the Fabulous Giveaway’s Exquisite Stitchery

Embroidery is the easiest of embellishments because it is the most forgiving of the needle arts. Unlike knitting and crocheting and machine sewing, embroidery can be delved into with little to no instruction and supply-wise, we’re talking a needle and colored floss.

My embroidery skills are alongside my sewing skills – slow and steady, but refinement of my stitches is still something I aspire to. The embroidery on the prize packaging is of an altogether different ilk, so exquisitely executed by Amanda Thomopson, I had to show it off.

A self-taught seamstress and stitchery artisan, Amanda produced the six prize packages, each adorned with an adorable Aunt Martha transfer.

But you must enter in order to be eligible to win one of the Fabulous not-a-contest Giveaways! So, get goin’!

Tie One On…an apron, of course!


  1. Hi!

    I looked through your book the other day at Barnes and Noble and loved it! I will have to get back there and purchase it – it looked so lovely!

    PLEASE Enter me in your give-away!!! I want to win!!!

    C. C.

  2. EllynAnne, thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know a little history about my hen cocktail napkins. I love chickens, roosters–my husband thinks I am nuts to want to embroider them…LOL!

  3. Please enter me in your giveaway – I have just discovered the joy of embroidery again…

    And, I am pulling out my pretty tablecloth that I embroidered and putting it on my table! No sense “saving” it for company – I’m worth it!!!

  4. I luv this embroidery! It reminds me of the dishtowels both my Grandmother and Mother had when I was a child 🙂

    Thanks for a Fabulous Giveaway!

  5. Well, I made one project of creativity with old scraps of fabric – I put silly, whimsical pieces onto denim. Yes, she made a skirt! LOL. It can be seen here: But I still wish to make another…. with half of an embroidered table runner. It ‘s going to be an apron! Can’t wait. But will I use it? We shall see!!!

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