I hope you enjoyed a glorious weekend and that you were able to spend some quiet time with your needle and thread. I did – I took out an old project that I haven’t worked on for a while and gave it some attention. It was satisfying!
On Saturday, I posted A Stitcher’s Christmas #6, in case you missed it. Lots of inspiring stuff for you, so if you missed, check it out and get your name down!
Today, we move on to A Stitcher’s Christmas #7, a fantastic collection of needlework books for two winners, courtesy of Search Press North America.
I’ll also announce the winners of #5 – the Tree of Life kits from Crewel Work Company. We’ll be overlapping a few of these as we stretch out this last week before Christmas. After today, there are two more episodes, and they’re definitely worth waiting for!
So, Business First, as usual.
Tree of Life Crewel Kit Winners
The Crewel Work Company recently released this new Tree of Life crewel kit, and they offered two of them as part of A Stitcher’s Christmas.
This morning, I drew the random winners and they are Debra Braz and Wendi G. I’ll drop you both an email today to work out the details!
Thanks heaps to The Crewel Work Company for the gorgeous contribution!
#7: Needlework Books!
Now it’s time to add some new needlework books to your bookshelf!
Search Press is a publisher based in the UK, and well-known for publishing high quality craft books.
They have a North American subsidiary, Search Press North America, and they’ve offered two give-away prizes for today’s episode of A Stitcher’s Christmas.
The prizes for this give-away will be drawn in order.
The first name drawn will win a copy of Stitch, Fabric & Thread by Elizabeth Healey, which you can read about in-depth here, along with a choice of three RSN Essential Stitch Guides. You can find the RSN Essential Stitch Guides listed on this page at Search Press. You can also find all of them listed on my books page, with links to my in-depth reviews.
The second name drawn will receive a copy of Stitch, Fabric & Thread, along with a copy of A-Z of Embroidery Stitches and a copy of A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2, both of which are excellent stitch dictionaries and a great addition to any needleworker’s bookshelf!
This give-away has ended. Thanks to all who participated!
If you’d like to join in on today’s give-away, please follow these guidelines:
1. Leave a comment on this article on Needle ‘n Thread. You can follow this link directly to the comment form, if you’re unsure of where to go.
Please do not leave your comment as a reply to someone else’s comment. Comments submitted via email or left on any other page or social media page are not eligible. The comment must be left on Needle ‘n Thread, at the end of this article.
2. Please fill out the comment form correctly. Here’s what you need to know about filling out the comment form:
Use a recognizable name in the “name” line (this can be first and last name, first name with last initial, a nickname, your first name and where you’re from, etc.); use a valid email address; leave the website line blank if you do not own and operate your own website; do not put any personal contact information in the comment area itself.
3. Answer the following in your comment:
What’s your favorite needlework-related book and why? (If you’re a newbie and you don’t have any needlework books just yet, have you seen one that you’d really like to own?)
4. Leave your comment before 5:00 am Central Time (that’s Kansas, USA time), Friday, December 22nd. The winners will be randomly drawn that morning and announced here on Needle ‘n Thread.
5. Only one comment per person, please. The give-away is open to everyone.
That’s it – so go forth and comment! I’m really looking forward to your answers, as I love to know which needlework books are valued by other stitchers.
Have a wonderful start to the week. Take it easy, and I’ll see you on Wednesday!
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