Tomorrow, we ship Issue #130 of Sew Beautiful (May/June 2010) to the printer; from that point onward, we’ll spend a few weeks in anticipation of its return as a finished publication. I think this is the most exciting part of putting together every issue of SB: getting boxes of the completed product delivered to our office and thumbing through the glossy pages for the first time! Although we spend a year or more preparing for and creating each issue, it all comes down to these final days of last-minute corrections and sending our digital files off to our publishing house for printing.
In Issue #122
(January/February 2009) we had a blast putting together our “pink issue”; conversely, Issue #130 is our first ever blue issue, and we are so excited for our readers to get their hands on it! In addition to a number of great techniques, templates and embellishment ideas, #130 comes with two free patterns on the centerfold (a two-piece toddler bathing suit and a vintage reproduction toddler dress) as well as 13 different looks for little boys – not including a unique silver-blue boy’s Christening gown design. We think it is going to be a great issue and can’t wait to hear what you think.
To celebrate our completion of the blue issue, we’re giving away a silk ribbon embroidery package, featuring our newest publication, Beverley Sheldrick’s Little Blessings: Silk Ribbon Projects for Baby
! This is a soft-cover, full-color, 142-page project book with a pattern pullout section with all of the patterns and templates shown in the book. I’ve got to say, this is definitely one of the most beautiful books we’ve ever published, and I’m not just saying that because I work here. The photography and book design are stunning, and of course, fans know that Beverley Sheldrick’s designs and embroidery are not to be outdone.
Our prize package also contains a sampling of silk ribbon embroidery supplies, including:
- YLI 4mm silk ribbon in blue (#125), green (#62) and coral (#76); 5 yd quantities each
- A white linen ready-to-embroider gift bag, filled with 3 sample strands of silk ribbon, a strand of floss and a tapestry needle for silk ribbon embroidery
To enter for a chance to win our silk ribbon embroidery giveaway package, leave a comment below – and make sure you include an email address so that we can contact you if you’re the winner! In your comment, tell us about how you started sewing; have you done it your whole life? Have you recently begun teaching yourself? Attended a local class or travelled to a Martha Pullen school event? Haven’t started yet, but would like to? We’d love to hear your stories!
Giveaway entries will close this Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. CST. We will draw the winner at random and announce the results on Thursday morning, March 24th. Good luck and thanks for playing!