A Contest and A Giveaway!

Mood Bloggers-001

11 Feb A Contest and A Giveaway!

Actually the header should read a contest and two giveaways!

Last month several of the Mood Sewing Network members sewed projects from African Waxed Cotton.

Mood Bloggers-001

The store liked the results so much it decided to host a Facebook Contest. The winner receives two $50.00 gift certificates. One to keep and one to share with YOU!

Screen Shot 2017-02-11 at 6.16.14 AM

Click HERE to vote for your favorite! The contest runs through February 15th, and obviously, I hope I receive the certificate to share with you 😉


In the meantime Beth Byrge, from 110 Creations and author of A Sewist’s Notebook has written a new book entitled A Sewist’s Swatchbook designed to help us keep track of our fabric stashes.


This handy book provides an opportunity to help us fulfill resolutions of becoming more organized 🙂

To quote Beth:

Drapey rayons. Vibrant florals. Super soft cottons. Nothing inspires sewists like a piece of beautiful fabric. The only problem is—there are so many of them! No matter how good your memory is, you have likely found yourself staring at a piece of fabric, with no idea why you have it. A Sewist’s Swatch Book aims to eliminate those head-scratching moments, letting you get on with the business of making. Save a swatch in this book, keeping track of its composition, stretch, and size.



The book is easy to use with every fabric category printed on each page(110 pages). Simply clip a swatch and circle the details. No matter where your fabric is stored, you can have your whole collection right at your fingertips. Quickly reference what you need and give yourself more time for sewing and creating.

I appreciate anyone who can help keep me organized in any area of my life.

Beth has provided a copy of her book for me to giveaway to one lucky winner!  To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, February 14th.

Thank you, Beth,  and Happy Saturday Dear Readers!

IMG_0183 2


  • Carol McNeely
    Posted at 07:23h, 11 February Reply


  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 07:28h, 11 February Reply


    I am voting for you to win and I need this notebook so I can catalogue my stash. Thanks

    Rheta Stears

  • Kathy Fromme
    Posted at 07:30h, 11 February Reply

    I sure could use help keeping track of my large “resource stash”. My 2017 goal is to sew from my stash at least once per month.

  • Karla Hollett
    Posted at 07:35h, 11 February Reply

    Gorgeous wrap!!!

  • jean dahlgren
    Posted at 07:39h, 11 February Reply

    As a sewer who has organizational issues, Beth’s book has been invaluable. A vest I made was sold. The owner of the vest asked me, a year later, how I made it. Went to Beth’s book and looked it up. Was able to tell the person the original pattern and what modifications I made to that pattern. PRICELESS.

  • Deborah Findlay
    Posted at 07:41h, 11 February Reply

    Such a smart idea and a great one for sewers! It would be a valuable resource. Thanks for the chance.:)

  • Dawn Puente
    Posted at 07:43h, 11 February Reply

    Love your creations!!
    And I could use the notebook to organize my stash!
    thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sandy Panella
    Posted at 07:51h, 11 February Reply

    Love what you made!

  • Maria Merante
    Posted at 07:58h, 11 February Reply

    Organize my stash? If you saw my stash you’d know why I need this book!

  • Lisa Milam
    Posted at 08:08h, 11 February Reply

    What a great idea. Knowing the length of a piece of fabric without having to get it out and re-measure it would certainly be a time saver. I know I’ve measured at least one piece half a dozen times!

  • Tina Spear
    Posted at 08:09h, 11 February Reply

    Great idea! Does the giveaway come with a fabric fairy to go through my stash and record all the details? :/

  • Kathy
    Posted at 08:16h, 11 February Reply

    This is ea very good idea.

  • Marcia
    Posted at 08:22h, 11 February Reply

    I went to Mood Fabric and voted…no easy process. Took me fifteen minutes to locate your photo. Oh well…. The Swatch book might finally organize my various projects. One can only hope!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 08:25h, 11 February Reply

    Great Idea, need to add a field for location of fabric! Stach is stached in so many places!

  • Jan Brown
    Posted at 08:27h, 11 February Reply

    I do hope this applies to UK readers too. I am currently working on a new top from The Tunic Bible so must get back to it. Thank you for your blog.

  • Jane
    Posted at 08:35h, 11 February Reply

    The swatch book looks soooo handy. Looking forward to a trip into the Mood Store to view those waxed cottons.

  • Jessie Johnson
    Posted at 08:36h, 11 February Reply

    Organization… the dream that’s always just beyond my reach!

  • Denie Crowder
    Posted at 08:42h, 11 February Reply

    This book would certainly be a huge help in organizing and keeping track of the fabric I have.

  • Michele Mayama
    Posted at 08:47h, 11 February Reply

    Great idea! I need help to organize my fabric stash!

  • m(i)e
    Posted at 08:49h, 11 February Reply

    Yes! I want to win it! If you want to send it al the way to europe … Love the african print designs !

  • Melissa Dietz
    Posted at 08:49h, 11 February Reply

    Love your wrap. It was inspiring. I think the organizer is genius.

  • Elise williams
    Posted at 08:57h, 11 February Reply

    Ohh that sounds terrific!

  • Sharon kane
    Posted at 09:09h, 11 February Reply

    What a great idea. Best of all, the organization method is even organized. My kind of book.

  • Janet Allen
    Posted at 09:14h, 11 February Reply

    Please count me in! I’m so happy with my Tunic Bible. Working on #3.
    I’d love that wax fabric for my next one.
    Thank you for everything! I enjoy every post!!!

  • Toocutedobs
    Posted at 09:17h, 11 February Reply

    Well I don’t have a FB page so that’s out for me. Darn! I absolutely love your wrap and would have voted for it too. I did take look at those African Wax fabrics on Mood. They are lovely!

  • Amy K
    Posted at 09:20h, 11 February Reply

    I love this idea. I am always trying new ways to organize myself!

  • DebW
    Posted at 09:22h, 11 February Reply

    What a great way to get organized. I’d love to be the winner.

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 09:40h, 11 February Reply

    This book is amazing -the biggest help for me would be to help remember the content of fabrics . Thanks Beth & Sarah.
    Your African Wax entry is the best -good luck !!!

    • MaryEllen
      Posted at 09:40h, 11 February Reply

      PS -How’s your grand baby ?

  • Yolanda Fastle
    Posted at 09:51h, 11 February Reply

    Thank you for all your amazing posts!

  • amy mayer
    Posted at 10:03h, 11 February Reply

    I love the concept of this fabric stash swatch book–I have tried to do that in a basic lined notebook but sad, so sad…..thanks for the opportunity to win and for your very inspirational posts!

  • Jill Miller
    Posted at 10:07h, 11 February Reply

    What a great way to organize! I would love an opportunity to win

  • Anne Howlett
    Posted at 10:17h, 11 February Reply

    Clever idea – great way to get organised

  • Roxanne Reynolds
    Posted at 10:26h, 11 February Reply

    What a novel way to keep a record of your fabric stashes.

  • Dana Hague
    Posted at 10:31h, 11 February Reply

    Would love to get organized too!!

  • Judith Elliott
    Posted at 10:44h, 11 February Reply

    Why didn’t someone think of this 50 years ago. I’m sure my “shop at home” fabric stash store (sewing studio) would appear more organized. Downside: I might not have a stash of antique fabrics with no idea how to use them.

  • T. Jensen
    Posted at 10:56h, 11 February Reply

    I love the creativity in the designs of these beautiful African cottons. Your wrap is an excellent example of how to showcase these beautiful fabrics. “The Sewist Handbook” has been of great help to me and now i am looking forward to being better organized with “The Sewist Swatchbook”.
    Thanks for your wonderful posts!

  • Shelby
    Posted at 11:05h, 11 February Reply

    Love the African Waxed fabrics. They all have a special quality that makes them so beautiful.
    Please enter me to win the Swatch book. Then send me a friend to help me fill out every page!
    I am partially organized, but this would help me take the final leap to do every piece in my resource closet.

    Thanks for the contest.

  • Kelly Schmoker
    Posted at 11:06h, 11 February Reply

    I would love the swatch book! Looks like I might finally organize my stash!

  • Jean O'Reilly
    Posted at 11:24h, 11 February Reply

    Great idea. I am getting ready to pack up my house and move a few miles away, now see the need for real stash management. Thanks.

  • Genevieve
    Posted at 11:31h, 11 February Reply

    What a terrific way to know what is in my stash. Looks very simple, and what sewing room doesnt have at least one bookshelf?

  • Pam Bruner
    Posted at 11:45h, 11 February Reply

    Beautiful wrap, great idea for organizing.

  • Carolyn Castino
    Posted at 11:55h, 11 February Reply

    What a great idea for the swatch book. I would love to be the winner of such a gift….but I wonder if 110 pages is enough!

  • Katy Darlington
    Posted at 12:03h, 11 February Reply

    I am so ready to be more organized! This sounds like the perfect tool.

  • Linda T
    Posted at 12:09h, 11 February Reply

    I so need to get more organized; this might help……please throw my name in the hat, Thank you

  • Sandra O'Leary
    Posted at 12:46h, 11 February Reply

    I would love to win Beth’s book, I so need to be organized! 👏

    Sarah, I have your Tunic Bible w hitch I love. My granddaughter is being married in June and I will be making a navy and white tunic! With white pants…
    I am overly excited to say the leased, thank you and Julie for all the work you both put into this book!


  • Sandra O'Leary
    Posted at 12:49h, 11 February Reply

    Don’t you just hate when your computer does the spelling for you! i.e. ‘least to leased’

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 12:59h, 11 February Reply

    Seems like everyone else found the page to vote. I clicked on the “here” link to vote and Mood’s facebook page opened with no reference anywhere to the contest. Would love to vote!!! ?????

  • Judith B
    Posted at 13:42h, 11 February Reply

    What a genius idea. I really like the idea of having a fabric inventory at my fingertips. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Cathy Larsen
    Posted at 13:50h, 11 February Reply

    I love the joi de vivre attitude communicated in these most recent photos of you and your latest project Sarah! Very inspiring for us all. The overall effect is stunning and ultimately flattering.

    FYI: I also struck out with the Facebook voting link. I scrolled down a bit on the Mood FB page and found the reference to the design challenge but couldn’t access your photos on the page, just seven photos to choose from in all.
    Regardless, thank you for this latest post.

    • Alice Elliot
      Posted at 13:53h, 11 February Reply

      Thanks for the reply. Makes me feel less of a dummy. I’d vote for the wrap if I could get there!!!

  • Joan Lastovica
    Posted at 14:01h, 11 February Reply

    entering the swatch book drawing–with thanks for your fashion sense! JL

  • Karen Hinson
    Posted at 14:07h, 11 February Reply

    Could not vote with link. Please help

  • Anna A
    Posted at 14:16h, 11 February Reply

    I do something similar with index cards but how nice it would be to have it all organized in one book!

  • Paula Clayton
    Posted at 14:27h, 11 February Reply

    Love this idea…I have Mood swatches and other fabric store swatches in a bag….Love your African print shawl❤

  • Judy Pineda
    Posted at 16:13h, 11 February Reply

    Sounds like a great planning tool!

  • Kimberly Thomason
    Posted at 17:42h, 11 February Reply

    The book sounds like a great idea for anyone who sews. Also, I love receiving your emails. They always inspire me!

  • Ginny winter
    Posted at 18:14h, 11 February Reply

    Love the shawl

  • Melanie Leigh
    Posted at 19:22h, 11 February Reply

    That is my New Years resolution, to get and stay organized.

  • Leigh W
    Posted at 19:33h, 11 February Reply

    Organization! I totally need that.

  • teresa
    Posted at 22:16h, 11 February Reply

    count me in, thank you

  • Paula Chipman
    Posted at 22:33h, 11 February Reply

    I totally need this!

  • Mary Roberts
    Posted at 04:21h, 12 February Reply

    Far better than my tattered ring bound pad with scant notes and fabric scraps attached to it. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • karen kayes
    Posted at 07:08h, 12 February Reply

    I’d really like to be more organised!

  • Jane koburger
    Posted at 08:20h, 12 February Reply

    I am in the middle or reorganizing my sewing room. My biggest challenge? How to organize and know whats in my stash! This would be so helpful.

  • Nova
    Posted at 08:26h, 12 February Reply

    Of course, the complication would occur when my husband saw the Swatch Book, and realized the full extent of my carefully squirrelled-away stash!

  • Karen Chandler
    Posted at 10:33h, 12 February Reply

    Looks like an awesome way to organize my stash!

  • Diane Hudson-Sharpe
    Posted at 10:55h, 12 February Reply

    Glad I’ve found your blog – through a sewing magazine. I really enjoy your sense of style. I’ve just begun to take stock of my sewing stash so this book would be great for me. Hope I win and thanks for the chance!

  • Daisy Barreto
    Posted at 11:19h, 12 February Reply

    Keeping track of fabric will be easy with this book.

  • Adecia
    Posted at 11:47h, 12 February Reply

    would love to win this book to go with her other one. Just circling will make it quick and easy to get organized.

  • Marilyn
    Posted at 13:59h, 12 February Reply

    The book looks awesome!

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 19:38h, 12 February Reply

    Great idea for my ever slipping memory. Thanks for the opportunity to win! You’re very generous!

  • Rita Squillacioti
    Posted at 21:25h, 12 February Reply

    Just can’t get enough organizational ideas for us sewingholics! This may be on top of my list.

  • Tamara Oster
    Posted at 10:30h, 13 February Reply

    Lovely book! What a great idea and I love that so much of it is circling choices.

  • Patricia Pfeiffer
    Posted at 10:51h, 13 February Reply

    Great way to keep track of fabrics, sewing projects! I want it !I am in the middle–hopefully toward end–of reorganizing my sewing space and stash. What a help this would be!

  • Mary Howard
    Posted at 12:37h, 13 February Reply

    Beautiful wrap and I would love to win this book! If I don’t, I have it on my “to buy” list.

  • Kate Oliver
    Posted at 14:31h, 13 February Reply

    What a brilliant idea! A stash record book would be so handy. And the wax print projects look fantastic!

  • Angie Barnes
    Posted at 18:00h, 13 February Reply

    That’s a wonderful idea. I have her other book, The Sewist’s Notebook and would love to win this new one to add to my arsenal.

  • Janice Delahunty
    Posted at 21:42h, 13 February Reply

    The book is such a great idea! ( smacking my head….). Why didn’t I think of that!?

Post A Comment