Stitching for Spain: Travel Plans?

Let’s say you’re just too busy to travel to Spain to take my Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool class. What do you do? You could check out one of my free tutorials or add my book Free-Form Hand Embroidery on Wool book to your library.

Free-Form Hand Embroidery has these 5 embroidery designs for you to play with. Chapters include the types of fabric, thread, and needles to use; how to transfer the patterns for each project to the wool; and, step-by-step directions to guide you through the stitch process for each design. Helpful embroidery stitch diagrams are included too.

And don’t forget this bonus project in the book: how to make an etui or small sewing kit.

Illustrated with colorful details, this book is ideal for those who want to explore the world of free-form embroidery and stitching just for the pleasure of it.

So join me in Spain (sort of) and create a free-form project on wool today!

What Nut House? Giveaway #2

My lively grandchildren inspired the Nuthouse project in my new book, Playful Free-Form Embroidery. Their visits are a bevy of activity, never-ending gymnastics, and joyful chatter. I love them dearly, but sometimes I think I live in a nuthouse!

In celebration of my new book and nuthouses everywhere, I’ll be giving away items used in the book every Tuesday until the end of May. The first give-aways are all about the tools and materials you’ll need to complete projects like the Nuthouse. Leave a comment below, and you may be the lucky winner!

What I’m Giving Away!

An unusual tool you may not have in your sewing room is a pinking blade for your rotary cutter. In Playful Free-Form Embroidery, the pinking blade is used to trim the edges of the nuthouse design for the ladybug road.

The pinked fabric edge not only makes a rocky road for the ladybugs, but it is perfect for embellishment with a Fly Stitch.

Leave a comment on today’s blog, and you may be the lucky winner of a pinking blade for your rotary cutter. Please note I’ll be closing the giveaway on Thursday and announce the winner on Friday.

What Is Giveaway #1?


Yes! My new book from C&T Publishing will be available in May.

Playful Free-Form Embroidery has 6 fun projects stitched on felt and wool. There are step-by-step directions, tips on hand embroidery, and stitch combinations to enhance and liven up the designs.

I loved making these embroideries!

What I’m Giving Away!

In celebration, I’m giving away items for the Playful Free-Form Embroidery projects every Tuesday until the end of May!

This first giveaway features my favorite embroidery needles and a ring of threads for you to create free-form embroideries.

Leave a comment below, and you may be the lucky winner!

Please note that the giveaway closes on Thursday and I announce the winner on Friday. Meantime, check out my online class, Little House in the Woods, and learn how to make the design on the front cover of the book.