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Aimee Ray's Doodle Stitching Books

 

UPDATE: Congratulations to Aileen! She is our randomly selected winner of the Doodle Stitching giveaway. Thanks so much to everyone for participating!

 

Six years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Aimee Ray on her first Doodle Stitching book. It was so exciting to see Aimee’s talent come to life on the pages of Doodle Stitching, and when the book was completed, I knew we hadn’t seen the last of her.

And, lucky for us, we haven’t! I left Lark to have a baby and stay home for a few years, but as many of you know, Aimee went on to author Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection. And oh-so-serendipitously, the first project that came across my desk when I returned to Lark last July was helping to shepherd Aimee’s third Doodle Stitching book, Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond, through its final phases before publication.

It didn’t surprise me to discover that Aimee hadn’t lost her knack for creating stylish, fresh, and fun designs. True to its name, Embroidery & Beyond includes a variety of techniques such as Cross Stitch, Appliqué, Redwork, and Sashiko and Shisha, just to name a few. And you’ll be treated to all sorts of new and fetching projects, like a charming Fair Isle Doll Skirt; a cozy Snow White, Red Rose Fleece Scarf; a snazzy Canvas Cuckoo Clock; and an adorable Felt Appliqué Babushka doll.

Felt Appliqué Babushka

Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond will hit the shelves this March, but one lucky winner won’t have to wait that long. We’re giving away all three copies of Aimee’s Doodle Stitching books, including an advance copy of Embroidery & Beyond! To enter to win, leave a comment on this post between now and 9 p.m. Wednesday, January 23. Any comment is fine, but we’d love to hear what embroidery projects you’ve got lined up for the coming months. One winner will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and announced by Thursday, January 24. Click here for the official rules, and good luck!

 

(To pre-order a copy of Doodle Stitching: Embroidery & Beyond, click here.)

 

 

 
 
 
 
  • Catherine H

    I’m still working on a quilt with embroidered blocks that I started two years ago. Yikes!
    I plan on stitching some of my son’s drawings for our toy room wall art.

  • cmw

    I would so love to win these <3 Love making pincushions and toys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacqui.bennettmorris Jacqui Bennett Morris

    How fun! Right now I am still working on some Jesse Tree ornaments that I didn’t get done in time for Christmas this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natalie.mooneymurray Natalie Mooney-Murray

    What a lovely set of books. Would love to learn this craft.

  • http://www.facebook.com/laura.halsteadsilva Laura Halstead Silva

    These books look like so much fun! I haven’t done much embroidery lately, but I would really love to make birth announcements to frame for both of my kid’s rooms. (Preferably before they enter high school!) :)

  • Elise Ramsey

    I was just talking with one of my crafting friends about how we would love to start working on embroidery! These book would help us with inspiration….pick me pretty pretty please!

  • Robin

    Pick me!!! :) I love Aimee’s designs. I’ve actually got her beachy motifs lined up to stitch for my embroidery journal for 2013!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cherish.goldstrawgoodwin Cherish Olivia Goldstraw Goodw

    I LOVE Aimee’s work, and I’ve used a few of her free patterns on her website before, as well as purchased a few of her pieces. I’m thinking of trying her cute little Bunny Quilt soon. :)

  • sewlindaann

    My sewing friend just told me about an embroidery group at a LQS that sounds cool. I’m embroidering a cute little pocket pouch for my needles to keep in my bedroom nook and I have some linen cut out to make little animals.

  • rachael

    i’m so excited about this book! i haven’t tried crewel before and i’m looking forward to checking it out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacquelinewolven Jacqueline Wolven

    I am working on a large sampler – perfecting stitches. Which doesn’t seem all that interesting, but I am loving it. Plus, I have chosen embroidery as my ONE craft for 2013. It is so fun to dive deep into one thing. I would LOVE these!

  • Elizabeth Campbell

    Wonderful! I can’t wait to see the new book!

  • Kay Eyles

    This looks fabulous. I have done cross stitch for years but would really like to learn some other forms of embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pam Cope

    Darling books, I would love to win them!

  • jen

    Loooove it!!!!

  • Beth T.

    I’ll be making some darling wool and wool felt pin cushions. This book would go a long way towards having them turn out cute!

  • http://twitter.com/2hairydogs Opal Hoffman

    My first project is some embroidery on a sweater I knit for my oldest daughter

  • Paula.thequilter

    I’ve recently been doing embroidery on a vintage panel. I’ve cut the panel into three 9″x12″ pieces and have turned them into Priority Quilts for AAQI.org. I love embroidery as it is relaxing.

  • Kathy

    I would love to win this book, I am planning to use some emboridery on my quilts and I have some grandkids projects that I am planning on using embroidery on. Hope I win, Thank you for having this great giveaway!! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/llaffitte Laura Laffitte

    I am excited to start embroidering a mermaid project!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucy.lau.35 Lucy Lau

    So cute so cute!! I did a little embroidery on mug rug as a gift not too long ago. Enjoyed doing it a lot! I’d like to learn more about embroidery!

  • Susan Laws

    I’m going to stitch some pillows as housewarming gifts!

  • Stephanie Yu-Falkenstein

    I would love to start embellishing my quilts with an embroidered design! Thanks for the chance!

  • Toni Barsi

    I’d love to add these books to my collection! I’m currently working on a cross stitch wall hanging stitched with yarn.

  • Nancy

    I would love to do pillows with embroidery!!! One of my favorite jeans growing up had flowers on the legs that I had done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1147553661 Ruth Loughlin

    I would love to have these books !!! I do custom formal wear for the over size 16 crowd. I would love to make something with embrodered designs !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.kolb Mary Rachel Kolb

    I finished a quilt with twelve embroidered block centers and next I would like to embroider a doll quilt for my granddaughter to match the one my grandmother made for me.

  • Lori B

    I would love to win these for my daughter. She always has an embroidery project going on. She loves making gifts for her family and friends. Aimee’s designs are some of our faves. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  • Juanita Vega DeJoseph

    I would love to win this set and try embroidering for the first time- it looks like a great small project to work on while I’m on the bus or train.

  • Marcy Mitchell

    She has some great patterns. I’d love to use some of them on quilts. Looking forward to seeing the “more” in the new book!

  • christine w

    I am working on a little something for my cousin and her soon-to-be husband! Their wedding is mexican style so I’m going to incorporate the types of flowers you’d see on a mexican-style embroidered blouse!

  • Laurie

    I’m a beginner quilter but I would love to learn and be brave enough to embroider on quilts. I’m sure these books would help me a lot! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Louise M. Felker

    I would adore adding these books to my collection. Half of my holiday gifts this year were hand-stitched items from wall-hangings to stuffed toys to tea towels. My plan in 2013 is to make two hand-stitched gifts/month and donate half to my local disadvantaged youth program to give to kids. I am also making another set of embellished towels as a wedding gift, a set of pillowcases, a traveling sewing kit, and an embellished nightgown. I would love to be able to add Aimee’s ,motifs to my work. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Kat Ayers Mannix

    All these designs are so freaking cute. I’d love to win- have to wonder though- Aimee’s house must be so adorable, if her designs are cute, her living spaces must reflect her creative spirit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marie.waterman.9 Marie Waterman

    I have several large Dimensions cross stitch kits to work on, including a gorgeous peacock and a pair of swans. I have a set of herbs in pots (regular embroidery) iron-on transfers that I plan to stitch in green floss on white cotton and make into a quilt. I want to make four wall hangings, for the four seasons, that have a central embroidered panel surrounded by a pieced border. I want to make a knitting projects tote bag with an embroidered front panel, as well as cover several notebooks with embroidered fabric covers–one for myself, and a couple for gifts. My dream project for the year is to embroider blocks for a family tree quilt that would have the names, birthplaces, country heritage motifs, etc, of ancestors.

  • natali

    Love the books, would love a chance the own them! I have some nice projects in mind :)

  • natali

    I want to embroider some onesies for my best friend her new baby and would love to make a banner for my sons their room.

  • Randi

    I am new to embroidery, but love to sew. I am currently making sock monkeys and would love to learn some fancy stitches for them:)

  • sewmdtx

    I would love to have these books in my library and the patters on my projects.
    http://www.stitchesonmyneedle.blogspot.com

  • Kellimezzo

    I’ve got a bunch of embroidery projects lined up but I would love to add these books to my library1

  • Anne Jenkins

    No specific embroidery projects lined up…just learning how to embroider! Have been thinking about it a lot and think I’m ready to take the plunge!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been embroidering a lot of doll faces lately. I think their little doll skirts could use some doodles!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584490401 Erin ‘Corbin’ Frank

    I am planning on doing some of the mermaid and underseas themes from her 2nd book which we have at our local library! I’d love a shot at owning these books; thanks!

  • Carrie L

    I have asked my mom to come up with some sketches for me to embroider. She’s much better at drawing than I am! Should be fun to collaborate with her!

  • Kristin

    I’m planning on making myself a new bag soon, and I want to do a bit of embroidery on it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Melanie

    That’s so sweet. I’m a big fan of aimees work and blog. So I will give it a go. The thing I’m busy with is dotee dols with embroderie.
    Liefs, Melanie

  • Kate

    They look wonderful! I am currently working on a wall hanging and would love to try some embroidery on it. Haven’t done much of that in recent years, but always loved hand stitching! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Tonia Jeffery

    I’ve looking at the motif collection for a long time now. I love that style of embroidery and would love to learn how.

  • Nat

    What a great opportunity! I love Aimee Ray’s work and other projects she has going.

  • Jen Scully

    color me a super-fan. I get Aimee (little dear)’s blog feeds and so enjoy her style. I have log had a cute matryoshka on my to-embroider list. thanks!

  • Beth Payne

    How adorable! I’ll be adding embroidery to a quilt in the next few months.

  • Liz C

    I’d love a copy of her books. I’ve become obsessed with the idea of making my own napkins, place mats, dish towels. Embroidery would be a great way to embellish them, but I don’t know where to start! These books would be a lifesaver!

  • kim leavens

    Her work is soooo cute,,I absolutely love her work..!!!!! This is a super giveaway, thanks for the opportunity to win this collection. I put some kind of stitchery on just about everything I sew/create..

  • dsproul

    I enjoy Aimee’s awesome style! It is new and sooo creative! Love the blog too! :-)

  • dsproul

    I enjoy Aimee’s awesome style! It is new and sooo creative! Love the blog too! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/rebecca.kaganski Kagan Bec

    I’m finishing up a 30 year old crewel project inherited from my grandmother (that counts as embroidery – right?).

  • Courtney Elwell

    Ooooh I’d love to win!!! Thanks

  • joy smith

    I would really like to win these books. Aimee’s design are so fresh and cute. Thanks for a great give-a-way.

  • Kaitlin

    I’ve loved Aimee’s work for years, I would absolutely love copies of her books! I’ve used her designs countless times in making gifts for friends and family, the designs are always so adorable and sweet!

  • MsBittyKnacks

    I love Aimee’s work! Thanks for the opportunity to win :)

  • Carolyn

    I would love to win the books. Embroidery and beyond! Applique! Doodling! All sound fun.

  • Carolyn

    I love embroidery and have ever since my grandmother taught me how to do it as a young girl. I am always looking for fresh ideas and these books sound great! Would love to win them

  • Isabel

    Adorable! I love that Matroyshka doll!! Right now, I’m embroidering a little gift for some friends who are getting married next month. Nothing fancy, but fun!

  • Katie

    I’m getting married in April and would love to doodle on some hankies as gifts for family :]

  • Bonney

    Oooh, I’d love to win this! For now, I’ve got a bunch of pillowcases I’m planning to have ready for next Christmas!! I love that little matroyshka!

  • Heather

    oooohhh This looks like such fun! I have been eyeing her first two books for some time – they are on my birthday wish list. I can’t wait to see her new one. What am I working on now? I am about to start on an embroidered pillow for a soon to be niece/nephew – I may have to make one of each to be prepared.

  • pauldamonkee

    These books would be a great reference, as I haven’t done any embroidery yet, I just sew and cross-stitch.

  • cheryl

    These books would be a huge help in finishing up a crazy quilt!

  • vovsjewellery

    Would love to have these books im sure I could make great things from them!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandie.sinatra Sandie Sinatra

    I would LOVE to win Aimee’s NEWEST book as I already have her first two!! I am currently working on blog swap items. I have used some embroidery along with beading on little hearts I’ve made for one of the swaps!!!

  • Melissa Graham

    I just finished some cute stuff for my kids for Christmas and am getting ready to start on some baby onesies for my nephew on the way.

  • http://twitter.com/crisperchicklet Miss Cris

    I would love to win these wonderful books. One of my goals this year was to learn how to embroider and she was the author that was recommended by a good artsy friend.:)

  • dee

    They look like a book I would really enjoy.

  • Robyn Brown

    I have a Christmas embroidery quilt I’m still trying to finish :)

  • Kristy

    I sometimes finish quilt labels and garments with a small embroidered motif.

  • Anna

    I’d LOVE to win Aimee’s new book! I’ve been sooo excited about it ever since she anounced it months ago! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/marybethoberlin MaryBeth Oberlin

    I have the first two, the third looks great, too!

  • emmylouhubbard

    Love Aimee’s work and books!

  • Cynthia

    I love her books and have tried several projects. Would love to win.

  • BFromM

    I love her books, and I have several patterns. I have got to make the cuckoo clock pattern that I have!

  • Cheryl

    Such a fresh twist on embroidery. Would love to win a copy.

  • Lisa K

    Love her books and patterns! Thanks so much for the generous give away :)

  • Heather

    I love her book and made the baby quilt project from her first book for a niece. It was so cute! Now I’m working on some embroidery on a doublet for my husband’s renaissance costume.

  • Kelsey

    I’m planning on embroidering a series of glow-in-the-dark seasonal constellations, I think. I can’t decide to do two groups (like summer sky vs winter sky) or aim for more of a turning of the seasonal sky type of thing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pestkaj Jessica Pestka

    My next project is a towel with a vintage pattern.

  • CathlH

    would love to win a copy. Hope to start stitching some snowmen in redwork or bluework maybe…

  • My Happy Place Sewing Creation

    OOhh OOhh pick me! I have been wanting to buy these books for a while now, just discovered Aimee’s blog and fell in love. My first embroidery project was her winged unicorn pattern and I have learnt so much from her tutorials. What a dream come true to receive all three books as I have none – fingers and toes crossed!!!!!

  • kathyS

    I’m working on a wedding sampler right now. Great books.

  • Trudi

    I have a small crazy quilt piece (my first) to finish up, then I will be looking for a new project. I bet I could find one in doodle Stiching: Embroidery and Beyond!

  • diane

    I have so many things i want to embroider. i have a vintage pattern for a hose with flowers and trees i want to make for a sweet friend!!!

  • Gayle

    I’ve been hunting for something to embroider to decorate my daughter’s walls. I’m sure there would be plenty of perfect things for her in these books!

  • Sue Sweeney

    I am getting ready to start on the Black Apple pattern from sublime stitching. I have been hoarding it for a while now!

    sweeney.susanna@gmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/curiositykt curiositykt

    I’m currently in the middle of making an adorable fox family with embroidered clothes

  • lauren

    I have some tea towels that I want to embroider as well as some fabric to cover some large buttons–love aimee’s designs and would be excited to add her new book to my collection!

  • lauren

    I have some tea towels that I want to embroider as well as some fabric to cover some large buttons–love aimee’s designs and would be excited to add her new book to my collection!

  • shawn

    Right now I don’t have anything lined up but I have been looking. Hopefully if I win the books they will give me plenty of inspirations!!!

  • Tamie Herin

    These look like such fun books. I’m sure I’d have plenty of ideas lined up with them.

  • Meredith

    2012 was my year to learn embroidery, but with this Doodle book I can add to what I learned last year.

  • Kelly

    I have her 2nd book and love it. So looking forward to her next book coming out.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Rodrigues/705567163 Maria Rodrigues

    Oh, my next project is a cross stitch pattern of the It Crowd, a british television show.

  • Jen

    One of my goals in 2013 is to finally learn how to embroider — looking for help from Aimee to accomplish this! Her books are so fantabulously inspirational, cute, and approachable. :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jennifer-Bruner/100002055863742 Jennifer Bruner

    My daughter is the one with the embroidery thing. She is finishing at least one square foot project every week. She has the second book, and loves it!

  • Judy

    I would love to win an advance copy of Aimee Ray’s new book (along with the other two previously published books). I am a big fan of hers and have made quite a few of the patterns available from her etsy store. My current projects involve making embroidered “felties”, including the Woodland Animals and Mythical creatures of Aimee. My email address is JudyHNM@aol.com

  • Chandice

    Would love a chance to win the latest book of Amie Ray. I love her work
    and her embroidery patterns. I’ve been a fan of her work for 2yrs.
    And have embroidered a few of her patterns :-D

  • Sheila

    Would love to have a chance to win the book. I’ve been looking at embroidery patterns.

  • Sarah

    Wow, I have just started embroidery and am planning to hand making all my presents this year. These books would be perfect inspiration, I love her designs x

  • Faye

    I just bought a lot of floss and silk ribbon for embrodiery. I would love these books.

  • CDavies

    I love her designs and find her books inspiring! I am working on some pin up tea towels, some crewel work, and a satin stitch sampler right now!

  • Becky

    Love Aimee’s work! Excited to see her new book!!! :D

  • Frances

    Looking for a new embroidery project, just did embroidered Christmas cards.

  • Donna

    I love Aimee’s embroidery! I have purchased some of her patterns and enjoy her fresh approach to a time honored craft.

  • ♥ Jessica

    I would love these to help me design an embroidery project requested by my cousin!

  • http://twitter.com/melissabmcd Melissa McDonald

    I haven’t embroidered in about 20 years and I just came across Aimee’s books, I absolutely love the patterns. I want to embroider pillow cases for my two little daughters and her whimsical designs would be perfect!

  • Danna

    I love her designs. For Christmas, I stitched up a “Down The Rabbit Hole” for my grandmother, who is an avid embroiderer. I am currently working on a doodle of my own…intersecting triangles all in different colors. I am using up all the scraps of thread.
    Thanks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chrissybernards Chrissy Bernards Leiberan-Titu

    I love the Doodle Stitching books, the new one looks amazing also!! Thank you for the giveaway! Embroidery projects I’ve got coming up- I just finished a bunch of sweet pincushions, and I still have some more to do. It’s so relaxing to embroider in the evening by the fire. Actually, I was thinking my next project would be a needle book to store my plethora of needles!

  • Rylee Kettner

    I love the doodle stitching books because they are great for teaching my 7 year old niece how to embroider! I am so excited for the new book to come out!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.abe.90 Jennifer Abe

    I love Aimee’s books and would be thrilled to win copies of them and get my hands on her newest one early. I’m trying to work on more hands on craft projects in 2013 and improving my embroidery skills is on the list! Thank you!

  • d&d k

    I LOVE Aimee’s work, blog, etc. . . . Would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • zombiegnomegirl

    This looks incredibly fun and fresh! I am working on learning how to embroider myself, am quite new to the process, and think this looks like a great place to start. I love the whimsy of the designs!

  • Rebecca Yoannidis

    Hi and thanks for this opportunity, I have followed one of Aimee’s projects – Hop in your step from the book Pretty Little Mini Quilts – with sucess and I really like the flexibilty of her designs in the Motif Collection ( my sister has this book ) so am looking forward to seeing what Embroidery and Beyond has to offer. I am currently working on a Rainbow sashiko embroidery.

  • Kerry Madrone

    I checked Aimee’s first book out from the library for the first time a few years ago, and have checked it out multiple times since. It was one of the first books I looked at when I decided to take the plunge into doing embroidery after a lifelong facination and love of the finished products my great-grandmother made.

  • Margaret Glendening

    I haven’t embroidered anything since I was 10 years old. I’d love to get back into it, and I know these books would be extremely helpful.

  • http://twitter.com/laneycath lorraine M

    I think I would like to do cliche’s, adages, proverbs, embroidered

  • E

    Oh what delightful resources! I haves worked a few alphabet appliqués for my dd of the alphabet, and look forward to trying out some sashiko in an upcoming project. What fun!

  • Sandy W.

    I’ve looked at the Doodle Stitching books, but haven’t bought yet. So many projects already on my list. Getting ready now to make embroidered heart pincushions and sachets. Such fun to do on cold winter evenings.

  • Ann O

    I’ve just started embroidering again after a few years. I’m embroidering a few knitting needle cases I’m making for friends. I love the Doodle Stitching books.

  • http://www.facebook.com/natalie.jackson.5268 Natalie Jackson

    I have been so wanting to buy the first two books for ages. What a great opportunity to win all three.Fingers crossed

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.crowell Heather Sturgess Crowell

    I actually just signed up for the Dear William BOM but I have been craving a new embroidery project and I was longing for these very books. Would love a chance to win them. Thanks for the contest!

  • Paula Rudy Gordon

    I am currently embroidering: felt beads to make necklaces & bracelets &felt shapes to make into pins. To jazz them up, I’m adding small seed beads. I have several plain t-shirts waiting to be embroidered. “Doodle Stitching” would be perfect for them! Since these will be gifts, please keep this our secret.

  • Suze

    I’m working on flower day of the week dishtowels. Love doing them!

  • Donna

    I absolutely love Aimee’s work and find her blog so inspiring! I’m currently making soft toys with embroidered tummys, inspired by the woodland creatures in the first Doodle Stitching book. Cant wait to see what the third book has in store!

  • xstitchdiva

    Doodle Stitching is one of my embroidery bibles! So if I were to win all three, I’d be thrilled! (and would give away the extra copy of the first Doodle Stitching on my blog!) Of course…what are the chances…so I will no doubt be looking for her newest embroidery book at the bookstore! Very excited. :) –Sandy Leigh

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsay.hindman Lindsay Hindman

    I’m not planning much because I have a new baby on the way anyday now, and embroidery needles and newborns don’t mix very well. My next planned project is to embroider some rocket ships and stars on a polo shirt my 3 year-old got a few small stains on to hopefully cover them!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lauryn.cooney Lauryn Cooney

    These books look so awesome! Hope I win :)

  • Carmen Medlin

    These books look absolutely adorable. I love Aimee’s blog, too.

    My next project is to embroider a cupcake design I made awhile back. Two rows of cupcakes, all differently decorated. I think it would look cute in my kitchen. :)

  • Kelly

    I am currently obsessed with embroidery… remembered from my youth stitching mushrooms and daisies on my jeans when I was 12 years old. I can’t wait to get inspired with these books!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lindsaykateh Lindsay Curren

    I’d like to make this approach to embroidery part of my rising 11th grader’s homeschooling next year to take her textile arts to the next level.

  • http://www.facebook.com/christinampotterjhu Christina Potter

    I just recently embroidered a set of pillows as a holiday gift, and this year hope to work on a tea cozie (or two), door draft blocker out of felted wool, and a t-shirt quilt among other projects. I have the Motif book already but would love to see what other ideas Aimee has !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003605034567 Mindy Blue

    I’d like to do some kind of crazy quilt using parts of vintage embroidered linens and free motion machine embroidery,

  • http://www.facebook.com/xfittfittx Kathryn Anderton

    just the cover on those book sparks so many adorable ideas! custom linens and wall hangings! I’m so excited about these books!

  • Kayleigh B.

    I would love to learn some embroidery and stitching techniques! These books look really exciting!

  • iamdawt w

    I’d like to add some embroidery to my card-making, something new to try!

  • Jenni

    I love Aimee’s patterns! I’m planning on starting her Alice in Wonderland pattern next. :D Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Nutmeg

    Just getting started with embroidery and would love these books!

  • sarahs32

    Thanks for the opportunity. As a quilter of improv (mostly baby) quilts, I’d love to incorporate some original embroidery within my quilts. I look forward to sitting with needle and thread!

  • http://www.facebook.com/renee.pasich Renee Steiner Pasich

    I have the first doodle stitching book and love it! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of her book.

  • Melanie

    I haven’t embroidered in a while but I’d like to get back into it … thinking of some fun cards to start with :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/linda.milos.16 Linda Milos

    Found the Doodle Stitching motif book TODAY at Joanne’s and the word DOODLE pulled me in. My daughter loves to doodle and immediately my thought turns to embroidering some of her stuff. This book is going to inspire both of us a whole whole lot!!! Thank you so much!

  • SewCalGal

    This looks like a super fun book. And, I love checking out new book releases and blogging about them. Of course, I’d love to win a copy and share insights with my readers.

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  • June D

    What a fun sounding set of books! I’ve just been gearing up to do some embroidery! Thanks for putting my name in the hat for this drawing. June http://quiltquest.blogspot.com/

  • Denise

    I am doing some bead embroidery.

  • Liz

    This year I would like to work on incorporating embroidery in my quilting and other sewing projects, especially learning how to stitch words

  • Carmen

    I haven’t done much embroidery these last years but just last night I made a little wallet for my toddler with an embroidered flower

  • Jennifer

    I love Aimee’s books and whenever I’m in doubt of what to do next, I look to her for ideas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ebcallender Emily Callender

    I am working on a quilt that is partly embroidered.

  • Camilla Lund

    I working on a stitched acrylic painting. But since I can’t enter to win this dream of a price (I live in Copenhagen, Denmark) I hope that some sort of special price box set of the books will be offered in online stores. Good luck to all who enter and happy stitching.

  • linda

    The books look wonderful!

  • jia

    I unintentionally bought her second book (because you-know-the-cover-itself-are-eye catching) and her works eventually had inspired me to start embroidery in the first place! I love all of her patterns and her embroidery works are just so amazing :)

  • Cindy Schultz

    I have one of Aimee’s Doodle books and it is so full of ideas. The other 2 books look very interesting also. Thanks for making these books full of doodles available.

  • Cindy Schultz

    I have one of Aimee’s Doodle books and it is so full of ideas. The other 2 books look very interesting also. Thanks for making these books full of doodles available.

  • Jennifer

    So excited for the new book!

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

    How nice — I love her books!! My best friend got me a four seasons tree embroidery kit for Christmas this year, so that’s going to be my next project for sure…

  • https://twitter.com/kcarlson1152 Kylie Carlson

    I have a church parament set in the works- the two smaller pieces are done but I still have a big cross to stitch up in padded satin stitch!

  • barb harding

    I love her work. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Whitney

    OMGsh I love her work. My husband and I both have used a couple of her patterns. <3

  • Colleen

    Oooh. How exciting. I have the Motif book and love it. I wish I had more time for her designs!

  • Johnny

    I am actually in the process of looking for embroidery projects for this years Christmas. Never too early to start! So this would be a great collection to get me started.

  • Susan McD

    Who doesn’t love these books! Her work is amazing. I want to work on some things for my grandbabies this year. They are moving and I would like to make some keepsakes for thier new bedrooms.

  • Aileen

    I love Aimee Ray. I used one of her patterns for my first project. Right now I’m working on embroidery for some homemade aprons. One of these days I’m going to make her cuckoo clock! aileenbell at cox dot net

  • Sheila

    I don’t have any projects lined up at the moment – maybe if I win these books it’ll help me pick one!

  • Lisa M

    Ooh! I love Aimee’s style! I’ve been wanting to embroider something special for my daughter’s wall but haven’t picked out anything yet. Perhaps I will get inspiration from one of the books! Thanks for the chance!

  • Corvus

    I’ve been working on the same embroidered shirt for ages, and I’m hoping to finish it soon. corvus.melloriATgmailDOTcom

  • Lisa

    I actually have a few needles in “the fire”…I’m embarrassed to say one sampler that’s been unfinished for a couple years, not to worry, it’ll have that vintage look without even trying… I have though finished quite a number of smaller projects. Your books would be a great addition to my arsenal…!

  • Jessie J.

    I am working on a birthday presant for a friend. She is a super crafter, so i fell backon the one craft she does not do…embroidery. I also just seen some 3d easter eggs that were embroiderd and would love to do a a few of those.

  • Jennifer

    I loooove her embroidery designs! The patterns are great, plus they inspire me to create other patterns. I can’t wait to see the new book!

  • Debbie O

    I’ m working on wool felt embroidery projects. Many of my previous projects have been AIMEE’ s patterns. Can’ t wait for her new book!

  • Virginia

    this reminds me of zen-tangles, and I like this doodle stitchery

  • nhlady_2006

    I am currently working on a redwork quilt for next Christmas, from the talented Red Brolly website.
    Thanks for the WONDERFUL giveaway. The books look fantastic!
    Patsy Booher, Loudon, NH
    nhlady_2006@yahoo.com

  • dina h

    This would be so fun to win. I have been stitching for over 30 years and am working on a picture for my oldest son.

  • April

    I’ve been stitching up doodles I’ve been drawing! I have her first two books and look forward to the new one!

  • Shelly

    I love Aimee’s work and have always admired her books. I have a long list of hobbies that I dabble in, and embroidery is one that doesn’t get enough show time. I need some awesome Aimee books for inspiration!

  • babs

    I’ve been working on some wool felt projects. I LOVE Aimee’s books!!

  • MelodyJ

    I’m going to work on a dish towel.

  • Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)

    Ohhh, I love Aimee’s books! For my next embroidery project I am hoping to work on a relatively simple pattern from Mollie of Wild Olive. :)

  • Jaan L of Tx

    Wow! what a great giveaway. I am finishing up some odds and ends, but getting ready to start stitching, want to fill a wall in with handwork items. A perfect blank wall that is calling for all things hand sewn. Its our private sitting area, where most of my handwork will be done. So any and all inspiration is needed as I want an mixture of handwork framed.

  • debe

    I would love these books, I am working on a mixed media piece right now that would be great to add some doodle stiching.

  • wendyhatton

    I have been making little sewn fabric soft toys with embroidered faces. I like the look of doodle embroidery but haven’t tried it yet.

  • Joy

    I am so excited that she has a new book coming out! Right now I am making little tiny fairies with little embroidered outfits. It’s kind of making me nuts.

  • Ofelia

    I would like to do some embroidered shirt, and lots of embroidered hoops.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  • The Sparkly Fairy

    What a great giveaway – I would love to be in with a chance of winning. I’m hoping this year to embroider something special for my Mum who will be 70 in April.

  • Flo L

    would love to win these books. Started doing embroidery again and these offer me the chance to try new techniques.

  • amyc

    I don’t any projects lined in the near future. I’m hand quilting a king size quilt at this moment and I think that will take the biggest part of my year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/reine.jones Reine Pannell

    I’m working on a embroidered quilt for my friend’s soon to be here baby. Not sure what will be next yet.

  • Monica

    I am currently stitching aprons and tea towels, with a Charlotte Lyons sampler always in the background…. not enough time for all the stitching I want to do! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  • Diann Cornell

    I recently finished an embroidered wall hanging sized quilt. Soon I want to start a bed-sized one.

  • Anonymous

    I’m working on embroidering quilt squares. Thanks.

  • Donna Gaines

    Babies are in my future, so the next embroidery project will be full of pinks, blues, yellows and greens….motifs of “little one’s” that are to be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.helene.1 Mary Helene

    My sister is having her first grandchild this fall so I am getting together baby projects.

  • Brittany Waggener

    I will be decorating my friend’s nursery in anticipation of the arrival of her second baby!

  • Susan

    Still……….still working on a baby quilt for my new granddaughter that was born in Dec. I’ve fallen in love with embroidering tea towels.

  • jeanne

    Love the doodling, working on a redwork teapot pouring hearts

  • Pam Stephens

    OMG!! I have been wanting the Doodle Stitching books for months!! Thank you sooo much for the opportunity to win them… I love stitching anything… it’s what I do while watching tv.

  • Sarah

    I love embroidering kids toys like mini foods and things for my girls dolls to use.
    It looks like there may be some great ideas in the new book.

  • Shelly Heronemus

    I hope I win so I would have alot of embroidery projects to do….Thank you for the chance

  • Alice Hancock

    I haven’t embroidered in years, but the mushroom pin cushion on the cover of the book has inspired me to start again!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Meagan42 Meagan ‘Jones’ Friedman

    Despite Christmas being over, I’m still behind on embroidered gifts — working on a framed pincushion for my mother-in-law (a quilter), and have plans customizing an Urban Threads pattern for my brother’s birthday. Would love to win Aimee Ray’s books for more inspiration!

  • Misty Post

    Everything is adorable, and I would love to win the books! I’m sure it would take my work to the next level!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1047505248 Jonquil Alexia

    To date, I have a counted cross-stitch birth record to finish, a counted cross stitch Goddess of the Frost to finish, 3 stockings to finish (add beads & backing), & some manner of Yule ornaments for three grandchildren. Then I can decide what to start next: 2 pillow cushions, 3 wall hangings, or a stocking for myself.

  • Char Brooks

    I am in a hand-embroidary and crewel phase so plan on completing a large, vintage crewel picture I found at a garage sale. Thanks for the chance to win these great books.

  • Linda F

    How fun! Stitching in the winter is such a cozy comfort. The new book looks great!

  • Ka Blodgett

    I have the first book Aimee Ray published and I love it. Hope I win her new book!

  • superstitches

    I love her books. I’ve got a mini quilt started with a ladybug motif. Hoping to finish that soon.

  • Beth W.

    Wow what a great giveaway! Just winning one of those books would be amazing enough!

  • Emo

    What fun extemporaneous stitching is! I am currently making small dolls to fill a French market display (brocante). The collection will include Babushka dolls, both publiished and of my own design.

  • Honora Nartatez

    I’ve been working on a Nisse doll (Scandinavian version of Christmas Elf) . She needs some needlework to make her, and her clothing extra special! These books look gorgeous, and are just the inspiration I need!

  • Jane T

    All of these patterns make me happy to look at them. She really has some darling ideas. I would love to be the winner!

  • Holly R

    I have a stack of embroidered arcs to finish!

  • Stitchin’ Kat

    I always have several projects going in the embroidery department. Currently I am stitching on some bibs for a friend who is expecting. Aimee Ray has the cutest designs! I am inspired by her designs, especially the mushrooms and little birdies.

  • t k

    I’d love to be able to sneak a peak inside those books!!

  • Judy Dee

    I attend a twice monthly crafts class, and we’re always looking for new ideas. These books would be incredible resources. We like the more practical items such as the pin cushions, pillowcases and pillows but we’ve even hand-sewn purses.
    This year my friend in Ireland and I (in Southern CA) are planning to impress one another with our beginning embroidery techniques, so I’ll need all the help I can get. She sent me the address for this blog so she’s probably doing the same on her side of the world.
    My hoops are ready and I have an idea to make a cover for a photograph album (or six) and finally get those pictures where they belong!

  • Garnet Wing

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Karen York

    I’m new to embroidery, but I love how easy and fun it is! I’m making a change purse / zippered catch-all for my daughter with an embroidered hedgehog on it.

  • kathrynn polfer

    What a great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win

  • Amanda Morales

    I am getting ready to embroider a drawing that my husband drew for me. Thanks for the chance to win these books, I love Aimee’s work.

  • Sandra Rumsey

    I would delight in winning these books.

  • ChrisTea

    Oh how wonderful! I’ve looked at her books before and they are on my wish list. I would love to take the three of these home with me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • ChrisTea

    Oh how wonderful! I’ve looked at her books before and they are on my wish list. I would love to take the three of these home with me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • marjie

    i have a few weddings coming up and am working on embroidering some dish towels.
    the designs in these books look so fun to play with.

  • Kim Reid

    I mostly cross-stitch but would love to learn more about embroidery stitching, these books look amazing – thanks for the chance to win!

  • http://profiles.google.com/1961girl Linda Wright

    I’m working on an adaptation of a picture I picked up in Key West :) Bright colors!

  • Mimi

    I am embellishing a quilt with embroidered designs – it really is looking amazing!! Thanks for the chance… these books look great!!

  • Jen H

    I haven’t done much embroidery and I would love to try more. Especially incorporated in cloth dolls :) Thank-you for the chance to win these!

  • Jagels

    oh my, i love her work. please let me win!!! I have several embroidery projects in the work, a purse , a quilt, etc. i love to stitch! thanks

  • ladyjspice

    Thank you for the opportunity to win these fun books that I have admired for awhile now. I am sure the new one will be just as creative as the first were. My current embroidery project is doing a few samples of Kasuti for a class i will be teaching. I am also deep into some CQ blocks.

  • Dane S.

    I’m new to embroidery and I don’t have a teacher. so I am starting with a basic sampler handkerchief and moving on from there. next in line is a pillow case. Thanks so much!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chantel.lee.718 Chantel Lee

    I love embroidery! I recently finished a 12 days of Christmas embroidery project and will soon start a new Christmas project. I would LOVE these books!

  • Lynn Williams

    I would love to win this book. I have her other two books. Right now I’m working on dish towels with old time transfers. I love to embroidery.