Sunday, October 9, 2011

My "Vera" Lovely Fall Giveaway - A special thank you to my Readers and Followers!

Fall~~ 
      that time of year when we all start to slow down a little~
           when all about us nature begins to put on her 
                 most glorious show in colors of
                      gold and red and orange~~

   
Autumn is also that time of year when we all begin to think about the coming holidays and the special things that we are all so grateful for~~
I'm so very grateful for those of you who visit me here and support both me and my humble little blog.  Through this incredible experience I've been able to meet so many interesting people, traveled all over the world via your own amazing blogs - and made some friendships that are so dear to me~~



So~ this is just my little way of saying thank you to everyone who visits me here.  I'm giving away this Vera Bradley Pleated Tote bag in one of this falls newest and most popular colors - Suzani.    To enter simply leave a comment here on this post and Miss Maddy girl will draw a winner on November 4.      I will post the winners right here on THIS post (at the bottom of the page) - so be sure to come back and see if YOU won!
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If you would like to enter more than once - you can do so in the following ways:

1.  I'd be grateful if you would share this contest with your readers by posting it on your blog - (not all of my readers and followers make their rounds regularly - so this will help get the word out to them.)  If you post this on your blog - come back and leave me another comment telling me that you have done so. 

Susan from the blog Days at Buttermilk Cottage is on a personal mission to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness.  She designed this adorable little lamb and is selling the knitted version, the PDF pattern, and also the kit containing the pattern and yarns to make your own Pinky. 

2. For another entry to win the Vera Bradley purse - please post a photo of Pinky on your own blogs and link to Susan's blog.  You can use the link above or the link that I have on my own sidebar.  Breast Cancer is a devastating disease that affects us all.  I am confident that each and every one of us has been touched in some way by this disease.   If you post Pinky on your blog - please come back and leave another comment telling me that you have done so.    I applaud Susan for her creative efforts to make a difference~~

**Susan has graciously donated one of her knitted Pinky lambs and also one of the Pinky kits for me to give away here.  In addition to your entry for the purse ~~ anyone who posts Pinky on their blog will be entered into a separate contest to win your own adorable Pinky- handmade by Susan.   

**I know that I have several readers and followers who, like me, are knitters.  If you are one of my knitting friends - please just say - "I'm  a knitter " in your comment so that I can enter all my knitting friends in a separate contest to win the Pinky kit which contains the pattern and yarns. 

3.  Your third chance to enter the contest for the Vera Bradley purse is to join my Facebook page.    The link to my Facebook page is on my sidebar - just press the LIKE button when you get there - then leave me a comment Here telling me that you are one of  the"gang" over there.  You will be glad  you did - here's why~~

For my Facebook members only -- I'm giving away this Vera Bradley Handbag in their very popular Breast Cancer Awareness pattern - Twirly Birds Pink.  To enter - simply leave a comment on my Facebook page.  Maddy girl will pick the winner and I will announce their name on November 4 -  right there on my Facebook page.   
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UPDATE November 4
And the winners  (according to Maddy girl!)are~~~
1. The Facebook giveaway of the Twirley bird purse - Jenny Wallace Ray
2. Pinky knitted sheep- Avery Hill (comment # 37)
3. Pinky kit to knit - Mosiac Magpie (comment # 24)
4. Vera Tote Purse - Poetess Wug (comment # 22)
Congrats to each of you.  Please send me a private email with your home address!  


Thanks to everyone who entered - to all of you who are so good to me and make me feel so loved.  We will have another giveaway closer to the Holiday's~~
xo,
Vicki
 
 ~~~ 
 Coming up next~~

The Gardener and I attended the most wonderful Farm Dinner - we toured a beautiful historic farm, attended a lovely reception on the banks of the Ohio River, and then enjoyed a magnificent Chef prepared dinner while sitting at this beautiful table- (right next to the cornfield.)  It was the most incredible night ever! 



I am going to delay the continuation of the National Park photos for just a bit so that I can show you the photos from the special evening that we had when we attended the "Outstanding in the Field" farm dinner.  I can hardly wait to show you these pictures~~ 

xoxo,
Vicki 

ps - these contests are open to ALL of my readers and followers - where ever you may live!  

92 comments:

Beadwright said...

Ohhhhh I would so love a chance to win!! Please enter my name.
I am also having a series of giveaways so please come sign up for mine.
I love your blog.
Nicole/Beadwright

Melissa F said...

Thank you for the great giveaway!

Melissa F said...

I like you on Facebook!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Sweet Vicki,

Oh what a treat to be able to win one of your beautiful Vera Bradley bags!!!
Please include my name with the rest!! Keeping everything crossed!! :)

Hugs and smiles,

Susan

sjmcdowell said...

Dear Vicki,

I also added your Giveaway on my blogs sidebar!!

Thank you so much for your generosity!!

Love and Hugs,

Susan

gardensprite said...

Thank you for sharing with us the beauty and joy of your lives together, you and The Gardener.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Vicki!
So much to say! First thank you so much for your support of Pinky!
Second, consider this my comment to enter me in your giveaway for the gorgeous VB bag (can you ever have enough bags???)
Third, I cannot wait to hear more about the farm dinner. It looks incredible--something right out of a magazine shoot!
Finally, I'm off to your FaceBook page to become a follower!
Have a wonderful week!
Best,
Susan

Lili said...

OMGosh!! The farm dinner looks amazing, waiting to see more. And your Vera Bradley giveaway, so generous and sweet of you. You're such a doll Vicki! xoxo ~Lili

Andrea said...

You are so generous! I didn't even know you had a facebook page, or I would have already been there. That will be next stop. Thank-you so much for the chance to win these wonderful prizes!

Andrea said...

I've 'liked' your facebook page, and I will get back to you if I get around to doing a blog post about your lovely giveaway! Again, thank-you!

Cinder says said...

What a wonderful fall give away!
Thank you for a chance to win the lovely Vera bag.

: )

Cinder says said...

I also "liked" your page on Face Book.

If I had a blog I would spread the word!

Thanks again.

Jenny said...

Dearest Vicki! I'd love the chance to win! You are so generous!

Jenny said...

I put the Pinky Sheep link up on my blog! Super cute! I wish I knew how to knit.

Jenny said...

I'm also a FB page follower! I LOVE that pink bag!!! :D You make me so happy by hosting these amazing bag giveaways on top of your gorgeous, gorgeous photos and posts. :)

yaya said...

What a great giveaway and I'm entering! Thanks...now for the last pic of that amazing table..wow! I can't wait to hear about the dinner!

just me said...

You are just the sweetest!! I have enjoyed your travel posts, almost to washington state!!:) What an amazing dinner table! Can't wait to see more pictures.

Klik said...

Ah so sweet candy! Thanks for chance and count me in :))
Nataly
http://klik-leisure.blogspot.com/

Klik said...

I became your Facebook fan :))

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi
I am a Follower of your Blog.
I love totes, handbags and always have done so I can tell you that I would be thrilled and honoured if I were to be the winner.
Thank you for this opportunity.
Wishes
Lynne

Amy Munson said...

Looks like a perfect tote everything bag.

PoetessWug said...

I love, love, love a colorful bag! :-) Ad I can't wait to read the rest of the story of that long pretty table too!

Meg said...

Such a beautiful bag, thank you for the chance to win it!
Sharon

MosaicMagpie said...

There you go again....thinking of others! This is a great cause and I love "Pinky". I am a knitter and would love to win. I have posted the link and that adorable photo of "Pinky" on my blog.
Deb

Mila said...

Wonderful Vicki & thank you sso much for this chance of win!
Hugs,
Mila :)

Susan said...

What a lovely giveaway! I think of you each time I look at my birdnest.Have a great week. Susan

Melissa said...

I love the vibrancy of the colors! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

I'm a fan on Facebook! :)

Sandie said...

Don't envy the washer up from that long table!!
What a lovely giveaway!
The pinky lamb is cute.

Waiting patiently for the 'Park photos.

Have a great week,

Dorthe said...

Dear Vicki, you are an amazing dear woman-and so generous alwayes.
The bag is fantastic- look at all those beautiful colors.
I love it.
HUGS,
Dorthe

Maria C. said...

I LOVE the Pleated Tote style. Thank you for this opportunity! I don't have a blog but I will tell all my friends about the giveaway. weddingfund [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Maria C. said...

I also "Liked" you on facebook. Thanks! weddingfund [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Joyful said...

It's a beautiful bag. I'd love to win it ;-)

Lululiz said...

That has got to be the longest table I have ever seen, wow.
I'd love to enter your giveaway of course.

Grace said...

I would love to win this! :)

homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

Grace said...

I knit! :)

homespunhandmaiden(at)yahoo(dot)com

Avery Hill said...

I love this giveaway... Touching... I posted about it, I put a link to Days at Buttermilk Cottage on my page and I followed you on facebook! Your blog is so enjoyable... Inspiring!

The nests are addicting... So many secrets tucked in them. I believe birds do the same, I have found some interesting nests on my walks along the Erie Canal!

Hope you have an awesome rest of your night!

Alaina
averyhill

A Scattering said...

Hi Vicki! Gorgeous bag! I've just posted a link to your contest post.

A Scattering said...

Me again - I've just posted Susan's wee friend "Pinky" on my side bar.

Back on the topic of Vera Bradley - I bought a wee tech case at Barnes and Noble in Buffalo this weekend. It's just perfect for an iPod, USB cord and headphones - just darling.

wendyd1969 said...

Ohhhhh! I just love to this print, hope I win. P.S. love your blog.

wendyd1969 said...

Ohhhhh! I just love this print and your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

Gabriela said...

Hi Vicki! I want you to know that your travels are enjoyed in Montevideo, Uruguay! I send my parents your posts,as they get to travel the US with you!They love your photos!
Thanks for the chance to win your Vera purse....
Love
Gabriela

Pauline said...

I must remember to go back and thank Elaine at The Scattering for sending me here. I make tote bags as gifts but don't have a single one myself and have never made anything to compare with that gorgeous one! What a thrill it would be to own it! I think I've done the right thing at Facebook.

Right, now back to Elaine. Then I'll see if I can put Susan's "Pinky" on my side bar - (I'm a bit technically challenged!)

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Wow, that looks like SOME DINNER!

I am a new convert to Vera Bradley and have started purchasing some totes and bags of hers. The colors and patterns are so colorful and just put you in a good mood.

I think you should get 50 or maybe ever a 100 or so of them and give it to your your top followers. It should be done by age also, oldest to youngest. Just a suggestion.

This is very kind of you to do this, and well, I hope I win.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful giveaway! The bag is bautiful.

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I like you on Facebook. :)

rebecca.nvcl (at) gmail.com

Nanny213 said...

I would LOVE to win this beautiful Vera bag; thank you for the chance.

aly d said...

Love the beautiful Vera bag. I would be thrilled to win!

Cheryl said...

Ohh I am so happy to have found your blog this morning! What a generous giveaway -I am a follower now and would love to have my name entered for a chance to win!

Cheryl said...

I have liked ou on Facebook!

Cheryl said...

Vicki I own one of yor beautiful knitted birds nests and I had followed your blog when I bought the nest, but something must have gone wrong so I was more than happy this morning to re-find you and now I AM a follower. I have checked that I am there! Your giveaway is so generous - thank you!

Cheryl said...

Morning Vicki, I hope that you don't get a hundred comments form me cause I am g=ahving trouble posting this morning. I bought one of your beautiful nests and added myself as a follower, but lost you - so i was thrilled to find you this morning and now I have made sure I am a follower, BUT still struggling with comments.
I lvoe your giveaway so generous and I would love my name added plaese!
Hugs Cheryl

Cheryl said...

I have added Pinky to my blog!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Amazing prizes, Vicki!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to enjoy! You know I'm a knitter. LOL!

I cannot wait to hear about the dinner!!! That table is wonderful and I'm guessing the menu will have me drooling!

Thank you again for your generosity and blessings to you ~ tanna

Retired Knitter said...

Lovely bag. Would love to win it!

You are the best.

Anonymous said...

You know me ... no blog, so I can't help you out with Pinky. I am a Follower though and I "like" you on FB. But most of all, I absolutely LOVE the bags ...

Can't wait to hear all about your dinner near the cornfield and read more about your hiking adventures.

I {heart} you!
SuZeQ

lynn said...

i too love fall.. and its colors.. it always makes me melancholy tho... thank you for the chance to win this beauty.. i adore your blog.. and being able to visit the places right along with you :)
big ladybug hugs
lynn

Debby said...

I sined up to be a follower. I came here by way of Susan's blog. Trying to figure out if you live in Colorado. Really cute blog.

gigi knits said...

Thank you the chance to win a new vera bag,,

Lisa Thompson said...

Sick as a dog today, but looking at those vibrant flowers cheered me right up. Please enter me in your drawing

dreamchallenge said...

All of the gifts are lovely, but your verbalization is the best. Peace. J

Melissa said...

So happy to be your friend on Facebook. I would love to win ANYTHING by Vera Bradley!

Anonymous said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!
Thanks!
Joanna Donahue

Deb said...

Hi Vicki ~ I think those beautiful fall colors are calling my name. I can hear them...tell Maddy girl to listen carefully and I think she'll hear my name. Wonderful giveaway - thanks!

Deb said...

Vicki ~ I just posted today about your giveaway for an extra entry.

Deb said...

Vicki ~ I also posted a picture of Pinky and linked to Susan's blog so folks would know about the Cancer Awareness month. Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Deb told me about your Vera giveaway. I don't have a blog, but I would love to enter to win. ~ Mildred Daniel (Granny)

Esme said...

Those colors are gorgeous. I want to hear about the dinner, that photo alone has me wanting more details. Xoxoxo. E.

Thank you for your kindness

Susan Elliott said...

I cannot wait to see the dinner photos. The whole scene looks so picturesque! And the name is great too!!

CinLynn Boutique said...

I heard about your wonderful giveaway on The Wug's Backyard Blogspot! I would love a chance to win the beautiful bag! I'm now following your blog too!

CinLynn Boutique said...

I have also "liked" your facebook page! Nice to see you there! Is that another chance to win?

The Munck Family said...

I'm new to your blog, oh I have a daughter who would love the Vera bag and pattern. What a wonderful blog you have I'll be back now that I've been introduced to it;-)
Laura

Anonymous said...

I'm visiting today courtesy of Deb at Mountain Musings. I love your blog, and so will my daughter who has her own blog. She loves both Vera and knitting, so I'm hoping my comment will win the bag for her, but I'm sure when I forward your link, she will add her own comment in an effort to win. She knows her mother NEVER wins anything. :) I'm not a blogger myself, so I have to remain anonymous here because I can't post any other way. But my name is Rhonda.

Miss Rambler said...

Hey, thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Way to spread the knitterly joy! ;)

Miss Rambler said...

Hey, thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Way to spread the knitterly joy! :)

Bet said...

Love the gorgeous Vera bag! Definitely gets me in the fall mood with those colors!
(I'm also now one of your Facebook friends ;-)

Abigail W. said...

Great giveaway idea! Thank you for your thoughtfulness!

Abigail W. said...

Great idea for a giveaway! Thank you so much!

Jill said...

I'd love to win that pretty bag!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I'm not joining the giveaway; just stopping by to say hi. That farm dinner sounds absolutely fantastic. And Susan's knitted lamb is so sweet. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Joyce said...

I enjoy Vera bags so much, the colors of this bag are so bright and beautiful! Would love to win this one!

gill said...

What a great bag! Count me in please!

MrsScrapDiva said...

Great Giveaway! One can never have too many Vera Bradleys!!!

Alittlesprite said...

Hi there, I've come here from Deb's place (The Wug's Backyard) to see your lovely page. I love the bird nests, they are adorable!
Would very much like to be entered in your bag give-away. It was the bag that first caught my eye.

gwen newland said...

Love the giveaway Vicki! Just used your mushroom soup recipe from the blog... Delicious! Love, love, love it!

Susan said...

I am so thrilled I found your blog from Tanna. Please enter me in your giveaway. I will be back often.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

I'd love to win! Please enter me into your drawing...and I am also a knitter, too. :)

Barbara said...

Oh that is gorgeous, I would love a chance to win that bag, please enter my name in that too, thank you and Bless you, love you blog too, becoming a follower too, stop by visit me one day, at http://bakinnbitsbarbara.blogspot.com

Have a very blessed day, Barbara

Barbara said...

I like you on face book too, thanks for the chance to win..B

Jean said...

Your photos are beautiful and thoughts insightful. Thanks for sharing! --Jean

Caprice said...

you know me, I'd Love to win!! Love your blog and you!
C

Anonymous said...

Would never have such a lovely bag wo a chance to win one. Thank you!