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A bari wonderful give-away!

February 8th, 2011

I’m so honored to be caboose’n the last day of Bari’s Inspired to Sew Book Blog Tour! I’m just honored to be a part of it, period!  Bari is giving a copy of her beautiful book to one lucky person on my blog - and all you have to do is leave me a comment.  If you’d like to mention what INSPIRES you TO SEW in your comment… please do!

I’m inspired to sew when I see something, and think how much more I’d love it if I made it myself.  I also feel empowered if I make something myself.  I think people who cook feel the same way - there’s a very nurturing quality about making stuff, especially if it’s for someone else. Reason #126 why I love Bari’s new book… it’s not just drop dead gorgeous… but all the projects in her book are something I want to make - to make for others.  Like Bari’s tea-cozy… it’s something I might be able to buy ready-made - but not even close to as pretty as Bari’s projects.  Plus after I make them they’re infused with love - that’s something that can’t be bought.

I love this tea set… cozy, pad and teabag.  It just screams to me to make it - and then have friends over for tea.   Not just sewing projects… but little projects that make doing something all the more fun, and with friends.  The little tea projects are sew-cial treats!

There’s lots, lots, lots more inside the beautiful pages of Inspired to Sew - and a copy could be yours!  Leave me a comment by midnight PST Thursday, February 10, 2011 and one lucky name will be drawn.  If you haven’t already, be sure to travel back in time to stop by and visit the other blogs on the tour.  WOW… look at this list-o-greatness I’m with!

January 31: Mary Abreu - Confessions of a Craft Addict

February 1: Jennifer Paganelli - Sis Boom

February 2: Jona Giammalava - Stop Staring and Start Sewing

February 3: Rashida Coleman Hale - i heart linen

February 4: Sarah Fielke - the last piece

February 5: Jenny Doh - CRESCENDOh

February 6: Cara Wilson - Cara Quilts

February 7: Deborah Moebes - Whipstitch

February 8: Monica Solorio-Snow - Happy Zombie

Give-away has now ended. And the winner is…

… (these are drum-rolls, BTW)

… gotta go to Bari’s blog and find out here!!

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195 Responses

  1. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    I love the bright colours and cute ideas! Show me more! :)
    Best wishes

  2. The fabulous melissa allegedly said:

    I am usually inspired to sew pretty homewares, and I love throws…. This book looks gorgeous, I just found you blog via modabake shop, you have beautiful work.

  3. The fabulous Morgan allegedly said:

    Ooooh, pretty book! I love that tea pot hotpad. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. The fabulous Clara Jung allegedly said:

    I just saw this book for the first time yesterday and it is so cute. I would love to have a copy of it. Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. The fabulous wendy allegedly said:

    There is so much inspiration out there, and it all makes me want to sew. Incredible projects on blogs, tutorials, craft books and magazines… Everything I see I want to make, usually as a gift for someone I love.

  6. The fabulous CraftyCripple allegedly said:

    A lot of my inspiration comes from need. I need a new bag, or a need a new purse, so I decide to make one that works with my needs. I really ought to work on duplicating my sewing projects, so that I can develop designs and work out the “perfect” item.

  7. The fabulous Lixa allegedly said:

    I’m inspired by my kids, definitely :)

  8. The fabulous Anne allegedly said:

    What a beautiful book! I can’t wait to check out the other blogs too.
    I was going to write that what inspires me to sew is the ability to customize anything. But then I realized that what it is, is the feeling when I am done. I feel creative, empowered and satisfied. I have so little time with 2 kids 2 and under to do anything for myself that 15 minutes of sewing can completly change my attitude for the day or week. I just love it!

  9. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    Thank you for the giveaway, I would love to win this.
    I am inspired by many things; my kids, tutorials I see, books, and last but not least my bank account, lol!

  10. The fabulous Val Spiers allegedly said:

    I love to make useful house things. I am always inspired to rush home and make something when I see how much they charge for even simple things like potholders in the shops.

  11. The fabulous Peach Rainbow allegedly said:

    I am inspired by the lovely fabrics I see, the great tutorials and blogs.
    Thanks for the chance :)

  12. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew by the feeling I get when I’ve made something that is just right for me!

  13. The fabulous Sue Sweeney allegedly said:

    That makes me want to skip class today and sew!!

  14. The fabulous jill allegedly said:

    How inspiring everything is, thanks for the give away.

  15. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    The pictures are so beautiful. I would love to win.

  16. The fabulous Robin (rsislandcrafts) allegedly said:

    Thank you for the give away. I think I am definitely inspired by other people’s projects. Not to make the exact item they are making but it seems to stir my imagination and gets me to creating. Color is also a big influence on me.

  17. The fabulous Elisa allegedly said:

    Inspiration comes in the weirdest places. Learned to embroider because I liked the whimsical pictures in my niece’s coloring book!

  18. The fabulous jenne allegedly said:

    I can’t wait to see all of the book. the projects are beautiful.

  19. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Her fabrics are so pretty - the book looks just as gorgeous!

  20. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    I am inspired to sew by love. I sew for my little girl and for my friends children, for friends, and for my family. I sew for the people I love.

  21. The fabulous Donna Joy allegedly said:

    When I see all the creative projects that other people make my creativity spikes. Don’t we all get such a thrill to be able to say, “I made that”
    I watched my grandmother sew, it amazed me how she could just take fabric and cut it up and turn it into gorgeous quilts. Now I do the same.

  22. The fabulous Vickie allegedly said:

    One thing that inspires me to sew is making things for others! It makes me happy!!! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win!

  23. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    These days, EVERYTHING inspires me to sew … the weather, fabric, spring coming, seeing my furniture on the deck and thinking how cute it would be with new cushions, my pets (they love quilts).

    I’ve had my eye on this book since I first heard of it - will buy if I must, but would love to win!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :) The books looks great! I am inspired to sew by
    hoping to create some one of a kind things to add to my wardrobe and home :)



  25. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    I’m inspired by *everything*! Blogs, floors, driveway basketball hoops with hexagonal bases, tire treads … everything!

  26. The fabulous Marjorie allegedly said:

    I’m inspired by everyday things and people that I love.

  27. The fabulous carol allegedly said:

    Thank you for all the beautiful pics (inspiration)!! Everything is beautiful!!

  28. The fabulous Johanne allegedly said:

    I get a lot of inspiration from the many blogs I follow, mostly from the US. I love the fabrics you use, so hard to find here and very expensive.

  29. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Well, I’d be interested in winning the book. I’m more a quilter than a sewer, and beautiful fabric and quilts on magazine covers inspire me! debgiro at wildblue dot net

  30. The fabulous Wen allegedly said:

    I would love to win the giveaway! It would be the perfect birthday present for me! Thanks :)

  31. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    What a cute book! Please enter me for a chance. Thanks!

  32. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    Thank you for the wrap up of the book tour. Bari’s collage project intrigues me. I’m a quilter and photos that get my attention are inspiration, nature for colors, and my mother for her quilty instruction. I want to win this book! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dotcom)

  33. The fabulous Joan Blum allegedly said:

    I love all of Bari’s projects and her fabrics. And her book looks fabuous. Would love to win a copy of her book. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  34. The fabulous Wendy allegedly said:

    Looks like a fantastic book!

  35. The fabulous Amy @ The Nifty Foodie allegedly said:

    This book looks so fun! I’d love to win!

  36. The fabulous Joanna allegedly said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I’d love to get my paws on this book!!

  37. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    What inspires me to be creative is all the beautiful fabric that is waiting on my shelves.
    I would love a copy of the book.

  38. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    Looks like a fun book. I’m inspired by crafty blogs! All the pretty pictures and tutorials make me want to sew something for everyone I know. I truly love sewing for others.

  39. The fabulous Wendy D. P. allegedly said:

    This book looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see it! I’m inspired by beautiful fabric and color combinations. I love the feeling of making a hand-made gift for others!

  40. The fabulous Shelley allegedly said:

    Love the tea set. They would be great to make for church bazaar items. Thanks for the giveaway.

  41. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    I feel inspired to sew because it lets me be creative and make something that someone will use and enjoy for years to come. When i se my granddaughter playing with the stacking rings I made or my husband wrapped up in the silly OU quilt he loves it makes me so happy. And you may have given me the favor ideas for my daughters baby shower…its a tea! those bags look like a perfect little thank you

  42. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    I love the sense of accomplishment I get as I am sewing. And every time I see a new line of fabric, I start imagining all of the this I could make.

  43. The fabulous Inma allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew when I see the wonderfuls things that all the bloggers show to us.


  44. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    The colors of the fabrics and the combinations with other designs makes we want to create even more. Can’t get enough of it!

  45. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    Hey man the caboose is the one that always gets to blow the whistle and wave at the kiddies PLUS its bright red…how awesome is that?!!!

  46. The fabulous Diana allegedly said:

    Not sure if I’m inspired but compelled maybe. Its an incredibly unstoppable force! Inspiration does come from quilt shows, the wonderful blogs out here and maybe patterns in nature.

  47. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Congratulations on being chosen for the book blog tour! You’re popping up in the most wonderful places this year!

    The teapot placemat/hot plate looks so cute - great idea for the next quilting retreat mini project.

    Looking forward to seeing your projects from the book ;-}

  48. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    I don’t drink tea, but you’re right, I might have to make one of these and put coffee in the teapot. Way cute.

  49. The fabulous DestinyLair allegedly said:

    Sewing is one of the only was I can feel artistic, and get inspiration just about anywhere–books, internet, grandma….

  50. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew by the thought that those who receive the gift will have a one of a kind present, not just something from off the rack or off the shelf. I love those kinds of gifts and love to give them. Kathie L in Allentown

  51. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    Seriously, how am I supposed to keep my mind on work when you post beautiful things like this? And my tea cozy is looking seriously ratty . . .

    Back to work and no more blog reading.


  52. The fabulous patricia allegedly said:

    I sew because I can have a creative outlet that is both filled with love and practical, too. Plus you get to use power tools!

  53. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    So many pretty projects. Thanks for the chance to win the book! :)

  54. The fabulous Amy R allegedly said:

    The book looks wonderful. . . love the colors~

  55. The fabulous kathy harris allegedly said:

    I am inspired by the tutorials on so many wonderful blogs and by the people in my quilting groups who are amazing quilters.

  56. The fabulous Helen allegedly said:

    It would be great to win a copy of Bari’s book-If not I’m ordering myself a copy. The cover alone is enough to inspire me to sew.

  57. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    I was originally inspired to sew by a teacher at my primary school! These days my inspiration comes from all the wonderful fabrics out there and the wonderfully talented sewers!!

  58. The fabulous Meri allegedly said:

    Lovely giveaway! And you are the best caboose EVER!!
    I’m inspired to sew by my biggest cheerleader, my husband. He took over for my Mom when she passed away and is so encouraging. And I love sewing for my grandkids! Lot’s of projects, so little time!

  59. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    the book looks awesome! i was inspired to sew, i think, by seeing all the beautiful things my friend was making. but i was inspired to quilt just by going to an LAMQG meeting. i told my husband, “don’t worry, i’m not coming back (from the meeting) a quilter.” but after that meeting, i couldn’t NOT be a quilter!

  60. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    It does look reallllllllly inspiring for sure!! :-)

  61. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    What a gorgeous book!

    What inspires me to sew…?

    Hmmm… well, I’d have to say that it literally keeps me sane! I’m a SAHM to two girls who are now 12 and 13 and I’ve always been home with them no matter how many times I’ve tried to go to work outside the home. Quilting keeps me able to at least feel like I’m contributing to our household, while keeping the TV off during the daytime, if you know what I mean ;) I do a little of the craft show circut each year, have my shop on etay, and for 12 years have run an annual Christmas Open House. No idle time for this momma! And now that my girls are into
    yearbook, leadership, and basketball, it’s nice to have the option to apways take a little project along when I’m running them here and there. Win-win, right? Sorry, long answer!

    Hugs, Kimberly

  62. The fabulous Layne (A Gal Who) allegedly said:

    Thanks for this opportunity to win this book. It looks amazing! I am inspired by fabrics and photos and from an inner need to create!

  63. The fabulous Pokey allegedly said:

    Oh, this is a beautiful book, please add my name in the giveaway!

  64. The fabulous Hattie allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew by the people in my life and the beautiful fabrics that are available to play with. So much fun to create something pretty for someone I love!

  65. The fabulous Emillie allegedly said:

    Oh would really love to win!

  66. The fabulous Lori G. allegedly said:

    Thank you for being part of this BARI wonderful give away! I love your play on words with her name!

  67. The fabulous ~Kathleen allegedly said:

    Hi Happy! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful “I’m Inspired to Sew” Stash Books blog hop and drawing for a copy of Bari’s great book. It is so warm and inviting and I can’t wait to win a copy of her book from you! Thank you!

  68. The fabulous Lynn allegedly said:

    I am inspired to sew by so many things…loving to stitch has been a part of my life since I was 7 or 8 years old. I get inspiration from quilt guild meetings, magazines, blogs, fabrics, internet browsing and on and on. I think when you love a craft/art like I do quilting you get inspiration everywhere.

  69. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book…every sneak peek I’ve seen is amazing!

  70. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    Reading blogs and seeing pictures of beautiful handmade things, really inspires me to get sewing.

  71. The fabulous Cate allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew by the idea that I can get things exactly as I want them, which ready-made never is.

  72. The fabulous Brittany allegedly said:

    What a lovely book. I have always been inspired by photographs and nature. Then crazily I try to make the quilt as photo-realistic as possible. Thanks for the great giveaway. :-)

  73. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew when I see fabric I just have to have.

  74. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    The more I hear about this book, the more I want it!

  75. The fabulous WendyMT allegedly said:

    Reading your post for this awesome book tour I realized what really inspires me to sew, or be crafty…I really enjoy making things for other people which in turn makes them happy. I love knowing that what I make puts a smile on others’ faces. For me, that is the true inspiration. Corny, I know, but that’s me. :) Thank you for hosting this stop in the tour!! You and Bari are inspiration yourselves!!

  76. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  77. The fabulous nicole allegedly said:

    Sewing is my little get away world or therapy. Playing with a design a fabrics to create something unique leaves such a positve feeling behind and if it turns into a gift even better.

  78. The fabulous jessica allegedly said:

    I am inspired to sew by gorgeous fabrics, and purses! Also my sewing machine is turquoise..so it just makes me happy!

  79. The fabulous MollyP allegedly said:

    This book and all these lovely blogs inspire me to sew. Keep up the beautiful work, ladies!

  80. The fabulous Andrea allegedly said:

    This book looks amazing. I’m inspired to sew when I see things that others have created; whether it is sewing, knitting, crocheting, painting, etc. And I’m inspired to sew by my husband and daughters.

  81. The fabulous Mona allegedly said:

    Everything inspires me to sew. (I love to fondle fabrics and try not to hoard them!) I get fidgety and cranky when I can’t sew or create.

    I’m looking forward to seeing Bari’s new book - it looks delish! Thanks ladies for this awesome opportunity.

  82. The fabulous Teresa Felgueiras allegedly said:

    The book seems wonderful. I love the tea pot
    hot pad. Thank for the chance of wining.

  83. The fabulous jan allegedly said:

    the thing that inspires me to sew is all the fabulous fabric out there. I always want more.

  84. The fabulous Christine Gibbons allegedly said:

    I love Bari J’s new book. Would very much love to own it. I am inspired by all the wonderful blogs, patterns, books and fabric as well as the wonderful friendships I have make thru the years I have sewed and stitched.

  85. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    I am inspired to sew by all the creative tutorials and patterns - and I think - I could do that!

  86. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    The books looks awesome! I am inspired by things I see around me. Thanks for the chance!

  87. The fabulous Shannon allegedly said:

    What a gorgeous book! I’m feeling inspired already! :)

  88. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    I just love to sew so I don’t need much to get me to the sewing machine. I sure to get inspired by what I see on blogs though.

  89. The fabulous Bridget allegedly said:

    If anything I think I would probably drool my tea out of my mouth while paging through the book…it looks lovely.

  90. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    People like Bari J inspires me! The fabrics coming off the shelves now are drop dead gorgeous !!! Love Bari J’s style. So dreamy and feminine!

  91. The fabulous Tracy J allegedly said:

    This looks like a must have book!

  92. The fabulous Ladybug allegedly said:

    The book looks wonderful. but even more I can’t wait to see who other people take the projects she has put together and make them their own.

  93. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    I am so looking forward to seeing this book! It looks amazing and I just love her fabrics.

  94. The fabulous taliana allegedly said:

    The colors or patterns in a fabric…or a particular quilting pattern are what inspire me. I also like the sense of accomplishment when I have completed. :)

  95. The fabulous Sherry allegedly said:

    A girl can never have too many inspirational sewing books! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  96. The fabulous Ariane allegedly said:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. It looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win.

  97. The fabulous Nicky allegedly said:

    Love that cute teapot mat! I love my art deco tea cups and enjoy sharing a moment with friends drinking tea. Inspiration usually comes from gorgeous fabrics, the seasons, friends and even tea cups!

  98. The fabulous Ellen Ban allegedly said:

    Looks like a gorgeous book full of inspiration. Thanks for a chance to win my very own copy!

  99. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    Thanks for the review of the book and pictures with the cute teapot mat!

  100. The fabulous Susandr allegedly said:

    Love your site - this books looks inspiring - I would love to win it!

  101. The fabulous Laurel allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew when I see such cute things on blogs(like yours) When I see great color combinations i want to try them in a quilt! Thanks for your awesome blog.

  102. The fabulous Hayley allegedly said:

    I’m insired by gorgeous fabrics! When I see a fabric I can sometimes instantly see what I would like to make with it - I love that!!
    Thanks for the give-away!!!

  103. The fabulous Laura K allegedly said:

    My kids inspire me to sew. Most of what I sew is for them. I make clothes, quilts dolls, and doll clothes. I love seeing their eyes light up when they get something new that Mom made!

  104. The fabulous Vickie allegedly said:

    I am inspired by blogs and flickr, first and foremost, because they are ever changing, fresh and they flow with creativity. I gain knowledge from the directions and information in books. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe add to my inspirational books.

  105. The fabulous Tas allegedly said:

    Oh, I had never heard of Bari until this blog tour started. Her work is so happy and so gorgeous. I just need to be making something. Inspiration is in the details. I do get inspired by going through my fabrics and picking combinations. One of my favourite things to do.

  106. The fabulous wintu nancy allegedly said:

    I am not sure what inspires me to sew as at the moment I am kind of in a sewing funk. Maybe this book could change that!

  107. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    I am usually hit with inspiration to sew when I am miles away from all my sewing stuff. So I take pictures and hope they will reignite the spark when I return home.

  108. The fabulous Lisa C allegedly said:

    I just discoverd Bari’s blog and love her work & whimsy style. I’d love a copy of this book to re-create these treasures. Thanks for hosting.

  109. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    Thank you for this great book giveaway. I get inspired just reading your blog!!!

  110. The fabulous Robyn allegedly said:

    great giveaway!

  111. The fabulous Syd allegedly said:

    I came cross your site while visiting Moda’s Progressive Dinner. What fun that was. My daughter and I both love to quilt and sew together. Even her girls get in on all the fun!! Thanks for the opportunity with this great giveaway!!

  112. The fabulous Kim Walus allegedly said:

    Wow! Where have I been? I would love to be included in the giveaway drawing. Thanks! I love to sew and for me it’s like breathing. I just need to remember to breathe more often! lol.

  113. The fabulous Cerise allegedly said:

    Fabrics, textures, colors, and shapes inspire me to sew!

  114. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    What inspires me to sew? I look at the projects on the blogs and say..wow, I can do that! and I can and it makes me feel good!

  115. The fabulous evaemilie allegedly said:

    Looks like a really Lovely book!!
    I just got a batch of new fabric, which is inspiring to look at, and I’m eager to get started on some new projects ;)

  116. The fabulous Daisy allegedly said:

    Hi Monica

    I’m inspired to sew by sew (get it) many things…maybe a photo, a book of projects, to show how much I love my friends and family..sew many things

  117. The fabulous Ms Charlie allegedly said:

    I just enjoy the process of creating with fabric, to see how it’s appearance changes once it’s pieced into a quilt. The book looks beautiful and inspiring!!

  118. The fabulous Ellen allegedly said:

    What inspires me is while I am exercising, I think in colors and patterns. It is my euphoria!

  119. The fabulous Kelly Rachel allegedly said:

    Oh my, this is just darling. I would love some inspiration as cute as this! Thanks for the chance to win!

  120. The fabulous Victoria allegedly said:

    Since the world aroung here is all white and gray, color is what inspires me to hide away in my sewing studio. Let the colors roll! Love this book and love your oh-so-colorful blog.

  121. The fabulous Annie allegedly said:

    Everything inspires me to sew but especially quilting blogs. I just love to see what everyone is working on and then I get the bug to start something new. And I really don’t need to start anything new … I need to finish what I have already going!!

  122. The fabulous Bec Clarke allegedly said:

    Oh wow this book looks just amazing.

  123. The fabulous Sandra allegedly said:

    My daughters inspire me. . .them and pretty fabrics. . .and, well, just about everythign inspires me to sew. It is my stress-relief!

  124. The fabulous MoeWest allegedly said:

    What a gorgeous book! Beautiful fabric inspired me to sew something with it.

  125. The fabulous Christine M allegedly said:

    Can someone send me a cleaning fairy so that I can spend more time sewing! Just seeing the book makes me want to sew.

  126. The fabulous Cindy Rutledge allegedly said:

    Fabric, just love fabric. Especially when I am making something for someone I love.

  127. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    Whenever I lack inspiration, I spend some time browsing some of the beautiful, creative quilting and sewing blogs. There are so many!!

  128. The fabulous Emily allegedly said:

    I have started sewing to help deal with stress, and now I have some nephews on the way!

  129. The fabulous Jansie allegedly said:

    Super cute projects! Would love to win! My little nieces inspire me to sew. I love learning new things so I can sew beautiful clothes for them.

  130. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    My daughter and any new baby inspires me!

  131. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    I’m inspired by what people need or want to make their lives easier or homes prettier. I love engineering new products and working with lovely fabrics. I’m making a dog carrier now, and it’s quite the challenge!

  132. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I’d love to see more of this book, I feel like I am in a bit of a creativity rut right now! Thanks for the heads up on a cool new release!

  133. The fabulous ChickadeeQuilts allegedly said:

    How fab! I would love this!!!

  134. The fabulous Jean Carpenter allegedly said:

    I love Bari J’s designs. I can’t wait to see her book IRL.

  135. The fabulous Shannon H allegedly said:

    What a awesome looking book! My inspiration to sew are my girls. Pretty fabrics and creations of others also get me dreaming of what I want to make next :)

  136. The fabulous Giggle n Squeak allegedly said:

    The book looks wonderful! Colour usually inspires me.

  137. The fabulous Ina allegedly said:

    Fabric inspires me to make things. I see beautiful fabric and I MUST have it and I MUST sew something. ;0

  138. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    I was so glad to see your name on the list of this book’s stops. Somewhere along the way, I think we’ve become friends. :) Thanks for the giveaway.

  139. The fabulous Leslie Schmidt allegedly said:

    Love that peek into Bari’s book. How charming is that stuff! I get inspired to sew by the feeling that I have accomplished something with my life. I’ve always done hand work of some kind. I made bread every week by hand before my first baby was born(36 years ago today!) and often since then. I always say I have to justify my existence!
    Thanks Monica.

  140. The fabulous Kurt the Quilt Geek allegedly said:

    I normally get inspired by something simple: a certain fabric will spark an idea, a technique will pique my interest.

    That’s the best time for em to run with it!

  141. The fabulous Joyce Mitchell allegedly said:

    I was inspired to start sewing again by my youngest sister about 5 years ago. She wanted to do a Sister Round Robin. We (4 sisters) live in 4 different states, but we keep connected through our round robins & block exchanges. All the beautiful fabric out there keeps me motivated now.

  142. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    The book looks wonderful, love the bright colors. Thanks for the chance!

  143. The fabulous rosalee allegedly said:

    Hi Monica, just love your blog. I’m inspired to sew as it makes me feel part of a family - people who just *get* it. The process of idea, execution and the satisfaction of a task completed. Yay us.

  144. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    I am inspired by reading these blogs and seeing all the wonderful things people make.

  145. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    That project looks like fun. I love to “make stuff”, even tho I don’t do it enough lately. This book looks like something I need to have in my arsenal!! xox

  146. The fabulous WandaFish allegedly said:

    I have loved this blog tour and will definitely be buying a copy of Bari’s beautiful looking book if I’m not lucky enough to win one!
    Inspiration? Well I’ve gained a lot from you guys on this tour! It may sound corny but my mum and grandma who are no longer here and my gorgeous little girl are all my biggest and constant sources of inspiration :)

  147. The fabulous sharon allegedly said:

    I love bari J.’s embroidery and applique additions. I have been following both of your blogs for awhile.
    I think this book would help me with my fabric stash problem.

    thanks for the giveaway

  148. The fabulous Gale allegedly said:

    What cute projects!

  149. The fabulous Charliegirl allegedly said:

    I am inspired to sew everyday when I get online and surf blogs like yours that show beautifully made quilts! Thanks for your inspiration!

  150. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Lovely book! I look forward to seeing more of it. Your blog, by the way, exudes happiness in its design.

  151. The fabulous wendy allegedly said:

    That book looks absolutely fabulous and totally inspiring!!

  152. The fabulous Sherry J allegedly said:

    that book looks wonderful, i am inspired to sew by being creative and making things for others that make them happy.

  153. The fabulous Karen Linton allegedly said:

    Honestly, my inspiration is writing. I am a grantwriter and I find that if, when I have a bit of writer’s block, I do something else creative, but totally different (sewing, playing piano, etc), it totally opens up and the words flow.

    Hmm. Wonder if I can claim those sewing hours as work hours? lol

  154. The fabulous Mary F allegedly said:

    Reading peoples blogs inspires me, along with looking at others designs. Seeing how much people get done makes me want to get a move on! The book looks amazing!

  155. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    I would need to make that teapot hot pad the very first thing!!

  156. The fabulous robin allegedly said:

    I’d love to win that book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  157. The fabulous Sara allegedly said:

    I love seeing the projects on other people’s blogs. I think it’s great that there’s a whole sewing community out there!

  158. The fabulous Lynn M allegedly said:

    I love reading blogs, especially quilting blogs. There are so many talented quilters and they’re so generous with those talents. Thanks for the chance to win.

  159. The fabulous Allisa allegedly said:


    what an awesome book tour!

    Making things especially for someone else, usually my son, really inspires me to sew. I grew up with lots of handmade gifts & they are what I treasure most…I’d like to pass that along :)

  160. The fabulous Nancy B from Many LA allegedly said:

    I wish that I was more original - I can take an idea and change it around, but an original, no…

  161. The fabulous Billie K allegedly said:

    Would love to be entered to win the book.

    Billie in TX

  162. The fabulous Elaine McDermott allegedly said:

    Please enter me into the contest for the book. Absolutely lovely! ;)

  163. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    This book looks like ya need to sit down with a cup of tea the minute it gets in your hands….

  164. The fabulous Susan Hahaj allegedly said:

    I’m so hoping I’ll win this book! It would be a creative score! Thanks for the giveaway! Suzie

  165. The fabulous molly allegedly said:

    delighted to enter. thank you for the chance.


  166. The fabulous Sandi allegedly said:

    Count me in for this giveaway. Love the possiblities it could inspire me with.

  167. The fabulous Susan M allegedly said:

    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win

  168. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    Would love to win this fun book! Beautiful!!!

  169. The fabulous Tabitha allegedly said:

    Oh, the projects truly look inspiring and nice and Springy!

  170. The fabulous Kimberly Schafer allegedly said:

    I recently got back into sewing and I’ve already amassed an incredible stack of fabric scraps. I’ve fallen in love with your blog (in fact it’s featured on my Best Sewing Blogs Ever lens at Squidoo) and I’m looking forward to using up those scraps to create a bunch of cute quilts, wall hangings, and those adorable mini totes!

  171. The fabulous LindaSonia allegedly said:

    I’m inspired to sew when I want things that I can’t afford - LOL!!

  172. The fabulous MoniCue allegedly said:

    Beau-TEA-Ful! Tea-themed projects inspire me to sew…as does felted wool, my boxes of vintage fabric scraps from my deceased grandmother and the keep-it-real for kids projects of Amanda Soule.

  173. The fabulous pat S allegedly said:

    Bari’s book looks great! thanks for the chance to win a copy. I get inspired by seeing other’s creations but especially by new fabrics!

  174. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Monica…you constantly inspire me!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

  175. The fabulous Carolyn Howland allegedly said:

    I am inspired by all the amazing creations that I find on the web through the different blogs. I find that I can get lost for hours following links.

  176. The fabulous Isabelle allegedly said:

    what a great giveaway, I would love that book! great blog

  177. The fabulous spontaneousthreads allegedly said:

    I am inspired when my teenage son asks me to make something- it’s usually just warm flannel jammies, but they are made with love.

  178. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  179. The fabulous Pattij allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book! Lots of great ideas!

  180. The fabulous dawn allegedly said:

    What creative projects in the book. Thanks for a chance to win!

  181. The fabulous sharon from farm and fru fru allegedly said:

    it looks fabulous and would be a joy to use!

  182. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    Oh…that tea cozy and little tea cup mat would be just the thing for me to make for a dear friend who is re-couping from an accident. And maybe one for me too! This book looks fabulous.

  183. The fabulous Debbie B allegedly said:

    How cute! I’d love to win.

  184. The fabulous DianeH allegedly said:

    Thanks so much for a chance.

  185. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    Such eye candy. What a beautiful book.

  186. The fabulous Sunnybec allegedly said:

    Hiya, think I have entered this in time, but not sure with the time difference between us. Thanks for a chance to win.

  187. The fabulous Margaret M allegedly said:

    Hey, I just made a tea cozy last week. I’ll bet there’s something in the book I’d like to make to go with it!

  188. The fabulous stephanie allegedly said:

    You’re right, these are too cute! I love a project that doesn’t take too long and makes you smile every time you look at it!

  189. The fabulous Aneta allegedly said:

    Love to sew and love to make treats for my friends ! Sewing makes me HAPPY ! :)

  190. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I am always inspired by the amazing creativity of the peoples who’s blogs I follow (here’s lookin’ at you kid).

  191. The fabulous Judith Blinkenberg allegedly said:

    I’ve become inspired as I have grown older. I have started teaching my 2 granddaughters and my daughter in law to sew, even taking them some of my fabric. I find life so worthwhile at 62, more time to quilt, make bags, and home dec. projects, I want to hurry and do it all. Thank you for a chance to get to know you.

  192. The fabulous nurse payne allegedly said:

    oops am I too late??? Hopefully not

  193. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    It looks like a great book. I’d love a chance to be inspired by it!

  194. The fabulous Terri allegedly said:

    I love the tea cozy and mat. Very cute! Makes me want to have a tea as well.

  195. The fabulous Erin allegedly said:

    Inspiration? I couldn’t even tell you! I’m inspired by everything! My brain runs on some kind of ‘artsy’ setting. I walk around taking beautiful photos of the world around me in my mind, I make my own music videos with the songs on the radio, I see people’s clothes, change them a little and make a whole new outfit in my head. It’s a real shame I can’t funnel ideas from my brain directly to my sewing machine because that would be MUCH easier! I’m inspired by everything. Every color, every person, every shop window, every restaurant, every…thing. My brain runs on art and I love it. I can’t imagine any other way!

Farting around with needle & thread and then blogging about it.

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