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.
Kansas City Star http://www.pickledish.com/
Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
Sherri McConnell http://www.aquiltinglife.com
April Mazzoleni http://aprilmaedesigns.com/
Maggie Barber http://shortcookie.blogspot.com
Becky Morganson http://stitchesandsewforth.blogspot.com/
Marion McClellan http://myquiltdiet.blogspot.com/
Emily Herrick http://crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com/
Kathy Miller http://makingitfun.blogspot.com/
Karlene Riggs http://karleneskreation.blogspot.com/
JoyLyn Rigby http://broadbentquiltshop.blogspot.com/
Margie Ullery http://www.ribboncandyquilts.blogspot.com/
Shannon White http://itssewshannon.blogspot.com/
Machelle Preston http://cherrytreecottagequilts.blogspot.com/
Kim Walus http://bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/
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!!!