Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Into Fall Give Away

Today is the first day of the Fall into Fall Blog give away.  I am so excited about all of the wonderful blogs that I am discovering for the first time and for the great giveaways that you have a chance to win.  This is my first year to participate in the give away.  I first thought about doing a Halloween give away, but realized that maybe not everyone is as crazy about that holiday as I am.  I finally decided on a bundle of six fat quarters from Henry Glass, In the Pink and two one yard pieces of coordinating fabric.  These goodies came from one of my favorite local quilt shops, Little Quilts.The  colors are fall , even if one of the fabrics has flowers, it still reminded me of fall.  To enter leave a comment and if you want to be entered more than once become a follower of my blog.  ( I have had some problems with the followers showing up on my blog roll, but I can see who  you are on my dashboard, trying to get that problem fixed.)
I am so ready for fall, here in Atlanta we have had a very hot summer.  We have had about 80 days in a row of temperatures over 90 degrees, it was even in the 90's last week.  That just isn't right!  Finally in the last few days we have had some cooler weather, it was 58 this morning.  My DH and I are headed up to our cabin in North Georgia this weekend and going to the Fall Festival at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  We really enjoy it and have only missed it a couple of times in the last 10 years.  The arts and crafts are wonderful, all locally made and you can meet the artist.  Usually on the way up we stop at a pumpkin farm to check out the pumpkin crop.  I love watching all of the little kids trying to pick up really huge pumpkins.  I also hope to find some fresh molasses at the festival or the pumpkin patch.  One of my favorite fall things is to make Molasses cookies, they are my DH's favorite and for some reason I only make them in the fall.  I don't usually have foods that I only make at certain times of the year, these cookies are about the only ones.  Do you have a food that you only make during a certain season?

14 comments:

Sequana said...

I can see from your side buttons that I do a lot of the same things you do. *S* So why not become a follower?

I have friends who go to the Campbell Folk School too and love it there. I hope you have good weather.

Moneik said...

Love the Buggy Barn fabrics. It's one of my favorite lines. I only make date balls during the holiday season. I love them, yet they only get made then.

Mystica said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thank you so much for sharing.

We do not have seasons in my country like you do but I do enjoy reading the blogs/seeing the photographs about the seasonal changes.

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Sandie ~call me crazy said...

You are so lucky to have Little Quilts as your LQS! :-)

We love molasses cookies too. :-)

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh!~ I'm a follower. :-)

Becky said...

Hi friend! So glad that you joined the blog hop:) Wonderful giveaway!!! Anything from Little Quilts is a "I wanna have." Enjoy your weekend. The festival sounds fabulous. We're going to the Hollow-weenie" daschund fevtival in Dunwoody:) I only make chocolate marshmallow cream fudge during the holidays. I love the stuff and would have a sugar overload. Have a great weekend! Hope to see you soon!

Becky said...

I follow your blog:)

Amy said...

Brenda, now it is really starting to feel like Friday night football weather here in Georgia. I was just in Little Quilts last week-one of my favorite places! I make stuffed dates only at Christmas-Yummm!

Amy said...

Brenda - I am a follower too!

grendelskin said...

What a lovely Fabric bundle! Thanks for sharing it, and also for the tip about the Folks School - would love to make a trip to take some courses!

Oh yes, I'm looking forward to the foods that go with cooler weather - ginger snaps, stews, baking on Sunday mornings, all that good stuff that goes so well with chilly air!

Gretchen said...

Love the new Halloween theme on your blog :) Great giveaway!!! I love fall because it's time to make chili, soups, stews, and all those wonderful comfort foods.

Lori said...

Foods only made during a season? Hmmm. The only one that comes to mind is popcorn balls! We make them at Christmas--Ruby the Quilting Dog loves them! My husband says you HAVE to eat hot dogs, hamburgers, and potato salad on the 4th of July. I associate fried chicken with Memorial Day. But by the size of my waist--you know we ate well all year!

Susan said...

I follow your blog; however, I do not have my own blog - would you call me a voyeur? Thanks for posting the pictures of the Campbell Folk School. I have always wanted to visit there.

Love the fabric you have chosen for your giveaway.

Lisa said...

Great fabrics! Thanks for the chance!
Living in the south, there are many dishes I only make during the cooler months....anything that involves using the oven for more then 30 minutes.
But I usually only bake Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pies during the fall. And fudge is only made in December or I'd be the size of a house!!!