Thursday, March 10, 2011

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing by Kathy Cano-Murillo

I am very excited to be a part of this Blog Tour for Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing!  Thanks to Brianne from Hachette for inviting me to participate in this tour and to even offer a great giveaway, which will be at the end of this post.

Here is a summary of the book from the Hachette website:

Sometimes to find your life's true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . .

Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. To raise money for her move, Scarlet opens an after-hours sewing school in a local record shop, teaching a type-A working mom whose rigid parenting style is causing her family to unravel and an enigmatic seamstress with a mysterious past.

But as stitches give way to secrets and classmates become friends, the women realize an important truth: There is no single pattern for a good life. Happiness is always a custom fit.

Since I have enjoyed crafts since I've been a little girl, I was curious as to how crafts have impacted Kathy's life and this is what she had to say:
**Sewing and painting. Sewing because my Nana Cano loved to sew and I never took the time to sit and have her teach me. I cried when she passed away, I was so mad at myself. My husband comforted me and told me “All she wanted was for you to sew.” And he went out and bought me a $99. Machine and I haven’t stopped since! Every single time I put my foot on that pedal, I think of my Nana Cano. In Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing, Nana Eleanor is named after my Nana Cano!

Painting because every so often I have people put me down and say things like “You just do crafts, you don’t do art, you can’t paint.” Well, I end up thanking them because it fuels my ambition! I challenge myself to learn new techniques, and I practice a lot to help me grow stronger in my skills. I love it so much, it feels wonderful to bring an empty canvas to life!**

Now for the giveaway!  The giveaway is actually for one copy of Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing and as an added bonus you will also receive a copy of her book, Waking Up in the Land of Glitter.

Winners will be subject to the one copy per household, which means if you win the same title on another blog you will receive only one copy of the title.

To enter this contest you must be at least 18 and live in the U.S. or Canada. No PO Boxes please.

For one entry leave me a comment including your email address below.

For two additional entries, blog about this contest or add the link to your sidebar.

Please include your email so I will have a way to contact you if you win. Use a spam-thwarting format such as myemail.address AT gmail DOT com or myemail.address [at] gmail [dot] com.

You will have until March 26th to enter and I will draw for winners on or after March 27th.


Julie P said...

I would LOVE to win these books! I have been entering the giveaways on every blog I see them! LOL

bunnymom1970 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I would love to read Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing and Waking Up in the Land of Glitter :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Linked the giveaway in sidebar, More Giveaways { 1 }

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Darlene said...

I really want to read this book so I'm entering all over the place. lol. Please enter me Jo-Jo!

darreads (at) gmail (dot) com

Martha Lawson said...

Please enter me for these awesome books. I'd love to read them.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Marie said...

I'd love to win this book. It looks so good. Please enter me.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

What a divine cover! I'll throw my hat in the ring.

skkorman said...

I would love to read this book—please enter me to win!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Elisabeth said...

Sound like my kinda books!

ladybook21 at yahoo dot com

Joanna A. said...

I have read both of Kathy's books and I love them!!!! I could relate to the characters and felt connected to each and every one of them!

Joanna A. said...

If you don't win the books go out and buy them!! It will be worth it!!