Sunday, June 12, 2011

For YOU!

Quilt measures 56"x66" and is made of vintage sheets, including the backing. it is bound with "Feedsack" by Sarah Morgan for Blue Hill fabrics.

In honor of all my wonderful readers, I whipped up this lovely Vintage Sheet quilt for you! (you'll have to excuse you crappy gray skies. We are experiencing "June Gloom" in full force here!) 
It's my 2 year blogiversary this month and I wanted to reward you! You have no idea how much I appreciate the comments, support, friendships and inspiration you all give! So this is for you. 
 I've met some great people and friends through this blog, so thank you!
 To win all you have to do is leave me one comment. BUT...there is a slight catch. I like to hear what you guys have to say, so I'd like you to answer a question for me!
What is your favorite book that you've read recently? (Or just a great book you've read)
I'm looking for some good reads this summer and would love to hear some suggestions!
I'll pick a winner Friday June 17th, 2011. This giveaway is open to everyone...worldwide.

38 comments:

  1. #1 Saving CeeCee Honeycut is a MUST READ. If you have read The Help it is nice to compare. #3 Sugar Queen was an unexpected good/different read. I really enjoyed #2 The Last Time I Was Me by Cathy Lamb. Those are some good books. I am interested in finding some vintage sheets like the ones we had growing up. I'd like to find the exact prints...sounds like a fun hunt. Love your quilt.

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  2. oh, sweet quilt!

    i just listened to the audio book of Tina Fey's Bossypants. it's a nice female-empowered comedic look at a life performing.

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  3. It's beautiful! I really like The Help by -uh - somebody or other. Catherine Stocket I think. Right now I'm re-reading the Harry Potter series. A quick fun read.

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  4. Cute quilt! I'm totally into vintage sheets right now. Okay, I have to preface this recommendation by saying that I don't really like to read, since I am an editor and look at words all the time. BUT, I have REALLY enjoyed memoirs like Marley and Me, the Longest Trip Home (both by John Grogan), and What the Dog Saw (short essays by Malcolm Gladwell). My husband is the fiction reader of the house, and he liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (series).

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  5. Happy Blogiversary - what a lovely quilt!! because of my job, i often read young adult fiction. Just finished Hunger Games. Gripping and highly recommended!

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  6. I'm currently reading In Praise me Stay at Home Moms by Dr. Laura. It's good and a very easy read. Another great book I read last year was The Eleventh Victim by Nancy Grace.

    I just got a kindle so I'm excited to read the other comments for some book suggestions myself.

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  7. Thanks for the great giveaway, Jen! Happy Blogiversary to you! I recently read (and loved) Blackout by Connie Willis. Science Fiction that's not too out there - historians time travel back to London circa WWII. Fabulous.

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  8. What a lovely quilt! I have been reading the Elm Creek Quilt series. It is a fun, easy read.

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  9. Jen, what a fabulous giveaway! It is so nice of you to put together such a great quilt for your readers. You can be rest assured it will find a cozy home with one of us. (Hopefully me!) Congratulations on 2 years blogging!

    My favourite recent read is The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver. It was beautiful and engaging and I may even like it more than The Poisonwood Bible which surely gets more publicity.

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  10. Congrats on 2 years! I haven't been reading all that long (and so haven't commented more than once or twice, which makes me feel silly putting my name in), but I've enjoyed it.

    Anyway, reading wise, the best thing I've read lately is The Hunger Games trilogy from... someone or other Collins. I forget her first name. I kind of came to them late, but really did enjoy them a lot. You'd have to like young adult books, though, if you haven't read them already.

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  11. Very sweet quilt. I just finished Mrs Pettigrew's Home For Peculiar Children. Sounds like there is a next on so I am happy. Hunger Games was good too.

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  12. Congratulations on the blogiversary and wow what a generous giveaway. Here's 3 books I read in the past few months that are rather wildly unlike each other except for the fact that I loved them all. Invisible by Paul Auster, Author Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Whimsey detective novels (written in the 1920's & 30's) especially the ones in the series with Harriet Lane and God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

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  13. What a gorgeous quilt!!!

    My favorite books are by Dan Brown; Lost Symbol, Angels and Demons, and the Da Vinci Code.

    Most recent good book, "The Cay". It's short and a middle school book, but it was good. My daughter was given a list of books to read over the summer prior to starting middle school so I'm reading them along with her so I can ask her questions about the books she is reading. So far I'm on my second, "Among the Hidden", and I'll admit it is very good too.

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  14. that quilt is GORGEOUS!! I'd count myself lucky to have it!
    i just finished reading Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella and I couldn't put it down--so funny!

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  15. Lovely quilt and I backed a quilt recently with the same backing - very sweet! I don't read as I have lost that hind-brain ability, but love audio books - just revisited Jane Ayre. Love the old classics - books and movies. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary.

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  16. The quilt is beautiful! You did a fantastic job!! How generous of you to do this. I know how much time goes into making a quilt. A LOT! :)
    The book I am reading is The Help. I think I may be the last person left who has not read it yet. I heard there is a movie being released based on the book. So far it is very good. :)

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  17. Oh my goodness what a wonderful giveaway! I've enjoyed reading your blog as a follower and can't wait to read more! :)

    As to a book I have two to recommend. One is a fiction book: Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Be sure to pick up a box of tissues - this one will leave you in tears. The story takes place in Paris and in two eras: WWII and 60 years later. I highly recommend it.

    The other book is a parenting book that I really love: Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. I'm not sure if you have kids, and if you do they may not be spirited. My daughter is quite spirited, though, and I can't say enough about this book. It was life-changing! :)

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  18. Oh, how beautiful is this! I love books about history, and I recently read "We Two" about the story of Albert and Victoria. And if you are looking for something a bit lighter, have you checked out the Sarah Smiley books?

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  19. Cute quilt. I'm a new follower and I love finding new to me blogs. My favorite series of books are the Miss Julia series by Ann B Ross.

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  20. That quilt is so beautiful!! I would love to have it in my house. Definitely read 'The Help', it's very good. I also love any of the Jodi Piccoult books and Chris Bohjalian's books also.

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  21. I have been reading the 'Blue Blood' series. they are pretty darn good.

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  22. I'm in the middle of the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series and I'm really enjoying them. But I recently got an ereader and it came preloaded with a bunch of classics- Turns out I LOVE Sherlock Holmes stories! I never would have picked those up on my own!

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  23. My favorites are the J.D. Robb futuristic murder mysterys. There are a ton of them. Great Giveaway!

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  24. Good Morning Jen. :o)
    I have really enjoyed reading down through your list of books that ladies are reading. :o) Some neat ideas there. :o) I am currently reading An Elm Creek Quilts Sampler. It is the first three books by Jennifer Chiaverini. It is a pleasant read and something that I can put down and pick up any time. :o)
    You are so sweet to share your beautiful quilt!! :o)
    I hope you are having a nice week.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  25. I am fairly new to quilting..love your quilt. I have probably had those same sheets on my bed over the years! I am not new to reading, being a high school Library Media Specialist for 15 years ( and started later in life at that); I have read a FEW books. At the present Time, I would have to agree with many others here...read The Help by Katherine Stockett. Having lived in MS for 4 years, I witnessed some of the "happenings" in this wonderful book!

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  26. Hey Jen! You are too sweet! Congrats on your 2 year blogiversary... how exciting! I can't remember the last book that I read just for fun... jeez. Isn't that sad? And I LOVE to read! I would probably suggest some Nicholas Sparks if you're in the mood for a good cry and a love story... 'Nights in Rodanthe' is a good one :) 'We Were The Mulvaneys' (can't remember author) was a great read and easy to pick up and put down, you know, like when you get interrupted or something. The Pact by Jodi Picoult is still one of my faves. And, if you've never read it, I suggest 'Orlando' by Virginia Woolf... it's fantastic. A little weird, but fantastic. I realize none of these books are even close to being 'new', but they're still fun to read :) Good luck on choosing... and congrats!

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  27. Great quilt!
    Have you read the Timetravellers Wife?? one of my favourite books ever!!

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  28. What a beautiful quilt! Vintage sheets are really wonderful to use in projects. Congrats on your blog anniversary. I am currently reading "The Help" after seeing it on the Nate Berkus show.
    Patti
    napergal50@yahoo.com

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  29. i LOVE LOVE that quilt! i have been a fan of yours for a long time. i think my cousin and i both entered your very first giveaway...

    well, im honored to sign up for this giveaway. your quilts are fantastic! happy blogerversary.

    ok....the book i just started reading but have heard RAVE reviews is "the help". they are even releasing it into a movie this fall.

    good luck on your move!

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  30. Great quilt! I love the sheets you used.
    Books... I am in the middle of the newest Sookie Stackhouse novel and am loving it. I didn't like the 1st one so I am glad that this one is better. I also recently read Ape House by Sara Gruen and The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. Both were enjoyable also. I hope you find some good stuff to read this summer!

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  31. I always love book-related comments so I can add new books to my list. The BEST book I have read in a LONG time (and I know it has already been mentioned but I'm mentioning it again) is The Help. I was SO sad when I was finished with it.

    And your quilt is lovely!

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  32. I am not going to be any help in the book department. I rarely find the time to read! I love perusing a stack of home. garden & cooking magazines when I'm on vacation or have the time! Love the vintage sheet quilt! I'm collecting some as well. Karen P. acp328@yahoo.com

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  33. One of my favorite books in called Blink by Ted Dekker. He is a Christian suspense writer. The way that he writes this book is each chapter occurs after a blink, real time and future. It is very suspenseful, exciting, a real page turner!

    I love this quilt you made. I just started collecting vintage sheets. Everytime I go to a yard sale or thrift store I am on the hunt. Thank you for sharing this lovely quilt, so we could see how we can use the lovely colors we find.

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  34. I have 2 favorite books:
    (1) Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
    (2) Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

    Beautiful quilt!

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  35. WOW ; what a nice givewaway ! happy Anniv. of you blog !!! I just read 10th Anniversary by James Patterson ; It's a series , but you would not have to read all the others to 'get' it ! and Janet Evanovich - Sizzlin Sixteen or any of the rest of that series - they are funny mystery and you can read any one and be ok !

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  36. What a great quilt. I have just started buying sheets and I have a lot of fun picking them out. Congrats on your 2 year mark. I read a short while ago The Wednesday Letters. Great book. very touching and just a tiny look into some ones life when they don't really want to be watched.

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  37. Happy Blogiversary!!
    I love the quilt. It is so cute and cottagey!

    My favorite book of all time is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. It makes for a wonderful summer read!

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  38. I love your blog, congratulations on your blogiversary! Two books I've loved recently are Prayers for Sale (pioneer women, quilts) and The Art of Racing in the Rain (told from the POV of the dog!).

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