Monday, March 26, 2012

it's here! my first publication and a giveaway!




Last week I received a copy of my first publication, Seaside Home. It's a beautiful design collaborative curated by Susanne Woods while she was still with Stash Books, and it has all sorts of projects in it, each with a seaside theme. Susanne asked me to be a part of this book back in October of 2010, so it's been a long time in the works to say the least! But it's so exciting to finally get that copy in your hands and to see your project in print.




And here's my project! My Jolly Buccaneer Shirt is fun appliqued project and it looks adorable on a tee, but it would also be fun on a canvas tote bag, or even a decorative pillow to use this summer. 

So, would you like to win a copy of the book? I'd love to share a copy with one of you, so let's have a little giveaway! You'll have up to two chances to enter and here's how:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you're looking forward to most this summer.

2. Followers of my blog will receive an additional entry. If you're a follower of my blog, please leave an additional comment telling me that you are. New followers are welcome!

P.S. Please be sure that your email is either in the comment or connected to your blogger profile so I can let you know if you're the winner. Thank you!

That's it! I'll use the random number generator to choose one winner and the giveaway will be open until Monday, April 2 at midnight ET. International entries are welcome. Good luck!

103 comments:

Laura said...

I'm looking forward to NOT being pregnant anymore and spending time with my babies this summer! Thanks for the chance :)

Laura said...

I'm a follower on google reader!

Lindsay said...

I am looking forward to a break from school and a chance to work.

Lindsay said...

I follow.

charlotte said...

I'm looking forward to a new grandson.

charlotte said...

I am a follower.

Lisa Cox said...

I am looking forward to homegrown tomatoes, though if I don't get the stupid things in the ground, I won't have any. LOL

Lisa Cox said...

I am a follower!

Connie said...

I am a follower, great giveaway!

Connie said...

Summer.....I look forward to working out in my garden this summer! Thanks for the giveaway!

Becky M said...

I'm looking forward to watching my newborn learn all kinds of fun stuff!

Lisa Marie said...

I'm looking forward to my son's college graduation and to a family vacation before he moves many, many miles away to start his new job. Not looking forward to the moving away part so much.

Becky M said...

I'm a follower. Excited about this book, congrats!

Lisa Marie said...

I follow your blog.

Martina said...

I am looking forward to spend as much time outside as we can, especially in our lovely garden.

Martina said...

I am a happy follower. Lovely project in the book. Congratulations!

Jessica said...

congrats Heather! Must be so exciting to finally see it. The design is adorable!

Stephanie C. said...

I'm looking forward to not having to get up so early to get my daughter to school--seriously.

Ramona said...

I know you must be so tickled! I certainly would be. Well done.
I'm looking forward to the first summer with my new grandson. (If only I can tear myself away from sewing room.)

Ramona said...

I'm also a follower of your blog. You're an awesome inspiration.

Billie said...

Looks like a beautiful book! This summer I'm looking forward to fixing up the backyard and having lots of bbq parties!

Gill said...

I'm looking forward to our summer holiday in Ireland! We had to cancel last year because my husband was ill!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Debra Lee said...

I'm looking forward to a vacation a some point!

Debra Lee said...

I'm a follower!

sewingsanity said...

I am looking forward to the white beaches of Florida!! I totally need some seaside decor in my FL home.....KEEPING my fingers crossed!! Great giveaway!!

sewingsanity said...

I am a follower of O&O!!!

Rebecca said...

I'm looking forward to daily walks and bike rides with the kids, and more sun and less rain!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I follow :)

Billie said...

I just followed you, too! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Victoria said...

I am looking forward to my annual trip to Michigan with my sibs and their large families. Since I am one of six, we end up taking up the entire compound - just like the Kennedys. Just call us the Gormans of South Haven.

crystal said...

I am very much looking forward to less routine and much more fun. Let's put the kid's homework away and go to the beach!!!
crgenter@gmail.com

Kasey said...

I'm looking forward to long runs outdoors as I train for my first marathon, and long motorcycle rides with my husband.

Ella said...

Sleeping in....and sewing as much as I want.

Ella said...

I'm a follower!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

What I'm looking forward to most is to continue work on my new garden spot! Its a better area, with lots of sun and my strawberries should be awesome this year!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

I follow you via email. Love your blog and that you're over the hump of your first publication, well done!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm looking forward to fall after summer.....grin....already to hot and humid for me.....grin.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I follow your blog.

Norma's Clay said...

Congratulations on your first publication. I'll love to win,

Norma's Clay said...

I'm a follower.

quilt happy said...

i am a follower

krislovesfabric said...

Looking forward to the warm weather! Thanks for the chance the book looks great!

quilt happy said...

i can't wait for our garden that we havn't planted yet to give me a vine ripe tomato

Tricia said...

I'm looking forward to traveling and going to the pool.

Tricia said...

I am a follower.

creadientje said...

I would love to go to the beach with my little girl... I know for sure she would love that too!!

creadientje said...

I started following your blog here as a friend (did already on Google Reader ;-) )

JoyceLM said...

Congrats on your first book. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I'm looking forward to fresh locally grown fruits & vegetables at the farmer's market stands. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jodi said...

Congratulations on having your project in Seaside Home! Such a cute design. This summer I'm looking forward to spending more time with my grandson. My son is a USMarine and is deploying to Afghanistan next month. While he is away my DIL and grandson will be living close to us.

Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win an awesome book.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi said...

I'm already a follower.

Thanks again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

shelitha2 said...

I am most looking forward to the sweet local fruit that grows around here.

shelitha2 said...

I am a follower. Congratulations on your book!

EG said...

I'm looking forward to watching my boys play outside and get dirty!

EG said...

I follow you, of course!

Heather said...

That is awesome Heather! I want that book!
I guess I am looking forward to having 'fun' time with my kids this summer, not just 'time'. We have lots of time, but a lot of it is not fun. We're doing the cross-country drive again and I'm 'determined to enjoy myself!' (Mrs. Peacock, CLUE)

Heather said...

oh and I follow you like a puppy ;)

Heather said...

oh and I follow you like a puppy ;)

Elisabetta said...

I'd like to know if finally I'll have a new house to move with my family, the sea can wait but my sewing room NO! ^^)

Elisabetta said...

I am new follower

Margaret said...

I am looking forward to getting ready to break ground for our new house and the wedding of my oldest daughter.

Margaret said...

I am a follower

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am a new follower, via email, and your great news was my first post since signing up. I am looking forward to a vacation in July with my two small grandsons.

robin said...

I'm looking forward to spending time gardening. :)

robin said...

I'm a follower.

bea langeweg said...

Hello

Great book even if i don,t live on the seaside ...:)

bea

Deborah said...

I'm looking forward to going to Texas to see my 2 year old grandson. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I follow you on my igoogle home. You will love having a Doxie - ours was such a sweet, funny guy. I want another one, too.

VickiT said...

How awesome about your book. Congratulations. This summer I'm looking forward to spending LOTS of time with our newest Grandchild who was born 6 weeks ago. She's just a little doll and lives only about an hour away so we'll get LOTS of Grandma and Grandpa time. YAY!

VickiT said...

I am a follower of your blog by the GFC as well as by email.

Thank you for a chance to win your book.

Tamie said...

I live at the seaside but I'm looking forward to a week in the mountains this summer. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tamie said...

I'm a happy follower.

Katina said...

Congratulations on the book!! What an awesome accomplishment. And I know exactly how awful the wait has been, I've been waiting on some "business" funding since Fall 2010 and we just found out we might get it this week!!!! So what am I looking forward to this summer, less stress of course!

Katina said...

I follow with email through google.

Janet said...

I'm looking forward to spending time outside in "warm" temperatures. This book looks wonderful. I would love some seaside time too.

Renee G said...

I most looking forward to enjoying the sunshine in my backyard.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Renee G said...

I am following as Renee G on GFC
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Jenelle said...

I look forward to the sunshine and the long days! I also get excited for road trips. :)

Jenelle said...

I am also a follower. :) Thanks for the chance to win and congrats!

AngieSue said...

I follow your blog!

AngieSue said...

I'm looking forward to moving back home to America!! 13 more weeks....

Leah said...

I follow your blog

leahjohnsey(at)me.com

Leah said...

I amlooking forward to spending my weekends at the beach with my family.

leahjohnsey(at)me.com

patty a. said...

Congratulations on the book! I am looking forward to getting back on my bicycle and sheding a few pounds.

Lee said...

How wonderful - congratulations on the book! Love the project. I am looking forward to my college daughter being home for the summer!

Lee said...

I am a follower too - gfc.
thanks again!

Amorette said...

i am looking forward to meals outdoors and trips to the coast!

Amorette said...

i am a follower!

Jennyroo said...

I am looking forward to picnics in the park with my little boys, and lots of bike riding and exploring! Oh, and a trip to the seaside in late summer, yahoo!

Allison C said...

Congrats! I'm most looking forward to moving into our new home and making it ours!

CaraQuilts said...

This summer I looking forward to taking my daughter to the beach, and having her both at home and not when out biking and playing with friends!

laurareid said...

I love summer! I look forward to warm sun, longwalks , dinners outside, and family fun! Your book looks great!

Tam said...

Love anything that has to do with water. Looks like an awesome book. Would love to get my eyes on it. And congrats Heather :)

grapes and hearts said...

I'm looking forward to our summer holidays with friends at the sea :) Congrats for being published and thanks for the giveaway! christine at familie-traub dot com

grapes and hearts said...

Oh, and I'm a follower :o)))

Colleen said...

Im a follower!

Colleen said...

I love to go to Canada to go kayaking!

debbiekl said...

Congrats! I look forward to enjoying sunny days outside!

debbiekl said...

I follow your blog via google reader

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm looking forward to growing some veg in the garden and coffee in the morning on the back porch listening to the birds in my jammies with nowhere to drive anyone.

SewLindaAnn said...

I'm a regular Follower and read thru GReader.

Amy said...

Oh a book - your book :) Great giveaway!! I'm looing forward to a busy summer with the Olympics and Jubille and Fat Quarterly Community Retrest and sewing and working and veg gardening... and just being with my hubby and dog. Yay for summer.

Binks said...

I'll be becoming an aunt for the first time this summer. I look forward to that!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...