The Rhode Island Stitchers, a community group that holds stitch-in nights at their local library, have a wonderful and generous Spring giveaway under way! The huge package includes DMC flosses (including some Light Effects!), a large group of fun Easter and Spring stitch charts, a lovely piece of opalescent Laguna, cute bunny thread holders, a fun and funky pair of stork scissors and a whole set of stitcher's tools in the cutest little birdie fabric! The deadline is April 15th, 2011, and winners will be announced the next day. Open internationally! To enter, comment here.
NOTE & DISCLAIMER: There are three ways to enter; post a comment on the site, post about it on your blog, or visit with the group. This post on my blog does count as a second entry to me. But don't worry - if, by some chance, I do win, I promise to share :) However, methinks there will be *tons* of entries on this one!
Moonsilk's latest post on her travels, with lots of interesting photographs of the antique textiles and clothing in the British Galleries of the famous Victoria & Albert museum is really nifty reading too! To enlarge the photos, just click on them (as you do here).
Side 1 (geometric floral and stars), Side 2 (art deco-ish), Side 3 (geometric floral), Side 4 (plus signs/geometric crosses), Side 5 (squares), Side 6 (diamonds), Side 7 (celtic knotwork), Side 8 (flowers), Side 9 (geometric crosses and stars), Side 10 (thistles), Side 11 (pinwheels), Side 12 (art noveau-ish), Side 13 (geometric blocks and stars), Side 14 (geometric cross) and Side 15 (leaves). Also, see the Assembly (not currently in English, but with plenty of photographs) instructions and the examples of different Variations (stitcher-submitted photographs of finished works).
I am rather taken by her new blackwork Biscornu, and the matching Needle Roll (which could just as easily used for the cover of a Needle Book). Both are a part of Anita's current Stitch Along (SAL), and hopefully there will be more patterns with these designs to come!
In more freebie news, Flossy over at Flossy Bobbin has recently posted up two designs: a funky little pink and turquoise Owlet and a very neat design based on the old Super Mario Bros. 3 videogame. If Mario leaves you feeling nostalgic, try heading here to play the game!