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Simply Summertime

NEW THIS WEEK - June 3rd, 2009

Simply Summertime

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It's summertime ... and the living is easy! Keep it simple with this week's stunning designs, each in just one color and full of dynamic twists and turns. They'll look great on everything from towels and totes to shirts and curtains!

 

Flamingos, hummingbirds, and cherries are the sunny inspiration for three sets of new designs, with borders, corners, and accents to create embroidered summer fun in a matching set. The signature Simply style is easy, versatile, and eye-catching, with designs that are bold and stylized yet open enough to work well on lighter fabrics like T-shirts.

 

A garden of flowers fills out this week's collection of new designs, with bunches of hydrangeas, orchids, bluebonnets, bleeding hearts, forget-me-nots, and many more favorite varieties.

 

"Pick" your favorites and start stitching these easy, breezy designs today!

Store your swimsuit and
beach items in this fun and stylish Swim & Stow Beach Bag!

 
Click here for project instructions!


 

Simply Flamingos

Long-legged and pretty pink, the showy flamingo is a beloved curiosity of the animal kingdom.
Framed by water lilies and tropical foliage, these birds make a cheery, sunny embellishment
for summery shirts, towels, bags, decor, and lots more.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X6.25" and 4.86"X5.17"



No one knows for sure why flamingos stand on one leg, but it's their signature pose. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.77" and 5.98"X3.15"



A graceful, stylized water lily floats on top of the water. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.43" and 6.00"X1.85" and 3.85"X1.00"


This sassy flamingo corner is great for summer napkins, placemats, decor, and breezy wearables.   Accent your bold and lovely flamingo stitching with this simple bird, standing on one leg.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
2.88"X3.25"


A Simply Flamingos Value Pack

 

Stitch a whole flock of flamingos for decor and wearables that will tickle you pink.
 

The large Simply Flamingos design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $9.97!
The small Simply Flamingos design pack contains 7 designs, priced at only at $9.97!

 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


 

These Simply designs are a great choice for towels -- and flamingos are perfect for bringing a bit of tropical flair to bathroom decor. You'll need a few special tricks to make embroidery on terrycloth look smooth and perfect.

Learn how to match your towel to the right stabilizer and topping, and hoop it up firmly, to ensure beautiful results. These towels make a quick, stunning gift for any occasion.

Click here for these free towel tips and tricks!


 

Simply Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are a treasured gem of summer, feeding on the nectar of vibrant flowers while wings beat faster than the eyes can see. Stitch this dynamic one-color design in emerald green, or ruby red, or subtle peachy tones for a variety of different looks.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.95" and 4.86"X6.56"



There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, all found only in the Americas. Only three reside in the temperate United States and Canada. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.66" and 5.98"X3.07"



Delicate, showy flowers scroll along this border, providing delicious nectar for hummingbirds. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X2.39" and 6.00"X1.61" and 3.86"X0.99"


A hummingbird spreads its wings in this graceful corner design, beautiful on napkins, curtains, and more.   Accent your summer stitching with this single hummingbird, poised in flight.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.82"X4.82" and 3.87"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
2.70"X3.26"


A Simply Hummingbirds Value Pack

 

Get all of these truly beautiful designs at a discount and let your imagination fly!
 

The large Simply Hummingbirds design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $9.97!
The small Simply Hummingbirds design pack contains 7 designs, priced at only at $9.97!

 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

 

Simply Cherries

Taste the joy of summer with these sweet, juicy cherries and beautiful blossoms. This design is delightful on summery decor for the kitchen, bright and cheery shirts, and lots more.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.41" and 4.86"X6.12"



Stitch this bright and bold cherry design by itself, or repeat it along the edge of a curtain or tablecloth for a flavorful accent. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.67" and 5.98"X3.25"



A bunch of cherries is sweet and delicate in this dynamic one-color design. 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"X2.48" and 6.00"X1.83" and 3.86"X1.01"


Give summery napkins, decor, and more a
tasty touch with this simple cherry corner.
  A tiny pair of cherries makes a beautiful accent on shirts, kitchen decor, and more.

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

  Available in one size:
2.62"X3.25"


A Simply Cherries Value Pack

 

Get the whole bushel of juicy cherry designs at a delicious discount.
 

The large Simply Cherries design pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $9.97!
The small Simply Cherries design pack contains 7 designs, priced at only at $9.97!

 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


 

Arrive at summer potlucks and cookouts in style with this insulated casserole carrier, perfect for keeping hot foods hot and cold foods cold!

Your Simply Cherries designs will make a tasty accent on this cozy casserole holder. It makes popular gift and church-fair item, too.

Click here for deliciously free project instructions!


 

Simply in Bloom

A lovely variety of lupine abundant in the American South, the bluebonnet is so named for its flowers that look like tiny pioneer bonnets. This spray of flowers will look beautiful on the front of a summery tee or tank, or adorning a delicate set of towels.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.42" and 6.87"X3.96"



A tiny pair of bluebonnet flowers blooms in this accent design, perfect for shirts, napkins, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
2.93"X3.86" and 2.12"X2.76"



Chrysanthemums, or "mums" for short, are a perennial favorite for their bright, bold blooms in places from Asia to North America.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X5.53" and 6.86"X4.04"



A single chrysanthemum bloom reaches for the sun in this simple, stylized floral design.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.34"X3.86" and 2.37"X2.76"



Baby blue forget-me-nots bloom in this soft, lovely design -- an enduring symbol of true love.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.78" and 6.86"X3.49"



Legend has it the Christ Child created these delicate blossoms so the world could see the beautiful blue of Mary's eyes.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.18"X3.86" and 2.25"X2.76"



An exotic South American lily-like flower, alstroemeria is popular for its showy patterns and colors, ranting from white to golden to red to lavender.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.64" and 6.86"X3.39"



Known as the "Lily of the Incas," alstroemeria flowers are abundant in Chile and Brazil.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.63"X3.87" and 2.58"X2.77"



One of nature's works of art, the bleeding heart catches attention with its pink or white heart-shaped flowers. Stitch this romantic design on delicate shirts, towels, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.34"X5.03" and 6.77"X3.64"



A trio of bleeding heart flowers blooms on this tiny design, perfect for shirts and other places that need just a spot of embroidery.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.41" and 2.76"X2.43"



Each morning glory blossom blooms for just a single morning. Stitch these lovely blooms on shirts, decor, and more as a reminder to appreciate the present moment.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.63" and 6.86"X3.38"



There are more than 1000 species of morning glories, in every color imaginable.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.12"X3.86" and 2.22"X2.76"



A spray of beautiful hydrangea blooms stretches across this delicate pink design, stunning on summery shirts, bags, and lots more.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.30"X5.22" and 6.79"X3.81"



Stitch this single hydrangea bloom for a subtle floral accent in your garden of embroidery.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.85"X3.19" and 2.74"X2.28"



Capture the glory of summer with this dazzling daisy design in dimensional golden stitching.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.94" and 6.80"X3.56"



Stitch this simple daisy bloom for a quick breeze of summer stitching.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.04"X3.85" and 2.19"X2.75"



With delicate, colorful, and graceful blooms, orchids are a true treasure among flowers. Stitch this design on elegant shirts, pillows, and lots more.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.39" and 6.86"X3.20"



Orchids come in thousands of species and are found in almost every climate on earth, from the poles to the tropics.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.87"X2.86" and 2.77"X2.04"



Bright, cheerful blooms of purple petunias make a joyful embroidered accents on lightweight bags, cool sleeveless tops, and lots more.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.94" and 6.86"X3.61"



Brighten up your garden of embroidery with this single purple petunia.
 

Available in two sizes:
3.86"X3.04" and 2.76"X2.16"



A Simply in Bloom Value Pack

 

Stitch a whole garden of embroidered flowers -- their light shapes are great for summer projects!
Both the large and small Simply in Bloom design packs contain 30 designs, priced at only $29.97!


 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


 

T-shirts are a perfect canvas for these Simply in Bloom designs -- they're bold and dynamic enough to make a statement, yet open enough that the fabric will handle them well.

How do you hoop a T-shirt with the proper amount of stretch? What kind of stabilizer should you use? Learn the answers to these questions and more from Kenny's educational video and written tutorial.

Click here for free T-shirt embroidery instructions!


 

 

 

Knitters, your Tweet has arrived! Five crafty birds equipped with needles and a giant stash of yarn are busily knitting sweaters, hats, socks, and more. Stitch it up for unique craft room decor, or sew it on a knitting bag any crafter will love!

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X9.40" and 4.23"X6.79"



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