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Gardening Chic

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The days are getting hot, so we seek out what's cool. And there isn't any place cooler this week than the garden!

New designs celebrate gardening chic with bright blossoms in gorgeous detail, blooming flowers from near and distant lands, and quick-stitching garden inhabitants and accessories that will inspire you to new horticultural heights.

Create your own garden of stitches, with fresh beautiful blossoms including the ever-fabulous hibiscus and the magical moonflower, flowers from their native countries framed by fancy filigree, and intense close-up designs of a rose and a succulent, and their winged admirers.

Lighter designs are available, too, with one-color garden motifs perfect for adding a summer season decoration to towels and table linens. Enjoy these fresh designs, and let your imagination bloom with all the possibilities of where you can plant them!

Scroll down the page to see all these wonderful new designs!

Free project instructions to make a fancy dancy towel in the shape of a dress.

Stitch a Fancy Dancy towel in the shape of a sweet summer dress. Click here for Kenny's free step-by-step project instructions!



Beauty in Bloom

As the days grow warmer, flowers begin blooming, and their glorious colors take center stage in gardens and containers everywhere. Capture the fullest moment of a flower's blossom with the beautiful designs below! Create your own blooming garden by stitching shimmering petals and fresh foliage that never fade.

A vibrant hibiscus is the essence of summer, while a bright peony design contains layers of soft petals, and two buds ready to burst. Create a lovely look on wall hangings, pillows, garden banners, tote bags, and more!
     
A blooming hibiscus machine embroidery design.   A blooming peony machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.55" and 6.06"X5.85" and 5.01"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.72"
  Available in four sizes:
7.60"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.01" and 4.85"X4.97" and 3.73"X3.85"


The color white really pops in gardens, and it will on your next project, too! Stitch a luminescent moonflower for an eye-catching embellishment. The poppy is often used as a remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. Its beauty is a moving tribute indeed!
     
A blooming moonflower machine embroidery design.   A blooming poppy machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
6.61"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.93" and 4.85"X5.73" and 3.25"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.73"X7.80" and 5.81"X5.85" and 4.80"X4.84" and 3.79"X3.84"


Beauty in Bloom Design Packs


Stitch a whole garden of flowers that will never fade, with the Beauty in Bloom designs! Fresh flowers and realistic leaves are just right for sprucing up towels, totes, pillows, and more!

Beauty in Bloom Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 4 designs, priced at only $6.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Blooming Abroad

Flowers and plants do best in their native environments, and the designs below pair a country with a beautiful flower that is native to that place. Stately filigree in the background highlights the lush floral elements, and the name of each country is framed by the lovely blossoms in truly international and elegant designs.

We begin with the wild rose, which is a native species of the United States. Its delicate blossoms belie its hardy nature, as it grows successfully in many environments, and is known to be very fire tolerant.
 
A wild rose machine embroidery design with filigree and symbols of the United States.
Available in four sizes:
6.80"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.74" and 4.86"X5.59" and 3.36"X3.86"


There are many species of marigold. The Tagetes lucida species, known as "pericon," is used to prepare a sweetish, anise-flavored medicinal tea in Mexico. It is also used as a culinary herb in many warm climates, as a substitute for tarragon.

Stitch these shining marigolds of Mexico onto a pillow for a very warm look!
 
A marigold machine embroidery design with filigree and symbols of Mexico
Available in four sizes:
6.74"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.79" and 4.86"X5.63" and 3.33"X3.86"


Bright poppies bloom next to the symbols from Turkey's flag, in a lovely design for any home decor project!
 
A poppy machine embroidery design with filigree and symbols of Turkey.
Available in four sizes:
6.71"X7.80" and 5.84"X6.78" and 4.87"X5.66" and 3.31"X3.87"


Tulips are inextricably linked to Holland, a country known for its world famous tulip displays. Fields of tulips blaze with color, transforming acres of land into a colorful spectacle. Transform your home by stitching these blooming tulips onto table linens, towels, quilts, and more!
 
A tulip machine embroidery design with filigree and symbols of Holland
Available in four sizes:
6.80"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.73" and 4.86"X5.58" and 3.36"X3.86"


The calla lily is a genus that includes 28 different species, all native to the southern parts of Africa. Calla lilies are especially popular as a wedding flower.
 
A calla lily machine embroidery design with filigree and symbols of South Africa.
Available in four sizes:
6.69"X7.80" and 5.82"X6.78" and 4.86"X5.65" and 3.31"X3.87"


The French are known for their violet syrup, made from an extract of violets, and used in the United States to make violet scones and marshmallows. Give your next project an international flavor with a sweet violet and fleur-de-lis design!
 
A violet machine embroidery design with filigree and symbols of France.
Available in four sizes:
6.79"X7.81" and 5.86"X6.74" and 4.86"X5.59" and 3.35"X3.86"


Blooming Abroad Design Packs


Create a cultural potpourri of flowers with the Blooming Abroad designs! Get them all in a design pack at the best price, and travel the world, one blossom at a time.
 

Blooming Abroad Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Perfect Petals

What if you could look at a flower from the perspective of a hummingbird, or a bee? Well, in these intense designs you can! An extreme close-up of a rose draws the eye in, while a busy bee lands for just a moment, gathering pollen. A gorgeous design sure to catch many admiring glances!
 
An intense closeup of a rose blossom with a bee landing on it machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.77" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


Succulents are enjoying huge popularity in the gardening world. Known for their hardiness and their unique beauty, they are popping up in containers and rock gardens all over. The delightful contrast of this bright red ladybug and the dusky shades of the succulent she's landed on make a perfect summer design!
 
An intense closeup of a succulent plant with a ladbybug landing on it machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.77" and 5.88"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.84"


Nature's Beauty

Butterflies float, bees hum, dragonflies hover, and hummingbirds dance in designs perfect for brightening up your home decor! The delicate themes and shapes of the sprays are just right for stitching onto pillows, wall hangings, tote bags, and shirts, too.

Butterflies sparkle as they transition from lush green leaves. Let them land on your next project!
     
Butterflies float among garden plants machine embroidery design.   Butterflies float among garden plants machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.99"X10.10" and 5.87"X8.50" and 4.72"X6.87"
  Available in three sizes:
7.00"X9.74" and 5.87"X8.19" and 4.87"X6.80"


A more subtle color palette in this butterfly design leads to a very serene look, while you can almost hear the buzzing of the busy bees in the graceful design on the right.
     
Butterflies float among garden plants machine embroidery design.   Bees fly among garden plants machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.98"X11.73" and 5.58"X9.38" and 4.08"X6.85"
  Available in three sizes:
6.98"X9.93" and 5.82"X8.28" and 4.83"X6.86"


Bring nature's beauty to garden flags, towels, table linens, and more with wonderfully balanced and elegant dragonfly and hummingbird designs.
     
Dragonflies float among garden plants machine embroidery design.   Hummingbirds float among garden plants machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
7.00"X8.95" and 5.85"X7.46" and 4.85"X6.19"
  Available in three sizes:
6.99"X10.02" and 5.86"X8.42" and 4.75"X6.86"


Nature's Beauty Design Packs


Shimmering wings flutter among shining flowers, in simple yet sophisticated designs. Highlight nature's beauty on your home decor and apparel projects!
 

Nature's Beauty Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 7"x11.8"

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



In the Garden

Summer is so fabulous but oh-so-fleeting! Make a bit of it stand still with fresh one-color designs picturing many of the lovely things found in the garden.

A watering can and calla lilies in a vase are just right for stitching onto lightweight towels and table linens. Bring some of the great outdoors into your kitchen and dining room!
     
A one-color watering can machine embroidery design.   A one-color calla lily and vase machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.82"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.94" and 3.17"X3.86"


A bird bathes in a sweet summer scene, and an iris blooms with just a few swirling lines. White flour sack towels will look adorable with these designs!
     
A one-color birdbath machine embroidery design.   A one-color iris blossom machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.39" and 2.94"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
3.79"X6.82" and 2.15"X3.86"


Don't forget to spruce up your summer wardrobe! A pretty hummingbird and flower, and a delicate butterfly, are perfect for embellishing T-shirts and lightweight summer sweaters.
     
A one-color hummingbird and flower machine embroidery design.   A one-color butterfly machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.01" and 3.75"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.83"X4.90" and 3.81"X3.86"


In the Garden Design Packs


It would be lovely to spend all day every day in the garden, but since that's not possible, bring a bit of the garden into your home! Stitch light one-color designs onto towels, table linens, T-shirts, tote bags, and more for a very summery look.
 

In the Garden Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97!

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"

**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 

For more designs that celebrate the glories of gardening and the freshness of flowers, be sure to take a leisurely scroll through these other embroidery designs already available to you at www.emblibrary.com. A variety of styles including sheer and damask, and an array of subjects such as tulips and dragonflies, are sure to let your creativity bloom!

Click the links below to find these beautiful designs, and let your imagination hum with all the wonderful places you can plant them!

Romantic Roses
 
Tulip Floral Square Sheer Floral Blossom
Romantic Roses machine embroidery design. Tulip Floral Square machine embroidery design. Sheer Floral Blossom machine embroidery design.
 
Simply Spring Gardening
 
Avant Garden 1
 
Simply Red Floral Circle
 
Simply Spring Garden machine embroidery design. Avant Garden flowers machine embroidery design. Simpley Red floral circle machine embroidery design.
 
Sheer Floral Bouquet
 
Damask Branch
 
Hummingbird Harmony
 
Sheer Floral Bouquet machine embroidery design. Damask Branch machine embroidery design. Hummingbird Harmony machine embroidery design.
 
Dreaming of Dragonflies
 
Lily - Fleur de Lis
 
Pampered Paisley
 
Dreaming of Dragonflies machine embroidery design. Lily Fleur de Lis machine embroidery design. Pampered Paisley machine embroidery design.
 
Sheer Rose
 
Simply Forget-Me-Nots Spray
 
Ornithoptera Goliath Procus Butterfly & Fern
Sheer Rose (cardstock) machine embroidery design. Forget-me-nots spray machine embroidery design. Butterfly and fern machine embroidery design.
 


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