Baby Bliss = Joy Rising!

This post is dedicated to Kim Diehl

1 Universe, 9 planets, 204 countries, 809 islands, 7 seas and I had the privilege of meeting YOU. 

It’s time to celebrate my newest book on my blog. The blog that has been quiet for some time now. I hope you will join me and celebrate this book that has so much meaning for me. The biggest of course is the joint celebration and writing of the book. Kim and I became Grandmothers together. As if that wasn’t spectacular enough Martingale is publishing our collaboration of projects in one fantastic book! This book and the fun we had together has given me a friend for life… Miz Diehl, I will remain forever grateful.

Baby Cover

Our book is fun and packed  full of projects for ANYONE who wants to make a special gift for baby. The opportunities for gift giving and nursery decorating are endless. Plus Kim and I get to show off our GRANDS!

 I will keep this post short because after all  it IS a give a way and that is the gift from me to those of you reading my post.

PicMonkey Collage

Give a way rules. Put a comment on THIS POST. I will count the comments on Wednesday, June 29th and post the winners on Thursday June 30th 10 am EST.  So what am I giving away? In honor of Kim’s Grands Miss Norah and Miss Ruby and my Grands Master Owen, Walker and Miss Jane I will give away 5 books! I will sign the books and forge Kim’s signature but don’t tell her. I am in Atalanta and she is in Idaho, the books are in this office.

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    Congrats ladies! Pat, it’s good to see you post again… missed following you since I’ve kinda fell away. Congrats on the new book! Wish you ladies lots of success…P.s. thanks for the giveaway.

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    Ann Williamson says

    Congrats on yet another book!! This is the best one yet because of the subject – grand babies! Nothing better. Would love to win this book because I need to get something started for my newest grandie due in October.

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    Candy Hardy says

    Cannot wait to see this book and it’s projects!
    Love the pics I’ve seen so far!
    Miss seeing you Pat!

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    Congratulations on your book. Looks like it has some great projects.

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    Grammie Nancy C. says

    It’s so good to see you back. Hopeful that your wrist has healed so you can pursue your stitching. What a happy tone your blog has taken on! Grammie-hood must agree with you! All these little motifs are delightful! You and Grammie Diehl have just been celebrating all over the place, haven’t you!!!
    I have baby on the brain too! Our 3rd Grandbe’be’ is coming in October! We are excited, as this is the first of our daughters to have a baby, and he/she has been a long time coming! I have to say he/she because our traditional kids have decided to let baby’s gender be a surprise, for them as well!

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    Margie Brecik says

    I can’t decide which are cuter, the babies or the patterns I can see. ??

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    Amy Cofer says

    Can’t wait to see your book. Am sure the projects will be fabulous, but really want to see all those adorable grands y’all used to model your creations.

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    Congratulations ladies! I’m glad to hear from you again Pat. Your book looks great! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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    Linda Kent says

    I met you, Pat, in Spokane at a Gail Pan class,a few days after your amazing twin grandsons were born! Your talent and zest for life is so wonderful to see. I’m sure the new book with Kim Diehl is as fun and creative as you are?

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    Quiltgirl says

    Pat, I love the book and the pictures are just precious. There are so many cute ideas. Congratulations! and it is good to see you blogging again.

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    Congratulations on the book as well as the 3 beautiful grandchildren (and Kim’s 2)! Nothing as beautiful as grandchildren…. And nothing is as terrific as a book with ideas for those grandchildren!

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    Carolina Fuchssteiner says

    It is a wonderful joy to be grandmothers. My Mila is 2 years old and wd are waiting for an almost grandson ( my nice) any day now. He will be an “Atlantan” so he is very close. The book looks amazing. Good luck and please keep creating more beautiful quilts

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    Sue Kennedy says

    Can’t wait to see the new book. I know how much this means to you! Love you always and forever!

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    Kristie Michalowski says

    Hey Pat…love the book!!! Did they use your grands in the pictures too?
    Oh and your link to facebook isn’t working…I’ll be there in a month to help…lol

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    I was blessed with three beautiful grandchildren in six weeks time when my daughter and her husband became parents of twin boys and my son and his wife had a baby girl. They are the joys of my life. I just spent a wonderful week with my granddaughter and, at four and a half, she was eager to bake and sew with me. Loved it! Your book is aptly named. Our grandbabies are bliss!!

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    Glad you are back blogging. The new book looks intriguing. Congrats to you and Kim.

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    THANK YOU Pat and Kim – you are awesome innovators! Your teaser pictures are just grand…loved the ribboned Lion pants!

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    Kris Bolick says

    I love to sew for babies, I have a baby quilt on my table right now! Can’t wait to see your new book for new ideas!

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    Congrats on the new book and the grands! Some of the most fun I’ve had sewing was for my grand baby. It looks like a wonderful book full of ideas for grands, gifts, or charity sewing.

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    There’s nothing sweeter than hearing laughter and giggles from a baby. Congratulations to both of you on your new book!

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    Karen Sikes says

    Congratulations on y’alls new book and your beautiful grandchildren. Grandchildren are such a blessing!

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    Congrats on your new book. Looks fantastic. And it must have been a blast to work with Kim Diehl.

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    Congratulations – few things in life are better than grandchildren! Looking forward to seeing the book!

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    Marisa Adams says

    Congratulations on a book we can enjoy creating from! Grands add to the circle of life! Can’t wait to see inside that cover…although those two on the front are adorable! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway!

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    Debbie Frey says

    Yippee!!! Another special book!! We, too became grands together – and on the SAME date!! Even more special!! G’luck with this new one!!

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    DebrafrpmMD says

    No little grands at the moment, but here’s hoping.

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    Julie Boyer says

    Congrats, another beautiful book! Who doesn’t love babies? See you in July.

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    It is so fun to see and hear your excitement about your grandkids! Isn’t it nice to have a way to celebrate them creatively? Thanks for sharing your projects with all of us.

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    What a sweet and wonderful book! Anything dedicated to little ones has a place in my heart!

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    Cathy Hansen says

    Having a new grandbaby. Love your patterns.

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    I am so happy for both of the grandmothers. I know all the babies are precious. I would love to have the book and be able to see the babies!!!

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    Congratulations on your book with Kim. I love Kim Diehl’s quilts and can’t wait to learn more about you. Again congratulations!

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    Gwen Sadler says

    I have watched the hints and little teasers and waited and waited to see this, I’m sure, amazing book. I know I won’t be disappointed. I buy hardly any books due to budget restraints but will have to get a look at one of these one way or another. I tried to get on a waiting list at our library but they don’t have one yet. Best wishes for great success to you both.

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    Oh I have just found you…..I would love to win this book I have just been told I am going to be a granny in December…we are all so excited and I can’t wait to get sewing and creating for this new little angel coming to us……

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    I would love to win this. I enjoy all that you and Kim do.

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    I would LOVE to get a look at those BABIES! And also the projects, since my second grand should be here next month.

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