Inside its pages, there is a set of embroidered alphabet designs for a girl, and another entire set designed just for boys (of course, you could mix and match if you like). The book shows you how to embroider the designs and how to incorporate the finished embroideries into quilts and other charming little projects. Take a peek!
Ya, I told you it was beautiful. (And I'm thinking that tutu embroidery above would look great on a tote bag for Livi's ballet slippers) Now... if you love to embroider, this book is for you... but if you've never embroidered anything in your life and you've been wanting to learn how to embroider, this book is definitely for you.
Years ago I picked up a basic booklet on how to embroider from a craft store and I sat down with floss and a crooked needle and went to work ~ well, this book is 100% better than what I learned from. Thanks to Kristyne's meticulous style and her background in teaching, she shares all the information you need to get started and stitching, along with helpful tips and techniques. She talks about separating floss strands, how many strands to use, how to transfer designs, her favorite knots, her favorite needles, and why thread snips are easier than scissors... among plenty of other things.
And what's perfect about Kristyne is that she offers all her knowledge while at the same time encouraging everyone to "find" their own preferred methods along the way. That's a style that works for me. And in that spirit, I've decided to use her unique embroidery designs in my own way. Page by page, I'll be making a soft alphabet book for my girls. Here's the cover:
And here's one of the embroidery designs I can't wait to stitch:
I'll keep you posted with my progress!
Now, for the GIVEAWAY!!
To win a copy of the book, "S is for Stitch", please leave a comment on this post telling me how you might use the alphabet embroidery designs. The deadline to enter is 4 April 2013. Winners outside of the US will win an e-book version. Good luck!!
And make sure to visit these blog tour stops for more chances to win:
- Anne Sutton ~ BunnyHillBlog.com - Monday, March 25
- Lori Holt ~ BeeInMyBonnetCo.blogspot.ca - Tuesday, March 26
- Sherri McConnell ~ AQuiltingLife.com - Wednesday, March 27
- Kristyne Czepuryk ~ PrettyByHand.com - Monday, March 28