Embroidery Library
Hugs & Stitches

NEW THIS WEEK - January 13th, 2010

 

Hugs & Stitches

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One of the very best things about embroidery is that it's a tactile and beautiful way to show your love for friends and family. This week's new designs celebrate those connections with love-ly designs for weddings, Valentine's Day, and just to show you care!

Craft an intricate, elegant look with Light and Lovely Roses on romantic linens and garments. Stitch the flowers in any color you like for a look that's uniquely yours! Kissing animals are adorable on kids' tees and towels, but they can be sweet for grown-ups too! A variety of colorful designs are wonderful for sweatshirts and totes, as well as many more decorative projects for the ones you love! And new in-the-hoop postcards with matching heirloom applique make the perfect way to send a unique homemade greeting to your valentine.

Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred go on a date of their own -- she skates across the pond while he ice-fishes. Scroll down the page and fall in love with these designs.

Leave a love note for your sweetie in this heart-shaped pillow! Pick different types and colors of fabrics to make it just right for weddings, Valentine's Day, or everyday boudoir decor.
Click here for project instructions!

 

 

Light and Lovely Roses

You've fallen in love over and over again with the intricate Light and Lovely style -- all the detail of lace, stitched onto fabric. These roses, stitched in any color you please, will make beautiful accents on table linens and garments for weddings, Valentine's Day, or just because.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.98" and 4.86"X6.60"


These roses will look beautifully bold on their own, or repeat for a lovely floral border.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.42"X4.81" and 5.99"X3.23"


A trio of roses makes a pretty, narrower lacy border.
The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.57" and 6.00"X1.82" and 3.86"X1.08"

Tuck a pair of roses in the corner of fancy napkins, table runners, even shirts! A single red rose (or whatever color you like) makes a pretty accent.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.95"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.80"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X3.68"


A Light and Lovely Roses Value Pack

 

Pick this bouquet of roses to stitch lovingly onto your next project. The Light and Lovely Roses design packs contain 7 designs, priced at only $12.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7

If someone you love has a wedding in the works, chances are you'll want to give it a few personal touches with one-of-a-kind embroidered items. A satin-covered guest book with matching pen holder will add an elegant look to the big day -- and hold treasured memories for the couple in years to come. These intricately detailed roses make a wonderfully romantic accent!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Sealed with a Kiss

Show your love with a kiss! These pairs of smooching animals will be adorable on kids' shirts, bibs, towels, and more ... as well as sweet creations for grown-ups!
 
Goldfish Bunnies
 
Available in two sizes:
3.85"X2.89" and 3.00"X2.26"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X1.87" and 3.01"X1.46"

Bears Turtles
 
Available in two sizes:
3.84"X3.06" and 3.01"X2.39"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X1.29" and 3.01"X1.01"

Monkeys Pigs
 
Available in two sizes:
3.85"X2.30" and 3.00"X1.80"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X2.18" and 3.01"X1.70"

Elephants Cows
 
Available in two sizes:
3.86"X1.70" and 3.01"X1.33"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X1.93" and 3.01"X1.51"


A Sealed with a Kiss Value Pack

 

Fall in love with all these adorable kissing animals! The Sealed with a Kiss design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 
All designs smaller than 4 x 4   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Send your little sweetie off to school on Valentine's Day with a heart-shaped backpack! Kissing animals make an adorable decoration for this project that little girls will surely fall in love with. Tuck some candy hearts inside!

Click here for these free project instructions!


 


Spell out your love with these beautifully ornate letter blocks. This design will be a classy choice for everything from wedding decor to Valentine's Day towels!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.72" and 6.86"X1.98" and 3.85"X1.11"


Light whirls and swirls mix with floating pink hearts in this design that's love-ly for shirts, bags, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.33"X3.22" and 6.86"X2.38" and 3.88"X1.39"


Evoke the romance of the Victorian era with this wrought iron heart.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.88"X5.85" and 5.70"X4.84" and 3.88"X3.30"

Add a homemade touch to wedding-day accessories when you make a ring bearer pillow embroidered with elegantly swirling designs! This wrought iron heart is just the thing for a classic-looking pillow brides will love.

Click here for these free project instructions!



Share a warm, inspirational message with this "Love Grows" design.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.29"X5.85" and 5.20"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.58"


He loves me! Celebrate romance with this sweet daisy design.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.25"X5.85" and 5.99"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.11"


Oh so cute! These smitten mittens will be adorable on Valentine's Day sweatshirts, towels, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.06"X5.87" and 5.01"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.86"


I'd jump through hoops for you! Express your love with this cheerful puppy design.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.28" and 6.85"X3.14" and 3.85"X1.76"


This design puts a crafty twist on a classic sentiment with an embroidery hoop at the center!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.23" and 6.85"X3.09" and 3.85"X1.75"


A trio of pretty patterned hearts will become an instant favorite for shirts, towels, bags, and more for weddings and Valentine's Day. A great choice for craft fairs!
 
Available in two sizes:
9.33"X2.84" and 6.86"X2.09"

Heart 1 Heart 2 Heart 3
Available in one size:
2.87"X2.76"
Available in one size:
3.21"X2.84"
Available in one size:
2.87"X2.67"

 

 

In-the-Hoop Valentine Postcards


Send a handcrafted love note that your valentine is sure to treasure forever! Pick your own fabrics to make each of these in-the-hoop postcards a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. You've loved the postcards for other occasions ... make sure to send one to your sweeties! Included below are a variety of themes for both girls and boys. Click here for instructions on making in-the-hoop postcards.

 
Swirling Heart Love
 
Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"
  Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"

Cupcake Kiss
 
Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"
  Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"

Spaceship Airplane
 
Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"
  Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"

Rocket Love Bug
 
Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"
  Available in one size:
6.01"X4.00"

  A In-the-Hoop Valentine Postcards Value Pack

 

Send greetings to everyone you love with these fabric love notes! The In-the-Hoop Valentine Postcards design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

   

 

 

Valentine Heirloom Applique


Applique designs drawn from each of the postcards above are great for coordinating gifts ... and any other projects you dream up! This light and cozy heirloom applique style lends a unique touch to your embroidery. Click here for heirloom applique instructions.
 
Swirling Heart Love
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X2.56"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X2.54"

Cupcake Kiss
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X3.24"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X2.56"

Spaceship Airplane
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X2.63"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X2.48"

Rocket Love Bug
 
Available in one size:
3.86"X2.45"
  Available in one size:
3.85"X2.15"

  A Valentine Heirloom Applique Value Pack

 

Fall in love with this lively variety of applique designs! The Valentine Heirloom Applique design pack contains 8 designs,  priced at only $12.97! Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

   

 


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred make the most of the chilly winter weather! Sue skates around the pond while Fred drills a hole in the ice and gets in a little time with his favorite activity. These designs will be adorable on quilts, wall hangings, bags, sweatshirts, and so much more!

Sunbonnet Sue and her companions have been traditional quilting and embroidery favorites for more than 100 years.
 

Ice Skating Sue

  Ice Fishing Fred

 

Available in three sizes:
6.40"X5.85" and 5.29"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.54"

 

Available in three sizes:
6.96"X5.84" and 5.75"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.25"



Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!