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Stitchin' with Chickens

NEW THIS WEEK - May 21st, 2008


Stitchin' with Chickens

 

No need to keep wondering why the chicken crossed the road, or which came first, the chicken or the egg. Instead, simply savor unique hens and roosters brimming with egg-citing personalities. These fun, feathered friends can't wait to roost in your home!

Superbly-detailed Ameraucana chickens mix with Americana-style borders to create designs perfect for quilts, wall-hangings, and totes. Bold, one-color rooster shapes will add pizzazz to a variety of household items such as table linens and pillows.

Everyone will be able to choose a chicken from the rooster and hen pairs! Diverse styles include primitive, vintage-stitch, and Art Nouveau. They are darling when used individually, but also lend themselves to playful His and Hers projects, such as towels, totes, and gifts for newlyweds.

Finally, adorable Kickin' it Country Chickens are decked out in their barnyard best as they sing, dance and keep the farm rocking and running. Children and adults alike will get a kick out of this brood. Enjoy stitchin' with the chickens this week!



Im-peck-able Hens and Roosters

These dynamic hen and rooster duos, in a variety of shapes and styles, are perfect
for His and Hers items such as towels, sweatshirts, travel totes, and pillows.


This darling, primitive-style duo sports nifty scarves and accents of hearts and stars.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.59" and 4.85"X5.45" and 3.45"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.45" and 4.86"X5.35" and 3.50"X3.85"


These delightful, quick-stitch farm friends will sew up faster than you can say cock-a-doodle-doo!
 
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.89" and 4.84"X4.87" and 3.82"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
3.73"X4.97" and 3.14"X4.12" and 2.62"X3.45"

 

His and Her or Ma and Pa matching items make fantastic gifts for wedding and anniversary celebrations! Im-peck-able Hen and Rooster pairs are the perfect additions for sets of towels, aprons, sweatshirts, framed art, and more!

Click on the following links for project instructions and embroidery information: Embroidering on Towels, Apron, Embroidering on Sweatshirts, and Framing Embroidery.



A magnificent rooster and hen frolic among waving stalks of wheat.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
8.18"X5.86" and 6.76"X4.83" and 3.86"X2.76"
  Available in three sizes:
8.93"X5.86" and 6.85"X4.49" and 3.86"X2.52"


These whimsical, Technicolor rooster and hen pair will
bring a vibrant energy to any item that they roost on.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
6.51"X5.85" and 5.39"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.48"
  Available in three sizes:
4.52"X5.54" and 3.74"X4.58" and 2.70"X3.30"


These adorable, roly-poly pals are cutely contained in swirled circles.
 
 
Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.87"


A Im-peck-able Hens & Roosters Value Pack

All of the Im-peck-able designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $16.97!
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 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Ameraucana Squares
 
The Ameraucana is a breed of chicken whose name is a fusion of the term 'American' and 'Araucana'
(a related breed). Signature traits of these splendid birds include pea combs, full tails, muffs, and slate or black legs depending on the variety. These beautifully-detailed squares, featuring the colorful birds and festive borders, are fantastic for quilts, blankets, wall-hangings, framed art, tote bags and more!

This grand Ameraucana rooster stands proudly in the barnyard surrounded by a charming border of stars and stripes.
 
  Ameraucana Rooster
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.84" and 4.86"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.82"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.80" and 3.39"X3.36"


A lovely country-style border frames an Ameraucana
 hen strolling among flowers on the farm.
 
  Ameraucana Hen
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.76" and 5.86"X5.84" and 4.86"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.82"
  Available in two sizes:
4.52"X4.58" and 3.12"X3.17"


Simply Roosters

Dramatic, one-color shapes featuring a marvelous rooster and bold florals make wonderful
 accents for a wide variety of home and attire items. Let this charismatic chicken prance
 directly onto quilts, pillows, towels, shirts, totes, and more!


Swirls of blooms form a square around a rooster with flowing tail feathers.
 Adorn a kitchen cozy or cover with the beautiful bird.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.91"X5.91" and 4.86"X4.86"


A gallant rooster is encircled by garden botanicals -
 a great match for blankets and pillows!
 
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.91"X5.91" and 4.86"X4.86"

 

You will rule the roost when you add vivid, one-color Simply Rooster designs to wardrobe and household basics such as shirts, pillows, table linens and kitchen items.

Click here to learn how to repeat designs on an item. Or, click on any of the following projects for instructions: Tea Cozy, Toaster Cozy, Dining Room Dress Up: Table Runner, and Dining Room Dress Up: Napkins and Placemats.



The rooster and flowers oval is a lovely centerpiece
accent for table linens like table cloths and runners.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.29" and 4.86"X6.86"


Repeat this fabulous, feathered friend along the edge of a jacket or a skirt. The small size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.75" and 6.00"X3.32"


Alternating birds and blooms make for pretty edging on curtains and placemats. The medium size
 of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.46" and 6.00"X1.64" and 3.73"X1.55"


This roses and rooster corner will jazz
 up placemats and napkins.
 
  By himself, this superb rooster is a fantastic embellishment for shirts, jackets, and pockets.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
3.12"X3.86"


A Simply Rooster Value Pack

All of the Simply Rooster designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $16.97!

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 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Kickin' It Country Chickens

These plucky chickens, full lively personality, are livin' large in the country! Dressed in down home
 duds, these feathered friends are ready for some fun. Let them bring their zest to all kinds of
house-hold items such as children's attire, pajamas, jackets, vests, and more!


Ready for wrangling, Layla and Lyle put on their finest cowboy boots and hats.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.53" and 3.41"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.61" and 3.34"X3.86"


Magda and Melvin don their finest Western attire and kick up their heels at the square dance.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
4.56"X5.08" and 3.25"X3.61"
  Available in two sizes:
4.82"X5.38" and 3.47"X3.86"


Belting out clucks and cock-a-doodle-doos, Felicity and Ferdinand keep the barn rocking.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
4.50"X5.35" and 3.24"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.06" and 3.68"X3.86"

 

Your very own little chicks will love the lively Kickin' It Country Chickens. Prance these proud birds across bibs, pajamas, shirts, dresses, and more!

Click on the following links for project instructions: Pillowcase Dress, Baby Bibs, and Baby Bibs from a Towel. Or, click on the following links for embroidery information and articles: Hooping and embroidering on Onesies, and Embroidering on T-shirts.
 



Reba and Reginald keep the farm running smoothly.
 
 
Available in two sizes:
3.28"X5.16" and 2.23"X3.52"
  Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.57" and 3.34"X3.87"


A Kickin' it Country Chickens Value Pack

All of the Kickin' it Country Chickens designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $14.97!
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   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Request of the Week - Portuguese Rooster of Luck

A long-time fan of Portuguese pottery and the legends attached to much of the
 artwork, Burgunde P. requested a Portuguese Rooster of Luck design and shared the
 story behind the embellished bird:

 A Spaniard passing through the Portuguese town of Barcelos on a pilgrimage was accused
 of murder. The Spaniard declared his innocence, but couldn't present any proof. Arrested, he was
 then condemned to hang. The poor man continued to plead his innocence to no avail. As a last
 resort, he appealed to the judge, who was dining with some friends and whose feast included a rooster. The judge was unable to help, and the Spaniard, seeing himself abandoned by man, turned
 to his faith. Inspired, he cried: "I am so innocent that before I die, this rooster here will crow!"
 
Everyone laughed, as the bird was dead and roasted. The feast continued, but the words of the
 man still rang in the guests' ears and the rooster remained untouched. Suddenly, to everyone's amazement, the roasted rooster stood up and crowed! The Spaniard's name was cleared and Portuguese homes adopted the gaily painted ceramic "Rooster of Luck" as a symbol of good
 fortune and happiness.

Thank you for the fantastic request and interesting story, Burgunde!
 

     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.45"X9.41" and 3.98"X6.86" and 2.23"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.53"X9.41" and 4.03"X6.86" and 2.27"X3.86"


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