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Ring in the New Year with healthy living! New designs feature healthy foods, sports, and physical activities.

Healthy living samplers are positive and humorous reminders of how good it feels to be fit, and a new series of Peace Love designs celebrate everyone's favorite sports and activities.

Fruit and vegetables share the spotlight, too, in fresh designs sure to make healthy additions to towels, potholders, aprons, and more.

And new this year is the Special Request of the Week design. Stitchers give us great ideas for designs, and this year we'll feature one request a week. Scroll to the bottom of the New This Week page each week to see the special request design!

Work your way down the page to see all the new healthy living designs!

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Freshen table settings for the new year with a snappy towel placemat. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Healthy Living

New Year's is the time to make resolutions, and healthy living tops the list. Healthy eating habits, exercise, and a positive attitude -- these are the ingredients essential to greater strength and improved fitness. The samplers below are full of inspiration and motivation, perfect for stitching onto shirts, gym bags, reusable grocery bags, towels, and more.

And remember, nothing tastes as good as healthy feels!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X5.68" and 7.75"X4.70" and 6.80"X4.13"


Keep calm and exercise are words of wisdom for us all.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.26"X7.79" and 5.86"X6.28" and 4.84"X5.18"


The tape measure tells the tale! Move it and lose it -- and feel better doing it, too!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.36"X5.37" and 7.80"X4.47" and 6.86"X3.93"


This definition of the word "Diet" will make you laugh, and laughing burns calories.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X5.13" and 7.75"X4.25" and 6.85"X3.76"


Crown yourself the Exercise Queen! A regal design for workout clothes and towels.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.55"X5.86" and 7.77"X5.32" and 6.85"X4.68"


Reward (or inspire) your favorite exercise fan with a crown!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X5.85" and 7.76"X4.86" and 6.86"X4.28"


Make the treadmill much more glamorous with a Workout Queen T-shirt.
 
Available in three sizes:
8.55"X5.86" and 7.77"X5.32" and 6.85"X4.68"


Good health is the greatest treasure of all, but this Workout King crown is very cool, too.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X5.85" and 7.76"X4.85" and 6.86"X4.29"


Move your machine and then move your body with a Let's Get Physical design.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.27"X5.86" and 7.79"X4.89" and 6.87"X4.33"


Hang on tight to your goals, and never, never, never give up!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.22" and 7.79"X4.32" and 6.86"X3.79"


It's okay to get the munchies, as long as you're snacking on fruits and vegetables. A fun sampler for sweatshirts, aprons, towel, and totes.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.37" and 7.82"X4.44" and 6.86"X3.89"


Feel the burn! Just five more minutes of exercise and yesterday's cupcake is history.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.20"X5.83" and 7.81"X4.96" and 6.88"X4.35"


Peace and Love

For the new year, we wish everyone peace, love, and good health. In that spirit, the Peace Love designs below celebrate all the ways we move our bodies for fitness and for fun! Show your love of exercise and healthy living by stitching onto gym bags, towels, shirts, and more. Bring out your inner athlete! And gift the sports enthusiasts in your life with their favorite activities in bright designs perfect for projects of all kinds.

It'll be no sweat to stitch Peace Love Exercise and Peace Love Run designs. Surprise your favorite gym rats and runners with these clean livin' embellishments!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.84" and 7.80"X3.19" and 6.86"X2.80" and 3.86"X1.58"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.16" and 7.80"X3.45" and 6.86"X3.03" and 3.94"X1.82"


Walking is one of the healthiest things you can do, which is great because it doesn't require a lot of fancy equipment or a gym membership. Just put on your shoes and get moving! On the right, exercising with kettlebells is a hot trend. Strengthen your core with this awesome design!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.56" and 7.80"X3.78" and 6.86"X3.32" and 3.86"X1.87"
  Available in four sizes:
9.37"X3.45" and 7.80"X2.86" and 6.85"X2.49" and 3.85"X1.42"


Create inner peace with Peace Love Yoga. Perfect for towels, tees, and yoga mat bags!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.38"X4.94" and 7.75"X4.09" and 6.85"X3.63" and 3.84"X2.04"
  Available in four sizes:
9.40"X5.03" and 7.77"X4.17" and 6.87"X3.70" and 3.85"X2.06"


Peace Love Pilates will look fit and trim on tote bags and sweatshirts.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.26" and 7.78"X2.71" and 6.86"X2.40" and 3.85"X1.36"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.30" and 7.78"X2.74" and 6.88"X2.43" and 3.86"X1.38"


Surprise a gym rat with the Peace Love Lift design, and stitch Peace Love Bike onto a T-shirt or jacket to make any cyclist smile.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.42"X3.70" and 7.81"X3.07" and 6.87"X2.70" and 3.87"X1.52"
  Available in four sizes:
9.42"X3.54" and 7.80"X2.93" and 6.87"X2.58" and 3.89"X1.44"


Light the lamp with a Peace Love Hockey design! And roll Peace Love Skate onto backpacks and tote bags for a very fun look.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.46" and 7.81"X2.87" and 6.86"X2.51" and 3.86"X1.41"
  Available in four sizes:
9.39"X3.75" and 7.76"X3.09" and 6.86"X2.75" and 3.85"X1.56"


Peace Love Baseball and Peace Love Softball will be a hit on the diamond and off!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.36" and 7.81"X2.78" and 6.84"X2.44" and 3.86"X1.38"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.90" and 7.80"X3.23" and 6.86"X2.85" and 3.86"X1.60"


Throw a perfect strike with Peace Love Pitch, and make a perfect match with Peace Love Tennis.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.38"X3.57" and 7.82"X2.98" and 6.88"X2.57" and 3.86"X1.46"
  Available in four sizes:
9.42"X3.70" and 7.81"X3.07" and 6.87"X2.70" and 3.87"X1.52"


Peace Love Volleyball and Peace Love Basketball are fabulous on T-shirts and sports bags!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.84" and 7.83"X3.18" and 6.86"X2.79" and 3.86"X1.57"
  Available in four sizes:
9.42"X3.49" and 7.81"X2.90" and 6.87"X2.55" and 3.87"X1.44"


Stitch Peace Love Bowl onto a towel for a project right up any bowler's alley, and Peace Love Curl will appeal to anyone who takes a broom to the ice.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.72" and 7.81"X3.09" and 6.86"X2.72" and 3.86"X1.53"
  Available in four sizes:
9.43"X3.57" and 7.80"X2.96" and 6.86"X2.60" and 3.86"X1.48"


Skiers will love Peace Love Ski, while golfers already know how much peace and love their hobby brings.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.13" and 7.81"X3.42" and 6.86"X3.01" and 3.86"X1.70"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.42" and 7.78"X3.65" and 6.86"X3.24" and 3.86"X1.81"


Go the extra mile and stitch Peace Love Swim onto towels and totes!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.23" and 7.79"X3.50" and 6.86"X3.08" and 3.86"X1.72"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.05" and 7.79"X3.35" and 6.86"X2.96" and 3.86"X1.66"


Lots of kids take martial arts lessons. Stitch Peace Love Karate onto a jacket back or sweatshirt for your favorite aspiring master!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.06" and 7.78"X3.36" and 6.86"X2.96" and 3.86"X1.68"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.10" and 7.78"X3.39" and 6.86"X2.99" and 3.86"X1.69"


Taekwondo students of all ages will get a kick out of the Peace Love Taekwondo design!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.69" and 7.79"X3.05" and 6.86"X2.69" and 3.86"X1.51"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41"X3.72" and 7.79"X3.08" and 6.86"X2.71" and 3.86"X1.53"


Many dream of being a roller derby star, but only few achieve. Keep the dream alive by stitching Peace Love Derby onto sweatshirts, towels, totes, and more!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.39"X4.02" and 7.76"X3.32" and 6.86"X2.95" and 3.85"X1.67"


Fruits and Vegetables

Moms always say to eat fruits and vegetables to grow up healthy and strong. Stitching your fruits and veggies is also important! The fresh produce below is sure to make any project more fit and energetic. Add several servings of these beautiful designs to towels, aprons, potholders, tote bags, shirts, and more for excellent embroidery fitness!

Bananas are some of the oldest cultivated plants, and are grown in about 107 countries. If bananas are too green, they can be put into a paper bag with an apple or tomato overnight to speed up the ripening process.

Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples. In the United States, it was once a tradition to bring an apple to the teacher on the first day of elementary school.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.68"X6.52" and 2.77"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.00"X6.62" and 2.33"X3.85"


Oranges were grown in China as far back as 2500 BCE. Orange trees have been the most cultivated fruit tree in the world since 1987, and sweet oranges account for about 70% of citrus production.

Cherries have been consumed since prehistoric times, and contain anthocyanins, which are potent antioxidants being researched for a variety of potential health benefits.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.53"X6.64" and 2.64"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.97"X5.92" and 2.58"X3.86"


The grapefruit is an 18th-century hybrid first bred in Barbados. Grapefruits come in many varieties, determined by color, and are an excellent source of vitamin C.

Grapes grow in clusters of 15 to 300, and can be crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink. A color to match every decor!
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.60"X5.99" and 2.96"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.82"X6.68" and 2.21"X3.86"


The full name of kiwi is kiwifruit, and it is the edible berry of a woody vine. Native to China, the kiwi has been declared a National Fruit of China. Kiwi is a rich source of vitamins C and K, as well as fiber and vitamin E. Over 70% of kiwi production is in Italy, New Zealand, and Chile.

The origin of the lemon is a mystery. They were introduced to the Americas relatively late, in 1493 when Christopher Columbus brought lemon seeds to Hispaniola on his voyages. Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of food and drink.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.73"X5.58" and 2.58"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.49"X5.70" and 3.04"X3.86"


Pineapples were named for their resemblance to pine cones. It takes 20-24 months for the pineapple plant to flower, and six more months for it to fruit. Raw pineapple is an excellent source of manganese and vitamin C.

Avocado, also known as alligator pear, is very popular in vegetarian cuisine as a substitute for meats in sandwiches and salads because of its high fat content. Avocados are very high in potassium, B vitamins, and vitamins E and K.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.80"X6.66" and 2.21"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
3.76"X6.44" and 2.25"X3.87"


Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and the world "broccoli" comes from Italian for "flowering top of cabbage." It is very old, having been originally grown in the Northern Mediterranean around the 6th century BCE.

Carrots are useful companion plants for gardeners: they supposedly increase tomato production when intercropped with tomatoes, and if left to flower, attract wasps which kill many garden pests. Unlike many other vegetables, carrots are more nutritious after they've been cooked.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.36"X6.77" and 2.49"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.90"X6.83" and 2.20"X3.86"


In North America, commercial production of celery is dominated by varieties called Pascal celery. Cut pieces of celery last only a few hours before they turn brown, and few American restaurants include it in green salads because it cannot be prepared in advance.

Beets have a long history of cultivation, all the way back to the second millennium BCE. The roots and leaves of the beet have been used in folk medicine to treat a wide array of ailments.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.91"X6.88" and 1.73"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.45"X6.80" and 2.52"X3.86"


Tomatoes originated in the Americas, and spread around the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas. Tomatoes are grown and eaten worldwide. They contain lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants.

The eggplant is a nightshade, and is closely related to tomatoes and potatoes. While cultivated in Asia since prehistory, the eggplant was only introduced to the Western world around 1500.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.80"X6.10" and 3.04"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.68"X6.79" and 2.10"X3.87"


Bell peppers come in a wide variety of colors -- green, red, yellow, orange, and more rarely, white, rainbow, and purple. Red peppers have more vitamins and nutrients than green peppers, and twice the vitamin C content. One large red bell pepper has three times the vitamin C of an average orange.

Mushrooms are a good source of B vitamins, and the essential minerals selenium, copper, and potassium. Used extensively in many cuisines, they are known as the "meat" of the vegetable world.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
4.05"X6.75" and 2.32"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X5.97" and 2.50"X3.86"


In 1533, Catherin de' Medici became queen of France, and loved spinach so much she insisted it be served at every meal. Spinach has a high nutritional value, and is extremely rich in antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, C, E, and K. It is also a good source of folic acid.

A common ingredient in many dishes, onions contain chemical compounds with potential anti-inflammatory, anti-cholesterol, and antioxidant properties. One legend says that holding an unlit match between your teeth while cutting onions will prevent "onion tears."
     
 
Available in two sizes:
3.48"X6.70" and 2.00"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
2.58"X6.80" and 1.47"X3.86"


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way to expand on designs for specific requests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

This week's request is made for Barbara, who stitched out the German Shepherd sketch and called it "quite a hit." Next she wanted to stitch beagles to make a special gift for a friend, and she asked us if we would consider adding beagles to our other dog sketches. Great idea, Barbara -- your wish is our command. Enjoy!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.72"X7.77" and 5.85"X5.90" and 4.85"X4.90"


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