Friday, January 18, 2013

Awesome Mail Day, and a Giveaway!!

Thanks to all who entered!! This giveaway is closed, but stick around. You never know when there will be another.

Yesterday I had an awesome mail day. It was one of those days when everything arrives at once. I had used a gift certificate and then a few days later placed an order for a couple of sewing books at amazon and my Ottobre magazine was expected any time. Well, they all came together!!
First USPS brought my books, bought on a whim, and my Ottobre. Oh my goodness, y'all. This is an adorable issue! And I was really excited about these books, particularly the pants fitting book.
Then my box from Mood arrived. Mmmmm, yummy camel hair and zebra print silk. Yes, there is a coat on the horizon.
Anyway, I was looking through my new-to-me books excitedly, when I realized that one looked awfully familiar...
Wait a minute...
D'oh!! Same book, slightly different title. But, y'all, this is a great book! I've learned a ton from it, and I continue to use it all the time. I find it really complements the other major fitting books, offering alternate methods for doing things. So, my absentmindedness is your gain. I'm offering this book up as a giveaway.
Since we all know that sewing supplies don't like to travel alone, I'm also offering 2 3/8 yards of yummy mint green linen and a New Look wardrobe pattern (uncut and factory folded) that includes a cute v neck or pussy bow blouse and pencil skirt. They'll be a perfect jump start to your Spring sewing!
Here's a better shot of the fabric. It's really lovely with enough drape for a top, but also would also work for a skirt or pants.
So, to enter this giveaway, just leave a comment on this blog post before next Tuesday, the 22nd. Make sure that you leave me some way to contact you. I will not enter you in the drawing if you don't include contact info. I'll ship anywhere in the world, but if you are overseas, I'll ship parcel post, so it won't be fast, but it'll get there!

ETA: I understand that there has been some difficulty leaving comments. Oh, Blogger... If you are having trouble commenting and would like to enter the giveaway, please email me at katiedeshazer (at) gmail (dot) com. 

57 comments:

  1. Aren't awesome mail days the absolute best? I find it instantly brightens my day!

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  2. Oh what a great giveaway! I have a hankering for a blouse with a bow lately and goodness knows I don't have the perfect fit yet - I'd love to get some Ottobre children's but do they have older boys stuff? I subscribe to the women's one and love it. There are so few boys patterns out there that aren't boxers or just plain shirts. www.sewdarntired.blogspot.com

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  3. How generous of you! I'm still waiting for my latest Ottobre issue - I'm glad to hear it's a good one. I'd love to win the book, fabric and pattern. I've had my eye out for a good pussy bow blouse. This looks like a good one to try and I'd love another fitting book in my library. renee dot buist at yahoo dot com

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  4. Why oh why oh why would you offer this luscious piece of gorgeousness when I have submitted (committed) myself to the 2013 Stash Sew Alomg? Plesse toss my name into the hat.

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  5. Wow, what a lovely giveaway - please, count me in. I would like to see the coat that You are going to make of the red camelhair. What pattern You are going to use?
    B.r.,

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  6. I would love a chance! Phishstephenson (at) google(dot) com. By the way.. I love reading.

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  7. That book would really compliment my growing sewing reference library. Kathylkelly60@gmail.com

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  8. Can't wait to see your coat! Please enter me in the giveaway....I love the Singer series books but don't have that one. Email is j k o k @ t e l u s p l a n e t .net

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  9. I wouldn't mind winning that book, then I could send my MIL's copy back home with her. LOL! I think you can reach me privately @SewSarcastic on twitter or on my blog countrygirlcouture.wordpress.com, your email address shows up for me if you leave a comment. I'm curious now if the other Singer books have been remade with slightly different titles, there's a few that I've been looking for and either can't afford or can't find....

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  10. Haha, oh my, that totally happened to me too one day. I felt so silly! But good to know I'm not alone in that. I can't wait to see your coat, the red and zebra look like an amazing combination!

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  11. Love that coat fabric. Can't wait to see what you make. Please enter me in your giveaway.
    margaretc39 at aol dot com
    Thanks!
    Margaret

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  12. I don't enter giveaways too often, but yours is truly lovely so I thought I would throw my comment in the ring. My email address is sewbussted@yahoo.com.

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  13. Oh Katie! What a generous giveaway. I would love to have this book added to my collection. My email is linked to my name - but it's gmariesews at gmail dot com. g

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  14. I gave that book away at one point and then wished I hadn't. I don't have that pattern. And I love linen. Seems like a give-a-way to enter.

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  15. Me! I would love this! I'm fairly confident you know how to get in touch with me. :)

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  16. Thanks so much for sharing! Can't wait to see your new coat!

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  17. ohh what a most excellent giveaway! Thanks for your generosity. The fabric, the pattern and book look wonderful.

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  18. The book looks wonderful! And I can definitely picture myself in that lovely mint fabric :)

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  19. I love receiving mail, such fun. I think it stems from boarding school where mail would only be dispatched on Sunday afternoon. So we would all gather in the Dining hall and letters were called out, you can imagine the special feeling on having your name called out of 800 students. Your mood bundle is gorgeous, Oh la la.

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  20. Please consider me for this giveaway!! I love sewing linen, and that New Look pattern is adorable! sewfilled dot blogspot dot com

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  21. I certainly admire all the sewing that you get done and how beautiful it is!! I would love to have the book for my collection. loldhamburns at gmail dot com

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  22. I would love to own the book. I admire your sewing skills and how much you can get done with small children!!

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  23. That minty green linen is gorgeous -- please enter me in your giveaway. Email is sewphie1 at sbcglobal dot net. Thank you!

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  24. Hey,I would totally love the pants book, that is the last one that I am missing in my collection. meaganwight@gmail.com. Cheers

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  25. What a sweet thing to do! Thank you for your generosity. And in my most earnest voice... Pick me, pick me!

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  26. Oh Sign me up! Thanks for doing this reach me at jkachkar (at) shaw(dot) ca

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  27. Oh, that is a fabulous linen! Where do you get your subscription to Ottobre? I had one previously, but it was through Ottobre and the fee for converting my payment to Euros was ridiculous. I know you can subscribe through a US seller now, but not sure where.

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  28. What a great day for you! And a new coat in your near future has to be a great thing to anticipate! Thanks for being so generous to all of your dedicated followers.

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  29. Ohhh I love the look of that linen! What a generous give away! Count me in, and thank you for the chance! Becky (at) mckeent dot com.

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  30. It's working now, I wonder what was wrong before. Love that linen!

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  31. I tried this earlier, but it looks like it didn't work! Thanks for your generosity, you are so sweet!
    Kristine in Michigan
    kbdesigns74@gmail.com

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  32. Please enter me in your contest fayedoll(@)cox(dot)com.

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  33. What a great give-a-way, not just the book but that beautiful fabric and pattern as well. This will make an awesome 'mail-day' for the lucky winner - can you pop my name in the hat ... J

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  34. What a generous giveaway, thank you! moonpadler-at-aol

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  35. Two of my favorites in one swoop,linen and mint green!Please enter me into your give-a-way....vhogsett@comcast.net

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  36. I only enter give-always where I really want what's up for grabs. I haven't won a giveaway yet, so I hope you pull my name. Saramayo@shaw.ca

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  37. Very nice of you! You are such an inspiration. Thanks!!

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  38. This book has been on my wish list for a while now. What a great giveaway. Love the spring colors as well. (Crossing my fingers)

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  39. I would love to receive the book. I already have the pattern and the perfect piece of fabric waiting to be transformed.

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  40. wow, what a great giveaway, thanks!

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  41. I've bought a couple of books & had that happen too. What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. What a fantastic giveaway. I just bought the same book...Sewing Pants that Fit with the hopes of having trousers that actually fit well. I would love to have The Perfect Fit!

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  43. I have a tailoring book from the 1960s that I turn to whenever I need fitting advice, but some of the techniques are hard to follow. It would be nice to have another resource to look at that might give me an easier way of doing things. :)

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  44. What exciting mail you've had! I saw your giveaway on Twitter, so clicked over, I would love that book, and gorgeous fabric :-) Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Angela

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  45. Please sign up! LNWmelon (a) yahoo (dot) com

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  46. Just found your blog. It's a great read, and I'd love to enter your giveaway, too!

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  47. I would love to win! I am teaching myself how to sew, and there is soooo much I don't know. I need all the help I can get.

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  48. Wow, now that's a great giveaway! Thanks so much.

    kaylenejoy [at] gmail [dot] com

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  49. I'm going to go hunt down that Ottobre! It should be at my local grocery store (I'm in Germany) Thank goodness for google translator. :) What a great giveaway. Fingers crossed! adkicks(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. WOW!! Just stumbled on your blog today as I am home taking care of my son who has the flu. They say you should make lemonade out of lifes lemons, so I guess your blog is my lemonade. I would love to win your giveaway!!! I started sewing about a year and a half ago and need to learn some new techniques and start a new project with the fabric and pattern as well. I don't follow too many blogs but yours will definitely be one of the ones I do.
    Thanks for all the tips you have out there.
    Danielle darehco@gmail.com

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