Give-Away: A Good Fortune

handoffortuneThe future is yours! In the Hand of Fortune project from my new book, Joyful Stitching, you stitch your own fate. Want a longer life line? Extend it with Fern Stitches. Is your love life drab? Add some spark with Ermine Stitches.

handoffortune2You begin the Hand of Fortune with an outline of a palm on silk fabric. (There’s a pattern in the book.) The silk is fused to batting. Then you fill in the hand shape with a raucous variety of hand embroidery stitches using sizes 8 and 12 pearl cotton threads. You can use the stitches I’ve set out in the project or make up your own stitchery.

handoffortunefabricAnd now for the give-away part. Leave a comment (or click on the word “replies”) below and you may be the lucky winner of a pre-printed hand shape to stitch your own fate. I’ll announce the winner next Thursday.

Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.

34 thoughts on “Give-Away: A Good Fortune

  1. Your hand or mine; I don’t care. I’ll stitch anything, although I don’t have the array of threads that you do.

  2. I am happy to say your new book arrived this week via our local quilt shop so I am ready to make a project from it. The hardest part is to decide which one first.

  3. Laura! This is psychic timing!! I was just looking at this project in my book and thought it would be perfect for first one to try! Will do it either way but put me in the fickle basket of names and keeping fingers crossed!!!

  4. I’m going to do two of these — left hand and right hand — and outline the major lines in each hand and my birthmark right in the palm of my hand.

  5. I love your original ideas! I can see lots of uses and iterations of this particular design. Will share with Iris. She just bought me your new book!

  6. As a gardener, I love all the planty-goodness of the fern stitch and the tiny French knots flowers!

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