Gwen’s Nest Giveaway Week 2

We’re starting week 2 of a 5 week Giveaway party celebrating the launch of my new look here at Gwen’s Nest!

Last week’s two giveaway winners each won a copy of the Trim Healthy Mama book. You can see the winners here on the Rafflecopter announcement.

This week, the giveaway will celebrate the Creative Home section of my site. It’s not just crafts (though there will be some of those too). Creative Home celebrates unique ways of folding the arts and beauty into your everyday life. Organizing tips, life hacks that make chores more efficient or fun, learning with kids, thrift finds, and the obligatory craft or DIY will be stashed in this category. So even if you’re not a crafty person, I hope you’ll enjoy this part of my site.

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This week, I’m giving away a copy of the lovely book the Rag Coat, that I reviewed here last week.

It’s the story of a young girl who gets her first coat so that she can go to school. It’s pieced together by her mother’s quilting group, and she gets to choose the fabrics. She chooses the scraps that tell the stories that move her heart. In the end, she overcomes criticism with a courageous and kind heart, and forges friendships with the children in her school. This is a beautiful book, inside and out. And you will need some tissues!

I’m so happy to give a copy of this lovely and memorable book to a lucky winner.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Gwen’s Nest Giveaway Fine Print

  • This giveaway is open only to U.S. residents over the age of 18. (To my international readers: I love y’all, but there are complex legal hoops to jump through to offer giveaways in other countries that I’m not emotionally or mentally prepared to deal with.)
  • This giveaway will open at midnight on Sunday, February 15th, and close at midnight on Sunday, February 22nd.
  • I will randomly select one winner, using rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by the email that they provide in the comments, and will have 48 hours from the close of the giveaway to respond and claim the prize, or the prize will be forfeited and another winner will be randomly selected.
  • I’ll ship the book to a continental US address provided by the winners via Amazon.


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  1. Adrienne Doebelin says

    This book sounds like one that my daughter and I would really enjoy. My favorite book growing up was Charlotte’s Web.

  2. Aimee says

    I have three boys and it’s always a pleasure to find good material to read to them. I hope to have the opportunity to win a copy of this book:)

  3. Shelley says

    Love your new look!! Subscribed and added you on Pinterest. I’m just beginning this THM think, and your blog, along with the printables, has been so helpful!! Thankyou!!

  4. bobbi dougherty says

    My favorite book, and the one that got me reading, was “The Lions Paw”. It was set in Florida and about a boy, a shell and a sailboat, oh, and adventure! I just loved it. :)

  5. Jeanette Anderson says

    I love reading books with my children and I love quilts. I read this one years ago when my oldest was little and we were doing Five in a Row. Lovely story.

  6. Cindy Litchfield says

    I taught school for 38 years and found books with a good “moral” in the stories to read to my students. Then I’d put the books in the class library for the kids to read on their own. I taught 5th grade but the kids loved to read “picture books.” I’ll have to find this one to read.

  7. Ashley says

    I always liked rapunzel. My grandma had books she read to us that where her “special” books and rapunzel was one of them. I also loved all fairy tales.

  8. Kitty Dulgar says

    I didn’t have one specific favorite book when I was a child. I liked to read everything and anything I could get my hands on! I would love to read The Rag Coat!

  9. janine says

    no, not really. i know that’s sad but i didn’t like to read. didn’t start to read until i graduated form high school. now i have discovered audio books and LOVE them!!!

  10. Shannon says

    This sounds like a beautiful book I’d love to share with not only my kids but all my foster blessings that come through our home!

  11. Darcy says

    I loved mysteries when I was young and am excited that my girls like books I enjoyed–Nancy Drew, Boxcar Children, etc.

  12. Kimberly Metheny says

    I’ve not read this book and would love a copy of it. My favorite book for children has been “Too Much Noise.” Thanks for all your interesting posts, Gwen

  13. Susan McIntyre says

    I used to love to check out Beatrix Potter books from our school library. They were tiny, square books with a green cloth cover.

  14. Jody says

    I loved the Little House books – I read them so often, the book covers are missing on some and held together by tape!

  15. Cindy Young says

    Uh, yeah. I want this book for my grands. I loved your review and really want to read it for myself! If I don’t win, I am buying it!

  16. S.T. says

    I’m not sure what my favorite book as a child was, but I know that I, now, treasure my collection of “Little House on the Prairie” books that my Dad gave me w/handwritten inscriptions on the inside front covers. I read these to my children now and marvel at how fast time flies and the love of my father.