Friday, March 1, 2013

Stitching for Stuff!

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!

1 comment:

Gaynell said...

Congratulations on being chosen! Can't wait to see what you are asked to do!