Hey there crafty people! This is Aimee Ray, the author of Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection. I’ve got a fun project for you, a Stitch Along! We’ll be giving away a free embroidery pattern motif a week from my book for the next 4 weeks, and we’ll all stitch them up together into a super cute mini quilt. The motifs are from the Woodland Fairy Tale set (one of my personal faves), and you can get the first one today: first up is the Gnome and Mushroom (click the linked text to download a PDF of the motif, which includes two size options). Start embroidering them right away! Get creative and use whatever colors and stitches you like. (If you’ve never embroidered before, this is a great time to start! If you need some beginners tips, visit my blog for some free tutorials.
Read more after the jump!
I’ll be posting my progress from the previous free motif each Friday, and in our Stitch-a-Long flickr group. We would LOVE to see your photos too, so please share them as we go along!! If you don’t already have a flickr account, it’s free to join. (Update: there’s a good conversation happening over in our group pool regarding plans for the final mini quilt sampler, just in case you’re curious or have questions.)
At the end, I’ll be putting my embroideries together into a mini quilt, but you can use yours for anything you can think of. It will be great to see how everyone does different things with the same patterns!
Sound like fun? I hope so! But, there’s more! Lark is generously having free giveaways each Friday as well! Read below for details. I hope you’ll join us!
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 January 13, 2011. Any comment will do, but we’d love to hear about your creative new years resolutions (if you have any). We’ll randomly select a winner and announce the results on January 14. Click here for the official rules.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your creative resolutions with us… how very inspiring! How awe-inspiring! It was wonderful to see how many people are working to bring a little bit of creativity into their everyday lives! Best of luck… we completely, absolutely, 100% salute you!
And now for the winner…. congrats to Veronica Leigh who wrote: “This year, I plan on stitching more and going out for more creative endeavors (upcycling as much as I can, attempting to knit once again).” Go, Veronica!
Looking for motif #2? Grab it here!