Try it on Tuesday…Stitched for Fun

Last week’s giveaway winner for The Learning Curve Ruler is…Rhonda who said, “No, I never have either. I think because it “scares” me but maybe that ruler would take the scariness out of it ;>) thanks for the chance to win!”  Let’s hope Rhonda can conquer that fear with the new ruler.  Thanks so much to Linda Warren Designs for donating the rulers.

Today I’m trying a new book from Martingale and Company (That Patchwork Place) called “Stitched for Fun” by Fiona Goble.

The book features embroidery so all you embroiderers or embroidery wanna be’s  listen up.  This book is CUTE…SO, so cute!  It makes me wish I had more little ones in my life for make things for.  I know my daughter Kayla would have loved wearing these little canvas shoes when she was little.


I love this little motif…perfect for your little girl who loves fairies and angels.

Here’s a little owl….

All of my girls would have loved a little pencil case like this…

I know you’re probably thinking cute Jo, but I have a little boy….okay.  Here’s robots for him.

No fear…there’s goodies for you too.

I love the yarn box….and this laundry bag….

My favorite of all includes…what else but a dog!!

There are 35 embroidery projects in the book.  If you are new to embroidery, don’t fear.  There are great stitching directions in the beginning of the book.  It shows a variety of stitches and directions to make stitch.  The book also includes direction on how to construct the project.  So it’s a win-win.  Some embroidery books only give the motifs and the reader has to figure out how to construct the projects on their own.  All in all this is a fun little book.  I know my girls would have loved any of the projects in the book.

If you want a chance to win the book, leave a comment telling me if you have done embroidery in the past of if embroidery would be something new you are trying….I’ll pick a winner next Tuesday.

Ready, set…LINK.

21 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday…Stitched for Fun”

  1. I have done some hand embroidery, have purchased books on needlework, and even got hubby interested at one time in doing a project for himself. These patterns look like fun. Especially as I will be having a new grandchild in a few months. A little miracle if you will. Mama is high risk. She would love these embroidery patterns. Thank you for the change to enter.

  2. I absolutely LOVE these ideas! I have tried some simple, basic embroidery in the past, but unfortunately do not have any pictures of it. I do plan to embroider again soon…this summer if not sooner as I bought some iron-on patterns that I want to try to make as Christmas gifts. Thanks for offering this book in a giveaway! It looks like the perfect tool for me to make more Christmas gifts for this coming year.

  3. I used to embroider when I was in High School. It was fun to embroider pillowcases and other table linens. It’s been a long time since I’ve done much embroidery but I love it! Thanks!

  4. Yes I learned to embroider when I was ten in Pioneer Girls (similar to girl guides). This opened up the door to my love of all needlecrafts!

  5. I learned to embroidery when I was in grade school. My Mom, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother did pillowcases, sheets, and kitchen towels. For many years I did other kinds of stitchery but I am getting back into embroidery and want to combine it with quilting.

  6. I love to embroider! And I have two granddaughters who would love these projects! Win, win! Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. I used to cross stitch, but my attempts at embroidery have been sad and subsequently ripped out. Love the designs, don’t know how to do them well.

  8. I love the look of embroidery. It gives me that homey feeling that comes with Grandma’s hands. I am just starting to learn to do some stitches so would love a book to help me.

  9. I have tried some embroidery and just love it. With a new book, comes new project. Thank you for your generosity.

  10. I love to embroider! I have made more sets of days of the week dish towels for showers than I can count. I love to embroider on car trips. Thanks for the chance to enter:)

  11. lorene holbrook

    I LOVE embroidery work. esp one color embroidery. right now i am working on a fall and a hallloween embroidery. this book looks like one I need! thanks for the chance to win!


  12. I used to embroider growing up and into high school – where you ironed the “blue” pattern onto the fabric. Last year I saw the Birdie Stitches QAL starting and made my block each month. Loved it. So, having a book with photos/directions to put in my lap while stitching would be wonderful. Thanks for the chance.
    p.s. I’m not setup for linkys – no blog and on slo-mo-dialup – do I have to link to enter?

  13. I love doing hand embroidery. I think is very relaxing. I love the idea of stitching on some little shoes like that!

  14. I started with embroidery and teach my kids starting out with embroidery. I try to always have a little embroidery project in my purse for down time and lines.

  15. I haven’t done a lot of hand embroidery – quilting seems to take the front seat. I’ve seen some beautiful things I would love to try though!

  16. I wantto know how to embroider. I have some old books that have the patterns- but the directions are not very good. These look pretty as well as smple, somethngthat could actually get done.

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