Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Tour & Giveaway: Heather Ross

Hi everyone! A very very special treat this morning - please give Heather a warm welcome.... She's kicked off her blog tour this week and I'm so excited to finally have her here this morning. I'm such a big fan of her wonderful fabric collections (Mendocino & Far Far Away) and was SO excited to hear about her Weekend Sewing book tour! So without further a do ... (oh and make sure you say hi for a chance to win your very own copy of Weekend Sewing! I'll be picking a random winner! Giveaway closes 11pm EST so hurry!) This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Gemma!!!

A day in the life of...


Hi, it's me Heather Ross! I live in New York City with my husband, TC, our dog, Lobo, and our cat, Benito. Our neighborhood borders the South Street Seaport, a very old part of the city that bumps up against Wall street. Our favorite spot is Pier 17, where dogs run free every morning and we can watch the boats go by. I work as an artist and writer. This was my day....



7:15 eyes open to see very nervous looking cat.
7:16 feed the cat whose demanding nature cannot be helped, as he is an emotional eater.
7:16 put the leash on our dog, Lobo, pull on the warm boots and overcoat and rush out the door.

7:20 remember that I have forgotten my keys, leave Lobo by the elevator (he is used to this) and run back for them, kiss TC goodbye and offer shirt / tie combo advice.




7:30 arrive at the South Street Seaport piers where Lobo's friends, Newt, Kahn, and Chloe are waiting for him.

7:35 we lose our most favorite bouncy ball to the East River. No amount of whining brings it back.






8:20 walk straight to Jacks Stir Brew (where the coffee drinks are pronounceable and when they say Large they mean LARGE), Lobo waits outside while I grab a "Mountie" which is basically a shot of espresso with cinnamon and maple syrup, and a handmade Pumpkin Whoopie cookie.


8:30 am successfully convinced to give up half of my Pumpkin Whoopie.

9:15 back home, my good friend and expert sewer Claudia arrives to sew up some samples for upcoming shows and events while I answer emails and make lists..... My dining table doubles as a work table during the day.

Be sure to visit www.melaniefalickbooks.com to get a sneak peek of Weekend Sewing!




11:15 lunch at my desk, leftover pasta from last night with a pesto made from garlic scapes, which are fleetingly in season, olive oil, and walnuts. Very good, but not social food.



11:25 brush teeth.
11:35 brush teeth again.
1:00 Claudia and I leave for Union Square and Farmers Market with plans to pick up cheeses, eggs and flowers for my book launch party, but have arrived too late for cheese. The tulips, concord grapes, and apples, however, are amazing, the egg lady has only extra larges which will make for some overwhelming deviled eggs at my party, but she is so nice I buy them anyway. Trader Joe's has lots of bottles of our favorite rice beer with that adorable owl on the label..... Claudia's husband arrives with his large car just as our bags become to heavy to carry and drives us back downtown, which is a very good thing since Claudia has bought some big pokey pussy willow branches that will likely get us thrown off the subway. Is there anything better than a rainy weekday trip to the farmers market?
5:15 a quick walk with you know who.

7:15 arrive at Purl Patchwork to teach my skirt sloper class, Soho is so lovely at night! Class ran late tonight, but we had so much fun and the skirts are coming out beautifully!


10:30 a quick bite and catch up with Jen.. Wonder out loud if I will ever go to the gym again.
11:30 home and unwrapping my newest ebay.uk acquisition, an Orla Kiely tin made for Brewlys
1:00 boil 4 dozen eggs for deviled eggs at party tomorrow... must remember to post this recipe on my blog....
1:43 finish this post and off to bed!!! The cat already looks nervous.

Thanks for sharing your day with us Heather!!!

62 comments:

Janick - Nea Jewelry said...

Would LOVE this book! Sewing is a dept. in which I know nothing, so this would def. motivate me to try it out ;)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh! I love this.....Heather sounds like such a sweetheart( I particularly love that she mentioned brushing her teeth twice after her garlicky meal) :)
What a wonderful day this sounds like, and a sweet doggie....how fun! Thanks for sharing ladies!
xo
Melis

Kutuu said...

This book looks great! I have just started learning to sew and love it so far. :)

Allison said...

This sounds like such a fun day! And the book looks amazing!

Katie said...

Looks like a great book! It's on my short list of sewing books to add to my collection.

Lynn said...

I would love a copy of Heather's book.

knitfrogrepeat said...

How interesting! I find other people's crazy lives refreshing!

AnnLuise said...

Hello, to both of you! What a beautiful day you had, Heather, (and garlic is better for diner, don´t you think? ;-). Good luck with your book (and good luck to me for maybe get choosen to receive a copy, ;-)), love, AnnLuise

Mia said...

This book is on my amazon wishlist, so I would love to win it! Sounds like my days...between the hours of 1 and 5:15...what DID i do??

Natalie P said...

I saw that book the other day and almost bought it. So, hopefully I can win it here so I dont regret not picking it up!

Natalie
www.cottoncandybynatalie.etsy.com

The Lenart's said...

I love following Heather on her blog tour. She seems so down to earth. I would love to be her friend. But a book would do too. :)

Kim said...

Heather's fabrics are so inspiring and the images I have seen of her book don't disappoint. Thank you for doing what you do Heather. Keep us motivated!

The Fabric Bolt said...

What a great "interview!" I loved the little glimpse into the day. Thank you

quietly going mad... said...

Those tiny pictures were such a tease! This was such a neat post thank you for sharing your day Heather!

Jennifer Ladd said...

What a wonderful "interview"! Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

erica said...

Cute post and I would love a copy of this book. I love the idea of weekend sewing. Also, I want to NY and take your sewing class! But MT is far away.

Celeste said...

wish I could be so productive with my day! thank you for motivating me to at least try. : )

vantiganloos said...

I'm SO inspired by the new fabric line and would LOVE to sew myself a couple of those things there in that book.... thanks for the chance!

Clementine said...

I loved that peak into Heather's day, although I have admit, with all she does, it made me feel a tad lazy :) I'd love to win that book, though!!

Drunk Girl said...

I love Heather and her doggie!

Susanne, Peter, August and Bella said...

I would love to add this to my book collection. I am teaching myself to sew and am always looking for inspiration.

Gemma Mortlock said...

I'm hopeless at sewing (much to my partner and mums shame) i do love it though, the idea of creating from nothing. I love to look at the fabric and patterens (i am very lucky working in soho London as it has a lot of fabric shops which i spend hours browsing around looking at future material for my house) This book looks fabulous and i feel it would probably teach me a lot so by the time i create these items i am dreaming of i will know where to begin at least!

Rachael said...

heather really sounds incredible. i would love to learn how to sew, hoping i win this book!

Xenotees said...

I not only want this book, I need this book badly- looks wonderful!

Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway Marichelle!

p.s. I love Hitochino & those lil owls are icing on the cake- uh, I mean label... I wish we could buy it at Trader Joes in Philly

ChrisC said...

Thanks for the great "day in the life" and for the chance to win this lovely book. Crossing my fingers!

Melissa said...

The book sounds fantastic! I really loved reading about her day...I love thinking about her dog and his friends playing together by the river. And I so hope she got Lobo a new ball!

klwkent said...

I would love this book! It looks amazing.

curiositys said...

what a lovely day! your book is so inspiring!

Ana said...

Nothing like a day in the city... How nice.

Jennie said...

So much fun to read "a day in the life of Heather!"

cindy : quaint said...

i love this tour! i have some of heather's fabric and book, now i just need to combine the two!

Sarah said...

Woo, thanks Heather for the book and creative patterns. I especially like the wrap dress and obi belt. Thanks!

towhee said...

Hi,
A Mountie sounds great right about now! Too bad about the bouncy ball.

chihockey said...

AWESOME! Thanks for sharing your day. I can not wait to get my hands on a copy of your new book, and hope that I can win it here. I adore your stuff.

riseoverrun said...

Oh, wow, thank you for giving us a peek into your day. I look forward to checking out the book!

ss said...

What a cute wrap-up of a day in the life...wish MY day looked as cute! :) By the way, found your blog via WhipUp and it is ALSO way cute... Thanks for the giveaway!

Aneesah said...

What a perfect day. :) Love the photos and detailed recap!

atout said...

What a great day. I just started getting back into sewing and would love this book!

Tiffany said...

Thank you for sharing with us Heather! I would be honored to win your book! :)

goodies and gumdrops handmade said...

What a great day! In particular the sounds of that 'Mountie' espresso...mmmmmnnnn! I would love to win this sewing book.... fingers crossed.
x nadine

Kimberly said...

Would love the book and loved the post.

Melody said...

I would really like this book. It seems really good for any level.
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

kikibowns said...

Hi! I just purchased a bunch of Heather's fabric. It's gorgeous! I would love a copy of her book.

Kristina said...

I am following Heather's tour and am loving every day of it!

MeganAnne said...

ooooooooo... i hope, i hope, i hope, that i get randomly chosen to win this amazing looking book. it's just my type of inspiration!!!

Janice said...

Hi guys, Love the interview. The book looks fabulous.

Familia KoMexiana said...

Thanks for hosting HR, she is new to me! Very exciting. :) Here's my shot at a fee copy of the new book!

Familia KoMexiana said...

Thanks for hosting Heather, I only learned of her this year. How exciting! :) And here's to a chance at the free book...

Arlene said...

What fun!

teacup adventure said...

hello, what a fun interview!

Anja said...

Love the summer blouse and pup tent!

Amy said...

I would love to get a copy of this book! I have just started sewing and would love to find projects so I can order all the pretty fabrics on Etsy that I have been admiring!

jenny wren said...

This book looks so wonderful. I love the day in the life, and what a day. Sharing a pumpkin whoopie pie with the dog - what a nice way to start off a crazy day.

Jessie B. said...

I used some of Heather's fabric to make my goddaughter's Christmas present, and just found her blog and was utterly charmed. I'd love to have a copy of her book.

Sarah said...

I'd love to win this! I just bought an inexpensive sewing maching and am trying to dredge up memories of high school clothing class... I am seriously in need of some inspiration and cute projects!

dre said...

this books looks awesome! Loved the fabric, loved the blog, looking forward to seeing the book in person, and having some satisfying creative fun!

Ashley said...

Love the 'day in the life of' post... fun to read, and the photos are great too! Would love to win!!

Jennifer said...

This book looks great!! Thanks for sharing.

G said...

I would love to win this book. Fun!!!

Germania said...

I would love a copy of your book--full of lovely ideas. Oh I hope to improve upon my sewing skills!!

hmstrjam said...

love this day! hi benito!

Vicki said...

This book looks awesome.