Wednesday, September 28, 2011

scheduled...and a fall giveaway!

But first, let me share a photo I *did* manage to capture at the Jamboree on Saturday. The Flint River Praise Team came out and sang a good set of some of my favorite praise & worship songs, but they saved the best for last ....

Brother Carl Tate came up and sang "I Sing Because", one of my all-time favorites!

Finally, at 5:15 this evening, my surgeon's office called to tell me what time I need to be there tomorrow. I check in between 9:30 and 10:00. Which means an afternoon surgery. I'm starting to feel a little anxious. Ha! Who am I kidding? I'm starting to feel a LOT anxious! :)

I did decide that Todd and I both deserved a good "send-off" meal . . . so I made our favorite crock pot dish, tenderloin and sauerkraut.

And yes, I used a crock pot liner. I'll never cook in my crock pot without a liner, ever again!! Haha! Let's see, I also have baked sweet potatoes, pork gravy, and for dessert, ice cream sundaes. Good thing I have until 1:00 am to eat. LOL!

And guess what else?!? This is post SIX HUNDRED!! WhooHOO! Of course, since I've had this blog since 2003, it's really about time, don't you think?!

So, in honor of post 600 and the onset of autumn, I'm doing a little happy giveaway . . .

Just some fun things like . . .

Mini cutters in fun fall shapes, candy corn ribbon, candy pumpkins, some fun fall fat quarters, and my personal favorite . . .

Sticky, sparkly press ons! One set in fall leaves and one in (what else) CANDY CORN! (Don't you worry -- I got one of those to keep, too!)

All packaged in a darling little pumpkin basket!

And who knows . . .

There may also be some chocolate in there somewhere . . .

Maybe. ;)

Now, for the win, all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment telling me that you're a follower. Pretty simple, right? Make sure you leave a comment ... whether you're a new or a faithful follower.

*And* for a second chance, blog about this giveaway on your blog, and come back and leave me a second comment, telling me you've done so and the link back! Again, simple ... two chances, two comments! Oh yes, and if you are a 'no reply' blogger, you MUST leave me an e-mail address to contact you.

I'll leave this giveaway open until 6:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday, October 10th. My birthday. See how fun this is? I'll celebrate *my* birthday and give someone else a *prize*! Definitely fun stuff!

:)

44 left a comment . . .:

Nancy said...

yikes...i'm first...and first never wins...but someone has to be first...

I am a follower...

Barbara F. said...

Hey Denise, I am a faithful follower, and love anything "fall" so right up my alley! Best of luck tomorrow. xo,

Jocelyn said...

I'm a follower!! :)

~Niki~ said...

oh my, what a great giveaway! i love your little blog. so colorful. i'm a follower! :)

QuilterLaura said...

I'm a follower. Good luck tomorrow.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very fun giveaway. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow. I am a follower ;-)

Editfolt said...

I am a follower of Hungary. I do not know whether to play here? Good luck to you at the doctor. I would very much like American fabric. Thanks for playing!

Catskill Quilter said...

Congrats on 600! Prayers will be with you tomorrow -- I am sure all will go smoothly for you!

Pat said...

First of all, this follower wishes you the best of luck with the surgery and is praying that you get some really good, long-lasting (as in permanent) pain relief from it! Second, congratulations on reaching 600 posts!

Pat said...

Okay...I'm back...I posted about this on my blog just now, so hopefully, some of my readers will come over here and find YOU!

Jean said...

Denise, I'm a brand-spanking new follower (Pat sent me). It's nice to meet another person who sews from her RV. We have an airstream and I drag my machine with me.

Hope your foot surgery goes well today. Hang in there on the not eating before. It makes it tough for an afternoon time.

Soon you'll be out of surgery and in recovery. Stay ahead with your pain pills (if needed), and get lots of rest.

Yep, I'm a mother hen!

Mimi said...

I just signed up to follow you! Wow you have filled that pumpkin up with lot's of really neat goodies!1 Thanks for the chance! Good luck with your surgery too/1

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I'm a new follower, Pat sent me over. I hope you have a speedy recovery after surgery.

Winona said...

Good luck with your surgery. I've said a prayer for you. Pat sent me over. I am now a follower. Cute giveaway.

Leah said...

I hope all goes will with your foot surgery today! I found you through Pat. I am a new follower and look forward to your next post.

Quilt Hollow said...

Ouch! Foot surgery! Wishing you well....oh ouch!
Ok...so Pat told me to come on over and leave you a comment. I'm already a follower.

Rosa said...

Hello,Pat told me to come over.Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

Rosa said...

I`m a new follower.Nice goodies!!Thanks for the chance.

Michelle said...

Wow! 600 posts! Congratulations! I've been a "subscriber" to your blog for some time, but just now an official "follower." :) I love your cute stories and pictures of Sawyer. :) Thanks so much for a chance to win your awesome giveaway.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

I'm a new follower. Pat sent me!
Pat

Deanna said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to US! (My birthday is the 10th, also. Congratulations to us double-perfect-tens.) I am a follower.

Barb said...

I love your pumpkin giveaway--really cute! Congratulations on 600 posts--wow that is great!
I am a new follower.
good luck on your foot surgery!

Kim P. said...

I'm a follower! yay for giveaways!

Love Bears All Things said...

Hello Denise, I sure missed a lot in the last few days. I knew about the Quilt show but not about your injury. I hope you are doing well. I just posted about your give away. We had our Cultural Arts event yesterday. Our entries in quilts were scant because of the members who had quilts in the show.
Have a restful weekend,
Mama Bear

Shasta said...

Great giveaway. Wish you well on your surgery. I am a new follower.

Paula said...

Congrats on 600! You are just so good. I am a follower. What a strange word...."follower"
I almost ate the picture of your crock pot dinner. Glad you got to have something special to you.
Praying for ya, girlfriend!
Hugs

Margaret said...

600 posts , that's a lot of stories, scrolling down was just like meeting you on a train , airline or bus and we were having a bit if a natter. Hope the hip heals well. I came over from Mama Bears blog.

Becky said...

600 posts! That is awesome. I follow your blog!

Lori K. said...

Hi, I am a new follower. Found you through Patchwork Times.

Linda said...

Wishibg you a speedy recovery! I'm a new follower.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Happy 600! Wow! And what a cute giveaway. I'm a happy follower too. I hope surgery went well. :-)

Vivian said...

Hi Denise, Great giveaway. This is inspiring me to get my fall decorations out. I'm a follower and would love to have this sitting on my kitchen island.

Alyse said...

I am a follower :) I am sure Aubree and I could find lots of fun things to do with that cute basket full of goodies!

Jennifer said...

I'm a new follower thanks to your visit to my blog today! You are right, by the way, the linky thing is an amazing way to meet new people! Thanks for stopping by my blog ... I'm looking forward to looking around yours more in the days to come.

Gmama Jane said...

I'm one of your *Bestest* followers and love everything you write. Pictures of Sawyer melt my heart and I can't wait for the little princess to make her arrival soon. I will mention you on my blog ASAP!!
Blessings
Jane

Sarah said...

Hey Chicita Bonita - I'm finally adding my name to the roll call of followers for your lovely fall basket. And while I don't use my crock as often as I should - I *always* use it with a liner. It's easier to clean and without the liner it tends to sputter around the lid. Job#2 will be significantly back under control this weekend and I can't wait to get caught up on all the happenings on your blog and comments you have left me. I also have a little squishy to send you :)

Asiyah said...

Cute, cute, cute! Add me to the list of folks who want to win. =)

Kathy H said...

Congratulations on all your posts. What a milestone. I am a new follower and love everything about the fall, the weather the colors, the crafts. Thanks for a chance to win in your wonderful giveaway.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm a new follower. Cute basket.

Connie said...

Congrats on 600 posts and what a great giveaway! I have never heard of crock pot liners.....we do a lot of meals that way and that would make cleanup easy! I'm a follower.

AlessandraLace said...

congratulations for your blog. thank you for this giveaway. I am new follower. hugs

Coyote Quilts said...

I just wanted to say, "Happy Birthday!" Mine was yesterday! Hope you have a great one...

Dutch Treat said...

Happy Birthday Denise!!!
We love you in the Hague!

Suze said...

Happy Birthday!
I am a follower...