Doodle Stitching Free Project

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We’re continuing our full week of celebration for all things BOOK! Our Grand Opening offer for the Sew,Mama,Sew! Book Shop is good through July 17. All week long we’re also offering book giveaways and free projects from some of our favorite sewing books!

Today Lark Crafts joins us in offering a copy of the new Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs, which comes with a CD full of fun designs! The book includes 17 projects in categories ranging from Alphabet, Asian Chic, Baby and Celebrations to Space, Trees, Flowers, Winged Wonders, and Woodland Creatures. Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection follows the success of the best-selling Doodle-Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners, which is also up for grabs today! With dozens of projects and lots of emphasis on easy techniques, the first Doodle-Stitching covers all of the embroidery basics. One lucky winner will receive both books!

Author Aimee Ray is also offering up one of the actual projects from Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs— Some fabulous stitched coasters!

Just in case you don’t win either of those two wonderful prizes, we also have a free PDF project today from Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection. Download your copy of the Farmer’s Market Tote Bag project and start stitching!

You’ll love Aimee’s whimsical designs and tips in both Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs and Doodle-Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners. Comment today for your chance to win a copy of both books or to win the actual coasters Aimee stitched for Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection. Tell us about you and embroidery… Do you love it? Do you want to learn how to do a little doodle stitching of your own? Are you an Aimee Ray fan?! Do you have favorite projects or designs?

We’re celebrating the Grand Opening of the Sew,Mama,Sew! Book Shop this week! We have lots of opportunities to win new books, with some fun project downloads too. Order a book by 11:59 PM PDT on July 17 and we’ll send you a coupon for 15% off your next fabric and pattern order.

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  2. Samantha says:

    Oh how I would love a book! I have been trying to do some on my own with a few quilt arts! This book would go a loooong way in helping me learn the skill better!

  3. Simone says:

    Oh! Hope i win i’ve just added these to my wislist last night. Lovely projects

  4. Michele says:

    hey now doodle stitching looks like a fun time waiting to happen. <

  5. Deborah says:

    I’ve been looking for modern sewing projects and would love this book.

  6. Tonya says:

    Embroidery is such a nice way to express your artistic side. Both me and my 8 yr old daughter love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Lotti says:

    These look gorgeous, I love to embroider

  8. Heather L says:

    I LOVE to doodle embroidery!! My Grandma taught me to embroidery and it’s my favorite, most relaxing craft.

  9. Edra says:

    I love that veggi bag!!!!!

  10. nopinkhere says:

    Those veggies are cute!

  11. Leigh Anne says:

    I would love to learn from her! What cute stuff!!

  12. Jeannette Hatos says:

    I learned basics of the art of embroidery at my grandmother’s knee. I am 64 years old and always interested in what is new and fresh. Thanks for making this great offer.

  13. erin says:

    I love hand embroidery. Can’t wait to get hold of both books !!!

  14. Shira says:

    Cute books thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Barbara says:

    I love embroidery and I love the idea of this, but I am a bad doodler. These books would be a great help.

  16. Deborah Auen says:

    I would so love to win these books and learn this beautiful art…..

  17. Tara says:

    I just recently discovered the world of embroidery. I would love to have these books to learn more!

  18. Alyssa says:

    I love to embroider though I am a total newbie!!

  19. ChrisTea says:

    I love doodle stitching and small projects, especially in the summer when it’s way too hot to even think without sweating! haha. This book looks like so much fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

  20. Sheetal says:

    I really enjoy embroidery..I find it soothing and relaxing and love the texture it gives to fabric. I’m addicted!

  21. Mariah says:

    I would love to win these books! I’ve been eyeing them off and on for months both online and also at my local fabric store! To win them would be great!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. Jodie says:

    I love both these books, but have always checked them out from the library. Would love a copy myself. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Maya says:

    I love Doodle Stitching! I have checked the first book out from the library. I would love to have my own though.

  24. Bridgett says:

    I would love this! I just got interested in embroidery.

  25. Kerry says:

    I used Doodle Stitching to teach myself how to embroider

  26. Jeni Ann says:

    I am a Doodler! I have checked out Doodle Stitching from the library several times! I would LOVE to own these books!

  27. Jocelyn says:

    I have just recently gotten into hand embroidery, its a great way for me to keep crafty when I cant be in my sewing room! These books look like lots of fun!

  28. Deb Cameron says:

    Ooooh, I would love to win the books, such a multitude of gorgeous, simple and fast designs. These books are on my lust list ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Beth says:

    I love embroidery and am always looking for fresh designs. I love these books.

    Thanks for the free project.

  30. Beth says:

    I love embroidery and am always looking for fresh designs. I love these books.

    Thanks for the free project.

  31. Janelle says:

    ooh, I love this – I’ve thought of it before, but never done it. So, here is someone else “doodling” by thread & publishing a book! Lovely!

  32. Jamie says:

    I’m new to embroidery and would love some help and inspiration! Always looking for new projects!

  33. prsd4tim2 says:

    I love these books. Such fun designs and a great resource. The tote is adorable.

  34. Wendy says:

    I love doing simple embroidery, and I’ve gotten my sister hooked on it too! I can’t wait to look through the new book!

  35. Holly U says:

    I enjoyed her first book from the library and would love to have her work on my shelf!

  36. lily carter says:

    I was llokinh at tbese books on amazon last night and wishingni hadnsome extra moolah!!! I think embroidery is awesome and inam looking for fresh fun patterns!!

  37. Audra says:

    I just found these books online the other day, would LOVE to win copies and try my hand at a few little projects!

  38. Holly says:

    I checked this book out of the library and drooled over it for while wishing I had my own copy. I love all the designs in this book. My girls were ohhing and ahhing over it too. Oh the things we would make.

  39. Becky Peterson says:

    I love to embroider on tea towels and the center block of pot holders as gifts. This book would give me tons of great motifs to use!

  40. Beth says:

    I have Aimee’s first book, and would love the second!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Carole says:

    I just started embroidering, again and having fun! I would love some inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. grace says:

    Embroidery provides a huge vista of opportunities to create but I am afraid I have only just scratched the surface. However, am prepared to dig with my bare (unthimbled) hands if I have to, I want to couch with gold thread on velvet and learn to make crazy quilts so richly embroidered you can barely notice the fabric. I have samplers to make and I’d love to do a redwork quilt. I also have in mind taking some calligraphy and embroidering it to adorn our walls with scripture wisdom.

  43. Jen S says:

    How fantastic there is another Doodle Stitch book!
    Congratulations on opening a book store.

  44. RCarter says:

    I’d love to win this book to try my hand at embroidery! awesome giveaway!

  45. RCarter says:

    I’d love to win this book to try my hand at embroidery! What a great giveaway!

  46. Jody says:

    I have the first Doodle Stitching book and would love to win the second. Thank you.

  47. Rebecca says:

    I would love to learn a new skill!,,,

  48. Kelli says:

    Oh my goodness, I would love thse books!! I used to embroider and cross stitch all the time. Then I had kids and didnt’ have enough brain power in the evenings left over to count my stitches. Now that they’re a little older I would love to get back into it!

  49. Megan says:

    Me wanty! Soo cute!

  50. Taryn says:

    I love to embroider. I wish I had more time, but I have a 3-mo-old and 2.5-yr-old right now. Good thing embroidery isn’t too hard to carve some time out for. I would love those books…

  51. Carmen says:

    I haven’t done embroidery for years. I’d love to get back into it and doodles look like they’d be fun enough to inspire me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  52. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    These books look fabulous! What fun designs! I haven’t embroidered in years, till just last week, and now that I have started again I cannot stop!

  53. M Stone says:

    I haven’t embroidered since I was a little girl. That was a LONG time ago, but this book looks inspring enough to get me started again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Erin says:

    I just started embroidering last year and I love it! I made tea towels for a bridal shower gift, and baby bibs for a friend. My goal is to make an embroidered alphabet quilt next! This is a huge project for me as I’m a beginner at both embroidery and sewing. Slow and steady is my motto!

  55. Sarah says:

    I love doodle stitching! Would love to see the new motifs.

  56. bree says:

    love these books!

  57. Kimberly F says:

    I have been eying these books for a while now, I would LOVE to win!

  58. Laura Beech says:

    Is it too late to enter?? I love new stitches!! I have been wanting Doodle Stitches!!

  59. Veronica says:

    I love it! I don’t do a lot of it, so I’m not that great at it yet. But with these books, I’m sure I’d become much better. What a great prize!

  60. Sandy N says:

    Love her designs! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  61. MaryBeth says:

    My college room mate taught me to embroider, and I must confess -I sometimes skipped class because I was so caught up in my stitching!!! Love to embroider, cross stitch, quilt, knit, anything that require needles!!

  62. Sarita says:

    I embroider every day. It is wonderfully relaxing.

  63. Henderica says:

    Oh how sweet I will try to make some of the fruits and will have a look if they sell the books around here ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Tara says:

    My fingers and toes are crossed!

  65. Anna says:

    I love these books! I was looking at them just the other day and thinking I really need to learn embroidery!

  66. Rhonda says:

    I am new to embroidery and that is one area my library is lacking. I want to embroider everything but have been resisting the urge without a pattern. I would love to get my hands on this and learn even more stitches from an expert!

  67. donna b says:

    Sweet! I used to embroider moons ago and want to get back into it. Would love to win this bookthanks!-

  68. Jen says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn to embroider. A friend’s mom has this boo and I was just thinking of purchasing it – that is if I don’t win it:)

  69. Stacey says:

    I love and admire anyone who can stitch &i would love to learn!

  70. LUSEEA says:

    I reminded my mom this week that I began hand embroidery at about 8 y/o. Now on my 5th decade, I’ve picked up where left in childhood. Hand embroidery, cross stitch and machine embroidery are close cousins with whom I’m developing a loving relationship.
    Coveting both books!

  71. Silvia says:

    I love this designer!!! Love all her projects!!! Thanks for this great opportunity!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. nilly says:

    what a great book – i would love to win!

  73. Jamie says:

    I love embroidery and would LOVE to win those books so that I could learn how to do more!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. Crystal says:

    This brings back so many memories of childhood – and makes me want to pick up a needle and thread, right now!

  75. Kirsten N says:

    I haven’t really tried embroidery yet but would like to give it a go!

  76. crystal says:

    I love the Doodle embroidery books! My daughter is just learning how to embroider, such fun and cute designs, she’d love it!

  77. Nan says:

    Please include me in the drawing for these books! Embroidery is so much fun. My earliest project was to embroider a flower on the lapel of my husband’s suit that he had to wear for work (this was years and years ago when men wore suits to work). I’d love some new inspiration. Thanks!

  78. Lisa says:

    I love embroidery but haven’t done any for years, I’ve got back into sewing this year and always looking for inspiration , this book looks great to help me get started stitching again.

  79. Amy B. says:

    This is a great giveaway — I love embroidery! I especially love how you can use motifs to design your own project. This would be a great opportunity to get my girls interested in embroidery too.

  80. Christina says:

    Embroidery is my FAVORITE! Would love to win!

  81. Andrea Lingle says:

    So cute and fun. Just started with the embroidery thing…love it.

  82. I just started embroidering again this year after about a twenty year break and I’m really enjoying it!

  83. Amy says:

    these books are so fun and inspiring… such a must have for your night stand or beach bag! Everytime I look at mine I get new ideas…

  84. Melissa B. says:

    I would love to win this!
    Fingers crossed,
    Melissa B.

  85. Ellen says:

    I have drooled over her books in the store and on amazon. Great giveaway idea!

  86. Alex says:

    I’ve been wanting this books. so cute!

  87. Amanda Gaskin says:

    I am a new embroiderer (is this the right word???). I never seem to have much luck at these things but I would be overjoyed to win these books. Thank you for the chance.

  88. Emily says:

    I love embroidery! I don’t sit down to it as much as I sew, but I love the quiet rhythm I get into when I stitch. My favorite project was a wall hanging for my son’s room.

  89. Barbara E. says:

    I love her doodle embroidery style. I want to do it!

  90. Libby Hunt says:

    beautiful! thanks for the chance!

  91. Rachel says:

    I used to think embroidery only meant cross-stitch because anything else was just too complicated. I’ve been slowly learning how untrue that is, and really love the whimsical designs in these books. I have had them on my Amazon list for ages, so here’s hoping I get lucky or, failing that, might just have to order now from SMS!

  92. Zoe says:

    This could be just what I need to enter the embroidery world!!
    I have long been an admirer of hand embroidery and have only just bought a hoop from my local thrift shop to get started…so here it goes, I’m learning, fabulous books or not ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Eileen says:

    What a great giveaway! keeping my fingers crossed!

  94. meikjn says:

    this is so fun! I have recently been interested in hand stitching!

  95. Katherine says:

    My mom worked for Erica Wilson in NYC during the 70s, so even though I’ve only done a tiny bit myself, I feel like embroidery is in my blood. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ These books look really fun!

  96. Melissa says:

    I’ve dabbled in embroidery in the last 6 months (although I used to cross stitch a lot as a kid). Mostly embroidering faces on soft toys. I have a lot of patterns that I’ve been collecting but haven’t fully gotten into it yet. Still slightly intimidated I think…

  97. Lindsay says:

    I own both of these books, and they are GREAT! But I lent one to a friend and never got it back, and that was last winter… sigh

  98. Dominique says:

    Oh! I am SO inspired! Her designs are always so sweet and whimsical. What a nice give-away!

  99. susan alexander/wilson says:

    I was inspired by her first book and can’t wait to get my hands on this new one!

  100. Valancy says:

    Aimee Rae’s first book made me fall in love with embroidery. So excited that she has a new book out!

  101. Billie K says:

    How cute! I love embroidery.

  102. Sherry J says:

    I love to embroidery by hand. Its so relaxing. i like all kinds of embroidery patterns, especially things for children. I also like to do redwork for quilts, but sometimes i do it in blue. just to be different. would love to have these books. thanks.

  103. Beth says:

    OMG- just adorable. I still embroider by hand, I find it way more peaceful.

  104. Libby Jones says:

    I have been embroidering all my life. I learned when I was 7 years old. We lived out in the country, and my mother taught me so I’d have something to do on days when it was too hot to go out.
    When I was 8 I gave every man in the family a handkerchief with their initials embroidered with chain stitch in one corner.
    It’s been almost 9 years since I got to do any embroidery, but I am all unpacked and have everything set up and good to go!

  105. Zoe says:

    Oh goodness, what timing! I have just finished poring over some of my grandmother’s embroidery books and wondering where on earth to start! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for this one ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. Becky says:

    Embroidery is my next crafty conquest. I’ve done a little here and there but I really want to do more. These books look like the perfect start!

  107. Kimberly N says:

    I love Aimee and her books! I’m a beginner when it comes to embroidery, but enjoy practicing to get my designs as pretty as hers. I borrow these books often from our library but would love to own my own copies. Such cute ideas!

  108. jenny says:

    I’ve just fallen in love with embroidery——can hardly stop doing it now! Off to check out the book now ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!!

  109. melissa says:

    I’d love to win! I like free hand embroidery but can’t draw well…I need a pattern!

  110. Sandy says:

    I’ve been doodle stitching for years while watching tv! Thanks for the giveaway.

  111. MoeWest says:

    I like embroidery, but I don’t do a lot of it. I need more time for all the things that I like to do.

  112. Hooray!

  113. stephanie tipton says:

    I would love to have this set! I can picture many, many gifts & keepsakes.

  114. Ginger says:

    I love the look of hand embroidery, but do not have as much free time as I would like to actually do it. Maybe when the kids are older….

  115. Lydia says:

    I have just started teaching my daughter embroidery and was just looking at both these books to get for her…they would make a great birthday gift for her!

  116. Corvus says:

    I’m trying to start my own embroidery pattern company, I love embroidery so much. Fingers crossed!

  117. Ingvild says:

    I just borrowed Doodle Stitching from the library and after looking at all the designs, I’m convinced I really need a copy of my own!

  118. Ivy PM says:

    wonderful book, i’ve been eyeing it for quite some time now. love to improve my embroidery skill, thanks for the giveaway

  119. Courtney says:

    I want to learn to embroider. I think that Aimee Ray is just the person to inspire me to do it! I hope to win this wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks!

  120. all8garden says:

    I’ve been itching to do some embroidery. I’ve always enjoyed it. These books look great! Thank you for the opportunity.

  121. Marcia W. says:

    I enjoy embroidery by hand and also now have a sewing machine with an embroidery module (learning curve here as have yet to use it on my own). I definitely would like to win one of these prizes. Now, off to download. Thanks.

  122. Tamara Kemp says:

    These books would make a wonderful addition to my sewing/craft library. I use similar designs to embroider the grandgirl’s jeans and would love to add yours!!!

  123. angelina says:

    this is a great book!

  124. Hilary says:

    I love the doodle stitchign books and ideas. I ahve been embroidering for at lest 3 years and continue to enjoy the challenge.

  125. Suze says:

    What a cute bag! Can’t wait to make it! I’m working on some bird dish towels right now, and all I ever seem to do is outline stitch, although I know other stitches as well.

  126. April D. says:

    I haven’t done much embroidery and would love to improve the very basic skills I’ve learned. This book would really help and I love the design on the photos you’ve shown!

  127. Julie says:

    So pretty, I would love to make special little bags and clothes for my kids with hand embroidered touches.

  128. kristy says:

    Love the project. Love embroidery!

  129. Silvia says:

    I’ve only just started to learn embroidery (as in I have a grand total of 1 finished project) and I’m really enjoying it. These books would be such a treat!
    Thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  130. Marilyn says:

    WE all love to doodle. We all like to stitch. What a combination


  131. Cinnamon says:

    I really love embroidery, but don’t do enough of it as I am always knitting. If I had an embroidery bag ready to take with me where ever I went like the knitting bag I have, I think I would stitch more. I really want to!

  132. Tong says:

    I want to learn embroidery! I’ve only tried it a couple times with something super simple, but it was a lot of fun, would love to really get into it!

  133. Barb Colvin says:

    Embroidery is the first needle and thread work I learned to do as a child, and has remained a favorite all my life. There are so many creative possibilities, and a little doodle art would be fun have/learn.

  134. Samantha says:

    I’ve never done embroidery, but would love to pick it up. Just doodling with a pencil is a blast, so I can’t imagine what it would be like with some thread.

  135. Laura W. says:

    I just started embroidering to personalize my kids’ stuff! thanks for the chance to win!

  136. Basteta says:

    I want the motif collection BAD. I have the other one and Aimee’s books are really excellent. If you haven’t been to Urban Threads (There is a link on the main SMS Blog page) or seen Subversive Cross Stitch by Julie Jackson, go take a look right now.

  137. Olivia says:

    I’m just starting to take up embroidery again and would love to use this book to do it!

  138. Muireann says:

    I used to embroider as a child, but hadn’t tried in years. I recently tried again and made a mess of my knots – this looks like the perfect prize for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  139. Ashlyn says:

    I’ve recently returned to embroidery after 35 years (my grandmother taught me to stitch flour sack dish towels when I was 8). I love the portability of the projects! I will be checking out your books soon.

  140. Jan says:

    Such cute embroidery books! I love to embroidery gifts for family and friends!

  141. Andrea C says:

    love this!!! i’ve been wanting to pick up embroidery – always had since i was a little girl

  142. Nancy says:

    I’ve been embroidering since I was very young. My mother taught me, and I always have a project in the works (often more than one ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I would love to win those lovely books!

  143. I love embroidery, specially flowers.

  144. MelodyJ says:

    I’m just learning embroidery. These books would be great.

  145. Sandryte says:

    I have done just a few stitching works (I wanted to make a perfume pillows for my drawers). I would love to learn more!

  146. Trina Thomas says:

    Here is to hoping i win. I love embroidery even though I haven’t found much time to do it lately.

  147. April says:

    What cool books! And the free download for the market bag – awesome! Can’t wait to download it and start stitching ๐Ÿ™‚ theladyelena [at] hotmail [dot] com


  148. Ess Bee says:

    I just started doing embroidery, and I love it! I’m looking forward to sharpening my skills in time to make cute, handmade gifts for Christmas.

  149. Jan Herzberg says:

    I love sewing so the thought of doodling with thread is great

  150. Martha says:

    Excellent selection for a give-away!What a fun way to spend long, hot summer days!

  151. Lixa says:

    i’ve been planning to buy at least one of the doodle stitches books for a long time!

  152. Robin E. says:

    Ooooo, these veggie designs would be just as wonderful on kitchen hand towels, you know the flower sack kind. Hmmmmm.

  153. Brandy says:

    This is on my wish list of things to learn. The book looks fun!

  154. Deidre says:

    These books look great! Thanks for the chance to win!

  155. Jessica H says:

    I’ve been wanting these. Winning would be perfect.

  156. Chelsea says:

    Oh fun! I’m working on a hexie charm quilt and am using solids with embroidery for some of the pieces. I’d love to add these books to my library!

  157. Anne Marie says:

    Embroidery is my favorite – sounds like a wonderful book.

  158. Oh, these books are on my Wish List. They have been, I just can’t justify buying an embroidery pattern book when I usually trace my “patterns” from real pics on the PC.

  159. amorette says:

    i love these designs, but i have pretty minimal experience with embroidery, unless it is to embellish a softie! my sister is great at it, so i would share the books with her!

  160. Melissa says:

    I would LOVE to win these books! I’ve had them on my Amazon wish list forever.

  161. Michelle O says:

    I do many crafts, but embroidery is my favorite by far. It’s the cheapest, quickest, and easiest craft I do, and I love being able to pretty things up with little more than a needle and some floss. I’ve embroidered tea towels, hair clips, an apron, a skirt, a tote bag, and much more. I’ve been lusting after the Doodle Stitching books for a long time now, and I’d love to win. Thanks so much for the chance!

  162. I do love her book, especially the second one. Would love to have it!

  163. Jessica says:

    Ooh, these books have been on my gift wish list! I have only been doing hand embroidery for about a year, and I am eager to learn more. I would be so delighted to have these books! Thanks for the giveaway!

  164. Penny says:

    I love to embroider! In my 9th grade art class we learned some basics…I wish I had learned even more from the teacher back then. I now try to learn new stitches from books. This book looks awesome!

  165. Liz says:

    What a great book! It’s the perfect incentive to start embroidery – the little motifs look less daunting than bigger projects. Such a cute tote – wouldn’t they make great presents!

  166. Maman A Droit says:

    I love embroidery, and my mom just requested I embroider some flour sack towels for her kitchen. Now I’m think I’ll have to cover them in Aimee Ray veggies! Sooo cute!

  167. Stephanie M says:

    What a great giveaway. Always wanted to learn embroidery.

  168. KarenH says:

    I love hand embroidery!

  169. Knitteresq says:

    Thanks for the free farmers market tote patten it’s darling!

  170. Heather Nash says:

    I would love to learn embroidery. I am amazed at all the possibilities!

  171. Jackie says:

    Love embroidery – and these designs are so cute!

  172. Joanne says:

    I don’t embroider but would love to learn. I think Aimee Ray’s books are a wonderful inspiration.

  173. Robyn G says:

    Embroidery is fast becoming my favorite fabric craft. Thanks for the giveaway.

  174. I’ve been eyeing Doodle Stitches for ages! Thanks for reminding me about it so I can put it back at the top of my wish list. And I’m really excited about the new one too. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  175. Angie says:

    I’ve wanted both of those books for a while now; I would LOVE to win!

  176. Mikaela says:

    I would love to learn doodle stitching!

  177. VickiT says:

    What a wonderful book. I’d love to win one myself. I might even have to buy a 2nd one for my son’s girlfriend who loves doing embroidery and cross stitching as well. In my younger years I always had a needle in my hand and an embroidery hoop in my other. My Mom taught me to embroider when I was probably about 8 yrs old and I have loved it ever since that time. I haven’t done any for a few years now but since all my boys have grown now and left home I’d love to have something like this to do when I have buried my sewing machine with stuff being tossed onto the table (everyone does this…..right? LOL) and want to do something with my hands. LOL THIS would be perfect.

    Thanks so much for the awesome Doodle Tote pattern. What a cute idea.

  178. Jenn-O says:

    I have never emroidered anything but I’d love to learn how!

  179. Jennifer says:

    Embroidery in my past has been a large, long commitment of time- the projects seemed so daunting. These seem pretty quick and easy…definitely a must in a three-kiddo world!

  180. Lindsey M. says:

    I would LOVE these books. Endless projects come to mind ๐Ÿ™‚

  181. charlotte says:

    what a lovely prize – its been on my craft to do list to improve my embroidery!

  182. Lise says:

    Oh, how I’d love those books! I’ve been wanting to do more embroidery…

  183. naty says:

    Hi,recently I started with embroidery. I would like to win the book to try more difficult designs and learn different techniques. This is a lovely book!!!!!

  184. Kelly R says:

    I’ve been longing to learn how to embroider! Every time I enter a craft store I always find myself in the embroidery section eyeing the patterns and hoops. I’d love to get started!

  185. Courtney says:

    Those books look like pure joy! I would love to win.

  186. I love embroidery and have some skills but it never rises to the top of my crafty to do list. Perhaps the books could inspire me to make some great pieces! Thanks for the giveaway.

  187. Michelle C says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn embroidery for a while now. This looks perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

  188. Jackie says:

    Oh I would love to win.

  189. Jenny S. says:

    i would love to win this!! I’m always looking for new ways to add accents to my projects!! These are very neat designs.

  190. Jane says:

    I have been drooling over these books – thank you so much for the chance to win one!

  191. disco says:

    I LOVE embroidering. So do my boys (8 and 6yo). They would love these doodle books as much as me :0)

  192. Shannon says:

    Great for summer!

  193. Melinda says:

    I love to embroider anything, lately it has been quilt blocks, but am in need of a new project ๐Ÿ™‚

  194. Cristina says:

    Oh, it’s so hard to make up good embroidery patterns! And it sooo great to take one of these books and to start right away… I would love to win one of them! Thanks for the opportunity!

  195. Jessica says:

    These books look great! The designs are too cute!

  196. Leslie says:

    I love the veggies. These would be cute on kitchen towels.

  197. Jen V says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn embroidery so that I can stitch on the go but my first attempt was a fail. I guess I could use a little guidance!

  198. Barbara says:

    I just started to embroider, and I love it! So far I’ve really only used designs that I’ve doodled, but I’ve seen Aimee Ray’s books and would love to try them!

  199. Sandi Price says:

    I’ve been doing an embroidery QAL and really, really enjoying it. I was looking at patterns last week at a craft store, but didn’t see anything that really grabbed me. These look great though and such a good resource. Thanks for the chance and Congrats on the new section of your shop.

  200. Ines says:

    The book has been sitting in my amazon wishlist for a while. Would love to finally get my hands on one!

  201. Norma M. says:

    This is so awesome! I would love to learn about embroidery.

  202. Liz says:

    AAAH!!!! I just discovered Aimee’s new book! My mom bought it, and I have already made 2 little doodles. My plan is to do a series and make them into squares for a quilt. I would LOVE my own copy of her new book, and the other one as well! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  203. Lindsey says:

    I’d love to win! I’ve had this book on my wish list for awhile!

  204. Steph says:

    I’ve embroidered words and phrases on bags and my son’s clothes. I want to make my MIL some embroidered kitchen towels for Christmas so I would love to win these books!

  205. carole whitridge says:

    This looks like a wonderful duo of books – i’m always looking for something portable to work on while I wait for my children at their various activities.

  206. Christina G. says:

    Love adding a special touch of embroidery to projects. These books would be a great addition to my collection.

  207. Kim McM says:

    I haven’t embroidered anything in years. I learned back in seventh grade, and I remember stitching a Sunbonnet Sue. Too cutesy for my taste. These designs are very fresh and not cutesy at all. I love to doodle and doodle stitching sounds like it would be fun and relaxing.

  208. Chris says:

    Cute book and download! thanks!

  209. Lee says:

    So nice to have such a cute design for a bag. I love her book – thanks for the giveway

  210. Audrey says:

    I haven’t learned embroidery yet, but am itching for some new projects! I think that tote is so cute, I can’t wait to try it!

  211. Tina says:

    I am embroidering a white apron right now to spruce it up so I would love to add these books to my collection for more ideas. What a great giveaway!

  212. Estela says:

    Doodling is fun! I have been meaning to embroider more.

  213. Becca says:

    I love embroidery and am just learning. A book would be awesome!


  214. Kristin M says:

    I love to sit and stitch. I need to be doing more as I can sit with my 2 y.o. and 8 month old and stitch while they play.

  215. Kadybug says:

    I love embroidery! I have embroidered quilts, tea towels, and jeans too. I just started trying my hand at stitching my own pictures.

  216. Wendy says:

    Embroidery is my first love–my grandma gave me my first embroidery project for Christmas when I was 8 or 9; I’ve been stitching ever since. Love that market bag!

  217. Kristin H says:

    So cute! I remember embroidering dishcloths with my grandma as a kid, this book would be a fun update to that.

  218. Laura says:

    What fun books! I’d love to win them and use them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  219. amy r says:

    This mama needs to get some fresh and fun projects started this summer! These would be just the thing to get me rolling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  220. Anne says:

    It’s so nice to see that people are doing embroidery again. There was a time when I thought it would become a lost art, but now it is gaining popularity due to sites and books like this. I have been doing embroidery since I was a child, since I grew up in a British family. I’d love to win the book, and I will also try the veggies on the pdf. I often do some embroidery on my quilts to give them a bit of extra interest.

  221. Tracy says:

    I love hand embroidery, it reminds me of my great aunt who had all things hand made in her house.

  222. Christine says:

    I’m a huge fan of Aimee’s and I have given her book as a gift. I’d love to own a copy for myself! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  223. I’m just starting to dabble in embroidery and Doodle Stitching is on my list of books that are a *must*! I can’t wait to do the adorable veggie bag. Thanks for the chance to win!

  224. Kay in MN says:

    I would love to own these two books…an incredible resource. Thank you for your super-licious blog. Kay in MN

  225. Kathy H says:

    I’ve been wanting to get back into embroidery for a while now. I’d love to mix embroidery and quilting – so many possibilities!

  226. Rebecca says:

    I like the idea of embroidery, although I have never learned the formal stitches. This would be a great way to start… Also, that bag is adorable!

  227. Sherri S. says:

    Love! Have been embroidering lately, so this would be so perfect! Thanks!

  228. Megan says:

    Love Embroidery! , Need a little help with some things but I think I am getting it down and those books would be amazing to have ! I have had them in my Amazon wish list for some time now =)

  229. ItsLily says:

    Who wouldn’t love those! My favorite embroidery project was a pair of jeans that I embroidered for camping. Things like a stick with a marshmallow on it, a wood sign pointing the way to things like the lake, the trail, um, the winery. Oh, and I put animal tracks up the leg as if a critter had climbed up my leg. Love those jeans!

  230. Doreen B says:

    I have been stitching for a very long time. I find it so relaxing and enjoy it’s versatility. I’d love to win a copy of Aimee Ray’s book.

  231. Maria says:

    I just made some linen dishcloths that need some embroidery embellishment …..inspiration!

  232. Alethea says:

    I have never done embroidery but I’d love to learn how!

  233. Abby says:

    I’ve read the first book and adored it! I made the eye mask, and it stitched up beautifully. *crosses fingers*

  234. Chris Vanderstoep says:

    LOVE!!!!! :o)

  235. Elisabeth says:

    I actually started out doing embroidery. I have a piece I did with eight small squares of different embroidered flowers. I’ve been wanting to get it framed to give as gift but I have no idea who to give it to! I might just keep it right, may as well since I’ve had it for the last eight years.
    I would love to start doing some embroidery on pre-made items, like the doodle tote. I just LOVE the look of embroidery and all the possibilities! Thank you for the chance to win such terrific books!

  236. Emily says:

    love embroidery! thanks for the giveaway

  237. Beth says:

    Oh! I would love this! I just started and need something to really get me inspired

  238. Ana says:

    What a great book. I would love to embroider some babygrows for my new son so this would be a fantastic resource.

  239. Carla says:

    I love embroidery! I have way too many quilting WIPs to get started on an embroidery project right now… but I have some ideas already of embroidery projects when those are done! Thanks for the giveaway!

  240. Debbie says:

    love the embroidery & thanks for offering the free pattern

  241. rose says:

    would love to try these!

  242. Karrieann says:

    …ooooh embroidery, I love it but regretfully have not done it so long. Those book would be the needed inspiration! I used to do beautiful embroidery.

  243. Lydia says:

    oooh, i would LOVE either of those books!!

  244. Emily says:

    I would love to learn how to embroider. ๐Ÿ™‚

  245. char says:

    I’ve always loved embroidery. I taught myself when I was a teen. I used a book by Coats & Clark called Learn How Book. Since it was the 70’s I made a few bucks embroidering jeans in college!

  246. Alison says:

    Oh, that looks like so much fun! I’d like to do more embroidery.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

  247. Darlene Staley says:

    I love to embroidery and actually have both of these books on my wishlist and they have been there for awhile! It would be lovely to win them!

  248. Tracie says:

    These are too cute! I picked up a HUGE box of embroidery floss at a rummage sale, but and these books are just what I need to get inspired. Perhaps if the person who sold me all that floss had these, she would have kept them!

  249. Ms. Fine says:

    I love embroidery–I just wish that I’d make more time to do it. Honestly, of all of my textile loves, it’s the most rewarding–it’s all hand-crafted, all me, and no matter how little I do on a project in one setting, I feel like I’m getting somewhere (so not true with crochet ;)).

    I’d love a chance to win!

  250. Gretchen says:

    These books look so delightful! I have done cross-stitch embroidery, as well as embroidering on knitted items, but I have yet to do embroidery like this yet. Not that I haven’t wanted to… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  252. Rebecca says:

    I’ve had my eye on both these books! I love embroidery and like it best on clothing.

  253. Andi says:

    I have just recently become hooked on embroidery! These books look amazing!

  254. Silvia says:

    These books have been living in my amazon wish list for a while! I’m a beginner when it comes to embroidery and the projects in these books just seem delightful. I feel inspired by them and want to learn more.
    Great giveaway!

  255. Sara says:

    I would love to learn how to do embroidery. I think it is just darling on almost everything specially when you have a new baby girl.

  256. Jill says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book for awhile now, the designs look so fresh and fun. I’m mainly a quilter, but I love combining patchwork and embroidery for beautiful accents.

  257. Lindsay L says:

    beautiful! i just started to do way more embroidery. what cute designs! it’s inspiring me to doodle a few of my own… ๐Ÿ˜€

  258. Cherie says:

    I’ve never done embroidery but would love to learn how. Looks so fun!

  259. Gretchen says:

    I would love to win these books. I’ve been embroidering for about 2 years and am incorporating it into my quilting.

  260. Elizabeth says:

    I added ’embroidery’ to my summer-do list. These books/pattern might be the inspiration and confidence to get me started.

  261. Sallie says:

    My DD and I would love these. Thanks for the chance at your givevaway!

  262. silver says:

    What adorable embroidery books! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  263. My mother taught me embroidery when I was five or six, but since then, I’ve lost most of my skill, except for the odd French knot and cross stitch. I’d love to get my mojo back and these books seem like a great place to start!

  264. Laurie Anne says:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I love embroidering…Aimee Ray is fabulous! As is Wild Olive! Thank You!

  265. Kristin says:

    I have been wanting to learn how to embroider – I keep seeing so many fun projects! It just hasn’t made it to the top of my to do list, this would be a great motivator!

  266. Cat says:

    It looks so nice ! a lot of great ideas ! Thanks !

  267. Jennifer says:

    i love embroidery and am definitely interested in both doodle stitching books; i’ve always wanted to create an entire piece that was just random little embroideries.

    thanks for the chance to win!

  268. Courtney says:

    These books are so cool! I would love to learn how to do this

  269. KRISTY says:

    Oh my gosh…so adorable! I have tried a little embroidery…but mainly I just love LOOKing at all of the old-fashioned designs…remindes me of my Grandma and her sisters who used to make lots of dish towel sets, pillowcases, etc…would love the CD and some new designs to try!!

  270. Allison C says:

    I have actually never tried before, but it looks like so much fun! I would love to test out the Doodle-Stitching: Fresh & Fun Embroidery for Beginners since I’m a newbie and need something easy to start out with.

  271. lisa says:

    ooooh, i sew love to embroidery. easy take with you project!!! i sew would love to win one of these books. how cool!

  272. Trina says:

    I want these books! I have for a while now. Thanks for the free project- it is absolutely adorable.

  273. Jennyroo says:

    I am loving the new lines of embroidery threads that coordinate with fabric collections!

  274. Ashley says:

    I think hand embroidery is so very beautiful. I wish I were a little better at it. I guess that is where practice comes in. Aimee Ray makes it look so fresh and whimsical! The books would defintely help me with my embroidery skills…Thanks for a chance at such a great giveaway!!

  275. Susan M. says:

    I love her tree design in the first book. It inspired me to make a mini quilt. Would love love love to have any of her books!

  276. Amy G. says:

    I love embroidery! My mom taught me in elementary school, and I recently picked it back up!

  277. Lynnette says:

    I’ve only just started to embroider but I love it! I have been teaching myself from reader’s digest: complete guide to needlework. I am working on a mandala I designed that represents our 8 yrs of marriage.

  278. so we added chickens says:

    I am having such fun with doodle embroidery – I am just getting into it, but it is a great liberating change from the cross stitch samplers I learned as a child. I love that this approach to embroidery is fun, liberating, and can be as involved or as quick as you want it to be. And Aimee Ray has such playful designs!

  279. Bethany says:

    those are super fun!! I so hope that I win!

  280. Elizabeth says:

    Adorable! I’ve been itching to embroider again. Your blog post reminded me that I still have the first piece I did when I was about 10 years old. Have to dig that out! Thanks for the chance!

  281. Courtney says:

    I am a newbie when it comes to embroidery but I love learning and I adore Aimee’s designs so I would love to win this!

  282. Nancy M says:

    I really enjoy embroidery and would like to incorporate it into a quilt. I love to combine needlework and sewing.

  283. Marta says:

    It’s a long time since my last embrodery job and lately I’m thinking about something I could make…

  284. Maria says:

    I love embroidery!!! I specially like it because you can personalize almost anything. What a great prize to win : )

  285. Anta says:

    I’ve admired her books for a couple of years, I would love to add them to my library. Thank you for the chance to win.

  286. Ellen says:

    I just started learning embroidery! I love it because it’s instant gratification AND portable. It would be fabulous to win a book!

  287. Audrey says:

    I really love embroidery, especially modern, quirky designs! I’d love to see what sort of crafts I can make while doodle stitching. ๐Ÿ™‚

  288. Elizabeth says:

    My mom taught me to embroider when I was very young, but I love the new generation of embroidery patterns that are popping up these days!

  289. Megan says:

    I have done a little bit of embroidery but looking at these adorable books I think I need to do a lot more!

  290. Kim says:

    These two books have been on my wish list for awhile. I would love to win them, and start doodle stitching:)

  291. Cheryl Platt says:

    It’s been years since I’ve embroidered but these cute designs are making me want to dust off my supplies and get busy! Thanks!

  292. Rachel Locke says:

    I am new to embroidery, but I really like how the handstiching makes everything seem more whimsical. ๐Ÿ™‚

  293. Abby says:

    I’ve read the first book, and it was just adorable! I made the eye mask in it and loved how well it stitched up. *crosses fingers*

  294. Judy says:

    I’ve been doing xstitch lately, but I can see some leftover threads being used on the market bag. Time to do some embellishing!!

  295. jen says:

    Love this!!! I’ve always wanted to learn how to do these cute little embroidery doodles!

  296. Julie says:

    I would LOVE to win a copy of the book! Thank for the opportunity!

  297. Catherine says:

    I would love these books, I’ve been eyeing them forever. Some of those designs would be so cute on my daughter’s summer dresses. I’m not an expert at embroidery, but I’m trying to be. ๐Ÿ™‚

  298. April says:

    How cute! I have been contemplating learning to embroider, and these books look like just the way to get started!

  299. Carmen says:

    Oh, that pattern is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’d love to be more proficient in embroidery; as it is, I really can’t even make a French knot!

  300. Jennifer says:

    I would love to learn embroidery. I have no idea how to go about it but I love the look. These designs are adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.

  301. Jenae says:

    I asked for this for my birthday but didn’t get it! This is my second chance!!!!!

  302. Anya says:

    I love embroidery – i’m just not that great at it and need some serious inspiration!!! I will start with the farmers market tote!

  303. Christine says:

    I like the vegetable embroidery. Just right for a tote or an apron.

  304. dorothy says:

    Love this. Every now and then, some hand work is just the kind of project I need ๐Ÿ™‚

  305. bj says:

    i can’t wait to learn to embroider. i haven’t done it since i was a child and the farm mkt bag looks like such a great project!

  306. Chrystal says:

    I am a beginner embroider(er?) and this book looks so fun! I can’t wait to try this market bag idea.

  307. Jennifer says:

    I’m just now learning to do embroidery. I’d love to win these books to help me learn more!

  308. Jennifer says:

    I love embroidery. It was the first crafty thing I learned. My grandmother taught me when I was 12. Aimee Ray’s stuff is beautiful. I also really like Mollie at Wild Olive. So cute!

  309. Carrie says:

    I <3 embroidery! I've made a bunch of tea towels and a few sets of coasters. Hope to make many more soon!

  310. Dell says:

    Starting back stitching after many, many years break. So fun and relaxing. Would love to win. Love stitching Her designs.

  311. Corrie says:

    How do you transfer the images to the fabric? I want to make one for my kitchen!

  312. Samina says:

    I haven’t done anything but cross stitch & that was eons ago. This book definitely has my interest perked up again!

  313. Ileen says:

    My daughters & I love to stitch. We would love this to add to our collection. I can’t believe we haven’t purchased it! Thanks so much

  314. Cassie says:

    I would LOVE to learn more about embroidery. So far I have only attempted flowers, and I am still learning my stitches, but I would love these books!!
    Thanks for the chance!

  315. laurah says:

    I don’t stitch much yet, but I’ve had my eye on both of these books for almost a year now! I have started with a bit of cross stitch & would love to learn some embroidery stitches, but I favor fun contemporary patterns like this rather than all of the flowery/country-ish pattern books you usually see.

  316. Lisa E. says:

    Love, love, love these designs. If only I didn’t have to work to earn a living, I could sew and doodle all day long!

  317. Katey says:

    I really enjoy embroidering, especially flour sack towels like the ones my great grandmother made. I have a few that I gave to my mom and a few that I use–I should definitely make more!

  318. Lholy-chan says:

    I love embroidery and it would be lovely to get those books. I like “drawing” motifs with my thread and needle, it’s a nice way to personalize your items. Plus I find hand embroidery very soothing. I’m hoping to add more embroidery to the things I sew in the future.

  319. Becky says:

    I recently gotten back into embroidery and this time around I’ve fallen in love with perle cotton. I especially have fun with the variegated colors…I love the extra pop they give to my designs. I’ve been eyeing both of these books for a long time and would LOVE to win them!

  320. JJ says:

    Oh, how cute! My daughter would love this, she’s the stitcher in the family. Please enter us, thanks!

  321. Retha says:

    I haven’t done any doodle stitching but after seeing these pictures, I’m certainly inspired to try!

  322. Amy says:

    Embroidery and I are just getting to know each other… the books would be great.

  323. Ann-Margret says:

    I would love to learn to do simple embroidery. My grandmother was a master at it, since childhood, and it would be neat to be able to enjoy the same hobby. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for entering my name in the contest!

  324. Crystal says:

    I’m not the best hand stitcher but I have been trying to teach my daughter the basics. Both her and i would love the doodle stitching because its modern and fun.

  325. Jolene says:

    I’ve had my eye on these books for a loooong time. I used to do a little embroidery, but I’ve been itching to try it again with all the fabulous designers out there and the seriously cute designs! I hope I win!!

  326. Chris says:

    My neighbor and I were pouring over this book when she found it at the library! I’d love to win my own copy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  327. Tammy says:

    How fun! I’m not much of an embroiderer since my techniques are lacking. ๐Ÿ™‚

  328. Julie says:

    I love to embroider, but just don’t have the time lately. But my 10 year old daughter has discovered the hobby. She loves drawing her own little pictures and embroidering them. These books would be great for her. They would be easy for her to complete. I printed the free download of the Farmer’s Market vegetables and she is working on those as I type.

  329. Emily says:

    This looks like a great book!

  330. Katie says:

    I really need to get back into embroidery. I have so much stuff that I got when my grandma passed and I’ve just gotten out of the habit. This would be a perfect project to get back on it!

  331. Maggie says:

    I love embroidery! I actually love all needlecrafts, but embroidery is one of my faves. I love to personalize the things I make with a bit of hand stitching. This book looks amazing!

  332. Sara says:

    i recently took up embroidery because of these books! the designs are so adorable.

  333. Nadine B says:

    I am just starting to really get into embroidery. These books seem great because I could add little embelishments to things without taking on a huge project.

  334. Sarah says:

    I am a beginner at embroidery, but I love it! I can be doing it while my family is watching TV, so that I can still be with them, but am able to be crafty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  335. Tonia says:

    These books look so sweet. I may have to brush up on my skills.

  336. Roberta says:

    This brings back memories of when I first learned how to embroider with my Mom back in the day! In the 70’s we embroidered our jeans with anything and everything we loved…lots of “peace” signs baby!

  337. Sydney says:

    I started my first ever embroidering project with a pattern that my boyfriend’s mom gave from the 50’s-70 that her mom collected! I haven’t really decided what it is yet, but it might just be a handkerchief.. must find a way to display it once it’s finished ๐Ÿ™‚ I absolutely love doing it and I can’t wait to be better!

  338. Holly says:

    Wow, that’s cute! I’ve usually thought of embroidery as being fussy, but that actually looks fun. I’d love to learn.

  339. carla says:

    That bag is so cute! I do enjoy a bit of embroidery every now and then, and have a kitchen full of embroidered tea towels — I really should branch out!

  340. Karin Mullins says:

    So excited to see the projects.

  341. Debbie says:

    I enjoy embroidery and like to use it with sewing and quilting projects. I hope I win! thanks for your generosity.

  342. Kris says:

    Love those books!

  343. JulieLynn says:

    i would love to win a copy of Aimee’s 2nd book. i have her first book and it is so cute.

  344. Susan Wahlmann says:

    Love the tote bag! I’ll give the project a try… my embroidery skills need some work. Maybe if I win the book that will give me the help I need!

  345. Cheryl Korman says:

    This is very cute. A fantastic offer.

  346. xeirotexno says:

    wow!!!!!! before 2 weeks i started to stiching and this book looks great!!!!!!!!!!!!

  347. Beth says:

    Please enter me in your drawing for these Doodle Stitching books. I have done embroidery in the distant past, I might have to take it up again!

  348. Nedra says:

    I have recently begun to work on Vintage embroidery, and Aimee is an inspiration! I would love a chance to win her books.

  349. stephanie says:

    I have done very little embroidery and would love to expand that skill. Thanks for the chance to win.

  350. Andrea says:

    I’ve wanted to learn how to embroider for a while but so far I haven’t gotten past making labels for my quilts using a simple running stitch. What a great giveaway!

  351. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    These books look so fun! I would love to learn how to Doodle stitch.

  352. Mary Claire says:

    I do not embroider much; really only when a very special gift is required. I like it though, just not as much as sewing. =)

  353. Donel says:

    I haven’t done embroidery in a long long time. I love to hand sew and these designs are so cute and manageable.

  354. Larissa says:

    Way too cute!

  355. Jennifer L says:

    I’ve never tried embroidery but I really want to try it.

  356. Westin's Mom says:

    Oh, I love the veggie tote bag!

  357. Alice S says:

    I’m just getting into embroidery, thanks to Alicia Paulsen. I’m thinking these veggies would be cute on the lunch bag pattern featured yesterday.

  358. Clare S says:

    I’ve been looking at Aimee Ray’s books and trying to decide which one to get – I really want to try out some embroidery in this fun style to make some pretty things to hang around the house and to give me some sewing to do while relaxing on the sofa, rather than sitting at the machine. Thanks for a great chance to win some fab books!

  359. Julianne Ross says:

    After recently enjoying applique, doodle stitching looks like a my newest”must”!

  360. Ambra Harris says:

    I. Would. LOVE. This. Book!! This is what I’ve been looking for! Reminds me of the embroidery my mom used to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

  361. Susan says:

    I’m new to embroidery but already have Aimee’s first book because I’d like to get my 8-year-old daughter’s doodles in stitches. Since she’s a special needs child (Aspergers and Anxiety Disorder), I think the second book with CD would help her to render her own drawings in stitches as well. She recently started straight hand sewing, which I think helps minimize anxiety and provides comfort. I know it does me! Thanks for the drawing opportunity!

  362. Cricket says:

    Most of the embroidery I do is sachiko because I couldn’t draw my way out of a paper bag. 400 motifs? Yes, please. I’m off to make some vegetables now. Farmers market is only three days away.

  363. Christie S. says:

    The Doodle Stitches are adorable. I’d love to try my hand at it. Thanks for the PDF.

  364. margaret brink says:

    Beautiful books! I cant wait to see what’s inside them! I would love to start embroidering again. Lovely!

  365. Bailey Kellermann says:

    Emroidery has a long history in my family. I have tea towels embroidered by my great grandmother and handkerchiefs embroidered by my grandma while she waited for my grandfather to come home from the Pacific Theater. In the 70s and 80s, my mom embroidered jean jackets for my sisters and I. They featured our second- and third- favorite animals above the breast pockets (a mammoth and polar bear with green eyes decorate mine) as well as a large design of our favoriate animal across the entire back (stegosaurus!!). Each also has our name in script above our most favorite animal. Last year, I followed in their footsteps by learning to sew my own wedding dress, and this year, I’d like to take up embroidery. It makes me feel closer to the matriarchs of my family!

  366. Amanda says:

    I love sewing and I love embroidery! Each has it’s place in my heart, but only the embroidery makes it with me to the bench at the playground! ๐Ÿ™‚

  367. Robyn Brown says:

    I do so love embroidery and I am an Aimee Ray fan. Her designs are so fun and whimsical. I love the little gnomes she makes. They’re just precious.

  368. Theresa says:

    I am new to sewing and would love to learn embroidery to add something extra to my projects.

  369. Alicia says:

    How fun, what a great way to add that special touch to your projects!

  370. Addy says:

    I’d love to have this! My 7-y-o daughter enjoys doing embroidery, and we are always searching google images for line drawings to embroider.

  371. Kelly P. says:

    I’m new to embroidery so these books look fabulous! Thanks for offering a giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

  372. Annie says:

    I fell in love with embroidery when I was 7 or 8 years old, and spent a lot of hot, Arizona summers inside, embroidering flowers and ladybugs and mushrooms, while sipping a cold root beer. I haven’t done a project in a while, but these books make me want to start one!

  373. Hannah says:

    A friend of mine had these books, and they looked like a wonderful way to start learning embroidery, which is something I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  374. Julie says:

    I’ve always wanted try out the techniques from Aimee Ray’s books. I am new to quilting
    & haven’t attempted embroidery yet. What a great giveaway!

  375. julie says:

    I have just recently tried embroidery, and I loved it. I am a knitter, so I like having small, portable projects. Embroidery is just as relaxing as knitting– if not more since there is less counting and deciphering of patterns! Both of my children have also caught the embroidery bug.

  376. Christi P. says:

    Oh how fun…I love to embroidery, but really need some practice. I am participating in a block of the month that is working on wool felt and we are learning lots of new stitches. This would be so much fun to have.
    Thank you!!!!!

  377. Erin says:

    Sorry I commented twice, I didn’t think the first one went through. I hope I can still be entered!

  378. Rohaise says:

    These are great looking books. I particularly like the idea of the motif book – perfect for finding things to decorate clothing etc for my daughter.

  379. daniela says:

    very cool, i have not been stitching a whole lot, but this looks like it will catch my interst

  380. Erin says:

    These books have been on my wishlist for awhile! This is something I’d love to learn!!

  381. Wendy D. P. says:

    I’m just beginning to learn how to embroider – I would love this book!

  382. i have lovely embroidered wall hanging that i made out of some of my kids drawings. it hangs in my sewing room. i do enjoy any kind of hand work.

  383. Jen O says:

    Woo hoo! I would love to stitch these cute designs on my kid’s clothes!

  384. craftytammie says:

    i’ve only dabbled – cross stitch and small bits of embroidery. these books look fun!

  385. Stephanie G. says:

    Love embroidery and used to do a little bit because my grandma taught me. She is an embroidery master! Would like to get back into it and love Aimee Ray’s designs.

  386. Brie says:

    I have borrowed her book from the library before. it would be a treat to own it! What a great giveaway!

  387. Terri Mac says:

    I’ve dabbled a bit with some of Aimee’s iron-on patterns, but I’d love to give these books a try.

  388. Gayle says:

    I love how some little motif can make such a bit differnce. Brightens stuff up so much.

  389. Danae says:

    I love Doodle Stitching!! Fun designs that just give a project that extra love.

  390. Mel H says:

    I am always looking for little things to add to napkins or towels.. this would be perfect!

  391. Casey H. says:

    I love those stitched vegetables! What a great way to personalize things!

  392. Erin says:

    These books have been on my wishlist for awhile- this is something I’d love to learn!

  393. Caitlin says:

    would LOVE to win this prize! huge fan of the book, and have (on two occasions now) returned it late to the library! haha…

    hoping to do some doodle-stitching on some dresses for my little one in the near future.

  394. TroubleT says:

    When I was 5 yrs old, my grandmother taught me to sew and embroider Barbie clothing and I haven’t stopped. I have grown past the Barbie stage but embroidery has stayed with me. Up until the Doodle Stitching book came out, I was very much stuck in the “I need a pattern!” mode. How things have changed since I bought her book! Learning to doodle was a challenge for me and I like to think that I now have the hang of it as well as taken it one step further into hidden message doodling. I LOVE DOODLES! ๐Ÿ˜€

  395. kaholly says:

    I love embroidery. I always have a stitchery ready to take with me whenever I leave the house. My handwork basket is full! I’ve done a little doodle stitching of my own, but I’m no artist. I’d love to win these books!! I’d feel so blessed. ~karen

  396. Pat says:

    I have had my eye on this book for awhile. This is just plain fun!!! Can you imagine adding some of these motifs to a border of a little girls dress or putting a bit of whimsey on a handbag!! Great book offers…Exciting venture…..

  397. Margaret says:

    I have been embroidering since I was little. I just finished a project I embroidered 30 years ago and it makes me want to get back into it.

  398. Anne Louise says:

    I’ve just started playing around with embroidery and am having a lot of fun with it. These books look so inspirational.

  399. Kathy says:

    I love embroidery and began with cross-stitching when I was 10 and worked up to really large cross stitch projects and historically-inspired samplers as an adult. But when I became a mama, I found I didn’t have as much time for complicated projects and discovered embroidering simpler motifs on useful objects — napkins, totes, t-shirts, etc. — and it is so satisfying and fun! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  400. Sonja says:

    So cute! I love embroidery!

  401. Mrs Mike says:

    I do a lot of machine embroidery, but this is something I would love to sit down and try! I love the market bag, so cute!!

  402. Caromite says:

    I didnร‚ยดt do any embroidery since I left elementary school… But i want to learn it again! I love the look of the doodle embriodery, it would be so great to win the books ๐Ÿ˜‰

  403. Jill B says:

    I’ve only done a bit of embroidery and would love to do some more. These patterns look great!

  404. How adorable! I JUST started learning how to embroider by hand and I love it!! These would be SO helpful! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  405. sue says:

    Looks like a fun book which would be great for embrodiery designs

  406. Linda C says:

    OOHHHH! I want! Both books look so fun!

  407. Candi says:

    I love hand embroidery! It is relaxing in the evenings when I want to sew, but I don’t want to think to hard about measurements and instructions.

  408. Jodie says:

    Oh I would love, love, love to win the books. I have been eyeing them off for ages!!

    I can embroider a little and have dabbled in some smocking even but as someone who loves to draw the doodle designs really appeal to me.

  409. Denise says:

    I have been itching to do some embroidery for a while and have not found the right patterns, UNTIL TODAY!! Oh my are these cute. I need to go thread shopping NOW. I can’t wait to make the tote bag. Thanks Thanks Thanks

  410. birrrd says:

    this market bag is unbelievable! all those veggies, yummie. and this bag celebrates it all!

  411. Helena Pope says:

    This is definately my favourite type of embroidery, fast and cute. Easy to embellish anything, pillows, bibs, bags, kids clothing. Love it.

  412. Lacey says:

    I love embroidery, by hand and machine. I think hand embroidery looks classic though. I haven’t done any projects in a while, but want to start again soon!

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  414. Mary says:

    We have just started stitching in this house, my 6yr old had an idea for end of year gifts and my is she gifted with the needle! I am so excited for her! thanks for the chance to win.

  415. Birdie says:

    So cute – I love her embroidery patterns! I’ve made a couple of dishcloths with them

  416. Gill says:

    I love Aimee ray’s designs! I’m just a beginner and I have Aimee’s book on loan from the library!

  417. Ok, that bag is killing me it is so cute! I seriously have a thing for fruits and vegetables!

  418. Tracie M says:

    Cute book! About to start on embroidery so this would be helpful.

  419. I want to learn, because I really like it and I had try, but I’m not there yet.

  420. Elizabeth says:

    Im only a beginner at embroidery, but have 2 small girls to make things for, so want to improve my skills! This book is a good start!

  421. Mac says:

    Great inspirational books. Thanks for the give away.

  422. Valerie says:

    I would love to learn to doodle stitch! It would make any prroject even more special!

  423. Vanessa Newman says:

    I’m loving the Doodle embroidery collection…it looks whimsical and fun and the designs could be used on so many different things….I like the idea of the little reindeer and trees on bedding!Cute, cute, cute! Individuality is so worth the effort!

  424. Kelli says:

    That bag is so cute! I have to make one NOW!

  425. Melissa says:

    I’m just learning how to embroider and am getting addicted to it quickly! These would be the perfect books for me! And I would love to win the coasters as well! Thanks!

  426. Pamela says:

    I’ve always wanted to try doing some doodle stitching but it looks a bit intimidating!

  427. Denise says:

    I love embroidery and go on kicks with ot. My favorite thing s turning my kids’ doodles into thread art!

  428. bruinbr says:

    I have been wanting to learn embroidery for a while now, but have never sat down to do it (this has a lot to do with having a very active 2 year old!) These books look like a great starting point!

  429. SewBertie says:

    I love embroidery and have made all my friends personalised muslins for their new babies. With a new little one of my own due in 8 weeks it would be great to have some inspiration for myself.

    Thank you

  430. Sara says:

    Hi! I would love to win the books. I have been cross stitching for a while now, but never embroidered. I guess I am a bit apprehensive about the free aspect of it, no neat little squares. But the designs can be so pretty, so I would love to try it! Sara

  431. Evelene Sterling says:

    I haven’t done any embroidery for a while and I’d like to get back to doing it on pillows and clothes. Thanks for a chance to win these two great books. I love doing embroidery because it is so relaxing and forgiving if you make a mistake.

  432. EmGabs says:

    I’m definitely a beginner at embroidery, but I find it so relaxing. I’d love to take on some more complex projects.

  433. Alli says:

    I love pieces with embroidery, but I’m soooo slow at doing it myself. >_<

  434. heather says:

    oh, that tote is adorable!!!

  435. Katie Fewell says:

    So great! This combines two of my favorite things- doodling and stitching! Totally my cup of tea!

  436. Liz says:

    Ooh, I’d love to win that book. I’ve been wanting to try my hands at embroidery forever, what a great reason to finally get to it!

  437. Sarah S. says:

    What a fun book! Id love to win!!

  438. Marlina says:

    Hello! How funny that you should list these books today! My family and I went to Powell’s books in Portland and I drooled over these for some time! (I, however, did not have the money to buy them today, but plan on getting them in the future!) Gorgeous designs. I love to do crewel embroidery and sew, and would love to do some of these lovely designs on gifts I make!!

  439. Naomi Vela says:

    How did you know that I’m still learning how to embroider? Hugs Naomi

  440. Misty says:

    I used to love embroidery but stopped doing it for some reason. Now that I am doing a lot more sewing, I want to start it back up. Hey the bag looks like a good start ๐Ÿ™‚

  441. Michele says:

    I love Doodle Stitching! The embroidery designs are darling!

  442. Jules says:

    love the look of this book ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  443. Melissa says:

    Fabulous books – those look fun! I purchased my first embroidery project last month and haven’t gotten the nerve up to try it. This looks like the perfect opportunity to get some practice in before an actual gift-project!

  444. Sara says:

    I can’t wait to win one of these prizes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  445. Rebecca says:

    I would love to learn to embroider. My grandma used to do it for a living, but I never learned how. I think these books would really help me learn and the designs are so cute!

  446. Glenys says:

    I like embroidery! I’m not very good at it as I’m just starting so I would totally love to have a copy of her book. I just like embroidering projects on anything at all. So yes! I do want to learn how to do a little doodle stitching on my own.

  447. Beth T says:

    This is a darling bag. I can’t wait to see the rest of the designs in the book! Thanks for the giveaway.

  448. Cynthia says:

    What a fun book! It might be just the thing to push me into the world of embroidery. It’s been tempting me for a while now!

  449. Sertyan says:

    I used to do little embroidery on the chinese costumes I made for my dollies. I would love to win the Doodle Stitching books they are so pretty!

  450. Sharyn says:

    oh, i would just love something crafty that could be easily packed up in my bag ‘to go’!
    xoxx s

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