Monday, May 21, 2012

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!

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It's that time again!! I just have so much fun with Giveaway Day and even though it snuck up on me this year I managed to throw a little something or two together for you.



I'll get to the giveaway pretty quickly but here's a little bit about myself. I've been sewing forever but quilting and blogging for only 3 years. I'm a Mom, lucky board member of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, an avid book reader, and a gluten-free foodie. I'd love for you to stay and have a look around. 


Now lets get to it! This year I have two things to giveaway. The first is one of my favorite summer belts, a custom one just for you!




I needed a brown one so this one's for me! I can make you one that's just the same or you tell me the color you want and I'll pull some fabric from my stash. I was thinking some Heath would be nice or I have some great pinks, oranges, sea colors, well just about anything. Also we're all different sizes so I'll make sure it fits.


Second and I might regret this later I have for you.


All the charms from my Japanese fabric charm swap! 60, 2 of each, loverly 5" fabric squares. WHAT?! You know I just went a little charm swap crazy and I have too many projects planned to even know what to do with these. I hope the winner does something special and sends me a picture when they're done. 


Here's the scoop on how to enter.
  • Leave a comment telling me which you would like to win and your most favorite book you've read lately, people are forgetting this. If you would like to win either one tell me 1st and 2nd choice but if a belt or Japanese fabric just isn't your thing give someone else a chance my feelings wont be hurt.
  • I love my readers/followers so let me know in a separate comment if you are one for an extra entry.
  • For you no reply bloggers please be sure to leave your email address (jane(@)gmail(.)com) in your comment so I can contact you if you win. Last year I still had a ton of these.
  • I love reading comments and I always respond but it can get overwhelming during the giveaway so I might not be able to.  
  • This is open to everyone out there I will ship to you!
  • The giveaway will be open until the 25th at 5:00!


Good luck and have fun!!
Pétra

460 comments:

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Jennifer said...

japanese fabric for sure! i just finished the hunger games series - loved it!

jmday said...

I like the charm squares! I've been thinking a lot about an i spy quilt lately. What a generous giveaway!

TheAccidentalCrafter said...

Oh wow, 60 Japanese charms. Surely that would make a nice quilt I think.

Nydia Kehnle said...

Petra,,, I would love the the charms 2nd choice... Oh so yummy. The belt is rocking as well!! Thanks for the chance! Nydia@add-crafter.com

Valerie said...

Hm, I finished it a few months ago, but The Help was totally enjoyable, a really fun read.

I would looooove the Japanese charms, I have pretty much zero Japanese fabrics even though I admire them greatly from afar!

Have a great day!

Jenelle said...

I love that print from echo that you used on the belt! As a quilter, I would be so thrilled to win your charms too. :) I am actually reading a lot of quilting books right now including Denyse Schmidt Modern Quilts. I can't recommend it enough!

Jenelle said...

I am also a new follower. :) Hi to my neighbor to the south!

Jan said...

I'd like to win the charms! I read a lot, here's a couple The Dog Stars by Peter Heller, The Lost Saints of Tennessee by Amy Franklin Willis and Girl Gone by Gillian Flynn. Another that's been out about a year is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. I'd give all of these 5 stars.

Kathleen said...

I would love the fabric...thanks for a fun giveaway...I think I am the first one!!!!

Kathleen said...

I am a follower....

Melissa Palmer said...

I LOVE the belt! I would love it in a bright color like a yellow or teal. So cute!

My most favorite book I've read lately is called "The Cross and the Switchblade"

Thanks for the giveaway!

melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

Melissa Palmer said...

Follower of your blog!

melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

Amy said...

I'd love to win the belt -- I have a similar one and wear it often. I recently read Divergent by Veronica Roth and loved it! I think the sequel has just been published, and I'm itching to read that next.

SHANA said...

I just finished reading Divergent and Insurgent. They were pretty good!

I don't really need a belt but am saving charms for a quilt so those would be amazing.

SHANA said...

I am a follower now :)

laurawilson25 said...

I would love a belt in purple, but I can definitely see some uses for the pretty charm squares. My most favorite book ever is Pattern Recognition by William Gibson. Right now I'm reading Lover Reborn by JR Ward and I'm not hating it :)

Little Island Quilting said...

Definitely Japanese fabric!

Little Island Quilting said...

And a follower since the other day when I discovered your blog through the Bloggers Quilt Festival!

Amy said...

My favorite book is One Yard Wonders. I just made a skirt from it last week! And I'd LOVE to have that amazing stash of fabric!!!

I blog at gabrielsgoodtidings.blogspot.com and have a few giveaways going on too! Would love to have you come by and enter.

Ginger said...

The only book I've read lately (besides a Japanese sewing book) is The Hunger Games - saw the movie, literally had no idea what was going on. :) Those scraps are darling and you're crazy for giving them up! ;)

Elizabeth said...

Ooh, the navy bunny fabric is adorable!

My favorite book saga is by Lois McMaster Bujold (she's got amazing female characters!) and my favorite in that collection is either the first two books (Cordelia's Honor is the omnibus) or A Civil Campaign.

Thanks for the lovely offer!
elizabeth.waligora@gmail.com

PJ said...

I've read so many good books lately that it is hard to choose but I'll recommend The Forgotten Garden. And I would want to win the Japanese fabrics - wow, those look fab!

lorraine said...

ah..i havent read in a while ..too busy sewing and knitting up a storm :) but the last good book i read was leonard michaels collected stories..i love short stories and there were a few good ones in there :) ps id love to win the charm pack..i love mini quilting and making pouches .. raineoc@yahoo.com

♥Duff said...

My most favorite book as of late is Michael Datcher's RAising Fences.

Happy in red said...

What a great Give Away!!! Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan was a fantastic read, brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend it!!
Esther.

Shannon said...

OOOOO I would love either...I have been sporting belts above my baby bump but I would put the charm packs into a cathedral window quilt...

Lets go with charm packs!

My favorite recent book...I read "Just Kids" in january. a poetic and lovingly written memoir by patti smith

Bailey said...

The charms! I am making an I spy quilt to take on our cross country road trip. I just read the Hunger Games and watched Downton Abby on DVD. My local library had them.

Katie said...

I would love the fabric! I recently read "The Hunger Games" and loved it!!

Jingle said...

I would love to win the belt!!! My favorite book of all time is Brave New World!

AnnaPK said...

I just finished Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. i love his books and read them as soon as they come out.
I would love to get my hands on those fabrics! They look like so much fun!
kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jennie P. said...

I love the fabric! My favorite book lately is The Help.

Jo said...

OH the Japanese fabrics! I follow you as well, and I'm reading a series of books by Beverly Lewis, "The Missing" right now. Is that everything I was supposed to do? :)

christinaree said...

Would love the fabric! I just read the Help (I'm behind!) and I really enjoyed it!

Sangeetha said...

would love the charm pack. Reading Robert Crais right now

Lucy said...

I'd love the charm pack - those green cars are fabulous! I'm rereading Without Reservations: The Travels of an Independent Woman by Alice Steinbach and loving it! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gunilla said...

Hi! I am a keen reader, and right now in my book club we are reading Jonathan Franzen's Freedom. I really like it!! I also am a fan of Curis Sittenfeld, I think she is a great storyteller, and that she's good at describing loneliness... Sounds wierd? Well, I really enjoy her books! If I won, I would love the fabric, since I dont have much of a waist...

Francine Taylor said...

HI, I'd love the charms! I try to hide my waistline lately and am avoiding wearing a belt, heh heh! I have just finished another Ruth Rendell book - The Keys to the Street and I'd definitely call it a new fave!


Francine
(mochawildchild@gmail.com)

Francine Taylor said...

I just joined as a follower!
Francine
(mochawildchild@gmail.com)

KD-Quilts said...

I would LOVE either! But my first choice would be the fabric for a scrappy quilt I'm working on. The best book I have read recently is Hunger Games, but since that's so popular, another book I have read recently is Friendship Bread. Light, fluffy read, but cute story!

megstring said...

I would love either, but since I'm a new quilter, I could really use that beautiful fabric! I see so many wildly interesting prints!!

Stephanie Granite said...

I think my first choice would be the fabric, but I'd love a belt as well. My favorite book I've read recently is "Game of Thrones"

Ashley said...

I would love to win a belt, and my most favorite book that I have recently read is Pride and Prejudice. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Allison C said...

I would LOVE to take those Japanese fabrics off your hands. I can think of plenty of projects for them...in particular I need a sewing machine cover. The last book I read was the latest in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris (the books HBO's True Blood is based off of). It is my favorite series!

Allison C said...

I'm a follower!

Susie said...

Oh how generous, I would absolutely love to win the fabric charms! I do like the belt as well, I could see it in some lovely grays...!
One of the best books I've recently read is "Simplicity Parenting" by Kim John Payne. Excellent read, and excellent resource to have on hand and keep as a refresher.

nancym said...

Love those Japanese charms, and they'd make some lovely patchwork bags. I just read His Majesty's Dragon (the Napoleonic wars with dragons!).

Jo said...

I would really like to win the charms. I have been readin Shades of Gray and really enjoying it. Thanks for the chance to win

Sarah said...

I would love those Japanese charms... I've just used up most of mine doing a polaroid style quilt top for my best friends daughter! Might just have to make another if I get more charms :-) The last book I read was actually James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I still love reading "childrens" stories!

Jessica Christensen said...

I would love the Japanese charms. Favorite book lately . . . so hard to choose. I like The Lost Hero series. I like YA fiction.

rachael said...

i recently finished Tana French's The Likeness and really enjoyed it! i'd love to win either prize, really :)

rachael said...

i follow your blog :)

Sallie said...

I would like the charms. My favorite book of all time is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers! Thanks for the giveaway!

stephmabry said...

I'd love to win the charms, but the belt is adorable, too! :) It's been a while since I've read it but my favorite book is White Oleander, by Janet Fitch. I refuse to see the movie adaptation because I love the book so much! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Crafty Moira said...

I am currently reading A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson -- I read it a while ago and loved it and figured it will inspire me to do some hiking this summer. And I would be PSYCHED to win a custom belt -- I have lost 40 lbs since January and all my pants are falling down! So, yeah, crossing my fingers for this one!

Crafty Moira said...

I am now a follower!

Alli said...

My latest favorite book is Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss! I also love the sequel.

I'd like the charms if I win; thanks for the chance! :)

heather said...

I would love the charm squares. I haven't been reading lately, but I would recommend Dog On It by Spencer Quinn. It's a whodunit from the pi's dog's point of view. Hilarious! Thank you so much for your generous offer!
(hrmaris at yahoo dot com)

Richard Healey said...

Fablehaven is my fav book I have read recently.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

captainsharmie said...

i'd prefer the japanese fabric... belts in that style don't work as well on me!

the best book i read recently was hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy... still as fun as when i was young. and the restaurant at the end of the universe (which i hadn't read before) is just as awesome!

you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

Richard Healey said...

I am also a follower.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Heidi Staples said...

I really, really want those Japanese charms...gorgeous!! I loved reading A Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs...good historical fiction.

Jennifer Gail said...

I like the charm squares.
The last book I read was Ms Julia Takes Over by Ann B Ross

Robin noteverstill said...

Ooh, the fabric!! What a great swap :)

Leah said...

I would love to win the charms. My favorite book later has been Divergent. (kind of along the same lines as Hunger games different though)
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Crystal said...

Charms for sure! I am currently listening to Shiver on CD. Does that count :) Thanks for the giveaway!!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I would pick the charms and I love LOTR and just finished reading them for a 3rd time

Debbie said...

I would love those charms. And the last good book I read was 'a life of being, having, and doing enough' by Wayne Muller.

Amy said...

I would love to win the Japanese charm squares but a belt would be mighty useful around here too. The most recent book that I genuinely liked and recommend with pleasure in non-fiction is Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit, and in fiction, it is Colum McCann's Let the Great World Spin.

Patti said...

Oh my goodness, the charms are so wonderful! I just started reading The Hunger Games! So far, so good. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts said...

I would LOVE the Japanese charms!! And my favorite books...hmm, I just got done reading the His Dark Materials series and it was fantastic.

Amy said...

One of my favorite things about SMS giveaway day is that I always find a new blog or four to follow. I love your quilting style and that you bring ideas from your book group to your blog. I'm a new follower!

Dulce said...

I'd love to win the charms please :] I haven't had much time to read for fun. I think the last book I read was the Hunger Games series but I'm definitely looking forward to summer so that I can have more free time :]

Jessica said...

I would totally like the fabric.

As for a good book . . . probably The Help.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Thank you for the chance to win. I like the fabric very pretty. My fav book of 2011 was The Help

EG said...

Ooh, look at those green echino cars! I'd love the fabric!

Unbroken is a must read.

ameetsz said...

Charm Pack!! I'd say my favorite book that I recently finished was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. Thanks for the chance to win!!

designcamppdx said...

I am drooling over the charm squares (I love the belt too!) I just finished reading Mrs. Pereguines home for Peculiar Children and it is absolutely wonderful.

amy said...

Love those Japanese charms!!! So cute! I read the Nell Sweeny series (murder mystery) and loved all of them. Now I'm reading Fall of Giants by Ken Follett (he wrote pillars of the earth) and I'm loving it as well. Thanks for the chance Petra! xoxo

amy said...

I'm a happy follower!!!

Bossymamma said...

My favourite book lately is Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard - it's about a woman with bipolar disorder and the bipolar disorder is what drives her quilting and helps her to create dramatic expressive quilts. I would really like to win the charm squares, please.

Binks said...

Man! I think you are definitely going to feel the pain come Friday. That's a pretty awesome giveaway. I'd love to win the charms... actually I'd die to win the charms.

You know, I'm not a big book reader. But I'm reading Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman. It's a bunch of short stories, so that works better for me. I also love this author, he's pretty grim and fantastical, but really makes you think

tawny_tawny said...

I would much rather win the charms because belts look so very terrible on me. And I'm currently reading Bossypants by Tina Fey and laughing out loud at every page. I'd definitely recommend it.

Binks said...

I'm a follower!

Anita said...

I would love the charms....and since I hardly ever finish a book, the last I read was called, "Here burns my Candle."

Thanks for a chance to win.

Emily. said...

Oooh, the charms are awesome!!! Would love those. I just finished "50 Shades of Grey". Oh my.

ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

enbartlett said...

I love the Japanese fabric! My favorite books that I've been reading lately is the fantasy Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.

Desi @ Wee Share said...

1st choice-- charms
But, I need a new belt, so count me in for that as well :)

My favorite book lately is a sewing book-- sewing modkid style :)

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Sasha said...

I'm a follower!

Sasha said...

I would love the charms, normally i'd prefer the belt but i'm hugely pregnant and haven't had a waistline for months! Who knows when i'll see it again :(
My favourite book of late has been Shantaram by Gregory Roberts, couldn't recommend it enough, a real page turner but it may not be for everyone...

Melissa said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as The Hunger Games trilogy. I just finished Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter.

Sue said...

I would love the charm packs...the more fabric, the better. I have been busy reading Donna Andrew's Meg Langslow series of mysteries! They are so much fun to read...funny and very addictive!

Shirley said...

I'd like the Japanese fabrics. Michael Palmer's The First Patient.

buddhabear said...

The charms for me please! I like Quilting Modern, lots of inspiration in that book.

Lisa Marie said...

I don't have any japanese fabric so I would LOVE to have those charms -- they are too cute! As for a book, I didn't read it lately, but I did love "It's Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong.

Allegory said...

Oh my goodness! I'd love to make a Polaroid quilt with those Japanese charms! My absolute favorite book recently was "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson (the bloggess).

aj said...

Wow! You're letting go of those charms - really? Yes please!
My current favourite book is And then there were none, by Agatha Christie, I know who dunnit, I've seen the play twice, listened to radio versions - and still I find it entertaining!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

drmithome said...

I would love to win Japanese charms. That is so generous. I read all three Hunger Game books and loved them.

Jo said...

Thanks for the reminder to get another entry in... yes I follow you and you know, I wish sometimes for more time to create, but maybe I just need to make better use of my time. Maybe start creating more with my girls :)

Strawberry Patch said...

I would really love the charms, I am wanting to make a quilt for a man friend who has a new house and it would be just perfect. I am currently reading my way through the house on night series, a bit teenager-ish but I read a book in a day yesterday, just couldnt put it down!

Strawberry Patch said...

I am a new follower

Joy said...

The charms. I would explode with happiness.

My favorite book is Little Women.

Mar said...

Hello charms! Im not much of a belt wearer. But it surely looks nice! I love Marian Keyes! Last one, Saved by cake.

Ebeth said...

Hunger Games is my most recent favorite read. I can't believe I liked it that much. I'm prepared to be let down by the 2nd one. :)

I'd be thrilled with either with the charms narrowly beating out the belt. (I have few belts that fit...I'm fortunate to have lost weight and mine are too big. Whee!)

You're gluten free! I'll be following your blog going forward!

Emma said...

I would love the charm pack, and my favourite book has to be Jane Eyre.

Rebeckah Austin said...

A great book i just finished reading is called 'First We Have Coffee' it is a sweet inperational story about the authors mother and her life as a Norwegion immegearnt.

marci sinfisi said...

id love to win the charms!
im reading a book in italian,,,, i dont think that is much of a suggestion...
thanks for the giveaway

danette said...

I like the charms. I can't remember the last book I read. I am not a big reader.

Kimberly said...

I would love the fabric! My favorite all time book would be the Harry Potter series. I recently just read Water for Elephants and it was really good. It's slow to start though which is why I had it for a year before I finished it!
Thank you for the giveaway!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Oh, I'd love the charms! It would be like getting a brand, new stash! I'd be glad to send you photos of the finished piece.

ELNM said...

1st choice - the fabric (I'm a new quilter so I don't have much of a stash), but the belt is a close second! I recently read "The Last Boyfriend", the second in a series by Nora Roberts. Romantic, easy to read, lovely. Thanks for the chance to win!

JustPam said...

I would love the fabrics. I am making an eye spy quilt for my grandson this summer.

JustPam said...

I am a follower. I have enjoyed the Stephanie Plum series recently and the Hunger Games.

Meghan said...

Your belt is really cute, and definitely my style. I've been reading the whole series of books by Lee Child. Definitely not fine literature, but entertaining none-the-less.

Jessica said...

I would love the belt! The last book I read was Cleaving.. the follow up to Julie and Julia. A little bit of a downer, but still entertaining. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

enie... mittendrin. said...

oh my! those charms... charming, indeed. very!

i don't read nearly enough since becoming a mother (and starting sewing and all the many other things motherhood has made me do) i think the most influential thing i've read in the past ten years would be ina may gaskin's pregnancy/childbirth books.

sandyandcosmo said...

I would love to win the charm fabrics. I just finished Stephen King's 11/22/63 and I think it's his best effort in a long time!

Lindsay said...

favorite book i read? hmmm... maybe the first hunger games? Ive been doing a lot of reading but nothing has been too inspiring lately.

thanks for the giveaway!
lindsay723 (at) gmail (dot) com

(lia) said...

I LOVE the Japanese fabric! I wish I had been sewing when I went to Tokyo a few years ago! I could kick myself for not buying fabric!

My favorite book recently was "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by The Bloggess. SO hysterical!

(lia) said...

And I'm following your blog because you clearly have great style!

Jen said...

1st choice for me would be the japanese fabric, but either would be great! I just finished a silly book but surprisingly good one called "Soulless". It's got supernatural stuff but is set in Victorian England. Thanks for the giveaway!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I can't pass up the Japanese fabric...thank you

B Greene said...

I would simply LOVE to win the fabric charms!! Scraps are the very best thing in the world to me - I think when you only have a little bit of something, you appreciate it more :-)

I am reading The Kennedy Detail (historical non-fiction). I am really enjoying the behind-the -scenes part of the book, but I have not gotten to the tragic part yet. What a burden these men have carried for all these years.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

B Greene said...

I am a new follower of your blog. I am glad the giveaway led me here :-)

Kate said...

I guess the fabric first - I don't have any japanese fabric so that would be really neat! I love the belt though too, and was just thinking as I cleaned out my closet this morning that I need some more belts!

I actually haven't read a book in a long time because I'm a college prof and reading books (for fun) during the semester tends not to happen. But over Christmas break I did read 'Kitchen Counter Cooking School' and found it really interesting. As a 'foodie' I bet you'd like it if you haven't already read it.

thanks for the chance!
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Deanna said...

I would love the charms! Oh, how I would love them! I don't have fave books, but I am reading some Alic Munro right now and I really like her stories.

Jenny said...

i love charms so id go with the fabric...favorite book...The Fault In Our Stars...by John Greene I think...great read...made me cry.
and I just started Wild about a lady's trek in CA to find herself...heard about it on NPR and just had to pick it up from the library...do you ever find that you lay down to read and night and are sleeping by the end of the first page? that has been me a little too much lately! thanks for a chance

Jenny said...

im your newest follower! oh, i forgot to mention that i listen to a lot of books on cd...mostly while i sew.

Laura said...

I would love to win the charms! Such pretty fabrics!

Laura said...

I'm a new follower!

Ella said...

The Book Thief. So so good. I'd go for the fabric 1st, then the belt.

Sharon said...

I love the belt, but since I don't wear belts I'd have to go with the fabric squares. Plus I see some Melody Miller in there, who could pass that up? ;)

I'm working on The Night Circus, so magical & whimsical. I also just got The Bloggess' book (drawing a blank on the title right now), it's freaking hilarious!!! :)

Thanks for the chance! See you in October! :)

Anya said...

I love Memoirs of Cleopatra. And I'd choose the fabric by the way....

Sarah said...

The charms look gorgeous. Favourite book that I've read lately was Period Piece by Gwen Raverat, so charming and funny. Thanks for the chance to win!

Angie said...

The belt is super cute, but I can't resist a chance at those charms! :) My favorite book is Wicked by Gregory Maguire. I've read it at least 7 times in the past 4 years.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I'd love the Japanese fabric! And I currently like anything by Elizabeth Peters. :)

Eight from Three said...

I would love to sew your charms into my current charm quilt I am making with some echino charms I have swapped. I have just finished the three Hunger Games books. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

Terra said...

I also LOVE the charms! And, I also just finished "The Hunger Games" trilogy (for the second time), also love.

Lynn said...

japanese fabric for sure! have you read the glass castle? one good book!

Lynn said...

i follow!

Eileen said...

i can't resist the charms, either. i'm reading the farmer's wife sampler quilt with letters from farmer's wives. fascinating

Karen O said...

I would love to have those charms. I haven't read anything other than quilt pattern books lately. I am loving both of the Schnibbles books by Carrie Nelson.

Danny Heyen said...

I am a follower!

Danny Heyen said...

I would LOVE the charm pack! So if I win and it's an option, I'll take that! A really good book is I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb. He's one of the writers for The Daily Show with John Stuart.

atabanana29 said...

I love both prizes, but I looove the charm packs!!!! I have been rereading The Mists of Avalon, my most favorite book ever!!! mjalfano19@gmail.com

atabanana29 said...

I am following your blog! mjalfano19@gmail.com

Margaret said...

I'd love the charm squares! They would be oh so loverly made into a small quilt.

Sis-O said...

Charm squares please! I loved Maeve Benchey. Any of her stories. The first I read was Scarlet Feather. I don't want to be a noreply blogger and don't know if I am so here is my email: siso1959 (at) gmail (dot) com

frog loves monkey said...

The belt is super cute...buuuuut, the fabric is absolutely fabulous! My kids haven't been letting me get much reading done, but I always love to revisit Jane Austin. Though, possibly my favorite-of-all-time book is 'A Heroine of the World' by Tanith Lee. Love it.

frog loves monkey said...

Also following your blog! :)

Tricia said...

I love the charm pack. I don't think I have ever even seen most of tat fabric. How cool!

Steph and Carlos said...

I'll choose the fabric!! I am currently reading Steve Jobs Autobiography on my iPad which is kinda awesome!! I am not a big reader but I love what he has achieved and created!

xo Steph

RyanSarahN said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My first choice would be the charms, 2nd the belt. Both are so nice! I most recently read the Hunger Games series - I'm sure I'm not the only one to have said that but even though they're so mainstream, they're good! Thanks again!

Jill said...

I love those squares!!! I just read a book called Before I Go to Sleep and it was fascinating!

heartsease54 said...

I'm not a belt wearer and I love the Japanese fabrics. My most favorite recent read was the new Nora Roberts book "The Witness". My next favorite read is going to be "As the Crow Flies" by Craig Johnson, haven't read it yet as I'm savoring & anticipating before I actually start. Because once I start it, it will be done too soon. He is a wonderful writer of mysteries-real characters & laugh out loud funny too.

heartsease54 said...

I am a follower :)

handmadebytracie said...

Love the belt, but would prefer the Japanese charms as they would be perfect for a project I've been working (stuck) on! Thanks for the opportunity!

Almost finished reading "Close To Shore" which is good - it's about the shark attacks along the NJ shore in 1916 that inspired the movie Jaws. If that's not your thing then how about To Kill A Mockingbird? It's a classic & one of my favorites. I'm about to read The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie (yes, the actor/pianist) but can't speak to whether it's a good read or not since I haven't cracked it open yet.

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handmadebytracie said...

I am also following via my wordpress reader

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Amy said...

LOVE the Japanese fabrics. Fav book - Shell Seekers by Rasamun Pilcher. A MUST read. You will LOVE it!!!! Great giveaway :)

elflyn said...

I would love the charms.
At the moment I am reading Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson. Great recipes.

Ali M said...

I would like to win either, but my first choice would be the charms (and yes, you might regret giving them away later!)
My most favorite book I've read lately well..I haven't had as much time to read lately because of all the sewing, but er...this is embarrassing. My husband introduced to me the Mass Effect video games a couple of years ago, and he just had me read Mass Effect: Revelation which is a prequel to the games and I found it pretty interesting, I've never read books based on video game characters before. So I don't imagine anybody would ever read if it they didn't play though! ;)

Louisa said...

The fabric would be choice #1, though I think the belt would have a lot of use as well. So both. I am reading Leviathon now and it's probably been my favorite in the past few months.

Stitched Together said...

I would love the Japanese charms, they look amazing. The best book(s) I read recently was The Hunger Games trilogy. I had resisted after all the hype for ages, then I caved and devoured them in two days!

Jamie B said...

I definitely want the fabric, please and thank you. I never wear belts (although that one is lovely).
My favorite book? I cannot possibly choose. I am currently reading Dance with Dragons, book five of A Song of Ice and Fire. LOVVVVE it.

Michell said...

Would like to win the charms and Vampire Diaries books are the fav currently

Njeri said...

I would like the Japanese fabrics. I love "if tomorrow comes" by Sidney Sheldon.

Kat said...

Oh my word. The Japanese fabrics, for sure!
I have mostly been proofreading my boyfriend's book that's about to be published, but perhaps more interestingly I am reading Madame Bovary at the moment - full on 19th century drama and romance!

Rookie said...

I'd love the amazing charm pack please - it's gorgeous {swoon!}.

I just finished Deon Meyer's Thirteen Hours. As I live in Cape Town, South Africa, it was very interesting exploring the city through his eyes.

Thank you for a great giveaway.

Marilize
marilize (dot) paulsen (at) gmail (dot) com

Close Knit said...

I would love the Japanese fabric. I'm reading the Game of Thrones series and it's gripping.

JoyceLM said...

I'd love to win the Japanese charm squares. One my favorite recent reads is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. A delightful & different book. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower & just signed up to receive your posts by email. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mhairi said...

I love the charms. My favourite books at the moment are the Elm Creek Series. i also love the Obernewtyn series by Isobelle Carmody.

Catherine said...

I would be very happy with either, but lean toward the fabric. The best book I've read lately would be "The Help". I didn't really care for the movie, but couldn't put the book down!

The undomesticated scientist said...

fabric first (but the belt is scrummy too). book - it would be one of the charlie small adventures - books that are my sons. i can't help it i like to know what happens so i can talk with him about them.

anacraftsblog said...

I would love to use the charms in something. The last books I read were the Hunger Games trilogy, very addictive.

Heather said...

I'm reading Little Bee right now. Love it!

I'd love the charms!

Heather said...

I'm a new follower!

craftykat said...

Wow - love the charm squares!! It feels like the only books I read lately are to my 20 month daughter - our favorite is by an Australia author Mem Fox and is called 10 Little Fingers

Laura said...

1st choice would be the charms but the belt would be awesome too :) I recently enjoyed the Hunger Games....I know, so did everyone else, but I don't get to read much these days with a 4 month old in the house ;)

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Laura said...

I follow you on Google Reader :)

Kristy said...

Charm squares would be great for a project I have in the works, thanks for the chance!

As for books, I've been reading several sewing books lately and my newest is Happy Home by Sis Boom/Jennifer Paganelli....it's gorgeous!!!

Thanks again!

Kristy said...

Also a follower. :)

Irina said...

I'd love the Japanese Charm pack swap! I still hoard one, so it would be great to join them and make a great quilt! thanks for the chance.
My favorite book that I rad lately (I long time ago though) was The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Irina said...

I'm a follower too

Lolinkins said...

I would love the fabrics! Would really really really love those!!
Last book i read was about an american woman who gets married with a sherpa from Nepal... i enjoyed every single page of it!

Laura Ayres said...

I love love love the Japanese fabric! <3 I just finished reading the Wheel of time series, Robert Jordan (just waiting for the last book!) you should check it out, its good :) x

cakegirl said...

Since I don't wear belts, the fabric is my heart's desire. Last great book was Unbroken by Laura Hillebrand. Thanks for a great giveaway

Susana said...

I'd love either, but prefer the fabric. Favorite read the past year was _Among Others_ by Jo Walton. Thank you!

Genevieve P said...

I'd love the charm squares--they'd make a splendid I spy quilt. My favorite authors lately are Georgette Heyer (witty, funny, clean romances) and D E Stevenson. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

ALL your Japanese charms....how I would love to win these. My favorite book is "Pillars of the Earth"; it isn't new but a great one. lakeann@yahoo.com

krislovesfabric said...

The fabric would be wonderful, I am reading Crossing the Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland and would highly recommend...thanks for the chance at those charms!

krislovesfabric said...

I am a new follower:)

T said...

I recently read Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones and it's fantastic! well written and engaging.
I'd take either though I probably wouldn't live up to the promise of the charms.

Laura said...

I've been planning on making a belt but it would be so much easier (and better!) to have one made by you :) I just finished The Lace Reader and loved it!

Laura said...

Just added you to my google reader

Cricket said...

Oh, now that is just harsh to put your lovely belt up against the Japanese charm squares. I mean, who would turn away Japanese. Charm. Squares. (um - not me).

So yes, I would choose the charm squares and would likely fondle them endlessly.

My favorite book lately? I wish I had better news on that front. The Hunger Games, of course, but I read that a couple years ago. My favorites of all time are the His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman. And I'm reading a Threads Sewing Guide right now which is very complete, but it's not something you just sit and read through.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

LOVE the Japanese charms! I just read "Teacher Man" by Frank McCourt (author of Angela's Ashes) - I'm a new teacher and it was so inspiring.

Vesuviusmama said...

I woud love to win the charm squares! I am currently reading a series of cozy mysteries by Dana Cameron that feature a female archaeologist from New England. I'm from New England myself, and was an archaeology major in college, so it really appeals to me. Plus, I love cozy mysteries. It's funny, in the book I'm reading right now (More Bitter Than Death), there is a character named Petra, a name I'd never heard before, and here it is your name, too!

laura said...

i love the japanses charms. great idea! my new fav book (or latest read) was "a tree grows in brooklyn". so good. thanks!

Elsa said...

I'd love the fabric ~ it looks yummy!
The book I'm reading at the moment is ~ Tea Time for the Traditionally Built (a No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel) by Alexander McCall Smith. And, I tend to read more than one book at a time. The other is Little B by Chris Cleave. Both good books!
thanks for the giveaway Petra!

walklet said...

Would love the Japanese charms! I just read "I Capture the Castle" and loved it!

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