I’m intrigued by color, more specifically, embroiderers use of color. My initial thoughts regarding an embroidery project are to choose traditional color combinations. When I first designed the gift tag for the machine give-away contest, I saw variations of red and green. Red fabric, green or gold thread, gold fabric, red thread, etc. But once I started digging in my stash, I saw lots of new options. But it wasn’t my intent to ENTER the contest, I just had to provide the design and a sample or two. Good thing because it’s humbling to see what others have come up with.
So far there are some traditional color combinations that have arrived but we’ve spotted warm, autumn shades paired with free standing leaves, deep purple with mauve thread and silver, white and blue. Of course, many have added bling, confetti, beads, crystals and trims to make their entry stand out. What’s fun about this contest is the entry – it’s a tiny canvas that you can create in 10 minutes. Or you can stitch multiples in one hooping and just play to your heart’s content. And the bonus – you keep the gift tag and use it this holiday season! So you’re ahead of the game. And oh yeah, there’s another bonus, every entry gets a $5.00 coupon for product on our website. So basically, we reward you for entering – it’s our way to say thank you, we appreciate your time and effort. Here’s wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
This week we’re giving away The Denim Fashion Guide! The Denim Fashion Guide includes 30 fantastic embroidery designs from my personal collection and Designer Denim, a step-by-step guide to embroider on denim.
What do you want the Embroidery Santa to bring you this year? Are you hoping for a new machine…or maybe more time to spend on your hobby? Post your comment and you’ll be entered to win!
Last week we asked what your most memorable gift-making story is. The winner of the one year subscription to Designs in Machine Embroidy Magazine is…Jean Hollis!
“My most memorable gift was probably the reason I bought my first embroidery machine. My son and daughter-in-law were expecting our first grandchild, and I had wandered into my local sewing machine store to have some machine repairs/maintenance done. A Bernina Deco was running as I passed through and that was all it took to reel me in. I decided to start a baby quilt from embroidered fleece blocks as my first project and a gift for the new baby. By the time I had finished the initial planned embroidered blocks, a second grandchild had been born, and the first had graduated to a twin bed. Did I mention all the other gifts that interrupted the work on this initial project? Another 30 blocks had to be made to add to the outside of the quilt to make it large enough, which were alphabet blocks and personalization blocks in each corner. As I now have five grandchildren, ages 3 through almost 11, I cannot give one what I cannot give the others. Blanket #2 is started, blocks are cut for #3, with a list of what to sew, and #4 and #5 are only a dream!”