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Book Giveaway: Summer Mystery Reading for the Sewing Enthusiast

A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon
Pleating for Mercy by Melissa Bourbon
The Package by Sharon Dunn
A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon

A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon

MYSTERIES WITH A SEWING FOCUS--A GREAT COMBINATION
I love to read mysteries, and I also love to sew. What better combination than to read a mystery about people who are involved in sewing? Sitting at the beach or even on our deck with a good book on a beautiful, warm, and sunny day is the epitome of relaxation for me. If that resonates with you, you'll want to read these three mysteries. Each includes an important character who also loves to sew!

"A FITTING END" by Melissa Bourbon (a signed copy)
Former Manhattan fashion designer Harlow Jane Cassidy has a gift for creating beautiful dresses. But when Harlow becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she needs more than her sewing skills to unravel the mystery. (Obsidian Mystery, 2012)

"PLEATING FOR MERCY" by Melissa Bourbon (a signed copy)
All the Cassidy women possess special gifts. Harlow Jane Cassidy's is creating beautiful dresses. But she's about to discover secrets in her own family and another gift--one that reaches beyond the grave. (Obsidian Mystery, 2011)

"THE PACKAGE" by Sharon Dunn
Annie Dawson is a member of the Hook and Needle Club in Stony Point, Maine. Items unearthed in the attic of her ancestral home, Grey Gables, lead to danger, adventure and heartwarming discoveries about her own family as well as the townspeople of this charming seacoast town in Central Maine. (Annie's Attic Mysteries, 2010)

LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU COULD WIN!
Just leave a comment to be eligible to win these three mysteries. A winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, August 22, at midnight. The winner will be announced during the week of August 27 and notified via email.

Good luck!

amm

Comments (342)

Jane9999 Jane9999 writes: This seems a good prize to take away on holiday.
Posted: 6:43 am on September 11th

bluewillow bluewillow writes: This book seems like a fun read. Even if I don't win, I will have to look for it.
Posted: 12:51 pm on August 22nd

millieanne millieanne writes: Reading, Sewing, Quilting .. recently retired from working in our Library. I would love to win these books. Thanks for the chance.
Posted: 10:04 am on August 22nd

at_clearing at_clearing writes: Cleverness is always delightful! I love it when sewing expresses this quality, and would adore finding the same quality in a deft mystery story concerning sewing. Would that I was that good! So I read -- and am delighted!
Posted: 4:33 pm on August 21st

njean njean writes: I am a mystery fan-- it is a mystery to me how the author of these books will incorporate sewing, but I'd like to find out!
Posted: 3:25 pm on August 21st

user-1094885 user-1094885 writes: It would be great to win. I like mysteries and have not read one with sewing in it. I've never won anything online.
Posted: 2:25 pm on August 21st

StitchingARNP StitchingARNP writes: WOW! .. What to do fIrst? ...Read or stitch? How about reading about stitching! Can't wait to win!!
Posted: 1:11 pm on August 21st

cblsews cblsews writes: I would love to win one of these books. I never seem to win anything and this would be the perfect win, a mystery book about sewing. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.
Posted: 12:59 pm on August 21st

Daylily1940 Daylily1940 writes: What could be better? Reading, sewing all in one!
Posted: 8:25 pm on August 20th

turkishsheila turkishsheila writes: Great to get the letters with new ideas and to see all the different books about
Posted: 2:52 am on August 20th

Gebhardt53 Gebhardt53 writes: Mysteries about sewing, sounds fun.
Posted: 4:44 pm on August 19th

Dabo Dabo writes: Two favorite things -- sewing and reading mysteries. How great to be able to read sewing mysteries. When I take a break from sewing and sit down to read, a sewing mystery would make my like all sewn up!!
Posted: 2:16 pm on August 19th

Sewbuddie Sewbuddie writes: I would love to win these mystery books, especially since they are about sewing !
Posted: 11:34 am on August 19th

kathysews616 kathysews616 writes: I love to read novels with my hobbies as a theme. It would be awesome to win these books!
Posted: 9:28 am on August 19th

Tsetsgee Tsetsgee writes: Wow great giveaway:) I love it please me, please me:)
Posted: 9:05 am on August 19th

gwenwells gwenwells writes: Very excited about the book, I love mysteries and this is the first one I have come across involving sewing- should be interesting.
Posted: 8:28 am on August 19th

sewing_frenzy sewing_frenzy writes: I absolutely love to read and being a teacher, I devour books during my summer vacation. I have only a few days before school begins again but I can make time to read these fabulous sounding books even after!
Posted: 5:36 pm on August 18th

holycowllin holycowllin writes: I wish I had these books right now to read while we are on our boat- I miss my sewing at home- can't think of a better thing to do than - READ about it!!
Thanks Threads - Another adventure!
Posted: 10:22 am on August 18th

Natsews Natsews writes: Great bedtime reading
Posted: 4:26 am on August 18th

ShuChick ShuChick writes: I have been reading "food" mysteries, but I think I will have to start reading "sewing" mysteries now.
Posted: 5:50 pm on August 17th

Robyn_sews Robyn_sews writes: I have read some other needlework mysteries and it is exciting to hear about ones that are sewing related since that is my favorite of the needle arts.

Posted: 12:32 pm on August 17th

ozparker ozparker writes: Wow! The best way yet to combine my two most favorite pasttimes.
Posted: 10:21 am on August 17th

NanaLu NanaLu writes: I read almost nothing but mysteries. While I've read quilting mysteries and knitting mysteries I had not come across sewing mysteries. I'd love to read them.
Posted: 9:59 am on August 17th

sewseitz sewseitz writes: I will check our library to see if they have. They look great. I listen to books all the time. Great while sewing. 'Read' a lot of books this way.
Posted: 9:59 am on August 17th

mammy mammy writes: Being a retired sleuth I should win! Love a good mystery and a good sewing project.
Posted: 12:26 am on August 17th

ustabahippie ustabahippie writes: Looks like fun reading.
Posted: 10:47 pm on August 16th

smmcquilt smmcquilt writes: I love mysteries too. Thanks for the opportunity to discover a new writer! Anything fibre-related gets my vote... Cheers, from Toronto, Canada
Posted: 5:34 pm on August 16th

jkroman jkroman writes: Sounds like fun!
Posted: 5:07 pm on August 16th

pdlb1956 pdlb1956 writes: If I don't win these I hope I can find them at our local library. I love these type of mysteries!
Posted: 4:43 pm on August 16th

elysbeths elysbeths writes: I loved "Pleating for Mercy" and am looking forward to the next book - thank you!
Posted: 4:05 pm on August 16th

user-1115536 user-1115536 writes: What fun! We've had cooking amateur sleuths, and quilters, and cat lovers, vintners, and bookshop owners. I'm glad to finally learn of sewing mysteries.
You SEW girl!
Posted: 3:16 pm on August 16th

BeckyPiette BeckyPiette writes: I would like to read these books.
Posted: 1:10 pm on August 16th

chilisand chilisand writes: I have read several mysteries with quilting themes, it would be very interesting to read these. Sort of a "cross pollenation"
Posted: 1:05 pm on August 16th

sewbuddy sewbuddy writes: I love reading books with a sewing theme. Thay way, I don't feel guilty taking time away from my sewing!!
Posted: 12:18 pm on August 16th

Concordiabelle Concordiabelle writes: Next to fabric stores, bookstores are the easiest places for me to spend time AND money! Books with a story about sewing sound like a new addiction-waiting-to-happen!
Posted: 11:24 am on August 16th

SusannahRodana SusannahRodana writes: This is the first time I have seen sewing related novels, WOW, can't wait to read them!
Posted: 11:23 am on August 16th

Maritza Maritza writes: Perfect combo! Sewing and reading :o)
Posted: 11:18 am on August 16th

kellybird1954 kellybird1954 writes: Love to sew and love to read mysteries!

Posted: 10:48 am on August 16th

fingersflying fingersflying writes: I have lots of sewing mysteries in my UFO pile!!!
Posted: 10:25 am on August 16th

Sweetjessy Sweetjessy writes: Sewing? Mysteries? Wow! Add some chocolate and it's my version of Heaven! I'd love to win.
Posted: 9:17 am on August 16th

sarred sarred writes: This looks like a prize I'd like to win : D
Posted: 7:57 am on August 16th

MissPat MissPat writes: I just finished four straight weeks of no-days-off costuming a show. It would be lovely to sit back and read with no pressure.
Posted: 7:11 am on August 16th

KaSchu KaSchu writes: When I'm not reading, I'm sewing or reading about sewing. It would be great to win the books.
Posted: 5:39 am on August 16th

wanda5359 wanda5359 writes: When i learned to sew i was probably around the age of fourteen my mother had one of the old pedal type singer machines and she was a seamstress she made her own patterns the machine was passed down to her from her mother she would make all my clothes when i was younger, and use my clothes to make patterns or hold newspaper up to me to make a pattern. this is something i will always remember and i have tried to pass it down to my girls. I love my mom with all my heart in memory of her 09/29/1918-09/11/1985
Posted: 5:23 am on August 16th

user-318323 user-318323 writes: Mystery and sewing .... the mysteries of sewing....?
I love to read and sew - so I do hope I win! :-)
Posted: 4:46 am on August 16th

Karrie_S Karrie_S writes: Ooh! These look really good ;)
Posted: 12:33 am on August 16th

BarbaraHewitt BarbaraHewitt writes: Wow--the books sound like it would be fun relaxing reading.
Posted: 9:55 pm on August 15th

Hamilton24 Hamilton24 writes: What a top idea to combine my two most favourite things to do - to sew and to read!! There's nothing better than to cozy down in a comfy chair with a cuppa and a good mystery and then, after such inspiration (of the sewing and not the nefarious deeds variety) put in a few good hours with fabric, pattern and machine!! Can't get better than that!
Posted: 9:27 pm on August 15th

snowm snowm writes: I'm always looking for a good read. What a great way to combine two of my favorite things!!
Posted: 9:18 pm on August 15th

MaryJanuary MaryJanuary writes: Books and sewing? Two of my favorite things! These sound like fun books- I would enjoy reading them and then passing them along to my book & sewing enthusiast friends! Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 8:22 pm on August 15th

Yumjo Yumjo writes: Can't live without reading or sewing. Hope I win.
Posted: 7:58 pm on August 15th

smfsprout smfsprout writes: Reading and sewing. Two of my favorite things so I would love to win. Thanks.
Posted: 7:28 pm on August 15th

hazelspi hazelspi writes: Love to sew and love to read, especially mysteries...thanks for the chance at winning.
Posted: 6:20 pm on August 15th

ksommo ksommo writes: One of my fave things to read these days is the new genre of sewing & knitting books. It's lovely to read about women like me!
Posted: 6:02 pm on August 15th

Jpacific Jpacific writes: These books would be a welcome addition to my summer reading.
Posted: 5:26 pm on August 15th

phoebe1beloved phoebe1beloved writes: Finally, a mystery book including sewing. I have been waiting for this.
Posted: 4:38 pm on August 15th

Lolabug Lolabug writes: The only thing better than a book about sewing is an audiobook about sewing. You can enjoy a good story while still working on your projects!

Posted: 4:00 pm on August 15th

xlvx xlvx writes: what's better than a sewing mystery after sewing-can't wait
Posted: 3:21 pm on August 15th

DaisySews DaisySews writes: Love sewing mysteries.
Posted: 2:35 pm on August 15th

B_Step B_Step writes:
Posted: 2:16 pm on August 15th

Lynda_Pomeroy Lynda_Pomeroy writes: What a great idea! Please pick me!!
Posted: 2:12 pm on August 15th

sshew52 sshew52 writes: I love mysteries. And Sewing too.

I am excited about finding new books.


Posted: 1:40 pm on August 15th

GrandmaWalter GrandmaWalter writes: Sounds like the perfect read to me!

Posted: 1:22 pm on August 15th

carojo carojo writes: Two of the very BEST things to do.
Posted: 1:21 pm on August 15th

carojo carojo writes: Two of the very BEST things to do.
Posted: 1:21 pm on August 15th

JeannieOllieGee JeannieOllieGee writes: Sounds like an intriguing idea for a set of books.
Posted: 12:55 pm on August 15th

idosew idosew writes: looks like a good read
Posted: 12:37 pm on August 15th

arledesign arledesign writes: These books look awesome! I'd luv to win a copy!
hugs
Posted: 12:08 pm on August 15th

MessyVirgo MessyVirgo writes: O-o-o-h! A mystery story, and sewing: my favorite pastimes. Reading a mystery WITH sewing: Awesome!
Posted: 12:05 pm on August 15th

dolinbliss dolinbliss writes: Sewing and a mystery... What is not to love? I would love to read these.
Posted: 11:41 am on August 15th

sweetserenity sweetserenity writes: being an avid sewer and a lover of the mystery novel, this would be my perfect summer treat.
Posted: 10:53 am on August 15th

kdmb kdmb writes: Pleating for Mercy was an easy, enticing read - just right for relaxing. It was nice to see the art of sewing so craftily woven into the storyline. Look forward to reading the others listed.
Posted: 10:40 am on August 15th

KHD KHD writes: Wow! I love mysteries and sewing so it would be a real treat to win these books.
Posted: 10:29 am on August 15th

user-911134 user-911134 writes: I love to read, I have read quilting and kniting related mysteries, would love to win these sewing mystery books!
Posted: 10:23 am on August 15th

user-1126774 user-1126774 writes: I'd love to read these. My fashion students and I are always joking about how all our sharp and dangerous tools could end up in a mystery story.
Posted: 10:18 am on August 15th

Artsy_sewer Artsy_sewer writes: Wonderful idea to combine two favorite pasttimes - mysteries and sewing.
Posted: 10:14 am on August 15th

llbbeck llbbeck writes: They all look fun to read, I hope I win!
Posted: 10:09 am on August 15th

CarolDn CarolDn writes: I just love mystery books so it matches perfectly my love of learning to sew.
Posted: 10:07 am on August 15th

Nyliramirez Nyliramirez writes: I love reading books that involve sewing or quilting! Hope I win!
Posted: 9:55 am on August 15th

brsnyder117 brsnyder117 writes: I have read sample chapters of these on my Kindle and love them!
Posted: 9:49 am on August 15th

mgottawa98 mgottawa98 writes: I would love to read any one of these mysteries. Thank You!
Posted: 9:45 am on August 15th

sewold sewold writes: Terrific! Two of my favorite pastimes in one! A book and sewing together. Pick me!
Posted: 9:26 am on August 15th

user-1114374 user-1114374 writes: THis would be so fun, and my daughters would love to share!
Posted: 9:12 am on August 15th

mimi310 mimi310 writes: Love to read, especially about my craft.
Posted: 9:06 am on August 15th

Isabelsdaughter Isabelsdaughter writes: I love the idea of combining sewing and mystery. These books sound like great fun and I think I would truly enjoy them.


Posted: 8:59 am on August 15th

embsew embsew writes: These look great, I will have to buy one (or all 3) if I dont win! Fall is my reading time, once the garden is done, sewing and reading are my two best excuses not to do housework, LOL
Posted: 8:53 am on August 15th

Ellen J Ellen J writes: I am excited to see 3 new sewing novels. Thanks for all the great info in your newsletters!
Posted: 8:52 am on August 15th

theladythatsews theladythatsews writes: I like nothing better than sewing and reading murder/mystery books, "sew" would love the book.
Posted: 8:35 am on August 15th

Neosha Neosha writes: Just saw a post about a book club. I will recommend to my niece who belongs to a book club and she has begun sewing! Sewing and reading have made us more like friends as we have both gotten older.
Posted: 8:18 am on August 15th

Neosha Neosha writes: An easy way for us all to read them is to go to our public library and see if they have them. If not, then request that they purchase or request on interlibrary loan. We get the books, the authors make sales, and I might win a signed copy!

Neosha, a now retired (for 15 days) librarian!
Posted: 8:12 am on August 15th

myosa_47 myosa_47 writes: These book look awesome. I would love to win them.
Posted: 8:07 am on August 15th

MamaChamp MamaChamp writes: I love to read, especially mysteries, and when a book also incorporates my personal interests, even better!
Posted: 7:57 am on August 15th

Ruggmaker Ruggmaker writes: I just had spinal cord surgery, and could use some fun reading while I anxiously await getting back to sewing!!

Posted: 7:55 am on August 15th

DDSS2000 DDSS2000 writes: Sometimes, after a day of sewing, it's refreshing to sit back and read. It allows my mind to drift into another world. Plus, books are great while waiting at MD appointments. :-)
Posted: 7:44 am on August 15th

kmichellel kmichellel writes: These books look awesome. I am always looking for a good read to take with me for the moments when I have to sit and wait for whatever reason (such as the car rider line at my kids school) These would be perfect for such occasions. They have everything I need to get involved into the story; sewing, dressmaking, and mystery. I can't wait to start the first one.
Posted: 7:41 am on August 15th

mpgizmo2 mpgizmo2 writes: Reading is only second to sewing . Would love to have these books.
Posted: 7:37 am on August 15th

cjlaes cjlaes writes: Sewing ladies as detectives - can't get much better than that
Posted: 7:36 am on August 15th

delbelcoure delbelcoure writes: These books look lovely. Please enter me in the contest.
Posted: 7:31 am on August 15th

maube maube writes: These look like great books! I love mysteries and usually listen to books on tape while I work. Recently found some books with a scrapbooking theme that i have enjoyed.
Posted: 7:26 am on August 15th

user-1109779 user-1109779 writes: Would love to win these!! Going for vacation soon and would relish these to read on my trip.
Posted: 7:18 am on August 15th

bobbikg bobbikg writes: All three books got good reviews and combine two of my favorite things-reading and sewing. I would love to read them!
Posted: 7:17 am on August 15th

user-1126728 user-1126728 writes: What would we do without Threads? I think from reading posts, it is safe to say, those who sew also love to read. I not only collect fabric, but collect books and would love to have these to add to my collection. Sewing and reading are definitely my stress relievers. These are new authors to me and it would be a great adventure to collect some new authors...Thank you for such a wonderful offer. I am on "pins and needles" awaiting your call to tell me I am the lucky winner!!!!
Posted: 7:02 am on August 15th

Taenocat Taenocat writes: Oooh, what a fun idea! Two great loves in one... I'd love to read these!!
Posted: 6:22 am on August 15th

esiuolm esiuolm writes: Yes, absolutely - definitely worth a read before the summer is over. Combine sewing and mystery....I hear my name!!!
Posted: 5:58 am on August 15th

lynnevv lynnevv writes: I love this idea-can't have too much sewing!
Posted: 5:34 am on August 15th

monkemama monkemama writes: I love mysteries. What a novel idea to write one about sewing!
Posted: 5:07 am on August 15th

user-1124224 user-1124224 writes: Sewing and reading, my two favourite hobbies, they take me away from life's daily routine. Didn't know of these books but now I do.
Posted: 4:55 am on August 15th

Lucysweetlips Lucysweetlips writes: I'm a bookaholic, knitter, and love to sew. I never know when I get up in the morning what endeavor I'll tackle, but I know it'll be interesting. So, to win mystery books, right up my alley!
Posted: 4:23 am on August 15th

michele7 michele7 writes: I'm new to sewing and I love to read. These two make a great combination!
Posted: 3:54 am on August 15th

user-1142651 user-1142651 writes: I am learning to sew things and any help is much appreciated
Posted: 3:20 am on August 15th

user-896350 user-896350 writes: These books sound interesting to read!
Posted: 3:06 am on August 15th

LadyRay LadyRay writes: What a great opportunity!! I love to read!!!
Posted: 2:44 am on August 15th

RoniBarr RoniBarr writes: OOh... These books sound like so much fun! :) I would love to win a copy of 'em.
Posted: 1:45 am on August 15th

simiquilt simiquilt writes: Another new 'cozy mystery' author. What fun. hope I win. If not, I will be looking at the library for these.

Posted: 12:17 am on August 15th

moushka moushka writes: What a great idea for a contest prize! I'm an avid reader of mysteries and love to sew, too. In fact, sewing and reading are my two favourite pastimes and I'd hate to give up either one. Thanks for a great contest idea.
Posted: 12:14 am on August 15th

sewdolly sewdolly writes: I'm a Huge mystery fan (and a huge sewing fan, too--have been sewing for over 55 years!), and would really enjoy having these books. I have read one of Sharon Dunn's books in the recent past, and it was a terrific story!
Posted: 11:58 pm on August 14th

sewdolly sewdolly writes: I'm a Huge mystery fan (and a huge sewing fan, too--have been sewing for over 55 years!), and would really enjoy having these books. I have read one of Sharon Dunn's books in the recent past, and it was a terrific story!
Posted: 11:57 pm on August 14th

suzannity suzannity writes: A great escape! Especially if one is ill and doesn't have the energy to sew. They all sound like fun reading.
Posted: 11:30 pm on August 14th

LinLohLan LinLohLan writes: I'm more a non-fiction & memoir fan with the exception of needlework, art, & craft mysteries. I'm looking forward to reading all of these!

--- Linda in Iowa
Posted: 11:26 pm on August 14th

annakaye annakaye writes: love reading!

Posted: 11:20 pm on August 14th

soexperimental soexperimental writes: What an absolute delight.. Mystery stories about my favourite reading topic. How to combine two great pleasures! Threads you do look after us.M
Posted: 10:54 pm on August 14th

bananaanna bananaanna writes: Seeing as I can never get enough of pins and needles... I'd love to win these books. They sound awesome!
Posted: 10:18 pm on August 14th

snifferdogdolan snifferdogdolan writes: I love mysteries and love anything sewing related, combine the two and PERFECTION!

Kim
Posted: 10:15 pm on August 14th

momofcami momofcami writes: I love a good book. Listening while sewing sounds like an interesting activity!
Posted: 10:00 pm on August 14th

sewcrazynancy sewcrazynancy writes: Love a good mystery, especially a tale "woven" around sewing activities!
Posted: 9:56 pm on August 14th

msfroggy msfroggy writes: I listen to books while stitching all the time, and most of them are mysteries! Sometimes I have to sit and read one because it sounds too good to pass up when the audio version is not available. I'd love to have the opportunity to read these and get to know the works of two more authors. Thanks for the chance!
Posted: 9:54 pm on August 14th

pinkturtle pinkturtle writes: There has been times that I can not do what I enjoy most, but having a good book to read, especially one about something I enjoy is so special.When you eat alone there is nothing like a good book for company.
Posted: 9:49 pm on August 14th

Lady_D Lady_D writes: I'd love to win these, as mysteries are one of my favorite genres and to have that, combined with a sewing theme would be great.
Posted: 9:48 pm on August 14th

user-1150141 user-1150141 writes: I've been laughing so much i got a stitch..if there is one thing that sewing is to many - its a mystery - why does this side of the seam shrink and just how do you get a zip into a curved seam..or why did that dagnabbit seam go curvy in the first place..oooooohhh sometimes I just want to 'murder' the sewing machine, pattern and fabric..and wouldn't I just love to know all those old 'family secrets' that grandma took to the grave with her, because as a youngster, I was into 'labels' and not "gasp! choke! die a million deaths rather than wear" home made!
Posted: 9:32 pm on August 14th

fergus4 fergus4 writes: I csn't imagine being without my sewing and my books. I am reading a quilting mystery now and would dearly love to get my eyes on these books. Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 9:27 pm on August 14th

MPurnell MPurnell writes: These books sound awesome. I would love to win, to read mystery books about my favorite thing to do. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 9:13 pm on August 14th

sewing81 sewing81 writes: I love sewing and I love mysteries, I can't think of better way to spend a sunny afternoon the reading a themed mysteries (apart from reading Threads Magazine. Hoping to win!
Posted: 8:59 pm on August 14th

withagee withagee writes: How wonderful to get the names of 2 authors that I haven't heard of before - i know i'll enjoy these books whether I win them or buy them!
Posted: 8:54 pm on August 14th

MCN MCN writes: These sound fun! My favorite mystery writer is currently Margaret Fraser, whose historical fiction seems beautifully researched. It would be great to switch to more contemporary settings and an interest/skill I share with a main character: sewing!
Posted: 8:54 pm on August 14th

user-1138664 user-1138664 writes: I love to read but even more than that I love to sew. I sewed for all my children (8) and now I am sewing for my grandchildren. I love that they love what I sew for them.
I would really like the chance to relax with three great books.
Posted: 8:54 pm on August 14th

user-1114236 user-1114236 writes: Wonderful. Books-I love them and even better when they are related to what I love. Retiring and will have time to read
Posted: 8:30 pm on August 14th

Horsefeathers418 Horsefeathers418 writes: I have actually read a teaser of "Pleating for Mercy" just because I thought the combination of mystery and sewing was right up my alley... because I love to read and sew ... and sometimes, depending on what I am working on, sewing IS a mystery for me!
Would enjoy reading all three.

Posted: 8:23 pm on August 14th

cristis cristis writes: My mother always says, "If you can read, you can sew". This probably isn't what she had in mind, but don't these books sound fab?
Posted: 8:23 pm on August 14th

WeeScotLass WeeScotLass writes: What a wonderful idea. I am teaching my 6 year old grand daughter to sew, and she is very excited and determined. We could read these books together, as we do with books she brings on her sleep over nights. It is no longer Gramma reading to Emily, it is a shared process with her learning how to recognise the big words from my mystery books. The library is where she asks to go, and I happily comply.
Keeping the interest of a young child is a challenge, as they want instant results and get frustrated easily. Stopping for a while and reading a book calms the excited youngster, and helps them regain thier focus.
Thanks for what you have done for all the young and not so young enthusiasts.
Good luch ALL
Posted: 8:22 pm on August 14th

SharonBall SharonBall writes: I love to read books that have a sewing theme woven throughout. I'm also glad to find authors that I haven't yet read after. Thanks for the opportunity.


Posted: 8:21 pm on August 14th

arefaces arefaces writes: To read or not to read is the question. For I see three books which will assist me and teach me and help continue learning how to sew. I am new, and teaching myself.... For these books are a sure win for me.
Posted: 8:05 pm on August 14th

user-261410 user-261410 writes: Love this idea, and would love receiving the three books! Thank you!
Posted: 7:48 pm on August 14th

marijim marijim writes: I've been sewing for about 70 years, maybe 75, and I also love to read. Threads has been my magazine since it first was issued. I've purchased many books and DVDs from the website. Started my granddaughter with a new sewing machine for college graduation and "Teach Yourself to Sew" since she lives in Wyoming temporarily (until she finishes her Masters Degree). Please put my name in your drawing and my fingers will be crossed until the drawing on August 22nd! Marianne Swanson
Posted: 7:42 pm on August 14th

saschapup saschapup writes: These books sound great! Combing two of my favorite things--sewing and reading. Love it!
Posted: 7:28 pm on August 14th

acertrifolium acertrifolium writes: WHAT!!! I would love to read these books!! Love mysteries and love sewing!!
Posted: 7:28 pm on August 14th

bettyv bettyv writes: I love to read and I love to sew. What a great combination.

Posted: 7:19 pm on August 14th

LoracC LoracC writes: I love to read and what could be better than combining my love of sewing and a good mystery. Please count me in!
Posted: 7:07 pm on August 14th

Tosca2 Tosca2 writes: The dilemma will be sewing and reading simutaneously ! Even if I don't grab the prize I am delighted with the reading list.
Posted: 7:06 pm on August 14th

Loey Loey writes: On days when I just haven't got the energy to sew due to advanced rheumatoid arthritis, I'd like nothing better than to immerse myself in a good mystery around my passion for sewing. I'd love to win these books!
Posted: 7:02 pm on August 14th

DesignsByDenise DesignsByDenise writes: What fun! Sounds like the perfect light reading choice for a crisp, fall day. Give me a cup of hot cider and a cuddly blanket - I'm up for the challenge!
Posted: 7:00 pm on August 14th

user-981779 user-981779 writes: I would love to win these books. In all my years of sewing
I have yet to read a sewing mystery. My two favorite things to do. But lastly, I'm at the age in my life that I think I've earned the right to say "I want to win"! PS. I'm 76 yrs old and still sewing strong. ssl
Posted: 6:58 pm on August 14th

mensew2 mensew2 writes: I am a mystery enthusiast, and love sewing. I would love to win the books listed in this contest. The books sound like they marry both activities perfectly!
Posted: 6:41 pm on August 14th

lcdrbetty lcdrbetty writes: Sewing mysteries...intriguing! Sign me up!
Posted: 6:27 pm on August 14th

luvstosew luvstosew writes: What could be better than a good mystery surrounded by sewing? Sounds perfect to me! :)
Posted: 6:25 pm on August 14th

Martita Martita writes: Since reading and sewing are two of my favorite things, I would really love to win these books! Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted: 6:21 pm on August 14th

Romy Romy writes: I love reading and I have a sewing shop so reading a novel that include adventure and sewing will be very interesting for me. I can't wait to read it! :D
Posted: 6:21 pm on August 14th

redlady62 redlady62 writes: Sewing and reading mysteries, two of my favorite things!
Posted: 6:19 pm on August 14th

ruth5147 ruth5147 writes: Absolutely my two favorite things! Sewing and reading! I can't believe I haven't heard or this author before. Please, please, I want to win. Ruth Swanson
Posted: 6:18 pm on August 14th

NJV57 NJV57 writes: I love to sew & I love to read. & I love to combine them.
Posted: 6:13 pm on August 14th

queenjean queenjean writes: Love to sew...love to read! Great books always welcome!
Posted: 6:12 pm on August 14th

MollyApple MollyApple writes: Brilliant combination! My sewing pal and I not only swap tips and patterns but also mystery novels, these would be perfect for us to share!
Posted: 6:11 pm on August 14th

DLGiles DLGiles writes: Oh, my! I'm already speculating how sewing-related metaphors could be incorporated into these books. I'd love to get my own copies!

Posted: 6:10 pm on August 14th

Nightwing Nightwing writes: Sewing is, in itself, a mystery to those who are not "in the know". I find myself intrigued by the idea of a mystery around that mystery.
Posted: 6:09 pm on August 14th

hpsauce hpsauce writes: I'm not sure which I love more, reading or sewing. How great to be able to combine the two!!
Posted: 6:05 pm on August 14th

dragonswhiskers dragonswhiskers writes: I would love these books. I just finished reading "PLEATING FOR MERCY"( I'd love an autographed copy) and can't wait to read the others. What is better than combining my favorite things, reading and sewing!




Posted: 6:05 pm on August 14th

user-345962 user-345962 writes: I love mysteries--I would love to read these books. EVen if I don't win, I'll buy them.
Posted: 5:59 pm on August 14th

sharjor sharjor writes: Reading is a favorite pastime. Would love to win these books.
Posted: 5:51 pm on August 14th

upnseams upnseams writes: OMG this would be an awesome read. I sure hope I win. Thanks for the chance to win Threads. I appreciate it.
Posted: 5:50 pm on August 14th

KayV KayV writes: Love mysteries, can't think of a better idea than a sewing mystery. Thanks for this info.
Posted: 5:50 pm on August 14th

sewprettylulu sewprettylulu writes: Omg omg omg .. I love reading , and I love seeing till death perfect books for me !!
Posted: 5:47 pm on August 14th

user-1121304 user-1121304 writes: Thanks for the great giveaway,
Posted: 5:45 pm on August 14th

Ailsas Ailsas writes: If I win which do I have to give up to find time - reading or sewing?
Posted: 5:40 pm on August 14th

thesewbox thesewbox writes: Reading AND sewing! Agree with others - the best combination.
Posted: 5:39 pm on August 14th

user-356615 user-356615 writes: I love mysteries! And I love sewing! Choose me!!!
Posted: 5:38 pm on August 14th

Gaeta Gaeta writes: Thanks for doing the book giveaway. I hope I win - none of these are at my library.
Posted: 5:29 pm on August 14th

tvoss123 tvoss123 writes: OMG!!! What a wonderful combination, sewing and reading. I love both, especially themed mysteries.
Pick me, pick me!!!
Posted: 5:27 pm on August 14th

JeanLD JeanLD writes: oooo great giveaway count me in
Posted: 5:24 pm on August 14th

bernie4me bernie4me writes: OMG!! How cool! I love food mysteries (2nd favorite hobby), especially chocolate ones. How great to have 1st favorite hobby books! Why haven't they been written before???? Oh, yeah, reading (1st &1/2 favorite hobby) these would be the ultimate.
Posted: 5:23 pm on August 14th

Paceda Paceda writes: Reading and sewing! What could be better?
Posted: 5:22 pm on August 14th

Arlene_Anne Arlene_Anne writes: Well, I'm intrigued. I love the puns. Please pick me.
Posted: 5:21 pm on August 14th

mmeryhew mmeryhew writes: I love to read and sew... that's great!
Posted: 5:17 pm on August 14th

Sergersage Sergersage writes: This is great. Combines my two favorite things, reading and sewing.
Posted: 5:17 pm on August 14th

Elizam Elizam writes: I am not familiar with this series. Looks like it would be a great read. Would love to have a copy!
Posted: 5:07 pm on August 14th

SewKnitStash SewKnitStash writes: Thanks for mentioning these books and for the chance to win them! Sounds like fun!
Posted: 5:01 pm on August 14th

Mizmash Mizmash writes: Hi, What a treat! I have found knitting and scrapbooking mysteries at our local library but haven't yet laid my hands on sewing + mystery. Can't wait!
Posted: 5:01 pm on August 14th

nani nani writes: I am happy you informed us of the chance to win these mystery books, because even if I am not chosen, at least I know the books even exist! What a great combination of my two favorite hobbies, sewing and reading mysteries!
Than you!
Posted: 5:00 pm on August 14th

mrnptn mrnptn writes: Sewing and mysteries. What could be better?

Posted: 4:59 pm on August 14th

deborahjodine deborahjodine writes: I have read some of Annie's Attic mysteries and loved them! These look like they'd be winderful reads!

Posted: 4:52 pm on August 14th

mombee mombee writes: Looks like a good read.
Posted: 4:52 pm on August 14th

Hipriestessluv Hipriestessluv writes: I'm a beginner sewer so any help I can get is greatly appreciated.
Posted: 4:51 pm on August 14th

kris70 kris70 writes: I love mysteries, especially those with needlework themes. I've read quilting, knitting and needlework mysteries and now ones about a fashion designer. These sound great!
Posted: 4:51 pm on August 14th

user-1109481 user-1109481 writes: It would be neat to win the books because I recently started reading mysteries that are related to sewing and other crafts. I have enjoyed them very much so I keep looking for more.
Pauline
Posted: 4:50 pm on August 14th

MitzisMom MitzisMom writes: These books sound right up my alley! Mystery and sewing, what an unlikely combination, but intriguing. I can always be found with a mystery book in one hand and a sewing machine in the other. Good luck everyone!
Patti
Posted: 4:49 pm on August 14th

Daryl_Lancaster Daryl_Lancaster writes: Sewing mysteries... What could be better than sewing?
Posted: 4:47 pm on August 14th

les18 les18 writes: What a great combination sewing and mystery novels.
Posted: 4:47 pm on August 14th

Kyrielle Kyrielle writes: This combines two of my favorite things to do!
Posted: 4:43 pm on August 14th

carolscloset carolscloset writes: Oh! What fun!
Posted: 4:43 pm on August 14th

jroach jroach writes: I can't wait to read one of these.
Posted: 4:40 pm on August 14th

quiltingsenior quiltingsenior writes: What could be better than sewing and reading mysteries? I'm always ready for a new mystery!
Posted: 4:39 pm on August 14th

2nantc 2nantc writes: My mom and I have read a knitting themed fiction series, and I have previously indulged in a needlework mystery series. These sound fascinating, and I would enjoy winning and continue my love of reading mingled with my sewing interest!
Posted: 4:38 pm on August 14th

jwondel jwondel writes: Sounds like a fun series!!
Posted: 4:37 pm on August 14th

jwondel jwondel writes: Sounds like a fun series!!
Posted: 4:37 pm on August 14th

robinpn robinpn writes: Would love to add these titles to my school sewing library, and share with my students!
Posted: 4:35 pm on August 14th

designsbyjanetp designsbyjanetp writes: These books really sound interesting. Love sewing and mysteries.
Posted: 4:32 pm on August 14th

zsazsa13 zsazsa13 writes: What a wonderful idea. A Mystery in a sewing book.
SLR
Posted: 4:30 pm on August 14th

SewSam SewSam writes: Wow! Fiction with a sewing theme. Love it!
Posted: 4:29 pm on August 14th

perendales perendales writes: I love to read mysteries with themes such as knitting, cooking, and sewing. This group of books looks like it will fit the bill.
Posted: 4:25 pm on August 14th

sharielaine sharielaine writes: Sewing AND mysteries? Two of my favorite things.


Posted: 4:25 pm on August 14th

user-1110078 user-1110078 writes: Sounds like a great combination of books to go with all the sewing. Thanks for the contest.

Posted: 4:24 pm on August 14th

jansews39 jansews39 writes: Have read mysteries all my life including knitting, quilting and plain old mysteries and would love to read about sewing since its another thing I've done all my life. Since I'm now in my 7th decade that's a lot of books!

Posted: 4:23 pm on August 14th

mastoll mastoll writes: Oh, how fabulous, mystery novels involving sewing!
Posted: 4:23 pm on August 14th

DLouie DLouie writes: I'm a total fan of the "cozy" style of mystery. And being about sewing just makes it that much better!
Posted: 4:21 pm on August 14th

CostumeDeeva CostumeDeeva writes: Sounds delightful - any one of these would be a wonderful read!
Posted: 4:19 pm on August 14th

sewhappybjm sewhappybjm writes: Reading about sewing! What a great combination. I would love to have these. I may look for them in my bookstore.
Posted: 4:19 pm on August 14th

AlterJBD AlterJBD writes: Punny titles! Unrepentant fabricholics! Murder (possibly by needle)! What more could a person ask for?
Posted: 4:16 pm on August 14th

LrnSew LrnSew writes: I've read knitting, baking, cooking, spinning, needlework, and quilting mysteries. It's nice to know that there is finally something for those of us who sew clothing and more.
Posted: 4:13 pm on August 14th

user-803717 user-803717 writes: Sewing and sleuthing; the best of two worlds. I would love to win these books but if I don't I am going to buy them. So happy to know of this genre. By the way, I am ipanema@mchsi.com. I couldn't get my address to to appear on my comment post.. . Don't know what I did wrong. Want you to know who I am for sure in case I am the fortunate recipient of these great titles. I am grateful for the chance to enter the contest. Viva Threads!
Posted: 4:13 pm on August 14th

bE_LUCy bE_LUCy writes: Now these I would love to read!
Posted: 4:13 pm on August 14th

user-1132458 user-1132458 writes: I love mysteries almost as much as I love to sew. These books sound wonderful! I hope I win them...
Posted: 4:12 pm on August 14th

Paula_Klaassen Paula_Klaassen writes: Cool giveaway -- hope I'm lucky this time!
Posted: 4:12 pm on August 14th

KarenGass KarenGass writes: A friend recommended these books - I'd love to read them!! Thank you for offering them!
Posted: 4:11 pm on August 14th

SharonPicone SharonPicone writes: A helpful set of books for sewers who want to hone their craft even more.
Posted: 4:11 pm on August 14th

mams43 mams43 writes: Only thing better than sewing and reading is reading ABOUT sewing. These sound great!

Posted: 4:09 pm on August 14th

suecindy suecindy writes: the books sound intriguing -subjects not dealt with often.
Posted: 4:05 pm on August 14th

tomshiro tomshiro writes: I'm a big mystery fan. I didn't know there were sewing mysteries. I'll definitely be looking them up.

Posted: 4:04 pm on August 14th

monarchlover monarchlover writes: Love to knit; love to sew. I have been reading knitting themed mysteries, and quilting themed as well and love them. I would enjoy meeting new authors that use sewing in their books.
Posted: 4:04 pm on August 14th

debrajwebb debrajwebb writes: I would love to read these mysteries!
Blessings!
Namaste'
Posted: 4:04 pm on August 14th

quiltermachine quiltermachine writes: As a former librarian who loves to sew, I would absolutely love to read these!
Posted: 4:02 pm on August 14th

BeBe53 BeBe53 writes: What a wonderful combination - sewing & solving! These books sound great and I would love to win!
Posted: 4:01 pm on August 14th

bgcg bgcg writes: I would love to win. Bring on the reading. I love Threads!!!!
Posted: 4:00 pm on August 14th

PoorPurl PoorPurl writes: Who could resist the combination of mystery fiction and sewing (i.e., mystery fact)?
Posted: 3:58 pm on August 14th

Mudfact Mudfact writes: OMG What a great combination for a book! A great mystery and sewing too. I am putting on my list to get! Thanks for telling us about it.
Posted: 3:57 pm on August 14th

Mudfact Mudfact writes: OMG
Posted: 3:56 pm on August 14th

atomicmama atomicmama writes: As a not so expert seamtress, I would love to relax with a good mystery book about sewing instead of attempting to work out the mysteries of a good fitting garment. Give me a break, please.
Posted: 3:54 pm on August 14th

Bia_Sodtown Bia_Sodtown writes: I have read 2/3 of those books (from the library) and would love to own them!
Posted: 3:53 pm on August 14th

CAS48 CAS48 writes: I just learned of this genre and started reading a sewing mystery last night. I would love to add these books to my collection.
Posted: 3:53 pm on August 14th

jUUdith jUUdith writes: These books sound great. Send 'em on over.
Posted: 3:51 pm on August 14th

Lynne_Hopkins_MN Lynne_Hopkins_MN writes: I'm new to this website. I am amazed, dazed and thread happy!
Posted: 3:51 pm on August 14th

user-1084521 user-1084521 writes: What a cleaver idea for a mystery book!!! My two favorite things, mystery books and sewing. Can't get much better!!!
Posted: 3:49 pm on August 14th

LeeWells LeeWells writes: Those books sound like a lot of fun to read. If I win the books I plan to share the books with my daughters; I sew more than they do, but it is hard to guess who likes mystery books better. Lee
Posted: 3:43 pm on August 14th

beshy beshy writes: Reading these cozies would be a wonderful way to start the soon-to-be fall season!
Posted: 3:43 pm on August 14th

JingleBelle JingleBelle writes: I've not heard of these books before - what a treat! Would love a taste ;-)
Posted: 3:43 pm on August 14th

deegee688 deegee688 writes: After both reading and sewing since childhood, wouldn't it be nice to receive these books covering both subjects and from the best sewing magazine available?

Not only would I enjoy winning but I could also pass the books on to my mystery reading sewing friends in my sewing club.
Posted: 3:42 pm on August 14th

rijacks63 rijacks63 writes: What better combination than a good read about sewing! I can't wait to get started.
Posted: 3:39 pm on August 14th

lainiekazan lainiekazan writes: This is wonderful -- I didn't know there were any sewing-based mysteries out there, and I'm a mystery buff. Thanks so much!
Posted: 3:38 pm on August 14th

Alpaca Alpaca writes: I love it when a good mystery is all neatly stitched up!
Posted: 3:37 pm on August 14th

Missahope Missahope writes: Reading and sewing...two of my favorite things!
Posted: 3:36 pm on August 14th

trudiram trudiram writes: I've never read a sewing mystery and would love to start now!
Posted: 3:35 pm on August 14th

user-766440 user-766440 writes: What a perfect way to enjoy the last days of summer. Reading a mystery involving sewing. These are two of my favourite ways to spend time.
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 14th

Tiernay Tiernay writes: I need to win - this is killing me!!!
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 14th

pamstitches pamstitches writes: Ooooo...some good end of summer reads!
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 14th

goodsew goodsew writes: My favorite things - sewing & reading mysteries! I actually read one of her books & love it! I'd love to have all of them!
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 14th

Connied Connied writes: I love sewing and mysteries, I think I would enjoy reading these novels!
Posted: 3:33 pm on August 14th

Rainbowheart Rainbowheart writes: These books sound like a great combination to have some mystery while also possibly learning about the design and creation of the dresses and where the character in the book gets her inspiration.
Posted: 3:33 pm on August 14th

brendacass brendacass writes: love to read, love to sew, 2 of my favorite things. Would love to win the books.
Posted: 3:32 pm on August 14th

ChrissieF ChrissieF writes: What could be a better combination, sewing and mystery reading!
Posted: 3:30 pm on August 14th

pjonesr pjonesr writes: Wonderful win-win contest. I love to read mysteries and I love to sew.
Posted: 3:30 pm on August 14th

sandipratt sandipratt writes: I wonder whats the story with the goat on the covers of two

books. Very Interesting.
Posted: 3:28 pm on August 14th

WoodGecko WoodGecko writes: I love to read, and sew, and read about sewing!
Posted: 3:27 pm on August 14th

sandipratt sandipratt writes: I love a good mystery, and sewing !!
Posted: 3:26 pm on August 14th

shaydaisy shaydaisy writes: What could be better than novels about sewing and mysteries to boot?!?! Love to have these books!

Posted: 3:24 pm on August 14th

PoldaPop PoldaPop writes: I love to read but I've been in a bit of a reading slump this summer. Maybe some page-turning mysteries that involve my (other) favorite activity would get me back on track. Thank you for offering these books!
Posted: 3:21 pm on August 14th

GypsyThread GypsyThread writes: They sound like such fun books to read. I think I'll have to put them on my to-purchase list even if I don't win. Thanks!
Posted: 3:21 pm on August 14th

memphismilliner memphismilliner writes: Have learned so much from your posts. Would love to learn even more with these books!
Posted: 3:20 pm on August 14th

Genie48 Genie48 writes: This is great, my two favorite pastimes.
Posted: 3:20 pm on August 14th

cynsew cynsew writes: Oh I am sew excited!! I had no idea there were novel mysteries about sewing!! I eat, sleep and dream about sewing. Please enter me to win. Thank You!! Cindy
Posted: 3:17 pm on August 14th

sewboy sewboy writes: I love a good mystery.
And one with a sewing connection should be lots of fun.

Posted: 3:17 pm on August 14th

MeredithP MeredithP writes: Sounds like fun! Reading and Sewing!
Posted: 3:16 pm on August 14th

user-2049011 user-2049011 writes: This is like a dream come true. I love to read. I love to sew. I collect signed books. This is just perfect for me!g
Posted: 3:14 pm on August 14th

CrystalPgh CrystalPgh writes: I love sewing and I love reading a great mystery. I've read a couple knitting mysteries and several baking/cooking mysteries.
Posted: 3:14 pm on August 14th

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: Cannot remember when I did not love sewing and did not love mysteries. Sounds like fun combo for sure!


Posted: 7:51 am on August 14th

matrice43 matrice43 writes: two of my favorite things sewing and mystery books
Posted: 12:59 pm on August 13th

Ladybugger1065 Ladybugger1065 writes: I am an avid reader that is how I taught myself everything I know about sewing,quilting ect. Especially thru the Threads magazines and the Insider web site!!!!!!! I have read 3 books so far this summer! I would Love to win this contest!!! Thank You for the opportunity! Sincerely Cheryl Henderson :)
Posted: 11:14 am on August 13th

Ladybugger1065 Ladybugger1065 writes: I am an avid reader that is how I taught myself everything I know about sewing,quilting ect. Especially thru the Threads magazines and the Insider web site!!!!!!! I have read 3 books so far this summer! I would Love to win this contest!!! Thank You for the opportunity! Sincerely Cheryl Henderson :)
Posted: 11:13 am on August 13th

TaraSews TaraSews writes: I am game for this and need a new book to read. Thanks!
Posted: 2:02 am on August 12th

bajjmayer bajjmayer writes: These sound very interesting...I love the idea of combining a hobby I love and a good read!
Posted: 12:17 pm on August 11th

schrodanger schrodanger writes: Count me in!

Posted: 8:02 am on August 11th

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: How fun...mystery books based on the art of sewing. I would love to read those.
Posted: 7:35 pm on August 10th

sewalotgranny16 sewalotgranny16 writes: I am sew glad someone is writing books with a sewing theme, I've already read all the knitting, crocheting and crafting books.
Posted: 7:02 pm on August 10th

AuntCoCo AuntCoCo writes: Wow! Finally fictional books for sewers! Yea!!!
Posted: 12:40 pm on August 10th

cecine cecine writes: I'd love to see and read those books. Thanks
Posted: 11:37 am on August 10th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I have a wall full of books in my sewing room. I'd LOVE to win and read these.
Posted: 10:39 am on August 10th

Terianz Terianz writes: I enjoy sewing and reading, and would be thrilled to win these books!
Posted: 9:26 am on August 10th

abqdancer abqdancer writes: I want to win!!!
Posted: 6:03 pm on August 9th

sewgramms sewgramms writes: It's too hot to sew, so a mystery so a mystery about it would be great.
Posted: 3:34 pm on August 9th

Valerie1 Valerie1 writes: I Love sewing mysteries. Sound very like a good read.

Posted: 11:35 am on August 9th

Harikleia Harikleia writes: I've never heard or read mysteries with a sewing background. I'd love to read these books. Thanks
Posted: 11:33 am on August 9th

sunnyday54 sunnyday54 writes: I would love to win these books.
Posted: 10:22 pm on August 8th

luvtodesign luvtodesign writes: Well, this is different. I love to sew and relax but to read a mystery about sewing would definitely be different for my relaxation. I would love it.
Posted: 9:55 pm on August 8th

Sanntech9 Sanntech9 writes: I am an eclectic reading but I must admit I have never read a mystery about people who also sew, and probably would not have been interested if I had not started sewing. These books should make some interested reading
Posted: 7:26 pm on August 8th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: o wow..interesting books :O)....now where on earth has my scissors gone :O(
Posted: 5:32 pm on August 8th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: o wow..interesting books :O)....now where on earth has my scissors gone :O(
Posted: 5:32 pm on August 8th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: o wow..interesting books :O)....now where on earth has my scissors gone :O(
Posted: 5:32 pm on August 8th

sewingheaven888 sewingheaven888 writes: o wow..interesting books :O)....now where on earth has my scissors gone :O(
Posted: 5:32 pm on August 8th

PinkRoses14 PinkRoses14 writes: Aside from sewing, reading mysteries is my next favorite way to relax. :)
Posted: 10:09 am on August 8th

user-1128556 user-1128556 writes: Mysteries are my favorite type of reading and to have it involve sewing, who could ask for more.
Posted: 7:56 am on August 8th

JanieeDee JanieeDee writes: Off on my holidays soon so no sewing. This would certainly help keep the withdrawal symptoms at bay.
Posted: 5:36 am on August 8th

SassyT SassyT writes: I love a good mystery. "The Case of The Missing Needle" hehe.
Posted: 4:14 am on August 8th

irenenene irenenene writes: oh, wow I do enjoy a good mystery and combined with sewing??? it blows the mind :)
Posted: 2:02 am on August 8th

Brabant Brabant writes: After Annie's Attic quilting books it had to come.....and thank goodness it did. Hope the random selection falls on me, otherwise I guess it's over to Amazon!
Posted: 1:51 am on August 8th

CarrGrand CarrGrand writes: Awesome opportunity to combine two things I am passionate about - reading good books and sewing! These books would make great reads for my book club!
Posted: 1:28 am on August 8th

LinLohLan LinLohLan writes: Oooo a new (to me) needle arts mystery series! Looking forward to reading these... would love to win them. Good inspiration.

Posted: 12:26 am on August 8th

LauraSews LauraSews writes: Another new series for me to start reading!
Posted: 12:07 am on August 8th

CarolSewsAZ CarolSewsAZ writes: These are my favorite things to do in the summer, reading and sewing. WOW, it would be great to win these books!
Thank you for the opportunity.
Posted: 11:18 pm on August 7th

suzieinohio suzieinohio writes: These sound sew fun!
Posted: 10:03 pm on August 7th

pt6256 pt6256 writes: Mysteries with sewing in the plot?...perfect for summer!
Posted: 9:53 pm on August 7th

susan718 susan718 writes: I love mysteries. What a great giveaway. thank you!
Posted: 9:47 pm on August 7th

510pm 510pm writes: I am a great mystery fan and would love to win these
Posted: 9:29 pm on August 7th

mosew mosew writes: Whhhaaattt? How did I not know about these? How exciting!
Posted: 8:45 pm on August 7th

Pearlprincess182 Pearlprincess182 writes: I never knew these existed! I'm excited to check them out :)
Posted: 8:37 pm on August 7th

misssarcastica misssarcastica writes: I love sewing and I love mysteries! These look good!
Posted: 7:17 pm on August 7th

Katie Katie writes: These books sounds like a relaxing way to end my summer as I head into another great year of high school teaching!
Posted: 7:08 pm on August 7th

PatHersl PatHersl writes: Would love to read these! Great game.
Posted: 7:03 pm on August 7th

lynaeve lynaeve writes: thank you for the chance!
Posted: 6:57 pm on August 7th

Out_West Out_West writes: I love to read and I love to sew! Perfect combination!
Posted: 6:45 pm on August 7th

LauriR LauriR writes: I love mysteries! And to combine them with sewing and design - just divine! If I don't win, I'll have to break down and buy them.
Posted: 6:32 pm on August 7th

JaneinCT JaneinCT writes: I did not know about these books. Would love to win them! Thanks
Posted: 6:15 pm on August 7th

bj1400 bj1400 writes: I would love to win these!
Posted: 6:14 pm on August 7th

rosie1925 rosie1925 writes: I have had Pleating for Mercy on my list for months. Dear husband keeps ignoring it.
Posted: 6:12 pm on August 7th

Abathie Abathie writes: I would love to own one of these books to read it on the beach :)))
Posted: 6:04 pm on August 7th

CarolynRuth CarolynRuth writes: Some good reading! Much better than TV.
Posted: 6:00 pm on August 7th

momadd momadd writes: I love to read a good mystery, all the better if I can relate to the characters.
Posted: 5:55 pm on August 7th

Zippylady Zippylady writes: Oh Fabulous! These would be a great way to take a time out from my hectic schedule and just enjoy a few moments for myself.
Posted: 5:42 pm on August 7th

YasminS YasminS writes: How delightful! Beautiful covers too. I love mysteries, and I'd love to read ones with a sewing bent.
Posted: 5:41 pm on August 7th

howsew howsew writes: What fun! Reading and sewing are my favorite forms of therapy. Don't know a better way to spend my time!
Posted: 5:13 pm on August 7th

nursie76 nursie76 writes: What a way to kick back and relax, read, and solve a sewing mystery!
Posted: 4:56 pm on August 7th

LinVegas LinVegas writes: My favorite way to relax!
Posted: 4:41 pm on August 7th

tmsiiop tmsiiop writes: Love reading all kinds of mysteries!
Posted: 4:39 pm on August 7th

user-1077921 user-1077921 writes: I love sewing and reading - now, how to do them at the same time!
Posted: 4:22 pm on August 7th

Dignsew Dignsew writes: I would love to win these books. Love to sew, and love to read.

Posted: 4:06 pm on August 7th

KarenLea KarenLea writes: I've read cooking mysteries but never sewing. I'm intrigued and these would be a great start.
Posted: 3:50 pm on August 7th

pelicanmom pelicanmom writes: WHEN I GET HOME FROM WORK LOVE TO GET A LARGE MUG OF COFFEE, THEN A BOOK OR MAGAZINE LIKE THREADS AND UNWIND.
Posted: 3:47 pm on August 7th

mrnglry mrnglry writes: Would love to win this! Thanks!
Posted: 3:46 pm on August 7th

sewcool sewcool writes: I would love to have these books, if I'm not sewing I am reading.
Posted: 3:38 pm on August 7th

Joen_Green Joen_Green writes: These books sound great! nice to cozy up and read this fall and winter.
Posted: 3:36 pm on August 7th

vharden vharden writes: I read mysteries to help me relax and go to sleep. I sew to relax and have an "active meditation." These books will combine both enjoyable activities.
Posted: 3:32 pm on August 7th

lmichelle lmichelle writes: Sewing and reading, how riveting! One can get lost in snipets and threads - in both books and sewing projects. I'd love to do either one.

Posted: 3:23 pm on August 7th

kathy222 kathy222 writes: Wonderful way to end the summer break.
Posted: 3:20 pm on August 7th

kathy222 kathy222 writes: What a wonderful way tO en
Posted: 3:17 pm on August 7th

Ms_C Ms_C writes: I would love to read about sewing. Count me in.
Posted: 3:15 pm on August 7th

Shesews518 Shesews518 writes: These sound great!
Posted: 3:13 pm on August 7th

user-1151927 user-1151927 writes: Two of my favorite things to do! Sewing and reading!!
Posted: 3:02 pm on August 7th

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