Urban Scandinavian Sewing

Happy Mothers Day 2017

Flowers are a standard Mother’s Day gift all over the world and I’m thinking about carnations, the traditional American symbol for Mother’s Day. Pink and red were given to the moms in our lives while white flowers symbolized mothers who had passed on.  Carnations (known as “Pinks” in the horticulture world) are incredibly hardy plants – they’re perennials so they withstand tough seasons to bounce back year after year, they’re long-lasting, and they’re lovely. Sound like anyone you know?

Much of my design work is inspired by Scandinavian tradition (where Mother’s Day is the last Sunday of the month) and the ways in which I can mix it up with my own ideas. I invite you to do some Mother’s Day mixing with me by entering your mom (or your very deserving mom-self!) in this month’s fabric giveaway, inspired by those pink and red carnations!

I’ll be giving away a red and white fat quarter stack for Mom’s Day and picking a random number on Saturday morning! Just leave a comment on the Happy Mother’s Day 2017 Facebook post before Friday (May 12th) at midnight.

I hope that you have the opportunity to spend some time with, or thinking about, your mom. If you are a mom, I hope you have some time to spend with, or think about, yourself! And there’s no harm in giving yourself a big bouquet of flowers, carnations or otherwise this month!

 

“Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws”

- Barbara Kingsolver

Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Book Tour

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Hello Everyone! It's hard to believe that it is mid-August already. I know some of you have kids back to school already while others are soaking up the twilight of summer for a couple more weeks. For me, summer has been VERY busy with all things book, fabric and some upcoming projects that I'll be sharing in the coming weeks.

Welcome to the Urban Scandinavian Sewing Bloggers Book Tour!

Over the next two weeks starting today through Monday, August 31, six talented sewing bloggers will be sharing their thoughts and projects with you from my book, Urban Scandinavian Sewing. Each week, three bloggers will be sharing blog posts with reviews and insights into the book, so you'll want to visit each one. Here's the schedule for the next two weeks:

WEEK OF AUGUST 17

Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Hilary from Young Texan Mama
Nicole from Snips Snippets

WEEK OF AUGUST 24

Jennie from Clover & Violet
Tessa from The Sewing Chick
Alli from More Please Thank You

There's Also A Giveaway!

As a way to say thank you to everyone that visits all of the stops on the book tour, I'm giving away a copy of my book (or two!) and a FQ bundle (or two!) from my soon-to-release fabric collection, Urban Scandinavian (by P&B Textiles) that is shipping to fabric stores near you next month! Needless to say, its an exciting time, and I'm beyond thrilled to be sharing it with all of you! Enter below in the rafflecopter giveaway, open through midnight, August 30.

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Well, I think that's all for now. Be sure to visit everyone over the next two weeks. I hope you are as excited as I am ;)

Appearance on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio with Pat Sloan

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I’ll be appearing on American Patchwork and Quilting Radio Show with Pat Sloan airing live at 4 PM EST (1 PM Pacific). If you want to hear it, but can’t tune in live, the podcast will available after the live airing to listen whenever you have time.

On the show we’ll be talking about my book, Urban Scandinavian Sewing and the inspiration behind the projects. I’ll also be sharing my personal story and connection to modern Scandinavian design and share some insights into what is truly a lifestyle for me.

I hope you’ll take the time to tune in to the show as you should walk away with a bit more knowledge of Scandinavian design as well as get to know more about me and my approach to sewing.