Tomorrow, I promise to post something entirely unrelated to embroidery hoops or publishing dates, but for now, I have a couple more book-ish links to share.
You can find out a bit more about some of the hoop projects in this Stitch, Craft, Create blog post, some general hoop info here, and an interview here. But - my favourite part - share a picture of one of your own embroidery hoop projects on the Stitch, Craft, Create Facebook page, and you can win . . .
+ a plain, ready-to-decorate-in-any-way-you-like embroidery hoop
+ some washi tape (maybe to help out with the decorating-in-any-way-you-like)
+ a bundle of embroidery threads
+ and the actual hoop I stitched for the cover.
Which seems like a pretty sweet deal to me. Your hoop can be something you've made recently or an older project, and it doesn't have to be super-complicated - even if you've used a hoop to frame a favourite scrap of fabric or simple piece of stitching, you can upload and enter. The competition is open until Friday, so you also have a couple of days to whip up something new, if you don't have any hoops in your back catalogue.
Despite what I said earlier about tomorrow's post being altogether non-hoopish, you could definitely adapt the idea into a quick and easy competition entry. Paper + pegs + fabric + hoop, might just = winner.