Welcome to my Stitching Idyllic web site; I am delighted that you have come to visit.
I am a stitcher by choice having retired from a long life as a rehabilitation therapist. Hand embroidery was where I started as a young child and continued as a teenager at the Royal School of Needlework. It is back to a first love and expression of innate creativity.
This started with an (electronic) ebook, Spring Flowers, which sold well. Summer Flowers was the next ebook and it has sold well, too. Looking at my first writings and computer abilities, I realized that I had learned a lot and that the presentation of Spring Flowers did not meet the standards of the second book.
A rewrite created Spring Flowers 2nd edition. It has been expanded to include lesser known flowers and a more detailed section on developing and planning your own garden. Included are extra ideas on how to use the flowers. As in the first edition, only four basic stitches are used.
Summer Flowers uses photo printed fabric as backgrounds. The flowers use more of the basic stitches that we all know. Silk Flower Conversion is new for everyone including me. It is easy and introduced for you to explore and enjoy. Funtasy Flowers is also new to us all.
Both books include a section called Come Stitch With Me. The process of stitching the front covers is described and photographed at each stage of its development.
The complete titles of these books are
Hand Stitch Recognizable Spring Flowers and Hand Stitch Recognizable Summer Flowers.
The original version of Spring Flowers is discontinued.
HOW TO PURCHASE MY BOOKS
Go to www.eBookIt.com and then to Bookstore.
Scroll down through the categories to Crafts & Hobbies and, if the option appears, click on Show More From This Category to display all books including
Hand Stitch Recognizable Spring Flowers (Second Edition)
Hand Stitch Recognizable Summer Flowers
Click once only on the book(s) you wish to buy and ‘Your Shopping Cart’ will appear. When you are satisfied with your choice(s) and are certain that your email address is correctly displayed , click on Checkout and follow the instructions concerning the payment options.
Be aware that what you are purchasing is a digital download which you should download first to your computer (PC or Mac) if you have one and then to your iPad or larger tablet. They are not intended to be used on phones or smaller tablets as their screens are are too small and text, diagrams and photos may become disconnected.
Within minutes of completion of the transaction you should receive an email which will confirm your purchase and give you download instructions. Note that you are given a choice of three download formats depending on the device you are using. The pdf format will likely suit most users but some will require the epub or mobi format; don’t worry if you make a mistake the first time – you may download either or both of the others but you must complete your downloads within 24 hours.
If you are experiencing difficulty with the download, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
Thank you for your interest in this new form of stitching. I hope that you enjoy both reading my books and stitching up a storm of beautiful flowers.