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I learned to embroider when I was a kid, when everyone was really into cross stitch (remember the '80s?). Eventually, I migrated to surface embroidery, teaching myself with whatever I could get my hands on...read more

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Wool Felt Book Winner!


A little late on this one – I should have posted the winner yesterday morning! Whoops! Well… I know you’re just dying to hear, so ….

Last Saturday, I posted a give-away for the book Wool Felting Workshop. It’s a cute book – it doesn’t get into the nitty-gritty of real felting, but rather it concentrates on working with wool felt in a variety of ways. Felting, I think, is touched on, but it isn’t the focus. The focus is stuff you can make with felt.

This time, I tried something different. I counted the number of posts that were entries, and went to a random number generator, took the generated number and counted down the number of comments that were entries (so, I had to skip one comment, as it wasn’t an entry.)

This is the number that was generated (no comment on ill luck!):

Book Giveaway Random Number 13

Yep, it’s a 13. If you count down 13 entry comments, then, you’ll see that the winner is… Mary Grace McNamara (MGM)!! And so, MGM, congratulations – please contact me with your shipping address, and I’ll send that book to you!

I’m thinking about a stitch dictionary this weekend – I haven’t quite convinced myself to let it go, as I could reasonably give it as a gift…. or just keep it, and hoard it, because I like it so much…. BUT…. I have duplicate copies of A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2, and I was thinking….. aaaaack.

Isn’t it hard to part with things we Really Like? Even if we have more than one of them? But I think it would make an appropriate give-away for a book on here! And of course, there’s always the argument that the gift means more when it’s harder to give.

But there’s that little wicked selfish side of me that’s saying “nooooooooooo, it’s Mine….” I guess you’ll have to check tomorrow to see what side wins out!


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  1. Well well, who says 13 is an unlucky number? Not me! I’m so excited to win this book. I have young children who are always interested in ‘helping’ me do my handwork and they love anything they can do with a needle and thread. I’m hoping to get some new creative ideas from this book.

    Thanks so much for being so generous and for your great website!


  2. Congrat’s, Mary Grace! It looks like fun book! …Hope you’ll share a pic or two of your first fuzzy felty project! 🙂

  3. Congrats mary Grace,

    A-Z have a second book of embroidery stitches??!! Oh, my fingers are itching to take me to a book shop 🙂

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