Today, I’m announcing the winner for the La Serenissima crewel embroidery instructional guide from Talliaferro give-away from last week!
One lucky winner will receive the instructional guide and pattern for this gorgeous design, thanks to Anna at Talliaferro.
And, since I’ve had a lot of inquiries lately on how my personal adventure with cancer is going, I’ve also included a link to a little update at the end of the article, for those who want to read it.
First, though, the winner!
For the give-away, I posed the question, “What attracts you most to crewel embroidery?”
So many answers! I think we’re all on the same page with this one – the texture, the designs, the stitches, the fibers. What’s not to love about crewel work?!
The winner, drawn randomly, is Jeanne Davis, who answered the question thus:
What I love most about crewel embroidery is knowing I am carrying on an historic tradition of women across the world who have created the same stitches I am doing now. The colors, patterns, textures and freedom of design are endless. La Serenissima is one such gorgeous example.
Congratulations, Jeanne! Drop me a line with your mailing address, and I’ll get that out to you soon!
For those of you who have kindly asked how I’m getting on lately with the Cancer Stuff, I’ve written a short letter to you let you know. For those who want to, you can read the letter here.
Thank you for asking, and thank you all for your ongoing support, generosity, kind thoughts and prayers! They’re appreciated more than I can ever say! You’re the best!
I’m still working on some tutorials and whatnot for Needle ‘n Thread. I’ve been dabbling with some bead embroidery and other little delightful things, but the going is a bit slow. Truth is, I’ve been spending more time on Late Harvest than anything else, because it’s set up and easy to access, it’s restful and not too taxing to work on. But in between, I’m eking out some other bits and bobs that I’ll be sharing with you soon!
I’ll be reviewing a fantastic book – I call it a tome, as it’s pretty huge and pretty thorough – later this week, too. It’s a good one.
See you then!