Every Stitch Counts and a Winner!

It’s hand embroidery that brings this little quilt to life! Stitches outline shapes making them pop off the surface. Threads build pattern and texture and even create shapes like the sidewalk above made with blanket stitches and French knots.

And what do you need to make those stitches? Thread, of course, but you also need high quality embroidery needles. I recommend needles in sizes 1, 3, and 5 for pearl cotton threads. And the lucky winner of this packet of hand embroidery needles is Sue S. Congratulations!

5 Houses to Embroider and Giveaway #5

Painting the Town by Laura Wasilowski

Image living here! Painting the Town is another project in my new book Playful Free-Form Embroidery. In this design on felt, 5 little houses swirl around a paintbrush madly painting every edifice in the village. We should all live in such a colorful community!

Each house is created with a different set of stitch combinations to keep you on your toes. And the bristles on the paintbrush are made with a variegated skein of size 8 Rainbow Rich thread so you don’t have to change thread colors.

What’s This Week’s Giveaway?

Every Tuesday until the end of May I’m giving away items for the projects in Playful Free-Form Embroidery.

This week’s giveaway is a skein of size 8 Rainbow Rich thread so you can start your home improvement project.

Just 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. Meanwhile, if you’d like to see all the projects in the book, click here.

Prinky and Our Thread Winner!

It was an ordeal coming up with a name for this colorway of thread, Prinky Phlox. But just when I thought I’d have to resort to a bland name like pink/purple, I noticed the phlox flowers in my garden. The color of the thread and the flower matched perfectly!

The term “prinky” is sort of a play on the word “pinkie”. Prinky means showy or bedecked. Thus the thread colorway called Prinky Phlox was born.

Winner of Giveaway #3

The lucky winner of this skein of Prinky Phlox is……Betty M. May your artwork always be prinky and bedecked.

In celebration of my new book, Playful Free-Form Embroidery, I’m giving away items for the book projects every week until the end of May.

Stay tuned for our next giveaway next Tuesday.