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March 17th, 2011

Why is it that every time March 17th rolls around, all I want to do is verbally accost strangers with a: “It’s manly, yes… but I like it too” and “Always after me Lucky Charms - they’re magically delicious!“?  I guess it’s my way of punching people who aren’t wearing green.

This year my good friend Pat Sloan has made it easier for me to expand my verbal répertoire with a copy of her Tour Ireland With Pat Sloan book from Leisure Arts.

It’s more than a quilt book - it’s a beautiful tour of Ireland.  Pat makes you feel like you’re actually there, and gives you a beautiful glimpse of Irish life and scenery (except that how dare she didn’t take you and left you stuck at home vacuuming and cleaning stale Cherrio’s out of cracks in your car’s seats). I’ve never been to Ireland - unless you count the one time when I was 12 and we stopped for refueling at Dublin’s airport… and Pat’s book is like going there without having to take a long flight!

Want a copy for yourself??  Hop on the Tour Ireland blog tour! Leisure Arts is generously going to give TWO lucky commenters each a copy of Tour Ireland With Pat Sloan from each one of the blogs on the tour:

Canton Village Quilt Works - Jackie Kunkel
Crazy Mom Quilts - Amanda Jean Nyberg
Happy Zombie - Monica Solorio-Snow
House of A La Mode - Heather Bostic
Leisure Arts - Cheryl Johnson
Let’s Sew! - Pat Sloan
Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts - Amy Lobsiger
Pam Kitty Morning - Pam Vieira-McGinnis

Please leave a comment by 11:59pm PST this Saturday, March 19th.  I’ll have random.org draw two names and announce the winners from my blog here on Sunday morning.  And by morning I mean around noon.

Edited in:
Apparently one is supposed to pinch - not punch. This is what happens when a post is drafted while watching Sons of Anarchy.

The winners!
Pat will announce all the winners from all the blogs - on to her blog early this week. Keep an eye on Pat’s blog!

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248 Responses

  1. The fabulous simone allegedly said:

    Wouldn’t that be a lovely win!
    I loved my trip to Ireland many many years ago!

  2. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    I’ve been to England, and Scotland, but never Ireland. Would love to have a copy of this book so I can dream!

  3. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    So Miss Monica, I’m not wearing green today! Cuz…..I don’t want to! And I’m not Irish! I’m cracking up at the Irish Spring and Lucky Charms commercial you whipped up this am! Have a great one! And no crying in your green beer tonight!

  4. The fabulous Georgia allegedly said:

    I realy like your blog!you make so nice thinks!!Αm from Crete and my English is not so well but I will follow you!
    I think will be realy good if you put the google translate in a corner..Thats is an idea :)
    And i hope for the Ireland gurney!

  5. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I will top your pink hearts, yellow moons, orange stars, and green clovers with a McDonald’s Shamrock Shake! Happy St. Paddy’s Day Monica! xo

  6. The fabulous patricia allegedly said:

    Quilts and travel. What a wonderful combination! This looks like a wonderful book.

  7. The fabulous rebecca allegedly said:

    I would really enjoy a tour of Ireland by Pat Sloan. Can you say talented!!

  8. The fabulous pat sloan allegedly said:

    You are a WONDERFULLY GREEN Lassie today.. big smooches and good LUCK to all your readers!!! May the IRISH be with you!

  9. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Of course I’m wearing o green today! and cooking the corned beef but mostly drinking Guiness! Well not really since I;m driving 350 mi to Phoenix today. Top o the morning Monica!

  10. The fabulous DestinyLair allegedly said:

    I’d love to see what’s inside!!

  11. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Thank you, Monica and Pat, for the opportunity to tour Ireland via quilting - what a great combination!

    I, too, only saw Ireland during a stop at Dublin Airport - never saw so many shades of green as we were landing!

    I read somewhere that Lucky Charms were no longer to be manufactured. Can this really be true?

  12. The fabulous Sarah Z. allegedly said:

    This looks like a great win! Thanks for hosting this! I want to go to Ireland some day.

  13. The fabulous Jen (misspunkiepie) allegedly said:

    I own no green clothes. I guess I would be on the list to be punched. :) Thanks for the chance!

  14. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    I would love to check out this book, Pat’s patterns are so fun and frivolous. I hope to see a bit of Ireland someday; we’re too many generations on this side of the pond, with too little documentation, for me to find any family but it’s definitely dreamworthy territory.

  15. The fabulous Mimi allegedly said:

    Lucky Pat to have enjoyed Ireland but lucky for us that she is sharing her trip in a book!! Would love to win and pour through the pages and dream!! Thanks!

  16. The fabulous Hanna allegedly said:

    The book is out on the most perfect day!! I am green with envy and would love, love, love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity.

  17. The fabulous Carrie P. allegedly said:

    blog hops are fun. thanks for a chance to win one of Pat’s books. I just got to meet her this week when she came to our guild. Fun.
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

  18. The fabulous Mary W allegedly said:

    Would love to win this book. The pictures make you want to be there, the quilts make you want to make them all. A great day for the wearing of the Green!!

  19. The fabulous Karen a/k/a/ TheLazyQuilter allegedly said:

    Love the book! Seriously want to get my grubby paws on a copy.

    PS - I’m not even Irish, but the hubby is and any excuse for a yummy corned beef dinner is alright with me :)

  20. The fabulous Meri allegedly said:

    I’m excited about this book because I’m actually GOING to Ireland in May. I won’t tell you how long I’ve been waiting for this trip, but since high school!
    Thanks for a chance to win, Monica!

  21. The fabulous Ruth allegedly said:

    It looks like a great book and I would LOVE to win one.

  22. The fabulous Bridget Boyle allegedly said:

    I hope that I have the luck of the Irish on this one! Thanks for having this drawing, Monica.

  23. The fabulous mary allegedly said:

    Erin Go Bragh {Ireland Forever}!!!

  24. The fabulous nicole allegedly said:

    This book looks fabulous. I’d love to go to Ireland, but with 3 little ones under 5, I don’t see it in happening in the near future :)

  25. The fabulous Andra Gayle allegedly said:

    I would love to have this book. I have been thinking about it for awhile now.

  26. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    Go green! Michigan State!oops, I mean yay Irish!
    Either way, I am sure I would enjoy Pat’s book.

  27. The fabulous Lee Ann allegedly said:

    By the luck of the Irish I hope to win a copy of Pat’s book. What I have seen so far it would be an honor to win a copy. I will try and keep my green eye’s crossed in hope of winning :)

  28. The fabulous Kathie L allegedly said:

    Thanks for the reminder of those commercials of the past. I’d love to win this colorful book. Kathie L in Allentown

  29. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    No desire to visit Ireland, but as an elementary school teacher I’m wearing LOTS of green pinch preventers. I love the chubby sheep on the wallhanging!

  30. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    So, if I don’t win the book, we can use your copy to plan a trip for the SWs!

  31. The fabulous Lucy allegedly said:

    I’m in my green jammies and would DELIGHT in winning…please~

  32. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    Noon IS morning on Saturday, right? (Hmmm… I wish someone would explain that to my two year old…) Thanks!

  33. The fabulous Quilter Kathy allegedly said:

    I’m with you, diggin cheerios and smarties out of my car seats :( Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Ireland someday. Pat’s book is the next best thing. Maybe the luck of the irish will be with me today?!?!

  34. The fabulous Marcia Kosturock allegedly said:

    I love me some Lucky Charms! I would also love to go to Ireland.. it looks ever so lovely!

  35. The fabulous tree allegedly said:

    hope i’ve got the luck of the irish on this one!

  36. The fabulous Pat allegedly said:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope I’m a lucky winner :)

  37. The fabulous Marg allegedly said:

    I would love to go on a book tour of Ireland with Pat Sloan. She is my hero!

  38. The fabulous Sallie allegedly said:

    Thanks for hosting the tour - would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  39. The fabulous jessica allegedly said:

    Thank you for this chance to win Tour Ireland with Pat Sloan! This book is on my Wish List!

  40. The fabulous Michelle B allegedly said:

    Pat Sloan, quilting and Irish countryside all in one book? Fantastic. And now you’ve made me crave Lucky Charms LOL

  41. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    Ireland is a fabulous country - I’m visiting it again in July!

  42. The fabulous Deb A allegedly said:

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day and I’m wearing green! Thanks for the chance.

  43. The fabulous Hattie allegedly said:

    Ireland is definitely on my must-visit list. And not even just because of the beer! ;-)

  44. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    What a fabulous book. Love, love, love all the projects and the truly fabulous pictures of Ireland.

  45. The fabulous Holly allegedly said:

    I’ve been to Ireland, my favorite trip ever! Magical magical place.

  46. The fabulous Ladybug allegedly said:

    I would love to make the Irish chain quilt in this book.

  47. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    I’m planning a trip to Ireland in August and this book would be a great help in planning!

  48. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    I’m wearing green! I visited Ireland 6 years ago & dream of going back!It’s green- & fabulous!

  49. The fabulous krisgray allegedly said:

    All this talk of Ireland, I must pop The Quiet Man into the dvd player.

  50. The fabulous Rachel allegedly said:

    You’re so funny, Monica. I love the sound of an Irish accent. Last summer, my friend and I went to Dublin for a couple of days (we needed a vacation from our vacation in Paris). We made our taxi driver talk to us in Gaelic. Beautiful!

    I love Pat’s book. What wonderful projects and photos!

  51. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    I’ve been to Scotland but never Ireland. I wanna go! Or at least read the book and make the quilts.

  52. The fabulous sndy1 allegedly said:

    I would luv a copy of the book–thanks.

  53. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    Pat’s books and patterns are magically delicious. Hope to win a copy of her book.

  54. The fabulous Miss Jean allegedly said:

    Oh, my! A coffee table book, a travel book and a quilt book all rolled into one!

  55. The fabulous Tabitha O. allegedly said:

    thanks for that, will now be singing the lucky charms theme at work all night lol

  56. The fabulous kern allegedly said:

    I would like to go to Ireland someday! I like the sheep on the cover-the real ones and the quilted ones.

  57. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I’m gonna get my green on, so you won’t say something Irish at me! Sure, and we’re all Irish today. I’d love to have this book - looks just beautiful!

  58. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:


  59. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I love Ireland, it is such a beautiful country. My husband and I visited Ireland when we were dating. I can’t wait to go back some day.

  60. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I have my fingers crossed that I should be lucky enough to win such a lovely book.

  61. The fabulous Rhonda allegedly said:

    Pick me, Pick me…probably my only chance of ever touring Ireland.

  62. The fabulous Jacque allegedly said:

    I’m in the same boat with you….only time I ever have been there is when our plane stopped there for fuel! LOL
    Wonderful book - hope I can win!

  63. The fabulous sandra allegedly said:

    I would love to win one! I’ve been to Ireland and loved it!

  64. The fabulous Bailey allegedly said:

    I would love to tour Ireland, in a book for now, but in real life eventually!! Thanks for the chance!

  65. The fabulous Laura K allegedly said:

    Well my family is wearing green so I guess we don’t have to worry about getting beat down my a happy zombie! Thank you for the great giveaway.

  66. The fabulous AnnieO allegedly said:

    I’ve drooled over Pat’s book and love the quilt on the cover. The sheep are squealable! Having a bit o’the Irish in me, someday I hope to get there and see County Cork, where my great great grandparents were from. Thanks for the giveaway, Lassie!

  67. The fabulous Rachel Lynn allegedly said:

    Oh how I’d love to go back to Ireland now! But winning that book would be a good consolation prize!

  68. The fabulous Kate allegedly said:

    I would love to go to Ireland, but the book would be nice to have should I ever get there.

  69. The fabulous Janis T allegedly said:

    I would love to explore Ireland starting with Pat’s book!

  70. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    Thanks for the review of the book and congrats to Pat!

  71. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    Love the book! It’s beautiful and I sure hope I win it!

  72. The fabulous Gidget allegedly said:

    Looks like a wonderful book!
    Thank you!

  73. The fabulous Barb Colvin allegedly said:

    Have you thought of carrying a shillelagh? I’ve heard they are helpful when accosting strangers. LOL Thanks for helping Pat and Leisure Arts give away a lovely book :)

  74. The fabulous Beth allegedly said:

    It looks like a wonderful book - and I love Ireland - a beautiful country!

  75. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for celebrating St. Pat’s day with us! We had a great time with it all.
    Cheryl at Leisure Arts (aka the one in the hat on Pat’s blog…Note to self: Find and destroy photo. And then hat.)

  76. The fabulous Beth Friend allegedly said:

    Well, I love the book and sure would like to own a copy. It is a beautiful book.
    I just have one question….are you really supposed to clean up those stale Cherrios? OOOps .LOL

  77. The fabulous Cyndi allegedly said:

    Ha ha…had to laugh about your little ditty from the Irish Spring soap commercial…that’s what I was saying to my dog yesterday! Anyway…I would LOVE to win this book. I am of Irish descent and my hubby and I are planning a three-week trip to Ireland next year…it would be fabulous to have this as a “tour guide” of sorts. I’d also love to give several of those quilts a try! Thanks so much for the give away and the chance to win! Erin go Bragh!



  78. The fabulous LouAnn allegedly said:

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the chance to win!

  79. The fabulous Debbie Barnes allegedly said:

    Would love to win the book! May be my only chance to visit Ireland.

  80. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    I love everything Pat does

  81. The fabulous Heather O'Brien allegedly said:

    Top’o the morning to ya from snowy Kodiak! Hope you’re seeing a bit of green in Astoria today, we are snowed in. I’d love to visit Ireland someday…it’s on my list!

  82. The fabulous Ann allegedly said:

    Wow Pat looks like you had a great time on the Emerald Isle. It is a wonderful place. I would love to win a book but if I don’t I hope the winners enjoy it as much as I enjoy the ones I have.

  83. The fabulous Melody allegedly said:

    I would love to see Ireland. And wouldn’t it be lovely to see with a bunch of quilters and such a fun guide!

  84. The fabulous Delores allegedly said:

    Always wanted to Visit Ireland - this may be the closest I get. Would love to win!!

  85. The fabulous Jennifer Padden allegedly said:

    I’m ready to go to Ireland…just give me the time off and a few bucks and I’m there! Pat Sloan’s book has to be the next best thing.

  86. The fabulous Lisel Schwarzenbach allegedly said:

    Maybe I’ll get to go to Ireland by the book….. It looks so luscious and inviting! Happy St. Patty’s day…….

  87. The fabulous Sharon Hughson allegedly said:

    Hope I have the Irish luck and win that book!

  88. The fabulous Valerie Zulewski allegedly said:

    I’ve been to Ireland and it is wonderful to re-visit it with Pat’s book! Everyone needs a Shamrock quilt! Thank you for the chance to win!

  89. The fabulous Debby, Chester NY allegedly said:

    Ooooohhhh. I hope I have some luck of the Irish today and win this book. I’m not at all Irish, but then again, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. And I made Irish Soda bread for breakfast, so that has to count for something!

    Chester, NY

  90. The fabulous Rita Goshorn allegedly said:

    such a book! lotsa lovely green quilts!
    would dearly love to win one.

  91. The fabulous Catherine allegedly said:

    Erin Go Bragh! and the top o’ the morn ta ye. :-) OK, that’s about as Irish as I can get this afternoon.

    Aren’t Pat’s blog hops a riot? And her newest book from Leisure Arts is just so—-well, words fail me. (rare occurrence) I want this book and I’ll buy it if I have to but I’d prefer to win it. ***wink, wink***

  92. The fabulous Sunnymay allegedly said:

    England and Wales captured my heart years ago and now the hills of Ireland got to me. Thanks for another book on quilting to tempt me back to saving fabric for “someday” soon, I hope.

  93. The fabulous CindyB allegedly said:

    Love to travel…. love to quilt…. what’s better than a quilty trip to Ireland!!!

    Thanks, Leisure Arts, for publishing Pat’s books! Thanks to this fabulous blog for participating!!

  94. The fabulous Kathy C allegedly said:

    What a fun book. Part tour of Ireland and part FABULOUS quilts. Think this needs to be in my library.

  95. The fabulous 4dreamsr allegedly said:

    Would love to win Pat’s book. Part Irish here, but really don’t know anything bout country or traditions.

  96. The fabulous Jopsy allegedly said:

    I already Love reading your blog; but to have a giveaway too…an added bonus
    Cheers Jo

  97. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    Hey! I even used Irish Spring soap in the shower today!

  98. The fabulous cynthia allegedly said:

    What a cute blog! I do love Pat’s books, she doesn’t cheap-out on the photos!

  99. The fabulous RoseMary allegedly said:

    Love quilt with the sheep on it, just find out today what our first great grandchild will be, A BOY, would be perfect for a babyquilt.
    Thanks for being apart of Tour Ireland.

  100. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Ireland and quilts — who could ask for more?

  101. The fabulous Janet Hoonard allegedly said:

    O.K. so Cheerios and Lucky Charms and Ireland and a Book and no law suit since I Allegedley said. What more could you ask for?

  102. The fabulous Rhonda L Gillette allegedly said:

    Thank you for the chance to win one of these wonderful books. Ireland is just gorgeous.
    And I see several peeks at some projects I’d love to do in this book.:)

  103. The fabulous Marcia W. allegedly said:

    We don’t speak much about the bit of our ancestry that is Irish though we are having our traditional supper of corned beef tonight. It would be grand to own Pat’s new book! Thanks for hosting this stop on the blog tour and the giveaway.

  104. The fabulous lynn allegedly said:

    Ireland is on my to visit one day list, in the meanwhile I can read the book.

  105. The fabulous Pat V. allegedly said:

    Monica, you are too funny. I think I’d chose a trip to Ireland over the Cheerios too…

  106. The fabulous Marsha M allegedly said:

    What a tour of some new blogs and what a book. Can’t wait to have a look at it , I am already green with envy :)

  107. The fabulous Janet allegedly said:

    I’d love to go to Ireland and Pat Sloan’s book could transport me there…. Thanks for a chance to win.

  108. The fabulous Wanda allegedly said:

    Love your site and love the chance to win Pat’s book. I love this blog hop.

  109. The fabulous KarenInTucson allegedly said:

    I would love a copy of the book. I wear green and play Irish music all month and especially today.

  110. The fabulous Jen allegedly said:

    That sheep quilt is darling! I would love to win a copy. The difference between a pinch and a punch is proportional to how many Guinesses you’ve consumed :)

  111. The fabulous EG allegedly said:

    Pinch don’t punch!

  112. The fabulous Sivje allegedly said:

    No punching Monica. You are supposed to be step dancing and drinking Guiness! You see, I know this, as I was born and raised in the Emerald Empire, or at least the Oregon version of it.
    Come on over to my house and have some corned beef and soda bread tonight. YUM!

  113. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    There will be no pinching here today-I’m wearing my green.

  114. The fabulous Jill Warren allegedly said:

    I need this book. I am wearing green and will have broccoli for dinner.

  115. The fabulous Stacia allegedly said:

    I need to get my holiday on! I’ve been too busy sewing today to remember. There. I’ve just been pinched.

  116. The fabulous Alberta allegedly said:

    Hope the sheep didn’t mind having their photo taken with such a cute quilt! Love it!

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

    I’d love to win - and I’m so glad you didn’t punch anyone!

  118. The fabulous Norma allegedly said:

    you crack me up! I’ve always wanted to go to Ireland!

  119. The fabulous Judith Blinkenberg allegedly said:

    Ireland is where I would like to go someday…….winning the book would be so wonderful.

  120. The fabulous Kathy (QuiltMonkey) allegedly said:

    This book sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  121. The fabulous Charming's Mama allegedly said:

    Since she didn’t take me with her to Ireland, I guess I’ll settle for a copy of her book. Thanks

  122. The fabulous Wendy B allegedly said:

    aaahhh, to be sure, to be sure…..fiddle-dee-dee potatoes and all that’s green…..I didn’t know of the pinching nor punching tradition….perhaps I NEED the book to find all this out!!!! LOL
    thanks for the chance to win
    XX sugary hugs ‘O)

  123. The fabulous Julie Murphy allegedly said:

    I would love a chance to win the book. I could “travel” to Ireland every time I looked at it. It is my dream trip one day to actually go there!
    Julie M

  124. The fabulous Sinta Renee allegedly said:

    I’m only part Irish so I am only wearing a lil’ bit’ o’ green today:) and I did shower with Irish Spring/just for good measure! I would love to be entered to win:) Lucky of the Irish to you!

  125. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    Are you wearing GREEN today Zombie??? If not, that is a pinch…if you are wearing ORANGE, THAT is a punch!!! Looks like a cool book!

  126. The fabulous Karen K Pillette allegedly said:

    One is allowed to make that mistake while watching SONS!!! (Love that show … is that wrong … feels wrong)! Love your blog and thanks for this wonderful posting today!

  127. The fabulous maryc allegedly said:

    You can “punch” or “pinch” me - this book looks just that good. Thanks for the opportunity.

  128. The fabulous Bridgette allegedly said:

    My maiden name just happens to be Kennedy, can’t get more Irish than that:)
    I would love a visual tour!

  129. The fabulous Bobbie Schneider allegedly said:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. I’ll keep my Irish fingers crossed.

  130. The fabulous Jan Harmon allegedly said:

    I would love to win Pat’s book. And I’ll try not to spill Irish Coffee on it, Pat.

  131. The fabulous Sheryl allegedly said:

    Today is also my mom-in-law’s 90th birthday. So, here’s a Guinness toast to her, to St. Patrick and to Pat’s new book!

    Love your blog. And your fabrics.

  132. The fabulous Sharon Feigl allegedly said:

    Sounds wonderful Monica :)
    I thought the pinch and the punch were for the first of the month LOL
    Hugs, Sharon

  133. The fabulous Linda P. allegedly said:

    I love me some Lucky Charms!!! I’m hoping I have the luck with me - the book would be awesome!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  134. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    I never knew that about pinching someone not wearing green until today. You are the 2nd source for that tradition.

  135. The fabulous Silvia R allegedly said:

    Would love to win Pat’s book and remember good times in Ireland!!

  136. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    I’d love to see Ireland. The book looks gorgeous.

  137. The fabulous Mary C in WA allegedly said:

    I want to make the cute Lamb quilt on the cover, Please choose my name!!! You know Mary needs her little Lamb quilt.

  138. The fabulous janie ! allegedly said:

    Ohh, I hope the Luck of the Irish is with me !!

  139. The fabulous Evelene S allegedly said:

    I am Irish by marriage- so here’s to hoping my better half’s Irish luck is with me and I win this book. bimbi9 at verizon dot net

  140. The fabulous Gerry allegedly said:

    Finally got subscribed via Google Reader/Follow
    I’d love to win a copy of Pat’s book.
    While watching her two videos I saw a couple of wall hangings that I must make.
    They’ll be easy to do once I win a copy :*)

  141. The fabulous Beth T. allegedly said:

    I’d love to win this book. Our trip to Ireland remains one of my favorite memories. Thanks for the chance.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  142. The fabulous Janice M allegedly said:

    I’d love to have a tour of Ireland by reading Pat’s book. Someday I hope to visit there myself.

  143. The fabulous Birdena allegedly said:

    Thank you for this great opportunity to win this book.

  144. The fabulous Jan Richards allegedly said:

    Thanks for a chance to win such a fun book. Would love to travel to Ireland someday.

  145. The fabulous Kristin J allegedly said:

    Well, being half German, 1/4 Irish and 1/4 Mexican, I would say that I have all the makings in me for a wild party! Today I am superdeeduper Irish though. full of corned beef, cabbage, green beer, green clothes, green and white striped socks and even using green ink! Why not? (how many days till Cinco de Mayo??)

  146. The fabulous tina allegedly said:

    Winner Winner Leprechaun Dinner! :)

  147. The fabulous JoAnne allegedly said:

    Beautiful country, beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  148. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Pat’s book is beautiful and would be a great addition to my collection.

  149. The fabulous Carol in E TN allegedly said:

    Please enter me for the book giveaway!

  150. The fabulous Carlie allegedly said:

    What a great book..Pat and Ireland!!! I hope the luck of the Irish let’s me win one!

  151. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    What could be better than Ireland and quilts? :)
    Your blog is always a treat to read….makes me happy.

  152. The fabulous Clairellen allegedly said:

    Hey Monica, Your blog is so much fun; it’s great that Pat steered us to you! A copy of “Tour Ireland” would surely be welcomed, as our family began there. Pat’s beautiful book would allow me to make an heirloom quilt. Thanks so much!

  153. The fabulous Kristen S. allegedly said:

    I think the long flight would be worth it once you arrived in Ireland. But i too will have to settle for the pleasure of only touring through this book at the present.

  154. The fabulous Patty D allegedly said:

    happy st patty’s day. I’d love a chance to win!

  155. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    I love Ireland and it looks like I’m going to love this book too!

  156. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    What a grand idea, a blog hop, even better then a pub crawl.
    Sherri Kennedy

  157. The fabulous Judith Hogan allegedly said:

    Pat’s new book looks like a great way to see Ireland if you can’t be there in person. And no need to pinch me, cause I’m wearin’ green!

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

    So fun - quilts and traveling! I was just in Ireland last summer (for a conference - don’t be too jealous), but it was beautiful and GREEN!

  159. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    It’s a beautiful book with great quilt patterns.

  160. The fabulous daisy allegedly said:

    thanks Monica - if I can’t physically get to Ireland then a book tour is the next best thing - top of the morning to ya !

  161. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    This is a great blog hop! thank you for being part of it. This book looks great and I would dearly love to have one so I can dream about Ireland too!

  162. The fabulous quiltmom( anna) allegedly said:

    What a lovely book about a gorgeous country and quilt projects too- Oh what fun- I would love to be one of the winners of this book. All that wonderful scenery.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this great book.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  163. The fabulous Jeanne allegedly said:

    Would love to win Pat’s Ireland book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  164. The fabulous Em allegedly said:

    My grandfather has kissed the Blarney stone… I think it’s gross! His father was Irish… so he went to Ireland to meet up with some relatives he had only heard of, but had never met. I would love to have a copy of this book! The designs are wonderful and the photos make me want to move there!

  165. The fabulous Verity allegedly said:

    Wearing my green and hoping it will bring me luck so I can be the happy winner of Pat’s book.

  166. The fabulous Darlene B allegedly said:

    Would love to win this book in honor of St. Patrick’s Day (even though I’m not Irish!)

  167. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    Oh I’d love to go to Ireland but since that isn’t going to happen any time soon, I’d love to win Pat’s book! I did wear green today, ate corned beef, drank a Guiness…well I do all this often - I am married to an Irishman!

  168. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I’m wishin’ and hopin’ that I am the lucky lass that wins Pat Sloan’s book. It looks incredible. Happy St. Patty’s Day!!!!

  169. The fabulous Dianne allegedly said:

    A little bit of Heaven - that’s Ireland! And wouldn’t it be heavenly to win this book!

  170. The fabulous Jenny McH allegedly said:

    My husband & I plan to travel to Ireland, as his ancestors are from there. I would love to win the book. Thank you.

  171. The fabulous nurse payne allegedly said:

    Happy St Paddys Day to ya!!!! Please pick me I’ve never been to Ireland :( Love your Irish comments now don’t go around kissing any blarney stones!!! Nurse payne

  172. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Pat’s book looks so inspirational. I was in Ireland a couple of years ago, and it is just as green and beautiful as her photos show. I would love to win a copy of her book! Thanks for the opportunity!

  173. The fabulous Shirley in Canada allegedly said:

    Would love a chance to win one of Pat’s books and thank you for the invite to visit your blog!

  174. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Such a beautiful book. The photos are like you are there and the projects make you want to dig in your stash so if I should win one of Pat’s books I would be ready to start!

  175. The fabulous robin allegedly said:

    AAAAAAA, I forgot about Irish Spring soap! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  176. The fabulous Licet allegedly said:

    I hear that Ireland is gorgeous!

  177. The fabulous Pat in Washington allegedly said:

    You will have to trust me that I’m wearing green underwear because I’m NOT going to show you. We haven’t been properly introduced, have we? Sure would like to win the lovely lovely book…..

  178. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    Oh, you can POKE people on Facebook, so you can PUNCH me here and tell me I was lucky enough to win the Pat Sloan Tour book! I’ve *never* been over there but I hear it’s just beautiful!

  179. The fabulous Valerie allegedly said:

    Well I’d use all my lucky charms to help me win that beautiful new book from Pat Sloan. Hope I win!

  180. The fabulous Melanie allegedly said:

    On their own each item is wonderful, but Ireland and quilting together is just divine! Erin go bragh!

  181. The fabulous Shelley allegedly said:

    Pat Sloan Rocks!!
    Erin Go Braugh!!
    Can’t wait for my copy!!

  182. The fabulous Heather Rourke allegedly said:

    “Unsupervised and Armed with Scissors” - what a great - truly great - tag line! LOVE it!

    It must be so much fun to ‘work’ on this site, because it reflects the owner.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and your enthusiasm for Pat’s new book. What a treat to be able to enter for a draw on this one.

  183. The fabulous Liz Kisielewski allegedly said:

    Really, really hope that I win a copy of the book. It looks like so much fun.

  184. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Ok, so I should have been pinched today … ouch! I’m not Irish but sure would love to visit Ireland … and I’ll take it through pictures and quilts until I can make the trip in person! Thanks for the opportunity!

  185. The fabulous Carla allegedly said:

    Your blog cracks me up, especially the two ladies in the carts….looks like bumper cars. I want to go to Ireland tooo but am looking forward to making the quilts in this book first.

  186. The fabulous Ter'e allegedly said:

    Ah……………it’s in the wee hours in Florida. St. Paddy’s day is at rest for another year. I had a green margarita to celebrate. Actually, I had two - to be exact.
    I love the colorful cover of Pat’s book. Look at those fabulous hillsides and those precious sheep. My kind of book.
    I giggle as I HOPE to win.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!!!

  187. The fabulous Carol McNab allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  188. The fabulous Lisa England allegedly said:

    Love your blog! This book looks great. I hope to win it so I can read it cover to cover (never been to Ireland) and then give it to my aunt who has been to Ireland twice and thinks it’s the most fabulous place. Thanks for the chance.

  189. The fabulous loralie allegedly said:

    Sorry, green just isn’t my color.
    But this looks like a very fun book!

  190. The fabulous Yulia allegedly said:

    What a fabulous giveaway! The whole idea of touring and quilting in Ireland is fantastic! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

  191. The fabulous kathy harris allegedly said:

    the pictures in Pat’s book make me want to visit Ireland now. But I guess it would be almost as good to make one of the quilts in the book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  192. The fabulous ~Kathleen allegedly said:

    Yes, PINCH not punch! Take it easy, girl. What a great book and I would love to win one and then someday visit Ireland. Thanks for the chance to win!

  193. The fabulous Karen G allegedly said:

    Love the quilts in this book! Thanks for the fun!

  194. The fabulous Sue L. allegedly said:

    Enjoyed your blog! Love that these “hops” let me discover fun quilty sites like yours.
    I would love to win the book as well.

  195. The fabulous Joaanne D. allegedly said:

    Until I can go to Ireland myself this book looks like the next best thing. Plus it is about my favorite hobby quilting.

  196. The fabulous Sorcha girl allegedly said:

    Thanks for participating in the Irish blog hop by Pat Sloan.

    I love the projects you’ve posted to flicker! I truly enjoy Pat’s blog and the opportunity to win her new book. It’s fun to visit new blogs!

  197. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    You can pinch or punch me if I win this book :0)…….cause it looks “magically delicious”…….

    Happy Sewing

  198. The fabulous Linda R allegedly said:

    I’d love to win this book. It would make for a perfect gift to round out the trip to Ireland that my hubby and I will be taking later this year. Linda R

  199. The fabulous Leslie Sorenson allegedly said:

    Just the inspiration I need for an upcoming trip to Ireland in May.

  200. The fabulous sandy allegedly said:

    I would love to visit Ireland, but this book would be the next best thing! thanks for the chance to win. :)

  201. The fabulous Oriana allegedly said:

    My husband is Irish and has long wanted to us (me & our children) to Ireland to discover his roots. Having a taste of Ireland would work just as well. Thanks for this chance.

  202. The fabulous Judy G allegedly said:

    Very funny, I remember those slogans. Does that date me. Nah, I’m just getting wiser.
    Anyway, I always wanted to go to Ireland. Thanks for being part of the blog hop

  203. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    Lucky Charms! Love your blog. Need that taste of Ireland.

  204. The fabulous Sharrieboberry allegedly said:

    It is “punch” not “pinch” when you have two brothers. I don’t know why I wasn’t invited to Ireland on this trip. I’ll hold out for the next trip/quilt book. Will there be a drawing for that??

  205. The fabulous Amy C allegedly said:

    I could see where Sons of Anarchy would do that to you. LOL. Yes - How dare Pat leave us all at home…

  206. The fabulous Heather F allegedly said:

    ireland is where I long to go someday. It’s where my husband’s family is from and he and my two ltitle red-heads would be right at home. Hope to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

  207. The fabulous CathyC in Alberta allegedly said:

    Would have posted sooner..but the Jamieson’s Irish Whiskey kept me busy yesterday. My Granny (Mother’s side) was born in Belfast and other Gram’s parents were from County Cork. Then, first grandchild on either side (my oldest sister) was born on St Paddy’s Day…talk about the luck of the Irish in my heritage!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win your book.

  208. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    Hi Monica! I’m entering on both your and Pam’s blogs in the hopes of doubling my chances. :-) Looks like an awesome book! xo Jen

  209. The fabulous Mary Jean Price allegedly said:

    I love the color green so it was easy wear green on St.Pat’s. I would love to take a tour of Ireland with Pat’s book.

  210. The fabulous Cindy Smith allegedly said:

    Hey Monica!!! I love giveaways! :o) Thank you, my hero!! xoxo

  211. The fabulous Bec Clarke allegedly said:

    I love green but I totally forgot to wear it. I am 1/4 Irish and my 2yo was born on St Patrick’s day so life is good at this time of the year.

  212. The fabulous janine b allegedly said:

    with an irish accent “top of the morning to you!” and yes, of course i’d love to win!

  213. The fabulous Margaret M allegedly said:

    I would love to tour quilting Ireland from my armchair! Thanks for the opportunity.

  214. The fabulous Julie Averill allegedly said:

    I would love to win this book. It looks so interesting. Thanks

  215. The fabulous Stacie allegedly said:

    I am Irish my marriage, and would like to stay that way by winning, also its my half b-day,thanks.

  216. The fabulous Joyce allegedly said:

    Touring Ireland will have to come later. I’m looking forward to my first cruise and it is with Pat!

  217. The fabulous karen allegedly said:

    I would love to win this, I really would.

  218. The fabulous Frances allegedly said:

    What fun it would be to win this book from you. And what a hard decision about which Irish quilt to choose next.

  219. The fabulous Allison allegedly said:

    Quilts & Ireland? sounds like a good book to me :)

  220. The fabulous Kasi allegedly said:

    A friend, who is all Swedish, spent the day playing leprechaun, sprinkling green glitter and confetti all over her kid’s rooms, backing shamrock shaped cookies, cooking up some cornbeef and cabbage, and popping open cans of Guiness for her husband. I, on the other hand, who am 7/8th Irish, wore red and served enchiladas.

    Clearly I need to reconnect with my heritage. Please pick me!

  221. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    Hope you don’t have a guinness hangover today! I’d love to add to my love of Ireland with Pat’s book - thanks for the giveaway.

  222. The fabulous star allegedly said:

    A quilt tour through Ireland sounds divine. Until then, winning this book would be really nice!

  223. The fabulous Syd allegedly said:

    I’d love to go to Ireland someday. Wish, wish. Pat never fails with any of her books, I’m sure this will be wonderful!!

  224. The fabulous Sara allegedly said:

    I’ve never been to Ireland - and this would be my way of seeing it - with Pat Sloan…

  225. The fabulous Nicole allegedly said:

    LOL - punching would make the holiday that much more interesting wouldn’t it?
    Never been to Ireland, it is on the must do list, partly waiting for the kids to be a wee little bit older……thanks for the giveaway!

  226. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    What a fabulous book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  227. The fabulous Jill allegedly said:

    Count me in please. It looks great.

  228. The fabulous Cassie allegedly said:

    I love how auto correcting spellers do things… lol Punch. :) Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  229. The fabulous Rose Hunter allegedly said:

    Love all of Pat’s books and this one looks like it could be a favorite.

  230. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    That book looks magically delicious! (We all know Pat is magical..)

  231. The fabulous Helle allegedly said:

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance!

  232. The fabulous Osagebluffquilter allegedly said:

    What a beautiful book! Keep me in mind for the winner!

  233. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    Oh, what a beautiful book–would love to win and experience some of Ireland!

  234. The fabulous Maureen allegedly said:

    My Mom was born in Ireland, and would love this book in her memory.

  235. The fabulous TheaM allegedly said:

    I’m so relieved that you were not out punching innocent non-green wearers! lol

    love the chance to win Pat’s book - I’m just a wee bit Irish the other 364 days of the year!

  236. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    A tour of Ireland from my recoverying bed isn’t as great as the real thing but I’d take!

  237. The fabulous DebrafromMD allegedly said:

    I wore my green so I was safe from the pinching and punching.

  238. The fabulous KatieB allegedly said:

    Lovely blog design! Thanks for a chance to win Pat’s wonderful book!

  239. The fabulous JudyGo allegedly said:

    Love the blog! Love to win the book!

  240. The fabulous Bev Silvestre allegedly said:

    It is such fun visiting all the blogs and seeing the comments on Pat’s book.

  241. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Would love to win this!!

  242. The fabulous Deb allegedly said:

    I didn’t wear green, but we did have a GREEN dessert: a lemon chess pie with green meringue. Very springy!

  243. The fabulous Polly allegedly said:

    Monica, what a lovely givaway! Thank you for the chance to win!! I hope the Luck O’ The Irish is with me!! My Irish Eyes are smilin’!! :-)

  244. The fabulous Ruebarb allegedly said:

    Around here it’s “Slap someone …” Is that better or worse than “punch”? Either way, I wore green and had an Irish Coffee. Now for a little Irish luck …

  245. The fabulous Sara P allegedly said:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a fun book - would be great to make something for my Irish inlaws. Love your blog!

  246. The fabulous SuzK allegedly said:

    I’m not commenting for the book - I have it already (and love it), I’m commenting because I’m still laughing out loud at your “punching” comment…which some days sounds like a better idea than pinching. I should have been punched last year, and I’m surprised my grandparents did rise from the grave and do it…I wore an orange dress to work - totally vegged out. Needless to say, I got several comments from people who know I’m half Irish (Ma and Pa were both born there!)

  247. The fabulous Ruth Fidino allegedly said:

    Charming, simply charming.

  248. The fabulous Sinead Kenny allegedly said:

    I am from Ireland (Dublin) and just to let you know that I have made your Poochie Bags and my Daughter Maisie uses
    it to carry her Piano book to class. I am now going to make her a smaller long handled one to carry to the beach (with her Ipod) when we go to Spain, so a small piece of you in Ireland and soon in Spain!! Is brea liom do Blog!
    Le Gra

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