Thursday, August 4, 2016

SEWING ROOM CLEANOUT GIVEAWAY: PART 2

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
I can't believe the week is nearly over. My sister from California has been visiting so I haven't been getting much work done. She loves to cook and has been helping me find uses for the monster zucchini plants I forgot to harvest when I should have. I'm trying to do a better job of harvesting them at the proper time. In the meantime, my sister is going to teach me how to make zucchini fritters with the two behemoths I harvested the other day. She also gave me a recipe for a delicious tapioca pudding made with coconut milk. I had not tried coconut milk before so I was anxious to give it a try. The coconut milk that she gets is unsweetened so you have to add something to make it tasty. Turns out she brought the perfect sweetener—homemade blackberry jam! She brought us that, blueberry plum butter, strawberry jam, and ginger peach preserves. You just add a tablespoon of jam to the tapioca pudding and it tastes delicious. She tells me you can easily half the amount of sugar in jam and it still tastes plenty sweet. That seems to be true as the blackberry jam was more than sweet enough for my palate!


My organizing efforts in the sewing room have come to a standstill for now but I do have another giveaway to help spread the wealth. Up next is this assortment of creative inspiration—two books, Historic Quilts of the DAR Museum and Mary's Favorite Blue and White Quilts by Mary Koval; the latest issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine (the fall issue); and a 16" square of beautiful hand-dyed magenta pink wool from my talented friend, Phyllis Meiring. If you want a chance to win this prize package, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite quilt book is. Due to the unexpected higher shipping cost, this particular giveaway is only open to those in the US. You have until Monday, August 8, at noon to enter. I'll randomly draw a name and announce the winner later that day. If no one enters, the books will be donated to the local library as I just want to find good homes for them.


Last but not least, I thought I'd wrap up this post with a cute kitty pic. Figgy has started lounging in this funny position with his back legs splayed out. Do any of your cats do this?


He also lets his tongue hang out even after he wakes up. I've seen kitties do this while they're sleeping but not so much when they're awake.

24 comments:

  1. Wow! I would love to win your giveaway. The DAR book is one I've been wanting to add to my library. Thank you for your generous giveaway opportunity! My favorite quilt book is Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut - I loved it so much, I accidentally bought it twice!

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite quilt book is The Best Quilts from Thimbleberries: A Collection of 50 Charming Country Quilts and Decorative Accessories. I got a copy at the library and just kept checking it out all summer. Then I found a cheap one on half.com. Yummy jam! Now I have to google zucchini fritters.

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  3. My favorite quilting book is a Quilt Encyclopedia my husband gave me one Christmas. It has history, and photographs from all over the world.

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  4. Love the chance to win ! Thank you. I pick Carrie Nelson's quilt books as my favorite and I started quilting because of Eleanor Burns - her books and patterns are so complete for a beginner. Your furry friend is a cutey.

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  5. It is hard to pick one favorite quilt book or pattern. One book I use over and over is Foolproof Machine Quilting by Mary Mashuta. I love using my walking foot to machine quilt.

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  6. My favorite quilt book would probably be one of Kim Diehl's.....I love the way she combines patchwork with applique!

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  7. My favorite quilt book is the one on the night stand..... I love them all.

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  8. i have never seen the DAR book before!! it looks fantastic. I love Baltimore applique. My favorite book of all time, is Jenny Beyers hand piecing book. Carried it everywhere I went, for about a month

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  9. They are all treasures. Bernideen sent me over your link as I love quilting.

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  10. love historical books and don't have the DAR book....ask your vet about kitty, sometimes they are cooling their bodies off and may have something going on....

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  11. I can't pick just one but I do love all of the Quilt in a Day books and Nancy Zieman always writes great books.

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  12. I love any book by Betsy Chutchian or Kim Diehl and I love quilt history books.

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  13. Oh my goodness! Your kitty reminds me of my late rescue cat - the tongue, the sleeping position. What a sweetie. You are very generous passing on your books; I have wanted to page through the DAR book for a long time. Your blog is such a delight. Thank you for sharing your gifts.

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  14. I don't quilt anymore and the books I had a lot of was Elanor Burns Quilt In A Day books.
    That DAr book would be very interesting. I know I'm to late for the Give a way just wanted to say hi.
    Love the way your cat lays. I had a pug dog that laid that way haha

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  15. My favorite quilting book is Lone Stars: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1836-1936 by Karoline Bresenhan & Nancy Puentes. The quilts from this project came to our museum in Tyler, Texas and I was thrilled to see them in person. I would be so excited to win the DAR book as I saw these quilts at the Houston quilt show one year. Thanks for the giveaway! kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  16. Nice give away. I am not a quilter, so please do not enter me. Better that it goes to someone who has that talent! One of my kitties lays like that quite often and another of my kitties sometimes has her tongue out like Figgy. I enjoy your posts, especially when Figgy gets involved!

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  17. Thimbleberries Christmas Cottage is a favorite quilting book of mine. Love it for the quilts and just the overall holiday warmth it portrays. Happy to see that Figgy has settled in nicely!

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  18. My favorite quilt book is "Calico & Chintz: Antique Quilts from the Collection of Patricia S. Smith" by Jeremy Adamson c1997. Would love to win. Lucky for us you are decluttering!

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  19. My favorite quilting book would have to be any with the word "modern" in it. But also in love with anything old, so I like to merge the two together
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  20. Shining Star Quilts by Judy Martin must be my all-time favorite, as it was one of the first quilt books I bought many years ago, and I still find joy thumbing through it and looking at the beautiful quilts. I actually made a Lone Star quilt, not knowing that it's supposed to be really difficult, because I was a real novice at quilting, and Judy Martin's directions were just that good.

    Carole S.

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  21. Sounds like you are having fun with your sister! Figgy is adorable - love that cute little tongue! Thanks again for the fun boxes - I'm having so much fun with your scraps!

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  22. Aren't sisters the greatest? I have five, we all can and make jam but only two of us Quilt. I live about 3 hours from all the them but try to stay connected weekly. I love history and vintage quilts but my sister loves them even more. She has so little time for hobbies as she and her husband are full time truck gardeners 9 months out of the year. I would love to give her these books as inspiration for future project for her wintertime quilting.

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  23. I would love to win your stash of goodies. I love quilt history and recreating antique quilts. Jo Morton is a favorite designer of mine. Enjoy seeing your new kitty being so cute! Thank you.
    Marilyn

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  24. Great giveaway!
    My favorite books are anything by Kim Diehl.
    Thanks, sandra

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