So many comments from the last giveaway! Everyone remembers there first embroidery project, regardless if it was a success or not! The winner of the Wednesday Giveaway which is a full collection of Anita Goodesign Shellscapes designs is Anne F! Anne’s comment was quite funny, and thank goodness for relatives who hold their tongue!
My first machine embroidery was a sewing design of threads, needles, measuring tape etc. for my sister. She is a great quilter and I wanted to show her a new phase of sewing – machine embroidery. I embroidered the design on a T-shirt. It was ugly!!!! She smiled graciously but I doubt that shirt ever saw the light of day again – unless it was for dusting furniture. Since then I have created many wonderful items for family and friends but I’ve never forgotten that tee.
Congrats Anne! Please send me your mailing address and I will send out your Anita Goodesigns out to you.
For the Wednesday Giveaway we are giving away an Anita Goodesign Shellscapes Collection. There are 49 designs total and are for the 4″X4″ through 7″X12″ hoops. This collection is perfect for summer embroidery projects.
To enter please answer the question in the comment box below.
What was your first embroidery project? Was it a success or did it end up in the Pile O Shame?
One winner will be announced on Monday.
A lot of you had memories of campsites getting soaked with rain but misery usually makes for interesting memories down the road, doesn’t it? Again, some great comments from all the readers. Our current winner of the Sublime Stitching embroidery set was randomly picked and it is…. Lisa B!
My most memorable camping trip was one that my family took with my cousins, aunt, uncle and grandmother. We arrived at our destination, set up camp, ate and went to sleep only to wake up to flooding. It had rained so hard that we all had to pack up and go to a motel. I will never forget it!!
Thanks Lisa and everyone for reading and sharing your memories. Please join in next Wednesday for our next giveaway!
Lisa please send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your gift out to you.
Thanks and happy stitching!
So excited to do this giveaway! If you love hand embroidery and love Sublime Stitching get ready!
Today we’re giving away a Sublime Stitching pack of embroidery floss “Fruit Salad” and the adorable embroidery pattern “Camp Out!” AND a 10% deal when you order online from www.sublimestitching.com!
Answer the question in the comments section below and you will be entered to win. A winner will be picked on Monday June 10!
What was your favorite camping experience growing up or even recently. Maybe you had a horrible time camping but it turned out to be memorable anyway. Whatever the case give me the details!
Check back on Monday to see who won!
Detail from court crown
The Russian embroidery that I found on the web really is beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. Many people loved the crown and it’s almost machine like precision and bold color. But, the old tea towels were a close 2nd, how interesting two such different pieces representing two opposite ends of the culture and class but both loved for their intricate and beautiful work. That’s what I love about these historical embroidery pieces!
Okay, so on to the winner. Congratulations Mary F! Mary couldn’t pick one either and said:
I think the bead work on the crown is absolutely beautiful. Having done a very small piece of bead-work on a dress I can just imagine the time and care this took to do.
I also very much enjoy the tea towels. They remind me of table cloths and tray cloths that I have just found that my mother embroidered.
Mary email us your mailing address at email@example.com and we’ll get the book Simple Silk Ribbon Embroidery for Machine out to you and you can start making your own heirloom pieces!
Thanks and come back for another awesome giveaway!
As I look through historical embroidery photos and image galleries I’m in awe of Russian embroidery techniques. Here are a few photos of what I’ve found. What do you think? Enter a comment about which one is your favorite and why and you are entered into the Wednesday Giveaway. We are giving away the Simple Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Machine by Susan Schrempf.
Detail from Russian folk embroidery - Image from the Textile Blog
Detail from court crown - Image from the Russian Fashion Blog
Russian Tea Towels - Date unknown, Image from Etsy
Dress from House of Kitmir
Thanks for stopping by!
This giveaway has ended. But come back every Wednesday for another great giveaway!
Judging from the comments everyone looks like they had great plans for the long summer weekend. One winner was randomly picked for the giveaway of Pots De Fleurs by Kathy Delaney and that lucky person is….Carol K E! Over the weekend Carol was working on a king sized quilt and two baby blankets. I hope you can put this great book to great use Carol! Please send me your mailing address and I will get your book sent out to you ASAP.
Thanks everyone for reading and looks like we’ll be back tomorrow for another great giveaway!
Happy Wednesday! Summer is finally here and hopefully everyone gets to enjoy a long weekend! For this giveaway we are giving one lucky winner Pots De Fleurs: A Garden of Applique Techniques by Kathy Delaney. If you are new to applique or a pro this book will take you through all the steps of successful and beautiful applique.
To enter the giveaway simply answer the following question in the comments section below.
What are you doing for Memorial Day Weekend? Or what would be a destination you’d like to take during the summer months?
Thanks for reading and one lucky winner will be picked on Tuesday!
It’s time to announce the winner of CME’s Wednesday Giveaway! Everyone had great ideas on what they would like to hang on their walls. This giveaway was for the Voila Art Frame. No tools or mess, perfect to frame art work and special embroidery projects.
On to the winner! Dee was the randomly chosen winner for this week’s giveaway of the Voila Frame. I would love to see what you decided to put in it, Dee!
Thanks everyone for commenting and tune it Wednesday for more fun giveaways!
Fun in the sun means outdoor fabrics. Whether you are making cushions, sewing a grill slipcover or stitching up a tote bag, all of these projects require outdoor fabrics. These rough and tumble fabrics are made to withstand the elements and come in a variety of weights. Most are a synthetic blend that require special attention when maintaining. Use these tips to keep your outdoor fabrics looking great!
1. Wipe away your troubles. A quick wipe to clear dust and dirt after use keeps outdoor fabrics looking fantastic. Mix up a solution of 1/4 cup mild dish soap per gallon of lukewarm water and wash the fabric using a sponge. Allow the detergent to soak into the fabric, then rinse thoroughly. This same solution can be used if a stain appears as well.
2. Air it out! After washing, always allow the fabric to air dry. Outdoor fabric should not be placed in the dryer unless the manufacturer’s instructions specifically state that the fabric will hold up to it.
3. To bleach or not to bleach? Some outdoor fabrics can be disinfected with bleach. Check the manufacturer’s instructions first. If the fabric can withstand bleach, machine-wash it in cold water with mild detergent and one cup of bleach at most.
4. Repel for a spell. To increase the water repellency some outdoor fabrics have been coated in special finishes. Keep this finish maintained by regularly applying spray fabric guard. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s instructions to choose the right spray.
5. Don’t fade away! Apply a UV block before applying a fabric guard to protect the outdoor fabric from color fading. Read the manufacturer’s directions for application directions.
Use these tips to keep your outdoor fabric projects looking good for years to come. Outdoor fabrics are available for purchase at fabric.com.
Stitch up a gardening tote for yourself or to give as a gift using outdoor fabric, then adorn it with floral embroidery designs.