Monday, December 8, 2014

A bit of Doe for Giveaway Day



Welcome! If you are new here, I'm Leanne, I live in Alberta, Canada and I blog about quilting. I hope you will poke around and get to know me a little, maybe by checking out the My Quilts page here. I'll  show off a few of them here for you too.


For Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day I have that beautiful bundle of 11 fat quarters of fabrics from Doe and Architextures both designed by Carolyn Freidlander. I purchased the bundle from Daryl over at Fabric Spark and she is holding it to ship it off to the winner for me anywhere in the world, as soon as the draw is done.

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I have to tell you that these fabrics are even better in person. Surprisingly they are available in Canada (and the U.K.) early and I have a bunch of my own already.

Reflection

***** contest is now closed ******
To enter to win, please leave me one comment only. I'm hoping for some time to relax over the holidays, so please share with me an idea for a new book to read or a movie or TV show to watch, or maybe your favourite music for me to load on my iphone. I will leave the giveaway open until 10:00 pm. MST on Friday December 12, 2014 and I'll announce the randomly drawn winner on Saturday the 13th.

All the Colours

Two things:

  • Leave me a way to find you. If you don't have a email connected to your commenter profile, leave your email in your comment. If I cannot find you, I will draw another winner.
  • I won't be responding to the comments but please know that I will be checking out your suggestions and I thank you for sharing them with me.

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day is on all week, so you will want to visit back there often to enter new giveaways as they are entered.

And feel free to come back to check here on Tuesday (tomorrow) to join Nicky from Mrs. Sew and Sow and I for the December the Scraptastic Tuesday link too, there are fantastic prizes for it too.

Best,

Leanne

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EmSewCrazy said...

Lovely quilts, thanks for fun giveaway.
We recently watched The Quartet on Netflix. Great movie to reflect and unwind.

salisburysews said...

If you've never watched it, I recommend the TV series Friday Night Lights, which should be available on Netflix or other streaming options. It is amazing. Enjoy your holidays!

Quilting Tangent said...

Good book, Love Beyond Time by Bethany Claire. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Pamela Lynne said...

If you like easy reading - just to get lost for several hours without too much thinking - I highly recommend Dorthea Benton Frank - beginning with Sullivans Island. Stories are based in the "Lowcountry" of S. Carolina and her characters are just brilliant! Each books stands alone, it is not a series.
Enjoy!!

tktl said...

WInd Sand and Stars is my favorite book ever.

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Shelley Folkerts said...

Both my husband and I like the Longmire series of books by Craig Johnson. There was 3 season of the tv show on cable until it was cancelled this year. Netflix is picking up the show and making a 4th season in 2015, so it looks like our family is going to have to get a subscription to Netflix for Christmas. I love your quilts and would love to win some Doe fabrics.
smflks at gmail dot com

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

I wish I had a book to recommend, but I must admit that almost all of my free time is taken up quilting or working on quilt patterns. Hmmm maybe I need to make some time to read! Based on friend recommendations I'm tempted to try Outlander.

Brenda said...

I spend scads of time reading so really recommend going back and rereading some of your old favorites that you haven't read for many years. It's amazing how enjoyable that can be. Even books from your childhood. I'm currently re-reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess. I also have to say I so love your giveaway. My baby sister's married name is Jill Doe, and she has four little (or not) Doenuts, and it would be so much fun to make something for her with this collection.

Breanna S. said...

Our family has been watching the gilmore girls on netflix. we only have a few episodes left.

jinx said...

to relax, sew bags and purses...you can never have too many :-)

sntbosch said...

Hart and Dixie. It's girlie and a little cheesy but good.
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

Thyssly said...

Have you read the books by Camilla Lackberg? I like them a lot

Jodi said...

I recently really enjoyed reading Hospital by the River. It is the story of the life and work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband who went to Ethiopia for a year working in a hospital there and ended up staying for the rest of their lives, building a hospital and a midwifery school and multiple clinics and changing the lives of thousands of Ethiopian women in the process. It is an incredible story and beautifully written.

Elinor said...

Broadchurch is excellent - haven't seen the US remake Gracepoint though I've heard pretty good things about it. ellibeaven at hotmail dot com

hebc said...

Someone already said Christina Baker Kline...she is amazing. I haven't read the newest one but I am slowly savoring the older ones first.

Anonymous said...

I just recently finished Gone Girl and it was wonderful. I am in love with the Outlander series on Starz which won't be back until April but I have the first book at the ready to tide me over until then.

crystoll at aol dot com

mel-o said...

I love DOE! Nice winter reading: The History of Love by Nicole Krauss...you will get lost in her world!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Awesome giveaway! Love your quilts, they're beautiful! Great tv series are Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, How to get away with murder and The Blacklist, all are great!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I really liked The Fall and the Sherlock series on Netflix.

Sarah said...

We just finished Alphas on Netflix. Only two seasons, but great!

Unknown said...

To relax I always go with the old favorites...Harry Potter is my go-to either in movie or book form. I just picked up the new Stephen King book "Revival", so if he's your thing. Enjoy the holidays!

Tracey said...

A good book and time to read it, sounds like heaven. I just finished 'Mother of Pearl' by Maureen Lee, a good read

Unknown said...

I love the Forrester Sisters Little Toy Trains for Christmas music! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Lori said...

My husband and I just found the TV series "Mysteries with Laura" such a fun show. Its about a red headed lady detective with twin boys approx. age 7 and her boss is her ex who is subtly trying to get back in to her life. Very funny and she is a kick. Also I just read a great book Josiah for President by Martha Bolton. This is GREAT. an Amish man in the running for president. covers every emotion. "Can a man of faith become the leader of America?" And the theater was very good also.

Sarah said...

oh mum and i just watched and totally fell in love with Endeavor. its the crime drama set in the 60s with the young Inspector Morse. so very very good!

Karen N said...

Just finished Gilmore Girls on Netflix. It's old but still pleasant and comforting in its way.

crazyestonian said...

My husband and I have been rewatching the Sherlock series that ran on pbs. Rather fun!

Linda in NC said...

For a feel-good kind of story with Hugh Grant as the hero, I enjoyed watching The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill and Came Down a Mountain; yeah, it's older, but still; one could pick any Hugh Grant movie and be happy, couldn't one?

Diane P said...

they are not new books but any of the Darkover series by Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Shannon P said...

I love period drama...so I am watching The Paradise on Netflix and it is pretty fun!

sandyandcosmo said...

If you didn't see the Fargo tv series you might want to check it out on dvd, great show.

Anonymous said...

I love listening to Handel's "Messiah". I also like the arrangements of songs by Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, also Celtic Women.

Louisa said...

This season I'm reading the new Martha Grimes Richard Jury mystery - Vertigo 42. So far so good - I'm only a few pages in, but I've enjoyed the series through the years.

Laura said...

I love those Doe fabrics and have been resisting ordering! There are many amusing new TV series including scorpion and Flash. I also like elementary and BBC programs call the midwife and Lewis.

Shanna said...

For music I am totally in love with the Piano guys (you must see their videos on youtube!) for watching, I have to admit that I am in love with "the IT crowd" I have sincerely not laughed so hard in a long time (its a British comedy on netflix). I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Reb Thack said...

The Lotus Eaters was an amazong book about a female photojournalist in Vietnam during the American conflict.

Ramona said...

I love the book The Red Tent. It is coming out in a movie but read the book. It is great. I follow your blog and love it.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Lixie said...

I would recommend Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London. Very well written. Funny, detective, based in London UK.

Patty said...

great author would be JoJo Meyers - love her books

Margaret said...

I've been watching "Peaky Blinders." As for books, I recommend "The Orphan Train," "Mr. Pettigrew's Last Stand," and "Wild."

Kathy said...

I'm listening in as my husband listens to Don Quixote... but I think the movie version of Man of La Mancha is a little more approachable.

Susan Stanton said...

I just finished watching Tammy with Melissa McCarthy. Good girls' flick!
yoyopattycakes @ hotmail. com

Allison Sews said...

I love silly teen and family shows and The Fosters just came back for the season last night. It's a very sweet family show.

Anonymous said...

It's an old series, but I'd suggest reading Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. It's a 5 book series and involves magic and Arthurian legend and I enjoy it a lot.

(clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

Paige said...

One of my favorite Christmas movies is Holiday Inn with Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby filmed in 1942. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Ann said...

I love watching all the silly Christmas specials. I just got the old movie Big out of the library to watch this week too.

Jordan said...

You should watch Outlander the miniseries. But beware it ends on a cliffhanger and isn't coming back until Spring.

Sallie said...

I'm currently reading Gray Mountain by John Grisham.

PersimonDreams said...

We've been watching the Blacklist on Netflix. So many great shows to just zone too! Thanks for the chance!

Catskill Quilter said...

One of my favorite movies is Strangers in Good Company, which is an older Canadian movie about some older women who take a bus trip and become stranded for several days out in the country. If you have not seen it, I hope that you can find a copy! It is FABULOUS! Happy holidays!

Leigh Anne said...

Right now I'm reading The Book of Negroes and it's amazing!

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Jenniffier said...

I suggest amazon kindle unlimited. So many books so little time. I have read way too many books since I have joined and the nice part is when you don't like them return it and try a different one.

Vicki said...

Best read: Outlander. If you love it, there are 8 more books in the series. If you really want to veg out, it's just come out as a TV series too. If I sadly do not win this giveaway, I'll be heading to my LQS store pronto. There will definitely be some Doe in my future one way or another.

Heather B said...

I may be the last person on earth to watch but I am currently watching The Walking Dead!

Catherine said...

Book: The Artist's Way

TV Show: We just started Parenthood

Kathie said...

I love the Wheel of Time series.

Unknown said...

Oh my, your quilts are beautiful! I love Giveaway Day for the giveaways, but also to find all these new blogs and inspirations! I love the French movie Intouchables. LOVED IT.
Holly D

beth said...

This is not a new movie but it is a hockey movie, which is a totally Canadian! And, yes, it's about Americans but do watch 'Miracle'. It is a fantastic movie about leadership and determination and heart. If you've seen it, watch it again. It's a classic and you won't be sorry! And thanks for the giveaway!!

Teresa S. said...

I've been watching Mysteries of Laura and really enjoy it. I don't watch much t.v., except sports, but I'm enjoy that new series!
tstanulis@verizon.net

Holly U said...

I recently learned that a singer I love has a Christmas/winter album out. It's lovely! Kate Rusby's Sweet Bells.
Thanks!

Heather said...

Im a serious nerd so i love marvel agents of sheild it is a great show :) (heather@thewilliscrew.org)

Melissa Miller said...

We've really liked Peaky Blinders on Netflix.

Lisa E said...

I just read "Gone Girl" before seeing the movie. Excellent read.

AStrangerView said...

I dont watch much tv, but I do like White collar.. Great bundle!

Kat said...

I recently read and really enjoyed "Being Mortal". Your quilts are gorgeous!

Kelly G said...

I am currently reading the Beautiful Creatures Series - its about casters (witches) - its a teen read. Someone above has mention The Clan of the Cave Bear Series - it is amazing and I highly recommended that one. The Mortal Instruments Series was also good - but yet again, another Sci Fi Teen Read.

SisterlyLove said...

You have made so many beautiful quilts! Love the one called All the Colors.
I recommend the TV show Lark Rise to Candleford. So cozy!!
Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I just saw the movie "The Lunch Box", an Indian film, which is about a lunch box being delivered to the wrong person and that person and the woman who makes the lunch begin a friendship through their exchange of notes.

DeborahGun said...

We are watching a TV show called 'The Tunnel'. It is really good but very suspenseful!

the running hare said...

Anything by William Boyd ( I've just reread Brazzaville Beach for my book club). If you haven't read them, and you like that sort of thing, then Game of Thrones is just fantastic.

SE20 said...

I would highly recommend Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a great book and something to get the brain going a little as well.

Linda B said...

I'm a big fan of The Good Wife series on television, and if you like horses I recommend "And We Danced" by Toni Mari, available from Amazon.

Tori said...

Read 'The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared'...very quirky and funny.

Sarah said...

I saw someone above mentioned Foyle's War, and I will second that! It is my favorite of all the British detective series I've watched and just a really good show.

Kendra from missknittas studio said...

I actually love to read cookbooks, and just picked up All Cakes Considered by Melissa Gray. It's wonderfully chatty, and has a lot of helpful information for baking in general. Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day :)

Stephanie said...

Christmas Vacation is always a great pj, coffee movie!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

You need to listen to the podcast Serial! And right now I'm reading an older quilt book called Patchwork Persuasion by Joen Wolfrum that is teaching me so much about quilting!

Unknown said...

Last week I watched "Dear John" - that's a really nice movie.
Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

Carmen said...

That's sooo kind of you, Leanne! I've had my eyes on Doe for awhile and would love this bundle:D Here are a few random recommendations:

TV show: Sherlock! I can't rave about it enough. The only disappointing thing is that there are are so few episodes produced.
Films: we've been catching up on Billy Wilder -- Sunset Boulevard and Ace in the Hole -- and enjoyed those!
Music: I'm rediscovering Jeff Buckley, but how about checking out the new Basia Bulat if you like Canadian singer-songwriter stuff?
Books: unfortunately, I haven't read anything in awhile, but Dostoevsky is my fave:)

Best of luck -- hope you discover lots of new stuff!

Barbara O. said...

I'm reading the Outlander Series, now volume 8, and find it quite good to forget everyday life. My mom recommends the latest Ken Follett novel for Christmas reading. Else, I'd say some sewing time is a good thing over the busy holidays, too. Thanks for the chance!

Pat V. said...

My DH and I just watched A Christmas Carol with George C. Scott last night. He is the quintessential Scrooge - we watch him every year!

Shauna said...

beautiful quilts!!! I recommend watching old tv shows like I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke...etc because they are still funny and they just leave you feeling good.

Shayna said...

I just read the Martian by Andy Weir. It was a great read!

Melissa said...

I've really been digging Alvvays lately - it sounds like summer!

Sandra said...

If you have not seen this movie before please watch Home Alone. It is cute and funny. Will make you laugh. I love Doe and am hoping to win some to add to my stash. Santa knows I love really doe, so, who knows? Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win fabric. Merry Christmas to you.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Bev said...

I'm reading some of the Sue Graffton books that go by alphabet letters as I find them, so I'm not reading them alphabetically but am enjoying them.
Bev in Alberta

Mimi said...

I wish I had more time to read, but then again, I would just quilt more! I do love old movies while I quilt, anything with Cary Grant! Oh My! I hope you find some relaxing time!

casiola said...

I really loved the book "The goldfinch" from Donna Tart. You should read this!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the Desert Island Discs podcasts (not sure if you can access them if you're outside the UK, though - sorry! I also like the Dermot O'Leary Saturday Sessions CDs - he has a radio show here in the UK and he invites bands on to play live. Some of them play their own stuff and some put a spin on someone else's stuff - brilliant!

Kim said...

I just finished reading The Book Thief. It was a good book. I'm also going to watch A Christmas Carol.

Mary Beth said...

I'm reading the Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater, if you like paranormal/fantasy books.

Lee said...

I loved reading the Alan Bradley series! thanks!

Carla G said...

My favorite show is Grey's Anatomy! :)

Barb and Sharon said...

I love the TV show, Haven. It's on Showcase, you can catch all the seasons on there. It's a Sci-Fi Supernatural kinda show. It's based on a Stephen King novel. (not scary)

Barb@Witsend

Lisa J. said...

I recommend All the Light we cannot See. by Anthony Doerr. A very lovely read. In this novel Anthony Doerr writes about science with a beautiful poetic style.

giddy99 said...

I just finished (sadly) the Terry Pratchett Discworld series (there are 40 books, so far). It's not my usual genre, but once I read one, I was hooked. They are laugh out loud funny (some of the references, one-liners, etc.).

jinx said...

I don't know if you're into sci-fi, but I'm a Dr Who fan

Sarah said...

I recommend the Inspector Evans series by Bronowyn Rhyes; it's set in Whales, it's gentle, fun, and a good plot/mystery but without that tension that keeps me up late reading. Very relaxing. sarah@forrussia.org

AlidaP said...

I have been listening to books (so you can merge listening and reading :) ). The latest books by Stephen King are very nice! Thanks for the chance to win!

DebbieKL said...

I'm reading The Stand now. Long and creepy but interesting!

auschick said...

These quilts are beautiful! I loved reading the Night Circus :)

Ilana said...

I'm really enjoying the TV show Gracepoint.
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annette said...

I suppose it's all a matter of personal taste but Boyhood is a good movie, I've been enjoying Lillehammer on Netflix, reading Philip K. Dick at the moment and I love to listen to the podcasts Serial, Snap Judgment and The Moth. :)

Mom C said...

I'm rereading Louis L'Amour, he's got so many books, I won't run out for months. And I'm listening to John Flangan's The Ranger's Apprentice series. Love his storytelling. Thanks.

Southern Gal said...

I love BBC series on Netflix. North and South is a favorite.

Linda said...

Hi there! I love to read and one of my favorite books is The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher. It's certainly not a new book, but it's a wonderful cozy read by a great author. I hope you have a very relaxing holiday. :)
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amanda m said...

I just started watching Dr. Who for the first time... Plenty to catch up on! Hope you find plenty of time for run and relaxation :)

Ali said...

Well I dont know what you like, but for a..different type of Romcom, I've recently seen "I give it a year" and it was pretty funny!

Brenda said...

I like watching The Voice on tv.

Who-lee-uh said...

I enjoy Sliders. It's SciFi and made in the 90s and a little cheesy but very fun

quilt455 said...

I am currently reading A Quilt For Christmas by Sandra Dallas and really enjoying it.

marcela said...

Love it! I just finished The Map of Enough. Beautiful book. I also like listening to all sorts of music. Have been enjoying EmmyLou Harris, and James Taylor Christmas CD. Love a trip to the library though and pick something new to try each time. Thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays to you!
NaturallyFunDays(at)gmail(dot)com

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I love your quilts.
Any novel of Steve Berry or David Baldacci. They are thrilling.

Miggsie said...

I enjoyed reading The Light Between Oceans, and my current favorite TV show is The Good Wife. Thanks for the giveaway!

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I love your style!
Any novel by Steve Berry or David Baldacci!! Thrilling!

Jeana said...

I just read "Wonder" - it's a young adult book but should be a must read for everyone, really heartwarming. I highly recommend it!

Magdalena said...

Have you heard of Terry Pratchett! I think he is the mos brilliant author alive! And they made a few movies based on his novels :)

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Joy said...

How about a great podcast? Recommend NPR's Serial and The Moth! Great to listen to as you make your gorgeous quilts!

Joy said...

How about a great podcast? Recommend NPR's Serial and The Moth! Great to listen to as you make your gorgeous quilts! jjoyjames@yahoo.com

Lucy | Charm About You said...

I definitely recommend Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan :)

QuiltCandy said...

You have some gorgeous quilts! I recommend The Help, the film and the book are both incredible!

Allison said...

Very lovely quilts... the second one is just amazing!

Hmmm... new books - mine are all with pictures and short since having two small kids doesn't allow me to read anyways. New movies - I only have access to it once it's made it to Netflix. And new TV shows - not really new one, but got hooked on "The Paradise", but was really upset when I found out it was only for two seasons.

Enjoy the cold snuggly season curled up with your favorite new finds - thanks for the giveaway!

allison.richter@gmx.de

Heather Graves said...

One of my favorite authors is Jen Lancaster - funny stuff!

Deb said...

How about Piano Guys. My son just bought that CD for his fiance for Christmas. nice music.

Unknown said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! If you have Netflix, I recommend one of there original series The Killing.

Nicole said...

I'm enjoying Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. Enjoy the holidays!

Sharon said...

books I love! "the art of racing in the rain" "cutting for stone" "flags of our fathers"
enjoy your holiday down time, hope you get lots of reading in!

Lindsey said...

If you haven't yet, watch The Paradise on Netflix. So good! Thanks for the giveaway & Merry Christmas!

Melissa said...

I do t know if you get TNT in Canada but The Librarian now has a TV show, I enjoy it bc it is silly and action packed.

Heather B said...

The Outlander series! The books! Very long but amazing! Or you could get the audiobooks to listen to while sewing! And Starz turn the book into a tv series! Oh Jamie! ;)

Jo said...

If you have never watched it you need to watch all the seasons of SOA the final season ended earlier this week and it was a tear jerker

thequiltedcat said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I've enjoyed watching "Bomb Girls" on Netflix.

Heidi said...

I love listening to books when FMQ.
I saw that someone else recommended Pillars of the Earth, which I just re-read. It is so good, but 39 disks! Unfortunately, non of that times was spent FMQ...
Now I am starting his series, book one is Fall of Giants.

Amanda said...

I just read the Rosie Project and really loved it. It grabbed me right from the opening lines. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Nicola said...

SHellseekers by Rosamunde Pilcher is a beautiful book, one of my favourites. I like a British tv series called New Tricks. And I enjoy listening to Agnes Obel. Three suggestions :) nicolajobson (at) gmail (dot) com

Sunnybec said...

Books can be personal taste but I like anything by Kathy Reichs (Bones on TV) or Patricia Cornwell, or Dorothy Koomson. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I just finished reading Levels of Life by Julian Barnes (from the library) and actually went out and bought a copy to read again. It's the most beautiful memoir/love story.

Samantha said...

My new favorite show is Longmire...a modern Wyoming mystery show.

Enny said...

Your quilts are so gorgeous! My suggestion for a TV show would be The Finder.

Jovanna said...

The Doe fabric is perfect for my manly projects! I love watching netflix movies and tv shows since I do not pay for cable. Nurse Jackie is my favorite right now. :-)

lekae said...

I advise some of the books of Neil Gaiman and Doctor Who TV show. I'm going to spend my holidays this way

jenny said...

Currently, we are in love with a show called Forever on ABC (in the US). Bit of a mystery/cop show, but with an interesting twist. Have a relaxing break and thanks for the chance!

Michelle said...

Orphan train is a good book.

Katie said...

If you haven't already watched Downton Abbey, I suggest binge-watching (so easy to do!) so you're ready for the new season that's beginning soon!

Newbie Jen said...

Relax? during the holidays? I recently downloaded a collection of classical music that I like listening to when the girls are driving me crazy. If I play it in the car, they even tend to calm down. Bonus!

Lisa Cox said...

I am a huge fan of Bowling For Soup's music. And during the holidays, I have to listen to Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
As for books, I love anything by JR Ward, JD Robb, Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and James Axler's Deathland series.

JoanG said...

I've just discovered the Almighty Johnsons on Netflix. The brothers have some interesting

lelandavestudios said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love to listen to Pink Martini! Hang on Little Tomato is still a favorite after all these years :)

Joanne G said...

I'm really enjoying Forever (tv show). jvermunt(at)shaw(dot)ca

Linda said...

Gillian Flynn - Sharp Objects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sarah@123quilt said...

Have you seen The Almighty Johnsons? Thanks for the chance to win!

Jayne said...

Well, I can give you my 2 kids...they make a killer relaxing Christmas morning breakfast! And nothing relaxes me more than a marathon of 'Star Wars' ... I sleep right through it!

Cynthia B. said...

I enjoy putting on my Celtic music on Pandora

Sylvia Anderson said...

I've recently read 'Leaving Time' by Jodi Picoult, and highly recommend any of her books, but this one is very special, one that you don't want to end. I have listened to all her books and as soon as a new one comes out, I reserve it from our local library. This is such a wonderful giveaway opportunity, especially since I love this Doe collection. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Leanne Parsons said...

What great suggestions people have been leaving you! I loved The West Wing, and I'm not into politics at all (or American!). For a book, I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

I'm reading the Ken Follett trilogy right now which is really good.

Carol said...

I can recommend an older movie you might have missed, Sweet Land. Nice movie, it's got some mildly humorous parts and is really touching.

Michele said...

We've been watching funny Christmas movies like Elf! And listening to Christmas music. I could sure use a relaxing holiday too!

Katharine Yates said...

I've gotten sucked into the Outlander series, I'm on the 3rd book now...thanks for the giveaway! kateyates87 at gmail.com

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I picked up the new Stephen King novel Revival, I havent jumped in yet but I hear the water is fine :).. generous prize offer.. thanks!

Tamie said...

I love to listen to Straight No Chaser- an a cappella group. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

Rhonda D. said...

Love your quilts. I love reading classic books. One of my favorites is "The Good Earth" by Pearl S Buck. It's a wonderful movie, too. Can be seen on Turner Classic Movies. Thanks for the chance to win!
wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

Karrie said...

Hmm. I'm not sure what to recommend. Nobody likes what I like. ksmith8@emich.edu The Help is always a good movie/book

Susan Solberg said...

I have been enjoying "The Voice". I never saw it until this season, and I just love it!

Kylie Carlson said...

I'm reading my way through the Sherlock Holmes stories - I'd forgotten how much I enjoy short stories. As far as TV shows I've been working my way through Criminal Minds which I enjoy but it's definitely not for everyone since it's all about the psychology of serial killers.

Libby said...

If you like Nickle Creek (if you haven't heard of them, definitely try them out !), then you'll probably like this band I'm listening to - Count This Penny. Very nice music !

Cathy said...

My favorite book this year was A Discovery of Witches (first book on a trilogy). For a fun read, I recommend First Grave on the Right. I laugh so hard I have tears rolong with that series.

Barbe said...

i'm really looking forward to Unbroken, its directed by Angelina Jolie and looks fantastic, a real inspiration story.

karamino said...

One of my favorite authors to read is Orhan Pamuk. Thanks for the giveaway!

Abby said...

Well, shoot, I guess I don't relax much because I can't think of a thing. Except cruising quilting blogs, now that would be relaxing.

Unknown said...

I just watched the movie The Sapphires on Movie Channel 3 on tv and really enjoyed it - fact based movie about a Maori girls singing group that went to Vietnam to entertain the troops.
I also recommend a movie called Dagenham which I have seen on tv and is based on facts from the Ford Motor COmpany in Dagenham England when women went on strike for equal pay - and won the first ever equal pay for women!! (In England that is)
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Fran said...

I have been enjoying the podcast The Serial, I think made by the people who broadcast This American Life, it is such a great story of a real life crime, & is brilliantly told & truly gripping. And for me it was a bonus that it was the perfect accompaniment to some quilting. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, I'm a big fan of Carolyn Friedlander's designs.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

I read a lot - Brent Weeks is great, Guy Gavriel Kay, Joe Abercrombie are all huge faves of mine.

I'm Feelin' Crafty said...

I loved The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd! Totally inspired the quilt on my blog today.

tusen said...

I can see Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery has already been recommended, so on a totally different note, if you haven't seen How to Train Your Dragon (1 and 2) I think you could give it a try. I know it's basically for children, but it's got splendid animation and the story is quite good with lots of funny moments.

Meg said...

Would love to win this bundle!

SilverCat said...

A TV show I enjoyed recently is 'The Last Ship'. It's one of those shows you know is rubbish but is surprisingly compelling anyway!

little lawes said...

I'd love to win! :) k-sell@hotmail.co.uk I'm hooked on homeland and the missing (bbc drama) cant wait for the next episodes!

Juels said...

Oh, such beautiful colors in this collection. Thank you

erin said...

Watch Bletchley Circle - women who worked in code breaking during WWII find themselves solving crimes after the war.

MrsV said...

If you are looking for a laugh, I would suggest watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Taryn V. said...

Two of the best books I've read this year are A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

Christine said...

Waiting for Undercover Boss to start again next week.

Jess Burns said...

Book: Em and the Big Hoom. It's a novel but reading it it is hard to tell that it isn't a memoir. Funny & touching. And not too long. My current favorite. :)

jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

Leo said...

still recommending lily brett and well as a new recommendation as I've been giing that out for a long time .. Alphabet of birds from SJ Naudé

Danette said...

I want to go see Exodus, plus Gambler. peterstankovich@comcast.net

June D said...

Really fabulous fabric - designs and colors both. Thanks so much for the chance.

I recently finished All Roads Lead to Austen: A Year-long Journey with Jane. Great story about a sabbatical, Jane Austin reading groups in different countries in Latin America. While reading take notes on the books she finds out about!

Louisa S. said...

I've been reading My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante and it's completely engrossing. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Chirpy said...

This time of year, my grown daughters and I cuddle up in the big chair and still giggle through the movie "ELF". We laugh and laugh, and then we turn out the lights and enjoy the quiet of each other with the Christmas lights and decor. Something said, for coming home for the holidays.
Merry Christmas.

Carmen N said...

Wow- I'm not very helpful in any those areas. I'm currently reading "Heaven is For Real"; I don't watch much tv; I just listen while hubby and daughter watch. And I keep it silent in the car as it's one of my few quiet times each day.

Niechelle Wade said...

Beautiful wild! Have a Great Holiday!

Katie said...

If you haven't seen Guardians of the Galaxy that's a good one, very fun and some eighties music!

MarieMartinsCA said...

Relaxing with a good movie or book, such as Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck, is a good idea especially with a cup of tea and cozy quilt. irenemarie2008@gmail.com

CapitolaQuilter said...

Hubby and I just started the series Mr. Selfridge and am enjoying it quite a lot. Funny the things that you take for granted that were once considered unheard of, a good reminder of how it is all a moving target.

nicolesender said...

Your quilts are stunning! I like to listen to calming music. I use Pandora and put in different genres depending on what mood I am in!

Pre said...

Hmm... book: how about a classic like 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas?
movie: you can go holiday like Elf or you can go classic like Treasure of the Sierra Madre
TV: have you seen Sherlock? There have been 3 seasons so far, but there are only 3 episodes per season so it's not much to catch up on.

Mari said...

Try "Sonata arctica" for some melodic metal music (not very heavy metal). The band is from Finland but their lyrics are in english. Winter-greetings from Finland (we finally got some snow) by Mari; mamioja(at)luukku.com

Kelly Wilson said...

Terry Pratchett novels. I like the beginning for sentimental reasons but recommend people start with Small Gods, Witches Abroad or the seasonally appropriate Hog Father. There are over 30 books! Thanks! notwendy gmail

Unknown said...

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the movie The Family Stone. It's not new but very cute and family friendly! Thank you for the chance to win. Your website is gorgeous!

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there Leann,
I had a lot of fun watching Breaking Bad on Netflix while making the first of 2 super-long king-sized EPP 1" hexagon quilts. They both have over 4,000 pieces each! About 75% of the fabrics I used in both where gifts from pen pals or swaps from around the world. When I had finished hand-sewing the border on the first one, my teenaged son asked me to make him one too!
We recently watched The Hour on Netflix, it is a British show about a new TV show that was airing in the mid-50's. Very entertaining!
Thanks so much for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
snausages22@yahoo.ca

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