Sunday, August 12, 2012

Joy & August Giveaway


Joy!
 The weather has cooled and we don't need the air conditioning on!
The windows and doors have been thrown open!
I've been able to spend some time in the garden
and the Autumn issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects has arrived!



Even more joy, when I realized that my finish of Jo Ann Mulaly's Scattered Hearts and my little note are published inside!

I thought a copy of this wonderful magazine would be lovely for my August giveaway, but was thinking that a lot of people that read my blog probably already have a copy... so I thought I would add a few other things as well...



Magazine size pieces of my five favorite vintage wool blankets and pieces from three of my cutter quilts, a newish tomato pincushion and strawberry emery and a pair of sweet stork scissors that I picked up in my travels.
Now you'll have some crafting supplies as well as the magazine :)




So tell me... What is your favorite early sign of autumn?
As always, my giveaway is open to everyone, simply leave a comment on this post or send an email to me at pgagliardi9@hotmail.com with "Early Signs of Autumn" in the subject line.
I will post a winner on Saturday, August 18th.

Wishing you a lovely week with early signs of autumn :)

Blessings, Patti

46 comments:

annie said...

That's a wonderful giveaway. MY first hint of Autumn: the katy- dids (cicadias) in the wet spring across the road. I've been hearing them since last week, and the last two cool nights, they are the music that lulls me to sleep.

Phyllis said...

I don't have that magazine, so thanks for the giveaway with all the other neat goodies!
I love the cooler temps in the evening. I'm not so crazy about all the leaves because I have to rake them. :)

Elizabeth Ann said...

I love the leaves turning colors but my first sign is when I go out in the early morning I can smell fall in the air. We will take rides to find beautiful leaves and enjoy the cool days - hopefully they get here soon!

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi,
I would love to be entered in your giveaway! My first hint of Autumn is the fresh smell of the air. I love crisp fall days. Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway.
xoxo

primitivebettys said...

Congrats Patti! You really do wonderful work. I am sure the magazine editors were just as excited to show it!

A giveaway too? How sweet! It may sound funny, since I am not a huge football fan, but one of my favorite signs of autumn is the start of football! I enjoy the sound of the games in the background while I craft. :-)

April said...

Thanks for having the giveaway. The first sign of Fall I love is: Waking up to a crsip cool morning and thing I better put that quilt on the bed for tonight!!

WoolenSails said...

The cooler days, it means I can go for long walks or hikes, which I love. Of course the fact that the leaves are turning and the woods are filled with beautiful colors, doesn't hurt.

Debbie

Raspberry Lane Farmhouse Living said...

I get this awesome book as well. I also love the fall colors of the leaves, apples, gourds and pumpkins-such warm and cozy colors. I love decorating for the season as well. I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.
patti

Lisa Schindler said...

The coolness in the air, the leaves, the roadside pumpkin stands, love everything about fall, wish it lasted longer! Lisa

Rebecca said...

Some of the first hints of Fall are Back to School items in the stores, the sunset times getting earlier and earlier and the cool evenings to sleep with the windows open under a great quilt.
Absolutely superb.

BumbleBeeLane said...

My favorite first sign is the crisp cooler air and the days growing shorter.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Bev C said...

Hello Patti,

Such lovely news about the article in the magazine. We are approaching Spring here in West Australia so loving seeing bulbs etc popping up in the garden.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

kelley said...

I love all the signs of fall approaching...especially the cooler nights...sleeping with the windows open and feeling chilly...plus it revs up the cats and they run around the house having "caniptions"...thank you for a wonderful giveaway...

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Congrats on your published finish. It is so sweet. I'd love to win your giveaway as I am about to take my first ever quilting class and the quilt pieces look very inspirational. Thanks for your generosity.
~Nan

~Backroad Treasures~ said...

How wonderful, I just starting following your blog, love it dearly. I do not have that magazine and would love to be put in for the drawing, what wonderful prims that could be made with the wool and quilt pieces.... Autumn is one of my favorite time of year, along with spring and summer, I would like to pass up winter lol.
Prim Blessings
~Rhonda~

Humble Heart Designs said...

Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. I think the first inklings of fall for me is the cooler evenings. Sitting out on the deck yesterday morning having my coffee, I realized that the 'feel of fall' was in the cool morning air.
Happy day to you!

Monique said...

My favorite sign of early autumn is hearing children talking in excited voices and laughing as they walk by my house to school. (I live two blocks from the elementary school.)

Please include me in your entries for the giveaway. Thanks so much!

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Patti, wonderful giveaway, would love those goodies. My favorite first hint of Autumn is the feel of the cooler nights of whats to come, something in the night air is a little differant. Blessings Francine.

The Wooden Acorn said...

Hi Patti,

Oh my gosh, your the best. I love your work. Your are so devoted to all.

The first sign of Fall is knowing that all the new wool applique patterns are out and we can just start stitching as fast as we can. LOL

I would love to be entered in your lovely giveway.

Smiles - Valerie

Heartsdesire said...

I'm probably the only person that doesn't have a copy of this wonderful magazine. I keep saying I'm going to subscribe, so if I don't win your giveaway that will be the first thing on my "to do" list. For me, the first hint of autumn are the Canada geese. On the 1st of August, without fail, they start flying over the house, honking their little brains out, landing in the field behind the houses across the street. They stay for a few months, and then they're off again until next August. A true sign of fall.

Beth Twist said...

Right around the middle of August, the "peepers" start peeping away, day and night. We don't know what they are, but most likely some kind of cricket, since we don't have cicadas in the West. The angle of light shifts, the mound of firewood waiting to be stacked begins to grow, and those peepers... Even though the August weather is our hottest of the year, I know that the end is in sight, and I had better enjoy the sunshine while it lasts, because relief is just around the corner.

Anonymous said...

I love the cone flowers going to seed, lots of cool mornings with dew, and cozy sweatshirts. Great giveaway, and no, I don't have that magazine.
Debbie P
dappoggi@yahoo.com

Jean Bee said...

Great giveaway!!! I love the turning leaves in the fall and going to the apple orchards for apple cide and then making apple pies!
Jean

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Karen said...

My favorite first sign of fall is the little pops of yellow in the trees as those first leaves take the lead in turning those glorious autumn colors. That little pop of "did I just see that" - it always gives me a little thrill :).

Allenz said...

Autumn in Arizona means Antique fairs and quilt shows. The desert vegation starts to come alive again after a very long and very hot summer ( today is going to be 109). Nights are cooler but daytime temps can still be in the 90's.
Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

Gill said...

I like to see the first leaves changing colour1

Beckyjean said...

Hi Patti~

Congrats on your beautiful finish being featured in one of my favorite magazines. My favorite first hint of Fall is the smell of the cool fresh air. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Enjoy your day~Becky

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

Congrats on being published. Would love to be entered into your giveaway. First hint of Autumn is definately the fresh crisp air, but now that we live in Florida, I'll have to wait and see what Autumn brings and what turns out to be my favorite part:) Thanks so much!

Joanie said...

Congratulations on being published!
My favorite first hint of fall is the change in the light and the serenade of the cicadas.
Thanks so much for the generous offering!

Lynn said...

Hi Patti...congrats on being published. Im sure you are tickled.
My favorite hint of fall is when the sumac turns bright red. Such a gorgeous red.
May I please be entered into your giveaway.
Thanks so much as always.
Lynn

mckinney37397 said...

Love your blog-follow it-I saw Joanna's project in an earlier issue that I bought specifically for the pillow and loved your takeoff of it-please enter me in your drawing.Thanks, Jane

Jan said...

Wow! Great giveaway. Hope I'm lucky. First sign of Autumn, cooler nights and the fact that I don't have to water my flowers and garden every day. Especially this year. Maybe I have too many flowers? Aah, never!

mckinney37397 said...

Got carried away over your article
and forgot that I was supposed to say what my favorite sign of autumn is-I live at the edge of the Prentiss Cooper State Forest
which has 27,000 acres of color that is amazing in the fall

Raymond Homestead said...

How cool is that, being published in a magazine?! What I love about Autumn is the cooler days and the beautiful fall colors!

Diana said...

My favorite sign of Autumn is the cooler nights. It feels so good after the hot days of summer.
I don't have that magazine so I would love to be included in the giveaway so I can read where you were featured.

Ronnie said...

Your giveaway things are wonderful, thanks for sharing!
Pear harvest is just weeks away, they are getting so big on the trees, that is one of our first signs of fall.

Mindi said...

I LOVE autumn! I know its here when I can finally sleep at night with the windows open, AC off, and wake up in the morning snuggled in my duvet with the room chilly. That means its time to think about making chili and have football Sundays with friends.

Anonymous said...

The first hint of autumn in our Wisconsin woods is finding fallen hickory nuts along the paths I walk.
Joan

nancy huggins said...

I would love the copy of the magazine and the other beautiful things and my favorite thing I like about Autum is the weather is a little better and the craft shows are starting up and of course now that the heat is gone there are more Flowers blooming plus time to plant a few more things to come up in the spring. Please enter me in your give away (keeping fingers crossed)
Nancy

Christine said...

That's a super generous giveaway and I would be glad to enter - thanks for including everyone!
I notice Autumn is in the air on those cooler September mornings when I go into the garden and see large dewdrops and spiderwebs glistening - so tranquil! It reminds me life is slowing down a pace.
Thanks again
Christine

Theresa said...

Oh, I have so many favorite signs of autumn - growing up in central upstate NY the gorgeous yellow, orange & red maple leaves, apple picking in Mexico, NY & my grandmother's apple pies - I can smell them cooling on the counter. Now living in VA the cooler days & stitching on my porch with my Sophie (toy poodle) cuddling next me. Thank you for bringing back those wonderful memories & the chance to be included in your giveaway. Happy Fall to you.

Cat Haven Craft House said...

I love your giveaway! My favorite first hint of autumn is waking up to a cool crisp morning chill!

basketsnprims said...

Hi, patti ~ what a wonderful and generous giveaway. My favorite early sign of fall is the goldenrod which is already in full bloom here, though I love everything about fall, the leaves turning, the smell in the air, the little animals storing up, all of it. thanks so much. So glad you were able to take such a lovely vacation.
pam

Kellie from Indiana said...

My favorite sign is the feel in the air. The air gets crisper and cooler. I just know then that Halloween is coming and it's my favorite time of year!

Lana said...

Congratulations, Patti! Your work is always a pleasure to see and it deserves to be published!
I've never seen that publication before, but it looks like one that I'd love. I've been trying to find a magazine that focuses on more handwork and applique. Perhaps next time I get to go out of town I can look for it.