Friday, June 15, 2012

How about another giveaway?

Thank you for your interest, but this giveaway is closed now!
One of our wonderful sponsors is the fabulous printer of quilting and crafting books, Martingale!! I am grateful that they sent me a copy of  Nature's Beauty in Applique to review and give away.


This is a gorgeous book. Seriously. The projects and the photos in here are sumptuous and inspiring to behold. It's yet another home run from Susan Taylor Propst.

Take a look at a couple of these:



What I really love, is that it's not just about breath-taking applique. Even though that is an incredible part of this book. It's about practical items that you can truly use. Who wouldn't LOVE to carry that tote bag? Or how about this?


How elegant would you feel, if you were pulling out this gorgeous case to don your eyeglasses?
Or if you carried this on your next trip?


I believe the most stunning project in the book is this one:


When I grow up, I wanna be able to do applique like that! (Wink)

What I find especially wonderful about the Martingale books is the patterns (full size for the smaller projects) and super-clear instructions. I enjoyed reading the author's section about choosing fabrics, too. She gave some great insights as to how she created these beautiful pieces of art.

If you would like to have your very own copy of this book, just leave me a comment telling me what your favorite breakfast food is . . . the food that cranks your tractor and gets you through the morning!

We'll leave this one open till midnight on Tuesday (June 19th), and announce the winner sometime on Wednesday (if Padsworth oversleeps our announcement will be delayed). 

Good luck!

Love,


82 comments:

  1. Wow, the first comment :) My favorite breakfast food is oatmeal with golden raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar...it's almost like dessert :) thanks for the chance to win that beautiful book!

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  2. I am enjoying doing applique at the moment so would love to win this book :-) Hugs

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    1. Oops forgot the breakfast.... I usually just have cereal, boring I know, but I like it! x

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  3. My favorite is Coffee! =) I've never done any applique...not even sure I would like it, but those placemats are lovely!

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  4. I like an egg on a English muffin. OMG the patterns are gorgeous. I am only just coming out of my piecing box to do applique.Some of the patterns look like I could do them.

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  5. I usually have coffee and a toast, sometimes when I have the time I make some porridge.

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  6. Every morning I eat a bowl honey nut cheerios with almond milk. Boring but it gets me thru until lunch. I confess I always have a cup of coffee with it and occasionally a glass of OJ too.

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  7. If I could have anything I wanted for breakfast, and calories and carbs didn't count, I'd be having a toasted bagel with cream cheese most days. The projects in this book are amazing, and I'm signed up for an applique technique class next week. Would love to try my hand at one of these projects afterwards!

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  8. If I can only pick ONE breakfast item, I'd have to go with chocolate milk (skim mixed with nesquick). When I wake up it's one of the first things I think about.

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  9. Yogurt is my go to breakfast, mainly because it is fast to prepare. ;)

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  10. My favorite breakfast food is tacos. I love potato, egg, and bacon tacos in the morning.

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  11. My favorite is breakfast burritos....and bacon.

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  12. WOW, beautiful patterns and colors. Hot cup of tea is my favorite and right now, I am enjoying the new peanut butter cheerios!

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    1. Joyce, I hope you look back at this....I tried to reply to you, but your settings are on no-reply. I tried to track back to your blogger profile, too, but didn't find a way to contact you. Email me and we'll get this fixed!! :)

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  13. cool book, I'd love to win it!
    my favorite breakfast food right now. is greek yogurt from costco (their brand) ancient grain granola- also from costco.
    my kids like it with agave syrup, I like it all plain and tangy!

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  14. Egg, cheese and ham sandwich.

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  15. My new favorite breakfast food is a smoothie made with kefir.

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  16. A strong Expresso in the morning gets me through the day! And if my DH has a Danish, I split it with him...Judith, Texas

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  17. Mine is whole grain pancakes with cherry syrup, yummy!

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  18. Boiled eggs with toast soldiers!

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  19. I love breakfast. French toast with fresh fruit and sausage and OJ.

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  20. I always have toast with sliced fruit like banana or pear sprinkled with All-Bran.

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  21. Well my normal breakfast is oatmeal, but my favourite is pancakes. But I don't think my waistline would be too happy if I had pancakes each day. :)

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  22. Does an oatmeal cookie count as breakfast food???? I love those different projects. I WANT that tote and eyeglass case.

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  23. My current favorite breakfast is fresh apricots, Morning Star Farm vegeterian sausages, and whole wheat toast. Some mornings I have eggs instead of the sausages, just for fun. The projects you showed from this book are absolutely beautiful! I could learn to applique for something like this.

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  24. My favorite breakfast food is grits.

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  25. I do enjoy my Quinoa Flakes, I love it with fresh fruit and coconut flakes
    my version of oatmeal I'm G-Free sew this is what works for me
    thanks for hosting a give away looks like some beautiful projects can be make with it
    in stitches

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  26. Since my favorite meal is breakfast I have lots of favorite breakfast foods but my all time favorite is a breakfast casserole that I make for Christmas. It has hash browns, eggs, sausage, cheese and milk and is very easy to make but so good. I would love to win this book the pictures you have shown are beautiful.

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  27. My favorite breakfast food is blueberry waffles. But because of a diabetic in the house, and another trying to head that way, I don't get my yummy waffles covered in syrup as much as I'd like.

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  28. Crepes with fruit inside! They are my staple! Thanks!

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  29. My favorite breakfast changes during the week. Week days it is Greek yogurt, honey, ground flax seed and fresh fruit. Weekends it is baked potatoes (in the micro) and scrambled eggs topped with salsa and a big glass of orange juice.

    spartanbabe.blogspot.com

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  30. My favorite breakfast food in the spring and summer is granola and plain yoghurt, and in the fall and winter oatmeal and fruit

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  31. Wow, that's a cool book! I'm inspired just looking at it on your blog, but I'd like to have it in my hot little hands! I'd love to tell you my favorite breakfast food is bacon and eggs and english muffin, but that would just send me to take a nap. So, yogart and mush crank me up! Seriously?! It's what I eat, but I don't think it does any cranking!

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  32. I tend to eat strange breakfasts in general, and I like best avocado with smoked salmon and tomatoes. :-)

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  33. Oh I just love my bowl of porridge, even in the summer.
    Thank you for a chance to win that wonderful book. Sew many gorgeous projects....

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  34. I have porridge for breakfast every morning with a glass of water + the newspaper :-)

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  35. My favorite breakfast food is fresh fruit and yogurt with granola!

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  36. I love omelettes with fresh bell peppers, onions, some smoked honey turkey or ham and cheese. Yum!

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  37. My favorite breakfast food is homemade Belgian waffles with blueberry sauce on top!

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  38. Blueberry muffings with lots of big fat blueberries in it ;)

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  39. pb on ww toast with my cuppa green tea makes for a great day working on my applique! great review on this awesome book ... would love to win it and work from it.

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  40. I have to say it's oatmeal but it's not actually my favorite. I just eat it to keep the cholesterol in check and if I don't eat it, I carry around a guilt bag all day. Thanks for the chance on this book. It looks wonderful.

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  41. I love love applique....did I say love?

    Well...what toots my horn is (nothing)...don't usually have breakfast but if it has sugar in it...I am all over it.

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  42. I like a cooked hot cereal with brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon, and milk. This is stick to it breakfast. For lighter days, one of my mother's homemade cinnamon rolls hits the spot. Thanks for the giveaway. From the first review I've seen of this book, have wanted to make that iris block.

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  43. Bacon, egg and (sharp cheddar) cheese sandwich. I don't eat it very often, but I love it.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    Debbie

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  44. Homemade french toast (I could eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner...yummy!!!) Thanks for the chance.

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  45. My favorite breakfast food is leftover dinner. Spicy thai or hearty soup -- love it in the morning!

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  46. My favorite breakfast food is homemade french toast with strawberries and whipped cream. This is an awesome book and the appliqued projects are simply gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. Oatmeal with fresh blueberries - yum!

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  48. raisin bran gets me going every day

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  49. What a beautiful book!

    It's not something I have all that often, but my favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs and bacon.

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  50. Café preto e dois biscoitos,uma fruta qualquer.Prometo que se eu ganhar te ajudo a comer moscas sapo amiguinho.Brincadeira,só sapos comem moscas,bom apetite,são todas suas.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  51. you're right such a great book those flower appliqué are amazing! I love pancake with a great coffee for breakfast... week end one in wee day, toat butter and blueberry!
    have a nice week end and thank,s for the giveaway

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  52. I have yogurt and cereal mixed. blue berries and banana too.
    Love the applique projects.

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  53. My favorite breakfast food is a cup of flavored coffee after a bowl of cereal. Great stuff!

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  54. My Favorite breakfast food is cereal! I always want a bowl of cereal. I am open to other things too though.

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  55. My favorite breakfast food is cheese, crackers and fruit. I normally eat at my desk at work. Thanks for the give away. I'd love to try the projects in the book; Deborah

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  56. What a awesome book...My favorite breakfast food are breakfast burritos.

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  57. Smoothies. Doesn't matter which flavour, though my current fav is Nigella's Banana/Coffee/Chocolate one.

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  58. My favorite breakfast food is a black bean, egg beater, and cheese burrito on a high protein low carb tortilla. I L-O-V-E it! Low fat (just a little cheese), high protein - just what you need to get your day off right!

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  59. My favorite breakfast food would have to be french toast.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Cindy

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  60. my favorite breafast would be french toast and hot cocoa, and juice. thank you for the chance to win.

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  61. I usually have oatmeal, but I love Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped bream.

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  62. I defrost frozen creamed spinach and put a portion in a hot pan, sometimes with a portion of chopped mushrooms, Mrs. Dash spice blend and then 3 tablespoons of liquid egg whites. This along with a piece of 45 calorie toast and some fruit, coffee and water is perfect for me.

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  63. pumpernickel toast with peabutter (hubby is allergic to nuts) and COFFEE with cream, not milk!

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  64. They have something called Breakfast Bagels, that's like a hotpocket but has eggs, sausage, potatoes, cheese and gravy in a shell made out of bagel. It comes from Schwans. IT's so good. It's a treat, because I only get them about 6 times a year. Thanks for the chance to win. Otherwise, I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

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  65. My favorite breakfast is cottage cheese on a whole wheat english muffin. It might sound odd, but it's very satisfying and keeps me going all morning.

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  66. my breakfast is a hot cup of milo - like drinking chocolate - and a toasted crumpet, any more than that i cant stomach. :-)
    I would love to win your giveaway, it would give me the inspiration to pull out my sewing machine for more than just mending, i havent quilted in over a year :-(

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  67. It might sound strange but my favorite breakfast is fresh baked bread with butter and a nice cup of coffee.

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  68. I love greek yogurt and a bowl of Wheaties! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. As I'm a naturalist (and a quilter), I often try to combine my two passions. I would absolutely love to win this book. My favorite breakfast is a bowl of hot oatmeal and 2 pieces of buttered toast.

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  70. I only make them when I have company or on holidays but I just love strawberry/cream-filled crepes!

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  71. I usually have a quick breakfast of cereal but when I have time to take Scamp for a long morning walk we stop on the way for an egg sandwich.

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  72. I love hashbrowns and waffles.

    robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. How appropriate that on the day I decided to 'catch-up' at least down through the L's that this post is here for me to look at and wish upon. Because that particular book has been on my Amazon wishlist for awhile. Now mind you, you have 26 posts in my reader. I'm going to just have to move on my friend, but not without a bit of wishing to win this. Breakfast? I became a vegetarian as of today...but I just love biscuits and gravy. Oh and donuts. Oh and lucky charms too! But what I eat is totally different.

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  74. The place mats are absolutely gorgeous!

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  75. My breakfast consists of Marmite on toast with a cup of tea, or porridge but still followed by a cup of tea.

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  76. This is a great book i have a copy sew no need to include me....cheering you on..?

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  77. Porridge with maple syrup; yum!

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