Stitched Blooms Mehndi Tea Towel Project + Giveaway

on September 21 | in Books, Contests & Giveaways, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 168 Comments

We have a free PDF project download today from the new book by Carina Envoldsen-Harris, Stitched Blooms.

Stitched Blooms celebrates Carina’s love for flowers with 300 delightful embroidery designs and 20 projects ranging from an appliqued quilt to the pretty Mehndi Tea Towel project here today. The book includes a CD of the designs which allows you to easily resize the motifs to fit your project. Carina and Lark Crafts have organized a fabulous book tour full of giveaways, book reviews and more. Today you can download a PDF tutorial for the Mehndi Tea Towel project in Stitched Blooms. The mehndi-inspired stitching turns plain old kitchen towels into something really special.

Your comment below also enters you in our Stitched Blooms book giveaway (open to international winners!). How do you incorporate embroidery in your life? Do you cross stitch, do you create your own designs, do you embellish handmade totes, dresses and more? Do you have embroidery on your walls or on your vintage pillow cases? We’ll announce a winner next week!

Don’t miss the rest of the stops on the tour! You could win embroidery thread, completed projects or spread out your chances to win a copy of Stitched Blooms. See lots of inspiring stitching and more:

9/16 – Lark Crafts
9/16 – Luvinthemommyhood
9/17 – Lily’s Quilts
9/17 – Sew Sweetness
9/18 – El blog de DMC
9/19 – Running With Scissors
9/19 – CraftyPod
9/20 – Wild Olive
9/21 – Casa Anderson
9/22 – APL Creations
9/23 – Feeling Stitchy
9/23 – Average Jane Crafter
9/24 – Quilt Dad
9/24 – Little Dear Tracks
9/25 – CRESCENDOh
9/26 – iHanna’s Blog
9/26 – While She Naps
9/27 – Flower Press

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168 Responses to Stitched Blooms Mehndi Tea Towel Project + Giveaway

  1. Julie Spear says:

    I have just started cultivating an interest in emboidery. I have picked up a few designs online and am going to attempt to learn a few basic stitches this weekend. My first project is going to be stitching onto fabric that will become a throw pillow for my living room. Wish me luck in trying out the awesome new craft technique. I have been studying on the internet, and this looks like a great way to add a new layer of interest to my sewing projects…..

  2. Kay says:

    I love embroidery, cross stitch and smocking. I would love to win this book. It would be great with my other books.

  3. Lisa says:

    I love adding embroidery to my handmade bags and throw pillows. A little subtle embroidery adds just the right touch to a simple design.

  4. Jaleh says:

    I love embroidery. I started out doing crewel when I was a kid. It’s so fun to hand sew, and makes things more personal. I also embroider my quilt labels, it just looks so classy.

  5. Dawn says:

    I love to embellish with embroidery!

  6. Beth D says:

    What a lovely book. How exciting to have a book and a CD with all the designs. glad I found this site.

  7. lori says:

    would love win this book!
    thanks

  8. Jeifner says:

    I don’t cross stitch but I do like to embroider. I like chicken scratch and find lots of vintage inspiration. I find myself wanting to accent almost everything with embroidery these days. I haven’t done it much for clothes but like when others do. Especially things for kids. I accent purses, pouches, needle books and would quilt blocks as well but not all the bees are up for it.

  9. Aubien says:

    Thank you for the download! It’s awesome. I may not make a towel but I will definitely use this pattern! I use embroidery on clothing, Christmas ornaments, truth cards, greeting cards, and on felties. I love stitching. And this book looks phenomenal! Thanks for a chance to win!

  10. Carol says:

    Lovely book! I don’t embroider as much as I’d like but I’ve made a few small items such as needle cases.

  11. Astrid says:

    How lovely! I mostly embroider on clothes and accesoires for my three daughters: a few crossstitch appels on a plain t-shirt, a little fox on a autumn cardigan, little symbols at a babyquilt etc etc.

  12. Kathy says:

    Your book inspires me to dust off my needles, drag out the floss and get to work trying to remember my embroidery stitches!

  13. Wina says:

    Hi, thanks for sharing. It’s a very beautiful pattern, definitely will be using it soon for my tea towel and other projects.

    I’m linking this post to my fans at my fb page.

  14. Sarah says:

    I’ve only embroidered the bottom hem of a sundress. It was a lovely, unique touch and this book would encourage me to embroider more items. I love flowers, just like Carina!

  15. Laura says:

    I have been embroidering my clothes – jeans, jackets since I was a little girl. I do my daughter’s clothes and other things around the house and have several (4+) big framed cross stitched pictures. I would die without access to needle and thread! Love your stuff, Thanks for sharing!
    -Laura

  16. Pam Mallory says:

    I have made embroidery pillowcases, and working on a quilt too. I taught myself how to hand embroidery by reading books, Internet, and sewing with nancy show.
    Just love it

  17. Cindy says:

    Lovely, simple embroidery that does so much!

  18. Kelly Aubert says:

    Embroidery is nice to do while I’m watching tv with my family. This new book is beautiful!!

  19. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    What a beautiful book..what wonderful things I could make with it..Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. i did cross stitch but haven’t lately, would like to get back doing it. thanks

  21. Suellen says:

    Simple but very effective designs that are suitable for many textiles!

  22. Shauna says:

    I usually embroider gifts for the special people in my life! In face last month I took a cutom embroidered hankerchief to the Dwight Yoakam concert and made sure that he go it! So fun! Last winter each Wednesday all my crafty friends came over and I got to stitch every week and visit at the same time, I would definatley recommend that arrangement to anyone who wants to fit more friends and stitching into their week! – no excuses!

  23. meghann says:

    Oh, such a fantastic project! I was just thinking I need to get some new tea towels because ours are looking a little…gross…these days; maybe I’ll embroider them as well! Thanks! xo

  24. Jane Thomas says:

    How do you incorporate embroidery in your life? I make things for my family members, like pictures and handkerchiefs for each of my parents. Do you cross stitch? I used to cross stitch and kind of got burned out on it. Do you create your own designs? I have never created my own design because I am not artistic with drawing. Do you embellish handmade totes, dresses and more? I do not embellish, just embroider. Do you have embroidery on your walls or on your vintage pillow cases? I never keep anything for myself.

  25. Elizabeth says:

    My mother taught me how to embroider when I was about 7 and I have yet to put the needle and thread down! I am currently teaching my children (daughters and sons) the art. I embroider to embellish and enhance clothing, blankets, toys, framed artwork, paper.. You name it and I have probably tried to embroider it!

  26. Candace says:

    I love to cross stitch and embroider, but haven’t done much of either lately as I’ve been mostly knitting and sewing. This book looks simply lovely! Very inspiring :D

  27. Judith Martinez says:

    I used to do a lot of cross stitch when I had fewer children. Now I’m too distracted. I’ve switched to embroidery. No counting, just follow the lines! I love adding embroidery to clothing and Christmas ornaments.

  28. Cindy G says:

    I cross stitched in the past but have recently started to embroider. I love to put designs on tea towels and tote bags. Thank you.

  29. Natalie says:

    I love hand embroidery. Most recently I added some to some tiny doll dresses I made for my nieces.

  30. Claudia says:

    I have been doing cross stitch for the last 30 years but now i would like to try something new. I add embroidery to lots of projects like cushions, pouches, quilts and so forth.

  31. Kirsten says:

    After sorting through my Gran’s stash this summer, I vowed to learn to embroider. It’s such a beautiful art.

  32. Christy Brink says:

    I’d love a chance to win this lovely new book! I like to embroider flowers and “doodle” my own flower patterns … on pillowcases, bags and wall hangings. I grew up in a family of cross-stitchers, but I like general embroidery more.

  33. Wendy Wolfe says:

    Wow, this looks like an inspirational book! I’m excited to check it out.
    Am always looking for that special something to add to my hand-mades.
    (Mostly just making up my own embroidery patterns as I go.)

  34. Mandi says:

    My most recent embroidery project has been sewing & hand-embroidering pillowcases for my niece and nephews. I also have a little embroidery on my homemade everyday placemats.

  35. Sue D says:

    I love embroidery! Would love this book of designs to put into some quilts.

  36. Lou says:

    What a fabulous book! Great project! Color possibilities are endless

  37. ginna says:

    beautiful looking book.. I’d love to win it.. Thanks for the chance!

  38. Kristina says:

    Love the looks of this book! I want to get back into embroidering!! Keep dreaming of get things started and completed!

  39. Jennet says:

    Embroidery is an integral part of my life. It is the best way I calm and center myself at the end of each day, after my kiddo is in bed. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing looking book.

  40. Karrie Smith says:

    I really want to learn how to embroider! It’s my next thing to learn! Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Ellen M. says:

    I have some beautiful dresser scarves, doilies and tablecloths that my great-grandmother embroidered. Truly family heirlooms! This book would be great inspiration – thanks for the chance!

  42. Yan says:

    I embroider my quilt labels.

  43. Evelyn says:

    Wow love the designs and colors lovely

  44. Dawn Larimer says:

    I mostly cross stitch things for the wall, but I love embroidery and have started adding embroidery to purchased items to make unique gifts.

  45. Erika says:

    What a beautiful book! I’m definitely adding it to my wish list.

  46. Amy Lehman says:

    Beautiful stitches. Beautiful book. I would love to stitch a floral border around the neckline of a dress for my little princess

  47. Trish says:

    I love to cross stitch and I have recently begun playing with embroidery!! This book looks gorgeous!

  48. Lilia says:

    So pretty!

  49. kim t. says:

    pillowcases and towels – i love them!

  50. Laurie says:

    started embroidering with daughter in law. thx!

  51. Laurie says:

    Starting to embroider with my daughter in law! Feeling inspired. thx for chance to win

  52. Abbie says:

    What an amazing artist. I have admired my grandmother’s embroidery for years and only recently started learning. Gorgeous!

  53. Filipa says:

    Lovely book :-) crossing my fingers! Thks!

  54. SusanK says:

    I used to do some embroidery when I was young. These designs make me feel like taking it up again!

  55. ChristinaK says:

    Finally found my embroidery hoops after a few years, so I’m looking forward to getting back to embroidering tea towels.

  56. Elizabeth says:

    I am a maker of needlepoint and use it to make bags, iphone cases, coasters, pillows, belts and more. I haven’t really tried much embroidery, though I confes to being really inspired by this post and the book. my head is swimming with possibilities. So glad I came across this post and your blog!

  57. jennifer says:

    Have not embroidered in years, …that is until last weekend, when I practiced some freeform stitches on cardstock. Will definitely be picking up this book (on the off-chance I don’t win it :)).

  58. jonquil says:

    I mostly do counted cross stitch. It calms me & lets me focus. I use embroidery & cross-stitch when making yearly ornaments for my grandchildren.

  59. Suzanne says:

    I want to embroider but don’t have the time now. I dream about embroidering some blocks for a wall hanging in my livingroom. Maybe with winter coming… :)

  60. I’ve been very slowly embroidering the edges of my pillowcases, and I doodle with embroidery thread when I’m bored… sometimes I end up with something I frame and give away. I can’t wait ’til my daughters are more interested in learning. :)
    The book looks inspiring! Thanks for the great giveaway :)

  61. Mare says:

    My Mom taught me to sew as a little girl. I just started to embroider again 30 years later! I’m working on my first project after all this time. It’s a cute fox in a small hoop for my wall.

  62. Sarah says:

    Right now I just embroider with my embroidery machine, but I’m dying to get back into hand embroidery. I used to cross stitch as a teenager and loved it! Now I feel like there’s some things i have that would be absolutely gorgeous with some hand stitched embroidery like this!

  63. Susan L. says:

    I like to embellish everyday items like bags and towels.

    Susan L.

  64. Sarah says:

    I am an avid embroiderer and cross stitcher. I always have some stitching in a hoop!
    I have stitching on my walls, in quilts I’ve made, on my kids clothing, on table linens and sewn into pillows.
    My newest thing is stitching monograms and little flowers on cardigans! I’ve been shopping for clothes with great fabrics and stitchy spots!

  65. Nita says:

    I used to do embroidery and cross-stitch years and years ago. I’d like to get back into it.

  66. Sharon says:

    I use embroidery EVERYWHERE

  67. Sandy says:

    I love the dimension that embroidery adds to even the simplest project and try to incorporate it whenever possible.

  68. Christine says:

    I want to use embroidery more often on my hand sewn clothing. In the past I’ve done cross stitch and embroidered towels as gifts.

  69. Crystal says:

    I learned to embroider at age 7 from my Grandma, and cross-stitch not long after from my mom. I’m currently working on a squares for a quilted comforter for my daughter – 16 down, 8 to go. And I have embellished some of her handmade clothing with hand stitching.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’m hoping this book can inspire me to use my hand stitching ability elsewhere!

  70. Trudie says:

    I used to cross stitch when I was younger but haven’t done it in years. I thought it would be fun to start teaching my daughter. I’ve never done embroidery but it would be fun to learn!

  71. Trinity says:

    I am a graphic designer and just started learning about embroidery. It’s a similar type of design except you use a need and thread. I’m hoping to teach my daughter the art of embroidery too!

  72. Jessica F says:

    I’m just getting started on embroidery. This book would be inspiration to get me going! Planning to stitch some table linens for gifts.

  73. Belinda says:

    I have not embroidered in years, and I am looking forward to adding it back into my life.

  74. melissa says:

    I embroider and cross stitch but have gotten out of the habit. I really need to get back into the swing of things with needlework.

  75. Eryn says:

    I love cross stitching and would love this book to help me add a little more stitching to everyday things!

  76. Deb H. says:

    This book looks so awesome. I have done a few of my own designs, but I find so many good ones done by others that I use them instead. I Love to embroider and especially like to put embroidered blocks in quilts.

  77. Ann says:

    I collect vintage hand-monogrammed linens, and I do some embroidery on wool felt softies for my kids.

  78. I started with long-stitch as a little girl, then graduated to cross-stitch. I’d love to learn embroidery!

  79. Rhonda Laws says:

    I love embroidery and want it everywhere. I use it as my idle work since I can’t just sit. I made my granddaughter an embroidered quilt for her first birthday. I have embroidery on pillowcases and on my walls. I love it!!!

  80. Sara Russell-Scholl says:

    I learned embroidery from my mom’s love of it. I don’t create my own patterns but use modern patterns (sublime stitching, etc.) or from old thrift store books I have collected over the years. I have incorporated it onto kids clothing as well as some small pictures/wall hanging. This book looks like a great resource and I think have just the tea towels that need some embellishment. :-) Thanks for the chance!

  81. Nicola says:

    I love making small simple embroidery pieces that are displayed in their hoops (+- 10cm/4inch diameter) as gifts for friends. I would be thrilled to win this book! Nicola

  82. Rebeckah says:

    I cross stitch :)

  83. Sarah says:

    I love embroidered tea towels and other embellished household items.

  84. Terry says:

    What a pretty tea towel! And you can resize your design to your own needs? Brilliant!

  85. Erika says:

    I love hand embroidery. It is such a lovely touch on so many projects. I have yet to really get into it but am hoping to start by incorporating it into some of my holiday projects this year.

  86. Cecilia says:

    I have just learned how to do hand embroidery and I am working on a wallhanging. I love the look of the tea towels and will have to start embroidering some for myself. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Carina’s book.

  87. Emina says:

    I like your embroidery and feel sorry that it is becoming a dying art in today’s time.

  88. Taryn B. says:

    I mostly do cross stitch from patterns, but I have hand embroidered pillowcases and tea towels around our home from my husband’s grandma and my grandma, and I love that legacy.

  89. Jessica W says:

    I learned to cross stitch in elementary school art class, but never really practiced since then… so it wouldn’t look good

  90. wendy says:

    I love embroidery and other stitching techniques, but I haven’t yet ventured into decorating pre-bought items. i usually make my stitching up into something

  91. Lee says:

    I love Carina’s designs and usually embroidery to embelish! thank you!

  92. Bellamy says:

    What a great book and thanks for the download. I do a lot of quilting and I just love the personal touch that embroidery has on a finished pieces. Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. Isabel A. says:

    I love all types of embroidery but my favourite is cross stitch. My daughter’s room as two of my works in the walls. I also love clothing with embroidery.

  94. Judy says:

    I have been doing embroidery most of my life starting with a sampler crosstitch I received for Christmas when I was about 10. I also like to buy vintage embroidered kitchen towels and pillowcases when I can find them reasonably priced and in good condition.

  95. Elisabetta says:

    I love using embroidery to personalize store-bought items and to personalize and make funnier my son’s t-shirts!

  96. Beth T. says:

    I have cross-stitched samplers framed around our house; when I see them I remember working on them in my sister’s hospital room or sitting with her on her couch as we stayed up late, watching movies and talking.

  97. Taryn says:

    I have a wonderful collection of embroidered pillowcases. They remind me of a simpler time. I wish I didn’t treasure them so much so that I’d actually use them!

  98. Julie says:

    I have just started embroidering, quilts, towel, shirts. My grandfather was an amazing embroiderer and did wonderful needlepoint. Your books looks like just the thing to get me moving forward.

  99. Luciana says:

    Looks like a great book!

  100. Karen says:

    Pretty! I mostly embroider to embellish something, give it something a little more!

  101. Susan K says:

    I always have a handwork project going – sometimes two or three. One of my all-time favorites is embroidery. I just finished a set of tea towels with chicken designs. I’m currently working on a strawberry dresser scarf for my mother-in-law. I have counted cross stitch pictures hanging in several rooms in the house. Love the orange and green tea towels. What beautiful designs and bold colors.

  102. Barb Colvin says:

    Embroidery was my first love-starting when I was 7 or 8. I’ve embroidered on clothing, pillowcases, aprons, and table toppers. I’ve done a few cross stitch patterns to frame, too. My next venture is little bits of embroidery in a quilt!

  103. Audrey says:

    I’ve been embroidering since I was 10 (many years ago . . .) and like it on many things. Quilts, towels, I’ve even done it on my jeans. I love to do applique and always embellish it with some sort of needlework! The book looks great and I can’t wait to do the towels :)

  104. Margaret says:

    I love to add embroidery and applique to my children’s hoodies to give them a bit of personalization.

  105. Kathyh says:

    I mainly use embroidery to embellish something that needs ‘ a little something’ to make it pop. I particularly love redwork.
    I sleep on my vintage embroidered pillowcases and I ‘rescue’ many garage sale embroideries from the landfill. Some of these, I end up selling on etsy so someone else can love it.

  106. Kristine says:

    I’ve cross-stiched baby blankets for kids, nieces and nephews. I need to work on cross stitch stockings for kids, and I really want to make bags and journal covers with little bits of embroidery.

  107. Jane S. says:

    I really enjoy doing counted cross-stitch and embroidery. Right now I seem to be focused on pillowcases for some reason! I enjoy doing the embroidery and then tatting a lacy edging. Pretty bed linens are a special thing and I like using them myself, and also giving them as gifts! :)

  108. Ally says:

    I like to embroider things for other people–hankies, decorations for their walls, anything that I think they’ll like and/or use!

  109. marthaeliza says:

    Pretty! I incorporate embroidery when I mend. I stitch a little flower or bird or vine over the mend. Sometimes you can see the repair, sometimes not. But it show the love that went into the mend, both for the person who wears it and the resources that went into the making of the garment.

  110. Ozge says:

    I also want this book :D

  111. Molly Butterfield says:

    I have just taken up the art of embroidery again. And I do believe it is an art. The more you do it, the better you get at it. As with all things. Its been a long time, but I so love tea towels and pillow cases that have that special touch to them. Embroidery is my evening project as I find it very relaxing.

  112. Raphaele says:

    These motifs are stunning, too bad I don’t have any vibrant colour on hand to start a project right now. I have rediscovered embroidery a few months ago. So far I have played with cross stitch and sashiko. I also like to incorporate some hand stitching to my home printed fabric. Embroidery had so many possibilities!

  113. Tammy says:

    I’m just learning to embroider, but so far I like embroidery tea towels and adding little bits of embroidered goodness to small sewing projects like toys for my kids or clothing for my little girl!

  114. Tsigeyusv says:

    I have a set of vintage pillowcases with a decorative ” his” and “hers” embroidered. I also made a quilt with a group of moms ( reflecting endangered species) and we added the silhouette of a snake slithering across. I would love to embellish more, but the motifs don’t pop into my head like the do for some folks. Perhaps this book is what I need?

  115. Chantal says:

    I’ve never done any embroidery, but I’ve been wanting to learn so I can embellish dresses. Thanks for the free pattern!

  116. Such a lovely looking book… I am getting back into embroidery and find it very relaxing!

  117. Rachael K. says:

    OK, confession time here: I’ve only embroidered to embellish a t-shirt and make Christmas decorations. I also own (and use) vintage napkins that have been lovingly hand embroidered. Whenever I see beautiful embroidery though, I want more of it in my crafting life.

  118. SS says:

    I love embroidering handkerchiefs!

  119. Pat K. says:

    I love embroidery! When my sister announced she was having her first child, I wanted to do something special. I asked her what I could make her. She requested a Christening gown that could be used by all our siblings when they had babies. What a beautiful idea! I found a gorgeous reproduction of an 1890′s Christening gown that featured panels of hand embroidery. I cut the panels, and stitched each one separately. Then, I sewed all the panels together to make this dress that has been used cherished by all of my siblings; I had tears in my eyes when my oldest daughter wore it at her Baptism. Then…two years later, I had twins. I wanted to keep that Christening gown special, so I sew another gown, covered with lace, just to make it different. Both gowns now hang in my closet, waiting for grandchildren.

    I love counted cross-stitch and have made many projects using this method. I also still have a top I made in the 1970′s: huge, pointed collars with gorgeous hand embroidered flowers and leaves all around the plunging neckline. EMBROIDERY ROCKS!!

  120. Barbara says:

    I used to do some cross stitching, toy bags for children and such, but this project description has really inspired me to try something new. Beautiful!

  121. Beth B. says:

    I’ve really fallen in love with embroidery lately. I’ve been reading a lot and once I have the funds, I hope to splurge on lots of floss and go to town on my me-made garments!

  122. Kay says:

    This looks great. I have done cross stitch for years and am hoping to try some more stitches now. Thanks for the giveaway.

  123. Jess frost says:

    I’ve mostly been only cross-stitching however embroidery can be so beautiful I want to find new ways to use it in my home. I also have been thinking about adding some embroidery when I make a quilt – make it a real heirloom piece.

  124. Charlotte says:

    Im just learning. But, Id love to use hand stitching more in my home and to embelish small projects. This book looks wonderful and so does the project. Thanks. Cant wait to check out the other stops.

  125. Amber says:

    I created my own design for a quilt block for family. I traced photos of the couple & transfered to the quilt block using a fabric pen & used a variety of stitches to personalize it. I would use this new book for dress embellishment, though. Thanks for the giveaway!

  126. Gill says:

    I love the white stitching on the orange!

  127. Karen A says:

    Seeing the cover of this book reminds me of the embroidery I did on my jeans in the 70′s (when I was a child,lol). I have always enjoyed stitchery so this would be a great book to add to my library.

  128. Shirley says:

    Whenever I make a gift for someone I embroider a label. It lea the person know just how much you love and appreciate them.

  129. Hayley S says:

    I like to add a bit of embroidery to each quilt/project to personalize it all. Am also doing a big embroidery at the moment for my wall.

  130. Rebecca says:

    My main thing I love to do is cross stitch, but I also love knitting, crocheting, and I’ve been exploring embroidery lately!

  131. Sowmya says:

    I love to embroider on the little outfits I sew for my daughter!

  132. Jane says:

    I learned to embroider as a young girl. I haven’t done much for many years but I find that I am now starting to incorporate it into my quilts.
    This book is lovely, great designs. Thank you for the giveaway

  133. MelodyJ says:

    The cover is very pretty.

  134. Mystica says:

    I used to do a fair amount of cross stitch but not recently. Embroidery does set off linen so beautifully.

  135. kbo says:

    you made me think I have hand embroidery on a linen doll, fingertip towels, table runners, wall quilts, pot holders, cross stitch samplers, clothing…I think I may have missed something! And a few are of my own design.

  136. KarenH says:

    I did a lot of cross stitching in the past but more recently it’s been embroidery in the form of shadow and ribbon embroidery as well as smocking. Nearly all of that is done on clothing but I do love embroidered linens, especially pillowcases.

  137. Lisa says:

    This book looks fantastic! I love to add embroidery to small projects to give them a personal touch.

  138. Teresa says:

    I still use the cross-stitched pillowcases that were my first embroidery projects! I embroider small embellishments on odd things once in a while, and picked up sashiko again this spring. This looks like a fun book!

  139. Patty says:

    I am currently working on a baby blanket for our very early grandson. Born 6 weeks early, none of us were ready.

  140. Dorothy Burkholder says:

    I love to embellish pillowcases and tea towels. I am now teaching my girls to embroider their own tea towels for their future use. The book looks beautiful.

  141. Kimberly F says:

    I love Carina’s work! I have some embroidery on my wall, and I would like to do more as embellishments.

  142. Jackie says:

    I like to add embroidery to my quilts; I also like to cross stitch. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  143. Jansie Martin says:

    I have an embroidery machine attachment on my sewing machine. I use it mainly for personalization. But I have been known to do some cross stitch. :)

  144. oooh. those are beautiful embroidered towels! I can see doing embroidery like this on hoops for my studio! how delicate and feminine. :)

  145. DeborahGun says:

    I love incorporating embroidery into my quilts.

  146. Cathy E says:

    I have done all kinds of embroidery, including crewel, stamped cross-stitch, & counted cross-stitch. in my crafting life. I’ve made pictures, embellished handmade clothing, commemorated the births of our children, etc. I love the kitchen towels!!

  147. Betsy says:

    I use embroidery quite a bit, not only for details but also on individual blocks. Sometimes I hand embroider and other times I machine embroider. Thanks for the chance

  148. I just made an embroidery project — monogrammed knee socks — for the first time in many years. I had forgotten how much fun it is!
    http://www.handiworking.com/2013/09/one-stitch-at-time.html

  149. Robin says:

    I love using embroidery to personalize store-bought items!

  150. Heidi says:

    I hope to incorporate more embroidery into my life eventually, but for now I love using vintage embroidery pieces in my sewing projects!!

  151. Jenny says:

    I embellish quilts and other items with embroidery. Thanks!

  152. ang says:

    this is a great book!

  153. Paige says:

    My mom does the most beautiful embroidery!! I am excited to start my own projects: tea towels, dresses and skirts, quilts, etc. :)

  154. Nupur says:

    I used to do so much cross stitch a few years ago. These days I enjoy doing applique on my quilts, embroidering blanket stitch on the edges.

  155. shawn says:

    I have not tried cross stitch, I just do embroidery on fabric buy not on clothes.

  156. Laurie Taylor says:

    Would love to win this book so I could learn how to embroider.

  157. Carrie P. says:

    I love to embroider and use it in many things. I have used it on quilts but lately I have been using wooden hoops to make some fun embroidery projects. thanks for the giveaway.

  158. Lisa McGriff says:

    I have a love of vintage embrodiery and acquired a good bit of it when we bought our antique house.

  159. Carol says:

    I have cross-stitched for 30+ years and am just starting to brainstorm incorporating embroidery stitches onto some of my hand made sewn bags, totes and baby/kid’s clothes and blankets. I’ve always loved the look of all kinds of needlework.

  160. Erin says:

    Love embroidering! I use it in cross-stitch, decor, combined with sewing. Nothing beats hand embroidery!

  161. Karen W. says:

    I embroidered some patchwork Christmas ornaments for wedding gifts this summer. It was fun!

  162. Allison C says:

    I like to embroider animal designs on baby bibs

  163. Carmen says:

    I haven’t done embroidery for years, but this book inspires me to start again! Thanks for the chance to win

  164. Lauren says:

    I could really do some nice embroidery on a skirt that I have using these patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

  165. Jocelyn says:

    Years ago I did embroidery and when my children were little I did some cross stitch. It’s a great hand craft.

  166. As a young girl I used to embroider with my grandmother. I still have vintage pillowcases she made.

  167. Margie says:

    This book looks wonderful. I love adding little embroidered bits to quilts.

  168. Linda says:

    Hi,looks like such neat books!
    Thanks for sharing!

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