New Release! S is for Stitch … and a GIVEAWAY!

S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk for StashBooks

 S is for Stitch!

Our latest release for StashBooks is from Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty by Hand blog fame.

Do you have a baby shower coming up? A baby of your own? Or – a little one that is learning their letters?

The alphabet has long been a staple of a child’s room, and for good reason: it is educational and it can be magically transformed into a work of art.

Kristyne’s book has TWO complete A is for… type of embroidered alphabets, a girl version AND a boy version! (personal favorite: F is for Fort)

With 2 full quilt designs and projects ranging from soft blocks to wall art for the nursery – this book not only provides the embroidery designs but gives you both directions and inspiration on how to use them.

S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk for StashBooks

Her years of experience shine through in the opening pages of the book. A Golden Nugget of information can be found on page 14. Seriously, it has changed my life and promised me much less frustration with skeins of floss.

S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk for StashBooks

How do you trace your embroidery designs? I think that is likely the no. 1 question embroiderers are asked… and we have heard a lot of answers over the years. But not Kristyne’s – I’ve never seen it anywhere before!

S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk for StashBooks

Embroidery is the ultimate in portable stitching — and with FULL size patterns of every letter and design offered — you will be stitching in no time.

S is for Stitch by Kristyne Czepuryk for StashBooksThe Giveaway!

The giveaway – To enter to win a copy of S is for Stitch, leave a comment here telling us if you had an alphabet themed design/book/toy as a child! All winners will be announced on 12/19/12.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the actual book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version.

12/20/12 UPDATE: June@quiltquest is our winner – Congratulations!

 

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175 Comments

  1. Janice Fish
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Didn’t have much as a child, so there was no alphabet book….or many books. This certainly is a beautiful book and one that belongs is everyone’s library.

  2. Posted March 20, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    WOULD LOVE A CHANCE TO WIN, WIN, WIN. YES, WE HAD ABC BOOKS AND MAGNETIC ALPHABET LETTERS THAT COVERED THE REFRIGERATOR (HMMMMM, AM I THINKING OF GRANDCHILDREN AND THE MEDIUMS AVAILABLE TO THEM NOT AVAILABLE TO OLD-TIMERS…IN EITHER CASE I WOULD LOVE TO WIN YOUR BOOK. A TREASURE IT WILL BE. THANX FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN. WITH LOVE AND SWEET DREAMS, MAE

  3. susie hammer
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    I can’t remember having one. Would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Sheri McDonough
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Great giveaway I purchase my boolks through Amazon & Barnes & Nobles sure miss Borders Books

  5. Sheri McDonough
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    What a great giveaway. I shop for books at Amazon & Barnes & Nobles :)

  6. Posted January 29, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    This adorable book has 100 sweet embroidery designs, 12 projects, and ready-to-use iron-on transfers. One of our favorite designs is the Bicycle Girl, but it’s hard to pick just one, they’re all really cute! Aneela is such a talented designer and we just love her work – her fabric collections are also not to miss. Check out her blog, Comfortstitching to learn more about her and see more of her work – I really was inspired by a recent post on an adorable embroidery project book .

  7. Posted January 1, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this wonderful book, it has arrived and I’ve enjoyed looking thru it. It’s going to be a great addition to my skill building dreams!

  8. Posted December 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    My kids had . them

  9. Jeannie D
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Nothing with the alphabet…but I did have day-of-the-week panties with the days spelled out on the backside…does that count? lol!

  10. Posted December 19, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think I had a toy that was alphabet themed that I can remember, but definitely flash cards. Thanks for the chance!

  11. jmillie
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    OOoh I hope it is not too late! Either way, this is a lovely addition to the embroidery librarys of crafters everywhere.

    Judy

  12. Cate
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Love this book! Yes, I had an alphabet book my mom used all the time. (Wish it was still around!). This is adorable…and yay that she included boy designs (hard to find sometimes). This gramma is happy!

  13. Heather H
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I don’t remember having anything alphabet related as a toy…probably just blocks.

  14. Cynthia Green
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    No, I never had anything like that. But I think my niece would like it.

  15. French 75
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    I had a little picture book that was alphabet themed. I loved that book. Several years ago, I made an alphabet themed quilt where each letter had the picture of a circus item. T for Tent, E for Elephant. I would love a copy of S is for Stitch.

  16. Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    I know that I had alphabet oriented books for my sons when they were growing up. They began learning to read with these books. We loved them. I don’t recall my having any while growing up. Thank you for this great giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

    Happy Holidays to all!

  17. boilermom27
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    I don’t recall an alphabet book when I was young, but I sure read tons of them to my boys!

  18. Posted December 19, 2012 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Not to my knowledge, I only recall a series of books learning simple words around a theme, but not alphabet themed. BUT I love them now, I have one, By Blackbirds Designs

  19. TheaM
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    I learned to read with ‘Dick and Jane’ – but I bought an animals of the world encyclopedia for my daughter – she loved it! all the animals were in alphabetical order, and we re-read those books for years!

  20. Bonnie L.
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    No, did not have many books at all. Mom tried to draw something for me to embroider. I did make sure when my boys were born, to have lots of ABC books and now for grandchildren. Would love to make pretty letters and designs like this book! Thank you for offering.

  21. Barbara looks like a wonderful book! A refreshing approach to the ABCs!
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    It

  22. Posted December 19, 2012 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    I do remember some wooden alphabet blocks, and there must have been at least one alphabet book as well, but the funny thing is that as an adult, I’m in love with Michael Miller’s Grande Alfabeto fabric, with the Italian alphabet . It has a vintage feel (my yardage is on a burnished cream background), and it appeals to my Italian roots! I learned to stitch at age six when my Italian aunt brought me to see the tapestries at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art — wish I’d had a lovely book like this then. Thanks for the chance to win…and Buon Natale!

  23. Posted December 19, 2012 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    As a child? I still have alphabet themed cards decorating my sewing room!

  24. duff
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    No,but if I did I would have loved it in rainbow colors!

  25. Tammy Hempel
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    I do not ever remember having anything like that as a child. I remember seeing all kinds of embroidery at my grandmothers house on pillowcases and sheets.

  26. Ann
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    I remember having some sort of a crazy, bold poster with the alphabet in the 70′s. I haven’t thought about that in ages!

  27. Nichole
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Well, I have to say that I really cant remember any specific one. I did have a denim Sesame Street jacket that had a lining with characters from the show and alphabet letters though (does that count?)!

  28. LoisJ Miller
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    I forgot to answer your question. I remember a Mother Goose style book with the alphabet, but I don’t recall the name. I remember wooden blocks with letters in primary colors.

  29. LoisJ Miller
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Truly, a charming book! Sweet and full of ideas!

  30. Posted December 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having an alphabet book as a child. I remember my mom teaching me how to monogram handkerchiefs for my dad.

  31. lynn
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    I never had an “A is for…” when I was little, but I would love for my kids to have one!

  32. Posted December 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think I had anything alphabet themed, although my daughter has a lovely cross stitched alphabet sampler made by my mom!

  33. Posted December 16, 2012 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    Kristyne’s book looks great! I did not have an alphabet themed toy that I remember. Hard to believe right? Instead, some of my earliest memories are of how to sew. I did eventually learn to read :).

  34. Kathy M Boice
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    I do not remember a book with alphabet as a child, but I have read them to children I have cared for including my own children, Grandchildren, and children I have cared for. I would love to win this book as much as I love stitching!!

  35. Posted December 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    I really like your blog! thank you for sharing…

  36. Posted December 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book. The designs are adorable! Maybe it’s been too many years ago but I don’t remember having any kind of alphabet book or toy when I was a child. But my new grandson will!!! Thanks.

  37. Valerie
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I remember having an alphabet book with great pictures…love Christine’s work! Thank you for the giveaway!

  38. Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I remember having an alphabet book that I use during kindergarden. My dad use to show me the letters on it and I start to say the word the letter creates. Your book looks amazing, thanks for the chance.

  39. Cheryl Murphy
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I did! Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Lara
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 1:04 am | Permalink

    I had the classic wooden block set and a lovely alphabet quilt. Thanks for offering such an amazing book for a giveaway before Christmas.

  41. Anne Marie
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I had wooden alphabet blocks as a child that I loved to make words with. Absolutely adore the embroideries in this book and always enjoy reading Kristyne’s blog.

  42. Mary F.
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I remember having alphabet blocks as a kid.

  43. lisa m
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    We had a craft table with alphabet letters along the edge. I have a 3 year old so for sure I could use this!

  44. LJ
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Goodness, I really don’t remember that I did. Life was different back then – nigh onto 70 years ago!!! I will tell you that I’m wanting to make a hand-stitched alpahabet sampler just for myself – even at this point in my life.

  45. HueiSei
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Great book! I don’t have any alphabet thing themed thing as a child.

  46. Posted December 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    No I didn’t have an alphabet book when I was little but I remember loving alphabet books and making up my own alphabet book all the time with drawings and then carefully trying to staple all the pages together to make a book!

  47. Posted December 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    This is sure to be a fantastic book! I don’t recall having an alphabet book as a child, but it wouldn’t surprise me if I’ve just forgotten.

  48. Posted December 14, 2012 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    No, I never had an alphabet themed toy when I was little. I would love to use this book to make something for a new little baby expected in March.

  49. so we added chickens
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    I don’t remember an alphabet book, although I must have had one in addition to my wooden alphabet blocks. What I do remember, however, was a yellow bag my mother made for me and embroidered to look like a school bus filled with children. It was fabulous – and I guess it could count as an alphabet something – 3 letters worth, any way: she embroidered my initials on it ;)

  50. Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I had a set of wooden alphabet blocks when I was little. I wish I still had them – they were so pretty!

  51. Posted December 14, 2012 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    I had alphabet blocks as well as A Dr. Seuss dictionary. This book looks wonderful!!

  52. sarah martel
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    I had wooden blocks with the alphabet on, would love to do this for my little niece or nephew due next year

  53. Elizabeth Di Battista
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    It looks like a wonderful book. Embroidery is becoming a lost art and I’m glad these designers are attempting to popularize the craft.

  54. Maroesja
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    As a kid we had a nursery rhyme alphabet book

  55. polly phillips
    Posted December 14, 2012 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    I do not remember a book but would like to win this one

  56. Cheryl - MA
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    I’m so in love with this book. And no I wasn’t fortunate enough to have any alphabet themed items, I did however covet my well-to-do friends Alphabet Sampler that hung on her bedroom wall. It had been made by her great-grandmother in the late 1890′s and was passed down to her mom and then her. If I remember correctly it was done in all light colors (of course it could have been faded) but it was well preserved and obviously treasured by her family. It hung in a very simple frame, which probably was what was used at that time. I’ve always wanted to make a sampler and time just never allowed while I was raising my family. Now that I am a grandmother, and retired due to disability, time does allow and I would love to win this book to start my family heirloom for my grandaughter. Thank you for the chance to win!

  57. merylee schaefer
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    My childhood alphabet book was make felt objects for each letter of the alphabet. Felt flowers, cutouts, images are just my favorites for their colors, texture and spunky folds. The book & other felt toys struck a chord I guess.

  58. Tracey S.
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I had the Jane Belk Moncure book set with ” My ‘A’ Book” i remember loving the ‘D’ book and the ‘Q’ book the best because the ‘D’ book had dolls, and doll dresses and one on the dresses was a ballet costume and the ‘Q’ book had quilts!!! I still love those books so much i found an old set on ebay for my kids. They love their ABC’s! I can’t wait to see Krystine’s book. I LOVE her blog!

  59. Marla
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I do not remember having an alphabet book as a child. I did get my kids alphabet books like The Little Golden Books and others which I can’t remember the names of all of them. Love this book, thanks for the chance to win. Marla

  60. Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I do not remember having an alphabet toy or game when I was a child, but the designs are oh so fun. Pls put my name in the hat for the drawing. Thanks!

  61. Lori Hunstad
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Love the designs and would really enjoy the book!

  62. Posted December 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I had a baby animal themed alphabet book! This book looks fantastic.

  63. Nancy
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I had a wonderful giant sized alphabet picture book. I loved it! Plus it was from my ballet teacher! Special book indeed .

  64. Marcy
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    ABCs. Hmmm. Kristyne’s embroidery is gorgeous.

  65. Luba
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I am the same as buntyw. I did not have an alphabet-themed book
    but I had the wooden alphabet blocks . What a lovely book. Thank
    You for a chance to win.

  66. Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Sheesh, I’m pretty sure I had Richard Scary’s ABCs or something…I’m guessing I’m getting old when I can’t remember for sure ;) Thank you for the giveaway, the book looks really interesting!

  67. l Jill Froelich
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I had a book that was read over and over. IT fell apart.

  68. Leslie M.P.
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Wooden alphabet blocks. I would like to make something special for our newest (surprise) baby due in May. Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I vaguely remember having alphabet blocks (or perhaps they were my brother’s blocks). I did have an alphabet book. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Kristyne’s book looks like one to add to the collection!

  70. Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I have a terrible memory! I’m sure there were ABC books and motifs all over, but I surely remember them in Kindergarten and early primary school. Those paper/corrugated cardboard banners were very popular. Love the book, would love to win – but ultimately will buy a copy because Kristyne is spectacular!

  71. Mary Jo A.
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    I do not recall anything alphabetically other than a story book with large letters. As much as I love handwork, and love creating for my granddaughters, hope to win!

  72. Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I love Krystine’s book and her work! As a child, I had alphabet wooden blocks and an alphabet story book that my mother read to me ~ great memories!

  73. Kathy MacKie
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Not that I can remember but them I’m 55 and i tend to forget the things that I don’t like to remember like doing the laundry!

  74. Kristi Brown
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I was the youngest of 4 children and I don’t really remember having anything with the alphabet on it! I guess I never got that hand-me-down! However, I do remember a favorite book of my own daughter’s that we use to read together and imitate the animal sounds in it. She had the whole book memorized before she was 3!

  75. Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    I didn’t have an alphabet theme as a child, but I have a new nephew who needs one!

  76. Jane
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Hi!
    No recollection of any alphabet book or toy – of course that was decades ago.
    I suppose we have learned what is developmentally important over the years.
    Thanks for the chance to win and use them for my great grandchildren.

  77. Eleven
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    I don’t remember having one, but my mother taught me to stitch at the age of 6.

  78. Louise
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    I have no memory of having an alphabet book, but it has been over 50 years!
    Would love to own Krystne’s.

  79. A Little Blue Dragonfly
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    No, I never had an alphabet themed item as a child, but I sure would like to give one! :)

  80. Terri Mosier
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Looks like an awesome book! I have not one but TWO sets of twin grandbabies coming up pretty soon so I’m sure I can put this book to great use! One set is due in March (both boys), and the other set is due in July (will not know the gender until they are here but we are hoping for girls!). Yes, I had an alphabet book as a child, there was 9 of us kids so we had a few of them floating around! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book!

  81. karynliza
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I had a little push along trolley which had alphabet blocks in it. I think it had a capital and lower case letter an animal and objects for the letter on the blocks. I loved it!

  82. Posted December 13, 2012 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Jeg kan huske at jeg havde en, men ikke hvad den hed. Der var billeder for hvert bogstav og jeg var glad for den.

  83. Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Yes I did…we were always saying our ABC’s or singing them and reading about them. This book looks wonderful, thanks for the chance to win! :)

  84. Leslie Hancock
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I love to read Kristyne’s blog and am so inspired. I would love to win this book. Now I’m about to date myself, but I do remember enjoying to print in alphabet learn to print books. I used to work on them all of the time!

  85. Susan
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Yes, I had a chalkboard with the alphabet on it. I have a picture of when I was five writing the letters on the board.

  86. Posted December 13, 2012 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    No, I didn’t. Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Ronda
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    I did have an alphabet themed book as a child. who didnt? that is one of the best ways to introduce the alphabet to childeren and what a fun way to learn! Thanks for the chance at the new book! Cant wait !!! will probably have to have one even it I dont win. Thx Ronda
    clementsrandy@yahoo.com

  88. Velveteena
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 5:18 am | Permalink

    No alphabet in my childhood!! But the book is adorable!! Would love to win it!

  89. Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    My mom was really into pretty and functional… so I had many beautiful alphabet themed books and toys from a very young age. The prettier the better according to her!

  90. Ann Ostermann
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Somewhere on the edge of my memories I can see an alphabet book – it had a red cover, I think. I had a lot of books, and my mother read to me every day when I was little. I still love to read. My mother and grandmother also embroidered, and I still have some of the things they made.

  91. Candida
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    I never had an alphabet book myself, and if I did, just can’t remember. However, the first book I bought for my nephew was an alphabet book! I love embroidery so this lovely book would be wonderful to win! Thank you!

  92. Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    I had a set of alphabet blocks as a kid. Great book! Would love to have one! Thanks! Happy Holidays! :)

  93. Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    We had a set of alphabet blocks as a kid. Thru 3 kids, they were pretty beat up!

  94. Kris Riddle
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    No I didn’t have a alphabet toy as a kid. I have been doing embroidery since I was a litle girl. I love it!!!

  95. Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Yes, I have just completed ABC (embroidery) blanket for my baby girl :) Many thanks for the great givaway…

  96. Rebecca Bird
    Posted December 13, 2012 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    I had an alphabet based game called Teachatot that I loved!

  97. Jenny
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I had fabric alphabet blocks. jennylarking@gmail.com

  98. Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having any, but I’ve certainly made sure my little one has plenty of alphabet themed books, also a big laminated poster on the wall in the kitchen.

  99. Karen
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Never had an alphabet book but they are all so fun! Mom did make us flash cards out of index cards. Still the easiest way for me to study.

  100. Elizabeth
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Love this! I’m sure there was an alphabet themed book I liked. But what I remember more is the parts of speech drawings- little sketches that were hung on my wall!

  101. AnneMarie Bolton
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I had the Cat in the Hat. Does that count? (Smile)

  102. Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win…I did have ABC books as a child…
    Márta from Hungary

  103. Donna altieri
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think I had anything that was alphabet themed!

  104. farmquilter
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having anything with the alphabet when I was a child. This book would be so perfect as I have a 5 year old granddaughter and a new one due in May! I might even be able to finish it in time!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  105. Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Looks fantastic! I still have my childhood copy of the golden book abcs which I now read to my own boys. I also had a fisher price magnetic desk with a rainbow of letters.

  106. beth foust
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    I don’t recall an alphabet book but that was a long time ago! This new book looks delightful

  107. Erica
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I actually had a precious alphabet cross stitch from my great grandmother….had it framed in my room for many many years!!

  108. Polly Hada
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t have an actual alphabet book, but I did make a small sampler with cross stitch at a very young age. Still have it. Fingers crossed tightly for this fabulous book. Kristyne is so inspiring.

  109. Patti
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I did have and alphabet sampler/prayer in my room as a child….I still own it as my grandmother made it for me and I hung it in my babies
    nurseries for them! I would love a chance to win this book! How fun! Thank you for the chance!
    Patti from Indiana
    Olthoff6 at Comcast (dot) net

  110. Michelle
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    The best alphabet toy I’ve seen was a puzzle where “n” was for “narwahl”. Most of the grown ups in the room didn’t know what a narwahl was!

  111. Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having any alphabet themed toys or books. My kids had alphabet blocks. This is such an adorable book. Thanks for a chance to win.

  112. Kath
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, I actually do not recall. I had plenty of books though just not ABC themed! I am actually in the process of making one for my nephew though!

  113. Kim Leavens
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I had a couple of nursery rhyme type books with beautiful alaphets in script and scroll work…thanks for bringing back the memories…I would sit for hours devouring the beautiful shapes and colors….and I still sit with my stitchery books and soak in all the beauty there is to do trying to decide what shall I do next..Thanks for the chance to win this beauty <3

  114. Joyce Mitchell
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Well, that would have been in the 3rd quarter of the last century, but I probably had some wooden blocks with the alphabet printed on the sides. Thanks for the giveaway.

  115. Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I honestly don’t remember anything alphabet themed like that from my childhood. Lots of horse-themed stuff though!

  116. Chris Brown
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having one but bought many for my children.

  117. barrowfamily3@verizon.net
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    No I did not as a child, but once I had a child I did an ABC scrapbook for him. I would love this book. I think her blog is awesome!

  118. Linda Tate
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I love embroidery! I grew up surrounded by embroidery in the 1940′s – 1950′s. My grandmother taught me to embroider and I still do embroidery all the time. I am teaching my granddaughter to pass this timeless tradition along. I can’t wait for the book to come out. Thank you Kristyne!

  119. Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I just love Kristyne’s stuff…she’s so talented! I’ve been following her blog for quite a while now and every post makes me smile! I made a cross-stitch alphabet sampler for my youngest daughter when she was a baby. Even though she’s given up most of her baby things now that she’s a teen, she still has it hanging in her room.

  120. Kathleen OGrady
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember any alphabet themed toy as a child but I remember friends that did. I would love to win a copy of S is for Stitch and spend hours creating wonderful little treasures.

  121. Debra Rolfe
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember any alphabet books as a child, but we did have some large blocks in the yard with letters on them. I would love to make some projects for my great-grand-niece.

  122. Keri
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I did not have an alphabet book as a child, but my girls loved their animal-themed alphabet book so much. I remember reading it to them over and over. Lovely book Krystine!

  123. Sally
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I had at least two. One was a “Little Golden Book” and the other was found in “Better Homes and Gardens STORY BOOK” and was named “The Nonsense A B C” by Edward Lear. I don’t just remember all these details – I have the book in front of me. The Little Golden Book was by far my favorite. There was something kind of unfriendly to the other one. Maybe the colors and pictures chosen. Even though I did not like their version of the ABCs my all time favorite story was in that book – “The story of the Live Dolls” by Josephine Scribner Gates. Okay definitely Too Much Information. The embroidered alphabet in “S is for Stitch” is ever so appealing. Please include me in the drawing.

  124. Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I had an alphabet book as a child.

  125. Ginger
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    No, I did not have anything alphabet themed as a child.

  126. Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a wonderful book! I’d love to add it to my stitchery library! Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having an alphabet item as a child, but it’s probably just my faulty memory! Thanks for a great giveaway.

  128. Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    I remember the wooden blocks with alphabet letters. Wish we could have saved some, but we moved a lot and didn’t get to keep much. I could use some in my little senarios of childhood on a bookshelf in my crafty room.

  129. Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    I totally can’t remember having one, but my kids have LOTS!

  130. Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I did not have a an alphabet theme but if I did it would sure hope it was as cute as this book is!!

  131. Syntha
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure I must have, and I certainly own plenty now. I have to say A is for Salad by Mike Lester is my absolute favorite. I love how the text is wrong and kids love to call out the correction – no A is for Alligator!

  132. Sarah Russett
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure I did but can’t remember one in particular. But I am having a baby girl in January and want to make her an alphabet quilt! I love Kristyne and everything she does! Thanks for the chance to win!

  133. yenni
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    i didn’t have it…^^ love your giveaway…

  134. Connie Farland
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Mine was called the DICTIONARY (lol). We were told to use it all the time! Still makes me laugh thinking that when you asked how to spell a word and you were told “Go look it up.” But I have to admit I still use that book!!! I think my new granddaughter Grace would like this better than a dictionary. LOL

  135. Joni
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember if I had an alphabet book as a child but then again I can’t remember what I had for dinner last night. On the other hand my kids had several that I could probably recite!

  136. Patty D
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember of I did or not but my kids certainly did! They loved the magnetic alphabet.

  137. Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember one, I do however, remember having a set of those sewing cards, and playing them them while Mom crocheted ;)

  138. Lisa McGriff
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    No I don’t think that I did. lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  139. lauraluvsloons
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I did have a lovely butterfly quilt from my Nana, but no alphabet themed toys or books for myself.

  140. Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I had to think about this…we had a chalkboard with the alphabet on a scroll. One year we had a Christmas photo taken with my sister and me all dressed up, writing Merry Christmas on the chalkboard.

  141. MarciaW
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    We had some nice smooth blocks that had a letter and pictures for that letter. Four sets of kids’ hands played with these long long ago.

  142. Susan718
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I remember nursery rhymes and Dick,Jane and Sally. We didn’t really have a lot of books – went to the library all the time though. My children had alphabet books and hebrew alef-bais books, as do my grandchildren. Thank you for the beautiful giveaway!

  143. Jennifer
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I honestly don’t remember. But, when my children were small we had lots of ABC themed books.

  144. Maureen H
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I think in my Grade 1 class there was an alphabet book for children learning to read. It went along with the “see John run ” book.

  145. Pat
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    No, I never had one, but I will make sure my grandchild-on-the-way has one!

  146. Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I never had an alphabet toy that I can recall – though I’m sure one was in front of me at some point or another… This is such an amazing book!!

  147. Lauren aka Giddy99
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Probably, but I’m not remembering one… :)

  148. Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I had lettered blocks as a child. Started embroidery when I was 7 years old. This book looks awesome

  149. Judith
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Alphabets and childhood go hand in hand. I loved all of my alphabet books as a child, especially when they were teamed with nursery rhymes. Thanks for the chance to win such a delightful book!

  150. Lyn
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    Hmmmm….nope….didn’t have one…

  151. Chelsea Cuevas
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    I never had one :( But I have been coveting this book for some time. I’d love to get my hands on it. <3

  152. Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    No. I never did. thanks

  153. Sandy A in St. Louis
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I am pretty sure I did have a alphabet book when I was little but I can’t remember the name of it now. That was too many years ago! :)

  154. Lisa schubert
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I only had the dictionary and the encyclopedia ! My mom did teach my to embroider using the alphabet !

  155. Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I must have had something, but I don’t remember what. It was a long time ago. I love what I am seeing of this book.

  156. Betsy McCreary
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I had a Richard Scary alphabet book. Or is belonged to my sister maybe. Memories are hazy!

  157. Kathie
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I did have an alphabet themed book as a child and I loved it. What beautiful designs this book shares.

  158. Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    I did not have an alphabet themed toy, but when my children came along I made Beatrix Potter alphabet cross stitch blocks and made them in a quilt wall hanging! Not really a toy – but it was alphabet themed!!

  159. Susan
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I had an alphabet themed book. My mother was a first grade teacher so we had lots of books!

  160. wigglypup
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I had an alphabet book…I remember a picture/alphabet dictionary book.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wiglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  161. Nancy B
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    I don’t remember having an alphabet book but I make certain my young grandchildren have one now.

  162. wordygirl
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I did not have an alphabet sampler as a child, but adore them as an adult.

  163. Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    Oh you are expecting me to remember a time that was too long ago! The book looks great.

  164. Posted December 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I do not remember having one.

  165. Posted December 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    I never had an alphabet book myself but I sure got them for my sons! Embroidery is so relaxing for me! Thank you!

  166. Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I did have ABC books and flashcards as a child… thanks for the chance to win.

  167. Anna Lehmann
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    One of our favourites was Graeme Bases Animalia – the artwork in his books is amazing!

  168. Hilde
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    Not to my knowledge, I only recall a series of books learning simple words around a theme, but not alphabet themed.

  169. Linda
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    HI! YES I HAD A HAND EMBROIDERED BOOK OF LETTERS+ANIMALS WHEN I WAS SMALL AND I SO WISH I STILL HAD IT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

  170. Courtney Elwell
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m sure I had an alphabet book or two! Thanks for the chance to win!

  171. Posted December 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I don’t recall having one as a kid myself but my own children definitely did – a beautifully illustrated book received as a gift and also a A-Z poster in their nursery.

  172. Kristen
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    Since I come from a different era, no, but my mom used to embroider my clothes when i was older. Now I’m doing it and just love the look of the letters. Nice add for the sewing room my girl thought.

  173. Terry Kessinger
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    No, I didn’t have an alphabet themed toy as a child. My first 45 record was ABC by the Jackson 5, though!

  174. buntyw
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    This looks a great book!
    I don’t remember alphabet books as a child but I did have alphabet wooden blocks!
    gillwatson at mailbox dot co dot uk

  175. Posted December 12, 2012 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I don’t think so …but it was a different century, LOL! I do have grandbabies, however, who need to learn their alphabet!

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