Friday, October 9, 2009

Karen and Julie's Grand Adventure Giveaway!!!!

Hi Friends!!!





This post is worth a LOT of exclamation points, LOL! Karen of http://www.leehaven.blogspot.com/ and I are having a GIVEAWAY! Please comment on this post, or on Karen's post of today...we are giving away the above darling pumpkin, together!








Many of you know that I got to travel to Florida recently, and actually meet Karen in person! It was just so much fun, and a day that I will remember for many years. We went to the Olde Green Cupboard...and I fell in love. Wow, that is one amazing quilt shop! My favorite sections...the whole shop...but especially the Jo Morton's and the wool section. Now, keep in mind, I have never actually MADE a wool project, but a girl has to be prepared, you know? I actually got lost in looking in all the nooks and cranies and patterns. Such joy in my heart that day!








If you ever get a chance, don't miss the chance to meet Karen. She is truly amazing. Karen is just beautiful inside and out, and it was quite humbling to meet her and spend some time with her. I talked , and talked, and talked! I usually don't...but it just was easy to talk to Karen and we had such a great time. She said one thing I will always remember...that whatever God gives you is a gift, (whether it is a good thing or challenging), and who are we to be angry about it? Just use it for good. She uses her gifts to help others. I just cried at her sincerity and amazing spirit.











So!!! Please send either one of us a kind Halloween greeting or comment on this post or Karen's blog at http://www.leehaven.blogspot.com/, and you will be in the drawing!!!





Have a super great day!





Julie

21 comments:

Lizzie said...

I just came over from karen's blog. What a nice give away and your trip sounded so fun. Lizzie

Kathie said...

oh I have been wanting to go to that shoppe forever!
Sounds like you had a wonderful trip and so glad you got to meet Karen
the pumpkin is adorable!
Kathie

Pat said...

I know you had a wonderful time with Karen and how CUTE to do a joint giveaway!!! You two are very clever to think of that! (I feel a bit "piggy" to enter another giveaway of yours since I just won, but I'll do it anyway...LOL)

Karen said...

What an inspiring visit that had to have been!

QuiltSue said...

BOO!! (said in a laughing tone, not a scarey one.)

Does that count as a "friendly Halloween greeting?"

I've just come from Karen's blog. Is someone from the UK eligible to enter? If so please put my name in the pot.

I'm off now to read more of your blog.

Sherrill said...

Oooo, I LOVE that pumpkin and, since I love all things fall, this is my PERFECT giveaway contest. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and I WILL visit the Olde Green shop next time I'm nearby!

Piecefulafternoon said...

This is a lovely post - I think KarenDiane is one of my all time favorite people, and I've not been fortunate enough to meet her in person. You are both generous and kind. Thanks for the fun of a give away.

Quilt Hollow said...

I too love Karen's wisdom...she is very inspirational for sure and I'm very envious you not only met her in person but saw a fantastic shop. I've only seen their booth at Hampton this past year.

Tudy said...

Happy Halloween. It is cold and rainy today and not a nice day for man or beast.

YankeeQuilter said...

Sounds like you do had a blast! I have a little stash of wool just waiting for me to try out a new project....

House of Mouse said...

You got to meet a very special lady and I hope to do the same some day.


Anett

Texan said...

I have one wool project that I have yet to really get going on...A quilt that the applique is done in wool on cotton blocks, have never really worked with wool but I love everything I see made from it...

Please count me in on the drawing :O)...

em's scrapbag said...

So happy for you. I would love to meet Karen in person. She is so inspiring.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Just came over from Karen's blog. You gals surely had a great time. That has got to be a wonderful thing to get to meet a fellow blogger. A nice idea to do a co-giveaway. The pumpkin is cute. Pop over to m my blog and check out my WOW blog for sisterhood support.
QMM

bluebird-lyn said...

A Warm and Happy Halloween Greeting to you Julie and Karen, love to be in the draw for your Grand Adventure Giveaway....not sure how quarantine would go......to Australia...LOL....Hugs lyn

AnnieO said...

Yours and Karen's blogs are two I read just about every day! I'm glad you two got to meet and clicked so well. I love pumpkins and would be pleased to be entered into your giveaway! Happy Halloween.

call me crazy said...

How fun! Happy haunting! :)

Gretchen said...

Popped on over from Karen's blog. Sounds like OGC is some place I will have to visit some day, preferably the day after I win the lottery.... Pumpkin fun is wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity.

Alice Grace said...

What a great trip! And to meet Karen, so so special! I admire her more than I can ever say. So glad you got to go. Love your blog!

paula, the quilter said...

I just left a comment over on Karen Dianne's blog. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with her.

Ginger Patches said...

Isn't it fun to meet other bloggers in real life? I will have to check out her blog...I'm not sure if I've been there before. So Happy Halloween :) Or is it more appropriate to say something like have a "horror-able" Halloween lol!!