stitch love // release day!
I hereby declare today to be Stitch Love day!
This is the official publication date for my book, even though it has already started showing up in mailboxes. One of the benefits of pre-ordering! And because of all those orders, Stitch Love: Sweet Creatures Big & Small even made it to the #1 spot in the embroidery category on Amazon. HUGE thanks to everyone who has been supporting the book.
I've managed to get myself swamped with things to work on, including book-related plans. So everything is taking longer. Including taking pictures of some of the pages. Silly me. But in the middle of it, I'm stitching love.
The title for this book was suggested by my editor, Amanda. When I heard it, I knew it was right. I like that it describes a love of stitching, but it's also kind of a directive. Stitch love. Don't just stitch animals or objects, or anything else. But when you stitch, stitch love.
In the rush to get things done, I might forget this, but I hope not. I hope that I remember to stitch love. And I hope I can help spread that idea. Will you try it with me? No matter the pattern or the process, or the recipient, would you make sure that you stitch some love into it?
I'm going to check in and see how that goes for us all, okay?
My most recent stitching was this Darling Dachshund. It's sort of a pattern from the book, in that, it was supposed to be in the book, and I left it out in error. If you're on Instagram, follow my feed to learn more about this little guy!
I best get busy now, because I've got celebrations to plan! (I might even bake myself a cake...)