Thursday, October 16, 2014

Colorful Stitchery--A Giveaway

A while back I was contacted by Kristin Nicholas to see if I was interested in receiving a copy of her new embroidery book-- Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home.  Being the collector of crafty books that I am, of course I said yes! As I have dabbled in embroidery projects recently, I am continually interested in learning new methods and techniques.

I received two copies of Colorful Stitchery and have enjoyed looking through it.

I have yet to try felt with embroidery, but I need to give it a try.

I especially loved these pillows--simply embellished corduroy, but I love what the stitching can add on these textured pillows.

This makes me want to add some stitching detail to curtains, although my husband probably wouldn't go for that...

I think it's time to pull out my thread again and start a new project!

Giveaway! Closed

If you would like to win a copy of Colorful Stitchery: 65 Embroidery Projects to Personalize Your Home, simply leave a comment! I'll announce the winner on Tuesday!

Have a wonderful weekend.

This giveaway was sponsored by Roost Books.

88 comments:

  1. Wow! Your embroidery threads are beautiful!

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  2. THANKS FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  3. Wow, this book looks awesome. I've been getting back into embroidery. CDahlgren at live dot com

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  4. I also love those pillows. Very fun.

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  5. I'd love to add this book to my library. Thanks for the review.

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  6. Jealous of your thread collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. Oh wonderful! I love the stitches! Thanks for the chance to win!
    emily@reznechek.com

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  8. The book looks great and your threads are so beautyful

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  9. Beautiful embroidery showcased in the book! Will have to check it out.

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  10. this book is amazing i would love a copy

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  11. The book looks amazing. Thank you for the chance

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  12. I love to embroider and the book looks like fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Embroidery was my introduction to sewing, and now it's time to get the next generation started. This books looks as if it would be perfect for the job. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. I love embroidery! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love hand embroidery. My grandmother is who taught me this craft, many, many years ago.

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  16. I love embroidery, and I'm trying to get more practice, so this would be great! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I would love to win! I haven't done embroidery for maybe a decade and recently started again. I can't believe I stopped in the first place because I'm in love with it again.

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  18. This book looks fabulous - I love embroidery and I have been wanting to work with wool for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  19. Your box of thread/floss is so pretty!

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  20. Sounds like a wonderful book for stitchers! I'd love to be included.

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  21. What a neat looking book! Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Can't wait to play with this book! Thanks so very much for sharing.

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  23. Looks like an inspiring book! Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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  24. I picked up embroidery finally this year due to illness and being on the couch a lot. I would love to have a good stitch encyclopedia!

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  25. This book looks fantastic; just the right one for me! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. After a long break from embroidery I am so ready to get back at it! Thank you for the opportunity to win such an inspiring book.

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  27. I'm a bit jealous of your lovely threads. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

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  28. The book looks gorgeous. I love doing embroidery as it is something I can do while sitting in the lounge chair. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  29. I'm not good at stitching, so such book would be a real treasure!

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  30. Looks like a must have book. I would love to win.

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  31. Just what I need......more ideas. But would love to win.

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  32. I've been thinking more and more about embroidery recently. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  33. Love this. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. Thanks for this great giveaway! It looks like a creative adventure.

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  35. I LOVE embroidery :) When I have time I will sometimes add embroidered areas to my quilts.

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  36. Oooh! Your threads are beautiful.
    I haven't done much embroidery lately…I wonder why?
    I need to get back to that!

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  37. I love seeing the pretty threads all in a row! Thank you for the giveaway!!

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  38. I would love to win this book; thanks for the chance! :)

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  39. Stitching on a corduroy pillow top... what a fabulous idea! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

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  40. Lovely projects very inspiring

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  41. I really LOVE embroidery, on everything. This book looks like a lot of good ideas.

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  42. I'm just getting into embroidery- this looks like a lot of fun!

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  43. I have always loved to do hand stitching and I would really like to win this book!

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  44. Looks like a great craft book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  45. I would love the inspiration to indulge in some embroidery again.....it's been too long!

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  46. Would enjoy this book very much. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  47. Have enjoyed embroidery recently and am really wanting to try more - this book looks wonderful!
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  48. This book looks interesting and since I love embroidery, I would love to own a copy. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  49. I love embroidery so I'm a bit envious of your beautiful embroidery threads! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  50. I love to add just a little embroidery to almost everything! This book looks awesome! Thank you!!!

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  51. I've never tried embroidery. It sounds like a fun first

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  52. I am a renter so personalizing my home means my soft furnishings!! I would love to win this book!!!

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  53. I'm more and more tempted to try some embroidery and this book looks lovely.

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  54. Looks like a beautiful book! I love embroidery, I think it is making a comeback! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Love you thread collection :) looks like a great book!

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  56. The book looks great and those threads are a delicious rainbow.Love them all!!

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  57. I love to embroider and would welcome this book as an addition to my library!

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  58. I learned to embroidery before I began school, but as time went on I chose other needlecrafts. Once I started quilting I picked it up again because it looks so COOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. A terrific book to add to my sewing collection! Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway.

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  60. I love your box of threads, this is a great giveaway. My Grandmother taught me to embroider when I was wee

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  61. Would love a copy of Kristin's book! Thanks.

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win this book, always looking for ways to improve my embroidery!

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  63. Beautiful book! I love embroidery and I've been a follower of Kristen's and love her color style.

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  64. I just LOVE Kristin's colorful work. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. Beautiful book, thanks for the chance to win this book

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  66. What a beautiful book! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  67. I'd love to put this in my craft library for inspiration and enjoyment! Thanks!

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  68. Would love to win!
    JGSchildkraut@aol.com

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  69. Kristen is inspiring. I love her embrace of color.

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  70. I just discovered your blog. Very inspiring. I would love to win the book as I have been following Kristen and her work for awhile..
    PS how do you find the time!?

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  71. I have embroidered since a young child and still love doing it. I would love to win this wonderful book.

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  72. Love Kristin! Tea towels, I never have enough tea towels, and this book inspires me to stretch beyond stem stitch!

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  73. This looks to be a fabulous book and would encourage me to embroider on felt. The colours of your threads are gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  74. I have lately become obsessed with learning about ways to bring embroidery into my life - I learned as a little girl but have been wondering what projects would fit into my home now. I am investigating various threads and techniques - what is the type of thread that is in your beautiful thread box? It's prettier than candy! - Sarah, fader80quilting@gmail.com

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  75. I love Kristen Nicholas as well as her blog. Her work is so imaginative and oh, so colorful! Hoping for a win! nurnanc@gmail.com

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  76. Looks like a great book - thanks for the giveaway!

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