Monday, February 11, 2013

Killer Cold

I have been attacked by a cold that started off super mellow, but is getting nastier every day.  Ugh.  So, no sewing here.  (Lots of couch lounging and romance reading.)  But something sewing-related recently happened to me: I won a giveaway on Burdastyle.  As someone who never wins anything, I was very excited to find that I had won PUSH Stitchery: 30 Artists Explore the Boundaries of Stitched Art back in December.  Here is a picture of my goodies:


I was only expecting to receive the book (which is super cool btw,) but also included in my package were some spoonflower Burdastyle fabric, bright pink thread, a Burdastyle pen, and instructions on how to make a gathered dress from DIY couture.  Pretty cool!  I am very inspired by this book - which shows artists who use embroidery in their work - and am planning a super cool spring skirt with some crazy embroidery.

3 comments:

gingermakes said...

How fun! What a great prize!

Jean said...

Congrats! It's always so fun to win something! I hope you feel better soon. Our household has been sick for the past week and it is definitely no fun. Take care!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Can't wait to see your embroidery ideas! I was pretty into embroidery several years ago, but I couldn't find any classy real-world places to use it. Samplers and wall hangings aren't my thing.