Today, it’s all about some of a stitcher’s Favorite Things: thread and scissors! Silk thread and scissors!
There’s nothing quite like luscious colors of silk and beautiful scissors to make my little heart go pitter-pat.
(Well, that, and chocolates…)
Today’s installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas comes to you courtesy of Tres Chic Stitchery, the US distributor for Sajou threads and other Sajou needlework treats.
Before we get to this give-away, I’ll announce the winner of Monday’s give-away (gorgeous overdyed threads from Colour Compliments). Then I’ll pass on the details about today’s give-away, along with the guidelines for entering. Read on, read on…
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Sometimes, you just need a stitching break!
Now, don’t get me wrong. By stitching break, I don’t necessarily mean a break from stitching! I mean a project that’s a stitching break. It breaks up more demanding projects; it’s relaxing; it’s comfortable; it’s fun. And it might even serve a good purpose!
That’s the kind of project I’m working on right now. It’s my stitching break, between some more demanding needlework. It’s very simple. And the finished embroidery will make a terrific addition to a Christmas gift basket.
So let’s take a look at my “stitching break” project! I’ll tell you a bit about it and why it’s perfect for this time of year.
I’ll also announce the winner of last Friday’s Stitcher’s Christmas give-away at the end of the article, so read on through, because it just might be you!
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It’s hard to believe we are already into December and onto the third installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas, a series of pre-Christmas give-aways here on Needle ‘n Thread.
When it comes to What Embroiderers Love Best, I think I can safely say that we love embroidery thread. The more I embroider, the more I love thread – all kinds of thread! When I see thread, I see possibilities. Don’t you?
Today’s give-away, courtesy of Colour Complements, involves a gorgeous collection of hand-dyed threads in a glorious four-season array of color.
Continue reading “A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: The Four Seasons in Thread!”
Good morning, Happy Friday, and welcome to A Stitcher’s Christmas #2!
Today, I’m going to announce the five winners of Monday’s give-away, A Passion for Needlework, Factoria VII from Inspirations Studios.
Then I’ll introduce you to another gorgeous give-away, courtesy of The Crewel Work Company, and perfect for Christmas!
Continue reading “A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: Crewel Kit!”
Since we’ve kicked off A Stitcher’s Christmas, and since it’s not quite December yet (so there’s still time!), I figure today is a good day for a round-up of free Christmas embroidery designs here on Needle ‘n Thread, for those who want to do a little holiday stitching!
I always underestimate the time it will take to complete an embroidery project, but in fact, most of these projects I’m going to list here can be completed in a good bout of weekend binge-stitching. Some of them might take a little longer, but all of them are doable well before Christmas arrives!
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It’s that glorious time of year! Time to spread some pre-Christmas cheer!
Today is the first installment of A Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018 – a series of delectable pre-Christmas give-aways hosted here on Needle ‘n Thread, with prizes offered by small needlework businesses around the world.
The series runs intermittently from now until Christmas. On each give-away day, I’ll announce the prizes and then, in the future give-aways, I’ll announce the winners. It’s very simple to join – you just need to answer the question posed in the give-away article using the comment form on that article (I’ll link you straight to it, so there’s no guess work), and before you know it, you could find a beautiful needlework treat landing in your mailbox this holiday season!
Continue reading “Stitcher’s Christmas, 2018: Passion for Needlework x 5!”
Happy Friday after Thanksgiving!
Today’s the day I get to share with you my newest e-book, A Thousand Flowers, and, for the first time, a kit to go along with it!
Here’s the low-down: I’ll tell you what’s in the e-book, what’s in the kit, and where you can get them (well, that’s right here in my shop, if you’re eager to skip ahead…)
Continue reading “A Thousand Flowers: Four Tapestry Smalls Available Now!”