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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Manoule said...

The book looks awesome! I'd love to learn more about embroidery and it's definitely on my "books i need" - list!

EvnJo said...

I follow the Pretty by Hand blog and have had my eye on this book since it came out. I'd love to win and give it a go!!

Sew Pink said...

What a gorgeous book, who doesn't love to do some embroidery?

Schulz Family said...

Oh I would so love to win this. Gorgeous. Can't wait to see the projects people do from this book. Karen www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com

Jean Burke said...

That pillow is just too cute! Thanks for the chance to win the book. Have a nice day....

lluisarc said...

I love this book! I love the embroidery! SOS! I want a copy of this bookkkkkkkk!
Ja, ja
Best regards
Lluisa

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win

Sherri @ RebeccaMaeDesigns.com said...

Lovely book. Thanks for the chance to win

Terry said...

I love embroidery and would love to win this book. Thanks so much for the chance! :0)

Ophelia said...

What a lovely book. I'd like to learn some embroidery. Greetings from Austria!

Johanna said...

Love her blog! Looks like a great book!

Heather said...

I am so with you, I love embroidery but stink at it :) Thank you so much for the chance to win such a great book !

Jocelyn said...

I've never tried embroidery but would like to learn. Thanks for the chance to win.

kate said...

I'd love to learn embroidery, this book looks like it would be a great start! Thanks for the chance to win!

Joan and Kevin said...

The book looks great!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Meg said...

Love the look of that flower blossom pillow!

Lauren said...

This book looks amazing, would love to learn all the embroidery stitches.

Lauren said...

This book looks amazing, would love to learn all the embroidery stitches.

tkkey423 said...

I would love to win this book!

Country Maison (Eva) said...

It looks amazing, thanks for the chance to win even if it is an e-book version !

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to be able to stitch the ballet dresses. They are so cute! eliz.i@sympatico.ca

Heather said...

Looks like a wonderful book :)

kathy l. said...

Sweet little embroidery designs..would love a copy. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Ann said...

I've had my eye on this book for a while. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Chris said...

Love your blog! thanks so much for the chance to win this great book.'
Chris Beresford

Dorian said...

I've had my eye on this book for awhile too. I really want to learn some embroidery to go with my quilting. Would love to win it, thanks for the giveaway.

Christine said...

I'm a self-taught quilter and feel like I'm ready to tackle something new. This book would be great to get me started on embroidery! Thanks for the offer!

Tammie B said...

Looks like a nice book !

Ellyn said...

embroidery nut here. thanks for the opportunity!

Kris said...

I keep thinking I should try embroidery again after doing it as a child. I love these designs.

Karen H said...

It looks like a great book - thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer Bell said...

What a fun, collaborative effort to support Kristyne Czepuryk and the launch of her book. ...the pillow is adorable!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a cool book. I used to do a lot of embroidery many years ago. But as years went on, other things took up my time. I love the look and personal touch of embroidery.

Emily said...

I really enjoy embroidery and this looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kelsey said...

I'm a newbie at embroidery so this book looks like one I have to get! Love that pillow ;)

Jill R. said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Terri Mosier said...

I love the pillow too! This book looks like so much fun :)

Tiffany Ray said...

I love to embroider!! What a lovely book & giveaway!

patty.kim said...

Beautiful book! I've never embroidered, but I'd love to try to incorporate it into a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

Waverlee said...

What a sweet little book! Thanks for the giveaway.

cherylj said...

What a cute book, thanks for the chance to win!

hoemwork said...

Kristyne is one of the nicest people in blog land. Oh, and she can sew too!

Anya said...

Looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance!

Home Sweet Home Place said...

It's darling! Would love to oodle over it! Thank you!!

darlene said...

This is a cute book of designs. I learned embroidery at age 6 and it would be nice to have this book on my shelf. Thanks!

Wlsngrl said...

What a great little book. Would love to win!

drmithome said...

Enjoying the reviews for this book. Thanks for sharing.

lauraluvsloons said...

This book does look like the perfect to use if you are a beginner. With such clear directions everyone is sure to be able to embroider. I am a self taught embroiderer since 1970 and I would love to have this book, love the new designs.

Wendy said...

this looks like such a lovely book. I very much doubt you "stink" at hand embroidery!

Four Little Munchkins said...

I can't wait to look through this book. I'm ready to spend my summer stitching!

Frog said...

I especially like that the designs aren't all flowery because even though they are beautiful, they aren't practical for me to use.

Deborah Hamilton said...

what a nice book. I really like that little baseball.

Allison C said...

This book looks like so much fun!

Di said...

So many cute projects! It looks like a fun book!

Raechel said...

This would be perfect for our drive to vacation this summer!

Peggy said...

Oh how lovely! I learned to embroider as a child and has just recently begun to revisit it! I am trying to determine how I can bring my scissors on the plane when we fly to France in a couple of weeks.... lots of uninterrupted work time=completed project!

Thank you for this opportunity!

Sue said...

Embroidery is a very quiet, calming experience that is perfect for the slowing down time before bed. Thanks for the chance to win this book! You are awesome. :)

KaHolly said...

I added embroidery to my handwork basket a few years ago and just love it! This book looks like lots of fun.

beckyallen5 said...

That looks like a really fun book... I have just been teaching my little girl some beginning stitches, and so this looks like something that she and I could share! Gotta put it on my must have list! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Kathleen O'Grady said...

I am not very good at embroidery but love doing it. Would be great to win this wonderful book.

NW Patchwork said...

I love to embroider and would love some new projects. Thanks for the chance ot win!

Lindsay K said...

I love embroidery! I just started and would love this book!

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

I've been eyeing this book since it was announced. Glad to hear you like it as I find we often have similar likes. :)

-Amanda-

Moose said...

Wow looks perfect for beginners! (Like moi!) I have way too much embroidery thread laying around that is not being put to use

Elsa said...

Looks like a really sweet book ~ especially like the quilt with all the little embroidered squares (I went over to Amazon to check it out). one can never have too many embroidery books!
Thank you and Kristyne for the generous giveaway.

patsy said...

OH!
This looks lovely!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

What a gorgeous book! I love the project you are going to make for Sophie's room. I should make one for each of my girls!

Elizabeth said...

That book looks lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

Chelsie C said...

Cute! And just in time for my birthday :)

Megan said...

Fun! I'm excited for this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

Leslie said...

Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book.

luv2knit75 said...

Beautiful book! Hope I win! :)

Amy Cullen said...

I am itching to do some stitching. This book looks like it has some great patterns and projects! Thanks for the chance to enter.

Unknown said...

Great book. Thanks for the chance!

Carol said...

Book looks great! I love to do hand stitchery.

craftygoods said...

I was just looking for a fun new embroidery book. This is perfect!

Rebecca said...

A..B...C's....I have been wanting something a bit different for ABC's and this looks like it would be just right!

giddy99 said...

What lovely little embroidery designs!

mary said...

I just started to take up embroidery would love to win this book.

NebraskaNative said...

Too cute...can't wait a minute longer. Must learn how to embroider asap.

Rachel said...

I love the alphabet embroidery patterns!

Katie Morse said...

Embroidery adds so much to those fun projects! Especially for kid's stuff (which I have a lot of)

LeAnn H. said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win this cute book! If I don't win a copy, I will certainly be buying one!

Delores said...

Stitching seems to be VERY popular right now....
Would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance.

rachieannie said...

OH MY WORD! Too cute!!!! I want, I want!

hollymade said...

Looks like a great book. I'd love to learn some new stitches.

Gloria said...

I love the cricket ball motif on the little boy's trousers.
What a simple way to personalise everyday clothing.
Lovely block

Mama Bell said...

My children did learn to stitch on similar type patterns like this when they were little. I would love to teach my grandchildren from this book! And also, maybe embellish some of their clothes, pillows, etc. Thanks!

Stacy Hadwin said...

That book looks wonderful! I would love to read it, and try a few things.

melliebean26 said...

I would love to win this book! I am in desperate need of help when it comes to embroidery. LOVE the look but just can't get the stitches down. I'm sure that this book would really help with that! :D

Toot said...

I love whimsical !! This book is definetly what I need to learn more about stitching. I would live to incorporate more stitching in my quilts.
Thanks for the chance to win
Amy
ajreindel@gmail.com

Robin said...

This is why I love these blog hops! I get to learn about books I otherwise might have missed. This one looks like a fun one-- I need more handwork in my life! :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Elaine said...

Love the combination of embroidery and patchwork!

sardine said...

perhaps...I win!!

The Whelan Family said...

I follow her blog and would love to have a copy of her book. Thanks for the chance!
cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

Anya said...

Such a fun book! I could definitely improve my embroidery skills! I love the shorts with the baseball on them!

Cotton Blossom said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I love embroidery and anything that will help me improve my skills!

Nancy Ann said...

I love applique but not so much embroidery....I kind of stink at it too. :) Would love the help and cute projects in this book!

Jayme said...

So cute!!!!! That baseball on the pants is the cutest thing...

Whosies said...

this book is so cute! love the idea of finding something for each letter. so many things to choose from.
http://patchworkposse.com

susieqhammer said...

what a fun book! I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance

Teresa said...

I love this book. It is waiting on the cart on amazon, maybe in two months.

Thanks by the chance.

Lisa Merkley said...

I'm not much of an embroidery person, but it never hurts to start something new!

thanks for the chance!

lisamerkley at gmail dot com

RahRahe said...

I am very new to all of this and it seems to be great fun. I am semi retired from the workforce with a box full of embroidery supplies from my stayhomemom days. Now I would like to begin again with my five granddaughters and one on the way. This book would be a great help for them and myself, I would love to win a copy. Thank you

'Manda said...

The designs are so cute. I'd love this book

Rishita03 said...

I have been embroidering since I was a little girl and I would love to have this beautiful book in my collection!!

Carly R. said...

I haven't embroidered in quite a while, so this book would be awesome! Thank you!

Patty B said...

I haven't embroidered in almost 10 years... I would love to get back into it with some simple projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I just love this book, or at least what has been shared so far!

~T~ said...

I've been thinking about getting back to embroidery. This looks like a fun book!

Heather said...

Looks like a great book...too cute!

grammyx4 said...

I love your book so much I gave a copy to my sister! I should have bought one for myself... Maybe I'll wine one!

Kristy said...

I have always wanted to learn how to embroider! What a cute book to get me started! :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I love embroidery and have four projects going this year. Looks like an awesome book! How neat that there is an ABC set for boys and one for girls.

Thank you and Stash books for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Eliza said...

What a lovely book

Barbara M. said...

Wonderful book! Barbara

Just Sew Sue said...

It would be cute to spell out a child's name with the alphabet and quicker than stitching the whole alphabet.

Carla said...

Oh wow! I need some help with my stitches for sure. Thanks!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Gostaria deste com muito amor que tenho com os bordados.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Amber @ fromtheseeds said...

Lovely! Would love to win this book - I have a baby boy and finding boy embroidery is tricky!

Anita said...

Oh my gosh, I really want to add this book to my craft library. My fingers are crossed.

Sheryl said...

I just recently started to embroider again. I remember doing it as a girl. I would love love love this book. My first grandchild will be here in about 10 weeks.

the girlfriend gap said...

sweet things here. Thanks for a chance to win. janita

Courtneysews said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

Jolana said...

The book looks so pretty, I would like to try my happiness :) Thank you, Jolana

Linda said...

HI! BOOK LOOKS SO NEAT!
LOVE THE PILLOW!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Sonia B said...

What clever stitching ideas. Thanks for the chance.

Christa Marcotte said...

Kristyne stitches up amazing things!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!! I could really use some tips!

Shauna said...

This book looks great, I would love to learn to do some stitchery. Thanks for the chance to win!

Lindsey said...

Very cute book! I could use some tips and inspiration.

Lindsey said...

Very cute book! I could use some tips and inspiration.

kathy said...

Love the book!

Delcia R. said...

Who wouldn't want to win this delightful book! Here's hoping I might be one lucky stitcher.

Jenni said...

What a lovely book! I could use some stitchy inspiration and this looks great!

Katie said...

How fun!! This is something I want to learn!

Lee said...

What a great looking book! I love the baseball embroidery!

karisma said...

Thank you so much for being apart of the tour! Like you, I love embroidery - the look of it is just so timeless.

karisma said...

Thank you so much for being apart of the tour! Like you, I love embroidery - the look of it is just so timeless.

Maria2 said...

This book looks great - I would love to have it.

Just Ramblin' said...

This books looks like it has some great ideas and helps. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Nola

mindingmomma said...

thanks for the chance to win

Anita said...

This book has many designs I will actually use. Thank you for the chance to enter.

Cecilia said...

This book looks amazing! I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!

Patricia said...

What a GREAT looking book. One I definitely need and thanks for the chance.

nk51nat said...

I follow Pretty by Hand and look forward to every post. This book would take pride of place in my sewing room! Fingers and toes crossed :)

Julie in WA said...

I want to learn how to embroider so badly! The designs from this book are adorable!

Kathy H said...

Looks like some great little stitching projects.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Very cute! I can do cross-stitching, but hand-embroidery is a whole new ballgame. :)

A Little Blue Dragonfly said...

Love that pillow design! Such a cute book!

Kelsey said...

Oooo I think I will have to buy this if I don't win :)

sweetpea family said...

such an amazing book - would love a copy x

Sarah said...

Adorable!

selleck said...

I love adding embroidery to my quilts.

Dianne H. said...

This is a great book. It's not the same "old" embroidery ABCs. The illustrations are so cute.

Krista Hansen said...

That looks like a great book! I've tried to embroider a few times without success. I could use this! That pillow is beautiful!

Christine M said...

This looks such a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance.

Emily said...

I've only embroidered a few things, but loved it when I did. This book sounds amazing!

Baye said...

I'd love to try that flower design! The baseball is a perfect little touch for so many little sewing projects for boys, too.

Karen said...

I love to embroider and I adore her style- it's timeless!

Zarah said...

Great review!

Gretchen said...

Great review and I love the great photographs.

wendy said...

I love Kristyne's embroidery and really enjoy her blog. Thanks!

Tina Marie said...

I have this book checked out of the library right now. If I don't win, this is one that I will definitely be buying. Love, this book.

Shirley said...

This looks like a book I need :)

Ashley P. said...

So cute! I would love to win a copy

SusGus said...

Oh I would love to win this - I have a dear friend who would just swoon to get it, and I'd love to give it to her for her up coming birthday!

Judith said...

This book looks charming. What a great addition to any sewer's library. Thanks for the chance to win.

marilyn holley-stupka said...

I love this book. My sweet husband got me a copy as soon as it came out but I'd love to win a copy for my beautiful daughter

© Annie W.-T. said...

thanks for the giveaway...

Wanda said...

So excited about this book! I love to embroider.

Sherryl said...

What a fab book! How adorable is that little baseball embroidery on the pants??? Why don't I ever think of doing stuff like that? Now I will! :-)
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Emmy said...

Looks like a cool book!!

deb-bee said...

This looks like such a cute book. I love to stitch and quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Jen said...

This book looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Louise said...

Krystyne sent me over to your blog to give a shout out..would love to win her book. My first stitches almost 60 years ago were embroidery stitches. Love incorporating them in quilts. Now I am going to take a peek at your blog.

Fiona Tully said...

I love it!

Steph said...

Oh my goodness--I stink at embroidery, too, but I so want to improve. This book looks wonderful.

Patricia said...
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Carrie P. said...

I love doing embroidery and would love a chance to win a book. thanks!

Lisa E said...

I love the idea of teaching kids to embroider. Adding some simple design to clothing would be really cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kd Brown said...

Kristyne did such a great job on this book S is for Stitch! I love love love it!

Kathy said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Kathy said...

This book looks great! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

abby said...

I would love to learn to embroider. A woman from my sit and stitch group makes beautiful things. This book would be a great help.

The Rx quilter said...

I have so many supplies already stashed to begin embroidery...just need to win this book! Lisa in Texas

gabriola quilter said...

Hello,
I've been following your blog for a few years now and love it. I've made a few things on it. A sprocket pillow being the latest.
I literally always have some embroidery on the go. I embroider (that is hand embroider) my kid's art for wallhangings, pillowcases, placemats and quilts. They make the best patterns of all. Well, I do love kid's art. Haven't ever commented but thought I would do today. Thanks for all your ideas. How are the rabbits?

Rubyd said...

This book makes me think that I could learn to do these stitches, in spite of my lack on manual dexterity...

Amy DeCesare said...

I love everything I've seen so far in this book - especially that little baseball! What fun!

Jennifer W said...

Wow! I tried to.learn how.to.embroider a few years back and it was so co.fusing, this book sounds amazing!

babiesdoc said...

I learned to embroider when I was 7.
Maybe it is time to try again

thanks

Anne said...

I have been wanting to learn embroidery - this book looks so sweet and makes learning more of a priority!

Trisch said...

Would love to win this beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win.

Mommy B said...

This book would make the perfect birthday gift for my little sister! Crossing my fingers. : )

Michelle said...

I just love embroidery, and this book looks like something I need to add to my collection. Thanks for a chance to win.

GSGC StrongFamily said...

This book looks amazing! Thanks for a chance to get one and put it to good use!!!

Thanks!!!

Sabrina Strong

Jan R said...

I would love to win this book.
Fun designs and it looks like great directions too. Thanks.

LynneMcL said...

I've been wanting to add embroidery to some projects but I haven't done it since I was a kid. This looks like a perfect book to get back into it.

LynneMcL said...

I've been wanting to add embroidery to some of my projects, but haven't done any since I was a kid. This book looks perfect!

Jane said...

ooh how fun! I would love to get better at embroidery! and I love that a reader in Australia can possibly win an e-version!
Thanks!

Emily Day said...

Looks like a pretty awesome book!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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