Monday, September 28, 2009

It sure does seem.......

....like fall is coming. Even in the south the air is not quite so hot and the days are getting shorter. We do not enjoy the burst of color that runs like a wave a little further north, but we will enjoy the cooler evenings. I've added a little bit of fall to my blog with a new background. I found this on "Simply Blog It" Backgrounds. The soft fall leaves and blue background were such a nice c0mbination that I thought I would try it. Of course I found this through one of my favorite blogs "Freebies for Crafters". If you've never visited there before, you are missing a lot of wonderful FREE craft ideas. These girls really have found some great sites.

Last week I was in the area of another quilt shop. As I had not been there in quite a while, I thought I would stop in and visit.
Just so you don't miss the turn off.


This is the husband's porch. It overlooks a small butterfly garden. Great place for the Misters to wait for their browsing Mrs.


Hopefully you have hung with me this far, because while I was browsing in this little shop I thought that it's time to have another little giveaway. It's always so much fun to win a giveaway, and also to have a giveaway!

So my Fall giveaway is this -


I'm giving away four Fat Quarters plus 1/2 yard black striped fabric, 1/2 yard of the red black and grey floral, two spools of Essential Threads (Black and Smoke Grey), a spool of Sulky Bobbin Thread, and a roll of Seamless Quilt Binding (2 1/2" x 12 yards).

So that's it! You know the routine. Leave a comment on this post, and be sure that I have a way of contacting you, either through your blog or email. Internationals are more then welcome! I will leave this giveaway open until Saturday 10/3. Winner will be announced on Monday.

Thanks to all of you who follow my little blog. I can't tell you how many times I sit here at the computer and read your sweet comments. I have so enjoyed reading your blogs and getting to know many of you. When I started this conversation I had no idea there were so many quilting blogs out there. It has been such a joy to find a whole new way to find quilters and talk with all of you. You are all so creative, talented and generous. I've enjoyed reading and learning from each of you. I will probably never meet you face to face, but I do love to drop in and have a little visit with you.

So, again thank you and let the commenting begin :-)

57 comments:

luv2quilt2 said...

I love your blog, and enjoy following. Looks like a wonderful little quilt shop you visited.

NanaNor's said...

I just found your blog and I can tell I'll be back often. Loved all the photos of different quilt stores and your fabric choices. Reading other blogs on quilting sure keeps me inspired and continuing on with my own projects.
Thanks so much!
Noreen

Pat said...

What a cute name for a quilt shop...and what a great giveaway. Those fat quarter and the half-yard are colors that I REALLY need as I don't seem to find much fabric in those colors. SOOO...I'll cross my fingers and toes that I'll win. I enjoy your blog, too!

call me crazy said...

I like your new look! :) Looks like a fun little shop~ and I love BW&R~ what perfect choices for a giveaway! I'll cross something too! LOL :) Thanks for a great giveaway and all the inspiration!

Cindy said...

Oh goodness, I have enjoyed getting to know you too, always a pleasure to read your blog and comment. You're an unexpected blessing for sure.

Don't you just love going into quaint quilt shops...especially when you just "happen" upon one. The photo you shared is so inviting. I think this afternoon I might just "quilt til I wilt". Sounds like a plan to me...LOL

Sewing hugs and blessings,
Cindy

Joyful Quilter said...

What a cute quilt shop! It is so nice of you to have a giveaway, please add my name.

shelly said...

It's been a pleasure "getting to know you". You're one of the first blogs I started following, and it's always a joy to visit!

Marjo said...

Found your blog in the favorite blog-list of someone else. Like reading your posts and your lovely pictures! (So you also have a Dutch reader now) Wishing you all the best, Marjo Vos

ritad said...

How did you guess?? I have more room in my black/grey fat quarter stash..Love the give a way.
rlarson618@charter,net

Rita said...

I enjoy following your blog.

jannza said...

I love following your blog. I'm a southern girl living in the north and it is always refreshing to hear about the south and quilting.

That little quilt shop looked like so much fun. What a great idea to have a porch for the patient husbands!

cockermom said...

Always a pleasure reading up on your "doing's" Love the give away treats, count me in too!

Catherine said...

A quilt shop with a porch for husbands? What a great idea. Wish we had that here! What a wonderfully generous giveaway!

Loralynn said...

Very clever of the quilt shop owners to have a Mister porch! As you know, I have been coming to your blog for a while now and I always look forward to reading your posts and seeing your pretties! It really is a nice blogging community we have, isn't it! What gorgeous fabrics you are giving away! Very generous of you!

Lizzie said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. I enjoy your blog very much and am a follower!

Lizzie

Dena said...

Quilt Till You Wilt Lane is too funny! I love the front porch lined with rocking chairs. What a wonderful place to spend the afternoon. It is definitely turning to fall here and very fast too. My husband has been getting more vocal as he's cursing the leaves that have fallen on the ground. LOL

I always enjoy reading your blog and receiving your comments on mine. When I started my blog, I had no idea there were so many people who followed sewing/quilting/cooking blogs. And the online friendships I've made have been amazing. Thanks!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is always fun to pop in on your blog...giveaway or not! But today...a bonus. How many times have I sat quilting till I wilt? Love it and the rockers....screams my name.

kwiltmakr said...

Love the new background and that sign, what a hoot that is. Looks like a really nice shop, thanks for sharing that.

kwiltmakr said...

Just clicked the link for the backgrounds and said it was a broken link but it did give me the right one.

Donnelly said...

I love that the quilt store has a husband's porch. Love the name! We are in the process of fall here as well. Today was 77 degrees, tomorrow it is supposed to be low 50's. My rheumatoid hates huge temperature drops. No use complaining as there is nothing I can do about it. Thanks for sharing the free craft site. I love that people are so willing to share their amazing talents with us.
Have a great day!

Anne said...

Just love that wonderful quilt shop. I think the elements in my corner of the world have forgotten it will soon be summer - still wrapped in winter cold here. I love it though, summer gets way to hot. I enjoy visiting your blog very much - we can all pretend to be sharing whatever flavour latte we prefer :0).

Miriam said...

Ohh I just love the name of that shop!!! lol

Your blog was one of the first blogs I discovered when I found blogging and I have loved reading every one of your posts. I have been a follower ever since. I have found several more great blogs from your bloglist.

What a generous giveaway!

Thank you.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have so many of the same thoughts about the quilt blogging world - what would we do without it?? Thanks for taking us shopping to the little shop and WOW buying a give away prize!!!

Crispy said...

What wonderful quilt shop to have an inviting place for our long suffering hubbys LOL. Jocelyn, do not include me in the giveaway. I wouldn't have use for some of the gifties so they should go to someone who will use it all :0)

Crispy

Allie said...

I love the new background! I'm too chicken to change mine, lol. I'd like to go to that shop - I love the name! A Mister porch, how funny is that.
I have the same thoughts you do about blogging. For so long I enjoyed reading them, but felt kind of left out - so I jumped in and started, and have made so many wonderful friends, and even got to meet a couple in person. Quilters are just awesome in general!

Notjustnat said...

You do visit the best places Jocelyn. I like the hubbies corner. Thanks for the great giveaways too. Black theme, lovely. I like your new look too and thanks for sharing the great websites - hugs Natima

Valerie said...

Oh I would love to be in your give away. You are right about it being more fun to give that to receive. My give away announcement is tomorrow. This is my first one ever!!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Quilt Till You Wilt is such a creative and clever name for a store! Thanks for such a generous giveaway.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Oh I'm in on the goodies...I soo need some good grey stuff.

Getting cooler in Atlanta. Thank goodness.

Pat

luverlie said...

Yes, fall is here and the start of my favorite time of year. I love the cool crispness and the changing of the colors. Your blog is great! Please enter me in your giveaway. The colors/patterns are something I could really sink my teeth in.
Thanks
luverlie@gmail.com

Jeanneoli said...

Perfect time of year to get new fabrics and create!!!

joanne lendaro said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Very cool selection! The fall colors are definately here in New Hampshire, seeing it for the first time, the mountains are beautiful!

joannelendaro @ yahoo.com

Debbie J said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I was so excited to see it!

I'd love to be entered in your give away. I love the colors!

Debbie J.

annieb said...

Please consider me in for the give away! I believe every quilt should have a touch of red...even if just on the label. Love your blog!

STITCHINPRIM said...

Hi:
I am not a quilter but I am a doll maker and an avid fabric collector.. so I'd love to be entered in your fabric giveaway.. I love the colors you chose..
Blessings,
Maurine
huffines82@att.net

Terri said...

Your new look is so pretty.....I'm due for one but just haven't tried yet.....too busy trying to sew and keep up with everything...including "blogland" now.
Love the name of that shop and the porch!!

Pamela said...

I am going to use this quote with my husband more often!! Quilt til you Wilt. I love it!

free indeed said...

Lovely little coordinated bundle! Yummy. Your friend's sewing room is so inviting! Wish mine were more company friendly!
freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

Bo said...

a friend sent me your blog..love it..i have so much fun looking thru them....can spend hours just looking..
bjvelasco@sbcglobal.net

Kim D. said...

Very nice bundle of fabric.. Thanks for the chance to win your generous-giveaway. Love your blog!!

Kirsi said...

Those fabrics are SO GORGEOUS! The only problem is that I never win in giveaways... but must try anyway. I love to read your blog!

bubbachenille said...

How delightful to see a giveaway not the usual range of colours, this would make an interesting project ! Your blog often inspires me!

Michelle said...

Thank you for a fabulous giveaway! The colours are so beautiful together. I enjoy reading your blog.

Anya said...

Love your blog. And thanks for the chance for the great giveaway!

Béa said...

I find your blog through A year of schnibbles and love it ! Wonderful giveway ! Hugs from France

Mia's Cottage said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

I haven't been able to check in for a few days and my, you have been busy! The colors in your giveaway are very appealing. They would make a striking piece. I will mull over possibilities in case I am the lucky one!

Carol said...

I enjoy your blog and especially the quilt shop trips. I live in a quilt shop void area (very rural) so your "finds" and "knowns" are so much fun to see. I have been following you for awhile. Thanks for sharing your life and quilting addiction with us.
Carol

RosaMaría said...

wow!! this is a very great stuff!!! thanks for the chance for the great giveaway and dont forget my giveaway next week!!!

sewmeow said...

Gosh...great giveaway. Thanks for giving me a chance to win it. I am now following you too.

Hand Quilting Nana said...

What a great giveaway. I love the fabric and your blog. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Thanks.

Linda

lesthook said...

I would love to visit that shop! Closest one to me is almost an hour away.

Nancy said...

I am so glad I didn't miss this. Haven't been reading many of my blogs lately with this dang eye thing....
Love giveaways....

Karen said...

Wow! Thought I had commented to be included in your give-away. Please include me!

kjquilts said...

Love those fall giveaways! Please enter my name.

Quiltingdaisy said...

Thank you so much for responding to my request for the quilt pattern.
I have hopefully improved my contact info per your instructions
I Love your blog.
Sharon

MamaT said...

Hopefully, I'm not too late. I just had a giveaway that ended yesterday. Come by and visit me. I'll be adding more soon, as I am at home with my husband who is recovering from hip replacement surgery.