New Instant-Gratification Embroidery from Kathy Schmitz (+ giveaway)

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It’s December, when it’s oh so (ho-ho-ho) easy to get swept up in the busyness of the season. Happily for all of us bustling elves, Kathy Schmitz is here to deliver the gift of soothing handwork via a brand-new collection of embroidery projects.

As full of delights as Santa’s sleigh, Picture Perfect: Small Stitcheries and Embroidered Niceties is packed with small, quick-to-finish embroidery projects plus nine gorgeous watercolor mats to use for framing.

Transport yourself to a budding landscape through 16 different nature-themed patterns, such as redwork houses, bluework birds, and sweet garden vignettes. Each embroidery is a petite 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″, meaning it’s quick work to finish any of them. Stitch just a single design or pile up a stack to display as a group. Kathy gives instructions for turning your wee embroideries into small bowl fillers or sachets, little decorative pillows, charming notecards, and framed artwork.

To make a notecard, fray the edges of your embroidery background fabric and then glue it to the front of a blank card. So simple!

 

Hang a sachet on your dresser knob for a fresh scent.

 

Choose five of your favorite designs to showcase in a pillow.

The neatest part of all? Kathy included beautiful decorative mats IN THE BOOK and they can be used to frame your finished embroideries. Picture Perfect includes three colorful versions (red, green, and blue) of each mat design, for nine mats total. Each mat’s design is a reproduction of an original watercolor by Kathy. No expensive trip to the copy shop required. Just clip out the mat and frame!

 

 

Pro tip: When Kathy frames her embroidery, she first fuses the finished stitchery onto a rectangle of pinked wool to create a narrow inner border. It’s super quick and simple, but that little peek of wool looks beautifully polished. And when you surround the entire piece with one of the included watercolor mats, the result is simply stunning.

 

Gorgeous decorative mats are exciting enough, but Kathy didn’t stop there. In the middle of each mat she includes a different garden-themed quotation. Frame the decorative quotations as is, use them as mats to enhance your embroideries, or mix and match to create exactly the number of framed pieces to suit your space.

We’re so excited to share Kathy’s beautiful embroideries and luscious watercolor mats with you. Enjoy pleasant stitching—and easy and economical framing!

In fact, we’re so excited to show off this beautiful book that we have one copy to give away today!  To enter to win a copy of Picture Perfect, tell us in the comments.

How would you display your Picture Perfect embroideries?

 We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. If you’re eager to start embroidering designs from Picture Perfect, you can purchase the book at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Wanda from Florida who says:

“It is great to see a book that offers small projects that can be used for quick gifts, and I love using wool to frame the piece. I can reuse my frames!”

We’ll email you about your prize, Wanda—congratulations!

 


320 Comments

  • I would put them along my mantel!

    —Cynthia on December 5, 2019
  • that is really neat I tend to leave items that need framing sitting around forever while looking for a frame – this would be a neat book to have!

    Karen on December 5, 2019
  • On the walls, of course!

    —Jamie Martin on December 5, 2019
  • I love this new book! I would go straight for those cute pillows with the 5 designs on them. I love Kathy’s sweet pictures!

    —Loris Mills on December 5, 2019
  • Fusing the finished stitchery to a piece of pinked wool is a genius idea! Love the fact that the beautiful frames are included. That would make me want to do the first round as pictures, but later I can see these as wonderful gift pillows.

    —ADK Kate on December 5, 2019
  • I love the birds! I have birds on my kitchen walls so I would love to add Kathy’s birds to my kitchen. I like her style! (Not the messy primitive look)

    —Karen on December 5, 2019
  • What cute embroidaries. I would display them just like Kathy did.

    —Arliene Zeigler on December 5, 2019
  • I would definitely have to frame some because i love those mats! But I can also see little pillows – they’d make great gifts!

    —Trudi on December 5, 2019
  • I really don’t have a special way I display my embroideries. I will have to give Kathy’s tip a try. Thanks.

    —Ann West on December 5, 2019
  • I love to embroider and I would place one on my antique Hoosier in my kitchen and probably several would go on a collage wall that I change out occasionally.

    —Colleen N on December 5, 2019
  • I would like to display them in a bowl on the coffee table, hanging from door knobs ( filled with lavender) and in distressed frames. Such a wonderful concept including background paper to pull out and use. My brain is working overtime thinking about it all.

    —Ondrea on December 5, 2019
  • I love making small embroideries and framing them for either wall or tabletops.

    —Elizabeth A Monahan on December 5, 2019
  • I have always loved Kathy’s designs. I do have her other book and I’m currently making some projects from that. Her new book looks gorgeous, the idea of having small projects and putting them all through your house is so exciting. I would display them in frames, on pillows, and in small quilts.

    —Paulette Voit on December 5, 2019
  • Pillows, wallhangings, framed

    —Susan E Torrington on December 5, 2019
  • Love to use embroidery in my quilting and these small designs would make a beautiful small wall quilt. The little pictures would be perfect for gifting.

    —Leah Pupp on December 5, 2019
  • I would make them and hang them in my freshly painted kitchen (which desperately needs something on the walls)! I have to remind myself to hire a painter next time!

    —Diane on December 5, 2019
  • I have a console table in my living room—I think that would be the perfect spot!

    —Carmel Hines on December 5, 2019
  • I would most likely give them away as gifts. The review indicates there are many finishing instructions to make it extra nice and special.

    —Barbara Kelly on December 5, 2019
  • Love, love, love it! Very special.

    —Cheryl on December 5, 2019
  • Love to combine embroidery and quilting. Perfect picture designs would be perfect. Also the pictures would be wonderful for gift-giving.

    —Leah Pupp on December 5, 2019
  • I would display mine on the top of a wooden quilt shelf that I have.

    —Christine Elkin on December 5, 2019
  • I think these would make wonderful gifts.

    —Louise M Haddon on December 5, 2019
  • I love embroidery and your beautiful designs!

    —Patti Zimmerman on December 5, 2019
  • I would just love to win this lovely book. It would be so much fun to make these or to incorporate them into a quilt.

    —Judy Casteel on December 5, 2019
  • i love making pin cushions for my friends and family.

    —Carolyn Montgomery on December 5, 2019
  • I will make a pillow or save small embroidery projects to set in a quilted wall hanging.

    —Pamela Davis on December 5, 2019
  • I would like to try a mounting board on some of these and quilt style with fusable fleece for others. Nice book! Would be proud to own this one!

    —Crystal Miller on December 5, 2019
  • As ornaments for the Christmas tree.

    —Carol W on December 5, 2019
  • Growing up I remember seeing framed embroidery work at the Dr’s office. It was always fun to go into a different room and see a new piece of artwork. I would love to display my own piece in my own home.

    —Jennifer Galindo on December 5, 2019
  • The little pillows are too cute!! I’d also make something to hang around the house for decoration.

    —Nicole on December 5, 2019
  • I would make adorable pillows!

    —Kay on December 5, 2019
  • I love doing small embroidery so would really like to have her book. Hope I win so I can start a new project. Thanks

    Gracie Adams on December 5, 2019
  • A lot of pillows!! I would love it

    —Cristina Scarfon on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame them and set them on a small easel!

    —Jane on December 5, 2019
  • These are adorable! And I have an old window that is just begging to be dressed up with some of these. Love all the ideas!!

    —Judy D on December 5, 2019
  • I’d like to start by making some bowl fillers. I like all the different ways to use these embroideries.

    —MoeWest on December 5, 2019
  • I have a perfect spot in my entryway to hang 3 of these vertically. These are such sweet little vignettes! I love Kathy’s work and adding the mats to the book is genius.

    —Cheryl Velker on December 5, 2019
  • Proudly frame it😊

    —Martha Cook on December 5, 2019
  • I would stick them in spots on the bookshelf, a few on the wall and embroider a few on a quilt here and there. Love the book.

    —Darliss on December 5, 2019
  • Love to make pillows from embroidery designs, especially these cuties

    —Betsy on December 5, 2019
  • As a pillowtop with quilted borders.

    —Betty Nelson on December 5, 2019
  • I would display them all over the house!

    —Sharon Morton on December 5, 2019
  • I have been waiting for my new sewing room for a very long time and it’s nearly complete. I would love to complete these and use them as wall art in my new she shed in the basement. I’m very excited about it and hope to win!

    —Pam Kish on December 5, 2019
  • I would use as a wall hanging or put in a frame.

    —Carol M on December 5, 2019
  • I’d use them to make pillows for the couch.

    —Molly S. on December 5, 2019
  • In frames and pillows!!!!

    —Linda on December 5, 2019
  • I seem to be into pillows right now. I would love to stitch some of Kathy’s designs into pillows.

    —Kay Dammast on December 5, 2019
  • Oh, goodness! The mats are INCLUDED in the book? Brilliant! I might actually FRAME my stitching instead of letting it pile up in a drawer!

    —Robin on December 5, 2019
  • I just adore these small embroideries. I haven’t tried it yet, but I really like the look of using clip boards as a way to display needlework.

    —Jean Gerretsen on December 5, 2019
  • I love the display with the old window! That would be the perfect way to show them off in my home!

    —Robin McDaniel on December 5, 2019
  • I would make them into sachets for gifts. I am growing my own lavendar for the first time and hope to have some blossoms to harvest next summer!

    —Dottie MACOMBER on December 5, 2019
  • I don’t think my embroidery is picture perfect but I would display as little pillows or in the frames! Love the ideas and would love the book!

    —Vicky on December 5, 2019
  • I love everything Kathy Schmitz does! I have the perfect spot on a shelf in my sewing room for the finished beauties!

    —Diane on December 5, 2019
  • Framed on my fireplace to start and I would also like to try the as focal points in a small quilt wall hanging. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    —Mary Kastner on December 5, 2019
  • I like small pillows and framing

    —Sharon on December 5, 2019
  • I would make them into little pillows to put in a bowl to display.

    —Debbie on December 5, 2019
  • What a delightful book! I an see making a pile of these, and creating a set of extra-special greeting cards, ready for giving on important occasions. I’d love to have this book!

    —Carol J on December 5, 2019
  • I would change them out on my entry hall table, or make little pillows. They would also make great little gifts.

    —Chris on December 5, 2019
  • I would make hangings for the walls.

    —Cindy F on December 5, 2019
  • Framed embroideries and a quilt – I just love Kathy’s designs.

    —Sally on December 5, 2019
  • I love the new book!!! And I do enjoy making projects that have instant gratification. This book is full of them.

    —trish on December 5, 2019
  • I would put them in a frame, or as a wall hanging framed with fabric, or inset in a table runner or topper, or in a quilt. So many uses.

    —Marilyn Fite on December 5, 2019
  • I love Kathy’s new book! I have enjoyed doing embroidery work for over 50 years. I would enjoy this book so much!

    —Linda on December 5, 2019
  • Love the pillows! That would be my choice! Beautiful designs!

    elr on December 5, 2019
  • That kitty peeking out from the flowers is so cute! I would make that first and have it on my desk in a frame.

    —Libby M on December 5, 2019
  • I love the new book!!! And it is full of beautiful instant gratification projects.

    —trish on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame them for wall arrangements and then make them for pillows as gifts.

    —Freda on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame them in quilt blocks and stitch up a pretty wall quilt.

    —Megan on December 5, 2019
  • Some would be framed with those lovely mats but some would also be used in pillows and quilts!

    —Pat on December 5, 2019
  • I really like the pillow shown with the 5 embroidered pictures. That would be a fun addition to the sun porch. I hope I win!

    —Mariann on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame with those beautiful water colored mats. Love the idea of fusing the embroidery to wool also.

    —Kathy Harris on December 5, 2019
  • Lots of ways: The designs as so cute, I would use them framed, pillows, in quilted table toppers, aprons, linens. . .

    —Judy W on December 5, 2019
  • I would make one, or two, of those beautiful pillows. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful book!

    Ginny on December 5, 2019
  • First I would take pictures of them and then I would display those beautiful embroideries on a wall with spotlights shining onto them.
    The pictures I’d put in an album.

    —Hedda on December 5, 2019
  • Would frame and display on wall or nightstand

    —Julie wickware on December 5, 2019
  • These embroideries would make lovely accents in smaller spaces in any room of your home; the mats are lovely!

    —Margaret on December 5, 2019
  • What lovely embroideries! I would display them on the wall as you come in the door of my place–everyone would see them!

    —Maurine Johnson on December 5, 2019
  • I would display them every way possible. They are so quick and lovely and I love them.

    —Maria H Goetz on December 5, 2019
  • I would incorporate them in quilt labels.

    —Ginny Over on December 5, 2019
  • Love the Picture Perfect designs. I would display them in my sewing room because that is my happy place!

    —Yolanda on December 5, 2019
  • Just reading about this book was exciting — especially since I just recently returned to doing hand embroidery. Initially,, I would like to make small sachets to give to family members.

    —Carol Schon on December 5, 2019
  • I love Kathy’s designs, and would frame some and make some into a pillow.

    —Diana DeWitt on December 5, 2019
  • I would display these everywhere!

    —Jody Randall on December 5, 2019
  • I love the idea of the wool with the mat!

    —Nadja on December 5, 2019
  • These little embroideries are so versatile! I would both frame them and incorporate then into a pillow or cushion.

    —Brenda C on December 5, 2019
  • I would make small gifts as special thank-you presents.

    —Alex on December 5, 2019
  • My first thought was a small quilt to hang on the wall. But oh, the possibilities!

    —Gayle M on December 5, 2019
  • I would scatter them all over the house as pictures, pillows and sachets! I love these!

    —Paula Tripp on December 5, 2019
  • Display on the walls of the staircase leading to my sewing room.

    —Tamara on December 5, 2019
  • I believe I would create a quilt using several of the designs…and also use the designs to make hanging sachets for myself and my family.

    —susan wallace on December 5, 2019
  • Tabletops, windowsills walls. These quick embroideries are perfect for cute quick gifts with no hand fatigue.

    —Judy graczyk on December 5, 2019
  • The possibilities are endless. I might make a cover for a journal, pincushions, or just make little wall hangings.

    —Barbara Machuga on December 5, 2019
  • In frames, in my sewing room.

    —Barbara Lima on December 5, 2019
  • I would use them to make sachets. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

    —Marci Roberts on December 5, 2019
  • I have a wall in my livingroom that needs a redo so I’d make them up, frame them, then display them there.

    —Cheryl R. on December 5, 2019
  • Thanks for the chance to win this book! I would use the designs on kitchen towels.

    —Marci Roberts on December 5, 2019
  • What delightful designs – would make wonderful gifts. I would make a collage display on my sewing room wall or a pillow for my entryway bench – tough decision.

    —Terri H on December 5, 2019
  • Love the idea with the frames!

    —Hildy on December 5, 2019
  • I would put these endearing designs in frames and hang them in the small room where I keep my vintage clothing.

    —Gail Mackay on December 5, 2019
  • I too love Kathy’s designs and would frame them to give as gifts and have them all over my house.

    —Vickie Keith on December 5, 2019
  • I think I would probably display them in a frame.

    —Marguerite Namdar on December 5, 2019
  • Thank you for including the mats! I will definitely try the idea of making cards.

    —Carol on December 5, 2019
  • I also love these designs and would make some for all my friends and family and have them in all the rooms of my house.

    —Vickie Keith on December 5, 2019
  • They would be so cute in a pillow!

    —Susan on December 5, 2019
  • I usually frame embroidery pieces. I have made one quilt with various embroideried blocks.

    —carol on December 5, 2019
  • … one for every single room in my home!! Or maybe more than one in every room..!!! ❤️♥️❤️

    Sue Schranz on December 5, 2019
  • These would be great in hoops!

    —Jean Blythe on December 5, 2019
  • Usually I frame my embroidery pieces; I have used them in one quilt and one Christmas stocking.

    —carol on December 5, 2019
  • I would combine them into a wall hanging! WooHoo!!!

    —MaryB on December 5, 2019
  • I have these standing picture frames that would look amazing with these embroideries arrayed in a stepped sequence.

    —Heather Miles on December 5, 2019
  • I like the idea of having them displayed in a shallow basket and use them like a coffee table book. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    —Lynn Darcy on December 5, 2019
  • The little pillow with several designs is a perfect way to display them. Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Lisa on December 5, 2019
  • I would use a pretty frame depending on what embroidery pattern that I would use or make my own from fabric!

    Kerri Mitchell on December 5, 2019
  • I think they would be lovely on my mantle.

    —Karen A on December 5, 2019
  • I hang and rotate artwork all over the house….changing with the season and mood etc

    —Jeanette S on December 5, 2019
  • I like to see artwork on the 2 mantels of our double sided fireplace.

    —Marlene S on December 5, 2019
  • Love the cards, though the mats are lovely around framed designs. I have all her books and enjoy stitching for gifts.

    —Mona on December 5, 2019
  • i love the old window frame idea!

    —sheryl harrison on December 5, 2019
  • i am sure that i’ll love this book

    —Laurence Durth on December 5, 2019
  • I found these designs to be just what Kathy has named her book…..simply Picture Perfect. These would be beautiful worked into a simple country or whole cloth quilt. I am quite excited to design such a quilt!

    —Sharon Nowak on December 5, 2019
  • I would incorporate them in pillows, quilts & frame them for my new sewing room I’ve almost finished.

    —Patricia Anderson on December 5, 2019
  • I would hang them from a couple of old cupboards.

    —Janice Mc Laren on December 5, 2019
  • I’m pulled to making pillows right now but would enjoy playing with all the other projects and ways to display them.

    —Cassy L. on December 5, 2019
  • I would make a pillow first and then frame and hang them. I love her designs. They also would make great gifts if I could part with them.

    —Sylvia on December 5, 2019
  • I think a fun way to use the designs would be om a journal cover.

    —Kara Overman on December 5, 2019
  • I would hang them in a frame in my front hallway/entryway!–Sooo cute!!

    —A Clark on December 5, 2019
  • I would love to take a few and make a seasonal wall hanging. Just beautiful pictures ….thanks

    —Ellen Hollows on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame some, and make some pillows. I like that you showed the samples in different colors. I love fast projects.
    Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    —Bobbie Mentzel on December 5, 2019
  • I love hand embroidery and would love to do some of the cards so as to share with special people.

    —Gloria Meyer on December 5, 2019
  • I would give them as gifts ! They would make great thank you gifts, gifts for a hostess,or just give to friends ! Maybe turn them into Christmas ornaments . They are darling !

    —Nancy C on December 5, 2019
  • I would hang them, frame them, give them as gifts. I love the window!

    —Sunnie on December 5, 2019
  • I have a spot in the foyer where I love to put seasonal pictures and change them out. Love Kathy Schmitz’s style!

    —Cathy B on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame them.

    —Judy Sanders on December 5, 2019
  • on the walls, on the sofa or chair, small hooks, wherever! It’s great that it comes with mats as well–what a genius idea!

    —Gloria Albright on December 5, 2019
  • These designs are so cute! I would frame them and put them among the books on my bookcase.

    —Marie Dexter on December 5, 2019
  • I would display them every way possible! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

    —Linda in Maine on December 5, 2019
  • If I don’t win this book (which I don’t really expect to, because I haven’t won one yet) I’m buying it.

    —Lynda on December 5, 2019
  • Beautiful embroideries! I would display them in frames, on pillows, as gifts… I would display them all over the world!

    —Linda Valentino on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame them and put them on my wall or give them to someone I care about. Jadahlgr at yahoo dot com

    —Cindy Dahlgren on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame them and hang them on the wall.

    —Maureen Haynes on December 5, 2019
  • Oh these are really special; they deserve a happy place to be seen, right by my front door! Thus everyone going and coming in could see them. Thanks for the chance to win this Picture Perfect book!

    —carol denning on December 5, 2019
  • Well now……..just when Winter has dumped a lot of snow on us and I’m ready to hibernate…….here comes an offer to be in a drawing for an embroidery book. Just the ticket for a LONG Winter on the New Hampshire/Vermont border……hand work. YEAH. I would make little items for gift-giving, after I figured out which ones I could part with………lol lol lol

    —Alice Moline on December 5, 2019
  • I think the embroideries look stunning when framed with the pinked wool and then framed in a wooden frame. They are beautiful.

    —Angela Bowling on December 5, 2019
  • Lately I have been hanging my embroidery designs on the wall in a hoop with a tiny ribbon.

    —Dena drevs on December 5, 2019
  • I think they would be most admired as pillows on my sofa. Thanks.

    —Kathie L on December 5, 2019
  • If I didn’t give them away, I’d probably frame them and hang them in my office.

    Shauna Roberts on December 5, 2019
  • On the wall in my sewing room!

    —Jo Sunderman on December 5, 2019
  • I would display them as bowl fillers, also pincushions

    —R. Sandra KELLY on December 5, 2019
  • Love the designs. I would initially make a couple of cushions for my windowseat

    —Kerry Grose on December 5, 2019
  • Kathy’s embroideries make perfect presents. I love them as shelf sitters, peeking down from a shelf, or little pillows on a seldom used chair so I can just look at them.

    —Jane on December 5, 2019
  • So many wonderful ways to finish an embroidery project. I like the sachet but I am not a fan of floral scents and I don’t know how spices would work. The wool framing looks stunning. I would start there.

    —Diane S on December 5, 2019
  • I’d make an area on one of my walls in my living room for them.

    —April Lopez on December 5, 2019
  • I love the idea of the five on a pillow or sachets!

    —carolee Cucinella on December 5, 2019
  • I would probably make pincushions and display them in a big bowl.

    —Karen Seitz on December 5, 2019
  • What sweet deigns! I love the pillows!

    —lee on December 5, 2019
  • There are so many things you can do with these embroidery pieces: pillows, pin cushions, wall art, ornaments, quilts, kitchen towels, placemats…. Love this book.

    —LeahK on December 5, 2019
  • I would absolutely display my Kathy Schmitz embroidery, I have many of Kathy’s patterns and love displaying them!

    —Cathy King on December 5, 2019
  • I love to make pillows so that’s where I would start.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on December 5, 2019
  • I would use the embroidery for the front of notebook covers.

    —Sharon Aurora on December 5, 2019
  • I think I’d do pillows or notecards.

    —Jane L. on December 5, 2019
  • I would display them on pillows for my couch.

    —Judith Carlon on December 5, 2019
  • I really like the use of the embroideries on the long, lumbar pillows.

    —Gale W. S. on December 5, 2019
  • I would use them as quilt blocks.

    —Diana O on December 5, 2019
  • I would probably make little pillows or pincushions.

    —Susan K. on December 5, 2019
  • I have an old window like the one shown in this email. I need this book to learn how to display a project in it!

    —Darlene B on December 5, 2019
  • Another book of Kathy’s creative ideas! I think I’d make some of the designs into small pillows and display them in a decorative wire basket that I already have.

    —Katherine on December 5, 2019
  • I would display some of them in every room to cheer up dreary winter days!!

    —Jacque on December 5, 2019
  • So beautiful. I will make little sachets for gift giving.

    —Julie Hahs on December 5, 2019
  • I would make pillows and also frame som an place on the mantel

    —Robin M on December 5, 2019
  • Definitely pillows and some mounted and framed on the mantel

    —Robin M on December 5, 2019
  • In frames.

    —Lin on December 5, 2019
  • I would definitely matte them and and put a trio on a wall .They are beautiful patterns!

    —Betsy Fuhrman on December 5, 2019
  • Oh my gosh! I love every project in this book. I would like to make all of them!

    —Karen on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame the embroideries and hang them on the wall.

    —Bonnie on December 5, 2019
  • I have an old window frame that is crying to have the embroideries looking out.

    —Margaret Dalmer on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame some of them and put on the wall or the entertainment center. Also as gifts. cute designs

    —Barbara Hosford on December 5, 2019
  • I like to use them in quilts and mini quilts. Thank you for the giveaway!

    —Paula on December 5, 2019
  • I like the idea of making pillows but I also have an old window frame that would be fun to use too. So many choices!

    —DeeAnn Fuchs on December 5, 2019
  • They look wonderful framed. Maybe several could go in a runner for a dresser.

    —Christi on December 5, 2019
  • I would love to display one on my dresser.

    —Judith Martinez on December 5, 2019
  • I would frame some of them to hang on the wall and others I would make into pillows.

    —Judy on December 5, 2019
  • What a blessing it would be to win!

    —Donna Stephenson on December 5, 2019
  • I love to find cute and unusual frames at thrift stores for my embroideries.
    These are great patterns and Ideas to play with. Thanks.

    —Marie on December 6, 2019
  • I Love the Idea of displaying them on a mat. but just thinking of the multi picture frame I have. they would all fit in one frame.

    —Elizajane C. on December 6, 2019
  • I would make a pillow

    —Barbara Noel on December 6, 2019
  • I love this book. I have several of her books and they are all so lovely. I’d hang mine in my living room and gift many.

    —April Lopez on December 6, 2019
  • I love the little pillows to showcase the designs! That’s where I would start!

    —Lee on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame them and put them on the mantle. They’re so adorable. I see many gifts for special friends in the future.

    —sandra on December 6, 2019
  • I would probably do the same thing I did with some red work embroidery and make a quilted table runner out of a few of them.

    —Debby Jensen on December 6, 2019
  • I would make them into small pillows and display them in a basket. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    —Barbara Reifsnider on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame and hang on one large bare wall.

    —neena simmons on December 6, 2019
  • I’d display them matted and framed and on pillows

    —Carol B on December 6, 2019
  • I think I would make a pillow out of them. They are so cute. Would love to make them.

    —Carol g on December 6, 2019
  • I would display them everywhere! On the walls, on cards, on mantle, give as gifts, etc. No end of ideas and I must say she knocked this one out of the ball park! So beautiful all of her designs.

    —Helen Bowie on December 6, 2019
  • What a great bunch of ideas for a quick remembrance gift ornament or place card clever ideas very well done.

    —Chris Kachel on December 6, 2019
  • As pillows or in frames

    —Nicki slater on December 6, 2019
  • I would hang them in my kitchen

    —Cindy K on December 6, 2019
  • Besides being wonderful gifts to stitch and give, these would be wonderful in my home. I’d place them framed on my fireplace mantel or atop bookcases around my home and combine embroideries for pillows as shown. Kathy’s designs (and fabrics) are just yummy! Thanks for the chance to win.

    —karen on December 6, 2019
  • Framed wall hangings and pillows for sure! The are all so cute

    Dolores Roberts on December 6, 2019
  • What wonderful ideas! As a letter writer, I’d like to try making the cards … I’d never even thought of that before. Thanks for your generous giveaways.

    —bookboxer on December 6, 2019
  • I have recently found I enjoy framing them and putting them around my living room.

    —Donna F on December 6, 2019
  • Depends on project, make cards or little wall hangings or small framed pictures.

    —Trixi on December 6, 2019
  • I have just recently started embroidering again (I’m 62) – my Mom and Grandma taught me. I love these cute little designs and how they are framed. Really fun!!!

    Elizabeth Birch on December 6, 2019
  • My husband who dabbles in photography would frame them for me. However, I’d most likely put them in a quilt. Thanks!

    —Lisa Timmer on December 6, 2019
  • I would probably go with the same way Kathy displayed hers, I love that look!

    —Rhona on December 6, 2019
  • On the walls, pillows, pillowcases…everywhere

    —Renee Capitanio on December 6, 2019
  • I would display a grouping of the little embroideries in my living room

    —Jill E Finger on December 6, 2019
  • I would hang them as a group, near my desk.

    —Sue MacLeod on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame the embroidery in a pillow.

    —Teri on December 6, 2019
  • I would make cute little pillows that could be tucked away in various places. Although I do love the notecards, too, all embroidered in white – very cool!

    —Renee McPhee on December 6, 2019
  • Kathy’s embroidery designs are really special and I have been a fan for a long time. I like the pinked wool display and would definitely try it out myself.
    Thank you

    —Theresa Kennedy on December 6, 2019
  • I would make the sachets to use for small gifts.

    —Sylvia L on December 6, 2019
  • They are all wonderful. First I would make a sachet to hang on a knob, then pillows and then…a fabulous framed wall picture.

    —Sue on December 6, 2019
  • Kathy’s embroidery designs are so special. I would definitely try the pinked wool display; great idea

    —Theresa Kennedy on December 6, 2019
  • I would have never thought to hang embroidery pieces as sachets. All of the ideas that you show would also make great gifts. I have made a few shadow boxes so I think I would be making a few with theses patterns. Thanks so much for the giveaway

    —Virginia Bronner on December 6, 2019
  • I would eventually want to try all the ideas but I am drawn to the matted pictures that are fused to the pinked wool.

    —Nicole on December 6, 2019
  • I would decorate my office with a wall-hanging.

    —Donna V. on December 6, 2019
  • I have a wall in my bedroom that these would look so cute on…

    —Kathleen T on December 6, 2019
  • Hmmm…I love all that I see here so I would hang some and make a pillow with some or maybe even a pincushion. Looks like a must have book!

    —Ferne Tworek on December 6, 2019
  • It is great to see a book that offers small projects that can be used for quick gifts, and I love using wool to frame the piece. I can reuse my frames!

    —Wanda from Florida on December 6, 2019
  • What a lovely collection of embroideries! I want to share these with friends so I would make notecards. Then I would make little pillows as gifts and frame some of the embroideries.

    —Barbaraben on December 6, 2019
  • I would hang them on the wall.

    —Susan L. on December 6, 2019
  • I would happily make them into pillows to show off on my front porch.

    —Mary Ellen Maciejczyk on December 6, 2019
  • I would place them in various spots in my home – depending on what the stitchery depicts. Love these ideas.

    —Arlene on December 6, 2019
  • I have an empty window frame so that idea is perfect.

    —Vin M on December 6, 2019
  • A row of little pictures for an antique wall shelf

    —Katherine on December 6, 2019
  • I really like the note cards but I would frame them individually and hang them vertically one on top of each other. Great for that very last place beside the bookcase or door. Ha!

    —SANDRA K BOFF on December 6, 2019
  • Would really like to have the book since I like to do small, quick things. Hope I win one. Thanks

    Gracie Adams on December 6, 2019
  • I do a lot of hand work and am still working on perfecting my embroidery stitches! I frame pieces, make pillows, lay completed on tables, and other creative ways. I gift pieces, too.

    —Jaxine Andersen on December 6, 2019
  • Pillows, framed, and gifts, as well as incorporate some into wall hangings. I love doing handwork. Thank you for this opportunity.

    —Msry C on December 6, 2019
  • I would probably make some cute pincushions. I have a collection of them that I keep in a basket. I love embroidery projects!! Thanks for the giveaways!!

    —BarbL on December 6, 2019
  • I think I will add them to to my antique furniture tables along with some of my mini quilts.

    —Anne Taschereau Mamers on December 6, 2019
  • I would love to display Kathy’s embroidery’s in frames and pillows. Thanks for the chance to win.

    —Karen McMahon on December 6, 2019
  • I love the idea of the mats and using a wool piece behind the stitchery. These are beautiful designs to display in frames.

    —Nancy Lien on December 6, 2019
  • I would use these wonderful embroidery pieces in a number of ways! On jackets, shirts, book covers, pillows and of course frame some. Great looking book.

    —Marilynn on December 6, 2019
  • What great stitchery patterns to complete in a short time. One would be perfect for a greeting card for that special person!

    —Nan Hobbs on December 6, 2019
  • I like the idea of making a long cushion from 5 different stitcheries. That shape is ideal for the crook of one’s back.

    —GloryB on December 6, 2019
  • I have an empty wall that would be a perfect place to enjoy them.

    —Linda Stone on December 6, 2019
  • I’m intrigued by the way she mounts her pieces in a frame. I’d start there then arrange the framed pieces in a vignette on a table or my mantel.

    —Jackie C on December 6, 2019
  • I would combine probably 3 into a panel for a wallhanging. Such cute designs!

    —Lynne C on December 6, 2019
  • frame some and make small pillows too.

    —Sarah Gray on December 6, 2019
  • I love the five designs on the pillow!

    —Sharon Browne on December 6, 2019
  • They would be made into pin cushions, I am sure!

    —Elizabeth McDonald on December 6, 2019
  • I love making little pillows to display in a basket. That’s how I would display several of these!

    —Sue Hoover on December 6, 2019
  • In my sewing room so I could enjoy them all the time.

    —Billie Fellers on December 6, 2019
  • Wall Art to side tables. They are the special charm.

    —Linda Christianson on December 6, 2019
  • They would be used in a variety of ways doing some as in the book but also use some to mount on the lid of a small container or wooden box, and make some simple shadow boxes. Too much fun.

    —Cindy on December 6, 2019
  • I love the framed pictures and pillows. And I love Kathy’s designs. Thanks!

    —Sharon V. on December 6, 2019
  • Framed, in my sewing room for inspiration.

    —Elaine on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame them and put them all around the house. This looks like a great book!

    —Judy J on December 6, 2019
  • Would love to sew them and display them in the cute little pillow. Thank you!

    Danette Stankovich on December 6, 2019
  • I would start with Cornered! Wow, what a gorgeous book!

    —Kathy Rutter on December 6, 2019
  • I would display Picture Perfect Embroideries as pillows.

    Joyce on December 6, 2019
  • Framed or as decorative bowl fillers.

    —Janice on December 6, 2019
  • I hang mine from the top of the tv cabinet.

    —Susan Brewer on December 6, 2019
  • I love the look of framed embroidery on a table.

    —Mary on December 6, 2019
  • In frames….to be changed out seasonally!

    —Linda Stutzman on December 6, 2019
  • Love the stitcheries and the mats! I would frame some with mats, make ornaments, a mini wall-hanging, and door hangers!

    —Carol Porter on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame them, use them as gifts and hang some on my walls.

    —Kathryn Smotryski on December 6, 2019
  • Made into pillows and put in a basket.

    —Renae on December 6, 2019
  • JUST LOVE ALL OF HER BOOKS I WOULD FRAME MANY AND GIVE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SAVE A FEW FOR OUR HOME THANKS FOR THIS OFFER AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU !!

    —irene on December 6, 2019
  • I have a little spot in our entrance which I love to decorate. These would fit perfectly there 😊

    —Martina on December 6, 2019
  • I would put them on a bag or in a frame in my living room

    —Rommy van Houten on December 6, 2019
  • I would definitely stitch up a pillow for my couch! Her designs are lovely!

    —Wendy Snyder on December 6, 2019
  • I would display the work as pillows, framed pieces anywhere!

    —Carol Koehn on December 6, 2019
  • I think displaying them as little wall hangings would be very sweet. And, I love the idea of the cards and pillows.

    —Anita Putnam on December 6, 2019
  • I would display them as a pillow!

    —Louise on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame them and give them as gifts!

    Cathy Burns on December 6, 2019
  • I would probably make pillows out of the embroideries.

    —Robin Riley on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame them and hang them in the entry

    —Cheri on December 6, 2019
  • I like to frame embroideries, put into pillows or a quilt. Would love to win this book.

    Barb Haakonson on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame it or it’d possibly create a pillow with it.

    —Linda DiVall on December 6, 2019
  • A great many years ago, I learned how to create trapunta (stuffed fabric pictures). These look like a great way to get back to creating trapunta designs.

    —Karen on December 6, 2019
  • I would display them framed. Kathy’s work is beautiful.

    —Cindy Strauss on December 6, 2019
  • Pillows and also in a quilt that I would use as a wall hanging.
    The book is great — would love to have it.

    —Dorothy M on December 6, 2019
  • I would make sachets to give to friends and family.

    —Janna on December 6, 2019
  • I love the little frames!

    —Susan E Lester on December 6, 2019
  • The East Cobb Quilt Guild sells fabric postcards during our quilt show, seeing the embroidery as postcards just struck home to me… making a few samples could be stitched to the postcard papers… think they’d be very popular at the sale.

    —Kay on December 6, 2019
  • CHARMING! How unique to include the mats within the book. I would love to feature a framed project on a small tabletop easel. Also like the hanging sachet pillow. Would love to read the quotes on the mats, too.

    —Gina Milano on December 6, 2019
  • In a frame

    —Ola Norman on December 6, 2019
  • I would probably display my finished embroideries as ornaments on my seasonal tree or as fillers for a dough bowl. I quilt, so that is another possibility.

    —Pat K on December 6, 2019
  • I’d probably vary between putting them in small frames and combining them into quilts with sashing.

    —Beth T. on December 6, 2019
  • I’d love to add them in a pillow, then sachets, and into a quilt top. Framing works for me too. They’re all very sweet and look fun to do.

    —Kathie F. on December 6, 2019
  • Country surprise

    —Caroline on December 6, 2019
  • They look like several grouped together would would make a nice wallhanging or in picture frames or pincushions or ornaments or the designs embroidered on a sweater. The possibilities are many.

    —leti on December 6, 2019
  • I would frame them. The sample on the cover is totaly perfect!I adore Kathy Schmitz’s designs! Already have two books but I would love to gat this one too.

    —Carme Royo on December 7, 2019
  • Great projects for snowy days and dreary weather! I would use some for little pillows and others to deck my halls!

    —Joyce Jose on December 7, 2019
  • I want to win Picture Perfect. Winter is a great time for embroidery!

    —Lynnette Mckinley on December 7, 2019
  • I want to win Picture Perfect. Winter is a great time for embroidery!

    —Lynnette Mckinley on December 7, 2019
  • I love the way the pieces are displayed in the empty openings of the rustic window frame. You could hang multiple pieces all at once and if the window frame was mounted on the wall, you could change the small embroidery pieces with the seasons.

    —Susan M Putman on December 7, 2019
  • I would use the little frames for most of these cute embroidery projects.

    —Renea Yarolim on December 7, 2019
  • !At the risk of them eventually being thrown away, I would definitely use them to make cards!

    —Alexia Jandourek on December 7, 2019
  • I think they would look nice hung in a group. Possibly in my bedroom.

    —Betty Beard on December 7, 2019
  • I just moved into a new house and there isn’t a thing on the walls. I hang them the main bath for all my guest to enjoy.

    Joy P. on December 7, 2019
  • Beautiful!! Would love to frame some and definitely make a pillow, or two.

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    —usairdoll on December 7, 2019
  • Usually I frame my embroidery, but I love the pillows, so I think that is what I would to with these designs. Love Kathy’s works. Surely hope to win this book.

    —Judy Miller on December 7, 2019
  • I would like to try using some for small pillows and pincushions, and use several arranged on a bench pillow in my entry hall. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.

    —LaurieMd on December 7, 2019
  • Oh so beautiful! I fell in love with the motives on mustard-colour fabric!
    I’d probably make a mini-quilt with these, or a pillow.

    Tatiana Kishchinskaya on December 7, 2019
  • Kathy’s designs are marvelous. Picture Perfect sounds like a book that all stitchers would cherish.

    —LJ Meyers on December 7, 2019
  • I would put a bunch of little pillows in a wooden bowl.

    —DebrafromMD on December 7, 2019
  • I think they look perfect for gifts so I might not display them! Very nice designs/patterns.

    —Lynn on December 7, 2019
  • I love them framed!!

    —Shelley Scarbro on December 7, 2019
  • They would look so pretty in my entrance hallway!

    —Susan V on December 7, 2019
  • Sapphire Star by Lisa Bongean! I’m a sucker for her quilts with tiny pieces! I’m making her bow tie quilt right now!

    —Carol Thomas on December 7, 2019
  • I can’t decide which is my favorite… I love the To the Nines and Blueberry Crumb Cake

    —Toni M Conway on December 7, 2019
  • The green ones would go in the living-room, the blue ones in the kitchen, in between all sorts of crockery in blue, and the red ones in my small dining-room, which I don’t use for dining, but for creative purposes.
    Would love to have this book.

    —Marianne Carree on December 8, 2019
  • I first would try to incorporate it/them into a quilt. Second if that doesn’t work I’d frame it/them to hang in various rooms in my house.

    —Robin Klein on December 8, 2019
  • I love the cute little pillows and wall hangings. Love this book.

    —Karen on December 8, 2019
  • So many options for displaying my works but I would love a pillow and some new framed artwork. They would make some beautiful Christmas gifts for some special friends too!
    Merry Christmas 🎄🤶🏻

    —Liz on December 8, 2019
  • I love the idea of making the embroideries into a greeting card! I think I’d make a few of those for special friends

    —Mary Oakley on December 8, 2019
  • I don’t have many stitching projects on the go but I’m intrigued by using wool to back / mat the completed embroidery. There are so many beautiful papers out there—thanks for the tips and ideas, Kathy!

    —Tamara on December 8, 2019
  • I would do bowl fillers and in frames around the house. Maybe even consider using multiples in a small quilt/wall hanging.

    —Nancy D. on December 9, 2019
  • Like the idea of fusing a wool mat to the stitchery. As someone else stated, I have finished work that needs framing so after the holidays I may pull them out to find wool to match. Always looking for new ways to display.

    Jan on December 9, 2019
  • I love Kathy’s designs and have embroidered several of her patterns. I really like the idea of using them on note cards but also like the framed pieces and the pillow ideas.

    —Cynthia M. on December 9, 2019
  • I would frame them, following her tip about using the wool strip, and hang in my office at work.

    —Carole Holmberg on December 9, 2019
  • With those beautiful mats, they’ll have to go on the walls! So pretty!

    —Cathy Wilson on December 10, 2019
  • I have a brand new fireplace mantle and I think any stitchery would look wonderful there! How cozy.

    —Susi McCarthy on December 11, 2019
  • these are such wonderful designs, I would put a grouping on a pillow to showcase them.

    —Diane N. on December 11, 2019
  • Please steer my name in the drzwing for Kathy Smitx book! Thanks!

    —Eleanor K Hunzinger on December 11, 2019
  • I would have a whole year to make Christmas cards :c)

    —cindy wisherd on December 20, 2019

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