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NEW THIS WEEK - February 11th, 2015


This week we're delighted to introduce fashionable home decor motifs, and Ohli, a sweet and charming little owl in three distinct styles!

Begin with new French Market designs. Tasty croissants and coffee add a delicious look to aprons and tea towels. Lavender is gorgeous on totes, pillows, framed pieces, and towel sets.

Then, meet Ohli - a little owl eager to add color and whimsy to your embroidered creations. Ohli the Owl has a clever variety of decorations on his tummy, such as cupcakes, tulips, and hearts. Ohli has been created in three different versions: stitch-filled, vintage-style, and heirloom applique.

Enjoy these new designs!

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Introducing Ohli the Owl!
 
The woman behind Sew Jenaissance is a talented crafter, and a pro in the realm of needle arts. When we saw her adorable creation, Ohli the Owl, we knew that he'd be an excellent candidate for machine embroidery!

Ohli the Owl is available in three different styles: stitch-filled, vintage, and heirloom applique. Below he's shown with a cupcake, ready to sweeten up dish towels, placemats, and kitchen decor!
         
Stitch-filled version   Vintage version   Heirloom applique version
   

Available in four sizes:
6.87" x 7.34" and 5.87" x 6.28"
4.85" x 5.19" and 3.64" x 3.90"

 

Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.51" and 5.88" x 6.41"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.56" x 3.88"

 

Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"



Stitch a little love for Valentine's Day with this design! Ohli the Owl has hearts on his tummy, and in his wings, too. He'll be a hit on tote bags, cushion covers, and towels. Three styles are available - stitch-filled, vintage, and heirloom applique.
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.87" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.52" and 5.88" x 6.42"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.56" x 3.88"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.30" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


In this design, Ohli is filled with the luck o' the Irish. Celtic knot work is featured on his stomach, wings, and forehead. Three versions are available. The vintage version is beautiful on quilters cotton, tea towels, and other smooth fabrics. We used flannel for the heirloom applique.
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.86" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 7.51" and 5.89" x 6.43"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.56" x 3.88"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


Wake up to this little owl on tea towels, placemats, and mug rugs. A sleepy
Ohli has a cup of steaming coffee (or tea) on his stomach. He will brighten every morning!
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.86" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.52" and 5.86" x 6.40"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.54" x 3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


Think "spring" with this bright and cheerful design! A trio of tulips is on Ohli's stomach, and you will find smaller blooms in the wings and on his forehead.
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.87" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.91" x 7.54" and 5.90" x 6.44"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.56" x 3.88"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


Fashionable lavender is a wonderful addition to bath decor and living rooms. Embroider these designs to make pillow covers,
mini quilts, wall hangings, and brighten up bath towel sets.
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.87" x 7.34" and 5.87" x 6.28"
4.85" x 5.19" and 3.64" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.53" and 5.88" x 6.42"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.58" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


Here Ohli sports trendy argyle and retro glasses. Add his sweet personality to tote bags, blankets, tea towels, and more.
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.86" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.56" and 5.88" x 6.46"
4.89" x 5.37" and 3.52" x 3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


Ooh la la! Ohli has fine French fashion - a fleur-de-lis! - on his stomach.

Three versions are shown below. On the left is a stitch-filled version. The middle shows a vintage style, reminiscent of hand embroidery. It is beautiful on smooth fabrics, such as quilters cotton, tea towels, and linen. The design on the right is an heirloom applique version. We used colorful flannel to stitch the sample shown below.

         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.87" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.53" and 5.87" x 6.41"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.55" x 3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


Get ready to sail away with this seaworthy owl. An anchor decorates his stomach, and he has stars on his brow. Add to beach bags, towels, and pillows for your favorite sailor.
         

Stitch-filled version

 

Vintage version

 

Heirloom applique version

   
Available in four sizes:
6.88" x 7.34" and 5.88" x 6.28"
4.87" x 5.19" and 3.65" x 3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 7.52" and 5.89" x 6.42"
4.90" x 5.34" and 3.55" x 3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
6.84" x 7.31" and 5.85" x 6.24"
4.83" x 5.16" and 3.63" x 3.88"


We had a wonderful time collaborating with Sew Jenaissance to create these designs. If you'd like to see more of her work, visit her Etsy store here.

Add these adorable designs to towels, pillow covers, tote bags, mini-quilts, and wall hangings. Choose your favorites by using the links above, or buy them in design packs! Each is available in four sizes, shown below:
         

Stitch-filled pack:
Priced at only $14.97
 

 

Vintage-style pack:
Priced at only $14.97
 

 

Heirloom applique pack:
Priced at only $14.97
 

Ohli the Owl Design Packs

 

Ohli the Owl (Vintage) Design Packs

 

Ohli the Owl (Applique) Design Packs

         
   


French Market!


Lavender has long been a motif used in decorating baths and kitchens. This design features the colorful flowers artfully arranged in a metal pail. Add it to a tote for the grocery store or farmer's market, stitch it onto bath towels, or make a framed piece for your favorite room in the house.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.87" x 7.82" and 5.85" x 6.67" and 4.82" x 5.54"


New "French market" designs let you bring the beauty of Paris to your embroidery projects! Dress up table linens, towels, aprons, and more with colorful lavender sprays, and a tasty croissant with a cup of cappuccino. Note the fleur-de-lis in the coffee's foam!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
10.06" x 6.90" and 8.51" x 5.84"
 7.80" x 5.35" and 6.85" x 4.70"
  Available in three sizes:
9.90" x 6.88" and 7.76" x 5.39" and 6.85" x 4.76"


A monarch butterfly perches on a French press pot, adding a splash of color to the flavorful design. And, wine lovers will adore Les Vins de France on tote bags, pillows, and framed pieces for the dining room.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.28" and 5.80" x 7.80" and 4.85" x 6.52"
  Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 9.19" and 5.85" x 7.79" and 4.85" x 6.46"



Vintage Blooms in Pitchers
 

Spring flowers bloom and grow from colorful pitchers in these vintage-style designs. Irises, daisies, primrose, pansies, and daffodils, are sure to bring spring spirit to tea towels and table linens!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.85" x 8.98" and 5.85" x 7.68" and 4.84" x 6.36"
  Available in three sizes:
6.50" x 7.83" and 5.85" x 7.05" and 4.85" x 5.84"


Vintage-style designs are light, with open areas. They're reminiscent of classic hand embroidery work. Embroider these designs onto smooth, neutral fabrics, such as quilter's cotton, flour sack towels, tea towels, and linen.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.58" x 7.83" and 5.85" x 6.95" and 4.85" x 5.76"
  Available in four sizes:
7.83" x 7.67" and 6.98" x 6.85"
5.99" x 5.87" and 4.96" x 4.86"


A bouquet of frangipani has been drawn and digitized with a stunning watercolor effect. Colors transition from dark to light to bright, resulting in a dreamy glow. Use this design to make gorgeous mini-quilts, throw pillows, and framed pieces, too.
 
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 10.67" and 5.85" x 9.08" and 5.03" x 7.79" and 4.42" x 6.86"



Request of the Week: Point Robinson Lighthouse
 

Vicky wrote to tell us that the Point Robinson Lighthouse in Washington is celebrating its centennial this year. She wants to make something special to celebrate the occasion - and she mentioned that she's had requests from her customers, too. Thank you for your suggestion, Vicky! We made two versions - a full-color version, and a sketch-style as well. Enjoy!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
11.14" x 6.90" and 9.43" x 5.85"
 7.78" x 4.83" and 6.88" x 4.26"
  Available in four sizes:
11.12" x 6.90" and 9.43" x 5.85"
 7.78" x 4.83" and 6.84" x 4.23"


The Request of the Week program is one where you can suggest a design for us to draw and digitize. It's
a popular program, and designs are scheduled through the end of 2015 and beyond. But we still want to read your ideas! Send them to stitch@emblibrary.com. We'll add them to the list of designs to be created!
 



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