Friday, 13 January 2012

&stitches - a giveaway!

Issue1Cover

&stitches is a brand spanking new e-zine dedicated to handwork - embroidery, applique and the like. The first issue came out this week, and last night I spent a really enjoyable hour or so with a cup of tea and a packet of biscuits (cookies to my US friends) and wished I could embroider as beautifully as Nicole and Carina, the talent behind &stitches. I can't, but that doesn't mean I won't get out my floss and give it a go. There's a pattern by Nicole in Issue 1 that I'd particularly love to have a go at - some stitched text that would make a great hoop for my studio wall.

Inside the issue you will find original patterns for both embroidery and applique, including this trio of fishy friends by Corinne of September House...

Issue1FeaturePattern

...plus there are book reviews, interviews and really interesting features.


I bet you want to have a peek, don't you? Well, you can go and buy a copy for yourself by visiting the website here.

Or you can take your chances and enter my giveaway! You could (of course) go buy a copy for yourself, enter my giveaway as well, and send your prize copy to a friend. That would be a really lovely thing to do, plus it would win you extra friend points, which could be used later in case of an emergency.

Whatever way you do it - enter the giveaway! One person picked by the lovely Mr Random.Org will win their very own digital copy of &stitches issue 1. I'll leave the giveaway open until Monday evening (Jan 16th) UK time and announce the lucky winner on Tuesday morning.

You can get extra entries as follows;

  • 1 entry - comment on this post
  • a second entry - follow @stitchygeeks on twitter (come back and leave a second comment here to let me know)
  • a third entry - follow the &stitches blog (come back and leave an additional comment here to let me know)

Good luck peeps!!!


GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

194 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a lovely magazine! Maybe I could learn to do some embroidery other than buttonhole stitch.
Lisa
Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot)

Anne said...

Oh wow, I ADORE that little koi pattern you featured here!! That's fabulous. :D

I am definitely going to go look up this magazine. Thank you for the heads up, and a chance to win it!

Rachel said...

Oh, Mr Random.Org, I am right here!!! LOL...Thanks for the opportunity. Looks like fun. I have to figure out how to print a pattern from an e-zine before I can buy any (more, SHH!)of them!!

Quiltjane said...

Yay. I am absolutely hopeless at embroidery and this e-zine looks fabulous. Thanks for giveaway Katy

Quiltjane said...

I follow atStitches on Twitter now

Quiltjane said...

Now I am a humble follower of AtStitches blog. Now off to add it to my sidebar and tell the world.

Anita said...

The cover is simply beautiful.

Lexi said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Loving your Swoon-along, chopping away madly! Lexi

Karen said...

Love the idea of the & Stitches ezine. It looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Little Creatable said...

I heard Nicole talking about this didn't realize it was out yet. Can't wait to stitch these fishes!

Karen said...

And I am now also a very happy follower of the & Stitches blog!

MG said...

I've been wanting to re-learn embroidery. My mom taught me 30+ years ago, and I recently inherited some unfinished pillowcases from that time.

Jenelle said...

I am heading over to the & Stitches website right after this. I love to embroider, and frankly I would probably get more use out of a e-zine dedicated to handwork than I would from an other craft. Thanks for sharing!

Jenelle said...

I am now following & Stitches on twitter.
@Jenelle_EandA

Jenelle said...

I am also now following the &Stitches blog!

Cheryl said...

I am following &stitches

Cheryl said...

I love the fish, so beautiful

Colby said...

I have been waiting for a modern embroidery magazine or site!! This is great! Thanks for sharing!

Colby said...

And I just followed the blog! So excited to see what they have!

Richard Healey said...

Mr Random Pick me!

Richard Healey said...

Followed The blog Pick me again!

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com/2012/01/giveaways.html

Martina said...

The fish are so cute! Thanks so much!

Martina said...

I follow the blog! Thanks for a second chance!

Kathy MacKie said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Katie said...

Yay for embroidery! I can always use new ideas and inspiration. Thanks for this giveaway!

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

oohh, it looks like an interesting e-zine!

Jill said...

Just picked up embroidery again and this looks like a fun pattern.

Craftysquirrel said...

Looks perfect for a rainy day

hueisei said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Finger crossed :)

hueisei said...

I follow &Stitches on Twitter via @hueisei

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

Fantastic to have a modern embroidery site.

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

Have joined http://andstitches.blogspot.com.

Shevvy said...

Its such a long time since I did any embroidery..hmm. Another thing to add to the todo list!

Krista-Poppyprint said...

More digital stitchy reading? Sign me up!!!

Krista-Poppyprint said...

Ok I'm following their every tweet!

Judith said...

Please enter me into your givaway. Living out here I miss my magazines and subcriptions are to expensive. Thanks for the shance

Manda said...

It looks like a great ezine!

Manda said...

I follow &stitches blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

Heleen Groot said...

I never win these things.....Ah well. It is Friday the 13th.....maybe I'll try my luck anyway!

Kathie said...

one of my goals this year is to learn how to add embroidery to my quilting and be more creative with threads/pearle cotton
I would love to win this issue I bet it may be just want I need!
thanks
Kathie

Kathie said...

Yes I became a follower of their blog! I follow yours as well as have it on my side bar.
sorry I don't do twitter!
kathie

Samelia's Mum said...

Oh those fishies. Can they be any cuter?

Samelia's Mum said...

I'm @sameliasmum - now following @stitchygeeks on twitter.

Amanda said...

wow - another fab crafty e-zine by the looks of it....thanks for offering a copy as a prize! Off to have a look at the website now :-) x

Sarah said...

Looks a fabulous magazine. Thank you for the opportunity to get my grubby little hands on this *goes off to wash said grubby hands in order to handle fabric*

Sarah said...

Have subscribed to their blog feed too - thanks for the redirection - another fabulous blog to read :D

Claire said...

Pick me, pick me, pick me...ok now I sound like a little kid but, pick me! Please?

charlotte said...

Looks good. I love to see stitchery making a comeback. There is some nice stuff out here.

Joan and Kevin said...

Love it!!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Anita said...

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

Anita said...

I'm following you on Twitter now.

Joan said...

Looks like a great magazine! Thanks for the opportunity!

Joan said...

I am a follower. Thank you!

Anita said...

And I'm now following your blog! Thanks again!

thecandytree125 said...

How exciting - looking for some embroidery inspiration!

Spoolhardy Girl said...

Great book! Thanks for the chance!

Spoolhardy Girl said...

I follow @stitchygeeks !

Spoolhardy Girl said...

......and I follow the blog. I called &stitches a book up there, but I know it's an e zine.

Susanne said...

These fishes are sooo cute :) I want to do more embroidery like this.
Susanne

Susanne said...

Just started following them (Google Reader).
Susanne

April said...

What lovely work on the little fishes - so cute!
Thanks for the giveaway and I'll look up that magazine as well.

sarah said...

I have decided to do more embroidery this year and this book looks lovely xx fingers crossed I win :)

amy said...

Very cool! I'd love to learn more about embroidery! The little appliquéd hoop is so cute too!

amy said...

I'm following their blog. :)

amy said...

I'm following on twitter as well!!

S.A.M said...

I am new to hand work. I would love a chance to win.

S.A.M said...

I follow on Twitter

S.A.M said...

I follow the blog...really like it.

Rowen said...

Loving the fish!

Jan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
jlc053-1@yahoo.co.uk

Jan said...

Now following &stitches blog.
jlc053-1@yahoo.co.uk

Lee said...

Cute koi! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Lee said...

I follow Stitches blog now also! thanks!

ELNM said...

I would love try embroidering again - it's been a long time since I've tried. Thank you for the chance to win!

Freddie said...

I like the fish, they are very cute.

Wendy said...

So pretty, beautiful colors. Thanks!

gill said...

Love the fish!
Count me in please!

gill said...

I follow &stitches blog!

Liane R. said...

Would love to win!

Liane R. said...

Following &stitches blog!

Needled Mom said...

The projects and the artwork look fabulous.

Quilting "b" said...

I would love to have this book. I have just started doing embroidery again. It is amazing how much I have forgotten.

Marci Girl said...

What a lovely e-zine! Great giveaway!

Quilting "b" said...

Following &stitches blog. Thank you for a great giveaway

sewfunbymonique said...

This looks like a great ezine. Perfect timing for me since I want to do more hand work!

sewfunbymonique said...

I followed them on twitter

sewfunbymonique said...

I am following the blog!

ylrbmk said...

I need to check out these creative e-zines. I like the idea of digital magazines.

Sue said...

I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance!

sweeney.susanna@gmail.com

Sue said...

following on twitter @lafemmeknitkita

sweeney.susanna@gmail.com

Sue said...

Following the instiches blog through google reader!

sweeney.susanna@gmail.com

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zarina said...

This looks real cool - I love colors.

zarina said...

I am now following & Stitches blog.

Bry said...

Those fish are adorable! And the magazine sounds fantastic!! Thanks for a chance!

quiltercaroline said...

Oh What a lovely looking emag. I am really loving hand work at the moment as I have limited time at the machine due to ill health. thanks for the giveaway.

quiltercaroline said...

I am now also following their blog. thanks

Lee Ann said...

Oh, this looks like it could be wonderful. I'm still wanting to start embroidery. Love those fishes. Maybe that will be a first project? Thank you for a chance to win.

Lee Ann said...

I now follow @stitchygeeks on twitter (@dlk3265)

Lee Ann said...

I am following &Stitches blog. :-)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Looks like a fabulous magazine - just the thing that's missing from the market!

Rachel said...

Awww...those fish are adorable! I'd love to win a copy :)

strandkorbtraum said...

I'm going to go for the "not buy a copy for myself but still give it away to a friend"-option (should I win that is). There sure a some nice patterns in it.

Strawberry Patch said...

me me pretty please!

Christine said...

Looks like a fab magazine! More things to add to the ever growing to do list!!

cmcccorriston@hotmail.co.uk

Zombie Leah said...

Cool, thanks for the chance to win!

leahthezombie at gmail dot com

Zombie Leah said...

I'm following the &stitches blog too!

Robyn said...

I would love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway.

robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Robyn said...

I am now a follower of &Stiches.

robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Nan said...

thanks for this opportunity, looking forward to winning! Going over now to follow &Stitches...

Flying Blind... said...

Oooh sewing - I do that!

Flying Blind... said...

I follow on the twit x

scheibach said...

I love the resurgence of embroidery, so modern and beautiful.

scheibach said...

Following on Twitter!

scheibach said...

&theblog of &Stitches!

Rosa said...

those fish are very cute.

Addibrae said...

That looks really interesting.

Katie B. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity. Love your blog. Always look forward to seeing your great projects.
JoAnne jbquilt43 at yahoo dot com

The Village Queen said...

Would love one of these, thanks for turning us on to them!

PFennessy said...

Me, me, please!! Would love to see this!

CaraQuilts said...

I've been loving the embroidery I've gotten into since Market!

Caroline said...

I went and checked out Carina's blog and OH MY GOODNESS, what gorgeous work. Thanks for passing me along to her. Having only dabbled in embroidery before I'm excited to see what the contents of the ezine are like! :D

Caroline said...

And while I don't have a twitter account I DO follow the blog. :)

Addibrae said...

I follow @stitchygeeks on twitter.

memmens said...

Wow it looks fantastic, I don't do much stitching but my 7yr old has done a bit in the last year so I can be inspired by this and share with her!
thanks

memmens said...

I don't twitter but I'm now following there blog
thanks for the chance to win.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I'd love to have a look...please count me in :o)

Penny said...

I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the giveaway!

Penny said...

I've checked out the &stitches blog and added it to my reader.

Christina Aiton said...

OOOH looks like my kind of book - thanks for the chance to win

Christina Aiton said...

I am now a follower of &stitches blog

Debra said...

The sneek peek looks wonderful!

Debra said...

Following on Twitter!

Debra said...

Now following &stitches blog!

MaryAnnB said...

Very cool new e-zine!! I am just getting back into embroidery and this is definitely an inspirational book! Thank you for the give-away!

MaryAnnB said...

OH yes, definitely added &stitches blog to my list!! (housework will NEVER get done at this point LOL) thanks again for the giveaway!

Corinthians Grace said...

Now following the blog. Here hoping

Corinthians Grace said...

Love the e-zine. At least I can do embroidery whilst doing thousand of other things

Melissa said...

Ooh! September House patterns are so pretty! I've been wanting to get back into embroidery so this magazine would be great inspiration!

Melissa said...

now following on twitter :)

Melissa said...

Following the Stitches blog too!

k8tbug5280 said...

Following the Stitches blog

k8tbug5280 said...

Looks like a great book!

k8tbug5280 said...

Following on twitter

SeamedUP said...

I have heard that this e-zine was on the way - thanks for the chance to win one!

Sarah said...

Sounds gorgeous Katy, count me in, thanks :)

Sarah said...

Following on Twitter!

Sarah said...

And following the blog.

Kathy said...

LOVE those little fish! I just found a TON of embroidery floss in my mom's closet that she'll never use. It's mine now and I'm ready to go. All I need is a few good patterns like this to get started. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kathy said...

I follow you on Twitter now as KShahann. Thanks, peep!

Lotti said...

ooh I do love me a bit of embroidery

rebeccamiller777@gmail.com said...

I love embroidery sooo much! I would absolutely love to try out some new patterns, especially from such an awesome looking magazine.

Anna Honeysett said...

I love embroidery, I'm now following the &stitches blog - great inspiration.

Maxine said...

I like to embroider when there's snow everywhere. Now would be a perfect time to win!

Sara said...

Great giveaway!

Polly Primrose said...

I would love to learn to embroider so this would be perfect to get me started.

safieh said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to try out this new stitchy mag!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Oooh thanks for the reminder Katy, I thought I'd entered ... !!

I seem to be leaning more and more to applique and embroidery recently, so this looks wonderful. I'd love to win!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

Following the &stitches blog ... what loveliness!

oh my ... the word verification is 'doomin' !! Hope that's not a 'sign' that I'm out of the running LOL!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

And I'm following the twitteriness ...

Wendy D. P. said...

Love those fishies!

Rohaise said...

This looks very promising! I love the fish pattern.

Bingaling said...

I love it...learning a bit of hand embroidery is on my to-do list for this year. This looks like a great place to start!
Thanks for letting us know about it!
Chanda

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Would love to peruse this magazine!

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

I am following &Stitches!

KatieQ said...

I now follow the &STitches blog.

KatieQ said...

The magazine sounds like a great read for embroiderers.

The Hungry Crafter said...

Very cute -- I've been enjoying embroidery so much and would love to check this new mag out!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Oh I love books what ever way they come.

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

Joined & stiches

Jacqui said...

What a great idea - a modern embroidery magazine to go with my modern quilting magazines!

Jacqui said...

And I'm following the &Stitches blog now too.

Jayme said...

I LOVE those fishies!!!!!!!

Jayme said...

I follow!!

GG said...

I'm so glad I found your blog (via a different blog I subscribe to)! I would love to be the winner of your GiveAway!
Thanks for the chance.

GG said...

I am following the &stitches blog!

GG said...

I did go to the Twitter link, but it said the contest was closed. But it also said that I could go to your blog & still enter. I'm a bit confused & just wanted to share that!

Lindsey said...

Ok, I've got to admit that I totally thought the person in comment #1 said something about a butthole stitch, and I had to re-read the post to make sure this wasn't some kind of embroidery fetish magazine. Even though it's not, I'd still love a chance to win, thanks!

Lindsey said...

I'm following the &stitches blog!

Addibrae said...

I now follow the &stitches blog.

amy dame said...

this looks awesome! i've barely done any embroidery at all in the past year, because i'm addicted to quilting, but i really miss it. i'm determined that this year i'm going to do more!

Sis-O said...

love the little fishies. I love to embroider and want to improve.

amy dame said...

oh, and i'm following their twitter feed!

amy dame said...

and their blog - and now i see who's behind the e-zine, and i'm even more excited! yay!

meli B said...

I love to embroider and am always looking for inspiration so I will enter and have a peek too.

Maggie said...

What a great Ezine! Very cool!

Kim said...

That looks dangerously good, I'm teaching my daughter to embroider at the moment so it's a hot topic in our house!

Becky Butler said...

Those fishes look so cute!

rebeccamiller777@gmail.com said...

Am following on twitter :)

Biscuit said...

Am following the &Stitches blog

Ullhärvan said...

I would love to win a copy and let a friend have a look at it!

Ullhärvan said...

I follow &Stitches blog.

Hoola Tallulah said...

Love it, thanks for another faboo giveaway!