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Stitched Blooms Review and Giveaway - Winner posted!

09.23.2013

Congratulations Christy Brink!

Congratulations, Christy! Shoot me an email with your mailing address and I will forward it on to Lark Books. Thanks to everyone for playing along! Happy stitching!

Stitched Blooms by Carina Envoldsen-Harris

Lark Books offered to send me a copy of Stitched Blooms by Carina Envoldsen-Harris to review for them and I jumped at the opportunity. I have followed Carina on Twitter for years now and have always enjoyed her enthusiasm for stitching and embroidery. In fact, I sort of live vicariously through her and a handful of other folks who get around to stitching a lot more than I do! I love every thing about embroidery:  I love the process, the endless design possibilities, the portability of projects. I really love the finished product. If any of these things set your heart to pitter-patter, then I think you will definitely appreciate this book.

Stitched Blooms by Carina Envoldsen-Harris

As you can see from the table of contents, this book is really well rounded. Are you a seasoned stitcher? Fantastic! You can jump right into any one of the twenty varied projects or use any combination of the 300 motifs featured in the book to create your own project. On the other hand, are you a complete embroidery noob? Rest easy, dear friend, Carina has compiled a brief, but information packed primer that includes things like color theory, foundation prep and care, types of thread and how to manage them. Once you've read through those pages and the stitch glossary, picking up one of the quicker projects (I would suggest the Pincushion Petit Fours) should be a breeze for the beginner.

Carina also includes an overview on embroidery tools and working with motifs. The section on embroidery tools taught me, a thirty year veteran, a new tip (it's on page 20)!

The bright colors, Carina's sweet florals and all the scallops seriously make my day. Have a crafty friend who's under the weather? Or maybe you could use a pick-me-up? This book and $10 worth of embroidery supplies would brighten anyone's day.

Be sure to check out this blog post on Lark Books' needlearts blog for a free download and a list of the blogs participating in the blog tour:  Stitched Blooms blog tour kickoff.

Today is going to be someone's lucky day! Lark Books is giving away one copy of Stitched Blooms right here on my blog. To enter please leave a comment and tell us what your favorite thing to stich is. A winner will be drawn this Friday, September 27th at 8pm CST. Best of luck!

Links:

Stitched Blooms

Carina Envoldsen-Harris:  Polka and Bloom, twitter

 

Comments

I could use this right now! I

I could use this right now! I just was sketching out a new idea that will require embroidery.

This looks a great book! I

This looks a great book!
I like to add small embroideries to my bags and pouches!

fave to stitch

My favorite thing to stitch is wall hangings for friends or relatives. I like to choose a picture that will represent the nature of our relationship.

I love to stitch!

I've been needing to get back into the swing of things with embroidery. I want to make a bag with embroidery accents. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.

I enjoy adding embroidery to

I enjoy adding embroidery to items for the home.

I want to stitch a skirt.

I want to stitch a skirt.

I love to stitch little

I love to stitch little things to hang in my room. I live in rented accommodation so having an embroidered bird hanging from the end of a curtain pole or a fox holding the door open or a framed brightly-stitched motto on my wall are what make the place feel more homely.

Stitched Blooms

This looks lie an awesome book. Thanks for the review!

Stitched blooms

I love to embroider on just about anything -- linens, bags and clothes

Stitched blooms

What a lovely review you've written. I've definitely been inspired by this book, though I haven't done much embroidery... yet.

I love pillowcases above

I love pillowcases above all--practical, pretty, and (usually) relatively easy to finish!

I am just starting to

I am just starting to embroider. I've made several small wall hangings and a pillow cover so far! I love to cross stitch, so I think embroidery is the next logical step :)

Giveaway

I appreciate the chance to win this lovely new book! My favorite thing to embroider is flowers!

Congratulations! Lucky number 13 :)

Hi Christy, random.org picked you as the winner of a copy of Stitched Blooms! Please email me with your mailing address as soon as possible and I will forward it on to Lark Books so they can mail out your copy.

Giveaway

I love embroider on little bags or pencil case. Thanks for the giveaway.

This book looks awesome,

This book looks awesome, would love to win.
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Giveaway

I love to embroider towels and bags. These designs are so cute!!

My favorite thing to stitch

My favorite thing to stitch is probably decorative wall pieces, but I've done some little towels too

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