Sunday, February 26, 2012

A BIG THANK YOU to Polly Minick ~



In a recent post, I mentioned how much I love Polly Minick's new book, "American Summer, Seaside Inspired Rugs & Quilts".  Saundra of Woodland Junction sent Polly the link to my blog and I received the sweetest email from Polly offering to send me a copy of "Victory Girls, Patriotic Quilts and Rugs of WWII" to give away on my blog.  This book is co-written with her sister Laurie Simpson.  Within days, I had an autographed copy in my mailbox.  It is the only Polly book I do not own.  {{Can I enter my own give-away???}}  I will definitely be buying this one soon.  I am not a quilter, but this is a book any quilter or hooker should have on her bookshelf.  I just love a book that offers patterns!
Anyway . . . entering the give-away is simple.  Just leave a comment on this post or send me an e-mail with give-away in the subject line.  I will pick the winner Thursday evening. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

51 comments:

Joanne said...

Okay - I'm going for this one - sounds like a good one and I haven't bought a new rug hooking book in ages and ages and ages and ages.! What a thoughtful thing for Polly to do for you!

Ann said...

Lauren, What a neat idea way for this giveaway to come about. I would love to win this copy. Thank you and to Polly for the generous giveaway. ~Ann

Gayle said...

I'm a hooker AND a quilter so I'd love this book. I already own all the other Minick & Simpson books and they're always good.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Lauren,
I would love to enter. What a great giveaway!
Melinda

Rachel said...

Mmmm mmmmm mmmmm! I love Polly and Laurie! Plus I love a giveaway! Please enter me into your drawing, glad I stopped by! Your title is what got me - I love Minick and Simpson fabric - I am a quilter.

The Barn Door said...

How cool!! What a great book to add to one's library and how sweet of Polly to do!!
Karen & the Hounds

Orange Sink said...

Wow! That was sure a nice thing for Polly to do! I don't have any of their books and it would be awesome to have one! Thank-you Lauren for giving us all a chance at it!!
Have a good week!
Hugs!
Cathy G

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ok....I'm a (sometime) hooker (really!) and a wannabe quilter....does that count??? I have to confess, I don't own any of Polly's books....(we are slow to learn of cool things in Nod you know) - so I would be delighted beyond belief to bring some class to this forgotten frozen tundra..... ;o) Thanks, Lauren, for another great giveaway opportunity....and I say go for it - you should be able to enter your own giveaway!! Wishing you a blessing-filled week ahead....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Mugwump Woolies said...

Just ordered the newest Polly book. Love the Americana theme!
Have a good week!
Robyn

Andrea@That'll Do Farm said...

Tossing my hat in the ring for the giveaway!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

What fun! That sure was sweet of her. I love her patterns. I have one of her books. I'd love to enter the giveaway!
Hugs,
Courtney

Margaret T. Zenk said...

Hey, this is a great giveaway; very generous of Polly. This is the only book of hers/Laurie's that I don't have yet...would love to win it.

Kim said...

How sweet of Polly! Enter me and if I win, you can keep the book :)

Cammie said...

Would love to enter the giveaway, I am not a quilter, but I do own a quilt made by Laurie and a partially hooked rug from Polly!! This is the only book I don't own!! ~Cammie

Jean @ Prim Crafts said...

Hi Lauren,
I'd love the chance at this book. I'm just starting to learn the hooking of rugs and this would be a great start to my library.
Thank you for such a great offering.
Blessings,
Jean

Kathy (woolfind) said...

What a sweet thing for Saundra to do! I'm sure Polly was delighted about your comments about her book. I would love to be entered!

Patti said...

How fun! Please enter me in your giveaway.
Blessings, Patti

HomeSpunPrims said...

I had the privilege of meeting both Polly and Laurie in person at Sauder a few years ago. I would dearly love to win this book since I am both a quilter and rug hookier. So very sweet of Polly to offer it for your giveaway Lauren! Please enter me!! Hugs, Lori

BumbleBeeLane said...

Lauren~ The book looks wonderful.Hmm entering your own giveaway? LoL..Warm Blessings!~Amy

WoolenSails said...

I love their books and have a couple, but not the oldest one, I get that one from the library. It has an ark quilt that I want to make in it, so need to get it back out and copy off the pages. Would love this new book, I do have some of their new fabric and need some american patterns to use it with.

Debbie

From Sherry's Heart said...

Lauren you should absolutely enter yourself in your give away!!! Since Polly graciously gave the book,that made you the go between and you should have a chance too. If I win you can keep the book BUT you have to let me have it for a few days to look at it OK??
Sherry

woolwoman said...

WOW how nice of Polly to donate this book for a giveaway hosted by you ! Please enter me - I am excited to be taking a class from her in March. Love the project you showed in the last post with the interesting plaid wool. YGG and have a great week ! mel

Larkrise garden girl said...

Lauren enter me! I have one of her books and love it. I don't have this one and would love to win. Hugs Cheri

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

I would love this book. My friend has it, love the rugs in it!!
So, enter me!! Have a great week Lauren!

Linda said...

Oh, Lauren, I love Polly's work and have followed her for years, since her days in MI.
Through her I have found her sister Laurie, what a talented duo they are.
Linda

jennifer768 said...

How kind of Polly to donate the book.I am new to hooking and would love to enter your giveaway.Thanks and hugs,Jen

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

What a wonderful book. I'm going to write down the author and titles so that I can order the books someday.
It was so sweet of Polly to send the book for one of us.

Hugs,
Susan

Jacqueline said...

My buying a Polly Minick book is what got me started hooking. My very first project was the chickens on parade. I would love to win this book.

Saundra said...

NOT ENTERING the giveaway as I already own an autograph copy. But that was very nice of Polly to do that. Good luck to the winner.

Saundra

Brush Creek Annies said...

I would love to win. I have been quilting for quite a while, and recently started rug hooking. Well, of course, I am addicted to it now! Thanks, Jenny

Beckyjean said...

Hi Lauren~

I would love a chance to win this book. I'm a quilter & wannabee hooker. Thank you to you & Polly for the chance.

Have a wonderful day~Becky

Denice said...

I am a quilter and a rug hooker and have all of their books. Thanks for a great give-away!

Deb said...

That is too bad that you can't keep the book for yourself. But I'd love a chance to win it. It looks like a wonderful book.

Kathy H said...

I would love a chance to win this book. They have so many beautiful patterns.

s said...

Hi Lauren!
Please enter me..looks like a wonderful book!
Sheila

acorn hollow said...

I would love to win this book I do not believe I have ever even seen one of their books.
Cathy

Dog Trot Farm said...

What a lovely thing for Polly to do. I have taken Polly's books out from our local library, but do not have any of my own. Please enter me in your giveaway, thank you.

Jo Ann said...

Lauren,
Please enter me in the give=away. Polly has been one of my favorites for years. Looks like a great book. Love you blog and all the eye candy.

Thanks,

Jo Ann ( jaomma1@aol.com)

debbie said...

HI Lauren,
thanks so much for giving us a chance to win Polly's new book ~ it looks awesome! I love all things Minick & Simpson & am fortunate enough to have learned rug hooking from Polly herself! ( at a class in Sebring, Fl) . I love looking through their other books & being inspired!
love your blog, too & your adorable pugs!
thanks,
Debbie :)

Liz said...

Ooh, Ooh, Ooh! Can I join in on the fun? Please enter me too - I would love to have more inspiration - my favorite form of procrastination. :)

Liz

Alta said...

What a neat thing for Polly to do. I think you could enter your own giveaway as long as someone else picks the winner. But I hope I win.

Ter'e said...

Isn't Poll the BEST? She and Laurie just slay me. Two of the most wonderful sisters I have ever met. I want to say she is one-in-a-million........but they are 2-in-a-million!!!!!!
Put my name in the basket, PLEASE.

Ter'e said...

Whoa, that should be POLLY! I would never call her POLL!!!!
Oppsie!

The Wool Cupboard said...

I would love a chance to win your Polly Minick book! Thanks for the opportunity, Lauren.

Linda

Julia said...

Lauren, I'm constantly running behind blogging but please enter me in your give away for Polly Minick's book. What an awesome give away. I love to hook and quilt and I'm trying to finish my big quilt but it has been rather hectic around here lately with renovations.

I love the close-up pictures of Loocie and Annie. Hugs. JB

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

Please enter me into your contest! I love Polly Minick's books. Thanks!

Margie said...

I LOVE Polly's rugs. I have a couple of her books but not this one. :-)

Judi said...

Just discovered your blog, I am enjoying your posts and the little pug faces.....too cute! I would love a chance to win Polly Minick's book.

Sue said...

I love her books....thank you for this amazing giveaway!! Love your blog too! I ordered this book from Amazon, so could give that one to a dear hooking friend if you choose my name....fingers crossed!!

Myglorystars said...

Love the looks of this book, please enter me in your drawing, thank you!!!

woolfriend said...

Wouldn't it wonderful to,win this! a dream come true!