Praise from three important moms and a book giveaway!

Mother's Day is coming up on May 8th and it's got me feeling grateful for the support I have from my mom and other important moms in my life!

I owe my crafty nature and most of my sewing skills to my mom. She taught me to sew when I was very young and continues to provide guidance, support, interest, and sometimes bulk sewing supplies (she has the hook-ups!) to this day. She learned to sew from her mom and grandmother. Since publishing my book DIY Wardrobe Makeovers I've heard from many people that they learned some sewing skills from an important woman in their lives. I thought Mother's Day was a perfect time to celebrate these moms and women, and do a giveaway of a few copies of my book!

Whether you're a mom and you deserve a fun new book to inspire you to try some new sewing for yourself or others, or you're a new or experienced sewist and want to share these new project ideas with your mom or an important lady in your life... this giveaway is for you!!

I also wanted to share a few of the happy comments I've received from my mom and other important moms in my life. Everyone was so supportive when DIY Wardrobe Makeovers came out last summer and I heard from many supportive friends and family who ordered the book (thank you!!)... and I got this email from my husband's grandma, who is 90 but very skilled at email. 

Hi Suzannah, 
I got your book this afternoon and it is fabulous. So are the photos of you. You are so photogenic! I went through it page by page as soon as [Grandpa] brought the mail in. And then again concentrating on the photos of you. 

Every July my book group has a meeting where members can talk about and recommend any books they like. It will be fun to just casually mention that this one was written by my grandson’s wife. Can’t wait. 

[Grandpa] wants me to order a copy of your book for his sister Darlene. She has over the years done a lot of sewing and selling her things at street fairs, etc. Not clothes unless they’d be baby clothes — more like baby blankets., toys etc. Anyhow, he thought she’d be interested in seeing your book. 

Again, congratulations, author.

It made me so happy! What wonderful words! And proof that my book is fun for people of all ages!

I also got a very sweet phone call from my grandmother shortly after the book came out. She's in her 80s and has been slowing down lately and has less energy than I remember her having in my childhood, so her phone call out of the blue was so touching to me and makes me a little emotional just thinking about it. When she called not only did she compliment me for my hard work and lovely projects, she also reminisced a little about how she taught my mom to sew and all the sewing she used to do. (She was very talented! She had 5 daughters and made clothes for all of them, plus quilts for all the grandkids later on.) I was so happy to be able to share my book with her.

And, of course, there's my mom. I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am for her continual support and pride. I'm an only child and have always been very close with my mom, but I don't see her all that often now that I'm off on my own and I'm so happy to have hobbies like sewing that keep us connected on levels other than the occasional how-have-things-been dinner or phone call. Of course she's very proud of me for writing a sewing book!, and she's shared it with friends and groups online and at events. (She has a business making historic clothing for reenactors and museums. I think sewing runs in our veins.)

Anyway, thinking about these happy supportive comments and gestures for DIY Wardrobe Makeovers has me excited to do something very special for my mom and grandmother this Mother's Day!

Enter for a chance to win one of 3 copies of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers between now and next Friday, 4/29. Keep it for yourself or give it to your mom or another mom you think would enjoy it! And if you don't win, please check out the book on Amazon and treat yourself! ;)


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