Hi Everyone!  Welcome to the “S is for Stitch” blog hop!  I’ve been lucky enough to receive a copy of this book and I’ve had so much fun looking through all the embroidery projects.  If you love embroidery, you’ll love this book!

S is for Stitch

Kristyne over at Pretty By Hand, is the author of S is for Stitch.  It’s her first book and it’s so cute!  It’s perfect for beginners, teens, tweens, and everyone!   With embroidery designs for girls or boys she’s right up my alley.  S is for Stitch has 2 alphabets, along with embroideries for each.  A is for Angel…or maybe an ant.  Are you a ballerina or is baseball more your style? You’ll find them all in this book.

What little boy wouldn’t want this little car stitched on a pair of jeans or favorite shirt?  Stitch 3 cars in a row and you’ve got a picture just waiting to be framed.

Beep honk

Framed car

You can take any of the embroidery designs in Kristyne’s book and stitch so many pretty things!   I just couldn’t resist stitching the angel wings.  I combined one strand of silver metallic floss, with 3 strands of embroidery floss to give the embroidery a little sparkle.  You can stitch the designs individually like I did, or combine them for a cute ABC quilt for your little one.   Kristyne gives you great directions and makes it easy.


Don’t you just love this little quilt?  You’ll find complete directions in Kristyne’s book!


S is for Stitch answers all those embroidery questions you might have, like how to knot the floss, what kind of scissors to use, to hoop or not hoop?  I loved the “how to” section with its color photos and great directions. If you don’t know how to do the quilter’s knot, this book show will show you how, and I love her tips for working with embroidery floss.

You could win a copy of S is for Stitch.  The deadline to enter is April 4th 2013 and all you have to do is leave a comment on this post.    I’ll pick a random winner on  April 4th and C & T publishing will send the winner a copy of Kristyne’s book.  If you live outside the U.S. you’ll win an e-book version.

Here’s the list of the blogs on the tour and you can enter to win at each blog.  If you haven’t had a chance to visit Kristyne’s blog, Pretty by Hand, be sure and stop by and say hello.


Allison Rosen @ stashbooksblog.com – March 19
Allison Harris @ cluckclucksew.com – March 20
Amanda Jean Nyberg @ crazymomquilts.blogspot.ca – March 21
Amy Sinibaldi @ nanacompany.typepad.com – March 22
Anne Sutton @ bunnyhillblog.com – March 25
Lori Holt @ beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.ca – March 26
Sherri McConnell @ aquiltinglife.com – March 27
Kristine @ prettybyhand.com – March 28

Happy Monday everyone!


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