Wednesday, July 26, 2017


We are having a busy summer around here!!
 We got our daughter and her family all moved to Idaho the end of May. 
They have been back a few times for various activities
 they had planned here and we have made a couple of trips there.
 It's a 6 hour drive so that's not too bad 
but we are still adjusting to having those sweet granddaughters 
further away from us!! 

Maybe I have been playing too much this summer!!! But it feels good to goof off a little.
We have been to two weddings, welcomed a new grand nephew, celebrated Hazel's Golden 5th Birthday, and have have been able to take several day trips over to the beautiful
 Oregon Coast with a couple of my sisters and other family members!!
 I LOVE going to the beach!! 


We have has some beautiful weather which makes it even more fun!! 
I am planning on finding more days I can get over there soon!! 

But the big new of the summer I want to share with you is that my book is out!!
It's available now!! 

Sew Many Notions
Wonderful Wool Appliques, Simple Stitcheries, and More


 The book includes 80 pages of wool and cotton sewing themed designs that are fun and easy!! 

It was so much fun designing and writing the projects 
for this book and Martingale did such a great job helping it all come together!! 


SEW.....today through the end of the month 
 if you leave a comment here on my blog 
I am going to draw one name and give away an autographed copy!!! 

So spread the word and leave your comment HERE on the BLOG!!  
I will announce the winner August 1st!!  

Look for it now in your local quilt shops!!! 


Happy Stitching!!
Debbie

101 comments:

Lynn said...

Love your designs, hope the rest of your summer is as much fun as the first part.

Joni said...

This book looks amazing and I can't wait to see it in person....

Stella L. Doyon said...

That's so nice of you to offer a free book. Keep enjoying your summer with lots of more fun.

Glynis said...

Love this little display, but then everything that you do is beautiful!

Lorrie McDonnell said...

I can't wait to get a copy!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

Rose Jeter said...

Yes, please! I love your designs, and don't feel bad about 'goofing ' off, life is too short to be serious all the time.

old crow said...

Glad you have had such a wonderful summer!! Your bew book looks amazing!! Love those tomatoes!!

Kay said...

I love the beach too! Cleanses the soul! Keep enjoying what you love....and of course thanks for the give away!

Teri Thompson said...

I think this would be an awesome book to add to my collection. Thank you for this opportunity.❤️

Cynthia Lanahan said...

The book looks amazing. Glad you are having a great summer

Sheila said...

I love your designs and this book looks amazing! It would be such a thrill to win!

Kim Diekemper said...

I would love to add this book to my library. I am in love with the canned tomatoes.

jay love said...

Love your items!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!

CantstopQuilting said...

Lovely giveaway!

Heather Anderson said...

Congratulations on your book! I love your designs, thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Sue said...

Here!

Kathy L. said...

I am so excited to see this new book . Looks great from the snippets I have seen! Thanks for the chance to win one.

Gale said...

Hope you have a great summer! And it looks like a great book - and I'd love to add it to my library. Thanks.

Brenda Wyatt said...

Thanks for the chance!

Kay Martin said...

Love your designs! Would love to win the book - congratulations.

quilter47 said...

Sheila Plock
Would love to win and the tomatoes rock!

Debbie Waddell said...

I love the mason jar full of tomato pincushions...reminds me of my grandmother.....and I
love your new book. Thanks for the chance.

Renay Hagood said...

You book is wonderful. Sew many very nice designs.I have been enjoying wool applique since I started over a year ago. It seems like I want to do all applique in wool! Have a great Summer and visit your children often. My son is Army. He just moved 17 hours away. I really hate that.

Annie Collett said...

Love your designs! Best wishes on success of new book!

Martina said...

Oh this is great news and thank you for the give away!

Sylvia Lowe said...

Love your designs and wishing you more days of fun and sun this summer.

awlc1184 said...

Love your designs! Awesome giveaway

Linda said...

Congratulations! The book looks awesome.

DJzMom said...

Your book looks delightful! It's already in my August Bday wish list!

Cindy Golding said...

The book has such cute designs. Always looking for patterns to make small gifts

Nettie said...

What a great book! Something I really need in my library......please pick me....

Lewcrese Shields said...

So glad you are getting the most out of summertime!! Love your new book, definitely on my must have list.

tamara gassen said...

Oh how awesome!!!! Looks like a great book. Hope your having a great day❤🌻🌸🍉🍅 & wonderful summer

Wendy B said...

Those tomatoes are drawing me in. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Congratulations x

Elke's Book Nook said...

The book looks so lovely... I've been wanting to try my hand at wool and embroidery and this book looks like it'd be just perfect!

Sandi said...

I haven't been able to see your book yet so to have a chance to win one would be amazing, I enjoy your designs and love when you participate on a blog hop because I know your contribution will be fun and exciting. Sorry to hear your love ones have moved father away but you'll just cherish the time more when they or you visit.

Becky Westbrook said...

If the projects are as nice as the picture on the front it's definitely a book I want.

It's the Mama said...

Adorable, always

Paula said...

I am a big fan of your designs!! I would love to have this book1

Jan D. said...

Whoo Hoo! Thanks, the book looks great! I would love to have a copy.

Stacy Lindblom said...

Love love love this book! And your jar of 'tomatoes' is adorable!

gailabecker said...

Your projects look like a lot of fun with wool!

Sharon Pack said...

Oh it looks so fun....I love all of your patterns....I have several and they are great to stitch!!

Tracie Weeder said...

Soooo excited for you! Hope to see you later this month at Sweet Treasures!

Cheryl said...

Your book looks so interesting!! Thanks for a chance to win a copy!!

Sharon Dvorak said...

Hoping Barnes & Noble carry your book so I can catch a sneek peek. Thank you for the chance to win an autographed book!

Tina said...

Love all of your designs. We enjoyed your class at The Country Loft in La Mesa, Ca. You are a really great teacher
Tina Rainer

Geri VanVliet said...

Exciting news. I am new to wool appliqué, just finishing my 3rd project. I love it. Love your designs.

Gena Watters said...

Those patterns are lovely! I would really like to make them!

Tricia said...

Sounds like you have had a very busy-by summer. Hope you Enjoy the rest of it.
Tricia Rodriguez
😎

Denise Cabral said...

I would be so happy if I won!

Anonymous said...

The projects in your book look like such fun!

Judy said...

I have always enjoyed your things. The are fun to make and fun to look at
JudyK

rj0929 said...

Very exciting about your new book. Congratulations. I really like the tomato pin cushions.

Merrill Hogan said...

Your Summer sounds like fun Debbie. I love your designs and your attention to detail. Would love a copy of your boo 😀

Judy B. said...

Love to win a copy of your book. Sometimes you just have to "goof off" to realize how blessed you are.

Pamela Ralston said...

What a nice giveaway! I have been wanting to learn more applique and make beautiful things! I am always drawn to your designs when looking for inspiration. Thank you!

kezako said...

So cute.
Frienly
A french lover

Karen said...

Congratulations on your book...I must just have to make a jar of those tomates, especially since I didn't grow any. Maybe I can trade with my neighbors. Lol ������. Can't wait to get the book!

SheilaS said...

I love applique and your new book is a MUST HAVE and the cover is awesome. I loved seeing your tomatoes with a Mason jar. It reminded me so much of my mom, many years ago, first planting her garden with MANY tomatoes and then canning them-always in a Mason jar.

Carlie said...

Congratulations on your book, it looks great! I especially love pincushions and sewing themed patterns.

Barbara said...

Love your designs. Would love a copy of your book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun! said...

Oh my, a signed copy?! I would Love it!!

annemarie said...

Would love to fill my old ball jars with pincushions from your book. Great idea. Thanks for the giveaway
Annemarie

LK said...

Thanks for the giveaway! And understand about being further away from the "grands"...ours are 12 hour drive away(: I love your designs and look forward to lots of fun stitching ahead!!

Maggey and Jim said...

A.ways love your style. Jars are so neat. What did you stuff the pin cushions with? They look so nice and taught. Am looking forward to getting your book. Thanks for all your lovely creations.

Susie Hoover said...

I too love the beach but have only enjoyed the East Coast and Hawaii. Nothing like the smell of the salt air and feel the sand between your toes! Have a great rest of the summer!

Pat Clark said...

Congrats on becoming an author. I love to make smalls to have around my home. Eager to purchase book if I am not the winner!
Pat Clark

mckinney37397 said...

love the mason jar tomatoes would love to win a copy of your book looks like there are some great projects in there. Thank you

Cathy Pharr said...

I can't wait to get my hands on your book! Love your style!
Thanks,Cathy

Deborah said...

What a fun book. The pin cushions are so cool. The rectangular ones are to cute.

Debbie Johnson said...

This book looks so fun!! I too love the tomatoes in the jar!

Paula DiMattei said...

It's okay to give yourself permission to have FUN! Summers are so short, aren't they? I love your charming and whimsical style :)

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your book! Can't wait to see all the projects inside -- Thank you for a chance to win a signed copy.

Fran Caswell said...

Congratulations! The book looks amazing. I would love to be entered in your drawing.
Thank you.

iowatallgirl said...

Debbie, I'm excited to see your new book. I found it on Pinterest the other day as I was looking for ideas for pincushions. Our Guild is having a pincushion challenge - we are to each make a pincushion and the Guild will vote on which one they like the best. I'm sure one of your designs would win! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway.

Jenifer Mathewson said...

I love your wool patterns! We need longer days so I have more time to stitch them up. I especially love sewing related projects so I can "bling out" my sewing room. I'll keep my fingers crossed! Have an awesome day!

PineNeedlePrimitives said...

I would love to receive this book, full of woolly goodness. Thank you for this chance to receive a copy of your book. Nancy

Linda C. said...

Your book looks amazing. Looking forward to trying many of your projects!

Olivia Gust said...

Congratulations on your new book!! Can't wait to try my hand at some of the projects!

Susan Jernigan said...

I am so glad that you have had some fun times this summer. It is just wonderful for all parts of your body. I love your patterns and would love to have this book.

Wooley Girl said...

This book looks fabulous! I can't wait to get a copy and get started on these delightful projects! Thanks for a chance to win!

Angelia Lanouette said...

You certainly have been busy! Congratulations on your new book...it looks amazing! I love your designs!

Jo Ann said...

This book looks wonderful. Congratulations. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

Marilyn said...

That book looks super! I would love to win it.

Cory Hight said...

OH your book looks so yummy, like it would be deserving of being mulled over while sitting on the porch in a swing with a cool breeze and a sweet tea :) Keep up the great work of making the most of every moment :)

Fran said...

Congratulations on the book, I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Karleen said...

Love the looks of your book. Keep the great projects coming.

Gayle said...

You've been busy doing fun stuff. My summer has been busy full of not-fun stuff. Wanna trade? LOL Sewing themed stitching projects are so fun - your new book looks delightful!

Karen H said...

This is "sew " fitting for a quilter
Everyone should have one!!!
Thanks for all the nice projects

Karen in Breezy Point said...

This looks like such a fun book--thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy said...

Can't wait to see the new book. Love the jar of antique tomato pincushions.

Becky M said...

Your tomato pin cushions are sweet!!

susan hemann said...

what a lovely book and you are so kind to have a giveaway! I do not get to see my grand children as much as I would like either. They are so precious. Have a nice day.

Shirley I. said...

I love wool applique and I will love your book too! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Kay Sciullo said...

Congrats on the book! It looks sew fun!!! Please sign me up for the drawing!

TJ&SL said...

I love the tomato pincushions and the pumpkins! they are my favorite! The book looks wonderful!

Kim said...

Just last night I was looking through my pattern stash and came across a couple older patterns--reminded me of how much I enjoy your designs. I'm looking forward to seeing your new book. Enjoy these summer days with your family and friends!

Christie said...

Congrats on the book! Looks like you did a wonderful job on it! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of your book! Sew..... if you want to pick me to win your book, I would be ecstatic!!! HUGS... and stitches

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