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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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What a wonderful giveaway! The best way to spend a weekend? Sleeping in, drinking coffee and reading the paper with my husband, walking to brunch at the best breakfast place in town, baking, creating something pretty and snuggling on the couch watching a movie.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjacqui

Weekends are great for balancing what I have to do (cleaning) and what I want to do (crafting!) while I have the hubby home to chat with and keep our little Hank occupied for awhile.

Great shot, cover girl!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer w.

Wow, this book seems wonderful! I have been waiting for it to come out and I would really like to win it! :)

Have a lovely weekend,


03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterConcha

A perfect weekend day for me includes a lazy morning, a big breakfast, puttering around the house, a walk in the neighborhood, taking my son to the park, a phone call with one of my sisters, an easy dinner and a movie on the couch with my husband.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

Spending time outside with my family, cooking and eating some yummy food, watching a good movie on dvd, a little sewing - a cleaner house, restocked fridge and freshly washed clothes ain't bad either.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

My favorite way to spend a weekend is with my family or crafting things for my family...
feels good to be happy & productive!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMegan R

What a beautiful book!

I like spending the weekends being with my family and spending Sunday morning at church.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

visiting eastern market in DC, walking the dog, and spending time with family...with NO church meetings (aside from the usual church ones, ha).

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentererinmalia

tea & cookies first thing in the morning. reading the comics to my 12 month old. dancing in the dining room with my husband instead of washing breakfast dishes. walking to the playground. swinging and swinging and swinging and swinging. lunchtime. nap. start on projects. not get very far. Play toys. practice walking. dinner. bath time for baby snuggle bunnies. wine and a fire in the fireplace. chattering about how lucky we are.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Favorite weekend activity: Sitting on the porch in the sunshine, reading a scrapbook magazine or jotting down thoughts. Especially in January, in Arizona :)

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJany

The book looks beautiful! There's something in there for everyone.

We are big sewers and crafters here at our house. I have six daughters (all in a row!) and our favorite thing to do is sit around the kitchen table each sewing something. My mother buys each girl their very own sewing machine for their eighth birthday so we now have five sewing machines going at once. It's such a bond builder and reminds me of the old photos we have of my grandmother and great-greatgrandmother and their friends gathered around a quilt sewing together.

That is way cool that you're the cover model and had so much to do with the book. Congratulations on getting it to completion!
My favorite way to spend the weekend is in bed watching a movie (or two) with my hubby. Since we've had a son, we obviously can't do that. So my second favorite way to spend the weekend is playing with my son and taking a break to work on a quilt and then taking a nap with him. He's 5 months old, so naps with Mom are a good thing! :)

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterKama

My favorite thing to do on a weekend is to have NOTHING to do! I love just being able to wake up on a Saturday morning, mull over my morning coffee, enjoy cartoons with the kids and just piddle around in my pjs as long as I want.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

We always toast each Friday at dinner: "Here's to making it through another week". Weekends with 2 little ones are busy but fun - though my favorite way to spend a weekend is coming up: a retreat weekend away with a bunch of knitting/quilting friends!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered Commentertracy_a

Nice legs, good looking! Not too tan, not too pale. Perfect.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterApes

We like to get the Saturday jobs done and relax. Sometimes we end up going for ice cream. I like the weekends where there is nothing planned and we just do what we feel like.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbi T

Snuggling, singing, playing, reading, hanging out with my loves (husband and 1 year old daughter); trips to the beach; farmer's market; eating fresh local produce; taking photos; baking bread; walking around barefoot...

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie

My favorite way to spend a weekend is to get up by 0700, dress and greet the day, push the family into the Mommie Van and head to the Saturday Farmer's Market on the westside and load everyone heavily with fresh vegetables, fruits, honey and salsa. If we're lucky, the local Crafters will have a show in the park, too. After we've stashed our treasures, we head to our favorite Greasy Spoon for massive amounts of pork and green chili, pancakes, and coffee. We might spend the time getting home rounding the thrift shops in search of more must-haves, then settle home in the early afternoon. Mom is treated to a quiet house and the time to wash, chop, pack and put away everything before another meal in needed. If I've done it right, something is bubbling in the Crock Pot on Sunday ready for either Half Time or the end of game. We really look forward to the winding down of summer and the warm up of Football season.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterLizAndrsn

I love it!!!!!!!
The best way to spend my weekend is to have a morning breakfast @ Lincoln Rd. Then spending time with my daughter, swimming, going to the beach, a bike ride, baking, or playing "tea parties".
Sundays, watch a movie or spending time with friends, eating out!!!
Thanks for opportunity!!!!!!!!!!!!

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

Two words: farmer's market! I love going there with the boyfriend to stock up on goodies for the following week.

03.13.2009 | Unregistered CommenterVanesa

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