Friday, 29 June 2018

A book give-away

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As I posted on Instagram earlier today, my book has been available elsewhere for a month now, but today it was finally published in the UK, which feels special for me because of it being my home country. My husband and I celebrated with a trip to the park at lunchtime where we sat and ate feta and olives in the sunshine and bought cake to take home with us.  

I've been surprised and in turn totally delighted by the love and support my book has received from our creative community over the last month - the generous words, reviews, emails, messages and the pictures of it arriving in people's homes have made me pinch myself with how incredibly lucky I've been to have had such an enthusiastic initial response to it - I am so grateful.

Here in the UK, people have shown their support so wholeheartedly that I know many who pre-ordered are now receiving emails from Amazon saying that they're not yet able to fulfil those orders. I'm so sorry for this delay - the copies that came over on the boat from the US were very quickly spoken for (so many thank yous!). However, the wonderful UK branch of my publisher have taken the step of printing locally to fulfil the rest of the preorders as soon as possible, with hopefully some to spare for regular orders and the good news is that those freshly-printed copies were due in their warehouse today and I'm told that it should be back in stock at Amazon for fulfilling orders next week. Apologies and huge thank yous if you're one of the people who kindly pre-ordered and is now being asked to wait a little longer - I'm so grateful both for your order and now your patience. 

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While we wait, I thought it might be fun to do a giveaway. I'll be giving away two copies - one here, and one over on Instagram. You can comment on either post or both for a double chance of winning :) No hoops to jump through - just leave a comment and I'd be happy to post to anywhere in the world. I'll announce a winner early next week.

Wishing you a sunshiniest of weekends, 
Florence x

Ps. I've heard from a few people overseas who are having a difficult time getting hold of a copy too, so just as a quick fyi, at the time of writing in Australia Can Do Books have stock; in America, Barnes & Noble have copies; and the UK-based Book Depository ship worldwide and also show stock (I know someone in Scandinavia who ordered from them and magically received her copy a few weeks ago, even though it wasn't released in the UK at that point...it seems there is no fathomable rhyme or reason to it...although their despatch time is currently listed as being a few days). If you're a quilt shop or independent book shop who has stock, do let me know (along with what country you're in) as it's always handy to have somewhere lovely to direct people if asked - a direct message on Instagram is easiest for me to keep track of, but otherwise email is fine. x

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. Thank you. x

108 comments:

  1. Oh, I would love to have this beautiful book!! Congrats on the massive response to your enviable talent!

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  2. Congratulations on the gorgeous book!! Would love the chance to win a copy!

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  3. This book is on my wishlist and I'm going to ask for it as a birthday present but I'll have to wait until August! Hopefully the rush will have died down by then and it will be in stock! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  4. It looks beautiful! Congratulations! I'll keep it on my wishlist but would love to win a copy!

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  5. That's great news, sold out in the UK already! I am not surprised. I have your book on my Amazon wish list, it has been there since I first learned about it. I would love to win your give-away :-) Have a lovely weekend. x

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  6. Congratulations on a wonderful book launch!!! Enjoy!!! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  7. Would love to win this beautiful book!

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  8. I’m definitely doubling my chances to win THIS book.

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  9. Winning a copy of your book would be great! I just started learning to paper piece with my grandmother and this would be a great book to enhance our skills!

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  10. Gorgeous cover, can't wait to open a copy and enjoy the contents. Congratulations on publishing the book.

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  11. Would be very excited to win! I love EPP!

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  12. It looks like a beautiful book, can't wait to see it in person!

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  13. I'd love a copy of your book!

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  14. Congrats on UK publication day! Would love to finally get around to trying some EPP

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  15. Oh my word! I am a huge fan of your work. I'd love to own a copy of your beautiful book.
    eliz.i@sympatico.ca

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  16. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of your beautiful book.

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  17. I've been looking for your book in my local quilt shops but have not found it, yet. Eager to get a copy.

    :) Linda

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  18. Thank you for a fabulous giveaway, it would make my summer to have a copy. x

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  19. I love EPP. Congrats on your new book; would love to read it!

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  20. The book looks great. Congratulations!

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  21. Congrats on your first book. The cover is beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity of winning.

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  22. How wonderful! I've heard nothing but good things about your book - congratulations!!

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  23. Looking forward to reading your book

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  24. I would absolutely love to win a copy!!

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  25. Sounds so exciting! Congrats on the book. Winning a copy would be so cool!

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  26. Thank you for the chance to win, Florence! I have read your blog for years and love your work. I can’t wait to see your book!

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  27. When you described the book on the blog, I could tell it would be good. Obviously I was correct.

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  28. I would love love love to win this book. Congrats on producing it

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  29. I’m really excited to get my hands on your book! I’m wanting to learn EPP!

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  30. Your book looks so lovely! Thank you for the chance to win it. I have fallen in love with EPP recently and this book would be so fun to read.

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  31. Oh my...pick me! I would GREATLY enjoy owning a copy of your book! Pick me!!!
    Blessings,
    Debbie
    ollieami(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. Congratulations! Epps is a technique I have yet to learn.

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  33. I really need to try EPP! Your book looks lovely! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  34. What a wonderful accomplishment!

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  35. This book looks amazing!! I can’t wait to see what’s inside, a true compliment to the quilting world.

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  36. You got me drooling over this book....it’s on my must-have listπŸ‘
    Stitchinista@aol.comπŸ’ƒπŸ»

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  37. I’m saying it again... πŸ’—πŸ’–πŸ’—this is such a happy opportunity to get the chance to win this book... I have longed to learn and with this book I will!! Thanks for the chance and I am crossing my fingers! 🌸

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  38. Fab to see a modern take on such a traditional method of piecing fabric and congratulations on being in print. I would love to win a copy and currently on my wish list. X

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  39. I preordered on bookdepository.co.uk and have had the book for a month now (in the Netherlands). I would love to win another copy to give to a friend who I am sure will enjoy it as well!

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  40. Your book has been on my wish list since I read about it on your blog. I am so looking forward to being able to read it. Well done!

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  41. I have had my eye on your book for a while now, but since a recent workshop by the wonderful Judy Newman gave me such a new insight on fabrics I just had to [ ;-) ] spend my pennies on buying new fabrics first and thought I would ask your book as a birthday present..... maybe my birthday comes early ?? If not it will definitely be on that birthday list, heard so many good things about it and it looks beautiful.

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  42. I can't wait to have a good read. Sounds like such an awesome book! Congratulations!

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  43. Congratulaions on the book. Have admired your work for some years now. Wishing you every success.

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  44. Would love to win a copy of your book. Thanks for the chance.. I enjoy your blog and doing EPP

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  45. How lovely, congratulations on publication. very exciting

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  46. What a wonderful achievement. You are really talented.



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  47. You share so many lovely places to visit in your blog posts and I’d love to see where your creative journey has taken you in print!

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  48. Not surprised it quickly sold out I'd love to win my own copy ☺

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  49. I listened to your interview with Amy Glassenberg on "While She Naps," and was completely intrigued by the "different-ness" of it. I think it would be right up my alley! Thank you for this generous giveaway, and the chance to win.

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  50. I would love to win this book as I want to learn English Paper Piecing. I don't enjoy machine piecing and find hand stitching incredibly soothing.

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  51. this looks like such a gorgeous book! I'd love to have a copy. congrats to you on your success!

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  52. Congratulations! Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn so much more from your book!

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  53. Congratulations! I would love to get my hands on your book.

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  54. HI, As I said over on Instagram I would love to win a copy purely to get my hands on it a little sooner. If I win I will pay it forward by gifting my preorder copy when it arrives in August (no idea why the delay, but I will follow up on that next week).
    Thank you for the opportunity to win one :)

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  55. I am looking forward to reading this book
    It is on my birthday list on amazon
    thank you for the giveaway
    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  56. How wonderful that it's selling magnificently and being so well received by all - although I had no doubt that it would be, you're a marvellous writer as well as a marvellous sewer and thoroughly decent person xx

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  57. I always love reading your posts Florence - and many congrats on your book - such a lot of work! And thank you for the chance to win a copy too! Cheers, Helen x

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  58. Your blog is always one I open when it pops up in my inbox.
    Congratulations on your book.
    I would love to win a copy

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  59. Congrats on your new book. Looking forward to checking it out.

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  60. You deserve lots of praise and messages of congratulations on your amazing book. Such an achievement! I would love to have a copy x

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  61. Wow looks a fabulous book , yes please x

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  62. Congratulations on your book , can't wait to receive my copy that I've ordered but would love to win one for the ladies at my craft group x

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  63. Thank you for being so generous, while I'd like to be chosen, I hope who ever gets a copy of your book enjoys reading and making things in it

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  64. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  65. I'm in the US but still hard to find here. Congratulations. Beautiful book.

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  66. Lovely book. Would be thrilled to win a copy as I love EPP.

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  67. Inspirational.....Thankyou for such a lovely giveaway.

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  68. Ooh yes please! I would love a copy xx

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  69. You must be so delighted with the response to your book! Congratulations. Please count me in for the giveaway.

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  70. I pre-ordered mine a while back, but it would be wonderful to gift a copy to my mum who has recently been bitten by the EPP bug (she was a keen quilter already). Looking forward to getting my copy when it's ready 😊

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  71. Congratulations on the book.I'm currently addicted to hexies at the moment and would love to win a copy!

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  72. Oh yes please! I’d love to win a copy.

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  73. I love EPP and would be pleased to win a copy of your book!

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  74. I have just begun EPP and would love to win your book! Thank you!

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  75. Oh how beautiful.... I would like to learn EPP and Im sure your book would be a good start to read to provide me assistance

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  76. As I'm about to start the Farmer's Wife project, this would help me enormously as I have never done anything like EPP before. Would so love to win your beautiful book.

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  77. I am English born living in Australia and have found your site via gnomeangel. I would love a copy of your book. Thank you.

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  78. I just started paper piecing and love it! This book would be amazing to win.

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  79. I have been eyeing off your book due a while and would love to win a copy!

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  80. What a lovely book! I saw it first on Lorena Uriate’s istagram page. Would love love love a copy ��

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  81. I would absolutely love a copy of your book. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a copy. πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  82. Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to get a copy.

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  83. Congrats on your beautiful book. I would love to win a copy

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  84. I am in France, but learned patchwork in the UK. I would love to win a copy of your book.

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  85. I want to start doing some EPP and would love your book to help me! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  86. Congratulations on your book being published. I love that the give away is international too. All the best with it.

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  87. Congrats on your book, it looks great and i would so much like to have it!!! Hopefully this draw will turn out lucky for me, as I am always short of money in the summer due to lack of work...

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  88. Congratulations on publication of your book.
    Just starting to learn English paper piecing. It would be nice to have a copy of your book. So nice that a giveaway is international

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  89. I would love to win a copy! I absolutely love your writing! I have never tried any form of quilting and am a busy mum of 4 littlies, but I know your book would be such a relaxing read! You have such a cosy writing style that I really enjoy so thank you for sharing!!

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  90. Congratulations on your book! I heard you talk about it on a podcast and have been looking forward to it.

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  91. Congratulations on the success of your book. I’d love the chance to win a copy

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  92. Love the cover, and would love a chance to win a copy. I find EPP so relaxing and such a fun project to take anywhere.

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  93. One way or another, I will have this book. Getting it as a giveaway would be the icing on the cake!

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  94. i would love to learn more about English paper piecing!

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  95. Congrats on Your Book! Thanks for a Sweet Giveaway! Love to win this Book!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  96. Well done you, so inspiring. I would love a chance to win a copy.

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  97. Congratulations! Your book looks beautiful and has received such amazing reviews. I have been looking for a book to get me started with EPP. Fingers crossed!

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  98. Your book looks beautiful and your blog is very inspiring!

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  99. Getting published is no mean feat! Congratulations!

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  100. Congratulations on your success! Your book is in my wish list! Of course, I'd love to win a copy!

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  101. Wow! Congrats! Your work is amazing and I can't wait to win your book. I'm looking forward it ;-)

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  102. I love your designs, your fabric choices and everything you do! What a great book to learn about your craft!

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  103. I'm so excited about this book! I would love to win a copy, thanks for the opportunity.

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  104. I love EPP and really need a new project, would love the book!

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  105. I'd love to learn more and do more of it. Having knee surgery so I'll be bored for 6 weeks... a perfect time to work on EPP!

    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  106. EPP is so lovely! I would be thrilled to win a copy of your book.

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  107. I'm new to your blog, excited to read it from the beginning. I love EPP and would love to win a copy of your beautiful book. Stephanie

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