Thursday, 2 October 2008

Swaps and giveaways

I am participating in 2 swaps and a giveaway.

Now being stupid and not really reading the instructions properly I haven't got pictures up of my giveaway yet. I am taking part in Fall into fall giveaway hosted by Debi. This lady must think I'm completely barmy, nevermind, she's right!

Now, the giveaway - there are 40 other people taking part in this. You need to click on each of our links (the picture on my sidebar will take you to the other participants), leave a comment about what you like about Autumn (fall) on our blogs and your names will be entered into a draw held by each of us. The winning names will be announced by each of us on October 15th. I will be giving away some fat quarters from Clothworks 'Sew Much Love' range, some handmade cards and some other goodies including chocolate of course . There are some really lovely giveaway prizes so have a go. For my giveaway you need to have a blog.

As you can see from my sidebar I am taking part in Chookyblue's Secret Santa Swap and a knitting swap. I am really excited about these.

I'll be under radar over the weekend as I am away with the Oh! Bearded One in North Wales. We go tomorrow.

111 comments:

Debi said...

I love the smell of pumpkin pie and apple cider, and the crisp cool evenings. Your prizes sound wonderful, please include me. I DO NOT think you are loopy! :)

Lisa said...

I'm sure your not realy barmy..
I love fall because I get to see all the birds who make Fl their winter home, take my grandson's treat or treating and enjoy my family here for Thanksgiving...
Lisa

Joyce said...

Ailsa, I think I'll first! I love the smeall of burning fall leaves. Thanks for participating in the giveaway. Be sure to stop my blog.
Joyce
joycee2561 at yahoo dot com

Mary Grace McNamara said...

As long as chocolates are included, I'm very interested in your giveaway! Actually it's the fat quarters that hooked me! Please sign me up!

MGM

Linda said...

You my dear woman have a full plate!! Remember to take time for yourself!

Fall is a wonderful time of year - homemade applesauce, foliage colors, family gatherings without having to get present ready, just enjoying presence! :)
Hope you are enjoying your fall!
Linda

Karen South said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for offering up the fabric.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I'm first I have never been first. What I like about fall, the colors and the wonderful smell of burning leaves. Thank you for a great giveaway!

gariquilts said...

I can't believe I am the first to comment. I love the smell of burning leaves, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, and cider. I also am enjoying sleeping under my own quilt, for the first time.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE fall! I love the cooler weather and all the beautiful colors!

Kimberly
kimmmtt at yahoo dot com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Count me in...that sounds like a wonderful giveaway...
I love fall and watching the colours change on the leaves...not to mention the yummy stews and soups one can make at this time of year!

Bella said...

I love it all...the crispy weather, the changing leaves, football games, and PUMPKINS!!!
Happy Fall, y'all!

blueviolet said...

I love the crispness of the air, the color of fall leaves, watching college football, making applesauce, baking pumpkin pies, and the smells outside of burning leaves!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Raquel said...

I love hot spiced apple cider! Much love, Raquel XO

Terri said...

I love the smell of wood smoke in the evenings, the sound of the marching band at the nearby high school on Friday football nights.

jillquilts said...

Oh, I love the smell of pumpkin pie and the spices, too!!!

miniaturequilter said...

I love the colors you see if fall-browns, greens, orange, and wine! Your prizes sound great! Please enter me into your fall drawing too!

Jan said...

I love the smell of early crispy mornings and evenings in fall. Thanks for entering me in your drawing. What fun!

swooze said...

Put me in please!

cedarchestquilts said...

I don't have to see a picture to know I'd love fabric & chocolate! Please enter me to win. I'll check back to see what your other goodies look like. Angie

Needled Mom said...

I love fall for the warmth of the season - colors, fires, and friends.

Quilt Pixie said...

what a generous heart you must have to do give away and swaps at the same time!

My favorite thing about fall is scrumnching through the leaves on the sidewalks, though the lack of mosquitoes rates up there too... as does the corn roasts... hmmm howabout favotires rather then just one? :-)

Sue H said...

Thanks for hosting such a lovely give-away! I love fall because I really like the cooler weather, and the wonderful colors are a real bonus!

Pat said...

A great giveaway. Thank you.

Ginny said...

My favorite thing would be the colors, that pretty much sums up everything I love!

Wehaf said...

I love giving out candy at Halloween!

urchiken at gmail dot com

Alisa said...

I love the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin. Especially a beautiful candle on a cool fall evening. Please consider me for the wonderful gifts! Your blog is lovely.

Corinna said...

What I love best about fall is all the colors of the changing leaves. Please enter me in your draw! :o)

Paula said...

I love the sound of rustling leaves and the smell of mom's home made Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the great give away.

SandyQuilts said...

Fall is a wonderful season ... it leads to summer. I love orange and it abounds during Fall. Please enter me.

Rose said...

I love the warm sunny days and the cool crisp night of Autumn. And I love the great items you are offering in your giveaway. Please enter my name. And Thanks!

Rose

BrineS said...

I love visiting the Cider Mills and enjoying donuts and cider, picking out a pumpkin for carving...so fun!

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

comfortjoydesigns@gmail.com

Susan Cahill said...

I love the smells, the color of the leaves, the crunch of pples, the cool nights, snuggling under quilts.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

Deb said...

I love fall because it's when we take our annual fall family vacation. Thank you for the giveaway.

WoolenSails said...

One thing I love about fall is apples. I love fresh apples and can eat them plain and in old and new recipes. It is a great treat and gives me energy for all the projects I work on.

Debbie

Sunny said...

As a quilter, I too do not need to see a picture to know fabric and chocolate are some of my favorite things! LOL. As for fall, my favorites are the cool crispness in the air with sunshine, pumpking pies baking and holidays with family.

Marilyn R said...

I love the changing color of the leaves in the Fall, the red and yellow ones are my favorites. Thanks for entering me into your giveaway!

~Bren~ said...

My favorite thing about fall is curling under a quilt in front of the fireplace....at least that is one of my favorites...I have many!
Great giveaway!!!

Kathy ~~~ said...

I love the leaves changing color.
Please enter me into your drawing.

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.

mrs.mommyy said...

love the smell of the crisp air..the baking smells becuase it is cool enough to have the oven on..oh what a wonderful time of year

tango's trash & treasures said...

Thanks for the chance to win!!
I love cooking comfort food for the fal!! yummmy!!

Barbie said...

Oooo, fat quarters - what a great giveaway!! One can NEVER have enough!!! Please enter me to win. . .I love the smells and colors of fall. How wonderful is it to walk out on a crisp fall evening and smell a fire somewhere??? It evokes such memories for me. Thanks, brdstitcher at gmail dot com

Sandra :) said...

I'd love to enter your draw - thank you! For me, the best thing about fall is pumpkin pie ... mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

Sandra/Canada :)

bingo~bonnie said...

my favoite is going home to KY for Thanksgiving :) to visit our family. be sure and join my give away too ;) glad to find your blog. Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Kathy said...

Thanks for playing along with the giveaway! I love hiking and biking in the fall surrounded by the brilliant colors.

Lynn E said...

Nope don't think your Barmy. I myself am participating in 2 swaps hostessing 3(just mailing out the first now. Hugs and what better time is there than crisp mornings and sunny days.

Sharon said...

Love your blog!
I love the smell of apples and cinnamon - crumble is a great 'comfort food'. My favourite colours echo the autumn leaves, reds, golds etc.
email:sharon.james@artswales.org.uk

debbie said...

I love taking walks in the fall leaves. :o)

Myra said...

I just love fall, the colors, the smells, I love it all.

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!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Great give-away. My Birthday is in the fall and I love the smells and rich beautiful colors of Falll...m..

Bunny B said...

I love the cold and the fashion styles! We get to wear back our boots and jackets! :)

bunnybx at gmail . com

Lissa Jane said...

we dont have 'fall'here in australia, its autumn and what I love about it, is its the END OF SUMMER!!!!! our summer is very long and very hot here, and I can't wait for autumn to arrive!

I have to say, I love your banner pic.. oh my gosh.. what a beautiful picture!!!


Lissa

bluebird-lyn said...

The best thing about autumn (fall) are the cooler temperatures after our hot summer. Love to be in the draw of your giveaway. Regards Lyn

Jeanne said...

I love the colors, tastes and smells of fall. It's wonderful to take a drive through an area where trees line up in all of their majestic, fall colors just to make you smile.

Marit said...

I will love to join your give away.
What I love about fall is the cool air, the beautiful colors and the smell from the fallen leaves on the ground.

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Thank you for putting my name in the draw!
I love the change of colors in fall!

julieQ said...

The leaves falling are my favorite part of fall. The colors are amazinG Thank you for your generosity.

maggie said...

I love the smell of apple pies, the colors of the falling leaves and the feel of warm cosy quilts.
Sounds like a great giveaway....free fabric and free chocolate....what's not to love?

cheryl said...

Eating huge jacket spuds with baked beans and cheese while watching the neighbours' firework displays on Bonfire Night ! Shame they don't do anything like it in France, I miss all that !

cherylpasquier2002 at yahoo dot fr

tisme said...

I love the changing colors, but hate the cold. The other nice thing is I am a coataholic, so at least I get to buy a new coat!! lol

Sandi said...

What a wonderful giveaway, you are very generous. (love the name of your blog by the way :)
I love the changing colours of the leaves, the cool crisp air and the smell of a wood fire.
We are heading into summer soon in Australia, I miss autumn already.
Cheers,
Sandi x

Valerie said...

I love the smell of the cool crisp air and a roaring wood fire.

Quilt Nut said...

i love the changing colors, the warm days and cooler nights and all the pumpkins. thanx for the chance!

Chookyblue...... said...

sounds like swaps and giveaways are keeping you very busy........have fun........

StampinCathy said...

Sweet giveaway. I love colors of the changing leaves and the cool crisp weather. Thanks for a chance.

KrisinTN said...

I love the colors of the leaves changing. I also love getting new fabric anytime!

gin said...

I love raking leaves in the fall and piling them up high!!

Winona said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love the cool crisp air and the beautiful colors of the leaves as they change. You have a wonderful give away. Please enter me in it. Thanks. Winona

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

It's gotta be the changing leaves here in Michigan. That and the apple cider and donuts at the apple orchard.
Thanks for including me in your drawing.
Regina

Kristie said...

I just love everything about Fall!!! The leaves the cool weather, just everything!

Please enter me in your giveaway.
kristie

Erin said...

I love the scent of fall! Especially pumpkin!

cuppiecakes83 at yahoo dot com

donna444444 said...

I love the cool evenings.
donna444444@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I love fall...especially the cooler weather! Thanks for the giveaway.

whitestone said...

I love having a few more days without frost! And I hate to see the last of the garden produce! Hope you will visit my blog, too!
Best to ya!

Deborah said...

I love the cooler air and beautiful colors of fall.
http://knitstory.blogspot.com

Danielle said...

You sure have a lot going on. Please enter me in your drawing.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

Grammie said...

I love fall because of the wonderful explosion of color that is all around me.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I like the smells and crispness of fall. That fabric line is just lovely - please enter me!

Pam's Pride said...

I love the smell of a pumpkin pie candles and candy apples! I just lover everything about fall!

Pat said...

Please enter me in your drawing. I see you are in Wales? I once rode through on a train (on the way to London) and have always hoped to go back. The countryside looked so pretty.

pjcasad@hotmail.com

Pat said...

OH...forgot to mention what I love about fall....it's our Thanksgiving holiday....not sure if you have the same type of thing where you live. I love the food and family gathering for a day of remembering their many blessings. Please add this to my previous comment.

pjcasad@hotmail.com

bison61 said...

football is one of my favorite things in the fall and the beautiful colors of the trees

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Laila said...

I love all the beautifull colours of fall... ;-)And chocolate...
Please count me in.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love the cool temperatures of fall - they are so helpful with my hot flashes! Most of all the morning sunrise over the lake at my house in the fall - mist rising off the water. It's such a beautiful reminder that God's in His heaven. blessings, marlene

kathi said...

I love the change of leaves and the cooler days

Janice said...

I love the cooler weather and all the beautiful fall colours.

Cindy Keery said...

I love being the grateful recipient of freshly picked apples, pears, carrots, squash, beets etc from my Grandparents wonderful garden. That is definitely a highlight of fall for me!

I do have a blog. It is: http://imagine-dream-create.blogspot.com

Thanks for the chance!

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Narelle said...

I love the cooler weather but not too cold, and it's time for my birthday.

micaela6955 said...

Here in New England, I love the changing of the seasons and the trees ablaze with beautiful colors this time of year. In Central Maine, we are at peak foliage right now-but the leaves are falling and soon they will be on the ground-and have to be raked up! Seems like this time of year goes by very fast, with the holidays, Halloween, etc...

micaela6955 at msn dot com

Jackie said...

I love the cooler weather of fall. The sunny days with crisp air. We don't have many fall days like that in Florida but I love every one (I'm always tempted to call in sick so I can enjoy it!).

I'd love to be entered into your drawing!

sewing_passion said...

I love the smells of fall, the colours and the cooler weather.

Ginger said...

I love the taste of pumpkin soup and the sight of leaves changing colors. Thanks for entering me in your giveaway

Cris A said...

I love FOOTBALL!! I have two boys that play and I love the IRISH!!

Kerry said...

The best part of fall is the beautiful colours of the leaves.

vfernandez said...

Please enter me into your giveaway.

Thanks

Regina said...

I love the crispness of the air in the fall. Summer is over and so is the heat and humidity that Lake Michigan brings and it is not yet winter so the biting cold air hasn't blown in.

Give me fall, with the smell of leaves burning and sweet scent of apples at the farmer's market!

Kim said...

Fall is wonderful because of the family apple picking we do :)
We went today and had a ball-

Amanda said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jill said...

I love halloween. The gkids are so much fun to enjoy with their costumes

chook said...

I love the fall leaves and the cool crisp air
please enter me in the draw
hugs Beth

Ly + Alan said...

The best part of fall are the beautiful colors - the greens, reds, yellow, orange and chocolate browns. Please enter me in your giveaway -- (lyannab at gmail dot com)

Thanks so much and happy fall!

Sue said...

I'd love to be entered in the drawing.

I don't really like warm weather, so I love the cooler temperatures of fall. Curling up with the latest big quilt I'm hand quilting on and having it keep me warm while I work on it, a lovely beverage within reach and a good movie on TV...I could spend ever single day of fall this way! It's even better with a nice fall rain going on.

floribunda said...

my favorite part of fall is the crisp weather, and the fact that I don't have to water the garden so much anymore! thanks for the giveaway...

Pattie said...

My favorite part of Autumn is the smell: cookies baking, crisp fall leaves as you step on them, pumpkin pie baking, a fire in the fireplace, apple crisp baking.

Did I mention the smell of baking?? LOL!

Thanks for the chance!

Lavinia said...

The best of Fall season are the tree leaves colors =)
Please enter me in your giveaway, thanks!

checkersmom said...

I love the fall air, leaves turning, not having to mow the yard for awhile. Great giveaway!

Kritta22 said...

I love the Fall leaves. I have taken like fifty million pictures of them!! Oh and Halloween...so fun! thanks for such a great giveaway!

Sherry said...

I love the colors of Autumn. Also the spicy scents of baked apple pie, cinnamon, pumpkin pie...ok I'm hungry now. :) Thanks for offering the giveaway!

Janey Joop said...

I love fall and watching the colours change on the leaves:^)JaneyJoop

Just Susan said...

I love fall and the crisp air for hiking, no bugs~Susan