What You’re Up To and a Give-Away


Love at First Stitch by Elizabeth S.

Thank you so much for the positive feedback on my new book, Joyful Stitching. I’m so glad you are enjoying it. And now you are sending me images of your work inspired by the book. Wow!

Here you see a beautiful heart stitched by Elizabeth S. on cotton fabric. It was inspired by the Love at First Stitch project from the book. Elizabeth says this: I really like that you encourage people to do what they feel like doing. Your designs are fun and creative and you give enough instructions so that people who want to duplicate them exactly can do so, but you give permission to change things up, too.


Rare Songbird by Elizabeth

Elizabeth, you have hit the nail on the head. The whole point of the book is to give you a starting point, a method of working, and the tools to create even more stitch work. Above, you’ll recognize Elizabeth’s version of the Rare Songbird project. She made it as a gift for a coworker and says: I like my little spotted caterpillar. I had grass tufts like yours but with a little too much space between the rows so I filled the gaps with random stitches….. This was a fun project. I will probably make more fabric postcards, some with your designs and some just doing what I feel like using your stitches and ideas.

Thank you for sharing your work with us, Elizabeth!



And now the the Give-Away part!

Leave a comment on my blog today and you may be the lucky winner of my new book, Joyful Stitching. The winner will be announced next Thursday.

Read more about the projects in Joyful Stitching here.

50 thoughts on “What You’re Up To and a Give-Away

  1. I love their work. So Pretty. Makes me want to go get some stitching done.

  2. I love both pieces; “Love at First Stitch” and “Rare Songbird.” I particularly love that no-one’s piece every looks identical to anyone else’s. The maker’s “mark” of personality shows in each piece.

    • That’s also my favorite part too, the maker’s “mark”. It’s wonderful to see how inventive people are.

  3. Your book would be nice to have even if I only looked at the pictures! I love your designs.

  4. Both of these pieces are amazing! So fun and inspiring. Would love to win this wonderful book.

  5. Ik zou heel graag het boek winnen. Maar ben een dag te laat met hier een comment achter te laten.Misschien gaat het toch nog lukken.

  6. I love these wonderful designs and it has inspired me to add embroidery back into my crafts, I have been quilting lately and I see where the 2 are destined to meet!

  7. Love all the stitches but I need the “jumping off” point to go out on my own.

  8. Your book Joyful Stitching looks like it is filled with wonderful projects! I’d love to have a copy of your book.

  9. Elizabeth, bot the heart and bird are really beautiful. Your thread choices were really great. Laura, thank you for sharing her work.

  10. I am the proud recipient of this beautiful “Songbird” made by co-worker Elizabeth S. My grandkids call me MawMaw Birdie —- so the Songbird is a perfect gift. Thank you Liz!!!!! Appreciate all the time and work that went into this project.

  11. I am finally able to share this blog post with my FB friends since both recipients received their cards today :). For those who don’t have the book, please treat yourselves to a copy. Every project and all the examples at the end of the book will make you smile. The photography is stunning so you can really appreciate all the details, the bright colors, and the beautiful stitches.

    (Elizabeth S.)

    • Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful work with us Elizabeth. It makes me so happy to see what you’ve made!

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