24 September 2014

I almost forgot!

I can't believe that I almost forgot about an awesome giveaway for y'all.  Seriously, that is what happens when you go on vacation for ten days and it's your first day back at work - your brain gets left somewhere else!!
So close to being done that I just can't stand it!!

Have you noticed that I've been doing more than just playing with yarn lately?  I've rekindled my love of embroidery!  I've got two kits and a new book coming in the post as we speak.  Oh yeah, I'm loving it - as evident by my Pinterest activity.

Well, guess what I have for y'all - a fabulous sampler book!!  Oh yes, it's magnificent.  So much so that my mama has attempted to "borrow" it twice now.  That project over there is what I've been working on lately.  It's going to be a Christmas ornament for Hobbit's teacher.  I'm going to add it to the wrapping decoration.  I'm sorry it's not completed - just have the red border to go - you see, I thought I had packed it when we were on vacation but it was left behind.  I was so worried that I had lost it at Disney so I was relieved when I found it in my big blue chair when we got home.

Cheryl Fall has created a collection of patterns that you will treasure for a lifetime.  The book is entitled Simply Samplers: Easy Techniques for Hand Embroidery and it is filled with beautiful ideas.  You'll want to make every one, I know I do!  I've put together a few collages - several of these are in line to be made as soon as I get the right cloth.  Speaking of which, there is a complete section devoted to Supplies, Notions, and even "How To" photo tutorials in the back of the book so saying "I don't know how" is no longer a valid reason as to why you aren't stitching too!!

That pillow up there, that's where my little ornament pattern come.  There are so many options for these fabulous samplers.

She breaks down the instructions so well, you will feel completely at ease taking on any of these stunning patterns.
These embroidery items just make me completely giddy and I can't wait to get started on them.  Next up, the "Smile and Be Happy" for my office space!
How would you like to get your hand on this book full of heirlooms waiting to be made?  The fabulous people at Stackpole Books have it set up so that you can - all you have to do is two little things... well, one really but other is fun and increases your chances of winning so why not!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will be emailing the winner so be sure to have a valid form of contact (ie email or Ravelry ID). When I ask for your mailing address, please don't be shy. If you don't share then Stackpole Books can't send you your shiny new copy of this amazing book. Open to US residents only due to shipping restrictions.

Good luck, everyone!


  1. That looks like such a nice book. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Lmecoll on Ravelry

  2. Yes! I have a love of all the hand crafts: knitting, crochet, embroidery, cross stitch! Miss talking with you! Our internet had been out for a bit. Long story, haha.

  3. What a wonderful book. If I don't win I nay just need to buy it.

  4. Yes I have! It was the first craft I learned how to do

  5. A long time ago; I've stuck more to knitting and crochet lately.


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