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Garden Party

NEW THIS WEEK - June 4th, 2008


Garden Party

Free Project Instructions!

 

You are cordially invited to a summer soiree celebrating the joy of digging in the dirt, and the beauty of the flowers and plants. Come to a Garden Party sprouting with delightful designs!

Captivating primitive-stitch samplers, with matching accents, applaud sunny summer and its wonderful elements, like pretty flowers, cheerful birds and garden details. The country-style stitches will bring warm weather charm and a sunny disposition to a variety of home decor items.

Vintage-style Sunbonnet Sue works and plays in her lovely garden, while quick-stitch, one-color hummingbirds, butterflies, and dragonflies zip and twirl about, ready to land onto summer garments.

Playful garden sayings, in both applique magnet and stitch-filled formats, are sure to garner a grin when given to avid green thumbs. Grow great project ideas with fun garden designs!

Add a splash of spring fashion
to your home decor with a
Decorative Watering Can!
Click here for project instructions!



Summertime Stitches

In its full, sun-filled glory, summer is here! It's time to enjoy blooming flowers, buzzing bees, and chirping birds. Country-style, primitive-stitch mosaic designs perfectly capture the beautiful colors
 and elements of a summer day in the garden. Use the sampler designs to liven up household items such as wall-hangings and pillows, and then continue the theme onto table runners and towels with
 the coordinating accent designs. These garden scenes have gusto!


This primitive-stitch sampler, brimming with a heart, flower, and watering can, is simply
 shining with sun and fun! Tell a friend that they are your sunshine by adding this colorful
design to a summer tote or cushions for the sun porch.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.77" and 4.58"X6.85" and 2.56"X3.85"


Sunny Side of Life
 
Sunny Days Country Sunflower
Available in two sizes:
2.91"X3.86" and 2.53"X3.36"
Available in two sizes:
3.85"X2.15" and 3.35"X1.87"
Available in two sizes:
1.05"X3.85" and 0.91"X3.35"


These happy critters, frolicking among flowers and declaring 'Plant Smiles,' are sure
 make anyone grin - especially when added to a wall-hanging or framed art.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.51" and 4.84"X5.38" and 3.48"X3.85"


Country Cat in Flowers
 
  Plant Smiles
 
Available in two sizes:
3.25"X3.85" and 2.84"X3.35"
  Available in two sizes:
3.85"X1.87" and 3.35"X1.63"


In the garden, when you give love, you receive love. The time, effort, and care put into your planting
 and tending will bring you colorful and joyous results! This sweet and inspirational design is a cozy adornment for patio wall-hangings and pillows.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.44" and 4.77"X6.86" and 2.67"X3.85"


Country Watering Can
 
Harvest Love Country Trowel
Available in two sizes:
3.18"X3.85" and 2.77"X3.35"
Available in two sizes:
3.85"X1.99" and 3.35"X1.73"
Available in two sizes:
3.25"X1.29" and 2.76"X1.10"


A gala of gardening fun, this primitive-style sampler is a collection full
 of country charm and great gift to green thumb friends.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.97" and 4.85"X4.94" and 3.78"X3.85"

Country Flowerpot
Flowering Watering Can
 
Country Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
3.37"X3.86" and 2.93"X3.35"
Available in two sizes:
1.90"X3.26" and 1.61"X2.76"
Available in two sizes:
1.17"X3.26" and 0.99"X2.76"


Heart and Flower Border
 
Available in two sizes:
3.85"X1.10" and 3.35"X0.96"

 

Garden garments and tools get a sunny splash of color with the addition of Summery Stitches designs. The following projects make fabulous gifts for family and friends who enjoy gardening.

Click on the following great projects for free instructions: Garden Apron, Garden Bucket Caddy, and Flower Pot Cozies.



A heartfelt hello! Greet friends and family with this cozy, primitive-stitch
 medley full of cheerful butterflies, flowers and a sweet bird.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.18" and 4.85"X5.93" and 3.15"X3.85"

Country Birdhouse in Flowers  
Welcome Friends
 
 
Available in two sizes:
2.78"X3.86" and 2.42"X3.36"
  Available in two sizes:
3.85"X2.45" and 3.35"X2.13"


There are oh-so-many things to love about summer, like brightly colored flowers, delightful
 garden critters, and cool, refreshing glasses of lemonade. Celebrate the sun by adding this
 vivid design to warm weather wardrobe items.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.48" and 4.85"X6.18" and 3.01"X3.85"


Signs of Summer
 
Summer Country Border II
Available in two sizes:
2.91"X3.86" and 2.51"X3.36"
Available in two sizes:
3.86"X0.88" and 3.36"X0.77"
Available in two sizes:
0.73"X3.85" and 0.64"X3.35"


A Summertime Stitches Value Pack

All of the Summertime Stitches designs are available in a value pack, priced at only $19.97!
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


Vintage Sunbonnet Sue

Sunbonnet Sue is one busy, gardening gal! Whether she is planting, harvesting, or raking, she
 always seems to be on the go. But Sue also makes sure to take a moment to reflect on her hard
 work and snack on a watermelon wedge. Make friends with vintage-style Sunbonnet Sue as she
works in her garden. The adorable designs are a great match for children's attire, quilts,
 wall-hangings, flour sack towels and more!


A bountiful harvest (and puppy friend!)
 fills the wheelbarrow.
 
  A sprinkle of water and love
 grows beautiful blooms.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.81"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.22"
  Available in two sizes:
4.93"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.80"


Fetching flowers find a home as they are
 lovingly tucked into the ground.
 
  Hello, pretty little butterfly!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.08"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.69"
  Available in two sizes:
4.89"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.82"


Into the basket the ripe tomatoes go.
 
  There is always work to be done -
no time for a cat nap!
 
Available in two sizes:
5.04"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.71"
  Available in two sizes:
5.35"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.51"

 

Vintage Sunbonnet Sue is a fun, new friend for babies and little ones. Add her to baby attire, bibs, burp clothes, pajamas, blankets, and more!

Click on the following projects for articles and instructions: Hooping and embroidering on Onesies, Baby Bibs, Baby Burp Cloth, Infant and Child Placement Guide.



Summer fun starts with juicy watermelon wedges.
 
  From small beginnings come great things.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.31"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.53"
  Available in two sizes:
5.29"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.56"


A break from a day of gardening deserves a refreshing glass of lemonade.
 
Available in two sizes:
5.70"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.27"


A Gardening with Sunbonnet Sue Value Pack

The Gardening with Sunbonnet Sue 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


A Hint of Hummingbirds

With a hum and a zip, darling hummingbirds flit about feeders and gardens. Their vibrant essence
will add energetic detail to a variety of items including towels, curtains, cozies, napkins, and more!


With quickly-beating wings, a delicate hummingbird dances among swirling botanicals. Add a
 touch of summer to home decor by adding this sweet design to kitchen and bathroom towels.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.84"X6.64" and 4.85"X5.49" and 3.40"X3.85"


Darling hummingbirds take flight among flourishing flowers - a charming border for jacket and skirt hems. 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"X2.36" and 6.00"X1.61" and 3.85"X0.96"

 

Children and adults will love the addition of a sprightly and dynamic, one-color hummingbirds to summer ensembles and garments. Available in an individual and border format, this fanciful friend can make a home on many different items.

Try one or all of these fabulous projects: Pillow Case Dress, After Bath Wrap-Up, and Sweatshirt Cardigan.



A diminutive hummingbird darts in for
 some nectar nourishment.
 
  A single, itty-bitty bird will add an energetic embellishment to gifts for bird watchers.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
3.86"X2.95" and 3.35"X2.57"


A Hint of Hummingbirds Value Pack

All of the Hint of Hummingbirds designs are available in a value pack! 

The large pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $8.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs, priced at only $6.97!

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


A Bundle of Butterflies

Watching a fanciful butterfly flutter by is mesmerizing. Capture the magic of dancing butterflies
 when you embroider these quick-stitch, one-color designs onto pretty skirts, shirts, dresses,
 vests, totes, and more!


Among winding vines, an exquisite butterfly is the epitome of elegance
 and a charming centerpiece when stitched onto table linens.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.65" and 4.85"X5.50" and 3.39"X3.85"


Let enticing butterflies frolic along the edges of skirts and table linens. 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"X2.38" and 5.95"X1.64" and 3.85"X0.98"


A butterfly with wispy wings rests on twirling ivy.
 He would love to land on pants and purse pockets.
 
  On fluttering wings, a single
 butterfly takes flight.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
3.46"X3.85" and 3.03"X3.35" and 1.83"X2.02"

 

Bring dancing butterflies from the garden right into your home. The dainty, flying friends will bring a lovely touch of grace to home decor items like curtains, valances, window sashes, and more. Mix and match the designs in every room of the house!



A Bundle of Butterflies Value Pack

All of the Bundle of Butterflies designs are available in a value pack! 

The large pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $8.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs, priced at only $6.97!

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


A Dash of Dragonflies

With glorious wings and a slender body, graceful dragonflies fly giddily about in yards and
 gardens. Bring their eloquent flight to summer decor and ensembles with these quick-stitching,
 one-color designs.


A dainty dragonfly zips about a bevy of grape bunches and
 will add a light, breezy feel to curtains and cozies.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.07" and 4.85"X5.02" and 3.75"X3.85"


Darling dragonflies and gorgeous grapes alternate to form a bewitching 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:
9.40"X2.43" and 5.99"X1.85" and 3.85"X0.99"


Embellish pockets and towels with
 this charming dragonfly corner.
 
  Wings outspread, a dragonfly soars smoothly through the air and onto children's bibs and attire.
 
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.82" and 3.87"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.57" and 3.37"X3.11"

 

A great way to doll up clothing and accessories is with a dollop of dragonflies. One-color designs are quick-stitching and will leave you plenty of time to embellish your entire wardrobe!

Click on the following project names for free instructions: Capri Pants Conversion, Fashion Scarf, Reversible Headband, and Stay Put Beach Sarong.



A Dash of Dragonflies Value Pack

All of the Dash of Dragonflies designs are available in a value pack! 

The large pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $8.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $8.97!
The small pack contains 5 designs, priced at only $6.97!

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


Garden Magnets

How does your garden grow? Why, full of fun! A beautiful garden is the result of hard work, plenty
 of nurturing, and a sprinkle of joy and laughter. These playful sayings are sure keep any green
 thumb in smiles. The two versions, one in applique and the other in stitch-filled, will bring the great outdoors right into your household, and onto metallic surfaces and home decor.

Click here for In-the-Hoop magnet instructions.


A garden of grins can quickly lead to growing giggles!
 
Magnet (Applique)   Stitch-filled version
 
Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.22" and 3.02"X2.52"
  Available in three sizes:
6.34"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.97" and 3.01"X2.31"

 

Fashionable and practical, hats are must have for the summer. They keep you protected from the sun and look pretty darn cute, too!

Try these hat projects: Beach Hat and Head to Tote Embroidery.



Sometimes your very own Garden of Eden can feel more like the Garden of Weedin'!
 
Magnet (Applique)   Stitch-filled version
 
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X2.66" and 3.01"X2.08"
  Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.17" and 3.86"X2.35" and 3.01"X1.84"


With a positive attitude, anything is possible (even a magnificent garden!).
 
Magnet (Applique)   Stitch-filled version
 
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X3.26" and 3.06"X2.59"
  Available in three sizes:
5.76"X4.88" and 3.88"X3.29" and 3.03"X2.57"


Make way for this dapper, squiggly worm as he wiggles along.
 
Magnet (Applique)   Stitch-filled version
 
Available in two sizes:
3.86"X3.82" and 3.02"X3.00"
  Available in three sizes:
5.18"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.62" and 3.02"X2.83"


A Garden Giggles Magnets Value Pack

All of the Summertime Stitches 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 4 x 4   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Gardenia Bunch - Request of the week
 
Big, beautiful gardenia blossoms, with their sweet fragrance, are the favorite flower of many for a
 variety of reasons. Jeannifer featured them in her wedding, while Karolina caught the bride's gardenia bouquet at a friend's wedding. Debbie and Cyndi are reminded of their mothers and
 their childhood homes, while Lisa learned to garden with gardenias. Christine is the owner of a
 guest house in Banff, Scotland, called Gardenia House. She uses the proceeds from the guests
 to support a local charity.

These ladies, looking to incorporate their gardenia memories into their household decor and gifts
 for others, all requested gardenia designs. Available in a bunch, border, and individual blossom,
 there are no limits to the number of items that the pretty, white flowers can magnificently embellish. Thank you for the fantastic floral suggestion, ladies!


A lovely gardenia bouquet will add flower power to shirts, jackets, and totes.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.14"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.39" and 4.84"X5.28" and 3.53"X3.85"

 

Lovely gardenia blossoms will give everyday table linens bursts of pretty petals when stitched along edges, tucked into corners, and used as accents.

Use a beautiful botanical with these projects: Dining Room Dress Up - Napkins and Placemats, and Dining Room Dress Up - Table Runner.



Grow a gardenia border along the edges of table and bed linens. 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"X3.63" and 5.95"X2.42"
Smallest size contains two files both smaller than:
 3.42"X2.32"


A single gardenia bloom will splendidly accent a number of decor and attire items.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.76"X4.86" and 3.77"X3.85" and 3.28"X3.34"


A Garden of Gardenias Value Pack

All of the Garden of Gardenias designs are available in a value pack! 

The extra-extra large pack contains 10 designs, priced at only $10.97!
The extra large pack contains 8 designs, priced at only $10.97!
The large pack contains 9 designs, priced at only $10.97!
The medium pack contains 7 designs, priced at only $9.97!
The small pack contains 4 designs, priced at only $5.97!

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   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


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