Nancy Zieman- Seams Unlikely Blog Tour

A few years back I was contracting work with Bernina Sewing and was introduced to Nancy Zieman’s team in assistance with the launch of her then new E-Tablet making templates and accessories with Clover Needlecraft. It was such a delight to work with Deanna, Nancy and her team on this launch that it did not take me long to say YES when they asked me to be a part of Nancy’s book launch.

I love working with good companies and good people and my experiences with Nancy’s team have been nothing short of amazing and gracious. When I arrived home from CHA, Nancy’s new book was waiting for me and it could not have come at a more perfect moment.

Now I may not be the most seasoned sewist, but I do love it. Very very much. I was taught by my grandmother at an early age as well took clothing construction classes in high school and college. As some of you may know from reading my blog this past month, my grandmother was diagnosed with stomach cancer mid December. We lost her January 4th, right before I was to leave for CHA. Luckily, being a California girl and having wonderful friends and family in the area, I was able to change my flight in for the show and be with my family during this time. My heart still aches for her, although I am so grateful that she is no longer suffering.

My life has always been for my family. I come from a large hispanic family and I love them deeply and miss them so much since our move to Colorado 4 years ago. So with this preface, I hope that you understand my interest in Nancy’s new book Seams Unlikely and the state of my heart while I read this wonderful book.

Nancy’s book starts at the beginning of her life and works its way through to the present day, sandwiched in between the paragraphs are family recipes as well as friends and families perspective of what was going on during the time mentioned in these pages. Personally I thoroughly enjoyed this sort of compilation of writing and found this book to be more than just a book written by Nancy it is a book written by those who know and love her most, her friends and family. This speaks volumes to the character of Nancy and those that surround her as they all came together to tell this story. If you know families… This could not have been an easy task although this book in my opinion is a legacy between two covers. A story of not just one woman, but a family that rallied around an incredible lady. A family that struggled to beat the odds thrown their way and a very special lady that helped bring them all together.

A few of my favorite moments of the book can be found:

Page 95: Through varying surgeries and ailments this page finds Nancy in the hospital and she quotes: Romans 8:31- “If God is for us, who can be against us!”

Up to this point in the book you may feel a tinge of remorse for Nancy, but this quote captures a wonderful perspective that sets you on track to understand the person that Nancy is in her core and how she comes to allow these situations define her life’s purpose.

Page 126: Nancy talks of her struggle to sell. Not only to sell but to sell sewing machines which seemed to her at the time like a hard sell being that she had always kept a tight budget. This is something that I connected with as this is something that I struggled with as I began my career in the crafting industry so much that till this day I don’t do sales. This is what lead me to education, because I have always wanted to be in a position that I share my knowledge and let others decide for themselves if the purchase is right for them. I am not sure if this is what lead Nancy to a career in TV and Sewing with Nancy but it helped me to identify with the book as I read this paragraph as well as hearing of Nancy’s ambition in her career.

Overall I truly enjoyed Nancy’s book. It is a very uniquely written book that gives a multi-facet view into the life of Nancy Zieman, a person whom most who craft would recognize from her work with PBS. It is a book that shares family, faith, ambition, truth and perseverance. I identified and enjoyed this book in so many ways and I am sure that those of you reading this will in some aspect as well.

Here are a few other friends reviews I am sure you will enjoy:

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          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/

February 4          Nancy Zieman           http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
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/blog/
February 10          Amy Ellis          http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/
February 10          Melissa Mortenson          http://www.polkadotchair.com
February 11          Ilene Miller          http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/
February 12         Liz Hicks          http://lizhicks.com/
February 11          Julie Herman          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://thecottagemama.com/blog/
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/
– See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/seams-unlikely-book/#sthash.hcOiPsHr.dpuf
February 4          Nancy Zieman           http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
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/blog/
February 10          Amy Ellis          http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/
February 10          Melissa Mortenson          http://www.polkadotchair.com
February 11          Ilene Miller          http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/
February 12         Liz Hicks          http://lizhicks.com/
February 11          Julie Herman          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://thecottagemama.com/blog/
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/
– See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/seams-unlikely-book/#sthash.pqr4eXlx.dpuf
February 4          Nancy Zieman           http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
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/blog/
February 10          Amy Ellis          http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/
February 10          Melissa Mortenson          http://www.polkadotchair.com
February 11          Ilene Miller          http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/
February 12         Liz Hicks          http://lizhicks.com/
February 11          Julie Herman          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://thecottagemama.com/blog/
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/
– See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/seams-unlikely-book/#sthash.pqr4eXlx.dpuf
February 4          Nancy Zieman           http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog
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/blog/
February 10          Amy Ellis          http://amyscreativeside.com/blog/
February 10          Melissa Mortenson          http://www.polkadotchair.com
February 11          Ilene Miller          http://happyvalleyprimitives.blogspot.com/
February 12         Liz Hicks          http://lizhicks.com/
February 11          Julie Herman          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://thecottagemama.com/blog/
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/
– See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/blog-tour/seams-unlikely-book/#sthash.hcOiPsHr.dpuf

Nancy is sponsoring some giveaways of her book on her blog and I encourage you to check it out. In addition check out her facebook page as it is full of inspiration and projects.

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

~Liz Hicks

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