Thursday, March 15, 2012

V and Co: operation springbreak n'a giveaway

 so operation spring break is in full swing over here. i have forgotten how much i love a scheduled break. the kids and i have been cleaning and organzing in the mornings, run errands in the mid morning then...we go and play. and with this weeks crazy awesome weather, we've been outside everyday...all day it seems with a few indoor activities thrown in there.
it makes for not getting any actual sewing work done, but sometimes thats okay and we've enjoyed indoor pools, and parks, friends, and even... gasp... a germ infested chuck e cheese. thank you hand sanitizer.
i do all of this in the name of "operation no video games or tv till 5 pm" it's hard to do when that is a reward during the school year for homework completion and good grades...but if i keep them busy and outside, (thank you weather!) they tend to let the hours go by with out a "how much more time till we get to play games?" and surprise surprise, sometimes...5pm passes by and kids have been known to not play or watch tv for a whole day. only happened two times this break, but still we're doing pretty good.

most summers run like that for us.
 last summer not so much with 3 moves between the june 1-july 29... we watched a lot of netflix and played games in between moves and swimming. but i wanted to see if i still had it in me. you know that whole schedule thing while they aren't in school bit. and it seems to of been a smooth transition back.

 it makes me happy. :D
it's been a long time since we've had a really good schedule.
i'm so ready for it and i hope to implement it again during our summer months.

so to  keep with the happy mood and spring love, lets have a happy little giveaway. nothing huge. just a little bit of happiness to make your day a little brighter as mine have been.
 this magazine (along with three more) came in the mail for me. its called all small and it's a special publication of wall hangings, table runners and baby quilts of some of the favorite projects from the editors of american patchwork and quilting
whoot i  have a a project in this magazine. :)
soooooooooooo.....
i'm giving away three of these magazines.
and i'm throwing in one of my books into the mix.
so three winners will recieve a magazine and one of the winners will ALSO win a signed copy of my book with the magazine.

all you have to do is:

tell me what you've been up to. any special projects or plans?

you know i've been enjoying the sun and dreaming of sewing...have you been sewing and dreaming of sun? or have you been doing both?!
only one entry please but please include your email address at the bottom of the comment.
i'll pick a winner later on this week.
:) happy spring!

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**nicke... said...

i finished a baby quilt and have been working on a couple pillow covers. i need to finish them all so i can start making crap for myself! ;)

Stacia said...

I just found an amazing DC metro map quilt pattern. There are so many DC babies popping up in my life--I think this might become the perfect baby gift :)

tini-uk said...

I am waiting for my sister to find out if she is having a girl or a boy to get started on some baby projects. Today it is sunny and I have planted some flowers in the garden and repaired the trampoline netting.
christina@balsom.org.uk

Heather D. said...

I've finished a number of medium sized projects in the last few weeks and things are pretty quiet right now for me! I'm working on small baby quilts for our local hospital foundation, and not much else at the moment.

Thanks for the giveaway.

heather.degreeff AT gmail DOT com

Jennifer said...

I'm working on a granny square quilt for my momma :)

The Rx quilter said...

Looks like u r having a super fun break! I am knocking out a bunch of hexies while visiting old grandpa. Lisa in Texas ...but actually Louisiana this week :)

pianomama said...

So much fun! We're enjoying our first week of 70s here in Colorado and trying to stay outside as much as possible. Oh yeah. And trying to spring clean. Not so much:-)

Mindi said...

I have been dreaming of sun because I am in the wet state of OR! But that has given me the chance to sew, sew, sew, the baby blankets for Dorenbecher Children's Hospital in Portland. Nothing super fancy, but I enjoy sending warmth and love to the children up there!

Love all of your tutorials and thanks for the giveaway.

Mindi

Tuetle22@hotmail.com

Natasha said...

I JUST finised a baby blanket for a dear friend and I am currently working on some Super Soakers/Diapers covers! :)Baby projects are a blast!

natasha-ann-carson@hotmail.com

Chrystal said...

I'm taking some classes for an MBA program, so I'm enjoying Spring Break by not having to do any homework and getting caught up on other house and family stuff. And enjoying the awesome weather we're having in Colorado with bike rides, can't wait for summer!

Chrystal
cambroz at yahoo dot com

Erin said...

I finally finished all of the orders from my shop and now I am working on Easter dresses for both my girls. Should be done in plenty of time, that is if I don't get distracted with another project.

Jodie said...

Well this crazy warm weather has me just waiting until this Sunday when our Spring Break starts. Well it starts for the kids on Sat. but I am working. It has been so nice that my sewing machine has been more of a dust collector. But sometimes it's nice to just take a break and enjoy your family which is what I intend to do. I think I may use your no tv rule for our spring breaknext week, thanks for the idea.

Brooke Crook said...

I am enjoying the wonderful weather by planting a garden...My first time actually planting a big one and I am really optimistic!

Chelsea said...

I'm so jealous of your sun! We've had 3 days of unseasonal snow, with some much more seasonal rain thrown in just to make everything slushy and awkward!

In the sewing room I'm about as uncooperative as the weather, jumping from project to project and creating more mess than anything else. I need a big dose of focus!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

So I have been doing both, enjoying the sun it has been beautiful! And I have been sewing, sewing and sewing!

Kelly L. said...

It has been a very busy week...my son is home on spring break from college and he celebrated his 21st bday. So I've had my share of cocktails this week with him! I have also finished a king size quilt for his birthday and I have two table runners in the works. Friday night I am having 17 family/friends over for my son's bday so I've been preparing/cooking for several days at night since I work full-time! Whew!

Diana said...

I just finished 4 small wall hanging that are gifts and a quilt top for a 10 yr. old boy. Am also enjoying the warm weather.

Valerie Ballhagen said...

I cleaned out the craft cupboard. i am thinking about making some big headbands spoonball77@gmail.com

Denise said...

Spring break here as well!!! Temps in the upper 70's and the kids are loving it!!!! I have been able to quilt alot this week as the traffic is terrible in our little town this week. There was a slide on the interstate and all the southbound traffic off I-75 has been diverted thru here. One day the northbound traffic was as well because of a terrible accident. We have all accepted it, and using our time wisely. Thanks so much for the opportunity!!!

The Neels said...

Ugh!! I've been painting the inside of my house but dreaming of quilting instead. I live in AZ so the weather has been beautiful.

Denise said...

I forgot my email!!!
denisesharp at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Last night I finished a quick little skirt for my 4 y/o. It was my 3rd project. She thinks my new hobby is amazing. I see a lot more elastic waist skirts in my Spring break! Lucky for me she doesn't look too close. Would love to win the books though for more "mommy themed" projects.

pinkandlime@yahoo.com.au

Jessica said...

Hmmm - lot's of crafty goodness going on at our place this Spring, I've been busy making the flowers from PlanetJune's free pattern as well as doing a little handsewing and other bits 'n' bobs...

Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway - I'll be keeping my fingers very tightly crossed as I would love to have a good look through your new book :-)

slfranks4 said...

I've been making some new pillow shams for my kiddos to freshen their rooms up for spring. And I'm getting geared up to start on a disappearing nine patch for my cousin's little girl.
s_franks4 at yahoo dot com

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Out for a walk every day this week with my husband AND I just finished sandwiching and marking my KING size Single Girl for hand quilting. Whew - was that a job.

Diana said...

We're on spring break here too, so we are spending lots of time outside and I am attempting to clean (not an easy feat when you are 8 1/2 mo pregnant and have three little boys under the age of 7). I'm also trying to squeeze in some little Easter projects when the kids are asleep.

dianaccroft at hotmail dot com

MIss Sherry said...

I just finished a Amy Ellis quilt that will end up in United Arab Emerits via India. A good friend of our family is getting married in India .......... sounds very international, non?

Anne LK said...

I've been busy with small projects and dreaming of bigger ones... Crayon rolls, cloth swim diapers, skinny little boy tees, counting bean bags...
thanks for the givewaway!

annelamontkey at gmail dotcom

Jessica said...

I need to get start on a few things. My pillow swap (my first and I'm over thinking it) and two baby quilts. My brother is having twins!

jessica (at) homfamily (dot) com

Marcy said...

Hi! We had our vacation 2 weeks ago, and the weather was certainly with us her in NH as well. Right now, I am just getting my blog on after a 3 month lull while trying to get my new business off the ground. The word of the week is HOMEWORK!

So glad I am not the only parent who likes to go "game free" for vacation.


Thanks for the opprotunity -
Marcy
marcy_ort@hotmail.com

twelve30 said...

I've been spring cleaning -ugh. But things always end up looking and smelling so much better once it's done. Thanks for the giveaway.
twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I recently finished a pillow for my modern guild's first pillow swap - fun and easy! My first patchwork pillow. Now I wish I'd done some quilting on it - maybe next time!
Lisa
Lalexander733(at)gmail(dot)com

Cammie said...

I'm spending my spring break watching. Watching as a small repair, (done by the builder of our home, under warranty) has turned into a massive undertaking. Who would have guessed that they only put 2 nails in some I-beams and, oopsies, put nails in a decorative post anchoring it to the trusses and causing the house to, essentially, pull itself into a fist in the winter and spread like bird wings in the summer.
Needless to say, it's highly disturbing and I hope the construction works...so do our potentially buyers and the baffled engineers.
Did I mention that I'm in school, busy with my 3 young boys, and supposed to move in 3 weeks while watching all of this?
Oddly, what I am doing is not too stressful for me. Just interesting at this point. Although, I do wish I could at least see my sewing machine.

Amanda Angert said...

I decided to make my girls' Easter dresses this year so i've been trying to work on those in between bouts with a nasty stomach bug :( I'm DEFINITELY looking forward to more sun and outside play!!! I love your idea of no tv or games until 5pm....may have to try that one.

Amanda
amandaj(at)cinci(dot)rr(dot)com

Lori said...

I just finished a St. Patty's pillow and am getting fabric together for a baby quilt. Thanks for a chance to win!
My email is Fitzptrklori@aol.com

AJDerby said...

It's time to clean out the closets! And re-work my walk-in. It's not technically spring in interior Alaska, we just got two feet of snow, but that doesn't mean we can't start our spring cleaning right?!
Thank you for the giveaway!

amandaj(underscore)lynch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Lisa Marie said...

I've joined in a couple of online quilting challenges lately which has been fun and pushed me to do new things. I've also made a couple quilts for gifts -- one for a couple getting married and one for a new baby -- which is something I always love to do.

Martina said...

At the moment I am trying to keep up with the NYB-sewalong on sew sweetness. It is fun, but the weather outside calls for my attention in the garden. So there is not to much time to sew.
Lovely give away! Thanks so much!

Heather in NS said...

I'm working on : two baby quilts, two twin bed quilts, a dress for me for my son's wedding next month, three flower girl dresse's for the same wedding and my sewing room is getting a total redo by my Mr. Wonderful. I'm back to sewing at the kitchen table for now.

MamaLiza said...

I've been dreaming of sewing...AND sun. :-/ my two little ones have put a whole new meaning to the phrase "march madness". Dad will be off tomorrow so hopefully I'll get to have some QT with my sewing machine. :-)

E.carreto@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am working on a dress for me! I've just finished some bird photo holders & a cute, girlie, ruffled apron for me! Which is unusual that it's all for me...usually it's all for everyone else so I'm loving it! ;)
Living in sunny FL I've had beach weather since February! And yes I was actually at the beach in the middle of February and was hot enough that I thought about going into the water...Just thought about it! ;)
I LOVE your blog...you have a great sense of humor that I totally "get"!
Branlan1@msn.com

Linda R. said...

I'm sewing Bridesmaid dresses for my daughter's wedding! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Diann said...

I've been plugging away at the Christmas wall hanging that was supposed to be done last Christmas. Whoops!
diannc@aol.com

paige said...

My kids aren't on spring break until Easter but this week I've gone back to work part-time after a 3 month maternity leave while my little one gets used to daycare. I'm not getting a whole lot done and still working on getting all of us used to a new schedule but we should have it nailed down by next week.

Anonymous said...

Working on a quilt for an upcoming wedding present..in September... but I'm easily distracted to starting other projects so I thought I should at least start on the wedding quilt!! And being in Hawaii we always enjoy the sun.

Lisa
spotkiko(at)hawaii(dot)rr(dot)com

Copeland's Coffee Break said...

Time has been tight finishing up grad school, but the spring weather has inspired me to do some quick and fun embellishments on a few of my plain shirts. Nothing like a project you can finish and wear in a day! :o) Thanks for the giveaway! Sharon Traywick: sharoncop@gmail.com

Pammie Jane said...

I'm finishing up remodeling my house and finishing up my baby sewing project before my baby girl arrives in MAY!

mrsmorgan530@gmail.com

Shannon said...

We are plugging along trying to make our house look like our home, kind of like you, finding paint colors we like and stuff. It's fun but it can get costly too!

Allison C said...

Signing papers. Lots of papers. But it is all worth it because we just bought our first house! Yay! So now I'm busy planning on how I want to decorate and furnish it.

Ginny Jenny said...

My hubby and I have been LOVING this wonderful weather! Our way to celebrate is to go hiking during the weekends. And it's inspiring us to keep the house nice and tidy and clean.

I think my next project I'm planning on doing is sewing some curtains for the front room. It'll make the room feel a lot more completed and less empty. I'm excited!

ginnykayejenny(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am working a quilt with a logo to give someone at a show. I'm also wishing I had spring break as the weather has been lovely and I see people enjoying it at the park on my way to work

the mrs said...

The husband and I have been gearing up for a special tea party we're hosting at the house next month. He's been completely remodeling? our backyard and I've been working on sewing chair covers, tableclothes, etc. for the decorations. It's been fun!

~ The Mrs. ~
4mrsgaskell@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Ack, I think the internet ate mine.
I'm working on a logo quilt to give to someone next week and wishing I still had a spring break to enjoy the lovely weather that people are when I pass in the park

enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

denise said...

Getting ready to pin a baby quilt for a friend back in the States. Just finished(with the help of my 10-yr old) an iPad cover/purse for her friend who has Juv. Diabetes and will use the iPad to track her sugar levels during the day at school. Would love both the mag and the book!
edkarnes@gmail.com

Jayme said...

OMG!!!! That mag is right up my alley!! I've just joined 2 swaps and I'm sooo excited. I don't usually are anything bigger than a baby quilt! love this giveaway!!! Thanks!!

otsaid said...

well im doing both..
at the lunch time i go home, have a snack, i put my sewing machine at the balcony and i sew sew sew
until work time.. than i come to the office dreaming to go home... sew sew sew...
im making a quilt for my nephew..

sofia.a.goncalves@gmail.com

Kelsie said...

rearranging lots of furniture around the house! Within a month everyone will be sleeping in a different room than where they are now..

kelsiesands@Hotmail.com

Kornelimuenster said...

No sun here in Scotland as yet (will it ever?) but I can feel PSring is coming - it's not dark anymore when I leave for work at 6.30 a.m. ... I have a long list of must-do projects for thsi year, and I am so proud of myself that I taught myself how to crochet! I am making a granny square balnket for my baby girl for when she moves from her cot into her big girl bed soon. My current sewing project is a set of three fabric baskets for my dresser, in gray and pale yellow (this is mainly in order to safe my marriage, my husband's patience with all my make up and other essntial stuff spread out over the dresser is wearing thinner an thinner... ;-)
My next project will be ruffle curtains for the kids bedroom.
ps love the blog
xox
htarara at hotmail dot com

Neeta said...

Beach robes for my boys! We had a great time at the beach and they loved wearing their robes. Thanks for the great giveaway.

neetalogsetty@sympatico.ca

Farm Road Ramblings said...

i've started a charity baby quilt for my Lenton project (giving up personal sewing time). would LoVe both those books!! stacy@farmroadquilts.com

Ruth B said...

Wowza...this would be an amazing win!! I haven't done anything unusual in the sewing department but tomorrow I start a 2 day crazy quilt extravaganza! First day is making the quilt (wall hanging size) and second day is making metal embellishments at a design company. How cool is that? Little picture frame corners and dodads to decorate. So exciting.

Vanessa said...

I hoping to be successful in sewing some underpants for my daughters. :) What a fun giveaway to celebrate spring!

mysillyeagle (at) gmail (dot) com

vanessa

Sam said...

Spring break in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is FAAAAAAR less sunny than where you are!!!! Although, I can't complain, the temperatures have gone from -12C to +12C in a matter of days. This week, I am dreaming up the cute jumpers I am going to make for my 3 little girls (5, 3, 6 months) and the pillowcase dresses for summer. Can't wait to get started on those, but while the girls are home for spring break, nothing can be done.
So today, while they nap, I am planning our camping trips for the summer!!!

Sam

ssomers@gmail.com
stringsandprettythings.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I just tried my hand at making bib/burpcloth/onesie sets for 2 friends who are about to have babies....and they turned out darling! Oh, and a lot of spring cleaning too.
kjmered(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Tiff said...

I just finished a baby quilt for my sister-in-law & am getting ready to start on my own for my baby due in 5 weeks. I am also wishing for warmer weather so I can start planting flowers & my garden.


binghamfamily(at)gmail(dot)com

Daniel and Kari Tandberg said...

I am finishing up a quilt for my little boy's new "big boy bed". I am trying to finish the top before we leave to go skiing next week in Colorado.

Enjoy your spring break!

Kari
karitandberg@yahoo.com

Jessie said...

I've been in birthday present mode the last couple weeks, making skirts and dresses and princess costumes and jackets and a quilt... looking forward to things slowing down a bit and allowing myself to make some maternity things for me!

PearlsForMyGirls said...

We too are enjoying the warmer-than-it-should-be Iowa weather!

My girls were doing some 'fishing' yesterday...{funny} picture here:
http://pearlsformydaughters.blogspot.com/2012/03/fishing.html

Thanks for the opportunity to win and enjoy the rest of your break!

Tara
birdyboots(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenn said...

I just finished up a stand mixer cover and I am now working on a mini with paper piecing. I am thankful we "sprang forward" this past weekend. I get to enjoy an hour or two of this great weather after work.

Jenn @ sewlandia.blogspot.com
Jennifer.a.langridge@gmail.com

Ang-e said...

So happy to say that I have been sewing lately-yay! Mainly small stuff like potholders but hey-it still counts!

What a neat magazine. Definitely have to check out B&N this weekend to find it.

Truly Myrtle said...

I would love love love your book!
i have been sewing bags like a mad thing - while dreaming of more hours in my day and some sunshine. And, the sun is coming!!!

sam said...

Working. Wishing for spring break. Trying to get the guest/craft room in order. That's about it.

Beth J said...

I am working through the very large UFO pile and the list of new projects I seem to keep finding and feel I just HAVE to do. The 60 degree weather we are having here in New Hampshire is making me want to go camping, but it's just a big tease because around here camping doesn't start until May!!!

moesey said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I recently was laid off and now am doing some sewing for a local children's boutique! Presently am finishing quilts that have been sitting awaiting completion for years - feels great!

moesey1@hotmail.com

DeeDee said...

I have been up to a ragged squares QUEEN size quilt, in which I decided to hand embroider squares on each one(instead of machine quilting together) I love it but I need it done! 5 more rows to go!!

The Stivender Family said...

battling the stomach bug this week, and of course, its spring break and gorgeous weather. but we're making the most of being hunkered down together. hoping the worst is behind us and and wonderful weekend outdoors is in store!

stifam(at)embarqmail(dot)com

Emmy said...

I have been spring cleaning,making bags almost everyday this week and enjoying the weather before the rain comes!

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

emmy3031@gmail.com

happyhubbub said...

Spring break started out with big plans to paint and re-arrange kids rooms; instead it's turned into work :/. My husband got a job to get an inherited house ready for flipping so we've been cleaning out 20-years worth of someone else's lives to ready it for new paint, patching, carpet and landscaping. Next week we'll do our own place I hope :)

bvcanoy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Adina said...

I need to bind 2 quilts and then looking forward to get to know my new serger :)

Lee Ann L. said...

I am working on small projects at the moment. Nothing special. We are planning to go downtown this weekend and explore a bit.

Thank you for a chance to win one of these lovely magazines.

Nicole A said...

I FINALLY (after 2 years?) took a deep breath and booted up my sewing machine... finally figured it out and made a tuck pillow for my cross stitching! I've been stitching for 30 years and found the machine to be so scary! :)

I would love the chance at your giveaway! Thanks!

Nicole in MA
nicoleramaro@gmail.com

http://justkeepstitching.blogspot.com

suz_claas said...

I just finished a quilt for my sister's birthday. Now I am itching to get one started to take on picnics in this beautiful weather!

Melissa said...

I am home on maternity leave and loving this crazy, warm weather! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Meghan said...

working on new baby items for a new baby in June!!!

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I want to paint a bench that has needed it FAR to long!!!

chris said...

We're in the middle of building a new house...and I mean framing, wiring, installing windows and doors...everything. I try to sneak in a little sewing when I can. I'm hoping to sew up some springy dresses for my girls before Easter. :)

t.erickson said...

We are planning our kitchen redo! After six years we have the major redoing done and the $$$ finally. I'm soooo excited but I would also love a chance at your giveaway!! Thank you!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I am hoping it is warm enough to put my sewing machine out on the deck soon (before the bugs come out). I plan on making my little girl a quilt for her big girl bed, and I want to try and figure out screen printing - I have so many ideas... thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

*katie said...

painting! I've painted walls the last few weeks, now it's time to paint furniture

Laine said...

I just finished a wall hanging that has embroidery and applique on it. Still need to go find a frame so I can frame though.
Thanks for the chance to win.

lsandes@comcast.net

Colette said...

I am currently sewing a baptism dress for my daughter, I only have about 3 weeks to go to get it all done, but it's a lot of hand sewing.

LeAnn said...

The other night I stayed up late sewing some clothes for Chelsea (Barbie's little sister). I had lots of fun and wish I had much, much bigger scraps so I could make my daughter dresses to match.

leannolsen at hotmail dot com

Teresa Silva said...

I love your blog....I'm currently working on Cloudy Days from Tula Pink which I'm making with Prince Charming Fabric. Cool. Wondering....when is the All Small Magazine available? I would love to buy it. Thanks.

Ms.Curdy said...

been knitting some sweaters.
just the other day i pulled my sewing machine out of hibernation and made a box bag (for knitting projects) including my first zipper. The bag was a total success so I'm hoping I can get into sewing some more, this mag would be a total inspiration!

Mary said...

I'm just planning on making my little boy a softie for Easter. I just have to settle on a pattern first. :) Thanks for the giveaway! I'm glad your break is going so well!

Mike Terry said...

I'm Getting my Easter projects going.. and enjoying spring break.. picnics & bubbles.

Diane E W said...

All of my sewing time is being spent helping my DS "fix up" his house to put on the market. Sometimes I find a few minutes at night and I am working on several small projects.

diane DOT wingo10 at comcast dot net

Linda said...

Projects and plans? Ahh, how about a gigantic house purge, and putting our house up for sale. Do those things count as special? In between bouts of housecleaning, I'm trying to free motion quilt a big quilt - a less messy activity versus choosing fabrics, cutting and sewing a new project. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to own your book. P.S. The Des Moines MQG meets tonight!

Nicole said...

Mostly enjoying the sun and dreaming about sewing. I have been thinking about sewing some dresses for my daughter.

maydaykitty(at)gmail(dot)com

Belinda said...

Completing a quilt for a 1 yr old, making cute covers for my sewing/crafting machines, beginning a quilt for my hubs from his fathers ties. Whew! Also enjoying early spring in Texas :)
belinda at gelhausen dot org

Emily said...

my 4 year old and I are getting ready to make matching skirts this week, denim with some fun bright pockets. We are having awesome weather by us too!
allenema@hotmail.com

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

Enjoying the last few days of sunshine and handquilting a quilt that started over a year ago... and Dreaming of starting a new quilt.
mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

A.J. Dub. said...

I am working on a Rocky and Bullwinkle quilt for my Dad'd birthday and also, the last of my pay-it-forward handmade gifts.
This magazine looks like fun! Right up may alley with small projects.
I would LOVE one of your books!

Tanya said...

There is no sunshine here today, snow and ice! Today my daughter and I did Ukrainian eggs (bought a kit off of Etsy), no sewing here today but I have all kinds of things on my list.
crystalball137[at]hotmail[dot]com

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Hi V - I've been working on my stock for my first ever craft fair!! I'm super excited to see if any of my goods will sell! Have a great rest of Spring Break! Jenn
purpleheartorijennals@yahoo.com

Kim said...

I have been working on a baby quilt for a friend and finishing my nine patch quilt from the quilt along two years ago! Better late than never! :)

Katherine said...

I've been dreaming of both sewing and sun! I don't get much time to sew, so my days at work are spent daydreaming about being outside with my kids and being home to craft and create. Ah, to be a working mother.

" me " said...

spring is coming ! That means I am doing a lot of stuf in/for the garden. i decided to do an extra effort this year : I will turn my small tiny citygarden a bit more in a paradise ... But in between I'm still knitting/beading/criocheting/sewing and drawing.
Knitting a scarf for my mum, that's the other thing I'm doing...

valerie boudier said...

Weather here is horrible and grey, lots of fog all week. Today I have dine a little bit of sewing and put some photos on various Facebook pages
valerie(dot)boudier(at) ntl(dot)world

Kristi said...

working on moving my craft room down to a smaller room in the basement so my girls can have their own rooms. it is a bigger job than I thought it would be!
kristill(at)hotmail(dot)com

call me Laura said...

I have a little girl sun dress almost done, and a faux Chenille blanket in the works for a new babe.

C. said...

I've been doing both... and especially starting on a king-size quilt for our bed. Yikes! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Wieke said...

I've been enjoying the 80 degree temps here in Tucson with my 2 yo and 3 month old. Spending lots of time outside before it gets too hot to do so :)

Anonymous said...

I've been working on a baby quilt for my sister who is about to give birth :) Can't wait.

Alina mageborn1975@yahoo.com

Alina said...

I plan to start knitting a scarf for a gift for my friend that collects them. I hope she enjoys it.

Laree said...

We are (this) close to finishing our main bathroom remodel. It was a total gut - and we moved 2 walls too! We did all the work ourselves, and it's so much better!

Renee said...

Well, I'm not on spring break, but I have tons of craft projects going on in my head. I'd like to make some pillows and garden stones.
Hope you enjoy your break!

Darcy said...

We have been enjoying spring break also in South Florida, lots of pool and beach time, and I have been planning my daughters 1st bday coming up soon!
darcyrios(at)gmail(dot)com

Claire said...

I'm working on several smaller projects for a couple of swaps I'm doing and also have Swoon on the go. Just bought some fabric for another couple of quilts I'd like to make soon.

Angie said...

I would love love love to win this magazine and book, pretty please? ;D I've been dreaming of sewing AND gardening, and I've been working on a lap quilt, as well as a baby quilt. :) Today, I've been outside pulling weeds, getting my string trimmer ready for trimming, and dreaming of blossoms---and fabrics :D

Lisa Langford said...

Being that it is spring break, I have been trying to keep kids from killing each other, trying to get my boys bed quilts made and, if I have time, I'd like to make some new potholders. I am also going to try to make a few of those easter eggs and balls that you have on your site. so cute by the way.

I hope it is my lucky day and I get the email from you saying, :you won :)

xoxo
Lisa
thescrapbucketquilter.blogspot.com
lisalang13@gmail.com

Raddness said...

work,work,volunteer and more work. I've bought a lot of fabric so I am itching to cut into it!
Thanks for the giveaway!


Raddness at gmail dot com

Judy said...

I've been learning how to make quilt blocks. Finished my first QAL with Sew Happy Geek - now I get to quilt and bind it. Started the NY Beauty QAL and with a few hiccups along the way have completed 2 squares. I've also been busy making some table runners for the holidays. Having fun sewing. Thanks for the chance!

Judy
alittlebit7rst(at)gmail(dot)com

Jeanette said...

I have been working on my mystery quilt (my girlfriends quilt shoppe) and I have been reading lots of good books lately!

jeanette_kirkham at yahoo dot com

Rebecca said...

I'm working on a zig zag quilt for my first nephew, due in June. It's been sunny here in WI, so I've also been out enjoying the weather. rebeccalbark@gmail.com

JustPam said...

I have been working on a wedding quilt when I have time. This awesome weather makes it hard to stay inside.

Stacey said...

i have been dreaming of a week long vacation (which is coming up first week of april, a trip with my 13yo dd to DC, PA, and NY.) leaving 3 kiddos home with the husband.
and wishing i could sew more, been kinda crazy around here, hope to get it not so much.

Anonymous said...

WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY>THANK YOU!
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON A NEW BABY QUILT FOR CHARITY OF REDS AND AQUAS+WHITES-IN PINWHEELS-SO CUTE!
HAPPY DESIGNING+STITCHING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Staci said...

I've been busy potty training my youngest. With much success, woot woot! Would love to sneak in some sewing, but being diaperless is worth missing out.

hollymade said...

Just finished a quilt for a co-worker's daughter who is about to have a bone marrow transplant, and feeling extremely thankful that my kiddo is healthy.

brooksity said...

I am currently working on Easter dresses for my two girls. I also have the fabric to make a zig zag quilt calling my name, but we are moving in two weeks so it has to wait!

michellebrooks at me dot com

Janelle said...

I'm in western Washington and we are having awful wind and rain. Bleh! So, in between the typical day with a three and half year old and 3 month old I am working on a quilt which is some much needed color and cheerfulness. It's a little sad to look outside and see my tulips poking out of the sloppy mud!
I'm totally with you on the schedule thing too! It makes life so nice and easy for everybody. Have some fun in the sunshine for me.
peachspark at hotmail dot com

Katie B. said...

I"m cooking up a little spring break trip to Tennessee next week...and sewing a Half Moon Modern quilt.

2nd story sewing said...

I just finished a dress for the warm weather that I call "Here comes the Sun" http://2ndstorysewing.blogspot.com/2012/03/here-comes-sun-dress.html

2ndstorysewing at gmail dot com

Andrew and Darcy said...

I wish I was sewing a little bit but we are going through the adoption process for our third child. We are so excited for that child to become part of our family even though he/she may not be born yet. The paper work isn't our favorite but we should be done by this time next week with the whole process. Awesome! Then the real wait begins. I will sew then. darcycbeck @ yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

I've been working on improving my knitting skills. New patterns, new projects, and new kinds of yarn.

lisamerkley at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I just finished my first Swoon block. I know...it took me long enough. Now on to the sashing and borders to make it into a baby quilt for a new niece.

lizeves(at)gmail.com

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I've been decluttering like a mad women because I'm so tired of the mess. In the afternoons, we've been sitting at the park enjoying our friends. It's kind of a nice combination. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

able to sleep said...

I am currently working on a new spring skirt!

Anne Rita said...

I am at work at an offshore oil rig in Norway. I have managed to finish a baby quilt top and done a few dresden plates while offshore though :-D

AKing said...

I'm a teacher and the last quarter of school tends to get kind of crazy. I'm counting down the days until I can sew at my own leisure again. I'm sure I'd find some fun projects to tackle, thanks for the chance to win!

Anne said...

I finished the binding on 2 quilts trying to finish projects. My Mom and sister visited for a few days and we spent them all shopping. The weather is lovely here in central Indiana.
abcallen(at)earthlink(dot)net

Rebecca said...

I'm organizing a quilt for a woman in our church struggling with an illness. We're going to sign the blocks, and put encouraging texts throughout it. I can't wait for the fabric to arrive so I can get started!

Cecilia said...

We've had a lot of sun and I've been sporadically working on a baby quilt and dreaming up a table topper! And in with all of that I've been playing with two of my granddaughters. Lots of fun! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the magazine and your book.
ceciliayoung at gmx dot com

JD said...

I have been making blackboard mats for the grandkids. So fun!

Bryan & Suzanne said...

Right now, working on an Easter dress for my little monkey. AND enjoying the ridiculously gorgeous weather!
Suzannelmatthews {at} yahoo {dot} com

Susan said...

Is this for international too?
I'm planning to sew a pillow and a dress.

enunderligfisk (a) gmail (dot) com

Linda said...

I just finished a wall hanging and next I am making bonnets for my daughter's Little House on the Prairie party. jlmismas@gmail.com

lindsey s. said...

the weather in utah has been amazing... so, ive been out in the sun :) but i have also found some time for sewing a table runner with bright sunny fabrics :)

Lee said...

I recently adopted a quilting machine and frame and have been working on building my skills. I've been happy to work up some nice looking practice quilts and I think I am getting the hang of it.

leepeters [at] comcast [dot] net

Barb said...

I am on a committee to organize a quilt show and sale to raise money for a MCC relief project in Zambia. It is my first foray into the organizing side of a show.

kbzelazny said...

Just finished my swoon top about an hr. ago! Yes! Feels great. Thanks!

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kasia ino-ino said...

Hi,
my name is Kasia (Catherine) and I live in Poland. Sorry for my bad English :)))
I like your blog. It's great.

In Poland, we are waiting for spring... and spring comes so slowly :)
But in the sun, which sometimes looks to me, I dream of sewing new spring bags...

Now I'm working on a quilt for a sick little girl and the pillow for kids (birthday gifts).

I greet you from the distant Poland, "somewhere" in Europe :-))

kasipoczta@wp.pl

Jessica E said...

I've been working on finishing a purse I'm making for a friend, and catching up on my projects for the Curves Class I took. Weather has been gorgeous here, too! (Right now I'm actually waiting to take my afternoon walk until it "cools off"..yup, that's Florida for you..)

susanandrews1954 said...

I am looking forward to having time to make something for me! Maybe tomorrow! I really enjoy your blog

Malmbergs said...

Working on a wall hanging quilt for my parents 60th wedding anniversary and enjoying Spring Break with kids and grand kids.
Glad you are having a good break.

barberg@sbcglobal.net

Material Mary said...

no special plans on this end, however, am working on finishing up UFO's (I have enough to keep me busy for 3 years at least)
Mary
meatsmj@aol.com

jabeybaby said...

I have been working on granny square blocks in sweetwaters sunkissed fabric! I am so ready for some warm weather here in Seattle and Sunkissed is such a springy line, love it!

Cherie said...

I've finally finished the top of my Hexie project. Also finished up some snap pouches. Soon to be made will be a pillow and finally starting on the granny square blocks =D

Svetlana said...

I'm working on a project using triangles in solids only. So far it was fun, the hard part will be to sew it all together.

Quilterbell said...

I have been soooooooo dreaming about good weather, holidays, summer clothes, watching my children swimming on the river, outdoor activities, you name it!. So, in the absence of all that I have been sewing quite a bit, but I haven't finished any single project!!!!

Almaelou said...

This month my goal is take make bags and small projects, I've made one purse, a wallet and a kindle cover so far. I think I am doing well!

patricialboyer@gmail.com

sonia said...

We have also been on a no-tv planning too so not much sewing done on my part. Hopefully my children will spend tomorrow's afternoon at their grandparents' and I'll get to sew on your houndstooth pattern. I'm loving it but still too far from finishing.
Superflor(at)gmail(dot)com

meg said...

I am working on figuring out my new to me sewing machine. Mine broke and a dear friend gave me one she had in her garage from a neighbor. Lucky me!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Oh I would love to win these! Your book looks amazing. I have started a new quilt for a 33-year-old lady who has macular degeneration and is losing her sight. So my goal is to get it done as soon as I can so she can enjoy the beautiful colors, her favorites, and I plan to quilt it to death so at some point at least she can feel the texture and know someone cares. :)

galew417@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I would love to win these two gifts. I'd use them to sew together my relationship with my daughter. She has moved home after four years and is getting a divorce. It would provide lots of time to talk and laugh together.

Kendra said...

I would so love to win a copy of your book (and the magazine of course:). I have a 2-year-old girl who is in love with flouncy skirts. With warm weather coming, I am thinking of a full wardrobe of skirts to twirl in!
Kendraburton@bellsouth.net

Erica said...

The sun is out today so I took the dogs for a walk in the coulee and thought about hikes I hope we'll be able to do as the weather improves!

Baye said...

I'm in three quilt alongs which are keeping me quite busy. The new magazine looks interesting!

tif said...

i am in the process of making knitted eggs.... but we just purchased a vintage travel trailer- so once the fabrics arrive- I am in full cushion and curtain sewing! (squeal!)
tifandtheboys.blogspot.com

ErikaB3 said...

Today I finished my first quilt top. I am also working on a few matching skirts for me and my daughter. And no dreaming of sun. Florida is sunny and warm already.

ErikaB3 said...

sorry, didn;t include my email address

ehynick@cfl.rr.com

Pinky said...

I've been sewing away on a mini challenge a friend and I are doing... and I have an idea for a colour wheel quilt, and also a pattern for a thread carrier!

Shyanne said...

I set-up play dates for Wed-Friday, and did a little sewing at the beginning of the week. Today, we did a little water painting too.

shy{at}shybydesign{dot}com

Joan and Kevin said...

I made 105 quilt blocks for my daughter's signature quilt for her wedding. Thanks for the giveaway!

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forevermore said...

I just finished sewing a purse for a friend who got her wisdom teeth out this morning. Going to be too busy to work on anything for the next week, but I have all the fabric cut to make a purse in the same pattern for myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol said...

I'm working on a quilt for my first grandbaby. It's a girl and I'm having fun making girly things with lots of pink.

Tiara said...

I've been hand quilting my gigantic swoon quilt and snuggling on my little boy

Amy said...

I'm working at finishing my Oh, Fransson! Mod sampler quilt top. 2 rows left to sew together then the horizontal sashing, then teh border and the top is complete - YAY!

Karen said...

I am trying to finish an Easter dress for my one year old granddaughter!

The Queen Bee said...

I'm working on a Drunkard Quilt for my toddler. In keeping with the theme of the quilt, I'm also working on margaritas. (just kidding!)

Thx for the giveaway!

J-me said...

I have lots of projects I've been wanting to do but this spring break i have been busy having lots of fun! So its over for me on Monday so I will be back to sewing!

I love the warm air and sewing i think i may do some outdoors sewing this year!

PegS said...

My kiddos are on spring break, too, and the weather could not be better! I'm working on an applique family tree for my parents' 50th anniversary. Thanks for your generosity!

peggyschneider5@yahoo.com

Dorothy said...

I'm finishing a king quilt for spring. Almost done.

Ruth said...

Freezer paper stenciling a beluga whale on a t-shirt for my turning 2 boy and hoping that this weather holds till our spring break in two weeks!

ruthie_624(at)hotmail(dot)com

Greg and Caroline said...

I made a couple skirts for my 3 year old and hoping to make some more summer outfits for her.

carolinejaco at gmail dot com

Whitney M said...

I'm enjoying the sun and trying to figure out how to sew on the deck! I have a goal of giving a quilt to everyone in my family for Christmas...so that's what I've been up to!

Kelly O. said...

I've had lots of dreams of time to sew but it's spring break here as well...so it's getting pretty springy in our neck of the woods and I think we might get ice cream tomorrow!

Rae said...

Sewing a quilt top for my class, need to make one daughter a couple skirts, and helping my other daughter move to a new home. Also hoping to squeeze in time to make some of your fabric covered Easter eggs! Thanks for the chance to win.
Rae
raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

Modern Amish said...

Well, I've been building my very first raised garden bed. Planned to seed yesterday, but we are expecting a storm this weekend. So, I'm moving indoors and starting on my Swoon blocks.

Colleen said...

I have started a baby sized granny square quilt. I just finished cutting the 2.5 inch blocks. No particular baby to give it to right now so hopefully I will keep going.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I recently finished a stuffed toy I made for a friend's baby, and I am always making greeting cards!

robin said...

Having an off week, and not working on anything this week. Getting over a cold. Maybe next week, will get something done...

Mama Tuttle said...

I am looking forward to a break from my students this Spring Break!! I am working on finishing up my craft room as well as making skirts for my daughters!!

Anonymous said...

Still trying to complete curtains. As my husband constantly asks, "when will we have more than just one curtain?" MEN!! :)

Megan (dot) j (dot) angus (at) gmail

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu continuo com os meus amados hexágonos,faça sol ou chuva,muitas vezes penso ser teimosia...Sou brasileira e praia e piscina é uma constante programação.Até por isso fica fácil hexágono posso carregar.Obrigada pela chance.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Alicia said...

Loving this weather and looking forward to painting some furniture this weekend!

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