When I got an email from C&T Publishing showing their newly released books, I had to smile.
I was a product of the 70s. Embroidery was big back then and oh my, did I ever love doing it. I had a jean jacket that I was constantly adding a new embroidery motif to. I just loved that jean jacket.
This isn’t my actual jacket but mine looked something like this…
Mine had a row of flowers across the back near the bottom. I LOVED stitching on it. Back then McCalls and Simplicity had iron-on motifs and I was always wanting more motifs to iron on and stitch.
This is the pattern that I had…I did some Googling to find it. Oh my, I got more than the 65 cents worth out of the pattern.
My dream was to have my jean jacket look just like the gal’s that is in the picture. I wish I still had it to show you all. It was so fun.
So, imagine my joy when I saw the book that C&T is publishing…Embroidery. Notice the big yellow flower on the back of the jean jacket?
My 12-year-old self is coveting it. It would have been a great addition to my jean jacket.
The book is Everyday Embroidery for Modern Stitchers written by Megan Eckman and is full of fun motifs.
The book shows how to make several different projects and then lets you mix and match motifs to projects.
Here is a little more info from C&T about it.
“Get started with embroidery! Sew 15 fun projects that are approachable, practical, and awesome
Go retro, mystical, or botanical with 50 themed embroidery ideas to iron on or download and print
Mix and match motifs to choose your own adventure—even embroider your own apparel“
There were lots of cute things.
As I said, my 12-year-old self really wanted this book.
But, alas. I turned 55 and jean jackets with cool embroidery aren’t the thing and now I’m into cross-stitching. It was a cute book though…and if you have a 12-year-old in your life. Buy a jean jacket and a book like this along with embroidery supplies might be just the thing. Who knows…maybe 43 years later she’ll be writing a blog post and feeling nostalgic about her 12-year-old self and her mad embroidery skills.