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weekend sewing giveaway

Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross is finally here in my hands. I've been waiting patiently to see it. I actually laughed out loud when this cover was chosen because that is ME balancing up in that tree. I never intended to be the cover model, it's just easiest to use whomever is around when you are off in Vermont on a photo shoot, it's a good thing I shaved my legs that morning!

The back of the cover shows some of the projects in the book, a great mix of clothes, bags, aprons, cute ideas for kids, and even a pup tent to relax in when you're all done with sewing. All the projects in the book are easy enough to finish in a weekend.

When you take the jacket off the book you can see one of Heather's patterns from her Kokka line "Rabbits and Race Cars". We thought it was a nice little surprise. 

Heather actually illustrated all of the how-to's in the book, I love her drawing style. To see more of the photos in this book, visit the photo gallery.

Each book also includes two huge pull out pattern sheets for the projects in the book. (And believe me, it was tricky to fit all those projects on there!)

You may not realize that book publishing is a long, slow process. The photo shoots for this book were shot way back in the summer of 2007, and Heather was working on the actual patterns and projects a long time prior to the actual shooting. The photos are then edited, and the manuscript finished and edited. I designed the book last year, between February and July, sending it back and forth with Melanie Falick and her team. So almost a year later it's been printed, bound, shipped, and finally is here in my hands.

And I'm happy to pass it along to you. Leave a comment letting us know your favorite way to spend a weekend, and my little helpers and I will pick a winner Tuesday evening, March 17th. (Comments will close at 8 PM Tuesday PST.. Wow! That's a LOT of comments!)

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A little bit of sewing, a little bit of reading, some sleep, giggling kiddos, good food and even better friends. Does a weekend (or any day for that matter) get better than that?

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentersarah

On my favorite weekend I would go out to dinner or to see a movie on Friday night. Then on Saturday I would go to farmer's market and have a tamale, and then to the library. Then on Sunday I would go on a walk on the river trail.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterHanna

so lovely!
my favorite weekend activity is saturday morning starbucks and crosswords with the boy.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterelise

lately my favorite weekends include some or all of the following: sewing (slowly, without rushing), knitting, sketching, napping, baking something sweet, reading, walking, taking photos, visiting the library, drawing. thank you for doing a giveaway! i really enjoy your blog.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterelena gold

Husband, children, breathing in the fresh air, smiling, yummy food, good wine, sharing it all with friends and last but not least...creating simple pieces for loved ones that I hope will be treasured.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkate Dixon

Favorite way to spend a weekend? Spending a sunny day at a flea market, then playing outside with my son and and then maybe a good book or movie. Just quiet with my family!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

The best way to spend a weekend is to have a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast and hit up the local flea markets for a few hours. Then come home, enjoy your family, do some housework, plan a meal you don't have time for during the week, and stay in and watch a movie. Sunday is always different but involves spending time with friends, catching up on projects and planning for the week ahead. Most of all, there must be a trip to the flea market.

Thanks for the chance to win! I bet it feels so good to have it in your hands after so much work!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachel denbow

Wow how generous, thank you. I really love her fabric and this new book looks really interesting.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnita Monery

Saturday: Library, farmer's market, outside time with dog, BLT's with avocado for lunch, sewing, knitting, Pandora, takeout for dinner, catching up with blogs and friends on Skype, SNL, and starlit evening walk.

Sunday: See Saturday, but substitute SNL and the library for baking and bookstores


03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentermegan

My favorite weekend would be spent at home cooking, talking and mostly laughing with my husband and daughter and our closest friends and family. A close second would be a weekend where all of the housework and chores were magically done and I could just read, sleep and cook all day.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterrnewman

My favorite thing to do on the weekends is to watch CBS Sunday Morning with my husband and our baby Matilda after a breakfast of pancakes! The book is beautiful!

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03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterHomemade Grits

What a coincidence! I just added this book to my Amazon wish list!

I try to fit a little bit of everything into each weekend - crafting, cooking, and plenty of relaxation time.

Weekends are the best.
Friday night, an easy dinner, lots of giggles with my girls, and a movie on the couch with my sweetie (hey, that's what I did tonight!)
Saturday - pancakes for breakfast, a walk with the family, swimming lessons. A play date in the afternoon, and baking cookies with my toddler. Defintely some sewing after the kiddies are sleeping.
Sunday - brunch with our closest friends at our place, a family nap in the afternoon, and a big family dinner on Sunday evening. A bubble bath with a good book to round out the weekend. Notice how I made no mention of chores, errands, or anything not fun. This is the perfect weekend!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

waking up to babbling baby sounds, singing the goodmorning song, lazy trips to the doughnut store in pajamas, hot coffee, gorgeous sunshine, my camera in my hand, and lots and lots of laughs.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentermollie

Anytime I can spend a weekend exploring our little part of the world with my husband is a weekend well spent to me :)

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTamsin North

waking up to babbling baby sounds, singing the goodmorning song, lazy trips to the doughnut store in pajamas, hot coffee, gorgeous sunshine, my camera in my hand, and lots and lots of laughs.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentermollie

My favorite way to spend a weekend is to take a walk around our local arboretum with my family. We feed the birds and the fish and admire all the beautiful flora and fauna. It's a great place for us to run around, blow off steam, and then unwind with a nice picnic lunch.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

Saturday: ...brunch out with friends.......a walk in the sunshine...a family nap in the sun..... a leisurely dinner. Sunday:........rolling out of bed...having a leisurely coffee and pancakes over the weekend paper....an afternoon of baking or sewing .....curl up with a movie. As I type this I realize this doesn't happen nearly often enough. Love your blog and thanks for sharing the book.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterThea R

My hub and I love to keep each other company on the weekends while I'm not at work. After a lunch of some choice deli meats on a croissant, he's at the computer desk playing out his latest gaming interest and I'm sitting at my college interior design drafting table which has been turned into a sewing table. Shooting up zombies on the desktop and a new floral spring dress on the drafting/sewing table!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrishaJones

My favorite way to spend the weekend? Summer activities: wandering around the farmer's market, sitting by the pool knitting or reading, and ending the day with BBQ with the family and a campfire. Ahhh, I can't wait until summer!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBritta

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