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book review: stitch zakka

Stitch Zakka


Calling this a book review may be a bit of a stretch. I may be a little biased. Or a lot. But only because I'm very honored to be included in this super charming collection of projects featuring embroidery with a hint of Japanese styling. As you can see below, this book has designs from today's coolest crafters...and I think that means I'm one of them! I'm still not sure how that happened, but I'm delighted.

Stitch Zakka
Stitch Zakka

I'm fairly sure that my Rainy Day Mobile is the simplest of the projects in the book, with most of the items you can make featuring more sewing and stitching. But we all need simple now and again, right?

Stitch Zakka
Stitch Zakka
Stitch Zakka

There are some smaller embroidery and some larger stitchings, samplers and motifs, pouches and pin cushions, and lots more. All of the designs are stitched with Cosmo embroidery floss from Lecien, and most of the fabrics are from them too.

Stitch Zakka
Stitch Zakka
Stitch Zakka

Stitch Zakka is a very nice collection of projects, and even if I weren't in this book, I'd be wanting a copy. Oh, and hey! I have an extra copy that I'd like to give to one lucky reader!

The giveaway is open to all, and will end next Monday at midnight Eastern time. Enter below using Rafflecopter. Good luck, my stitchy friends!

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Another Chance UPDATE: You can also enter to win a copy on Leigh Laurel Studios!

133 comments:

  1. Congrats on making it into another book. I would love to win this one!

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  2. Such cute projects! I'd love to win it...thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  3. Amazon just sent me an email about this book! hmmm. If I don't win one, maybe I'll have to buy it! :)

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  4. What cute projects. I have been embroidering since I was a little girl...won't say how long that is! ;)

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  5. There are some neat projects in there. And no, you're not too biased ^_~

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  6. This looks very cool! I love your mobile. :)

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  7. I've only experimented with embroidery a little bit, but I want to learn more.

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  8. wow! Those are some really cute projects!! Your rainy day mobile is adorable =D

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  9. I started embroidering when I was 12....and haven't stopped !! I find it calming to hand stitch and it's a great way to make items unique...Congrats on being in the book and thank you for the chance to win :)

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  10. I keep seeing this book on Instagram--didn't know you were a contributor!! Congrats! Your mobile is adorable! Thanks so much for a chance to win this book!

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  11. I'm still learning! Patience is a virtue right?

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  12. Thanks so much for a chance to win the book!

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  13. I have been embroidering for a few years, but it isn't always in my normal rotation.

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  14. I've done only a tiny bit of embroidery which was fairly recently and really enjoyed it. I have trouble figuring out how to use it on projects (I know it isn't hard, but I'm not very creative in an 'coming up with ideas' sense yet!), so would love a book to guide me until I become more inventive with it!

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  15. Love it!

    xo,
    Christen
    ChristenKrumm.com

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  16. My Gramma made me learn how to embroider before I was allowed to use the sewing machine. I've be doing it for ages now!

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  17. kimberly9:28 AM

    I've only done a little cross stitch, but I would like to learn more, especially after looking at your different projects. :)

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  18. I am just learning.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. I embroider!!!! Makes the perfect gifts for friends and family and since I always have a few finished hoops lying around, I've started listing them on Etsy :) I just have so much fun!

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  20. What a great book! Congratulations!!! I love your cute mobile! I took a chance on the giveaway and appreciate you having it! Thankyou!
    Julie

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  21. P.S.....YES, I am an embroiderer!!! YES, YES, YES!

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  22. I've been embroidering on and off since junior high! I love the versatility of it!

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  23. I am learning to love embroidery thanks to you!!

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  24. Anonymous10:26 AM

    I am learning

    margaretannegibb@yahoo.com

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  25. I know the basics and have been stitching with them for a couple of years but I am always continuing to learn. What a cool book and how special for your project to be included!

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  26. I have a new found love of embroidery thanks to you!

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  27. Congrats Mollie! Sweet mobile, and lots of gorgeous projects too! Think this book is going on my crafty book wish list!!

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  28. This book looks amazing!! I have just started embroidery and it's hard not to stitch everything I own!!

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  29. my fingers ache for stitching when I go too long!

    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. You are absolutely one of the cool crafters!! Congrats on the book, it looks lovely!

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  31. I love to embroider! It's my favorite take-along hobby. I just started last year and I'm still learning!

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  32. Congratulations on your book project!!
    I'm just learning to embroider, but it's quickly becoming a favourite thing of mine to do! Your patterns and tips have been such an inspiration and help, so thank you. I just wish I could think of more things to use it on :)

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  33. Anonymous11:53 AM

    I am just starting to embroider. What a cool book to have as inspiration!! Thank you for the giveaway. Cindy (scgil2@aol.com)

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  34. I love embroidery! Been doing this since my Grammy taught me, oh, maybe 40 years ago. Yikes! I do consider myself a trendy and hip stitcher though and am always looking for more ideas.

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  35. Beautiful!!!!!Wonderfulll!!!!!!


    hugs

    Maria Filomena

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  36. I learned to embroider when I was a kid, but never really continued with it, aside from an occasional cross stitch, which to me is in a different category. I've accumulated a bunch of tools, patterns and materials, and will be working my way through some of them this summer (Wild Olive Summer Summer Stitching Club, too) because I am finally allowing myself the time to just sit, relax and stitch. I can't wait!

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  37. I'd like to learn...
    thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  38. Very cute! I'm getting super into embroidery lately.

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  39. It looks beautiful - I'd love some new inspiration. I embroider, you can see some examples here: kreahjoernet.blogspot.com. The text is in Danish, but the pictures are universal! :)

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  40. Oh man - another book I have to add to my collection! You are quite the enabler! :) I do embroider, but I consider myself a beginner....there is always something new to learn, isn't there?

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  41. I have been relearning :-). The last time I had embroidered was when I was 15 years old.
    Awesome giveaway!

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  42. I have done embroidery for many, many years and love it!

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  43. I've been embroidering, on & off since I discovered some sweet, imported embroidery books in a little California town named Solvang. My grandmother helped me learn the stitches. I'd love to win :)

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  44. oh, so cute! I'm loving that french general sampler! I've been hanging around the fiber arts for a number of years now - my first job was at JoAnn fabrics and it's been all down hill from there!

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  45. This book sounds awesome! Zakka + stitching = bliss!

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  46. I would love to win this! Such cute projects!

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  47. Thats super awesome that your in the book :) and I would like to say that everything you pictured looks soooooo cute!

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  48. I am still pretty new to stitching but I am really enjoying it so far!

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  49. Anonymous2:38 PM

    Love the ideas in this book! The sampler is adorable! Thanks for the give-away, Mollie :) Jill Jones

    jilljones1(at)frontiernet(dot)net

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  50. I have embroidered before but have just this summer picked it back up again (beginning with your summer stitch club). This book looks like an inspiration - thanks for offering it!

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  51. Adorable! Of course you are included! Your designs rock!

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  52. I am a cross stitch addict but I am only just learning embroidery. I don't think I'm very good just yet lol!

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  53. I use to embroider, and I'm trying to get back into it!

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  54. I love to embroider. I learned as a child making pillowcases and dish towels. I was teenager during the era of embroidered jeans and now I love to embroider quilt blocks...and hexies of course!!!!

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  55. I recently started embroidery and am pretty hopeless, so I hope this book might get me inspired to get better at it! :)

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  56. I am a total beginner but I love your blog and have used some of your patterns, so if you say the book rocks, I believe you!

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  57. I would love love love this!

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  58. what a cute book - i have done embroidery for many years and love it.

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  59. Anonymous5:17 PM

    This book is on my wish list for my Birthday lol, i an new to hand embroidery and totally love it i all so knit, crochet,cross stitch and i am just teaching myself to quilt

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  60. This book is so cute! Those embroidered pincushions are on my to do list!

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  61. I have embroidered in the past and occasionally do a small project.

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  62. I used to embroider a lot but now I am trying to give it a go again. I would love to win the book. Thank you

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  63. I do know how to embroider, but never really put the knowledge to use until recently :) So I'm kind of a repeat beginner.

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  64. I am an old new learner and really excited about a chance to win this book!
    Thanks,
    Vicki R
    sunraesban@yahoo.com

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  65. I would love to win this book -looks like a feast for the imagination. I do embroider:-)

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  66. I learned to embroider many years ago, but just picked my needle up again recently. You deserve to be biased about the book - it looks great!. Many thanks!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  67. I am fairly new at this.

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  68. I've recently started embroidery and I love Zakka projects.

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  69. Both! I taught myself a while ago but haven't gotten to do a whole lot, so I'd say I'm still learning too!

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  70. I did some embroidery a long time ago, and am just now getting back to it :)

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  71. Amanda I.9:40 PM

    I started learning in December and have been completely addicted.

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  72. The simplest projects are often times my favorite. Thank you for the chance to win :-).

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  73. I DO embroider! My Mom taught me when I was about 7 and after a small hiatus, I'm doing it again, and I LOVE it! There are some awesome projects in this book!

    Sheila in Oregon

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  74. I am just learning but totally hooked.

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  75. I would love to win this book. I am just learning to embroider and this would be a great help, not to mention lots of fun! Thanks for the giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

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  76. I love to embroider! I've been embroidering for about 10 years.

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  77. I can embroider, although I would call myself a beginner as I have to google stitch instructions all the time. I can cross-stitch though and have done so for YEARS!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  78. Oooo what a lovely book! I love the fox, it's so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! x

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  79. This book looks great! I love to embroider!

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  80. What a sweet book and giveaway. I have done hand stitching/embroidery for a long time. The chicken and fox and mobile would be perfect gifts for members of my family! thank you for the chance!

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  81. I've only started trying it recently but I'm really enjoying it.

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  82. Simple? Are you kidding? Your mobile is gorgeous¡¡¡ Great book.

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  83. I love to embroider! It's so relaxing to me.

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  84. congrats on being included in the magazine-I have not seen this one yet-will look for it now-My old computer still won't let me sign in above-but that's ok-

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  85. How awesome...and well deserved!! I love your designs. I do already embroider, it's the perfect thing to just pick up and do while almost anywhere. I always keep a little baggy with me in my purse so that I'm never caught without something to do! Be especially blessed, Kath

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  86. I love embroidering! I've had a little bit of a dry spell, I can't seem to find any inspiration. Congrats on being in the book, it looks so cute!

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  87. What a cute book! I'm excited to see the direction embroidery is going these days. iPad + embroidery? Too fun.

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  88. I first tried my hand at embroidery when I joined the Summer Stitching Club and now I'm completely hooked (if only I had the same enthusiasm for knitting right now... there are several projects languishing away because I keep turning to embroidery :)! The book looks wonderful.

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  89. GleanerGirl3:33 PM

    Congrats on getting into such an adorable book! I love to embroider, and need to start working on a couple of projects for friends who have just had babies. :D

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  90. This book looks adorable!!!

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  91. What a sweet book, and thank you for offering your generous giveaway. Best wishes to all who enter. xx debbie

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  92. I already embroider. I would love to get this book.

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  93. Lizzie11:36 PM

    I already embroider, I love it! And this book looks awesome!

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  94. I am a passionate embroiderer. This is such a wonderful giveaway. I love all the designs featured in the post, but my favorite is the rainy day mobile. Good luck everyone!

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  95. AntoniaSH6:52 AM

    I love embroidery; it's so relaxing. I particularly like French patterns, and I'm loving the Wild Olive's Summer Stitching Club. I'd love a copy of this book.

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  96. I'm a beginner. Lots to learn. Thanks for the chance!

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  97. Looks like a great book! I have been embroidering for quite awhile now, after learning to cross stitch from my mother at age 9. Now both my girls, ages 7 and 10, embroider too!

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  98. Would love to win this book!

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  99. I have been embroidering most of my life. I enjoy many other crafts, but there's nothing like hand stitching! I have been loving the summer stitch club. So cute!

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  100. wooow, congratulations for the new book.. i am still learning embroidery and would love the opportunity to win this awesome book.. fingers crossed! (",)

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  101. Anonymous5:15 PM

    How fantastic that you are in this book! Congratulations!I would love to have this book. Thanks, Regena in TN.

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  102. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Forgot to tell you that I have been doing hand embroidery for over 40 years. Guess you could say this is my favorite craft. Regena in TN.

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  103. Jessi James7:05 PM

    Ahhhh! I love Zakka and your blog! :D You've given me so much inspiration; congratulations on your piece being published!! :D

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  104. I'd say I'm a rusty intermediate who dabbles! I'm quite good at cross stitch and some of the basic stitches but I've yet to do anything more than practice the complicated bits.

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  105. i love embroidery it is such a great way to express my creative side as i can do it upon a ton of different kinds of mediums i would love this little sweet book and would certainly use it alot

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  106. I've picked up embroidering again a few years back, in a big part thanks to you and your blog! Thanks for the awesome giveaway, that book looks awesome!

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  107. I've been embroidering since childhood...so much fun!

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  108. I used to embroider a lot in years past. I just stopped for some reason. I am getting back to it and love it. I would love this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  109. I learned to embroider as a little girl. I love how the style constantly changes, but goes vintage again every few years

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  110. I have done a little embroidery, but it's been awhile and the projects look like they would be fun and could refresh my memory.

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  111. Perfect! Perfect for all types of gifts! Making Christmas, birthday present, house warming, hostess gift... the list is endless!!! Lets embroider!!!

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  112. The projects all look so sweet! I would love to win this!

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  113. I have been embroidering since I was a teenager - which was many years ago! I've done many other kinds of handcrafts, but always return to embroidering! This book looks fantastic!

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  114. Embroidering forever and always learning!

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  115. Ah! I've been looking for more stitching inspiration and this looks like a great book!

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  116. I am a cross-stitcher, just learning to embroider. The book looks utterly charming, by the way.

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  117. I love embroidery and that rainy day mobile is too cute!! Been embroidering pillows t-shirts and anything I can get my hands on for friends and family since I was 9 years old! The book looks to tons of projects I would love to do!

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  118. Cute projects, I have embroidered over the years and this looks inspiring.

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  119. Anonymous12:02 AM

    I'm just starting out and would love this!!!!

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  120. I love to embroider! :)

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  122. have yet to start but i would love love love to learn...love how it looks!

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  123. I love small projects like these. Great for summer stitching!

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  124. Though I do embroider occasionally, I might not be considered the queen of even stitching... Maybe this is the chance to really get into embroidery a little more?!

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  125. My Grandma taught me to embroider when I was 10 or so, but I've recently gotten back into it. Love your blog btw!

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  126. I'm more in the learning mode...

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  128. Both my grandmothers and my mother helped me learn to embroider but I'm constantly learning. Its so relaxing to sit and back stitch, I forget to try out other stitches!

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  129. I love embroidering!

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  130. I love embroidery and looking through my craft books is almost as good as the stitching.

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  131. I used to do a bit some years ago and have picked it up again. I enjoy it so much and is so relaxing and beautiful!

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