Monday, November 01, 2010

a blue giveaway

Happy November! Every month my family and I play this silly little game. We all try to be the first one to wish someone else a happy month. This morning I was greeted by my 7 year old (before I even got out of bed) with a "Happy November!" Not a bad way to start off the day.

November is my favorite month. I love fall. I love the Thanksgiving holiday. It's cooler so there are plenty of chances to wrap up in a quilt. It's a great time to make more quilts. (Well, it's always a good time to make more quilts, if you ask me.) I think November is good all around!

In honor of the first day of my favorite month, I'm going to give away a quilt kit to one reader. The quilt kit consists of 42 blue, black and grey kona cottons, so you can make your very own blue quilt. Or...you could use the pre-cut rectangles for various other projects if you so desire. Each rectangle is a generous 5.5" x 19.5" so the possibilities are endless! If you would like to win, please leave me a comment letting me know of any silly games you and your family play. If you don't have one, your favorite color would be a good substitute. Happy Monday to you!

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Rebecka said...

Blue is one of my two favorite colors, green being the other. The kids often have vehicle counting contests while we're driving. How many buses, yellow cars, dump trucks, etc.

Lindsey said...

When my siblings and I were young my parents taught us to put our hands together, wiggle our fingers, and yell "SQUIRREL" when crossing state lines during road trips. I have actually done this once when driving with an adult friend in the car . . . she was as confused as I was embarrassed.

Kama said...

Don't think my comment went through. One of my favorite family games is Apples to Apples. Most of the members of my family cheat, but we still have a lot of fun. I have played it a few times with my in-laws and they want to follow the rules and pick the best answer. It's not nearly as much fun! ;)

Nichole said...

We play a similar silly game at our house - we try to be the first person on the 25th of every month to say "only ___ more months until Christmas!" The kids love it when they beat us parent to it. THanks for the chance to win. My favorite color is blue, so I would be in my blue heaven if I win!

ByMarta said...

We love all kinds of games but our very favorite will be UNO. We get all excited when someone has only one card.
I would love to win your kit. If I do I would like to make the top and donate it to Margarets Hope Chest ( hopefully Carrie wont mind quilting it).
Thank you
Marta

Kissthis said...

We have sock fights... everyone helps fold the washing whenever the pile gets out of control (about once a week :S) and we end up having "snowball" fights with the balled up socks...
Right now blue and purple are my favourite colours

Petit Design Co. said...

:) we play slug bugs! but we just call out the VW colors and keep track of who's winning

Martina said...

Just love blues! What a great give away! Thanks so much. My favourite colour is purple with green - at the moment.

Kala said...

My youngest 3 daughters and I play a game where you can't think about the game. So when you think about the game you tell the others "I thought about the game." Then they have to say "I thought about the game." That's all there is to the game. It's hard to not think about the game for very long.

Deanna said...

Blue is so my favorite color that even my wedding dress was blue (full story available on my blog). Those fabrics are so lovely they make my hands itch. Thanks for the chance.

mcregan said...

Thanks for the giveaway--November is my son's birthday month and blue is his favorite color!

Kim's Treasures said...

I would love to win!

Happy November!

Melissa said...

I know there are games we play, but I can't think of any! Might be that I'm short on sleep right now... We're big on any board games or card games that everybody from the two year old to the grown ups can enjoy. Thanks for the fun giveaway and happy November!

Jessie said...

Orange

nancym said...

we have learned a new game from a neighbor called LRC - it's a fun and super easy dice game, and all ages enjoy it. I LOVE blues and grays...

Caron said...

Oooohhhhh, I love blue, and I love solids!!! Please toss my name into the giveaway, and I promise I'll make something that will make you proud!

Phosphorelated said...

In my house, we like to compete to see who can wish everyone happy Pi time (3:14, or Pi day on March 14) the most!

I go back and forth between whether purple or blue is my favorite color. I think purple might be my favorite color family in general, but there are some shades of blue that just make me weak at the knees.

Thanks for the cool giveaway! And happy November to you!

Sudi-Laura said...

There is only one real "tradition", and it is not really for public reading :-) Silly really, not gross!!!

But, my favorite color is green. I'm not sure why, but give me a bunch of green- mostly in the Grass Green family- and I am one happy woman!

diana said...

We love to play mime (i hope that's the english term). But we only play it with lego caracters :D. You have to mime that you're a power miner, one of the minifigs...My son is almost 4 and this was his ideea :D

As for the blues...man I love them all :)

Lee said...

my kids are older now but we still do "opposite day" - someone will email/text now that its opposite day. So I need to say to my husband - Please do NOT take me out to dinner. etc. We always had fun with this one.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
butler83ataoldotcom

Michele said...

No silly games, sadly.

Favorite color is blue-green

Andrea said...

We greet the house every time we get home from soomewhere , every time. Even from school.
Helllloooooooooo house!
Hello hello hello!

I wish I could type the intonation, but it's a riot to hear the little ones mimic dh and I. ;-)

You know I love blues. and solids. What a great giveaway. Happy November!

Sara M said...

those blues are gorgeous, i've been dying to make a quilt out of just solids. we play either scategories or taboo as a family every saturday night--too much fun! smuntean at bellsouth.net

Inger Brown said...

Happy November. It's one of my favorite months with family birthdays and Thanksgiving. Our silly ritual is to make faces at one another on the sly at the dinner table. It's always funny when we get away with it and funnier when we get caught!

Becca said...

I would love to win the kit for my baby son. I am planning on making it, regardless, so it'd be an added bonus for this busy mom to win a ready-to-go quilt!

Right now we are too tired to play games. I love all the colors so much it is hard to pick a favorite. My least favorite is green. Still, I love a good apple green!

Tamera said...

Oh, I would love to win this quilt!

My favorite color is orange, but this quilt would be great for a guy. I don't do a lot of guy quilts.

Kristine said...

In our home we play "who did it". We like to watch tv shows and movies that have a mystery to them and then we have to guess in the first 5 min. who we think did it. This has been fun, thanks.
Kristine

marci said...

I love the blues, and the blue fabrics.. and blue quilts! If I won it, I'd make a "scarlet begonias" quilt based on the grateful dead song...
anyway, our daughter is only a year old, so our games are a little limited, but we do play one game in which she feeds my hand to the "daddy monster." Thanks for the giveaway!

Betty Crocker wannabe said...

Our family is silly and anytime someone walks in the room for the first time we all pretend that we are asleep.

Linda T said...

When hubby and I were first married we would often walk through our neighbourhood. There was one driveway with pressed concrete that looked really cool. Every time we walked past it we'd say 'nice driveway'. Then it turned into whoever could say it first on our walk, as long as both of us were out of the door.

My favourite colour is blue, although green isn't too far behind!

ltenhage@gmail.com

Mikelle said...

We are currently playing Sorry any time we can, since my 4 year old finally learned how to play. She gets so excited and does really well with all the rules!

Laura said...

November is my favorite month of the entire year. My birthday is on the 6th and I would love to win this quilt. Pick me!!! PLEASE

Daphne said...

My favorite color is red !

Ordinary Life said...

Only 221 comments before me. I dream blue quilts every time my head hits the pillow. Just kidding would love to win this dreamy fabric. Thanks for all your inspiration Amanda Jean! Happy November! Joan

Anonymous said...

I feel like I should be able to think of a funny game my family plays, but I'm drawing a blank! I'll go with turquoise as my favorite color! :)

Carrie L
carrielucekc at gmail.com

Denise :) said...

LOL! I was just going through my blogroll, hitting the newest entries, and I wasn't really paying attention to entry titles -- I read the first two paragraphs and then noticed over 200 comments -- what? On Happy November?! LOL! Then I read the last paragraph and NOW I get it! When the kids both lived at home (and we still lived at the house), my son would walking in front of the doorway into the family room, back and forth, and each time he'd pass, he'd be doing something different. He'd do this twenty or thirty times, until we'd just be rolling!! But just in case, blue is also a favorite of mine!

Happy Monday *and* November!! :)

Marty52 said...

No silly games in my family; however, blue is my favorite color, does that count?? ;0)

anne said...

Wow what a great giveaway please count me in as I would love to make a blue quilt......We play the game punch buggy but with any yellow car.

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

My husband is always quite emphatic that he loves me most, but my children and I all argue with him that I love him the most!

Christine said...

Not really a game but we play a special song for each person's birthday. And blue is my favorite color; this fabric is beautiful!

ByMarta said...

Hi, is me again
I meant Carin from Margarets Hope Chest.
Sorry about the misspelling of her name. Hopefully I win so she wont mind the mistake :D
PS my favorite color is purple.
Thank you again

StuckinGeorgia said...

My 10 year old son and I play "slug bug" while in the car. I would use the quilt kit to make a winter cuddle quilt for him.

Kristie said...

I love blue. I am working on 2 coordinating blue quilts for twin boys at the moment! This has depleted my blue stash...would love to win more!

One family tradition we have is that on birthdays, we decorate the house like crazy while that person is sleeping...from their room, soen the hall, to the kitchen, to a big pile of presents waiting at their place at the table. They wake up into a birthday wonderland with a big smile on their face!

I love your monthly game....may have to try that!

Kellie said...

no games....but i have lots of ideas now thanks to your readers!
so to substitute- GREEN! more specifically, jadite green- yum!
but my hubby and boys LOVE blue- thanks- your amazing!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

No silly games here either. Right now I'm loving all the colors :)

Lynn said...

Bananagrams!!! In fact I am so hooked and overly competitive at this game that my kids won't play with me anymore. Thats how obnoxious I am. My husband will still play and sometimes I suspect he lets me win because it makes me happy, which just makes me annoyed and we have to play all over again.

Alice R. said...

Silly puns, the stupider the better! They have to come up in the conversation or situation, though. Everyone groans, but we laugh and smile at the creator anyway.

Dolly said...

No real game, but we like to say thank you to the person who gave birth to US , when other people are wishing us Happy Birthday....and I like to send my daughter good wishes for making ME a mother on Mother's day !

Send those blues my way, and I'll whip up a wintry blankie !

Thanks for the chance !

Jen W said...

Well with it being election time, we've been playing a game with all the signs in the yards. We pick a candidate (usually the one with the most signs) and see who can spot the most the first. We get pretty tongue tied trying to holler out the names first! Pretty funny too!
The blues are gorgeous!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Jenni said...

I'm sure my children and I have many silly games we play, at least to outsiders. Unfortunately, I can't think of them, it's second nature to be odd around here.....so my favorite color is pink!

Katy said...

Beautiful quilt (the blue one)! My daughter's two and she loves it when I hide in bed when she comes into the room. I have to be noisy and flamboyant about it, though- then she screams with laughter.

Mama24Monkeys said...

Since I have four little boys, we have lots of silly games. One of my favorites is the I Love You game. It goes like this...
I say...I love you
son says....I love you too
I says...I love you 3
son says... I love you 4

...we continue until someone miscounts. The boys aways think I am silly when I start the game and they never know when I will.

Kirsten said...

I chase my 3 little boys around and try to bestow "true love's kiss" before they can wipe it off!

Toni said...

One of our silly games is when someone says something adsurd or silly of try's to butt into a conversation that they don't belong in, we say "sausages" which has developed over the years and is easier than saying go away lol

Trine said...

Hi, Amanda
My family and I play "yellow" car game. Who spots the yellow car first. Gets a point.

We live in Denmark, thank God we don't live in New York.. :)

Happy Quilting:)
Trine, Copenhagen

roger said...

Barbi says: Blue reminds me of the skies - we love to lay (lie?) on the grass and stare at the sky and decide what the clouds remind us of. My kids came up with crazy stuff! IF there are no clouds, we love the color of the leaves against the blue sky. Bootiful!!!

Anonymous said...

This would make the perfect quilt for my 9yo! He loves blue!

Diane said...

I'm not much of a game person...but I do enjoy the game Telestrations! I played it at my cousins house with a bunch of family and we've never laughed so much! A great time was had by all!

Jess said...

Our family fun thing to do is on Thanksgiving morning, we have the "Turkey Dance!" Last year we put on the "Single Ladies" song and everyone who helps clean the turkey out in the morning participates. We made the turkey dance the "Single Ladies" dance. Its a different song each year and its a good way to drain all the water and have fun at 6 a.m. in the morning! HA!

Amber said...

Oh, my little boy absolutely LOVES blue! He would love a quilt made of blue (yes, he loves momma made quilts!)

Hmmm...games? My hubby and I love to play "slug bug" (see a VW bug and poke/slug the other)!

Radmall said...

Silly games? They're all so impromptu, but I suppose some of them are more than one offs--the traditional climb on daddy's back right before bed time and have him not be able to find you; having daughter roll over the yoga ball on her tummy and pull her back to you again and again; snail races--we're big into those in the summer.

Valerie said...

Ah silly games, we have plenty, at the dinner table when someone asks someone else to pass something inevitably that person will pass the item right on by (as if making a circle in front of the asker). It's silly :)

Happy November!

Maria said...

We play "cows on my side" on our car trips through the Midwest. Estimate the cows on your side of the car to a named destination - if you pass a cemetary, you lose your cows and have to start your count over!

I just exhausted my blue solids on a quilt I'm finishing now, so these would be a perfect replacement for my stash. Thanks for the chance to win!

dorothy said...

my family's silly game is making up songs about....anything.
beautiful blues!!

melissa said...

My favorite color is purple. But my sister-in-law's favorite is blue! I was starting to plan a quilt for her. I hadn't considered all solids but I might have to now.

Katie Bishop said...

How fun! I love blues.. blues are fantastic!

Tiffany said...

Green is my favorite color but eggplant purple is a REALLY close second. Super cute that you play games like that with your family, sounds like a good way to wake up on the first day of the month. Next time you should be hiding before he comes in and while he searches for you, spring the "Happy December!" on him :)

Breezy Bree said...

We do 'pinch, punch, first of the month' and if you dont say 'no return' you can get it back! My 7 year old has just cottoned on that she gets way earlier than me so it was at 5.20am i got a pinch !!!!
I would make myself another sofa quilt to snuggle under.
Karen

Paula said...

On long road trips each family member always tries to guess exactly what time we will be at our destination (without the help of a GPS).

Rachel's Quilts said...

Great fabrics! My son loves blue and would love a quilt made with them. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

patticakes said...

I like to play any kind of game with my perfectly precious granddaughter!
My favorite color is, of course, BLUE!

szkornelia said...

We have word games, but they don't translate to English.

And my current favorites are fall colors, but it is changes.

Lyric said...

Oh!! I'm pregnant with my fourth child. I already have 3 girls and this one is a BOY!!! So I'm all about making a BLUE quilt!!

Silly games?? Aside from just being silly all the time, I'm not sure we have any silly games . . . we play "high/low" every day and tell each other our highs and lows of the day . . . a lot of the time we end up laughing over our silly experiences every day. If that doesn't count, I'll have to say that my favorite color is yellow . . . I guess. I'm not sure!! aakkk . . . for my home I decorate in blacks & whites mainly.

Crossing my fingerssssss!!

Valerie said...

Love your blog! On road trips, we play the License Plate game. We try to find as many different license plates as we can. I think I will make a MAIZE and BLUE runner with these fabulous colors! Thanks!

Brooke said...

We don't really have any family games. My dad was a HUGE April Fool's Day fan so I got a lot of tricks played on me growing up. My husband hates them though so I can't use any of them on him. I've wanted to try putting a bouillon cube in my sister's shower head some morning...but that could be pretty mean.

My favorite color is blue, but I'm always drawn to green fabric for some reason. No biggy, green and blue look great together.

tina said...

Green. Green and orange.
:-)

Brandi said...

We don't play any silly games like that yet, but my favorite color is probably browns/oranges and greens at least to play with in fabric!

Brenda said...

My son and I used to play a game with a sandy colored rubber crab. One April fool’s day, I stuck the crab in a hand towel in the bathroom and of course it scared the daylights out of him – my intent. What I hadn’t intended was that he would reciprocate. A few days later, I found it in my coffee mug. No caffeine needed that morning. We went back and forth like this for years. When my son left for college I put the crab on one of the shelves in our memory box, adding to the trinkets and memorabilia collected over the years. I pretty much forgot about it until late one night a few weeks ago when I found it in my bed as I pulled back the covers. I could hear my 30 year old son chuckling from another room. He was visiting with his wife and my first grandbaby. That boy scared the daylights out of me – his intent I’m sure. What he hadn't intended was the feeling of utter joy that just warmed me all over.

tellad said...

I have a son-in-law who comes over and hides my small stuffed moose! I have to find it when I discover it missing! and we start over next time he comes over - sometimes I relent and he ahs to tell me where it is...he's really good at hiding it! I love the colors in this kit! Teri Dingler

Mom and Josh said...

Our house is usually loud since I have 7 children running around everywhere! No silliness except at bedtime! I love blue, all shades, but royal is my favorite.

imagrandma2five said...

My kids are all grown but the best time I had playing gameswith them was when my oldest came home from boot camp for Christmas. We played canasta one night all night long. Had a blast!
Love the blues. Would make a wonderful quilt!
Thanks a bunch for the giveaway!

Tracey said...

Slug Bug in the car (but no real slugs) which has turned into Bruiser Cruiser and Super Cooper. Needless to say there is almost always someone yelling in the car!

LeeAnn said...

My husbands family loves to play mega scrabble. Think 4 boards placed together for a marathon of word fun. We're nerds but love it!

Miss White Wall said...

What gorgeous BLUES!!! Yellow is my favorite color, so bright and fun!

Sara said...

Play "Marco Polo" in the motel pools. The person who is IT has to keep their eyes closed {lots of questions about THAT happening!}, and then he/she calls out "Marco", and all the others have to answer "Polo". IT person uses the sound to track someone down.

Sing any song we all know while riding in the car, especially old camp songs of DH. ["My Father Killed a Kangaroo" to the tune from Carmen]

Also in the car: "Riddle me, riddle me, riddle me Ree, I'm thinking of something that you cannot see. And it is blue/red/some color. Or it starts with..a letter. Then everyone take turns asking yes/no questions.

We have a homemade board game "Follow the Star" which we play every night between Christmas and Twlefth Night; the characters are all trying to get to Bethlehem to worship the baby.

Deb said...

Draw & Tell a Silly Story
We used a dry-erase board. The 1st person drew 1 item and made up a 1 line story about it. The next person drew 1 item, repeated the 1st sentence and then added 1 sentence of their own. This goes on and on until you want to quit, or the story is sooooo crazy. There are no hard & fast rules. With little ones, the stories can get crazy. This can be adapted to a quiet game in a reception room. All mommies carry at least 1 piece of paper, a crayon or pencil. Played this many times with my son.

Kate said...

Growing up, my dad would wake us up super early on our birthdays so he could be the first to wish us a happy birthday. Now that we are grown, he likes to call us early, way too early, on our birthdays. Strangely, it is one early phone call I really look forward to.

kgshen said...

Our funny game is similar to yours!
The first of every month our kids try to be the first one to say 'Rabbit, Rabbit'. Supposed to bring good luck, I don't know about that but it is a fun tradition.

Debbie said...

I don't have a silly game, but I do love to play sequence with my sisters and their husbands, us girls always have to cheat because our guys kick our booties. But the thing about it is- they never know we cheat!! Its just our little secret! Blue would make a great quilt for my brother in law :)

Amy from Our Dish said...

Hmmm silly games? When we have long car rides, we choose a category and have everyone take turns naming something from that category using each letter from the alphabet. Pretty silly I guess, but with little kids it sure passes the time!

Anonymous said...

We don't have a family game yet-we just got married last year!! However, both of us LOOVE blue and I'd love to make a blue quilt for us! I'd have to go with a nice sky blue for my fave! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Julie said...

My favorite color is blue and when my boys were younger our favorite game was I Spy followed closely by Go Fish.

carrie said...

The name game. Its kind of like charades only you can talk. It is the best game ever.

-carriechilton@gmail.com

Vikki B said...

Favorite color is blue! (sorry we don't have much in the way of silly games).

I love your blue quilt!

Anonymous said...

my hubby would be so happy for me to get instead of buy all this fabric

beccaabug said...

I love red.

Jessica said...

Ooohh, I love those blues! We have a modified version of the punch buggy game. My MIL (Sue) drives a beetle and everytime we see one someone yells "Mama Sue Car!" No one gets hit, but it can get pretty competitive when two people yell out at the same time! LOL!!

rockgranny said...

We don't have any special silly game , but my favourite colour is BLUE.

Sarah N. said...

Can't think of any silly games we play - but my favorite color is Blue!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tapestry Tree said...

Oh! What a great giveaway! We have a garden gnome that we all take turns hiding so it will startle the finder. We have become very creative about where we hide this gnome! He is about 10 inches tall!

Gene Black said...

My brother and I play a silly game of talking entirely in rhymes. This is a sure fire way to make his oldest daughter crazy! ha ha..but it is fun and creative.

Susan said...

My sons always loved card games and board games when they were growing up. Now that they are adults, our favorite game is Scattergories. It is particularly challenging playing with them because both sons and my daughter-in-law are journalists. They are great with words and know all the current events.

And I love blue - always been my favorite color, so pick me! Pick me!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Actually my favorite color is blue. Does that sound like I'm brown nosing? lol My birthday is in Sept and when I was little & learned that my birthstone was a sapphire it was perfect because I liked blue :0) Thanks for the drawing. Sarah

Claire said...

My family doesn't really have any silly games, except if two people are fighting, a third will jump in and say "you know, she really has a good point" after everything that's sad. It really breaks the mood.
I would love to win this fabric!

Gunda said...

Happy November.
When my kids have been small and we were on a longer road-trip we first bet how much red ( blue or other colour) we see in the next 20 Min. ( or 20 miles)
But now the nest is empty. So my favorite colour are the colours of the fall-trees
Hugs Gunda

Amy said...

hmm- I sing a silly song while cleaning off my 22 month olds hands after meals. Thats about as far as it goes I guess. My favorite color lately has been orange

Carl@ said...

Like the month of November, just today is the birthday of my youngest son.
And both me and my kids we like the color blue because it represents the football team of which we are fans
Sorry for my English, I use a translator

Just JaiCi's Crafts said...

My family plays games constantly...but one of our favorites is that we try to find connections whenever we go somewhere. Whether to church or a party or something - we always see who can find the most people that are either related or know a mutual friend...my mom once got 6 (and there were only 12 people at the party!)

Fran said...

We don't really have any silly games. My favorite color is blue. I am working on a quilt now that is only blue and white. These would be perfect to add to it!

cardenfran@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog and the blue fabric. I don't have a game but I guess my family has one or at least my 2 brothers do. My brothers live in 2 different states, my younger brothers comes to visit once a year. I don't remember how this all started, but it's all about which brother has the picture of our grandfather. My brother in NYC presently has the picture and when he comes to visit he will bring the picture with him and hide it in my others brother's house/cottage. The pic might not be found for months, but this has been going on now for +15 years. Almost like hide and seek, but with a pic and only between 2 brothers. I usually know which brother is in possession of the pic.

Annika Angeus said...

I have never used Kona cottons so it would be a new world to me. And I love blue.

We have a special game in our family: when have been out driving with the car and return home again we can see a fairly big church through the woods. If you see the church AND say JSBKF first you win. JSBKF=Jag såg Börstils kyrka först (Swedish, in English I spy the church of Börstil first). Stupid and always a big laugh from the winner and and a sigh from the looser.

Kristin said...

Interestingly, we also wish each other a "Happy (insert month here)!"

It is beautiful fabric- thanks for the giveaway!

Renee said...

Oh fun! I love all those shades of blue and know my husband would too :-) We play silly games like bonk-a-beanzer, where you simple knock your heads together. Alternate names for it are knock-a-noggin and conk-a-cranium.

Mira said...

Lovely blues~
My roommates and I will randomly run to the bathroom door when someone is in there and try to scare the person coming out (we share an apartment). Sometimes it's really fun if you make a funny face!

WandaFish said...

Note to self: must play more silly games!!
Blues are my favourite colours and I just love your 'Blue' quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

angelasmart(at)hotmail(dot)com

Heddy said...

it is just me and my hubby (and the 2 dogs and one kitty) ... but we have a tendancy to be silly. We always play "I was there first" - when you are int he car, and crossing a town line, or province line (or entering a new country) we both race to lean as far forward as we can, strechin a hand or foot forward towards the hood of the car (on or under the dash) so one of us can decolare "Iwas there first!".

We also always lift our feet whenever crossing railway tracks (even better if there are double tracks - you have to be quick to touchdown in between the two sets!)

Trisha said...

That stack of blues is gorgeous! This isn't the kind of game you are asking for but I will share something my family love to do together. We go geocaching as a family. It is like a treasure hunt. Lots of fun. You can check it out at www.geocaching.com

Josh, Melissa and Brynn said...

We are lame and don't have any silly family games. My fav color is probably coral, but I do love that blue fabric! :)

Brenda said...

My family loves to play Uno though that doesn't really count as a silly game. My favorite color is yellow at the moment.

Cindy said...

My little family consists of my husband & I plus our little 18 month old. As a result our favorite game(s) revolve around sitting in the tiled hallway (nice & cool) to either bounce a bouncy ball back & forth or race cars all over. It is simple entertainment for all! Really, it cracks us up how much fun we have doing something so small :)

Anonymous said...

I love November, I love my birthday, thanksgiving and my babies birthday. Happy november to you

Marley said...

When my family got a new van, my dad declared that he had never seen a van that was its exact twin anywhere and that he would give a nickel -- a NICKEL -- to anyone who spotted a twin first. It took about five years, but one day outside the Atlanta aquarium I spotted an exact twin -- and won the nickel.

Leah S said...

Green is my favorite color, but blue would be a great quilt to make for my son. :)

Andy said...

We have short little songs that we make up to go with things. The melody stays the same, but the words change. For instance we have a bed time song, but each night the words are a little different to go with what happened that day.

Lisa said...

When kissing my kids goodnight we like to tell each other over and over "I love you more!" I especially like this game with my 2 year old as she is learning to form the words. So cute and fun!

Sharon said...

Not sure if you have caravans similar to ours in the UK but they have small doors on the side that we have later learnt are storage for gas bottles - when our children were young our explanation to their questions were these were little rooms where people took their pixies from the bottom of the garden on holiday with them, and depending on the size of the door whether they had pixies or fairies in there. This little game kept them enthralled for miles and miles counting each one and guessing whether it would be pixies or fairies each time we passed a caravan, which on a UK motorway in summer there were dozens!

Clair said...

What fun! My 2 year old loves to play peek-a-boo with the baby that is still in my tummy. It's cute.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Joyce said...

My favorite color just happens to be blue so I'd love to win that quilt kit!

Patricia said...

Here in Brazil the april, 1st is the "lie day". We play games with each others, like "there's a cockroach on your head" or "i'm pregnant" (this one makes my husband crazy).

And I promess to be always honest to you if I win this gorgeous blues!

Thank you.

Lynne said...

My kids greet me with "pinch and a punch, first of the month and no returns" - I get pinched, punched and I'm not allowed to do it back. We also play this game, when I'm washing the twins' hair where I say "OK, we're going to wash your hair with sham ..." and they shout "poo" which they think is hilarious. Lovely giveaway by the way - ooh that rhymes - ish

Johanna said...

My three brothers and I used to paint in the sand and then guess what the other one was drawing. Whoever was first at getting it right won and had to go next. First we would draw things like the sun, apples, maybe some cars. And then we would think of more different things like a dream, the future, a space cowboy, things like that.
My littlest brother was five the last time we really spend hours playing it and one time even managed to be the first to guess something so he got to draw. Weird lines in the sand, shapes we didn't really know what to do with. We guessed and guessed and for minutes did nothing but say random things that would come into our heads. Well, in the end he told us that the thing we were looking for is a "machine that kisses and cuddles all the time". Yes, he was the little kid that always wanted to cuddle with our Mom :) He is now 21 and sometimes we still play (on paper) and the first thing that we always guess is the "machine that kisses and cuddles all the time" :)

Grams said...

I'd love to have fabrics for a blue quilt.

mkate said...

My family tends to play Monopoly every Thanksgiving even though I absolutely can't stand the game. It's takes way too long and my sister always get so competitive! :)

Anya said...

How wonderful! Thanks for the chance! I have lots of favorite colors, but if I had to pick one, perhaps it would be pink.

bioyarn said...

My favorite color is blue, really! As close as I get to playing games with my kids, who are both taller than me now, is tag on the beach. I started cutting my own blocks of blue after your quilt inspired me, thank-you for the opportunity to win a set!

Christine said...

Blues are so soothing. Beautiful! This isn't a game per se, bu a family tradition, so I think it fits. Every day, my girls and I sit on our front steps waiting for dad to come home. I love seeing how excited they get when he drives up the street.

CJ said...

My favorite color is RED.

I like to see 11:11 on the clock and when we are all home and we see it we give a little cheer/clap. My two college aged kids have a secret handshake with their dad for their bedtime routine (still do it) and a different routine with me.

Happy November!

Anonymous said...

My girls love, love, love Enchanted Forest - it's like a fairy tale board game 'Hide & Go Seek'. Great art on all the pieces, and they re-tell each story as the cards come up. Those blues are great, btw!

Anonymous said...

A huge silly tradition we have is an EggStravaganza Egg Spinning Contest each Easter. This includes all the extended side of my husbands family. We have a tournament bracket set up and everything. Everyone is allowed 2 eggs for the tournament and no switching is allowed once it begins. We duel in groups of 2 and whomever's egg spins longer moves on. The loser goes to the loser bracket. In the end, a winner is crowned and they carry the title until the next year when we do it all over again :) Super Crazy Fun!

Jenniffier said...

how fun sounding. It is just my husband and my two dogs at home. So other than the hide and seek we play with our dogs there isn't much.

Aimee said...

We like to make up rhymes all the time. We make up rhymes for everyone's names. I am often called Mama Bahama. We also have Ellen Watermelon and Noah the Boa. Or we make up nonsense rhymes while eating dinner. "Pass the bread please heeze." Or "Thank you, schmank you." It's totally silly and ridiculous, but it makes us all smile.

Tarmy said...

What a fun tradition.

My favorite color is chocolate brown. But my husbands favorite color is any shade of blue.

Christie said...

There is just something about a card game... ever since I was a kid, there hasn't been anything quite like a good round of Rummy!

Kristin Wood said...

My "family game" mostly consists of getting our corgi/border collie mix as riled up as possible, until he starts doing laps around our apartment. Then we chase him/he chases us, and we have a good laugh :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Ricki said...

We always make a wish whenever we notice that the clock says 11:11.

Kym said...

OMG, I LUUUURRVV me some blue. Turquoise, Cerulean, teal, royal, navy, caribbean.....hello lovers.

I once painted my bedroom in high school a bright crayola royal blue, with bonus latex for the extra shiny. Ceiling too! My mother only recently started speaking of the incident, TRUFAX.

Can you tell my favorite color is blue? My master bedroom is shades of blue, and I've been working up the courage to make a Cal King quilt for myself....blue of course!

Kim said...

Our current "funny" game (depending on who you ask) is "Let's see if we can stay up later than mommy and daddy."
Oh, it's big fun. Our 3 yr old is winning. *sigh*
I bet if she had a new blue quilt she would go to sleep. :)

Anne said...

What a generous giveaway! I love the blues but my favorite color will always be green!

beth said...

I see lots of people want a blue quilt! wow! Can't think of any silly games we play at the moment...so green's my favorite color.

Amanda said...

my 2 year old came up with this one, and we're still playing it 1.5 years later:
He says "don't waaaugh" and then while he giggles we make straight faces. Eventually, we say "don't laaaaugh" and he giggles away until he pulls out a zoolander-like face of seriousness, at which point we lose it entirely because the look is so comical. it's pretty awesome!

Tine said...

I like that...Happy November :)
We don't reaally have games like that in my family, I used to have lots of them with my parents, somehow I just haven't made any with my own children - must change that!!
Fantastic give-away!!!

mamainstitches said...

Oh those blues would be perfect for my son! It's his favorite color :)
We like to play hide & seek - even the baby thinks it's fun!

Lisa said...

Well, I like blue, but I love magenta!

When my daughter was younger and she was sick, we had a bell I would put by her bedside. When she needed something she would ring the bell and I would come running. It made her feel safe and I could get a few things done around the house. She is now 26 and we found the bell the other day. She loves to ring that bell and watch me jump! hahaha. Wait till it's her turn!

Lizzy said...

Silly games... well, we have a 2 year old, so these days all our games are pretty silly. I guess our favorite one these days is trying to answer the question "if you were any truck, what truck would you be?" (over. and over. and over. again) I guess it's not so silly, but after a few rounds, our two year old is hollering with laughter.

Crazyquiltgirl said...

Hi, I love you blue quilt. Purple is my favorite color.
Thank you for the chance to win.
Happy November.

Rachel said...

My favorite color is blue. Even my seven year old knows. I can't think of any specific silly games we play, but with 4 kids, seven and under, there is always silliness in our house!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

My favorite color is blue :)

Texana said...

What a creative give-away, and since this is my birthday month, too, that would be a great prize! My blue stash is sadly depleted, so blues are just fine, but I'm not picky, purples, greens, pinks, reds...anything really because I quilt for myriad grandkids! Have a great NOVEMBER!!!

Lisa said...

The main games we seem to be playing around here lately are super hero and mommy vampire!

Kate said...

Holy Comments! Whenever anyone is sad, we do a "family hug" which is a huge dogpile/hugfest. Until the person smiles. It usually works.

Mrsblocko said...

We play slug bug, although there is no slugging allowed. We just say "slug bug (color of the car)" when we see a vw beatle. My daughter kicks my butt now.

Regina said...

No silly games yet. Mine are young so it's pretty much I Spy and that's it. My fav color today is blue because the sky is finally blue after a couple of weeks of grey.

Tara said...

I love the blue quilt. My stash actually has no blue so that would be a nice addition. My family doesn't play any games but I'm looking forward to the day my girls are old enough to.

leigh said...

i would love those blues! they're so pretty.

silly games - i must be a bad mom, because i can't think of any. sometimes we play i spy in the doctor's office, because my boys somehow turn into monkeys when we go into the doctor's office.

stephka said...

we use to call our baby josephine, who just began crawling, BOOKWORM. Because when we read with her bigger brother, who just turned 3, she desperately trys to grab his book. he dies from laughter everytime we call her like that. now, in kindergarden, he refers to his sister as "the bookworm" when it comes to her!

Janny said...

Happy November to you! I love the blues, thanks for the giveaway.

Slowpoke said...

My favourite colour is blue. Thank you for the chance to win such a great quilt. Hubby and I don't do silly, but the cat....bonkers.

unfinishedquilts said...

Orange, well basically anything fall...orange especially though!

free indeed said...

When my kids were little, I would make them paper airplanes and we'd fly them across the room keeping a running score in our heads...I'd be a little 'slow' to tally on purpose so they could do it...I thought it was a great math game for them and they didn't even know they were learning. I'd also ask how many I wins I needed to catch up so subtraction was in there too...tricky mommy! :)
I love aquas and greens lately so my stash is 'leaning' that way..would love to have some blues to balance things up a bit!

Michelle said...

Very pretty blues. We don't play any games like that so I'll say that blue is my favorite color!

Leah said...

My favourite colour is blue.

And as for games,we do play board games and cards. As for what is favourites - it depends and changes every so often. I think the silliest is trying to play Scrabble with kids who can't read... Oh the fun of having a 4yo and 9yo!

Alicia said...

Beautiful blues!

We play "Last one to dinner is a rotten egg!" It causes everyone to scurry to the table and sometimes the last one has the door closed on him (for just a few moments!)

Pat said...

my favorite color is blue! hope I win the yummy fabric :)

mckie2 said...

Red! Red! Red!

diane w said...

No game to speak of, I love black which would be a wonderful outline for all the blues and gray.

Leah said...

My boyfriend and I play a game when we get dessert. We take turns cutting the last morsels in half to see who has to eat the last "half". It can go on for a long while.

babiesdoc said...

My favorite color has always been and is BLUE!

Sue said...

My kids are all grown so we don't get to play games like that anymore so you get a story from when I was a kid. We had a little beany frog and for some reason he would get moved around by everyone in the family doing different goofy things. We never knew where he'd pop up, he might fall on us from the doorway or he might be on the vanity trying to put on our makeup. It was silly, but he gave us a lot of laughs.

Connie said...

Guess what?!! My favorite color is blue!

Bessiemae said...

My favorite color is blue. My 5 year old boy woke me up this morning saying "MOMMY! Is today Thanksgiving??". If Halloween is over, it must be Thanksgiving, right?

EJ said...

Anytime we drive through a tunnel, (or go under an underpass if we are trying to keep someone from going to sleep or getting carsick), we all say "Aaahhhhhhhh" [like for the doctor] for the length of the tunnel.

Those blues would make a lot of cool projects!

ByMyFairHand said...

My family don't play silly games but me and my boyfriend play silly games all the time! We have a silly little language all of our own and everthing. Oh and in case you were interested my favourite colour is PURPLE! YUM! :)

Julie Nolte Owen said...

We used to have a silly tradition of dancing to "Message in a Bottle" by the Police with a baby and toddler every night before bed.

Kim said...

Blue, in all it's shades, is my favourite colour. Pale powder blue, dark sky blue, navy, royal, midnight, smoky, slate, teal, aqua, periwinkle, turquoise, cornflower, need I go on. How many other colours cover such a spectrum of so many happy associations? The blue of hte sky, the ocean, bluebirds, cornflowers, the smart navy uniforms??!!
Blue......I promise I'll put it to good use!

Thanks,
Kim.

Anna @ Fresh Dew Drops said...

Each morning when I throw open the curtains my children like to hear me sing our "It's a Beautiful Day" song. It's just a silly little tune I made up and it changes with green grass, white snow, cloudy skies, or blue skies. They like it.

DTD Designs said...

Well for games I like to play cribbage with my Grandmother. We use to play scrabble but she gets to competitive!

Maria said...

My silly game involves chasing the cat around the house. She hides and I pretend not to see her. I ask "Where's Yapyap?" and she pops out and runs off to hide again. She has found some very clever hiding places.

Caroline said...

No way I'm going to win this, but I couldn't resist telling our game!

My husband thought it was the funniest thing to watch his Buddha-bellied brother poke himself in the belly and say "hoo-HOOOOO!" ala the Pillsbury Dough Boy. So now it is our game to poke each others' belly button and say "hoo-HOOO!" It is quite comical to watch my 3-year-old do it to my 5-month-old daughter, me, or my husband.

Sarah said...

Anytime someone lost something and was looking for it, our typical response was, "I ate it." It became a game to see who could figuratively eat the silliest things. Stupid, I know, but we enjoyed it.

My favorite color is purple.

Victoria Paige said...

My family doesn't have any games they play yet, but I have a little one coming soon so I'm sure the games will follow!

My favorite color has been pink lately, I think it's because I've been preparing my little girl's nursery. There's a lot of pink, brown, and green going on in there. It looks lovely.

I'd love to make a blue quilt. I've seen so many on blogs and I just love the way the different shades of blue and gray go together. I think it's spectacular!

The Pink Fawn said...

My husband & I take turns asking the dog who is their favorite. Of course we can always get the dog to high five to take our side ;) Silly, but cute!

Elizabeth said...

We always played "Clue" as a family, and we really enjoyed it. As to favorite colours, there are too many to choose from!

Janna said...

Green - the pretty green not flourescent or dark or other greens but you know...that one green:) I think Kona has an asparagus thats really pretty. Thanks for the chance:)

Kali said...

Oh come on lucky stars pick me! I would definitely have a ball with this giveaway!

my family is STILL addicted to "Settler of Catan" and probably will always be haha.

Mila said...

En España nos gusta jugar a un juego de cartas que se llama "cinquillo".Es muy facil por lo que se puede jugar desde uy pequeño. Nos gusta jugar la familia en esas tardes de otoño lluviosas en las que no apetece salir de casa.

jess said...

It's difficult to verbalize... youngest one is almost nonverbal/ autism, and he will stand over us like a drill sargent and say, 'showNOW!' and he expects us to say, 'SHOO-e-doh.' It's actually pretty funny. :D
Favorite color is red; favorite color to wear is black!

Anonymous said...

Can't think of any games at the moment, so I'll go with my favorite color which is red. Thanks for the chance!
gvkortus at skybeam dot com

Marilou said...

Our family plays silly rhyming games, changing song lyrics to become increasingly ridiculous!

C. said...

We like to play anything that involves tickling. My favorite color is green, but with two little boys in the house, I could never have too much blue fabric! Love the giveaway!

Sandy said...

I don't know if it can be considered a "game", but it is silly. Whenever my DH and I are on a road trip, we compete to see who can call out "Camper" the fastest when we see any RV or Travel Trailer. Whoever calls it first gets a point, but if you call it out too early and it turns out to not be one, you lose 2 points. It's kind of our version of Slug Bug but without all the hitting.=) Thanks for the opportunity to win these great fabrics. I would love to make my very own Blue quilt.

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