Friday, October 1, 2010

Harvest Giveaway (and a little "shorebird" sneak peak)

"Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly around the world seeking out successive autumns~~~
George Eliot




In celebration of the bountiful Harvest ~~ the colorful palette of autumn leaves ~~the last hot breathe of summer as it floats across the breeze~~~ my Harvest nest.




These nests will NOT be available for purchase until next fall - (they will be one of next year's 2011 Limited Edition designer series) - but this little nest is available NOW! Miss Maddy girl is going to give this little Harvest nest away on November 1 to one of my lucky readers and followers.

Here is how you can enter~~
1. Please leave me a comment telling me what you like best about Autumn. (you may enter as often as you like - but please no more than once per day)
2. If you wish to share this contest with your blogging friends - you are welcome to use my photos on your blog. Please leave me a comment telling me that you have done so - and I will enter you 3 more times.
3. My readers from all over the world are welcome to enter this contest. I will happily send this little nest to you where ever you live. (Remember - the last little contest nest was mailed to Russia!)
If the winner is one of my followers - I will add one of these little jeweled birds to your nest. Miss Maddy girl will draw the lucky name on November 1 - she is all about picking a winner you know! (Actually, if I say "contest" - she thinks "cake!") (guess we will have to have a pretty little Autumn cake for her after she picks the winner!)



Hip Hip Hurray! The "August nesting" is now completed! Over 50 little nests made with love and delivered to their happy new homes! (it took me almost 3 months to complete!) (If you thought you were on the August list and did not hear from me - please email me directly!) The next "nesting" will begin in January and is somewhat limited as we are doing some traveling this coming winter. Because there are some new designs in the works (!!!) there will NOT be an April nesting next year. (I will TRY to work one in later next fall~~).
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If you are waiting for those "Shorebird Nests" - mark your calendars for the October 17 debut! Until then - here are a few little "sneak peek" photos~~~
I made 20~~

" a little birdy fishing net"


"three little speckled shorebird eggs"
each of them hand made
and painted
(they are precious)

"a shy little shorebird"
peeking out beneath her little nest.
(hand made especially for these nests)
~~~~~
I can hardly wait for you to see them! Won't be long now~~
Vicki

156 comments:

Dorthe said...

Oh Vicki,
what can I say, the autumn nest is a wonderfull, fantastic work of art nest, how very beautifull, dear-it would be a treasure in the collection.
I am a fall lower,too,-the light,and soft tones of nature, together with the strong reds and yellows from falling leaves, is gorgeus, and makes me feel good.

And now I can hardly wait to see the sea-shore nests, dear, how beautifull an adventure you have knitted.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Marina Satt said...

You fill my day with a holiday! Your photos, your creations... This miracle!!! I so wish to receive this miracle!!!

The reference to panels in a blog marinasatt.blogspot.com

JulMiron said...

Hi!
I love your nests!
October - my favorite month! My daughter was born in october, 19 in 2009.
I hope, what nest will go to Moldova.
Julia,
http://julmiron.blogspot.com/

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your gorgeous works keep amazing me, Vicki. Wishing you a very happy and creative weekend xxx

Deb said...

Ooh, Vicki ~ the Autumn nest is beautiful! You have been busy knitting! As much as I would love to win this nest, I think I'll leave the commenting this time to others so they can have a chance at your wonderful generosity!

I'm thinking hard about those beautiful designer shore bird nests though! I have a feeling I'm going to want to buy one from you as a souvenir of my visit to your beautiful beach. :)

Jo said...

The autumn nests are so beautifuk - you are so clever. You always surprise me with your creativity.

Have a lovely weekend.

FlowerLady said...

Your work is exquisite. I am always amazed at each nest.

I love fall as it is such a wonderful welcome change from the hot, humid summers that we have down here in s.e. FL. I love the changing colors, the scent of wood burning in fireplaces to keep folks warm on chilly nights. It's the time of pumpkins, and spices, hot drinks and reflection.

I would be very pleased to have an autumn nest.

Whoever wins will love this little gem.

I posted about your give away on my blog,
http://flowerladysmusings.blogspot.com/

FlowerLady

Ukka said...

Great giveaway! Please count me in! I am a follower and I put a link on my sidebar)
I love a dry and warm fall. When I go with my children or with my husband on walk, and under legs fallen down leaves rustle. I love shades from yellow up to orange. It becomes sometimes melancholy, when see departing birds, but then at once it becomes pleasant, so I know, that they fly on the south, where very warmly and well.

mybabyjohn said...

Hi Vicki:
The autumn nest is so beautiful...it actually looks frosty from what I can see in the photo.
I am a dedicated follower of yours and, of course, I will post a photo on my blog.
October? What can I say about October? Month of my birth. Month of both my parents passing. Month of my grandson's birth. Glorious and bitter sweet is the month of October. I love the colours and the crispness of the air. I love the surprise warm days that pull you outside to enjoy the scenery and the scents. October is my favourite season although now it is tinged with sadness as well.
Your little nest is a celebration of the season. Beautiful.

Sandi said...

Autumn. Love the crispness in the air. The sense of excitement it causes. The friskiness. The colors. And it's my birthday month.
Would love having this nest in my home.

SuZeQ said...

Oh WOW ... simple beauty all created with your two little hands. You amaze me. Even though this autumn nest is a beauty, I can't really say I am an autumn lover. Even though the sights are beautiful, and the cooler temps here in the big "D" are nice, I prefer springtime when all is new. Cannot wait to see all the new nests ... you ROCK!!!

The French Bear said...

Vicki, I thought my nest was the most beautiful one, and then you make one like this, oh my it is so beautiful!!!! Not that I don't love my green one, (I am still trying to get the pictures up!!!)
The Autumn colors are so gorgeous right now, I think that after the vivid splash of brightness we anticipate the white snow and that's why I love the Fall so much.......
It's a promise from God that He loves us.....
You are very creative and the nests you make are a work of love!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jody Hammer said...

Oh my...that autumn nest is beautiful!!! Miss Maddie, pick me!!! ;-) The shore bird nest looks so dreamy! What I love best about autumn is the Hunsader Pumpkin Festival! Sooo much fun to be had there. You should come down and visit....

Linda M. said...

Hello Vicki,
Dorthe led me to you. I'm fascinated by your nests. I love autumn too. I also love the ocean, the beach, seashells, seagulls, and sand. The birds are wonderful too.

Gabriela said...

Vicki!Oh my! I love your autumn nests....Right now outside my home there are many birds collecting the autumn leaves that will make up their new homes...and this is just what these remind me of....then I scrolled down and saw the sea shore nests.....no words to express...they are just my favorite! Having been born and lived by the ocean all my life (except now in Ohio) , the ocean is special to me!Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!I will add you on the blog, I am a follower...

Snap said...

Vicki,

I love your nests ... each and every one of them! Fall means the temperatures are finally cooling. The sky turns a wonderful shade of blue. We can get out and walk and watch the neighborhood as the fall decorations come out. I'm going to put a picture of your Fall nest on my sidebar with a link back to your give-a-way right now!

dosfishes said...

Wow Vicki,
Snap at Tales From Twisty Lane sent me here and I cannot believe your work, it is just magnificent. Fall is my favorite season with crisp air and crisp apples to eat too. Your nest has captured the essence of the bounteous decay that brings us to nesting in the winter dark. Lovely. xox Corrine

PoetessWug said...

What a nice Giveaway! And I love your generosity too, offering to send it anywhere!...I'm not just saying this for your giveaway either, but I absolutely love Autumn!! It's my favorite season because of cooler temperatures, bursts of forest color, hot apple cider, and the smell of cinnamon apple in the air. And watching the little birdies start to hunker down and fluff up also makes me smile! :-)

Esme said...

Oh my-as much I am not a fan of fall these are truly gorgeous-they capture the beauty of fall. I love the soft colors. You have really outdone yourself this time with these.

You need your own guest spot on Oprah for this type of talent. Vicki you have quite the talent for these beautiful nests-I have never seen anything like them-they are so pretty you could probably convert anyone into a fall lover.

Enjoy your day.

xo Esme

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Oh Vicki...your harvest nests are just stunning!took my breath away..it did! And the "sneak peek" at your shorebird nests is thrilling. i mean...to see my petite eggs in them is so very exciting. i can't wait until the 17th! In the meantime...i'm "rolling." :)

What to say about "Autumne"....the smell of apple cider and cinnamon...fires in the hearth...apple pie...wool sweaters....leaves falling.....always takes my breath away no matter how many i've seen!

Whimsey Creations said...

Autumn is my very favorite season - love the leaves turning, the cool breezes, and your nest is absolutely fantastic - as are those birds - oh my I can see them lined up on my mantel right now LOL Whew girl, you've been busy this year!

Daph said...

I follow your blog:)
Autumn is my fave time O the year. The sun is warm, the air is crisp, the trees change color and harmony. I drink tea and sit on the porch and watch the squirrels get squirrelier every day. A creative juice surges within me Sept and into October. I create all year round, but the satisfaction is more at the surface in Autumn. I haven't even mentioned going for walks and eating apples *sigh
earthdancedaph@yahoo.com

MosaicMagpie said...

What I love the most about fall is the color of the sky it is such a clear blue in the fall a different color than any other time of year.
Debbie

RobinBirdsNest said...

All of your little nests are just soooo precious!! this fall one is awesome!

Lululiz said...

Oh my, the autumn nest is every bit as beautiful as the other ones. The colours are so well chosen. Sigh, the whole thing is just so very beautiful. The thing I like most about autumn are misty mornings, going out collecting acorns, chestnuts, seed heads etc from the woods and creating autumn displays with them. AND, I can talk my DH in having open fires again, yay.
I'll put a photo and link on my blog, of course.

Toyin O. said...

You are so creative!

http://youcanfacetodaybecausehelives.blogspot.com

gigi knits said...

Your nests are just absolutely so gorgeous... living in Florida I miss the changing of the leaves,cool mornings for walking..
Thinking I'm on the list for a Jan.nesting..Also besure to put my name on the Shorebird Nest there is no question about wanting one!!!

Klik said...

OW! So sunny, so orange, so autumn nest! I feel the smell of apple pie :)).
I'm your follower and I'll try to win this time :). An active link is on my left side bar here
http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com

Hi from Russia!
Nataly Klik

Jacoba said...

How fascinating, your nests! I just found your blog and will 'dive' into it to do some more reading.
Autumn and the sea give us so many things to be creative with.
What I like about October is the aroma, the falling leaves, the temperature, the falling chestnusts, acorns, the wind, the first time you lit your fire, the preparing of your garden to go to sleep, well, I could continue for hours ;-))
Have a happy weekend,
Jacoba

Julie Marie said...

Hello Vicki... oooh the Autumn nest is just gorgeous! I love everything about Autumn... it is my very favorite time of year... I guess one of my favorite things of all though is the peaceful feeling it brings to me... I feel very close to God walking amongst the fallen Autumn leaves, and watching an Eagle soar overhead that has migrated here for the upcoming winter... I could write a book about all of the blissful things I love about Autumn... I am so excited for my shorebird nest too! I can hardly wait... and the sissie nests are excited too!... xoxo Julie Marie (Hi mama knitter from the sissies!)

Karen said...

Vicki,
LOVE your Harvest bird nest. I had to post about your giveaway on my Blog immediately. You know how much I love my nest. It is the first thing I see when I wake up and the last thing I look at when I fall asleep.
Thank you for such a great opportunity to all your followers.
I always have loved fall the best. Especially the beach, as it is still warm, but no crowds!
Then I scrolled down to see the photos of your shorebird nests, oh my....Adorable!

Kristen said...

I love red maple leaves, pumpkin pie, and time with family at the Thanksgiving table. Gorgeous nests!!

Mary Ellen said...

I have always been in love with your sweet nests! This is so sweet of you to offer one of these precious nests to one of your blessed followers!!!

bee blessed
mary

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

BunnyNuts said...

Oh Vicki - you have captured all the colors I love of fall! Autumn is a time to slow down, let the earth recharge. The air is crisp, the colors divine, the smell of fireplaces in action and big pots of soup on the stove. And this year.....a countdown to my trip to Disney!!:)
Thank you as ALWAYS for your inspiration!
Christine

Fearless Nester said...

Oh Vicki, you are so poetic and I just adore the names you give your nests too. The Harvest Nest makes me long for all the rich colors of Fall, a brisk walk in the woods on a chilly day and then the anticipation of a cozy woodfire waiting at home! Oh, and I think I saw a piece of sea glass in the Shorebird Nest, how very very lovely they are. You just keep outdoing yourself. I love it! ~Lili

canngil said...

hope I am not too late!!! I am a follower of your blog, and I love seeing Maddie all dressed up! Autumn is a cozy time of year, we all start snugging down for the winter. Warm cider, cold noses and fingers at football games, pumpkin pie, falling leaves, even here in So California! I think God made Liquid Amber trees for us to watch their leaves turn!

Sea Angels said...

Just look a these beauty's and I have my lovely precious one that I look at every day, and every day it makes me smile and makes me think of your kindness generosity and creativeness....xxxx
In these creations all of nature shines through xxx
Big hugs my friend
Lynn xxxx

Sherri said...

Vicki, the autumn nest is awesome! You are so talented. Please enter me in the giveaway!

cmcdermitt1@carolina.rr.com

Sherri said...

Vicki, I have posted on my blog about your lovely nest giveaway!

Susan said...

Oh Vicki.....those nests are beautiful. And I love love love those birds!!! You are such a talent. Thanks again for stopping by a leaving such a lovely comment. You are so sweet. Wish we could share a cup of coffee this morning. Susan

Her Art Nest said...

Hi Vicki,
Your nests are just stunning, and such an inspiration. I love autumn for it's crisp mornings and warm gentle afternoons. I love pumpkins in fields of browning vines. I love visiting the cider mill and taking pics of the leaves changing. Thank you for a chance to win one of your treasures. I simply adore them. Hugs, Nan

a pink-bee said...

You make the most amazing nests :).
I love autumn ~ cooler temps to talk a walk in ~ my favorite :).
Have a haPPy Autumn. :)
crystal

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Lovely just lovely. I really enjoyed my visit to your blog. I'm following you now.
Wishing you happiness, Katherine

susan jenkins said...

Absolutely beautiful, your Autumn nests! What lovely work you do. Gorgeous!!

xx Susan

Christine said...

Wow Vicki I love the nests!

My favorite thing about Autumn is the color weather and the changing color of the leaves but leaving in Arizona you don't see that much, so I'm just happy about cooler weather.

I am planning on blogging about your giveaway on my blog tomorrow.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ava DeVitis said...

Hi Vicki,

These nests are absolutely beautiful. I am so happy that I stumbled upon this blog. I would love to be entered in this contest.

-What I love about Autumn is the stories my husband tells me. I am from Los Angeles, which has one season! But my husband is from the northeast, and the stories he tells me about the perfect weather, and the beautiful leaves makes it sound like the most wonderful time of year. We are taking a trip to his hometown later this month. I can't wait to jump in a leaf pile!

Ava DeVitis said...

Just wanted to let you know that I posted a link to this contest on my blog! Thanks again for such a lovely item. I'm off to scour the rest of your blog!

http://www.pacificdesignsblog.com/2010/10/beautiful-nesting-giveaway-from-2-bags.html

KARNA said...

I love the crisp mornings in Autumn...they refresh me and invigorate me. It's a time that makes me want to create...all the brilliant colors bring such joy, they make my heart sing and put a smile on my face to live in God's beautiful creation.

Your baskets, and all your work is so original and glorious!
xoxox

Completely Coastal said...

Hi Vicki,

... your beautiful nest are just out of this world!!!! Fall, I love the still warm days the most, the air has a certain crispness to it, beaches are less populated..., the ocean is still warm, colors are bursting..., that's what I love about it.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

Erica said...

ohhhh - I love BOTH styles!
My favorite think about fall is an attempt at cooler weather here in TX!

JenW!~ said...

Oh what a beautiful nest.
Autumn is my favor time of year with all it's bright red, orange and yellow color every where and the cooler weather but my favorite things is having my friends over to celebrate the coming of this season with our annual Fall party.

I just love seeing all your nest. I may have to make an Autumn birdnest necklace to giveaway on my blog.

elvira pajarola said...

MAGNIFICIENT and so lovely and unique......Your knitting creations with their thousands accessoires are so charming and delightful ...!
Your Creativity inspires certainly sooooo much!!!!!
...I passed these days by a little, fabulous shop in our next bigger town.....and saw hundreds of incredibly beautiful yarns.....
guess "mia cara" at who was I thinking??????

have a wonderful sunny sunday, Vicky!

ciao ciao elvira

myriamkreativ said...

My dear Vicki,
first I thank you for your birthday wishes and hope that you and everybody around you feels great. I was so happy on my birthday with all my friends, and family and the wonderful gifts!
Your autum nest is beautiful (as one could expect... lol) and I will jump in the giveaway right now! I will post your wonderful giveaway on my blog and Im really really excited to see those shorebird nests you are talking about... (sshhhh, and for the next years special edition autum nest I will be the first on the list *lol*). I wish you a wonderful sunny autum week Hugs & kisses Myriam

Rhondi said...

Hi Vicki
This is my first visit and I just have to tell you how fabulous your nests are!! They are amazing and I would love to win one! We just came back from a walk in the woods and hat I love about fall is the wonderful fresh smell in the air and the color of the sky.
Hugs, Rhondi

Jean said...

Such a lovely nest. I love the colors of fall. Especially the way the trees wear them. :)

Donnie said...

I'm sorry I commented on the wrong post for this giveaway. But I still think the best autumn thing was the mums and Maddy.

Donnie said...

I'm also a Follower.

Jenn said...

Stunning!!!
My favorite holiday happens to be in fall (Halloween) and then there is the fact that my oldest girl and husband's birthdays are in October(the 22nd and 23rd, respectively), along with our wedding anniversary(that was the 2nd). And I just love the cooler temps and the wonderful colors...grew up in PA and would spend as much time as possible outside, even if it was just curled up under a blanket on the porch reading a book.

PoetessWug said...

Just wanted to let you know that I blogged about your giveaway on my blog this morning!

http://poetesswug-thewugsbackyardblogspot.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-to-do-in-pinch.html

Come by and visit! :-)

Melissa said...

How gorgeous!!

Autumn is my favorite season.. I just love the crisp, cool air the most.

Jody Hammer said...

What I also love about fall is Halloween! I found lots of my decorations today! Hooray!!!

Becky said...

Oh my your work just is beautiful.The harvest nest is sooooooo adorable.As is all of the others.I posted for a win at another time, but didnt win poor me,LOL.All I can say is I hope I get lucky this time.Those birds are so sweet as well.I collect birds,would love love to add this to my collection!

Becky said...

Oh my your work just is beautiful.The harvest nest is sooooooo adorable.As is all of the others.I posted for a win at another time, but didnt win poor me,LOL.All I can say is I hope I get lucky this time.Those birds are so sweet as well.I collect birds,would love love to add this to my collection!

A Scattering said...

Hi Vicki,

First of all, my birthday is in November so I've always felt that Autumn is my "home". I love the crisp mornings, the first frost, the first snowflake, the first hint of woodsmoke in the air. As a photographer, I find fall light is a gift. And of course there are all the varied mushrooms that show up in crazy places in the woods. I'd better stop here, you weren't asking for an essay!

I've posted a link to your contest on my blog.

Have a great day,
Elaine
http://www.ascattering.blogspot.com


Have a

Sea Witch said...

Because there is NOTHING like the autumn season anywhere or at anytime. It is simply glorious. As always, I adore your work and would love to be the winner of your harvest nest. Sea Witch

Sandy Navarro said...

OMG Vicki!
Your autumn nests have my name written all over them! I love the colors of autumn and in particular, orange! I'm a follower and will do a blog post on your FabUlous giveaway!

Thanks so much for a chance to win but I also want to be put on the fall 2011 list because I MUST have one.

www.smndesigns.blogspot.com

eastendgirl1 said...

First timer here. I adore your nests! I'm a relocated Yankee that lives in the South but yearns to go back north for the sole purpose of once again seeing, smelling and tasting 'Autumn'. It's a bittersweet time for me. My dad was born in the summer and passed in the fall. My husband was born in the fall and passed in the summer. My daughters left their 'nest' to go off to college. Your nests symbolize my Autumns of birth, passing, and flying off to new horizons!

Jacoba said...

Hi Vicky,
Your Harvest Nest is up on my blog now, because I simply love your nests and like to attract people to your blog.
Have a sunshiny autumn day!
Jacoba

Plays with Needles said...

Hi Vicki! I THOUGHT I was on the list but I haven't paid you or anything....Am I on the list? The harvest nest is absolutely beautiful...

Drawn to The Sea said...

Finally, blogger's loaded the comment page! Blogger's been giving me error messages on various pages... arrgh.

The autumn shore nest is so sweet... even this summer girl thinks the colors are amazing. And the sneak peak of the blues? Those colors make my heart sing! I adore the way you weave in little beads & treasures, just the way a bird gathers odds & ends for her nest. And the birdie peeking out,j so precious.

How'd you get so talented?

Bumpkin Bears said...

You do create the most special unique nests and how very kind and generous to share this Autumn one. I love the seashore creations too, can't wait to see them. Love, Catherine xx

Яна said...

Your nest is fine!!! Very beautiful color.
I dream to win this nest!!

I'll put a photo and link on my blog, of course.

Jody Hammer said...

I also love spending time with friends on Thanksgiving day!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

OMG! Just when I think your nests can't get any more beautiful, you surprise me with yet an even more gorgeous creation! What do I love best about Autumn? The magic of the leaves changing color. I adore the hunt for the best view of the colors and the aha moment when the sun sits behind a tree and lights up all the colors. :) It's magic! (I'm posting your autumn nest on my sidebar ;) )

Pat said...

Vicki, These Autumn and Shorebird nests are just "over the top" beautiful!!! I would love the win the Autumn one....why? Well, I was born in October and it's my favorite season of all...and today was so beautiful here I could barely stand it! One of your beautiful nests would be icing on the cake. You enjoy your traveling!! take care, pat

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Oh Vicki your nests are works of art and anyone owning them are blessed indeed!
xxx
Carole

Cathee said...

Autumn is the warmth of summer fading and the sweet cool night of fall coming in early! The skies are bluer,and the cozy preparations for nesting in our homes has begun.I love autumn, of course it was the time I was born so I think it is the best of the seasons!
Your nest would just make it more special!! hope I win!!!! HUGS!

Jody Hammer said...

Another thing I like about fall is that it means Christmas isn't far away!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Vicki,
I have never seen such beautiful and creative bird nests before! They are so pretty and I love the yarn you have created for these projects!!!!
Please drop my name into the hat..it would be a treat and a pleasure to have one of your designs in my home..
Now what do I love best about Autumn, well there is just so much because it is my favorite time of year, but if I must say well then it would be the fresh cool air breeze.
Have the sweetest of day, Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Vicki,
It's me again....Elizabeth, I posted your Harvest giveaway on my sidebar...
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

The sweet textures are spectacular! Fall does have a way of holding our hearts at bay when we say goodbye to summer's sweet melodic songs. Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

yodafatkitty said...

Ok, my favorite thing about fall? That barely perceptible hint of coolness in the air in the evenings and mornings with the leaves falling from the trees.
Love your blog and LOVE these bird nests! So very beautiful!

Rosann said...

Beautiful autumn nest. I can't wait for January to get my little nest. Thanks Vicki !

Rosann said...

Forgot to mention I also follow your blog.

Silke said...

Oh, Vicki, can I be greedy and also enter for this amazing autumn nest. EXQUISITE!!! Breathtaking. I'll do a blog post about it when I feature the gorgeous nest I received from you! You are amazing!!! Much love, Silke

Jody Hammer said...

I also adore the fact that the humidity is gone and that the alligators are more visible cause they start hanging out on the sides of the ponds to get warm!

Anonymous said...

Vicki, our first home was decorated using the fall colors as my design. Our home was such an inviting place full of love laughter and children.
I love the smell of fall. Just sitting outside lifts my spirits both night and day. The stars seem to be brighter in the fall.
Blessings and love to you,
Jan

DreamChallenge said...

Being away from blogging has heightened by desire to get in touch with others who are traveling life's journey. I placed your contest on my blog in hopes that my inspiration will come back to me. Sharing is not easy, but there is so very much to share. http://dreamchallenge-wwwriverview.blogspot.com/

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Your nests just get better and better Vicki!

Tracee said...

Wow - I literally stumbled to your site and am in love. All of the nests are great but the Autumn one is my favorite. It has been my favorite season for as long as I can remember, and living in Wisconsin I love to watch the leaves change color. Thanks for the giveaway - I have my fingers crossed!

mandy said...

Vicki,

I love your autumn nests ans I love autumn for its jewel tone colors!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness, Vicki, you're having another wonderful giveaway. I love your nests so much, and I especially LOVE this one because I am a huge Autumn person.

What I like best about Fall? Oh my goodness, I don't think there is any one thing. It's a combination of the change in the air, the colors of the season, the smell of fall, the tastes of cider, apples, the pies, the entire feel of the season, really.

Thank you for hosting such a lovely giveaway. I'm very excited about it.

Hope you have a very lovely day,
Susan
Oh, I'm having a giveaway too, if you're interested.
http://clucklebees.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Oh, and I just put your giveaway up in my side bar.
Susan

MosaicMagpie said...

Just came over to check on you. I am loving the cooler temps we are finally getting here in KY. This past week the trees decided to put on their show...lovely.
Debbie

Paula said...

Hello Vicki,
How lovely yo meet you! Your nests are divine ... I so love my feathered friends. You have whimsically captured their nests perfectly ... with all of the hard earned gatherings!

I have only just begun to appreciate autumn's splendor. I now revel in the peaceful calm the days hold. Once the air was permeated with the sound of birdsong ... now, if one listens intently, you can hear the leaves trickling from the branches before quietly making their swaying decent to the ground. There is an ethereal hush to Mother Nature right now, before the cold and dark sets in ...

Wishing you a continued blessed and blissful fall ... may it's colors surround you and delight you!

Sharon said...

I love Fall because it is mother natures last hurrah of color before the peacefulness of winter settles in. I see you have created another beautiful nest. I am a follower.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Vicki: I just love the nest. I have to have one. I am going to look to buy one. Would love to win this. Blessings, Martha

Christine said...

The autumn nests are very pretty. I also just love your knitting. You're so talented.

Campbell said...

I am blown away by your creative expression in these nests...the colors, the textures, the trinkets..all so very whimsical and wonderful!

Anna
www.annasplaceofholding.blogspot.com
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

Shirl said...

So, so beautiful: I do so hope I am the lucky one to give your nest a new home! ... :0)

Shirl x

Jody Hammer said...

I like knowing that it won't be long until we see family again.

Susan said...

Just tossing in my name once again. It's such a lovely nest, Vicki. Everyone is so excited about it. :-)

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Jody Hammer said...

I love the fact that Tate gets 5 days off of school...all in a row!!!

Createology said...

I was seriously thinking of you and your gorgeous knitted bird nests while I was out of state on yet another road trip and wondering if you make them in browns...and here I see your beautiful Autumn Harvest nest. Simply exquisite. Thank you for offering such a generous giveaway.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow Vicki! You have been busy. Your Fall nest is absolutely gorgeous! And I love the quotation you opened this post with. I do love Fall but unfortunately, although the weather has begun to change here with cooler morning and evening temps, there is no change in the way things look and our days are still hot. I miss the colors of Fall! The smell of wood burning. The change from summer to Fall clothing, scarves and sweaters. I am posting your giveaway in my sidebar. Hope all is well in your corner of the world. :) Tammy

The English Romantic said...

Hi Vickie.
I'm so glad I've found you again. I loved your nests then forgot where I saw them. I'm going to sign up as a follower so as never to lose you again.
I'm especially fond of autumn. It has a lovely smell all of its own, a mixture of fallen leaves and cool crisp air!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors of autumn! We live in the mountains of NC and we are very near peak for Fall foliage! Enjoy your week! ♥ Love this beautiful creation! ♥

Jody Hammer said...

Mulled cider!!! Something else about autumn that is worthy of a shout-out!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Vicki,
I have posted your adorable Autumn giveaway..and FINALLY got it right! This is so exciting! :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Dear Vicki,
I had to delete that last comment as it had an BIG error.
Thank you for helping me in the right direction. :)

*I am now a follower. Indeed I am!

*I have posted your beautiful giveaway on my blog guiding others to join in. (Silly me!)

* Autumn and why I love it: I was born in Autumn. I seem to come alive in Autumn and it has been my favorite season all my life. I cannot honestly put into words why I love Autumn. It is a season that answers something in my soul.
It always has.

Have a wonderful time with your giveaway!
Love,
Mona

Susan said...

Oh Miss Maddy Girl... How I do love this little Autumn Nest. Thank you for the chance to join in on the fun and the chance to win this lovely piece of art.
Susan
CluckleBees

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Vicki,

Oh my goodness - your little autum nest is so charming. I love all of your nests.

Have a lovely day.Blessings,
Erin

Paula said...

Happy Friday Vicki!
Stopping by to toss my name in again! I just LOVE these sweet nests!

I wanted to inquire if you had an Etsy site or another means for acquiring one of your sweet nests? I am quite smitten with the green ones!
You may contact me at vintagerose@wildblue.net with the info.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend! :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

You amaze me dear Vicki,

Love and all the simple joys to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Your nests are always spectacular, so full of detail and color. I'd love to decorate my home with an Autumn nest of yours. My favorite thing about Autumn is all of the color changes into a warm and radiant palette.
Jody

FredaB said...

Hi Vicki

I would have to say my favorite part of fall is the glorious colors. The brilliant reds and oranges are hard to duplicate. Along with the yellows and greens from the evergreens it is quite a show.

We will be leaving for florida the end of the month and I bet we see a beautiful show on the way down.

Hugs

FredaB

MuseSwings said...

Harvest Giveaway! Your amazing little nests are made of magic! I love Autumn and here in Florida I can still conjure up the scent of apple cider and cinnamon doughnuts, the sound of leaves crackling underfoot and the colors that make one remember and forget all at the same time that a long winter is just a frosty morning away.

The Dutchess said...

WOW....more then beautiful..I am going to add you to my kindred spirit list. Please visit me sometime..in my garden there is a mouse living in a birdsnest..and my house is filled with little birdies..Hope is a thing with feathers..Have a marvellous day:)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm stopping by to say Good morning and I would be thrilled to win! Enjoy your Monday! ♥

Debbie Geiger said...

I love the cooler weather that comes with autumn. Your autumn nest is just too cute. I am a follower and I will post a link to your give away on my sidebar.

Susan said...

Just absolutely gorgeous and thought I'd toss my name in there one more time and keep my fingers crossed. Thank you Vicki, this is just beautiful.

Susan @ clucklebees

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I wanted to say thank you for your giveaway and invite you to stop by and enter mine this week! Happy Fall! ♥

Beedeebabee said...

OMG, Vicki!!! My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw this! I am a fall/winter girl, and there is NOTHING about fall that I don't love! PLEASE throw my name in your hat for a chance at this GORGEOUS art nest. I sooooo love it!...It will lessen my chances, and I hate to do it, but I will post about this in my sidebar. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! xo Paulette

Claus said...

Hola! greetings from Guatemala. Coming over from T's Daily Treasures. What a talented person you are! Your creations are simply beautiful.
I would like to enter the Autumn giveaway contest if you let me. You see, here in Guatemala, we just have two seasons: rainy and dry, and there is not such thing as Autumn. My dream has always been to travel somewhere to experience the color-chaning foliage, the big orange pumpkins and the whole beauty of this season. My home experience an orange/brown phase though :o) I change decoration and turn my environment into a local Autumn corner :o) It would be absolutely amazing if I could complete it with one of your wonderful creations in an Autumn theme!! Imagine: a little of Autumn in a tropical country :o)

Enjoy this wonderful season!
hugs from Guatemala City

pippirose said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!
I love autumn, for its beautiful colours, textures...sound of raining leaves...crunching of leaves underfoot. My favourite season.
:o)
I'm a new follower.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

gigi knits said...

I"m so excited that I have a shore nest coming... They are absolutely beautiful. this fall nest is a beautiful nest..

she dreams big! said...

My favorite part of fall . . . knowing that harvest will soon be completed and all the crops safely in the bins! Long days of work finally over! Knowing that the job was well done! My least favorite part of fall . . . knowing snow is on it's way! Love the autumn bird's nest!

she dreams big! said...

Gave your giveaway a shout out on my sidebar! Oh how I would love to win!

Lilang said...

Nice gift!
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Lilang said...

Nice gift!
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windycindy said...

What a delightful site and Etsy Shop you have! Your work is fabulous...
I follow your blog via Google
Friend Connect.
Many thanks, Cindi
windycindy
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Jody Hammer said...

Autumn also means migratory birds!!! The sandhill cranes become plentiful; and if you know where to look, you can find them by the hundreds!!!

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

I love everthing about fall, the crisp cool air in my face, the lovely colors, the pumpkins, Halloween.

pam said...

I have no idea how I found your site but I must investigate more...these nests are amazing. I LOVE the colors of fall but this year we were all so grateful for Fall to make it's appearance as our summer was horridly hot and HUMID!!! The cool Fall air felt like a literal breath of fresh air.

Fun With This and That said...

I like the warm colors .The bright crisp colors. It remind me of the fun coming with the holidays ahead.To me it is cozy warm time. The walking on the leaves and they cracking sound with the odors of the leaves. I will post your give away on my blog.I have a autumn display your nest would fit in great. Laura

Lululiz said...

I am still drooling over those beautiful nests.

Jody Hammer said...

Living where I do, I love knowing that even though it's autumn, we won't be having a gray, snowy winter!!!

faerwillow said...

~oh my goodness...how gracious you are...ethereal beauty is what you have created and captured with these nest you wove...truly gorgeous...thank you for giving us such a wonderful opportunity...

fall for me is a time to start all over...a new year...ready to let go of the past and look forward to the future...savor the memeories that once were and sit and wonder what moments will soon come to be...much l♥ve and light upon you and yours~

mybabyjohn said...

I simply had to put my name in a second time. If I don't win the autumn nest I am going to have to order one. I am a follower and I did post about your contest when you first announced it. I carry your blog site in my side bar as well. I come to your site for my daily fix of beauty. Happy autumn.

Angela said...

Your nests are magnificent...and the little birds are so sweet!! I like the cooler crisp air autumn brings after the hot summer.

Deborah said...

Autumn is the time of the year when it is not too hot and not too cold. I love to see the orange pumpkins everywhere. That makes up for the lack of falling leaves since we live in Florida. I would love to have one of your awesome nests and I love the bejeweled birds. where can I get those to buy?

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of fall the best, and the cooling of the weather. The very air seems different, as we slide into a new season, day by day. The geese return on their way south, and I turn my attention toward inside activities.
Thank you for the opportunity to receive one of your uniques bird's nests.
Brenda

Anonymous said...

I love the colors of fall the best, and the cooling of the weather. The very air seems different, as we slide into a new season, day by day. The geese return on their way south, and I turn my attention toward inside activities.
Thank you for the opportunity to receive one of your uniques bird's nests.
Brenda

Jody Hammer said...

I love the bonfires we have with our friends and snuggling under blankets.

Donna said...

I just found your beautiful blog. Your work is amazing and absolutely gorgeous!

Donna

gigi knits said...

Would love to have this autumn nest. All your nests are just beautiful. miss the changing of the leaves & smell of fall in the air.

Jody Hammer said...

I like to be able to occassionally wear a sweater....

mercedes said...

Vicki, I just discovered your blog and your nests! Oh my! I think I'm finally speechless... I've never seen anything quite like your nests! Your talent and creativity is awe-inspiring. I'm signing up to Follow You, and I'd like to be entered in your giveway... so... what I like about Autumn? The changing of the leaves... reminding us that nothing lasts forever; about change; about renewal. :)mercedes

http://mercedesscott.typepad.com

gigi knits said...

The Autumn nest is so beautiful & would look so nice with my shorebird nest..

Barbara said...

Vicki I just found your blog and I have to say that your nests are just gorgeous!! I've never seen anything like them. I love the colors of Fall and the Thanksgiving that most people feel in the Fall. I also love Fall 'cause my birthday is November 1 as is my younger brother's! What a truly beautiful thing to win on my birthday! I would be so honored.

Hugs XX
Barbara
Lmoore@flippinweb.com

Recycled Rita said...

Oh my! those nests are BEAUTIFUL! i would love to win one! I love fall because when I was a child I would anticipate my birthday (nov. 9th). I also enjoyed halloween soooo much! My friends and I would make haunted houses and tour the littler children thru.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Aww Vicki

I can't possibly have a chance as I'm the 154th entrant here!!!
But fingers crossed who knows!!

I'm besotted by your nests they are soooo yummy and like you I'm a bird conservationist.

I went into your etsy but alas there were no nests for sale.

Thank you for making this wonderful giveaway a possibility, I really apprecaite that.

Take care
hugs
Shane x
a faithfull follower of yours!
pollardshane6@gmail.com

La said...

I love the warm colors and the cool temperatures.

Summerland Cottage Studio said...

Hello Vicki,

I am so thrilled to find you while blog hopping.
These nests are truly enchanting !
Like nothing I have ever seen, the colors, textures and wee treasures woven into these bejeweled beauties has me smiling and feeling inspired !

Thank you for sharing