A Year of Making Life Beautiful

Hi everyone, I’m thrilled to be participating in Melissa Stramel’s blog hop tour for her new book, A Year of Making Life Beautiful. There are 13 bloggers participating in the tour and you can visit each one to enter their give-away too. See below for how to enter my give-away. Here’s the list of participants:

A Year of Making Life Beautiful

front cover

back cover

A Year of Making Life Beautiful is filled with gorgeous photography, that Melissa did herself and heart-warming stories throughout. It includes 45 projects, broken down by month for you to bake, grow, craft, and sew through a year of country life, all while making your life beautiful.

It includes: 12 quilting projects, 4 embroidery projects, 14 recipes, 11 crafts and 4 additional sewing projects. Plus you’ll learn the techniques of water bath canning, find tips for each month in the garden, discover the basics of flower arranging and finally organize your sewing room.

The next two images are the table of contents for the book. You can click these images to see a larger version:

Table of contents

Table of contents

The book is 84 pages and is published by QuiltWoman.com. It’s available spiral bound, which is fantastic for using in the kitchen or the sewing room. A hard copy version is also available. During the blog hop tour, you can save $5.00 by ordering the book here.

A few more photos from the book:





I’ll be giving away a copy of Melissa’s book to one of my lucky readers. One entry per person. Just leave a comment below answering, What makes your life beautiful?. Winner will be randomly selected next Wednesday, June 20th.

During the blog hop tour, you can save $5.00 by purchasing a signed copy of the book directly from Melissa. Order the book here!


Congratulations to #53 Carol.



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  • June 15, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Life is beautiful. I have my good health, my family, my friends, my dogs, my sewing projects.

  • June 15, 2012 at 7:04 am

    My family makes my life beautiful. My husband of several decades never ceases to amaze me and our absolutely gorgeous daughters are totally awesome. We are delighted with them every day. Throw in a bit of quilting and life is beautiful indeed.

  • June 15, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Paint, puppies, fabric, friends, crafts, children, ribbons, robots, dancing, dinosaurs, mudpuddles, memories….. all things surrounded by joy and luaghter with a heart overflowing with love make my life beautiful.

  • June 15, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Family, God and Great Quilting Friends make my life beautiful each and every day. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • June 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Family and friends!

  • June 15, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    A smile makes life beautiful!
    Seeing the smile from your partner as you bake their favorite cake; the smile from your grumpy teenager when you accept his sorry for once again saying he hates you (joys of parenting); the smile you receive when giving a handmade quilt; and the smile you feel when it’s a beautiful day!

  • June 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    My children, pine trees.mountains, a creek, my family, a good book a good friend a wonderful husband.

  • June 17, 2012 at 1:06 am

    My friends and family make my life beautiful. I am richly blessed.

  • June 17, 2012 at 1:26 am

    My life is beautiful because I get to wake up each morning next to the Love of My Life, who has gone through a scarey time with his health but who is now well and happy and enjoying his well earned retirement. Our mantra is to Make Memories and as we live in a beautiful place which we love to explore together the hardest choice we have to make is where shall we go today?

  • June 20, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    This book looks awesome! My loving children make my life beautiful.

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