Skip to main content

Giveaway: Miss Scarlet's School of Patterless Sewing - Kathy Cano-Murillo


Synopsis:
Sometimes to find your life's true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . .
Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. To raise money for her move, Scarlet opens an after-hours sewing school in a local record shop, teaching a type-A working mom whose rigid parenting style is causing her family to unravel and an enigmatic seamstress with a mysterious past.
But as stitches give way to secrets and classmates become friends, the women realize an important truth: There is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.


Thanks to Brianne and Hachette Book Group, I have 2 copies up for grabs!

Only residents of the U.S. or Canada, No P.O. Boxes, please.
One copy per household rule applies.


Mandatory Entry:
(Answer this question in the comment section, along with your email.)
Do you know how to sew, and what is the best thing you have made?

Additional Entries (Leave a separate comment for each):
+1 tweet, blog or facebook - leave link
+1 Follow on Networked Blogs (sidebar) - leave name you follow as
+1 GFC follow (sidebar)
+1 Email subscriber (sidebar)
+1 Facebook fan (sidebar)





Winners will be posted in my tour post March 10!

Comments

  1. I have very basic sewing skills, and can make pillows, but not clothes. I did make a quilted purse once and received many compliments, including a "I've never seen that pattern on the Vera Bradley website before!" hahahaha One lady I worked with was upset that I wouldn't make her daughter one. A--my free time was almost non-existant and valuable for creating for me. B--kids just tear that stuff up. C--my sewing machine doesn't like me and only works when my sister is in town to whip it into submission.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. GFC follower

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Email subscriber

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  4. Facebook fan

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do know how to sew, but it's been years since I've found time to. The best thing I made was probably a dress :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Publicly following Freda's Voice with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
    theluckyladybug[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I do know how to sew but have not made anything in a long time.

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

    ReplyDelete
  8. Follow on GFC

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

    ReplyDelete
  9. Follow on Networked Blogs

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fan on Facebook

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

    ReplyDelete
  11. Email subscriber

    littleone AT shaw DOT ca

    ReplyDelete
  12. i have basic sewing skills. and love to sew more crafty than practical things. the best item made so far would be a pair of pajama pants. i gave it as a gift to the hubby, but end up wearing them myself ;-D
    vvb32 at yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I do sew, but haven't done any big projects for a long while. I made a woolen suit when I was in college, and it turned out well. Now I make things like purses and shopping bags.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  14. blog follower via GFC
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  15. follower on Networked Blogs
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I do know how to sew at the basic level. The best thing I've made would be my cute dog-shaped pillow!

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  17. +1 GFC follower

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  18. +1 email subscriber

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I don't sew, but I cross stitch! I've made several ornaments and framed designs and it's fun!

    jsididia at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. +1 shared on fb

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=174643115916004&id=100001206381323

    jsididia at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. +1 networked blogs follower (Steph-Anne Van de Kamp)

    jsididia at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. +1 GFC follower (jsididia)

    jsididia at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. +1 email subscriber

    jsididia at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. +1 Facebook fan (steph-anne Van de Kamp)

    jsididia at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I barely know how to sew!
    laura at laurafabiani dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I follow through GFC.
    laura at laurafabiani dot com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I do sew and the nicest thing I made was a house coat for my daughter when she was 2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I follow by networked blogs.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I follow by google reader under cenya2.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I subscribe by email.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I know how to sew a bit. I recently bought a sewing machine and am trying to get better. The best thing I've made is cushions that spell out my son's names.

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I follow with GFC

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I sew quite a bit. In the course of a year I will make at least a dozen items. The best? I suppose the quilt I gave away on my blog last fall. I mentioned the idea of doing it again, and my entire family shouted, "No!"

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love to sew and once made a dress based on one of Rose's dresses from Titanic.

    akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  35. My sewing ability is limited to fixing loose/broken buttons. I wish I was more adept and really admire the ability and creativity of Project Runway contestants.

    monagarg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. GFC(Mona Garg)

    monagarg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Networked Blogs(Mona Garg)

    monagarg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Email subscriber

    monagarg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. FB(Mona Garg)

    monagarg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Yes, I know how to sew, but the nicest thing I've ever made was a pillow. :)


    aimeelavalle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I am a follower on GFC

    aimeelavalle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated due to spammers.
All opinions welcome. Be yourself, and have a blessed day!

Popular posts from this blog

Why Upping Your PR Skills Can Help You as a Blogger

**This is a guest post.


Why Upping Your PR Skills Can Help You as a Blogger

When it comes to running a blog, there are a lot of things you need to think about to be a success. Some of them are obvious, like coming up with quality content and marketing yourself well on social media, and yet they can be forgotten by a lot of bloggers. You may have great content but if you don't have good ways of boosting your blog's image, or dealing with the people who engage with you, then you'll be talking into a void. Here is why having good communication and PR skills, and even studying to improve them using something like an online master of communication management degree from the University of Southern California, is so vital for blog owners. You Want to Be a Credible Source of InformationWhen you put content out on the web, you want it to be either entertaining or useful – ideally both. You may work hard on writing good posts or hiring people who can create useful and interesting stuff…

#Recipe Minestrone Soup

**Recipe and photo owned by Freda's Voice.


Minestrone soup is one of my favorite soups that my mother-in-law makes, and since moving out of her home and into our own again, I need to figure out what went inside hers so I can make it myself. I'm happy to say I did get it, and the hubster says it is just like hers! That's a compliment!! So here is my rendition of my mother-in-law's soup.



INGREDIENTS
1 cup Ditali pasta shells 1/2 large onion, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 on-the-vine tomatoes, diced 1 zucchini, diced 3 organic carrots from bunch, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1/4 head of cabbage, sliced and diced 1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed (white kidney beans) 2 cartons of vegetable stock 1 sprig of thyme 3/4 tbsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 bay leaves
METHOD
Heat the oil in a pot on medium-low heat.  Add the onion and garlic, saute until golden. Add tomatoes, stir. Cook 2 minutes. Add zucchini, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add carrots, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add celery, stir. Cook 2 mi…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 341!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
I only have until September 19th to get this book done. It's good though and I should be done in no time.

I'm also posting early for two reasons, 1; work, and 2; a review posting tomorrow. Watch for that!
56% on reader