Doodle Stitch Along: Motif #2!

January 14, 2011, 14:12 pm  Posted by guestblogger

Hi there, Aimee Ray here! It’s Friday and time for a Stitch Along check in! If you missed last week, don’t worry, we’d still love to  have you join us! Each week on Friday we’re giving away a free embroidery pattern motif from my book, Doodle Stitching: The Motif  Collection, and we’ll all be stitching them up together. So far, there  are lots of great photos in our flickr group of last week’s motif, be sure to go check them out! Grab this week’s pattern – a cute pair of woodland children! Stitch them up together or as separate motifs using your favorite floss colors and stitches.

Here is mine: I chose a lightly patterned fabric because I love color. I used the Split Stitch (my fave for outlines), Satin Stitch, and French knots. Have fun, be creative, and be sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win a copy of my book!

To enter for a chance to win an embroidery kit and a copy of Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection, leave a comment on this post by 11 p.m. EST on J anuary 20, 2011. Any comment will do, but we’d love to hear about your favorite doodle stitched creation. We’ll randomly select a winner and announce the results on  January 21. Click here for the official rules. Emma is the winner!

Miss the first motif? Click here! And don’t forget to check back next week for motif #3!

  • Pamela

    Love the woodland children so many options! Would so love to win the book and kit!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DCSI4OL7BL6KWAATALQRM775AU Becky Stancill

    The cuteness is killing me! And it’s so much fun.

  • http://twitter.com/tinasquirrel Tina Bonney

    Love the cute little boy and girl! Make me think of Hansel and Gretel. I still need to do Week #1. I’d better get cracking. I’m going to make them into a mini quilt, so I wanted to prepare my quilt block before I start stitching. That’s about 50% done, so hopefully will have something to share after the long weekend.

  • http://twitter.com/lindsaysews Lindsay Sews

    I’ll have to catch up with both designs when I return from a weekend getaway. :) Thanks for the reminder post!

  • Lindsay

    I have Doodle Stitching on my wishlist and my birthday’s coming up, but I would love to win a copy to hedge my bets.

  • Lindsay

    Oops, I just realized I didn’t leave my email…linds273 at yahoo dot com !

  • Kimmears

    I love the little woodland designs! So cute!

  • texttussi

    I just finished motif #1 and will have to take a photo to upload to the flickr group. I’m really in love with the gnome!

    I’ve stitched several motifs from your first book and like them all. I made the sampler bag and use it to keep whatever embroidery or handsewing project I am working on at the moment. It’s so pretty and functional, I love it!

  • Trhfox

    That is so cute, I really love those little gnomes.

  • http://www.quilties.com Emma

    I’m printing the cute boy and girl right now to start stitching! Thank you!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4PDDAWJ4P2VOBC5CTYNVSDPJTY sauberfrau

    Such a cute motif again. Thanks.

  • Normanack

    Well, I’ve only made one so far (gnome, in flickr group) so of stuff I’ve made, it’s my favorite. ;-)
    I’d have to call daddys_little_hurl’s heavily stitched gnome my overall favorite. It’s tough though — they’re all wonderful!

  • Alyssaselders

    I love the gnome! So cute.

  • Libby

    I loved the gnome and I love this one too!!! So Cute! Thanks, this is fun!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKU2X4S3PPANK2LBW3N3P63XJI Lei

    I really enjoyed stitching the week one design. Can’t wait to get started on this one. Thanks!

  • http://burkeshires.blogspot.com Ramona

    yay! so cute! I’ve been stitching some bunnies lately, which are doodled by my hubs for his grandma…

  • http://missvintagegirl.blogspot.com Kristin

    I just finished the little cuckoo clock pattern from the Motif Collection last night, and I love it! My mom wants me to make her one now. :)


  • Grace

    I love the woodland children. I think I might turn these into a kid’s quilt. Thanks.

  • justval

    My favorite doodle stitched creations are Christmas drawings that my children did when they were 4 and 5. They are now in college and graduating college. The stick reindeer and fat Santas are precious and bring back wonderful memories!

  • Jessica

    I’m loving the Doodle Stitch Along! Can’t wait to get started on this week’s.

  • http://perfectly-fabulous.blogspot.com Amber F.

    These little designs are so cute. Thanks for sharing them…I want the book now!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I7JJTFS47VCQ6FXJTJVMJP2Q4E Alex

    i love gnomes and woodland creatures

  • Skye

    This is such a fun ideal and it’s so great to see everybody’s take on it in the flickr pool!

  • Hillbilly (Tonya)

    My birthday is Jan 21st…I’m thinking I need to win. (I think I said that last week too.)

  • Ina

    Great Motif. I can’t wait to stitch them.

  • Jengouldsmith

    Awesome, love the designs!

  • Anne

    I embroidered a Doodle Stitching birthday cake with beads that I really love!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U3WALRY6DGF47IX6AXD6YSCLF4 Melissa

    Too cute! I finally embroidered a pillowcase last week after not having done any embroidery for 5 years. I had to learn everything all over again. Loving this stitch along.

  • Aprilshecon

    I have had this on my wishlist and would love to win it but if I don’t I will just purchase it myself.

  • ann

    I think I’ve just found a brand new creative joy in life…what a wonderful thing…and resolutions? to continue to find inspiration and joy in all things! But first, to try to obtain that wonderful Doodle book…for dreaming!

  • Colleen

    I have doodle stitched your mushrooms, trees and birds on my daughter messenger bag. She loves it! Thanks for another great pattern and for the giveaway.

  • Chris

    I love the little gnomes to stitch the best! And the mushrooms! thanks!

  • http://sereinasphotography.blogspot.com Sereina

    I need to visit the craft store, so I can buy some embrodery thread and fabric to join in!

  • Stacy B.

    I’m sensing new hall passes for my classroom… :)

  • Katie S

    I love these little motifs! I’m throwing a fairy & gnome themed birthday for my daughter next week and I’m hoping to get one or two doodled up in time to be decorations.

  • Jamie

    love the doodle stitched creations you have…would love to win that book so I can make even more! I really like the little woodland children and think my daughter would too!

  • Dixdizzy

    doodle me do

  • Heather

    I love that little gnome, he’s too cute.

  • Christa

    I’m addicted to doodle stitching! Can’t wait to start woodland children. Thanks!

  • Tverleye

    I loved stitchng the gnome. I coldn’t set him down once I started!! I can’t wait to get started on the children. This is so much fun and quick…..two of my favorite things.

  • http://feltlikestitchin.etsy.com FeltLikeStitchin

    Your designs are so cute! I’m going to have to treat myself to a copy of the book if I don’t win:)

  • Tara

    I just love the books! I’ve made several projects from the first book and have used Aimee’s stand-alone patterns as well. My favorites are always the gnomes and the woodland animals she creates. Such fun, adorable work!

  • Irishknitter

    Thanks for encouraging embroidery with such delightful yet conquerable motifs. I believe you will bring more people, of all age ranges, to the craft.

  • Kara

    I love the Early Bird Lounge Pants from Doodle Stitching. I love all the little motifs and can’t wait to start stitching away.

  • Jessie Hansen

    I haven’t had much experience with Doodle stitched creations.I am learning, though, and oh how I love to learn. We are having great fun in the Hoopla swap on craftster. I can’t wait to get started on these kids!

  • Carrie P.

    So cute. Reminds me of Hansel and Gretel.

  • ThreeRedHens

    I made the four seasons tree and I love it!

  • Ros

    This is such pretty stitching. I must have a go!

  • Kier

    I’m a new novice to embroidery and was looking around for inspiration and found you through Feeling Stitchy. Now coverting the book. Love the motifs and will be stitching the little knome for a nursery picture for a soon to be niece!

  • Kate

    My mom bought your book, and then took it home with her…five states away. I am soooo jealous! And these teaser motifs makes me want to run to the nearest bookstore.

  • Gillwatson

    Great designs!
    Thank you

  • http://www.jobanba.wordpress.com The Hungry Crafter

    I’m having so much fun with this — thank you! I tend to overthink projects and put them off because I managed to intimidate myself — and this stitch along has been the best sort of therapy to help me get over that and plunge in. Thank you thank you!

  • Molly

    I like using the little doodles from Thinking in various ways. I have always just looked at the photos online, though, as I don’t have the book. :) I think the stitch-a-long is great! Thanks!

  • Heidi

    This is my first project – just big enough not to be discouraged. THANK YOU!

  • Jodi

    I have only just started Template embroidery. I stitched my first project (a little girl embroidering) on a piece I appliqued onto an embroidery bag as a Secret Santa gift for my embroidery group. The girls loved it and I am looking forward to trying some new projects this year.

  • http://hitherehammy.com Hammy

    Oh my favorite (and first) was the gnome from last week! I can’t wait to get into town to get the entire book!

  • Cindy

    Oh I really want to win. The book looks amazing!

  • Anonymous

    I’m new to embroidery, but I can’t wait to try out these amazing patterns! :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SXP6FPWA7VOT6YE5KTNCSAHJU4 Luluvision

    Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection is on my wishlist so I would love to win! I did the first motif (need to upload it! going to right now!) and I can’t wait to start this one! Thanks!

  • Shilpa Mirasdar

    I hope i can get the doodles stitched in time. I would so love to get a copy of this book…..it looks amazing!

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