I've long been a big fan of Poppy Treffry and have had one of her wonderful bags hanging on the back of my craft chair for many years! so you can imagine my delight when I recently caught sight of her book Free & Easy stitch and style (make sure you click on 'look inside')
She gives instructions and patterns for everything from the houses and cupcakes, to boats, birds and flowers. The layout and presentation of this book is totally yummy and inspiring, hence my desire to master this skill!
And yes dear Carole, I bought the book from Minerva in Wellington!! a totally awesome shop packed with art books the likes of which I've only ever seen online, what a delight to actually flick through them! I battled to keep at least the bus fare home in my purse and came away with a tidy little stash! still happy?? yes indeedy...
There seems to be a bit of a machine stitching revival at the moment and there was a lovely little tutorial on Rebecca Sowers's blog recently, a really fun project!