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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Quick Little Give Away


Today is my birthday - yippee for me! And tomorrow is one of my daughter's birthday! So in honor of these two momentous days in my life I'm giving away this book.

American Patchwork is a collection of true stories told by quilters and on page 15 is one written by....me! The title is "Use It Up" and it's about my mother. I wrote it the year after she died and last year it was published in this book.

But here's the thing. You have to be quick. Comment here before midnight tomorrow, October 2 to be entered. Hurry!

62 comments:

Carletta said...

Happy Birthday to You!
And..to your daughter.

Mary said...

happy birthday to both you lovely ladies. Enjoy to the hilt.

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday, Marlene!
How come you didn't tell us that you're a PUBLISHED author?! How cool!!

Southern Lady said...

Happy Birthday, my friend ... and to your daughter tomorrow. My daughter's and my birthdays are a day apart, too!

I have a surprise for you at Southern Lagniappe, and hope you will have time to visit me this morning.

Sincerely,

Janie

Southern Lady said...

Congratulations on being published, Marlene! I'd love to read your story about your mother.

My mother-in-law is a quilter and I may try to buy your book for her for Christmas.

Sincerely,

Janie

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day immensely. Do something totally indulgent!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your day immensely. Do something totally indulgent!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to the both of you.
This looks like a wonderful book.

Joyful said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. May your day be stitched in His love!

Blessings,
Joy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Happy Birthdays, to you and your daughter.
I love these type of books (true stories)!

Theresa N. said...

Beautiful cover on that book. Happy Birthday!!
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

Milah said...

I love books and I know I'll love this one! I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Milah said...

Oh yeah! Happy Birthday!

rlbates said...

Just want to wish you (and your daughter) a Happy Birthday!

Dzintra Ingrid said...

Found you through Calamity Jane. Happy happy birthday to you both. Will call back. Have a great day, Dzintra

Tracy P. said...

Happy, happy Birthday! I would love to read your tribute to your mom--hope I win! ;-)

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday, Marlene and Happy birthday to your daughter tomorrow! My granddaughter's birthday is the day after mine and I just love sharing the cake with her. I would love to win the book and read the stories. I think one reason I blog so much is I love hearing about the life experiences of other quilters. Please count me in!

Raquel said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! and to your daughter! How awesome is this prize, a quilting book with a page written by you!! Much love, Raquel XO

Kelly said...

Happy Blessed Birthday, Marlene!
Thanks for your lovely and fun blog, I enjoy it so much!
I would love to be put in the drawing for the book too!
Hope you have a special and wonderful birthday!
Blessings,
Kelly

jillquilts said...

Happy Birthday! I hope that it's a great one! That book looks really interesting!

WoolenSails said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter.
Wonderful giveaway and congrats on being published.

Debbie

mamabug said...

The happiest of birthdays to the both of you!!! To have your writings published is quite an accomplishment HOORAH!!! You're amazing. I would love to read your story :) Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

tipper said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you both!!

Jacquie said...

Happy Birthday, Marlene! And to your daughter.

Vera said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter.

Vera said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter.

Vera said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter.

brenco1 said...

Well of course I will say Happy Birthday to you and your daughter. Isn't this a wonderful time of year to have a birthday.

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! I really enjoy reading your blog and your projects are gorgeous. Also, I live in Northwest Arkansas so I can relate to some of your stories!
Keep up the good work.
Sara

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Marlene,
"Happy Bithday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear Marlene, happy birthday to you, and many more!" Now don't ever say I haven't sang to you. Wish you a great day all day and many more to come. Tell your daughter happy birthday for me. Please enter my name, would love to read the stories.
Hugs,
Bonnie

Cornfield Quilter said...

Happy Birthday to you! How awesome that you wrote about your mother. I am sure she would be very proud of you and it's a wonderful way to keep her memory alive.
I am excited to enter your give-away and I sure hope I win.
Have a fantabulous day. :D

Janet said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you get some time to stitch :)
I love to read stories about quilters and quilting. How very cool to have your own story published!

Sincerely Yours said...

Happy Birthday Marlene! Happy B-day to your daughter too! No need to enter me, I was visiting Janie and saw a birthday wish was in order! I stopped counting but still like to celebrate!lol So I hope you have a wonderful day. Enjoy - Sincerely, Jeannette (I need to go and check out the rest of your space! I have lots of quilt supplies and will ONE DAY sit down and use them!)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Happy Birthday! Okay, I want to read your story.. you have to pick me :o)

Gayle said...

How exciting that you're a published writer! Your mom must be so proud! Happy Birthday!

Marilyn R said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! It must be so much fun to have your story published!

Quilt Nut said...

happy birthday to you! congrats on having your story published

Dandelion Quilts said...

Happy birthday! What an honor to be published, too. We should be giving you gifts, not the other way around! I hope you have the best day and another year full of love, family, and friends. Oh...and fat quarters, a gal shouldn't leave those off the blessings! God bless you!

mariel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! How wonderful to have a special time each year to celebrate with your daughter. Congrats on being published!

Debi said...

Wow, Happy Birthday to you and your daughter. I would love to win that book. I hope had a wonderful day.

Veggie Mom said...

Happy Birthday! I'd love to get this book for my SIL, Aunt Julie. Thanks!

Connie W said...

Here's a great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY wish for you! And please enter me in the give-away. I would love to win that book!
Connie W

sMC said...

Happy Birthday to You and the daughter.
One has to be quick to enter into Giveaways. The Scot would love you, he is all in favour of Use It Up think he caught that from his Mother during the War years in Scotland.

Nance said...

Just found you this evening, for the first time. I love Patchwork! Also, learned the concept of "use it up" from my mother who was born in 1920 and who remembered the "Great Depression" in detail. Funny. My folks didn't just call it the "Depression" but always the "Great Depression". I would enjoy this book as I have enjoyed your website. Thanks,

osagebluffquilter said...

I just got home a couple of hours ago, no time to update the blog until after I wish you a very Happy Blessed Birthday! And many many more!!
Osagebluffquilter

Dawn said...

Ohhh, please count me in and Happy Birthday to you both!

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Happy Birthday to you and your daughter ! Please enter me into the draw fro the lovely book.

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy Birthday to you dear Marlene and to your daughter. I wish you both the very best.

Please drop by my blog and pick up a little blog love award I gave to you.....and I didn't even know it was your birthday.

Oma aka Meme said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AND YOURS- MAY YOUR YEAR BE FILLED WITH BLESSINGS

HUGGLES FROM MEME

Adrienne said...

Oh, I missed your birthday! I was out of town yesterday and just now getting back to catch up. I hope you had a great day to celebrate. Have a wonderful year ahead. ~Adrienne~

Vicky said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! If I win, please pass along to next person as I am not qualified to make quilts!

Vicky

Janet said...

Congratulations on your story being in the book and on your birthday. I would love to win the book! October 2nd is my husband's birthday, too.

jos said...

hi,marlene

swooze said...

Happy Birthday!

Lavinia said...

Happy birthday to you! and to your doughter =)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Happy belated birthday, stitchin' Marlene. Hope you were lavished with a rich dose of love and appreciation. You certainly deserve it.

peace~elaine

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Happy Birthday Marlene and daughter dear. Hope you both have fabulous days.

Valerie said...

Oh I just barely made it! Happy birthday! I would love to read this book especially your part.

sister sheri said...

Happy Birthday! Sorry, I am late! But I'm so happy to celebrate you! Thank you, God!

Lyn said...

Hi Marlene, Happy birthday and also would love to read the book. Hope I am not too late. Regards Lyn

Janera said...

Happy, Happy! Hope you had a wonderful celebration, even if only in your soul.

ivoryspring said...

Hi Marlene,

I know I missed the deadline - but I still want to wish you and your daughter a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!