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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538 comments:

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Katherine said...

This looks like such a great book!

Joyfulmomofmany said...

This book looks awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Amber said...

oh this book looks full of fun projects!

S said...

This book looks awesome!

Kristi said...

such beautiful things! I would love to learn to embroider better!

. said...

Book looks so amazing, would love to win, thanks for the giveaway!

Tammie B said...

Oh I would love that book!

Patty said...

This book sounds wonderful. I so want to learn to embrodery.

wish2stitch said...

I LOVE embroidery. It is the most portable of projects. The baseball on the trousers is so cute! I now have a new nephew (and a two year old niece).That book would be very handy to personalise projects.

drnic2c said...

I would love to learn how to do this technique. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

AnnieK said...

I'm getting back into embroidery, after putting it away for years. This looks like a fun way to get back in the water! Also, thanks for putting up your other links...following you on Pinterest now!

Sarah said...

I'd love to win this book to learn some new stitches I haven't tried.

coastal gray said...

I would like to win this book, I know it would inspire me to do more.....

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

what a cute book!! I love it!

Robin Olson said...

I love your blog and want to make many of your quilts. Your colors and design are beautiful to look at. I am interested in what you are doing next!

PAT GODKIN said...

S is for Stitch is a wonderful new refreshing book for those who want to learn embroidery and to also incorporate it into their quilts. Will follow this designer!

Jésabelle B. said...

This book look great, I NEED IT!!!

Shar said...

I have been teaching myself to embroidery stitch. I'm not very good, but I'm trying.

corinne said...

Learning how to stitch and this book looks like it has many ideas.

Jenny Larking said...

Beginner at embroidery' that's me. Jennylarking@gmail.com

Liz Horton said...

I would LOVE a copy of the book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Quilt n Queen said...

Allison, 'S is for Stitch' looks like a must have book. I love to embroider, I can stitch for hours...I find it very relaxing. Thanks for the chance. Happy stitching, Pauline

kirsten said...

This book looks so fun!

Lynn said...

Thanks for the chance to win. It's been years since I've done embroidery. I might have to get back into it.

Cindy said...

I am LOVING this book, can't wait to read it! Thanks!!

Ellen Easter said...

I love the look of embroidery but stink at the execution. Thanks for the chance to maybe get better

Gina said...

I always have a hand stitching project going on. This book would be a wonderful resource for designs and projects.

KerryQ said...

I recently found Krystine's blog. This book looks great. The designs are so sweet, and look fairly simple- which is good for me.

sue said...

I think this book looks and sounds perfect for me to re-learn and perfect my embroidery skills. It's been many years since I embroidered and I'd like to start again.

Beverly said...

What a beautiful book!

Olivia said...

This book looks great!

sweetpea4101971 said...

Thanks so much for the embroidery book " S is for Stitch" review. I too am an embroidery beginner and love the children's designs you showed. I need all the help I can get, so I think this will be a book for me!

Robin said...

I'd love to try more embroidery and this book looks adorable! ty for the giveaway!
robin phillips-knotts
cokelush at gmail

vicki said...

I would love to win this book and learn to do this! Thanks for the chance! vickise at gmail dot com

heidiabc said...

I can't wait to see what you make from it - I find it so relaxing!

QuiltieComments said...

Thanks for the review and chance to win!

Mary said...

This is absolutely a very unique book, I'm loving all the comments regarding it.

Darcy said...

Pick me. I am going to teach embroidery to some grade 3 students so it would be a great help!

Polly said...

Love, love, love embroidery and this book looks awesome. Fingers crossed and thank you for the opportunity!

JudyCinNC said...

I really do love having blog reviews of the new books and notions and your critque was very appreciated. Thanks for the opportunity. Judy C in NC

Cassie said...

First of all, LOVE your blog! This book is a must have! Thanks for the chance to win! Cassie

Cindy said...

Looks like a very sweet book! Thanks for the chance!

Denniele said...

What a great book! just love her alphabet!

Kristin said...

I'd love to be entered! Thanks so much. :)

~Kristin
sewtechnicolor (at) yahoo (dot) com

Bennett and Graves said...

I also have a drawer of beautiful thread waiting for me to learn to use it! Would love this book.

Karen said...

I would so enjoy the projects in "S is for stitch".
I like embrodiery, and add stitchery to my quilts. I think it adds something special and personal.
Thank you for the chance to bring this book into my home.

Penny said...

Thanks for your review of this book and a chance to win.

Val Spiers said...

Such imaginative little pictures. I would love to win.

Donna Taylor said...

This book is definitely on my wish list - thanks for a chance to win it. :o)

Maureen said...

I alwasy need a reminder of how to make the stitch.

Us said...

This book looks interesting. Thank you for posting.

Aggie Mom said...

I am scared to death of embroidery. Would love this book if it for real.

ljeanne said...

The book looks great. I could use some brushing up with my embroidery. The baseball on the pants are a great idea. I am always looking for ideas for boys - I have two grandsons. Thanks for the opportunity to win the book.

Di~ said...

Fun! Thanks Allison. Im lovin' the project you've started!

Aida said...

Wow, this book is amazing. I realy need one of my own. Love and kisses, Aida

Quiltsmiles said...

What sweet designs, I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the chance. Jane

Mom on the Move! said...

I love this book... thanks!

Stamper D said...

I love the art of embroidery and it's good to see such a lovely book on embroidery. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Whichcrafts said...

Would love to win your book - looks wonderful!

Maria M said...

I hope I win. The book looks really neat.

Nancy in IN said...

Great book. Love embroidery on pants

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It looks like a fun book

Rhonda said...

That book looks awesome. I'd love a chance at it!!

KurtzCrafts said...

The baseball on your son's pant leg is adorable!

Grandmasewnsew said...

This looks like a lot of fun! I'd love to learn.

Cynthia said...

I love the book and especially the baseball embroidery on the pants :)

slopez45s2000 said...

I would love to win this book. Would love to teach my daughter to stitch.
Thanks

Rosemary said...

Love this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

kathiquilts said...

Can't wait to see this book!

b20dec36-3799-11e1-b271-000bcdca4d7a said...


I am trying to learn embroidery to finish a 50th anniversary quilt for my in-laws!

We're also adopting a toddler from China and I hope to fill the little one's room with lovely hand embroidered décor!

As I have foresworn buying books and made an oath to read from the library this year, winning a copy of this book would be astounding!

myrtovl said...

Wow I'd be so happy to win that book!
Myrto
Myrtovl@gmail.com

smilingwoman said...

My granddaughter is learning to sew and I want her to have a good understanding of handwork. I think this book with its simplified designs will be just the thing to teach her. I would love to win this book, and thank you for the chance!

KayG5010 said...

I need this book! I love to hand sew and need new ideas.

Michelle said...

I have had this book on my wish list since I first read about it on Kristyne's blog!

So hoping I am picked in one of the drawings!

Barbara Pricola said...

Wow! The designs look darling. I would love a copy!

Sally said...

So clever to put that baseball on his pants! I'd have never thought of doing that. (I will do it now, for the grands!) Neat book!

Jeanne said...

I have a granddaughter who has been asking me to teach her how to embroider. This book would be perfect.

Jeanne said...

I have a granddaughter who has been asking to learn how to embroider. This book would be a perfect teaching tool.

DaiseyJayne.com said...

Love, love this book, the designs look delightful!

jayne@daieyjayne.com

ladyfingers said...

This looks like a great book....especially for someone as old as me to bring my hand embroidery skills back up to where they were....kind of....45 years ago!!!

Flo said...

This book looks really great. Thanks.

Shannon said...

What a fantastic idea for a book! I need! :)

Marci Girl said...

What a cute book, it would be nice to win it!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

It looks like you can do a lot of fun things with the book. I would like to try a few of them. I also wanted to tell you that I really like your quilt and would like to try that also. Thanks for the instructions.

mountain girl said...

I'd love that book.
mia@pocoleon.com

Home Sweet Home Place said...

I would love to win this stunning book! I love it!

Debby said...

This is a wonderful book. The stitching is small and could be used anywhere.

Pamela Fields said...

Looks like a great book! :)

Ann said...

Love the sweet little stitcheries! What a great book.

Thanks for the chance.

kc said...

I love how you combine stitching and quilting especially in quick take along projects.

CeLynn said...

Learning to hand stitch is on my list of things to learn! This book looks like a great one to learn with.

Cindy said...

Thank you for the chance to win. Embroidery was my first adventure into sewing as a child and I've got a renewed interest of late.

Connie said...

I would love to win this book! I have just started to hand embroidery and it looks like it would be wonderful. cmt c.teasley@yahoo.com

JaneT said...

Would love to win a copy of this book.

Jenn said...

This blog hop has been fun! Thanks for a chance to win.

karen k said...

Precious book....thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Karen K

michelle said...

Oh too cute!!! I adore the baseball stitched on the pant leg....my oh my! This looks like a terrific book....definitely on my wish list!
Michelle

Who-lee-uh said...

I would really love to win!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

What a lovely book!
Thanks for the chance!

DKay said...

This looks like such a sweet book. I have been looking for an idea book or pattern to do some hand stitching at night - a break from the sewing machine, this looks perfect!

Toffe said...

I would love to get a copy of this amazing looking book!. Thanks for the chance.
Toffe

Joyce Carter said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book. I love to do embroidery.

debra said...

I am so excited to see an embroidery book like this one from the heart. thanks for the opportunity to win and several times lots of anticipation thanks

Erin Demarest said...

Crossing my fingers I win!

Debbie Taylor said...

Can't wait to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity!

Lenis Rogowski said...

I love this book. It is so wonderful and relaxing to always have some hand work in progress.

Sharon K said...

I would love to win a copy of this book

mamajan said...

I would love a copy of this book. So many ideas to use and inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win one!

grann616 said...

Hi I would love to have this book for my collection! I embroider on anything that stands still for 5 minutes!! :-} Sharon K Lozano

Marca said...

Looks like fun! Thanks for a chance to win.
Marca

nita72 said...

I love this book. Thank you for the chance.
Kisses from Barcelona

Lou said...

The book looks like it can be used over and over:) Love those!

Sandra Lye said...

Love the book! Hope to win. Love the blog too.

cat said...

the book looks like a lot of fun! tfs, cat

Mari M.S. said...

These look so beautiful and simple!

beth said...

What a great little book! Love the baseball on the little boy's pants! Thanks for the giveaway.

Patty D from NC said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance.

WKane said...

I am so with you - embroidery is something I love, and just don't do well. Would love a chance to try the ones in this adorable book...the tutes only make it that much better!

Emerauld said...

Oh how fun! I'm making my first quilt for my son and this book would be a great addition to the little squares! I can't wait to get this book! I hope I win!

DH said...

This book looks awesome! I would love to have my very own copy of it!

Forsnes said...

Thank you for a chance to win this beautiful book. I love having hand work to do when I need a break from piecing. I love these designs!

sweet diesel designs said...

I just saw a quilt made from this book in my hometown LQS and I got so excited! I would live a copy!!!

Marcia W. said...

With 5 grandnieces, I would like to make an alphabet embroidery sampler a-z. It would be such a cute teaching book. It would be my first instructional embroidery book if I am fortunate enough to win.

Nortiness said...

What an awesome giveaway chain you ladies have !! :)

Thanks! :)

jeifner said...

I remember taking an embroidery class that was offered at my elementary school when I was little. I'm working on picking it back up again :)

CraftyMummy said...

Such a gorgeous book! I used to stitch a lot more but I've been lacking inspiration lately - this might be just the thing! Thanks for the chance to win

Gina said...

Would love to win this! My new baby granddaughter would love a blanky with her name stitched on!

Gina

SAnderson said...

I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Wendy said...

Oh my - that little baseball is the cutest thing ever. I would love to win that book!

Jenny said...

what a fun book! I love it!

Karen said...

I'm a total beginner as well. I'd love to win a copy of this beautiful book!

Sharon said...

Looks like a lovely book. Thank you for the opportunity to win one. This book would be well used and well loved.
Thank you again,
Sharon Fazio
Slfazio@frontiernet.net

Janice Stockwell said...

I used to do quite a bit of embroidery but have forgotten how to do many of the stitches. This book would be great to win so I can get back to stitching pretty things for my grandchildren.

joanne said...

The book looks amazing!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

joanne said...

The book looks amazing!! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

mvink said...

Thanks for this opportunity!! I've recently really gotten into embroidery again and love it. This book would be such a great opportunity for me to help some of the kids in my life with learning the alphabet!!

Luíza Melo said...

That book looks wonderful! And I hope I win =) Tks for the chance to win =)

Ruthy said...

This looks like a beautiful book, and what a great way to improve my meager skills. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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