Just Because Giveaway

[This giveaway is now closed, thank you to all who entered!]
I haven’t done a giveaway in so long! I felt like it would be fun to put together a few packages and help make the winter seem a little more bright! Brightening someone else’s day always makes me feel better. I had fun putting together four little bundles of fun, plus a bonus scrap package! Plus, it’s Valentine’s Day and super warm here, so why not?!

Each bundle contains a hunk of fabric, and either my book/booklet/or pattern plus a set of leather handles. So four winners will each get fabric, a book or pattern, and a set of leather handles! Also, my scrap bin is overflowing, so I figured a box filled with random fun sewing things would be a fun little surprise, too.

To enter:

  • Open to anyone in the US or Canada (I’ll catch you next time around international readers).
  • Leave one comment. For fun, tell me, what other hobby or fun thing you do for yourself besides sewing or crafting?
  • Giveaway closes Sunday, February 18th at 10 p.m. CST. Giveaway is now closed! Winners will be contacted via email.

And I wanted to take a moment to say how grateful I am to those who stop by my blog and leave a comment. Blogging has certainly changed over the years, but please know that I thoroughly enjoy everyone who comments on my posts. It’s especially been refreshing to hear from you on posts like this and this. Thank you!

875 thoughts on “Just Because Giveaway

  1. Kathy K. says:

    What a great give-away, thanks!! Between crafting I love to READ…….just need more time in the day!!

    1. Jana says:

      Lovely give away! You will find me in the garden growing vegetables if I am not sewing.

    2. Jan HarrItt says:

      Too many to list I’m afraid— but right now mostly taking care of two precious little granddaughters! Sewing, needlepunch, gardening, canning, and work over the years. Love the “Noodlehead” name!

    3. Ana Martins says:

      i too love to read when not crafting. thanks for the giveaway.

    4. Heather Yazzie Campbell says:

      Awesome give away! Love sewing and making bags. Your patterns are so well written and I’m currently working on teacher appreciation gifts for my girl’s teachers, tote bags. Trying to get a head start.

      Heather Yazzie
      New Mexico

  2. Erica says:

    Awesome giveaway, thank you for the chance to enter! Besides sewing, I have started swimming consistently 3-4 times a week and it feels great.

  3. Courtney L. says:

    How thoughtful! I love to go on walks alone. It feels very indulgent to leave the house and experience the world without distractions.

  4. Karen says:

    Awesome giveaway…and besides all of my crafty stuff, I volunteer running the Panda Cam at the National Zoo I Need Washington Dc

    1. Norma I Agron says:

      How cool! I visited a couple times when my daughter were younger. I love that Zoo and if course the pandas. 🐼

    2. Marian Allen says:

      I did a Preg Watch on Femelle the Gorilla when I lived up there! They have so many fun things to do. I went to the welcome party when the first pandas arrived at the zoo – so long ago

  5. Amalas says:

    My non-sewing/crafting hobby is playing ice hockey!

  6. jaelh says:

    Thanks for the blog and giveaway! My current ‘hobby’ is finishing a wretched doctorate: I have weeks to go and it’s my everything right now. Being able to see the light is a positive joy. I can’t wait to read fiction again..

  7. Kristin says:

    Great giveaway! Besides sewing and knitting, my main hobby for myself is exercising. I try to get an hour to myself for it at least 4-5 times a week. It’s a great stress reliever from taking care of my 3 kids!

  8. Peggy says:

    Very generous of you !!!! I do all sorts of crafts, but right now knitting an Afghan in a Knit-a-long !!!!

  9. Aimee Sher says:

    I just learned to knit, but I also love to binge TV (is that a valid hobby?) and take walks with my little one around the neighborhood.

  10. Mallory says:

    How fun! Another major hobby is canning – all the extra space in my kitchen is full of jam, pickles, etc. I don’t even garden! I just buy local produce and preserve it.

  11. Sarah says:

    Playing sand volleyball (and seeing) is my much needed “me time.” 😊

  12. Ryann says:

    My other relaxation is reading (well, and watching TV while reading sewing blogs…but that does t sound as productive. :))

  13. What a nice thing to do! I am training for a triathlon and we also love to visit escape rooms because we are giant puzzle nerds!

  14. Natalie says:

    How fun! I crochet, too, but, not craft related, I read voraciously and love movies.

  15. Yolanda says:

    I love your patterns and fabrics!

    What else is there but sewing?! i tried knitting. I was too intense for it and my knots always came out super tight.

  16. Oh wow! I love your patterns! My other hobby is reading. I cannot go a single day without reading a book. And I like all kinds. Happy Valentine’s day!

  17. Amy Thompson says:

    I’ve enjoyed watching your blog for quite awhile now, but silently–so this is a good time to say hello and thanks and enter a giveaway all at the same time. Thanks for sharing fun, beautiful things! Besides all my creative outlets, I do a lot of walking and listening to books.

  18. mjb says:

    I read and buy new skincare products.

  19. Terri says:

    Thanks for doing this great giveaway! Besides sewing, my passion is kayaking. Can’t wait for spring to arrive in cold, snowy Michigan!

  20. Lesley Griffel says:

    Besides sewing I like to read and walk my dog. I love your book too!

  21. Kelli P. says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I feel like there’s never enough hours in a day to fit in all the things I want to do! Besides sewing and crafting, I love to read – especially in the summer whenI can sit outside on the patio.

  22. Emily Westphal says:

    I just looked back and I guess I’ve been following your blog for almost 8 years since your gathered clutch tutorial was one of my favorite first projects with a zipper. I loved that project and I really enjoy reading your posts. I’ve been learning to play a ukulele for fun lately.

  23. Rae says:

    Wow, thanks for the giveaway! I’ve always loved your patterns and tutorials. THe open wide pouches are my all-time favorite projects. I’d love to win because my husband and I just bought our first house and I finally got my sewing machine out of storage for the first time in years! I can’t wait to start making stuff again 🙂

  24. goldpom says:

    My other love is hiking and backpacking with my dog.

  25. Miwako says:

    Great giveaway! Beside sewing and knitting, I enjoy playing board game with my kids. Hope you are having lovely valentine’s day!

  26. Shannon C says:

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! What a fabulous package of stuff! Besides crafting of all sorts, my other primary hobby is action pistol shooting.

  27. Kate says:

    I knit! Awesome giveaway. 🙂

  28. annehaun says:

    I love to crochet but it comes second to sewing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Heidi Crockett says:

    When the weather is nice you’ll catch me in the garden. Thanks for sharing your goodies with us.

  30. Shannon Martinez says:

    Hi! I have a couple of your patterns and a book of yoursI love your stuff! My non sewing hobby is water polo. I played in high school and college and recently found a club team after a 7 year hiatus. I happy to be back in the pool, even if it cuts into my craft time!


    Anna, thanks so much for bringing your creativity to all of us through your blog, patterns and books. And now this giveaway–thanks! In addition to sewing, I like to travel, remodel our house, exercise and cook. I just wish there were more hours in the day! Today, I am also thankful for the warm weather we are having here in the midwest 😉

  32. Anna McGaraghan says:

    What a fun giveaway! I garden in my tiny yard, and I’m just starting to get away from my family for solo hikes on weekend mornings. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  33. LeeAnn says:

    I miss the old blog days. When I took an intential moment to click through my bookmarks on the old desktop and it was easy to leave comments. But now my time spent online is in sporadic doses on a phone and kids in my lap. My other hobby is gardening and can involve my family in that. I cherish my alone sewing time.

  34. Linnette Mathys says:

    I enjoy baking a lot. My jeans don’t like it though. 🙂

  35. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! In addition to sewing and knitting, I love gardening, decorating, and photography.

  36. blinkieblink says:

    I play video games! And still I find myself zooming in to inspect the sewing details of in-game costuming (the Dragon Age series is particularly good for this).

  37. karamucha says:

    Started daily yoga on New Years, and so far I’ve actually kept it up! I love the increased flexibility i have now.

  38. Debbie Faber says:

    That is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for your generosity. I love to sew and quilt but also do wood working projects either from scratch or remake mainly for my family. I was a big hit when I made the tents you blogged about years ago for my grandsons…made them quilts to go inside too. All my besties have been gifted a bag sewn from your patterns. You have definitely contributed mightily in my creative endeavors. Thank you.

  39. Becca G says:

    I have really enjoyed reading your blog & seeing your journey progress. It fills my heart to read about the transformation of your building. Been there, many years ago ,
    it’s a lot of hard work but well worth it.
    When I can figure out a way to download it
    I want to get the backpack pattern . It looks like a well thought out versatile pattern that will come in handy when I need to bring more than a hand bag will contain plus it looks cooler than a tote bag.
    Other than sewing (quilting, home deck & clothing). I like to remake & repurpose furniture, upholstery, stripping, staining & painting. I’m having a second go round with my kitchen cabinets now. They were originally a dark wood that I primed & painted gloss white. Now all the bottom cabinets have been stripped & will be primed & painted gloss red. I’m leaving the top ones white though.
    I also enjoy a bit of gardening both flowers & vegetables, as well as reading fiction & non fiction.
    My kids are grown now so I finally have time to do the things I enjoy without feeling guilty.

  40. Pam says:

    Thanks for the great give-away. I already have your book and am planning to make one or two bags from it. Besides sewing/quilting, I enjoy knitting.

  41. barbara woods says:

    love to read mystery’s but quilting is my first love

  42. Marcy D says:

    Is reading a hobby? At 50+ books a year, I’d say it’s more than that. I only recently got into quilting so it’s still very much a hobby. I’d love one of your patterns. I’m intrigued.

  43. K. Grace Sheppard says:

    Hi Anna! Thanks for the giveaway – how exciting! Santa brought us cross-country skis for Christmas this year, so we’ve been hitting the trails since then. I am eagerly waiting to be better at it – the bruise tally is pretty high for me!

  44. LeAnn says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really enjoy gardening – even though it is a short season here in the Midwest.

  45. Jeni Goldsmith says:

    You are too sweet! I love to read (or listen, while I’m sewing) and also coming/baking

  46. Rose says:

    Would love to take the time to experiment with sewing bags and this gorgeous bundle would be a great place to start! Outdoor hobbies: camping and hiking. Other crafty hobbies:knitting and getting my two sons into fibre arts – weaving for the 4 year old and cross stitch for the 6 year old!

  47. whitney marie says:

    What an amazing giveaway! I love to cook and really lose myself in a recipe. It doesn’t happen very often now that I have a super active toddler (most nights it’s just a rush to get dinner over with), but occasionally I do get the opportunity to cook something new and exciting.

  48. Jane says:

    Love your patterns! My other obsession is knitting, which is great for evening tv time. Can’t stand to just sit.
    Thanks gor the giveaway💗

  49. Elyssa says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I love reading, probably more than sewing. Both let me expand my mind but in different ways!

  50. Carli says:

    I’ve been enjoying your blog and patterns for a long time, but am usually to shy to comment (need to get over that!). I have many many hobbies, the newest is weaving on a rigid Heddle loom. Such a generous lovely giveaway, thank you for the chance to win!

  51. Krista Wells says:

    I enjoy sitting down with a good book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  52. Heather Alexander says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway!

  53. Jill says:

    How fun! Biking is a hobby for me – with my kiddos to explore more places! A newish hobby is exercise – I joined our local YMCA and it’s been great for my menta and physical health!

  54. Leigh says:

    Reading usually

  55. Alison says:

    Other than sewing, it’s gardening and local politics for me! And if watching tv counts (some other people listed it above), then terrible reality tv would be on that list too. 😊

  56. Debbie says:

    Love to read and cook . Of course, then I need to sew table runners, placemats, coasters, etc 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway

  57. Debbie says:

    Work out, yoga, and lately cross country skiing. Thanks for the give away

  58. CaLynn says:

    Heyo thanks for the opportunity! I think it’s so nice of you:)

    Like many here, I tend to read if I am not embroidering. Or, I’m pretty into video games. But I also work/volunteer on archaeology projects!


  59. Jae Lee says:

    Thanks for hosting a cool giveaway! When I’m not sewing (or reading) I like trying new recipes. I’m currently on a macaron kick, which can be stressful, since the same recipe can come out 3 different ways depending on a constellation of not-necessarily-in-your-control factors.

  60. Annie says:

    Awww, this is so sweet! I have way too many hobbies, but one that I enjoy that is just a treat for me and no work is going to see plays and musicals. I loved community theater when I was a kid, and now I love to go to shows with my husband, friends, or introduce it to my children. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  61. Patty says:

    Thanks so much for a chance to win. I enjoy swimming in summer or walking the other seasons. Being outside and enjoying the fresh air is a favorite time of day.

  62. MaryAnn says:

    Beautiful stuff. I love to read and do yoga.

  63. Charity says:

    I love “just because” surprises! Besides sewing I also enjoy DIY home improvement projects… and just like sewing projects the home projects list is never ending!

  64. Tracy H says:

    Besides quilting and crocheting I love to get out and walk my dogs. And if my hubby can join me, all the better! Gardening is next but isn’t on the “every day” list. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

  65. susandennis says:

    Baseball. I watch every Mariner game every season even though they hold the record for playoff drought. I also swim for an hour every day year round. It’s a great way to start the day.

    I just today finished my first (but not my last) 241 tote – pictures of it @seattle.susandennis on Instagram. What a fun pattern. Thank you!

  66. Kelly O. says:

    OOOh!!! Fun giveaway! I really enjoy all things quilting but I also have a pyrex bowl thing so thrifting is a passion…. so hubby says I gotta use what’s in the cupboard or no more thrifting so I do alot of baking/cooking—at least one bowl a day is in that dishwasher! He can’t say I don’t use them!

  67. Amelia Verne says:

    I love following you! My other hobby is doing black belt sudoku.

  68. Cindy G says:

    Fun giveaway! I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. Currently I’ve been making my way through smitten kitchen’s new cookbook.

  69. Emily M Camfield says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! In addition to sewing I love gardening and reading. 🙂

  70. Karen Miller says:

    I knit and crochet.
    I bake bread – mostly kneaded and very therapeutic!
    Love your blog!
    Have made many purses from your book. Good job!

  71. Kirsten says:

    Your posts are always such a treat. I enjoy gardening with my family when I’m not sewing.

  72. Laura says:

    To bad it isn’t for readers in Europe, but I’ll keep an eye on the next give away 😀
    Good luck for everybody <3

  73. pat says:

    I love the package idea. Reading is my other hobby, probably my main one!

  74. smonakey says:

    Love your designs & have a copy of your book already! I’m a knitter at heart, although I do enjoy basic sewing & quilting. It’s just that knitting is just so much more portable & right now my crafts room is buried under mounds of yarn & fabric, which make it hard to actually get to my sewing machine!

  75. Nancy R says:

    Lovely giveaway. I love to read whenever I have free time and I am not sewing. I have enjoyed visiting your blog for a long time. I have always found it calming to read and love the content

  76. Kelly S says:

    How fun! My morning gym habit is my me thing – I can show up and kinda zone out for an hour, following instructions without having to plan and schedule and figure everything out myself 🙂

  77. Terri M. says:

    I love to garden, when it’s not freezing outside!! I love your patterns and have followed you for quite a while now. Thanks for the opportunity for some great stuff.

  78. Cathy S says:

    Hello, Little bundles are so much fun! Thanks for having a giveaway. I love to sew as well as a little painting, gardening, snowshoeing, pottery,knitting, macramé, and baking. I love, love to make bread! Thank you again.

  79. Lisa says:

    I love to run and to train muay thai. Thanks for the give-away! :0) I’d love to see an update on your new space. It is so exciting to see a small business expand.

  80. Ruby says:

    I sew and knit and all that textile stuff. But this summer I tried something radically different. I took sailing lessons. I’m scared of the water and have trouble with left and right. But I loved it! So excited about next summer so I can get back out there.

  81. Hannah says:

    Hello! I enjoy knitting, photography and trying new recipes!!

  82. Joanne says:

    Thank you for the giveaway!! I am a busy mom of three, baking is always a nice escape and something I can do with the kids. I would like jogging to become another hobby this spring!! I have learned so much from you and your blog, and do enjoy reading!!

  83. Bronwen says:

    Besides sewing , I love to read!

  84. Megan says:

    On top of sewing/knitting, I volunteer at a campus/community radio station and have a show on air! I also bake a lot.

  85. Amanda says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! I love to read and am trying to teach myself to knit! 🙂

  86. Karen Jautaikis says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. Besides sewing, I like to play games when with other people. By myself, I enjoy putting puzzles together.

  87. Jo says:

    Other than sewing? Playing hockey!

  88. Amanda Allen says:

    I really enjoy cooking, and I’m trying to convince myself that going to the gym is fun 🙂

  89. Therese says:

    When I’m not seeing a gift — I might be knitting a gift or two, three. Otherwise I read thebIrish country doctor series. Love them!

  90. Danielle W. says:

    I love to read and go to the beach!

  91. Dawn B says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I love photography, mostly nature, so much beauty surrounding us.

  92. I love to read! I was a YA librarian before becoming a stay at home mama of 3 boys, and I love reading YA books.

  93. Pamela says:

    I am a runner! I listen to books and podcasts while I run and race now and then (in the senior divisions – ha!).

  94. kelsey.kersting says:

    I love reading and trying new recipes, especially baking! And my husband likes that too! 🙂

  95. Melanie L. says:

    Thanks for a fun giveaway! I’m a knitter and newbie to sewing and quilting, and am teaching myself embroidery. When not crafting, I’m either chasing my kids or reading 🙂

  96. Erica Johnson says:

    Thanks Anna. I also love to go sailing around the Puget Sound.

  97. Sarah D says:

    I read…. Usually binge read and ignore everything elaw possible until the book is finished.

  98. Marika says:

    What a fun giveaway! I love reading and riding my bike in addition to all my crafting.

  99. Becca says:

    Thank you so much for your thoughtful contest! Besides sewing and knitting I’ve been doing spin and barre as a way to keep myself active and treat myself to actives that I really enjoy!

  100. Jayne Bramley says:

    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!! I enjoy hiking and spending time in nature when I am not sewing or knitting 🙂

  101. Lori says:

    Just bought your book and must make a Market Bag after I get home from Quiltcon. When not sewing, quilting, knitting, embroidering, or walking the dogs, I’m gardening. Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Love your work

  102. Jaylyn Pace says:

    How fun! Love your blog and have always admired your patterns! My additional hobby would be outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking. I love getting outdoors and I feel like it just sparks my love for crafting and sewing even more!

  103. Janis Hurst says:

    Neat giveaway! For fun other than sewing, I do medieval recreation, and I’m just starting to do urban sketching.

  104. Yay! How fun. One thing that brings me joy and pain is going to the gym. I love getting a workout in and taking the time to zone out and destress. I also really enjoy hiking in the woods and getting away from everything. Forest bathing as the Japanese call it.

  105. Laura says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Besides sewing, my favorite activity is reading and so usually I combine the two by listening to audiobooks while I sew. 🙂

  106. Ellen says:

    Wow! Thank you for this giveaway! I love to bake and read when I’m not sewing!

  107. Caitlin says:

    Baking (too much) bread.

  108. teri dodds says:

    I love reading or baking when I’m not sewing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  109. Elise says:

    Like some other lovely ladies, I love to bake when I’m not sewing. But, when I’m really in the flow of sewing, I lose motivation to bake which is probably a good thing as it keeps our meals a little healthier around here!

  110. Maureen Ashley says:

    Maple Sugaring… the season is close at hand! Hurrah! Spring!

  111. Danielle says:

    If I’m not sewing or crafting I like to grab a book or binge watch a Netflix show! 😆

  112. Loni says:

    Does drinking beer count?

  113. Teri says:

    I love reading or baking when I’m not sewing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. Devon says:

    Such a fun giveaway, what a day-brightener 😊 I have a life-long love of reading, and I love biking when I get a chance.

  115. Donna Fox says:

    Have made several of your bag patterns for myself and for gifts Love them! I also volunteer at one of the local elementary schools as a reading tutor.

  116. Mandy says:

    Ooo! So exciting. Other than Mom-ing full time to my four little ones, I like to bake (learning bread lately), and then workout to work off my baking. ❤️

  117. Sarah Hessler says:

    I also like to knit, even though I haven’t done it in awile

  118. I love baking and running. (The two things are correlated.)

  119. Erin says:

    A lovely giveaway, thank you! I enjoy cooking in my free time, as well as hand lettering : )

  120. Katie says:

    I really enjoy your blog so please know that the time and effort you put into it are much appreciated! My main hobbies are knitting, yoga and riding my bicycle.

  121. Tara says:

    Fun! Besides sewing I love baking. Specifically stuffed breads and gourmet cupcakes! I have (and adore) your book already ♥️♥️♥️

  122. Julie Payne says:

    I love to cook/bake for my family and play piano. Thanks for the opportunity

  123. Emma says:

    What a lovely giveaway! I always stop by your blog to see what’s going on, I love your style and can always find creative juju here! Along with all the crafty happenings I love to spend time with my dogs. Walking in the woods having some quiet time is something I look forward to each day!

  124. Erika says:

    I have fun rock climbing at the gym with my daughter.

  125. Angelina says:

    I spend most my time teaching my kids, driving them around to their many activities, or simply hanging out and having fun with them. I really only get to craft while I’m waiting for them to finish an activity!

  126. Cassandra Sullivan says:

    I love reading and adult coloring books. I also scroll through Instagram getting ideas of what to sew and craft next although it’s not quite a hobby

  127. Alene says:

    Besides quilting I really enjoy cooking ! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway I enjoy your patterns.

  128. Susan says:

    I am a knitter/crocheter of dishcloths and scarves…there’s always one or two going straight a time.

  129. Tracy says:

    What a great giveaway. I love to garden, antique collecting and basically anything crafty. Love your patterns and your helpful answers to my questions. Have a great Valentine’s Day

  130. Kristin says:

    Hi Anna, aside from sewing, I’ve been known to make soap or furniture. I always enjoy your patterns.

  131. Karrie Phelps says:

    I have too many hobbies. My main hobby is quilting. I’ve been nicknamed “the bag lady” since I made so many bags. I also knit, weave, spin and make fibre art pieces. I’m inching way way back into making clothes. I really enjoy seeing the variety of projects you make and design.

  132. Melissa Turley says:

    I’ve been following you for years!! Your patterns are 😍!
    I have 4 kids and many green children (plants and succulents) that I love feeding and taking care of!!

  133. Heather says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! A couple years ago I started playing tennis, and now my kids play too!

  134. Jessica says:

    Aside from knitting, sewing and embroidery I recondition and train horses.

  135. Mariana says:

    Besides sewing I do pilates three times a week. If it weren’t for pilates my back would literally kill me.
    Sewing is hard work! I don’t live in the US but if my comment is chosen, I’ll gift it to my friend Cindy Marvels in Florida! Thanks!

  136. sewingkathy says:

    I am currently finishing a Dietetic Technician degree. When I have down time I walk my dog (Bernie), read some, work out and play with my granddaughter. I am a lucky girl. I also love your work. Kathy

  137. Holly says:

    I love to read, and I’m trying to do a little scrapbooking too. I have too many hobbies, not nearly enough time.

  138. Leslie says:

    When I’m not sewing…or knitting…or crocheting, I READ! I tend to read more in the summer and craft through Fall to Spring. Helps pass the time during Midwest winters, and our summers are so short, I want to be out by the lake with a good book! I love your patterns, and thank you for your generous giveaway! It does feel good to bless others!

  139. Nellie says:

    Besides sewing and crafting, I like to do yoga to recharge my batteries 😀

  140. Kristin says:

    How generous of you!! I also like woodworking and photography. When we moved into our new home a few years ago, we built our dining table, bed, pantry shelving, bedside tables and much more. It’s a good feeling to make things with your own hands.

  141. C says:

    I like to bake.

  142. Carol Fay says:

    I’m a great fan of your patterns, tutorials, book and fabric line. Besides sewing I love to read and also to listen to music. Bicycling and walking are also favorites of mine!

  143. Lindsey says:

    Is going to the movies almost every weekend considered a hobby? haha If not, it is definitely my favorite weekend activity – while eating popcorn & candy too of course 😉

  144. Jessica says:

    Thank you for the generous giveaway! Sewing is definitely my major jam, but I also love to go rock climbing. It’s a fun activity that our family loves to do together.

  145. Terry says:

    I love books. I listen to audio books and I read real books and I look at old books and I follow IG book people. It’s kind of a thing. 🙂 Love this giveaway chance. Your patterns are ah-mazing!

  146. Christy Servine says:

    I just started doing CrossFit… Not sure if that’s a hobby, but it is awesome!

  147. carolyn says:

    There are hobbies other than sewing and crafting? Mine are gardening and biking. Thanks for all the work you put into this space. It is very inspirational and you have a great eye for design.

  148. Kathy says:

    Thanks so much! I also love to knit and have recently joined a gym and it feels good!

  149. Ginny says:

    I enjoy reading when I’m not sewing, quilting or doing cross stitch—thank you for all your great patterns and ideas!!

  150. Kari Hanson says:

    Besides making things, i like reading ridiculous dystopia future young adult novels, and listening to podcasts while i take slow walks with my old basset hound. 🙂

  151. Jessica Bentson says:

    What lovely goodies! I love listening to audiobooks.

  152. Amanda Gilmore says:

    Hi there! What an awesome giveaway! Fun! Other than crafting, I take training classes with my one year old golden retriever, Jack. So far wemve done obedience, scent detection, and canine good citizen! Next is therapy dog training so we can visit some old folks homes. 🙂 glad your weather is nice!

  153. Katie Healy says:

    Great giveaway. I’m so addicted to making your bags right now. Just finished a Caravan Tote in waxed canvas from AL Frances, and LOVE it. I can’t think of a time when I’d chose anything else over sewing or knitting, but I do like to run, bike, travel, and sometimes cook. And bake.

  154. Heather says:

    WHAT a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance Anna! My other hobby I love besides sewing is cooking! I’m always trying to hone my basic skills as well as learn some new ones! I’ve been taking some cooking classes online which has been quit fun !

  155. ellyn z says:

    how lovely! reading is a big hobby for me too, and recently weaving! I love to learn new things so my answer could change

  156. Andrea says:

    What a sweet giveaway 🙂 one of my newer favorite hobbies has been gardening.

  157. Janise Leuenberger says:

    Gardening! Can’t wait for all my flowers to bloom.

  158. Meghan says:

    Almost all my hobbies are crafty, but one thing that I try to do is garden. I don’t have a yard so everything is in little pots but I love being able to grow something myself.

  159. Bill K says:

    Nice looking stash supplies! I also do woodworking and blacksmithing.

  160. Elizabeth G says:

    Marathon listening to the Young House Love podcast! So much great decorating ideas plus they are my type of funny!

  161. Kim Emerson says:

    I Love your book! I am so inspired and just made the tunic and love it!

  162. Jamie Cope says:

    I love this giveaway idea! For fun, I’ve been taking classes in things that have always interested me. My classes are sometimes craft related – I am taking sewing and pottery right now, but over the summer I took photography and next session I plan to take a photoshop. It has been really great for me because I often struggle with motivation..having a weekly class time dedicated to sometime I enjoy means I will definitely do it!

  163. Phyllis says:


  164. Carolyn says:

    I am so excited! My other hobby is running — I am currently training for a half marathon.

  165. Elizabeth G says:

    Listening to podcasts!

  166. Joyce says:

    I love to garden, both flowers and vegetables. And also can my vegetables! I also love to read and try to do a bit every day

  167. Michael Stack says:

    I don’t know if it really falls under the category of “fun”, but in addition to sewing and such, I just got a’96 F150 that needs some attention from me

  168. Tiffany says:

    Awesome giveaway! I love going to movies with my sister.

  169. Jill says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! My other favorite pastime is reading 🙂

  170. Great giveaway! Beside all kinds of sewing, I like to knit and play Mah Jongg. I bought your Handmade Style book last year.

  171. Amanda B Teuscher says:

    I have recently gotten into sailing, but that’s only a hobby for a few non cold months out of the year. (thank goodness boat cushions need recovering in the off season).

  172. Kristie says:

    This is such a sweet giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I am trying to think of what else I do besides sewing for a hobby….and I had a hard time. I love cooking and camping.

  173. Allison says:

    What a thoughtful giveaway! My other hobby is baking, which like sewing, I learned from my grandmother. I tend to bake more than my husband and I can (or should) eat, so much of it is sent to friends and family or brought in for coworkers to enjoy.

  174. Btwixt.brenda says:

    Hi there! My latest craftsession: working with wood! Simple boxes to start.

  175. Norma I Agron says:

    I’ve been away from the blogging world fir a while. I really have to get back to it. This is a great giveaway. Thanks so much for your generosity. Other than sewing I do a bit of gardening and coloring.

  176. Shelly says:

    I love to read and love to bake!!! (To be honest I LOVE reading COOKBOOKS! I know right lol?!) hope you are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones!

  177. Kari says:

    Besides sewing, I love to be outside hiking or working on my gardens

  178. Courtney says:

    Sewing is pretty high in the list…bit so is exploring outside with my kids. Love your patterns and your book so much!!

  179. Diane says:

    Fun!! When I’m not sewing, I like to play board games with my family or read books. I’m reading The Handmaid’s Tale right now.

  180. laurabligh says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Anna! I also read, walk and do yoga.

  181. Carol says:

    Sewing, Quilting and playing with my granddaughters are my hobbies. Awesome giveaway.

  182. Marlena says:

    I like traveling, I am always planning the family’s next adventure.

  183. Stephanie says:

    Awesome giveaway!! It is almost softball and baseball season. I love to watch my kids play!

  184. Diane says:

    This is fun! Along with 5 other ladies I am in a Handbell Choir! We play all year long and love it! It is a lot of fun!

  185. Rebecca Cooke says:

    I love swimming…..I don’t get a chance to do it often in winter, but in summer at every chance I get. Luckily my 3 kids all love water as well 🙂

  186. Mariah McPherson says:

    Hi! I’m currently only dreaming of sewing and my other hobbies since I have a 7 week old baby boy, but my non sewing hobby is hip hop dancing!

  187. Susanne says:

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! Besides anything crafty I think my only “hobbies” are baking, hiking and reading (all not very frequently unfortunately).

  188. Liz says:

    How sweet of you !! I like to fish, ocean fishing mostly.

  189. Kathy Tims says:

    Besides sewing and crafting I also like cooking and walking my dogs!

  190. Cara says:

    I love to read when I’m not crafting and have time to myself.

  191. Mona A Phelps says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love hanging out with my fur babies!

  192. Wendy K. says:

    What a great giveaway! Besides sewing, I also love to knit!

  193. Renee says:

    My other hobby is soap making! 🙂

  194. Sandra sandvik says:

    Besides sewing/uilting/bag making I love to weave! Great giveaway!

    1. Sandra sandvik says:

      Oops … quilting!

  195. danube66 says:

    Besides knitting and sewing – I love to go on hikes.

  196. Laura says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you! Besides knitting and sewing, I love baking and riding my bicycle and listening to the Boston Red Sox!! Almost time for baseball!

  197. Talina B says:

    Reading! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  198. Janelle Sanchez Redondo says:

    My hobby is reading! I love to read! I am looking forward to using your new minimalist wallet pattern. I bought in December

  199. Erin says:

    Fun! When I’m not sewing or crafting, I’m making elaborate model train tracks with my youngest child or playing card games with my older children.

    Or picking up an endless amount of shoes. (5 ppl = 10 feet = 1 million shoes on the floor?)

  200. Tammy says:

    Hmmm… I enjoy several hobbies. Playing piano is one I enjoy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  201. Kathy says:

    I love to bake. Happy Valentines Day!!

  202. olivia says:

    I collect botanical books, vintage floral books. Inspiration for my embroidery projects.

  203. Eve N says:

    I’m more proficient at knitting than sewing, but hope to improve by sewing more projects.

  204. Jenn R says:

    What a beautiful bundle! My other hobby is reading. This year I’m trying to widen my genres so I read 1 murder/mystery then one other genre. Right now it’s Labe Girl by Hope Jahren.

    1. Jenn R says:

      Lab Girl

  205. LG says:

    You are so sweet to do this! Playing the piano (and taking piano lessons from my aunt) are another fun thing I do!

  206. Laura says:

    So fun, thanks for the chance to win, Anna! Besides sewing and quilting, I love reading books of all kind and discussing with 3 of my friends. That and listening to wayyy too many podcasts.

  207. Kate says:

    Fun giveaway! My other hobby is making glass beads, but I haven’t done it in a while. It’s usually too hot here to run a torch when I have time to do it in the summer.

  208. Angie . says:

    I also love to knit, and art journal.

  209. bonnie gallinger says:

    Hi Anna!! I discovered your blog through the stunning google image of your 10 square quilt using the shimmer co-ordinates. I love the pattern and the ease of your tutorial! I’m currently making the quilt for a dear friend’s impending bundle of joy!

    I am passionate about birds, visiting and reading about fabulous NW coastline of Scotland and all things Antarctica! 🙂

  210. Ann Mitchell says:

    I like to ski and hike. And write and read. And run around after my granddaughters.

  211. ddy says:

    Thanks for the give away. When I’m not in my studio, I enjoy walking with my dogs. I also read and bake for gifts.

  212. Carol g. says:

    My new hobby is spending time with my precious granddaughter. Anna, I really appreciate your blog and your patterns. Really detailed and professional patterns.

  213. Jeanne says:

    I just had a little boy so any spare time is currently spent sleeping or crafting. We have been visiting our local library lots and have been enjoying reading to him.

  214. Laurie says:

    Second-hand shopping. Does that count as a hobby? 😆

  215. Jenna Sprague says:

    Just because give aways are the best! I’m usually hiking or backpacking if I’m not sewing. Honestly it is BECAUSE of backpacking I got into sewing! I wanted to sew some of my own lightweight backpacking gear and down the rabbit hole I went!

  216. Brittany says:

    I love reading! I’m either caught up in a book or a sewing project.

  217. Anne Martin says:

    Walking and eating, what else.

  218. Raesha de Ruiter Zylker Zylker says:

    I made cards – it’s a super fun, easy craft to work on while watching TV (which for me is usually a true crime, murder mystery, or detective show:))

  219. Lee Cockrum says:

    I do so many different crafts, that it is difficult to think of what I do other than crafts! I like to cook…and I enjoy reading.

  220. Heather says:

    So excited about the chance to win this giveaway! I love to sew but if I’m not sewing my other hobby is a good house project. I love rearranging and changing my living spaces. 🙂

  221. Dee says:

    Other than designing and sewing, my other hobby/relaxing time is snuggled up with my hubby and watching out TV shows we both like

  222. Carrie says:

    Btw Love everything you do ❤️❤️❤️ I love to cook and garden and be outdoors with my kids ✨

  223. Monique Morrow says:

    I love gardening – just waiting for spring!

  224. Lynn Clark says:

    Hello from Presque Isle, WI. Amazing day isn’t it? Walking the dogs, snowshoeing (brand new to that) and, of course, reading.

  225. Sindy Zelezen says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! My non crafting hobbies are many, but lately I’ve been filling my extra time training for my first half marathon 🙂

  226. Carol Carnes says:

    Wonderful giveaway. I read, knit and walk my little dogs.

  227. Julie A Craven says:

    I love working sudoku puzzles and crossword. I love to read also. And taking my dogs to the park to run and play.

  228. Chris says:

    Besides quilting and bag making, I think my next favorite is searching out new quilting patterns and new bag patterns.

  229. Jmj says:

    I’m a nurse for my full time work. I sew quilt and knit to relax and I’m a runner to stay healthy

  230. Rebekah says:

    My favorite non-sewing hobby is collecting, raising, and studying insects!

  231. Dawn Jones says:

    In nice weather I like to go fishing. Thank you for the giveaway, have a great day!

  232. Catherine Curtis says:

    Love your patterns. Recently made 3 canvas bags for Christmas gifts which everyone loved. In warmer weather (I live in Maine) I love to ride my motorcycle. My favorite ride is up route 1 to Alewives fabric. Buying fabric and riding my bike-perfect. I also repurposed an old LL beans desk and made a sewing station similar to one you posted. Thanks for the inspiration and Thanks for your giveaway.

  233. Lisa says:

    Great giveaway! I love reading cozy mysteries and watching British tv shows.

  234. Lee says:

    How sweet of you to do this! I enjoy reading and walking when I’m not crafting!

  235. Sue says:

    How nice of you. Just retired last year . Have a 17 month granddgt . First girl so you know how much sewing I have been doing. I’m also an herbalist.

  236. Patti McGarry says:

    I love to read and play video games on my computer!

  237. Penny Jones says:

    Right now I don’t have much time for another hobby – going back and forth to my parents house to help out with my mom, but thanks for the chance to win.

  238. Linda says:

    I’m a retired librarian – enough books on my “to read” list to last me into 2100😄. Other than crafting, i play clarinet in community band, teach yoga classes and pump iron (lift weights). And garden a lot. I am a busy and happy grandma

  239. I’ve been a long time follower, but not such a great commentor, sorry. It feels like I have watched your lovely daughters grow up. I have oodles of hobbies, but in the summer I love to go camping~ exploring the coast. Thanks for the fun!

  240. Trina says:

    I’m a runner!!

  241. Sue says:

    I like to read and putter in the garden. And bake- especially when the grandkids are coming to visit

  242. says:

    Hi Anna, What a great giveaway! It’s been in the high 40’s here too. Let’s hear it for spring and warming days (and great giveaways)!!! Yay!! Besides sewing & knitting I love to hike in the woods with my dog. We’ve had her almost 2 years now and she really gets me outside–which is wonderful as I’m not a winter lover and I’ve proudly been out in the woods with her almost daily this whole winter!

  243. Adrienne says:

    Thank you for the giveaway Anna! I enjoy running when I’m not quilting or knitting.

  244. Bridget B says:

    I sew bags and also most of my clothes. I am an obsessive knitter and always have a project or two on the needles. I also love to bake! Pretty much I just love making things.

  245. Janet M says:

    I love your style Anna. i have several of your patterns that were so fun to make! Besides obsessive sewing, I like to garden, bike and walk when I can.

  246. Love to read! And audiobooks work great while sewing! Two favorites pastimes in one!

  247. erin mcsweeney says:

    I love to read and actually organize nothing gives me more satisfaction than purging haha

  248. Denise Alonso says:

    I bake and read!

  249. Lorene Holbrook says:

    What a fun give away!!! I LOVE to cook and challenge myself. Recently, after 40 years of trying! I can make bread! The good kind you can eat! I made bread. I am amazed! So is my husband and children. My grands think i am awesome! Hehehe…. PS i would LOVE your scrap box. I am a scrappy girl. Thanks for the chance.

  250. fenna says:

    Such a fun giveaway!!! I enjoy reading as well as cooking and baking. I know, I know…that’s three, not one. I couldn’t pick just one! 🙂

  251. Nicole E says:

    What a fun giveaway. When I am not sewing, I like to play board games, and I am on a curling team. Curling lets me get through our long Alberta winters, and board games are always fun with others.

  252. Mary says:

    Other than quilting and knitting socks, I love to read! I love seeing your updates in my invox.

  253. Jean says:

    What a fun giveaway! I love to swim a few times a week.

  254. Roberta Robinson says:

    I’ve enjoyed following your blog. The one thing I wanted to learn when I retired (last year) was knitting. I spend way too much time and money on my new hobby, but I love it!

  255. Jan Humphreys says:

    Wow, I have been wanting to make a bag with leather handles, but had no idea where to start. I have several of your patterns and they are easy to follow. Hope I win so I can make something awesome, maybe to keep or to give away. I love to cross stitch and cook.

  256. Hmm, what do I do other than sew and craft… does thinking about sewing and crafting count? Ha. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and jigsaw puzzles. Love your patterns and your fabric taste!

  257. Marian Allen says:

    I would love some Noodlehead! when I am not working, sewing or knitting I am taking care of my little chicken flock and planning my retirement

  258. linda says:

    I love to rug hook, knit, sew prim dolls and mixed media art too! Thanks for a fab giveaway! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  259. Kathie says:

    This is a very generous give-away! If reading is considered a hobby, count me in.

  260. Mary Jo Poole says:

    What a great giveaway! Besides sewing & machine & hand embroidery, I taught myself to knit a year or so ago. I also love to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  261. Catherine says:

    How nice of you to share your stash! Besides sewing, I love to read biographies/memoirs of interesting women. My current purse is the Open Wide pouch (clutch) I made out of a cool textured placemat and a fun tassel. I can’t wait to try the Minimalist Wallet next. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  262. Allison says:

    What an awesome giveaways! Finding time to craft these days seems also impossible, but other than crafting I do love to read, although finding time for that is rare these days too.

  263. Susan in AK says:

    What a generous and wonderful give-away! Thank you. I have been following your blog for a couple of years now and enjoy it very much. One of my other hobbies is spending a lot of time fishing in the summer.

  264. Erin says:

    I love reading and it often competes with my sewing. I also dabble in drawing and writing.

  265. eydie campbell says:

    omg! where does creativity begin/stop! Cooking, painting, gardening, fishing, thrift store hunting, junking…

  266. Patricia Normand says:

    Such beautiful prints…you are always an inspiration! I sew, knit, exercise and, the best, grandchildren!

  267. Bonnie Larson says:

    Thanks so much. what a great giveaway. I love to read in my downtime

  268. Kathy Guenther says:

    That’s such a great giveaway! I enjoy gardening. It’s so rewarding to see all my perennials return year after year. I also divide and share them with other gardeners.

  269. Debbie says:

    What a nice giveaway. I do agree, when you make someone else’s day it sure does brighten your own. Besides sewing, I like woodworking, gardening, painting and cooking. I’m always making something. Thanks again for your generosity.

  270. knit1make2 says:

    Your blog is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for sharing your creativity. Beyond sewing and crafting, I love to play Dungeons & Dragons with my friends and with my kids. Our family has a Sunday morning game we play after french toast <3

  271. Faye says:

    Awesome giveaway. Love your tutorials.

  272. Anne Dirks says:

    Walking in the rain! Under an umbrella! Love your market tote pattern and have made several.

  273. Alana says:

    Oooh, how fun! Besides sewing and dreaming about sewing, I love to read books and walk (not at the same time). I recently got a double stroller, and I can’t believe I’ve waited so long. My kids love sitting together, and we’re able to explore so much more on foot, plus I can get in some exercise too!

  274. Judy Sanclaria says:

    Hi Anna,
    Lots of comments. We would all enjoy getting some great stuff from you. Besides quilting I sew other stuff, mostly bags. My outside hobbies include walking (can do anywhere, anytime) and downhill skiing.

  275. andrea says:

    What a lovely giveaway! When I’m not sewing or knitting, I enjoy baking, especially trying new dessert recipes I find online that have such tantalizing descriptions and photos.

  276. Sharlene says:

    How fun would it be to win one of these?!! I love to read when I’m not sewing…the reading might be about sewing though!

  277. jennifer s says:

    Well, since we are building a house ourselves, I guess that’s my hobby, but when its done I’d really like to get back to gardening and reading! Thanks for the chance!

  278. sarah beck says:

    Great giveaway – beyond crafting I am an artist, so I enjoy sewing as an alternative to my other creative pursuits!

  279. Thanks for this fun giveaway! What do I like to do besides sewing and crafting? I also love to read, and I try to take a morning walk every day (which gives me inspiration for my quilting).

  280. Beth Stanfield says:

    My non-sewing/ quilting hobby is going to Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey games with my hubby.
    PS. I enjoy your blog and your girls. We’re blessed with a dozen grandchildren! ( Another hobby!!!)

  281. Suzy McQuown says:

    Seeing a post from you, Anna, always brightens my day! I enjoy watching dogs and rescuing some as well. I’m a volunteer for Havanese Rescue and watch dogs in my home as well. It meshes perfectly with sewing and quilting.

  282. Barbara W says:

    For fun, I like to read. I also like to cook and host dinner parties with my friends. I love your blog and can’t wait to see your new space!

  283. Kristin M says:

    I like to spin fire poi!

  284. Nancy says:

    Thanks for the Great giveaway. I like to knit and also kayak !

  285. Ann Poteet says:

    I read whenever I can! It’s my mental getaway and recharge. And reading about crafting checks both boxes.

  286. Carol says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I also love to cook and bake🍪🥧🍰

  287. Diya says:

    I enjoy reading books.. spiritual ones.. thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  288. Judy Maloney says:

    Besides sewing, knitting and reading, I enjoy drawing and painting. It’s hard keeping all those things going-but I really enjoy botanical illustration.

  289. Sara Walker says:

    Thanks for all the inspiring patterns. I am reconnecting with sewing after years of knitting. I decided to learn to knit after learning to spin with a drop spindle, a peaceful and portable craft. Pretty soon I had a pile of handspun yarn with no purpose. Time to learn to knit!

  290. Dixie says:


  291. Marilyn DiPasquale says:

    When I am not sewing, I create stained glass windows, panels, suncatchers, etc.

  292. Margaret Maley says:

    I crochet while watching TV in the evening. Everything is secondary to sewing though!

  293. Christina says:

    Thank you for having a giveaway!
    Lately we’ve been doing puzzles as a family activity with a bowl of popcorn on the side — it’s nice to turn off the devices and do something together that’s absorbing and satisfying without really being competitive, if that makes sense.

  294. Phoebe Ingraham says:

    What a thoughtful give away! Indoors, I also enjoy knitting and reading. Outdoors, I enjoy camping, cycling and kayaking. But more than anything I love spending time with my granddaughter! Two year olds are the most cheerful people in the world! Have a great Valentine’s Day, Anna!

  295. Robin West says:

    Oh my, what a lovely bundle! I made your messeger bag with Charlie Harper birds and get complements often. I just today had a raffle for my art quilt and a good friend won. We were raising money to make a baby quilt for every baby born in our tiny community in northern New Mexico. For fun I like to organize my supplies perfectly and paint botanical illustrations that are very detailed and take a huge amount of uninterrupted focus time. It calms me. Thanks for all your great creations Anna!

  296. Lydia says:

    I love cycling outside and cooking

  297. Meg says:

    Aside from sewing I love to read, take walks, cook, and swim 🙂

  298. Vicki Seals says:

    Besides sewing quilts, I listen to audio books. I really want to learn to sew my own clothes, and the #smyly2018 challenge – sewing makes you love yourself- on instagram, and youtube and I think facebook, is very inspiring! Thanks for the chance, and Happy Valentine’s Day! vickise at gmail dot com

  299. I like to bake sourdough bread and play board games with my kiddos.

  300. Brigit says:

    Me, too! I’ve been making time to read lately. In print. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!

  301. Nicole H says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I also love playing the piano and am currently also learning the organ.

  302. Erin says:

    Yay! Spreading cheer is fun! I love to cook/bake outside of sewing.

  303. Patty S. says:

    What a nice giveaway, thank you! My other fun thing (or two) I like to do outside of sewing/crafting is garden and work out. I have about 150 different fruit trees in my yard, and lots of really lovely California native and water wise plants, and I like to hit the gym three times a week. Both are also my “check out” times, where I can relax, and not think about the work a day stuff.

  304. mariaeb53 says:

    Thank you so much for a great Give-away! Knitting embroidery, smocking and reading are my other favorite crafty loves, but I can’t discount baking. Now if I could find a way to do them all in one day!

  305. cecilia lee says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Besides sewing and knitting I love to cook!

  306. Vivian Shultz says:

    Love this! I cook/bake and READ when I’m not quilting or sewing.

  307. AP says:

    Reading is the best non-crafty thing I do!

  308. kwshook77 says:

    Whats’s better than a Noodlehead giveaway? Not much except a new Noodlehead pattern, lol. Thank you for the opportunity to win your goodies. My first love is sewing but my other love (which makes me feel so accomplished) is reduce and reuse ideas from all over the house.

  309. Ann says:

    Such an awesome giveaway! Besides quilting I love photography, birdwatching, arrowhead hunting, and travel. I spend a lot of time with my seven grandchildren and I am enjoying being retired. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  310. Betsey says:

    Does instagram count? I also love to cook and bake. Especially things with lots of butter in them!

  311. Ann says:

    I read, read, read, sew and garden in that order!

  312. Tricia Gonzalez says:

    Wow! Loving this give-away! So generous of you! I love to read and bake!

  313. Marcia R says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve already been through all of Handmade Style. Loved it! So when I’m not sewing or knitting, I’m traveling or reading. And my happiest moments are spent sewing, knitting or reading while traveling. 🙂

  314. chrisknits says:

    I also knit, so balancing my knitting, sewing, and quilting is sometimes a hard choice. But it’s all fiber, so in the end I guess it’s a win-win.

  315. Suzanne says:

    I love the mountains, desert and beach all equally and hike, backpack, camp as much as possible. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  316. Christine Schultz says:

    I just started sewing. The sewing machine has been my nemesis for years but after discovering your blog I was determined to conquer it. Thank you for your inspiration! In addition to sewing, I enjoy reading, knitting and spending time with my family.

  317. Abby S. says:

    Besides sewing, my other hobbies include outdoor activities like hiking and ice skating.

  318. Cathy W says:

    thanks for the great giveaway! In my spare time, I love to bake, anything with sugar in it!

  319. Natalia Rose says:

    Recently, I discovered mat palates. Never in my life did I think I would enjoy group exercise classes, or proper breathing technique. Turns out, it is the best hour of my day – the only time, really, when I can focus on myself, and my mind doesn’t wander.

  320. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway! When I’m not sewing, I love to read and walk with friends.

  321. Judy says:

    I love to sew, just learning to loom knit, enjoy reading and playing with my grandkids.

  322. Cheryl Strong says:

    Hiking and backpacking when the weather is fine!Thanks fir keeping up the blogging IG is great but not the same.

  323. Betsy says:

    Aside from sewing i enjoy yoga, hiking, and reading.

  324. Marita says:

    Besides sewing, I do stained glass and doll repair. Love your giveaway

  325. Mary says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! I like to read or bake when I’m not knitting or sewing.

  326. Vicki Shead says:

    Thanks for this giveaway! I definitely love sewing but planting flowers and watching them grow is equally fun!!

  327. stephanie says:

    I love your blog and projects! Besides crafting, I enjoy thrifting. It’s fun looking for that diamond in the rough.

  328. Shé says:

    Awesome ! When I’m not crafting I’m either reading or climbing 🙂

  329. Margaret Halloin says:

    Thank you for a fun spring giveaway! Besides sewing and knitting I really like my monthly lunch date with my bestie to catch up on all things that we are knitting and sewing!

  330. Julie says:

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway! Making one of your totes is on my list of things to do soon. My relaxation hobby is cross-stitch.

  331. Jeanine says:

    I probably spent more time on my iPad than actually sewing, so I’m going to have to go with that as my second favorite hobby!

  332. Janet says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! I’m starting to work leather into my projects so this would be awesome ;c) Your newest wallet pattern with the leather is on my list. I’m a huge thrifter and reseller of vintage items when I have time. I like to repurpose items as well. Reading follows when I have time!

  333. Ann in NC says:

    I always enjoy reading your blog, and am bad about not leaving comments. Keep up the great work! I really enjoy your book and patterns. I hope your new business venture is going well. I enjoy walking – and if I hit the lottery, will have a swim spa!!

  334. Gwen says:

    This would be so fun to inspire creativity! Gardening, playing my fiddle, cycling, hiking and anything else I can fit into my week.

  335. Cheryl Clark says:

    My other love is nature and I like to take off to the woods in my little Scamp trailer on my vacation days.

  336. Sarah Gill says:

    Working in the dirt! Gardening!

  337. Shellie Purcell says:

    I do love quilting and spend my extra time at my sewing machine. I also spend money on a once a month massage. That should be considered a necessity not a luxury!

  338. Linda Nelson says:

    Great giveaway! I just retired from 32 years of teaching, and it was always hard to read books during the school year. I’m loving reading again…even joined a book club! I also try to do some political activism to keep myself sane. I adore your blog and patterns by the way.

  339. Sharon Thomas says:

    Such a fun giveaway! For me, between knitting and sewing, I love to hike, bike and swim! Then I rest and make stuff 😊

  340. AmyC Moors says:

    Oooh! I’ve sewn a couple of your bags & would love to try one of your clothing patterns for my daughter or myself! My sewing is a little seasonal & I’m looking forward to getting my hands in the dirt in a couple of months. The digging, tilling, hoeing and planting are my favorite parts of gardening.

  341. Esther Grimes says:

    I really enjoy reading with my kids!

  342. Maggie says:

    Your divided basket pattern was the first sewing project I completed that required an actual pattern – I made a red corduroy and sock monkey basket for my son’s nursery and haven’t stopped sewing since 🙂 aside from crochet and sewing, I enjoy gardening and canning.

  343. Mary says:

    What a great giveaway! I love to bake & create unbelievable treats for family & friends.

  344. Robin Whiting says:

    Wow this is awesome, and how fun that each one is just a little bit different. I love to travel almost anywhere and I’m always looking for fabric in my travels!

  345. Kristy Sachs says:

    The only hobby I have besides sewing is the gym. I’m there 5-6 days a week. Gettin’ swole! 😛

  346. Mary Morrison says:

    Blogging may have changed but I love to follow what others are doing creatively. It always inspired me to do more. I check bloglovin every day and when I see a noodlehead post I always stop to read it. Thanks for sharing your designs. When I’m not sewing I love to garden and bike. Not much of that going on now in Michigan so lots of sewing time.

  347. Sobana Sundar says:

    Wow! Wish I were not a international follower. Just your pattern alone is a great giveaway
    Would a mailing address in US help?
    Nowadays following blogs itself has to count as a hobby.
    I love your designs Anna but even more I love your choice of fabrics.

  348. Rhonda DeLong says:

    Exciting giveaway! My other hobby is reading and traveling.

  349. Jenn says:

    Fun giveaway!
    I read or write in my spare time.

  350. Courtney says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Aside from crafting, I’ve taken up yoga in the past year and really enjoy it!

  351. Vicki H says:

    I also love gardening at home and volunteer at our local botanical garden.

  352. Sandy K says:

    Reading and gardening are also hobbies I enjoy.

  353. Clare Purtill says:

    Reading and gardening

  354. Judy Johnson says:

    When I’m not quilting – or being grandma – I’m on the river paddling in a dragon boat or an outrigger canoe!

  355. Thanks for including Canada. Running (my version of walking/jogging) is my second hobby to quilting.

  356. Carla says:

    Between career and kids I can have only one hobby (and of course it is sewing). Everyone has been getting a wool and wax tote this year for gifts.

  357. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    I read mysteries and quilt!! Thank you!

  358. Josee says:

    I do yoga and I play in the snow with kids.

  359. Sarah says:

    Fun giveaway! I like to garden in the summer and trying to squeeze in more reading.

  360. Hannah says:

    Love this giveaway! My ultimate favourite thing to do (when not sewing of course!) is ROWING – out on the water before dawn is my absolute happiest place ever!

  361. Ann says:

    I’m another book lover. And I recently have taken up yoga and am loving it. Three times a week if possible. Maybe I’ll be really bendy one day..but today was not that day. 😂

  362. Patricia says:

    Once my transplants go into my veggie garden the long weekend in May, my sewing machine starts collecting dust. Once things slow down in September, I start a new year of sewing.

  363. Carla Williams says:

    My other hobbies besides sewing and crafting are decorating and fitness! I find it hard to start my workout everyday but can’t imagine my life without it! From physical workouts to become stronger to better eating habits that make me feel great! I love sharing my knowledge with my two adult daughters! It makes me feel more connected to them since they live in another city!

  364. Stephanie Cathcart says:

    Love your blog! I’m getting back into reading more books lately & it’s been so good to use my brain that way again 🙂

  365. Mackenzie Snader says:

    Reading and yoga! And chasing my toddlers around the house.

  366. Patti A. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! My husband and I love motor sports and collecting Coca-Cola!!

  367. Tracy says:

    Once a week I sit and spin wool with my friends.And take long walks in the woods almost everyday, listening to myself or my favorite podcasts.

  368. Tonia Jeffery says:

    I enjoy reading and coloring.

  369. Annette says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!!
    I love to snowshoe and Sudoku!!!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  370. Shevaun says:

    Does shopping for fabric count…sometimes I feel like I spend more time doing that than completing projects. Otherwise if time I love to read and go to the movies!

  371. Joanne Pooley says:

    Thanks for the ‘Just because’ give away. It is extremely generous of you. I love crafting and sewing, but I am also learning to play the piano. I’ve found it does not come as easily to me as to my 9 year old daughter, but I am thoroughly enjoying learning a new skill.

  372. Carolyn Sands says:

    I love cooking and baking. I’m trying to improve my skills at using my smoker.

  373. Sarah says:

    I read a ton and make friends and family birthday cakes all the time! Browniebottom cheesecake yesterday!

  374. Frieda says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway! Besides sewing, I love to do ballet!

  375. Femke says:

    Very exciting giveaway!!!! Besides quilting and crafting I try to get on my yoga mat daily. But my biggest treat is to explore the world around me with friends and family.

  376. Carolyn says:

    Reading and gardening.

  377. Patty says:

    Knitting is my passion, but sewing, quilting and digging in the garden are also great fun! I love your Wide Open Pouch tutorial and have made many of them for myself and as gifts!!

  378. Linda fleming says:

    Thank you! I enjoy going for walks.

  379. Amy in SC says:

    Sewing and crafts are my biggest hobby. I have been taking extra breaks to watch some movies with my kids.

  380. Whitner S Kane says:

    Play board games with the kids! My oldest loves Settler of Catan – we have epic family game nights. Thanks for the opportunity!

  381. Sherri M says:

    Great giveaway! Well I exercise regularly which is necessary for me. So hiking is something I do with my husband and friends as a release -besides my sewing and quilting!

  382. Jessica Rampelburg says:

    In the last year I have learned to paint, mostly because I love beautiful fabric so much i want it to pour out of me, too. It’s given me another fun, interesting creative outlet. I love your patterns!!

  383. Tammie says:

    I like gardening!

  384. Claudia TN says:

    Love this! I like making jewelry, but I haven’t made any a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

  385. Peggy Ott says:

    Wonderful giveaway! Love your blog. Forget now how I came about it, but I have loved it since. Love your purses/totes. So nicely done. I am happiest sewing/creating. But my other love is gardening, flower and vegetable garden. I take my inspiration of colors to my sewing machine and create!!

  386. Sandi says:

    I cook a LOT, I volunteer at my church, sometimes those overlap, and I like to read. Thank you for this giveaway. It’s very kind of you.

  387. Claudia TN says:

    Love this! I also enjoy making jewelry.Thanks for the giveaway!

  388. Kathy E. says:

    I am guilty of loving the game of Words With Friends. I know it’s a nasty obsession, but it takes me away from my issues and I am darned good at it! Wanna play?

  389. Debora says:

    I try to make time to give myself a pedicure at home at least once or twice a month. I know I can go get it done by someone else but I find it relaxing and it makes me happy!

  390. Julie says:

    What a nice thing to do. Thank you! Besides sewing my other favorite thing to do is read. I used to have time to sit and read a book but that was pre-kids. Now I mostly listen to audiobooks while sewing or driving or taking walks.

  391. Jane Thomas says:

    Great giveaway! Besides making quilts I love to read, I paint occasionally and would love to start a few garment sewing projects.

  392. katie says:

    You are too sweet! My non sewing/crocheting/embroidering activities are walking, yoga, gardening, reading, and sleeping. I do love a good afternoon nap!

  393. lynn zukowski says:

    Happy Valentine’s day to you as well. My first passion is sewing/bag making/machine embroidery. But since I currently do not have access to my sewing machine – I have been enjoying reading lots and lots of books, going for long walks with my husband exploring small towns in the area. Feeding the birds is also great entertainment- nature has so much to offer.

  394. Kerry says:

    Love those leather handles. Besides crafting my other hobby is flying, I’ve been a pilot for 11 years and love being up in the clouds!

  395. Ioleen says:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win. I knit, crochet and cross stitch.

  396. Megan Culig says:

    I’ve just discovered your site in the last few weeks. I love your work! I’m making cute little petal bags now. Besides sewing, I like to read & exercise. All three help me to find a moment of zen in life. Thank you!

  397. Laura says:

    I love hiking!

  398. Lea Rude says:

    Fun! I’m into reading, hiking and cooking.

  399. Maryanna A. says:

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! Aside from sewing and crafts, I enjoy thrift shopping (aka junkin’) and collecting vintage glassware. 🙂

  400. Janice Spotts says:

    Love your patterns and blog. I love to walk and hike in the woods with my big hound dog (a Catahoula), Agnes.

  401. Sherry VF says:

    Holy cow…304 comments! Besides quilting and some bag making, I really enjoy cooking and have taken some fun classes. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  402. Kit Little says:

    Thanks for the chance! Besides sewing, I’m a reader…but just like there are too many quilts that I want to make, there are so many books and not enough time 🙂

  403. Bhavana D says:

    via GIPHY

    Thank you so much for this giveaway! I’m drooling looking at all that lovely fabric and leather. Yippee!
    Other than sewing and crafting, I’m an avid reader, love baking (still a novice), since I live in Pittsburgh, I’m lucky enough to indulge in some museum hopping and I write.

  404. Kim Heggins says:

    My non-crafty hobby would be going to rock concerts with my daughter.

  405. Delcia Rosenow says:

    I am an avid hiker in the summer especially in Mt. Rainier Nat’l Park. It’s right in our backyard just 45 miles to the gate of great hikes and coffee at Paradise Inn. Sometimes I bring my English paper piecing and hang out by one of the fireplaces or a window with a killer view of The Mountain. Thanks for a chance in your giveaway!

  406. Kristen says:

    What a great giveaway; thank you! Hiking and camping for me. It’s been fun to introduce my 6 yo son to both.

  407. itssewslus says:

    This time of year, I’m skiing! I Sew the rest of the time!

  408. Knucks&Bows says:

    Lately I’ve bee dabbling in calligraphy and watercolors. Calligraphy uses such different hand and arm muscles that it takes some getting used to and my hand tires quickly. Also board games with hubby, not monopoly and the like, but Ticket to Ride, Tokaido, and Splendor, which just scratch the surface of the games that are out there.

  409. Tama Trussoni says:

    I can not think of any other hobby I love as much as sewing!! It sure was a nice day today! I live in the same area as you.

  410. Jessica Isaacson says:

    What a great giveaway!! In addition to sewing/crafting I love to be outside camping, hiking, biking, snowshoeing…pretty much anything you can do in the great outdoors!

  411. Linda English says:

    Other than crafty activities I also read an insane amount, walk my dogs (I have 4 so I walk a lot!!), and volunteer in a variety of capacities in my community.

  412. Tara sieberg says:

    I read. A lot

  413. Ramona says:

    Knitting is my main hobby and it’s your patterns that got me into sewing! I used to love dancing so I recently started belly dance lessons. I’m having fun laughing at myself because my body doesn’t want to move in all those crazy directions but I’m really enjoying it.

  414. Barbara Powell says:

    Living in the mountains gives way to many things to do. I love to quilt, sew, knit, crochet, read, etc. as well as snowshoeing in the winter and camping in our beautiful Wyoming mts. during the summer. Our course our greatest joy and entertainment is our little (soon to be 3) grandson. He is the light of our life and keeps us on our toes, HA

    I go to your site daily and look forward to your new ideas and projects.


  415. Judi Rutherford says:

    Thank you for such a nice give away. Fun other than crafting for me is baseball (go Red Sox) and genealogy.

  416. Joy Lappalainen says:

    Love your style and beautiful bag patterns. Thanks for the generous give away.
    As well as quilting & crafting I enjoy the winter sport of curling.

  417. April B says:

    I love to run! It’s currently the only thing keeping me stable and sane!

  418. Mary D says:

    Besides quilting and crafting I love traveling with my girlfriends. We love to cruise together. I have 11 cruises under my belt and one of our group of 3 has 8-9 cruises under her belt. She has taken two Mediterranean jazz cruises which I will be taking my first with her in 2019. In addition we all belong to the same professional association, holding various board positions along the way. I love working with the corporate sponsors raising funds and mentoring college students. So many enjoyable things to do in life.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  419. Carlie says:

    I play soccer! I’m on 3 different teams! ⚽️

  420. Tara Celeste says:

    How exciting! Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway, I’d love to share some goodies with my mom and aunt who sew and quilt too 😊 Besides sewing, I love to hike with my family, read, and send happy mail!

  421. Bunny Wilson says:

    I love to paint and just bought an online course in watercolor portraits that I’m eager to begin.

  422. Susan K says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. Gardening and walking – somehow they go with sewing!

  423. Marcelle says:

    I like to read (mysteries and romances), cook & bake and watch favorite tv shows.

  424. Amy C. says:

    Just the picture is beautiful! What an awesome giveaway! In addition to sewing, I also play the piano and enjoy writing.

  425. Lauren says:

    Thanks for doing this giveaway, it’s such a cute idea! I do wheel-thrown pottery, as well as being a runner and a cyclist.

  426. Sareena Granger says:

    Whoa! Lots of great ideas! I love knitting and am slowly improving my sewing skills but I am trying really hard to nurture those houseplants! I have two four year olds and we have long winters but we are popping a lot of seeds and cutting in soil, moving them around to different sunny or shady spots and learning about growing and PATIENCE!!! Not mind blowing fun, but nice in a slow nurturing cozy sort of way 🙂

  427. Sareena Granger says:

    Oh geez- I typed my email address wrong

  428. Liane says:

    So fun! Quilting is my favorite but I also like flower gardening and hiking.

  429. Jaime Stephens says:

    I run and like to read or crochet.

  430. Josee Speller says:

    Hm…my other hobby? Is yoga a hobby? It has to be right? It sure helps me to relax and ease those tense neck muscles after a long sewing day for sure.

  431. Lee says:

    Thank you for your generosity – I do love reading your blog and love your patterns. Other than sewing and stitching I am an avid reader and also play the harp,

  432. Jana Nichols says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! I love to read and do Zentangle–sort of– for other hobbies when I have time…

  433. Tracy says:

    I enjoy trying new recipes and re-creating yummy dishes I’ve had at restaurants.

  434. Azure R says:

    What a sweet giveaway! When I’m not sewing or crafting, I love experimenting in the kitchen (especially making bread and pastries), reading, and taking my kids on nature walks. Thank you for the chance, and good luck everyone!

  435. Teri says:

    Lots of fun goodies! Thanks for the chance to win. I like to read or garden when not sewing.

  436. Amber says:

    Thanks for the thoughtful giveaway. I love your blog and adore your style! My other hobbies are gardening, hiking, camping, and birdwatching.

  437. Carol Putnam says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you! I walk my Pomeranians, read a lot and love keeping up with my favorite bloggers(yours included).

  438. Glenda Pryor says:

    What a great give away! Thank You! Besides sewing, I love HTV and cooking. Never enough hours in the day to do all I would like.

  439. Tammy says:

    So fun! After sewing I like walking and snow shoeing (wish we had more snow though).

  440. woolnest11 says:

    Working in the garden during the warmer months is a favorite activity for me. Baking is also an activity I enjoy and that my family really appreciates. Thank you for the chance to win the giveaway!

  441. Julie V says:

    What a thoughtful giveaway! I have started reading more in my down time since we moved to St. Louis. It gives my hands a nice rest between sewing and knitting.

  442. Donna Simonton says:

    What a nice giveaway ! When I am not sewing or crafting I like to read mysteries or get outside and walk with the dog

  443. Sheila says:

    Blogging really has changed, hasn’t it? I’ve being making more effort lately to pop in on the blogs of some of my favorite people, and also to actually comment, the way I used to back in the good-old-days of 2009… 😉 I don’t seem to have much time for my hobbies at the moment, but I love to read, and, during the months when such things are possible here in Toronto, I love to garden. I know it’s only February, but I can’t wait for spring!

  444. Lynn says:

    What a fabulous fabric give away. I love my caravan tote…it makes it do easy to carry cookies that I love to bake when I’m not sewing. Thanks!

  445. Jenette Conde says:

    Does raising kids count as a hobby or how about fold laundry while watching Netflix LOL

  446. Susan Androff says:

    Happy Valentines Day! Sewing is my new hobby. My old ones include love photography, cooking, and hiking.

  447. Caitlin Johnson says:

    Love this opportunity! I mostly knit and sew, but my other hobbies are baking cakes and pies (since cookies don’t come out well at high altitude) and riding my bike!

  448. Mary Frances Turner says:

    I’m a new follower and have just discovered your blog. I love your style and look forward to much more. I’ve been sewing since I was ten and it keeps me sane. My other passions are cooking and gardening. I live to dig and love a dirty hoe! When I’m creating in the kitchen I’m smiling with the joy of cooking.

  449. Kristin S. says:

    I’m a lego maniac. After sewing, building with little bricks is something I never say no to.

  450. Ami says:

    I love to journal my daily happenings, big or small. It’s nice to look back on the two years since a tiny human joined our family! Before baby, I used to sew and I have your book and love it!!!! 🙂

  451. Sierra B says:

    Hi! There are a couple of things I like to do. I watch jeopardy almost every night and always check in with my family to see if they answered the final jeopardy question right. I also love to cook. Yoga is another activity that I really enjoy doing.

  452. eileen says:

    HI Anna, When I’m not sewing I love to read and go for long walks with my dog!

  453. Tina C. says:

    My biggest hobby is reading! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. 🙂

  454. heather says:

    how fun! thank you, anna! i’m going to try to think of who i found your blog through (another crafty blogger ;o) & follow up with you on that (always good to know how people find you, right?), but ever since the first post i read of yours (YEARS ago now!), i was hooked. thank you for sharing your gift with us all! when i’m not sewing, i love hand lettering, cooking, and gardening.

  455. Lauri says:

    Sewing is my favorite hobby, but baking, renovating the house, and reading are all serious contenders!

  456. Kayla Gibson says:

    Thank you for this giveaway Anna! My other creative hobby is photography 🙂 I am still in high school so I have a dinky camera that I play around with with my friends and we have fun pretending to be models, it’s so fun….almost as fun as sewing

  457. jenetamasson says:

    I enjoy reading and gardening.

  458. Donna W says:

    Reading is another favorite past time of mine.

  459. Bonnie S says:

    I love browsing in a book store.

  460. Suzanne says:

    I am an avid gardener, have a 1/2 acre to enjoy. I gravitate toward floral fabrics for that reason. Very nice give away offer, thanks!

  461. Lisa says:

    Thank you for the chance! Your fabric inspires me so xx. One of my favourite pastimes/hobbies is second hand store shopping – love the thrill of the hunt/find (favourite things to find – books for my collection and records).

  462. Jenni says:

    Running! And gardening 🌱

  463. Lauren Marks says:

    Right now? Watching the Olympics, haha! Otherwise, cooking!

  464. Marcia says:

    Besides quilting and block printing fabric, I’ve returned to my first love: horses! I rescued a thoroughbred off the track 8 years go and my midlife horse makes me feel like I’m 14 again!

  465. Ruth Berke says:

    Chickens….I have 4 chickens. I had 4 chickens and a rooster but the rooster decided to attack me one day and then continued to attack me every time I went outside. He would fly at me and sink his nasty claws into my leg and beat me with his wings. I had to carry a shovel to protect myself when I went outside. My son took care of the rooster problem for me. My hero. Now I have 4 hens who don’t attack anyone and lay lovely brown, green and white eggs. Kids love the green eggs. Especially with ham.

  466. Suzanne says:

    Apart from sewing and knitting, I watch TV or YouTube videos.

  467. Carol says:

    Sweet giveaway! I love reading…quilting and listening to a book on tape is even better. ☺

  468. Shelby says:

    I like to run, but I haven’t done it in ages 😬

  469. Mary Robinson says:

    Besides sewing (I really enjoy making your bags!), I love to knit.

  470. Becky says:

    I love to read, write and I also do gymnastics!

  471. Sabra Kachelein says:

    Fantastic give-away packages! I do a lot of volunteer work & help out at a ranch. Feeding the donkeys & llamas is a real joy. I love to hike, walk on the beach, & bike.

  472. Heather Bringetto says:

    What are great giveaway! Besides sewing, crocheting and knitting, I love to tend to my growing collection of succulents. I’ve also recently starting making macrame plant hangers for them.

  473. Buffy Quinn says:

    Wonderful giveaway. My other hobbies are gardening and yoga

  474. frofroboy says:

    Besides sewing and knitting, I love watching British tv. Call the Midwife, Great British Bake-Off, Broadchurch…everyone else in my home thinks I’m nuts. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  475. Megan says:

    Great giveaway! I love to cook if I’m not crafting.

  476. Gaye Smith says:

    I look forward to your postings. I would like to see how your shop is coming along. I have the best group of girlfriends and we try to get together at least once a week just for girl time. It is the best

  477. Mirka Hokkanen says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love to illustrate, and make linocuts. I actually wish I had more time to sew.

  478. Jessica says:

    For non-sewing hobbies, I knit endlessly. Non-crafting hobbies are mostly leisurely outdoor activites and hiking.

  479. Tegan E says:

    My main non-crafting hobby would have to be reading. But I am starting to learn to cook for my daughter, hopefully she appreciates it!

  480. Four dogs and one quilter says:

    In the winter when I am not quilting, I love to play video games. In summer, gardening. Lovely giveaway, thank you.

  481. Laura Alvarez says:

    My favorite hobby outside of crafting is hiking with my family. My 2 year old finally has the stamina to accomplish small hikes (with lots of stops!!) and it’s such a nice refresh to be able to get outside a little bit.

  482. Stephanie says:

    Ooh, there are a few things, but favs are crochet and ocean swimming all year round!

  483. Ann O. says:

    Besides sewing and embroidery, I’m trying hard to become a runner.

  484. Shayla Callicutt says:

    I knit and spin yarn and hoard fabric and yarn haha. Thanks for the giveaway. Love your blog although I never comment.

  485. Wendy Benn says:

    I love to sew but reading is a big hobby. In fact I am in three book clubs

  486. Nancy C says:

    When I need a break from sewing I like to substitute bits of metal and wood
    for scraps of fabric and make “junk” art objects.

  487. Joanna K says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Beyond sewing & making soft goods, I really enjoy scrapbooking & playing around with paper 🙂 happy Valentine’s Day!

  488. Diane Lackey says:

    I have Tom say that your request caught me by surprise! Huh….what do I do besides sew/quilt for a hobby? 🤔 I wasn’t sure. Then I remembered that I really like to cook. It seems so routine, but I like trying or making up new recipes. My family always wonders if we will have a dish they like ever again because I may not remember how I made it! 😜

  489. Love your patterns. The range backpack was a hit at Christmas. When not sewing I love to bake. Thank you for the giveaway!

  490. Diane Beavers says:

    Hi Anna, 1) learning to take care of succulents as I always seem to over water. It’s fun to move em around in their sunny places and watch em thrive/blossom. 2) Hanging out with seniors: as they are full of wisdom and just plain funny:) I volunteer at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center and absolutely have met many and honored to be in their presence. Thank you for your “just because “ sentiments. It works in reverse too: you’re equally as wonderful.

  491. Elizabeth says:

    Besides crafting, I love to read and spend time outside. I also tend to bake if the mood strikes me!

  492. Great giveaway! My favorite non-sewing/ quilting hobby is reading!

  493. michelecorbeil says:

    I like to cook and bake, and I sing in an early music group. But knitting and sewing are my passions!

  494. Heather says:

    Besides sewing and (rarely) knitting, I enjoy yoga, reading, hiking, cooking, and wine. This giveaway looks amazing (and inspiring).

  495. Katy says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! Besides sewing and crocheting and being a caregiver for my mom I really don’t have much time for anything else. Although I am teaching myself to quilt….does that count?! It has been something that I have wanted to learn for a long long time. I think it will make me a fabric artist! 🙂

  496. gwenwarner says:

    Thank you for sweet giveaway. Besides crafting of all kinds, I really enjoy photography. Doesn’t even matter the subject, just love capturing moments in time.

  497. Carol Cross says:

    Great giveaway! I do enjoy knitting, spinning, and dyeing my own yarn. Sewing comes next on my list.

  498. Elizabeth Littlejohn says:

    My other hobby besides sewing is gardening ,I grow my own vegetables.

  499. Grace says:

    I love reading all your posts and excited for the new things coming your way. I’ve finally gotten in the groove of working out and taking care of myself. Who knew I’d actually enjoy a long run?

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  501. Deb Rafferty says:

    I love your patterns that I’ve tried and the idea of a giveaway sounds fun! Right now, sewing/quilting/crafting puts me in my Happy Place and has a way of calming me. My other hobby is probably being a Nana, spending time with my 8, almost 9 grandchildren. They are the best!

  502. Great giveaway. I love to garden in my spare time. I planted a ton of new bulbs last fall and can’t wait for Spring to arrive to enjoy my hard work. Thanks again, love your patterns. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  503. Abbie Martin says:

    Great and generous giveaway, thanks for the opportunity. I am just learning how to sew/quilt after moving to Lancaster PA. I also enjoy weaving, knitting, crocheting. I really can’t wait until Spring comes so I can get out in the gardens again.

  504. carol sloan says:

    I do a lot of reading in the winter, trout fishing with my husband as well as hiking in the woods. I like to make books and draw. I paint from time to time…I knit and crochet in spells and spurts. And hand stitching – I am currently on a (so far) 2 year long project of Larissa Holland’s 12 Days of Christmas wool ornaments. They are Beautiful. Oh and I also do a lot of gardening, esp. indoor (I have over 100 plants on my wrap-around porch in the summer!). So I do lots of stuff.

  505. Katy(LethargicLass) says:

    What a great giveaway! I like papercrafts as well… I made some fun Christmas packaging this year

  506. Paula Solfest says:

    Wonderful giveaway. Hope I win. I play pickleball for fun.

  507. Cindy says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you so much for the opportunity! In my “spare” time I like to do puzzles. Once I start I cannot pull myself away. I always have one started and when we have guests i always find them helping out.

  508. Angela says:

    Wow- after yesterday’s sad news, your generous give a Way reminds all of us about the good in the world! Thanks for your generosity! Like many ideas, reading is my other favorite thing to do! I love to curl up with a good book! Thanks again and prayers to those in Florida!

  509. Monica Hartman says:

    This made my day! What a happy, generous idea!

    I love all the things: Reading, gardening, crocheting, praying for people (through an organization called Healing on the Streets), organizing, exercise (current favorite is Pietra Fitness), jumping in the trampoline with my kiddoes.

  510. sjhughson1 says:

    I like to dance like no one is watching. LOL

  511. Gina says:

    Thank you for a sweet giveaway that is sure to brighten someone’s day! I have found great relaxation and solace in reading, but I also love to cross stitch.

  512. I love gardening. In fact, I call it dirt therapy.

  513. Kerry says:

    I like to be outside… running, gardening, skiing, hiking…

  514. Anne says:

    What a fun idea! I love your patterns. Besides sewing I play the piano.

  515. Debbie Wallace says:

    I’m always looking for creative ideas for sewing and love to read your blog posts. When not sewing, I love to try out new cooking techniques. I go on long walks with my dogs everyday, which always gives me a lift..

  516. Megan Hull says:

    If this winter ends, I will be dividing my time between my sewing machine and my garden!

  517. Diana says:

    Thank you for the give away. I love to make purses, zig bags, etc. but especially quilts. Have been hand quilting for five years and am learning to knit. My latest passion is social and duplicate bridge. Keeping my mind sharp as I approach 78 years…..

  518. Alex Martinson says:

    It was a beautiful day in WI yesterday! A hobby I have besides crafting is movie watching! I love watching movies! Thank goodness for Netflix, I can spend a whole Saturday knitting and watching movies! Have a great day!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  519. lewisnancy54 says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I do water aerobics for relaxation. I love how good I feel when I am finished. Sewing is my first love, but I am learning to share with exercise.

  520. Marcianna Oughstun says:

    When not sewing, I am busy chasing and playing trains with my two young boys (and reading when I have some me time).

  521. Danielle Bilder says:

    I have so many hobbies other than sewing and crafting–I take an adult gymnastics class, and I am learning to ice skate! I also like to read, embroider, run and swim! Too much to try, too little time…. 🙂

  522. Mary V says:

    Spontaneous giveaway! What fun! Other than sewing, and teaching my new puppy manners I like to help my best friend renovate her new house. I can drop in any time and she has some satisfying project going in. Last weekend we welded a pot rack.

  523. Cyndi Claunch says:

    Love the plan for a give away! I do all kinds of crafts from cold poly moulding, cross stitching, sewing, to jewelry making. Currently I’m making doll clothes, designing patterns from the 70’s to make doll clothes. It challenges me to perfect a pattern to the right size doll. I enjoy relaxing in a tub reading a good book, if the book is too good to put down – I stay up to finish it off. Thank you!

  524. AndreeAnne says:

    My other hobbies are reading and watching a ton of tv (while I knit)

  525. Beth G. says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I do have few other hobbies, including using a cricut machine to do crafts, coloring, reading, shopping, watching TV, baking … cleaning is nit on that list!

  526. Sandra L Woerner says:

    My hobbies vary on my mood, sometimes I make jewelry (especially if I made a new outfit and want something unique to go with it), helping others by volunteering at local nursing facilities (I was a nurse and know how much help they need).

  527. Daryl says:

    I also like knitting and hand embroidery, especially with wool. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  528. Pat K says:

    I love your site. I have used several of your tutorials. Beside sewing/quilting I enjoy reading and spending time with my 2 grandsons. Thanks for the giveaway.

  529. Yolande Thivierge says:

    This is a great giveaway! Besides sewing, knitting and crafting with felt, I enjoy reading.

  530. Suzanne Pritchard says:

    When I’m not with my yarn and fabric, you’ll find me with a book-love your creations and thanks for there giveaway!

  531. Char Wallace says:

    My passion are quilting, sewing and my granddaughters. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  532. Diane Magnuson says:

    Way cool!! Besides sewing, my husband and I explore the country in our motorhome. Love to travel, but I do take as much of my sewing “stuff” with me as I can stash under the bed. It takes quite a bit more planning and there’s always something at home I wish I’d brought along. Fortunately, there’s always a JoAnn, Michaels or local quilt store along the way to solve that problem.

  533. Jackie P says:

    I love to create! I quilt, knit, crochet, embroider by machine and hand, and I make dresses for little girls. I love to bake and cook. I am an avid reader and love DIY of all kinds. I’m currently updating my house , redoing each room top to bottom.

  534. Anne Mulligan says:

    This is an incredibly generous giveaway! Besides sewing, I love to read, camp with my family, cook good food, and do yoga!

  535. Rachel says:

    What a fun giveaway! Besides crafting and sewing, I love to cook! I’m Italian, so I’ve always got olive oil and oregano in the house.

  536. Amy says:

    I recently started baking bread and desserts. Not so good for my waistline but so fun to spend time doing.

  537. Tena Bell says:

    At 60 years old, I have been learning how to make bags. I also recently purchased a spinning wheel and have joined my local fiber guild. I never want to quit learning new things. But I’ll continue to sew, make quilts and now spinning will add some beautiful natural yarns to my crochet section of my sewing room.

  538. Halene Isabelle says:

    What a cool idea! I love to write, read, play guitar (I help lead worship at my church), take walks through one of our local ravines to see the wildlife (we got to watch all the little baby deer grow up this year!), drink herbal tea, play board games with my family, and sit inside on rainy days listening to the rain pound on the roof.

  539. Sally K says:

    What a wonderful way to brighten the last few (hopefully) weeks of winter! Thank you. I enjoy reading when I’m not quilting, sewing or crafting. Seeing the other comments has given me a few other ideas to try. Your use of leather and also waxed canvas is so wonderful. Projects with those elements are on my to-do list.

  540. Nikki says:

    I knit, crochet, cook and quilt. I’m retired, or I’d never have enough time. I always have several projects going at once.

  541. Wendi M. says:

    I love to decorate cakes, experiment with the best homemade bread recipes and I am an avid reader.

  542. Shaena says:

    I’ll give two because I love them both so much…reading and exercising! They balance each other out really. 😊

  543. Joyce Weaver says:

    Besides crafting and sewing bags (which has become somewhat of an addiction); my husband and I love to camp the Texas State Parks. I love designing bags and carry alls for our camping trips – we are the couple with the best bags! Thanks for all your wonderful patterns & stuff!

  544. Jules says:

    I love to dabble with watercolours, when I can force myself to do it, I quite enjoy the process of writing, and does lazing in a hammock with a good book count?

  545. Wow, the bag of scraps especially excites me. I have been googling lots of scrap quilting projects. In addition to quilting, I love to cook. Thanks you for a great blog.

  546. Monica says:

    Love your blog! Besides sewing, I volunteer at an animal shelter! I also foster mama cats who are pregnant or ones with babies who are in need of a safe place to raise their babies until the babies are old enough to be placed in homes.

  547. Angelina U. says:

    I don’t have much time for my sewing hobby let alone another, but If I did it would be reading. I do read with my 9 year old every night and love that, hoping it doesn’t end but I know it will one day. Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway!

  548. Justine A Malinski says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. Besides sewing I love yoga and walking!

  549. Sara says:

    Hi there! I have followed your blog for about 4 years and made a few of your bag patterns…and love how each of them has turned out! Way to go on branching out into a storefront space – I, too, would love to see an update on that adventure. When I have spare time, I play piano.

  550. I have 3 grandchildren living with me now. My hobbies while they are at school are sewing and crocheting. My sewing is a necessity these days

  551. Mary Ellen says:

    My favorite non-crafting hobbies are exercising (any kind! Running, hiking, biking etc) and baking!! 😀

  552. mary h says:

    Love this offer! I like to read, do REd Cross work and get outdoors to kayak, bike and hike, particular love our national parks.

  553. What a fantastic giveaway! i love the classic simplicity of your style. I always stop to see what you are making. Thank you for your contribution to the craft! Besides quilting / sewing, I love reading, movies and have picked up embroidery (Sue Spargo style).

  554. lynn jarzombeck says:

    Oh Anna, lovely give away. Thanks. Enjoy all your work and your instruction! I spend time reading and game playing with my family, and I mean serious game playing. It’s great fun and a refreshing mental challenge.

  555. Donette Beimborn says:

    Love quilting, Thanks for having the giveaway.

  556. Jennifer says:

    I also enjoy gardening. I hope to include some gardening on my fledgling blog this year.

  557. Deb Johnson says:

    Gosh there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the things that interest me! I do, however, find time to read your blog 🙂

  558. Deb says:

    Such a lovely thought ! I love to cook! These days it feels more like necessity, but cooking and baking with some music playing relaxes me 🙂

  559. Kathleen says:

    When the weather cooperates I love to kayak. Gives me a chance to get outside and move!!

  560. Ellen says:

    Hi Anna! Besides sewing and crafting, my favorite hobby would be gardening (and then cooking with the veggies I grow). Happy Spring! -Ellen

  561. Leanne says:

    Hi Anna – – – Love following your blog and look forward to following your adventures with your new space. When I’m not sewing I’m usually doing just about every other kind of crafting. I recently spent a day with my daughter crafting leather earrings and helping my daughter to channel her inner Joanna Gaines. 🙂

  562. Besides sewing, I like to hike in the woods.

  563. Klaudia says:

    For me it’s cooking! I love trying out new recipes.

  564. Kathy says:

    I knit and crochet too. There are never enough hours….

  565. aquilterstable says:

    Cooking – trying new recipes – is another thing I enjoy besides sewing. Thanks for the change at the giveaway!

  566. Kristi M says:

    This is a lovely giveaway! I spend a lot of time reading every day. I love all kinds of books, and I take my kids to the library at least once a week to pick up some new ones!

  567. Julie says:

    What a fun giveaway. I read and find new vegan recipes to cook for my family.

  568. Wow! That sounds great 🙂 I have started to try rug punch needle with wool yarn.

  569. Amy Kobayashi says:

    I love to read…including reading all the comments above of people who say they love to read too! This has made me so happy! Reading sewers! I’ve found my tribe!

  570. I love your patterns! The fun thing I do besides crafting is blogging on my blog and I love to cook!

  571. KC Shortes says:

    I’m in real binge watching tv. Although not sure how much that counts and usually runs along side a hobby liking sewing, watercolor or baking for me. I also am quite the yoga enthusiast and then my dogs are sort of a hobby, certainly who o like to spend time on/with other than my kids

  572. Heather O'Brien says:

    I like to crochet or work on a cross stitch project when I’m not sewing

  573. Victoria Bettancourt says:

    When I am not playing with my sewing machine I love volunteering at our local humane society walking dogs, we also sew blankets for the for our spay and save events so that every cat goes home with something soft and cozy to lay on.

  574. Lori Klopfenstein says:


  575. Ashley Keshavarz says:

    Not sure if my last comment posted haha. I am new to blogs. My other hobby would be running! I really enjoy a good run in some sunshine!

  576. Sandra says:

    I love to cook! It can be just as creative as sewing and crafting. Thanks!

  577. Catherine Paradiso says:

    Hi Anna, Thanks for the give away! I LOVE to knit and embroider as well. I love walking and hiking too!

  578. Sarah C. says:

    I like to exercise for my health. I’m particularly in love with barre!

  579. Sadie says:

    My other hobbies include baking, reading and knitting!

  580. Mary Foote says:

    I knit and read.

  581. Daisy Morton says:

    I love to sew, knit, read, and bake although my waistline doesn’t like the baking!

  582. Darcy Angel says:

    Besides sewing and quilting, I love to read and to swim. Thank you for the wonderful patterns and this fab giveaway!

  583. Tanna says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, Anna! When I am not sewing or crafting, I enjoy cooking. I love reading cookbooks from cover to cover and then trying new recipes. My family loves it too!

  584. Jean MacDonald says:

    Thanks for the giveaway,it looks fabulous. Besides quilting I like to ski and trail running.

  585. Stacy says:

    I love to read and hike. Thank you!

  586. Donna Callaway says:

    I belong to a historical recreation society. It is very fun to research how they did things in 500 AD.

  587. Barbara says:

    I visit your blog every day, just in case there’s something new. I ride horse 6 days a week, over mountains, on 7,000 acres. With sewing/quilting I have full days!

  588. Rhonda H says:

    Other “me” activities include yoga, the gym, and reading. Thanks for sponsoring such a wonderful giveaway!

  589. Tanya Weiss says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I love your blog and check it frequently for updates. Your style is amazing and I’m in awe of your designs. My other love besides sewing and quilting is stained glass and mosaics. Although I’ll try anything, I seem to always gravitate to these two loves.

  590. Alys Hay says:

    Besides crafting, I volunteer at my local library. Love your blog!

  591. kristin says:

    I sew , i knit and i spin yarn. I need to find cheaper hobbies. Thanks for the give away.

  592. michele zahn says:

    What a great giveaway! Besides crafting, I enjoy riding my motorcycle. Crafting inspires creativity and eases stress while riding my motorcycle gives a feeling of freedom on the open road.

  593. sharon says:

    I am a reader— I used to read more before I became a quilter– but now my reachable goal is 4 books a month either reading or listening

  594. Tonya says:

    I manage a costume shop at a University, so my other hobby is scrapbooking. I have not made time to do it much lately, but I got back to it and I’m really enjoying it again.

  595. Sharon Cooper says:

    Besides sewing and/or crafting, I love to bead and learn new techniques for beading. It’s more fun when I get together with friends and share an afternoon or two doing what we love. I belong to a quilting charity group for kids. One of my jobs is to deliver those quilts to the various organizations that we support. Thank you for the beautiful patterns you create.. .. and your blog!

  596. Lynn C. says:

    Enjoy reading your blog. My other interest is learning French. It overlaps with quilting somewhat because I can almost read Quiltmania publications in French. Quilting vocabulary is a bit beyond learning everyday French!

  597. Katie says:

    I’ve been enjoying taking walks/hikes at nearby state parks. Thanks for the giveaway! :::fingers crossed:::

  598. shelly says:

    I do LLOOOOVVEEEE fabric and sewing! But, I also cherish my daily Bible time, crossfit, reading, and movies. Truly I’m a homebody at heart!

  599. Meredith says:

    This is so sweet!! I love to READ!

  600. Kathy says:

    What a lovely idea. I enjoy spending quiet time with family and my little dog and sewing.

  601. Bree says:

    My next favorite hobby is baking with my 4 1/2 year old and teaching her all my secret tricks! 🥧🍪

  602. Megan says:

    Hot yoga! I love it and just started going again. This time my friend is going with me. So much more fun to have a yoga buddy.

  603. Andrea M says:

    I used to draw/paint a lot, but since having children, I haven’t been doing it much. However, my goal this year is to do it more often!

  604. Amanda K says:

    Such a great giveaway! Other favorite hobby is skiing… only one more week til our annual ski vacation!

  605. Dani says:

    I love this giveaway! I love to sketch in my little sketch books funny things that happened that day.

  606. Crystal says:

    what a great giveaway! I love reading when i’m not sewing… or even while sewing if its an audiobook!

  607. Oh…sweet giveaway! I sew a lot, but love glue on my fingers, (decopauge) and beadddy beads…Daily journaling….and and and…

  608. Heidi M says:

    What a great giveaway! Besides sewing and crafting, I also love to read and I LOVE to cook.

  609. bobbi says:

    I like to read and just relax. Play with my 6 year old grandson! Thanks so much!

  610. Melody Botts says:

    I sew, knit, crochet theses days but in years past I have tried every craft I could find. One of my former favorites was stained glass. I love to cook and bake. I may be a little obsessed with cats😻

  611. Clara Chandler says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading your blog over the years and appreciate your style. Handmade is a book that I’ve read and reread. One project that I’ve made is a pouch and inserting the zipper was easier following your steps. Gardening and bicycling are two pasttimes I indulge in when not sewing. Thanks, Anna, for the chance in your giveaway.

  612. Susan says:

    My other favorite thing to do is to read. And it is interesting to see how blogging has changed- and my needs and interests have changed as my family expands and my children and I grow. It surprised me to think of how many years and years I have been checking in periodically on your blog! And watching your kidlings grow too!

  613. LK says:

    I’m trying to get into upholstery! Oops, does that count as crafting?

  614. Shauna says:

    Painting and baking with my girls always makes me smile. Thank you!

  615. Cindy says:

    Thank you for having the giveaway! Other than sewing, I love to read.

  616. Meaghan says:

    I bake! I also collect acorns. 🙂

  617. Kristin says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I love spending time with my family.

  618. Jessica says:

    so fun! my other hobby besides sewing is reading!

  619. Diane Kaylor says:

    Hi, Anna! I love your aesthetic in the way you design and make your patterns. Inspirational. My favorite things to do besides sewing are: spending time with my adult daughters and reading. I also like to go to estate sales and look for sewing related things.

  620. Lori says:

    When I am not sewing or crafting, I am organizing all that I have accumulated for said sewing and crafting!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Bag making is one of my new interests.

  621. Christina says:

    I like playing music!

  622. Brenda says:

    I read, cook, and ride my bike when it isn’t the middle of winter here in Iowa!

  623. Tabitha says:

    Whoa! That was a lot of scrolling. I enjoy many art and craft things but I really love playing the ukulele in a band here in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

  624. Kay says:

    How fun! I’m actually just picking sewing back up again, so I would normally read in my free time.

  625. Bunny Smith says:

    I sew, knit, needlepoint and take yoga classes. Retirement is heavenly! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!

  626. Judy Buzby says:

    Thanks for the give-away… I do a lot of crafts but my special time is teaching a water aerobics class 3 times week. It keeps me moving and the friends that I make are good for my soul!

  627. Emily W says:

    thank you for this giveaway! Besides sewing/crocheting, the other thing I do for myself is yoga!

  628. Tonya Reichard says:

    Wonderful fabrics you selected for this giveaway!!! I love to sew, quilt and longarm quilt for myself and customers!!!

  629. Karla says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’ve been taking tennis lessons with an great group of ladies in my free time lately.

  630. M Murphy says:

    I love to learn so I READ. When I get a magazine or pattern I read it start to finish, wether im going to make it or not.
    I’m going to win a giveaway one day. I keep telling myself I won’t win if I don’t enter!

  631. Sarah Cathey says:

    Wow, you have a lot of comments for this great giveaway! Besides sewing, I also enjoy being outdoors in general and growing vegetables.

  632. Nina Babiuk says:

    I live in the mountain town of Pemberton, BC Canada, so other than sewing I love to get outdoors and mountain bike, hike and ski. Unfortunately on Whistler Mountain opening weekend back in November I fell on my first run of the season and ruptured (a full tear, so in two pieces) of my ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament in my knee) ending my ski season before it had even started. Since then I have been in a knee brace awaiting surgery and unable to ski or do much else outdoors. This has given me more time to sew, therefore winning your giveaway would go to great use, as I can’t do much until the snow melts :). I am thank full for the big windows in my sewing room though, haha.

  633. Jannelle says:

    I’m a novice sewer, but a pro Nana who loves teaching her grandson all the things mommy says no to!

  634. Rhiannon says:

    How sweet of you! Just came to download your petal pouch pattern to make as a gift for a galentine. I am a garment sewist and an occasional knitter, with aspirations to learn bag making. Your patterns are lovely!

  635. Pat DeVore says:

    I love doing genealogy and discovering things about my ancestors, it’s my favorite thing to do besides sewing Quilts & bags

  636. Kristina Russell says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love to watch football. I also love to cook.

  637. Rebecca A Dierking says:

    I love your patterns so complete and easy to follow. Have been enjoying using the waxed canvas recently as your posts have been inspiring. Live in Alaska winter days dark so sewing such a joy. I also cross country ski as much as possible.

  638. Deborah Peterkin says:

    Great giveaway. I could make some great handbags or pouches. Love reading romance novels, quilting and handbag making.

  639. Carmen says:

    Thanks for your generosity, Anna! I also like to take photos and cook/bake — but I feel like those are crafty things too, LOL! Even gardening and graphic design are kind in a crafty vein. So way, way down the list, I don’t mind watching an occasional movie or playing a video game — but I just feel so much more stimulated when I’m creating something! Thanks again for a fab giveaway!

  640. Erin says:

    What a cool giveaway! Between my day job, my crafting “job”, being a wife and mama of two, I try to find time to work outside in the yard. It’s so rewarding to see the new growth after you clear the dead and overgrown mess – even if your legs and back hurt the next day 😋

  641. Brittany Evans says:

    Omigosh I would love to win this giveaway! I would say my other major hobby other than sewing is probably online shopping while watching whatever show I’m hot on at the moment. 🙂

  642. Mary Boudreau says:

    Besides crafting I like to enjoy nature walks and reading. Thanks for the giveaway!

  643. Jan Baird says:

    Great giveaway! Besides sewing, knitting, and especially crafting (I cut most of my things out of beverage containers – very delicate almost like lace), my hobby is dragons and sharks. I have 3 dragons and 6 sharks currently.

  644. Leslie waters says:

    I enjoy baking!

  645. Marsha Law says:

    That is so thoughtful of you. My other winter hobby, which I have had very little time to do lately, is Latin dance. During the summer, I meditate while pulling weeds.

  646. Phoebe says:

    I mostly read… A lot. But I’ve also been trying watercolor painting and it is changing my life. Thanks for the giveaway!

  647. Cozima says:

    I love gardening! I spend too much time during the week at work or sitting in traffic trying to get to and from work. Which feels a little too much like a hamster on a wheel. Digging in the dirt on the weekend makes me feel like a human again!

  648. Judy Q says:

    Besides sewing and keeping up with your blog (my favorite!) I like to read, read,read!!! Then I love to bury myself into searching for my ancestors!!!

  649. Amy Zanetos says:

    I teach spinning classes (not the yarn type — just the bike that goes nowhere! lol), and walk my dog every day! Love sewing, but have to be active to justify sitting at my sewing machine! 🙂

  650. My other fun hobby besides sewing is listening to Kindle audiobooks. I listen on my 1/2 hour drives back and forth to work. Always something new to learn. Thank you!

  651. Allison says:

    I like to read and birdwatch. Thanks for the giveaway!

  652. cswitz728 says:

    I enjoy outdoor activities and swimming. Spending my time with my Furry Friend.

  653. Elizabeth Snader says:

    I enjoy spending time outside with my husband!

  654. Ginny says:

    Besides sewing, I’m a potter / ceramist, occasional painter and frequent gardener.

  655. Becky M says:

    I like to read, play games, and bake if I’m not quilting.

  656. Whitney L. says:

    How sweet of you! I love to garden beside my other crafting hobbies.

  657. Thanks for a great giveaway! Besides sewing, I enjoy reading.

  658. Joni says:

    Great giveaway! My other hobby is photography, although quilting has taken up most my free time lately.

  659. Courtney says:

    I love to read romance novels and craft books. I also like to binge watch shows. Thanks so much for the give-away!

  660. Julie says:

    Yeah! Winter giveaway! I cook, garden, and keep chickens and rabbits.

  661. Jody says:

    Fun! I’m a knitter, mostly, but I have a couple of your patterns, and a hankering to oil up my sewing machine!

  662. pricklepoppy says:

    I guess my “other” hobby would be reading…more so in the winter though…summer hobby would be gardening… 🙂

  663. Jenny Plassche says:

    Thank you, Thank you… sewing is my biggest hobby right now but I love to read, cook, hike and spending time with my family as well. (Fingers crossed)

  664. Stephanie Dickie says:

    My other “hobby” is training my rescue dog!

  665. Laura says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks! I’m an avid reader, so when I’m not sewing you might find a book in my hands. Of course, if I’m knitting I’ll just listen to an audiobook!

  666. Kitty says:

    Oh, I could use a February pick-me-up! I volunteer at our public school, read, and geek out identifying trees and wildflowers.

  667. Kelly Eskin says:

    I love your blog. I like to run and cook.

  668. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! In addition to sewing I enjoy knitting, reading, card making, cooking and baking.

  669. Lisa says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! In addition to sewing I enjoy knitting, reading, card making, cooking and baking

  670. Tennille says:

    OMG first of all, that Rifle Paper Fabric is to die for. Love, love, love!! When I’m not sewing i love to play the piano and sing and journal. But if I can only pick one, singing! It’s a close second to breathing as far as my favorite thing to do. Not sure if it can really be called a hobby but if I have extra time, that’s what I’m doing. I hope I win!!!

  671. Marilynn Maurer says:

    Such a lovely giveaway! Love to sew but also volunteer for Share which is a national organization supporting women and their families experiencing pregnancy loss.

  672. kelly says:

    Love your blog and your patterns – I can’t stop making your bags! Other hobbies include reading, movies and traveling more often than I should.

  673. Lori B says:

    Love your blog! Leaves me with such aspirations of great finishing and one day trying leather out. My other hobbies include wheel-thrown pottery and preserving jams/jellies and pickles!

  674. Cary says:

    What a lovely give-away! I love your designs, and am just finishing a Vast quilt inspired by the one you posted on your website. Music is something I enjoy — playing piano and harp, and singing along.

  675. Ginny Starkey says:

    what a great giveaway – I have wanted to try leather handles on a bag for a long time! My other hobbies include trying to upcycle teenagers into human beings(I currently have 3 W.I.P.s…) taking my puppy for long walks to wear her out and spray painting almost anything! Mostly love sewing and quilting though!!

  676. Dana Tingey says:

    That’s so nice of you! I always love the fabric choices on your bags, so getting fabric from you would be wonderful! I like to do a lot of things so it’s hard to choose just one! But, I listen to books (Audible) while getting stuff done and driving. I read them, too. I love books!

  677. Erica Childs says:

    How fun! I miss all the old school quilt blogs… my other hobby is playing legos with my 4 year old daughter

  678. Elisabeth says:

    Thanks for the giveaway – when I’m not sewing or knitting, I’m usually hiking in the woods and mountains around my city. Can’t get enough of the great outdoors, even in winter!

  679. Linda N says:

    Nice! I bake breads when I’m not sewing!

  680. Vicki Lande says:

    I garden, read, enjoy trying new recipes and love to walk

  681. DEBORA KELLOGG says:

    When I am not quilting, I am usually making jams and chutneys! Love to give little jars of happiness to my friends.

  682. Megan says:

    I love to meal plan and cook dinner and bake!

  683. Jennifer Robison says:

    I love taking a variety of exercise classes and bikriding in the Cuyahoga National Forest with my husband!

  684. Marie Desrosiers says:

    I love your blog, your book and all your patterns. When not sewing, I like to make jigsaw puzzles.

  685. Lauren Gaucher says:

    what a fun giveaway!! I like to hike through the state park when it is not so cold out…looking forward to warm weather and flowers blooming!!

  686. Elizabeth says:

    Most of my hobbies are crafty related! But I do love puzzles like sudoku, kakuro, nonograms, and even NYT crosswords (just monday and tuesday tho lol)!

  687. In addition to sewing and quilting, I like to write and walk. I also heart dogs — big, fluffy, I’m-65-pounds-but-think-I’m-a-lapdog dogs. : )

  688. Carol H says:

    Fun giveaway!!! Learning lettering is my newest. But I love lovin’ my four grandkids!!

  689. Rebecca Peters says:

    Like so many before me, my hobbies are mostly all craft-related! So I have been spending more time recently passing my knitting, sewing and bookbinding love on to my daughters and my students!

  690. Pets to Go says:

    Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway. I am teaching myself how to create handsewn bound books. It is fun and something new to learn 🙂

  691. Sarah Hisle says:

    GOOD DAY! I absolutely love sewing and quilting!!!! Besides that hobby I just love to enjoy my 2 awesome sons and my 3 adorable yorkie boys!!! No time for anything else.

    Kids, pets and sewing! All I need… ♡

  692. My major passion is quilting…and of course raising my three young grandchildren…at age 70
    i want to win not only the package, but also the chair…xo

  693. Megan says:

    Outside of sewing (and knitting) my other hobby is baking vegan treats! My son is allergic to dairy and eggs, and my sister has been vegan for ober 10 years, so I have a willing & happy taste test group. 🙂

  694. Shanna says:

    I love to read in addition to my sewing/knitting/crafting. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  695. Vanessa says:

    Love this! Aside from handmaking stuff, I like to run (well, jog) and drink coffee. For self improvement 😉

  696. Liz says:

    I’m a sculler and a novice sewer!

  697. Gene says:

    Sewing takes up most of my hobby time, but I also love to go searching for vintage (1950-60’s) metal, gear driven sewing machines. They are, by far, the most reliable, easy to fix, and easy to use/useful machines ever made. Besides collecting sewing machines, I am always hunting down vintage Hawaiian fabric from the 50’s and 60’s – VHY, Alfred Shaheen, THC, etc. You gotta have great fabric to sew with! (my next project is sewing your backpack, using some bright Hawaiian print to accent it) Nice giveaway…great stuff!

  698. Esther Dunn says:

    Quilting is my first love but I also like to knit! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!

  699. Lori says:

    Camping is my runner-up hobby 🙂 Can’t wait for the weather to warm up!

  700. Clare G. says:

    I love to go for walks by myself. I have lived many places over the past few years, and finding a beautiful place to walk and clear my head has always been a nice escape from life. 🙂 Thank you!

  701. Judy says:

    Reading and with Spring around the corner gardening.

  702. Carrie says:

    Reading & knitting!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  703. Paloma P. says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway and all the lovely inspiration on your blog. I have your book and get a lot of use out of the projects I have made so far! Aside from crafting I love travel..real and armchair

  704. Diane M says:

    What a great giveaway! Aside from sewing & quilting, my other hobby is reading.

  705. Amy Cav says:

    I bake. Read. Draw floor plans to my dream home. I look at room layout designs and imagine furnishing it…. I day dream. A. Lot. 🙂

  706. Alyson says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway! Besides sewing, I like to do watercolors and lettering.

  707. Linda says:

    What a great give away, love the fabrics you’ve chosen! I’ve been trying some bead weaving, making bracelets.

  708. sara says:

    I love getting all my sewing supplies out. But I have a Victorian House that needs a lot of love. So I’m trying to move my crafting and color energies to painting and woodworking.

  709. amanda says:

    I love reading what everyone else is doing in their “me” time, my list of things to try just grew exponentially! As for me, I love to put on a great podcast and work on a puzzle on these long winter days…

  710. Lynne says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Besides sewing and knitting, I am recently dabbling in collage and mixed media projects.

  711. Jo says:

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I love dancing for fun. I go to all the dance classs my gym offers, salsa dancing sessions, and even dance around the living room… that is, when I’m not working or crafting. 😀

  712. Sabrina says:

    Reading 😋😀

  713. Jeifner says:

    I love cycling, it takes up the second amount of time after quilting. And sometimes instead of quilting, gasp! Shock!

  714. When I’m not working, I sew or go to Pilates!

  715. Katie says:

    So fun to have a giveaway! My other hobbies are knitting, running, and hiking with my family. 🙂

  716. Kristen says:


  717. Regina says:

    Thanks for such a fun giveaway! Let’s see…besides sewing and embroidery I love to read a good book every now and then. And strolling through Target with a chai tea in hand is nice, too!

  718. Christi says:

    Gardening, reading, Shakespeare, Ornithology, dogs, needlepoint I could add some more.

  719. Celeste says:

    I like to crochet and work on house projects.

  720. Sue says:


  721. Holly Sharp says:

    I love cooking! I’ve found that the kitchen can be a creative outlet for when I don’t have time to get in the sewing room. And my kiddos can join and help in the kitchen as well, which we all love.

  722. Pattij says:

    I love to bike! Just started again after SO many years!

  723. Linda G Duncan says:

    When I’m not sewing I love to bake. Great give away. Thanks.

  724. Amanda Johnson says:

    I love to read, which I do about as often as I craft!

  725. Debbie says:

    Anna, thanks for the giveaway….sewing has been my “sanity saving” touchstone, a way to start and finish something that would actually stay finished. After my three young kings grew up, left for college, I began taking violin lessons. I am not proficient, but it is something “just for me”.

  726. Sharlene Barrett says:

    Wonderful giveaway – thanks! I cant wait for warmer weather to go camping where I sit and knit outside or go out paddling around in my kayak. It’s so nice relaxing on the water and such a different perspective looking at the shoreline.

  727. Kathy says:

    I spend my winter indoors crafting but spend the rest of the year outdoors in my garden.

  728. ginger says:

    I enjoy reading and walking.

  729. Heather Hambrick says:

    Hey! Thanks for the giveaway, I’ve been eyeing your leather offerings recently and would love to win a sample 🙂 Other than sewing I knit and do beadwork. Other than crafting I love to read. I have a long commute to and from work and have become obsessed with audio books! I can listen to about one a week.

  730. mtp says:

    Great giveaway! That fabric looks beautiful. I like to garden (although the Minnesota growing season is very short), am in a book club and love women’s basketball.

  731. Miki Jeffers says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. When I’m not sewing, I like to do indoor archery or watch documentary films

  732. Veronique says:

    Apart from sewing and crochet, i love to read

  733. Dorothy Lou Crisp says:

    I love to see films at the theatre. My favorite is to get away for the day and watch 3 in a row!

  734. Jennifer says:

    Besides sewing and knitting, I like to read, cook, and play piano. Great giveaway!

  735. Pam Wiff says:

    Thank you for such a great blog…and a chance at a giveaway. Something I do for myself is read; even when I sew I listen to digital books.

  736. Stacey Bland says:

    What a great giveaway and I love your style! Besides sewing and crafting, I love to paint my nails while listening to an audiobook. It relaxes me at the end of a long day.

  737. Laurie says:

    Awesome! My other hobby is taking/teaching dance fitness classes. Love your blog!

  738. Celeste says:

    Oh this is so fun. I’ve been intimidated to sew bags like this, but having the supplies on hand would certainly push me to do it.

    I love to go for mini roadtrips with my family. My husband and I used to go to yarn shops around the twin cities and hit up a new (to us) Chipotle at the same time. We always get special drinks and a bag of Funyuns to make it official. Now we get to go less frequently and instead go to parks with playgrounds.

    I also love to read. But so many things I love to do revolve around my crafting, like listening to audiobooks while I knit or spin yarn. But even that getting hard to do since I now have a 3mo, and he has 3 older siblings 😉

  739. Nique says:

    I love cuddling my dogs and reading.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  740. Nancy Page says:

    What a great giveaway! Thank you! My other needlework loves are knitting, crochet, hand embroidery, and cross stitch. I also love to read. There are so many things I love to do that there is not enough time in the day.

  741. Sarah Rowberry says:

    I love taking care of my family and reading. I also like to exercise.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  742. Melanie says:

    You are always so thoughtful and generous, I enjoy your posts immensely. Aside from knitting and sewing, I enjoy hiking, gardening and cooking. Wanted to thank you for the open wide zippered pouch tutorial, I have made so many as gifts and they are so fun to make and the recipients always adore them! Thanks again and enjoy the journey.

  743. Susan says:

    Thank You for the chance to win your book and leathers! Sewing and gardening are my two favorite things to do. I sew at night and when the weather is cold and iffy and then I am out playing in the dirt. Last year I became a Master Gardener so I am spending more time out in the community, volunteering. We Master Gardeners go into primary schools to help children plant and participate in the growing of flowers and food. We help the community with identifying what type of plant they have or pest and diseases. We just recently helped build garden beds for the boys and girls clubs to help them grow vegetables this year. The past two months I have feverishly been sewing bags for the BOM club. I also just finished my third caravan tote!

  744. Dawn says:

    You are so generous! Thank you! What an awesome giveaway!! Besides sewing I knit A LOT!! It keeps me sane. 😉 Happy weekend to you, dear Anna.

  745. Dawn says:

    You are so generous! Thank you for this awesome giveaway! Besides sewing a knit A LOT! It keeps me sane. 😉 Happy weekend to you, dear Anna!

  746. VerRonica says:

    What a fun giveaway! I am a huge fan of being outdoors. In the winter I like to snowshoe, and in the summer I love hiking and gardening.

  747. AdrienneS says:

    Knitting is my main hobby and has been for 15 years now…. but currently my “hobby” is graduate school. It’s taking up all my free time! I miss crafting, but most days all I get to do is a couple rounds of a sock.

  748. marie keller says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love your blog. In the summer I’m out back in my screen room. I’m thinking about putting one of my old sewing machines in there this year. combine two of my loves.

  749. chippend says:

    When I am not at my sewing machine, I love to be outside birding- especially in the Blue Ridge Mountains near my home.

  750. Jamie says:

    Yoga! Does avoiding homework count as a hobby, or is it more of a vocation?

  751. Teresa Block says:

    I’ve loved your patterns for several years now and have introduced them to many friends, including my local quilt store! I spend nearly as much time singing as I do sewing (and dreaming about sewing!) I sing in two choirs at my church and also in a high level Sweet Adeline barbershop chorus.

  752. Hannah says:

    Cooking, running, and playing with my kids. Love your stuff!

  753. Andrea S. says:

    How thoughtful – thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’m currently plotting out my first cutting garden, so I’ve been learning about starting seeds and how to grow the best flowers for cutting.

  754. Lisa says:

    Awesome!!!! I love gardening just as much as sewing!!!! Have a great weekend!

  755. Carol Horst says:

    What a wonderful surprise in the middle of winter! Besides sewing, I like to read.

  756. Judy Prescott says:

    I stopped by to check out your site because of the wonderful things I have been hearing about your patterns. What a treat to have a chance at a give-away! Thank you! I am mostly a quilter but also do some locker hooking at times. Can’t wait to give one of your patterns a try.

  757. Julie says:

    Love your patterns and your style 🙂 besides sewing I love reading and taking care of my Scottish Terrier!

  758. Emma Karen says:

    I love baking, and I love eating baked goods. Ha!

  759. Hannah Wallace says:

    Yay! Give-aways are always fun 🙂 Does just livin’ life count as a hobby? One of my fav things to do is share life’s pleasures with my lil’ birdies. Weather it’s tasting fine gourmet chocolates, getting our feet muddy in the garden, cooking a delish dinner, hiking under blue skies or waking in the middle of the night to watch a lunar eclipse.

  760. Erica says:

    too many hobbies … reading, gardening, cooking …

  761. Kate says:

    Love your site/work, one of my favorite things to check in when I’m having “me” time! My other crafty hobbies are mostly paper things — paper marbling, bookmaking, rubber stamp carving to use with book making, etc etc. Kate

  762. Gail says:

    Sewing keeps me pretty well occupied. There are so many types of sewing to work on. Bag and accessories, quilting, EPP, embroidery etc. other than sewing I do like paper crafting and occasionally I pick up a knitting project. Thank you for such wonderful patterns and amazing inspiration!

  763. RaeLyn says:

    Thank you Anna! I do love sewing, but I also love cuddling up with my Littles and reading them a book (usually the same one for the umpteenth time). I especially love it when they read along with me. A recent favorite is “Caps for Sale.” A year ago, I made myself a new diaper bag (for my 8th baby) with your Explorer Tote pattern. Best. Bag. Ever. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  764. Shelley says:

    What a fun way to push away some winter blues 🙂

    I like to be in the garden in the summer. Right now I’m also (slowly) taking a university course.

  765. Heidi says:

    Ahh, such gorgeous fabric and handles! I spend a huge portion of my “free” time sewing, knitting, and crafting, but another favorite past time is exploring the area I live in with my husband and daughter’s. We live just outside of D.C., so there’s always something fun to see or do!

  766. Nalani says:

    Have just become obsessed with essential oils and how they can be used for better health! So much to learn and so interesting!

  767. Natalie says:

    I would love to win the materials for a new project! I like running and baking for my “me time,” but they take a backseat to sewing.

  768. Melanie C says:

    Besides sewing/quilting….I do love baking! Luckily my kids enjoy eating the treats too!

  769. Susan McC says:

    I like to read when I’m not seeing – would love to win your bundle of goodies!!!

  770. Ann White says:

    I started taking watercolor lessons this year, just for myself and just for fun!

  771. Kate says:

    I have many hobbies but after sewing and knitting, I would say thrifting is my next favorite. I just love a good find! Fingers crossed I am one of the lucky ones!

  772. rainjerette says:

    Thank you so much – what a generous giveaway! I just started riding bikes with my mom, and am greatly enjoying it – not sure if it is riding the bike or spending time with my mom 🙂

  773. Erin Kluthe says:

    I think thrifting would be my next favourite hobby! I also love to read to my kids. We just finished reading Heidi together. Thanks for the giveaway!

  774. Susan McGregor says:

    I love to travel – and create photo books when I get home to remember the best moments and places.

  775. Alicia says:

    You are so sweet to have a giveaway. Besides quilting and bag making and knitting, I love to take walks to the beach, yoga, Zumba and read. Thanks for the chance.

  776. STH says:

    In addition to all my crafting, I love to travel to new places with my honey. We always have a great time! Thank you for organizing this giveaway!

  777. Jenn says:

    Thank you for putting together such a fun giveaway! My other hobbies are reading and swing dancing.

  778. Eva says:

    My other hobbies are making jewelry, photography, decorating, camping/backpacking and napping.

  779. Sue says:

    Love nature, camping and hiking. Great Site !

  780. Glover says:

    I love photography, knitting, crocheting and spending time with my family at our cottage🙂 Thank you for a wonderful giveaway….love your blog and your esthetic!!!!

  781. Kelly says:

    Thanks Anna, what a great giveaway. I’m excited about your studio, I will be there often since I’m in La Crosse. I’ve been mostly just sewing, but also read a lot and love to travel. In Vermont right now.

  782. Robin Sando says:

    I love reading and watching movies and camping in the summer. I have made a couple of your bags and really enjoy your blog. Those fabrics your chose look yummy.

  783. Becca says:

    When not crafting, I’d say my favorite these days is cross country skiing out on the lakes in Minneapolis. Thanks for the chance to win!

  784. Michele G. says:

    I love to run. Clears my head and heart and gives me the proper “me” time.

  785. Anya Byam says:

    Beyond sewing and crafting? I love to read and bake!

  786. laura mackenzie says:

    I love spending time with my children and exploring outside. Thank you for your patterns.

  787. Line Lachaine says:

    Hi Anna – thank you for the so cool giveaway. I love your blog, I’m a big fan. A month ago, I started to do 10 minutes of meditation/postive visualization every day (in my bed in the morning). My days are fulfilled with more happiness and confidence.

  788. Julie Kroeyr says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I recently took a second job – for fun! I teach knitting at my LYS and it truly feeds my soul.

  789. Karen says:

    I enjoy growing roses and warm sunny weather.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway

  790. Teresa Clark says:

    Besides quilting/crafting I like to read. I am giving sketching a try and I love to bake. Thanks for the chance at a give-away! I would share with my Mom who taught me to love the art of creating beautiful things.

  791. Michelle S says:

    What a fun giveaway! I’ve lately been into experimenting with baking- you know like finding the best chocolate chip cookie recipe!!

  792. Leah says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I love to read or walk with my dog.

  793. Tammy says:

    Thanks 4 the terrific giveaway😊 I enjoy watching Acorn TV (mostly English mysteries) and knitting/crocheting.

  794. Lindsay says:

    Fun giveaway! When I’m not sewing or changing diapers, you will find me on the fields coaching competitive league soccer!

  795. Jo says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I have a garden. We eat from it all year!

  796. Becky Sander says:

    Excellent giveaway! I love your patterns. Besides sewing, I like to knit and read in any spare moment.

  797. Paula Chipman says:

    What a happy giveaway! Love spending time outdoors walking, gardening, soaking up the sun!

  798. Cathy says:

    Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome package!
    I have your book and love it.
    When the chance arises I like to be outside, walking or enjoying a good book.

  799. Brianne says:

    I enjoy taking and editing photos.

  800. Stacy says:

    I’m an avid knitter and a relative beginner sewist. I’ve known how to sew my entire life but have only recently become passionate about it. I found Fringe Associations ‘summer of basics’ makealong extremely inspiring and made my very first dress as part of th challenge. I also enjoy walking and hiking and when time allows, visiting national parks.

  801. Lillian Martin says:

    Besides sewing, I embroider, do sashiko, knit and crochet! I love to draw my own designs and embellish with beads. Love your posts!

  802. Toni Falcon says:

    I like to make quilts and also enjoy machine embroidery but my other main non-crafty hobby is genealogy. I’ve been at this for over 20 years now and there’s no end to it yet!

  803. Sara B says:

    I love sewing your patterns, so easy to follow! One of my other hobbies is gardening. The weather is amazing right now so there hasn’t been much sewing time.

  804. I love your blog. Thanks! I love to knit socks when I’m not sewing.

  805. coollizzie says:

    Hi Anna! What a cool giveaway! Well…. I do calligraphy – I used to do it as a professional, but now it’s for my own satisfaction solely. Oh, and I read – a LOT! I have your wonderful book, btw, and have enjoyed making my way through it!


  806. Rhonda Haroldson says:

    What a great giveaway! My other hobby after sewing is collecting (and reading) cookbooks; it is always fun to try new recipes.

  807. Marita says:

    Love your blog. I love to travel.

  808. bobkat1896 says:

    A great and generous giveaway. I also enjoy genealogy when I’m not sewing.

  809. Melissa says:

    My other hobbies include baking, running, and I have a little side Etsy shop selling vintage clothing and housewares!

  810. Ann says:

    Girl Scout leader! And tending my blue berry bushes.

  811. Barbara J says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Let’s see….I bake, do crossword puzzles, cross stitch, read (a lot) and garden when the weather allows.

  812. Colleen says:

    I love to camp and garden. And just read a good book

  813. Aimee says:

    Yay! Cooking is a great, practical hobby that I enjoy with my husband!

  814. Valerie says:

    Thanks so much for putting together this wonderful giveaway! I have a few hobbies outside of sewing: swimming, surfing, walking around nice parks, and now I’m getting into drawing and watercolours! 🙂 Really excited for that so I can draw my own clothing inspirations.

  815. Alayna Shafer says:

    I’ve followed you for sometime now and it excites me to watch wonderful adventures take place in your life! AWESOME!!! On the side of sewing and being a mother, I enjoy making stained glass, knitting and everything in nature. I always have something going on in my hands. You’ve put together a fantastic bundle together, Thank you ! Take care

  816. Jenna Burke says:

    That blue fabric 😻! I like to run in my spare time between work, kids, and sewing.

  817. Leslie says:

    How fun! I love to read but I also write. I’m working on the Great American Novel . . . and it’s going to be a page-turner. Well, I’m working very hard to write a page-turner. Thanks for this give-away and for asking for comments about our other interests. Hopefully I’ll see you at a book signing — will keep you posted.

    By the way . . . you patterns are great. I’ve made 3 of your bags and when my WIPs are under control, I want to make the backpack.

  818. Ginger Cato says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. Making bread is my other fun hobby.

  819. Cate says:

    Aside from sewing and knitting, I’ve recently gotten into photography and playing with taking winter photos outside. Even in the winter, just some gorgeous pictures… Fun close-ups with macro lens.

  820. Cynthia says:

    I love to do yoga and hike with my daughter!

  821. Sara says:

    Though sewing and knitting are my main squeezes, I really enjoy making bath products! My main thing is bath bombs, I took a class and couldn’t believe how easy it is. About once a month I make a set of 12-15, and then take a copious amount of baths!

  822. Alis Stevens says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! When I’m not sewing you will find me either reading or binge watching tv shows!

  823. Johnna says:

    Love your patterns! My other hobby is traveling. So, bags, bags, bags! 👍🏻

  824. Shirley Pascas says:

    I enjoy your blog and am a huge fan of your patterns. Besides quilting and other needlework stuff , I enjoy hiking and have been doing a fair bit of snowshoeing this snowy winter.

  825. Robin says:

    Your bag patterns are so easy to follow!

  826. Kendra says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! I knit, embroider, and sew. But when I’m not doing those things, I can be found playing with my band, at a ballet barre class, reading or listening to a book, or playing a board game with my boyfriend!

  827. Beckyjopdx says:

    This time of year I’m all about the sourdough bread. Every January, I make a new starter for brød and baguettes. It’s a nice comfort in the gray PNW to build a loaf of bread slowly, heat the house with the oven, and see butter-smeared happy family.

  828. gibbylet says:

    What a sweet giveaway! Right now I am practicing ceramics on days I don’t quilt, I am enjoying having a new learning curve to tackle!

  829. Caroline says:

    Hello! I work in theatrical costuming by day and creating a fabulous arsenal of custom clothing and bags for myself by night. I am in love with your bag patterns and often make them as gifts. My wife has finally stopped saying, “Do you really need another bag” because the answer stopped being yes and started just being an eye roll. I love seeing and sewing what you do. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  830. Teresa says:

    If I am not sewing, painting, knitting, or creating I want to fill my time cooking and playing board games with my sons and their wives. That family time is the absolute best.

  831. Maureen Boyd says:

    Such a nice give-away, thank you! Besides sewing my favorite thing to do is be outside in the fresh air walking or cycling.
    I can’t wait to see what you are up to next. Take care.

  832. Stacey says:

    The Super Tote was my first bag-making experiment, and not my last (the Explorer Tote will evenually get to the front of my queue), but I want to make all the things, so I juggle sewing with weaving, painting, photography, jewelry-making, kumihimo, crafting, cooking, knitting and whatever the next new thing is that I can try.

  833. Monica Kostak says:

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and tutorials you have wonderful and inspirational ideas! As much as i enjoy sewing i also enjoy my Jazzercise classes and look forward to an occasional nap on the weekend.

  834. Kim Nordquist says:

    Great giveaway to get through the rest of winter. My other hobby is all things “Outlander.” I watch it, read it and all the extra short stories and I listen to it in the car. I can’t imagine how many hours I have spent with Jamie and Claire. Thanks for the chance to win.

  835. Sarah says:

    A give away – how exciting!! When I’m not sewing, I love to travel and love fishing. Bonus points for travel fishing lol

  836. Jessica says:

    When I’m not making things, I’m usually plotting about things I could make… or reading. Or taking pictures of my children. 😊

  837. Gail says:

    Sewing is truly my passion. There are so many things to try. Bag and accessories, garment sewing, embroidery, EPP, and quilting. I also love paper crafting and occasionally I try and fit in some knitting. Right now my bag making projects are piling up. I guess I better add planning a sewing project to my list.

  838. Dani says:

    So many things to do…reading, hiking, jogging, skiing. Love the fabrics. Great giveaway!

  839. Elizabeth says:

    I only came across your website recently, via the Making magazine. Your renovation project is so exciting – I will really enjoy reading about its progress, watching the space take on a new personality. I do knit as well, but sewing has always been my first love – currently trying to learn Italian….Thank you for the Giveway – one is always hopeful!

  840. Kathryn in Ontario says:

    Thank you for this chance to win. Besides sewing and needlework, I enjoy reading and thrift-shopping.

  841. Gail says:

    What a great giveaway! Love messing around with photography & movie making – and hiking with a bit of running thrown in.

  842. Regina Roza says:

    Thank you for your generosity Anna! I love to cook and bake; I also love to eat! Although sewing and quilting are my first loves, other homemaking areas have always been something close to my heart and yes even cleaning!

  843. Lorraine walach says:

    I enjoy being in my yard gardening when I am not sewing !

  844. PATRICIA M ADAMS says:

    Thanks for your generosity!!!!! Oh, there are so many fun things I like, and can get back into now that I am retired!!!! We rescue special needs doggies, I LOVE to garden/cook/entertain/decorate, and of course I LOVE LOVE LOVE to “encourage” my daughter and her husband to get busy and HAVE BABIES!!!!!!!

  845. maget c says:

    I’m just learning to sew again so I suppose that makes it my “other” hobby. I can’t handle being trapped inside all winter so I cross country ski (both skate + classic) when it’s warm enough. It’s been really cold this year with long stretches below -25C so learning to sew seemed like a warm hobby. Thanks.

  846. Alethea Montgomery says:

    After sewing and crafting (lots of knitting), you can find me hiking with my dogs or running with friends!

  847. Celina Lin says:

    Wow, what an amazing giveaway. Aside from sewing, I enjoy anything that will get me outside. Currently, cross-country skiing is my go to hobby!

  848. Julie S. says:

    Training my little rescue dog to be a therapy dog!

  849. Kellene says:

    Besides sewing I also enjoy watercolor painting, drawing, and hand lettering. I also just started doing yoga and I love it so far. Thanks for the giveaway!

  850. Kelita Gehres says:

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance! When I’m not crafting I’m reading…or acting as an Uber driver for my 2 kids (ages 6 and 9) who are involved in EVERYTHING! ☺

  851. Kallie A says:

    So fun! Glad I caught this just in time 😉 Aside from sewing, I really enjoy gardening. The snow might still be a few feet deep here in Ottawa, but I’m already planning what veggies I’m going to grow this summer.

  852. Dana Beisel says:

    Thank you for a chance to win! I also love to read and workout when I can carve out the time for myself!

  853. Pam Forgerson says:

    What a great give away! I also enjoy knitting, reading books, jigsaw puzzles and out new dog Scout, but he sure does cut into my free time😀

  854. I love reading, coffee drinking, and cooking. Pretty much anything that I can do without leaving the house, this time of year. 🙂

  855. Karen Hescox says:

    Watching Masterpiece with Buster 🐶

  856. Julia K. says:

    I participate in live-action role-playing! Sometimes we’re vampires, sometimes we reenact Hamlet, sometimes we just explore the human experience. It’s brought me all over the world and my Range backpack is coming with me from now on!

  857. Samantha Blakesley says:

    Such a fun giveaway! In addition to sewing, I love to be outdoors and love to read.

  858. lkswan says:

    Due to a recent diagnosis, I am unable to work anymore as I tire so easily, but I am advised to keep as active as possible. I decided to return to sewing after 20 years and now I have become obsessed with it. If only there were more hours in a day! My main other activity is walking dogs every week at our local shelter. You would think it would be to help the dogs stay active and know they are loved, but it has the reverse affect. I have never felt more loved in my life!

  859. Audrey says:

    I read whenever possible! I’ve always enjoyed losing myself in other worlds. 🙂

  860. Amy says:

    Thanks for a fun giveaway. I like to read.

  861. SusanP says:

    Other than sewing, I love papercrafting – making cards and mini albums mostly! I have made several of your patterns and would love to win this prize!

  862. Susan says:

    Holy crow, what a lot of entries! I love to read, especially quilting and sewing blogs- it’s like an endless Show and Tell!

  863. Tess says:

    Hopefully I am doing my time zone conversions correctly and there is still time to enter 🙂
    I like to bike, currently am trying to get in some cycling indoors so that come nice weather I can be faster then my husband. I may be just a wee bit competitive.

  864. Amber says:

    Hi there,
    Wow, what a lot of fun comments! I needed a creative outlet that I can do in hotel rooms while traveling for work so I’ve been teaching myself to paint and draw. I never would have thought I could do this, but practice makes perfect! I can’t believe how much better I am 6 months later and how much fun I’ve had. I do miss the sewing though!

  865. Maggie says:

    Longtime reader your work! As for me, I love to try new recipes and learn new techniques along the way, whether it’s learning about different meringues or hand-shredding brussels sprouts for a fluffy slaw-style salad. There are so many instructional videos out there too, I am so grateful for the generous people out there who share their knowledge with us for free!

  866. Bonnie says:

    I’m late in seeing your post for the give away. Trying to learn how to put in a zip correctly over at Craftsy. Would love some new fabric to work with. Saw your new studio….WOW! Your are surely blessed!

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