It's been a challenge to get back in the groove this week! There has been a lot of TV watching and embroidery to pass the time between snow shoveling intervals (it is snowing again, as I am writing)
And there is going to be more embroidery, because my application to be a sample stitcher for Penguin and Fish was accepted! I got the newsletter with the call for applicants Monday afternoon, and fired off an email that said "pick me! pick me!" and they did!
I think their designs are very cute and I can't wait to see what they will send me to stitch up. In exchange for stitching samples, they have offered fat quarters of their organic fabric and/or a signed copy of "Sew and Stitch Embroidery" by Alyssa Thomas, the creative force behind Penguin and Fish. The book will be coming out in May and will include transfers!
I love transfers! When I want to embroider, I don't want to have to draw it out first. I just want to pick some colors and dig in, so transfers are always my first choice. I think an alphabet quilt stitched with P & F designs would be super cute!
If you would like to be considered for stitching samples down the road, let me know and I will forward the newsletter to you, or you can sign up at Alyssa's blog to receive it directly, and get a free pattern!