Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon Challenge: Book Stitchings (Hour 21)

Winner Update: Good morning, friends! Thank you all so much for submitting your wonderful ideas to the cross stitch mini-challenge. My randomly selected winner was Erin (Blue Stocking Bookworm)! She will receive a handmade “Though she be but little, she is fierce” design a la Shakespeare. I’ll post it to Instagram once it’s finished for anyone who wants to see it.


Good morning/afternoon/evening, readathoners! It’s 3am for me, but no matter what time zone you’re in it’s impressive to see you pushing through at Hour 21. Despite being a Dewey’s participant for years, this is my first time hosting a challenge so I’m a touch more excited than I am during a normal Dewey’s… if it’s even possible to ever get more excited. Anyway, let’s have a little giveaway.


The Challenge + The Prize
I’m rewarding you for staying up this long (or coming back after a glorious nap), so this “challenge” is going to be easy. All you need to do is tell me your favorite book, bookish quote, or anything bookish that can be made into a cross stitch pattern, and tell me why you love this book/quote/bookish thing.

The pattern can be something already done (links are cool), or something you just made up. Feel free to draw out exactly what you want or give me color preferences to work with, if relevant. My only requirement is that it’s not anything massive in size. We can further discuss details if you win.

Examples of My Work:

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How to Enter
Leave a comment below with your idea and email address so I can contact you if you win. For bonus entries, follow me on Twitter and Instagram and let me know your account name to verify. The giveaway will end at 6am CDT (Central).


Best of luck to everyone, and happy reading!









82 thoughts on “Dewey’s 24 Hour #Readathon Challenge: Book Stitchings (Hour 21)

  1. I have fallen in love with a quote that was included in a book I read this morning for the readathon. The book is called My Name is Book: An Autobiography as told to John Agard
    The quote is ” If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life ” -Siberian elder

    I especially love this since I also learned that the words book comes from the Old English word boc, which also meant beech tree, because beech was used to make books. So books and trees are intrinsicly linked not just through material, but also through the English language.


  2. Interesting idea! (I’m sadly not well-acquainted w/ the art of cross-stitching, though, but I admire those w/ a talent for it.)

    I’ll go with “Life is a book, and there are a thousand pages I have not read,” from “Clockwork Princess” by Cassandra Clare. I really like the quote, and the book it comes from is one of my favs. It gave me so many feels & I’m attached to so many of its’ characters.


  3. Wish I had made it to hour 21! (I had to get my sleeps in because I’m working today). I’m here to say this is the coolest mini-challenges ever. I can’t wait to see your final design on Instagram!


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