My parents’ families came to the US from Norway and Sweden, and I have had the good fortune to visit Scandinavia in the past. Here in Minnesota, the influence of Scandinavian immigrants in very evident, and the ties to these homelands remain strong. A visit to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis is a holiday ritual for my family. (The imported stoves and carvings are amazing to see, and the gift store is filled with delights for all.) Just this week, Norway’s King Harald and Queen Sonja were visiting a nearby college, and a large crowd came to greet them.
When I first saw Kajsa Wikman’s great book Scandinavian Stitches, 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair, I could hardly wait to get it. But I did wait, and the following Christmas I got two lovely copies of it as gifts. Now I am passing a copy on to one of my great readers.
This book came out with a full blog tour in 2008, and features several cheery and whimsical patterns. Kajsa Wikman draws from her Finnish surroundings and the clean design lines so often associated with Scandinavian modernism. Check out her other offerings at her blog, Syko.
THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS
One copy of the book Scandinavian Stitches, 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair, will be given to the lucky winner of this giveaway. You must enter by midnight CDT on October 22, 2011. The winner will be selected randomly, and announced on October 23, 2011. International entries are welcome.
You can have up to five chances to win!
1 – Leave a comment below, sharing a bit about your own heritage.
2 – Leave a comment on The Curious Quilter Facebook page.
3 – Tweet about this giveaway (and comment here to let me know that you tweeted.)
4 – Share this giveaway on your own blog (and comment here with the link to that post!)
5 – Sign up for an email subscription to The Curious Quilter, using the entry line at the top of the right side-bar. (If you are already a subscriber, you are automatically entered.)
Good luck to you all, and Happy Quilting!!