Common Thread Give-a-way

ExhibitionIt is a pleasure to be a guest on the Common Thread Give-a-way.   Involved are  Kim Gifford  ( Pugs and Pics)      and Jane McMillen ( little house home arts)   and Rachel Barlow (picking my battles)   and then Maria Wulf ,    I am offering my book called The Last Bird Sings  to the winner.   Names will be selected from comments.  They will go into a box  and be picked randomly.  The contest is run from Monday, June 3 rd until Wednesday the 5th.  I will announce the winner on Thursday the 6th of June.   I am looking forward to joining these highly talented women and cannot tell you how delighted I am to have been asked to be a guest.   I hope that many of you will spend some time looking at my work and comments are always appreciated.   To know that my work reaches and relates to some of you is rewarding.  I have posted an excerpt from the book which is part memoir and part philosophy.   I hope you will find it interesting.

40 Responses to Common Thread Give-a-way

  1. Barbara Rabinowitz June 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I would love to be entered in the give-a-way! I was drawn to the poem excerpt appearing on the Full Moon Fiber Arts web site, and look forward to learning more about your work.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 1:37 am #

      Welcome, Barbara! I will look forward to your comments.

  2. susanTblake June 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi, I am new to your blog, introduced by Maria Wulf. I look forward to seeing and reading more of your work!

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 1:38 am #

      Susan, a welcome to you. Visit often and do comment.

  3. Jane June 3, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    I’ve never been disappointed in any of Maria Wulf’s artist recommendations, and am happy to added your blog to my ‘must see, must read’ daily list. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 1:40 am #

      Jane, Maria’s recommendations are truly worth listening to. I am glad to see you listened.

  4. wendy greenspan June 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    lovely giveaway – many thanks

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 1:42 am #

      Wendy, welcome. I hope to see you often here with comments.

  5. Susan D. Smith June 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Your site is new to me – thank you Maria Wulf for pointing me here! Quliting and poetry are two of my favorite things! I’m also pleased to encounter a previous posting of yours “Begin with a Maybe” which I will share with my EN101 students this evening if I may. It’s appropriate for our discussion about using the essay form (and the research that may be undertaken to write) and its ability to open one’s mind to other possibilities. Look forward to following your posts in the future!

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 1:46 am #

      Susan, I hope your class goes well. Life is all about due process whether in thought or action. Visit often and welcome.

  6. Suzanne Tate June 3, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I love your work and would be pleased to be entered in the give-away.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 1:48 am #

      Suzanne, good to see you . Welcome again and comment freely.

  7. Vella Draughon June 3, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    Lovely reflective piece. I’m in my 80’s too. Count me in.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:01 am #

      Vella, a name from our childhood. And vella means beautiful. I welcome you and hope to see you often.

  8. rowehill June 3, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Maria Wulf sent me your way and she is always on the right track! Thank you for the gift of your poetry and thoughts into my inbox. I love the title and the art work on the cover of your book. You are such a talent. Thank you for joining the give away group!

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:04 am #

      Sandy, welcome and visit often. I appreciate comments and hope you comment often.

  9. Jean Prud'homme June 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Another Maria Wulf referral. I love your insights and perspective. I will definitely return to your site for more reading.

  10. Jane Mintz June 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    As a fan and supporter of Maria Wulf, I greatly appreciate her introducing me to you and your creative mind. Reading the except from your book I was touched by the way your words allowed me to visualize your early life, and how it affected your feelings towards violence. It also brought back fond memories for me of listening to Ma Perkins and Helen Trent on the radio. When I was a little girl, during WW II, I would sit by the radio and listen to the soaps whenever I could. I don’t think I’ve heard those titles in years; they brought back a flood of memories of those lonely days while my father was stationed in the Pacific and the comfort I found living with my mother, my grandparents and her sister. They made the world seem warmer and safer during my formative years. I was only two and the time and the memories of those next three years are a jumble of laughter, tears and fear. Growing up during wartime made a lasting impression on me. The except from your book opened up a floodgate of memories. Thank you for sharing; I should love to be included in this month’s Common Thread Give Away. I would truly cherish receiving a copy of your book and will enjoy reading your blog in the future.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:08 am #

      Jane, I welcome you and your memories. Come visit often and bring them with you.

  11. Robin Perry Carroll Shaw June 3, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    I have followed Maria’s (and Jon’s) life for quite awhile, and anyone she endorses, I endorse. I am pleased to add my name to this week’s give-away! Regards, Robin

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:08 am #

      Robin, I am happy to add your name to the group. Welcome and come often to the upper floor.

  12. Lynn June 4, 2013 at 12:01 am #

    I follow Maria and Jon’s blog and would love to be entered in the give-away. Thank you!

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:10 am #

      Lynn, I welcome you and hope you find your way to the upper floor regularly. Comments are always taken seriously.

  13. marilyn ritter June 4, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    So pleased to have an opportunity to win your book. Thank you kindly.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:12 am #

      Marilyn, The Give-a-way is my pleasure. Welcome to the upper floor.

  14. Ruthie Bickford June 4, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    I love the title of your book, and I imagine I would love the inside of it too. Please enter me in the list of hopefuls!

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:14 am #

      Ruthie, welcome and your name is in with the hopefuls.

  15. Cynthia Reimer June 4, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Your book has a beautiful cover! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:15 am #

      Cynthia, your name is entered. And I welcome you to the upper floor.

  16. Sally Brechbill June 4, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    I would love to have this beautiful book, the cover is gorgeous and it would be lovely to sit on the porch and savor the words.

    • Veronica Hallissey June 5, 2013 at 2:17 am #

      Sally, your name joins the group. And welcome to the upper floor.

  17. Donna June 5, 2013 at 11:19 am #


  18. Jan Cowan June 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Lovely book, I’m glad Maria shared you with her bloggers.

  19. Barbara Schafer June 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    While reading the excerpt from your book, I was wrapped in a warm and cozy feeling of childhood memories. I think “The Last Bird Sings” would be a book I would read over and over and continually savor each word.

  20. Karen Smith June 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Really love your life observations and your poetry! Thanks to Maria Wulf and the others for including you!

  21. Julie June 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    My late Mother wrote poetry all the time and even put together a little book of her poems for my children to cherish…she was a teacher and on her grave stone I had engraved: of dreams…

    Anyway I was drawn to this giveaway because I always loved her poetry and poetry in general. Thank you for offering this opportunity to us.

  22. Hazel June 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    A 60+ closet poetry writer here so I’m enthralled with your writings, Veronica. I’d love to have your book to read and reread and have a place of honour in my bookcase.

  23. Diane Kennedy June 5, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Hi Veronica, I read Jon and Maria’s blog everyday and look forward to including yours.There are so many talented people in your area and I would love to receive your book in the give away.

  24. Maureen Kramer June 6, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    I would be honored to win your lovely book to read…and I just love the cardinal on the cover!!!! Maureen Kramer

  25. Kim June 6, 2013 at 9:57 am #

    I love reading blogs and hope to write one of my own someday. Please enter me in the book giveaway.

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