Hello everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by!
I’m Jenny Gabriel alter ego: StitchinJenny and I’ve mostly been a sewing educator for the past several years. I’m now a full-time member of the sales team at Humble Sewing Center/SewVac Outlet and I get to be their blogger when I’m not teaching or on the sales floor.
Today is such a special day because, I get to participate in Nancy Zieman’s Book Launch Blog Tour! I’ll be sharing a little bit about her autobiography and how she is a true inspiration to me. I think it’s wonderful that Nancy is a long distance mentor to so many of us!
Here’s the cover of her new book!
At the end of this post you will find links & details to allow you participate in Nancy’s book giveaway (YES! You could win a free copy of her book!) and also see what other bloggers are posting along this tour.
A Moment to say, “Thanks!”
I’d like to have all of you pretend for a moment that you are reading over Nancy’s shoulder as she reads the following note….
Thank you Nancy for writing this transparent book about your life, struggles with low self esteem, and victories of reaping the rewards of your hard work and perseverance.
It delights my heart that your greatest joy is “helping others to gain the confidence to achieve in the face of challenge.” I believe your book is fulfilling that goal in exponential ways!
I love the statement/motto that you shared early in your book:
“Each of us faces challenges in life. Some are bigger than others. But what happens to us, does not define who we are, unless we let it.”
This quote perfectly captures the true spirit of being an over comer.
It holds a special significance for me because of how it applies to myself and some very special people in my life. You see, I started a non-profit organization to facilitate teaching sewing to underage survivors of human trafficking. I get to work with them face to face and sometimes I even catch a glimpse of their self-confidence growing right before my eyes.
I thank you because, many aspects of your story are an encouragement to me to persevere in my efforts with these girls. In your book, you mentioned that sewing became an outlet for you to build your confidence and affirm your worth. I’m hoping to repeat that success story with these young ladies.
Thank you for your openness as you shared your insights into the painful topic of overcoming low self-esteem and how certain people really helped you with this.
I especially loved reading about your mom and your former English teacher:
“…my mother is a giver. But she doesn’t give, and walk away. No, she’s the kind of person who […….] walks alongside until you’re strong enough to make it on your own.”
“Sometimes people fail to recognize how far a little encouragement can go. Mrs. Fawcett believed in me, and because she believed in me, I could believe in myself as well.”
What great ladies! They are such good examples of the kind of parent and role model that I want to be. Thanks for sharing about the difference they made in your life.
In closing, I just want to tell you that I think you are amazing in so many wonderful ways! Thank you for being you and for your excellence at doing what you do!
Jenny Gabriel alter ego: StitchinJenny
If you haven’t see this short video about Nancy’s book, watch it here:
Book Give Away!
Want to win a free copy of Nancy’s book?
Readers must comment on Nancy’s February 4th Seams Unlikely Blog Tour Posting to qualify for book giveaways.
Blog Tour Road Map:
February 4 Nancy Zieman http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/seams-unlikely-book/
February 5 Eileen Roche http://dzgns.com/blog/
February 5 Pat Sloan http://patsloan.typepad.com/
February 6 Melissa Stramel http://melissaslilaclane.blogspot.com
February 6 The Long Ladies http://www.mariemadelinestudio.typepad.com/
February 6 Tori Thompson http://totallystitchin.net
February 7 Amy Barickman http://www.indygojunction.com/blog/
February 7 Melissa Mora http://mellysews.com
February 8 Shari Butler http://www.doohikeydesignstudio.com/blog/
February 8 Vicki Christensen http://www.sewinspiredblog.com/
February 9 Carolina Moore http://alwaysexpectmoore.com
February 9 Kate Mclvor https://theconfidentstitch.squarespace.com
February 10 Amy Ellis http://amyscreativeside.com/
February 10 Melissa Mortenson http://www.polkadotchair.com
February 11 Ilene Miller http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/
February 11 Liz Hicks http://blogerisms.blogspot.com/
February 11 Rachael Pannepacker http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/
February 12 Bill Gardner http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/
February 12 Elizabeth Evans http://www.simplesimonandco.com
February 13 Amy Webb http://www.amylouwhosews.com/
February 13 Lindsay Wilkes http://thecottagehome.blogspot.com
February 14 Gertie Hirsch http://www.blogforbettersewing.com
February 14 Veronica Philips http://cloverusa.wordpress.com/
February 15 Jenny Gabriel http://www.sewvacoutletblog.com
February 15 Laura Wasilowski http://artfabrik.blogspot.com/
February 16 Frieda Anderson http://friestyle.blogspot.com/
February 16 Rita Farro http://ritassewfun.blogspot.com
February 17 Cindy Cloward http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/blog/
February 17 Joan Hawley http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/
February 17 Patty Young http://modkidboutique.blogspot.com
February 18 Nancy Zieman http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/