Friday, October 1, 2010

A Sentimental Journey Through the Months Block and a Giveaway!

Hello October, how the heck are ya? You sure did get here pretty darn fast!!!!!

We are getting close the end of our journey my friends. I do hope you have been having fun so far. The completed project will be shown with the last block in December. Remember, it's never to late to start. Just make sure you get all your patterns before January 1st because after that date, they'll be outta here!


This month, the word was inspire. It got me thinking about all the people that inspire me and the one thing they all seem to have in common....they give freely from their heart. So this is my own personal quote. These people have a passion to share with others, to cheer them on, to be a sunny spot in a sad day, to encourage when all seems lost, to bring smiles to the faces of all the people they meet, to love fully without judgement or prejudice. To me the most inspiring people know what it's all about...giving your heart freely.

Hop over to my shop and pick up your pattern.

I got my shipment from Valdani Threads so I have 6 more floss kits available. This is the last of these kits, so get them now if you want them.

Now on to the giveaway. Since it's October, Fall, Halloween and since ya'll know I love white, I decided the giveaway this month would be a White, Velvet, Pumpkin! This is a handmade pumpkin (not by me, but by a friend) that will be beautiful in any decor. It's not a puney pumpkin either, it measures 9 1/2" high by 11" wide!

I will draw the winner next Friday, October 8th. To enter, simply leave a comment on This post. Remember that Followers get two chances, so sign up to be a follower on my side bar and if you already are a follower, say so in your comment (even though I know most of you). :)

Good luck! Happy Fall! Love Ya'll!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

69 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, thanks for the chance to win the pumpkin. I'm already planning where to show it off.

Jan said...

I'm a follower!

gail said...

Hi Shell,, What a cute pumpkin:) I love the colors of that floss. I hope you are having a great week. Take care,,,(()) Gail

PS: I am a follower and a huge fan!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Oh Michelle, that block is really pretty indeed! {{{hugs}}}
And I have to say that i LOVE your white pumpkin!! :-)

Jo in TAS said...

OH those threads are beautiful and that pumpkin is gorgeous! Love the latest Sentimental Journey stitchery, your saying is so true as I've met so many bloggers who inspire me and share their ideas.
PS I Follow!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice Pumpkin! Yes - when DID October sneak in - I'm still on about Sept 20!!!

HAve a great month!

Jade said...

Can't wait to see the finished project, all the squares have been great!

Christine M said...

The white pumpkin is so unusual. It's just lovely.

Christine M said...

I'm a follower too!

Jillayne said...

Shel, this is a beautiful pumpkin - I have never seen one in velvet in real life - hope I get to!

Ethne said...

What a lovely pumpkin - it would look stunning at my brothers wedding at the end on the month ;-)

Megan Chamberlain said...

The latest stitchery block is wonderful, all the threads colours look amazing. Please enter me in the giveaway for the pumpkin, it would be so nice in my house.

Pat said...

What a beautiful pumpkin. If I don't win are you going to sell the pattern to those of us that would like to make one?

WvHmmngbrd said...

What a cool giveaway! thanks for the chance to win!

WvHmmngbrd said...

I am already a follower!

BubzRugz said...

Another lovely block - I have my others traced and ready for stitching - I just need to purchase some time....
Thanks and Hugz

crystal said...

I am a follower now. Love the block and the pumkins is neat.

Hef's Mom said...

Love the pumpkin! And a great quote too!

Diane H said...

What a beautiful quote Shell! Your stitching is always so amazing girl! You know I follow you and as always thanks for a chance in your draw.

Tina said...

Thank you for the patterns-I don't know if I have said this before, but I love embroidery and I love quotes! Getting the two combined is HEAVEN!

I love, love, love that pumpkin! I wanted to reach out and hug it this morning-so beautiful and soft as I imagine!

Thanks for all you do!

Penny said...

That's a beautiful looking pumpkin! Nice change :)

Karen said...

So true!

One of my favorite quotes:
"The whole worth of a kind deed lies in the love that inspires it." The Talmud

Have a great weekend, and keep an eye on Harrington. I don't want to read that he must be sent off to "wehab or weform school!"

Beautiful velvet pumpkin... and I'm a happy follower!

Rebecca P said...

I am a faithful follower of your wonderful blog.
You have made another great pattern, beautiful words.
I just love the pumpkin, it is so elegant. I would love to win in. Thank you for such a neat give away.
Happy Oct.
Rebecca

Gari said...

Well, of course I am a follower. And I love your pumpkin. I have been looking for something different for October/November decorations and a white pumpkin would be perfect. Pick me, pick me!! ;-)

Whimsey Creations said...

Love the pumpkin and of course I'm a follower. I like your block too - great saying!

Lisa said...

WOW, that IS kind of perfect !

deborah said...

I'm a long time follower, but am not a good commenter (is that a word? I think not..) Love the velvet pumpkin!

Allie said...

I LOVE that quote Shell, it does say it all, doesn't it? I heartily agree with it! Thank you so much for the gorgeous design.
And wow - that pumpkin is just stunning - I want to reach through the screen and touch it, lol! Thanks for the chance to win! And yes, I'm a follower/raspberry rabbit groupie!

Kimberly R. said...

I'd love a chance to enter - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Kimberly R. said...

I am a follower - Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Julia Harrison said...

your quote fits perfectly. You give your time and talent so freely to inspire others. You have a HUGE heart and thanks for sharing it with us.

I love the pumpkin. Fall is my favorite time of the year.

Julia

Jan M said...

Pumpkin, velvet and white -- can it get any better? I think not! Love your quote for this month's block.
I am a follower who loves to visit!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I really like this month;s quote--way to go!!!
and I love the give away!!!
Hugs,. Di

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

And I am most definitely a follower of Sugie and Harrington!!!! Oh alright and you toooooo!!!
Hugs, Di

Mystica said...

Like the white pumpkin. The first I've seen.

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Ann said...

What a beautiful pumpkin! so elegant! I know right where i'd put it. I'm a follower too.

Hugs to you and the buns!

StitchinByTheLake said...

How beautiful....just like the giver. :) I got home last night and I'm so glad to be here. I'll be chatting with you later in the week - have something to send you. blessings, marlene
Oh and you know I'm a follower, right?

quilterfaye said...

Shell,you touched my heart with your quote this month.Thankyou.
As for the pumpkin I too love white(don't tell Harrington,though).LOL
Hugs,Faye

quilterfaye said...

Of course I'm a follower!!

Victoria M. said...

I've been following your blog on a quilt multi site, but just became an 'official' follower.

Victoria M. said...

I love the white pumpkin. Thanks for the chance to win.

Natascha said...

I love it....I have to enter. :)

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
I love your new design...and the velvet pumpkin! Swoony!!! You know I'd follow you anywhere, girlfriend.
Blessings always,
Donna

Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Hi Michelle, please include me in your beautiful pumpkin giveaway. :) I follow your sweet blog. :)

I'm sorry to see Mr Cutie Rabbit thought the button on your couch would be tasty... Our rabbit Clover likes to chew on my shirt when she thinks I've held her too long. I sure hope she doesn't go through the fabric someday!

Blessings, Jessica

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

I am happy to be a follower of you and your beautiful blog.
Thank you for sharing the wonderful quote and for all your inspiring and lovely things you share.
The block and the pumpkin are fabulous.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Prim2Pink said...

I'm enjoying all the sweet sayings for your blocks!
Please include me in your white pumpkin giveaway!!
I'm a follower too.
Judy

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Your giveaways are too cute Shell.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous! I would love to be entered in your giveaway.. and love the hat in your most recent post, lol. You are clever! You could just wear a bow tie and playboy bunny ears... bet hubs would like that lolol.

Lee said...

Lovely - the pumpkin and the hat! Your blog is lots of fun.
Thanks for the beautiful giveaway
I am also a follower.
Thanks again!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm thinking I'm in love with that pumpkin!

Pick meeeeeeeeeeeeee....grin.

Billie

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm now an official follower on google. I've been following for a while.

Billie

quilts said...

I am a follower and how fun is that! You have such great ideas. Thanks Claudia

Rebecka said...

Michelle May's quote is my favorite. You're the best! I can't wait to see how this all comes together!!

Rosie said...

I am a new follower. I like your style!

Rosie said...

Ooooh, love the pumpkin! As winner I would place it right in the center of my new glass-topped coffee table.

Suzann said...

What a magnificent pumpkin!!

Please enter me in the giveaway and I am a follower!!!!
Suzann

sharon said...

It's a beautiful white pumpkin! Thanks for the chance to own one! Sharonj.

sharon said...

I am a follower too, thanks once more! Sharonj.

Bears and Scraps by Doris said...

I just found your wonderful blog, really a site worth visiting frequently! So inspiring!
A home in white and muted colours would be lovely, but not with my little daughter...! So I have to wait until she's older.
The white pumpkin is wonderful, if I won't win it, I would like to make one myself. Thanks for sharing so many lovely ideas with us! Doris

Megan Chamberlain said...

I love your blog and your bunnies. I am a follower and I love Halloween so the white pumpkin would be just perfect to display in my house.

Patty C. said...

Count me in - And of course I am follower - Who wouldn't be :)

Lovely design

Maggey and Jim said...

Good Morn and happy bunny thumps coming your way..What a sweet giveaway and love all the bunny tales you send our way..Will be following always.
Bunny Hugs,
Maggey

Jane said...

Hopped over as soon as I could!
Sir Walter has just reminded me of this fab giveaway - so lovely to see a white pumpkin rather than the usual orange ones!
Love the hat on your previous post - Tilly would just devour those ears in seconds which reminds me ~ am I the only person who owns a bunny that hates carrots???
xxx

Kim said...

I love that pumpkin! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a follower, your blog feeds right in to my Windows Live program. ;-)

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, I love your pumpkin you are giving away. It is adorable and I would love to have it at my house. I am one of your many followers and you are one of my special blogs. Have a great day.

Laurie said...

Beautiful Pumpkin! and cute bunnies.

lisa said...

That is one awesome pumpkin! Thanks for offering such a wonderful give-a-way.

Give Harrison a smooch from Rebecca!

Have a wonderful evening.

Lisa said...

OOP's I mean Harrington (Bunny)

Debbie said...

Hi Michelle...I thought I was already following your blog but I guess not...anyways, I am NOW!!! And I love love love that pumpkin...sure hope you draw my name. :)

Hugs,
Debbie
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