Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Little Bits Quilting Bee Book Review

Hello All !

How's it goin?

Are ya all ready for Thanksgiving?

Done your shopping?

I braved the cold and pouring down rain early yesterday morning and headed for winco.

I was on the brink of a little mini melt down when I was blessed with the most wonderful Cashier! *** Let's just say I didn't sleep well that night {up at 2:27 a.m. in the morning} it was raining cats and dogs and windy too, and I got a really rotten no good horrible cart! ***

But I got all my ingredients for my food assignments! Yams, Green Beans and Pie... Yum....
Sweet Potatoe Pie

K... So I have something fun to share with you today!

I'm one of the lucky bloggers who has had the pleasure of reviewing Kathreen Ricketson's newest book; LITTLE BITS QUILTING BEE !!!

Little Bits Quilting Bee Book
Kathreen is the founder of WhipUp.net a hugely popular craft blog and author of Whip Up Mini Quilts. She's teamed up with Chronicle Books and together they have published one awesome Quilting Book!

One of the quilts that totally caught my eye is this one that is on the front cover. It's called Dress Circle and I love everything about it...
Dress Circle Quilt

Another one of my favorites is this one... It's called Square Dance and I'm thinking there is something about the Red, White and Blue that caught my eye.
Square Dance Quilt
The book is over-flowing with Fantastic Patterns. 20 patterns in All! Using Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Fat Quarters..

There are approx. 160 pages in the book and so many of them are gorgeous colorful pages of gorgeous colorful projects! I could totally do a WHOLE Sew Picture Perfect post just from this book!

Oh and I must add.... if the quilts, patterns, and colorful photos hadn't already sold me on the book, her dedication at the back cinched the deal. The book is dedicated to her female ancestors... {gives me goose pimples}...

Would I recommend this book? Absolutely! In fact if I totally recommend putting this on your Christmas List.

You can find the book here


And if you'd like to read more about the book, you can visit any of the other bloggers who reviewed the book by going HERE and clicking on the links.

Kudos Kathreen and Chronicle Books! I'm thrilled to have been able to review the book. It's simply awesome...


180 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my gosh. At the very moment you posted this, I was reading about this book and adding it to my wish list! Looks wonderful.

I have completed my Thanksgiving shopping, in advance of a powerful rain & wind storm that is on its way to the Pacific Northwest. I plan to stay home, cozy, until after the holiday. And my food assignment is: everything. We do Thanksgiving at our house.

Eliza said...

We're the grown-ups hosting this year, so I'm getting ready. I get to do the turkey, gravy, yam & apple crisp, plain & pecan pumpkin pies, maple spice cake, and homemade vanilla ice cream. It's a good thing my shopping is finished, because I'll be doing it all with the help of my four year-old...

kt said...

I still need to go shopping for Thanksgiving--just figured out the food assignments last night, so now I need to shop for the carrots and onions that we're bringing. We're also bringing bread, nut cups and the cute little Oreo turkeys.

b78ayers said...

I've been loving this book for weeks now and it's on my Christmas wish list - how timely your post!!??
We are headed to the beach for Thanksgiving (thankful, yes, very) and while I got my bird, we've decided not to risk FP and go to a buffet at our favorite beach restaurant - with all the fixings! How convenient, huh?

Chris said...

Cute patterns, looks like a neat book!!
My food assignment this year is two fold since we will be having lunch with my family and dinner with my husbands...whoa...lots of eating and fellow-shipping!! :) I have to make sweet potato casserole, New York Cheese cake, fresh cranberry salad and rolls. Not ready yet but am going out today to shop...yes in the rain. :( My mom is sick and we usually go to her house. I may be getting a call today that all 30 plus people will be coming to my house for lunch...so I won't be REALLY ready til I hear from my dad. :)

Quiltsmiles said...

My food assignment is to do it all since we host the Thanksgiving dinner. Usually I do it in stages, pies the day before with some salads. T'day put turkey in and prepare the sides in a mindful fashion. Smooth and actually not in the kitchen too long.
Thanks for the chance and have a wonderful holiday with family and friends. Jane

Head Øv Metal said...

I'm not ready for Thanksgiving.

My food assignment is lots of salad!

This book looks fabulous!

BJ in TX said...

Since Thanksgiving is here, and others are flying in, the assignments are ALL mine! It's ok - we will be ready!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah said...

My mother-in-law took away my assignment! Haha. I'm 38 weeks pregnant and trying to keep my blood pressure down until my doctor gets back from vacation, so my family isn't letting me do anything. So yes, I guess I'm ready! (The quilt I want to make for my master bedroom is in this book, I would love to win a copy!!)

annemarie said...

My food assignment is everything - wonder if this will ever change. I enjoy it, though, so am not complaining!

Sandy said...

No food assignment for me this year! We are traveling to see relatives and have decided to take them out to eat Thanksgiving dinner. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

luckymom said...

I am having Thanksgiving this year and I don't have my shopping done yet. We will be having the usual Turkey dressing and all the fixings, friends and family will bring a dish or two.

JustPam said...

I would love to win this book and to share it with my quilt club.

No I am not ready for Thanksgiving. I work and didn't take any time off to prepare. Will do the shopping today and hopefully start cooking tomorrow (Wed) while babysitting the grands.

Anonymous said...

I'm planning away, since I'm doing it all for 14. That's ok - I enjoy it.
The book looks wonderful. How fun it would be to sit in front of the Christmas tree and enjoy it.

dlee822@gmail.com

gccmom said...

I am not ready for Thanksgiving at all! Hubby and I just got home from a missions trip last night. Today, I do my shopping and preparing for my children and grandchildren to come on Wednesday night. I make the entire meal!! Wow, I'd better get cracking!

Sharon said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am doing the full dinner this year as I do every year and just love it. This year we have had to downsize and my kitchen is small, too small for 16 people so we are having it at my sons and I am transporting all the essentials to his house like pots & pans, bowls, food etc..but I don't mind as long as we are all together. Since they just got married a few months ago they do not have all that we need so you just pick it all up and move to a different kitchen..I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday! Oh like you the front cover quilt is a gem....thanks for throwing my name in the pot..

delta dawn said...

I will be having Thanksgiving in the woods in a beutiful "cabin." My oldest granddaughter has invited me to come. I love Scalloped Pineapple so I will bring that dish. The back glassed in porch overlooks the Mississippi River.
Later I will take a dish to the local college campus to students that are on campus.

Sharon said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am doing the full dinner this year as I do every year and just love it. This year we have had to downsize and my kitchen is small, too small for 16 people so we are having it at my sons and I am transporting all the essentials to his house like pots & pans, bowls, food etc..but I don't mind as long as we are all together. Since they just got married a few months ago they do not have all that we need so you just pick it all up and move to a different kitchen..I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday! Oh like you the front cover quilt is a gem....thanks for throwing my name in the pot..

Deborah from Valparaiso said...

Cheese ball and wine
Extremely easy to leave me plenty of time for sewing

Anita in Florida said...

My husband and I are dieting...sigh...anyway we decided to go to the church for Thanksgiving...so no food assignments and no leftovers!! Would love to win that lovely book. Happy Thanksgiving!

LindaW said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I am doing everything for our Thanksgiving dinner. Trying to prepare ahead and doing it in stages. Love the quilt on the front of this book. Thanks for a chance to win.

Debby said...

I get to do it all for Thanksgiving this year total of 14 for dinner, nothing new there! Everything is in the house so no running to the grocery for me, just comfy clothes and playing in the kitchen. I do have to move my sewing machines from the table so everyone can eat :( The book looks yummy, I will add that to my wish list for sure, thanks for a chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving

Diane said...

I am all ready and will start doing as much food prep today as I can like chopping onions celery and all that type thing so when I start cooking I can just cook!

stitching under oaks said...

what a fun book...i like that dress circles quilt too. I'm hosting thanksgiving this year for about 20 folks....everyone helps with bringing a side, so it's not too overwhelming. I'm headed to the market today (and it is pouring down rain, so I'll check my cart carefully! :))

Cindy said...

Would love to win this book! I'm fairly new to quilting and have started out with small projects- and am so addicted to charm squares!!:) This sounds like the perfect book!! I'm going today to finish up shopping for Thanksgiving and hoping I can find everything. So looking forward to being with family! Thanks for the giveaway and have a great holiday!!

madrekarin said...

I'm very ready for Thansgiving, which is a miracle because that never happens. I love this book- such beautiful photography and the quilts are fab.
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Jodi. :)

Kristen said...

I usually cook the whole meal at my house, but this year more family are coming and my grandma really wanted to host so I only have to bring green beans. Actually kinda sad to not have to cook it all!

pinsandneedles said...

I'm shopping today for all my Thanksgiving ingredients. Thanksgiving dinner is at my house so I'm cooking.

Thanks for reviewing this book! It looks wonderful and I would sure love to win a copy.

Ann said...

I'm almost done. One last trip to the grocery store this morning after I visit the chiropracter. The gang is all coming to our house to watch the Packers and eat turkey. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Audrey said...

My food assignment is make ahead mashed potatoes (yummy with sour cream, cream cheese and butter) and corn casserole. I will be getting the shopping done this afternoon. My sister-in-laws and my Mom are doing the rest of the meal. I would LOVE to win this book!
Audrey Bretz
audreybretz@gmail.com

Karen H said...

I'll start my shopping today for my Thanksgiving dinner. We own the grocery store (live in a really small town)so if I run out of something at least I have a key. It has made me the world's worst shopper because I know I can always run up and get something I need! I'm making pies, Cranberry Fluff, and homemade rolls.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Renea said...

This book looks really interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. I guess I have everything to get ready for Thanksgiving as we are hosting the party here.

Becky said...

I am ready for thanksgiving. I usually do it all myself, but this year we are going to my in-laws. All I have to make is the green bean casserole. I did get some things to make a mini-thanksgiving over the weekend. I love having leftovers! :)

Suzanne said...

I plan on staying home this Thanksgving. It will just be me and the kids and we have decided that we are going all out. Got out the good china, the good crystal, it's gonna be a good one. Still haven't finished the food shopping but will do that tomorrow. Nothing like waiting till the last minute!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks for the opportunity to win such a fantastic book. I'm new to sewing, but I'm catching up pretty quick.

Anya said...

All set for Thanksgiving. It's just three of us, so my assignment is small. The usual turkey and all the trimmings. Thanks for the chance!

Karen said...

I always bring the fresh cranberry relish, a recipe I learned in Brownies.

nangymama said...

I am almost ready for Thanksgiving,today is my big cleaning day and tomorrow I will do all the desserts and prep work for turkey-day.I am a 50 something grandma and I made MY FIRST QUILT last week!!! I am so proud of myself,I am trying to learn how to sew(sad,I know at my age!)but my mom was never the teach her kids anything kind of mom.Searching for tutorials on quilting is my past-time now and I LOVE all the beautiful quilts I am seeing.Thanks for the giveaway and P.S. the quilt I made was for a doll bed,its small but I am still proud!! HEE!HEE!

Shirley said...

This is my first time posting but I had to after looking at the quilts. It will be on my Christmas list.

We are going to my daughter's for dinner and I will be taking "Tom" and the stuffing. "Tom" is in the refrig and ready to be "dressed"

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I am the big sister so I get to be in charge of dinner and passing out assignments. I am doing all the big stuff; rolls, turkey, pie, and stuffing while everyone else fills in the blanks. I love being the host except for cleanup...I hate the cleanup. My 5 yr old always says "if I had a magic wand I would wave it and then my room would clean itself.". Yep, I'd get me one of those too. :)

DebrafromMD said...

I'm almost ready for Turkey day. I need to make up the guest room for my older son who will be coming from Pittsburgh. Tomorrow will be dedicated to baking the Thanksgiving desserts. That's always my assignment along with the stuffing.

Ellyn said...

I've been intrigued by this book! Looks wonderful.

I am cooking the whole Thanksgiving dinner gluten free of course! Having some church friends join us for the meal.

Jenn said...

Ooohhh, what a great giveaway! I'm doing all the food for my medium-sized family. And I'm going food shopping today, unfortunately, 3 of my kids are home sick today, so it'll be tricky.

Rebecca Davidson said...

I finished my shopping on Saturday because this year my "assigned" food item was the turkey. I bought it but my aunt the hostess will be cooking it.
The book looks like one I'd love to have.
Have a wonderful day with family and friends.

Lyanna said...

Ohh, would love to win!

I am ready as ever for Thanksgiving this year! My husband and our kids are going to my Grandmother's farm in West Virginia. I'm so excited to share one of my most favorite childhood pastimes with them, even if Grandma & Grandpa are a bit older now....

Luckily, I have no food assignments except bringing everyday things that the kids like. I am sneaking in a Chocolate Pie though ;)

randi said...

oh wow! loving that circles quilt!

i am bringing butter knots and pie this year. am i ready? no. but i don't feel behind either. :)

Suzan said...

It seems that I am never totally prepared for a holiday! I am going to Virginia to be with my sons and their families. I am in charge of the turkey, mashed potato casserole and pecan pie.

The book looks like it has some great ideas and I would like very much to own it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Meri said...

I'm doing it all for famiy, but luckily I have some good helpers and not the whole dinner by my lonesome!
The book looks great and I love that Dress Circle quilt! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jean said...

**Thud**
now that I'm picking myself up after seeing that pie....

I'm in charge of baked goods -- I made two loaves of pumpkin bread, ginger shortbread cookies, cranberry pecan oatmeal cookies, cappuccino cookies, and white chocolate gingerbread cookies.

Today at noon I pick up pretzel bites/dip from the local bakery, and we're transporting two pork shoulders to smoke.

Our family has a "different" thanksgiving than most. It's spent outdoors... I can't wait!!!!!

Thanks for offering the book giveaway!

Katharine said...

This book is definitely on my wishlist! Thank you for the chance to win one!

Pam Mamon said...

I am SO ready for Thanksgiving! My mouth is watering already! Food assignment? I do the whole thing myself--with the help of my 13 year old daughter.

The book looks awesome!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and spending time with those you love!

Katherine said...

I only have to make rolls. I think I'll get a turkey for the freezer, though. Happy Thanksgiving!

Pamela Nees said...

Thanksgiving this year for us will happen on Friday, instead. My children are scattered across the country except for my middle child, who happens to live about 15 minutes away; we are thankful she is close.

So on Friday, we plan to do a HAM, instead, how about that? Still the sweet potatoes and all the pumpkin fixing will abound...
Enjoy your day! Love the look of that book!

Bailey said...

Yep, I got all my stuff last week as I had a rare, proactive thinking moment and decided I wanted to try and avoid the grocery store/section of the store as much as possible this week. We're doing the turkey (a gift from work), mashed potatoes, stuffing, a pie I bought and I'm attempting a pecan pie for the first time ever. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, and thanks for the chance to win the lovely book!

lindag1947 said...

it looks like a good book. we are spending the meal with my son and his wife's family. my kids eat with us every sunday at noon but on holidays they usually eat with the in laws so that leaves my husband my son and me by ourselves. very quiet . linda gerig

Kim said...

I host dinner for just 5 of us, but I make everything & start cooking today - it's something I enjoy very much. Thanks for the chance to win!

Des said...

My boring assignment is 'salad'. But luckily I saw your tortellini on a stick salad. So I will break tradition and freak everyone out. I don't think they'll know what to do with the stick 'salad'. Can't wait!!

Aunt Marti said...

My younger son is serving with the US Navy in Japan, so we will be only three this year. Instead of roasting a whole turkey, I found a Turkey Roulade recipe on cooking.com -- it's a turkey roll-up with cranberry/cornbread stuffing!

Anonymous said...

I am hosting, and no, I'm not ready! Just finished a baby quilt, making Christmas cookies for a friend's shop open house, cookies for a baby shower, I watched my grandkids yesterday and have to take my mom to a dr. appt. today - agh!!! My house is a mess!!! And I'm a caregiver for my husband, so no help from him!
Francine

Anita said...

I'm partially ready. I pick up the bird and veggies tomorrow morning. I'll also clean my house tomorrow. Okay I'm tired just thinking about it.

Tamie said...

Am I ready for Thanksgiving? Heck no and now I am so sick! I had planned on working this morning and then starting to cook this afternoon- I'm still in bed. I am responsible for the "Festival of Pies". We counted five on Sunday. Wish me luck.

Gwen said...

I LOVE this book! It would be a fabulous gift!!:-)

This year I am making the ham, rolls, macaroni&cheese, and cookies for our Thanksgiving dinner. Looking forward to my Mom's dressing-- it's my most favorite holiday food!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! :-)

Jen said...

Heading out to do some shopping today. My food assignment for this Thanksgiving is a jello salad!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh! What a lovely peek! I see 'must make' quilts! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!
As for Thanksgiving, well, I'm the Mama so everything falls under my jurisdiction. LOL. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Nancy said...

Thanksgiving is at my house this year....so I get to make the turkey, mashed potatoes, fried corn and everyone else will bring sides and desserts...can't wait..I am so ready...just need to set the table and mop the floor...

would love to win the book..I love her blog..

Karla said...

After having the last 3 years off from hosting the holidays, it's my turn and I'm really looking forward to it. Everyone brings a dish so I just have the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.....easy peasy! Happy Thanksgiving :-)

leslie King said...

I am heading to the store as soon as my youngest gets off to school. Wait, first I must finish sewing two table runners before the painters arrive to finish my upstairs AND THEN I'll race to the store. We're having Thanksgiving in Government Camp with another family. I'm doing the turkey, dressing, rolls and desserts. Hopefully we'll be able to squeeze in some skiing on Friday!

james and bess said...

what a fun book! i am cooking an early thanksgiving meal (as i write this - the bird is in the oven!) for some visiting scholars from brazil. then we leave tonight to be visiting family for the actual thanksgiving day. so, i'm almost ready. :)

bess

Marci Girl said...

Thanksgiving this year is at my husband's Aunt's house and I was given a list to choose from. I opted for spinach dip appetizer because we have to travel 1.5 hours and it is so difficult to keep something hot that long!

an encourager said...

Yummmmmmm.... the darling book, that pie in your post (what is that???), and the chance to win! Yippeee & thank you! Thanksgiving feast is at my home, as always. I am sole cook, love it, love decorating the tables and praying the home is welcoming and cozy and fun. Oh my! The feast is simple with herb-roasted turkey, Bourbon-glazed ham, peas, corn, Susan Branch's Cream Cheese Potatoes, Karen MacNell's Shredded Brussells Sprouts with Bacon and Hazelnuts (I will be the only one eating this, but I'm worth the effort.. smile), Herb stuffing and THE Martha's Pecan Cornbread Stuffing, yeast rolls, pumpkin & apple pies, & Plentiful Pantry's Pumpkin Cobbler. Whew. Think I just gained five pounds writing this!!! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!!! I'm thankful for this fun giveaway! Liz

Sallie said...

I'm ready for Thanksgiving! I'm doing the dressing, fresh green beans, and pies. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kris said...

Looks like a great book! I hate when I get "that" cart at the market too!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

RaeLyn said...

Shopping is on the list today. Dear SIL is watching the kids while I have an afternoon of it, luckily it's sunny (I feel your pain, I'm sorry!). We're the bulk of the dinner this year...turkey, gravy, stuffing, pies, and the sweet potato dish I'm dying to try. Good luck!

Karen... said...

Shopping is finished... baking and prep for Thursday dinner will be done tomorrow (Wed.) to include table settings in place. Ham is on the menu this year. Hubby usually does a turkey in the smoker so ham is good for a change. We have done both when having a crowd here... not this year.

Friday will be spent putting Autumn/Fall back in the boxes and pulling Christmas out of its box. It's tradition!

BTW... what kind of pie is pictured? Looks yummy!

The book sounds wonderful, and would be a welcomed addition to any library... especially mine!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Sonia B said...

I'm not a cook, so I always get assigned the relish plate ;( Oh well, at least it's easy . . . more time for sewing. Thanks for the chance!

midnight hysteria said...

food assignments; turkey, stuffing, potatoes, apple, pumpkin pies, triple coconut cake (to die for ... link here: http://www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipes/aimees-triple-coconut-cake )

oh, yea, the book: it's awesome and i would love to own it ... thanks for the opportunity ....

mariebeers said...

I am ready for Thanksgiving, everything is bought, as I'm cooking. Going to try a new pumpkin pie recipe that has a chocolate top. Thanks for the giveaway I'd love to win this book.

ritainalaska said...

i'm ready for the big turkey day ... at my sister's who does everything for the day, for us older fogies who can't do much. we all enjoy it very much! but, i can do my quilting and i would love to win your copy of this new book for new ideas!

Rita said...

wow, would i ever love to have that book! i'm doing the whole Thanksgiving dinner this year -- got all my shopping done yesterday, and tomorrow i bake the rolls and pies. yep, i'm ready for the big day! have a wonderful holiday everyone!

LizA. said...

Not even close. Today I have to pick up sis & kids from the airport and take them 1 hour south to Dad's house. Tomorrow I get to fight the crowds and get fruit. I'm bringing fruit salad for 14 to my brother-in-law's feast. Then we go back to Dad's to visit with sis & kids and pick up the dog. He gets to spend Thanksgiving with Grandpa so I KNOW he will be stuffed with turkey--grandpa is a softie....

Michelle said...

Thanksgiving is my husband's favorite cooking holiday. I am usually banned from the kitchen until dinner is served. If I get to make anything it is usually the cranberry relish.
This puts me in charge of the children to keep them out from under his feet. Usually we deep fry a turkey, but this year we are baking a ham. Thank you for a great giveaway.
Blessings,
Michelle

Ariadne said...

I'm a Canadian living in the States, so Thanksgiving is low-key for us. So I guess, yeah, we're ready!

rjk said...

That sounds like a great book. I always enjoy seeing new things. This Thanksgiving it will be quiet becuase all the family had other plans. So I am going to be thankful for my sewing studio.

Marilyn S said...

It's the off year for our kids, so we were going out to eat.(Gasp, shock, unheard of) Anyway, we are invited to my son's inlaws for dinner. All they are letting us bring is shrimp dip and chips. Thanks for the give away. The book looks fun.

James-Linda said...

LOOKS LIKE A REALLY NET BOOK!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! WE'RE SERVING THE TRADITIONAL AT OUR HOUSE!

Kay said...

This looks like a book that I have to have. I can't quit buying charm packs, so I need lots of patterns to use them all. I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house for 30 & am making ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, relishes & spinach dip with beer bread. My sisters are bringing the turkey & all of the rest of the good food.

Jeanne W. said...

Would love the book!! I have been tasked with a cranberry dish.

Jen S. said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hosted dinner at my house on Saturday and prepared all the food myself (with some help). On actual turkey day, I'm actually not responsible for any food! I just love the holidays! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

linda said...

book looks wonderful ..........we dont do thanksgiving but i have done it in the dim and distant past when i lived in P.A and married to an american .

Ann said...

What a neat book. It looks wonderful. We're in pretty good shape for Thanksgiving. We pick up our smoked turkey tomorrow. Since it's already cooked, it makes the holiday a snap. However since there's only two of us, we eat turkey for a looooong time. Thank goodness for freezers.

Mary said...

I'd love to have the book in my hot little hands before Christmas. Thanks for the Chance to Win a copy! Still changing beds for company. DD#1 is hosting Dinner so I only have to make Rolls and a Pumpkin pie!

jetvic said...

We're far away from family this year so it's just me and my husband. But we're still doing the whole Thanksgiving meal just in a much smaller way.

I would so love winning the book. But otherwise It's going on my wish list!
We live in the Pacific North West too, in the pouring rain!

fallingforpieces said...

So not ready, but I'm not hosting, so it's not too much to do. Just need to pick up some sweet potatoes and sage to make my little side dish.

My stressing deadlines are next week, must finish three largish projects before I move next week. Eek! ]

Thanks for the chance to win this fab looking book.

mamabug said...

Can't wait for Thanksgiving and turkey!!! My assigned dishes are shrimp salad and pies, (my choice so maybe apple, blackberry or Lemon) My mom takes care of the pumpkin!!

I would be very THANKFUL to win such a lovely book. May your holidays be blessed in many ways!!

ReginaAnne said...

Turkey, dressing, and all the traditional side dishes. O' and pumpkin pie of course !

Di~ said...

I have that book on hold at the Library! yeah, but I'd love to win. My food assignment: a cake! ...long story. Thanks.

Bailey said...

This year I don't have to host Thanksgiving, yeah!! I'm making cherry limeade. Sprite, frozen limeade and the juice from the bottle of cherries, mix mix and walla!

the girlfriend gap said...

turkey is thawing in the fridge. I'm not ready but planning to go to the store today to pick up groceries. We are trying to keep it simple ... my assignment is turkey and pie... one pumpkin cheesecake and one triple layer chocolate pie . This book looks wonderful. thank you for a chance to win. Happy thanksgiving day to you and yours! Janita

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh dear! No I'm not ready, don't even know what I'm taking to the dinner! This is really not like me. I usually have it at my house and have everything bought and planned. Oh well, maybe today I'll get it together! I would love to win the book - I don't have any that have designs for precuts. And the ones you showed are very pretty. (Fun looking too!)

Quilt Monkey said...

Looks like a great book! As for Thanksgiving - we're up in the air, as our refrigerator seems to be on the fritz. We're not hosting dinner, but bringing dishes somewhere else. Hopefully it just had a hiccup and is not going out altogether! Thanks for having the giveaway!

Carol said...

The book looks great and full of fun quilts. I am the Grandma, so I am bringing alot of the food. On my list is, 3 chocolate pies, rolls, smoked turkey, cranberry sauce, and dressing. I am excited to see everyone and enjoy being thankful. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. quiltexas@gmail.com

Kelli said...

I am going shopping this afternoon to make sure I'm ready. We host it at our house for close family so it's kinda pot-luck style. I've got to make homemade rolls, sweet potato casserole and spinach and artichoke dip for snacking! Oh, and an apple pie!!

Jean Burke said...

The ingredients have been secured - my assignment is sweet potatoes and muffins...yay! Thanks for the chance to win the book - and for your year-round inspiration. Peace...

Stacy Cooper said...

Sounds like a book I'd love to have! Thanks for sharing.

I've been assigned cranberry sauce and rolls - will make the sauce and buy the rolls. I may add a dish, don't know yet. : )

MG said...

I am most definitely not ready. I am in charge of stuffing and cooking the turkey at my dad's house. No pressure there. I should be at the grocery store right now, but I'm working. Argh! Hope I don't get a bad cart like you did. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I got all of my shopping done last week , Right now I've got my turkey thawing out ready to put it in the oven thanksgiving morning .I give each one daughters
a item to make that way I'm not having to do all the cooking.I have done this for many years now it makes things run alot better on thanksgiving day!

Anita

candaroth@aol.com

txquilter said...

So this is probably cheating, but I am ready for Thanksgiving because I'm not cooking. I made a reservation for a cabin for 3 days for me and the hubs and then to a local restaurant for turkey and dressing. This is my favorite kind of holiday - no fuss, no muss!

Linda K said...

Oh, that book looks so very special! Thanks for the chance to win! I guess I'm in charge of Thanksgiving- deciding what restaurant to go to on our little trip to Florida. The kids are far away, but will be here for Christmas, so we decided to take a short drive from Georgia to Florida and walk on the beach. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Marianne said...

I'm almost ready. My son is hosting - and doing most of the cooking - so I'll just bring Jello salad and pies (pumpkin and blueberry). Thanks for the giveaway!

LillianNIxon said...

Most of the SHopping done, just a few more items. Then Ready for the family to come over and enjoy the date.

Cindy said...

There are only 3 of us but I'm still making the whole shebang! Not only that...I have a 16lb turkey! Can you say leftover heaven? Thank goodness we all love turkey!

Thanks for the opportunity!!

Lisa Bernard said...

Hello,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I have already celebrated Thanksgiving with my sons and their families this year this past Saturday.

When I was much younger and had small children my Mom always insisted that we be at her home on that day and at a certain time. With other family members to visit also (husbands family) it always made the day so stressful trying to fit all of the visits in.

After my children were grown and my grandkids came along I have always told my children that as long as we all get together to celebrate the holidays that it is okay with me if it is not on that exact day. They have many places to go that day and some are several hours away to drive to.

This year my older son and his wife hosted our family Thanksgiving on Saturday, Nov. 19th. My daughter in law cooked so much of the food herself and we all were asked to bring something special also. She requested that I bring "bacon wrapped waterchestnuts with barbecue sauce" that I had made at another gathering. That was my contribution to the wonderful dinner that she made. She loves to bake and try new recipes so we had a fantastic feast.



My husband, ex-husband and his wife and stepdaughters and husband all attended also. It was a very relaxing enjoyable evening along with our grandkids who just love that all of their grandparents are there together at their home. My ex-husband and his wife also agree that it makes for a much more relaxing time when our children and grandchildren are not rushed to visit a few hours and then run out the door to the next home.

This arrangement has worked well for us the past few years and my daughter-in-laws have expressed to me that they are so thankful that I tell them not to worry about doing things with us on that one particular day.

We had a lovely time with everyone relaxing and staying together that day as long as we all wanted. Lots of time to watch the grandkids perform songs and dances for us while we were resting after that wonderful dinner.

I have been enjoying your blog and thank you. I look forward to finding it in my inbox often.

Sincerely,
Lisa Bernard

Maureen said...

We had Thanksgiving this past Sat. There were seven adults, one 3 year old, and 2 dogs.We enjoyed our time together.
I'd love to have this book with all the great quilts.

Sharon T said...

I'm bringing sweet potatoes and rolls, and I always make the gravy. Can't wait! Love your blog!

MollyP said...

This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance. I am not quite ready for turkey day. I am responsible for sweet potato casserole, turnip greens, pistachio congeal salad, cranberry congeal salad, and fresh veggies.

Gail said...

I'll be making pumpkin and cranberry breads, pumpkin pies and green beans. Luckily, I have a large family and everyone brings something! The book looks fantastic--thanks for the opportunity to win! Happy Thanksgiving!

Pat said...

Since I am the traveler this year I don't have much to contribute.
Turkey cupcakes for the kids will be the only thing I have to make.
The younger generation of our family are doing all the planning and cooking.

lej619 said...

OMG i would love to win this book!!
love reading your posts

Jenny said...

I have no food responsibilities this year - one of the good things about traveling so far. I'll do my share of cooking for Christmas celebrations though. Thanks for sharing!

Tricia C. said...

I have my food assignment under control too! I also love Dress Circle. I'm sure there are others in the book that are equally wonderful, but there's something about those circles! Thanks for the chance to win.

Rogers Family said...

I am in charge of the in entire meal this year.
I have everything done so far that could be done ahead of time just need to take it out of the freezer.
Tomorrow I will make the fillings for the pies. Chocolate, cherry, and coconut maybe or banana.
Only thing left to do and it's for thanksgiving day is the green bean casserole, mash potatoes, veggies, rolls and of course the turkey.

Sherri I said...

I am not ready for Thanksgiving, yet. My food assignment will be a sweet, side-dish, which I must rush off to grab the ingredients. Happy Thanksgiviing to all!

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A.J. Dub. said...

My food assignment is essentially half the meal since there are only 2 families coming to our feast. :)
I have:
Turkey, Rolls, Apple pie, Chocolate cream pie, Pumpkin pie, Corn, Mashed potatoes, Strawberry Salad, and Green Beans.
I am basically ready, just need to pick up a fresh angel food cake for the salad.

Allison C said...

I'm so not ready! It is just my hubby and I (and the dogs) so I have to make everything. Thankfully I ordered a couple pints of soup so at least we will have that in case I mess up the rest! I'm just making pot pies, bread, and dessert so at least I don't have to make a turkey.
Would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Marcia W. said...

This is one book that I can use and enjoy - good tips and great patterns! Thanks for the chance. We are ready for Thanksgiving. Pies cooked and frozen, ready to pack and travel to our destination. My assignment: driver.

shayshap said...

I love the dress circle quilt. My assignment is to cook, shop, plan the menu and get the food to the table on time. thanks, kathy

Michelle Jensen said...

Well I am ready almost... actually I have one more trip to the grocery store tomorrow morning and a WHOLE day of cooking. I am bringing pies and relish dip but I am also cooking us a whole dinner at our house to have tons of leftovers and so I don't have to cook for a week. Hopefully we don't eat it all that fast :) Thanks for the giveaway!! Michelleleejensen at live.com

oSRMo said...

I'd love to win....
Thanksgiving is at my house this year!! Cooking began today....tried a new recipe today. Orange-Cranberry Relish! Yum!!

LJ said...

My sweet husband orders "the works" from the local grocery store for our Thanksgiving meal. :) What a dear. My daughter and I just fill in with special things. I have all the ingredients for the pumpkin and apple pies I will be making on Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Becky said...

Most of our kids are away visiting their "other" families this year, so it's just me and my husband. Needless to say, my food assignment is pretty much everything. We don't mind though because we will all be together for Christmas! We are truly blessed and have much to be thankful for (like Skype:)!

Shawna said...

I'd love to get a copy of this book for my library. I'm new to sewing and heard its great for beginners. I'm still living at home (23yrs) so I got out of having to cook. LoL. We all are going to my uncles for dinner. This is also the first year anniversary of my Lila's passing. We have lots to be thankful for but it will be sad as well. Thanks for your giveaway.

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patsy said...

My assignment= Thanksgiving is at my house... so the turkey, gravy, dressing, relish tray & 2 pies!!!

I LOVE THANKSGIVING- and I love this book!

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I would be so delighted to own this quilting book. And I'm all ready for a Thanksgiving celebration in the mountains and will be bringing a sweet potato casserole with pecans right off of our own trees. I'm so excited!

Have a joy-filled day!

Delinda Lea

Amy said...

Not quite ready but I only have two responsibilities in the cooking department - pies and a protein dish for the vegetarians.

Jayme said...

I'm actually in charge of pretty much everything but the turkey and pie! Thank goodness becuase should I EVER be in charge of those, I'd be a wreck the entire week before! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patty said...

I am ready for Thanksgiving cos my brother and his wife are hosting the dinner this year. I'm making a chocolate truffle pie and a pasta salad with crab. Yummy, yummy!

Patty said...

I am ready for Thanksgiving cos my brother and his wife are hosting the dinner this year. I'm making a chocolate truffle pie and a pasta salad with crab. Yummy, yummy!

Jane S. said...

My food assignment this year is to make spiced cranberry sauce, and oyster dressing. I've got all the ingredients and am ready to spend a couple of hours tomorrow getting everything cooked. Let's hope the power doesn't go out again!

Lee said...

It is just my immediate family this year so we are cooking everything and anything we want to eat! Fun!

Joy said...

I am having a small but nice thanksgiving... and since I am having a large busy Christmas, I ordered our dinner from New Seasons so thankful for a easy thanksgiving.

I LOVE the circle quilt.

Deb said...

My assignment is Marinated Carrots and Cranberry Relish. Those two dishes are simple but there's some chopping involved. They're always delish!

Jodi said...

I don't have a food assignment exactly. My Mother-in-Law passed away last year of cancer. The 24th, which this year is Thanksgiving. We will be having a prayer service for her then dinner. This year we are all at one of the brother-in-laws. I'll bring a pumpkin pie probably or maybe a cheese cake. My son who is in the Marine Corp will be home for a few days and he loves cheese cake. hehe.

Thanks so much for the giveaway and a chance to win.
The book sounds so great, beautiful pictures and written well. I have to remind Santa I've been a very good girl.

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Kristy said...

I guess I am 50 % ready. I have the jello made but I haven't bought the apples for apple pie yet. Which means I haven't made the pie yet either. Thursday is still 2 days away. I will make it on Thursday morning. Thanks for the giveaway. K-

Cecilia said...

This book looks fantastic! This year we are cooking the turkey and everyone else is bringing the sides. We are excited to be with our family!

tpott said...

I have Christmas every year, my mother does Thanksgiving. I'll be bringing coconut cream pie and Italian butter cookies. Tha book sounds like one I'd like, love the colorful quilt with all the circles. Thank you for the wonderful book giveaway. ;-> Happy Thankgiving everyone!!!

suemac said...

That book looks like a winner. Glad you got the opportunity to review it. My assignment is yams and apples, green been casserole and mashed potatoes. My husband is doing the turkey and stuffing.

eamylove said...

This book looks like fun! I'm not working for the first Thanksgiving in 15 years, so we are having dinner here. The turkey is brining, now that my real-life Lucille Ball episode with that experience is over! On to the gingerbread cookies next...not ready yet, but I will be when the company arrives.

Nancy B said...

My assignment for Thanksgiving at my daughter's home is to finish sewing draperies I'm making for her study. She is doing the cooking, after all she is a better cook than I am.

MiChal said...

Thanksgiving is always at my house. NO, I'm not ready! But that's okay. Most of the dishes come from my oven.

Rosa said...

I`m from Spain and I don´t celebrate Thanksgiving.I celebrate Christmas Eve and it`s more or less like Thanksgiving.

Seafood
Lamb
Fruits
Wine, water and cava
Turron
Those will be on our supper.

This book looks fabulous.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Brenda said...

That looks like a book I need on my Wish List :).

My Thanksgiving Day food assignment is Appetizers- I'm doing a Cucumber Dill dip. Easy Peasy! My MIL does the big stuff, we just have to bring fillers.

Anonymous said...

I am so ready! I've got all my ingredients and I can't wait to start cooking. This is one of my favorite holidays. Family and food. Can't go wrong with that.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Tammy Mabry

willowcaroline said...

We head to an aunt and uncles with our three teenage boys. I was told to bring apple pie - but we are also bringing radish dip (radishes from my garden), homemade applesauce, bourbon meatballs, acorn cookies, and onion bread. Since we are bringing three teenaged boys, we have to make sure there is plenty to eat!

Jennifer Gail said...

Pumpkin pies:) Happy Thanksgiving

Quilter's Delight said...

I will be preparing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for my family which includes our new grandson. Since everyone is traveling to our house, all the cooking will be done in our country kitchen. It will be a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for the give-away. I just ordered two patterns from the author and would love to have a copy of her book. Thank you.

Jeanne said...

My food assignments are all the pies and they were specifically named. Grandma Mille's chocolate creme with lots of "calf slobbers" on top, your (that would be me) fabulous coconut creme pie with lots of "calf slobbers" on top, a pecan pie and two pumpkin pies, one for the family and one for ME (that would be my son Chuck). They are done and cooling on the bar while I sit and do "enter to wins"! I also worked very hard getting the cranberry sauce ready, specific instructions again from Chuck. Cool 2 can of Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce in the refrigerator, Thursday morning when you (that's me again) get up, open both cans and put them in Grandma Millie's "cranberry dish". Sherry wanted to do the cranberry sauce and Chuck told her emphatically "NO, it will not taste right unless Mom does it and it is in Grandma's dish". My kids are crazy.

ritainalaska said...

yes, i'm ready for thanksgiving ... my notes and cards are posted and i've nothing to prepare for our big family dinner tomorrow; my sister is the cook and hostess! all i have to do is show up, bless her heart!
happy thanksgiving to all!

Becky said...

Oooh, I dread the grocery trips this time of year. Best to go at midnight to avoid the crazies!

My food assignment? Welp, it's Wednesday and we still don't know what we are gonna fix. It's probably just the 2 of us and the cats so I seriously doubt we do any serious cooking. Just snacks and football!

Colleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I dont really have a food assignment but Im going to make zuchinni bread which my grandmother always made for each holiday when she was a live. It is my favorite!

Colleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I dont really have a food assignment but Im going to make zuchinni bread which my grandmother always made for each holiday when she was a live. It is my favorite!

sewhappy said...

What a great book!!! I would LOVE to win it, thanks for the chance!!

My assignment for tomorrow is easy-peasey...all I have to do is get dressed. My DDH is taking me out to eat. Family is in too many places so we visited them all dring the past few months so it's just the good looking guy, and me tomorrow, and we are eating out. (That can't be all bad, can it?????) I am very thankful!

liz said...

I would love this book. Thanksgiving is at my house this year with just my family, so my assignment is everything :)

Miss Nancy said...

Love your review of Bee book. Sounds like a must have. No family is coming home for Thanksgiving so we will be going out. One son is visiting his girlfriend who is leaving for another tour of duty overseas. The other son is out of the country with his girlfriend. Hope this is okay.

Have a super great Thanksgiving, everyone.

Tracey said...

The book looks WONDERFUL. My kind of dessert! Thanksgiving dinner is all mine this year. Small gathering. Missing a few of the peeps.

Christi said...

I am in love with this book....if I don't win Santa will have to bring it!

Thanksgiving to do list is almost complete...I am hopeful I will get a new grandbaby on Thanksgiving day!

Betty said...

We'll be going to friends for dinner...I'm taking a yummy mashed sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pies. Would love to win this book!

DEAN FAMILY said...

Oh I too agree on that cover quilt so adorable. I love quilting with precuts makes things just fly together. Thanks for a chance to win.
rhianneholmes@hotmail.com

Eileen said...

Oh yes I am ready. My DD made the pied. Brother and Sister -in-Laws are cooking and I am at the hospital working till 3pm.
Happy Holidays to you and your fam.

Anonymous said...

I was asked to make my spinach salad and DH's blackberry pie was suggested. So both will be done as well as marinated carrots. The carrots will be enough for TD and another gathering on Saturday as well. Will also make a baked corn dish for Sat.

This book looks wonderful! It would be great to win a copy!

The Thompsons said...

I've seen this book around the "blogosphere" and it looks adorable.

Sheri said...

My assisgnment was Thanksgiving Dinner! Hope you had a great time with family.

Jen said...

This year my assignment was basically everything except the turkey! I was most proud of my cornbread and cranberry stuffing and my apple and sweet potato pie with gingersnap crust, both gluten free, of course! Dinner was delicious, just like the projects in this book!

Julia said...

This book looks like so much fun! My food assignment was: 1 apple pie, 1 pecan pie, 1 lemon truffle pie, 2 pumpkin pies, jello salad, cups, chips and dip, soda, and 4 batches of homemade rolls!

sewsaucysuzy said...

Actually attended a family Thanksgiving out of town where I didn't have to bring anything but a bottle of wine. Will be cooking Thanksgiving meal at my home for immediate family on Sunday where I will be furnishing almost everything.

Would love the opportunity to own this book---thank you for the chance!

Emma said...

Gorgeous book! My food assignment this year was simply to eat :) thanks to lovely friends who hosted us this year. Happy Thanksgiving.

Kim Stewart said...

I guess since I am posting this on Saturday I should say yes we survived Thanksgiving! Actually I was born on Thanksgiving so we normally celebrate my birthday on Turkey day rather than my true birthday. We went to my MIL's so I made toffee topped cheesecake brownie bars, sweet potato cassserole and sauerkraut with pork.

Nana Jan said...

The book looks wonderful!
We survived Thanksgiving and it was a blessing to have all our kids and grandkids home!

Vesuviusmama said...

I hosted T-day for 12 at my house and made EVERYTHING myself - turkey, stuffing, candied yams, masshed potatoes, squash, collard greens, broccoli raisin salad, cranberry sauce, bread, pumpkin pie and apple crisp. I would have been proud anyway, but I did it without a functioning oven! Toaster oven for the pies, the gas grill for the turkey, and the broiler on low for other items that just needed heating up. It turned out GREAT! I hope your day was great, too!

Amorette said...

this book is so adorable, and i love that it uses all precuts- they are so easy and fun to buy!

Winding Ways said...

That book looks lovely. My food assignment is pie, pie and more pie.

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! :)

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