Apr 24, 2012

Ties That Bind, Marie Bostwick, and Me

I've been thinking a lot lately, about family, friendships, and all of the" ties that bind" us together in our relationships. They can be simple, or they can be intense and complex. Part of that process is maintaining this blog through so many of my own life and blogging challenges and of course, I write about those regularly!

But part of it is also really digging deep into the very meaning of what serves us best in the world, what gives our lives hope, and meaning, and purpose. And for me, our families, our friendships, and even our own personal faith and beliefs about our own roles in the world, are all huge parts of that equation.

As quilters, many of us also love to read.... and so like a lot of you I always have a book in the process of being read, and sometimes a wonderful big stack of them!

Recently, I was asked by Michele Foster of the Quilting Gallery to be part of a "10 blogs" book tour for author, Marie Bostwick's latest novel (her 4th in her Cobbled Court series) Ties that Bind.

Each of the ten of us will then have a
drawing for a free book and we shall each give a book away. All you have to do to have a chance of winning is to leave a comment after a blog hop post by any of us on the tour, at our own blog, on our own published Blog Hop Tour give away day!

Ties That Bind: Blog Hop and Give Aways

Enter Drawing Here!

Continue to leave a comment for a win through May 2nd!

With Michele of "With Heart and Hands"

Come back to my blog, With Heart and Hands, this next Friday, April 27th, and leave a comment to win a free copy of Marie Bostwick's newest novel, Ties that Bind !

Ties That Bind: Blog Hop and Give Aways

Blog Hop Tour Schedule:

Tuesday, April 24
Michele Foster - Quilting Gallery - http://quiltinggallery.com/
*Jackie - Canton Village Quilt Works - http://cvquiltworks.blogspot.com/
*Wendy - Ivory Spring - http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/
Wednesday, April 25
*Jennifer - SewHooked - http://sewhooked.com/
*Erin - One Piece at a Time - http://erinrussek.typepad.com/
Thursday, April 26
*Victoria - Bumble Beans Inc. - http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
*Sandi - A Legacy of Stitches - http://alegacyofstitches.blogspot.com/
Friday, April 27
*Michele - With Heart and Hands - http://www.with-heart-and-hands.com/
*Melissa - Lilac Lane - http://www.blog.melissastramel.com/
Saturday, April 28
*Melissa - Sew Bitter Sweet Designs - http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/
*Kim - Crafty Apple - http://kimscraftyapple.blogspot.com/

Shown above:my advance copy of the book, and my little mug mat made for the occasion to celebrate my own friendship following. Give Away and my day of the Blog Hop is this Friday!

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in her Liberated Quilting Challenge for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up. Looks like fun!

Ocean Dreams said...

Looks interesting. I'll come back on Friday! Love your backdrop of your sewing room.

Anonymous said...

It was nice talking to you this morning. Don't forget to remind me about the give away and drawing on Friday. from pat

Lynne said...

Sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

I love to read, I'll be back and join in on Friday!

jenclair said...

:) Sounds like a plan! I love to read!

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Josie McRazie said...

THis looks like such a lovely book! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Hey, maybe could win! LOL (we can all laugh at that last part of my comment!! I don't win!)

BengalPup said...

The book looks interesting.