Giveaway!!! &Stitches, Scandinavian Issue!

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I don’t know how this happened, but I have somehow not yet mentioned that I am now a regular blogger over at the fantabulous embroidery blog, &Stitches!! Wha’?! Y’alls might remember that I did a guest tutorial series for them over the summer, and now I’m blogging there about once a week. It’s seriously super-awesome!

If you’ve never been there, &Stitches is pretty fantastic. Co-creators Carina (of Polka & Bloom) and Nicole (of Follow The White Bunny) offer such wonderful tutorials, patterns, stitch and style explorations, and so much more – their approach to embroidery meshes really well with my own. I really enjoy the research into different techniques and cultural traditions, the best uses for stitches and what they can do, etc. The geeky, technical stuff. So I feel really lucky to be able to join them on their blog and write about some of that stuff over there. Please, go check it out – if you like stitching, you won’t be sorry!

Today marks the release of issue 4 of the &Stitches digital magazine: Scandinavia &Stitches. It’s a pretty fantastic issue, you can trust me on that. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. It’s got gorgeous patterns by both Nicole and Carina, as well as a lovely cross-stitch pattern by Emily Wilmarth of Floss Box, a gorgeous felt project by Anne Mende (preview above), book reviews, color inspiration, and … oh, yeah, wait … *I* have something in it too! I contributed a small article to the Scandinavian issue – I do hope you’ll go check it out! Really, there’s even more than that, and it’s so wonderful. I’m so proud that I got to be even a little involved!

You can head over right now and buy yourself a copy of Issue 4 (which you should totally do), but you can also stick around here and take your chances on winning a copy! Those lovely &Stitches gals have offered my readers a giveaway copy, so leave a comment here – just say hi, or tell me about a project you’re working on, or a joke, whatever you like really – and I’ll pick one winner by random number generation at noon, UK time, next Wednesday (the 24th of October). Go, go, go!

17 Comments on Giveaway!!! &Stitches, Scandinavian Issue!

  1. Sunny Sajof
    October 19, 2012 at 15:35 (6 years ago)

    Wow such a great blog and giveaway!!! Fingers crossed for all and thanks!!!

  2. SewLittleToSay
    October 19, 2012 at 15:42 (6 years ago)

    What a great giveaway. Found your blog from a retweet. Now to catch up on previous posts and to investigate the andstitches blog.

  3. Kelli
    October 19, 2012 at 16:53 (6 years ago)

    While I’m working on my Christmas knitting, I am about to cross stitch for my daughter a Doctor Who project. She’s nearly 13 and loves Doctor Who.

  4. Gill
    October 19, 2012 at 17:19 (6 years ago)

    I’d love to win a copy! At the moment I’m piecing my ‘Groove’ quilt!

  5. Sewphie
    October 19, 2012 at 17:25 (6 years ago)

    Well I haven’t bought my copy yet so will take my chances here first – i have really enjoyed your &stitches posts :) my current projects are too numerous to list but i’m mostly working on felt christmas decorations at the moment x

  6. Jennifer
    October 19, 2012 at 17:25 (6 years ago)

    Thanks for the chance to win. Right now I am working on a quilt and a flower sketch embroidery. Love your blog!

  7. Sarah
    October 20, 2012 at 00:03 (6 years ago)

    Hi! This magazine looks amazing and I would love love to have a copy of it. I’m working on embroidering some feather ornaments for Christmas for a shop in my town.

  8. Genevieve
    October 20, 2012 at 01:18 (6 years ago)

    Oh my! sounds lovely!

    I’m working on a quilt for my mom for Christmas. All re-purposed linen from clothes and other things. Hand quilting it at the moment.. wish me luck!

    I hope I win! :)

  9. vickeyb
    October 20, 2012 at 21:57 (6 years ago)

    It would be great to win,hope I do. Right now I’m working on a back-pack for my partner and a wedding quilt for my neice.

  10. Cherryandcinnamon
    October 22, 2012 at 12:08 (6 years ago)

    Glad to hear you are having such a great time working with &stitches! I’ve just gone and signed up to a Edward Gorey stitch along with Nicole in the new year. I’ve never had a copy of &stitches as I tend to go for print magazines, but I’d love to try it out! Hope you are keeping well! Bridgeen.x

  11. Nessy
    October 22, 2012 at 16:51 (6 years ago)


    Thanks for the chance, love you blog! Right now I’m hoping to start on a few collections of mini bags to stash my items for when I go on holiday next year. Will be putting different types of blackwork on the outside of them!

    Nessy x

  12. Lauren
    October 23, 2012 at 10:05 (6 years ago)

    Lovely giveaway! I’m still fairly new to the world of sewing so it’s great to find so many interesting ideas online :)

  13. elephantjuice
    October 23, 2012 at 17:22 (6 years ago)

    Congratulations on becoming a regular blogger over there, that sounds exciting! It looks like a lovely magazine.

    I’ve only been getting back into embroidery and needlework over the past year or so, and your work is so inspiring! One of these days I’m going to treat myself to a few of your lovely embroidery patterns and stitch some lovely fairytale scenes. Can’t wait :)

  14. Emmie Haight
    October 23, 2012 at 18:24 (6 years ago)

    So excited to have found you and your blog through instagram! Im on a huckaback embroidery kick right now so Im working on some more tea towels to give as Christmas gifts this year :)

  15. Andrea
    October 23, 2012 at 21:50 (6 years ago)

    Hi! I love those Scandinavian inspired stitcheries! I’m starting a quilt at the moment, but I love to stitch embroidery-wise in the downtime. Idle hands and all that…

  16. ulla fredriksson
    October 24, 2012 at 06:11 (6 years ago)

    What a wonderful embroidery magazie with a Scandinavia magazine.It woul be great to win a copy of it.
    Wish you all e lovely day

  17. Sydney
    October 24, 2012 at 06:15 (6 years ago)

    meow meow meow meow! Thank you so much for offering the giveaway. I found you on instagram and LOVE all your photos! <3