Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour & Giveaway

Welcome to my part of the Springtime in the Rockies Blog Tour that runs through Sept. 27th.

Even though it's officially FALL here in the Rockies it seems like SPRING with all of the beautiful colors on the mountainside. Yesterday I was driving to a family gathering and the colors were out in force. Everywhere you looked you could see color splashed across the valley!! It was absolutely beautiful!!!

I took this picture Monday evening around 7pm as the sun was going down. I saw this beautiful view as I was dropping my daughter off at her dance class so, I rushed home and grabbed my camera so I could capture the beauty that was all around me. The valley literally glowed! I love the mountains and sometimes they become such a part of your life that you can easily forget to look at them and take in their beauty. Note to Self... Remember to STOP and LOOK around YOU! Enjoy the Fall Colors!





My favorite mountain growing up was Mt. Timpanogos. Every day I could look out my window and see it's majestic peeks. I loved seeing my mountains and when I moved to California it just didn't feel like home. When we moved back I knew it was home because I felt comforted seeing the mountains all around me.

And that leads me into talking about quilts, which always bring comfort! Right? Well, I want to share with you a new QUILT BOOK called "Springtime in the ROCKIES" by Konda Luckau and 8 other Rocky Mountain Quilters. 




Today I'm joining with my friend, Machelle Preston, in celebrating her project in the new book "Springtime in the ROCKIES" and the quilt is called "Stepping into Spring". . . it's a darling Nine-Patch and Snowball Quilt (along with a few HST's) with a bit of applique and embroidery sewn in the center of the quilt. You will find Machelle's Quilt on pages #54-59.




The BIG NEWS today is that. . . I'm not only giving away THE BOOK. . . but I'm also giving away a MINI MUG RUG that I made up using a scaled down block version of Machelle's quilt project. Isn't it sooo cute? I love things that are itty bitty, teeny tiny, and really small.

The Block measures 5 inches square and it's the perfect size to place your hot mug of chocolate on while you're working on your FALL and WINTER Projects...

I hope the winner loves it as much as I do because I almost kept it for myself. lol.





The List of Quilter's Participating in the Blog Tour:

Make sure to visit each blog for a chance to win a book.

Sept 19th
Kansas City Star http://www.pickledish.com/

Sept 20th
Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
Sherri McConnell http://www.aquiltinglife.com

Sept 21st
April Mazzoleni http://aprilmaedesigns.com/
Maggie Barber http://shortcookie.blogspot.com

Sept 22nd
Becky Morganson http://stitchesandsewforth.blogspot.com/
Marion McClellan http://myquiltdiet.blogspot.com/

Sept 23rd
Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Kathy Miller http://makingitfun.blogspot.com/

Sept 24th
Karlene Riggs http://karleneskreation.blogspot.com/
JoyLyn Rigby http://broadbentquiltshop.blogspot.com/

Sept 25th
Margie Ullery http://www.ribboncandyquilts.blogspot.com/
Shannon White http://itssewshannon.blogspot.com/

Sept 26th
Machelle Preston http://cherrytreecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Kim Walus http://bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/

Sept 27th
Konda Luckau http://moosequilts.blogspot.com
Jenifer Dick http://www.42quilts.com/


Here's what you'll need to do to enter the giveaway...

  • Leave ONE comment telling me your favorite place in the world to visit!!!
  • I will pick one winner on Saturday, September 29, 2012.
  • I will then send the book "Springtime in the Rockies" and the Mini Mug Rug to the winner.
  • If you are a NO COMMENT BLOGGER, or you don't have a BLOG, then just leave me your email address in the comment section.

THANKS FOR READING MY BLOG and for LEAVING A COMMENT!!!

55 comments:

Andee said...

Solvorn, Norway! Thanks for the chance!

Carolyn Bahl said...

There are so many places I would love to visit, but just got back from Alaska, so amazing, would really like to go back to see more of the state. Love your mug rug, it would make a beautiful full size quilt. I am looking for yellow fabric now to make a blue and yellow quilt for my living room for spring. Love yours.

Anita said...

My favorite place to visit is my granddaughter's house...I love being with her. Too much is never enough :) Thanks for the giveaway and love the mug rug!

Gill said...

My favourite place is Omey island off the west coast of Ireland! So beautiful and peaceful!

Siobhán said...

What an adorable mug rug!

My favorite place in the world to visit is home--Delaware. Though, in keeping with the giveaway, I LOVED Colorado when we went out for my brother's wedding, and I'd love to visit again. Or have a nice cabin in Estes Park. You know, something small like that. ;)

Lisa Marie said...

Favorite place in the world? That's a tough one as I have been to many wonderful places. But I'll say that one of my favorites is Blacksburg, Virginia. It's the town where I went to college and met my husband and where fall weekends bring beautiful scenery and great football games.

Fiesta said...

Kim thank you for the chance. My favorite place is right here at home. I have everything I need .

Julia said...

Love your pictures! Really miss the Rockies and the wide open spaces of the west. My favorite place to visit would be my sister in Billings, MT. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Joyce said...

I just got back from Colorado Springs to visit my only daughter, who lives there now. Maine is hard to beat when it comes to beautiful scenery, but Colorado was breathtaking. I am going back for Christmas! Would love to win, thank you!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

It is hard to narrow down to one place. We travel off and on in our small motorhome and have seen so many places - the places we tend to go back to the most though is Colorado, Utah & Montana -- we love everything about those states.

Maryjo said...

I love your giveaway!! My favorite place in the world has to be my own backyard:) No matter where we go we always love to return home to our own little nest.

Malmbergs said...

I love to visit any place that has clear mountain streams, majestic mountains, billowy clouds in an azure sky, the smell of crackling camp fires, wildflowers along a winding path and loved ones by my side.
I really enjoy your blog and have gotten so many wonderful ideas because of your willingness to share your creativity.
Thank you!

JCnNC said...

I think Colorado is one of the most beautiful states and we lived there 30 years - now retired to NC for the weather. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity. Judy C

Sandra said...

That would have to be Maui. My husband and I have been there a long time ago and I would like to go there again. It was a beautiful time spent together and with so much going on in our lives now, it is time to go again. Stepping into Spring is a good name and I certaily would enjoy the book as well as the homemade mini mug rug for my cofee or hot chocolate. Thank you so much. What a generous giveaway.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Candice said...

Crescent City, CA- 5 minutes from black sand cool beaches AND the Redwood Forest- heaven!!! :)

Miss Jean said...

We were fortunate to be able to visit Vancouver Island two times and I would love to go back for a third. It is a beautiful, magical island.

BizyStitches said...

With your pictures postcard perfect, I think I would like to visit the mountains. It looks so peaceful. I love log cabins in the woods and a fire place. Thanks for the chance to win.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My favorite place to visit would be the Smoky Mountains. Living in the deep south, we enjoy the cool refreshing breezes of mountain air. If I had a choice of a place to visit, I would love to go to New Zealand. I hear it is beautiful. Love your mug rug. It is so cute!

Mommarock said...

There is no place like home! Home being Minnesota, preferably in the fall, and NOT in the winter LOL. I love the trees changing.

Linda said...

HELLO! MY HOME IS IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN MONTANA+THAT'S MY FAVORITE PLACE TO BE!THIS LOOKS LIKE A WONDERFUL BOOK-I'D LOVE TO WIN+YOUR PRETTY BLOCK TOO! THANKS FOR A CHANCE!

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Terry@ a quilting blog said...

My favorite place to visit is Zion National Park. Love your pics...so pretty! Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

Gwen said...

My favorite vacation spot is the Blue Ridge Mountains! I love to get off the road-- take a hike along a rushing mountain river-- sit by a pounding waterfall--- maybe get lucky and spy a black bear! :-) Thank you for the chance to win! I LOVE your mini mug rug-- I want to try making one some day, but haven't done it yet.. Your beautiful one has inspired me!!

Andrea said...

my favorite place is taiwan!

Deb said...

Your views are absolutely breathtaking. My brother used to live in Colorado and then Arizona and I'd never tire of looking at the beautiful mountains.

I'd love to be entered into your giveaway and I guess that one of my favorite places to visit is the mountains. The views are magnificant no matter where you look.

And thanks for a chance to win the giveaway.

ritainalaska said...

love visiting my son and his family in sherwood, arkansas ... they take me on road trips up in the ozark hills ... love the 'mountains!' yours are gorgeous! mine are stupendous!

Kathy H said...

Our favorite place to visit is 1000 Islands region of NewYork, our whole family loves the vacation we took there. I have never seen the rockies except in pictures but I think I would like to visit sometime. Love your mug rug. The colors are just beautiful.

Patty said...

One of my favorite places to visit is Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home there is just something about that place, not only is it beautiful, a feeling of peace just washes over me.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Kimberly from Down Under....I saw your post heading on another block and it drew me in...Springtime in the Rockies! I love to visit the Snowy Mountains here in Australia! Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

Barbara Woods said...

i love the mountains of tenn. love to go there right now

Wendy said...

Such a cute little mug rug! I haven't been far, but would choose the Okanagan valley. Such a wonderful place. THanks!

annemarie said...

My favorite place is my homestate of Minnesota - unfortunately I do not get to visit very often but can dream!

hueisei said...

My favorite place is Tokyo, Japan. I want to visit there someday. Thanks for the chance :)

Deborah said...

My favourite place to visit--anywhere we have family!!! I grew up (and still) live east of the Canadian Rockies and they are the anchor on our horizon. It never feels right when I cannot see them! They are beautiful.

Marcia W. said...

I'm a homebody and my favorite place to visit is my parents' prior home on the Suwannee River where it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. It is so peaceful to sit in the swing and watch the animals and boats.

jmniffer said...

My favorite place to visit is wherever my kids are. Right now that would be Alaska or Wisconsin! Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Cecilia said...

My most favorite place to visit is The Smokey Mountains. I havent been able to go in a long time. I love your mug rug, it's very pretty. Thanks for the hance to win a copy of this book.

Judy1522 said...

I have a hard time picking just one place as my favorite because everywhere you go has something different to offer. But since this is about the Rocky Mountains my favorite place to go that takes me through the Rocky Mountains to get there is Glacier National Park

Cynthia said...

The book looks really interesting. Your mug rug is adorable!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

I would just love to go back to Yosemite valley and take my fill of the beauty all around there

Sowing Stitches said...

My favorite place in the whole world to visit is Dog Island, in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Quilt n Queen said...

Kim...Lake Louise in Alberta Canada. I love the mountains and was in Salt Lake City for Spring Market 2011 and I am hoping to return some day and see a lot more of Utah....it is beautiful. We lived in Tennessee and had a view of the Smokey Mountains from our back yard....gorgeous view! Thanks for the book review and the chance to win Konda's book and the cute mug rug...love your fabric choices. Machelle's quilt is beautiful...I have a blue and yellow bedroom and Machelle's quilt would be a perfect fit. Happy stitching, Pauline

Anne said...

Hmmm, I have never given my favorite place much thought. it is hard to decide but I think anywhere my family is at the holidays. Sew on, Anne

Judith said...

Love the fabrics for your sweet quilts. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

PS: My favorite place is my home sitting in the back yard with my sweet kitty and WDH. The view is relaxing at sunrise and sunset.

Sally said...

lots of places but my favs are Woodland Park, Colorado (twin sister's), Sacramento, CA (3 of my kids and lots of grands), San Deigo area--love that place, I'd live there if I could!

Donna said...

I'be been happy when visiting Door County, Wisconsin, and am wondering why I haven't been back for a while. I'd take my Janome and a quilt project or two and loll in lakeside splendor.

Pat said...

I recently visited Charleston and Savannah - both are beautiful cities and I'd love to go back!
Your mug rug is so cute - thanks for the chance to win!

CeLynn said...

Aspen Ridge Colorado :)

Brenda said...

I love to visit my son and my newest grandson in Ohio. During my drive there, I love to stop by the quilt shops on the way. That makes the drive so fun!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Moro em uma montanha,Região Serrana no Estado de Rio de janeiro,Brasil.E amo minha terra e cidade.Obrigada pelo carinho de enviar junto um tapete feito por você.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Janet said...

There is no place like the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with its gorgeousl scenery and its quiet serenity. Thanks for the stop, look and actually see note to self. We take for granted that which is around us and forget to actually see the beauty. Would absolutely love to win Springtime in the Rockies and your fun and delightful mug rug. Thanks for sponsoring the great giveaways!
sunflower2x@gmail.com

Karen H said...

I actually love to visit Colorado. My sister lives there. Thanks for the chance to win!

onlymehere said...

What a fun tour and exciting for you to be in the book. I need to drive up the canyon as the last time I went through the leaves were just starting to turn. Utah mountains are gorgeous in the fall.

Lori said...

I love going to the UP in Michigan. And the drive up there in fall is fantastic. We go along the lake and see all the beautiful trees in full color.
I love your mug rug. So pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lee said...

Wow - beautiful! I love upper Michigan - Grand Marais is lovely on Lk Superior!

quiltmom said...

I haven't been blogging much these days so I may have missed this blog hop.
The new book looks like a good one and what a pretty mug rug.
Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely pair.
Regards,
Anna