Scraps from Nell Giveaway

You might remember a month or more ago that I had a box of scraps (mostly small tiny pieces) that I offered up and gave away to a blog reader.  Well my friend Nell read the post and was amazed at how many people wanted the box of scraps.  At the time she was cleaning and purging her sewing room.  She had been cutting and cutting scrap and her scrap savers system was over flowing.  She was tired of trimming and wanted sewing machine time but she wanted to be done with box of scraps waiting to be trimmed.  The quilter in her just couldn’t throw them away…

Then she had and idea.

That’s when she contacted me and said….Hey I have a box of scraps.  Do you want to host a giveaway and give them away to one of your readers??  I said -SURE.

Well here’s the box.  It’s a big box filled with goodies.


Nell is willing to mail it out to one of my blog readers…could it be you?  Here’s what you need to do to be entered for a chance to win. 

Before I do that let me tell you about Nell.  She is the queen of starting quilting projects…She starts LOTS.  She often makes jokes about how many UFOs she has.  Something else she’s starting this year is starting a new job as a school librarian.

For your chance to win leave a comment in the comment section telling your favorite book you’ve ever read that might be found in a school library…it can be a young child’s book or a teen appropriate book.

Nell will tell us her favorite book and if someone says that same book they will be the winner but if no one says the book title, we’ll use the random number generator to pick the winner.

Sounds like fun to me…Make sure to leave your comment here and make sure we have sufficient information to contact you.  We’ll pick a winner on Tuesday the 12th.  Good Luck!!

117 thoughts on “Scraps from Nell Giveaway”

  1. Without a doubt Dinosaurumpus. My grandkids beg me to read it to them every time they come. We are actually on our third book as we have worn out the first two.
    My email begins with a lower case l, but my phone keeps “correcting” me.

  2. When I was in grade school. I read a book titled Ratha’s Creature. I don’t really have a “favorite” book, but that one stuck with me more than any other book has.

  3. Little House on the Prairie, the whole series! I loved it, still do! I’ve read it to my children many times!

  4. Cindy Wienstroer

    Some of my favorite books were by Margierite Henry like Misty of Chincoteague and the Black Stallion series. Guess I liked horses!! Thanks, cindy

  5. I was/am a voracious reader, so I don’t know if I have a favorite book. But growing up, I consumed all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mysteries.

  6. My favorite book was “The Black Stallion” by Walter Farley. I found that book when I was about 8 years old and read and reread it!!

  7. Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco. I was volunteering in my daughter’s school library when I read it. Love all her books.

  8. The first books that came to mind was Nancy Drew mysteries. I loved them and read every one of them. My fav book is “Gone With the Wind”. Not sure if it’s in school libraries now.

  9. My favorite was the Nancy Drew Series. I think I had everyone at one time. Wish I would have kept them!

  10. I loved to read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with my grandchildren. They had it memorized and we would laugh and laugh. Fun memories.

  11. OMG there are so many that I loved. I see so many that bring back memories-Nancy Drew, The Happy Hollisters, The Black Stallion, Little Women, etc. the list goes on and on. I loved them all. Since most of these have already been said, I will say The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. This is two, but they are part of the series. Thanks Nell and Jo for a fun giveaway.

  12. Wow! What a decision to have to make, there are so many to choose from. I think the one that sticks out most of all is The Giving Tree. It just touched a special place in my heart :)

  13. I am amazed that Nell wants to get rid of scraps as I have a bag at my house for her right now. I know how many projects Nell has. I can tell you it is over 50. I have also seen her scrap system, so I am not going to want to be included in the drawing as I can just go across the driveway and take as many as I want. Except that I am not a scrapper. Good luck to all your scrappers as some of my fabrics will be in the box.

  14. So many favourites to chose from, but for myself I would have to choose the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. As a teacher and librarian, my favourite to read to the children was Lassie Come Home by Eric Knight. One I absolutely love but can no longer find, and my copy disappeared, is The Last of the Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards (aka actress Julie Andrews).

  15. 5 People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom, Although I cried my heart out, of all the books I’ve read, it’s the one that’s made such an impact!

  16. oh, so many, but i loved “Call of the Wild”… somehow my favorite books and movies all had animals as stars ! Sometimes I feel that way still…:)

  17. My favorite book was “Beautiful Joe” by Marshall Saunders. I used to love to read. Have not done much of it lately though. Thanks for bringing back memories and the chance to win.

  18. hi jo, I hope you are having a good week.

    The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord. I have read the book to my kids and now my grand kids. it is our familys’ version of a cult classic. the kids love it!!! we are on our third book.

  19. Oh, I was such a bookworm as a kid. I read the entire Little House series one summer. But I loved Beverly Cleary’s books and her quirky, almost like me characters that got in a bit of trouble from time to time.

  20. Jeannine Steiner

    I worked in a middle school library for ten years and my favorite book was “Running Out of Time.” I love being at home but miss being around books all the time.

  21. Ursula LeGuin’s science fiction book A Wrinkle in Time.
    Probably way too old for young Nell. It came out in about 1963. Newberry Award.

  22. I don’t remember a favorite book, from back in school, it’s a long time ago. But, right now, I am reading “An Invisible Thread”.

  23. Oh what a fun thread! Miy favorite was “Litterbugs Come in Every Size”. One time while putting the book back on the bottom shelf I knelt on a bee and got stung. I was quite miserable but it’s still my favorite book!

  24. Elizabeth Enright’s Gone Away Lake and Return to Gone Away, were favorites of mine. What child doesn’t want to find old houses and make a clubhouse in one?

  25. As a retired librarian, it’s close to impossible to have one favorite book. One I always enjoyed reading aloud to my class was The Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls.

  26. The Diary of Anne Frank, I read it at least 3 times as a teenager. It hurt my heart then and as an adult it still does. ;-> Toni Anne

  27. Debbie Darlington

    House Without a Christmas Tree by Gail Rock. I read it every year to my young, school-aged children; with just my daughter and I for a few years; and now annually just by myself. That Addie Mills is delightful!

  28. Well, I am a retired librarian just starting to quilt. How can I name just one book? It’s simply isn’t possible. So here is my list: Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, All of a Kind Family, I Juan de Pareja, Indian in the Cupboard, Ruby Red, The Wednesday Wars, Goose Girl (Hale), Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio, The Westing Game, The Egypt Game, etc. just use the first book in the list as my entry, but know I would HIGHLY recommend any book in the list and that no one is ever too old for children’s literature.

  29. I retired as a high school librarian ten years ago! My all time favorite series was Betsy, Tacy Tib by Maud Hart Lovelace.

  30. Nell’s going to have a lot of fun being a school librarian! If I couldn’t be surrounded by fabric, I’d choose to be surrounded by books (and a stash of chocolate). One of my favorite YA books in Tuck Everlasting. I also loved Where the Red Fern Grows. I had my middle school classes read both of them each year. Makes for great discussions!

  31. the Little House series, Charlottes Web, anything by Beverly Cleary, or Judy Blume… I could go on for hours.There are way too many for me to pick just one!

  32. Two books I got to order from the Weekly Reader was Baked Beans for Breakfast and Witch of Blackburn Hall, but my favorite to read over and over again was Black Velvet!

  33. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. I was an avid reader but had never had a chapter book read to me until my 5th grade. My teacher read from it everyday and oh the places it took me! I pretended I was Karana. Couldn’t wait to get to school to hear more each day! Now that I think of it, at the end of the year she presented us each with a book. Mine was “A Child’s Garden of Verse” by Robert Louis Stevenson, I still have it over 40 years later and cherish it.

  34. This is so cool!! I happened to live right across the street from the library and spent a great deal of time there. It was a proud moment when I got my own library card, and I was thrilled to learn that I could take out 10 books at a time!!! Lol So my love of reading goes back many years!! I as hooked on Nancy Drew and read every book in the series! However, my favourite book ever is “Where the Wild Things Are”.

  35. I LOVED the Gone-Away books, and so happy another reader mentioned them – also read and reread two books The Good Master and The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy. So many favorites!

  36. My favorite children’s book is “The Secret Garden.” I did not read it until I was an adult, and my daughter received it as a gift. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

  37. Someone already posted my very all time favorite book “Island of The Blue Dolphin” by Scott O’Dell. As a 5th grader, I was fortunate to have my teacher read it aloud to our class. As an adult, I have re-read the story over and over again.

  38. I remember reading “Alexander and the “Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst to my first and second graders as it was a good story for them and for me. As a child my favorite books were orange covered books which were biographies of famous people like Harriet Beecher Stowe, etc. This is a great way to choose a winner for the scrap box. Perhaps the winner could be asked to send a favorite book for the library, too.

  39. I love The Piñata Quilt by Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli. It is one of the books that I read to my students and they loved it. It is also one of the books that inspired me to start quilting.

  40. Unused to love reading to my children when they were little! Thankfully they grew up to have a great love for reading. I love many children’s books, but if I have to list only one, it would have to be Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco.

  41. I’ve loved reading about everyone’s favorite books–so many of mine are already listed. Two favorites that I discovered while homeschooling my children are Cheaper by the Dozen and Caddie Woodlawn.

  42. Sherry Whalen

    What fun to read everyone’s favorite books! It brought back so many great memories about books that I had read, and I had to see if anyone mentioned my favorite, actually 2, ones that I read at least a dozen times – Magic Elizabeth and The Velvet Room…I might just have to go dig them out again….

  43. My favorite book I always checked out from the library was Sam the Firefly. Thanks for sending me down memory lane.

  44. Black Beauty was probably my favorite, but I liked all books that had to do with horses. The Black Stallion series was a favorite series to read. Thanks for sharing the memories!

  45. I read all throughout childhood, but the book that sticks with me is the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. Growing up, I never played with dolls, just stuffed animals, and this book is about a stuffed rabbit. Makes me cry every time.

  46. OH! There are some great books on this list! So very exciting! Just know that there are a few other goodies in the box, too! I am so happy that so many people have responded! Can’t wait to see if there are more by Tuesday!

  47. MY favorite was the House on the Prairie Series. I babysat when I was 9 years old and she had the whole series . Back then TV went off the air at 12:am and they stayed later at the dances. My mom would not let us go to the library often so this was special to have these waiting every Friday night I babysat.

  48. My all-time favorite was “Charlotte’s Web” but several have already mentioned it… so I’ll go with the next that popped into my mind – “Rusty – a Cockerspaniel”… He was the runt of the litter – and so was I…

  49. Scraps are sew much fun! My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. My 8 year old granddaughters favorite books are the Junie B Jones books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. Jayne in Utah

    How can I pick a favorite? I love them all but I remember one that my mother read to us, a chapter a night, was “Miss Manerva and Broadcast Billy”. I have searched and searched and haven’t been able to find a copy. I read to my great granddaughter when she visits and her favorite right now is “Black Beauty”.

  51. In the newer Young Adult series I really enjoyed reading “The Hunger Games” and the other two in the series.

  52. Frindle by Andrew Clements and Holes by Louis Sachar are my favorite books that could be found in a school library. I don’t know how I could pick which one I like better. I still have a copy of both and read them on occasion when I really need an escape.

  53. I love to read. . . . and have loved to read since I was a child. The school librarian was a little nervous whenever she saw me coming because I always had a huge stack of books to check out!

    Hmm, I don’t know if I could pick out just one. . . . .”The Angel With Her Tongue Sticking Out” by Cheryl Trulen was great when I was going through teenage angst. “Go Ask Alice” and “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton were favorites also.

    When I was younger there was “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” by Elizabeth George Speare.

    One of the books that our 4th-5th grade teacher, Mrs. Rowe, read to us during “storytime” was “Follow My Leader” by James B. Garfield. About 8 years ago I could not remember how the book ended (mind you, that was a long time from when Mrs. Rowe read the book to us) so I went on an internet hunt to find a copy. I did find it & now I know how it ended! Guess you could say that the book stuck with me. LOL

    Have a wonderful day,

  54. When I was just learning to read, my favorites were the Bobbsey Twins books and another series featuring “Honey Bunch”. I always though Honey Bunch was a great name, and really wanted to be called that.

  55. All through school, books were my main friends.

    My dad bought me first editions of all the Enid Blyton books

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