Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cross stitch book review and give away

Some time ago, I was asked to do a review on my blog of this book you see below. It is called Two Hour Cross Stitch - Flowers 300 quick and easy designs by Trice Boerens. 

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Here is the blurb on the back:

"If you have limited time for crafting, Two - Hour Cross-Stitch: Flowers is the perfect book for you. It's brimming with 300 classic, vintage and retro-inspired blossoms that are not only beautiful, but also quick and easy to stitch. The colourful motifs are shown finished and are accompanied by a chart and a list of suggested colours. Perfect for stitching on the go, these flowers are sure to shine on any project you design."

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It is a sturdy paperback book with full colour charts inside. The instructions are very limited which suggests it is aimed at people who already know how to stitch but because of the simplicity of each design, this book would be suitable for the beginner. Each design has been stitched and is photographed alongside each chart. The colours in the list are DMC.

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I think each design would be great to use for smalls like pinkeeps and scissor fobs and such like and would make lovely RAK gifts. There is potential to collate them together and make into a bigger sampler as well if you are the creative type.

I am offering this book as a giveaway to one of my followers. If you like the look of it and think you might use it then please make a comment below. This is open to all my followers - wherever you are in the world. I will pull a name out of the hat  on Sunday 6th May.

Thanks for reading! Look out for another giveaway very soon. A full kit from Yiota's Cross Stitch!

25 comments:

Trouble said...

Wow this is a wonderful giveaway. Can you please add my name to the list????? I was looking at this book the other day while making hints to the hubby.........he did not take the hint.....typical bloke.

L:uv Jane XX

Margaret said...

Nice book review! Looks like a great book.

Elizabeth Brotherton said...

I'd love to be included in the giveaway. It looks like a beautiful book. Thank you for a chance to win!

Brightest blessings!

Beth B.

Duchygirl37 said...

Thank you for share with us and let us to have a peek in book. Nice to have quick work along with large work.

Sarah Beth said...

What a nice write up on such a nice book. I would love to be included on your giveaway.

Cross Stitch Crazy Mum said...

Its a stunning book, and great ideas! Id love to be included :)

esther jane said...

I'm actually third in line to check out this book from the library; very generous giveaway - thanks!

CalamityJr said...

This would be a great book to have handy when looking for a small gift idea. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win this book.

Charity said...

I love stitching flowers!

Marsha said...

Looks like a great book to me!

Kimberly R. said...

Its looks like a nice book to have, thanks for the giveaway!

Renee G said...

This looks like a lovely book. All too often I find myself bogged down in larger projects. This looks like just the book for me when I get discouraged about progress on my projects.
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Corina said...

lovely book!

Julie said...

Good luck to all who enter!
{love and hugs} x

Vickie said...

I think this book looks very good. Please enter my name in, thank you very much. Have a great Sunday. :)

Kim @ Lavender Fields Forever said...

please will you enter me in your give away. Life has been getting in the way lately and I have just been catching up on your posts. Your weekend away looked great and I love the water fall Hope things will start to look up for you now

Blessings

my4lilgirls said...

Please count me in, its a real pretty book
Karen x

chrissie said...

I think this book would be very useful. I used to do a lot of cross stitching but "went off the boil" so to speak. This book might be just the thing to kick start me. Please enter me into your draw and good luck to everyone who has entered. x

D@isy said...

Please count me in. I'd love to be included in the giveaway. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win this book.

judy said...

I love stitching flowers!

Kathy H said...

This looks like a nice book to go to for a perfect little small. Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

elyssa said...

Looks fabulous. I'd put it to good use

Alzira said...

The book looks fabulous! I'd love to be included in the giveaway as here in Brazil it's hard to get this kind of book! Thanks!

mags said...

I'd love a copy ... how wonderful to sit down in an evening and actually finish a little project!

Renee said...

Your cross stitch is amazing, it looks like a lovely book :)