Thursday, 28 February 2013

Bright Days....... and a little PIF

Hello Lovelies,

The last couple of days have been bright and sunny.....what a treat after a week of cold, dark days.
Walking about the town yesterday was such  a pleasure...........


 the blue skys are just wonderful.........


And the fountain looked amazing , creating bright sparkly reflected sunlight which danced on the surface of the water.........


Back home the sunlight filled south facing rooms with warmth and cheer. Waiting for my latest bunch of Daffs to open......


And enjoying a pretty Primula bought from the little  florists shop..........


I also photographed  the latest Yorkshire tea packaging to share here. Love the detailed pictures of the Dales landscape.........



There's a short video about the Artist and the project HERE.

This morning was cold and overnight there had been a frost.........



But I couldn't resist a short walk after the school run ..........




I'm waiting for outdoor Daffodils too ( getting closer now :0...........


Back home I did a couple of hours of house work then FINALLY got round to taking photos for my ( very belated ) Pay it forward  ( PIF ).
At the end of 2011 I received a delightful package from Anne , she of the wonderful blog ANDAMENTO. You can see what she sent me HERE.

When you take part in a PIF you agree to then send three packages of your own(it's supposed to be within 12 months ...ooops )

Anyway, here is what I have gathered together to offer you lovelies.
Each winner will receive one of these cute wildlife pin badges I bought to support the RSPB.......


One of these Yankee Candle melts........


One of these pretty tins..........


A ball of Luxury yarn from my stash.........


Some pretty paper cup cake cases.........


And  last, but not least, a cute Sunburst Owl :0)..........


I've deliberately kept the items as light as possible, so I'm happy to post these anywhere in the world.

This is an example of what one parcel will contain..........


Only enter this PIF if you are happy to make up three packages of your own should you win. I think it's a great way to spread a bit of bloggy love and cheer someones day.

To be included just leave me a message in the comments  and I'll pop your name in the draw, to take place in two weeks time (Thursday 14th of March ).  Good Luck .
 Oh and don't worry if you want to comment but not enter.....I'll only include those who ask to be entered.
Jacquie x

P.S. thank you so much for all your wonderful encouragement on my drawing. I realise it has got a long way to go , but having you lovelies to share it with is wonderful.

81 comments:

  1. The flowers and the sunshine are gorgeous! I love the pay it forward idea. Please count me in for the drawing. Thanks.

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  2. Such pretty pictures! Thank you for sharing :-)
    And I love the PIF idea; how sweet! You have some lovely goodies included in yours. Please enter me in the drawing.

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  3. Yes, please include me in the draw.
    As it happens I'll be... exactly 30 years old on the 14th March! :D would be a great lil present if I would win! :)
    Pozdrawiam, Anula.

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  4. Such Springness! Yes please include me....always happy to parcel up lovely things! :) x

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  5. Gorgeousness all around and yes please include me in the fun.

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  6. Ooh I would love to be able to paint like Andrew Hutchinson, what gorgeous illustrations!
    Yes please, count me in for the PIF!
    Angie x

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  7. Great idea and a super package to win. I would love to pay it forward.

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  8. What a lovely idea I would love to be entered into your competition x

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  9. Oh my hat what a lovely idea :) Please enter me! I would love to make up 3 South African gift sets!

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  10. What a great way to spread a little happiness and what a beautiful parcel it makes. I would love to enter your competition please.

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  11. I would love to take part, but I don't blog. Would that work? If not, don't worry.

    Isn't it lovely to see the sun after such cold, gloomy days!!

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  12. please enter me in the drawing i love the idea of this xxx

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  13. Oh, not fair! No sunshine here this week, although it did try a little today - so sick of grey skies.

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  14. What a lovely idea! Yes, I would love to enter please!! x

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  15. Lovely pics as usual, every time I look some of your pics I realized how much i miss England....

    Count me in for the PIF please, thanks!

    Lluisa x

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  16. I loved seeing your photos this morning, especially the frosty ones. And I think PIF sounds like fun!

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  17. What a beautiful idea. For sure I would like to take part - mmm, what can I assemble in South Africa...?

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  18. I would love to be a part of this PIF at the start of the year I saw a lot of them, but never really signed up. I live the idea of you doing a draw instead of just using the first three people who commented on your post!

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  19. I love so much your blog and I would love to be part of this PIF.Your photos are Super. Tkanks so much for this idea. Kisses from Argentina!!!!

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  20. What a lvely pictures and what a lovely PIF i am in for it

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  21. This sounds like so much fun - count me in.

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  22. What a lovely idea! I'd like to be included too please.

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  23. Hello, great idea, and I love the items you've chosen for your parcels - please can I be included in the draw? Thank you xx

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  24. Hi Jacqui, Pop me in the draw it sounds fun. Jo xx

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  25. Hello there!
    Been visiting your blog for the last month or so! Love it!
    Pop my name in your drawing, please!
    Love those cute little owls!
    Jane S

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  26. I try to live my life by that mantra - pay it forward is such a lovely concept. Please enter me in your draw too. Susie

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  27. What a lovely idea! Please put me into your draw.

    Lovely blog. xx

    Leanne xx

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  28. Please may my name be put into the hat for these lovely goodies?

    Helenxx

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  29. I do so love all of your photos, here in upstate New York by Lake Ontario, we are still in the midst of our winter and no flowers are yet daring to push through. So, I am getting my spring fix by enjoying all of your photos!

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  30. I'm new to your blog, just wanted to say those owls are adorable!!

    Pattie

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  31. I love your blog... discovered it a few months ago and the idea of the PIF sounds great. Please include me in the draw! Also, your drawings are becoming a regular topic of conversation and inspiration in our household... please keep updating us :)
    Vanessa

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  32. Have been reading your blog for a few months now and really enjoy it :-). Would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks very much!

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  33. Hi!
    I'm from Brazil, I love to crochet and your blog is a inspiration for me.
    Wonderful pictures!!!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

    Josiele

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  35. Please add me to the draw!

    You should draw a small little picture for each package too! They are seriously just so darling!!

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  36. Hi, Love the PIF idea, please count me in. The pictures on the tea packages are just gorgeous, I would love to turn that into a puzzle!
    Love
    AMarie

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  37. Please add me to the drawing. I love all of the items but especially the little owl. So precious.
    I live in Tennessee in the US and I so enjoy reading your blog!

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  38. It's lovely to see your blue skies and your views across the fields - it is still quite grey here! The picture of the Yorkshire Tea is so lovely and interesting to meet the artist through the link.
    Sarah x

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  39. I'd never heard of 'pay it forward' until now - turns out there was a movie of that name in 2000 (when my kids were little and I never had time or money for the movies!) Anyway, I think PIF is a marvellous way of spreading happiness around the globe. Good on you! Happy to be entered into the draw for an opportunity to share the love.

    Nandina aka Meg http://ambientinclinations.blogspot.com.au/

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  40. This is new to me too, but what a great idea! Such lovely and generous gifts, the owls being the added bonus. There will certainly be some happy winners, I hope that I am one of them.

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  41. Love this idea so please count me in Jacquie, always nice to spread the bloggy love around. Mel x

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  42. This is so sweet! I love, love, love the spotty brightness of the tin. And what a sweet owlie!
    I am involved in a Pay It Forward where we make something to give to 5 people. The wonderful thing is, for those who live closer we can even make something yummy for them to eat!
    I would be glad to be included in this if I am drawn. What fun! I already have some cute little things to share.
    Is this one where we do it by blog post? Or can it be social media? Let me know!

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  43. Love your lovely Blog...and bagsy the buzzy bee if I am one of the lucky winners! :) Catherine

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  44. Wowwwww! These are fabulous! I'd love to be entered in your draw.

    Thanks a lot!

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  45. OOOooh what lovely pictures and such a kind PIF - I'd love to be included!! Thanks! J9 x

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  46. Jacquie, I so look forward to reading your posts...much love and prayers to you...I featured your blog on my own this morning!
    http://carascrochet.weebly.com/1/post/2013/03/sunshine-on-the-web-some-of-my-favorite-blogs.html

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  47. I would love a chance to participate in the PIF please!
    I can't believe your daffodils are so high. Daffodil season seems like such a long way off here. I keep hoping our last storm was indeed the last of winter. In the meantime I keep visiting all my favourite English blogs to get an early taste of spring:)
    Jenn

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  48. Hello! I like your blog! Please add me to the draw!

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  49. I would love to be entered in the PIF!! Thank you!

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  50. Jacquie, although I don't have a blog, I just HAD to share the video clip with the 'Friends of Susan Branch' on Facebook! (You may be getting lots of visits to your site...) Thanks for a colorful, fun, and inspirational blog that I enjoy visiting daily! It would be a delight to receive one of your PIF parcels here in Alabama, USA. Have a blessed day!

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  51. Such lovely gifts, I'm almost tempted to re-apply, but no, I know how long it took me last time to get organised!
    Lovely photos. The weather has been gorgeous here recently too, today really felt like a day of Spring.
    Thank you for the mention too, much appreciated - most of my blog traffic comes from your blog.
    Anne x

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  52. Hi Jacquie, I would love to have a chance of winning your beautiful gifts in the pif. Your photos are always so lovely and inspire me to get snapping! Thanks very much and have a happy weekend!

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  53. Well now I know what a PIF is! I puzzled over it for a while before scrolling down to see what it meant (typical me). You know I buy Yorkshire Tea all the time and I've never bothered to look closely at the packaging - what detail! Thanks so much for the video - it's always really interesting to see how these things came about x Jane

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  54. Lovely post as always Jacquie! I'd love to be entered into your PIF draw ~ it's such a lovely idea :O)xx

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  55. Such a nice idea! I'd love to be entered into the PIF draw. I love your pictures of the frost, so delicate and fancy
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. What a beautiful walk you had. It seems like your world is about to burst into bloom. What lovely gift you are given away to your readers. Please enter me in this lovely drawing. I especially love your wee owl. Hugs Judy

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  57. I would love to be entered. Love your blog. Lisa xx

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  58. What a lovely idea the PIF is! How nice and what a wonderful way to connect with people. I'd go for it!
    Here in Oz we are beginning to see that autumn is in the air. In our neck of the woods, the evenings have been quite cool for the past few days and the days have been really lovely. I love this time of the year, when the mornings can be crisp and there might be dew on the grass. The bees turn up a little later after a sleep in and get busy. It's lovely.

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  59. What a lovely idea! I'd LOVE to connect with other people and like to enter :)

    Also I was trying to contact you - but couldn't find a direct email address. So I do ist this way :)
    I mentioned your adorable crochet owl tutorial on my creativity blog. Hope you don't mind!
    Send me a message or/and check out my blog ifeelcrafty.com
    Thanks so much!

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  60. Dear Jacquie,

    I have found your blog not too long ago and I really love your beautiful photos and enjoy reading your posts! If possible, I would like to bee entered to the draw, the gifts you put together are so lovely and I like the idea of the PIF in general :) Thank you for the opportunity,

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  61. I'd love to PIF and I can think of items already!! Thanks

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  62. Hi Jacquie, as usual your photos are so beautiful!
    They make me want to hop on a plane and fly to your neck of the woods!
    Have a lovely rest of your weekend.

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  63. what a great idea. I joined a PIF on facebook this year- list of 5 people. I have already sent out 3 only 2 more to go. I like to get it done as early as possible before I forget :o) I WOULD LOVE to join in your PIF please. I just love sending/giving gifts (probably why Christmas is my favourite time of year). much love. Angella. South Africa.

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  64. O que uma bela ideia! Eu adoraria se conectar com outras pessoas e gostaria de entrar.Eu gostaria de juntar-se a sua PIF por favor.Ame o seu blog.

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  65. Eu gostaria de ser inserido. Ame o seu blog. Maria Teresa Brasil

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  66. I would love to join your pif , never done anything like that before.

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  67. Hi! I would love to be included in your pif drawing! What a sweet parcel you've put together. Its so fun to swap and give- away to bloggy friends, isn't it?! Happy day to you!

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  68. What a lovely idea! Thanks for your lovely comments lately, I love your blog! Janette xx

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  69. Hi! The PIF sounds like a lovely idea and I would like to participate. I love to crochet and have been a reader of your blog for quite some time, just love the colour and spirit in it. Brightens up my day every time !
    Andra from Estonia

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  70. Hello, would love to be Included in your PIF :) i'm enjoying reading your blog, my husband is from Yorkshire, and your photos remind me of when we were living there. It's amazing to see the photos of frost when it's the complete opposite here in Australia! We're looking forward to our yearly visit back to England in August :)

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  71. What a great idea! I would love to be part of your PIF draw. My mind is already planning out what I would send to people!! :)

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  72. It's lovely to see your bright sunny photos, it was foggy here all day yesterday and today doesn't look as though it's going to be any better.

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  73. Yes, a PIF sounds great fun, if I can prise myself away from your blog long enough to do it!! You brighten my day and fill me with inspiration, thank you. Your artwork is excellent and makes me itch to draw myself, sadly I never got past infant school stage art!!!
    Have pulled up my chair to work on my 3rd crochet owl this morning, in love with these fellas, made one for my mum and sister as it is their birthdays next week. I have also earmarked the spike cushion cover as I treated myself to a duck feather pad and was waiting for the right pattern to come along!
    Blessings to you and your family x

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  74. This is such a cute idea! <3

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  75. I would love to be included, great idea...

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  76. Please forgive me if I have already left a comment, I couldn't remember if I did or not! I would like to be included in the draw... it was only a couple of weeks ago that I heart of this carry it forward thing on Henhouse blog. I want one of your owls! Have a good day x

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  77. Would love to be a part of this, i think i will do it anyway and it's a reason to begin "really"blogging instead of just meandering about on my page. Please include me thanks. ^_^ Enjoy your day

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  78. I've just arrived here for the first time and loved it! Specially the drawing of the house. I live far far way from this kind of building but just love it so much...Although I have a blog, I'm not blogging yet, but I promise to PIF anyway if I'm lucky enought to win these lovely items...Would you please include me in the draw? Lu from Brazil

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