Embroidery Library
Easter Blessings

NEW THIS WEEK - March 23rd, 2011
 

Easter Blessings
 

Free Project Instructions!

Bring faith, hope, and joy to your projects with a beautiful new offering of spirit-filled embroidery designs.

Ornate crosses are blooming with beautiful, colorful roses and lilies. These designs are the perfect fit for pillows, altar cloths, wall hangings, and Bible covers.

New "Jesus said" designs feature favorite Bible verses paired with colorful and artful elements. Stitch images of a peaceful dove, good shepherd, crosses and crowns, and make spirited quilts, banners, and tote bags.

Trumpeting Easter lilies bloom in the classic and colorful Arts & Crafts style. Delightful on table linens, bath linens, and any home decor project to celebrate the arrival of Easter and spring.

And, for those that have a soft spot in their hearts for the Easter bunny and colorful eggs -- well, there's something egg-stra special for you near the bottom of this page.

Enjoy these new Easter designs, and stitch love and serenity into your projects for the upcoming holiday.

Stitch and frame your favorite designs for a gift or decoration that will sure to be cherished and treasured for years. Click here for free project instructions!


Elegant Crosses and Medleys
 


Pink roses symbolize joyfulness, gratitude, grace, and elegance. Purple has long been the color of royalty. Lilies represent spring, new life, and new growth. Arranged in an ornate cross, this medley represents the joy of Easter. Wonderful on Bible covers, tote bags, and pillow shams; delightful as a framed piece, too. The design is available with swirls (below, left), or without (below, right).
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.07" and 4.87"X6.71"
  Available in two sizes:
5.52"X7.39" and 4.58"X6.15"


Orange roses represent enthusiasm; yellow roses bring to mind friendship, joy, and caring. Combined with lilies in this cross results in an elegant Easter medley. This cross design is available with energetic background swirls (below, left) or without (below, right).
     
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.65" and 4.63"X6.87"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.91" and 4.63"X6.28"


Classic Easter elements -- doves, lilies, Bible, cross and shroud -- are arranged in an eye-catching and eye-pleasing medley. A border of thorny roses is a subtle reminder of the thorn of crowns. This design is a beautiful representation of faith and rebirth when stitched on Bible covers and totes, or incorporated into framed pieces for your home or church.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.87"


Some of the elements from the above design are also available as individual designs. Use them in a project with the above, or on their own in a different project.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.21"X2.82"
  Available in one size:
3.00"X2.82"

     
 
Available in one size:
2.11"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.10"X3.05"


Easter-time Meditations


Religious Easter celebrations are marked by joyful passages from the Bible. These designs focus on Jesus' words and teachings. Each verse is paired with colorful and artful elements that embody the message in the verse.

This verse is Jesus' command to teach and baptize all nations. The text is accompanied by colorful poppies and a dove of peace.
 
Available in two sizes:
7.45"X5.86" and 6.18"X4.86"


An empty cross with shroud is a common symbol of God's gift and sacrifice. The words from John 3:16 are paired with this cross, along with stylized forget-me-not flowers.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.10"X5.86" and 6.65"X4.81"


A butterfly is a classic symbol of new life. A fuzzy caterpillar "dies," and from its form a glorious winged creature is born. An image of a butterfly, and colorful spring flowers, accompanies Jesus' words about resurrection and eternal life.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.09"X5.86" and 6.68"X4.86"


White roses symbolize peace and purity, and accompany Jesus' words of truth.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.37"X5.86" and 6.83"X4.80"


The image of Jesus as a Good Shepherd has long been a favorite. This design shows Jesus carefully tending to a flock of sheep. A verse from John chapter 10 is the perfect pairing.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.84"X8.30" and 4.84"X6.86"


This design features Jesus holding a small child, with the well-known verse from the book of Mark. Delightful as a framed piece in a child's room, or on a Bible cover.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.72" and 4.60"X6.87"


This verse shows Jesus with a sheep. The verse from John reads "I am the good shepherd and know My sheep, and am known of Mine." Stitch these words of comfort on tote bags, quilts, wall hangings, and more.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.83"X8.29" and 4.84"X6.85"


These words about unity are accompanied by the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, and joyful Easter lilies. Delightful on pillow shams, tote bags, and framed pieces for your home or place of worship.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.06" and 4.88"X6.72"


This design shows Jesus guiding his flock of sheep, accompanied by the text, "My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me."
 
Available in two sizes:
8.30"X5.86" and 6.86"X4.86"


A cross with a heart at its center is well-paired with this Bible verse about love.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.82"X8.44" and 4.75"X6.86"


A bright and bold cross and crown accompanies these words from the book of John. This design is great for Bible covers, tote bags, and focal points of quilts and wall hangings, too.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.79"X8.12" and 4.78"X6.81"


Ripe grapes and green, leafy vines accompany the text from John 15:5. Beautiful on kitchen towels, and as a framed piece for your home.
 
Available in two sizes:
8.12"X5.86" and 6.73"X4.86"


Jesus Said Design Packs
 

Stitch these designs onto pillow shams, tote bags, Bible and book covers; incorporate them into peaceful and serene quilts and wall hangings, too. You may purchase the above designs individually, or they are also in a design pack for your convenience.

The "Jesus Said" design packs contain 12 designs, for only $19.97.
The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"


Arts & Crafts Lilies

The trumpet-shaped blooms of the Easter lily symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, new life, and hope -- the essential messages of Easter. One legend tells us that lilies grew in the Garden of Gethsemane after Jesus prayed, and in the days leading up to his crucifixion, lilies grew from where his blood and tears fell.

These designs let you stitch the story of Easter with lilies designed in the classic Arts & Crafts style. Bold and bright shapes are paired with sleek and contemporary lines, resulting in a burst of creative color. Add them to pillows, tote bags, quilts, and table linens. Stitch in your favorite colors of springtime renewal, or in colors that match your home decor and personal taste.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 6.87"X6.86" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.87"


Lilies of renewal and resurrection are arranged in a circle. Stitch on pillow shams, placemats, and incorporate into wall hangings, too.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.66"X7.77" and 5.81"X5.87" and 4.81"X4.86" and 3.83"X3.88"


This bold border is large enough to be a feature on placemats and table runners. Repeat along table cloths, too, for a colorful message of Easter hope.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.37"X4.70" and 6.00"X3.20"


A thinner, more delicate border. Add to hemlines of skirts and dresses, embellish table linens, and stitch on kitchen or bath towels.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.79" and 6.00"X1.95" and 3.88"X1.15"


This corner design is the perfect fit on pockets, tablecloth corners, towel corners, and napkins, too. Stitch in your favorite spring or Easter colors, or choose colors that match your home decor or project idea.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.87"


Arts & Crafts Lilies Design Packs
 

Incorporate the message of renewal, rebirth, joy, and hope into your Easter and springtime projects with these designs! They're now available in a design pack:
 
The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - 8 designs smaller than 7.9"x10"
**XL - 7 designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"

**Lg - 8 designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - 7 designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - 4 designs smaller than 4"x4"



Spring into Easter Stitches

One of the many wonderful benefits of machine embroidery is the ability to stitch different artistic styles. Photorealistic, whimsical, stylized, silhouette -- the variety of styles reflects our diverse needs, and the whims of our creative muses.

The following designs have been developed in a beautiful sketchbook or storybook style. Soft, muted colors add subtle, yet strong, artistic elements to your projects. Easter and spring themes range from religious subject matter to lighthearted chicks and bunnies. Enjoy!

The first design features a cross with a circle of eternal life in the center. Spring tulips add bursts of color on the ground.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X6.22" and 4.81"X5.15" and 3.61"X3.86"


Easter lilies are represented in varies stages of bloom and growth. The lilies spring out of a circle, representing the pattern of life, death, and rebirth.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.81"X5.80" and 5.64"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.26"


Spring crocuses burst from this design with their flashy, rich shades of purple.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.23"X5.85" and 5.12"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.62"


A plump robin perches on a flowering lilac branch, greeting the warmer, sunnier days of spring.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.88" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"


This spring chick is accompanied by purple crocuses, spring greenery, and a classic and colorful Easter egg.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.27"X5.86" and 5.14"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.60"


This Easter bunny pauses on his way down the bunny trail, a colorful egg by his side.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.27"X5.82" and 5.18"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.56"


Creative Eggs-ellence (or, Eggs with Leggs!)

Around this time of year, egg-dyeing parties are all the rage. Looking for something clever to stitch onto shirts, aprons, and kitchen towels too? We have eggs-actly the right designs!

A half-dozen colorful eggs, carefully designed in the most creative and artistic and, well, unusual styles. Choose needlepoint, knit, leopard, tiger, cow, and spring plaid. Stitch 'em in wild colors for wild and non-traditional results!

These new designs are available at an egg-stra special price: only $1 each! Add them to your basket, and stitch some fun into your Easter decorations today!
 
Dollar Delight - Only $1.00!   Dollar Delight - Only $1.00!
 
Available in two sizes:
4.07"X5.74" and 2.73"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.29"X5.01" and 3.16"X3.71"

Dollar Delight - Only $1.00!   Dollar Delight - Only $1.00!
 
Available in two sizes:
3.84"X5.72" and 2.58"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.75"X5.56" and 3.19"X3.72"

Dollar Delight - Only $1.00!   Dollar Delight - Only $1.00!
 
Available in two sizes:
4.20"X5.73" and 2.82"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.32"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.54"


It's crafty and collectible! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all the joy that it brings to our lives. To celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be released every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design, and add a little "crafty" to your projects!
 

The newest Crafty Collectibles design is:
Easter Bunny with Notions Basket


If I see the Easter Bunny hopping down the Bunny Trail with a basket of eggs and chocolate, I certainly wouldn't shoo him away. But, if he comes hopping in with a basket filled with sewing and embroidery notions, well, that makes my Easter all the sweeter. Enjoy this charming guy, with a basket filled with the perfect treats for crafty folk.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.97"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.79"



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