Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Inspirations 76 : Group stitching and a GIVEAWAY



The new issue of one of the world’s best-loved embroidery magazines is out. Issue 76 of Inspirations will be on a shelf near you soon – sooner if you live in Australia, not quite as soon if you live in Africa. But it’s out nonetheless and features my embroidered appliqué cushion, rather appropriately titled Fever Tree. 


It’s also been chosen as the project from this issue for the magazine’s newly launched online stitch-along on Flickr. The idea is for readers who want to stitch the cushion to get online and discuss and post photos of their progress as part of the Stitching Inspirations community. It’s really easy to sign up and the lovely Ellaine from Inspirations/Country Bumpkin Publications both runs the group and takes part. Ellaine and I will be following your progress with interest and be on hand should you have any comments or questions.

This is a great project for a stitch-along as it features a host of different stitches without being overwhelming, and of course you get to choose whatever fabric tickles your fancy for the appliqué. It won’t take you an age to make, either. And if you enjoy it, you could make a whole lot in different colourways.


The best news though, I’ve saved for last… We’re giving away two copies of issue 76 of Inspirations right here on this blog. All you have to do is comment on this post by midnight on Sunday, 9 December (South Africa Standard Time, so GMT+2) and promise to check out the Stitching Inspirations Flickr group. I’ll draw two names, ask the winners to email me postal addresses and Ellaine will send your magazine to you from Australia - a truly global giveaway. 

So get stitching and good luck!

24 comments:

underatopazsky said...

I loved your description of the storms in the last post and it's great to see what you've been up to. Please count me in for the Giveaway!

Agnė said...

I like your project very much. I think, I need one in some browny colours... Please, count me in for this great giveaway too :)

Elsa said...

Oh, I'd love to win a copy of this lovely magazine. Count me in too!

Moonsilk Stitches said...

Please don't count me in the giveaway-I have a subscription to Inspirations--but I wanted to comment that I lovey our design, I'm intrigued by the flickr group, and I'm very happy to see you in Inspirations again.

hueisei said...

I love your project. Please count me in for the lovely giveaway!

inma said...

Please count me in the giveaway. I don,t have any number of the magazine and I would like it.your blog is very nice.
Good luck.

PFennessy said...

Me, please! I would love a copy.

Paula Marcondes said...

I can´t be left out of this! The online stitch-along is a great idea and I will follow!

Punchneedle and Me said...

Love this magazine... Include me in the drawing...thanks!

Royce said...

I would love to win this magazine. thank you so much for the giveaway

avomeri said...

Wonderful giveaway! Please count with me! Thanks

Elizabeth Braun said...

Please enter me, Kelly. I've just come back from looking at the group (which I may well join....). It's so hard to get a copy of 'Inspirations' now that it's no longer available in the UK at Hobbycraft or WHSmiths and I rarely get to the specialist shops that sell it (they're few and far between) and subscribing is somewhat over budget these days.=( So, I appreciate the chance of a freebie.=)

shortseam said...

This is a great giveaway. I would love to win a magazine. I have not seen this mag yet and it sounds great!

dragonswing said...

This looks like a really cool
magazine. I have never seen it before. Can you give us the subscription number? I live in a teeny, tiny town with no craft stores.

Rhonda G said...

Absolutly love to win a copy of the magazine. Love the pillow to - just have to try to make one. : )

Gram said...

Gorgeous site with all the work...love the flame flower on the cover of the magazine and all the pretty pics....would love to be a winner !!

Claire Caudle said...

Love the look of this magazine, I'm certain it will give me many more ideas. Thanks.

Beata said...

Beautifull magazine and yours project too. I would like to try it. Thnak you :)

BFromM said...

The design is lovely. I would love to win a copy of the magazein

Alexandra Abarca said...

Hi It is really new for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Ale
Costa Rica
aleabarca612@gmail.com

Janet P said...

Hi, found your blog from Craft Gossip, and I just adore your pillow. Just gorgeous. Would love to get a copy of the inspirations mag. Thanks for the giveaway.

million impressions said...

Please,count me? I really need it in Mexico )

Carmen Nuland said...

I went to check out the Flickr group - the cauliflower leaves are amazing!

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Gorgeous as usual! I treasure my copies there is so much to make and dream about making in that beautiful magazine.