Wednesday Giveaway

bodacious Wednesday Giveaway

This week you could win a fabulous book published by the American Quilter’s Society. Bodacious Applique a La Carte is filled with tropical inspiration and excellent directions to enhance every project. If you win this book you could add a macaw, gecko, or bird of paradise applique to anything you desire.

To enter answer the following question: How does nature inspire your sewing and/or embroidery projects?

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

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38 Responses to Wednesday Giveaway

  1. Nell says:

    Nature can inspire me by colors and cute animals.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Angie Gonzales says:

    The colors of nature bring me inspiration and creativity.
    Flowers, and scenery is the best!

  3. Ruth Woodham says:

    We just came back from a trip to the Ozark Mountains and the landscape was breath taking. This inspires me to make scenes on hand towels or pillows of fishermen fishing or the seashore with sand and surf. I also love the dragon flies with all their bright beautiful colors. They are not all just black and dull in color.

  4. Patty Swatzell says:

    I live at foothills of the Smoky Mountains in East TN and from my sewing room can see mountains, trees, birds and the sky. I love this area so much and find myself doing more quilting landscapes than other types. I just go through fabrics and cut what I want to add till I am happy then off it goes to my HQ Avante18. Nature and its colors are unbelievable and I am in the perfect place for it!

  5. Robert Welborn says:

    Most of the things I do are according to the season….

  6. Paulette Pyron says:

    Years ago when I started counted cross stitching, I wondered, “Why so many colors so near the same?”. But then as my husband and I started traveling around the country and I began to REALLY look at nature it hit me! That BIG “Ahhh Ha” moment! Now that I am doing embroidery it is happening all over again! The colors of nature get the creative juices flowing and all I want to do is STITCH!!

  7. c j foreman says:

    my grands love out doors. so trees, wolves, moon and deers are the boys favorite. the girls are flowers, birds, beach sand and blue water. they pick out colors. they are brighter and bolder. fun is finding the thread.

  8. Denise says:

    In the past Autumn and it’s leaves have inspired my quilting – rolling hills and brightly colored birds also bring a smile.

  9. Lee Ann Turner says:

    Nature gives me all kinds of ideas when sewing for all 16 of my Grandchrildren. No matter the age.

  10. JoAnne Bell says:

    The colors I see around me and how they work together.

  11. Carol K E says:

    I often sew for a particular season, so choose projects accordingly. I am always in awe at the many shades of all of the colors.

  12. Laura Wiese says:

    Forget color wheels and wondering if different colors coordinate. Nature gives us some of the most inspirational color combinations imaginable.

  13. Ellen says:

    We are moving into spring here in South Africa, and the new blooms, sprigs on trees and bushs plus all the new baby animals just burst into your day and make me want to create something new too (all the time)

  14. Linda says:

    It makes me focus on the beauty of things.

  15. Tammy Hempel says:

    The changing of the seasons has a big effect on my sewing and embroidery. I started off not using a lot of color in projects. Now the different colors in nature with every change of the seasons has made me realize that color is needed in a project to make it pop.

  16. Diane Jettinghoff says:

    The colors of nature inspire me. I have a plant that flowers pink then turns to peach – something I’d never think of combining, yet it is beautiful for flower and dress.

  17. Anne Rita says:

    I end up using colour combinations that I see in nature in my projects.

    Thanks!

  18. cherita davis says:

    Outdoors, fliers, trees, and nature and I just go together.

  19. cherita davis says:

    Seriously folks…. I typed in. FLOWERS. :)

  20. Brooke Etier says:

    I love being outside. We have a lot of birdhouses and feeders in our backyard and I’ve stitched on the pillows and cushions of our outdoor furniture as well as placemats, table runners, etc for use when we entertain outdoors.

  21. Terri Beck says:

    How can you no be inspired by nature. That is God’s world and no one paints a picture like God. He’s the only one that has a perfect color palette and whats more inspiring than his creatures and flowers. My favorite is Tigers. To me the most beautiful animal on earth. With nature there are unending specimens to look at. Waterfalls and rainbows need I say more.

  22. ellen kudron says:

    I love our 4 seasons here in New England! I do decorate and sew with the seasons.

  23. jane derda says:

    What a sense of color coordination our creator had to creat it all. I marvel at the beauty .

  24. jane derda says:

    What a sense of color coordination our creator had to creat it all. I marvel at the beauty.

  25. Michelle Shook says:

    The beauty of God’s nature gets me excited with all of the beautiful color combinations he does! This inspires me to play with color and try blends of things I’m told “cannot be done” (As in should not be done). Then you get to the wide variety of shapes and creatures…..oh……so much fun to transfer to garments, pillows and quilts.

  26. Pat Hersl says:

    A vine, branch and some leaves are the only thing I can draw out decently. Yep–I’ll run to nature out of necessity. Truly, it’s the pattern draw. A beautiful, natural inspired applique is my favorite.

  27. Marsha says:

    If the cover is any indication, the designs will be beautiful and colorful.

  28. Susan Slovinsky says:

    Nature inspires me to try new and different color combinations and to try differing shades of the same color.

  29. gayle says:

    I love listening to the sounds of nature, they are so peaceful. My grandsons also nature lovers.. One has a pet macaw and I would love to make him something with this design.

  30. In nature, trees of all seasons inspire me.

  31. Jane Kellermann says:

    I am fascinated with God’s tiny little hummingbirds. They are so much fun to watch as they appear to “dance” together in the air. I also enjoy the colorful flowers and foliage of the different seasons and love to use them with the birds to embelish my projects, IE: blouses, jackets, purses, tablet cases, jeans, etc.

  32. rosalee suchsland says:

    Soaking up some sun (or Not) and fresh air, touching my flowers–makes me revved up and ready to make some beautiful things myself!

  33. DarlenePino says:

    Sewing nature (plants, animals, sky) makes me feel closer to nature. There’s nothing more beautiful.

  34. craftylinda says:

    While growing up in NW Florida I always had water-creek, lake, basin, river and the gulf. That meant birds, bugs, trees, flowers, wonderful sunrises and beautiful sunsets. I find I am always changing colors in all my projects to try to look more like the nature I grew up with!!!

  35. Ellen says:

    I love using the colors I find in nature. Seeing the different shades and colors in nature inspire me to change the colors in my embroidery projects. And just taking a walk makes me want to create something.

  36. Bente Boeriis says:

    All the different colors i see in the 4 seasons inspire me.

  37. Nature’s colors embrace me in a great big hug putting a smile on my face throughout the day. This positive energy stirs my creativity in digitizing designs and embroidery projects.

  38. L.Ditzel says:

    The many shades of the same color inspire lots of my projects!

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