May 4, 2016

Stitches from the Garden

 Stitches from the Garden is almost here! Just in time for all things spring.  

Last spring I moved my studio to a room with windows looking out onto our backyard.  Watching all of the green leaves pop out and the buds opening up, I was inspired to design this book.  

I wanted to share my love for painting in this book too.  With a happy heart, I set out to paint little nature scenes along with some of my favorite garden quotes.

Original painting included in the book.
 The process of designing projects for the finished embroidery pieces usually starts with a rough sketch.  Keeping the theme of a garden sketch book, I have included these project sketches in the book as well.  I hope you enjoy seeing the process and inspiration that created this book!

Sketch of a project idea
Pincushion project

Pre-orders are available HERE with a mid June ship date.
Published by the fabulous Martingale.  80 pages. $24.99
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WoolenSails said...

Love what I see, the new projects looks wonderful and as always, fun things to make for myself and as gifts.


Loris said...

These designs are so lovely I love the bee :-)

Susie H said...

Looks like a gorgeous book!

paulette said...

I love that Spring pillow! This looks like it's going to be a wonderful book!

Clare said...

`Stitches from the Garden`is on order. :)So looking forward to my book coming to me and to make up some of your lovely projects. Happy Stitching.

Unknown said...

Happy bright and useful calendula all year round ,
even through minus 4 here in Southern New Zealand, thanks for the opportunity Kathy , love your work.

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Anonymous said...

Kathy, my book arrived today, and I'm completely THRILLED with it! The embroidery designs are fabulous, and the projects are so varied. I'm going to love working with these. Thank you so much! ~Susan at

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