Holy Happy Haul-iDays, Batman!

Holy Happy Haul-iDays, Batman!

Okay, so this is an Incredible giveaway that one of You and I and my local Library can really cash in on!!

Happy Haul-idays is this Uber-cool (yes, I love all things Uber, okay?)

Here’s what’s going down….

I write up a  list of my wishlist from Chronicle Books and post about it.  Then YOU comment here about which books you like or the holidays or whatever…then my post gets thrown in the hat with other peeps who post about it…and then sometime in the magical month of December, Chronicle draws a name (presumably, mine, right?) and then if I win, I draw one of YOUR names, and that person wins!  AND to top it all off, the charity I choose ALSO wins!  Win. Win. Win.  Don’t you love it?

But wait there’s more…..

Yup…You want to know how many books we all win?  Well, get this….enough books to take out a $500 gift card…

Not 5 dollars worth…


Are you excited for us to WIN? I am sure hoping we do!

And I am thrilled that My library here in Sultan, Washington will win the same books as well.  When you live out in the country, the library doesn’t always get the newest books, and with the recent economy woes, there are even less funds to support the library.  We have  a great system in our county, but still it is nice to get freshness in!!


Here is my list of titles:

Shakespeare’s Love Sonnets $18.95

Textile Design $35.00

The Pattern Sourcebook $35.00

The Rest is Up to You $24.95

How to be an Illustrator $24.95

Plants and Their Application to Ornament $35.00

Rex Ray $35.00

Pattern Making $40.00

Little Bits Quilting Bee $24.95

Creative, Inc. $16.95

French General: Treasured Notions $24.95

Embroidered Effects $24.95

French General:  Home Sewn $24.95

Lotta Jansdotter’s Simple Sewing $24.95

Sublime Stitching $19.95

Amy Butler’s In Stitches $24.95

Subversive Cross Stitch $14.95

Denyse Schmidt Quilts $24.95

The Moustache Grower’s Guide  $9.95

Beard $14.95

Adds up to $500.25 … I think Chronicle will let you and I pay the 25 cents, don’t you?

So even if you don’t want these yourself, you can give them away to friends or even your own library.  So get going and sing up here for a chance to win if I win!!  Here’s hoping!!


  • Yup, not sure if I really want a copy of The Moustache Grower’s Guide, doing just fine in that department on my own thankyouverymuch. But from what I’ve seen of Movember efforts, a lot of men I know might benefit from it!

    So throw my name in your hat — I’d love have some of those titles myself & share others with my stitching & quilting circles.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:24 am
  • How awesome! I grew up in a small town (Othello, WA) and always loved going to the library. My mom would let me get 10 books every week. As a former rural library system user, thank you.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:32 am
  • Quilty Jen


    Yum at the French General books! Good luck 😉

    November 27, 2011 at 9:36 am
  • What an awesome program!!!! Thanks for posting and I hope whomever wins puts it back into their local community too!

    November 27, 2011 at 9:43 am
  • Melissa


    What an incredible opportunity! I think just about every book on your list would be right at home on my bookshelf. Good luck!

    November 27, 2011 at 10:16 am
  • Paula


    I love the Subversive Cross-Stitching book, and Sublime Stitches. I haven’t seen the French General book, but I’m sure it’s awesome! This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you for passing it on!

    November 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm
  • jeaneC


    You really made a dent in their stitching pile! You are going to be a very buzy girl (boy) after reading all those books with their new ideas.

    I wish the both of us good luck..

    jeaneC from CA

    p.s. You did throw me with the Mustache and Beard books also. hehehe

    (well, technically, I am a boy not a girl so the Mustache and Beard books interest me also)

    November 27, 2011 at 2:27 pm
  • Nice list!!

    November 27, 2011 at 3:34 pm
  • PattyK


    Awesome give-away. Awesome list. I’d be happy to win and share. Thanks for the post.

    November 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm
  • Nice choices, Scott ~ I’d lock myself in the studio with that stack.

    Hubby was going through the drive-thru the other day with our Silky Terrier, and the young lady working the window observed they had the same facial hair (sort of a Schnauzer/Fu Manchu thing). Luckily, it was a compliment as they’d both just been groomed.Okay, we’re *hoping* it was a compliment.

    Good luck to you, the Sultan library (and me)!

    November 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm
  • jeaneC


    I stand corrected. 🙂 Mercy me, Beards and stitching do go together, don’t they?

    Love it when I get caught on assumptions. Love it also, that at my age, I find that I want to learn to listen/read/pay attention better to those kinds of things. To be aware.

    Thank you for being kind.

    jeaneC from CA

    No worries! Let’s hope we win!!

    November 27, 2011 at 6:47 pm
  • Patty


    I like your choices, but don’t think I’ll need/use the last two books! This is a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

    November 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm
  • Wow, what a great blessing this would be! You are so generous, Scott. Let’s make it happen. I really like French General, Amy Butler, the embroidery books, and, well, what’s not to love? Thank you for thinking of us. 🙂 Kd

    November 27, 2011 at 7:00 pm
  • I don’t know if it’s open to international, but if it is I’d love to be in to win.

    November 27, 2011 at 7:48 pm
  • that would be so.awesome for you to win, and for your library as well. the one titled ‘Embroidered Effects’ sounds fun.

    November 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm
  • MaryBeth


    wow, that’s some giveaway. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:44 am
  • Shelley C


    This is a great idea! I am such a book ‘reveranceror’! I would love to read ’em all through and donate to my local library. THanks for a chance at giving back while at the same time broadening my learning.
    Hope you had a great T-day celebration.

    November 28, 2011 at 10:14 am
  • This is a great give-away. I love all of the sewing, quilting books you included. Thank you and Chronicle for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

    November 28, 2011 at 10:41 am
  • Pattie C


    Great give-away, thanks for the chance to win, and donate some books.

    November 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm
  • Evelene Sterling


    Oh books, material and thread just make me so happy! Oh I hope you win! Thanks for a chance to win too!

    November 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  • Pattern Making would come in handy!

    November 29, 2011 at 8:01 am
  • Karen


    Since my avg is currently 1 book every day, I always like to win books. At my library, I started picking books off the shelf at the beginning. I am now in the Cs. I’m planning to read my way through the whole library. This would be awesome. My library’s quilting book choices are nearly all from no later than 1984.

    November 29, 2011 at 8:15 am
  • Rosanne Derrett


    Oh, cool! My library could always do with donations as their funding has been so drastically cut this year. Taht said, my choices might be a bit eclectic for the locals here!

    November 29, 2011 at 11:45 am
  • Wham! Bang! Pow! Zowie Robin….look at all the great books!:) You KNOW I would love anything about embroidery!;P

    Thanks for the chance to win and goooooood luck to you too!:)

    Finished painting?:)

    November 29, 2011 at 11:48 am
  • I looove Sublime Stitching! Such a good pick. 🙂 I added Subversive Cross Stitch to my list this year too.

    Good luck and Happy Haulidays!

    November 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  • I almost added Pattern Making and Subversive to my own list, but I concentrated on cookery, journals, moleskines and children’s books this year ! Love your list! Good luck!

    December 1, 2011 at 8:15 am
  • Wow, some really great books on that list! Good luck to you!

    December 1, 2011 at 10:35 am
  • Wonderful list! Would be thrilled to win along with you! Good luck!

    December 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm
  • Good luck and happy holidays!

    December 1, 2011 at 11:02 pm
  • I like big books I can not lie!

    December 2, 2011 at 6:11 am
  • JJ


    Great choices!

    December 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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