A Remnant Surprise

Please allow me to speak from my heart.


A couple of months ago an award-winning children’s author by the name of Vanessa Roam contacted me about doing a giveaway.  I, of course, jumped at the chance.  She mailed me a copy of the book so I could read it, and I fell in love.  This book is so charming.  


You see, the book is about a grandmother who sews blankets for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Her grandchildren collect the scraps and…I’m not going to give it away, but they help their mother create a special surprise for their grandmother!  This book is about the love of family, and expressing that love through sewing.  It really spoke to my heart.  My children love the book.  Once I read it I knew I didn’t want to just do a simple book giveaway, but I wanted to create a project that children can do with their Moms or Grandmas.  So I came up with this:






My kiddos worked on these with their grandma, and now they have a memory that will last forever.  The wonderful thing about rice sacks is when you heat them up they are warm and feel like a hug.  They are great for kiddos who like to crawl out of bed in the middle of the night for the warmth of Mom and Dad’s bed!



Oh how my babies love them! 



I’ll have a tutorial coming soon, but for now let’s talk giveaway!



This book inspired me on so many levels, and now I get to share that inspiration with you!

This week I’m giving away a signed copy of Gold Award Winning book A Remnant Surprise, plus everything you need to sew a quilted rice sack including printed directions.  


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Stay tuned for the quilted rice sack tutorial!

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7 thoughts on “A Remnant Surprise

  1. I love your heart shaped rice sacks! I have the one my husband had as a boy, and I keep meaning to sew a new cover for it because it is falling apart. I’m definitely going to use your tutorial, it’s super cute.

  2. I don’t do facebook, but thanks for the recommendation on the book. My grandma has made each of her grandkids a blanket when they got married. She is now finishing the non married grandkids a blanket so they have something special from Grandma. For her, this is a lot of work because she has 56 grandkids and is 94 years old. She hand quilts each one. Amazing lady!
    Thanks again!

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