Good morning – and, depending on where you are, good afternoon, good evening, and goodnight!
Well, today I’m announcing the winner for last week’s give-away of Trish Burr’s new book, Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery, which I reviewed a couple weeks ago.
And then I’ll regale you with news, in case you want a little browse over your coffee.
And then…and then…
I’ll tell you another little secret about me. I write my articles from my bedroom. Yes, my bedroom and office are one. It’s a dangerous situation. I have to make my bed right after I crawl out each morning; otherwise, it becomes a Siren, luring me to the Pillows of Self-Destruction. Right now, the sun is not up. The lure is strong.
First, the book give-away!
The winner, drawn randomly, is Nupur Heise! Nupur is an avid stitcher and she blogs about her stitching adventures over at Song of My Needle. You might remember her beautiful embroidered monogram that I shared with you a while back.
This was Nupur’s answer to the question, What grabs you most in Trish’s book?
Miniature needlepainting – fun, good to try out color combinations and study areas of a larger piece. Pansies always catch my eye – easy at first glance but still trying to capture the essence of their paper thin petals
If you’ll drop me a line with your mailing address, Nupur, Miniature Needle Painting will wing its way to you shortly!
These are affiliate links below, meaning that Needle ‘n Thread gets a small kickback if you order the book through the link.
Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery is available now through Amazon here in the US. It surprised everyone and was released a little earlier than planned!
Worldwide, you can find Miniature Needle Painting Embroidery through Book Depository, where it hasn’t yet been released, but will be shortly.
A Few Newsy Bits
A long time ago, I reviewed for you this Royal Persian Blossom crewel embroidery design from Talliaferro. Well, Rose Andreeva, a fellow embroiderer in Russia, is embroidering the design in silks, and it is gorgeous! Pop over here to her blog, Roniy Stitch, and click on the photo for a large version. It will delight you!
If you live in the Boston area (under mountains of snow), you might want to embroider this particular fellow. Maybe it will turn things around! You’ve got to admit – it’s really cute!
Hey! Jen Goodwin is offering an online blackwork class for her peacock design. Good for her! If you’re in the UK, it’s probably a bit more affordable. If you’re in the US, don’t forget the currency exchange rate and overseas shipping. I just calculated shipping to Kansas – the class with the kit ends up being about $245 US.
Tomorrow, I’ve got a nice collection of tips for you, for accomplishing a sensational satin stitch.
Ok, that’ll do it for this morning. The sun is up! You’ve revived me! The daily adventure awaits!