Stitched Blooms Giveaway CLOSED

6:00 AM

WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED AND NOTIFIED. THANKS!
I got the chance to review a new craft book!
I am just starting to learn embroidery, and was thrilled to get to try out Stitched Blooms, that will be available next month.

Stitched Blooms


Carina who blogs at carinascraftblog.com wrote and compliled tons of embroidery patterns.
One of my favorite aspects of the book was the fact you get a CD rom with all the images so you can enlarge, combine, or shrink them to meet the needs of your project.

There are also 20 different projects with instructions, showing you creative ways to use the patterns.
I usually don't go for floral things too much, but was surprised at the ideas I had while looking through the book and I plan to use them hopefully soon on more projects...like a little dress for Ellie.  Carina has sections of leaves and minimalist flowers in addition to the traditional folk designs.

Because I'm new to embroidery, I appreciated the pages of instructions on the different stitches.

So before I tried to embellish an actual piece of clothing (which is my goal down the road), 
I thought I'd start with a small, simple project to start.

There are pages of leaves, and I picked one that I thought looked like an oak leaf.

I embroidered it on a scrap of rayon challis from my 10 Year Reunion dress, obviously for the color.
I knew this would be decor, so I ironed interfacing on the back to permanently reinforce the drapey fabric. 

I framed my little leaf and it will actually join a huge collage at my husband's work.


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Lark Crafts publishing is also giving away a bundle of 7 embroidery flosses from Carina's favorites.

All you have to do to enter giveaway is leave a comment, make sure you have an email in your profile or the comment so I can contact you!
Winner will be notified Sunday.
Thanks!

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75 comments

  1. I keep thinking I'd like to learn embroidery.... Maybe this is my chance. :-)
    Orrismb at hotmail dot com

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  2. I can't wait to get the book! Thank you for the giveaway. Cindy (scgiL2@aol.com)

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  3. Love the embroidered leaf and also would love to win the book! tess at fltg dot net

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  4. Hi! Thank you for a chance to win this book! I started learning embroidery this year, but this would come handy! Thank you! cotc03 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Hi, I love embroidery, it's like coloring in for grown ups! Looks like a great book, I'll have to check it out. I'd love to win the floss to get going on some free-hand embroidery. cathy bawlf at gmail dot com

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  6. So many things to embroider, so little time...

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  7. Looks like a great book, and the colours of the floss are beautiful. Thank you for the give-away.

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    1. My email is queestastramando (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. This book is going on my Christmas wish list! I have been wanting to learn some embroidery so I have something to do on some long car rides coming up. Thanks!
    roberkann@gmail.com

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  9. I love embroidery! This would be fantastic :)

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  10. I'm so in love with your embroidered leaf and also would love to win the book!Great to improve my embroidery skills!

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  11. Love me some hand embroidery!
    brianne(dot)matlage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Yes, please! :) annesaprons@gmail.com

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  13. This book looks awesome! I'd love to sit and watch some Netflix and whip out a bunch of these on a rainy afternoon.

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  14. This looks like a wonderful book!

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  15. Wow! Looks like a great book. I'm so excited to learn!

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  16. I love to embroider! I love the simplicity of the designs in this book and would love to try them out. nathanbeckycowan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. What a fun book! I love the picture of all the colorful floss. I used to do some hand embroidery when I was little and would love to pick it up again.
    justenoughstyle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I was started to embroidering by my grandmother and it will be so nice to learn new stitches!
    natividadrz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I LOVE to hand embroider, it is SO comforting & I actually "feel" my Gran peering over my shoulder at times!! I do wish she could see MY daughter embroidering, she would've been SO proud! Thanks for the opportunity to win this AWESOME book! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  20. I would like your opinion about early teen and tweens using this.
    How thorough to also have the DVD with the designs to size them to ones particular project.
    headwayne@msn.com

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    1. I think they could definitely handle the embroidery. There's just a CD in the book. I think the pictures that teach the stitches would show what they need to do.

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  21. I always could use more floss colors. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  22. That book looks so fun! A must on my Christmas list! tablynell@gmail.com

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  23. I love to embroider! This book looks so great. The embroidery floss is lovely.

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  24. My grandma taught me how to embroider when I was a little girl. Would love to pick it up again. Thank you for the chance to win this great book.

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  25. I have always loved to embroider. It is so relaxing. I like to make gifts for others and myself. Would love this book! marshabstevens@gmail.com

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  26. This book looks great! It'd sure be nice to have :) I love the leaf you made, the white on blue is fantastic.

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  27. My favorite kitchen towel is a flour sack towel with embroidered animals on it. I would love to learn how to embroider so that i could make them for others!

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  28. Embroidery is a good craft for making last minute and thoughtful gifts. Also good for appliques for clothing. I love those colors! tmclaurin@ymail.com

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  29. What a beautiful book! Those designs would also be very pretty to doodle in your art journal! xo

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  30. I'd love to learn how to embroidery the right way.
    By the way I love your framed leaf.

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  31. I am a neophyte when it comes to embroidery. I am learning slowly, but enjoying it very much. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. I LOVE the framed leaf! This would be a great new hobby! casandraorduno at gmail.com

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  33. It's been years since I've done any hand embroidery, but seeing this sample and the book, I am intrigued and inspired to try again! I would love to win!
    Duchick@gmail.com

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  34. The book looks beautiful and the colours of the threads are just gorgeous!

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  35. What beautiful colours, would love to win

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  36. I have always wanted to learn and always get distracted with other projects, and my kiddos. Would love to win this!

    cassandralyne@hotmail.com

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  37. Amazing! I've been looking for a book like this for ages! I've tried to teach myself some basic embroidery skills but it is time for some learning from a pro! :)
    julianne.vantland@gmail.com

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  38. JUMPING UP AND DOWN!!!! LOVE ME SOME STITCHING!

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  39. Your leaf looks great on the blue fabric and the book looks like it will be full of fun.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  40. Pick me!!!! I love embroidery, especially on little girl's clothes!

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  41. this book makes me excited to start embroidering everything!

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  42. This book looks adorable! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  43. Pick me please :), I like embroidery with simple design like this! And who doesn't like flower? My email ChandraMalini81(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Thanks!

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  44. I love the concept of this simple, beautiful collection of designs for embroidery beginners!
    Great giveaway :)

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  45. this would be great for my daughters and I to learn embroidery together!

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  46. I just started learning embroidery, super fun so far!
    mcwilkerson1977@yahoo.com

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  47. It looks like a gorgeous book! I would love to win it!
    gussek at Hotmail dot com

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  48. This looks like such an awesome book! Thanks!

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  49. I love the projects I've seen from this book. Thanks for the chance to win

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  50. I love hand sewing and embroidery is one of my favorites. thanks for a great giveaway.

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  51. Lovely! This will be a great addition to my library.

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  52. Lovely! This will be a great addition to my library.

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  53. what a sweet little project. perfect for fall.
    thanks for the giveaway. I love to embroider.

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  54. Hi, So neat!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  55. My mom does beautiful embroidery! I am ready to learn myself! :)

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  56. I too am just learning to embroider and it is fun! I like that its portable too.

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  57. I love the variety and the colorful pages, plus a cd with motifs - what a great resource.

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  58. I do so like the colour in the patterns. Embroidery is such a beautiful craft.

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  59. I have done a lot of cross stitch but not tried this kind of embroidery yet. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  60. Hope I'm not too late to throw my name into the hat for the giveaway! I've just become OBSESSED with embroidery, and I'm eager to make a few ranch-brand tea towels. I tried the other night to follow an online tutorial and, well, failed miserably. I showed a pic of my attempt to a friend, who burst out laughing. Ha! So I need all the help I can get!!! By the bye, I'm going to make a dino tail for my son this weekend. I love your blog! Thanks! amandavwilkins@gmail.com

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  61. Oh, I'm just learning to embroider!! This would be a most welcome book to have for reference!

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  62. I've been interested in learning and this would be a great intro! jakenkait28@gmail.com

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  63. I'm seeing this book everywhere on the net. Can't wait for it to come out. hayleymstephens @ gmail dot com

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  64. I have never done beautiful embroidery like shown above, thanks for the chance to enter.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  65. Carina's designs are always so nice! thank you!

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  66. How fun!! I love that there are leaves AND flowers!

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