Friday, July 26, 2013

Library Love

When we were looking for the home we live in now one of the things that sold me on this house was it was within walking distance to the library.

I am a library geek.

I can still remember the trips to the library with my mom when that town’s library was literally a store front.  The kids section was just one 12 foot wall with books stacked higher then any kiddo could reach.   I like to say I read the bottom three shelves twice.

Paul and Emily got their library cards at age 4 and our weekly trips began.

It is not uncommon for us to be at the library 2-3-4 times a week picking up a book that has “come in”.  I ask for alot of books.  ALOT of books!  All genres…but yes very heavy in the quilting and knitting dept. 

A few weeks ago a book popped up on the email newsletter that the library sends out that caught my attention.   I knew I must see it with my own two eyes.

I got the email yesterday.  It was in.

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I was laughing out loud before I even hit the door to leave.

Sometimes you just need a funny book to literally turn to when you need a giggle.

 

 

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And of course I am gonna show the doxie pic!

 

I double dog dare ya to check this book out and not giggle.

 

 

 

 

 

And to segway into today’s giveaway, I see the return of creative relaxing hand work to my life.  I love to spend hours English Paper Piecing and hand appliqueing with a good movie on the tv or a book on cd playing.  I can listen to books on cd while doing hand work but I get lost if I try when machine piecing.  

I have always wanted on of these little caddies for the arm of my side of the couch.

Sit-and-Stitch-sewing-pattern-Taylor-Made-Designs-frontThis pattern called Sit & Stitch Pincushion is by Cindy Taylor Oates.  

I vow that by Sept 30th I will have one and I hope one of you will have one too.

So the prize is the pattern and three fat quarters of fabric to get you started.

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Post a comment below telling me your dog’s name or any dog you know and I will draw a winner of the Sit & Stitch Pincushion pattern and fabric on Sunday morn!

(pssst….you will definitely want to keep an eye on the blog….I do believe there is an extra book on my desk that needs to leave next).

Enjoy the day!

MickeySignature

P.S. still need the street addy of Vickievanphd so I can send out your prize!

48 comments:

Mary said...

100 lb. goofy Lab mix named Maynard. Love of my life :)

Faith Kayajian said...
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Faith Kayajian said...

I love to watch my Chocolate Lab Gracie swim - she loves the pool and the ocean. We have video of her swimming on Christmas morning in the Maine ocean. BRRR

CHRISTY Leonard said...

That is what I need!!! Mouse & Raz are always coming up on my lap for a visit and never allowing me to quickly put things away unless its on the floor 1st....

Judy D in WA said...

120# Lab-DJ short for Dale Jarrett
70# Lab/German Shorthair Tony Stewart
Just reserved the book...thanks for sharing. We love the library too. Been there twice this week. Knitting, quilting, novels--hubs has to have his western novels.

Jaci Emerson said...

8# Multi color Pomeranian named Lady Elizabeth "Betsy" to her friends...

teresa said...

We do not currently have a dog ~ but we did give our son a dog for his 9th birthday and he named him JJ [the dog's father's name was Jackson so my son decided on Jackson Jr. but we were to call him JJ!

Deb Marshall said...

Love the doggie book.. gonna need to check that one out as well! As for the arm rest workstation! LOVE IT and totally need one. I not only english paper piece, I love hand applique and am teaching myself hand quilting now too! Would love to not have to constantly pick something off the floor that fell off my armrest while sewing!

Jen Mercer said...

Our wonderful golden retriever was named Digby. He was 100 lbs of love & loyalty and we miss him terribly.

WIPPYSPLACE said...

we have two Maltese, Laci and Missy-- so I cant leave either out--no, not twins :-)or siblings. they fear swimming pools but are right there in the water paws first when we go rv-ing and walk along a riverbed or stream, etc...when the get totally wet--they are all skin and bones with short hair!

shannon said...

i am owned by a pointer mix named Barney. he came named. apparently he was found in a barn so they named him BARNey....

he's a goofball spaz-tastic!

Julie in Tucson, AZ said...

I don't think my dog, Wrigley, has ever been swimming. He will wade into a puddle, but since we live in Southern Arizona, lakes or rivers aren't available. My granddogs, Tsunami and Bonzai, visit the Pacific Ocean at the dog beach and lover it! Dogs are the best companions!

ShariK said...

I just got your book on Pieced Hexies and signed up for your Craftsy class and all I can say is I'm hooked!! I can just sit and watch TV I need to be doing something else too,and hexies are perfect. So I guess I need one of these little things for all my stuff to do hexies.

Jessica said...

Hammy!

Carol said...

Annie, Greta and Cadeau are no longer with us but they were great dogs!

Beth said...

HI Mickey
I'll be sure to show you a picture of Hennessy when we meet at the collaboration celebration - I am counting the days! Hennessy is a great dane. She is about 90 pounds and almost completely white. The exception is a paw shaped black spot on her butt. She has been the most wonderful addition to our family.

Ally said...

My dog is an 8 year old Jack Russell named Tassie. Spoiled,spoiled, spoiled. Loves to play in the water hose, but refuses to go out in the rain!!

W Kruskie said...

Katie, the beagle pup :)

rsb said...

Our dog is a 14 yrs old cockapoo named Buffy, who is buff colored, who is pampered and loves to sit in my lap and sleep on the bed.

Jean said...

We had a miniature schnauzer, whose name was Pepper. She loved everyone! She's been gone for twenty years and I still miss her. I love to sit and stitch with the DH, while watching tv.

Jennifer said...

That book looks great - I think I saw a promo for it too but I haven't seen it in person yet - might have to request it from our library! Our dog's name is Little Bear - she is a mutt - have border collie so half OCD! Love that pattern and the fqs!

Deb G. in VA said...

I just checked my library and they have 3 copies of this book! I can't wait to check it out! Our dog's name is Snickers ... he's black and tan and really nutty, hence his name. :)

Kentucky Granny said...

My 9 year old grandson is the dog owner here. She is part Golden lab and part Golden Retriever. She loves to swim but does not like baths! He is here as much as he is at home next door and she is always right beside him.

I too have signed up for your hexie class at Craftsy and am hoping to get started soon.

Virginia said...

One of our favorite dogs was named Rambo, we called he Ram. He was a gorgeous Golden Retriever who would swim for hours in our pond trying to catch up with the ducks. We miss him.

Effie said...

We named our rescue Sirius. Think Harry Potter. He's a black terrier mutt and looks just like Sirius Black's animagus, only smaller.

Debby, crowefan0517 said...

We rescued a racing greyhound who has since passed away. We named him Waffel (pronounced waffle). His given name was Warful and we just thought that sounded awful. My 18 month old son could not say Warful correctly, so he called him Waffle (we changed the spelling to to Waffel, closer to his original name). And he was brown too, just like a waffle, LOL!

Chris said...

We have a sweet Golden Retriever mix named Lady and a lively Beagle mix named Jake. They are lots of fun!

Judymc said...

My daughter's Corgi, Hurley--a real sweet little chubby guy! I would love to win the pattern and fabric!

Anonymous said...

Honey - honey-colored cocker spaniel. she was dumped in our neighborhood, had obviously been caged and beaten. Took a month or two before anyone could approach her. Took a year for all of us in the neighborhood to gain her complete trust. She has now been here 13+ years, she is our neighborhood dog. As someone drives home in the neighborhood, she follows them home to say hi. We now slow down to about 5 miles an hour as we creep down the street so her old and permanantly damaged body can keep up with us. She then gets her loving and a "honey snack". She is always extra fat after thanksgiving - she goes to all the houses in the neighborhood. Wow! I just realized - i could write a book on her. My apologies for the long post. I got all emotional. - QuiltingKat

Barbara B said...

Layla, a wonderful rescued German shepherd mix who is loved by my son and d-i-l. Smiles a lot!

Anonymous said...

We've had two 'Grandpuppies'. Coco was a wonderfully gentle boxer who stole our hearts and is but a memory now, and Abby is the present Wild Child German Short Hair, but she's all business when she knows that she's hunting! I'm just getting into English Paper Piecing, so your give away would find the perfect home at my place! Thank you for the opportunity to maybe win it! janjanMNTX

Anonymous said...

We have had 3 dogs, Sam, Snuffy and Yankee, who was the swimmer. I belong to a group that meets twice a week, called Sit N Stitch, which is at a campsite where we are staying for the summer. Would love to win the giveaway! Also love your pieced heies!

Elaine in NH now, resident of MA

Dinah said...

We currently have one rescued greyhound/retired racer. His kennel/current name is Chief; his racing name is Celtic Warrior. Funny, because he is such a gentle, loving dog!

Jude said...

We have a Miniature Schnauzer named Daisy and a Golden named Robbie! Better known as Big Dog and Little Dog. We love our doggies. :)

shawn said...

I had a pom poodle mix and my husband named him punk. I called him my baby, he only weighed 5lbs, then he just became to old. thanks for the giveaway.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Mary said...

We have a corgi named Harley and he has his paws wrapped around our hearts. Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway!

Barbara said...

Looks like a GREAT book! We have a tri-colored Basset Hound named "Bud" who is spoiled rotten. Although he doesn't really swim, he loves to play around our pond and wade into the water to get his belly wet.

Shari said...

We don't have a dog now, but I did when I was growing up. Our first dog was a small cross-breed named Snoopy. After that came a succession of retrievers and labradors before my folks ended up with a small poodle named Buffy. She used to dig up the carrots and eat them.

My daughter and I recently watched a movie called Hachi starring Richard Gere. It's a 'take the tissues' movie but a true story.

(I love libraries too!)

Karen said...

I received my beautiful Great Dane lady for a Christmas surprise.
So I named her Noel.

Dorothy Matheson said...

My Mother lives next door and her dog's name is Sandy. I like to think the dog is mine too as I keep the yard from having holes dug under the fence and fresh water for the dog. I also walk the dog every evening. Rather she runs circles around me as I walk the 200 yards out to feed the horse and cows. I walk her back on the leash for some training.
Sandy is 7 months and never runs out of energy. She is healthy and happy dog and pretty smart too.
Mother feeds her and has her into the house to play often. So it is a good deal for all.
Sandy is a mix and we are not sure what exactly she is. White with short hair and tan spots and speckles.
I read all the books in the bookmobile every summer. I too love love love books.
Dorothy

GO STARS! said...

I know a dog named Sally - she is my Granddog. She is visiting right now from Iowa (I'm in Texas) and she knows to come to me if she's in trouble - "Grandma" rules! She's a rat terrier/red heeler mix and is very smart.
I too love the library. I'm teaching my "Practice Granddaughter" how to pick out books - she's three and I keep her 1 day a week. My 6 siblings and I used to ride bikes to the library every week during the summer. I taught my 3 boys to enjoy books and the library. I'm always reading - sometimes several books at a time and listening to a different book on tape.
Thanks for the chance on the giveaway.

Marianne said...

My golden retriever buddy is terrified of water so we would never be able to get him in this book!

Terri said...

I love the library too! My dog is Maverick, a beagle. He's a retired show dog and loves being retired as that allows him more time to search for snacks!

Carol said...

Sargent Pepper. A black and white Tibetan Terrier.

Anonymous said...

OMG--I love that book..library here I come!
Dogs name is Molly. Standard Poodle.
And Bitsy--tiny little ShihTsu who helps me quilt.
Diane P


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pwofford said...

We don't have a dog, but my dad has a new puppy named Skipper, a short-haired Border Collie. Cutest dog ever!

Julie Cassidy said...

my little dog is called Ruby, she si very cheeky and mischievous but we love her to bits
julie
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