Kim Diehl, another fabulous Martingale & Co. author, and fabulous fabric designer has given Linda's book a thumbs up. Here's her review!
"Ok, I know it's summer, but it's never too early to think about the holidays ... first, let's set the stage: pop a peppermint, put on your best "Santa hat", and push the play button on your favorite CD of Christmas carols. We're ready!
My pal, Linda Lum DeBono has shared her new "Sew Merry and Bright" book with me and I, in turn, want to share this treasure trove of creativity with YOU.
Linda's gift for color and her ability to turn any event into a celebration really shinies through in this collection of the most FABULOUS holiday quilts, decor, and fun little doodads to fill your home with the spirit of Christmas - to see these happy designs is to want to make them!
Not a lot of time? Not a problem! I love that these projects are designed to be quick and easy - Linda makes it possible to whip out the sweetest gifts, ornaments, and holiday decor in a snap. No long-term commitment necessary! Shades of chartreuse green, apple red, turquoise blue, and raspberry pink come together beautifully for a fresh holiday color palette that truly sparkles. And if tradition is more your thing, simply break out your time-honored red and green prints and have at it ... your results will be equally stunning.
To help one of you get a jump on this year's holiday season, we're giving away a signed copy of Sew Merry and Bright - to enter our random drawing, just share your favorite Christmas carol or holiday song with us between now and 4 p.m. (EST), Friday, August 3rd. If you are on Facebook, Kim Diehl has a giveaway until 4 p.m. (EST), July 27th for another copy of Linda's book. Good luck!
Thank you to Linda and Kim! Good luck everyone! We can't wait to hear about your favorite holiday songs! GIVEAWAY COMMENTS CLOSED ************
Oh, this book tour is making me want to start sewing Crhistmas gifts and such! Guess that is the intention... I would love to win. Thank you.
Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt :)
My favorite song is "Do You Hear What I Hear," (Bing Crosby version).
I'd sure like to win the book--has such great little projects, like those birds.
my favourite is last christmas by wham
My favorite Christmas carol is "O Holy Night". I love Mariah Carey's version! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!
Loving book more and more with each review! I love that comment: "Pop a Peppermint" I could go with that theme alone!! I've got so many carols that I love, but I'm going with I'll Be Home For Christmas" (is that the name?) Nothing like being with family.
My favorite Christmas Carol is "Mary Did You Know"...all versions of it. I just love the message it shares. Thanks so much for a chance to win this wonderful book. Good Luck Everyone!!! Hugs...
I love the song "Hang up the Holly" a very fun upbeat holiday song! thanks!
Driving Home for Christmas is my favorite. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'd love to win!
Oh my favorite is Amy Grant, Emmanuel...so full of joy! I even sometimes sneak that CD into my rotation in mid summer. Thank you for the giveaway, Christmas inJuly!
I don't know if I can pick one favorite Christmas song--I really enjoy all of the traditional ones we sing at Church on Christmas Eve and all of the closeness and warmth that is felt during that time as well. Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful book!
My favorite Christmas song is "Silver Bells". Such cute projects in Linda's book!
Favorite Christmas carol is Hark the Herald Angels Sing - probably because my son sang this all year round when he was about five years old! Thank you for the great give-away and getting us in the Christmas spirit in July!
Away in a manger is my favorite Christmas song!! This book looks wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
My favorite Christmas song is Dominic the Donkey!
The book looks fabulous.My favorite son is Holly Night
My favorite Christmas song is Joy to the World!
looks wonderful...my favorite song is "Oh Holy Night". I remember my grandfather singing it to us when we were just little kids.
"Silent Night"...it always brings tears to my eyes because I remember that as a kid how my Mom and I would always harmonize together when we would sing it. I'm blessed to have my Mom still...she's almost 93 and we don't sing as much together, but thanks so much for the memory.
I don't have a favorite as I love hearing them all during the holidays. It really puts me in the spirit.
Silent night is my favorite.
My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.
Winter Wonderland is my favourite Christmas song.
My favorite Christmas carol is "Once in Royal David's City". I just love that one.
I am dreaming of...
Unless I am in church, then it is Silent Night! Or Koy to the World. Or Hark the Herald Angels Sing. Or....
Thanks for the chance to win this great book!
"Away in a Manger"
I like the simplicity of it.
my favorite Christmas Song is: "Mary Did You Know?" by Leonard Ahlstrom
Silent Night seams to calm everyone and allows us to reflect on the reason for the season. Thanx for the give a way!
I love Carol of the Bells. It's one of the few that I don't mind hearing over and over. Thanks for the chance!!
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I love Silent Nighta nd many others, but this can still make me cry. Thank you for the giveaway.
I like Linus & Lucy from A Charlie Brown Christmas. In our house we call it "Happy Feet" because it makes us want to dance.
My favorite Christmas songs....
Joy to the World.
Go tell it on the Mountain.
Walking in a winter wonderland.
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My favourite is :
Silent Night...has this really calming effect about it, somehow !
Cold December Night by Micheal Buble ...Thanks for the giveaway!
Oh, yes, my favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells. I guess it's time to think about holiday sewing. Thanks for a great giveaway!
My favourite Christmas carol song is I'll Be Home for Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win.
My favorite Christmas Carol/song is "The Twelve Days of Christmas" by the Muppets. I love it because it's so silly, it doesn't hurt that it drives my husband crazy when he hears it! A close second would be "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas", my young daughter loves to sing along (this song also drives my husband nuts!!).
Thanks for the chance to enter.
'I wish it could be Christmas every day' by Wizard!
I love the minor key of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"
I love 'I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, only a hippopotamus will do...' - makes me laugh every time!
I love Christmas music - I have over 1,000 songs on my ipod of just Christmas music. One of my favorites is Joy to the World - sung traditionally by anyone or soulfully by Whitney Houston. Thank you.
I love them all but my favorite is Silent Night.
My favorite carol is Away in A Manger.This is the first one I remember learning as a 4 year old 62 yrs ago. It brings back memories of angel costumes, candlelight christmas pageants, and loving family memories. I would love to win this book to continue making family traditions!
My littlest child and grandma are very close and he likes to tease her, so our favorite is Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer!
I'm always humming -its the most wonderful time of the year, throughout the season. Love the ideas in this book! Thanks for the chance!
Definitely Carol of the Bells. Thanks for the giveaway. The book looks like so much fun.
My favorite Christmas carol is Josh Groban's version of "I'll Be Home for Christmas".
My favorite Christmas carols are The Prayer and O Holy Night! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!
Looks like this book is just packed with great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win it!
My favorite song is White Christmas.
My favorite Christmas song is Feliz Navidad.
I love Carol of the Bells and Silent Night.
I love The Little Drummer Boy.
This book looks fabulous! My favorite Christmas song is Run, Run Rudolph! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
I'm in love with this book! My favorite Christmas song is White Christmas and Jingle Bells. Both by Bing Crosby please.
"Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light.... From now on your troubles will be out of sight".... love that song... :-)
We are so dorky at my house....we love Dominique, The Italian Christmas Donkey!
My favorite Christmas song is "Oh, Holy Night." My favorite version is sung by Josh Groban. Thanks for the giveaway!
Great book, I'm loving it more every day. My favorite fun song is "Baby It's Cold Outside", not really Christmas per say but fun nonetheless. I do love "Silver Bells" and all things Christmas.
Baby it's Cold Outside!
My favorite is "They Stood in Silent Prayer"
Definitely Silver Bells by Perry Como!
Favorite Christmas song: White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby. Actually I love the movie too, it puts me in the Christmas spirit every year.
Sleigh Bells, but it has to be sung in a "lounge-style!"
Thanks, everyone, for the fantastic entries we've received so far! Great song choices, and they sure bring back some wonderful memories.
"Oh Holy Night" is my favorite! Nice giveaway and Xmas is a favorite holiday too!
My favorite christmas carol is O Holy Night and Mary Did you Know....Whoever wins this book is one lucky person. Christmas will be here before we know it. It makes me want to start.
I love O Holy Night and Good King Wenceslas.
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There are so many Christmas songs that I love. It's difficult to choose just one. So, I'll tell you the first one that popped into my head, "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays."
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Silent Night is one of my favourite Christmas carols. Thanks for a chance to win Linda's book.
My very favorite is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Sweet and a week bit sad, too. I have so many versions of it and listen to them all during the holidays.
My favorite Christmas Carols is Jingle Bells. Everyone knows it and it is easy to teach to little kids.
Ilove all Christmas music. My favorite would have to be Silent Night. Thanks for the give away.
I like Silent Night.
would love to make pillows from the words!
I love so many Christmas songs especially the traditional ones. Silent Night would be one of my favs.
I have always loved the Little Drummer Boy. Would love to have this book. Thanks so much for the chance.
Joy to the World! Thanks for the giveaway!
I always liked the First Noel. It is one of the first ones the kids could remember the words to besides Jingle Bells.
The Forgotten Carols: Mary Let Me Hold Her Baby.
Holly night is my favourite one. Thank you very much for the giveaway!
My favorite is "I'll Be Home for Christmas" it always makes me cry...my mother told me that when she was pregnant for my sister during the war, my dad was not suppose to be able to make it home for Christmas. As she decorated the tree and watched the snow coming down outside...there was a soldier trugging through the snow.
It was my dad and it was a wonderful Christmas after all!
True Story! Making Christmas very Special when that song is played.
Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorites.
Nothing gets us moving around this house like Jingle Bell Rock!
What a special story....thank you for sharing it!
I have several favorite Christmas Carols, but I love my hubby's arrangement and orchestration of 'O, Come, Emmanuel' (yet to be published, but debuted last Christmas)
Jingle Bells is a classic and no matter what time of year, if you hear it playing or someone singing it, I can never get it out of my head.
I think my favorite is White Christmas.
Great looking book! Favorite Christmas song? So many great ones. Little Drummer Boy is one of my favorites.
Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.
I also like the Christmas song "Do you hear what I hear"
My favorite Christmas Carol is Little Drummer Boy/Peace on EArth by Bing Crosby and David Bowie!
"Mary Did You Know" is my new favorite! Thank for the chance to win!
My favorite Christmas song. Do you hear what I hear.
Step into Christmas by Elton John is my favorite
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This book will get you in the Christmas spirit for sure! My favorite Christmas song is Mary Did You Know? Thanks!
Silent Night with just a guitar.
So hard to pick just one; love the traditional Christmas songs! However, my favorite because my girls loved it when they were at home is Come on Ring Those Bells by Evie. Such sweet memories!! They played it for hours!!
Love Christmas music my favoriite would have to be Silent Night
The little drummer boy/peace on earth by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. My all time favorite.
O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas Carol. I hope I win because the book looks great!
Silent night- Frank Sinatra :)
Favorite Christmas song is Oh Holy NIght!
What Child is This?/Greensleeves.
It always puts me in the Christmas spirit.
Once in Royal David's City is an all time favorite.
This looks like a very fun book. Thanks for the chance to win Linda's book.
My favorite Christmas song- traditional Angels we have heard on high and my favorite kids song I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus...
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"O Holy Night" is my favorite carol. It reminds me of a crisp, clear winter night waiting for Christmas.
rThis looks like a wonderful book.
My favorite holiday music is anything by Mannheim Steamroller.
My favorite carol is one our children learned in school when they were younger..."See Amid the Winter's Snow"...gives me tears everytime because of the beautiful message of Christmas!
Hiya! I love the carol "Light of the Stable" by Emmylou Harris. It's such a beautiful telling of the birth. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
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Mary, Did you know? is one of my favorite Christmas songs
"O Holy Night" is my favorite - thanks for the giveaway!
O Holy Night is my favorite
My favorite is O Holy Night also. My daughter often sings this at our Christmas Eve service.
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