Thursday, October 31, 2013

Back to School Contest Winners

Back to School - &Stitches competition

We were very impressed with the entries for our Back to School Stitching Competition! There weren't floods of entries but the quality was so high and we would like to say a big thank you to ALL stitchers who took the time to enter an embroidered Flash card. We wish we could give every entry a prize! But without further ado, we are happy to announce the winners of our contest as chosen by the &Stitches Team and Lucky Jackson:

First Place goes to Rebecca from Hugs are Fun!

Rebecca submitted several space-themed entries (see them all here) and if I understand correctly, she is planning on stitching the whole alphabet! A fabulous theme that works very, very well in cross-stitch. We are looking forward to seeing more of Rebecca's work in the future. Rebecca, you will receive a copy of Mary Thomas' Embroidery Book, a calendar panel from SeptemberHouse, an ABC animal embroidery pattern from Penguin & Fish - plus a Book Love pattern and Sulky Iron On pen from Lucky Jackson!

Our Second Place prize is for Flaming Nora Crafts:

She machine-embroidered portraits of her children Reuben and Spike (here's Spike). We thought it was highly original and so well executed! Nora, you have won an ABC animal embroidery pattern from Penguin & Fish and a Book Love pattern plus Sulky Iron On pen from Lucky Jackson

And our Third Place prize goes to Aimee, aka Daisyeyes:

Inspired by a vintage flash card, this sweet fox shows off some lovely fill stitching. Lucky Jackson's Book Love pattern is for you, Aimee!

Congratulations to all of our winners! Rebecca and Nora, please send us an e-mail with your full name and home address at  Aimee we'll need your e-mail address so drop us a line too. :)

Please visit our Contest Gallery and perhaps leave a nice comment on the wonderful entered pieces. And many thanks to our sponsors - we appreciate your support immensely!


  1. thanks so much for hosting the contest and for the lovely comments!
    daisyeyes06 at

  2. These were all beautiful! So much fun seeing all the entries. :)

  3. As soon as I saw Rebecca's work on Flickr I knew she would be the winner! I almost didn't enter because of that - lol!
    Great job everyone!

  4. Congratulations to the winners! And thank you so much for having the contest, &Stitches!

  5. Yay! These are WONDERFUL! I especially love the eclipse card. Great job!

  6. How wonderful! Thank you for being such generous hosts. Rebecca's work is amazing, so pleased she won.

  7. So much fabulous work!!! Well done all!


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