Giveaway! Sewing Bits & Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps by Sandi Henderson


Eek!  Fresh projects!  To put those fabrics scraps to amazing use!  We are so excited to be giving away a SIGNED copy of Sandi Henderson‘s new book: Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps AND the four chunks of her beautifully designed fabric seen below (from her Meadowsweet Collection you can buy here):

We were lucky enough to chat with Sandi at her book launch party at Quilt Market, and we can tell you this is one creative gal. She was even wearing the gorgeous sweater pictured on the cover of her book:

Take a look at her booth from Quilt Market…see all that gorgeous stuff?? So much of it can be made just with fabric scraps!

This book is a delight, with fresh projects and lots of patterns. Can you imagine making yourself some cozy slippers from fabric scraps??

I especially love this dahlia pincushion:

So to enter this giveaway, tell us something that’s in “bits and pieces” in your life. For example, my sanity. No, but seriously, there is a box with 50,000 puzzle pieces taunting me in my living room. Come back everyday for a new entry! Become a follower, share on facebook, or tweet the giveaway, then leave another comment each time letting us know for an additional entry. Entries will close at midnight June 2nd and a winner will be randomly selected.

Now GO GO GO!

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198 Comments

Jacinda

Could I be any shinier in that photo? eww. Oh, and Clare just screamed "I broke my sandwich" from the kitchen so apparently the lunch that I made in pieces.

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Olivia

I love to know how to make those chair covers! They must be IKEA chairs. They are identical to the ones in my dining room!

I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

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Jill

That book looks AMAZING!!! Thank you for the give away!
What is in bits and pieces in my life? My wardrobe. I'm pregnant with baby number three and got rid of all my maternity clothes after baby number two. Oops! πŸ™‚

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Rebekah

My new living room color scheme is in pieces on the guest room vanity– paint chips, fabric swatches, scraps of paper…

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Sandra

Considering that we're moving to a new home on Saturday, my entire apartment is in bits and pieces–all boxed up!

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Krista

What's in bits and pieces in my life? My calendar. One of my 20 Little Things to do this year was keep an up-to-date calendar and I'm failing miserable. I have reminders on scraps of paper, in emails, in a Google calendar, in an Outlook calendar, here, there, everywhere. I'm working on it!
Book looks like a lot of fun, thanks for the giveaway.

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Ayelet

my sanity is also in bits and pieces…we're moving to another state in three weeks! This giveaway would be perfect for me because our new house has room for me to set up a craft room πŸ™‚

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Sara

My house is in bits and pieces…some days I feel like I need a maid because I can't seem to get anything done!

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Kelly Fox

My yard! This is the year we've decided to tackle landscaping. We have 28 bags of yard waste waiting to be picked up from the curb!

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Catherine

Ooooh…this looks so good! My craft table is in bits & pieces – – the middle of the storm that happens every time I try to get organized.

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Alisa

well, it's summertime with all the kids home so my patience is in bits and pieces. A beautiful book and new fabric would surely help that, right?

Thanks so much!

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Sandy a la Mode

all of my sewing projects are in bits and pieces b/c the fabrics i want to use are all over the place, in the guest bedroom, on the dining room table, on the floor!! i could absolutely make great use out of a book like this!! thanks for a chance to win!!

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Kimberly

Bits and pieces….my office/sewing/crafting/whatever else the family puts in there room!

I bought one of her patterns this weekend at the quilt shop and can't wait to try it out.

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Mari

Oh! What a great looking book!

My heart's in bits and pieces- but not in a super-tragic way. With kiddos away at daycare and hubby at his office and me at mine. Seems silly to have to fraction off in different directions for so much of the week. Can't wait for the weekend for family and crafting!

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Angela

Oooh, so many fabric scraps I could use ideas for!

That said, my craft space is definitely in bits and pieces. As is my general to-do list . . . All. Over. The. House.

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seemommyknit

My craft room!! Now that I have two three and under-I only get to run down there to crap items for my current craft project! It needs some serious organization at the moment!

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Emily

Isn't having things in bits and pieces a way of life for us creative types? A whole tray of strips of paper that I'm rolling into beads. Pieces of fabric that I'm embroidering and will sew into a tote. And fabric that cut and ready to sew into the gathered clutch featured on noodleheads. Gues I better get to work!!

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beth lehman

Bits and pieces – seems like everything – planned obselescence as things break right and left. We are always trying to decide if something should be fixed or trashed. Why are there no handymen anymore? We have let our 7 year old take our broken junk to the basement to take it apart – VHS player, DVD player, answering machine and microwave – and that's just in the last few months…..

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Suzy

Wow! Great giveaway! I'd love to find a use for my scrap horde. Anyway, my patience is in bits and pieces right now because I have mega-blok legos ALL OVER MY HOUSE.

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Nicole

My brain is in bits and pieces…Can't seem to hold one thought long enough to get to a point…….

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Jeff and Michelle Galovan

my living arrangments and my sanity! We sold our house and are now living in a hotel! Hotel living with kids is only fun for a couple of days and were going on a month! I think were all going CRAZY! This would give me something fun to look forward to when we get in a house or apartment!!

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Attilio

wow great giveaway! my sewing/crafting box(es) & bags are in bits and pieces. they are all over the house, would so love to have a dedicated space for all of them. thanks
becky bpbajona(at)maltanet(dot)net

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Lynne

My home office is in bits and pieces. We've repainted it recently and haven't finished putting everything back and decorations up. On the to-do list! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Sara C

My sewing scraps are in desperate need of organization! And then I would love to put them to good use. I absolutely hate throwing scraps away. πŸ™‚

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Lauren

My house is in bits & pieces because we had to prepare for an evacuation due to brush fire last week. Luckily, we didn't have to leave – but my house looks like a bomb went off!

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Bonnie

Seriously you gals are soooo funny! Hmmmm, do I have to pick just one thing? It seems like almost every part of my life is in bits and pieces. Being a mom to a very high energy wonderful 2 year old girly, and wanting to do crafty projects, home improvement projects, self improvement projects πŸ˜‰ btw I love your hot mess mommas category
I also have about a gazillion lists both on paper and in my phone. Anyhow, love your site!

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Sara

My suit case is full of bits and pieces, a little of this and a little of that trying to pack for a trip to visit my new nephew for the first time!!!

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gill

Sandi's book looks really good – I'd love to win it!
At the moment it's my car that's in bits and pieces – literally!!!

Gill

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Kelly Utah

my summer is in bits and pieces and it's only May. it's amazing how *just like that* your summer is booked up and gone.

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Lara

Just about everything around here is in bits and pieces, but if I had to choose just one it would be my desk/office. The paper is piling up!
lara3400(at)sbcglobal.net

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EHC

Bits and Pieces: All of the things I've had to remove from our living room in the interest of baby safety (e.g., a CD rack, a DVD rack, a bookshelf full of books…). They're all temporarily residing in a corner of my bedroom and taking up way too much space!

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Jocelyn

All of my sock animals are in bits and pieces. I have several in the works at different points of being finished. All my supplies are all over the place..which my husband loves.

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Erika

My entire house! We just moved into our first house a month ago, we have (many) unpacked boxes in the garage and (many more) half unpacked boxes in the garage and the rest of the house!

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sy

i'm crocheting an octupus and it's in 9 pieces now, 8 legs and one head.
i love sandi's fabrics, would love to win

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sjones

My life is in bits and pieces right now we are moving far away and changing schools/jobs!
Love it all!!
shantel h jones at gmail dot com

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EG

Oh gosh, my bonus room. There's a ping-pong table in there. But on the ping-pong table are my sewing maching, cutting mat, all of the fabric I own, other sewing supplies, baby clothes that have been outgrown, gifts yet to be given. And on the floor there are boxed up Christmas decorations waiting for the attic. Help me!

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Elisha

My quilting room/guest bedroom is in bits and pieces. I think I must be a little bit crazy to try and cram my quilting into the same room we try to keep clean and pretty for when people come to stay.

elishacatts(at)gmail(d0t)com

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ghislaine

My sewing/craft room is a total mess. Want to desperately work in there again but don't have time since I have a newborn.

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Nikki Madden

My laundry room's in "bits and pieces". I always do like a thousand loads and then let it go for a month (slight exaggeration).

The book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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Mel

With each new child I bring into the world, bits and pieces of my brain keep disappearing! If anyone finds them, please send them back as it is getting worse and worse! Today all three girls ended up locked in the running car (and we were supposed to be picking their older brother up from schhol)! The funny thing is that they were watching a movie, and didn't even care! the baby even fell asleep! Guess I was the only panicked one…

Hope I win the book! : ) ~Melissa

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Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}

Bits and pieces? Um, well…my idea to exercise every day is pretty much in pieces!

That book looks so fab! I'd love to win. I need some new proects to keep me busy! πŸ™‚

thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

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Robin

Bts and pieces…well my refridgerator is covered in bits and pieces of my childrens artwork.

Hopefully that will win me this amazing book.

rneorr {at} yahoo.com

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smallt0wngirl

My sleep is in bits and pieces right now as my 10 month old seems to think nursing 3 – 5 times a night is a great idea. I tried to tell her she is not a newborn, but she really didn't care! LOL!

Would love to win this book! πŸ™‚

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Jaimie

Bits and pieces of knowledge. I keep learning SO much about things, but I am nowhere near knowing all that I want to know about the things I care about.

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Hillary

Well, many of my belongings are in bits and pieces (and boxes) right now because we moved about a week ago. The book looks amazing and I love those chair covers in the quilt market photo too!

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Jen

Baby Smalls' nursery in currently in a state of bits and pieces. My husband is trying to put together her crib and there are bits and pieces scattered all over the floor!!!

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Tanya

It looks like a fantastic book! Bits and pieces in my life…right now, my kitchen is in bits and pieces-it is the best place to do crafts/sewing so it's a bit of a disaster!

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Holly

What a lovely book!

Currently my crafting area is in bits & pieces. I had a recent show and there is crafting stuff everywhere! All over the house in bits & pieces πŸ™‚

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k

My fence is in bits and pieces – still waiting for insurance adjustor after we lost it in a tornado 2 weeks ago!

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straightfromthehose

I have four darling kids under age 8, so my schedule has been in bits and pieces for years. My daydreams consist of large uninterrupted blocks of time. But I've learned to find beauty in the bits and pieces too, so this book would be perfect for me!

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Dakota

Bits and pieces would describe lets see..
My memory. haha. But on a more serious note it would describe the relationship with my ex. Also known as Macy's dad. I can't stand him one bit. But he wants us to work out. There are only two things that let my sanity stay in lock. making the DIYs i find on prudent baby and henrys (the organic grocery store). I love the DIYs the most.

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Heidi

the challenge would to be to tell you what is not in bits and pieces in my life (because I don't have all of anything figured out or put together or conquered), but for now I will say my Garden and the cleanliness of my house
heidiemyers@gmail.com

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Showell Misses

Between the 5 kids, husband, 2 dogs, 2 turtles, 2 birds, and my house, it would have to be my time. Definitely in bits and pieces. But it's good bits and pieces. Although…….I would like to take a big chunk of it and just work on projects like the ones in the book! Love the bright colors and patterns!

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twrightgirl

would love a little bit of sanity. 3 kiddos under age of 6, youngest 11 months, and i am doing my first craft fair booth ever this weekend. a 3 day affair and i have no idea what i am doing. between sewing, crafting, mommying, and working full time my life is in bits and pieces for sure.
twrightgirl at hotmail.com

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Renee G

The pillowcases that I was going to make for my niece and nephews is lying in bits and pieces on our spare bed.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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mabblab

My hubby is heading out for a 2 week overseas business trip & I'm getting ready to take 2 toddlers on a 2 week Grandparent-spoiling-tour, so our house is in pieces! Also, I've got 2 quilts cut out to take with me and sew up, so there's pieces of fabric and quilt blocks everywhere….!

I'd really love a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway! If I don't win, I think this will be the treat I buy myself for driving the wee ones all over the place for 2 weeks. πŸ™‚

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Mari J

Sweet book! My 6 month old is in bits & pieces…who knew avacodos could leave such a fierce rash and smell so foul coming out?!

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Cova

My sewing room is in bits and pieces since yesterday, I had to move everything to a bedroom while some works are done there.

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craftytammie

Our bathrooms – we are finishing up a remodel and so there is trim to be painted and towel hooks to be hung. This book looks wonderful!

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Juliette

my stack of assignments to grade is in bits and pieces. nobody put their names on their assignments (hello, this is grad school?!)and I'm trying to figure out what belongs to who. ugh.

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Judith Hunt

my small house everyday with overflowing stuff and 2 over energetic kids, most definitely in bits and pieces at random days. great giveaway, so glad to visit today.

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Thimbelina

Oooh… how I would LOVE a copy of this book!
I currently have a "Sweet Managerie" quilt in bits and pieces on my dining table…hopefully not for much longer!

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Claire

my whole house!

this book is such a good idea. I could finally make use of my scrap bin – which is overflowing with bits and pieces.

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Stephanie

My whole day is in bits and pieces! With a 6 month old (that still gets up every hour or two at night), everything must fit into a one hour window.

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Stephanie

oh and I just had the idea for my scrap bits and pieces the other day while I was nursing my daughter to sleep, I started thinking about her bridal shower one day (I hope I am not a crazy Mama for thinking about this already) and I thought it would be cool to make a crazy quilt with all the scraps from things I have made her, her whole life.

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walklet

My sewing room is in bits and pieces of unfinished projects because I am holding out for a new sewing machine!

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Jessibee08

my windows are in bits and pieces from a huge storm that hit Oklahoma a week ago……the insurance adjuster keeps pushing us back and back. Which makes my brain go to bits and pieces! hope i win this adorable fun book!

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Bonnie Michelle

Almost everything in my house is in bits and pieces right now! I am refinishing a dresser to be some extra counter space and storage in my kitchen so those pieces are everywhere, I'm planting a garden but it's threatening to snow (in California, at the end of May!!) so all my plants are inside by my desk, and I am trying to get going on my Etsy store so I have bits of fabric strewn about for all the things I'm trying to make! Wow, I need some serious clean up here!

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Carrie

bits and pieces. i have TOYS all over the house from 4 kiddos. i pick them up and find them in cabinets, unter the coffee table, behind the couch….i can't hide the fact that i have kids, but you know, every mom wants to have her home picked up for a small amt of time. mine is just usually at nght when everyone sleeps! i hope i get to win that book!

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MJs

my house is in bits and pieces. we put it up for sale 3 weeks ago, so we've emptied some stuff out in a garage sale, have stuff sitting around in boxes, etc!!!

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Sourkraut

Oh my, what a great question! Where to start? What's bugging me the most is that I have so many sewing projects in bits and pieces right now. I'm hoping the upcoming long weekend will help me tackle and complete some of those.

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Liz

My baby's closet is in bits and pieces as she grows out of 3-6 month clothes and into 6-12 month clothes!

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Esther

My life is in bits and pieces right now. I am a freshman and college and am stressed to the max with finishing school with good grades. I have so much to study for and I don't know why I decided to have a suprise party for my best friends 19th birthday during this chaotic time. Oh and did I mention I am making her a quilt to. They quilt top isn't finished and it suppose to be done by friday.

Well at least after school is out life will go back to being wonderful.

By the way I am not a mother I just love prudent baby. But sometimes I sure feel like one. haha. I babysit often. Just this weekend I watched a little girl for a few days. I even sewed her an outfit for school. Keep it up with the great tutorials!!

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Lisa

My office at home is in bits and pieces with paper & stuff everywhere and is in need of major reorganizng.

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Shauna

That book sounds amazing! The bits and pieces in my life are mostly in paper form from my card making obsession. I have boxes of little odds and ends.

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Casey

besides my life right now?? I have a bunch of granny squares that I'm attempting to put together into a blanket now, they've been sitting for almost a year waiting

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Valley Girl

Great giveaway….
I have a "broken" child, I know, I know, I am not the only one. I just have not learned how to cope with all of the "bits and pieces" of it yet.

Valley + Madigan

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theneatery

My house is in bits & pieces…my husband and I are cluttery by nature, so it gets the best of us if we aren't diligent about tidying.

But if I had this lovely book, I could go sew and ignore the clutter in the rest of the house…right?

Amber

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acrosstheriver

Hmmm… being a mom of 10 month old twins, I do EVERYTHING (besides love the babes) in pieces… sleep, eat, sew, clean, visit, surf the net. Oops, baby awake, must go!
Hope I win!

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Jmom

My bits and pieces are toys, tupperware, diapers and a lot of other stuff that my DD has dragged all over the house. I have to say I don't mind because I would rather have her than a clean house!!

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*m

A dress that would be perfect for breastfeeding. Of course, my babe turns one on Friday, and has decided that he wants very little to do with nursing during the day (during the night is of course a different story). so someday i will finish this dress. hopefully in time for number 2 to come along.

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Courtney @ Kisses Come in Twos

My life is in bits and pieces. I recently quit my #2 dream job of teaching first grade to persue my #1 dream job of being a stay at home mom only to have my daughter born still at 28 weeks. Now I don't have either and I'm just trying to figure life out.

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Stephanie

All the elements of my daughter's 3-ring circus cake are in bits & pieces. Luckily I have 3 days before the party to put it all together. πŸ™‚

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Pam

The book looks amazing – I am a PRUDENT "GRANDMAMA" with a closet full of scrap fabric, scrap thread, scrap yarn, scrap canvas… would love a chance to use the bits and pieces now that I have the time and it looks like this book is full of fun stuff! Hope I win!!

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motherofpearl

My home is in bits and pieces, with one roommate working part-time, one working full-time, and me trying to pick up the slack in addition to my own housework, and having just come back from a trip, unpacking and putting away more bits and pieces. I don't even want to *think* about the bits and pieces in my craft area… but I think they multiply when I'm not looking… I'd love to win this book! Thanks! Lyn449@gmail.com

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BananaCraft

My house is definitely in bits and pieces πŸ™‚
Great giveaway….

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ika@tsaiha

hmmm…i would sau my hubby's office cum my sewing room is in bits and pieces…lov the book! hopefully i'll win it.. πŸ˜‰
Thanks for the giveaway..

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Robyn

My available free time is in 'bits and pieces'. As a working mom with 2 little kids I savour my time alone to create. This would make my precious time much more creative.

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Ammie

I'm slowly packing my stuff for an upcoming move. It seems like everything "homey" is in pieces around here, but in a good way. πŸ˜€

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Linds

hmm. I think I'm part of a string of commentators who are all moving. I was going to say my house as well. Boxes, boxes everywhere. But, come to think of it, my chocolate chip oatmeal pecan cookies baked yesterday are in bits and pieces. Too many little (and big) hands grabbing in for midnight snacks!

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carrie

My house and its driving me crazy. I hate clutter but every time I get rid of it, it slowly creeps back into my life.

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PumpkinFreckles

girl scout bridging ceremony; my kitchen sink that i never see empty for a full hour, ever; my desk that i never see empty for a full hour, ever; our garage, etc.

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Sarah

My nails are in bits and pieces after a day working in the garden…
Love the giveaway! Count me in, Thank You! xxx

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Genevieve

What a cool book and giveaway! My craft organization is definitely in bits and pieces and scattered everywhere in my house. Sigh.

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sy

my emails are in bits and pieces..i have the same conversation spreading through a few email accounts, need to get them organized.

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Emilie

Currently my big, fat, I want it soooo bad it hurts, dream is in bits and pieces. No worries. I'll get it all put back together….I hope.

Sandi is one of my go to girls for pick-me-up fabric. I would love to have her book to add to my collection

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Amy

My spice cabinet is in bits and pieces lately. I keep things in small jars, but buy in bulk as well, so I just need to reorganize!

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thehippygardener

We are also moving to another state in three weeks, so our entire house is in bits n pieces right now. I'd love to win this great book since we will have a new home (RV) to redecorate very soon.

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sy

i'm flying from washington to michigan tonight and my lugage is in bits and pieces, and probably will be in until 1 hr before i need to leave

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Made.By.Jess

Right now my patience is in bits and pieces. Our car (2004 Dodge Stratus- my favorite of all cars) was totaled like a month and a half ago (so I haven't been able to go ANYWHERE). We hadn't even had the car very long. Adam bought it for me with his tax money in February, and then BAM some blazer rams him in the back end which knocked him under a truck. He was okay, but the car I so LOVED was now MIA. We are still waiting for the insurance check to be in the mail so I can get me something else. Waiting bites the big one. ?Jess
p.s. sorry about the rambling and thanks for the giveaway.
sewcraftable@gmail.com

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Jessica

In bits and pieces? My life and my heart. My mom decided it would be a brilliantly fun idea to try to take custody of my daughter away from me & my husband… I've tried to lose myself in sewing to take my mind off of it, but 90% of my sewing is for her and the stitches on my heart rip right back open when I finish something and go to try it on her and can't…

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Nicolemiko

I have a pair of jeans with the seams ripped out and ready and waiting for me to convert them into a skirt. The poor things have been in "bits and pieces" for too long. πŸ™

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Deborah

My basement is full of boxes of bits and pieces — of yarn, fabric, ribbons, and more. This book looks like it could help me use up some stuff.

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squirt mcgurt

I so love you guys! My entire house is in bits n pieces. we are packing to move but I'm excited cuz I will finally have a sewing room!, because that too is bits n pieces!
Thanks Ladies!

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rani

My arts and craft "shed" is in total bits and pieces! Would love this book to make all sorts of goodies with all the fabric scraps in the "shed!"

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tinystitches

By brothers wedding quilt, that I had hoped to finish by their first anniversary, is still in bits n pieces … too bad this isn't a giveaway for an afternoon of sewing help … ;). Sandi is a wonderful gal, can't wait to flip through her book and see all her bits n pieces projects.

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Jake and Esme

We are sewing like mad for this new baby on the way- although we just moved to Taos, NM- so it seems like my entire house is in "bits and pieces"- still trying to get organized- it seems like the sewing room is the only room in the house to have been completely unpacked!

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Melody

Home improvement is definitely bits and pieces at my house. It seems we only have a little time to do a bit here and a bit there. Then the pieces of supplies and leftovers are all over the nursery room floor (no baby in there right now, no worries).

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Elisha

'bits and pieces' sounds like my days at present – i never seem to get anything done, it just bits and pieces of each task each day.. and then most days i give up and i do bits and pieces sewing of each project till they are completed.. the life of a mum! (loving it)

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DiSailsToo

In my haste to get in under the wire, I forgot to post what in my life was in bits and pieces – well, that's not too hard. The question for me is, what's NOT in bits and pieces right now. We seem to have a project going in almost every room of the house, as well as putting vegetable garden in. Things are everywhere!!! And I'd LOVE to win this book. It's been on my wish list. Thanks for the chance!

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