Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stitch-A-Letter-for-our-Header!


1. Sajou Sampler - WIP, 2. eee!, 3. "L" Monogrammed Pillow, 4. Monogram Embroidery Class, 5. Animal Expressions 5  (all examples found on Flickr, click on titles for further details)

Have you noticed our Blog Header? Well if you didn't we don't blame you... We changed it a little bit today but we are not quite happy yet. Our Blog Header needs Stitches!

We thought it would be fun to make a Blog Header with (individual) Letters that you have stitched! Much like the example you see above (we call it 'Ransom Lettering') It needs to spell '&Stitches' so we need: one Ampersand (&), two 's's, two 't's  etc etc. It doesn't matter which 'font' you use (the more the merrier!) or whether your letter is a capital or lowercase letter, as long as the letter is stitched.

To join in: leave a comment on this post with the letter you choose and check (if necessary) if there are any letters not claimed yet so we don't end up with only 'i''s and no 'e''s.  It's ok to have more versions of one letter though so if you are really passionate about stitching the letter 'h' and it's already taken, feel free to stitch it anyway.. ;)

It's important that you make a good photo of your entry because well.. your letter might just end up in our blog header! As you probably know we have a Flickr group, you can post your entries there (please use the tag 'Ransomletter') or alternatively mail them to us at hello@andstitches.com

We really hope you will join in the fun. Please enter before the 30th of April. Thanks in advance for your help!

27 comments:

  1. Hey, I recognize that "L" up there, that's meeeee! Thanks girlies! I have a whole book of Monogram Motifs at home, I'll have to check it tonight and see what looks interesting and what else you ladies need, in the meantime I just wanted to say thanks, and hi, and keep up the great work!
    oxo,
    Lisa

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    1. Thank so much for your support Lisa! And just choose any letter you fancy! ;)

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    2. that should be 'thanks' not 'thank' of course ;)

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  2. Ooh, can I call the ampersand?!

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  3. So apparently some peeps have trouble commenting here right now. Luckily we are also on FB and Twitter!
    via FB Giddy Stokes: I and T
    and via Twitter Stitchemporium: S (and possibly and extra ampersand)

    Do feel free to enter 'doubles' or more than one entry! :)

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  4. I'll try a t...... As you'll need 2.

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    1. Initially we were looking for the letters of &Stitches (which does not include a 'g') but I guess we could include the word 'Blog' as well?!? :)

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  6. So exciting!! I have no idea what letter I want to tackle, but I will definitely do one, or two!!

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  7. I will possibly attempt an "h". :)

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    1. Good, we are kind of lacking in h's' :)

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    2. :D Heading to my kinda-sorta-local needlework store for the very first time tomorrow to get some supplies. Kind of excited now; I've never stitched anything that wasn't part of a kit before.

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  8. Hey all, it's me again. Sorry about the problems with commenting....
    Via Twitter we have Nikki who is going to stitch a 'C'
    And via FB we have Toni stitching a 'T' (or 2)

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  9. Hey &Stitches! That H looks a little familiar - I'm so honored to be in your header example!!! I love love LOVE stitching letters / text! I'd love to play along - I don't care which letters, (though of course an ampersand would be fun. :) ) Looking through these comments, it looks like you have a lack of Es and only one C. I'll try both of those and throw them in the pool for consideration, if that works out well. I'm excited to see what I can come up with!

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  10. I don't have a letter for you but I did notice that the header was different and thought I'd gone to the wrong blog ~ teehee ~ I even checked!

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    1. It's still us here! *waves fanatically*

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  11. I like this idea! I have a pretty nice 'C' in mind, or an 'I'..

    Does the color of the background fabric matter? All white?

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    1. You can choose whatever background you fancy, as long as it's clear what letter you have stitched. So (for example) white on a black background is fine or blue on a yellow flowery background is fine too :)

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  12. I just wanted you to know that I love your blog and read your blog. But I can't make a letter. I'm in school have little time to stitch these days. I can't wait to see all the letters popping up though.

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    1. Thank you so much Amy and no worries about not stitching a letter! :)

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  13. Hello! I love this idea! I'll stitch up an H for you. It looks like someone else is stitching an H, too, but you can have an extra one from me.

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  14. I can stitch up a letter if they are still needed. :)

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  15. I've put a T in the flickr group.

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Hey! Thank you for leaving a comment! Please would you include some kind of name? 'Anonymous' is a bit boring and may be confused with spam.. Thank you! xo &Stitches team