make it sew modern: giveaway [closed]

Hmm, where to start?  If you’re looking for something genuine in blogland, you can be sure that genuine is what you’ll get with Vanessa.

She’s one of the very few bloggers I’ve meet in real life, twice no less!  She truly amazes me.  Her creativity truly comes from within.  It’s really refreshing to be around her and hear her stories.  We had a blast (okay, maybe it was just me) putting on binding on her’s daughter’s quilt.  She was so funny, she’s not one to follow someone else’s rules — she makes her own.  Sorry if this sounds sucky uppy or whatnot, it’s really what I realized about her after we last met, and that’s really cool.  So this is her book, and I feel really honored to be able to give away a signed copy of it right here, today.

Make it Sew Modern has a ton of great projects that you can make your own.  If I had my choice, I would have made this lovely pleated pillow, I know the magic of a good pillow.  Do you?

To enter:

  • one winner will be chosen
  • Just leave a comment! It would be fun to hear if you have any fun plans for the summer!  One entry per person.  Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it’s up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too!.
  • Open to US entries only please!
  • Giveaway ends Wednesday, June 20th at 10pm (central time).

270 thoughts on “make it sew modern: giveaway [closed]

  1. Rebekah says:

    giveaway ends on my anniversary…here’s hoping that brings some good luck!


  2. Andrea says:

    It looks like a really cool book, I have been planning on buying it but am waiting to see if I get it for my birthday. It is fun to hear your persepective on what she is like in person. We plan on camping next week but don’t really have any big vacation plans. I kind of like it that way :). Thank you for the giveaway! Andrea2207@

  3. Cori says:

    what a neat book! we don’t have anything exciting planned for this summer. just exploring new parks and things to do in our city.

  4. Karen says:

    I’d love to get my hands on this book. I love following Vanessa’s blog. She is one creative girl. Our summer is very low key this year ~ we have a few days trips planned and maybe a trip to the Seattle area to start scouting our possible future move. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! The book likes like fun! As for summer plans… cleaning, cooking and sewing, with a few trips to see family!

  6. What a wonderful giveaway! I just got my sewing machine out again recently so this book would be so useful!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  7. Alisa says:

    I’d love to make some of the projects in this book!

  8. Johanna says:

    Nothing too exciting planned for this summer besides some day trips and a quick getaway to the beach. I think the fun will be all in my attitude about it.

  9. Jenny says:

    just back from a few days at a water park…they kids had a blast!

  10. Kristie says:

    Summer plans? Keeping up with the kids, a first birthday, lots of camping, and several family reunions in there. And hopefully some time soaking up the sun!

  11. Jess says:

    This summer I’m trying to have some fun by doing some hiking/camping and, of course, sewing! Would love to make some of the projects you showed in the book. That pillow is very my style.

  12. Kathrynn says:

    Great book, thanks for the chance to win. We always go camping during the summer.

  13. Megan says:

    Great book! We’re headed to Chicago (where we lived for three years, and both boys were born) in July. Can’t wait to see our friends again!

  14. Grandma G says:

    I have two fun things to look forward to in July! First, an internet friend and her hubby are coming to visit (we’ve met once before), and second, if all works out, I’ll get to meet another pretty famous internet friend! I’m excited!

  15. Melody says:

    I’ve followed Vanessa for some time and love her designs and ideas. What a great giveaway. If I don’t win I’ll have to buy it. Love the pleated pillow. I was just looking at my living room and realized all the things that made my living room look mismatched were gone so don’t need to paint – I just need some pillows and maybe a wall hanging to put it all together.

  16. Sarah Jayne says:

    Looks like an awesome book! As for summer plans: my husband and I along with two other couples are bringing our babies to Wisconsin Dells for their first big trip! Should be a good time!

  17. Kaylan says:

    This is my birthday week, and I’m turning 30 on Friday! Wahoo! No major plans, just taking our almost 2 year old to an air show this weekend. He is obsessed with airplanes. Thanks for the fun giveaway:)

  18. Lynne Tilley says:

    Great Giveaway. My summer revolves around the mid-July birth of my second grandchild, a granddaughter. That’s all the plan I need! Love the book! (Lynne Tilley)

  19. Hind DP says:

    Thank you for a chance to win this book, I love the pleated pillow. This summer, we’re planning on finishing some projects around our house, so we will be busy.

  20. Norma's Clay says:

    I will love to win the book. Seems awesome. I have 3 big artisan fairs here in Puerto Rico this summer. The madness starts next week with a week long fair. The next 2 are just weekends and involve shows. Even though is work is lots of fun too.

  21. Kerry says:

    Summer plans? My birthday! πŸ™‚

  22. Karly says:

    I think I would rather enjoy this book! πŸ™‚ My summer plans include a move! Virginia to Michigan! So excited to be moving closer to family!

  23. Jessnmary says:

    My summer plans include lots of camping, fishing, sewing, and going to the beach with my kids. Thanks for a chance to win! jessnmary (@) hotmail (.) com

  24. Anonymous says:

    I just came by to say that I made another runaround bag – love the pattern Anna!

  25. Would love this book! We are going to Alaska this summer.

  26. Fran says:

    I don’t really have any plans for the summer. πŸ™‚ This book looks so neat!

  27. Isisjem says:

    This looks like a fab book. My only hard and fast plan for summer is sewing wise and that’s to stretch myself and step out of my comfort zone with my making!

  28. Caryn says:

    All the sneak peeks of this book have put this book on my must have list. It looks like it’s full of great projects! I have six kids, so we’ve made a list of special things we want to do… Children’s Museum, Architects in Air, Shakespeare Festival… And a list of things we want to make a habit of fitting in weekly… visits to playgrounds, outdoor concerts, free summer movies, swimming and splash parks, water balloon fights, etc. I’m trying really hard to take advantage of free offerings in our community this year!

  29. mjb says:

    I would love, love, love to win this book! Definetly on my wish list:) Thanks for a chance:) Our summer plans include gardening, baling hay, sewing, and just enjoying summer nights!
    mjbrueggemann at hotmail dot com

  30. Sally says:

    My plans for the summer are mostly, sewing, sewing, and more sewing. I’ve got three quilts of varying sizes that I want to get made, plus various other sewing tasks. At the end of summer we’re taking a trip for my husband’s birthday.

  31. Phyllis says:

    Great book! Summer plans are to do a little sewing and finishing some cross stitch items.

  32. Margot says:

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  33. bybido says:

    swimming lessons, wedding, and lots of sports camps for the kids!

  34. Margot says:

    Summer plans here include demolishing several slabs of concrete in our backyard and finishing a new top for my littlest. I like the texture ideas this book is giving me just looking at the pictures. My email is margot[dot]dubicki[at]gmail[dot]com.

  35. Erin says:

    Our summer will have lots of outside play time and hopefully a couple of trips to the local berry picking farm and splash pad.

  36. Martha says:

    This book looks great.

    Summer plans include lots of outdoor family fun…camping, swimming, hiking, etc…

  37. Evy Depont says:

    Oh! I’m living in Belgium πŸ™
    It looks like a really nice book! Good luck with it!
    Evy (

  38. Erin says:

    I’d love to win this one! My summer plans include Popsicles, splash parks, and definitely some sewing. πŸ™‚

  39. Rita says:

    What a wonderful book! I’d love it. The fabric she chooses are fabulous. I use to sew all the time but have lost my inspiration but it looks like I would fine it in this book. πŸ™‚ Thanks! For the chance to win.

  40. Sassy Sarah says:

    So fun! I hope I win… the book looks wonderful. As a teacher, my last day of school is TOMORROW. YAY! And then in 5 weeks, I’m having a baby. YAY! This pretty much means my summer time will be spent moving into our new house, sewing stuff for the baby, having a baby, and learning what it’s like to be a new mom. CRAZY SUMMER!

    sarahearussell [at] gmail [dot] com

  41. jenna says:

    Great giveaway. We’re getting ready for a 2 week vacation on the lake. Can’t wait!!

  42. L says:

    I’m looking forward to getting to know my new sewing machine. πŸ™‚

  43. We live at a summer camp so that is our plans for the summer.

  44. Valerie says:

    Oh,this looks so good! We are having a summer filled with visiting with family-lots of fun times!

  45. What a great book! No major plans this summer, just lots of picnics and fun adventures with my bff! : )

  46. Elizabeth says:

    I’m going to schlitterbahn in new braunsfel, tx!

  47. Hannah says:

    Thanks Anna for the chance to win this great book. We have a busy summer filled with biking, camping, swimming…and cherishing time with friends, family and neighbors!

  48. Rachel says:

    Ooh exciting! Love her blog (and yours)!

  49. Tammy says:

    Lovely! I really would like to win. πŸ™‚

    No fancy summer plans here – just enjoying the every day summer things to do. πŸ™‚

    mrstammys /at/ hotmail /d0t/ com

  50. YC says:

    We are remodelling our second floor, so I would say our “fun” is already underway… πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the giveaway! snailmade [at] gmail

  51. Beth says:

    Just enjoying the lazy hazy days of summer.

  52. magpie84 says:

    I will be hanging with my new daughter…renovating the craft area…learning how to weave…sewing as much as I can!

  53. Pamela Nees says:

    Plans are nil (already vacationed @ Hilton Head for a week…)

    My 90 year old dad is coming back home from the rehab center & we are excited to have him back! And this means I can get lots of sewing time in!

  54. Kerry says:

    We will be spending as much time outdoors as we can. Except for when I’m sewing some cute stuff indoors.

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  56. We are looking forward to spending as much time at the lake as possible before winter comes back to MN!!

    correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

  57. Unknown says:

    I love reading your blog, and I love reading Vanessa’s, too! What an awesome pair you make. πŸ™‚ melodylittlefield (at) gmail (dot) com

  58. Oh, I have been wanting this book!! thanks for the opportunity!!! Oh, and I am sooo looking forward to our vacation to the beach in a couple of weeks!!! it will be our first ever just my husband and I with kids family vacation!!!can’t wait!

  59. Oooh, I’ve had my eye on this book… No big plans for summer. The kids are hoping for lots of swimming, and I’m hoping for lots of sewing for me!

  60. B Greene says:

    Summer plans = a week in Massachusetts and a week visiting family in North Carolina (just finished another one of those, too.). I am at the age where family time is so very precious, so I am stocking up!! Thanks for thechance to win – I am very intrigued by this book.

  61. Bailey says:

    Our summer plans are to drive from the East coast to the West coast with two toddlers. hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

  62. Anonymous says:

    Mom and I are going to Shipshewana IN to go quilt shop hopping!


  63. Jessica says:

    we love camping and are going to try to do that more!

  64. Mikelle says:

    I’d love to win her book! We like to go camping and hope to do that a couple of times this summer.

  65. What a great book! I love Vanessa’s creations! My family and I are going to Disneyworld at the end of the summer. So excited!!

  66. DianeY says:

    No big plans for summer! With grown children, we usually plan our travel at non-peak travel time

  67. Jake n Kait says:

    Ohhh I’d love to win a copy of this book, looks like something I’d get a lot of use out of.

  68. db says:

    summer plans – do get through! Kitchen renovations!!! Will be happy to see them done. Spending time hiding in my sewing room – could use this book – thx


  69. Mika says:

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  70. Mika says:

    Would love to win a copy of this book. An excuse to buy some new fabric πŸ™‚


  71. Judith says:

    Hope the DH and I finally take a trip together. If not, we can have a vacation at home this summer. Judith, Texas

  72. Fun summer plans include a visit from my step-daughter, who we haven’t seen for two years!! Can’t wait! Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. AJDerby says:

    SO many plans for the summer…fishing is number one always, my birthday in July, and the 4th of July spent in my hometown. LOVE summer in Alaska πŸ™‚

  74. Rebecca says:

    My plans for the summer include sewing something new and this book would be a great start for me! Thanks for the chance!

  75. Myra says:

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks!

  76. Jenny says:

    My plans for the summer are to have a baby in three weeks. And I sure hope it’s fun.

  77. Vanessa is so sweet, I’d love to win a copy of her book! I’m looking forward to heading to Atlanta this weekend to meet up with some blog friends! And of course our sewing weekend next’s coming up fast! πŸ™‚

  78. sookhyun says:

    at the moment, her book is on my wish list so i would love to win! thnx for the giveaway!

  79. Debbie says:

    This book looks so fun. Every project is wonderful

  80. Kelly says:

    My summer sewing list is full of projects for others, but as soon as they are done, I can’t wait to make something I want to make!! This would be a great way to find that perfect project!

  81. Melissa says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. Love her blog.

  82. Jenelle says:

    I plan to do lots of hiking and some camping this summer. We just moved to the Pac NW last year, so my husband and I have lots of exploring to do. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  83. This year I want to perfect embroidery and EPP – not asking too much eh!

  84. suinfl says:

    Can’t sew this summer as I’m on a “round the country road trip for 3 months but gathering all kinds of inspiration.

  85. We are redecorating the family room this summer. I managed to buy a two skirts and a top but the rest is refashioned and sewn. This book looks great!
    suebradfordedwards at yahoo dot com

  86. ~Kelie~ says:

    I’d love to get my hands on this book! Vanessa is a VERY talented woman, I don’t think she knows how truly talented she is, just like you! πŸ™‚ My plans for the summer are hanging out with kiddos when I’m not at work! Sept calls for a trip to the beach!!! WAHOO! Thanks for the chance to win!

  87. Anna O says:

    Vanessa has so many beautiful things. I’m VERY anxiously awaiting her new fabric collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win her book. πŸ™‚
    This summer we’re going to try to get some hiking in.

  88. Kristie says:

    Our summer plans consist of hiking, biking, and camping. We’re trying to get as much outdoor time as possible while the weather is good here in Seattle. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  89. Michele says:

    My summer plans include planning my daughter’s September wedding. And sewing!

  90. elbarnes says:

    Summer plans: attend a wedding along the beach in Massachusetts!

  91. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  92. Melissa says:

    I am going to go on a Quilt MN shop hop bus trip with my daughter who is also my best friend, Francine. It isn’t until the beginning of August so I don’t want to wish the whole summer away but who doesn’t love a good shop hop?

  93. Katie says:

    So lovely!!! My summer plans are to keep settling into my new job and welcome my first niece & nephew into the world πŸ™‚ (and finish their quilts!!!)

  94. Bryant Bliss says:

    My summer is going to be filled with awesome projects! sewing (hopefully out of this book!) and refurbishing garage sale items. πŸ™‚

    <3 Brittany

  95. Jill says:

    Summer is craft time, great giveaway!

  96. Leigh says:

    my three year old is in school camp so I hope to get some sewing done after I finish organizing the craft room

  97. Yes please, yes please! We hope to take our 3 and 6 y.o. boys camping for the first time–on the coast of Maine (our home state).

  98. Emily says:

    What a fun book! We are taking a little trip to the UP. emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com

  99. oraxia says:

    Incidentally, my plan for this summer was to get back into sewing πŸ˜›

    oraxia~at~gmail πŸ™‚

  100. Awesome! Vanessa is just a cool mom, quilter and all around crafty girl! I would truly freak if I won a signed copy! Jenn

  101. yoons says:

    whoa, that looks amazing! How fun! I plan to be making bridesmaid dresses and summer skirts and sundresses out of clearance bin fabrics this summer! yenooy(at)gmail(d0t)com!

  102. Hi! Thanks for this great give away. The book sounds super interesting. We’re traveling most of the summer, so I don’t have too many plans, but certainly I’ll try to tackle a play tent… It’s been on my list for too many summers.

  103. Colleen says:

    Kyaking in Canada!

  104. Amy says:

    Nothing super exciting, just relaxing and crafting on my summer break! aesprouse at gmail dot com

  105. Alisia says:

    I would love to see more of this book! I plan to spend my summer by the pool, chasing my baby around, and sewing! from

  106. Tansy Dolls says:

    My summer will be split several ways: mothering, researching, and sewing. πŸ˜€ This books looks fabulous!

  107. Kathy says:

    We plan to RELAX, practice reading and swimming, and work and play in the garden.

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

  108. Deb says:

    I am finishing up lots of old craft projects and looking forward to starting many more!

  109. So nice to have met a sewing friend. The book looks great – thanks for offering a copy!

  110. It looks nice! My summer will be working with childs in a football camp but in my free time I expected to sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

  111. I have no summer plans other than enjoy time with my husband and new baby. And drink lots and lots of lemonade and hopefully several homegrown tomatoes. (BLTS too!) πŸ™‚

  112. Summer plans include work (yuck!) and an upcoming beach trip (hooray!) Thanks for this opp!

  113. Jamie Myers says:

    My summer plans is I’m turning 30!! Yikes!! πŸ™‚ Hope i Win the book, that pillow you want to make looks too cute and I’d love to have a few around my house. πŸ™‚ jewel7138[at]gmail[dot]com

  114. Ashley says:

    I would love to win this book!

    Plans for the summer? Well now that the baby is old enough we might have to go visit the beach πŸ™‚ Other than that I plan on doing lots and lots of sewing πŸ˜‰

    pksgirl1619 at yahoo dot com

  115. Carolyn says:

    I just returned from my summer vacation – I went scuba diving for a week in Little Cayman. Now I have to wait another year to return.

  116. Sarah says:

    I’m swimming, reading, and generally trying to avoid the 110-degree weather.

  117. i really like the book. bet it has some good ideas.

  118. Beautiful and inspiring sewing book!
    I would love to add this to my home library!
    From Debra J Webb

  119. Carleen says:

    What an awesome giveaway. We don’t have any plans as of right now for summer.

  120. Sew many plans πŸ™‚ !!!! First a little traveling…a new baby deer to take care of (yes a real fawn) and then when things settle down…quilting and making some of those cute skirt that you have tutorials for! And if time permits, sundresses for my niece!!!! Dying to get back to my sewing maching and this book looks totally awesome! I sure hope I win – my email is

  121. Lynn says:

    we’re headed to the north shore of lake superior for 2 weeks=yay!
    thanks for the giveaway.

  122. Beach Angel says:

    I would love to win the book. New modern fabrics and designs have renewed my love of sewing.

  123. Jenni says:

    What a great book! I don’t have many plans yet for the summer.. just hitting up the local farmer’s markets and getting some projects done. πŸ˜€

  124. Miranda says:

    I love Vanessa. Her book looks so great! I don’t have any huge plans for the summer, just spending time with my family and friends πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great giveaway!
    miranda2335 (at)yahoo (dot)com

  125. Kathie says:

    Saw Vanessa do a tutorial for a pillow cover. It was actually as easy to make as she said it would be. My daughter loved it!

  126. annemarie says:

    No special summer plans but I like it that way!

  127. Kristin says:

    I am currently planning on making curtains for our baby’s room, who is coming in August! Would love to win!
    Kristinrtaylor [at] gmail [dot] com

  128. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a great book… thanks

  129. Margaret says:

    Really like this book. We are planning a camping reunion with by DH’s family in July.

  130. Fernanda says:

    I am moving to a new house so. All I am doing this summer is unpacking and settling in. Thanks

  131. Deb says:

    Looks like an awesome book! Fun summer plans?? Well, a trip from northern Minnesota to New Orleans on a bus with high school students is the big work adventure, but a family trip to San Diego is on the books for later summer… Can’t wait!

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  133. WaterWorks says:

    I forgot to add our plans! Thanks for the giveaway….my plans include 30 minutes of sewing everyday while my children work on their school work. Time for me and them! Yay!

  134. Anonymous says:

    I just bought fabric today, so I’d love a new book to inspire me!

    kathleen_locher [at]

  135. Kathleen says:

    this looks like a really great book…I have no plans since we have our house up for sale and do not plan to do any travelling…

  136. wanda says:

    My daughter is taking me on vacation to CA and Mexico. I am so excited, just spending time with her is so exciting, we love each other so much. I would love to win this book because I saw at least 2 purses that would work out supper for flying and site seeing.

  137. My daughter and I would love to try to some of the sewing projects in this book this summer! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  138. Laquita J in Texas says:

    I’m planning to sew clothes for my grandchildren & fun things for my home this summer. All the inspiration I can get is welcome!

  139. My daughter summed it up the best…Since we moved to The Gap our vacations consist of having company so we rarely have time to go anywhere. But we love our home and location so I am good with that!

  140. I am going to sew this summer, hopefully something from this book πŸ˜‰ and go to the cabin!


  141. GSFOoL says:

    What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. As for summer fun – Disney Cruise!!!

  142. Sarah says:

    I’m a teacher, so I love to just spend time with my son during the summer…that and sew a few projects!

  143. Charity says:

    Hmmm,let’s see fun summer plans??? 2 weddings, 6 birthdays, and a trip to Florida with family!!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  144. Allison says:

    summer plans – handstitching poolside while my sons have swimming lessons πŸ™‚

  145. Kelly O. says:

    whatever plans I had for the summer just went out the window as we just found out last week that we are moving 2 hours away!
    It’s good but sad and I’m in no way wanting to pack up everything I own and trek it across the earth, but I’m gonna….Maybe a good book would help me pass the time? πŸ™‚

  146. Anna says:

    Our summer plans are to relax and take it easy after each workday and then camp on the weekends! It goes so quickly!

  147. ME says:

    We’re going up north, to treat my 3-year to a Thomas the Train- themed train ride.

  148. chris says:

    We’ll be finishing our house and moving this summer (again!) I can’t wait to be back to a more “normal” schedule.

  149. schaurer's says:

    This looks like so much fun to use! As for summer plans, it is filled with VBS, swimming lessons, and just stuff!

  150. Victoria says:

    Trying to get my little one into his first swimming lessons and giving him opportunities to learn about the world. Vmorenojackson at yahoo dot com

  151. Liz Taylor says:

    We are getting ready for vacation to Utah to visit Grandma!

  152. This book is on my Amazon wishlist and Pin board!!! EWWWW…I’m excited!!! My summer will consist of enjoying the beach and getting ready to move into our new home!!!

  153. Anonymous says:

    I am excited to sew this summer. My son is 9 months old and I have been a little busy adjusting to motherhood. I have been looking forward to started sewing anything and everything!

  154. Kelly.R says:

    I’ve already gone to Barcelona, Spain and this weekend I leave for Colorado for the first time!

    richak21 at sbcglobal dot net

  155. Momto3inIL says:

    The kids and I have several little things to run around doing! Hiking, City museum, Zoo, Drive-Inn. momto3inil (at) gmail (dot) com

  156. Mary Ellen says:

    I plan to be in our local farmer’s market and sell market bags made from vintage pillowcases. I also plan to paint the outside of our house. Well, not just me, but me and my Mom. Big plans – we’ll see what happens! Thanks for the cool giveaway! Oh, my email is maryellen(at)maryzoom(dot)com

  157. We’ll be attending my BIL’s wedding in July and are going to Disney in September.


  158. gloriajanine says:

    I love the bag on the cover, so that would probaly be my first project from the book. We live on a farm and have about 65 mama cows and 4 bulls, not sure how many calves right now. the number changes daily. So I will be either in the hay field or the barn by day and my sewing machine at night! hope i win!! hehe

  159. My husband and I will be traveling to two countries in Central America on our first teaching/missions trip. We’re excited and looking forward to it although it will not be any sort of vacation. Im looking forward to finding some local artisans and seeing how they “create their goods” so to speak.

  160. Lorie says:

    I love the bag on the cover! My plans for the summer are to enjoy every second of it!

  161. Angie says:

    I don’t have any summer plans yet. I’m working on some small house renovations.

  162. We just sold our house after four YEARS on the market, so I will be packing. Only I didn’t think the house would sell so I booked a month in FL so now I have to pack fast!

  163. Mims says:

    we’ll be heading all the way across the country for my cousin’s wedding in virginia this summer. my three-year-old is super excited for the hotel pool.

  164. quilt happy says:

    would love to win thanks for the giveaway

  165. Lindsay says:

    My plans for the summer are to give birth to a little baby boy.

  166. Anya says:

    I am counting the days I get to go and enjoy the beaches of Lake Michigan. Can’t wait!! Thanks for the giveaway and love your blog!

  167. sh says:

    Although I am not from the US, I wanted to tell you my summer plans!
    I am so excited to be going to visit my daughter who lives on Northern Vancouver Island. A drive of 18 hours from where I live in North/Central Brisih Columbia!

  168. sh says:

    Although I am not from the US, I wanted to tell you my summer plans!
    I am so excited to be going to visit my daughter who lives on Northern Vancouver Island. A drive of 18 hours from where I live in North/Central Brisih Columbia!

  169. Poppyprint says:

    We’re having a staycation this summer. I’m looking forward to taking care of some house projects and just relaxing! We did our family traveling in March and it feels so great to not have big summer plans for a change. I might even do some hand stitching in the garden – something I didn’t do even once last year. Thanks for the giveaway!

  170. Christy says:

    I’d love to learn how to make bags and stuff! I have 2 toddlers and a newborn so my goal this summer is just to get out as much as possible. πŸ™‚

  171. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like a neat book!


  172. barneyn says:

    Ooo!! My plans are just to get ready for my fourth baby due in sep!!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  173. tbaz says:

    I would love to win this book. I plan on getting my sewing machine fixed (that I knocked out of alignment…..again) then doing all the projects I have in my head! tbaz30[at]gmail[dot]com

  174. Fab says:

    Looks like a very good book. I would love to win.

  175. yamanja says:

    hey like your blog and the book book looks amaizing///

  176. Anonymous says:

    Hi. I’m the type to overplan- I make multiple to do lists. This summer is no exception. Three kids 6 and under- we’ve got swim lessons, homeschool summer school lesson plans, two quilts to finish, a toddler to potty train, a giant garden to tend and harvest, and lots and LOTS of fun to be had. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    lesliewilliams [at] hotmail [dot] com

  177. Emily says:

    We have a road/camping trip planned for Southeastern Oregon later this summer & I can’t wait!

    Rainy summer days will be reserved for sewing projects…they are to be expected here in the Pacific Northwest.

  178. mary says:

    wow, thanks for the neat giveaway! my summer includes a combined family party-wedding-birthday on the same day, but not one of those things are related. am i excited? yes! will this work… let’s see… πŸ™‚

    mary dot e dot warns at qcenter dot com

  179. Nicole G Zero says:

    I would love to win that book! Summer plans include Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Can’t wait.

    nicoleg0 at hotmail

  180. Rhonda says:

    What a great giveaway! I’m looking forward to my family’s annual trip to the beach next month and many days spent at the local waterpark!

  181. laurakam says:

    Saw this book on a quilt tour that included Olive Juice and it’s on my list would love asigned copy. summer plans are traveling,family reunions and sewing! laurakam at iowatelecom dot net

  182. Cindy says:

    Would love to win a copy! I love her blog and she seems like a fun and creative person!! Our plans for travel this summer- we’re leaving in a few weeks for South Dakota. Lots of sightseeing and fun things to do! Sooo excited!!:) Thanks!!

  183. This looks like a fun book! I have lots of summer plans. We’re heading out of state for a wedding, so we’re making a vacation of it, too. And I’m busy creating a big girl room for my daughter so we can kick her out of the nursery before the new baby gets here.


  184. STILO BASICO says:

    Não conheço o livro , mas pelo seu entusiasmo tenho que acreditar na criatividade que ele oferece, agora fiquei curiosa e gostaria muito de ganhar…
    Planos para o verão ? Estou no Brasil e amanhã começa o inverno …por enquanto fico só sonhando com o verão que amo…rss

  185. MaryAnnB says:

    Hi Anna! This book is on my wish list! Would love to win a copy! Thanks to you and Vanessa for the give away! Our summer is jammed packed with activities! The grandkids will keep me busy with swimming, arts and crafts, vacation to Myrtle Beach… And fishing on our boat too! Going to have to sqeeze in the sewing: my grand daughter’s big girl big girl quilt along with the knitting, and several already cut out bags! Oh and blogging lol!

  186. MaryAnnB says:

    Oops that was big girl bed qulit!

  187. Rhonda G says:

    Summers are busy – gardening in the morning,sewing afternoon. Wonderful projects in the book. Thank you. rl.gillette at

  188. Anonymous says:

    My plans for the summer are being foiled by this baby not getting the heck out of me. (Thanks for a give away and letting me complain.)

    kathleenpoling (AT) yahoo

  189. I’m a craft book junkie πŸ™‚
    This would be a very welcome addition to my collection, so please enter me in your giveaway !
    We will be going on a road trip with our 3 children, driving through 6 different states ~ that will probably be the highlight of our summer πŸ˜€

  190. Sara says:

    We have maybe one “hot” week of the year here (80-90 degrees). This year I’m getting two hot weeks one here and one in California with the family! I can’t wait!
    And I love crafts so this book looks like a lot of fun.

  191. Kelli says:

    I love Vanessa (although I’ve never got to meet her) for exactly the same reasons. She comes across as so honestly herself and so kind. This summer my 8-yr-old is playing all-star softball and my husband is one of the coaches, so we’re spending most of the summer at practice and tournaments. But I don’t mind because she loves it!

  192. Ruthy says:

    That looks like a beautiful book!

  193. Betty says:

    This looks like a fun book! I have several projects in mind for summer sewing but haven’t started any–I hope the summer doesn’t get away from me.


  194. Kathleen says:

    What a great giveaway! Right now I am taking an online college class with a required bus trip to NY tomorrow to see the Blue Man group. Then in Julyn we are heading south to Myrtle Beach for our annual family reunion. Most of the family will be roughing it at a KOA campsite in cabins. Since I teach the summers are filled with lots of relaxing, sewing, and reading!

  195. Malisa Price says:

    My summer plans are to learn to see a maxi skirt!

  196. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway, the book looks amazing. For the summer we are going to Yellowstone for the first time, and we are very excited. I love your blog! Thanks for sharing


  197. This is a great book. Hope I can get a copy of it. This summer my sister is having a baby so that will take up a lot of my time. I have to be the aunt that spoils the child rotten and then hands them back to mom πŸ™‚

  198. Melissa S. says:

    I would love to get my hands on this book! I got a new sewing machine last month and then I had a baby 4 days later so I’m dying to really get in there and use it. As for plans for the summer, I’m thinking I’ll just continue to adjust to having 4 kids πŸ™‚

  199. Shelagh Ayan says:

    Oooh. I have lots of summer project aspirations but I suspect a great many of them will be derailed by the imminent arrival of baby #2. Nonetheless, I hope to at least make a baby blanket or two, and maybe some plush toys.

  200. Anonymous says:

    I love the V and Co blog, I would love that book! Since my summer work commitments were canceled my plans are to sew, hang out with my girls, and enjoy a much slower pace of life!

    genw2001 at yahoo dot com

  201. I would love to win this! Thanks so much for the chance!
    My guy and I are planning to go and visit my brother in San Francisco this summer.
    x Katherine

  202. Hannah says:

    OOOOH!! So exciting!!! Thanks for sharing, hope i win!!! πŸ™‚

  203. Lee says:

    We are planning a lot of kayking and hiking this summer. thanks for the review and giveaway – the book looks great!

  204. Elsa says:

    Follow Vanessa’s blog ~ enjoy her so much. The book looks wonderful.
    My summer plans ~ having a good friend and her husband visit and we’re going to the beach! Plan to get busy outside and do lots of yard work this summer (if we ever get one here in the Pacific Northwest).

  205. Judy says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the V and Co book. We will be camping alot this summer maybe I’ll be able to take some sewing with me.
    sjpohlman at frontiernet dot net

  206. Kristen says:

    Wow! That looks like a great pattern book!

    kristen at kangamamas dot com

  207. Pam says:

    It looks to be a hot hot summer …perfect for sewing and some new ideas.

  208. Alissa says:

    I would love to win this book! We just moved and I would love to make one of pleated pillows for my living room!!

    alissaschade (at) hotmail (dot) com

  209. MΓ³nica says:

    This is a great giveaway, thank you!
    I´m planning to sew two beach bags and a fresh polka dot skirt!

  210. Krystina says:

    We have a beach trip planned, very excited for that!

  211. Sara says:

    love Vanessa’s blog and can’t wait to look at her book. Thanks!

  212. janice says:

    I’m hoping to expand my sewing beyond quilts iand into bags and clothes. This book would help! No major summer plans yet but I’m really hoping to go camping at least once!

  213. My summer plans are spending it at the pool coaching and teach swimming and doing as much sewing in my free time as I can! Would love to win the book! Needing some new fun prodjects to do.

  214. This looks like a great book. I have already done my vacation this summer to visit my family in Utah.

  215. babiesdoc says:

    I would like to do as little as possible this

  216. Oh, my only plan for the summerholyday is only to stay home and relax. Make som quilts and other nice stuff with fabric and yarn:)

    Thanks for the chance to win. Have a nice summer:)

  217. Kelly Smith says:

    I don’t have any fun plans for the summer. With three little ones we don’t travel much. πŸ™‚

  218. I have this book on hold at the library but it’s taking forever to come! It must be awesome.

  219. Anonymous says:

    Just love to sew for friends and this would be a great book for gift ideas.


  220. Meghan says:

    I have been sewing up a storm this summer, mostly tops and dresses, but also the occasional baby bibs and bloomers. I would love this book, I need to sew things for my home!

  221. katiemarie says:

    I love books! Especially sewing books!

    ktbbc01 at aol dot com

  222. Anonymous says:

    I love pleats! Looks like a very cool book…
    denisedoez (at) hotmail (dot) com

  223. Meghan Carey says:

    This book looks phenomenal and I can’t wait to get started on some summer sewing!!


  224. Maryvonne says:

    That book looks good, would love to win it!
    I really hope we have a summer full off sunshine, so that I can finally finish my granny square blanket in the sun, with the kids playing in the garden/water/beach, wherever the wind will take us.

  225. The book looks great!
    My plans for the summer is to have
    fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

  226. DKB says:

    one daughter is spending 2months with my parents (a whole plane ride away) an i am very excited about that- i get to drop her off and pick her up. Summer will be much easier with only 1 kid to chase after and it will be nice to have one on one time with the younger.

  227. Jessica says:

    First of all, I would LOVE to win this book! πŸ™‚ Second of all I just started sewing this year because I received a machine for Christmas and I’m completely addicted! I’ve made Cup Coozies, phone covers, and now my addiction is sock monkies! I would love to learn more tricks as I hope to make PJ shorts and blankets this summer! πŸ™‚

  228. Lindsey says:

    The book looks awesome! This summer our big plan is to buy our first house!

  229. MeganRuth says:

    Pretty excited about this book.

    MeganRuth at gmail dot com

  230. erica says:

    What fun! I’ve started sewing a lot lately, so I’m hoping my summer has a lot of that ahead.

  231. My summer plan is to slim down my scrapbook and sewing stash and ORGANIZE it!

  232. emi love says:

    This year will be the year I learn how to sew! Having just moved to a farm, I’m looking to become more well rounded in the homesteading department.

  233. My only (ha, only) plans for the summer are having my first baby at the beginning of Aug. and getting ready for him!! πŸ™‚

  234. gwyn says:

    Just discovered your blog and look forward to many happy hours browsing your archives! And I love V and Co…great giveaway!
    gwynnichol at yahoo dot com

  235. helen.jhlee says:

    Love it! πŸ™‚
    My family and I are planning to move to Michigan.
    Since I got my new sewing machine few weeks ago, I’m so oppsseessed with sewing a lot of stuffs, especially bags and pouches.
    I already have some projects in my mind and this book is soooooooo ATTRACTIVE πŸ™‚
    Hope I can win the giveaway πŸ™‚

  236. helen.jhlee says:

    Love it! πŸ™‚
    My family and I are planning to move to Michigan.
    Since I got my new sewing machine few weeks ago, I’m so oppsseessed with sewing a lot of stuffs, especially bags and pouches.
    I already have some projects in my mind and this book is soooooooo ATTRACTIVE πŸ™‚
    Hope I can win the giveaway πŸ™‚

  237. Meagan says:

    Hello…I plan on doing a lot of sewing and crafting this summer…as well as possibly a trip to Colorado to visit my sister. Just planning on relaxing!


    meaganrutkowski at gmail dot com

  238. Nicole says:

    We just bought our tickets to spend two weeks in Zurich, Switzerland (work for my husband, fun for me and my 6 and 2 year old boys). Other than the very long flights with a 2 yo, I’m so excited for another visit!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely book!
    zasinzebrashop (at) gmail (dot) com

  239. veronicamade says:

    I love Vanessa’s blog. She’s so creative and she seems like a genuinely nice person, too. I want to sew some summer tops for myself this summer.

  240. Anonymous says:

    what a fun book for summer sewing! it looks beautiful! jessicaholmlund(at)yahoo(dot)com

  241. Anonymous says:

    My hubby just helped me put together a dedicated sewing/crafting room so I intend to spend as much time in there as possible this summer. Lots of projects planned. I am working on my first pieced quilt as a baby gift. The book looks amazing … thanks for the chance to win. ~ Jane ~

  242. Monica says:

    our summer always includes a much beloved week of VBS…and this summer my little sis is getting married – the first wedding my boys have the chance to attend!

  243. Allison C says:

    We just bought our first house so I have a lot of work to do. No real fun plans, but I am already enjoying the house!

  244. SUPER fun giveaway! I am headed to the beach every other weekend (we live 20 minutes away) and the Bahamas at the end of the summer! Can’t wait!! THANKS so much for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  245. Amanda S. says:

    great giveaway!
    I plan on doing some scrapbooking and taking a beginner’s quilting class.
    anotheramanda at yahoo dot com

  246. Tahmina Urmi says:

    Would love to have this book! This summer I’ve ventured into more complicated sewing (for myself anyway). Made my mom some lovely cushions and would love to see what this book has to offer πŸ™‚

  247. Jessiegirl says:

    wow there are a lot of comments here! I’m just getting back into sewing and this would be a great start!

  248. Marilyn says:

    need this book.

  249. Suzanna says:

    I would love to learn more about sewing from this book, cause I have lots to learn still! This holiday I hope to graduate and start a new job, so that’s exciting!

  250. Alicia says:

    My plans for the summer include as much sleeping as possible, and maybe a little beach time!

  251. Christy says:

    I would love this book!!

  252. Jayme says:

    I have absolutely no plans for the summer. Lame. But I’m hoping to spend a lot of time with my boys! Thx!

  253. Jessica says:

    I just got back from vacation so unfortunately, I won’t be on more vacations this summer,but it was wonderful while it lasted!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  254. Jen B says:

    Going to DC for a long weekend, which may stretch into a week! Lots of sewing and swimming and biking. Gotta get some fun in before school starts back up and I need to worry about teaching!

  255. Marcia R says:

    Great giveaway! The best thing I’m doing this summer is having a week devoted to sewing, kind of a mini-camp for my friend and I. We work in the same office, and it closes the whole week of July 4th. So we will be sewing, watching movies, and going to the pool! I can’t wait!

  256. Sarah J. says:

    I getting a new sewing machine this summer! I can’t wait! πŸ™‚
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

  257. Rachel says:

    The book looks really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  258. Angel says:

    Our plans for this summer include having more family time with the kids… to get more sun then the last few years I’ve stayed hidden inside πŸ™‚ Thank you for this opportunity!

  259. Our summer fun is consisting of moving across country from the DC area to Southern California. We are so happy to me moving back. We love it there and have really missed it!



  260. We just got back from Disneyland and I’m heading out tomorrow for a girls trip to Florida!
    Yay for summer…oh, and I need to sew some too!

  261. I have a goal of making handmade gifts this year. This book would be great for that!

  262. Unknown says:

    I would really love to go camping this summer. I’ve never camped with my husband! We should fix that.

    Happy Summer everyone!

    Melissa M.

  263. Not doing anything but staying home, working, and trying to keep up learning how to sew. Possibly moving!??! We’re keeping our fingers crossed. πŸ™‚

    susiecontreras [at] gmail [dot] com

  264. Brenda says:

    Great book. My summer is filled with 2 grandchildren that love to go swimming. We go a lot.

  265. Robin says:

    Hi Anna! Love sewing book giveaways! My plans for the summer are to refinish my basement. Ugh and Yay at the same time, ya know? Thanks! therobinsnest(dot)kc(at)gmail(dot)com

  266. Jeana says:

    Oh I love this book – it’s on my amazon wish list! thanks for the chance!

  267. Elizabeth says:

    Oohh what a great book! Summer plans…hmmmm…working, sewing, home renovations, maybe even read a book or two!

  268. Heather F. says:

    We are camping and hiking and swimming all summer…oh yeah and sewing…as long as I win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  269. Anonymous says:

    Lots of baseball and swim meets, and I hope some sewing, too. First up, a t-shirt challenge for a benefit.

    ericandkristipierce at wowway dot com

  270. christinaree says:

    I would love this!! What a great giveaway!

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