14 11, 2011

Thanks and a Calendar Review

By |November 14th, 2011|review|5 Comments

It’s been so fun reading your comments on the Modern Blocks giveaway!  Thanks to everyone that has entered so far, and it’s not to late if you would like to enter to win.  I’m always amazed at everyone’s color choices when I look through blogs, and those comments are as varied as each of you! […]

17 10, 2011

Modern Mix :: Review & Giveaway

By |October 17th, 2011|give away, review|250 Comments

I’m excited to share another new book with you today!  Modern Mix  by Jessica Levitt is all about using solid fabrics with your prints – as I love solids, I’m loving Modern Mix!

Jessica has beautifully used solids with prints, and not just white, I might add.  A great variety of Kona cottons have been selected, […]

11 10, 2011

Deploy That Fabric :: Review & Giveaway

By |October 11th, 2011|give away, review|129 Comments

I’m honored to share a new book with you today, Deploy that Fabric by Jen Eskridge.  Jen writes “Thank you to our military service members–the men and women who defend our freedoms and protect our way of life.”  And her desire is to honor service members by breathing new life into no longer needed uniforms.

I […]

24 08, 2011

Sweet Harmony Tote & Pattern Review

By |August 24th, 2011|finished project, review|17 Comments

After spending time prepping the pieces for my new bag, I couldn’t let it sit!  Over two days I found the time to put it together and completely love it!

It’s huge – measuring 17″ across the bottom.  My plan with this bag, is to take me through The Sewing Summit weekend, with anything important in […]

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 […]