130 ways to stitch away your lunch hour: see our embroidery! (+ giveaway)

Martingale staffers and friends have been stitch, stitch, stitching their way toward the release of the new book Lunch-Hour Embroidery—and we are SO excited to show off our embroidery to you today!

Lunch-Hour Embroidery

Lunch-Hour Embroidery is packed with fun embroidery motifs—from apples, anchors, and alligators to zebras, zippers, and zinnias, you’ll love creating your own embroidery art from A to Z.

From Lunch-Hour Embroidery
In this debut book from Martingale’s “Lunch-Hour” series, you’ll learn 10 basic embroidery stitches in minutes. Then you’ll choose from more than 75 cute motifs to embroider, plus the entire alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters. The illustrations are easy to trace and sew and enlarge or reduce, and you can transfer them to clothing, linens, bags, and more. Mix and match motifs and letters to create one-of-a-kind embroidery projects!

What we love most about the book is that it comes from one of our very own staffers, Martingale design manager Adrienne Smitke, who illustrated all the motifs in the book. Adrienne is here as a guest writer today to tell us more about the creation of Lunch-Hour Embroidery—and to share our embroidery projects with you!


Adrienne SmitkeWhen Martingale asked me to kick off their “Lunch-Hour” series by illustrating an alphabet book of embroidery patterns, I was excited. “No problem!” I thought. But they also wanted a full alphabet of capital and lowercase letters, and not just one, but THREE designs for each letter!

Cut to me making lists of animals, and foods, and nouns of every variety on my phone, and on spare scraps of paper, and asking everyone I knew if they had ideas for things that started with the letter “V” or “Q.” But in the end, it was worth all those brainstorm sessions because this book is JAM-PACKED FULL of fun motifs for you to stitch!

I love embroidery because you can fit in a little stitching any time you’ve got a few free minutes. There’s no need for expensive materials, and it’s perfect for on-the-go projects. Even if you’ve never embroidered before, you only need about $10 to $15 of basic supplies to get started, and once you get the hang of a few basic stitches, the possibilities are endless.

Basic embroidery supplies
Basic embroidery supplies

In Lunch-Hour Embroidery, we break down the 10 basic stitches I used in my designs. Take a few minutes to practice stitching each one, and figure out if you like stitching with a hoop or without (I prefer to use a hoop, but either way is fine).

Mountain embroideryThen it’s time for the greatest challenge of all—deciding which design to make first! If you’re looking for a quick project, these sweet-and-simple designs can easily stand on their own. Once you’re done stitching, try framing a completed design inside an embroidery hoop to hang on your wall—instant art! Looking for a last-minute gift idea? You can finish any of the motifs in a weekend. Check out these little llamas I made as a gift to hang in my mom’s fiber-filled craft room.

Llama embroidery motif
Llama motif

But that’s just the beginning. Basically anything you can get a needle and floss through can be brightened up with a little stitching. The book includes a few ideas for things you can make with purchased materials (no sewing required!) to get you started.

From Lunch-Hour Embroidery
Buy a fabric item, add a little
Lunch-Hour Embroidery, and voilà!

But why stop there? Check out what Martingale employees have been stitching up from the book:

Lunch-Hour Embroidery motifs
You can even combine multiple motifs to make a larger project, such as this Happy Camper pillow. I made this using a purchased linen pillow cover.

I hope this gets you excited to start stitching, whether on your lunch break or at any time of day! Share your projects with us online—use the hashtags #lunchhourembroidery and #madewithmartingale so we can find them!


Lunch-Hour EmbroideryThanks for telling us more about Lunch-Hour Embroidery, Adrienne!

We’re giving away an eBook copy of Lunch-Hour Embroidery to one lucky winner today! To enter to win, tell us in the comments:

What’s your level of embroidery expertise?

  • I’m an expert.
  • I’m learning!
  • Never tried it, but I want to learn how now!

Good luck! And if you’re ready to start stitching during your next lunch hour, you can order Lunch-Hour Embroidery at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.


378 Comments

  • I’m learning

    Karen on December 18, 2017
  • "never tried it" or at least so very very long ago that I don’t remember details – but I want to learn!!!

    —Regina Arlauckas on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —Carol W on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve picked it back up again after many years. Love these motifs! Very cute.

    —Jamie Graham on December 18, 2017
  • Have done some embroidery for years but still learning new stitches and, hopefully, improving my work. Inspired by my Grandmother who did beautiful embroidery.

    —stitchinmom on December 18, 2017
  • I used to do a lot of embroidery when I was younger. Work and commitments took me away, but I am starting to dabble in it more these days since life has slowed down.

    —Annette Forgie on December 18, 2017
  • I’m an expert I guess. I did my first embroidery in kindergarten and I’m pushing 60. But I love quick projects now that my eyes aren’t as good as they used to be and my fingers feel some pains.

    —April Lopez on December 18, 2017
  • Oh this looks like a wonderful book!!! I learned to embroider at a young age, along with other handwork. I think it’s a great way to express ourselves and keep busy-without an electronic device!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Cyndi Duffin on December 18, 2017
  • I love embroidery and I am always learning. I started at age 10 with printed pillowcases (for my Hope Chest – does that date me?) I do not consider myself a beginner, but I am not as good as the ladies who do the beautiful embroidery with shading.

    —Janet on December 18, 2017
  • I loved embroidery when I did it years ago, and would like to try it again.

    —Kathy on December 18, 2017
  • I’m still learning, my major problem is conformaty of stitch length. But I am still trying.

    —Stephanie Woodward on December 18, 2017
  • I’m not exactly an expert but I’m pretty good (I say that humbly, of course). I embroidered both of my grandchildren’s christening outfits and was very pleased with them. But I still have much to learn.

    —Allison Evrard on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Lin on December 18, 2017
  • I consider myself almost an expert bc I did a LOT of this before I got to cross-stitch & now quilting. But a book would still be handy for a reminder of certain stitches.

    —Angelia Ulrich on December 18, 2017
  • I am still learning and I have been doing this forever. Would love to learn Brazilian embroidery techniques. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Janey on December 18, 2017
  • I am re-learning. I used to do a lot of embroidery and crewel work but got away from it. I’m dabbling into embroidery again. Just small stuff. Can’t get too elaborate because age is taking it’s toll on my eyes. Which is why I love these little motifs in this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    —Kathleen Kingsbury on December 18, 2017
  • Somewhere in between an expert and learning. I have been stitching for many years.

    —Debbie Chenoweth on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —stephanie on December 18, 2017
  • Hesitate to call myself an expert…I do a great deal of embroidery and always want to learn something new. Cute ideas in this book. Would like to have it!

    —Marilyn Fite on December 18, 2017
  • I’m a lifelong learner. Started doing embroidery as a very young girl at my grandmother’s knee.

    —Amy Cofer on December 18, 2017
  • Haven’t done much hand embroidery in years. Retired now and would love to start again. Great ideas in this book. Thank you

    —Kris on December 18, 2017
  • I’m rediscovering this craft that I did a lot of, years ago! It’s more fun now than it was…and this book looks awesome! Love the ways to add a personal touch and some whimsy to items already made. And I can’t stand sitting still with nothing to do – so this is perfect!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jacque on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning! I need practice, this book would give me lots of options!

    —Janice on December 18, 2017
  • I have embroidered quite a few things, but I’m still learning!

    —Dawn Hollingsworth on December 18, 2017
  • Since I’ve been doing embroidery from the age of seven I think I would say I’m an expert. I still have my first piece of work, a simple pin cushion. I find it so relaxing to just sit and sew. It slow the world down a bit.

    —Karen H on December 18, 2017
  • I learned to embroider as a child but hadn’t done much embroidery until earlier this year. I am now working on wool felt embroidery and fallen back in love with it. I am a learner, always!

    —Karen Cheney on December 18, 2017
  • I love embroidering by hand – still learning and would love to try everything in this lovely book!

    —Celene on December 18, 2017
  • I would not call myself an expert,but I have been embroidering for years.
    There are some projects that it enhances,and it is a good pick up,soothing skill when you have a little time and don’t want to sit at the machine.

    —Nancy Currier on December 18, 2017
  • Like many others, I did a lot of embroidery as a child. I really haven’t done any as an adult, so I have much to learn and relearn.

    —Kathy on December 18, 2017
  • Haven’t done any embroidery in a very long time. This book makes me want to try it again!

    —Rose on December 18, 2017
  • This looks like a great book to add to my collection. My granddaughters are just learning to stitch and this would be perfect.

    —Pam on December 18, 2017
  • Embroidery is my relaxation. I wouldn’t say I’m an expert however; if I’m in front of the TV, I have a floss and needle in my hands.

    Kristie on December 18, 2017
  • I love embroidery and have done quite a few projects, but I don’t think I am an expert. There’s always more to learn! This book looks like so much fun!

    —Deidra on December 18, 2017
  • I have never tried embroidery, but want to learn now! This book is very cute and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

    —Lynn on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning and enjoy doing handiwork in the evening.

    —Sharon on December 18, 2017
  • I’m closer to "I’m learning" than "I’m an expert"! Lunch Hour Embroidery motifs are so cute for quick projects and look like they’d be perfect for any level of embroidery expertise.

    —Linda B on December 18, 2017
  • I am getting back into it after many many years. Glad it’s making a comeback.

    —Brenda on December 18, 2017
  • I’m leaning. I would not call myself an expert in embroidery but I really enjoy doing it! This book looks like an excellent book to own. Thank you for the opportunity to win it! Good luck to all.

    —Marg on December 18, 2017
  • Well, I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I’m real good at the stitches that I do know and have been embroidering since I was about 5 or 6 years old. Looks like this book has some cute ideas in it!

    —Dottie Macomber on December 18, 2017
  • I’m kind of in the learning category. I don’t do very much of it, yet when I see awesome designs like these, I want to dive in! Love this!!

    Susan Mulvihill on December 18, 2017
  • I haven’t embroidered in years, but I learned as a child by doing samplers… how old-school is that? This book is adorable.

    —BETSY LANG on December 18, 2017
  • Just learning! Looks like a lovely book- Happy Camper is the cutest!!!
    Happy holidays to you!

    —Deirdre on December 18, 2017
  • I am not an expert by any means since I’ll always be learning. I love this idea of small doable motifs. I get immobilized by some of the huge projects out there. I just don;t have hours and hours to stitch! Thanks for the chance to win this fun ebook!

    —Kathryn in Ontario on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning! The book looks very approachable and fun!

    —Shari K. on December 18, 2017
  • I use to do embroidery several years ago and I am picking it up again now that I am retired. Hope to learn new methods.

    —Darliss Peabody on December 18, 2017
  • Just learning!Looking for suggestions

    —Nancy Runnels on December 18, 2017
  • I used to be an expert, but I can’t do it at all anymore, bad hands. 😔 But my oldest daughter loves to embroider, and she would love this!

    —Debbie Clayton on December 18, 2017
  • I’m an enthusiastic learner! 🙂

    —Mary Jensen on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning! It’s been a while since I tried an embroidery project. This could be just the thing to get me (re)started! : )

    —Linda on December 18, 2017
  • I am always learning but have done a lot of stitching.

    —Diane Vaccari on December 18, 2017
  • I wouldn’t say I’m an expert, but have embroidered quite a few things in my day. I’m still learning new stitches.

    —kathy on December 18, 2017
  • I wouldn’t say that I am an expert but I have been embroidering for many years and I am rather addicted. So many lovely designs to do and more stitches to learn.

    —Ondrea on December 18, 2017
  • Somewhere between learning and expert (closer to learning!). Looks like there are so many really cute patterns. I would love to try some of them. I have a young great-granddaughter who wants to learn and I am sure some of these would be a great starter pattern for her.

    —Patti Beam on December 18, 2017
  • I have never done embroidery but have done counted cross stitch. I would love to have a go at embroidery.

    —Lori on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. I don’t do embroidery often enough to be expert at it. Sometimes I look up how to do a stitch to refresh my memory. This looks like a wonderful book!

    —MoeWest on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning – again. I used to do hand embroidery when I was a teenager, but now realize it is so versatile that I want to get back into adding it to my sewing projects.

    —Terry on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering for a while bu I wouldn’t say I’m an expert. I still like to learn new things

    —Laura Cherry on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve embroidered for years, but have fallen away from it, this book looks like the perfect reason to pick up a needle again. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Linda S. on December 18, 2017
  • Learned as a child the basic stitch. Need to get back to learning

    —Sandra Carlson on December 18, 2017
  • I have an embroidery machine so I’m an expert at letting my machine do my embroidery for my quilt labels, etc (lol) but as far as ha d embroidery w/a hoop, im a total beginner. One that would love to change that status though!! I love the doodle book that allows u to tear out the sheet after u copy the images but I want to be the one that’s able to do it all myself, start to finish. I have a “thing” about a project of mine being ALL mine. I don’t ever send my quilts out to get finished, even tho my stitches won’t be perfect and surely not as professional-looking, i would much rather “own” the entire quilt/project, else I feel like a fraud somehow. For better or worse, if u get a gift from me, it’s TOTALLY from and done by me!

    —Tacy Tucker on December 18, 2017
  • I’d say I fall into the I’m learning category. I have been doing it on & off for years, but I am far from perfecting my stitches. I probably just need to do it more often.

    —Susan L. on December 18, 2017
  • I have embroidered some, definitely not expert. Always learning and these fun patterns would be so fun to try.

    —Susan Plant on December 18, 2017
  • After many years I am doing hand embroidery again

    —Carol on December 18, 2017
  • I am not an expert (don’t classify myself as an expert in anything) but I have done plenty of embroidery pieces, although its been a while. The designs in the book are very cute.

    —Cindy French on December 18, 2017
  • Adorable embroideries! Have done embroidery before but would not consider myself an expert! Would love to win this book😀

    —Carol Jiles-Davis on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning, so this book will be perfect for me 😉 thanks for a chance to win

    —Anne on December 18, 2017
  • I love to embroider and am still learning (always more to learn).

    —Charlotte on December 18, 2017
  • I am just learning to embroider and love it. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

    —Denise Sunderland on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning

    —Martha Henrichs on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. I’ve been practicing on white T-shirts

    —Debby T on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning

    Pat Urbeck on December 18, 2017
  • I learned to do embroidery when I was very young. I moved on to crewel stitching and now love doing counted cross stitch. Now that I am learning to quilt, I would like to embroider some squares to be incorporated into a pieced quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

    —Laurie Devers on December 18, 2017
  • I have done some embroidery, but would love to do it more often and learn some of the fancier stitches. These are great little projects for an afternoon. They are also such great gifts.

    —Lauren on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been a member of a needle arts guild in the past, so I think I am pretty competent. I’ve a collection of Vogart iron-on patterns in my stash and remember when everyone did beautiful pillowcases with the designs. The new approach to patterns is lovely..what fun!

    Gail G on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning. I know a few basic stitches, but trying to learn more.

    —Susan on December 18, 2017
  • I WAS an expert, when I was home with little kids. Then 30 years of work and back to school and more work… Now I still work, and I also make quilts, but I’d love to have a handwork project available when I am sitting in a waiting room or visiting with like-minded friends, or when I don’t have a quilt binding to finish by hand. This looks like a book full of happy projects!

    —Carol Johnson on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. 🙂

    —Jenni Trimmer on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning

    —Carol M on December 18, 2017
  • Love handwork but have not mastered embroidery. Lunch time would be perfect during the cold winter months.

    —Jane on December 18, 2017
  • Your new book looks nteresting…the motifs are literally shown on realistic projects suitable for a wide range of gift giving..also, primitive enough ideas for beginners like me to understand and apply to real life‼️♥️🎄🤗✝️☝️🕊
    I hope you select me for one of your free books,
    Margaret Urschel
    Crazeeemu@gmail.com

    —Margaret Urschel on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —Sheryl Ross on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning and would love to stitch the MaMa Llama!

    —Jeannette on December 18, 2017
  • I learned to embroider as a little girl of about 7.Struggled over those lazy day
    And French knots pulling thru but still loved it. My mom
    Still embroiders kitchen towels with the days of
    The week motifs for wedding shower gifts.
    I Love adding embroidery on quilts and now
    Have entered the world of Sue spargo embroidery
    Learning amazing stitches that I never thought
    Possible! Fun to always learn something new!
    The designs in this book look like such fun!

    —Joanne Moore on December 18, 2017
  • i am always learning and getting better….love the hand work, find it very relaxing.

    —leslee weatherup on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —NancyB on December 18, 2017
  • I’m not an expert by any means, but I love handwork. I’m working on a red-work piece right now. A relaxing way to keep my hands busy during the cold winter months.

    —Terri on December 18, 2017
  • I learned to do embroidery from my Mom in the days when hand stitching meant darning socks on a lightbulb. Every few years I get the bug again. It’s relaxing and easy to pick up while watching TV. Still learning new stitches.

    —Liz F on December 18, 2017
  • Does counted cross stitch count? I really enjoy doing that.

    —Ann D on December 18, 2017
  • I have done embroidery for many years. I can’t say that I would call myself an expert, so let’s say I am a seasoned embroider. The book looks wonderful!

    —Denise W on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. I will always be a student.

    —Pat K on December 18, 2017
  • I started embroidery when I was in junior high. I did some type of embroidery or cross-stitch on every sheet and pillowcase we owned. For some reason I stopped (probably raising kids and working full time)but have recently picked it back up again and loving it. I am still trying to regain my skills.

    —Deena Drevs on December 18, 2017
  • I did a lot of embroidery as a young girl, many moons ago, but haven’t done much since. I need to practice, I think.
    I like the nice finish it puts on fabric projects.

    —JUDYD on December 18, 2017
  • I’m a learner but it is one of my NewYear’s goal to improve my embroidery skills! This book would be great!

    —Diane on December 18, 2017
  • I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I do enjoy embroidery. Lunch Hour Embroidery has many appealing designs! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on December 18, 2017
  • Got fairly good at stem-stitch as a child, embroidering my name on my fabric hand-prints for applique on aprons for grands- and great-grands. But have not done much in a very long time.

    —Stephanie on December 18, 2017
  • I’m another that learned to embroider as a child, so I am not a beginner nor am I an expert, but I love to embroider. It’s relaxing and something I can pick up anytime, while watching tv, on a car ride, on vacation. It’s a fun, take-along project.

    —Susan on December 18, 2017
  • I have been embroidering since I was a child. I started with pre-stamped designs. I stitched all kinds of designs on a jean jacket in the 70’s and then settled on cross stitch. Recently, I have helped a little girl(8 yrs old) at church get started on her stitching journey.

    —Karen A on December 18, 2017
  • I know how to embroider basic stitches, have some books about embroidery, but I need to practice , I love how embroidery looks on different projects.

    —celine-x on December 18, 2017
  • I know how to embroider basic stitches, but need to practice new ones, I have some booklets that show some new stitches , and I love to see embroidery projects.

    —celine-x on December 18, 2017
  • I am back to stitching again. It’s wonderful to see so many more books and patterns available. What a fun book "Lunch Hour Embroidery" is! I’m having fun learning new stitches!

    —Eileen Heinze on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. I need all the help I can get at this time.

    —Nancy on December 18, 2017
  • I enjoy embroidery, but stick with the simple, so would not consider myself an "expert". The book looks delightful.

    —Jo Anne Hawks on December 18, 2017
  • I began doing embroidery when I was in elementary school, stitching preprinted baby bibs. These days I do more counted cross stitch but I still find embroidery a convenient carry along project, especially when travelling and space is at a premium

    —Enid Chapman on December 18, 2017
  • Embroidery is my go to hand work. I love all the designs in this book.

    —Virginia Over on December 18, 2017
  • I would not consider myself and expert, but I do a lot of hand embroidery in my applique quilts and pillows. I mostly do the stem stitch, French knot and running stitch as in red work, but am still learning more stitches as I go. I love hand embroidery. I sometimes trace a picture and some sayings from a calendar and embroider them as well. Always creating and learning as I go.

    —Barbara Theriault on December 18, 2017
  • I love hand embroidery, especially red work. These designs look like so much fun!

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on December 18, 2017
  • I have embroidered many different items, but I am always learning new stitches, techniques and playing with new threads. I would love a copy of this book to continue my embroidery journey.

    —Judy Magner on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning and I think this book would be perfect!

    —Christine E. on December 18, 2017
  • I will not say I’m an expert….I’d say I’m experienced. Love hand stitching, it sEw relaxing. My favorite part of making a quilt is hand stitching the binding. I have added embroidery to many of the quilts I’ve made.

    —Pauline on December 18, 2017
  • I have embroidered since I was a little girl. Have taught one of my granddaughters and would love some inspiration in the form of this book.

    —Julie on December 18, 2017
  • I never use the word "expert." Always learning, always trying to do better. I had a major problem with my left eye so I am relearning. I haven’t given up on embroidery. Love it.

    —carol on December 18, 2017
  • I’d have to say I’m still learning since I can hardly call myself an expert. This book looks like it has lots of fun, quick projects.

    —Jane on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning.

    —JaniceCarole on December 18, 2017
  • I would guess I would have to say expert, but I love little projects to make as surprise gifts.

    Kara Overman on December 18, 2017
  • I guess I would choose "expert" based on projects I’ve done over the years…I did a lot of crewel embroidery in the 70s and lately have been picking up the needle again, enjoying some small projects. Still have a crewel project or two not quite finished 🙁 but I did finish some small UFOs in the past year! These designs look adorable – and I’ve wondered about doing some embroidery during my lunch hour! I’d love to win this book and try some of the projects!

    —Trudi on December 18, 2017
  • ¡Nunca lo intenté, pero quiero aprender cómo ahora!

    Translation: I never tried it, but I want to learn how now!

    —Margarita on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning embroidery and looking for some small, portable projects. This book looks perfect!

    —Deb Smith on December 18, 2017
  • I am a quilter and I have done cross stitch in the past, but not much embroidery. I do want to learn though. I recently took a class on coloring on embroidery projects. Now I just need to get some stitches down and have some fun.

    —Rose T on December 18, 2017
  • Just love beginning hand embroidery
    So many colors so many ideas
    Just a problem: little time
    Solution: lunchtime in no hurry

    —monica de la parra on December 18, 2017
  • I haven’t done any embroidery in years, but as a teen and young adult I use to make gifts for lots of occasions with embroidery. Then moved to crewel work and on to counted cross stitch. Can’t see well enough for that so have done a couple of embroidery items in the last couple of years. This book has some really cute projects I’d love to try.

    —Vickie Keith on December 18, 2017
  • Been doing it for a long time – love the new designs and motifs!!!

    —Ali on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Sherril McGann on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. Embroidery adds such wonderful a impression to any project. I’ve actually embroidered my signature onto the labels of my quilts!

    —Stephanie L on December 18, 2017
  • I wouldn’t say I was an "expert", but a capable, seasoned embroiderer. I’ve been doing all kinds of needlework since I was 10, and I’m nearly 60. Long time. Still a lot to learn!!

    —Piroska on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning. I know maybe two stitches. I have a piece of my mother’s work that needs to be finished with more stitches than I know, and this book would help me with that.

    —Linda on December 18, 2017
  • I’m definitely still learning. I’ve done a lot with the basic stitches, but need to practice some of the not so basic ones. These designs are adorable and basic which would make them fun, easy, and quick to do.

    —Jackie on December 18, 2017
  • My level of embroidery expertise is I’m learning. I’ve done some embroidery years ago so I’m pretty rusty.

    —Carol Gearey on December 18, 2017
  • I’m an expert. Love these designs!

    —Leslie Tidaback Hilmer on December 18, 2017
  • I’m still learning how to do all the fancy stitches. I can do basic embroidery stitches fairly well.

    —Nicole Sender on December 18, 2017
  • Always learning although I have done embroidery for years. The illustrations by Adrienne are wonderful, love 💕 them and look forward to stitching them.

    —Marilynn on December 18, 2017
  • I learned to hand embroider as a child and continue to do it today. I am currently embroidering quilt blocks for a quilt for my bed but I would say that I am still learning because there are so many stitches I have not yet tried.

    —Debbie Hastings on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning

    —Jayne P on December 18, 2017
  • I have done embroidery before but it has been a long time since my last piece. I would love to begin again!

    —Ann Brassell on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning.

    —Susan Enyart on December 18, 2017
  • OK, I learned when I was in grade school. That was about a hundred years ago. I would like to have some hand work to do at lunch. I’m somewhere between never tried it and I’m learning. It’s a cute book. I would love to win. 🙂

    —Kay Menefee on December 18, 2017
  • Well, I’m beyond the just learning stage but by no means an expert! Would like to pick up some of the more unique stitches.

    —Cathy on December 18, 2017
  • At a very young age my first sewing project was embroidery and I have done many embroidery projects since then. I hesitate to call myself an expert but am way above learning and below expert. Even though I have embroidered some unusual stitches along the way there are still some that I know I have yet to learn.

    —Judy on December 18, 2017
  • I have been embroidering since I was very young and it is one of my favorite crafts. I have been looking for a book of small motifs and this looks like it would be perfect!

    —Kim Zeigler on December 18, 2017
  • I am still learning but I am very used embroidery. Love to add it to everything, lol!

    martina on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning! I used to do some embroidery years ago, but haven’t done any for a long time. I’d love to have some patterns for quick projects.

    —Jan Carnes on December 18, 2017
  • The motifs are darling and do-able. What a great idea for a book. I consider myself an I’m learning stircher!

    —Laura Manning on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning – and have been for years. I enjoy embroidery but don’t do it enough. These motifs are cute! (and would be perfect for teaching some embroidery-adventurous Brownies)

    —Heather on December 18, 2017
  • I’m a quilter, but I always have a bit of embroidery on the go as well — so rate me as having some experience, but still learning. Would love to try some of these lovely designs.

    —Louisa Robertson on December 18, 2017
  • Learned to embroider in girl scouts, at least 50+ years ago. It has always been a reliable activity while watching TV or down time during doctor appointments, etc.

    —Annette F. on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —Cathy on December 18, 2017
  • I started embroidery when a child, but haven’t used it in years since taking up other forms of stitchery, but would love to get "back in it again." This book looks like the perfect intro to do that! Love the designs.

    —Melanie on December 18, 2017
  • I have been doing hand embroidery for 42 years, sewing for 40, and machine embroidery for 5 years. It is my way to relax and create!

    —Lynnet Hardwick on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Debbie Hallamek on December 18, 2017
  • I love to embroider and am nearly finished with an embroidered quilt "Winter Wonderland". I don’t know if I would consider myself an expert, but I’m definitely passed the beginning stage.

    —Diana DeWitt on December 18, 2017
  • My Mom taught me to embroider in the heat of the summer before air conditioning was invented. It was a great way to enjoy a breeze now and then on the front porch. I’m not the best stitcher but it brings back great memories!!!

    —Mary Ann Thompson on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning

    —Carole L on December 18, 2017
  • I’m almost an expert. 😊

    —Robin in New Jersey on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering since a child, so I guess you would say I’m an expert! I have multiple projects going right now. I recently started coloring my embroidery and am enjoying it even more.

    —Susan on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been doing embroidery for 55 years but won’t consider myself an expert because there are complicated stitches I don’t even want to attempt. I love having a handwork project always available to grab and go.

    —Karen on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve done a bit of embroidery. These designs are incredible cute!

    —Nyla-Jean on December 18, 2017
  • I have been doing hand embroidery since I was twelve. Not sure that makes me an expert, but I love to do it!

    —Anna Allard on December 18, 2017
  • I’m no expert, but I have been embroidering since my dear aunt Helen taught me to stitch when I was very young. Your designs are so cute and I would make good use of them if I win your book!

    —Ruth on December 18, 2017
  • I want to do that hedgehog!!!

    —Marji on December 18, 2017
  • Never tried it, but I want to learn how now!

    —Pam on December 18, 2017
  • I am a beginner, but love the portability of projects. Absolutely love what I see of this book! What a wonderful way to start off the new year if I win!

    —ADKKATE on December 18, 2017
  • I have done quite a bit of embroidery but it has been a long time. This book looks great with the practical how to do the stitches and some very cute designs.

    —Betty T. on December 18, 2017
  • I’m just learning.

    —Kim Brownell on December 18, 2017
  • I do pretty well, but there is always something new that can be learned.

    —Janice Mc Laren on December 18, 2017
  • I’m not an expert, but am certainly ok. My mother was an expert, and oh soooo neat with her stitches.

    —Rose Haury on December 18, 2017
  • The only thing I am an expert at is counted cross stitch. I am learning all other types of stitchery. 🙂

    —Lee Ann Lenfest on December 18, 2017
  • i have never done it. Time to learn.

    —Renata on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve just started doing some hand embroidery again. I did it as a child. I’m a quilter now and I’m having fun adding little embroidered embellishments to my quilted items. This book would be perfect since it’s hard to find small things to embroider.

    —Bev Smith on December 18, 2017
  • I may be an expert on a few basic stitches that I use often but I’m a lifelong learner. With so many stitches and ways to embroider there is always more to learn. And I am always looking for fun new patterns to stitch up and this book has oodles.

    —Diane S on December 18, 2017
  • I used to be an expert, but gave up embroidery when I started quilting.
    I’d love to win this book for my niece, who is still learning but already does beautiful work. The designs are really cute!!

    —Judy W. on December 18, 2017
  • I love hand embroidery as it is a quick pick me up to keep my hands busy especially while watching TV

    —Mary Bruemmer on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering since I could first hold a needle and work a redwork penny square with my Grandma. I LOVE the idea of lunch hour embroidery!Who needs an hour to eat at their desk? Use that time for something fun!

    —Deborah Heinle on December 18, 2017
  • Total beginner. Looks like fun

    —Andrea Harles on December 18, 2017
  • I’m an expert but….always learning!

    —Sandi on December 18, 2017
  • Love to embroider. It’s the perfect art to do while binge watching The Crown or other great telly.

    —Erin on December 18, 2017
  • My Mom taught me to embroider when I was in high school about 60 years ago and I love hand embroidery. I agree it is something that you can pick up and work on for 5 min. or longer. I do it in the car and while watching TV. The book looks excellent!

    Ruth on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning. These are such cute designs. Sure to make someone smile.

    —Kathy h on December 18, 2017
  • I used to embroider when I was a youngster. It has been many years,so I feel like I am relearning the skill. This is one of the books I put on my Xmas wish list.

    —Sandy May on December 18, 2017
  • Still learning – there are so many pretty stitches to try. This book is full of cute patterns and ideas. I wouldn’t have thought to embroider on pot holders – makes something special out of the mundane.

    Joyce Jensen on December 18, 2017
  • I haven’t embroidered much since I was much younger, so I am re-learning how to do so. I have been encouraged to get back into the game since my daughter has been doing some embroidery the past few years.

    —Deborah B. on December 18, 2017
  • My mother tried and tried to teach me when I was young, but I was too much of a tom-boy to sit still. Now I would really love to learn, I’m what you would call a beginner.

    —Marilyn Blanford on December 18, 2017
  • I have done a ton of embroidery, hand embroidery mostly pillowcases and like red-work. I also do machine embroidery on my new Babylock Spirit.

    —Frances Claassens on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been stitching since I was a little girl or 5 or 6, some 60+ years ago, but I’m still learning! There’s always something new to try.

    —Penny on December 18, 2017
  • I’m an expert because I’m so old! But I want to do these designs on my granddaughter’s denim dress for Christmas. (Especially the hedgehog)

    —Melissa Wehrle on December 18, 2017
  • I have been embroidering on and off since I was about 5 or 6 years old. There is always lots to learn, and since I have numerous other hobbies, I don’t consider myself an expert at any of them. Cute patterns in the book.

    —Edith Gorzo on December 18, 2017
  • I am between expert and learning! You never know enough so learning is forever! Love the designs Adrienne has to show us.

    Eileen on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning!! I can do a decent back stitch, and love putting some colourful touches on my stuff, but have no clue about more elaborate stitches.

    —Susan Burney on December 18, 2017
  • I am a novice and want to learn.

    —Lisa Garrett on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning – I’ve been crossstiching for a while, but everything else is still a work in progress!

    —Allison bailey on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning and can I just say "damn! – that hedgehog is just too cute!"

    —Susan on December 18, 2017
  • Since I’ve been at it for a little while (50+ years), I guess I have to say I’m an expert.

    Robin on December 18, 2017
  • I can do simple stem stitch but love to learn how to do more. Love the picture of the hedge hog.

    —Grams on December 18, 2017
  • I have been doing embroidery for a long time. My grandmother taught me then gave me a stamped line table cloth to work one. It took quite awhile to finish but is a cherished keepsake.

    —Freda on December 18, 2017
  • Wow I would love this book. Just learning so it would help so much.

    —Viv Templeton on December 18, 2017
  • I have been hand embroidering for many years – yet I am still learning! So many beautiful stitches I still have to try! Thank you, Susan

    —Susan Spiers on December 18, 2017
  • Learning, with my daughter!

    —Julia Durdin on December 18, 2017
  • I have been learning to machine embroidery. I would love to do more hand work also. Thank you for the chance to win, I enter your give aways all the time and have never won yet. Good luck to all.

    —Karen H. on December 18, 2017
  • I am an expert but haven’t stitched for many years. Now that I am retired I would love little projects to get me back to my roots.

    —Kathleen G on December 18, 2017
  • Always an embroidery on the go . Love the designs

    —Kerry Grose on December 18, 2017
  • I am helping my 13 year old granddaughter to learn She absolutely loves it. She has that natural knack.

    —Sue Gale on December 18, 2017
  • Love the designs! Embroidery was my first hobby as a child, I know several stitches. I made myself an embroidered hope chest way, way before I got married. I machine embroider, but every so often I go back to doing it by hand while watching tv. I just finished doing some duck baby quilt blocks. A nice book to win!

    —Cynthia Fedak on December 18, 2017
  • I’m an experienced had embroiderer and do love to do it when I need a break from quilting!

    —Marlene Thomas on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve enjoyed it over many years.

    —Rita Long on December 18, 2017
  • I did embroidery as a child so have some knowledge, but it has been years! I love the little motifs, not as intimidating as a large project!

    —Kay on December 18, 2017
  • That Jenny SHE IS A Keeper. Great smile And this book should be a home run….filled with charming doable projects. Hedgehog!!!!!

    Yes I am now a groupie. Love it.

    Jane Modjeski. Santa….Yo, this should be in every sewers stocking. Even declared non-embroiders my own word??

    —MJ Modjeski on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Denise Campbell on December 18, 2017
  • I love to do embroidery!Thanks for the chance!

    —Hanke on December 18, 2017
  • Never tried it, but I want to learn how now!

    —Lisa Marie on December 18, 2017
  • I would have to say that I’m (still) learning. I have discovered as I have aged that I am actually enjoying some needlework.

    —Nancy N on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning! Love the idea of stitching during lunch.

    —Mary O. on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning…again. It’s been a while…

    —Marcia P. on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. I love having hand work while waiting for appointments.

    —Cecilia on December 18, 2017
  • I have been embroidering since I was 5, when I made a Christmas Apron for my mom, with Christmas Trees, Packages and Santa, I am now on the other side of 60 and still embroider by hand, no machine for me. I am thrilled to see this new book. I just pulled out towels for work on for Christmas gifts. Cute ideas in the book.

    —Connie Wells on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. My stitches are not where I’d like them to be and I mainly do straight stitches on my projects.

    —Judith Martinez on December 18, 2017
  • I’m just learning!

    —Sharon on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning 🙂

    Jessica Salter on December 18, 2017
  • I have embroidered for years so I think I would be an expert! Thanks!

    —Lee on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Nancy Norris on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning, I’ve done some Red Work, which was very enjoyable, but its time for me to try something new!

    —Sue Cahill on December 18, 2017
  • Great looking book. I love embroidery

    —Sue on December 18, 2017
  • I’m a beginner.

    —Elizabeth Olson on December 18, 2017
  • not an expert but I do know would like to take it up again. luv these motifs.

    —BEATRICE on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve done lots of cross stitch but not regular embroidery but want to learn more.

    —Pat on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering off and on for years, but always learning.

    —Gail on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been doing embroidery for several years but I can always learn new methods and perfect my skills. Thanks.

    —Leahk on December 18, 2017
  • Hmm, I guess I’d call myself an ‘expert’ embroiderer … though there is always more to learn. 🙂

    I learned my first outline stitch when I was 4.5 years old, from my paternal grandmother. That’s been mumblety years ago.

    🙂 Linda

    —linda schiffer on December 18, 2017
  • I don’t know if I’d call myself an expert, but I’ve been embroidering since I was in first grade. I have probably used most of the stitches at one time or another. I enjoy embroidery tremendously (which is why I bought an embroidery machine!). But, I would love to win the book–I’m teaching my daughter-in-law and granddaughters how to stitch, and it would be a perfect gift!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Linda on December 18, 2017
  • Haven’t embroidered in years. Far from an expert, but more than a learner. Should pick it up again. Would be great to include in my quilting projects.

    —Roz Agulnik on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. It’s fun to see that embroidery is back in style!

    —Joan on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been doing embroidery since I was a little girl but this old dog would like to learn some new tricks.

    —Nell on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —TaraA on December 18, 2017
  • what a beauty of a book and the author ; I am learning and I rally like the variety of items she shows as projects! , thanks for the chance to win!

    —carol d on December 18, 2017
  • I’m more than learning but not an expert!!! ☺️

    —Teresa Cochran on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. Have just done some basic stitches.

    —Gail Beam on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve done embroidery off and on since I was young. Not quite an expert but more than just learning.

    —Debbie B. on December 18, 2017
  • I’m not an expert, but I can manage about 3 dozen stitches. I haven’t embroidered in a while, so I’m a bit out of practice.

    —Karen on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. Great hedgehog!

    —Cynthia on December 18, 2017
  • Always learning something new.

    —Angela on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Bonnie on December 18, 2017
  • I’m still learning and want to learn so much more!

    —Vivian Fitzpatrick on December 18, 2017
  • I used to love to embroider pillow cases and sheets, but it has been a while. I need inspiration!

    —Margaret Dalmer on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning. I have embroidered a few small items but my favorite was a friendship pillow for my best friend since childhood. I was very proud of it and I found I really enjoyed the process.

    —Patricia Anderson on December 18, 2017
  • Though I don’t consider myself an expert, I have done my fair share of embroidery over the years. I was taught by my maternal grandmother and I return to embroidery often when I need a relaxing project. This looks like an awesome publication. Thanks for sharing.

    —Audrey on December 18, 2017
  • I am not an expert, but have done quite a bit of embroidery work. I like trying new-to-me stitches.

    —Linda Taylor on December 18, 2017
  • I am learning!

    —Kalen on December 18, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering for a long time, but don’t think I’m an expert. I do enjoy it, though. Thanks for the inspiration.

    —Maryellen on December 18, 2017
  • I was an expert now I am relearning. Age set in and I forgot it all.

    —Christi on December 18, 2017
  • New!!

    Becca on December 18, 2017
  • I haven’t done any embroidery in several years. I wouldn’t mind starting up again.

    —Joanne L Wilson on December 18, 2017
  • I’m quite the expert, but always willing to learn something awesome!

    —Nancy on December 18, 2017
  • I would not rate my self as an expert but I have done embroidery for most of my life. In fact my mother taught me the basic stitches and living in Wisconsin and living in snow storms plenty, I would have a needle and hoop ready to pick up a project to work on through a week-end. I would be delighted winning this book.

    —Althea Klosterman on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning! French knots are so tricky.

    —Melanie C on December 18, 2017
  • I’m learning! But I like this technique

    —Rommy on December 19, 2017
  • Somewhere between a learner and an expert is where I am with embroidery. But it is great fun and the book looks great.

    A. Bouwman on December 19, 2017
  • Loved the book- designs are current and I can see how they would be readily adaptable for many projects!

    —Miss Sherry on December 19, 2017
  • I’m new to quilting and embroidery- SO need this! Would love to win!

    —Debbie Loomis on December 19, 2017
  • I learning. I have done embroidery off and on for years, but this book is great inspiration to learn more. Beautiful designs.

    —Elaine Chamberlain on December 19, 2017
  • Ths is adorable! Perfect for a newbie like me

    —Cyndi J on December 19, 2017
  • I’m learning and really like the idea of stitching during my lunch hour!

    —Carol on December 19, 2017
  • I try to incorporate a little embroidery on my quilts. Just learning though. It’s fun!

    Nancy Jo on December 19, 2017
  • I’m an expert! I’ve been embroidery since high school, over 40 years ago! Love it and always have something in my go-bag to work on.

    —Cheryl Gray Ball on December 19, 2017
  • I’m learning to deal with some physical hand limitations and being left-handed.

    —Maria H. Goetz on December 19, 2017
  • Before I went to school, Mom taught me to embroider little designs she drew on bits of cotton, some of which I still have MANY years later. I am not an expert, but I still intersperse piecing with embroidery, often combining the two.

    —Gloria on December 19, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —Teresa B on December 19, 2017
  • I am always learning. I start embroidery when I was about five making pillow covers with my mother. I am now 73 and still love it.

    —Mary timby on December 19, 2017
  • Have been embroidering all my life. Have not done any lately – could use some inspiration

    —Bea on December 19, 2017
  • I’m trying to learn more than the basic stitches. I enjoy embroidery because it is a project that fits into a few minutes time. This book has a lot of inspiration and I love the alphabet shown in the book.

    —Connie on December 19, 2017
  • I am learning or I should say relearning. My grandma taught me many years ago. I am now wanting to pick embroidery back up.

    —Shelley Scarbro on December 19, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Sandi Kelly on December 19, 2017
  • I’m learning

    —Blair Cooke on December 19, 2017
  • I love to embroider and have for 60+ years. Wish I could say I’m an expert, but not. There are so many stitches to learn besides the basics. When working, I also would embroider during my lunch hour. This would be a fun book to have!

    barb h on December 19, 2017
  • I am learning. What cute little motifs though.

    —Colette on December 19, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering for a long time but I’m still learning new stitches.

    —Linda Webster on December 19, 2017
  • Would love to get this book

    —Deb on December 19, 2017
  • I use to do it alot, but would probably need to relearn some things.

    —Susan Stein on December 19, 2017
  • I’ve been dabbling for a long time, but I’m far from an expert! Love the portability of hand embroidery!

    —Ginger on December 19, 2017
  • Some embroidery a long time ago. These look like so much fun, would love to win the book.

    —Debrielle on December 19, 2017
  • I’m learning. Love the llamas!

    —Jeanmarie K on December 19, 2017
  • I’ve done a it if embroidery. Would love to learn more.

    —Alicia on December 20, 2017
  • 10 years ago I said I could not do embroidery then I was shown stem stitch. Very forgiving for a newbie so I started and haven’t stopped. LOVE IT Now I have something to take to meetings, friendship groups, waiting for appointments and just filling in time. I have progressed to backstitch and other decorative stitches. This book would be a marvelous addition to my very small but slowly growing library of patterns.

    —Lorraine Knight on December 20, 2017
  • Revisiting it since learning it as a teenager. Have done two quilt related projects incorporating embroidery and look forward to doing more. Love all the designs shown here and love the idea of "lunch hour projects" — genius! This is definitely being added to my list of "must get" books.

    Vivian on December 20, 2017
  • I love this! I once considered myself an expert at embroidery but it’s been awhile! I’ve been itching to pick it up again! This looks like the book to take me back to it!

    —Deb J on December 21, 2017
  • I’ve done it for years but still find myself as a beginner! I need practice!

    Anita Jackson on December 21, 2017
  • Confident, but not an expert! Looks to be a great embroidery book; thanks for sharing some of the cute prpjects!

    —Janet Holland on December 21, 2017
  • I learned to embroidery about 50 yrs ago. My grandmother taught me. I would embroidery everything and then slowly got away from it as I learned to sew, quilt and cross stitch. I have recently started to embroidery again so I would have to say I am learning all over again. Thanks for this fun giveaway.

    —Renea on December 22, 2017
  • I I’m still learning!

    —Ann Holland on December 22, 2017
  • I’ve recently been trying out stitches and buying embroidery books looking for ideas. For my winter project I purchased 18 white tea towels to embroider for next year’s stocking stuffers. Lunch Hour Embroidery sounds like my source for patterns! I’m learning!!

    —judyman on December 22, 2017
  • I am almost an expert & love the designs.

    —Rosalind Gutierrez on December 22, 2017
  • I am learning. My local craft store has small embroidery kits, some in hoops and others in frames on easels. I find it very rewarding because in a short amount of time you can complete your project. I want to venture into ribbon embroidery. The pattern possibilities are endless. Thank you so much for this giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on December 22, 2017
  • I’m just a beginner, and I am always surprised how relaxing it is. I am really enjoying learning it!

    Daisy on December 22, 2017
  • I’ve handstitched dish towels for years but I still consider myself a beginner. I absolutely love the patterns, so different from the Aunt Martha’s collection (remember those?) I use.

    —Cheri B on December 22, 2017
  • I’m not an expert, but have done embroidery on and off for years. This book looks so cute, and would be great to do for my great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    —Karen B on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    Susan Lester on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    —Darlene on December 22, 2017
  • Darling patterns! My grandmother taught me how to embroider when I was in grade school and this brings back great memories. These would also great projects to take when we travel (which is often).

    —Lynn Bohlmann on December 22, 2017
  • I started with cross stitch several years ago and have just started in the last year or so with trying different types of embroidery. So I would say I am a new Sampler of stitching!

    —Tamara Eaker on December 22, 2017
  • I am an expert. Finally am getting things I embroidered as a kid framed to give to my daughter. What I did at age 7 looks better than what I do now at age 58. Shortcuts or aging?

    —Cheryl L Kaminski on December 22, 2017
  • I am learning. I just started doing wool applique and am learning one stitch at a time. Thanks for this great giveaway.

    —Liz Dyer on December 22, 2017
  • Been stitching since the 70’s however I consider my skill level intermediate because I enjoy other needlecrafts as well and don’t embroider everyday. Thank you for the opportunity to hone the craft!

    —Gail Koza on December 22, 2017
  • I would consider myself an almost expert. I love the ability of doing embroidery handwork when I can’t be at the sewing machine.

    —Judi Leventhal on December 22, 2017
  • I use to embroider years ago, and started again when I retired. I consider myself a beginner because I have to relearn some of the stitches. Nice book. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Mildred Plaskett on December 22, 2017
  • I have done a lot of embroidery, but I hesitate to say I am an expert. I do enjoy it, and have a redwork quilt ready to put together. I like to have handwork to do when I watch tv or when we are traveling. Right now I am working on an EPP project, but seeing the pictures of your designs has made me want to start another embroidery project.

    —Nancy A on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning. I’ve done a little bit now and again but there are so many fresh designs, including this delightful book, that I am ready to take it further.

    —Glenna Denman on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning and have been for many years:> I love the designs in this book.

    —Sue on December 22, 2017
  • Embroidery was the first sewing type project I learned as a young girl, so I have done a lot of it, although I would not say I was an "expert". It’s been quite a few years since I did any – glad to see it coming back.

    —Kathleen T on December 22, 2017
  • I did a lot of embroidery when I was younger and am now doing some again. I need to refresh some of my skills. Love some of the cute projects in this book.

    Lorene Soderstrom on December 22, 2017
  • I am an avid stitcher of all kinds and love the idea of this book!

    —Arlene on December 22, 2017
  • Learning! And it’s still fun! Many thanks for this fun giveaway.

    —bookboxer on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning again. I embroidered in high school and a little beyond but then started cross stitching. I would like to win this book as I have my first grandchild due in April and the motifs are perfect!

    —Debby Setlock on December 22, 2017
  • I learned how to embrioder from my mother and aunt, but I haven’t done any embroidery in 40 years! I want to relearn the craft, so I guess I am a beginner! The book looks great!

    —C. Pao on December 22, 2017
  • not an expert, but have been embroidering for over 70 years

    —Nancy Magee on December 22, 2017
  • I try very hard but need lots of practice!

    —Jean on December 22, 2017
  • Not an expert, but I have a lot of experience embroidering. Love French knots.

    —Susan MacLeod on December 22, 2017
  • I’m actually re-learning. I used to do it years ago and now I’m starting to get back into it. I love to do some of these small projects when we go camping….I loved the Happy Camper.

    —Michelle Eacret on December 22, 2017
  • I learned to embroider when I was old enough to hold a needle! I haven’t done it for a long time but this book might just inspire me to get started again! I have seen some interesting embroidered quilts, and it has crossed my mind to make one for my sister.

    —Chris on December 22, 2017
  • Grew up embroidering, but I would not consider myself an expert.

    —elaine Litton on December 22, 2017
  • Not an expert but have been stitching for years. Great book!

    Christine Charlebois on December 22, 2017
  • I’m an expert, and I’m looking for new ways to be inspired!

    —Sandy on December 22, 2017
  • Learning Plus: I have been stitching for awhile, starting with a Redwork Club, but still needing help.

    —Donna F on December 22, 2017
  • Hi there!
    I’m an expert! Love, love doing embroidery in the evenings while watching Netflex!
    Thanks & Quilty Huggs!
    Merry Christmas!

    —Jacqueline V H on December 22, 2017
  • I consider myself an expert learner. Love all the alphabet ideas!

    —Charleen DiSante on December 22, 2017
  • I’m still learning and this book looks like the perfect tool for me right now.

    —Teri on December 22, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering since my Mother taught me as a child. But one is always learning and improving! This book looks so yummy ~ what fun designs.

    —Marie Eddins on December 22, 2017
  • There are some great designs in this book I’d love to give a try!

    —YvonneJ on December 22, 2017
  • I am not an expert, but have embroidered for many years.

    —Lynn Hassebroek on December 22, 2017
  • My mother could embroidery and I watched her and now I love to do it also. It is something you can do when waiting for someone or just relaxation time. Would love the book. Merry Christmas and blessings.

    Martha Followill on December 22, 2017
  • I am learning to embroider. Not real good at it.

    —Sylvia on December 22, 2017
  • I am learning to embroider. It’s so much fun….. and rewarding!

    —Barbra Haptonstall on December 22, 2017
  • I have done some stem-stitch redwork embroidery, but other than that, and french knots, don’t know any other stitches. Would love to learn more. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Linda Cejnar on December 22, 2017
  • I guess I am inbetween learning and expert…some stitches I know, others are new to me, but would like to learn them. Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Barb on December 22, 2017
  • I like embroidery because you can take it with you.

    —Janice Mockmore on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning! I did more when I was younger and recently picked it up again.

    —Carmen on December 22, 2017
  • While I don’t consider my self an expert I have been doing embroidery since I was 10 or so. You can always learn something new. Would love to have a copy of the book.

    —Sharon on December 22, 2017
  • I am an expert in embroidery, having learned from my grandmother over 50 years ago!

    —Diane W. on December 22, 2017
  • Love your company for having my favorite authors such as Pat Sloan, Kim Diehl and Jo Morton as well as others. Nice to get all from one company.

    —Cindy Goode on December 22, 2017
  • I’m very close to being an expert embroiderer. These designs are absolutely adorable!

    —Angela on December 22, 2017
  • Iam learning and love it,

    —Maureen Delahunt on December 22, 2017
  • I used to be pretty good but that was years ago. I am "re"learning a lot of stitches. Would LOVE to have this book!

    —Nancy L Eriksen on December 22, 2017
  • Learning slowly

    Deb on December 22, 2017
  • I’m between "learning" and "expert". I’ve been doing Red Work for several years but I would like to do the designs in this book since they incorporate several colors of thread. Hoping that I win. If not, I’ll ask for it for a late Christmas gift!

    —Marge Reeder on December 22, 2017
  • embroidering is relaxing

    —irene indelicato on December 22, 2017
  • I have never attempted Hand Embroidery, but have been collecting my supplies for a while and am very excited to get started. This book would really get me motivated!

    —Jackson Watkins on December 22, 2017
  • A few years back I spent time with my grandmother carefully ironing on the patterns to muslin and pillowcases. I so enjoyed embroidery and have missed it so much and have lost the skills she taught me. This book gives me hope to reignite the spark and fire to create beautiful stitchery.

    —Sheri Nofziger on December 22, 2017
  • I have been embroidering since childhood, but not an expert. This book looks really good!

    —Kris B on December 22, 2017
  • I love doing embroiderey!

    —Sandi on December 22, 2017
  • I have been embroidering since I earned my Sewing proficiency badge as a 10 year old Girl Scout. I love it. It is my favorite hand work technique.

    —Lynn Manchester on December 22, 2017
  • I am learning!

    —Rhonda on December 22, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering for quite a while, but I’m no expert. There are so many stitches to practice and learn and not enough time!

    —Caryn Goulden on December 22, 2017
  • I’m still learning. I enjoy learning new techniques and tips.

    —Sally on December 22, 2017
  • I’m not an expert but I have embroidered since I was a young girl. My grandmother taught me to do it right. Lots of ripping and re-doing. 🙂
    It’s relaxing to me.

    —Kathie on December 22, 2017
  • I’m learning!

    —Maureen Haynes on December 22, 2017
  • Always learning. Never an expert. Hand embroidery will always have a warm spot in my heart/memory. Mom taught me to embroider when I was very young. And she continued to embroider throughout her life.

    —Pearl on December 22, 2017
  • I did my 1st embroidery project nearly 40 years ago and still learn new things.

    —Cindy K on December 22, 2017
  • I piece most of the time but also do some handwork with wool/embroidery. So, I’m not a complete beginning, it’s just the time I put into it. Thanks!

    —Lisa on December 23, 2017
  • I used to embroider and cross stitch, haven’t done in years, would love to re-learn and have some portable projects

    —LizAnn Lizotte on December 23, 2017
  • Very sweet designs! I actually started in our Brownie troop when I was in 2nd grade, a looooong time ago ( about 53 yrs ago). I’m no expert but ❤️ to make a design come alive with thread!

    —S Brewer on December 23, 2017
  • I am expert always learn new tricks.

    —Linda Christianson on December 23, 2017
  • I’m a beginner, but I’m learning and enjoying it

    —Carol on December 23, 2017
  • My mom taught me how to embroider was I was young and that skill began my love of crafting and creating handmade items. I have recently worked on a small embroidery project and would like to make more! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Judy on December 23, 2017
  • I am not an expert but have been embroidering for over 50 years. Love to do hand work while watching TV

    —nancy seitz on December 23, 2017
  • Love embroidery – best way to wind down after work!

    —Louise on December 23, 2017
  • I am learning. There is always a new stitch to learn and my stitches could use improvement.

    —Sylvia on December 23, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering for years, but there’s always something new to learn with it! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Moira on December 23, 2017
  • I am learning again.
    I did crewel embroidery 37 years ago and have started a few pieces in the past few years.

    —Rosalie on December 23, 2017
  • I’m learning! This book has so many cute ideas! Thanks for the giveaways!

    —Linda on December 23, 2017
  • I learned to embroider when I was young. I’m blessed to have a Mom that taught me all kinds of handwork and I haven’t stopped. Love having several projects going at a time, all at different stages of being done.

    Looks like a super book!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

    —usairdoll on December 23, 2017
  • Thanks for this giveaway chance! I’m an expert at some kinds of embroidery. I would have no trouble with what I see illustrated in these pictures, but don’t hand me stump embroidery! LOL This looks like a great book for people with small time slots.

    Susan on December 23, 2017
  • I’ve been embroidering for a few years but can still learn more.
    Thanks

    —Sue G on December 23, 2017
  • I am learning and I am having so much fun.

    —Jo on December 23, 2017
  • I’m an expert. I’ve been embroidering since preschool. I love all types of handwork. I love to combine with quilting as well. Now in my mid sixties I am never more grateful for it. I find I’m sitting waiting in a lot of doctor’s offices or on long trips. There is sanity in a needle, thread, hoop and cloth.

    —Maclary on December 23, 2017
  • I’m claiming g to still be learning because there are always new stitches and techniques to learning. Love the concept of this book.

    —Edi on December 23, 2017
  • I’ve done embroidery off and on since high school (40 years ago) and am still learning. It’s such a peaceful activity.
    I’d just love to win this book

    —Jeanne on December 24, 2017
  • Starting again after many years

    —Trudy Bacon-Ekholt on December 24, 2017
  • I am an experienced embroiderer but don’t think I’d call myself an expert. There are always new stitches to learn.

    —Linda Towers on December 25, 2017
  • You asked – "What’s your level of embroidery expertise?’ … I’m learning! dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (Dot) net

    —Darrell H on December 25, 2017
  • I have been embroidering since … forever, I have a collection of framed works that I change out from time to time. I just started doing small hoop projects that I can hang in my kitchen. I want to do a few for my sister so having access to letters and new designs will be exciting.

    —Charlotte Wisner on December 26, 2017
  • I’m still in the beginner stage for sure.

    —Ellee on December 27, 2017
  • I love ❤️ hand 🤚 work of all kinds and have taught shocking years ago. I love the motifs in the preview and really really love the idea of lunch hour stitching!

    Gretta on December 27, 2017
  • I’m learning.

    Lorie McAnelly on January 5, 2018

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