Elizabeth Hartman’s Practical Guide to Patchwork Tour Kickoff!

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I first “met” Elizabeth Hartman a few years ago after I had posted a “help wanted” on Craigslist. Elizabeth saw it and said, “I already have a job, but if you ever need a hand, let me know.” Well, who can resist a offer like that?! We were already fans of Elizabeth’s Oh, Fransson! blog, so it wasn’t long before I said, “you know, we need someone to write a monthly fabric focus tutorial.”  A deal was struck and Elizabeth ended up writing a dozen fabulous tutorials for us.  (Click here for the last one, which has links to all the others.)

Earlier this year Elizabeth joined our local Sewing Circle, so I’ve had the opportunity to get to know her in real life too. She is kind, generous, a bit of a goof (in the nicest sense, E). And AMAZINGLY TALENTED! As I’ve told her, I am very Mama-Hen proud of her and all she has accomplished, including the release of her new book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork (Stash Books.) I see a lot of sewing books come across my dining room table desk and I will tell you very honestly, this one is a must-have. It is organized, well-written, easy to follow and inspiring.

Practical Guide to Patchwork

Just a few of the things that I love about it:

  • It contains great information about choosing fabrics, including definitions of value, intensity, monochromatic schemes, analogous schemes and more. Real, practical advice you can use to achieve a look you love.
    choosing fabric
  • Easy-to-understand instructions and images for everything from cutting to piecing to quilting to binding. Even if you’ve never made a quilt in your life, you can get from point A to point Q(uilt!) with this book.
    A to Q
  • Beautiful, unique quilt designs that aren’t intimidating.
    Quilt Patterns
  • Every quilt pattern has an idea for the back!
    Quilt Back
  • Each pattern has images of a finished quilt, plus 2 alternate ideas with different fabric choices that almost make it look like completely different designs.
    Quilt Alternate Ideas
  • The graphics are plentiful, in color and clear.
    Quilt Graphics

It really is a wonderful book and I’m thrilled to have it on my shelf. Now is the perfect time to start writing your holiday wishlist, if you know what I’m sayin’. (And if you’re going to be at Quilt Market, Elizabeth will be signing books at 1pm in the Stash booth.)

3 things

To kick off the tour, we thought it would be fun to ask Elizabeth to tell us some things that you probably don’t know about her. We call it the “3 things” interview.

3 jobs you’ve held

  • Commercial Mortgage Closer
  • Marketing & PR Coordinator
  • Seamstress

3 things you loved as a child

  • The movie and soundtrack of Annie
  • Swimming
  • Making, building, drawing, and/or designing anything

3 most recent books

  • The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall by Anne Bronte
  • The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  • Design-it-Yourself Clothes by Cal Patch

3 favorite cookies

3 favorite fabric collections

  • Etsuko Furuya’s Echino collections for Kokka
  • Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solids
  • This isn’t really a collection, but a lot of the abstract, geometric, and large floral prints from Alexander Henry are among my all-time favorites.

3 favorite things you’ve sewn

  • Years ago, some friends and I dressed up as the people from Clue for Halloween and I used thrift store prom dresses, random craft supplies and tacky fabric to make Mrs. White, Mrs. Peacock and Miss Scarlet costumes. I wish I still had a photo of them, because it was amazing. We even carried around our weapons all night. (I was shocked by how easy it was to find a giant brass candlestick at Goodwill. They had, like, 20 of them!)
  • Also years ago, I made a quilt for my father that was a reproduction of the Periodic Table. It employed some really questionable supplies and construction techniques, but I love the concept and would love to remake it “the right way.”
  • Is it cheating if I say, collectively, all the quilts for my book?

3 places you want to visit

  • The Knittn Kitten (vintage fabric store) on Glisan
  • Tokyo (I went when I was 16, but I want to go as an adult.)
  • Anywhere in Europe, because I’ve never been

3 tips for quilters and wanna-be quilters

  • Making a quilt takes longer than many other sewing projects. Embrace this and take your time, completing each step at your own pace.
  • If you make a mistake, you can choose to take your work apart and start over, or you can choose to keep working and just try not to make the same mistake next time. What’s important is that you’re happy with your work, not that you’re meeting someone else’s arbitrary standards of quality. (Remember that you’re basically making a blanket. There are few things you can do to make a non-functional blanket!)
  • If you find yourself hating the project you’re working on, walk away for a couple of hours or a couple of days. A little distance can make a lot of problems disappear.

Thank you, Elizabeth!

Be sure to catch the rest of Elizabeth’s Blog Tour. There will be tons of great information and inspiration from Elizabeth, plus ten more chances to win the book!

October 28th – Ashley Newcomb – Film in the Fridge
October 29th – Rashida Coleman-Hale – I heart Linen
October 30th – Jacquie Gering – Tall Grass Prairie Studio
October 31st – Alissa Haight-Carlton – Handmade by Alissa
November 1st – Melissa Burt – Connecting Threads Blog
November 2nd – Rossie Hutchinson – R0ssie’s Blog
November 3rd – Amber Carrillo – One Shabby Chick
November 4th – Kim Kight – True Up
November 5th – Kathy Mack – Pink Chalk Studio
November 6th – Kathreen Ricketson – Whip Up

Now, for a chance to win your own copy of The Practical Guide to Patchwork, answer ONE of the “3 things” questions in the comments.

  • 3 jobs you’ve held
  • 3 things you loved as a child
  • 3 most recent books
  • 3 favorite cookies
  • 3 favorite fabric collections
  • 3 favorite things you’ve sewn
  • 3 places you want to visit
  • 3 tips for quilters and wanna-be quilters

Finally, Elizabeth has compiled a fat quarter pack inspired by the Kitchen Window Quilt in her book. Hop on over to that post for more details and a chance to win the 12 gorgeous fat quarters!

Kitchen Window Pack

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947 Responses to Elizabeth Hartman’s Practical Guide to Patchwork Tour Kickoff!

  1. Karin says:

    Wow….can’t wait to get the book….would love to win it!
    3 things i loved as a child:

    Laying on the floor in front of the old box fan and naping in my grandmothers house with NO A/C

    Eating Fresh picked strawberrys from our garden dipping them in sugar

    Wondering in the fields/woods and pretending i was a forest child

  2. Three favourite cookies…

    Chocolate Chip cookies

    Yummy…just like the book…please count me in :o)

  3. Liz says:

    i want to visit:

    1. ireland
    2. montreal
    3. new zealand

  4. gisele says:

    Places I want to visit: Tokyo, Vietnam and Germany. One day…

  5. Shannon says:

    3 things I have sewn:
    1. a lunch bag for my daughter
    2. a quilt for myself
    3. a church bag

    I hope I am not to late!

  6. j-j says:

    3 quilt tips, inspired by Elizabeth;
    choose and use fabric you love; there are no rules- some things may work better than others, but if it works for you do it; remember to be willing and imperfect is characterful.

  7. Elena says:

    Three favorite items sewn:

    1. baby quilt for my daughter
    2. stacking rings for my niece
    3. newborn outfit for my son

  8. Linda in PA says:

    Looks like a great book!
    Three most recent things I’ve sewn:
    1.A king size quilt for a wedding gift for our niece/god-daughter
    2.A camo water bottle cover for my husband to use when hunting
    3.Little treat totes for Halloween for my kids and grandkids

  9. Leandre says:

    Three jobs:
    * Race Director
    * Domestic Violence Advocate
    * Waitress

    And I loved them all!

  10. Courtney says:

    Three most recent things I’ve sewn:

    1. Makeup bags for the hostesses at my baby shower
    2. Baby quilt for my son, who’s due in six weeks!
    3. Nursing cover

  11. Ann Jones says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Your seminar at the Houston Quilt Market was great!!!!

  12. anne says:

    3 jobs

    1. Current and most important job of all being a mother
    2. Secretary
    3. Teachers Aid

  13. Three things I loved as a child:

    Reading Trixie Belden Mysteries and snacking on homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and my mom’s grape juice…

    Hanging our stockings on the kitchen chairs on Christmas Eve…

    Playing in the creek out in “The Lane” behind our farmhouse…

  14. 3 cookies i love
    chocolate chip
    sugar cookies.
    i could go on and on! thank you!

  15. Summer says:

    3 most recent books
    The Kitchen House
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

  16. Nita says:

    Thank you for hosting a fellow author, we need all the support we can get. I love the look of this book, and the approach you took for the tour. Three of my favorite things as a child were:

    Visiting my grandmother (who quilted) and cousin in Oklahoma

    Visiting my uncle in Hawaii


  17. Sammie says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    – Ireland
    – New York City (I can’t believe I’ve NEVER BEEN, even when I lived in New England!)
    – Madagascar

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. Sheetal says:

    my current 3 favorite fabric collections are Etsuko Furuya’s Echino,
    Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solids and Kaffe Fasset’s Spots.

  19. Krystal says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Video store clerk
    Movie house usher
    Dog Walker

  20. SheilaC says:

    Wonderful book, I would love a copy!

    3 jobs:

    Bank Teller
    Home Depot Cashier

    Thank you!


  21. Sharon says:

    3 favorite things you’ve sewn:
    for me?
    1-paddington bear coat with tag for my children’s halloween adventures..
    2-a wonky teacup wall quilt
    3-a 2 pc wt linen/baby blue pinstripe cuffed shirt w/ matching pants for my 1st born son =) darling! him & the suit 🙂

  22. Lissa says:

    What an interesting book! Thanks for the interview!
    Three things I loved as a child:
    Richard Scarry books (looking for the pickle in the picture especially)
    Full Skirts (with the ability to stand straight out if you spun around)
    Drawing princesses (I had to be careful about letting my school friends know I could draw, because once they knew it was all princesses, mermaids, and unicorns!)

  23. Carrie says:

    Oatmeal jam bars
    Chocolate dipped coconut maccaroons

  24. Stace says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    1. Snickerdoodle!
    2. Peanutbutter!
    3. Chocolate Chip!

  25. RP says:

    Chocolate chip
    almond lacies
    lemon shortbread


  26. Fran says:

    Awesome book !!!!
    3 favorite cookies:
    Chocolate Puddles
    World Peace Cookies
    Crunchy Dried Cranberry-Chocolate Chip Cookies
    ( Big time chocolate addiction ! )

  27. StudioCherie says:

    Lovely interview. Congratulations on the book.
    3 places I would love to visit:
    Israel – heading there on Wednesday!
    Cote D’Ivoire – with a friend who calls it home
    Australia – Like, for a year

  28. Lauranie says:

    Three FAVORITE jobs…

    working at Home Depot…learned so much!!
    Calibration Technician in the US Air Force…awesome independence
    Momma/wife/maker of all things crafty…never EXPECTED this life!

    Thank you for this chance!! Looking forward to the next couple of months’ INSPIRATION!! 🙂

  29. Barbara Cain says:

    Three tips for wanna be quilters:

    1. Start with a small project.
    2. Be as neat as you can be.
    3. Don’t give up.

  30. Melanie says:

    3 things I loved as a child are:
    – Chocolate
    – The Smurfs
    – My doll

  31. Carmen says:

    3 things i loved as a child
    1. playing postman
    2. my beloved teddy bear
    3. summer holidays

  32. Glenys says:

    I recently read Meg Cabot’s Missing You, When Lighting Strikes again and am reading Stargirl.

  33. Tanis says:

    My favorite 3 things that I have sewn are
    -a lap quilt with photo transfers of the great grandchildren for my grandma when she had to go into a wheelchair
    -a fleecy fire engine bathrobe for my 2 year old
    -a rag quilt for my 4 year old made of all of his old receiving and swaddling blankets
    thanks for this opportunity the book looks amazing!

  34. jenn says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    baggage handler
    ymca counselor

  35. Patty says:

    3 things I loved as a child

    1. playing at my grandmother’s home
    2. swimming with friends
    3. the days I didn’t have to watch my little sister

  36. nopinkhere says:

    3 jobs
    1. cleaner-upper in a bird and fish store
    2. insect dissector (lab assistant)
    3. editorial assistant

  37. Kelly says:

    3 places you want to visit:
    1. Egypt
    2. Ireland
    3. Russia

  38. evelyn o'brien says:

    3 books,,,The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    The Girl Who played with Fire
    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest

  39. Meikjn says:

    3 favorite things I have sewn:
    1. a very thick winter quilt it was a bit too small in the end but a fuzzy underneath blanket solved the problem. still pretty.
    2. purple spring dresses for my 3 girls
    3. really nice princess dress up dresses.

  40. Liz Deck says:

    Three jobs I have had:
    Public school teacher
    Children’s sewing teacher
    Landscape designer

  41. Brandi S. says:

    3 things I loved as a child
    1: my stuffed patchwork dog named Patches
    2: my Grandmother’s stories about her life
    3: the clothes that my Granny would sew for my sisters and I

  42. Mama24Monkeys says:

    3 things I loved as a child…
    my stuffed bear
    ice cream

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  43. Mama24Monkeys says:

    3 things I loved as a child…
    my stuffed bear
    ice cream

  44. Jerilyn says:

    Three jobs I’ve held –
    frame-shop employee
    Birkenstock saleswoman

  45. Jennie Tracy says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    Alabama – where my Gran is from

  46. Monica says:

    3 jobs I’ve had

    technical recruiter
    accounts payable drudge
    data analyst

  47. Jessica says:

    3 Favourite things I’ve sewn:

    a cape for my son
    a picnic blanket
    a quilt for my daughter (still in the works!)

  48. Arabella says:

    This book looks great!

    Three jobs I have held:

    1. Petrol pump attendant
    2. Forensic Scientist
    3. Private yacht chef


  49. Kristin says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:

    1. barista
    2. PR assistant
    3. Painter

  50. kimberly says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    – my Amy doll
    – reading
    – pretend play, with Little People, Barbies, etc.

  51. Dianne says:

    3 things I loved as a child
    making clothes for my dolls
    going to my grans on a friday afternoon
    Holdiays in Eastbourne

    Good luck to ELizabeth with the book, although I don’t think she needs any luck

  52. hannah says:

    3 favorite sewn items:

    a “free-hand” bubble skirt for my 3 month old daughter
    a baby quilt for my niece,
    a mermaiden from “Wee Wonderfuls” for my now 10 month old daughter.

  53. Pepe says:

    Three favorite things I’ve sewn:
    A reinder under the stars (designed and broidered by me, free pattern on my blog!)
    A bag for lonely socks, embrodered
    My first mini quilt with little animals embrodered
    (All visible on my blog…)

  54. Nicole says:

    3 places I’d love to visit


    I’d love to take the train across Canada

    Anywhere in Europe

    I am new to Quilting. Your book is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

  55. Meghan says:

    3 jobs: student, grad student, mama. oh yeah – and there were a couple of paying gigs in there somewhere, too, I think!

  56. Sherry J says:

    3 places I’d like to visit:
    Germany, Hawaii, and New York city. thanks. sherry J.

  57. Jennifer says:

    3 jobs:
    1. piano teacher
    2. library assistant
    3. choir director

  58. Colleen says:

    3 Jobs:
    meat cutter’s assistant
    flower picker
    music teacher
    The book looks great! I’m going to follow the tour around and hope I win a copy!

  59. Dawn says:

    i love how she said that when quilting you are basically making a blanket and that’s almost impossible to screw up. it makes quilting a lot less intimidating 😀
    three jobs i’ve had: word processor, a short stint doing roofing, exotic dancer.
    i’d really like to win this book!

  60. Jenniffier says:

    Three jobs

    College Finacial aid rep
    Coffee girl at book store

  61. Elizabeth says:

    I love, love, love Elizabeth’s work and her book looks terrific. Hope I win!

    3 favourite cookies?
    ginger chocolate chip (Martha Stewart, made with fresh AND ground ginger.)
    chocolate espresso snowcaps (Martha Stewart)
    oatmeal peanut (salted peanut) peanut-butter cookies (you guessed it…Martha)

  62. Mama Spark says:

    I would like to visit Australia, Ireland and Scotland. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. This book looks amazing!!

  63. Lauren says:

    3 places I want to visit are:
    Canada (in winter & summer)
    USA(where the Amish live) and
    France (to see it through different eyes than my 25 year old self did about thirty years ago).

  64. Dinisha says:

    3 jobs:
    1. Life Guard
    2. Maid
    3. Dietitian

  65. WestieSew says:

    Three places I want to visit:

  66. melanie says:

    Three jobs I’ve had ( of several!)
    1.working in a fabric shop
    2. working in a sailboat shop
    3. selling shoes
    and now, a teacher!

  67. Debbie says:

    3 jobs:

    Dept. store Christmas gift wrapper
    musician in a dinner theater band
    children’s librarian

  68. Amber Chieffe says:

    3 most recent books

    Life in the Spirit – A.W. Tozer
    At Home in Mitford – Jan Karon
    E.Z. Pre-Calculus – Barron’s (My least favorite to be sure! LOL)

  69. Sheila says:

    I’m gonna go with the 3 cookies:

    Chocolate Chip
    Molasses Cookies (The really chewy kind!)
    Oatmeal Raisin

  70. Anjanette says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:

    -corn detassler (my first ever paid job)
    -director of education for a bi-national student co-op organization
    -web developer

  71. Denise M. says:

    3 places I want to visit:

  72. Jeanne Durocher says:

    3 Favorite Cookies:

    1: Chocolate Chip
    2: Cocoons
    3: Pecan Sandies

  73. susanne says:

    Three things I’ve sewn:

    Kitty costume

  74. Jennifer says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:

    -Assembly line worker (Building Precor ellipticals. 10 hr days, standing the entire time, no A/C… gotta love summer jobs!)
    -Front Desk Receptionist (At a doctor’s office. Didn’t use my degree but probably my favorite paid job.)
    -Science Show Demonstrator (yes, I got to throw balls of fire in the air!)

  75. Lynda says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Registered Nurse-dialysis
    waitress at a lodge in Port Elgin
    call centre representative for the Stratford Shakespeare Theatre

  76. Deborah L says:

    What a wonderful book!

    3 Jobs I’ve held

    Construction Electrician (My “real” occupation back in the day)
    Air Ship (Blimp)Factory Worker (very short term job!)
    NASA Space Suit Sewist Trainee (Another very short term stint at the same company that makes the dergibles)

  77. Colleen says:

    I love Elizabeth’s work!!! So glad she has written a book.
    3 jobs I have held
    retail sales
    camp counselor

  78. Evelyn says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    – McDonalds
    – Telephone operator at JCPenney
    – Software engineer!

    I’ve spent way too long reading everyone else’s responses. 🙂

  79. Betsy M says:

    Three jobs I’ve held. .
    1) Gardener
    2) Florist
    3) Mom

  80. Kirsty says:

    3 things you loved as a child

    1. Christmas (still do)
    2. Going to the beach
    3. Cooking with my Mum

  81. Jennifer says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    New York City

  82. Paula says:

    three books:
    The Glass Castle
    La’s orchestra saves the world
    The particular sadness of lemon cake

  83. addie says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    1) Venice
    2) New Zealand
    3) Scotland

  84. Laura says:

    My 3 favorite things I’ve sewn:

    -My one quilt (lap-size)
    -A cute top in one marathon session with a friend
    -My sewing machine’s cover

  85. I would love the book!
    favorite things as a child
    1. being an identical twin
    2. sewing school clothes as a teen
    3. learning to knit and crochet

  86. MelodyJ says:

    Three jobs I’ve held.

    1)games at a theme park
    2)toy store sales
    3)clothes sales at Kmart

  87. DebbieKL says:

    3 jobs
    college mail room
    computer programmer!

  88. BFromM says:

    Three jobs
    1. Shoelace tier (really!)
    2. Nuclear engineer
    3. Development scientiest

  89. three tips for people like me, who fit into the category of wanna-be quilters (I have only tried simple square block quilting so far):

    1. use a template to cut your squares. Even just a hair off can make a big difference later (ask me how I nkow! ;))
    2. sew squares in blocks, not rows. If you sew them in long rows, you will guarantee that the seams will not match up (again, ask me how I know ;)). Seems faster to sew in rows, but it looks better to sew in blocks, and once you get the hang of it, it goes almost as fast as rows do! 🙂
    3. don’t try to put finish the binding by machine. You can attach it to the front by machine, but it look much better on the back when you hand sew it. I don’t know how many things I’ve made that look great on the front, but the back binding wasn’t caught all the way in the sewing machine seam. Those are the things I just don’t turn over. Ha!

    I think the greatest thing I’ve learned from quilting is that quicker is not better. There are a lot of corners I can cut in garment sewing, and the garment still looks OK. I just don’t find the same is true with quilting. I’ve found the slower I go in the process, the better the finished product is, and it makes me so proud when my stuff looks quality, it’s worth the extra effort!

  90. Licet says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    Worked in an orthodontist office

  91. Nicole says:

    I love her blog! 3 jobs I’ve had
    1. Waitress at a bowling alley
    2. Assistant manager at Spencer Gifts
    3. Enlisted USAF, Satellite Communications

  92. Moon says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    1) France. Paris. OUI.
    2) Scotland. My boyfriend looks dashing in a kilt!
    3) China. Would put some of my college language labs to use. Yi, er, san, si…

  93. Rosieq says:

    Three things I have sewn…

    1. The very first potholder I made–yellow and white diamonds and quilted in diamonds with a matching “hoop” apron.

    2. A beautiful Log Cabin quilt with over 80 log cabin stars in the border, and several sprinkled around on the main portion of the quilt. Done in Blues, Greens, yellows and rusts.

    3. This is stretching sewing, but my first knitting project–Mother Daughter Aran Knit sweaters, yellow…made in 1969–my very best knitting project to date!!!

  94. Crystal says:

    3 favourite things I’ve sewn:
    – a Christmas rag quilt for our daughter
    – a Pieces of Love rag quilt as a wedding gift
    – pyjamas for our grandchildren every Christmas

    And I love that book – I must find one for myself! Thanks for sharing.

  95. Tanja says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    Mecca – for pilgrimage is at the top of my list.

    Kulm and Ashley, North Dakota – I went as a teenager to these towns where my father and grandmother and great grandmother were born. I would like to take the family tour again.

    Torvik – the town in Norway where my ancestors are from.

  96. Michele says:

    Three books:
    Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter
    Stumbling on Happiness

  97. Larissa says:

    Fun! Three jobs (and I hold them now!):

    1. Lawyer
    2. Face painter
    3. Soapmaker

  98. kate C. says:

    Phone answering service worker (NOT telemarketing!)
    Graduate student – lab assistant
    College professor (biology)

  99. Donna says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1) Craft counselor at day camp
    2) Waitress at a summer resort in the Catskills (NY)
    3) Secretary for Student Government (college)

  100. Tamera says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:

    1. Ceramic Artist Apprentice with Gallery 37 in Chicago
    2. Waitress at an upscale Italian place…which I really loved doing.
    3. Teaching art in inner city Chicago…it got scary at times!

  101. Holly says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1) warehouse worker, replacing defective wheels on inline skates
    2) ice cream scooper
    3) Associated Press reporter

  102. Jessica C says:

    3 Jobs:

    Pet Store (cleaning cages and bagging birdseed)
    Client Manager

  103. Jessy says:

    3 Jobs I’ve Held:
    1. Assistant Manager of a shoe store
    2. Optometric Assistant
    3. Nanny

    The best of the list is a nanny, which is what I am currently doing. And I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. It’s awesome!

  104. Alllison says:

    Three Jobs I’ve Had –

    1. Kitchen Helper in a Mental Hospital
    2. Birthday Hostess at Chuck E. Cheese
    3. Construction Manager

  105. Amy says:

    3 jobs I have had:

    Daycare provider
    SSgt in the Air Force

  106. Wendy says:

    3 Things I loved as a child:


    horse crazy kid…what can I say.

  107. Kim says:

    I’ll go for books since I’ve been reading a lot lately:

    1.The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
    2.Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    3.The Notebook by Nick Sparks

  108. angela d. says:

    My three favorite cookies are gingersnaps, chocolate chip, and peanut butter. I do make a mean chocolate cherry chip cookie that would be my fourth!

  109. Jennyroo says:

    Three favourite cookies: chocolate chip (classic!), peanut butter blossoms, raspberry jam thumbprints (have to be made by my grandma!). YUM!

  110. Barb B says:

    Three jobs I have had:

    1. fish plant worker – I packed fish for a summer

    2. telemarketer for non profit organizations

    3. cosmetic salesgirl

    these are the worst jobs I have held. I really didn’t enjoy them and was so happy to move on to bigger and better things.

  111. Gretchen says:

    3 favorite cookies
    1. chocolate chip
    2. snickerdoodles
    3. molasses

  112. Anna says:

    3 recent books:

    Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie
    Off the Mangrove Coast by Louis L’Amour

  113. Francine says:

    Three favorite cookies
    chocolate chip
    oatmeal without raisins
    chocolate chip

  114. Lauren says:

    places i want to visit

    rome, japan, hawaii

  115. Jopsy says:

    3 Jobs I’ve held:
    Selling handbags & posh cards (15 years old)
    Selling old ladies handbags, matching tights & a pack of 3 pairs of tan tights for 99p!(16-17)
    Selling’seasonal’ wares at a big wholesalers whilst earing the most unattractive red A lines popper fastening up dress!!(16-21)

  116. Catherine says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    doctor’s receptionist
    admin assistant
    occupational therapist

  117. Carie says:

    3 jobs I’ve had
    School tour guide to prospective parents
    Selling ice cream on the beach

  118. Nanci Byers says:

    3 places I want to visit

    Ireland (during the Dublin Horse Show)
    New Zealand (anytime)
    lavender fields of France (while they are in bloom!)


  119. KylieC says:

    3 jobs I’ve held: 1.supermarket shelf-packer 2.Veterinarian 3.teacher. still doing the last 2, so very little time to sew (or do anything else but read blogs and books)

  120. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    3 tips for quilters/wannabe quilters

    1) Don’t be afraid to try – try your favorite colors together, favorite patterns, etc. You’d be surprised at how some combos work!

    2) There are no quilt police, so don’t be dismayed at points that don’t point, seams that don’t seam up, etc. Practice might not make perfect, but practice WILL make much better.

    3) Enjoy the journey along the way to the destination! Enjoy the different processes along the way to a finished quilt

  121. Addie says:

    3 things I’ve sewn:
    1. Handbags
    2. Camera strap covers
    3. King size quilt as a wedding gift

    This book looks very good!

  122. Jo Chu says:

    3 things I loved as a child
    -RC cola
    -Video Games
    -Saturday monring cartoons

  123. Rene' says:

    3 most recent books:
    Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
    Deliver us from evil by David Baldacci

  124. Eleanor says:

    The 3 most recent books are
    1. Amish Grace
    2. The Prodigal God
    3. The Count of Monte Cristo

  125. Elizabeth says:

    sewn favorites:
    * a mini-dress made of patchwork pyramids
    * my very first quilt
    * anything I can give away as gifts!

  126. Krista says:

    3 favorite cookies
    Chocolate Chip
    Peanut Butter Blossoms
    Sour Cream Cookies

  127. Sara says:

    The three places I want to visit are:
    1. Australia
    2. Italy
    3. England

  128. Kate says:

    So fun!

    Here are my 3 things – three places I would love to visit:
    1. Hawaii (hopefully taking a trip there soon)
    2. Australia and/or New Zealand
    3. South East Asia (Vietnam? Thailand?)

  129. Elise says:

    This is fun! Three places that I would LOVE to visit:
    1. Greece- I was in Athens for 2 days a few years ago and my husband and I would love to go back.
    2. Albania- My husband spent 10 years of his childhood there and I haven’t seen it. He would love to show me where he “grew up” and I would like to visit!
    3. Spain- I studied abroad in Northern Spain during college and from the day I left I’ve been dying to go back. 🙂

  130. Melissa says:

    Three things I’ve sewn:

    1.An apron for my best friend
    2. A few maternity skirts for me
    3. This year’s Halloween Costumes for my little ones

  131. Ann says:

    Wow, my three favorite cookies: (At least for today!)
    chocolate chip
    pecan sandies

  132. michelle says:

    as a child I loved:
    1.running through the fallen autumn leaves
    2.swimming in the river
    3.following my dad

  133. Sue Goodin says:

    The three favorite things I have sewn are
    1. quilt for one of my granddaughters that was just alternating blocks of pastel colors and baby footprint fabric. I hand quilted hearts in half the blocks and 14 pair of footprints in the remaining blocks (toes included – biggest toe was smaller than a pencil eraser) that’s 280 toes.
    2. a birthday wallhanging for my daughter who’s birthday is on Halloween. I had her 3 kids handprints for spiders and I quilted a spider web as the quilting.
    3. a quilt i made up when I bought my new machine and stayed with my mother. I had forgotten to bring along a pattern or material so I just made my own pattern up. She talked me out of the quilt and it graced her casket when she passed.

  134. Chris says:

    3 Favorite Things I’ve sewn:

    9-patch quilt made with every batik I owned (560 at the time)
    Mohair mini teddy-bear
    Humbug bag that I still use to hold my handwork supplies

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  135. delia says:

    3 things I loved as a child (and still do :))

    Fruit snacks
    Hello Kitty

  136. Lisa R. says:

    3 Places I Want to Visit

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  137. Bessiemae says:

    Three things I loved as a child: reading, almond roca, embroidery.

  138. 3 jobs I’ve had:

    real estate agent
    Super-Mom 😉

    I love Ohfransson stuff…..this book looks amazing.

  139. Gidget says:

    This book is now on my Christmas list!

    3 Things I loved as a child.
    Christmas at Gram & Gramps
    Laying on my back watching the clouds
    Sewing with my Mom.

  140. Amy says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1- worked in a shaved ice shack
    2- assembly line production making popsicles for my Dad.
    3- cake decorater

  141. Laura says:

    3 things I loved as a child..
    My gram
    and family Christmas celebrations

  142. Leah says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    going to the library
    Christmas morning
    my Cabbage Patch Kid

  143. Liz says:

    I loved reading about Elizabeth Hartman and I enjoyed the comments above too. Very diverse. As a child I enjoyed:

    1.reading anything and everything
    2.staying up late (still do)
    3.playing make believe with my gang of friends.

  144. Kathy says:

    3 things I loved as a child

    my mom’s cooking (and my mom!)

  145. Very excited about this book!
    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    -pajamas as a christmas present for my mom
    -a 2-headed monster costume
    -fred flintstone and pebbles costumes for my boyfriend and I

  146. Denise says:

    3 books I have recently read:
    A Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon
    Garden Spells Sarah Addison Allen
    ALice’s Tulips Sandra Dallas

  147. Paula says:

    Three places I want to visit:

    Denmark (esp. Legoland)

    Elizabeth’s book looks wonderful! I will be buying it if I don’t win it! Thank you for the giveaway!

  148. Michelle says:

    3 Things I Loved As a Child:

    1. Swing sets
    2. The smell of a new book (I still love this but getting a new book was such a treat as child as opposed to now when you can just stroll down the street to a bookstore.)
    3. The last day of school!

  149. Sara says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    New Zealand
    Paris, France
    Puerto Rico

  150. Krystina says:

    This is cool! Three things I loved as a child:

    I too loved the movie Annie. I am not proud to say that I broke one VCR tape from watching it too often.

    My school uniform. For some reason, I used to call it my “costume.” The uniform was seersucker, which looking back is really a-typical for a uniform, but it really kick-started my love of fabric!

    The beach… but for some reason, not the sand!

  151. Ramona Burke says:

    3 most recent books:
    The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
    I Wonder What’s Under
    (can you tell I have little ones? and that I need a grown-up book?)

  152. Kait says:

    3 Most Recent Books:
    – “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov (I have a soft spot for Russian literature)
    – “Cold Mountain” by Charles Frazier
    – “Narcissus and Goldmund” by Herman Hesse

  153. Kendra says:

    3 jobs:
    Ride & Show attendant at Universal Studios Florida (in High School)
    Mailroom (in college)
    Office Manager (post-college, pre-children)

  154. Lynne says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:

    -dry cleaners cashier
    -fabric store
    -donut baker

    Love the giveaway. Thanks

  155. Last 3 books I read:

    – Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design
    – Leaving Mother Lake
    – Pride & Prejudice (again)

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  156. Aubrey says:

    3 recent books:
    The Forgotten Garden and The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
    The Lemony Snicket Books (Ok, so that’s like 6 books)

  157. felicity says:

    Fun! The last three books I read are:
    1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins;
    2. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarré;
    3. Direct Red by Gabriel Weston.

  158. Shirley says:

    I have designed childrens clothes, worked as a 911 operator and also teach all grades at an Outdoor Education Centre, outside, every day of the school year in a cold climate.

  159. autumnesf says:

    3 most recent books:

    Twinkie Deconstructed
    Library: An unquiet history
    The Stone Diaries

  160. Melissa says:

    Elizabeth is my favorite quilt designer, and I’m so excited for this book. I have been anxiously awaiting the release date since she announced it.

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    inspector at a rubber manufacturing plant

  161. Keri says:

    I’ve put Elizabeth’s book on my Christmas list, but I would love to win one now!

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    -sports summer camp counselor
    -kennel worker
    -research laboratory technician

  162. KerryQ says:

    3 jobs:
    – chambermaid at a local B&B
    -bakery clerk (great bennies! Best brownies on earth!)
    – preschool special ed. Teacher

    Thanks Elizabeth! I even learned from you today. I love what you said about mistakes and choosing to rip them out or not repeat them. I am definitely the latter. I need to move on.

  163. Pam A says:

    3 fav cookies

    Oatmeal raisin
    Chocolate chip

  164. Rochelle says:

    Three favorite cookies is easy! I dream in cookies since our family has become gluten-free.

    home-made soft chocolate chip
    chocolate revel bars
    lemon bars

  165. Cindy says:

    Great interview and love the sound of this book. 3 places I would love to visit some day are Yellowstone, Hawaii & Ireland (wishful thinking). Maybe I should just pick 3 quilt shops instead. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great book.

  166. Kathryn says:

    three favourite things I have sewn:

    -A name book for my daughter
    -a duck hoodie for my daughter
    -a tree mini art quilt

  167. Cory says:

    Three Jobs I’ve held and enjoyed the most in no particular order:
    Library Shelver
    Financial Analyst for the Tax Commission
    Homemaker for one wonderful husband and two adorable kiddos

  168. Patrice says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    -hostess/waitress/dressed up as Chuck e. Cheese at Chuck e. Cheese’s (fun stuff 🙂
    -clerk in my college library
    -pharmacist (current)

    I love her quilts!!

  169. darci says:

    3 jobs i’ve had:
    -worked at the fabric store in high school and college breaks
    -1st job after college was in retail management for a classic womens retailer
    -current job is in technical design for a major, major, world famous. luxury goods fashion designer (i just made that sound way more fabulous than it actually is)

  170. April from SD says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    -Sandwich Artist
    -Hallmark employee
    -Hotel Front Desk Clerk

    I want to win!!!

  171. Rachel G. says:

    Three favorite things I’ve sewn:
    Fleece robe for my fiance’s little sister (favorite because it was worn so much and she wore it until it was WAY too small for her!)
    Quilted placemats for my mom (first real quilting project)
    Quitled tree skirt (still a WIP but made from a Sew Mama Sew tutorial!)

  172. Therese says:

    Oh I would realy love this book!! I am in the planning of my very first quilt.
    Three things I loved as a child:
    – down hill skiing in the Alpes
    – visiting my grandparents
    – reading good books

    In fact I still love all of this 😉

  173. Sophia says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:

    teaching assistant

  174. Stephanie says:

    3 things I loved as a child
    -Swimming & playing in the lake I lived on
    -Playing in trees, we had plenty in our area to choose from
    -Making any craft with my Mom. She always had fabulous idea & the projects were very memorable!

  175. Linda says:

    I have the names of 3 recent books right on the tip of my tongue: Last Night in Montreal by Emily St. John Mandel; Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin; and People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  176. Shannon says:

    3 Things I loved as a child:

    Playing with dolls
    Christmas at Gram’s

  177. Jen S. says:

    Fun questions!! So excited for Elizabeth’s new bok!
    3 places I want to visit:
    Paris! (I’ve always wanted to go)
    NYC (went years ago and would love to return)

  178. Lea says:

    My three jobs:

    library tech

    great giveaway.

  179. Denise in PA says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    – Paralegal (current)
    – Secretary for a Horseshoer’s Guild (before this I never even knew horseshoeing, or being a farrier, was a job having known nothing about horses at the time!)
    – A plant packer in a nursery (as in I put plants in pots – LOL!)

    Elizabeth’s book looks great!

  180. Stephanie says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    1.Barbie 🙂
    2. The smell of pound cake cooking
    3. Elvis Presley Movies on Sunday Afternoon

  181. Lisa LeBlanc says:

    3 favorite fabric collections:
    Bliss by Moda
    Neptune by Moda
    Folk Art Christmas by Moda (oldie but goodie!)

    Lisa in Texas

  182. Susan says:

    I love Elizabeths site and check it several times a day! I’m really looking forward to her new book. My 3 books I have just finished the trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl that kicked the Hornets Nest. Very good! I recommend them. 🙂

  183. Andrea says:

    3 Jobs I’ve held…

  184. Katie says:

    Wow! 3 Places I want to visit …

    1. The House on the Rock in Wisconsin (this place is seriously awesome!!!)
    2. Maine (reading all of those Stephen King books made me really, really want to visit)
    3. Ireland

  185. Thank you for the chance to win Elizabeth’s book!

    3 things I loved as a child…

    Making homemade ice cream at granddaddy’s and having to sit on the top while he turned the crank when it got almost made. The crank got really hard to turn and we grandchildren took turns sitting on a towel while he finished turning the cream. We all fought over who’s turn it was.

    Spending the night at granddaddy’s during the summer and enjoying grandma’s chocolate gravy and homemade biscuits in the mornings.

    Playing outside with my brother and sisters while mother made homemade yeast rolls in the kitchen. We could barely contain our excitement while we waited for her to stick her head out the door and holler “Rolls!”.

  186. Ashley Stephens says:

    I think I have one of the most eclectic three job answers: Security Guard (weird, I know), Marketing Clerk, and Accounting Technician.
    Love Elizabeth’s quilts!!

  187. JennS says:

    3 places to visit (from a biologist): Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Madagascar

  188. Em says:

    3 Places I want to visit:

    New York
    A Greek Island

  189. Cammie Heaston says:

    3 most recent books
    -Wuthering Heights
    -Cutting for Stone

  190. Rebecca says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    1. swimming
    2. friends
    3. eating anything I wanted to without gaining weight!

  191. Melani says:

    Three jobs:

    1. Clerk at a candy counter in a department store
    2. Accountant
    3. Mom (the hardest but the best!)

  192. montse says:

    3 places to visit: Japan, Kenia or Tanzania (or both!) and Australia

  193. Julie says:

    Three most recent books:

    The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Zemon Davis
    A Perfect Red by Amt Greenfield
    Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor

  194. Meghan says:

    My 3 favorite cookies:
    Peanut Butter
    Ginger Snaps

  195. Three favorite cookies!!

    Peanut butter- I make mine with crushed up corn flakes in them…yum!
    oatmeal chocolate chunk
    rhubarb cookies with cream cheese icing- a family favorite!

    I love talking cookies before breakfast 🙂

  196. Meagan says:

    3 places you want to visit:


    I love her quilts, they’re so beautiful!

  197. Linda says:

    Three places I want to visit…Europe, Europe, and Europe!

  198. Megan Taylor says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    Italy, who doesn’t
    Belize, for the snorkeling
    Egypt, I love the history there

  199. Megan L says:

    3 Things I Loved as a Child:

    – Books! Especially the Little House series.
    – Babies. My mom had a daycare in our home, and I was obsessed.
    – Mac and Cheese. Homemade. I didn’t have Kraft Mac and Cheese until I was a teenager.

    And now I’m looking at this list, and realizing nothing has changed at all!

  200. My 3 favorite cookies: Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and Peanut Butter

  201. Pam says:

    Ooooh, I’d love this book.

    Let’s see..
    Three jobs I’ve had
    Summer job at a papermill when I was a teen. Not fun and stinky.
    Ad layout person for a newspaper.
    Library Assistant.

  202. margie says:

    3 fabric fabric collections I love

    -Etsuko Furuya’s Echino collection
    -Anything Anna Maria Horner
    -EVERYTHING Amy Butler

    So many talented woman out there!

  203. Beatriz says:

    3 thing I have loved to sew:
    -a tilda angel for my daughter;
    -a quilt for my sister,
    -the cushions for my younger sister new apartment. I love Elizabeth’s blog and being a self-taught quilter, I have learned sooooo much from reading her…..

  204. Talin says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    Chicago, Amsterdam, and Berlin

  205. Lisa says:

    3 most recent books:

    A walk in the woods-Bill Bryson
    Medium Raw-Anthony Bourdain
    When you are engulfed in flames-David Sedaris

  206. Bryanna says:

    3 places I want to visit: Ireland (I can trace my family back to Ireland to around 1775), Egypt (I studied classical archaeology in undergrad), and Italy (yummmmm gelato!)

  207. susan says:

    three things i loved as a child: sea wees, hamburgers, ballet.

  208. tegan says:

    3 things i loved as a child:

    My moms sugar cookie dough
    Any jump rope
    A good tree to climb

  209. Beth T says:

    Three places to visit:

    New York City
    Washington, DC
    Galway, Ireland

    These are three of my favorite places, to which I want to return again and again.

    wordygirl at earthlink d0t net

  210. LeanneB says:

    I agree with the comments made so far. I love Elizabeth’s site, her gorgeous quilts and the step by step instructions with excellent photos have helped me out no end! I can’t wait to see her new book.

    Three Jobs I have had:
    1) Disney Store ‘Cast Member’ (Shop Assistant)
    2) Timeshare Sales Representative in Portugal, Europe
    3) Environmental Charity Officer

  211. Erin says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    – tall ship sailor
    – middle school teacher
    – pattern packer

  212. Three jobs….
    Sprint Communications

    Great book!!

  213. Baukje says:

    My three favorite cookies:
    1 cheese cake
    2 peanut pie
    3 carrot cake

    I love to win this book!! As a novice quilter I think I rally need it.

  214. Jeanie says:

    Loved as a child;

    My family
    Books, books, books
    Sewing anything…dolls, animals, clothes….

  215. 3 places to visit:

    Italy (going in the Spring!)
    Africa, on a safari
    Napa Valley b/c I’m kind of a wino 🙂

  216. kyishia says:

    3 Jobs I’ve Held:
    1. Waitress
    2. Sales clerk at Limited Too
    3. Auditor

  217. Sydney Simon says:

    Three fave things I have sewn:

    1) Finished a quilt my great, great grandmother started (and put away) in the 1930s
    2) the Chuppah for my wedding
    3) A big lovely Queen-sized quilt for me and my husband

    I’d love to add to that list with quilt ideas from this book. Fingers crossed!

  218. WandaFish says:

    This book looks a definite ‘must have’ – can’t wait for it to arrive in the UK.

    3 things I loved as a child:
    crafting with my Grandma!

  219. Alice R. says:

    These responses are so much fun to read! Three jobs: worked in a fabric store as a teen, worked as an aide to disabled school kids, worked as an occupational health nurse for police officers, firefighters and sheriff officers.

  220. mariarrosa says:

    I’m writing from Spain. Thank you very much for the giveaway.

    Three places I want to visit:

    – New York.
    – Japan.
    – Sweden.

  221. Brigette says:

    Three Places I want to visit (but probably won’t 🙁
    1. New Zealand – and do some of the great treks
    2. The Alps
    3. Brazil

  222. Catherine says:

    Oh this is a fun thing to do, 3 places I would love to visit ( because I love to travel are: Japan,Canada and South America.

  223. Donna says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:

    * worked at a dry cleaner’s
    * dog-walker (loved!!)
    * customer service at a furniture store

    The book looks lovely – whoever wins will be sure to enjoy it.

  224. Susan says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn-A flannel quilt for my dear Dad’s 90th birthday. I loved knowing it kept him warm in his last days. 2. A black velvet suit with fake fur collar and cuffs. I always felt well dressed when I wore it! 3. My latest quilt – Alexander Henry fabrics MAGICALLY quilted by Karen at Quilts on Bastings!

  225. marg says:

    3 things I loved as a child
    My teddy bear (black white and cute)
    my dog
    and my new baby sister

  226. Farscapegirl says:

    3 most recent books I’ve read:

    Bayou Moon – Ilona Andrews =(Love anything by this husband/wife team!)

    Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

    History’s Greatest Lies – William Weir

    great interview & contest!! TY for chance to win

  227. Kerry Leslie says:

    Three jobs I’ve held”
    – Legal Secretary
    – Landfill Supervisor
    – Acting Assistant Sentence Administrator
    How’s that for variety? lol

  228. Oooh I’m so excited about this book from the moment I first read about it!
    so 3 things I loved as a child:
    -Fantastic Five books by Enid Blyton (or maybe they were called differently in English)
    -Making my own newspapers
    -an odd sort of candy that involved licorice and a lemon-y powder. Sherbet something.

  229. Serena says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    – The Louvre in Paris
    – The Trevi Fountain in Rome
    – Tate Modern in London

  230. Melissa says:

    Ooh, I need this book!
    Ok, 3 jobs I’ve had:
    Portrait photographer
    Marketing coordinator
    Spa therapist

  231. Kathleen says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    – sitting outside eating icy cold popsicles on a hot summer night after the sun went down
    – catching fireflies in the country (the adults would let them go after we fell asleep)
    – being one of 5 kids – there was always someone to play with and something to do

  232. Yvonne says:

    The three things I really loved as a child:
    – horses, I have had my own Arabian Stallion
    – to play outside (also in the winter)
    – to create all kind of toys with fabrics, paper, etc.

  233. Tammy says:

    Three most recent books:

    1. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorrie….5 stars!!

    2. Howards End is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home by Susan Hill. I loved it, but I love books about reading and books.

    3. A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore. O.k. I’m cheating listing this because I’m not quite finished but I think it may be my favorite book this year so I had to get it in 🙂

  234. Jill B says:

    3 jobs – I’ve been a tour guide (including Ghost Tours), a Physics Teacher, and Project Management Consultant.

  235. Alana says:

    Three most recent books:
    Child of Mine by Ellyn Satter
    Republic of Tea by Mel Ziegler
    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

  236. karen says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    my newest quilt- using bee blocks
    the quilt I made for my friend Sue
    the dinosaur Halloween costume I made 10+ years ago that all 3 kids wore, as well as my friend’s kids

  237. Leslie Williams says:

    Three Places I want to Visit

    Southern France

  238. How fun! Thank you, Elizabeth!! I love your blog, and your book looks amazing, as well. 🙂

    I am definitely going to share the 3 places I would love to visit. The first one is Switzerland, because I am half Swiss, as are both my parents. I have always loved everything “Swiss”. The second place I would love to visit is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia because I recently got my scuba certification. And the third place I would love to visit is anywhere my kids live!

  239. alisha says:

    3 favorite cookies: chocolate chip, snickerdoodles, and vanillekipferl.

  240. Molly says:

    my all time favorite reads:)

    Someone at a Distance by Dorothy Whipple
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

    and this book looks amazing!

  241. Susie says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    – Reykjavik, Iceland
    – Kosice, Slovakia
    – Palermo, Sicily

    The first two to run a half-marathon with my husband and also the second two to visit where my family is from 🙂

  242. janet in jackson says:

    3 Jobs I’ve held!

    1) Whitewater Rafting Company Manager

    2) Wine Store Manager

    3) Diaper Service Owner

  243. Tessa says:

    Three things I’ve sewn:
    -a peacock costume complete with movable tail
    -a case for my sweetie’s Irish bodhran, or hand drum, lined in ninja turtle print
    -a free motion quilted pillow-case, made at Modern Domestic with Elizabeth’s lovely guidance!

  244. Three most recent books:
    World Without End by Ken Follett
    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
    The Help

    I love Elizabeth’s quilts!

  245. Linda says:

    Three jobs I’ve held are:
    -Junior Clerk for the County of San Diego (long, long ago)
    -Slot Machine Maker in Las Vegas (not quite as long ago)
    -Administrative Assistant for the last 10 years in Imperial Beach, CA (following 16 years in billing at same place)
    -Actually 4, including being a mommy for the last 45 years!

  246. Debbie says:

    3 places I really want to visit
    New York

  247. Emily S says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:

    1. Photography intern at Saturday night live
    2. Director of the slide library in the art history dept @ Hope College
    3. Preschool Photographer

  248. traci says:

    3 jobs i’ve had…

    1. junior keeper at the folsom children’s zoo in lincoln, ne
    2. backpacking counselor at cheley colorado camps
    3. beer slinger at the red river opry in tempe, arizona

  249. Linda says:

    Three most recent – good! – books read: 1) “The Help;” “The Historian;” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” I recommend all of them!

    Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

  250. Erin says:

    This book looks great!
    3 favorite cookies:
    Ginger molasses
    Oatmeal Raisin

  251. Tamie says:

    3 Jobs I Have Had:

    1. Intern Architect
    2. Church Secretary/ Administrator
    3. The person who processes the picture orders from Shriner’s Conventions.

  252. Alicia Jacobs says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    chocolate chip classic
    peanut butter
    iced sugar cookie

  253. Wendy says:

    Loved the interview format! Three places I want to visit:


  254. SewLindaAnn says:

    3 Favorite fabric collections: Authentic, Midwest Modern (both), Full Bloom.

  255. Lexi Lucas says:

    Oh boy! Elizabeth is a favourite!

    3 places I’d like to visit are:

    1. Elizabeths house.
    2. Quilt Market
    3. Sew Mama Sew’s fabric store.
    In no particular order….

  256. Heather says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    1. Barbies
    2. Books
    3. Things my Mom and Dad made. They made EVERYTHING.

  257. Valerie says:

    What a great give away! So much inspiration! When the scraps are all sewn, I pick up books. These are good ones:
    The Help
    97 Orchard Street
    Dog On It

    Thanks for the great give-away!

  258. Susan says:

    3 jobs:
    counter waitress at McDonalds
    registered dietitian
    school secretary

  259. Abby K says:

    Three things theme is a great idea! Here are my top 3 fav. cookies.

    1. Sugar
    2. Choc. chip with pecans
    3. Strawberry jelly drops

    Thank you for letting us have a chance at this awesome book!

  260. Kathy says:

    Three places I want to visit
    1. Yellowstone Park – never been but must be awesome
    2. Italy – food, wine, textiles . . . must be heaven
    3. Great Britain – been once but want to go back

  261. Laura says:

    3 things i loved as a child:
    1. Reading
    2. Soccer
    3. Counting

    I’ve been looking forward to the release of this book for months!

  262. Tegan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I also never miss Elizabeth’s blog. I can’t wait to peruse this book, and winning it would be wonderful!
    Places I’d like to visit (an abbreviated list):
    -Anywhere in Asia

  263. Melanie says:

    3 Favourite things I’ve sewn:

    * My current handbag
    * A teddy/blankie for my soon-to-be niece or nephew
    * My pincushion – AMH’s free Wildflower Pincushion pattern. Love it!

  264. Tonya says:

    Oh Fransson is one of my favorite blogs to read. I would love a copy of the Elizabeth’s new book.
    Three jobs I have held:
    1. Bagel Maker
    2. Disney Store Cast Member
    3. Systems Engineer

  265. Debra says:

    -Bagel Store Manager
    -Personal Assistant to a Quirky Executive
    -High School Math Teacher

  266. Susan Spiers says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. Hanky Panky quilt, made from 125 hankies I collected!
    2. Generations quilt, black & white baby pics of me, my daughter & granddaughter, sewn into blocks with quilted border.
    3. First Communion dress for my granddaughter, very vintage, lots of lace, ribbon, entredeaux & pintucks.

  267. Betsey says:

    looks like a lovely book!

    3 of the favorite things I have sewn:
    1. the twin quilt for my son
    2. a silk-lined wool double-breasted coat for me
    3. a bonnet for my daughter

  268. carrot cake says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    – drawing
    – visiting my dad at work, and riding around on a handtruck
    – the original Star Wars movie!

  269. Sam E. says:

    Love these answers!

    3 jobs I’ve had:

    – spam writer for online postage company (yes, I actually WROTE SPAM for a living)

    – English teacher in Japan

    – hostess at an upscale Greek restaurant

  270. Judy says:

    The last 3 books I’ve read:
    The Second Opinion – Michael Parker
    The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker
    The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker – both Leanna Hieber

    Thank you for the giveaway and congrats on a great book!

  271. Amy says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    -public works employee

  272. Kelly Sas says:

    I love Elizabeth and have some of her books/patterns. She is my fav and to have this book (possibly autographed) would be so wonderful! Three jobs: Receptionist at a nursing home, Veterans Benefits Rep at a college, Registered Nurse in L&D (my personal fav job)

  273. Marisa says:

    My three favorite cookies are:

    Chocolate Chip

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackles (It’s a peanut butter cookie encased in a chocolate cookie. It’s heavenly!)

    Sugar Cookies with Buttercream icing!

  274. Maggie Schmitz says:

    3 Jobs I’ve Had:

    Assistant bookkeeper for a tractor & farming implement dealership
    Middle/High School Science Teacher

  275. cori says:

    3 favorite sewing things: My daughter’s kindergarden clothes (30 years ago), my son’s Buffalo Bills quilts (he is on his second) and my grand daughter’s quilt

  276. cori says:

    3 favorite sewing things: My daughter’s kindergarden clothes (30 years ago), my son’s Buffalo Bills quilts (he is on his second) and my grand daughter’s quilt

  277. Emory says:

    Three things I loved as a child:

    1. My dog Omega
    2. The movie The Parent Trap (the original)
    3. Mashed potatoes

  278. Suzy says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    -Almond chocolate chip
    -coconut macaroons
    -raspberry thumbprints

  279. MissMary says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    1) Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps
    2) Oreos (classic)
    3) My best friend’s chocolate chip cookies with cranberries!

  280. Chrissy says:

    I would like to visit the Acropolis, Rome, and Ireland.

  281. Katie says:

    This book looks fabulous!! Great for a long winter’s project:)
    Three most recent books:

    1. Christy by Catherine Marshall
    2. Streams in the Desert
    3. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  282. Ileen says:

    3 Places I would like to visit…Italy to see art and architecture, Newfoundland Canada my birth place and the rain forests of Belize. Lets go!

  283. Katie says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    New York in the fall

    I’m dying over this book! It’s on my Christmas wish-list for sure!

  284. Mama Lusco says:

    3 jobs:
    Registered Nurse
    Farm hand

    My favorite job of all is being a mommy!

  285. Carolin says:

    3 jobs I held:

    Bartender at an Irish Pub (where I met my husband)
    Pediatric Nurse

  286. NicciP says:

    3 most recent books:

    Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen

    Trail of Crumbs, Kim Sunee

    The Girl Who Played With Fire, Steig Larsson

  287. danielle says:

    3 jobs:

    travel consultant
    veterinary nurse

    i know- random hey!

  288. I am lusting after this book! I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy. I love Elizabeth’s patterns!

    3 most recent books

    This one is easy, I’m a reviewer…lol

    1) The Demon In Me
    2) Something Wicked
    3) Motor City Fae

  289. Angela says:

    Sewing projects:
    1. Black tux for my son’s Junior Prom
    2. Caveman and dinosaur costumes
    3. Camo bride’s rehearsal dress

  290. Christine says:

    Three favorite cookies:

    Sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, gingersnaps. Yum.

    Better still would be winning the book!

  291. Laura says:

    Loved the interview!
    Places I’d love to visit….Europe, Hawaii (I’ve been, but loved it!), and the Carribean!

  292. Lindsey says:

    three favorite cookies
    -tagalongs from Girl Scouts Mmmm!
    -good old fashioned chocolate chip

  293. Michelle says:

    Three jobs I have held:
    – chemistry lab assistant- drawing blood!
    – special ed teacher
    – quilt store manager (boo, the economy)

  294. Jo Copeland says:

    Three things I loved as a child:

    Creating, crafting, designing
    Fresh Sunday bread
    Fishing with my Dad on our yearly camping trip

    Would love to win a copy of this book, it looks fabulous.

  295. Tina L. says:

    Three jobs I have done: Worked in a bakery, taught grade 1, and worked in a library. But my best job was having and raising 9 children.

  296. Maeve says:

    Three recent books: THREADS, The Basics and Beyond; The Complete Photo Guide to TEXTILE ART; THE JESUIT GUIDE to (Almost) Everything. All are great books!

  297. Katy says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:

    – running a printing press

    – principal violist in a professional symphony orchestra

    – writing the blog for said symphony

  298. Jmbowen says:

    3 jobs I have had:

    1. baker
    2. waitress
    3. doctor

  299. bess says:

    3 favorite fabric collections:

    “girl friday” by cosmo cricket
    “wonderland” by momo
    “verna” by kate spain

  300. Sarah Craig says:

    3 things I loved as a child (and still do!):
    The sound of mourning doves at my grandmother’s house early on a summer morning.
    Puppy breath.
    Flying with my dad.

  301. MoeWest says:

    Three places I would like to visit are Ireland, Italy and Australia.

  302. Christa says:

    My 3 favorite cookies:
    1. Chocolate chip
    2. Oatmeal
    3. Peanut butter

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  303. Ariane says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    -Caribean islands

    Thanks for the book giveaway!!!

  304. Malea says:

    There are so many places I want to go but these are at the very tip top of the list.

    First, the Pantheon in Rome. Again and again and again.
    Second, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
    Third, Kyoto, Japan and surrounding areas.

  305. Jackie says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    1: going to the library and reading
    2: the beach
    3: late nights

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  306. Lori says:

    3 jobs-
    balloon vender at festivals
    home health aid

  307. Jan O says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    British Columbia

    – Can’t wait to read “The Practical Guide to Patchwork.” Looks like a wonderful book to add to my collection! Thanks for the great give-away!

  308. Ginger says:

    3 jobs you’ve held:
    Accounts Payable/Receivable

  309. Patty Simmons says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    1. Delivery room scrub technician (soooooooo fun!)
    2. High school English teacher (soooooooooo rewarding!)
    3. Waitress (not sooooooooo fun or rewarding!)

  310. Chen says:

    3 places I would LOVE to visit?

  311. Kasey says:

    3 jobs:
    1. Sales associate at JoAnn Fabrics
    2. Christmas tree pruner on an evergreen plantation
    3. Barista

    And that’s the order of enjoyment for those three, too!

  312. Amanda says:

    Hmm, three favorite things I loved as a child?

    1- books!
    2- new crayons!
    3- paper!

    Amazingly, none of them have changed a bit!

  313. Vicki Harris says:

    Places I dream of visiting:

    The Greek Isles

  314. Carrie says:

    three things i loved as a child:

    easy bake ovens
    shrinky dinks

    Can’t wait to get this book! thx.

  315. Sandy says:

    Oh, I would DIE if I could get my hands on this book! So here it goes….
    3 places you want to visit: I want to go back to the Czech Republic to explore it on a not-backpackers budget, I want to go to Bora Bora, and I want to go to Australia….and about 100 other places too….

  316. Judy says:

    3 favorite craft books
    Print & Stamp Lab
    Image Transfer Workshop
    Stitch Alchemy
    Thanks for posting on Twitter.

  317. Larissa says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    Dropping maple tree seeds (helicopters) from someplace high
    Holidays at Grandma’s house
    Making up code names for the kids in my class

  318. Heather says:

    3 Places I’d love to visit
    -New Zealand
    -Outer space (okay that that’s probably never going to happen but it would be so cool to see all that stuff up close!_

  319. traceyjay says:

    3 things you loved as a child:
    – School: I was a true nerd
    – Camping (especially with friends)
    – Making things! (I used a lot of beads and puffy paints!) 🙂

  320. Angela Halfacre says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1. giftwrapper @ Ivey’s Department Store @ Christmas in 11th. grade.

    2. Filed and answered phone @ State highway Dept. while in college

    3. Early Childhood Teacher in same school district for 37 years

  321. Jessica Fernandez says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    1. M&M cookies – only make them once a year on Christmas Eve.
    2. My Mamaw’s peanut butter cookies – which I’ll never have again because I can’t find her recipe anywhere!
    3. Mamaw’s sugar cookies – light, fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth…ahh…so naughty but so good!

  322. Alaina says:

    3 books:
    Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (preparing for the movie, you know!)
    In Their Own Voices by Simon and Roorda

  323. michelle says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    -building massive cities with Legos
    -inventing games for me and my siblings to play
    -videotaping our games for laughs later in life

  324. Mary Jo says:

    Freedom, Johnathan Franzen
    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Doug Adams
    the Steig Larson books- the girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The girl who played with fire and the girl who kicked the hornets nest

    And I listened to most of these while I sew, knit, garden-but if I win this book , it will have my full attention !

  325. Dot says:

    3 jobs I have had: social worker in a girls’ reform school; junior high learning disabilities teacher; geriatric social worker. Job I currently have—parttime in a quilt shop (what a nice retirement activity)

  326. Angie says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    Executive Assistant
    Telephone Operator
    Office Manager

  327. mon ami says:

    Three favourite cookies:
    – Orangette’s Chocolate Chip Ginger Molasses Cookie
    – 101 Cookbook’s Nikki’s Healthy Cookie
    – Martha Stewart’s Rosemary & Walnut Shortbread

    Yum. Yum. Yum.

  328. Aniza says:

    3 tips for quilters and wanna-be quilters :

    – get motivations and inspirations from quilting bloggers. There are really a lot of great ones.

    – a simple pattern will always take less time to complete

    – MODA & Robert Kaufman precuts saves time

  329. Bec Clarke says:

    3 Books is so easy.
    1. Finding the Dream by Nora Roberts
    2. Sew Serrendipity
    3. Digital Expressions by Susan Tuttle.

  330. Jodie says:

    I love the three things interview! What a fun way to cover a wide variety of topics. And congratulations to Elizabeth on this amazing accomplishment – the book looks fantastic!

    The question that leaped out at me is three places I’d like to visit: Greece, Tuscany, and Atlantis.

  331. Peta says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    – teacher
    – counsellor
    – factory worker

  332. Micmacker says:

    Three things I loved when I was a kid:
    Swimming, and pretending to be mermaids with my sister
    Reading, and feeding my habit at the school and town libraries (love that library smell)
    Apples, and eating apples while reading

  333. Jyotsna says:

    3 places I’d love to visit

    Alice Springs & Uluru
    Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam

    Thanks, Elizabeth!

  334. Cathy says:

    3 favorite cookies – macaroons, mint chocolate chip, molasses

    I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of this book!

  335. KarrieLyne says:

    3 Most Recent Books:
    Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
    Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

  336. Laura V says:

    Three jobs that I have had that I loved:
    -swimming instructor
    -school teacher

  337. Kelsey Rose says:

    3 jobs you’ve held

    (1) Software Engineer
    (2) Software Engineering Intern
    (3) Residential Computing Consultant

  338. Jana says:

    I want to visit Jane Marple’s England,Chicago,and Alaska.

  339. Brenda says:

    I’ve boughten several of Elizabeth’s patterns and believe the book would be best suited on my book shelf!!!

    My favorite cookies:
    Pecan Krispies
    Iced Rollouts

  340. Susan says:

    3 things I loved as a child –

    The book “Harriet the Spy”
    Frequent weekends at the North Carolina coast
    climbing the big fir tree in our front yard

  341. laura says:

    3 places I’d love to visit:

  342. julie says:

    3 things I loved as child:

    1) pretending my dog could understand me and talk back to me
    2) receiving a postcard and letter from E. B. White
    3) playing in a large drainage ditch that was “my ocean”

  343. HopeTN says:

    The book looks great!
    3 places I want to visit: Alaska, Machu Picchu, Kenya

  344. Phoebe says:

    3 last books –
    1. Freedom – Jonathan Franzen
    2. Hunting and Gathering – Anna Gavalda
    3. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson

  345. Cindy says:

    3 favorite fabric collections (hard to choose)
    Modern Meadow
    Meadowsweet 1 & 2

  346. Gene Black says:

    Ah, 3 jobs I have had:

    1. Cook (first job at a pizza place – to this day I make GREAT Spaghetti.)

    2. Professional actor – It was my living and way of life for a period of time. (not one of the happier times in my life)

    3. Store Merchandiser (I love setting up a display!)

  347. My 3 favorite cookies-
    oatmeal chocolate chip
    chocolate crinkles
    pumpkin chocolate chip

  348. Staci says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    Swinging as high as the swing could go.
    Splashing in puddles
    The Teddy Bear my mother made for me.

    Eager to see your new book! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  349. Jen M says:

    3 favorite things I have sewn:
    My first 3 quilts which were all made this past year and they were all made using Elizabeth’s Mixtape pattern: one quilt for my twin sister and 2 for my newborn twin nieces!! Lots of twins in our family 🙂

  350. Jessica says:

    3 places I would LOVE to visit

  351. Amy C says:

    Three of my favorite things I’ve made over the years.

    My prom dress.
    A dress with pantaloons for my daughter when she was little. She was so cute in this outfit.
    My first quilt – My husband loves this quilt and uses it everyday.

  352. Fremont Judy says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    Chocolate chip
    Oatmeal raisin

  353. Lynne says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    my grand-mother’s pumpkin pie
    playing soccer

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  354. Three places I want to visit:
    Holy Land

  355. Amber says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    – Smurfs
    – Strawberries ‘n cream instant oatmeal
    – Nintendo

  356. jody says:

    Enjoyed the interview with Elizabeth – also love her blog! She’s very talented and creative!
    3 things I loved as a child:
    double dutch
    singing – air bands:)

    Thanks for the chance to win a great book!

  357. Tiffany says:

    Last three books:
    Invisible Stanley 🙂
    Princess Pigtoria and the Pea (Hilarious picture book, by the way)
    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    Ah, the life of a teacher!

  358. Sharon T. says:

    What a beautiful book. It’s going on my Christmas wish list!

    3 jobs…

    Gymnastics/Tumbling teacher
    Winery tasting room attendant
    Bartender at VFW

  359. Ingrid says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    1. China – It’s a dream of mine to see the Forbidden City and the Great Wall.
    2. Thailand – Will be going 2011!
    3. Peru – 2nd on my husband and my dream trip list is Macchu Picchu.

  360. Emily says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:

    – receptionist at a car dealership while in high school
    – dog washer at my dad’s vet clinic, also in high school
    – optometrist (eye doctor) currently!

  361. Alison says:

    It was fun to read all the comments!
    Last 3 books I’ve read…

    Same Kind of Different As Me
    A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
    I Will Carry You

  362. Mindy says:

    Three things I loved as a child are, reading especially how to books, swinging, and swimming.

  363. Ramona says:

    three favorite things I’ve sewn:
    my wedding dress
    my daughters first holy communion dress
    a easter gift which was a carrot with a zipper in it and tons of little bunnies that zipped inside of it.

  364. Nathalie says:

    3 jobs I have had:
    1. Engraver
    2. Kindergarten Teacher
    3. Culinary Arts Teacher

  365. Dana says:

    Three things I loved as a child: Roller Skating (still do), building things out of clay or paper mache, painting.

  366. Lindsey says:

    3 favourite things I’ve sewn:

    1 – My rainbow patchwork gypsy skirt – 7 tiers made of 5″ squares, each tier a different colour. The hem is 12metres+. It was a real labour of love and I wear it for belly dancing but also just to make me feel happy. :o)

    2 – Evie’s Heart Quilt – a quillow made for my daughter. My first full quilt pieced from scraps of her clothes. I was soooo pleased with it when it was finished and hope she treasures it always.

    3 – Chinese Coins Quilt made for my nephew after finding Elizabth’s blog and discovering the whole concept of modern quilts. I made him a quilt for a christening gift, with a sea and surf theme as his mum and dad are real surf nuts. It’s made from lots of blues(sea and sky) and beiges(sand) but sashed in bright red. Not at all ‘babyish’ so hopefully he’ll keep it for a long time too.

  367. Melanie Ham says:

    3 places to go:

  368. Sue says:

    3 jobs:
    swim instructor
    quilt shop salesperson
    computer programmer

  369. Rachel says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    Making dolls out of my dad’s old white t-shirts (and coloring them with markers)

    Riding bikes all over our town during the summer with my best friend (still after all these years)

    Rolling out sugar cookies with my mom (and getting to eat the dough!)

  370. Linda says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    1. Front desk clerk at a motel (my first job)
    2. Lawyer
    3. Teacher

  371. Erin says:

    3 things I loved as a child


    Wow! Throw in knitting and sewing and that would be an ideal day.

  372. jackie says:

    3 jobs
    teaching assistant in a summer migrant program in central Wisconsin
    washing surgical instruments outside the OR, my sister got the job for me
    Which lead to:
    the last 30 some years working as a RN in the float pool at a hospital, going from floor to floor where I’m needed. The last year I have been floated to hemodialysis

    I quilt like a mad woman on my days off!!!!!!!!!!!!

  373. Beverly says:

    working as a teachers aide/recess duty at our elementary school. LOVE IT!!

    working for my in-laws from hell…..HATED IT!!

    working as a secretary for a company that helped displaced workers…..LOVED IT!!

  374. Brandi says:

    3 places you want to visit-

    Disney World

    This book looks amazing!

  375. Jenny L says:

    3 fav things I’ve made:
    my son’s crib bedding (first ever designer fabric purchase for me 🙂
    my New Wave quilt using Modern Meadow fq’s
    jammy pants for myself

  376. Bridgid says:

    Fabulous interview theme and great giveaway – I can’t wait to see this book in real life!

    3 favourite things I’ve sewn:
    – A cherry and green queen size quilt for my best friend’s 40th birthday
    – Christmas stockings for my husband and I so we could re-visit childhood again
    – Denyse Schmidt’s Hop, Skip and Jump quilt in lots of orange and white.

  377. Munaiba says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Research scientist

  378. Dianne says:

    Hum…..I’ll go w/ the last 3 books, because I’ve been reading like crazy lately!

    The HIstorian- Elizabeth Kostova
    Harry Potter 4 – JK Rowling (I’ve been rereading all of them to keep myself from reading Book 7 and ruining the movie for me! lol)
    The Return of the King – JR Tolkin

  379. Linda L says:

    Three places I’d like to visit:
    Sweden (again)
    New Zealand

  380. Marilou says:

    Last three books read:
    ‘Any Human Heart’ by William Boyd
    ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte
    ‘The History of Love’ by Nicole Krauss

  381. Regina says:

    3 jobs:
    Software trainer
    Title Officer

  382. Ashley says:

    Oh! I am so excited about this book! I love Elizabeth’s quilting style and love admiring her handiwork.
    Three jobs I’ve held:
    1: Cashier at Ben Franklin Crafts (I’m surprised I ever made it home with a paycheck!)
    2: Cashier @ flower shop
    3: Front desk/greeter at a bed and breakfast
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  383. Victoria says:

    Three jobs I have held BESIDES wife, mother, caretaker, family historian, homemaker, chauffeuer for all things educational or medical or athletic:
    Food Pantry Administer
    Disabilities Advocate and Educator
    Preschool Teacher

  384. Kirsten says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    classic chocolate chip
    mint meltaways (chocolate cookie with an andes mint put on the top as soon as they come out of the oven – the best ever!)

  385. Julie in WA says:

    Three favorite cookies:
    1. Chocolate Chip
    2. Double chocolate chocolate chip
    3. Chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks and chips

  386. Kelly says:

    This is fantastic! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Three things I loved as a child:
    Reading (especially sneaking off somewhere to read and avoid chores).
    Riding my bike – I would do so for hours on our farm track.
    Family vacations at the beach – we would swim ’til we were prunes!

  387. delitealex says:

    3 places I’d like to visit

    1. Japan
    2. Brazil
    3. England

  388. alli b says:

    3 places i’d love to visit:
    Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Liverpool, England
    All of which I’ve lived in & would love to go back to visit!
    Thanks for the great interview & giveaway.


  389. meg says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    pretending to be a minstrel
    eating shrimp

  390. Alicia says:

    Three things I loved as a child–
    –our big backyard tree
    –The Wizard of Oz
    –The Bobbsey Twin books

  391. Sue says:

    Three places I want to visit
    Italy – the history and culture are fascinating.
    USA actually Houston Quilt market to see all the wonderful stuff months before it arrives in Oz
    Japan just because!

  392. lynn says:

    3 things I loved as a child: The Sound of Music, buttercups and sundaes from High diary store in the little yellow platic cup with the tiny plastic spoon and extra hot fudge.

  393. Kristin says:

    3 jobs i’ve held
    Book conservator
    project manager environmental
    grocery store cashier

  394. Christine M says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    1. My teddy bear and I still have him although he’s lost all his fur!
    2. A pair of red shoes (pity I outgrew them!)
    3. Spending holidays with my auntie and spending hours sorting out her button collection.

  395. artbeth says:

    Last 3 books read:
    Christmas with Southern Living 2010
    Dreams That Won’t Let Go – Stacy Adams
    Silas Marner – George Eliot

  396. Lisa C says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:

    Patchwork pillow for my living room
    IPod cozy
    Tea wallet

  397. lisa says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    ** chemistry lab intern
    ** import/export trader assistant
    ** high school physics/chemistry teacher
    I hope I win!!! Looks like a rockin book!

  398. Alicia Vittal says:

    3 favorite things you’ve sewn

    !) My son’s “shark” costume for Halloween
    2) A pair of pants from a custom pattern made for me!
    3) A wool cape

  399. Samina says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    * selling tickets in the admissions window at Busch Gardens in Tampa in high school (my first “real” job)
    * Managing a doctors’ office
    * Working for myself! I’m a CPA

  400. dana says:

    3 things i loved as a child:

    a green velvet dress i owned when i was 5
    my ragdoll Jemima
    tinned raspberrys, (and lots of them!)

  401. Christine says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    oatmeal raisin
    chocolate cookies with rolos in the middle (recipe on Pillsbury.com)-These are awesome.

  402. Teresa says:

    3 Jobs I’ve had:

    1. Diesel Mechanic in The United States Marines
    2. Victoria’s Secret Salesperson
    3. Worked at a Brokerage Firm

    Pretty random…but all interesting.


  403. SewSofie says:

    Ive been following Elizabeth’s blog for awhile and love her work.

    Three places i’d love to visit:
    – Alaska
    – Japan (again because I love the people, culture and have recently discovered the existance of FABRIC TOWN!!)
    – Europe (yes all of it).

  404. Jacqueline says:

    Ahhh, travel…. three places I would love to visit.


  405. Ellen says:

    Talkeetna Alaska

    Bath England


  406. Anna Dorothy says:

    3 things loved as a child:

    – Climbing trees

    – Reading

    – Nancy Drew books

  407. Michelle says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    book store manager
    college newspaper editor
    chocolate/candy maker

    I just can’t say enough nice things about Elizabeth. Can’t wait to see this book, whether I’m lucky enough to win a copy or not. Yay, Elizabeth!

  408. Angelina says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    anzac biscuits!
    chocolate chip
    peanut butter


  409. Suzanne says:

    Last 3 books:

    1. History of Love
    2. The Magicians (I don’t recommend)
    3. Freedom

  410. dj says:

    3 things I’ve sewn:

    I learned to quilt from my great aunt, she taught me to quilt using a quilt top hand pieced by my great grandmother.

    My wedding dress.

    My groom’s sport coat for our wedding.

  411. Aunt LoLo says:

    Three things I loved as a child…
    1) Playing pretend, using anything I could find in the yard.
    2) The day my father gave me free reign in the kitchen. I was ten, and I made a cake. It ended up a buttery, crumbly pound cake. Heh.
    3) I was the second oldest of five, and was SO proud of myself when I could get a smile or a laugh out of one of my younger siblings!

  412. Amanda says:

    3 places I would like to go:

    1) Hawaii
    2) on a Cruise
    3) Switzerland (for some unknown reason I have always wanted to go the the Swiss Alps)

  413. Nina says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    1. Iceland (unvisited still although it’s supposed to be our honeymoon; we just celebrated our first anniversary, but money is really tight)
    2. Road trip in the U.S. (husband is American and I’ve never been there, want to see where he grew up, has family and friends, as well as the touristy stuff)
    3. Japan (it seems so different yet similar somehow, truly exciting both of us think)

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this contest! I’m a quilting newbie, but have fallen completely in love with the craft, and Elizabeth’s book seems gorgeous!

  414. Tamar says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    New Zealand
    Swaziland (Africa) – my grandparents were married there

  415. Sarah T says:

    3 favorite things you’ve sewn:
    1. monkey themed Christmas stocking
    2. Dragon stuffed animal
    3. My children’s hula clothes

  416. Jansie says:

    I love Elizabeth’s blog as well. Congrats on the book!
    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Party Planner
    Accounts Receivable Rep

    Kind of a varied resume..and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. I get bored easily. 😉

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  417. Meaghan says:

    3 things I loved as a child: snooping around my siblings’ rooms, swinging on the swings, and TGIF shows on ABC.

  418. Cindy says:

    3 jobs I have held, at least in recent years:

    church administrator
    sandwich maker at a lunch place
    office assistant at a Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

  419. Lynne says:

    Last three books read:
    – The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
    – Last Child in the Woods : Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv
    – The Lorax by Dr Seuss

  420. teresa says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    Walking to the library every week and coming home with a great stack of books and savoring the anticipation of what lay in store

    Pretending I lived in a Louisa Mae Alcott story or Little House on the Prarie

    Drawing and painting

    thank you for the fantastic giveaway! love elizabeth!!!

  421. Tarmy says:

    3 cookies!
    Lemon Snaps- Try the recipe From Oh Frannson! (They’re delightful Ãœ)
    Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
    Homemade Chocolate chip

  422. Dawn says:

    3 favorite things I have made:
    In 2007 I designed and sewed my daughters wedding dress
    The farm quilt my grandsons take naps under
    The throw my husband uses for his naps

  423. Kelly says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    Cinque Terre, Italy
    Dalmatian coast, Serbia
    Istanbul, Turkey

  424. Celia says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    -Green Peace door-to-door solicitor, (Grueling job, didn’t stay long there, though the money was surprisingly good!)


    -Dog daycare manager (Best and most fun job ever. Besides being a SAHM, of course.)

  425. AshleyMarie says:

    3 things you loved as a child:

    – The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    – George, my teddy bear from my first birthday
    – family dance parties in our living room

  426. Tiffany says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    * Nurse
    * Waitress
    * Babysitter

  427. Laura Reich says:

    3 recent books:
    The Glass Castle
    Half Broke Horses
    How to Make Your Children Mind Without Loosing Yours

  428. Cortney says:

    3 most recent books:
    My Booky Wook
    The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

    This book looks great, I’m sure it will end up in my library anyway if I don’t win!

  429. Deborah says:

    Last 3 books:
    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Girl who played with Fire
    Girl who kicked the Hornets Nest

    LOVED them….and the movies, too.

    Very excited about Elizabeth’s new book! Thanks for a quick look inside.

  430. Allison says:

    3 jobs you’ve held:
    Pizza phone girl
    Photo lab technician
    English teacher

  431. Kate F. says:

    3 jobs I’ve held…
    1. babysitter
    2. receptionist
    3. genetic counselor

  432. Manda says:

    3 most recent books

    Eat Pray Love
    Cross stitch
    The life of Bree tanner

  433. Andi says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    ski rental technician

    river raft guide


  434. Carrie says:

    Three jobs that I have had:

    1. 911 dispatcher (currently employed)
    2. Walmart Sales Associate
    3. Yosemite National Park, as a rooms keeper

  435. Erin says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1. Starbucks Barista
    2. Cake Decorator
    3. Bookstore Clerk

    These were my favorites of course.

  436. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    3 favorite things I have sewn:
    1. My oldest child’s first costume- A Skunk
    2. A Diaper bag
    3. A Dress Coat for my Son

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to find a fun project to use all of my scrap fabric!

  437. Karen C. says:

    The three favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. My baby’s christening dress
    2. My daughter’s halloween costume (I just finished it and she is so pleased, which makes me very happy)
    3. The window treatments in my bedroom

  438. Three places I want to visit:
    1-Disney world
    2- Australia

  439. Leslie says:

    1. An office inside a foundry. I had to wear a hard hat to work.

    2. A “crotch repairer” – Alteration and repair person for a dry cleaners.

    3. Work in a lab testing waste water.

  440. Caralee says:

    3 things I loved as a child

    summer vacation

  441. Maria says:

    3 Jobs:
    1) Corn detasseler (worst)
    2) Cereamic jewelry painter (best, for a high school kid!)
    3) Project Manager (longest)

    I can’t wait to check out Elizabeth’s book!!

  442. Brenda Stroud says:

    Three things I loved as a child:

    1. mashed potatoes
    2. baby dolls
    3. mini-sized anything

  443. Megan Hodge says:

    1. Library Assistant
    2. TA for a sociology class
    3. Hallmark sales associate

  444. Jen B says:

    Three places I’d like to go:
    New Zealand
    Washington state

  445. Erica says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    -Japan, all of it, please
    -Quilt market…reading about it in blogs, just isn’t enough…I want a sample spree and see all lovely fabrics and projects
    – Moscow

  446. kama says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1. RA in a freshman girls dorm
    2. Spanish teacher
    3. missionary to Mexico

  447. Genevieve says:

    3 things I loved as a child

    1. paper dolls
    2. my doll named june 6th. (named after my own birthday)
    3. window seats

  448. Brooks says:

    Have to really weed this one down but here we go!

    3 places I want to visit:

    1. Ireland
    2. Amalfi Coast in Italy
    3. Southern France

    Love her blog! It’s one of my daily blogs 🙂

  449. Firstly, I love all of Elizabeth’s work and am inspired by her blog daily. And secondly, I am also a cookie fanatic! Three faves are: chocolate chip (but NO nuts), Grammy’s chocolate cookies (recipe from Martha Stewart) and oatmeal jumbos with chopped peanuts and M&M’s.

  450. elizabeth says:

    I love ALL cookies, so picking 3 was hard…
    1. peppermint sugar pinwheels
    2. cow patties
    3. peanut butter w/ chocolate chips

  451. Deb says:

    I would SO love to win Elizabeth’s book!
    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1. secretary part-time for one year
    2. secretary (different company) for 9 years
    3. stay-at-home-mom and home school teacher

  452. Megan says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    oatmeal chocolate chip
    puffy sugar cookies (with icing, please)
    those ice cream sandwiches that use chocolate chip cookies as the “bread”

  453. Erica says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    chocolate cookies with chocolate chips
    chocolate chip walnut
    oatmeal raisin

  454. Sonja says:

    three places i want to visit:
    the USA

  455. Teresa says:

    3 jobs I have had:
    1. nanny
    2. school teacher
    3. mother (this one is by far the hardest, and by far the most rewarding!)

  456. Three jobs I’ve held:

    -wine store manager
    -food writer

    all great and all almost as much fun as amateur quilter!

  457. Connie W says:

    I’m working at finishing a quilt I started 30+ years ago and I would love to win this book!
    Three jobs I’ve held: carhop at a root beer stand, electronics assembler, preschool teacher.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  458. lisa says:

    I chose question #1, three jobs, first through present:
    1) checker at Village Crafts By Michaels (hey small town MT here..they closed three years later) when I was 19
    2) Executive Office Assistant at an upscale car dealership
    3) Barista/Shift Supervisor at STARBUCKS!!

  459. Erika says:

    3 jobs I´ve held:

    -pet shop employee
    -conservator for archäological objects

  460. Paula says:

    3 places I’d love to visit:-

    1. Cuba
    2. Moroccoa
    3. Yemen

  461. Anna says:

    3 places i would love to visit

    -rome! or anywhere in europe really
    -southern states or anywhere in the states! 🙂

    i have the wander lust in me just thinking about those places! 🙂
    thanks for the chance!

  462. alexandra p. says:

    3 jobs I had:

    cleaning vegetables in a deepfreeze factory
    grafic designer
    illustrator (current)

  463. Debbie says:

    I love this new book.
    3 jobs:
    Alterations lady (in college)
    7th grade English teacher
    GED Chief Reader

  464. 3 jobs I’ve had:

    flower pollinator/seed collector (my first)
    Bebe saleswoman
    Online maternity store owner

  465. 3 places that I want to visit:
    1. SPAIN
    2. Australia
    3. Japan

    When can we go??? 🙂

  466. Casey H. says:

    3 most recent books:
    Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden (amazing!!)
    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

  467. karen says:

    Love the 3 things theme.
    My favourite 3 fabric collections:
    1. Folk Art Wedding by Robyn Pandolph (Moda). This was the first designer fabric I bought and it was seriously gorgeous, especially for its time.
    2.Darla & Ava Rise by Tanya Whelan (Free Spirit). Just gorgeous florals.
    3.Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey (Free Spirit). Just beautiful.

  468. Chris says:

    Hi – three places i want to visit
    1. alaska
    2. japan
    3. australia

    Thanks for the chance!

  469. Carmen says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    * chocolate chip
    * pecan tassies (little pecan pies)
    * poor man’s cookies (http://www.cnuland.com/recipes/PoorMansCookies.php) or oatmeal cookies

  470. Joy says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    Kraft mac & cheese
    the ocean

    Thanks for the great interview!

  471. mjb says:

    3 books:
    the postmistress
    out stealing horses
    husband coached childbirth

  472. Nikki says:

    This book looks just wonderful I really really want to add it to my book collection. It’s already on my wish list, just in case I don’t win a copy 🙂

    Things I loved as a child
    1. Sewing
    2. Snoopy
    3. Roller skating

  473. Stephanie S says:

    Three Places I Would Love To Visit
    1. Australia
    2. Rome
    3. Alaska

    This book looks great! I’m putting it on my Christmas list, while hoping I win 🙂

  474. Alissa says:

    Three Jobs I have had

    1. Grocery store cashier
    2. Nurse
    3. Knitting store manager

  475. Michelle says:

    3 things I loved as a child…
    -Dogs (my mom hated them, but finally caved in around age 12)
    -Baking at grandma’s house (she didn’t care if I made a mess, and she always let me taste the dough)
    -Reading (I read 100 books the summer I was 7)

  476. Crystal says:

    3 things??? Ahhh…. Hmmmm…. Okay lets do an easy one!! (My brain hurts!)

    Favorite cookies,

    Auntie Karen’s Pumpkin cookies
    Chocolate chip (classic)
    Girl Scouts Thin mints cookies

  477. Thi says:

    3 favorite cookies:

    1: chocolate chip pecan
    2: oatmeal cranberry and coconut
    3: snickerdoodles

  478. JennE says:

    3 places I would like to visit:


  479. Evelyn says:

    3 things I loved in my childhood:
    1. Stephen King novels I started reading at 10yrs
    2. The Goodies tv show
    3. Anything paper that I could write or draw on

  480. Andi says:

    3 jobs I have had:
    – operator of a summer camp candy store
    – sales clerk at a Girl Guide store (uniforms and badges and cookies, oh my!)
    – classroom teacher (I have now taught every Grade from preschool – Grade 5, eek!)

  481. Kristy says:

    3 Favourite Cookies

    Peanut Butter Chock Chip Chunks
    Lemon Curd jems
    Snickerdoodles (but in truth I like the dough for these ones best)

  482. Rachael says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    1. Division of Forestry Warehouse Supply Coordinator
    2. Painter
    3. Lawyer

  483. Esther says:

    3 places to be visited

  484. Esther says:

    3 lugares que deseo visitar:
    – Portland(Oregon)
    – Africa
    – China

  485. Terri Grim says:

    I love what Elizabeth says about not becoming intimidated by others opinions/standards. I’m hard enough on myself, don’t need to add to it.

    My 3 loved things as a child are:
    1)My horse, Cocoa
    2)Reading (I even read while lying on Cocoa’s back)
    3)All my brothers.

  486. Sabah says:

    3 things you loved as a child
    Anne of Green Gables
    Super Mario
    piano lessons

    -The book looks beautiful!

  487. Brooke says:

    hmmm, very difficult to choose. 3 favorite, recent things I’ve sewn (that I can think of right this minute – I’m 8 months preggers and the brain isn’t firing on all cylinders): color-coded colored pencil case, princes and the pea gift set complete with sewn and appliqued princess, queen and prince (inspired by soulemama), cute birthday crowns for my 3 and 5 year olds…

    This book looks fantastic. Went on my Christmas list today.

  488. Heidi says:

    3 jobs
    1. Caterer’s helper
    2. Asst. Grower at a greenhouse
    3. Asst. Grower at a Tree Farm

  489. Nancy A says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:

    Potato harvester
    Wig Stylist
    Director of Client Services for a software company

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  490. Chancy says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    1. swimming
    2. my grandparent’s house
    3. watching the great america fireworks during the summer

  491. ellesquare says:

    3 most recent books:
    * Plainsong by Kent Haruf
    * Maximum Ride: The Final Warning by James Patterson
    * The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson

  492. Kylie says:

    These comments are so much fun to read!
    3 jobs:

    1. Stage Manager at a community theatre
    2. Live in Nanny
    3. Studio Technician in a ceramics studio- I can’t throw a bowl but I can make clay and glazes from scratch.

  493. Jessica says:

    3 jobs:

    1. Teacher
    2. Tutor
    3. Grant writer

  494. amber! says:

    Three interesting jobs I’ve had:

    1. Giant grasshopper keeper in an entomology lab (feeding, cleaning cage, etc.)

    2. Library assistant in the Children’s department. I still have a deep love for excellent children’s and young adult literature

    3. Library assistant in a small private nursing college and hospital. What can I say? I like to read!

  495. Katherine says:

    Three jobs:
    1) Dining Room Girl (fancy name for dishwasher) at my summer camp
    2) Appellate Prosecutor
    3) Backup Singer in a heavy-metal band

  496. Xandi says:

    Since I’m dreaming of a vacation, 3 places I want to visit:


    It would basically be an eating tour!

  497. Robyn says:

    3 things you loved as a child:
    -Teddy Bears
    -Kits (I had kits to make rockets, jewelry, painting, etc. It was so much fun!)

  498. Erin Marie says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn (since I started sewing 2 yrs ago):
    – my daughter’s flannel quilt – the very first thing I made, except a few pairs of babylegs

    – my son’s crazy 9-patch quilt

    – a quick, simple, cute summer dress for my daughter that I was able to make just using remnants I’d bought. Cute and cheap 🙂

  499. Jen says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1.)retail sales @ Home Depot, a children’s clothing store, and Pottery Barn (to name a few)
    2.) Probation Officer
    3.) Full time stay at home Mom (hardest job of the 3!)

  500. Sharonnz says:

    Three places I’d love to visit:
    1. India (again)
    2. Turkey
    3. Scotland

  501. Cricket says:

    Three most recent books:
    The Cobra Event
    Thinking in Pictures
    The Hunger Games

  502. Shelby says:

    3 jobs I have had:
    • Book repairer at a music library
    • Telemarketer for my university
    • Art director at an ad firm

  503. Sharon M says:

    3 places I would like to visit:

    New Zealand

  504. Tina Hansen says:

    Three jobs that I’ve held are: loan officer, algebra tutor, and teacher.

    I would love to win Elizabeth’s book and have it as a handy reference and inspiration guide. Her work is beautiful and it is nice that she shares her ideas on her blog.

  505. knitsewreadlove says:

    Oh gosh, I’m so excited about this book!

    My three most recent books:
    1)Bleak House – Charles Dickens (halfway finished!)
    2)Sew Liberated – Meg McElwee
    3)Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – Barbara Kingsolver

  506. Carmen says:

    3 jobs I’ve held –
    Answered Online tax form/questions for IRS
    Auto Dealership Inventory Clerk
    Nurse’s Aide

  507. Mrs. Meg C says:

    My three recent books (since I’m on a book spree) would be:

    Martha Stewart’s Encylopedia of Fabric Crafts
    The Red Pyramid
    The Mysterious Benedict Society

    I think this book is definitely next on my sewing wishlist!

  508. Morgan says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    – tree skirt for a wedding gift (using a tute from SMS last year!)
    – sleeved bibs out of old t-shirts
    – pants that fit a cloth diapered baby, also out of old t-shirts

  509. Lynnae says:

    Three recent books:

    Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (Jane Austin and Ben Winters)
    The Glass Castle (Jeannette Walls)
    Stones into Schools (Greg Mortenson)

  510. Martina says:

    I would love to visit Ireland, Sweden and Turkey! Thanks for the chance to win!

  511. dawn says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. Frosty Flakes quilt
    2. My sorbet quilt
    3. Happy Camper quilt

    Would love a copy of Elizabeth’s book! Thanks!

  512. Jennifer O. says:

    3 most recent books:
    The Girl Who Played With Fire, Stieg Larsson
    The Cookbook Collector, Allegra Goodman
    Little Bee, Chris Cleave (currently reading)

  513. Lisa says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    My record album that looked like a red plastic suitcase
    The word “microscopic” (it sounded very grown up)
    My sparkly purple banana seat bike

  514. Ann says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    New York City
    Zion National Park

  515. DianeY says:

    3 Places I want to visit???
    New Zealand-south island

  516. Rachelle says:

    # places I want to visit….Australia, Ireland, Boston in the fall

  517. Sarah says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    1. Reading.
    2. Little House on the Prairie.
    3. Riding my bike.

  518. ariane says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    – Doing interviews for a marketing research company
    – Amusement park concession stand employee (I made Beavertails (fried dough) and fruit smoothies)
    – Software engineer

  519. Erin says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    Nancy Drew
    brightly colored chewing gum
    jelly bracelets!

  520. Jennifer says:

    3 Jobs:
    1. dressing room attendant at a clothing store
    2. Overnight grocery stocker at wal-mart
    3. Office manager at a financial planning company

  521. Pattie says:

    3 things loved as a child


  522. Sarah says:

    I’ve been in a baking mood lately, so 3 favorite cookies: Peanut butter, cherry coconut, sugar.

  523. Helen says:

    Three things I loved doing as a child:
    1. Getting muddy
    2. Baking cakes
    3. Sewing on my Mum’s machine on a Saturday afternoon with an old black and white film on the TV

  524. Christine says:

    3 places I want to visit:
    1. Caltanasetta, Sicily (where my Grandparents were born)
    2. Hawaii (enough said, right?)
    3. The swiss alps – in particular the castle which was used in The Sound of Music, which I think is a hotel now.

  525. Nichole says:

    3 Things I loved as a child:
    Playing hide and seek
    riding my bike
    jumping on the trampoline

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  526. Bonnie says:

    Book looks great! THree favorite cookies:

    1. The chocolate chip cookies on Orangette’s blog (adapted from a NYtimes recipe)
    2. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies from the Whole Foods in the Boston area (sadly, not available in my current Seattle area)
    3. Thin Mints.

  527. Sarah-Hayden says:

    My all-time 3 favourite cookies!
    Raspberry pinwheel
    Scottish shortbread
    Chocolate fudge chunk with dried cherries

  528. Krista says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    building forts

  529. Three Jobs I’ve Had –
    – dishwasher
    – Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer on a US Navy Cruiser
    – Reactor Controls Officer on a nuclear aircraft carrier

  530. Heidi Myers says:

    3 jobs I have had

    1. nanny
    2. ABA tutor for Autism
    3. Junior High Math Teacher

    currently staying home with my children

  531. Suzanne says:

    I’d love to win this book!

    3 places I’d love to go…

    Australia – we have friends who moved there and we’d love to experience there world.

    England – my husband is a Prof of Medevial literature and I’d love to go with him there and see the history

    The Netherlands – where our familial roots are

  532. stacy says:

    3 Most Recent Books
    Red Hook Road- Ayelet Waldman
    Fly Away Home- Jennifer Weiner
    The Help- Kathryn Stockett

  533. ~Michelle~ says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    –Newspaper delivery girl (age 12-14) – awful during the cold, windy Nebraska winters!
    –College tutor for accounting

  534. Tally says:

    I would like to visit Antarctica, Zansibar and some spots in the Sahara.
    *Love to travel*

  535. Tanya Hug says:

    Three places I would like to visit:


  536. Emily V says:

    Three places to visit:
    1. I currently want to go to New York City, to visit some good friends, window shop at a million stores, and eat lots of good food
    2. When my kids are a bit older, I want to go on a US history tour–DC, Pennsylvania, etc.
    3. Antarctica, because that’s just cool!

    I’ve been so excited for this book!

  537. Becky says:

    3 jobs
    1. occupational therapy technician
    2. teacher
    3. mama:) (that’s my fave!)

  538. Jackie H says:

    Oooo, 3 favorite fabric collections:
    -AMH Good Folks
    -HR Far Far Away 1
    -HR Far Far Away 2

  539. Sarah says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn
    1) 1500’s court dress that nearly drove me up the wall for a performance.
    2) Flannel butterfly pj pants because it was easier to make a pair than wash my laundry late one night in college.
    3) A toga for toga day at school, though there wasn’t much sewing involved it was fun to hang out in.

    Looks like an awesome book that will be going on my wish list.

  540. bookboxer says:

    Three Jobs:

    payroll clerk at a jeans factory
    daycamp counselor (where I met my (now) husband!)
    reference librarian in a law school

    Many thanks!

  541. 3 things I loved as a child:
    1. Painting and Drawing (I had an official drawing set)
    2. Play-Doh
    3. My “Sally Dress” – A dress my Grandmother bought me for Christmas one year, she found me clutching it in bed like a blanket one night. In addition to severly wrinkled, it was blue, and had lace and was gorgeous! I always said it looked like a dress a girl named Sally would wear. I was a silly child.

  542. Sarah says:

    3 favorite cookies :
    PB Blossoms
    Amy Karol’s chocolate chip scones (are scones cookies?)
    Baker’s chocolate cookies (2 boxes of baking chocolate!)

  543. Jaclyn says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    – Australia, it’s been a dream forever
    – The Canadian East Coast – Also a lifelong dream
    – Mexico – for the heat and drinks 🙂

    I am certainly buying this book if I don’t win!

  544. Clemma says:

    Oh how fun. Here is my answer: 3 tips for new quilters:

    1) Take a beginning quilting class. If you can’t find one in person, look for something on line. You will learn basic techniques and tricks that will make life MUCH easier.
    2) Get a 1/4″ foot for your sewing maching
    3) Meander quilting is much easier than stitch-in-the-ditch
    Can I do one more?
    4) Don’t be a perfectionist! You will be surprised what quilting/washing/drying can hide, and how much seemingly glaring mistakes blend in once the quilt is actually in use.

  545. Kelly Irene says:

    I follow Elizabeth’s blog and can never get over her extreme creativity. Thanks for the chance to win her book!

    3 of my favorite books:
    1. Til We Have Faces (CS Lewis)
    2. Short Reign of Pippin IV (John Steinbeck)
    3. Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery)

  546. Bobbie23nc says:

    I love Elizabeth’s blog. She absolutely works magic with color! Three jobs I’ve had: labor and delivery nurse, assistant director of nursing, and cub scout den mother-volunteer job, full time committment.

  547. laura says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    Vanilla Crispies – really thin, crispy sugar cookie
    Chocolate chip oatmeal – because rasins are evil
    Oreos. I’m planning on making my own at some point…

  548. VickiT says:

    I would just love to have her book. It’s already on my Amazon wish list as a matter of fact. I can only hope to make a quilt as gorgeous as those I have seen on her blog.

    My 3 favorite cookies are:
    Mexican Wedding cakes
    Kolache with apricot filling

  549. beverly says:

    Great! I’ve been wanting to start quilting & have been looking for a good basics book.

    places to visit:

    1. Portland, OR
    2. Paris
    3. Hawaii

  550. Linda says:

    The three places I want to visit would be: Japan (again!), England and Switzerland!!!

  551. Michelle Price says:

    3 fav things I’ve sewn
    1-my dds chinese dress
    2-matching christmas pjs for all the grandkids
    3-baby quilt for niece

  552. Beth says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:

    1. retail sales clerk
    2. bank teller
    3. clerical at the electric company

  553. Julie T says:

    3 Things I loved as a child:
    1. The Brady Bunch
    2. My 5 siblings
    3. Traveling in the family station wagon

  554. Lori says:

    3 most recent books:

    Same Kind of Different as Me – Ron Hall and Denver Moore (fantastically inspiring!)
    Fablehaven 4 – Brandon Mull (have loved reading through the series with my nine year old)
    Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins (better than #2, but still doesn’t hold a candle to #1)

  555. Bev Kimmel says:

    This books looks wonderful to keep and share.
    My three favorite fabric collections
    Valori Wells Nest
    Riley Blake’s Wheels
    Moda Sorbet-especially the peacocks!

  556. 3 favorite things I’ve sewn:

    mini quilt book wrap
    the demi hostess apron
    the cutest coin purse with metal frame!

  557. JennX says:

    3 Favourite things I’ve sewn:
    -a dress that I made when I was 16 and didn’t know I couldn’t sew (actually I made at least 3 including 2 for friends out of the same pattern)
    -my first baby quilt for my step-sister’s first child
    -child sized aprons for all the little people in my life

  558. Janet says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    1) picking moldy strawberries off a conveyer belt (at a frozen fruit packing plant)
    2) handing out towels in my college gym locker room
    3) video store checker/re-shelver/re-winder/bathroom cleaner

    I would love a copy of Elizabeth’s book, thanks!

  559. Three favorite things I’ve sewn would have to be:
    1. my wedding gown
    2. baby quilt for my granddaughter
    3. english smocked dress for another granddaughter!!

    I love Elizabeth’s designs, I would love her book!

  560. Christiane says:

    3 places you want to visit:
    Iceland – I love vulcanoes
    India – the food, the colours, the fabrics
    South Pacific – because I’m a hopeless romantic
    And thank you for a chance to win this wonderful book

  561. Briawna says:

    Love the three theme! This book looks incredible.

    3 recent books i’ve read:
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

    P.S. I’ve loved them all and would recommend them to anyone.

  562. Tiffany says:

    Super fun getting to know the author of this book that I have been drooling over online for weeks 🙂

    3 places you want to visit:
    I have been to about 27 countries so far but my travel bug refuses to be satisfied!

    1. I want to visit my friend in Hong Kong at some point during her 3 year stay there with her husband
    2. I want to visit my other friend in Alaska during the next 2 years before she finishes her PhD program and moves somewhere warmer
    3. And last but not least, the one that will never move from my list until I go, Cairo Egypt. I want to do a pyramid tour and then a Nile boat tour .. and ofcourse ride a camel!

  563. Tabitha says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    Crafting with my Nana (sewing, embroidery, knitting)
    Horses and riding
    My pink room:)

  564. Anneh says:

    3 jobs:
    – librarian (by day…)
    – box office girl at a movie theatre
    – highland dance teacher

  565. Anita says:

    Three jobs I have had are 1) a chemist for an environmental company 2) a grocery store checker 3) a party coordinator at Chuck E Cheese.

    thank you!

  566. Shannon says:

    3 books most recent books:

    Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    MockingJay by Suzanne Collins
    Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare


  567. Elizabeth D. says:

    3 jobs I’ve held (these are the ones I leave off my resume!):
    Child actress at a dinner theater
    Co-manager of a mall retail store

    Thank you for the awesome interview and giveaway!

  568. kathy says:

    Oh would i love to win this book 🙂 if not, it’s definitely going on my list to santa.
    Three jobs:
    hoeing onions in old lake labish
    trail mix mixer and candy bagger
    medical transcription

  569. Erin M. says:

    I loved as a child:
    The color purple
    Trying on clothes.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win her nice-looking book.

  570. anna says:

    3 things i loved as a child:
    1. the ice cream truck!
    2. making french toast with my mom, standing on a chair to reach the counter
    3. my cat

  571. Kristine says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    Jelly Shoes
    Hello Kitty
    Jumping off my top bunk bed

  572. Ellen says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:

    Stuffed toy designer
    Summer camp counselor
    Teaching assistant

  573. Jocelyn says:

    3 most recent books I’ve read:
    The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan
    How to Survive a Natural Disaster by Margaret Hawkins (I don’t recommend)
    Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

  574. Fiodhna says:

    Three jobs that I’ve had:
    Furniture Sales Person
    Budget Analyst

  575. Sweet Em says:

    3 Jobs I’ve had:

    Movie Theater employee where the oldest person working there (the manager) was 17.
    Wallpaper sales girl
    Preservation Project Manager for Historic Salem, Inc. (Happy Halloween)

  576. Andrea says:

    3 places I want to visit: New Zealand, a really big fabric shop in the United States, New York City.

  577. Juliana says:

    3 most recent books:
    The Red Ten by Anita Diamant
    Chocolate therapy by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
    Dream when you’re feeling blue by Elizabeth Berg ( which I am reading now)

    Come on Random Generator!!! Mama need’s a new quilting book!

  578. Netta says:

    3 jobs? Bus’girl’…keypunch operator, now that really dates me…IT technician. Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks wonderful.

  579. Regina W says:

    3 favorite cookies: oatmeal chocolate chip, mint chocolate crackle, soft gingersnap

  580. Maya says:

    This book looks great! I hope I win a copy! If not it looks like I might have to buy one.

    A Periodic Table quilt is an awesome idea!

    3 places I want to visit:
    1) Wales
    2) Sweden
    3) Canada

  581. Mary Beth says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    international women’s human rights researcher
    frozen yogurt server
    poverty simulation coordinator

  582. Lindsey Zea says:

    3 jobs I have had:
    1. chocolate dipper at a candy factory
    2. bank teller
    3. deaf ed teacher (current)

  583. Anna Fournelle says:

    Three favorite fabric collections:
    Cherish Nature

    This book looks awesome. If I don’t win, it’s going on my wish list.

  584. Kathleen says:

    I’ve had too many jobs in my life, so I’ll name three of the oddest:
    1. Weeding onion fields when I was 13.
    2. Pretending to be a strict nurse nanny to a famous musician’s eight year old daughter for one week (to make her appreciate her regular nanny–I wore an old-fashioned nurse outfit and everything. I completely failed at my task because she was a lovely girl with a crappy mom who just needed some attention).
    3. Renting motor homes to tourists in Alaska.

  585. Nancy Lewis says:

    The three places I would love to visit:
    South Africa

    Love this book, can’t wait to get a copy.

  586. Jessica says:

    What a wonderul book! Three favorite cookies:
    –chocolate chip, straight from the oven
    –shortbread (dipped in homemade caramel ice cream–yum!)

  587. Sherri says:

    Fun post…really can’t wait to see this book…it would be amazing to win a copy! Three things I loved as a child…reading, fabric (yes, I started young), and Little House on the Prairie on Tv!

  588. christine says:

    3 things I loved as a child (and truth be told, still do)
    – dipping my cookies in milk
    – my honey bear
    – wearing my pjs ALL day

  589. Jen says:

    Love the “3 things” concept!
    3 things I loved as a child:
    1) A new box of Crayola crayons – I can smell them now!
    2) Reading, especially the Little House on the Prairie series
    3) Saturday morning drawing class

  590. Kimiko says:

    Oh, oh, I’d love to have this book! I so bad want to make a quilt & keep chickening out! Let’s see, 3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    – coordinating patchwork Analise dresses for my girls
    – mermaid costume
    – reversible apron for my mom–perfectly nailed the fit & her preferences

  591. Sascha J. says:

    Oh Fun!
    3 places I want to visit:
    1) The Aleutian Islands
    2) Scandinavia
    3) The Canadian Maritimes

    This book will be my Christmas gift to myself. 🙂

  592. Jen V says:

    3 most recent books:

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    A Painted House

    All quite good!

  593. erin d. says:

    three things i loved as a child:

    -making forts in our living room
    -playing hide and go seek outside
    -playing dress up and performing dance recitals at home 🙂

    i am SO exited about this book! thanks!

  594. Diana says:

    Can’t wait to get this book! Elizabeth Hartman’s blog has really helped me learn about the quilting process and making design decisions. She is a very informative and accessible writer.

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    1. jury researcher
    2. weaver’s guild office manager
    3. PR person

  595. MeganAnne says:

    3 favorite things you’ve sewn

    (1) my mendocino quilt
    (2) butter cup bag
    (3) my wedding dress (but I had quite a bit of help on that!)

  596. I follow her blog and would love to see the book.

    3 jobs I have had

    Mall Accountant (last 26 years)
    Waitress at a Marie Calendar
    Receptionist at an electronics company

  597. Maggi says:

    3 jobs:
    Art gallery manager
    English composition instructor
    museum director of public relations

  598. Elizabeth W. says:

    Three things I loved as a kid:
    – Ballet
    – Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches (strawberry jam is the best!)
    – The Alanna books by Tamora Pierce

  599. Dee FInley says:

    Three things I LOVED as a kid:
    My grandma’s house
    The local community swimming pool
    Hanging out in mom’s beauty shop with the ladies

  600. nicole says:

    Favorite 3 sewing projects:

    My daughter’s “Castle Quilt”
    Elizabeth’s Paintbox Quilt
    My Birdie Sling/diaper bag

  601. Jennie says:

    # 3 places you want to visit
    Thailand, Belize (again), Nepal.

    Love the looks of the book, it’s on my wish list.

  602. Fawn says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. I made my own 18th century costume based off a costume pattern book (I winged everything) when I was 15 y/o. Wore it for 2 years and it turned out great!
    2. I sewed a full-size blanket together (piecing various fabrics) for a friend’s wedding present. This was long before I knew more about proper quilting/sewing techniques but I was immensely proud of what I’d accomplished (finishing the blanket on time for the wedding gift).
    3. in high school one of my best friends and I made friendship pillows, exchanging fabric and buttons and making a slot to hold a letter from one another. I still love this pillow to this day (front was embroidery/ribbons/crazy quilting, back was basic square block piecing with buttons sewn on).

  603. Renee says:

    Three jobs in the past:
    Bar waitress
    Construction worker ( union cement finisher )
    Burn garment seamstress / fitter

  604. Lorrie Orr says:

    Three favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. a quilt for each of my three children as babies
    2. my youngest daughter’s graduation dress
    3. a little black dress for myself

    Elizabeth’s quilts are amazing.

  605. maureen says:

    3 places i want to visit:
    nyc! (i’ve never been which is crazy to me!)
    asia – i want to spend several weeks/months touring all over the place!
    yellowstone national park

    i’ve heard so many good things about this book!

  606. Jill says:

    My three favorite things that I have sewn:
    My daughter’s christening gown
    A Tree skirt I designed myself
    A sunflower wallhanging that I designed to brighten my kitchen.

    Thanks for the the chance to win this book!

  607. Diane says:

    Last three books I’ve read:

    Dangerously Funny (about Smothers Brothers)
    The Cookbook Collector
    Star Island

  608. Shira says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. My Costume from last year
    2. A bag for my mom’s birthday
    3. An elephant doll that I gave my sister 🙂

  609. Sequana says:

    3 jobs: Dairy Queen outdoor waitress, High School PE dept. secretary, College Board Office Manager.

    Thx for the chance to win what looks like a wonderful book.

  610. Alisa says:

    3 favourite things I’ve sewn

    Wool Sunday coats for my girls
    Twin size quilt all in purples for my oldest girl
    Flower girl dress for my daughter this past spring

  611. Amy says:

    3 most recent books:
    No Doubt About It
    Angela’s Ashes
    The Guernsey Literary Potato Peel Pie Society

  612. Kiza says:

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity. 🙂

    Three jobs I’ve had:

    Drive-through order taker at a fast food place

    Order processor at a printing supply company

    Costume shop assistant

  613. Holly U says:

    I’d love to visit:

    Festival Interceltique in Brittany, France (and wander Europe while there, especially Ireland, Scotland & Wales)

    Friends who live on an island in the Pacific Northwest, and wander the region while there (sense a trend?)

    North Carolina

  614. Zrinka says:

    3 places I want to visit

    1. Venice, Italy
    2. Paris, France
    3. anywhere Sweden

    (and to think I actually lived in Europe the first 24 years of my life!)

    Thanks for the giveaway. Beautiful book.

  615. kelly duke says:

    Three jobs i have had
    1. wading pool attendant
    2. DA’s office flunky
    3. Quilt shop diva

  616. Pepie says:

    3 places I want to visit are:

    New York



    and a lot more :).

    Thanks for the chance to win :).

  617. Kristin says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    Jurassic Park
    Doing craft projects

    Actually, I still love all these things 🙂 I can’t wait for Elizabeth’s book!

  618. Vicki says:

    Three places I’d like to visit:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  619. Ruth Umney says:

    3 places I want to visit
    – My twin sister in Portland Oregon, have never been (this makes me sad)
    – New York – Aagain never been
    – South Africa

  620. Kaylin says:

    Three things I loved as a child:

    my cat, Frances
    my mom’s day off (every Tuesday)
    tickling my brother till he cried….i had a few rotten older sister moments back then:)

  621. Shirley Clark says:

    Would love this book!

    Three favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. My log cabin quilt
    2. My grandbabies coming home outfits
    3. My granddaughter’s Cinderella birthday outfit


  622. Annette says:

    3 jobs:
    Marketing Coordinator
    Office Manager

  623. Inger says:

    3 favorite fabric collections:
    ~ nest by valori wells
    ~ liberty
    ~ kona cottons

    Thanks for the sneak peek, and the chance to win Elizabeth’s book!

  624. Vera says:

    3 jobs i’ve held
    inventory auditor

  625. Lindsay says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    eating ritz crackers with peanut butter on the deck with my mom
    walking to the park on a nice day
    going fishing with my dad

    Thanks for this great chance to win!!!

  626. Lynn says:

    3 things you loved as a child

    My cat
    Playing Hide and Seek with the neighborhood kids every evening during the summer.
    Spending all day at the pool with my best friend during the summer.

  627. Annette says:

    3 Things I loved as a child:

    1) School ( I am SUCH a geek!)
    2) Soccer
    3) Playing my flute (in a marching band)

    The book looks awesome, so colour full!

  628. Rebecca says:

    3 favorite fabric collections:
    Ginger Blossom by Sandi Henderson
    All Star by Riley Blake
    Just Dreamy by Riley Blake

  629. Beth N says:

    Three jobs I have held:
    Desk clerk at the Ramanda Inn in Champaign IL – the place was packed for U of I football games;
    A summer selling jewelry at the old Carson Pirie Scott dept store chain in Chicagoland;
    Many, many years at Hewlett Packard.

  630. Kristin says:

    Three places I would love to visit: Oregon/Seattle, Canada, and my sister’s house!

  631. 3 favorite cookies
    1. Snickerdoodles
    2. Chocolate Chip
    3. Peanut Butter No Bake

  632. Toby says:

    It’s just the first day of the tour and I can already see this is a book I’d like to add to my library!

    My 3 favorite cookies (because I have the mid-morning munchies):
    Snickerdoodles, Sugar, and Peanut Butter

  633. Danielle says:

    3 fabric collections:
    origins by basic grey
    authentic by sweetwater
    any fabric from french general

  634. Laura says:

    3 Jobs I’ve held:
    Receptionist at an auto repair shop
    K-12 Music teacher/choral director
    Database coordinator for the Red Cross

    The book looks great and is on my Christmas list!

  635. Shara says:

    3 books I’ve read recently:
    Wrapped in Rain by Charles Martin
    The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson
    The Wind in the Willows (with my kids:)

  636. Andria says:

    Three most recent books:
    The Help
    The Lost Symbol

  637. Kathie L says:

    Three favorite cookies:
    chocolate chocolate chip
    raisin puff

  638. Jessica h says:

    Three jobs I’ve held.

    middle school science teacher
    librarian assistant

  639. monique says:

    I have been loving reading everyones’ three things! Hard to decide which three to do.
    My last three books…

    The Little Stranger, by Sarah Waters; a bit slow to get going but well written

    Her Fearful Symmetry, by Audrey Niffenegger; a good entertaining read

    The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill (Published under the title “Someone Knows My Name” in the US); EXCELLENT read right to the very last page. I would recommend this book to anyone

    The Practical Guide to Patchwork will be on my Christmas list! Thank you!

  640. Kelly says:

    3 favorite fabric collections:
    – Martinique
    – Dream On
    – Bliss

    And honestly, I could go on & on – its hard to pick just three!

  641. 3 Jobs I’ve held:

    1. A Corn Cob De-wormer in the Green Giant factory. Don’t want any of those lil wormies getting canned along with the corn. Eeeewww.

    2. A film editor.

    3. Professional French Horn player

  642. Sonia B says:

    3 places I want to visit: Hawaii, England, Czech Republic. Thanks for the chance!

  643. Emily C says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    My HS prom dresses–loved everyone of them!
    Pilgrim and Indian Halloween costumes for my whole family–we looked so awesome!
    Husbands college graduation quilt–it was a long time coming, but turned out WAY better than I had imagined!

  644. Rebecka says:

    3 most recent books
    *Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit
    *Guide to Machine Quilting by Diane Gaudynski
    *Simple Gifts by Lori Copeland

    Hope I win this book, it looks wonderful!!

  645. stacey says:

    3 places you want to visit:
    1. italy–food and oh, wine!!
    2. new zealand
    3. canadian rockies

  646. Greeblygreebly says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn-

    my first full sized quilt. It’s a log cabin made of scraps and backed with vintage sheets and I LOVE it.

    the quilt I made for my niece when she was born

    a Waldorf style doll that lives on top of our bookcase in our living room now that my kids are too big for dolls.

  647. Nadia says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    sitting in the pit band area while my Dad drummed on various shows
    running through the woods during the fall colour change
    crafting with glitter (still love this)

  648. MzTallulah says:

    3 things I loved as a child: the cherry tree in my grandma’s garden, the library in my town, and daydreaming. Thankyou for the giveaway, Elizabeth’s blog is a constant source of inspiration for an aspiring quilter like me!

  649. Andrea in AK says:

    My favorite cookies:
    1. Alton Brown’s chocolate chip
    2. My mother-in-law’s chocolate peanut butter chip
    3. My mom’s peanut butter oatmeal

    Pretty much if it has peanut butter and chocolate in it, I love it!

  650. 3 jobs I’ve held:
    Taco Bell employee
    receptionist at an auto-glass place
    MOMMY (my favorite)

  651. Milica says:

    Three things I loved as a child-
    Playing dress-up in my mother’s lingerie

  652. Celine says:

    Three things I loved as a child: 1) Skittles 2) Multiple ending books 3) cartoons!!!
    Thanks a bunch!

  653. Melinda R says:

    3 places I want to visit –
    China – Gotta see the Great Wall
    Australia – Want to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
    Montana – Glacier National Park looks gorgeous

  654. Katy Yo says:

    Three things I loved as a kid:
    Camp Namanu every summer
    My grandpa

    Thanks for the chance to win this book and for bringing us Elizabeth’s amazing talent and skills!

  655. TracyDK says:

    3 favorite cookies

    1.) White chocolate Macadamia nut cookie
    2.) Snickerdoodle
    3.) Chocolate Chip

  656. Kristin says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    ~ Holly Hobbie
    ~ peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
    ~ Beverly Cleary books

  657. Hilary says:

    This book looks gorgeous!

    Etsuko Furuya’s Echino line is not just my favorite fabric, it’s one of my favorite things ever.

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    * sample packer at a balloon factory
    * video store clerk
    * plant waterer, mail opener, etc. at a real estate office (first real job, my title was “peon”)

  658. Georgia says:

    Three things I loved as a child:


    Still do!

  659. Jennifer R says:

    My 3 favorite fabric collections: Far Far Away 2 (Heather Ross), Little Folks (Anna Marie Horner), Fairy Tiptoes (Tina Givens). Love love LOVE them all!

  660. Suzanne says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Gymnastic instructor
    Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist
    Mattress Sales Person

  661. Nicole says:

    The book looks fantastic!

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn…

    -Spiderman/flame quilt for my son (his fabric choices, but turned out great)
    -Incredible Hulk costume with bulging muscles
    -A carousel horse pillow (My mother taught me to use the sewing machine during this project when I was very young)

  662. alexis says:

    3 favorite things you’ve sewn:

    1. My son’s baby quilt, with various sized half-square triangles
    2. A “Technicolor Dreamcoat” for a camp production of “Joseph and the Amazing….”
    3. This year’s Halloween costume for my 3-YO – an Anglerfish.

  663. Whistlepea says:


    3 places I want to visit:

    -New York City

  664. Tiffany says:

    3 Jobs I’ve held:

    Reconciliations clerk

    LOL! Trying to find my way in the world!

  665. Three places I want to visit before I die:

  666. Kristy says:

    Three jobs

    High School Band Director

  667. Lisa says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    Australia (I’ve always loved koalas!)

    Thank you for a wonderful description of her book!

  668. Kristi says:

    3 things I have sewn:
    1) A stuffed animal in 8th grade – my very first project!
    2) My first quilt – very pleased with it!
    3) Countless adult-sized versions of girl’s pillowcase dresses – I have received more compliments on those than any other item of clothing that I have ever worn 🙂

  669. Kathy says:

    Three favorite things I’ve sewn:

    Amy Butler’s Cabo halter
    Flapper Halloween costume for my daughter when she was 10
    Red white and blue stars quilt for my son

  670. karen says:

    My 3 fav. sewing projects… a strip work skirt for my little girl and a matching one for me! Matching quilts for my two boys beds. My string quilt thats just finished for a couch throw, I’m in love! I have been following Elizabeths oh fransson blog for a year now. I would LOVE her book, thanks for the chance to win!

  671. Erica says:

    3 jobs I have held:

    Deli clerk at a ski resort
    Police academy manager
    Curriculum designer

  672. Debra says:

    This is easy- 3 favorite cookies.
    1. White Chocolate Macadamia
    2. Seven Layer Bars
    3. Danish Wedding Cookies.

    Thanks for the chance!

  673. Nikki says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    car wash cashier (it was indoors, thank God!)
    library mover – did you know that when they rearrange a library they pick up the entire range and move it with the books on it?? We also moved ranges and books to new buildings
    lab tech for a major pharma. co. working with human kidney cells

  674. Kristy V. says:

    My 3 favorite sewing projects:

    1. pair of shorts we made in home ec in 7th grade. mine were made with halloween fabric. I wore them until they fell apart.
    2. my first quilt – a basic one-patch square quilt for my baby, he still uses it, and I just replaced the binding so he can use it longer.
    3. a quilt for my second baby – unfortunatly it fell apart because I used uber-cheap fabric, but it was my first foray into “modern” quilting.

  675. Kelly B. says:

    Three places I want to visit:
    1. Portland
    2. London
    3. Dublin

  676. Mitzi Muirhead says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    -My basset hound, Dino
    -Making up dance routines on my roller skates in our driveway
    -My doll house my dad made me

    I really liked this interview and will get the book even if I don’t win!

  677. Kristie says:

    3 jobs:

    peace corps volunteer
    non-profit program manager

  678. Julie says:

    Three favorite cookies:
    Snickerdoodles (soft)
    Chocolate Chip
    No Bakes (aka Fudgies)

  679. that’s fun – 3 things… a lot to think about…
    3 places i would love to visit (out of a gazillion)
    sisters/oregon for the outdoor show
    houston/texas for the “big one” quiltshow and
    nyc for christmas shopping.
    love your blog – and would love, love, love to win a copy of elizabeth’s book.
    conny in stuttgart/ germany

  680. Holly says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    Jigsaw puzzles
    My stuffed puppy
    My blue blankie

  681. Alyssa says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    1. Camp counselor
    2. Seamstress
    3. Engineer

    I would love a copy of this book!

  682. lisa swinney says:

    3 things i loved as a child:

    making pretend food out of seeds, grass and dirt and playing house in my back yard

    any small dolls with small clothes and accessories

    tiny tins of lip gloss

  683. Kelly says:

    3 Jobs I’ve Held:

    Whitewater River Guide
    Assistant Camp Director
    Mommy 🙂

    The last is by far the most challenging and also by far the most rewarding. Would love to have this book!!

  684. three places to visit? hawaii, norway, alaska

    loved seeing the kitchen window quilt

  685. Papgena says:

    3 things I loved when I was a child:
    – Enid Blyton’s books
    – Greta Stevns’ books
    – Julie Campbel and Kathryn Kenny book series

  686. Nancy Andrews says:

    Can’t wait to see the book!
    3 things I loved as a child:
    my grammy
    ice cream
    new dresses my mom made for me

  687. angel says:

    3 jobs:

    1. scooping ice cream cones at our family dairy
    2. Working in a paper factory putting carbon coating on paper
    3. science teacher (chem)

    BTW I love the periodic table quilt idea…I love stuff like that…we are trying to design a few game board quilts to give as gifts to my gameboard fanatic BIL

  688. jennifer says:

    I really enjoy following Elizabeth’s blog, it has inspired me! I can’t wait to check out her book!
    My 3 favorite sewing projects (so far!)
    ~ A sweet itty bitty baby dress, it was my first garment
    ~ A queen sized quilt top for my bed, I have to finish quilting it, but I love it already
    ~ A dino quilt for my soon-to-be brother-in-law. It was my first ever quilt and my own design to boot!

  689. Pam T. says:

    This is fun! The three things I loved as a child were the beach, my two-wheeler bike and eating my Mom’s home-baked cookies.

  690. Hilary says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. My son’s owl costume
    2. A Blue Sky Sun Hat for me
    3. A patchwork duvet cover for a toddler bed

  691. Margarida says:

    Three things I loved when I was a child:
    – baking biscuits with my grandmother
    – reading Enid Blyton books
    – picking oranges with my father

  692. Meg says:

    3 most recent books (I’m a librarian, so this one’s easy!)

    The Lace Reader, by Brunonia Barry
    Room, by Emma Donoghue
    The Sweet Life in Paris, by David Lebovitz

    Next book? The Practical Guide to Patchwork, by Elizabeth Hartman!

  693. Carla says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:study hall monitor, fabric store assistant manager, library clerk

  694. Sarah says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    Oatmeal Choc Chip
    White Choc/Macadamia nut

  695. Emily says:

    3 favorite collections
    Mo Mo Wonderland (first top I quilted myself)
    Etsuko Furuya’s Echino (made sewing for the men in my life much easier)
    All the dots from Amy Butler Lotus (my favorite for adding details to baby projects)

  696. Janelle says:

    3 Favorite cookies:

    Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Peanut Butter Cookies
    Chocolate Cookies with Candy Cane Sprinkles

  697. Nancy Lee says:

    Love, love, love Elizabeth’s designs and blog and everything. I just finished making a New Wave quilt…a free design on her’s.

    3 jobs I’ve had
    1. worked at Dairy Queen for my grandparents
    2. did typing and artwork for a vending machine company
    3. pediatric office nurse…my favorite job of all..

  698. Tanya Barrett says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    *The book “Little Women’
    *A stuffed ‘Curious George’ toy
    *Ketchup sandwiches

  699. Kathy H says:

    3 Jobs:

    Night Ops domestic shipping supervisor (freight company)
    Accounting Manager
    Easter Bunny (at Park & Rec Easter celebration)

  700. Jenny says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1. Psychologist
    2. Hostess at a Mcdonalds restaurant
    3. Software tester

  701. Christine says:

    3 pieces I’d love to visit: Norway, South Africa, India
    1 book I’d love to own: The Practical Guide to Patchwork 🙂

  702. Erika M says:

    3 jobs I’ve held
    Grocery Bagger
    Boat rental sales person
    University ID office associate

  703. Megan says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    Program Director for a small non-profit
    Stage Manager
    Executive Assistant

    (But the BEST job is being momma to my kiddos!)

  704. Deb says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:

    (1) My Sahara Sunset quilt. It almost glows.
    (2) Halloween costumes for my daughter. My faves are (Disney fairy) Rani and Princess Leia (without a pattern, mind you!)
    (3) a t-shirt quilt that goes everywhere, does everything, and is a workhorse. The best part is I made it from t-shirts that I’d painted in, so when people tell me someone spilled paint on it I tell them it was me!

  705. Carissa says:

    3 Things I loved as a child:

    1. Books!!
    2. School
    3. Sleeping

    (I was not a particularly exciting child) 😉

  706. Kerry Green says:

    3 jobs
    Primary school teacher
    Underwear designer
    Record store sales
    Still a sort of teacher!

  707. Rebecca says:

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
    Chocolate Crackles
    Snicker Doodles and Russian Tea Cakes are tied

  708. Annik M says:

    Three Favorite Things I’ve Sewn:

    1. The Mod Sampler from Elizabeth’s blog. I had never quilted before and I was instantly smitten! I finished my quilt this April and have since made five more quilts with many more planned. Elizabeth – thank you so very much for sharing your passion, talent and knowledge with us.

    2. My first sewing project – a pair of pink beach pants.

    3. Little girl pants from an Ottobre pattern.

  709. Trudy McLaughlin says:

    Three jobs I have worked
    1.Collector-least favorite
    2.Truck driver-never thought I’d do this
    3.Nurse-Most fav. and current job/occupation

  710. Jane says:

    3 most recent books read:

    1. The Circumference of Home
    2. An Eagle Named Freedom
    3. Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance (does that count as a book read? I did ‘read’ each page, even the ones that only had pictures)

  711. Valerie F. says:

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    Anthropologie sales associate!
    MOM — the most important job

  712. Stacy says:

    My three favorite cookies – Molasses, Chocolate Pixies, Oatmeal Raisin

  713. I cannot wait to see the book! Thank you for the opportunity to win 🙂

    My favorite fabric collections …today 😉
    -Hope Valley, Denyse Schmidt
    -Love, Amy Butler
    -Modern Meadow, Joel Dewberry

  714. Larissa says:

    Hmmm…I’ll have to answer the 3 projects question:
    1. Patchwork Duvet Cover
    2. Dolls for my 3 girls
    3. Tote Bag for my mother

  715. Michelle Fuller says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    1. Grocery Clerk (Bagger)
    2. Military Member (Go Navy!)
    3. Ultrasound Technician

  716. Eileen says:

    3 Jobs-
    Respiratory Theraphist
    Picture Framer
    Real Estate Broker

  717. Andrea H says:

    Three jobs:
    Cave tour guide
    Bike shop staff

  718. Kathryn says:

    3 places you want to visit:
    1. Rio de Janeiro
    2. Alaska
    3. Tokyo

  719. tammie says:

    oh, how i want this book!
    3 things i loved as a child::
    1. the song “the tide is high” by blondie
    2. my red and white patchwork pillow from a great aunt who had the same birthday as me
    3. to run as fast as the wind.

  720. Gwen says:

    3 jobs you’ve held:
    Telephone survey operator (but only surveys, never sales)
    Pizza chef
    Film developer at a photo shop

  721. marilyn podoll says:

    I want to visit: Chicago, New York, San Francisco

  722. Katy says:

    Loved as a Child
    1. Christmas Morning
    2. Decorating Cupcakes
    3. Building things with my K’nex set

  723. Jolene says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! It’s going on my Christmas wish list. 3 favorites as a child.
    1. teddy bears
    2. barbies
    3. books by L.M.Montgomery

  724. Shannon H says:

    3 favorite cookies

    1.Andes Crème de Menthe Cookies (http://www.tootsie.com/rec_cdmcookies.php )
    2.chocolate chip cookies
    3. Peanut butter blossoms

  725. so we added chickens says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1) babysitter/nanny
    2) waitress at a greasy spoon (and substitute cook when the real cook ended up in the clink)
    3) campus shuttle driver

  726. Lillianne says:

    3 things I loved as a child – we lived near a large wooded area and I spent many happy hours exploring there. One of my favourite things was picking a quart of blueberries so that my mother could bake me a pie. My second favourite thing to do was ride my sisters new red bike and my third would be my hoola hoop! I was crazy for that thing….

  727. Linda says:

    Baskin-Robbins ice cream scooper!
    (which led to)
    Health club exercise instructor!
    Kindergarten teacher assistant.

  728. Ann says:

    Favorite things I have sewn…
    wedding dress
    waldorf style doll for my little girl
    tie for my dad from fabric he bought at Liberty of London (he bought the same fabric twice on different trips 20 years apart so I guess he really liked it)

  729. Connie says:

    Three places I would like to visit are:
    1. Take the train across Canada
    2. Scotland
    3. Paris

    Looking forward to the publication of Elizabeth’s book.

  730. christine Horlbeck says:

    “Private Life” Jane Smiley

    “Brooklyn” Colm Toibin

    “Slow Love” Dominique Browning

    All Recommended.

  731. Alexis says:

    3 things you loved as a child:
    ~playing with neighbors in the street until after dark
    ~family get togethers
    ~horseback riding

    Love the pics from the book. Can’t wait to get a copy!

  732. Marie says:

    3 jobs
    1. water polo coach
    2. Elementary orchestra teacher
    3. Full time mom

  733. Liz says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:
    ~preschool teacher
    ~manager of a Laura Ashley store
    ~candy maker

  734. Dana says:

    Interesting answers!

    As for me, in the category of “3 jobs you’ve held;”

    Parking lot map designer
    Newspaper photographer
    Youth Librarian

    And in that order.

  735. Alecia says:

    3 things I loved as a child: 1. Dancing; 2. Music—my flute; 3. Anne of Green Gables.

  736. Abra says:

    Three jobs:
    Ice cream scooper
    Pediatric Nurse

  737. Kristy says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    daughter #1’s Halloween costume as a flower
    daughter #2’s baby quilt (stars and bright flowers)
    all of our “longjohn” inspired Christmas stockings

  738. JJ says:

    3 places you want to visit:
    1- Greece
    2- Australia/New Zealand
    3- Ethiopia

  739. Andrea A says:

    What a great way to kick-off the blog tour! I am one of those wanna be quilters you mentioned, to date I have not made even one quilt but this book would be a great way to start!

    3 things I loved as a child:
    – my dolls, always had at least one with me
    – the book “The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs”
    – making cookies with mom

  740. Alisa says:

    Places to visit
    1. Japan
    2. Rome
    3. New York City (been there several times), I.Love.It.
    Can’t wait to see the book. Looks wonderful

  741. Leigh says:

    The last three books I’ve read are the last three of the Harry Potter series– Re-reading them to prepare for the new movie! But since that’s sort of cheating, I’ve also read Food Rules by Michael Pollan and City Quilts by Cherri House! Elizabeth’s book is on my Amazon list, I’m so excited about it!

  742. Kate says:

    This book looks amazing, hoping for a copy for Christmas this year! 3 most recent books: Animal Vegetable Miracle, The Absorbent Mind, Super Natural Cooking (which is a cookbook, but a lovely book indeed!)

  743. Rebecca says:

    Three jobs I’ve held. Telemarketer (ugh – I really don’t like them now!), receptionist, marketing coordinator.

  744. Amy says:

    Favorite Cookies:
    1. Cranberry Bliss Bars
    2. Oatmeal Toffee Chip Cookies
    3. Macaroons

  745. Amanda says:

    3 jobs I’ve held….
    Mortgage loan processor
    Purchasing coordinator
    Children’s Pastor

  746. Maryalice says:

    The Help (fantastic)
    Mockingjay (fantastic)
    The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (okay)

  747. Lara says:

    Three jobs: waitress, computer operator, children’s librarian!

  748. sharon says:

    My three favorite cookies are

    Chocolate chip with nuts
    oatmeal raisin
    white chocolate chip macadamia nut

    PS I really have 100 favorite cookies

  749. yvonne says:

    3 favorite cookies:
    1. Nutmeg Logs (childhood favorite)
    2. Milk Chocolate Cookies
    3. Chocolate Shortbread (Maida Heatter Chocolate Cookbook)

  750. Virginia says:

    Oh pick me! of the 3 places I want to visit. 1. Hawaii 2. Sweeden/Norway 3. Italy.
    Looks like a great book!

  751. Carmen says:

    What fun! I loved learning all these things about Elizabeth, and I’m so excited about her book.

    3 favorite fabric collections
    – Lecien’s My Folklore
    – Um, Liberty of London?
    – Suzuko Koseki’s new sewing-themed line

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  752. Addy says:

    Great interview! I want those quilts featured on the front cover! 🙂

    Three places I’d like to visit:
    1) The west coast
    2) Switzerland
    3) Hawaii

  753. robin says:

    3 jobs – corn detasseling, counter help at Dairy Queen, and ER clerk. I’d love to win this book! :o)

  754. Jessica says:

    3 Jobs I’ve Had:
    Starbucks Barista (Loved it!)
    Seamstress at College Bookstore (sewing greek letters on shirts – and once repaired the nether regions of the school mascots costume! Ha Ha!)
    Marketing Coordinator

  755. Rita says:

    favorite fabric collections:
    1. Heather Ross’ –all of them, for baby items
    2. Lantern Bloom, for quilts and household items
    3. Nani Iro, all of them too. for clothes

  756. Marcia W. says:

    I forgot to answer the 3 questions question! 3 jobs I’ve held:
    library stack reader
    technology executive Fortune 500
    high school math teacher

  757. Sue says:

    3 things you loved as a child
    1. dancing
    2. swinging
    3. making necklaces

  758. marie says:

    3 jobs (not including my current): playground inspector, librarian, ski instructor.

  759. Cristina says:

    My 3 favorite fabric collections RIGHT NOW *wink* are:

    Nicey Jane-Heather Bailey
    Parisville-Tula Pink (not out yet)
    Meadowsweet 2-Sandi Henderson

  760. Amber Lee says:

    I want to visit Australia, Egypt, and Italy.

  761. Nicola says:

    3 jobs I have had: hmmm, I have undertaken many jobs over the years but the most fun were Beach Car Park attendant (when I was a student – all that time to read books); matron (no Hattie Jaques jokes please!) in a school, looking after 65 teenage boys – sense of humour compulsory; and the best job of all – being mum to my two lovely boys (now aged 14 and 16 – where have the years gone?).

  762. Lindsey says:

    Oh this book looks amazing.
    3 jobs that I have had:
    1: Dairy farm farm hand
    2: HomehardWare cashier
    3: Medical Transcriptionist in a medical office.

    These 3 jobs were the first ones that I had.

  763. Pamela V says:

    Three books I’ve read recently (I highly recommend keeping a books-read list each year, very enlightening!)

    Pirate by Ted Bell

    Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander

    Dark Road to Darjeeling by Deanna Raybourn

  764. Betsy says:

    3 Things I Loved as a Child (and still do):
    School Supplies
    Psalty the Singing Songbook

  765. Paula L. says:

    Being a wanna-be quilter, I loved Elizabeth’s interview, especially the tips for newbies like me 🙂
    The most recent 3 books I read were:
    Marina, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    World Without End, by Ken Follett
    The Girl Who Stole Books, by Markus Zusak
    and I loved them all.
    Thank you for the chance!

  766. Lori says:

    3 most recent books:
    Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner
    Sewing Clothes Kids Love
    The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello

    THIS book is going on my wish list!

  767. Rachel says:

    3 places I want to visit: England, Italy and Australia.
    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  768. EricaB. says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    Cleaning lady
    High school math teacher

  769. Marcia W. says:

    Elizabeth’s blog posts hooked me on learning more about modern quilting. Fabulous quilts and tutorials mean an awesome book. Thank you for this lovely prize and giveaway.

  770. Jen says:

    I would love to learn more about patchwork! My 3 most recent books I’ve read are all Francine Rivers books! Her Daughter’s Dream, A Voice In The Wind, and Echo In The Darkness.

  771. Katie says:

    Great interview! Three places I would like to visit: Germany, The Great Wall, The Giant’s Causeway.

  772. Maribeth says:

    My three favorite things I’ve sewn:

    The apron I made in the 7th grade. I wish i still had it-it was blue calico from Kresge’s-a rectangle with pockets and a casing for a drawstring at the top.

    A pumpkin costume for my son’s 2nd Halloween (20 yrs ago), complete with hat with a padded stem. That costume was worn by his younger cousins and his little brother.

    My 1st quilt from an Alex Anderson book. A little rail fence quilt that took me over 2 hours to pick out the fabric.

  773. duff says:

    Thanks for the “inside” scoop on Hartman’s book–I’ve been wondering! Let’s see, three jobs:
    1. Educator
    2. Office Manager
    3. Stock Option Trader

  774. Audrie says:

    Such a wonderful giveaway! I’ve been looking forward to this book so here goes…

    My three favourite cookies:
    1. Gingerbread chocolate chip cookies – I make these every Christmas for family and friends, and it’s a huge favourite.
    2. Oatmeal raisin cookies – The first cookie with no chocolate to make me fall in love with it.
    3. Chocolate crinkles – Just because they look so cute, all cracked on the top with powdered sugar over it. And they do taste great too, of course.

  775. Ms. Fine says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    technical writer
    library reference desk chick
    (I sound incredibly interesting this way, don’t I?)

  776. Debra says:

    My latest 3 books:
    Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson
    The Help, Kathryn Stockett
    The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexander Dumas (currently reading)
    All great for different reasons!

    Love Elizabeth and have been a long time reader of her blog.

  777. Sara says:

    Germany,Hawaii and California! These are the three places that I would like to see!

  778. Sara says:

    i would like to visit New Zealand (for the sights and the sheep), France (for the history and the wine), and wherever they round up vicuna in south america. just cuz i think it’s be cool to watch it.

  779. Nan says:

    3 Favorite Fabric Collections:
    Heather Ross – Mendocino
    Denyse Schmidt – Hope Valley
    Anything by Kaffe Fasset

  780. Mary Lou says:

    If I don’t win this book I will definitely have to buy it. I haven’t seen a quilt out of it yet that I didn’t like.
    3 jobs:
    1. Clerk at UPS
    2. Teaching Assistang
    3. Computer programmer

  781. Joy says:

    3 Jobs I have held:
    Aircraft refueler

  782. ChickenJulie says:

    I’ve held my fair share of jobs, but for this let’s include video store clerk, stockbroker, and mom.

  783. Tiffany says:

    3 places you want to visit

    1. Egypt – love Egyptian history, and would love to see the tombs and pyramids in person.
    2. Italy – What a fun tour to take, all over Italy!
    3. New York City – I’ve never been…one day…. 😀

  784. 3 favorite cookies: SNICKERDOODLES, gingersnaps and good old fashioned sugar cookies!

  785. Tanis says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1) Anna Maria Horner’s Multi Tasker Tote, twice, love those bags!
    2) Colourwheel Quilt, from Joelle Hoverson’s Last Minute Patchwork and Quilted Gifts, still find it shockingly beautiful!
    3) A sweater for my whippet, she’s always cold and loves wearing sweaters!

  786. Kelly E says:

    Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    The Other Queen – Phillipa Gregory
    The Book of Lost Things

  787. Sarah Norman says:

    3 jobs I have had:
    – loan officer
    – accounts payable accountant
    – full-time mama – my favorite

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  788. Melissa Ann says:

    1. Lifeguard
    2. Ropes Course Facilitator
    3. Mom 🙂

  789. Kim says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    1. My daughter’s Dorothy costume last year
    2. A charm square quilt for my Grandma
    3. Wonky Log Cabin quilt designed and sewn with my sister

    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book! : )

  790. Michelle says:

    Video store manager
    Registered Massage Therapist
    Legal Researcher

  791. Darlene Staley says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book! 3 tips for beginning quilters: Master the 1/4 inseam on your machine from the beginning, throw perfectionism out the window, enjoy the process!

  792. Kathy Burley says:

    three cookies I love –
    peanut butter kisses
    tollhouse chocolate chip
    anything my mom makes!

  793. eadaoine says:

    I want to visit Australia(again), Ireland and Nepal!

  794. Leah says:

    Costa Rica

  795. Tong says:

    i’m very excited to get my hands on the book, i’ve always loved elizabeth’s quilts! and thanks for the interesting interview and giveaway!

    3 things i loved as a child:
    1) swimming in the ocean every summer at my grandparents’ summer house. i used to imagine that i was a mermaid and i would swim away one day to find my underwater castle.
    2) tending the garden with my grandparents and especially when grandpa let me pick flowers for grandma.
    3) watching the adults cook in the kitchen during large family gatherings, i think this is probably why i enjoy cooking and baking as a adult now.

  796. Deborah S. says:

    These questions bring back fond memories. I loved my baton, sewing Barbie clothes with my grandma and playing dodgeball in the streets as a kid. Life couldn’t get better then that!

  797. Mary Read says:

    3 things I loved as a child: making mudpies, putting on plays at my grandparents’ house, and baking with my mom.

  798. Aditi says:

    3 Jobs I’ve had:

    Molecular biology lab technician
    Assistant Baker
    Tour guide

  799. Kaelin says:

    I love to travel, so I’m gonna have to go with 3 places I’d love to visit!

    1. Anywhere in China, but particularly Beijing
    2. Paris (the food and museums!!! *sigh*)
    3. Santorini, Greece

  800. Stephanie says:

    3 favorite cookies 🙂

    Toffee chip cookies
    Peanut butter cookies

    Thank you for a chance to win!

  801. Miquela says:

    3 most recent books:

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    re-read The Alchemist by Paul Coehlo

    So happy to see the love for this book and can’t wait to have it in my hands!

  802. Amy Newbold says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    1. Fry cook
    2. Physical therapist
    3. Accountant

  803. Wow! This book looks incredible and a must have! This is ONE of the answers of the 3 things questions answered by Elizabeth: “If you make a mistake, you can choose to take your work apart and start over, or you can choose to keep working and just try not to make the same mistake next time. What’s important is that you’re happy with your work, not that you’re meeting someone else’s arbitrary standards of quality. (Remember that you’re basically making a blanket. There are few things you can do to make a non-functional blanket!)”

  804. Alexandra says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Law office intern
    Furniture store manager
    math teacher

    So much in common!

  805. patty says:

    Three jobs I had: Receiving, shipping, and labor supvervisor at a chemical plant, Supply Chain Manager at a bakeware press plant, and Estimator at a Construction Company.

  806. Elizabeth says:

    three jobs i’ve had:
    waitress in a restaurant that served 30 kinds of pie
    clerk in a French pastry shop (ah, the memories!)
    clerk in a bookstore
    love, love, love Oh, Fransson! and Elizabeth Hartman’s quilting patterns! so happy her book is now here.

  807. Kathy H says:

    My 3 favorite cookies are the peanut blossoms (same as Elizabeth)chocolate chip and snickerdoodles. A tip for the peanut butter cookies, roll them and freeze them without the chocolate kiss and then take out as many as you want to bake. That way you don’t have to make them all at once.

  808. Ruth says:

    3 favorite fabric collections
    1) Heather Ross’ – Mendochino
    2) Denyse Schmidt’s – Flea Market Fancy
    3) Robert Kaufman’s – Metro Cafe

  809. Three Recent Books:

    The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
    Packing for Mars by Mary Roach
    Media Education by David Buckingham

  810. HeatherBC says:

    3 Jobs I’ve held
    – secretary
    – forklift driver
    – food bank assistant

  811. Natalie says:

    These are all great questions! 3 places I’m hoping to visit (someday) are Iceland, Ireland, and Peru.
    I am also can’t wait to get my own copy of Elizabeth’s book– I love her patterns!

  812. Joyce B says:

    3 jobs that I have had:
    Stay at home mom
    US Postal Clerk
    Would love to win this book to add to my sewing and quilting library. Thank You for the offer.

  813. Jane says:

    3 things I’ve loved as a child:
    1. oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies
    2. Lake Michigan beaches
    3. flowers without thorns..esp. zinnias, daisies
    Now that I’m older…still love all of the above! Thanks for the giveaway.

  814. Patti Tyrell says:

    My 3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    – Elizabeth’s Charm Squares Baby Quilt with Monaluna Organic Monaco Pink (so, so cute)
    – A fabulous cocktail dress when I couldn’t afford the off-the-rack version
    – Curtains for every window in my first house. (talk about questionable practices and materials!)
    Thanks for the chance to win this book. I’m a big fan!

  815. Christie says:

    3 places you want to visit:

    1. The Pacific Northwest
    2. South Korea
    3. Lithuania

  816. Julia says:

    3 tips:
    1) get a SHARP seam ripper…using a good one makes the tedious work at least less frustrating!
    2) Just try! (after all, it’s just fabric, not rocket science!) Have fun while trying and don’t worry about it.
    3) Pressing seams open make a block flatter (esp. if have many seams in one point), pressing seams to one side can help matching intersections – make your decision accordingly.

  817. Katya says:

    3 jobs you’ve held

    I’m a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. I’ve been a multi-media instructional designer, a technical trainer for a software company, and a fiber artist and teacher. Right now I am a recovering homeschool mom (my kids just went back to school) so I’m rediscovering time for fiber art.

  818. tayamg says:

    3 Favorite Sewing Projects:
    1. Neptune Lil Twister quilt
    2. Pettiskirt for my niece
    3. Heather Ross’ Mendocino Sundress

    Congrats, Elizabeth-can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!

  819. Heather says:

    The Blindside by Michael Lewis
    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
    And Then we came to the End by Joshua Ferris
    I’m not counting, of course, the endless Maisy books I read to my son 🙂
    Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!

  820. Anne says:

    What a beautiful book!
    Three jobs: law firm receptionist, community planner, intern architect.

  821. This is an awesome giveaway! My three favorite fabric collections are:

    Red Letter Day
    Modern Meadow

  822. jenn says:

    The 3 favorite things I have sewn? Let’s see: 1) the hats for my youngest daughter’s Buddy Walk a couple of weeks ago; 2) my older daughter’s library bag; 4) the Dorothy costume I am working on now without a pattern that is driving me C~R~A~Z~Y! It’s on the favorite list because it’s almost done and then it will go to my girlfriend’s house and I won’t have to look at it ever again!

  823. Megan York says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    1. My mom’s meatloaf. Seriously, it was my favorite food through elementary school (and later, but then I was too “cool” to admit it).
    2. Going to my grandparents’ house for Christmas. Family at the holidays has always been important to me. And grandma’s cookies didn’t hurt either.
    3. Craft projects. Cross stitch, embroidery, friendship bracelets, gum wrapper chains, you name it, I at least tried it. I’m so glad my mom fostered that in me, despite the fact that she wasn’t crafty in the slightest.

  824. Ari says:

    White chocolate and macadamia nut chewy cookies
    almond biscotti
    butternut snaps

  825. Mary Ann says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn? A wonder life size toddler doll for my daughter on her 2nd birthday, a set of stacking rings for my granddaughter on her 1st birthday and my son’s baby quilt, a cheater panel way back when that started me on my quilting journey!

  826. Three jobs I have held:

    Special Needs Swim Instructor
    Manager of Volunteers and Youth Services for a local American Red Cross Chapter
    Theatrical Production (I did it all depending on the needs of the show from set construction and scenic painting to master electrician to costume construction and wardrobe)

  827. Robyn Wing says:

    My 3 favorite cookies: Thin Mints (I have to share these with my 2.5 year old now – one of the biggest sacrifices of motherhood!), Oreos, and a good chocolate chip with nuts!!

  828. Penny says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn are my Hexie Caddy pincushion, Penny’s Hobo bag and the little dresses I stitched for my daughter.Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  829. Anya says:

    Three places I want to visit — Mood Fabric store in NY, back to Russia (the last time was in college, but this time I want to take my husband and son), and Greece. Thanks for the chance!

  830. Roxanne says:

    3 jobs I have held:

    Maid in a psychiatric hospital (during high school)
    Draftsperson for an architect (during college)
    Tax preparer for H&R Block (in between other jobs)

  831. Donna LaFrance says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1. Unpacking drill bits in a drill factory
    2. Waitress in an ice cream shop (ate way too much ice cream!)
    3. Court Reporter

    Elizabeth’s book is a great addition to the quilting community! I really enjoy her modern take on quilting.

  832. Dianne says:

    I’m so excited Elizabeth’s book is being released; I’ve had it on my Amazon wish list for weeks! Speaking of wish lists, 3 places I’d like to visit are Alaska, San Francisco and Ireland. I’m hoping hubby and I can knock one of them off the list next year for a 10th-anniversary trip!

  833. Marilo says:

    I’m going to answer the question “3 places you want to visit” as I love traveling. I live in San Sebastian (Basque Country, in the north of Spain), so I would like to visit:

    – New York
    – India (though I went on 2001 I’d love to go back)
    – Canada

    And, of course, another thing I’d like it’s to win a copy of The Practical Guide to Patchwork.

    Regards and thank your for this opportunity.

  834. patricia says:

    Three favorite things from my childhood are: malted milk balls, Sesame Street and swimming in the community pool.

  835. Sandi says:

    Hmmm… three favorite things as a child:
    1. Trixie Belden books
    2. Riding my pony, Bobby
    3. Out back of the barn, across the pasture, through the barbed wire fence, we played in a magical place. There was a small stream that only had water in the spring, and trees, and an old, falling down summer cottage that we weren’t allowed to enter. If I could go back there (and then), I’d do it in a heartbeat.

  836. Becky M says:

    Great interview. I love the 3 things concept!! And I love Elizabeth’s work and blog. My 3 things?
    3 things I loved as a child:
    My Cabbage Patch Doll Dudley
    Reading, reading, reading
    Cross-stitching with my grandmother

  837. Katie says:

    My favorite cookies: Swedish Dreams ( melt-in-your-mouth amazing, double chocolate mint from a fundraiser, and Girl Scout Samoas 🙂

  838. Shayla Sharp says:

    A job I held: working on the production line of a plastic pail/lid company. A bucket, btw, is a pail that is full of something. Love Elizabeth’s site and can’t wait to get my hands on her book!

  839. Jacquie says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:

    1. Waitress in high school
    2. Swarovski retail associate in college
    3. Financial analyst now

  840. AnnMarie says:

    Three favorite sewn items are my wedding dress, selvge quilt and clemantine art quilt.

  841. Karen U says:

    3 jobs:

    Commercial mortgage closer
    PR & Marketing coordinator

    Thanks and congratulations Elizabeth! I love your work and can’t wait to see your book.

  842. Jocelyn says:

    3 places I want to visit –
    *New Zealand
    *Prince Edward Island
    *The mountains of NC in the fall (been there before, but it’s been many years)
    Thanks for entering me in this sweet giveaway!

  843. Dot says:

    I have been following Elizabeth’s blog daily for the past 2 years and am always inspired by all she creates. Her book is on my holiday wish list and to win a copy would be beyond wonderful. Thank you for this interview with her that provides more insight into what inspires her.

  844. Suzi says:

    Three jobs I have had; copy writer for a tiny radio station(many many years ago), and a bartering agent for TV commercials. But the best job was teaching middle school boys and girls how to sew and cook! I was “THE” Home Economics teacher! Wonderful career!

  845. susan says:

    Three things I loved as a child: my bike, I could ride anywhere! Swimming in the lake, and sewing doll clothes, which I still love to do. The book looks great, I can’t wait to browse it, whenever that might be.

  846. upstatelisa says:

    3 jobs I’ve held; lifeguard/swim instructor, games room monitor in college, speech pathologist…Looks like a great book!

  847. Esther says:

    My three most recent books are
    – The BFG by Roald Dahl
    – Ice Cold by Tess Gerritsen
    – The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  848. Alicia says:

    I have held jobs as a consultant, as hotel front desk agent, and as a Police Records clerk. I am loving the new book!

  849. Liz says:

    3 Jobs I’ve Held:

    McDonald’s drive through teller
    Trophy and Plaque maker (though people were always coming in asking for plagues)
    Youth Minister

  850. moira says:

    Ok, my three most recent books:

    Kafka on the beach, Haruki Murakami
    Love is a mixtape, Rob Sheffield
    City Quilts, Cherri House

    Elizabet’s book looks amazing.

  851. Margaret says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    Nancy Drew books
    Camping with my family

  852. Rachel says:

    Thank you for the chance to win this oh so awesome book!!! My 3 fav cookies are: Anisette Cookies (an Italian treat made by my mother-in-law), Linzer Tarts (yet another newly found Italian fav of mine), and Chocolate Chip. I am not Italian, but have married into an Italian family. This has opened my eyes to many new foods. Yummy!!!

  853. Jodi says:

    Three favorite things I’ve sewn:

    1) My first quilt, a rail fence pattern and it has so many mistakes and I *love* to look at it to see how far I’ve come.
    2) A “big brother bag” for a toddler friend of my son’s.
    3) Any baby quilt I’ve ever gifted to a new mom. I have a hard time parting with some of my creations, but it feels so go because people love quilts!

  854. 3 jobs I’ve held…

    Summer Camp Counselor/Woodworking Instructor
    Cashier at Home Depot
    AmeriCorps* VISTA

  855. mrsblocko says:

    The last 3 books I read are:
    1. Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas
    2. A Curse as Dark as Gold by Elizabeth Bunce
    3. Dust by Joan Frances Turner (I’m still reading this one.)

  856. 2hippos says:

    I can’t wait to see this book, and the three things interview was fun! As for 3 places I want to travel: New Zealand, Croatia, and South Africa!

  857. Katie says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    1.) Lisa Frank products. *Especially ones with killer whales
    2.) 80’s cartoons *Strawberry Shortcake (before they made her all modern and weird looking!) My Little Pony and Rainbow brite where all time favorites.
    3.) My mom’s mac and cheese. I just made it myself this week!

  858. Ellen Hurd says:

    OMG you had me at she is a bit of a goof! LOL I read this this morning prior to breakfast so I am goign to anser the cookies question: Peanut Butter Blossoms (if you ever give this recipe out I would love to have it as peanut butter is my fav!) Chocolate Crackles (OMG just the name of these sounds so good!)and finally Chewy Coconut-Chocolate Pinwheels (they look scrumptious!) Hope it is okay to elaberate! LOL

  859. Liz says:

    I am on a huge sewing book kick, so here it goes. (I just bought all of these last week)

    3 most recent books:
    Sew Charming
    Sew Darn Cute
    Amy Butlers Little Stitches for Little Ones

  860. Sophia Patterson says:

    3 favorite things I’ve sewn:
    My daughter’s first Easter dress and bonnet
    My son’s first Easter outfit
    Dress for flower girl in my daughter’s wedding

  861. Katie B. says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Three jobs I’ve held: Movie theater, Target, copy editor

  862. Tanya says:

    Three jobs I’ve held:

    1) McDonalds
    2) “Lab monkey” at a genetics lab and HIV/retrovirus lab
    3) biology lab instructor.

    And, yes, that periodic table quilt sounds awesome!

  863. Holly says:

    3 of my favorite fabric collections are ‘Garden Party’ by Anna Maria Horner, ‘Lightening Bugs and Other Mysteries’ by Heather Ross and ‘Katie Jump Rope’ by Denyse Schmidt! Thanks for the chance to enter! =)

  864. Jenna says:

    3 favorite cookies: Coconut Macaroons, Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies, Hobnobits (english oat cookies for tea) YUMMM!

  865. katrina says:

    3 recent books:
    -The Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver
    -The Guernsy Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
    -Dead Man’s Folly, Agatha Christie

  866. Sally says:

    1. Scotland 2. Prince Edward Island 3. The Grand Canyon.
    Thanks for the chance to win! I’ve been waiting (im)patiently for its release since I first heard about it!

  867. Kristy says:

    I can’t wait to pick up Elizabeth’s book. Here are my answers.

    3 jobs you’ve held
    – Tailor (I got to sew costumes for Looney Toons Characters)
    – Retail Sales Associate
    – Footwear Designer

  868. Melanie T says:

    3 jobs, 1. Scheduler in Dr. office, 2. Breastfeeding Counselor 3. Truck shipment rater (not in that order). Thank you so much for the chance! This looks like a wonderful book!

  869. Karen Griska says:

    Three things I loved as a child:
    1. Paint-by-number oil paintings. I completed a huge stack.
    2. Sewing clothes, doll clothes, quilts, ornaments, everything I could think of.
    3. Going to drive-in movies with my family. All the kids would wear pajamas. We brought popcorn, and we had lots of blankets and pillows and we always fell asleep on the way home.

  870. EG says:

    Cookies – that’s my speed!

    1. Oatmeal Raisin
    2. Chocolate-ginger (a la Martha Stewart)
    3. Cherry white chocolate

  871. Melissa H. says:

    Three recent books:
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
    The Help

    I recommend them all!

  872. Suzanne says:

    I’m so excited about Elizabeth’s book.

    Three jobs I have had are nanny, sandwich maker at an Italian deli and math teacher.

  873. Ellen Ban says:

    3 Things loved as a child: Family vacations, playing games outside with the neighborhood kids and the dollhouse my dad made for me!

  874. Beth says:

    Strangely enough (And Elizabeth and I aren’t related), as a child I loved:

    1. The Annie movie soundtrack (and still do. I’m lame like that)

    2. Swimming

    3. Building or designing anything (especially if it involves legos)

    I know Elizabeth and I both love Arrested Development. Maybe we are related!

  875. alison says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    -the quilt my Grandma made me
    -the pillow my Grandma made me. One side was red fleece, the other side was black velvet and it had a little pocket to put a small treasure in. I always had to lay on the black velvet side.
    -Little House on the Prairie (books and TV show). When I grew up I wanted to be Laura.

  876. Amy S says:

    My 3 favorite cookies are:

    Cranberry White Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti
    Regular Ol’ Chocolate Chip (Alton Brown’s recipe)
    Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  877. Kirsty says:

    3 recent books: Life of Pi (Yann Martel), The Road (Cormac McCarthy) and The Lorax (Dr Seuss). All recommended – though pull out your steel heart for the middle one.

  878. deborah says:

    3 places I would love to visit- NYC, Las Vegas, and Virginia Beach!

  879. Kate says:

    Beautify book! Awesome fabric!

  880. Susan C. says:

    Three most recent books: Half Baked (wonderful memoir); Mockingjay (3rd in a trilogy – loved it); and Never Let Me Go.

    Such a gorgeous fabric pack! Love it!

  881. Kelly says:

    Love to own that book!

    My 3 places I want to visit:

    1. India – the colors and people and culture are just magical to me and I want to BE there!
    2. Spain – the mix of cultures as well as the colors also draw me here. That and I can speak a little spanish!
    3. Japan – Seems most of the trends and fads in the world start here, I’d love a chance to see why!

  882. Sally says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    1. the clothing my Mom made; I wish I had some of those zany 60’s and 70’s fabrics to play with today!
    2. playing in the woods: sticks, rocks and dirt were our toys
    3. books by Roald Dahl (still true today)

  883. Lisa L. says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    1. Reading.
    2. Getting to stay up late to watch specials on TV, like The Sound of Music or Christmas cartoons.
    3. School work.

  884. QSOgirl says:

    Three most recently finished books:

    Victory of Eagles (Naomi Novik)
    Enna Burning (Shanon Hale)
    River Secrets (Shannon Hale)

  885. linda says:

    3 places I want to visit:

    Fabric shops in Japan
    Fiji (because it’s warm and I live in Northern Wisconsin)
    A flea market in Paris

    p.s. Love E’s story about the periodic table quilt. I would love to attempt one for my scientist daughter.

  886. Winding Ways says:

    3 things I loved as a child: 1)jumping rope 2)the Laura Ingalls Wilder books 3)having tea with my grandma using her fancy porcelain tea cups.

  887. kathy jacobsen says:

    I am dying to go to the California wine country. I would like to take my family to Italy. Finally, I would like to go to Houston Quilt Market!

  888. Kristin says:

    3 things I loved as a child…reading, watching clouds, dancing

  889. Lesly says:

    Hmmmm…. three jobs I have held.
    university professor
    temporary secretary
    Great giveaway!

  890. KT says:

    Wow, the book looks great–especially for a new quilter like me. 3 jobs I’ve held–nurse’s aide, camp counselor, actuary. Thanks for the chance to win!

  891. Megan says:

    3 places I want to visit are:

    1. Croatia
    2. Portugal
    3. Banff, Canada

    Love the Oh, Fransson blog!

  892. PeachRainbow says:

    3 favorite fabric collections
    1. Innocent Crush – Anna Maria Horner
    2. Kona Solids – Robert Kaufman
    3. Dreaming in french – Art Gallery Fabrics

  893. beth says:

    As a child I loved playing in the woods at my grandparent’s house, swinging on the hammock strung between old live oaks at my other grandparent’s beach house, and drawing with felt tip pens! Thanks for an awesome giveaway. As a new-ish quilter with lots to learn, I’d sure love to win this book!

  894. Carole Ann says:

    3 Places I want to visit:
    Nova Scotia
    Yellowstone National Park

    And I would love, love, love to have a copy of Elizabeth’s book!! She inspired me to start quilting, and taught me how to do it!

  895. I think I really want that book! The more I see it, the more I want it.

  896. Anne Marie says:

    Oh I would love this book – actually I need this book. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip, snickerdoodles and frosted Christmas cookies!!

  897. Hannah says:

    3 Jobs:
    – Resident Assistant in a college dorm
    – Engineer at a greeting card company
    – Camp counselor for inner city kids

  898. Erin Gustafson says:

    3 places I’d love to visit:
    Seattle, WA
    Anywhere in Hawaii
    Helsinki, Finland

  899. Wendy D. P. says:

    Three most recent books: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, A Reliable Wife, and Eat, Pray, Love.

  900. Jenny says:

    i love red letter day by lizzy house, robert kaufman carolina chambrays and park slope by erin mcmorris! thanks for a chance. loved this interview and can’t wait to see this book.

  901. Valerie says:

    3 jobs:

    employee at Taco Bell
    Day Care worker
    Kindergarten Teacher

  902. Susan says:

    I love Elizabeth’s patterns and am looking forward to the ones in her book.
    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Cabin Girl at a Dude Ranch, Front Desk Clerk at a hotel and Teacher at a Wildlife Sanctuary

  903. Beth says:

    I am so excited about this book – I really can’t wait to own it – I can’t decide if I should wait until the “tour” is over or not!!! THREE THINGS: books – Mystic River, Mockingjay, Siblings Without Rivalry. Thank you so much for a chance on this one! elizabethlehman@hotmail.com

  904. Djaj says:

    3 places I want to visit :
    – Japan
    – San Francisco
    – Elizabeth Hartman’s workshop !

  905. Mary says:

    I worked in a machine shop for my summer and Christmas breaks for a couple years while in college. I’ve also worked as a floor nurse in a hospital and a nurse practitioner in private practice. My favorite of all, though, is being a stay at home mom to my almost 7 month old son.

  906. Lindsey F. says:

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s nest – Stieg Larsson
    Our Lady of Darkness – Peter Tremayne
    The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg larsson

  907. Tracy says:

    I would love to own this. It looks so inspiring. My three most recent books are Alice Munro’s, Too Much Happiness, Maggie O’Farrell’s, The hand that first held mine and Sew U by Wendy Mullin.

  908. Gail says:

    Three places I would like to visit:
    1. Newfoundland, Canada
    2. The Grand Canyon
    3. Norway
    Thanks for doing this blog hop. I have not seen some of these blogs before.

  909. Zegi says:

    3 things I loved as a child…riding bikes (of course while pretending to be Daisy Duke in her cute little jeep), reading – especially the Laura Ingalls Wilder series, and finally, making stuff. I loved making stuff. I actually taught myself to crochet from a book in elementary school. Weird, huh? Thanks for the giveaway! The book looks awesome.

  910. lucy says:

    3 places i want to visit:

    – farms in northern japan!

    – the nation of chile!

    – cuba!

  911. Dana says:

    Book looks wonderful! I am yet to make a quilt but I imagine it won’t be long I love a good blankie and book!
    3 Jobs 1.Pizza maker 2.Lawn mower mechanic 3.Banker. (not kidding I have been all 3!!!

  912. Jessie says:

    3 favorite things I have sewn:
    1 – My favorite thing I have sewn I actually just finished a few days ago. I made the Free Let’s Go Back pack (with some slight changes) for my little girl. I couldn’t believe how amazing it turned out, and how fun it was to make 🙂
    2- My little girls favorite doll (notice a theme, love making my little girl stuff). I found an old book form the 70’s about cloth doll making. Toys are wonderful sewing projects.
    3- A t-shirt quilt for my husband. He thought I threw out all his old t-shirts but I have been saving them, and for Christmas this year I am giving them back in the form of a quilt. It has been so fun sneaking around behind his back to get it done.

    If I could put a 4th project I would have to say the purse I made for the bag swap. So much fun.

  913. Michele says:

    I can’t wait to see this book! My 3 jobs: toy store worker, pharmacy technician, graphic designer

  914. Karo says:

    3 places you want to visit

    south africa



  915. andi says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    – Doing craft … ANY craft!!!
    – Making my own birthday cakes.
    – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

  916. Nancy says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1)Discount health and beauty store manager
    2)Beauty consultant at Merle Norman Cosmetics
    3)Corporate Benefits Manager

    When you think about the past, you get some interesting memories!

  917. Colleen says:

    I love Elizabeth’s quilts! Congrats to her on the book!
    Three things I loved as a child –
    1. Playing Jacks w/ my girlfriends
    2. Reading in a tree
    3. Playing Kick the Can w/ my brothers

  918. melissa says:

    favorite things – sparklers, the fabric scrap drawer, buttons.

  919. Molly says:

    Ooooh can’t wait to get my hands on this book! Would love to win 🙂

    3 things I loved as a child:
    -the color orange
    -making up songs all the time
    -pink nailpolish

  920. Alison says:

    Three favorite cookies:

    * Oatmeal raisin (mmmm, xo much brown sugar and butter!)
    * Snickerdoodles
    * Molasses

    This got my sweet tooth going….maybe I’ll go start a batch! 🙂

  921. Heidi says:

    so excited to hear about this great book…just in time for the Sew -in at my house too!

    3 Most recent Books
    Creative is a Verb by Patti Digh
    The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
    Style Statement by Danille LaPorte and Carrie McCarthy


  922. Gill says:

    Three places I want to visit

    New Zealand

  923. Beatrice says:

    My favorite are Kona solids, all Fig Tree fabrics and Denyse Schmidt. Thanks for the chance to win !

  924. Victoria says:

    3 things I loved as a child:

    – Playing school with my mother like I was the teacher.

    – The Little Mermaid

    – The Wizard of Oz

  925. Jacqui says:

    I love Elizabeth’s blog and follow it religiously – can’t wait for the book!

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    1. Page in a library (no really, that’s what they called it! I reshelved books, cleaned returned records, that kind of thing)

    2. Clothing sales in a posh ladies’ shop – I really really sucked at it and they let me go after 6 months. I was the kind of salesperson I like in a store and guess what, they don’t sell anything!

    3. Archaeologist. My current and favourite job. 🙂

  926. Alice S says:

    3 jobs I’ve held:
    Arbys worker
    math tutor
    chemical engineer

    This book is on my Christmas list. I hope to win it here though.

  927. Maree says:

    This book looks soooo scrumptious – thanks Elizabeth for sharing. Three things I have sewn are personalised Christmas stockings for all my nieces and nephews, 8 pukeko (native NZ bird) costumes, soccer ball mascots for a football tournament …and quilts of course!!!!. Ciao

  928. Rebmara says:

    3 things I loved doing as a child:
    1. Reading, I still love it, but haven’t as much time as back then 😉
    2. playing with friends
    3. origami

  929. Robin says:

    Ooo! I’ve been waiting for this book to come out. I love Elizabeth’s designs! My most recent 3 books: Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson; and WAR by Sebastian Junger.

  930. __L__ says:

    3 places I wan’t to visit :
    the Taj Mahal in India, a teenager dream!!
    China, so big land, so different from where I live…
    Canada, in indian summer, just for colours !!

    And if Elizabeth wants to come in France, she’s welcome at home !!

  931. The book looks great. I’m intrigued. The fall is here so I’m reading a lot – my last 3 books were Chicago by Alaa Al Aswany (great book), The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (classic) and the Africa Trilogy by Jakob Ejersbo (ok, the last one was 3 on its own, but amazing amazing amazing – some of the best books I’ve ever read.)

  932. Lindsey says:

    Elizabeth’s is one blog I never miss. I am going to print out her 3 tip for quilters and put it above my sewing table and would LOVE to win this book!

  933. Jane says:

    3 jobs that I’ve had
    bakery front of shop sales person (sounds much better than it was!)
    maths tutor

    what a fun idea – I want to read everyone’s posts!!

  934. empirewaist says:

    This book looks fantastic!!!

    My 3 favorite fabric collections:

    Etsuko Furuya’s Echino collection
    Laura Gunn’s Poppy collection for Michael Miller
    Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden

  935. Johanna says:

    3 favorite things I have sewn:
    Some years ago, we helped make a woman her dream wedding dress. It took hours to get the exact design she wanted and even longer to get the right fabric. But in the end we had a beautiful light blue-turquoise silk dress with a bit of white lace. Worth all the trouble!
    And then there was the string quilt that took me forever to sew and cost me one short stay in the hospital a day before new years eve because I was in such a hurry that the rotary cutter slipped a bit 🙂 But I look at it now and just remember all the happy hours spent sewing on it and wondering what it would look like completed.
    I also loved sewing the first handbag for my online shop. It was the first item that was intended to be sold and I loved that it was only sold a few hours later 🙂

  936. Kirsten says:

    White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    Double Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookies

    I would love to win that quilting book!

  937. anne says:

    Wow what a great interview….thank you for sharing. I would like to share 3 tips for new quilters:

    1. Choose fabric in a colour you love…..as you will
    like working with it and hopefully like the finished quilt.

    2. Take your time and make sure your seams are a quarter of an
    inch on your piecing…….or the same throughout.

    3. 5 inch squares joined together make a easy project.

    Mostly just enjoy

  938. Three jobs I’ve held… (certainly more than this but let’s go for diversity?!) My “real” job before I had kids was a branch manager/principal of a financial planning company, also I was the liquor controller for a PGA golf event at a resort I worked at and when I growing up on the farm I drove a big tractor/gave cows shots & fixed fence.

  939. Cindy Keery says:

    This looks like a really neat book!

    3 things I’ve sewn are:

    -Lazy Girl Miranda Bag
    -Queen size quilt without a pattern!
    -Little House on the Prairie outfit for my daughter.

  940. bruinbr says:

    Very fun interview!

    3 jobs I’ve had:
    grocery bagger/courtesy clerk
    cashier at retail store
    camp counselor

    thanks for the giveaway!

  941. Sibylle says:

    I absolutely love the work of Elizabeth so have to enter in this contest:) Three things I loved as a kid it will be. I loved all crafty stuff, especially making cloth for my stuffies and Barbies. I also loved reading for hours, often a book a day. And because I was only allowed to a really small tv-time I loved (and still love :)) watching tv.

  942. Serena says:

    -Bookshop employee.
    -Sewing machine/vacuum/fabric shop salesperson.

  943. Shruti says:

    Elizabeth is my all time favorite quilter… Her work is really inspiring and as you have rightly said non intimidating… All the best to her for the book!!! I already have bought one for myself, but I’d like to win another copy that I can give to a dear friend of mine who is a new quilter…
    3 jobs I’ve held:
    1. I worked as an assistant in a courier company… Back when I was 16! I made 10$ in a month and was proud of it!
    2. I worked as an assistant to an Architect for 5 years
    3. I worked as an assistant lecturer at the local Architecture college…

    I gave all that up and am a full time SAHM now!!!

  944. 3 places I worked:

    As a janitor at my boarding school chapel and admin buildings.

    At a porn theater across from the Fullerton Airport as the Soda Girl. Lasted 2 days till my mom found out. Pay was awesome!

    At the Anaheim Hills Library as a page when I was in college.

  945. Ange Moore says:

    Three jobs I’ve had:
    – attendant at a takeaway shop (called the “Chick Inn”, yes, they sold BBQ’s chicken!)
    – a checkout chick at a major supermarket
    – a civil / traffic engineer (both in Australia and in England)

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous looking book!

  946. starjumper says:

    i love the “3 things” theme!
    3 jobs i’ve held:
    1. walmart customer service manager
    2. pet store employee
    3. software engineer!

  947. cheri c. says:

    3 things I loved as a child:
    The Ice Cream truck
    Summer vacation!!

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