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20 08, 2011

Sewing A to Z with Nancy Zieman :: Review & Giveaway

By |August 20th, 2011|give away, review|153 Comments

Nancy’s new book Sewing A to Z is a treasure trove of sewing techniques and tips for sewists of all skill levels!

Nancy shares techniques used for general sewing, and quilting alike.  Basics like swiftly using your seam ripper, identifying tension problems, and then fixing them.  Or more specific techniques like pintucks, piping, using a double […]

3 08, 2011

Review :: Pleating for Mercy

By |August 3rd, 2011|review|5 Comments

I have a new book to share with you today, just released yesterday!  I had the pleasure of “meeting” Melissa Ramirez a couple months ago, when she offered me a copy of her new book – Pleating for Mercy: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery.

Do I have your attention yet?

This is a fun read with plenty of […]

28 06, 2011

Lapel Stick — Giveaway!

By |June 28th, 2011|give away, review|134 Comments

Last week I had a couple of posts with ideas for using Lapel Stick – and I loved working with it!  It’s great for installing a zipper –

without pins, and Sophia and I had a great time learning to sew –

without pins!  The pieces are re-positional so you can be sure that it is just where […]

27 06, 2011

Beam n Read Blog Hop with I Have a Notion!

By |June 27th, 2011|give away, review|151 Comments

Hi Friends!  Along with the Challenge Link up, I get to share this great product with you, and give one away – keep reading!

Kelly at I Have a Notion invited me to get to know the Beam n Read, and I was happy to test drive this super functional light!  I’ve added mine to my […]

10 06, 2011

Stash Happy: Patchwork — Review & Giveaway

By |June 10th, 2011|give away, review|224 Comments

Hi there!  I’m excited to have a copy of Stash Happy: Patchwork by Cynthia Shaffer to review, AND Lark has generously offered to send a copy to one of you!  Read on to learn how to win –

Knowing that you love fabric, as much as I do – there’s always little scraps left over from projects, […]

20 04, 2011

What a Novel Idea – Blog Hop!

By |April 20th, 2011|give away, review|225 Comments

Want to win a new book!?  Check out Pat Sloan’s newest book – right here!  Pat has released 3 books in the last 6 months…not sure how she has managed to survive those months of planning, sewing and writing, but I’m so glad to have a chance to look through this book and share it […]

29 03, 2011

Review :: A Thread of Sky

By |March 29th, 2011|review|25 Comments

A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei is a complex and well crafted novel, that I enjoyed reading!

From the publisher:

When her husband of thirty years is killed in a devastating accident, Irene Shen and her three daughters are set adrift. Nora, the eldest, retreats into her high-powered New York job and a troubled relationship. Kay, […]

16 03, 2011

Vintage Notions :: Review & Giveaway

By |March 16th, 2011|give away, review|122 Comments

I have a special book to share with you today, it is a piece of history brought to light, and highlights the art of handmade!

Vintage Notions (as in ideas) is a big book chalk full of insights and inspiration.

Amy Barickman has beautifully compiled inspirational essays, cleaver sewing patterns, cooking basics, and beautiful illustrations from the work of […]

15 03, 2011

Review :: You Don’t Love This Man

By |March 15th, 2011|review|8 Comments

 

You Don’t Love This Man by Dan DeWeese, is a thought provoking, carefully crafted story.  I really enjoyed reading it!

From the back cover :

On the morning of his daughter Miranda’s wedding, Paul learns that the bank he manages has been robbed—apparently by the same man who robbed it twenty-five years before. As if that weren’t […]

28 02, 2011

Quilt Fiesta! surprising designs from Mexican tiles :: Review

By |February 28th, 2011|give away, review|123 Comments

I’m participating in yet another fantastic blog tour!  ¡Quilt Fiesta! by Cheryl Lynch –

Cheryl has taken the inspiration that she found while on vacation in Mexico, and made beautiful quilts!  The results are appealing and fun!  Cheryl shares photographs from her travels, and a bit of history about Puebla where the most desirable tiles are made.  Cheryl […]

23 02, 2011

ReSew: turn thrift-store finds into fabulous designs :: Review

By |February 23rd, 2011|review|84 Comments

I am honored to be included in another great blog tour going on right now, for ReSew!

Author and friend Jenny Wilding Cardon has pooled all her thrifting and re-fashioning knowledge into one fabulous book!  Her introduction gives you a glimpse into her fun personality, and why she likes to ReSew.

Jenny shares her personal methods for […]

3 02, 2011

Review: The Rose of Sharon Block Book

By |February 3rd, 2011|review|10 Comments

Thanks for the well wishes friends!  We are on the mend, and starting to feel hungry again – always a good sign.  Since I haven’t made it to my sewing machine yet, I thought I would share a book with you!  Given the opportunity to select books for review, I was drawn to the intricate […]