Today, I’m sharing insights about a new book packed with CreativeGoodness. And, you’ll find out how you can win a copy too!
Stitched So Sweet: Whimsical Embroidery, Patchwork, and Applique’, by Tracy Souza, published by Martingale. The projects in this book are so inviting and sweet, making it a “must have” for those that enjoy stitchery, or may want to learn it.
Simple stitching is always in season! Showcase seasonal delights in quick-to-sew projects featuring sprinkles of embroidery, patchwork, and applique. Whimsical motifs capture everyday pleasures, from springtime flowers and buzzing bees to plump pumpkins and frosty snowmen. Charming touches such as prairie points, wool applique, and big-stitch quilting give each project its pop.
Create mix-and-match pillows, framed embroideries, and needle books, or make a four-season quilt, table topper, or wall hanging that can be enjoyed year-round. Perfect for decorating and gift giving!
About The Author:
Tracy Souza was born and raised in California. She earned a BA in History from California State University Northridge and an MA in Christian Education from Trinity University. She established her pattern company in 1999 while living in Oklahoma. Tracy has spent the past two decades designing, publishing, and teaching her projects to stitchers worldwide. She’s an avid needleworker and prolific “doodler.” She loves baseball, especially the San Francisco Giants. Tracy enjoys traveling with her husband and two children.
All the projects in this book are absolutely adorable. They include:
- Framed Seasonal Baskets (Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter designs), 8″ x 10″,
- Thread and Whimsy Wall Quilt, 37 1/2″ x 37 1/2″,
- Seasons of Whimsy Table Runner, 21 1/2″ x 46 1/2″,
- Spooling Around Pillows, 8″ x 16″,
- Stitching the Other Seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) decorator pillows,
- Whimsy Needle Books, 5 3/4″ x 5 1/2″, and
- Seasons of My Heart Wall Quilt, 15″ x 18″.
All of the projects include easy to follow instructions with great visuals. This book is perfect for experienced stitchers looking for fun new projects to decorate their home, and/or give as gifts. It is also a great book for someone interested in learning stitchery.
Tracy also provides a good section about embroidery basics, as well as the embroidery stitches used in the designs included in this book: Backstitch, Blanket Stitch, French knot, Lazy daisy stitch, Running Stitch, Satin Stitch and Stem Stitch.
I honestly feel all the projects in this book are so inviting and sweet! Truly a great book packed with #CreativeGoodness.
DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY?
I do have a copy of this book to give away, but it is going to be given away with several other books. Martingale is my “Spring Sponsor. I hope you’ll come back on the 21st where we’ll Welcome in Spring, with a nice bundle of books from Martingale, including Stitched So Sweet!
Lastly, I want to heighten awareness that today is the last day of Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale.
This is an excellent opportunity to find books for you to enjoy, as well as for gifts. It is also an opportunity that quilt guilds can buy books for their library. Plus, Martingale offers free shipping on orders of $40, or more. So, be sure to check out the 90+ books they have on sale right now.
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