally got the ball rolling, well, I can't stop. Sometimes the thoughts come faster than I can type them so I have begun making notes on my calendar of what to post for future dates so I don't forget things. Because I certainly do forget things!! In fact, I mentioned an e-mail that would tie in nicely with the quilts in my last post and then forgot to tell you about it. And actually, I got two welcome e-mails on Saturday. One was from Chookyblue and we have finally connected so that I can participate in her Secret Santa for 2008. She was having some trouble reaching me and I am sure it was my fault because my husband told me if I was having some trouble with people not being able to get through then perhaps I should delete the rather large crop of e-mails that I had in my sent folder and inbox. I did that and like magic, the e-mail from Chookyblue came through. I will be much more careful in the future!! Second e-mail came from a former resident of my home town of Lehigh, Marlene who learned of my desire to write a book about Lehigh and she sent along some history to me and wrote of what good friends her mother and dad were with my Aunt Bell and Uncle John. The history she sent was written by Ching Williams who owned and operated the Clover Farm Grocery Store on Main Street in Lehigh. He, too, was a good friend of my Aunt Bell and so all this would have tied in nicely as I spoke of her and her quilts. It will yet...........
The main reason for this post, though, is to tell you of my next Giveaway. Brown Bear is once again working as my able assistant. We've pulled a pumpkin out of the patch and with my help, he will fill it full of fabric for you! His friends Honeybear and Shaggylou are looking into the pumpkin in hopes that it will hold some honey. Not! Too sticky! The only thing sweet that will go in the pumpkin are lots of sweet fat quarters and fat eighths all in fall fabrics. You will need to leave a comment on this post or e-mail me a comment. And what are we celebrating this time? Well, my Aunt Bell's birthday was September 25th and Marlene's son's birthday was the same day and I learned that all those years ago they used to exchange cards. And Ching was such a personable fellow that everybody loved to hear his stories, see his smile. So, we're celebrating friendships because what could be more valuable than that and worthy of a celebration! So leave me a comment and tell me about a most cherished friend or relative. I'll draw a winner at midnight on September 25th, 2008. Sweet dreams!

22 comments:

Selina said...

Hi Sandi
You are a very generous soul! My Grandma is a very generous person too, though she wasn't always like this. I think she mellowed as she got older. ;) She is my cherised person today

craftydiane said...

Good Morning Sandi,
How can I tell you about a cherished friend or relative in only a few short words. My very dearest friend is Barbara. We met 11 years ago as I was going through a hard time in my life. She has been there over the years through the thick and the thin, good and bad. There is absolutely nothing that she doesn't know about me and me about her. She is always there for me and I am always there for her. She just remarried and moved clear across the country but we still email several times a day and talk on the phone almost every day and I am still there for her and she is still there for me.
There are two other people who I have cherished who are no longer here with me. They are my mother and my brothers, Keith and George. I love them so much and miss them so very much. I know they are in heaven together and much better off than me.
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Sue H said...

Hi, Sandi:
Wow, this was a tough one, as there are many friends I think of as "cherished", but it has to be my dad. He's been gone for almost ten years now, but it seems like he was just here yesterday. I think of him often. Talk to him. Wonder if he would approve of this or that. Think of his jokes and his dry, quirky humor. So in a lot of ways, he is still here with me, and I do cherish him and all the good memories!

Sue Cahill said...

My most cherished relative was my Grandmother Bosworth, she gave me a sewing machine when I turned 13 and always encouraged any creative desires I had. She had the most incredible sense of color. I made her a quilt for her nintieth birthday which she cherished. I wrote her a long letter thanking her for all the talents she had given me. I still miss her, she passed away at 96.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Just Susan said...

Hi,
My most cherished are my Mom & Dad. They come as a set like salt and pepper. They have been by our sides through thick and thin, never unavailable, and always have the right answers. They are older now and still travelling the highways between families and grandkids. They are our rock.

Debbie said...

I cherish my two children - can't live without em....

Erzebat said...

hiyall,
my Dad was my cherished person. he literally rescued my sisters and me from a tough time with mother. when I got really serious about quilt making, his was the first BIG quilt I ever made. He loved that quilt. it was very simple 99 patch, tied at the corners quilt. when he passed, I was given the quilt back. whenever I see that quilt, I think of him and how he had a tear in his eye when he recieved that quilt.
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(muah) Liz

ytsmom said...

I would have to say my Dad. He passed away in April at 91. I think that somehow I thought he would always be with us. He was very special to all or our extended family.

Linda said...

I absolutely love fall fabric :D Great giveaway!
My most cherished person is my father. To cut it short - adopted 2x -original parents no clue -first set of parents both are passed away - So... at the age of 12 I was adopted once again... It was not easy that is for sure! My mother is not the maternal type, pats on the head type of love. My father... he has been a male roll model to my children and myself, a religious roll model to my family (he is a pastor), a driving teacher to my 2 oldest children and myself, a shoulder to cry on, a hug that engulfs you... My father has always in his own way let me know that I am loved! My father has always in his own way let my children know they are loved! I can honestly say besides my children... he is the only person I would "go to the ends of the earth" for!
Good luck everyone! Thank you for hosting the giveaway Sandi!

Jacquelynne said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I am doing a giveaway right now, too, for Christmas fabric, notions, books.... Stop by and enter mine (wouldn't it be funny if we won each other's??!!)

Narelle said...

Hi Sandi
What a wonderful giveaway. Am I aloud to have my hubby as my most cherished person. If not then it would be my two beautiful children. Can't help it, they all mean the world to me.

call me crazy said...

Good morning~ What a nice giveaway. I cherish all my friends and family and know that things can change in an instant. For today I will remember the cherished friends I have only met by internet and hope to meet in person someday. Having never set eyes on each other, we still have a special bond. :)

Jeanne said...

Great giveaway! My childhood best friend is still that, my best friend. We can go for months without communication and always have things to talk about the next time we meet. Most of my happiest memories while growing up include her. She is honest, generous, loyal and my BFF.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, Thank you for the chance to win this gtreat giveaway, my cherised person today is my great Gramma Ryan. She was the quilter in the family and I just adored her. I remember playing under her quilt frame. I loved her so and she passed in 1965. But I love her as much now as then. Jane

Larissa said...

Hi Sandi,
My most cherished preson is/was my Oma, she is the one who instilled my "craftiness" and taught me to use her knitting machine in her "room" at the bottom of her garden. On Saturday it was 9 years since she passed away after a brave battle with cancer. I have so many special memories of all the things she taught me.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How did I miss commenting on this post? My most cherished friend is Laura, my neighbor. She knows all or most of my good and bad qualities and likes me anyway. She listens when I rant and rave. My favorite thing about her is that I've learned so much from her and she's made me a better person. Thats what friends should do for each other.

cedarchestquilts said...

Sandi,
love all you pictures--it was like getting to go to a quilt show! I love pumpkins and will give it and the fabric a loving home. I really enjoyed your blog and will continue to visit Angie

Purplezebra said...

Hi Sandi,
My grandmother was my most cherished friend. She taught me to crochet and in the evenings we would spend time reading the Bible together. I have many fond memories spending time with her. I can hardly wait until I will see her again!

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

Hello,

I would have to say I cherish both of my Grandmas. I feel so blessed to have 4 living grandparents at my age and thoroughly enjoy spending time with them.

Cindy

Ginger said...

I cherish my grandmother- she is so sweet and kind and generous
maumauisginger at gmail dot com

katie z said...

One of my cherished people would be my assistant in the sewing room, age 2 1/2, who is my daughter. Because I stay at home, she is a part of almost all of my life in the last 3 years, and I sometimes it's strange to think there was a time in my life when I didn't see her smile or hear her talk about "ninis" (quilting!)

She would love a pumpkin full of fabric - I might have to share with her if you draw my name!

Niki :-) said...

What fun! Thanks for letting me enter, just under the gun ;) niki in az

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