Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Beer Beer Beer Beer

Beer: embroidery style!

You may recall my love affair with a certain stitched Tom Turkey last year.
Well, the Red Letter Day Stitches ladies are at it again with cool embroidery patterns that make me drop my knitting needles and pick up my sewing ones.

It's called Raise a Glass! and it's in honour of St. Patrick's Day. I'm not much of a fan of that holiday myself, but lord knows I'm a fan of beer. And this adorable pattern!

I'm not an experienced embroiderer by any means; if you're hesitant at all to try this needle art because you fear it may be too difficult, let me tell you, no worries! The RLDS patterns I've seen and worked with are a nice way to ease yourself into embroidery. You have a small enough project that it's not overwhelming, and techniques that are easy to grasp and resources to help you along the way should you need it.

If you're interested in joinging the SAL (stitch-along!), pop on to the Facebook group here. It starts today, and you can win yourself a 2014 All-Inclusive subscription to Red Letter Day Stitches! I'll be there; can't wait to practice those French knots!

And speaking of winning...
Would you like to win a copy of Raise a Glass! ?
Just leave a comment on this post letting me know your favourite beer. The winner will be drawn on March 5. Good luck everyone!

ps: my favourite is Boneshaker IPA. That sweet, sweet nectar shakes my bones but good!


Anonymous said...

Yay beer! I love beer. I actually do a beer/knit pairing feature on my blog on Thursdays!

My hands-down favorite beer is the Happy Camper IPA by Santa Fe Brewing, but I like to experiment and try new things :)

Meredith MC said...

My favorite everyday beer is Deschutes Brewing Company's Black Butte Porter.
Adorable beer mug!