Friday, August 5

And Jacquelynne's Book Blog Tour stops today at............

my house and my sewing room. Welcome and Happy Friday!!! This is the final day for Jacquelynne's Book Blog Tour for her first book "Fruitful Hands". I am so happy to have been part of the blog event for her book. I "met" Jacquelynne in the summer of 2008 shortly after I began blogging. While we may never have met in person, we have enjoyed becoming blogging friends. I think it's wonderful how the quilty and stitching world connects so many of us in places all around the world! Hopefully, someday, I will meet Jacquelynne in person but until I do, I'm glad to be a fellow blogging buddy and enjoy sharing the joy of our creative ventures.  
I really love the title of her book........"Fruitful Hands".

As quilters, stitchers, knitters, etc., we know that the "fruits of our labors" are the items we create with our hands, and also from our hearts. There is nothing more relaxing for me than stitching, whether by myself or with my mother, my daughter, or with friends. My stress level is at almost zero when I'm stitching. It goes up a bit when I have to rip seams. LOL! Check out Jacquelynne's book and see if there is a project that you can make with your "Fruitful Hands". And there is an opportunity for you to win a copy of the book just by leaving a comment on this post. Read on and I'll tell you the "tiny thing" you have to do to get your name entered in the drawing. The "tiny little thing" could win you a copy of her book but there will be more than one winner because........


Remember the table runner that was "on the line" on my Monday post? Well, I have a kit for it in Jacquelynne's "Sewing Room Social" fabrics. Someone will win a kit for that table runner and the items in the photo above. There's a charm pack of Jacquelynne's "Sewing Room Social" fabrics, and a little notebook where you can keep your quilty plans. Stay in touch with your quilty friends with the pretty little notecards and if you just want to relax with a cup of tea, there's a sweet little book on tea to enjoy with your favorite "cuppa". :-)
They say "good things come in threes" and so here are three of Jacquelynne's patterns that will also go off to three lucky winners. You might even find a fat quarter tucked in the pattern envelope. You never know til you are the winner!

Thanks to Jacquelynne for sharing her fabrics, pattern and fun with me and allowing me to do whatever I want with it. I started working on a large quilt from the bird/flower print in "Sewing Room Social" when I was at retreat last weekend. More on that in a few weeks.


And let's just say.............what if you are not the lucky winner of the book? ..... and you really want a copy, then you can order it here.
And then.......what if you were really wanting some Christmas fabrics from Jacquelynne's "Joy, Peace, Love and Noel" line?  Well, guess what?......I have some of it that Jacquelynne sent me in June. I opened the box from her and here is what I found inside..........
I have a fun Christmas quilt project planned for this fabric and will be sharing it in late August or early September. But before that happens, I'll send one lucky winner, a little sampler of the fabrics. And so now you need to what that "tiny little thing" is that you must do for a chance to win.......and all you have to do ..............
Just tell me what your favorite cookie is! That's all. While stitching lowers my stress level, so do chocolate chip cookies! And for a store-bought cookie, there is nothing that beats "Double Stuff Oreos"! So........leave your name, e-mail or a link to your blog and tell me your favorite cookie! Jacquelynne will announce deadline for the book and the winning name. I'll be drawing names for the fabrics, patterns, etc. and will take comments through noon Saturday for those items. I surely hope I didn't forget anything. I am writing this from a computer in the University of Iowa hospitals where my mother has had surgery and is doing well. My mind has been a bit preoccupied but I know if I forgot anything, someone will remind me of what it is! Leave a comment and tell your friends to stop by, too!!! And for more chances to win.....check out Jacquelynne's blog today....... The*Noble*Wife !!!
Sandi

90 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What else Sandi! Chocolate Chip

Judy1522 said...

Without a doubt chocolate chip cookies with lots of milk chocolate chips.

Martina said...

My favourite are gingerbreadcookies. Thanks so much for the lovely give away.

hueisei said...

Hope your mother getting well soon!
thanks for the great tour!! I loves chocolate chips.. More chocho chips are the best!!
:)

Kim said...

I'm like you and love chocolate! I have a great recipe for a double chocolate chocolate chip cookie (can never have too much chocolate). I have never been to your blog before but will definitely be adding you to my list!

robin said...

Oatmeal chocolate chip with semisweet chips. Yum. :)

Grammasheri said...

Peanut Butter Cookies! Made with chunky peanut butter, of course! When I was a kid (oldest of 6) I did most of the dessert-baking for the family. I loved to make cakes. And I loved to make peanut butter icing. So...my siblings remember most of my cakes (spice, carrot, chocolate, cherry, white, yellow, whatever) slathered with peanut butter!

Liesbeth Wessels said...

I love the bananabread!! When we were in the USA we bought a cookie book and I make still them. greetings from liesbeth

Sunnybec said...

Has to be chocolate chip cookies for me because they have CHOCOLATE in them!!! Thanks for a lovely giveaway. Linda

Sharon said...

Hi Sandi I have to tell you that I have enjoyed this book tour. It was allot of fun. Now to answer your question my favorite cookie for homemade and tht I love to eat while sewing would have to be Oatmeal Raisin...now my favorite store bought is Pecan Sandies but they are addictive so I try not to get them too often.....Hope you are having a wonderful time.

KaHolly said...

I love lemon cookies, ANY lemon cookies!!

Martha said...

Chocolate...did someone say chocolate! It is down right un-American not to love chocolate. Thanks for being part of the Book Blog.

luv2quilt2 said...

I have to admit that anything chocolate is welcome in my house, but I absolutely love the plain on spritz cookie. So easy to make, not too sweet and goes great with a cup of tea.

Diane H said...

Get well wishes to your mother, Sandi. Fav cookie - Pecan Crescents! Lovely post and thanks for a chance.

D y a said...

I esp. love ginger cookies :-)
Thganks fpartiucipating in this blog hop.
Happy quilting

DebrafromMD said...

My favorites are my homemade oatmeal cookies. My husband would prefer chocolate chip so I make a lot of those too.

Donna said...

My favorite cookie is usually the one I am eating! I am partial to oatmeal/raisin.

Thanks for being part of Jacquelynne's blog tour. Her book is wonderful!

Sheryl F. said...

Do I have to pick one cookie? Shortbread is one of my favorites. Fan4may at aol dot com

Me and My Stitches said...

Hope your mom is doing well! I've rarely met a cookie that I didn't like - but my favorite is probably oatmeal chocolate chip. My brother makes the best cookies - wonder if I could talk him into whipping up a batch?

krisgray said...

Chocolate chip cookies are my faves, especially with a big glass of milk. Awesome giveaway!

Elisa said...

Yummy! Cookies! I love homemade cookies, but, when I get a chance, I order some Boomchunkas (white chocolate with cherries) from Traverse City, MI. Thank you for the give away!

Lee said...

I love my moms kitchen sink oatmeal cookies - has choc chips and coconut in them! thanks!
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Mommarock said...

Oh yum.. It is really easy to make. You put peanut butter between two Ritz crackers (little sandwiches) Then dunk the whole thing into melted chocolate almond bark.. and set on waxed paper to set. Oh they are SOOOOOOOO good. So easy to make, and dangerously like a peanut butter cup.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I make chocolate chip cookies, but instead of the chocolate chips, I use M & M's. Now THAT's my favorite. Right out of the oven :-)

Ramona said...

It is so hard to just pick one cookie but I do love peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss on top. We call them peanut butter blossoms. Yum!

Diane Wild said...

Chocolate chip..but those big chunky chocolate bits are the best. I think I'll buy the book..never very lucky in winning stuff. Maybe if I go ahead and buy it, I'll win a copy. LOL

Snoodles said...

First and foremost, I hope that your mom recovers quickly and easily, and thank you for hosting this stop on the tour! You have such a generous giveaway planned! I love, love cookies with macadamia nuts and white chocolate - I don't know their name, unless it is just "White Chocolate Chip with Macadamia Nuts" but that is so unimaginative! LOL
Thanks for the chance to win!

Needled Mom said...

My all time favorite cookie was a Nabisco cookie that had a mallow on a VANILLA cookie and topped with a chocolate coating. They don't make them anymore in spite of all my letters to them!!! Now, I settle for oatmeal cookies with almonds in them.

Mary Jean said...

I have to agree that chocolate chip are my favorite too. Love the projects you made with Jaquelines fabric and would love to win some!!

Katie M. said...

Love those Christmas fabrics! A favorite cookie? Now that's a tough one - I love cookies! But to pick just one (is that really possible? ) I guess I'd go with Oatmeal cranberry. Ummm, maybe I'll make a batch today. Want to come for tea and cookies?!

Jeanne said...

Why the question, hands down my favorite cookie is White Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies, don't you remember eating them with me? LOL Thanks for a fun giveaway. I love her book and fabric to pieces.

Carrie P. said...

I have enjoyed the tour. And wow! what a giveaway you are having. I enjoyed seeing your quilts on the line on Jacquelynne's blog.
My favorite cookie is homemade gingersnaps.

Anonymous said...

my homemade chocolate chip cookies! but i don't like them warm, instead i like to pop them in the freezer and enjoy them icy cold!

cindy

mamamokonzi@aol.com

Sherry said...

My favorite cookie is the Oatmeal cookies I make. Not so often now because my kids are gone and my hubby and I eat too many. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I just bought my copy this book.

Sallie said...

I love Cherry Chocolate Kisses. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Dolores said...

I have a recipe for a soft oatmeal cookie that I got from a friend years ago and I love them. But then again, I do like peanut butter cookies and I have a recipe for almond cookies that is so yummy. Ah gosh, now I have to make some - I'll just say you made me.

pinsandneedles said...

The best is...of coarse, chocolate chip cookies especially with dark chocolate chips! Thanks for being part of Jacquelynne's exciting book tour!

oknonnie said...

This is a difficult question to answer! I love so many kinds of cookies...crunchy, soft, iced or not...I think my favorite is shortbread. Something about the simplicity of butter, flour, and a little sugar - yummmm!

Carol Paints said...

Sandi, I'm a cookie monster! :) This morning however,the chocolate chip cookies are calling my name.Thanks for the giveaway!

c.paints at [yahoo] (dot) com

AKnativewoman said...

Ah, it's been a great tour! Almost hate to have it end, eh? Well, as a favorite cookie, mine is tied in with wonderful memories of my daughter's high school band days (one time, in band camp . . .!) - I would make 24 dozen chocolate chip cookies every other Thursday (band practice) night; there were 24 trumpeters in my daughter's unit and each one would have 1 dozen cookies! That's why I only did it every other week, LOL! A lot of work, but I just loved doing it for those crazy kids! Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to win something - just love the book!

Stampmouse said...

my favorite cookie is a kolachi a polish cookie my mom makes.

quilterliz said...

I just love chocolate chip cookies! They are just my favorite! With or without nuts!

James-Linda said...

MAGIC COOKIE BARS ARE MY FAVORITE!
*INTO A 9X13 LAYER: GRAHAM CRACKERS AND 1 EAGLE BRAND MILK,CHOCOLATE BITS,COCONUT,NUTS-BAKE @325 1/2HR UNTIL COCONUT IS GOLDEN-YUMMY!
THANK FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Susan said...

Peanutbutter Kisses are a favorite of mine. This is such a lovely post about Jacquelynne and her new book. I am really looking forward to opening it up myself. Hugs to your mother and you.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I love my own chocolate chip cookies, but I don't think they are my favorite cookie. I found a recipe for glazed lemon cookies a few years ago in a magazine, and that is pretty darn good too. My grandmother used to make sour cream softies which are scrumptious and of course snickerdoodles are delicious. Do I have to pick just one? How about the humble vanilla wafer? YUM!

Great giveaway and I really hope I win it because I just love Jacquelynne's fabrics! Thanks, Sandi!

MGM

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! Most definately, homemade oatmeal raisin with chocolate chips!!!! The best of both worlds! LOL Nurse Payne

Kay said...

My favorite cookie is called Delicous Cookies. It is a chocolate chip cookie with oatmeal, rice krispies & coconut. I'm anxious to get my own copy of this book.

Ineke Platvoet said...

All of them! -especially the ones with chocolate.

annemarie said...

I love frosted sugar cookies also known as Christmas cookies!

Doina said...

Thanks for a lovely giveaway! I love chocolate chip cookies!

Anonymous said...

My sister makes the best cookies. I don't know what they are called because they have so much in them. They are oatmeal, chocolate-chip, M&M, peanut butter cookies. With a cold glass of milk I can do some damage to a pile of these cookies. Yum!
Tammy Mabry
tmabry@jnebk.com

Colleen M said...

I have to agree with you, there is nothing better than a chocolate chip cookie! It is so nice to meet a fellow Minnesotan! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your drawings:)

~Laurie~ said...

Hope your Mom's surgery goes well and she recuperates quickly. My fav cookie - gotta be an Oreo or two with a cold glass of mile :)

Andee said...

Gonna have to go wtih Choloclate Chip!

kc said...

Cookies are like quilts - you can't have just one fave!!! And, having said that, I have to say, Cowboy Cookies (chocolate or original) from Cuero Pecan Company or the chocolate yummies (dunno what they're called & don't have to - just go to the counter & ask for some of those yummy chocolate ones) from Halepeska's Bakery...oh, gosh, now you've got me drooling on the keyboard!

scottylover said...

Hmm...I love them all! and my waistline shows it! ") Well, if I had to pick one, homemade would be snickerdoodles. Store bought would be Vienna Fingers.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sandy A

martinmosaics said...

My favorite cookies are Buckeye's, but they are homemade. You mentioned Oreos, so I would say that my favorite store bought cookie would be Softbatch Chocolate Chip cookies or Nutter Butters.

I must tell you, Sandi, that I have been touched by the quote you have at the top of your blog. It really struck me how blessed you were to have a dad like you did. He apparently cherished you girls! He seemed to delight in providing the material for your mother to sew the matching dresses. I'm sure that you girls wearing the dresses together was a beautiful picture of the strong sense of family you all held. A man who "embraces" having girls is a gift few understand unless that have witnessed or experienced a father that loses interest in parenting because he has girls.

Blessings!

Linda K said...

It's got to be chocolate chip for homemade. Don't know if you have Trader Joe stores in Minn, but double chocolate Joe-Joe's are soooo yummy for store bought. Glad to find your blog through " the Noble Wife". The book looks so wonderful and I'm just lovin' that Christmas fabric! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm off to take a look around your blog!

Marcia W. said...

Chocolate chip and sometimes, chocolate chip with pecans too. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I've enjoyed your blog posts of old quilts on the line.
p.s. Glad your mother is doing well after her surgery. I live with mine - and it's great.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cream Cheese cookies are my favorite. Really easy, too.

Quilt n Queen said...

Oatmeal with raisin, chocolate chips or cranberries....luv them....winning some of Jackie's fabric and patterns would make my heart sing....a happy day it would be, thanks for the chance!!!!

sand said...

Love chocolate chip cookies with ice cold milk (with ice cubes) and oatmeal cookies with buttercream icing that our future DIL made a few years ago. By the way a comment was made by lisbeth wessels thats my maiden name! Debbie

Sylvia said...

My favorite cookie is anything with chocolate in it! I have a great ginger double chocolate cookie recipe that is to die for...

evelyn said...

My favorite cookie is cranberry oatmeal. My retired hubby makes them. They are soooo big, that they stack neatly one on top of another in the cookie jar. Can't get two side by side. He smiles when he checks how fast I can make it to the bottom!

MarilynTes@gmail.com said...

Freshly baked, soft oatmeal cookies with raisins and walnut pieces! Yum!!

Barb said...

You and Jackie need to get together in person! My favorite cookie, hmm, that would be the one that is fresh from the oven. ;o) Okay, okay--molasses--no, wait, oatmeal--can I have one of each?

Kd said...

You know, my favorites lately are just plain graham crackers. I guess I like to keep it simple. Wonderful book and a great giveaway! Thanks. ~Kd ♫
www.KdQuilts.com

Jodi said...

First of all, glad your Mom is doing well and I hope her recovery is rapid. My favorite cookies are my homemade peanut butter cookies. Made with real butter (you know, that fantasy brand that's low-calorie..) Yum-Yum . Now I just might have to make some this weekend. lol.. Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a sweet post Sandi. Glad your Mother is doing okay.
And now my favorite cookie: Waffle Iron Cookies!! So good!

Kaye M. said...

My all-time favorite is a nice crisp chocolate chip cookie made from scratch, of course!! Its a good thing that my husband likes to bake cookies!! Thanks for being part of this fun book tour.
tkmattson@hotmail.com

Mhairi said...

I am an Aussie and I love Kingston biscuits which are a crunchy biscuit with a chocolate icing inside. But for those days when you need to be comforted there are two choices, chewy Anzac biscuits or freezing cold Tim-Tams 'slammed' in a hot coffee.
This involves biting off diagonally opposite corners of the biscuits, dipping one bitten corner into a hot coffee and sucking the coffee through the biscuit until it is melting then slamming it into your mouth. Disgusting but SOOOOO good!

KOcanQuilt said...

My favorite cookie is from a family recipe. We call them spice cookies because they have Cinnamon, Cloves and Nutmeg in them. Nummy! Thank you for the chance to win.

Pat V. said...

Oh, snickerdoodles are the best!

barb's creations said...

Jam drops would have to be my most favourite biscuit MMMmmmm :) Barb.

susan said...

Has to be chocolate chips warm out of the oven!

Patricia said...

I just love it when I discover a new and exciting blog through a book tour. Even if I do not win, I am still a winner. Thanks!

Peggy said...

My absolute favorite cookie is my grandmother's peanut butter cookie! Many thanks.

gill said...

I love shortbread!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Wanda said...

Oatmeal cookies with Cranraisins, and hot cocoa. Quilting and cooking are two of my favorite things and this books has both, perfect.

Anonymous said...

Definitely chocolate chip.
Love that cute pin cushion you made.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Darlis

Sally said...

Homemade Chocolate Chip and store bought Nutter Butters--YUMMM

Carol in E TN said...

I love the Cranberry/Orange loaf cookies that we can buy at our Kroger store. Otherwise I will take a homemade choc/chip with walnuts! Hope your mother has a quick recovery and you will be home soon. Thank you for the giveaway.

Ms. Knitsalot said...

Hope your Mom is doing well. I have an old Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie recipe that seems to be a family favorite! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

Lynn In TX said...

Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite.

Kathryn said...

My favorites are what I call Raisin Puffs. They are light, sugary and full of good raisins. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Kathie L in Allentown

Christine M said...

I love choc chip cookies the best. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Jen said...

What a fun giveaway :) I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies in the Fall. Mmmmm. Can't wait to take a peek into this book! Thanks for the tour :)

arlette said...

Hmmmm cookies..., I love chocolate chips cookies, and the ones who got coconut on them. I ate once macaronis, or something like that, it was a bite from Heaven, soooooooooooooooo gooooood!!!, hope your mom gets well soon, hugs!

rockgranny said...

Anything with chocolate is favourite,
thanks for giveaway

DebbieM said...

Is there some other kind than Chocolate Chip? I love chocolate chips and if I make my own and they say such and such amount of them, I add a half-bag or more to the mix. The more chocolate, the better!! Yummy!! Off to eat a chocolate chip now at 6 am.

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