Wednesday Giveaway

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Enter the Wednesday Giveaway for a chance to win the book Embroider Everything Workshop: The Beginners Guide to Embroidery, Cross-stitch, Needlepoint, Beadwrok, Applique and more by Diana Rupp.

To enter, answer the following question: Do you hand embroider as well as machine embroider?

Post your answer by 10 am ET on Friday. We’ll randomly select and announce the lucky winner by 5 pm ET on Friday. Good luck!



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48 Responses to Wednesday Giveaway

  1. Suzanne Ripple says:

    I don’t hand embroider anymore since I bought my sewing machine which does it so much faster and better than I ever could!

  2. Dorothy Kohl says:

    I don’t do hand embroidery any more. I have some vision problems so have gone to the machine and I love it!

  3. Gale Rowland says:

    Not since I started machine embroidery “many” years ago!!

  4. Lynne Hoffer says:

    I use my machine the most, but I do like to do handwork, especially when I am sitting at the ballfield while my grandson is having practice or when we are traveling.

  5. Barbie says:

    WAAAAAY back in the olden days before I got my machine!

  6. Kathy P. says:

    I used to do hand embroidery, but it has been a long time… I do love my embroidery machine. :)

  7. Cindy says:

    I love the look of some of m hand embroidery, especially shadow work. However, I maily do machine embroidery now.

  8. Cindy says:

    Should have been “my” and not “m.” Darn typing!

  9. Donna Bularz says:

    I love to do machine embroidery projects in the hoop. I also love wool applique and hand piecing the English Paper Piecing method. I guess that would include some hand embroidery. If it’s needle & thread in any fashion, I’m for it!

  10. Kathleen says:

    Always loved the look of hand but never had the patience. Love my machine embroidery!

  11. kandy Lewis says:

    I don’t hand embroidery anymore. but my machine is a wonder I can sit and watch for hours as it chugs along doing all the fancy work for me.

  12. Chris says:

    I do a little hand embroidery. Mostly I do embroidery by machine

  13. Cup Harrison says:

    Yes, I have done hand embroidery, counted cross and crewel, but it has been a long, long time.

  14. June Olberding says:

    No, I don’t do much in hand embroidery, my machine does it faster and better!

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  16. Lynn Russell says:

    I used to do a lot of hand embbroidery but I don’t do as much anymore; not only because of my embroidery machine but also because I seem to have less time the older I get. :-) However, the one item I’ll always hand embroider is a gift for a new baby.

  17. Michelle says:

    I still hand embroidery. I also use my machine.

  18. Sheila Whitney says:

    I did a lot of cross stitch projects so many years ago but now I only do machine embroidery and love it!

  19. Lauri s. says:

    Yes, I still do handwork. My embroidery is mainly smocking, however I also have tried my hand at silk ribbon and brazilian embroidery.

  20. Linda P says:

    I only machine embroider – never did learn hand embroidery, altho my mother stitched very beautiful items by hand !

  21. Mary Grieder says:

    Yes, I still hand embroider also. This was my first craft that I learned from my grandma and it is very comforting to me. Machine embroidery definitely is wonderful, but sometimes I just need to touch the fabric and the threads.

  22. Nancy Danko says:

    I used to now I do on machine

  23. Diane Cloyd says:

    I used to hand embroider before I got my machine which does it for me and does a better job than I do. I have arthritis and I love to hand embroider as long as it isn’t to big a design.

  24. Laurie says:

    I’m glad I learned how to hand embroider in elementary school but I just love to machine embroider so many beautiful designs that’s faster and easier!

  25. stacy says:

    My hand stitching needs some ‘work’ so I machine embroider everything.

  26. Kim Carter says:

    I have hand embroidered and still have some UFO (unfinished objects), but now I enjoy doing it with my machine more. The possibilities are endless. It is also done a lot quicker way to enjoy the labors of love.

  27. Virginia says:

    I love doing crosstitch when I am on vacation and do not have my machines with me.

  28. Diane says:

    I used to do hand cross-stitching, but now I only do machine embroidery.

  29. Debra Guarriello says:

    I haven’t hand embroidered in years. I do all my embroidery by machine now.

  30. Beth R says:

    I do some hand embroidery (and some tatting), but prefer to do most of my work via machine embroidery since it is faster!

  31. Jani Hays says:

    I am not very good at hand embroidery, but would like to improve my skills. I do machine embroidery almost daily.

  32. Mary Angerer says:

    I still enjoy hand embroidery,especially cross-stitch, but mostly I do machine embroidery. I really like doing freestanding lace!

  33. Maria Kievit says:

    Not embroider perse, but do a lot of cross stitch also, besides sewing. Thanks for the giveaway

  34. Carol D. says:

    Hand is a four letter word, so no hand stitching for me.

  35. Cookie Jean says:

    I started off doing counted cross-stitch, which I still love but don’t have as much time ot do anymore. I Love the speed of machine embroidery and the variety of designs. You can purchase a new one and have it sewn out and be enjoying it in no time flat!

  36. CATHY ADAMS says:

    I only machine embroider.

  37. Nancy Vermette says:

    I have done very, very little hand embroidery over many, many years but machine embroider all the time!

  38. Chris Carter says:

    I mainly Machine embroider but there are just some projects that sceam out to be done by hand, and of course I then add that little touch, hand stitching sometimes completes an Item so yes I both machine and hand embroier, Cheers Chris C

  39. Susan says:

    Was feeling guilty for still thinking about hand embroidery now that I have my machine, but some of the posts above have convinced me it’s ok to do both :-)

  40. Sue says:

    I don’t hand embroider any more as I have problems with my hands, so I let my wonderful embroidery machine do a beautiful design in a lot less time. The possibilities are endless with machine embroidery.

  41. Sue L says:

    I have problems with my hands so I machine embroider now. The possibilities are endless with the machine embroidery.

  42. Sue Lewis says:

    I don’t hand embroider any more as I have problems with my hands. I love my embroidery machine and am still learning all it can do.

  43. Catherine Minton says:

    I haven’t hand embroidered since I got my machine but I would never say I wouldn’t.

  44. Catherine Minton says:

    I have not hand embroidered since I got my machine 1 1/2 years ago.

  45. Libby Leatherwood says:

    I don’t hand embroidery, but I wish that I did. I just use my machine….

  46. Sandy Farquhar says:

    Yes. I love hand and machine embroidery! I learned Machine Red Work and
    Machine beading as well….

  47. katharina says:

    I do very little of it since I got my 1st machine about 10 yrs ago. But I did it a lot before that. Now I add beads to my machine embroidery.

  48. Lee Vollick says:

    I love my embroidery machine, even though it only works when it wants to (it’s 11 years old and tired), Audi am starting to love, love hand embroidery. I only know a few stitches but am having fun chugging along with the help of the lovely lqs ladies.

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