Friday, 23 September 2011


"Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare went out in the autumn wind.
On a windy day the leaves are blowing."

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Can you believe it?
It's here already ~ the Autumn Equinox aka the 1st day of Autumn 2011.
I just love this time of year ~ all my favourite earthy colours surrounding me, sunny but chilly days enough to light the fire in the evening, cross stitch and a good book, tasty chilli-con-carne to warm the bones, Tilly and Oscar snoozing across my slippered feet and rich, hot cappuccino or frothy hot chocolate with melting marshmallows ~ perfect!

So how about an Autumn giveaway so you can share all the things I love?
(Tilly & Oscar not included!!!)

Season of Plenty chart by Little House Needleworks
Fat Quarter of Pumpkin/Scroll fabric
3 DMC Secret Perfume threads ~ Caramel, Almond & Chocolate (all low-fat!)
1 Gentle Art Simply Shaker skein ~ Shutter Green
Bookmark with measure and button flower
3 silver Pumpkin charms
Decorative Autumn bird
Reel of Premium Craft Ribbon ~ Pumpkins
Reel of Premium Craft Ribbon ~ Autumn words
Green/Cream ribbon
Ric rac ~ pumpkin orange, hazelnut and purple
3 sachets of Hot Chocolate ~ Chocolate Brownie, Chocolate Fudge & Chocolate Cherry
(not so low-fat!)

and finally . . .

just finished this morning ~ a pin pillow with a Margaret Sherry design called Pumpkin Pie.
I've stitched this little cutie on 28-count linen with DMC threads and finished him with green and cream polka dot fabric, pumpkin ribbon and contrasting orange pins

Now the rules rule . . .

If you would like to enter my  Giveaway all you have to do is be/become a stalker  follower and leave a comment on this post only!
A name will be drawn and posted on Friday, 30th September,

Have a great weekend everybody and keep your eyes peeled for the satellite heading back to Earth today ~ NASA cannot control where the many broken chunks will land but will be able to give us some idea a whole 2 hours before they do!
Think I'll stay in!!!

Thanks for stopping by
x x x


Sally said...

I must admit that I love the cooler days of Autumn.

I would love to be entered into your generous giveaway please. I am a follower:)

Pumpkin said...

AWESOME! Fall is my favorite time of year too :o) I've been a Follower for awhile now. Please enter my name in your generous contest. I love that MS design and if I won, it would save me having to stitch it myself ;o) ROFL! Thanks Jane!

natalyK said...

Love your pin pillow. Too Cute! Please include me in this fantastic Autumn Giveaway!

Teresa said...

Fall is my favorite and that little kitty popping out of the pumpkin is so cute. Would love a chance to win.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches
Ps - Wish that thing would fall out of the sky and hit my garage, husband isn't going to clean it out anyway maybe that would help.

Denise said...

Jane, I think fall is the absolute best time of the year! What a gorgeous give away!

I agree with Pumpkin if I won then I wouldn't have to stitch this myself - and besides I could never finish it as perfectly as you did anyway.

Maybe NASA could direct that thing to my house so it would give me the perfect reason to move. lol

I am a follower and would love to be added to your hat.

CATHI said...

Hi, I am a follower some time already and have a look on every new post you show! Please enter me into your drawings!


MoonBeam said...

I am a fall fanatic who would love to win your wonderful autumn giveaway. Cute did a nice job.

Autumnal Equinox 2011 is a rainy one here in Cleveland. I'm going to make a cup of chai and snuggle up with some stitching.

Happy Autumn!


Lesleyanne said...

What a gorgeous giveaway Jane. I love the MS pillow. Please enter me.

Lesleyanne said...

Forgot to say I am already a follower/stalker.

Anne said...

Oooh that Margaret Sherry pillow is the cutest!!!!!!! I adore autumn too! The crunch of the leaves, the smell of pumpkin baking for Thanksgiving, back to school, nice warm sweaters...all of it is wonderful. I would love to be included in this giveaway!

PS I hear that it is heading for Canada, but it will hit a water body and not land...hopefully. Also I'm having a giveaway, hop on over to my blog and take a looksie :D

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

well I never,,, perfume scented threads.... what next edible fabric? Lovely giveaway. I have to agree about the Fall and being a favorite time of year.
Be always in stitches.

~*Shar*~ said...

Please enter me in your very generous giveaway hun; I LOVE everything; Fall is my favorite time of the year and I just love this cute pillow???

Hugs, Shar

wendy111 said...

Love the pillow! What a gorgeous Fall giveaway - am I a follower and please enter me! Hopefully will not have been hit by space junk!

Cath said...

Please put my name in your giveaway , I love that pillow .X

♥ Nia said...

Such a cute finish!!! I love it =)
Please, count me in for your giveaway!! :D
Have a great weekend and an awesome Autumn!! :)

butterfly said...

What a wonderful giveaway, would love to have a chance to win. Love your stitching.

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

I am SO excited that fall is here! I pulled out my decorations yesterday and will spend today putting them about the house.

I sure hope no one gets hurt from the satellite debris.

Thank you for the generous and wonderful giveaway! I must confess, I get a lil jealous seeing these adorable kitties from Margaret Sherry that others have made. Someday I hope to get my hands on some of her patterns! (I have a wishlist a mile long, but doesn't everyone? hehe)

~My Clover sends snuggles to Tilly and Oscar~

I am already a follower. :)

Warmest blessings, Jessica

Virpi said...

What a lovely giveaway. I would like to participate too. Autumn is my favorite season too.

Юлия said...

o!its a super giveaway!!!!!

Shari said...

just found your blog, via the mar. sherry blog...
I would love to enter your giveaway & I am a follower & will also add you to my blogroll on my blog.
I LOVE autumn & the colors of autumn & your little pillow is PERFECT for my fall display...see my blog for pictures!!!!

Sari said...

Absolutely, most definately I want to be part of this! So you'll have a brand new stalker =)

Atelier Colorido said...

Please include me in this fantastic Autumn Giveaway!
And now, I´m your follower!

P.S. - Fantastic blog with fantastics works! :)

Carol said...

Oh, I would love to enter your generous giveaway, Jane! Those fall goodies are chocolate!! That little Margaret Sherry piece you've created is so sweet and your finishing is just perfect :)

Thanks so much for the chance!

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Jane,
What a gorgeous giveaway :)I too love Fall colours :)and your pillow is so goegeous... I would really love to have a chance to win it :) So please count me in...

Hazel said...

I am already a follower and would love to enter your giveaway. Your stitching is wonderful and love all the goodies too. xx

Olli said...

Please, count me too, for your giveaway!! I love them very much.


Mary Joan said...

WOW! What lovely goodies in your Giveaway. Please include me. I'm a new follower. Love your kitty in the pumpkin, such a beautiful make. Well done. I'll post your Giveaway on my blog.

Happy Stitching

Mary Joan

Lynn said...

What a fantastic giveaway Jane! You are so very generous!! I adore that little pillow. I haven't seen that design before. Is this a recent one of hers?
Please include my name in the draw. I'd be thrilled to win!

Ana said...

WOW! It´s absolutely gorgeous your kitten pillow. It´s so cute!!!! I adore Margaret Sherry designs and this one is one of my favorite of hers. :)

Please, count me in for your giveaway. I´m a new follower and I have to say you ave a lovely blog. :) Well done!


Mouse said...

oooooooooooo I love the fall :) and you know I'm a stalker hahahah.. gorgeous giveaway .... please count me in :) love mouse xxxxx

Joanita said...


WOW! What beautiful giveaway. Please include me. =)

Happy autumn

Sarah said...

What a gorgeous giveaway, thank you for being so generous! I would love to win (even if it is actually coming into Spring here in the little old Southern hemisphere hehe). I'm already a follower :)


Southpaw Stitcher said...

Would love to be entered in your generous giveaway. As of this moment, I'm your newest follower.

country stitcher said...

My favorite time of year is the fall and for all the reasons that you listed. I have been a follower for a while. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. I just love you pin pillow - Pumkin Pie.
Happy stitching

Rowyn said...

I'm already a follower, and would love my name thrown in the hat please.

Autumn is a lovely time of year, with warm days and cooler nights.

I was shocked to read that there is a 1 in 3200 chance of a person getting hit by that piece of space junk. :-( Oh I hope it lands somewhere remote and peopleless!

Have a lovely weekend.

Denise said...

New to your blog. Love everything about Autumn, the colors, the weather...and love hot chocolate too! Good weekend to stay in and stitch...rainy one here.

Ilka said...

Your blog is beautiful! You're very talented!! Hope to be lucky in your giveaway!!!!

Ranae said...

Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Please enter me
The Margaret pin pillow is way too cute
What a fun give-away
My luck I will go outside and get hit by a piece of that satelite, lol
Happy weekend!!

Jules said...

I saw your post on Margaret Sherry Lover's and followed the link to your blog. I love the Pumpkin Pie piece. The kitty is so adorable!

Annette said...

I also love this time of the year!! apples/pears/leafs...pumpkins... and al other things..
I planed to make a lot... but so far nothing has been done...hihihi

And then I saw that great give-away of your... more I deas are coming to me.....
I love that MS cat.. I have it on my to-do list!!!

I love to enter your give-away!!!

Elaine said...

Oh Jane what a wonderful give-away your pillow is so pretty! Please add my name to the list.

Susana said...

Hi Jane, love your pillow anda i love cats :). Can you include me to? Love to have that awsome presents :D

Anda a very beautiful autumn for everyone. KIss xxx

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the little MS cat, the finish is gorgeous, so much better than I could do!
Please include me in the draw, I'm an Autumn fan too.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the little MS cat, the finish is gorgeous, so much better than I could do!
Please include me in the draw, I'm an Autumn fan too.

For MS fans, here is her ABC: Sherry ABC

Karen said...

Love that little pillow... what such a great little package! Would love to have my name entered in the giveaway.....

happy stitching..

Lisa V said...

WOW what a great prize package. I would love a chance to win your giveaway, pls include me. I am already a follower.
Being in Australia our seasons are opposite, so we have just gone into Spring here, but Autumn is my favourite season.

Catherine said...

I do live the crisp autumn days and colors! You have included so many lovely goodies in your giveaway!! Please count me in!! Thanks!

Sharon said...

I love your giveaway! I am a new follower.

Myra said...

I am so glad that Tillie and Oscar get along so well now. I remember how worried you were that it wasn't going to work out.

I just love that MSherry design and the way you finished it is just fabulous! I am already a follower and would love to be entered in your generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Mindi said...

Autumn is my favorite season of the year, and I look forward to it throughout most of August, then I'm so happy when its officially here. I'd love to be entered into your giveaway.

Marcinha said...

So beautiful your pad, even has the colors of Autumn. It is the first give way.

Francesca Violetta said...

this is a fantastic giveaway!!! your little pillow is so cute and a wonderful finish!

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I love this time of year too! My favorite of all!
You know I'd follow you and the fuzzies anywhere. :)
xx, shell

Tammy said...

I luv this giveaway, please add me I am also a follower

BuTtOnZ said...

ooooh me please!!!!! thank you xx

trillium said...

I am a follower and I'd love to win this awesome giveaway package.

Autumn is such a wonderful time--love your stitching.

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Barb said...

Hi there Jane, I shall try again (only my 2ndattempt to post a comment this time) as I would love to enter your giveaway and what a lovely giveaway it is. Sums up the season perfectly and although I am a little sad Tilly and Oscar are not included (it would not be fair on them or Ollie for them to come here) I am a follower (stalker) re really!!)
Enjoy your weekend we are supposed to have a last glimpse of summer this weekend .

Rhona said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Please include me!
I love the colours of autumn, the only thing I dislike about autumn is that it means it's getting closer to winter!

Lynn said...

I love your cat pillow finish. It's so cute. Please enter me for a chance in your giveaway.

Daffycat said...

*squee* I love Autumn best of all seasons. This giveaway ROCKS, Jane! Please enter me...I am already a stalker.

flowersandhome said...

Love everything about this giveaway, love autumn!
I'd love to enter this beautiful giveaway please.

Elisa said...

A wonderful giveaway....I just love bunnies...."How Much Do I Love You?" is our favourite book. I would love to be entered, I am a follower.

Sane4ka said...

Please enter me for a chance in your giveaway. I am a follower.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Please count me in. The pillow is sooooo adorable. I love it! Great stitching. The bunnies are cute too!!

I am also having a Halloween / Fall giveaway that ends Monday.

Thanks for the chance!

Lois said...

What a lovely giveaway! Please add my name! I'm fond of this time of year too, those lovely sunny days that can appear out of the blue and even the night's drawing in I'm okay with.

BalkisMR said...

hi there. such lovely pumpkin kitten. can i join this giveaway. pls include me :) thanks!

my blog is :

see ya

CalamityJr said...

OK, now you've done it! I've had you bookmarked to read your blog (almost) weekly, but this fantastic giveaway has made me a true follower! Everything is wonderful, but I'd love to display your beautifully stitched pumpkin pie pillow. Thanks for the chance.

Kate said...

Such a great give away!!!! I just love your cute little bunnies. Please enter me in your drawing.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh wow! What a gorgeous finish you have there :o)
Yes please, do enter me in your draw for a chance to win this beautiful Autumn giveaway. You are a very talented and generous person. I am a fellow stalker :O)

We are entering Spring here in Australia! Spring and Autumn are my two favourite times of the year - both seasons have the most stunning colours in nature - either autumn leaves or spring flowers. All so lovely!

Thank you for the chance of winning your gorgeous giveaway and your stunning pumpkin cat :o)

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Listochek said...

What a lovely giveaway!Im new to your blog and love autumn;)Please include my name in the draw.

Joy said...

Wowsers, what a generous give-a-way. Everything is so loveley (like your stitching). Please include me. ;)

Dani - tkdchick said...

I love FALL too! Please enter me in your draw. What a wonderful collection of goodies you put together and I love Margaret Sherry!

Rosa said...

Please enter me in your giveaway! I am now a follower!

Ellen said...

Would love to join your great giveaway, thank you for the chance!


Wagapapa said...


I'm a new follower and would like to be entered in your giveaway, I know it's not necessary, but I have posted it on my blog's sidebar:

Thanks for the chance,


Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh very nice

marylin FRANCE

Maureen said...

Hello - new follower waving over here! Can you count me in your giveaway please.

Loving the bunnies - too cute!

Peggy said...

I'm a new follower and would love to win your nice giveaway.