Wednesday, March 20, 2013

S is for Stitch Review

Today I’m participating in the book tour for this cute book:

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This book is written by my friend Kristyne.   She must have known I needed it too, because while I love the look and thought of embroidery…I stink at it.  

There is a step by step stitch guide for beginners like myself:

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and cute cute projects like this one I’m gearing up to make for Sophie’s room:

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It will be a perfect take-a-long project and a good way to use up all these beautiful threads sitting in my drawer!

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The book is full of do-able designs, I think even my 6 year old would be able to learn some basic stitches with me and make these cute designs.  There are designs for each letter of the alphabet.

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Here are the rest of the blog tour stops with chances to win a copy of the book:

Giveaway Closed…thanks!

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Laura V said...

I have so many embroidery projects lined up, but am too scared to attempt them for I feel like I will do horrible! Give me a sewing machine, and I can do anything. Handwork, not so much. All that comes to my mind when I think embroidery is my complete failure of cross stitch in elementary school!

Jennifer Lowe said...

This book looks really great, just what I need to jump-start my embroidery!

BunnyNuts said...

What a cool book - I need those stitch guides!

Barbara said...

I would so love to win this book!!!
I see so many things I want to stitch.

Beth said...

I just love Kristyne! She thinks up the BEST stuff! Congratulations!

Actually Amy said...

This books sounds like just what I need at the moment. I made it a goal of mine to learn how to stitch this year. I have been doing okay so far, but I need some more tips.

JustPam said...

I love her embroidery and would really live to learn some of her techniques and designs.

Jenn said...

This book has been on my wish list since it released! Would love to win it :)

Ashley Billings said...

Would love a chance to explore the world of embroidery with this book! Thank you for a chance to win!

BonnieN said...

I follow Kristyne's blog also. I can only do the backstitch,so this book would be most welcome! I have read so many good things about it.

Kate said...

I could use some improvement in this area... a lot of improvement!
thanks!
steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo dot com

Anita said...

would love to win this book as I spend a lot of time sewing with my grandchildren, including a grandson who made a quilt.

Lucy said...

I used to love to cross stich. It was like therapy. Think I would love to try my hand doing some cute embroidery! Tha
nks

Doreen Gabe said...

This book looks totally awesome. I have been totally hooked on stitching since I was a kid. Would love to win this.

Sandy D said...

What a cute idea to embroider a baseball on a pair of pants. This book has some great ideas.

Hilary said...

That book looks amazing. I used to embroider all the time, but I haven't done it much recently. I would love to get back into it.

b1c8e906-1b6a-11e1-81bf-000bcdcb8a73 said...

this would be a GREAT book for my daughter and grandson (yes, he is learning to sew!)

Laura G said...

Thank you for the contest. I would love to win a copy of this adorable book.

Becky S. said...

Looks like a lot of cute projects. I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

Theresa said...

The book looks wonderful. I would love to learn how to embroidery. I've never attempted it before and that is one thing I want to learn. Thank you for the give away.

Unknown said...

Darling book- would love a copy!

Anita said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for a chance to win it :)

LJ said...

I am going to get back into hand embroidery. Did it when I was a kid and really need some "refreshing" so this Stitch book looks like a super idea.

Katie said...

This book looks delightful! Thanks for the chance to win it!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those look like very fun embroidery designs!

Purple CallaLeah said...

The more I hear about this book the more I can't wait to get my hands on it!! So cute!

~Babychaser~ said...

I've been toying with learning to embroider too. That little baseball on the pants is too cute! :) Gotta have it!

Thanks!

Kristy said...

I have been following Krystyne for over a year or so now....she has a fabulous blog.......and now a fabulous book.

Kristin said...

I love embrodiery. Thanks for the chance to win this book. It looks like its got a bit of everything.

hafza said...

I love embroidery ...and this book look fun for children stuff. Thanks for the chance!

therese said...

Oh I just love the look of this book.
Thanks for the chance to win.
therese.aiken@gmail.com

Patti said...

Very pretty book! Thanks for the chance to win such a lucky prize!

eastsunvb said...

What a great way to learn and have fun at the same time!

mommyheartsfamily said...

Great inspiration from both you and prettybyhand. Thank you, and thanks for chance to win book!

lindag1947 said...

nice book. linda gerig

The Kaonohi's said...

I would love to learn the correct way to embroider. It's a skill I fumble my way through.

Sedef @ Down Grapevine Lane said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I am loving the sneak peeks at this book. I NEED a copy :)

Jess said...

ooo! I'd love to learn some new stitches!

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful treat it would be to own this book. I'm so glad embroidery has caught-on again.

Noemi Lopez said...

I can wait to see this book, I just started to embroider a week ago an was able to finished two little projects. Can't wait to learn more. Thank you

Noemi Lopez said...

I can't wait to see this book. I just started embroidering two a week ago and was able to finished two little projects. Can't wait to learn more. thank you.

Erin M. said...

This looks like it could be a good resource book for me. Thanks for the introduction (and for the giveaway.)

Karrie S said...

This book looks SO AWESOME!!! I hope I win one!

Katie Caterino said...

I am the worst at hand-stitching and just make up my own way of doing things as I go. Would love to learn some actual technique!

1000hats said...

oh, yes!

BRD Girl said...

Looks like a wonderful book - and I love the idea of working with children to learn some of the basic embroidery stitches! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy...

Emily C said...

I love embroidery, so this book is the perfect addition to my library.

Lynn said...

i was JUST looking for a new embroidery book. thanks!

Sheila said...

What fun looking projects. Always looking for new ideas.

Ledys said...

I love the gorgeous detail on those boy pants. What a lovely book!
Ledys
ledys(dot)e(dot)chemin(@)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Her designs are so simple and yet so creative. I'm impressed, and would love a copy. Thanks for the chance to enter.

Newbie Jen said...

ooh, this book looks like fun.

mareshavefun said...

I would love to win this book. I've been wanting to learn how to embroider and this book looks like it shows enough detail, that even I could learn.

Phebe Hovingh said...

How stinkin' cute is this book?!

Gale said...

What a sweet little book. I'd love to win it to add to my limited embroidery abilities. Thanks.

T Crever said...

This book looks like so much fun... Thank you for blogging about it! I've been wanting to strengthen my embroidery skills... And will be picking up this book for sure (assuming I don't win the giveaway). ;-)

Jeneta said...

The book looks beautiful! I'm not that flash at stitching either, though I have a lovely friend who is brilliant!!

Kellie said...

I spy sublime stitching thread :) Love Jenny Hart... took 2 of her classes....

Kristy said...

Love the baseball on the pants. This book looks like a lot of fun. Thanks- K-

NancyL said...

What a fun book! I love the big embroidered flower pillow! Would love to win the book-thanks for the giveaway!

sandi s said...

I would love to win this book!

Mutti said...

What a fun book this would be to own and to learn from this summer! Oh, the projects I could do! Thanks for the chance to win it. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and help doing them!

lori said...

This looks like a very fun book. I would love take-a-long projects that go from A to Z! Love your creative blog!

charlotte said...

What a great looking book! I'd love to improve my embroidery skills. Thanks for the chance.

rrjane011749 said...

Pick me! Pick me! I'd love to win!

Marissa P. said...

Love your blog! This book looks great! I'd love to win :)

cheryl tappenden said...

L would soooo love to win this book thanks for the chance to win!

Amber Lynn said...

I've been eyeing this book and can't wait to get my hands stitching on these sweet little designs!

rush said...

it has been a long time since i have embroidered anything. maybe it is time to get back to it!

Eva said...

The book looks lovely! Sweet and timeless.

Nurdan said...

Would love to have this book! Thanks so much!

Sunnybec said...

I follow Kristyne she is such an inspiration, would so love her book. Thanks for the chance.

Susan Leach said...

This looks awesome, and an ebook would be great for me here in Australia. I am a Food and Textiles teacher and always looking for new ideas and projects to inspire both myself and my students. Would be perfect. What a good idea promoting th ebook via such great blogs.

Wendy Hausauer said...

You have a very nice blog, and I'm with you on being a beginner doing embroidery. If I win the book, I'm willing to give it a really good try!

Dianne W said...

Very, very cute book. I'd love a chance to win! Thanks!

Poly Roly said...

I love reading prettybyhand!! What a great blog for inspirations. I am sure more great and wonder ideas in her beautiful book too!!

Katie Cohagen said...

What a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendi said...

Beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway.
Wendi M.

Lindsay_Loris said...

Very pretty book, thanks for the chance to win x

annemarie said...

What a fun book - thanks for the chance to win.

Morgan said...

When I was 10 or so I used to embroider tea towels and things. I haven't done it for a long time, but would love to start again. This would be a perfect re-introduction!!

RockabillyRhonda said...

Sweet book, thanks for the chance to win it! Rhonda ♥ ladybug2495@yahoo.com

Trudie said...

Looks like an adorable book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cherilyn said...

What a lovely book! I would love to win a copy!

Stephanie C. said...

I'd love the chance to learn embroidery - the book looks great!

hipchickshomestead said...

i cant wait to use this book! thanks.

Sarah Russett said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Kristyne is meticulous at her work making this book awesome!

Deidra said...

This looks like a great book. Hope I win one.

Chris said...

Would love the book

Alicia said...

I'd love to win!

cakegirl said...

This looks like a great book . Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Amy said...

Learning to embroider is on my new year's resolution list! good thing it is only March:) Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Lynn said...

What a great book this looks like. I love the baseball. thanks for the chance to win!

Robin Woods said...

We were just talking about the "lost" art of embroidery at the office yesterday!

Jan said...

wow...that looks so sweet!!!
i used to do hand embroidery when i was young....now i love my embroidery machine...but this book would motivate me to get back into hand stitching....
thanks for the chance!

Sewing Sophia said...

Thanks for this chance, the book looks really great! I also have a box full of colorful threads just waiting to be used!!

Candy said...

Neat book. I've been doing a lot of embroidery this year and enjoying it.

teresa said...

This book looks great ~ I would love to win it!

Nana-Bob said...

Wow, awesome book, would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

Dana said...

I've occasionally dabbled in embroidery, but really, I had no idea what I was doing. It's time for some proper instruction and this looks like it would fit the bill. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Melissa K. said...

I love the idea of combining embroidery and quilting, and this book would definitely give the inspiration! Would love to win it :).

That Girl 48 said...

Love your blog Allison. Look forward to viewing it everyday. You have such great ideas and finished projects. Thank you for offering a chance to win the Embroidery Book. I have four plus one in the oven Grandchildren. I can see some great ideas with them in mind. Carol

April said...

This book looks great, something to expland my limited knowledge on the subject!

Kelsey K said...

So cute!!! My crafting all started with cross stitching so I would love this book! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

Tammy said...

What a great looking book. Looks to be very useful .

girlsfour said...

Like the pillow - looking forward to your version of it as I am sure it will be adorable!!

Thanks for the great blog.

Joy Arnett said...

How great that someone took the time to do this and do it so well. I love to do this kind of work but am not very good at it. Thank you for a chance to win it!

fawn said...

So cute!

Sunflwr242 said...

I would love to have this book amazing book!

Jane Andrew said...

In this day of computerized everything, it's nice to see the art of hand embroidery still being practiced.

Naomi said...

Ooo! I love the project you have picked out for your daughter's room! Cute! I would love to win this book! It looks like so much fun!

Marla said...

Everyone needs a hand project to work on! This book gives you great ideas!

Elaine said...

looks like a lovely book!

lisa said...

Love this little book and I just found your blog! Nice!

sew.ost said...

I love handwork but also not very good at it. Would love this book

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Gosh this book is right up my alley! I just finished my first ever embroidery project last month and am hooked! I'll definitely buy a copy if I don't win one on its blog tour.

Stacy said...

I love to embroider but never seem to have the time. I would love this sweet book! Thanks for the chance to win.

nhager said...

I have not embroidered in a while this books like it could get me started again. It is very cute.

Amber said...

What a nice book. Love the pillow too!

the mrs said...

I see embroidery all over the internet these days and I would love to jump on the band wagon.

Kathie said...

I love books but I love ones that guide my needlework even more! Thank you for the review.

Bonnie P said...

Thank you for the chance to win :)

MAGDALENA said...

Hello I love the boo! Ihad a same by Burda but someone stole me and I could not do it again. Thank you

jrm said...

I love, love, love, embroidery! It is so relaxing to me.I'd love to win this book!

Lesley said...

I would love to win the book to learn embroidery with my seven year old. It looks very fun!

lesley209@gmail.com

Deb C. said...

Oh yes! I need to win this book! It looks wonderful.

Patti Veeraplin said...

I'll have to check this book out! Thanks for the giveaway.

khoeppner said...

I love to embroider and it looks like there are some very cute patterns I could make for little granddaughters. I would love to win this book:)

Em said...

What a fun book! I would lOve to have it to learn and make cute projects!

Maggie Hauer said...

Beautiful! I would love to learn how to do some of those projects!

Em said...

Looks like a fun book! Would love to win!

Karen S. said...

I'd love to learn to embroidery! Looks like a great book!

Yumm yumz by patticakes said...

What a gorgeous book - I just know it will help me - lol!
Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...

Simple embroidery, but so cute! I love the boy appeal, too.

Danna BC said...

This looks like a great book. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

Rachel Lynsey Duncan Sanford said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book one way or another!

Brenda Dye said...

I could definately use this book. I love the look of embroidery, but have always been intimidated by it!

MaryannaDua said...

This looks like a great book!

Brenda Dye said...

I would love to have this book. I love the look of embroidery but have always been intimidated by it and too scared to try!

Sarina said...

I too don't think I'm very good at embroidery but always admire others who are. I might need this book to help teach me some proper techniques!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

What a nice book..To have everything you need to know in one place..Thanks for giveaway..

The Jewel's Quilter said...

I love embroidery and I love the style of this book. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Jennifer said...

Fun, fun book! Thanks for the chance.

Kay said...

Can't wait to get my own copy of this book & start stitching.

Sophia1 said...

Would love to win this and learn embroidery!

Doris said...

Enjoyed your "non-techy" post from today. Tears for Google Reader going away. I love embroidery and I'm excited about this new book...

Stacey said...

This looks like a really fun book. I just came across your blog last week and I am loving all of the beautiful quilts you have done!

ElonieS said...

What a lovely book! I'd love to learn embroidery, too, as a great take-along project!

deede said...

I'm so excited about this book; thanks for the opportunity at winning a copy! Now I've discovered a (new-to-me) blog I cannot wait to read––thanks!

Sheri Salatin said...

Hurray! I'm a beginner at this whole needlework stuff too. I'm so glad to hear that this book is good for beginners. I've been wanting to learn embroidery for a while now. It would go perfectly with all the quilting, sewing, knitting, crocheting etc... :)

Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book!!

Ashley Ann said...

Love it! Those projects look so cute!

Jennifer Gregory Miller said...
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Lisa Hathaway said...

Please, please pick me!

Julie said...

i love embroidery because i can take it with me and whip it out whenever i have a few moments. great book!

carla said...

Hi!!! This book would be great for me!!! Thanks for the chance to win it!!!!

Linda said...

I would love to win this great looking book...

Heather said...

Would love to dive into this book and get some different project ideas! Looks so fun!
Heather S.

Margaret said...

This book sounds great. It would be fun to teach my daughter to embroider using the letters of the alphabet--kind of a modern-day sampler, I suppose.

Margaret said...

Sounds like a great book. I'd love to teach my daughter embroidery using the letters of the alphabet--kind of a modern-day sampler.

Esther said...

Ooh, ooh, me, me! I really want something like this to help my (9 years old on Saturday) twin girls direct their craftiness. Thanks for the chance!

T Tamami said...

Your blog is always very inspiring.
Thank you for the chance.

zester said...

So glad to hear this is beginner friendly! I also love the idea of embroidery, but haven't gotten much further than that.

Sarah_L_N said...

I think this looks so cute! I really want to try embroidery and this looks like it has some great projects :)

Bailey said...

I love the baseball on the pants, what a clever idea!

paige said...

I love the look of embroidery but have been too intimidated to try it. I grew up cross-stitching but embroidery seems like a huge skills leap. I love the beautiful things Kristyne makes, maybe this book would provide just the motivation I need to learn.

the odies said...

This looks great...would love a chance to get my hands on a copy of this book!

ALC said...

This looks awesome! Thanks!

Liz said...

Such a cute way to use the pattern on the pants hem!

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Kath said...

Oh, I would love to hone in on my embroidery skills or lack there of. I tend to get all tangled up. Good luck everyone!

Rosemaree & Finn said...

What a great looking book - and drawn on my birthday!

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

The book looks good. I like embroidery. Your quilts are all beautiful.

Binks said...

Gahhh! So stinking cute. NEED.

Tracy said...

This book looks great!

Catskill Quilter said...

Oh, Sophie is going to be happy with YOU! It looks like a lovely book!

Marie J said...

I haven't embroidered for quite a while. Great ideas to get back into it - thanks for the opportunity! mariej @ ties2. net

Wanda said...

So excited about this book. Can't wait to get my hands on one!

KerryQ said...

I love the simplicity of these designs. They're totally doable without taking months.

Maria said...

looks like a great book, thank you for the chance to win!!!

pkrueger said...

I love to stitch. Looks like a fun book! Thanks.

Titamomo said...

Love it!! I love to pieced/applique/embroidered and quilt my quilts. Thank you both!

Rita said...

i love embroidering and find it very relaxing -- even when i make mistakes, he, he! would like to learn some new stitches and see all the new designs! marcab77@aol.com

Debbie said...

I would LOVE to win!

Debbie said...

I would LOVE to win!

Donna said...

I love embroidery because it is something small you can keep with you at all times. The images in this book are so clean and simple. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stitches said...

The book looks very interesting, thanks for the chance to win it.

Bronwyn Kelly said...

Ohh this is just what I need, I have so many embroidery threads frommy hay days! Thanks for the opportunity!

Nita said...

What a lovely giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I am so excited for this book! Her work is so beautiful.

Kathy L said...

Beautiful projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa LWN said...

Your book looks so useful. I love abc themed things (books, quilts, wall hangings, etc). I have 4 grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews - some of which have already received homemade alphabet items. Enter me to win your book please! Thanks.

Gmama Jane said...

oh I do love this book! I'm so glad you preveiwed it for us. I'm not very good either but I do love to hand stitch...I don't do hems unless it's absolutley necessary. My husband can't understand why I hate to hem pants, sew on buttons, etc... and love to embroider, hand quilt, etc... He just doesn't get it.
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Christine said...

This book looks so pretty.

PDXPam said...

Have enjoyed all the posts about this book, and since I've just been getting back into embroidery, would be a great addition to my library.
Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

myrtovl said...

It looks a wonderful book, thank you for the chance to win!
Myrto
myrtovl@gmail.com

Carrie said...

The book is so adorable! I love that zinnia pillow shown!!

jenni said...

I am so glad I can follow you on fb!

Austysmum said...

Such a beautiful looking book with some sweet projects! I'd love to win the ebook version!

Nanbon44 said...

great giveaway...

paigeg said...

I have been seeing so many embroidery projects lately and I'd love to learn how to embroider. This books looks like the perfect learning tool. I need all the help I can get.... :-)

Paige Gonzalez

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