Friday, December 21, 2012

Free on Friday: A Book For You... or Not

This could be yours.
Today's give-away has a mystery involved. It seems that the copy of this particular book, Fusing Fun: Fast Fearless Art Quilts, is inscribed to a mysterious woman named Dorothy. Dorothy has never appeared to pick up her book and it has sat on my shelf for years. So I am giving away Dorothy's book. If you don't mind that it is made out to the mysterious Dorothy, then please leave a comment today and you  may win her book!

62 comments:

Pat said...

I wouldn't mind being Dorothy. I'd love to win the book. Hope you have a good holiday.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Hilarious! I would love Dorothy's book. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. I would treasure it! Happy Holidays!

Jeanie said...

Doesn't matter to me if it's for Dorothy.... her loss, possibly my gain! Thanks so much!

Willa said...

i can pretend I inherited it. My m-i-l was Dorothy and I had an aunt Dot (for Dorothy, of course.)

Would love to have the book.

I once attended a concert by author Clyde Edgerton. He was autographing his books at the end and I brought mine. As I handed them over he saw the one I got from a used book store was already autographed to someone else! He simply marked thru that name and added "for Willa instead!"

If you have not read his Walking Across Egypt, it is not to be missed. I revisit every few years.

Kathy said...

I think Dorothy said something about a visit to her Auntie Em in Kansas. She may have run into a few problems! I would happily take her book into my care until she returns. I'm a better caretaker than flying monkeys are!

Purl Buttons said...

Yeah, she is in Oz but I am at my sewing machine. If I only had a brain...or this wonderful book!

Janelle said...

I wouldn't mind being Dorthy for this book.

Gene Black said...

I woud gladly take it in memory of my Aunt Dorothy - her name was Dorothy Dimple Black.
In face I would be honored.

After all, we aren't in Kansas anymore. LOL

Pauline said...

I would love to have this book originally intended for Dorothy!

Saturday Crafters said...

I've been called worse!
Merry Christmas Laura and Happy New Year!

susan said...

I had an Aunt Dorothy, does that count? Always enjoy reading your posts, either they make me laugh or I learn something new. Looking forward to reading more in the new year! Sue in Florida

susan said...

I would love to have this book and won't mind a bit if it has dorothy's name in it. Thank you for the giveaway.

quilt chick said...

Laura,
You always seem to be having so much fun. A book about having fun would be a good way to start the new year. I have the wonder under and am ready to go. Thank you for many smiles and some laugh out loud moments over the past year.

Aliceart said...

Maybe she's in OZ. I'll keep it for her until she comes back!

SharO said...

I'm just starting to really get into fusing so I'd love the book.

Amanda said...

I have so many books inscribed to different people, that I've picked up in charity shops, that one inscribed to Dorothy would feel right at home.

Happy Me said...

I would like to share a story ...
My name is Darcie, as a child my parents divorced and I lost touch through no fault of my own with my paternal Grandma. Because I was young, I only knew her as "Grandma".

As I grew older there were many times when I would be asked what my name was and when I said Darcie, more often then not people would repeat my name as Dorothy. Sometimes I'd be frustrated after repeating it several times and finally spelling it before the person would have my name correct...until many years later when I reconciled with my father and started reconnecting with his side of the family. By this time my Grandma had passed on, however, I learned that her name was Dorothy! So now as I think back about all the times that I was called by her name, it makes me happy because it was her name and maybe people weren't making a mistake at all, she was just trying to let me know she was thinking of me!

I would be happy to win this wonderful book made out to Dorothy. Thank you for the chance :-)

Anita in Florida said...

Too bad Dorothy got stuck in Oz...but her loss is some lucky person's gain!! Merry Christmas!

Jessim said...

I would love Dorothy's copy of the book. (Although if I get it, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up with a duplicate in a few days...hopefully my family took the hint and picked up the book that was on the top of my wishlist. Still, they can't be trusted, so I'm entering to be safe!)

Connie said...

I would love to have this book and like everyone else......I think Dorothy took off to Oz....I think she is learning dye making.

momhooten said...

I would love to own this book. My mother's name is Dorothy.

Rosemary said...

I was born in Kansas, so Dorothy is a friend of mine. I will be sure to pass it along when I am finished with it! I was just looking at fancy rotary cutter blades yesterday. This is something I need to try.

Debra said...

Dorothy is fine, but my friends call me Dodo. I have no problem with you changing the inscription ;-)

Diane said...

Merry Christmas, Laura. Stay cozy and warm!

Oh My, Jan! said...

To Dorothy? Have you had a tornado lately in your area? ;o) Pick me...Pick me! I just love watching you 'thru the wire'!! Thank you for sharing all of your fun ideas! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Jennifer said...

Haha, that's fantastic! I could be Dorothy for a day!

TinaW said...

I want Dorothy's book!

Sr. Magdalen Antonia, SSAE said...

I would love to be the care-taker of Dorothy's book....permanently!

cgwehrman said...

I would love to have a book of yours, Laura, no matter whose name is inscribed therein. Your smiling face, funny stories and beautiful quilts bring all kinds of joy to my world.

Heidi said...

I have no whatever connection to Dorothy or the name Dorothy, oh no, now I remember, I once was maid of honor to a Dorothea ( Doro ). Well, but I must have made a bad job... it didn't work ;-)
Wouldn't mind to get the book ( this is an understatement )
Whatever, have a happy and fun Holiday
Heidi
P.S. thank you so much for your fun posts

Sharon S, central Oregon said...

I liked Happy Me's story about her grandma Dorothy. My husband's mother was named Dorothy too. It would be fun to have a book dedicated to her even though she did not quilt (her mother Birdie did quilt). Dorothy was extremely good at flower arrangement and getting out of sticky situations (sometimes the police were involved and flowers too).

judi said...

Dorothy's Fusing Fun book would be happy on MY bookshelves!

Stoney said...

Well everyone has already taken all of the good joke lines, so I'll simply say that I would love this book. Since I never read those front pages anyway, preferring to go right to the meat and potatoes of it all, this book would match me perfectly!! Thanks for the generous gift.

Cornwoman said...

What a shame that the original Dorothy didn't ever claim the book, but I would happily fill in for her because I would love to win your book!

Mishka said...

I'll be Dorothy. I have your fanciful stitches book and love it. Thanks for the quilting inspiration.

Merry Christmas,
Michele

Jill said...

I am thinking Dorothy must be lost in Oz and has not been able to collect her book. I would gladly take Dorothy's book for her.

Dona said...

Just call me Dorothy.

Jevne said...

I would love to be Dorothy for a day!

Ruth said...

I wouldn't mind having Dorthy's book.

Margaret said...

how fun would love to win a copy. Thanks for the give away
Margaret

Betteem said...

Will the real Dorothy step forward? It's a good prize!

Cathy H said...

I am more than happy to look after Dorothy;s book for her.....Cathy

liniecat said...

Hang on..........did Dorothy have a dog called Toto?
THAT might explain what happened to her.............
Im considering changing my name........lol

Marcia W. said...

I'm used to being called by names other than my given name, so please enter me into the giveaway too.

Beth Stanton said...

A Dorothy by any other name would fuse as sweet. How corny is that? I, too, had an Aunt Dorothy and my mom's grandmother, whom I never met, was Grandma Dot. The book would become a part of my family, too.

Sally said...

I would love to have this book no matter who it was originally intended for -- I would put it to good use.

Julie Bagamary said...

Sad for Dorothy but good for a new owner :) I would enjoy it.

Judy McCarthy said...

What a great book. I have seen it on various sites, and next year, I'll be back doing wall hangings What a boon to doing that.Thanks for the chance to win this book.However, I am all the way over in Australia.Perhaps I could send you something if I happen to win this fab resource.
It's on my list to buy anyway!

Mimi said...

How unfortunate for Dorothy to miss out!! Toss my name into the hat because this book looks amazing and fun!!!

lewmew said...

I'd be wearing this out! Dorothy you missed a good one!

Marsha said...

Maybe it is Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and she is still trying to get home! Hee, hee, hee ..... looks like a fabulous book that would be a perfect addition to my quilting library.

Sandra said...

Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance

PJ Howard said...

I can answer to a different name for a new book!

Judy said...

I'd like to win this book! Or, I could send it to my mother, who's name is 'Dorothy'! She'd think you signed it for her! goldendog55@gmail.com

Sandra said...

My middle name is Denise, maybe the author just spelled it incorrectly. I'll be right over to get it, or maybe you could just send it to me..... :)

abelian said...

My name really IS Dorothy. I'm not the mysterious Dorothy, but I'd love the book. Thanks!

RustyBird said...

My mother's name was Dorothy, so I don't mind at all. This book is on my wish list, so I'd love to have a copy.

Quilts, Cakes and Other Fun said...

I will answer to anything. lisaursino@msn.com

Katina said...

I have a friend named Dorothy, is that good enough?!

Gill said...

I don't mind being 'Dorothy'!! I had a great aunt Dorothy but we all called her Auntie Dolly!

Anna Banana said...

My mother's name is Dorothy!

Chermoose said...

I had two cousins named Dorothy; does that count? Was she the one in Ohio or Pennsylvania?