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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

27 01, 2011

Review: Under the Mercy Trees

By |January 27th, 2011|review|6 Comments

Hi friends - I have a beautifully written novel to share with you today!  Under the Mercy Trees by Heather Newton - my review copy is courtesy of TLC Book Tours. From the publisher : Thirty years ago, Martin Owenby came to New York City with dreams of becoming a writer. Now his existence revolves [...]

6 01, 2011

Find My Fabric

By |January 6th, 2011|Inspiration, review|8 Comments

First!  Thank you so much for all your input yesterday!  Many of the magazines mentioned are not available in our little town, no Borders or Barnes & Noble around the corner.  So it was interesting to do a little research with your suggestions!  The top 5 mentions - Quilting Arts, Quilts & More, American Patchwork [...]

23 11, 2010

Review: Unstoppable in Stilettos

By |November 23rd, 2010|review|22 Comments

First I have to say - Thank You - to everyone that has contributed to the raffle for { Modern } Relief so far!  The outpouring  of support has been fantastic! This is a fun book!  It's like a great pep talk that you can turn to when ever you need it.  Unstoppable in Stilettos: [...]

16 11, 2010

Bloom Creek Quilts — Review

By |November 16th, 2010|review|4 Comments

Hi there!  I thought I would share a new book with you. Bloom Creek Quilts by Vicki Bellino, is a beautiful book, with fun quilty projects!  The cover pulled me in!  Vicki has included 14 of her top-selling designs.  She combines traditional patchwork with delightful appliqué shapes in projects ranging from wall hangings to bed-sized [...]