Tuesday, August 26, 2008

BBB & More Giveaways

We camped in our tent on Saturday night after a fun family day of Beer, Badminton & Barbeque. (BBB) Our extended family began this sporting event in 1979, but it's been twenty years since the last one. Our wonderful hosts, Brian and Colleen, had four courts set up for the singles and doubles games. They had a trampoline and in the middle of their backyard was a pond with a pontoon. We filled the pole barn with food and started our tournament. Everything was going well until the monsoon rain arrived. I think it lasted for 1 1/2 hours. Of course, a 'little' rain wasn't going to prevent us from finishing our games. We played until dark and awarded trophies to the new champs. A giant campfire kept us toasty warm until we turned in for the night. Several of us decided to camp rather than drive home after the long day. OOOOW! It's been many, many years since I've slept in a tent, although slept is used very loosely here. I'm still sore and tired, but it was a fun get-together.

On the way home, I snapped this picture of a field nearby full of sunflowers. Isn't it a glorious sight? They're smiling at everyone who passes by.



More giveaways!

Jessie in Singapore is celebrating a blogiversary by giving away a gorgeous scissors holder and fob.

Vicki has a lovely assortment of gifts to celebrate her 200th post.

Amy offers a cute bag and lots of extra goodies to celebrate her 100th post. Hurry, as this one ends on Wednesday.

Gina is celebrating 200 posts by giving away mystery package.

Mar has yet another giveaway to celebrate her blogiversary. Go see the cute bag she has pictured.

And to celebrate her new sewing room, click on over to Calidore's blog where you could be the winner of a bag, a heart needle case, a camel scissor fob, three hand dyed fat quarters and a skein of Edmar Iris thread which is perfect for stitcheries.

11 comments:

Catherine said...

That sunflower field is wonderful! Oh, so cheerful.
Sounds like you had fun, monsoon rains or not.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love those sunflowers. They are so pretty.

Fiesta said...

Jeanne your Dear Jane is beautiful.
have you considered doing some tutorials?
I tried to email you personally but my computer would not let me.

Libby said...

I've never seen a whole field of sunflowers like that before . . . it really is like they are smiling *s*

bingo~bonnie said...

wow woman! thanks for sharing all of those links!!!

and here I thought I had hit the jackpot with the three blog give-aways I found earlier this morning and posted over on my blog... (take a look at them b/c you didn't have them listed)

something in the water with all the quilters having 100th, 200th and anniversaries all at the same time??? LOL :P

either way, I just hope one of us wins something! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Guðrún said...

Are the sunflowers grown for their seeds, oil or what? I love to go camping but we have a pop up camper, I can´t sleep in a tent.

Connie W said...

How wonderful it would be to out driving and see that field of sunflowers...they're sooooo cheery.

Karen said...

I didn't know that anyone played badmitton (I can't remember how to spell it) anymore. We have not played in years but I think it is a fun family game.

Alycia said...

BBB sounds fun!! Love the sunflowers. Mine are about 6 ft tall now - ack

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the sunflower photo - it's beautiful!

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