Monday, December 3, 2012

Sew Mama Sew GiveAWay Day!



Hello readers, old and new. It's time for me to participate in my first Sew Mama Sew giveaway day. I love scraps so I thought I would give away a big bag of scraps so you can do something fun with them. 

The scraps are all designer fabrics leftover from making this quilt top:
Spinning stars (and geese)
For more info on the fabrics used see here.
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Most of the pieces are irregular and pretty small. They would be perfect for making wonky star blocks.

But it is a really big bag. 13.2oz. I weighed it!

To enter: please leave me a comment the name of your favorite book or a current read that you love. If you just want to comment on ze fabrics I guess that is OK too. This give-a-way is only open to US residents only until December 7th at 5pm PST (3pm CST). Winner will be chosen by Mister Random.org.


Check out all the other entries here and good luck!




116 comments:

  1. we love the Michael Vey series :)

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  2. If I get a chance to read, I stray toward Sandra Brown mystery novels.

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  3. I love to read any of the Jane Austen books!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  4. I read a lot of urban fantasy books and the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris is my favorite. The HBO show, True Blood, is based on this series, but hasn't followed the books for several seasons now...which is unfortunate.

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  5. I am reading My Berlin Kitchen, it is adorable memoir! I totally recommend it.

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  6. I'm reading the Discovery of Witches right now that I didn't think I was going to like but it's growing on me - so since I imagine I'm committing to the trilogy now, I'll go with that :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. I love scraps too! One of my favorite books is What is the What by Dave Eggars about a Sudanese refugee. So good!

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  8. Scraps are great, especially second hand scraps! I only have time for quilt books lately and am enjoying Ruby Star Wrapping

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  9. I really enjoyed the Song of Fire and Ice series. I can't wait for the next installment.

    limor477@aol.com

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  10. Hey, Marla! My favorite quilt book is collaborative quilts, written by Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston. Fabulous! (A note on cats...my younger daughter says that cats will be as much or as little as you want them to be. She has a friend who has a very unexciting cat -- but then her friend thinks, "I have an apartment, so I need a cat." Period!) See if you can coax some excitment out of those fur people - I have never had more than 1 less than brilliant cat among my 2 or 3 cats...and the less than brilliant one was SO affectionate! Happy holidays!

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  11. recently I read The Secret Race which is about doping in pro cycling but really just an excellent interesting story!! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15823426-the-secret-race
    steeplechaser29 at yahoo

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  12. I just finished reading Make the Bread Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese and loved it! What a great collection of scraps :) Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  13. I love scraps. What a great giveaway. I loved Drop Dead Healthy by AJ Jacobs.

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  14. I like mystery who-done-it books and just finished Gone to Ground by Brandilyn Collins. I would LOVE your scraps!!!

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  15. I'm reading Best Buddhist Writing 2011 and love it. Thanks for the chance at this fun giveaway! I love scraps, too.

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  16. Scraps! Like I need more, but I can't resist. Plus, yours are SO pretty. Ok, the only book I've read more than once is Gone with the Wind. 3 times. And for lighter reading, I can't resist Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. Laugh.Out.Loud.Pee.In.Your.Pants.Funny. Thanks for your giveaway. seelifemarvels at gmail dot com

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  17. My fave book ever is the Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis, and the best recent books I've read are the Game of Thrones series!

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  18. What up. I'm currently rereading The Hobbit. Perhaps you've heard of it?

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  19. Really good book I'm reading is " Shall We Play That One Together?
    The Life and Art of Jazz Piano Legend Marian McPartland" - what a life she had! What wonderful music she has played, the people she met, the changes she saw happening - and still here to share with us!

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  20. You can never have enough scraps! I've been working on an I Spy quilt and a scrappy quilt and would love some new scraps. I redently started the J D Robb series and am on the 4th book.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I like anything that is a medical thriller, like by Michael Palmer.

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  22. Lately I'm reading all my Christmas books - yay!

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  23. I have to use audio books and enjoying the 'Christmas Carol' right now with the season.

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  24. Right now, I'm rereading the Miss Zukas series by Jo Dereske. Miss Zukas is a librarian who solves crime.

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  25. Right now I'm finishing up the third book in the Hunger Games Series - Mockingjay.

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  26. Scraps are my absolute favorite thing - thanks for the chance to win! I love children's books (I was a school librarian for seven years), so my true favorite is Frindle by Andrew Clements.

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  27. I love scraps, too! Right now I'm devouring all of Georgette Heyer's books - they're so fun!

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I just finished "The Help" and really enjoyed it.

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  29. I really love Crime and Punishment and read it almost every two years!

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  30. I'm not a reader so I'll just say I love scraps!! LOL

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  31. I've been reading free Kindle titles. Entertaining, but not very enlightening.

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  32. Right now I'm reading a series by Elizabeth Lynn Casey about a circle of sewing friends and it's a mystery. There are 7 books so far and I've read 5 and waiting for the 6th one to get to my library. They are fun stories and something exciting usually happens in each one.

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  33. My favorite book of all time is The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. And I love scraps!

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  34. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught... ad well childhood book that I will always love.. Heidi

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  35. I really love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

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  36. That quilt is beautiful! My favorite book is Jane Eyre!

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  37. I am in love with The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Long title, but a great, imaginative one if you ask me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I love scraps! Hmmm.....a book that I love? The Bell Jar by Syliva Plath.

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  39. Right now I'm working my way through Song of Ice and Fire. My shelves are also full of Mercedes Lackey books I can read over and over. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I just finished reading "the book thief" - REALLY fabulous. Don't be deterred by the subject matter, it's a bit dark but the book it truly phenomenal!

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  41. I just read 'Bag of Bones' by Steven King. I could really use those scraps in my hexie quilt

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  42. loved the 3rd book of the Inn Boonsboro trilogy by Nora Roberts. Also love Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen. :)

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  43. My favorite book is "Family Pictures" by Sue Miller. And I LOVE scraps so thanks for a chance at yours~

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  44. All I read lately is kids books. We do love Crafty Chloe, which is illustrated by one of my favorite fabric designers-- Heather Ross.

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  45. The last book I read was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I enjoyed it, but that's not the kind of book I usually read... I'm more of a long-involved-gritty-family-saga kind of gal. Oh, and clever kid books with super illustrations, like Crafty Chloe or Little Pea, Little Hoot or Little Oink. Super prize!

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  46. I am currently reading The Help and really enjoying it. I love scraps - thanks for the chance to win!

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  47. There are so many good books out there, just depends on my mood! Lately, I've been enjoying Marie Bostwick's Cobbled Courts Quilts books. And I wish Emilie Richards would write more Shenandoah Album books since I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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  48. I enjoyed "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson.

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  49. My husband read Snow Crash. Sorry! I do not read as often as I would like.

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  50. I love the picture of Dorian Gray.

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  51. Ive been rereading my Catherine Anderson books.

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  52. I am currently re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird so that I can quiz my 14 y/o. He is reading it for school. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I love scraps!

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  53. I'm really enjoying The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Wind in the Willows (disparate, right?) Also, Finding Father by AJ Jones is spectacular!

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  54. I haven't read anything in a loooooong time, so I guess I will just have to comment on the fabrics and your beautiful quilt made from them. I don't have many scraps because I haven't been quilting that long and don't have a huge budget, so I'd give them a great, albeit uneducated home for them. I can expose them to my son, who reads so much sometimes I have to stop him from reading and push him outdoors. Thanks!

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    1. And of course I used my best grammar for that comment. It is quite late here . . . .

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  55. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books are great!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  56. I'm currently reading for the second time "Gilead" by Marilynne Robinson (I think that is the right author). Great read, very beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love scraps.

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  57. I've been listening to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and I really like it. Alot about bioethics but plenty about her life as well.

    erikawithak.vintage at gmail.com

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  58. I love the Game of Thrones series. And I love scraps-thanks so much!

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  59. A book that I really like is Spindle's End by Robin McKinley.

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  60. Just finished, "I've got Your Number" by Sophie Kinsella. Very enjoyable and funny.

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  61. My favorite book is Little Women!

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  62. I am currently reading Charlotte's Web to my five (almost six!?) year old son. I had forgotten how wonderful children's "chapter books" are and am looking forward to sharing more of them with him!

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  64. Ahab's wife... Some nice descriptions of sewing in the story, too!

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  65. Favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, it's a hard one to put down!

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  66. Anything by P D James keeps me happy, though I find it hard to read a book twice.

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  67. Life of Pi, and I'm so excited to see the movie!

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  68. I don't know if I can choose a favorite book of all time (there's just too many) but some I love are Eye of the Needle, Anne of Green Gables and Owl Moon!

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  69. I love the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey

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  70. I am a magazine reader. I like Stitch magazine. I just can't dedicate the time to books.

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  71. I love anything by Elizabeth Peters.

    Your quilt looks amazing, by the way!

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  72. I'm currently reading Soul Detox and LOVE IT!
    Almost as much as I love scraps ;)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. I'm reading "A Casual Vacancy" by JK Rowling, and it is fantastic! Read it!

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  74. Beautiful quilt!! And I love scraps!

    Hmm, I recently read "The Help" and really liked it. Next up is Cloud Atlas!

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  75. My favorite book of all times is Persuasion by Jane Austen, but another more recent release that I really really like is "War Brides" which really is a heart toucher.

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  76. I have been listening to books my navada Barr. They are quite out doorsy. It's a nice adventure as I'm inside sewing ;)

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  77. I love old books. A good one is 4:30 from paddington by agatha christie

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  78. A current favorite to read is called Sweet Potato Queens.

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  79. I always read A Christmas Carol in December and love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. I'm a book-a-holic so it's hard to pick but I've always loved The Giver. I will read pretty much anything though :)

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  81. Anything by James Patterson is good by me!

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  82. I am reading Jenny Lawson's "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" and it's great!

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  83. My grandson got me hooked on John Flangan's series Ranger's Apprentice. Great fun! Thanks.

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  84. molokai

    thanks for the giveaway
    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I love "The Scarlet Pimpernel"

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  86. I am reading the enchanted forest chronicles - it is four books and I am on the third. I think it is "youth fiction" but I still enjoy it.

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  87. I love to read the Bible. Scraps are fun!

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  88. Wicked by Gregory Maguire is my all-time favorite book.

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  89. I love the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series!
    xoxo melzie4boyz@aol.com

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  90. Books.. mmm... I know this sounds old fashion, but the Sherlock Homes books keep making their way into my nightstand year after year :)

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  91. I really love to read Christine Feehan. Her dark series is my absolute favorite but I also love her leopard people series as well an all of her other books are also good reads.
    conn_and_vans_mom@yahoo.com

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  92. My favorite Books are The Hunger Games, The mysterious benedict society, and The Hobbit, all are Great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  93. My favorite book of all time is the Trustee from the Toolroom. OOP everywhere - written by a 1940s engineer/author. But right now I'm really enjoying rereading the Hobbit.

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  94. Anything by Collins and Lappiere

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  95. I love the books in Amanda Quick's Arcane Society series. Thanks for the chance to win some fab scraps!

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  96. I love Pat Conroy's South of Broad. A novel about steamy Charleston, SC that will keep you warm in the winter! Great question! I enjoy reading everyone's comments.

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  97. If you are a fan of the Hunger Games I just read Divergent and Insurgent. Both are really good. My favorite all time is Pride & Prejudice.

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  98. My favorite book is The Great Gatsby and everything by Orson Scott Card.

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  99. Awesome giveaway! I'm a voracious reader. One of my favorite authors is Augusten Burroughs

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  100. I just finished the book "Becoming Lucy" and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  101. I'm working my way through "A Song of Ice and Fire".

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  102. If I have to pick just one, I enjoyed the Maggie Sefton knitting mysteries. But I am constantly reading (love the free book for the kindle on Amazon!).

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  103. I just finished the trilogy of Matched, Crossed and Reached. It was very good.

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  104. Just read The Handmaid's Tale by Magaret Atwood. Highly recommend. Thanks for the chance!

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  105. I just read Sister by Rosamund Lupton and loved it. For a lighter read any of Cleo Coyle's Coffeehouse Mystery series. Hope this helps. Thank you so much for the chance to enter to win this fun bunch of scraps!

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  106. Janet Evonovich makes me laugh :)
    jjjcwebb at hotmail dot com

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  107. I LOVE this quilt! Wow. One of my favorite spiderweb ones I've ever seen. And I read books :) For a quiet sink-into-it book I like Sun at Midnight by... Rosie something? One of my newish favorite scifi/fantasy ones is The Green Knight.

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  108. I just finished Mr. Pettigrew's Last Stand. It was adorable.

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  109. Very cool quilt! A Thousand Splendid Suns is what I'm reading now...very good. Thanks...I love scraps too!

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