Friday, April 22, 2011
Sewn by Hand blog tour and giveaway!
"Hand sewing is a bit like taking the two-lane highways instead of the interstate. It's a bit slower, but the character, charm and unique soulfulness of those back roads are priceless beyond hours"-Susan Wasinger
...yes. I have indeed come out of hiding today, and I have the perfect reason to do so.
With the past few weeks being full of business as I work on a very exciting project, there have
been "much needed" moments to take a good little pause and slow down a bit. Susan Wasinger's new book from Lark Crafts has fit that need perfectly, and I cannot be more thrilled to introduce this book as part of her current blog tour.
..Sewn By Hand: Two Projects Stitched With Needle and Thread is a wonderful book that takes Slow Food's way of living into the sewing world. With just a handful of stitches to learn, one is able to create projects ranging from a Thread Caddy with Pin Holder to a Buttoned-Up Tote with
Handmade Buttons (a personal favourite of mine). I love how Susan included a Portability Factor rating for each project, allowing readers to selectively choose which projects may work best when toting a project with them. (think cafes, subway trips, relaxing at the beach, sporting events, etc...)
..yes. I have been indeed busy, and nothing was more needed than a book that allowed me to take some much needed moments to breathe and take pause. A book that allowed me to sit amidst the hectic sounds that surrounded me and focus on the one sound that mattered...the sound of each hand-sewn stitch as I guided it through the fabric. A sound that calmed my soul, and reminded me of why I love to sew.
...As part of the blog tour, Lark Crafts is offering my viewers this lovely package that Susan has put together! (don't you love all of the accompaniments?) Is there a place you like to create?
If so, please leave a comment below....and spread the word! Twitter, blog, Facebook.....I will count a vote for each, giving everyone up to 4 chances to enter.(just please leave me the links)
You have until Thursday at 10pm EST...good luck!
...Make sure to join the rest of the tour:
4/4 Blog tour kickoff at LarkCrafts.com
4/6 Sew Daily blog
4/8 Click here for a free travel thread caddy project from the book!
4/11 Pink of Perfection
4/13 Artsy-Crafty Babe
4/25 Feeling Stitchy
4/27 Zakka Life
4/29 BurdaStyle blog