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Garden Party

NEW THIS WEEK - June 13th, 2007:


Garden Party

Free Project Instructions!

 

Mary Mary, quite contrary, where does your garden grow?
On table linens, summer tops, and pretty towels all in a row....of course!


A virtual garden party awaits you with this week's floral designs, ready to sew on all your favorite projects.

 

With a bit of whimsy and artistic panache, popular wildflowers in shapely forms make perfect designs for apparel and home decor. A Flower Garden value pack offers summer garden color from the sun-loving dahlia and gladiola to perky petunias, fuchsia, impatiens, and more.

 

Grow your own vintage garden decor with delightful seed packet designs that hearken back to romantic Olde English garden flowers, perfect for wall decor and more.

A Garden Apron is the perfect way to keep everything handy--and look pretty doing it.

Click here for free project instructions!
 


Four sets of summer wreath designs capture the circle of hospitality in a variety of styles, perfect for bed linens, towels, curtains, pillows, light summer quilts or throws.

 

Your favorites will never wilt when you "plant" them in thread art on quilts, pillows, garments and accessories. Enjoy the garden party this week.


Whimsical Wildflowers

Wildflowers in many varieties will flourish in every spot of undisturbed earth and will grow wherever their seeds are carried by the wind or the birds. They turn up in the most remarkable places, from shady glens, to open fields, to cracks in asphalt roadways. When we spot them in our travels, these tenacious little beauties capture our attention and our hearts. When we recreate them in thread art, they inspire our imaginations and tickle our fancy. With a few added twists and turns, the nine wildflowers below are beloved by nature, whimsical by design.
 

Whimsical Black-Eyed Susan
Brightly colored yellow and orange petals radiate from a dark conical disk. By mid-summer, the black-eyed Susan (proper name: Rudbeckia),  America's most common wildflower, is gracing sunny fields and lightening hearts wherever it grows. Bring a touch of the sun to your summer days when you stitch this happy trio on T-shirts, totes, aprons, and linens.

Available in three sizes:
4.84"X6.53" and 2.86"X3.86" and 2.49"X3.36"


Whimsical Wild Hepatica
An early spring woodland wildflower, Hepatica, is also known as liverwort. When medieval herbalists saw its distinctive three-lobed leaves, they gave it the name �hepatica,� which is Greek for �liver.�
Early physicians believed that the shape of plants' parts were clues to what body part a plant could "cure." Today we prize the hepatica because its delicate blossoms signal the arrival of spring.

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X6.32" and 2.96"X3.86" and 2.58"X3.36"


Whimsical Wild Morning Glory
Truly a vine that will climb to greet the sun, the wild morning glory can be seen
in a variety of colors, from white to pink to purple. Hummingbirds delight in the sweet nectar
at the bottom of the funnel-shaped flowers. You will delight in embellishing everything
from aprons and totes to table linens and towels with this sweet favorite.

Available in three sizes:
4.92"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.83" and 3.37"X3.33"


Whimsical Orchid Wildflower
With hundreds of varieties, shapes, and colors, orchids grow around the world in sunny spots and partial shade. Their graceful and exotic blossoms are enchanting sewn on apparel, accessories, and linens in colors attuned to your fashions or decor.

Available in three sizes:
4.86"X6.36" and 2.98"X3.87" and 2.59"X3.37"


Whimsical Bluebell Wildflower
Nodding clusters of light blue flowers grow together in colonies in the light shade of wet woodlands. It's not uncommon to come across a mass of bluebells abuzz with the bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies attracted to the bluebells' sweet nectar. And, speaking of attraction, this sweet bluebell can't help but enhance decor for dining, bath, or bedroom. Super for quilts, towels, and linens.

Available in three sizes:
4.84"X6.03" and 3.11"X3.87" and 2.71"X3.36"


Whimsical Wild Funnel Flower
A clematis-like flower holds a treasure of nectar, attracting hummingbirds by the dozen.
Its sunny disposition makes it a natural for kitchen decor and garden totes.

Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.21" and 3.60"X3.87" and 3.13"X3.37"


Whimsical Wild Bellflowers
Bellflowers are found wild in many parts of the world. Their botanical name is Campanula, Latin for bell. Although the majority of such flowers are bell-shaped, they range from long tubular bells to open starry shapes. Whatever its shape or color, this bellflower's serene presence is picture-perfect embellishment for summer wardrobes and decor.

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X6.56" and 2.87"X3.86" and 2.50"X3.36"



Whimsical Wild Rose
A far simpler flower than garden hybrids, the wild rose can be spied in country woodlands and growing near mountain trails. Spotting the tiny wild rose while hiking is a suitable reward for the effort. And, embroidering the sweet wild rose on apparel or linens is its own reward as well.

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.44" and 3.45"X3.86" and 3.00"X3.36"


Wild Aster
 This whimsical design seems inspired by the wild aster, a daisy-like wildflower found in many natural areas across the North American continent. Blooming at the end of summer, it is sometimes known as the Frost Flower, but we can use this floral design any time of year and appreciate its graceful beauty on placemats, towels, totes, and apparel.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.85" and 3.87"X3.63" and 3.37"X3.16"



A Whimsical Wildflowers Value Pack


The 9 whimsical wildflower designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $12.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Vintage Flower Seed Packets

Gardeners through the ages have found that one of the greatest joys of classic English gardens are the cut flowers they yield along quiet pathways. Fast growing colorful annuals, towering spikes, and border flowers make elegant floral arrangements for living and dining areas of our homes.

These designs honor those familiar heirloom plants, grown from seed the "old-fashioned" way. The seed packets depicted and the vintage ovals in which they are framed make wonderful home decor -- framed art, table runners, bell pulls, and quilted wall hangings. Create the essence of your own storybook garden. Bring these beautiful vintage blooms indoors.

Canterbury Bells -- Vintage Seed Packet

 

Canterbury Bells -- Vintage Oval

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83" and 2.73"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.09" and 3.66"X3.83" and 2.06"X2.17"


Snapdragons -- Vintage Seed Packet

 

Snapdragons -- Vintage Oval

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83" and 2.73"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
4.35"X5.79" and 2.92"X3.86" and 1.76"X2.36"


Poppies -- Vintage Seed Packet

 

Poppies -- Vintage Oval

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83" and 2.73"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.02" and 3.74"X3.85" and 2.10"X2.18"


Larkspur -- Vintage Seed Packet

 

Larkspur -- Vintage Oval

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83" and 2.73"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.39" and 3.46"X3.85" and 2.20"X2.46"


Forget-me-nots -- Vintage Seed Packet

 

Forget-me-nots -- Vintage Oval

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83" and 2.73"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X5.99" and 3.13"X3.86" and 1.82"X2.24"


Zinnias -- Vintage Seed Packet

 

Zinnias -- Vintage Oval

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.26" and 4.86"X6.83" and 2.73"X3.86"

 

Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.95" and 3.79"X3.88" and 2.13"X2.19"



A Flower Seed Packets Value Pack


A dozen designs to use for totes, garden accessories, favorite T-Shirts, and wall decor.

The 12 flower seed packet designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $14.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this 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 Flowers of Summer

From the whimsical to the sublime: artwork captures the realistic beauty of summer garden favorites from the colorful, sun-loving dahlia and gladiola to shade-tolerant hosta and impatiens, and from perky petunias and impatiens to exotic fuchsia, iris, and moon flower. Your favorites will never wilt when you "plant" them in thread art on quilts, pillows, and accessories.
 

Dahlia
Tip-toe through the garden of thread colors in your sewing room and "paint" your
favorite blooms with any color that meets your fancy, because dahlias come in
such variety of shades and sizes, you can match them to everything. 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X8.66" and 4.54"X6.77" and 2.59"X3.84"


Petunias
Excellent for attracting hummingbirds, the petunia's sweet fragrance is an unmistakable delight.
Graceful vines are glamorous on summer tops and excellent for accessories.

Available in three sizes:
6.10"X5.86" and 4.99"X4.82" and 3.86"X3.71"


Gladiola
 Tall spikes are beautifully flamboyant and so elegant for framing.

Available in three sizes:
5.58"X9.40" and 4.04"X6.81" and 2.28"X3.85"


New Guinea Impatiens
The colorful leaves of the New Guinea Impatiens are often as gorgeous as its blossoms, which come in dozens of hues. An exquisite plant, introduced to the U.S. in 1972, it is one of the few showy plants that happily and colorfully blooms in light shade.

Available in three sizes:
7.55"X5.81" and 6.24"X4.82" and 3.87"X2.99"


Fuchsia
Popular garden shrubs found in America and cultivated for centuries by English gardeners, the hardiest varieties survive through British winters and flower every July. Hundreds of hybrids have prospered. Some are used as groundcover, and many are planted in hanging pots where their showy blossoms trail into view continuously for many months.

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.21" and 4.78"X5.90" and 3.10"X3.85"


Moonflower
Related to the Morning Glory, the Moonflower or Moon Vine is a vine-like bush, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. It opens its beautiful white trumpet flowers at night.

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.22" and 4.79"X5.14" and 3.62"X3.86"


Variegated Hosta
With hundreds of varieties, shapes, colors, and sizes, shade-loving hostas offer gardeners
a wide selection of plant texture and color to fill deeply forested spaces.

Available in three sizes:
7.51"X5.85" and 6.23"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.01"


Iris
Whether in clusters on borders or in a spectacular clump near a pond, the orchid-like iris is stunning.  Hybrid colors offer all the colors of the rainbow, including a depth that is almost black.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.44" and 4.71"X6.82" and 2.68"X3.85"



A Flower Garden Value Pack


The 8 flower garden designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this 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

Summer Wreaths

Seasonal wreaths grace our doors, welcoming family and friends with the familiar symbol of the endless circle of relationship. Four sets of summer wreath designs capture that joyful hospitality in a variety of styles, perfect for bed linens, towels, curtains, light summer quilts or throws. Each design style includes a matching border and corner, so versatile for sewing dozens of coordinating projects -- like placemats, table runners, and napkins.  
 

Summer Wreath -- Hummingbirds' Favorite Flowers
Grape vines entwined with greenery and flowers are on parade in warm sunny colors, bursting with nature's sweet pleasures. Daisies nod their welcome as a hummingbird stops by for the lilies' nectar.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.51" and 4.84"X5.38" and 3.48"X3.86"


Summer Border -- Hummingbirds' Favorite Flowers

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.04" and 6.00"X1.36"
The medium size is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
Smallest size contains two design files, both smaller than:
3.21"X1.22"


Summer Corner -- Hummingbirds' Favorite Flowers

Available in two sizes:
5.51"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.37"



A Hummingbird and Flowers Wreath Value Pack


The hummingbird and flowers designs above are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $7.97!
The medium pack contains 5 designs - priced at only $6.97!
The small pack contains 3 designs - priced at only $4.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this 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

Summer wreath -- Butterfly's Favorite Flowers

A cushion of rose petals and bright sunflowers beckon a passing butterfly to rest for awhile.

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.87" and 4.84"X5.68" and 3.29"X3.86"


Summer Border -- Butterfly's Favorite Flowers

Available in three sizes:
9.35"X2.01" and 6.00"X1.50"
The large size is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
Smallest size contains two design files, both smaller than:
3.37"X1.29"


Summer Corner -- Butterfly's Favorite Flowers

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



A Butterfly and Flowers Wreath Value Pack


The butterfly and flowers designs above are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $7.97!
The medium pack contains 5 designs - priced at only $6.97!
The small pack contains 3 designs - priced at only $4.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this 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

Summer Wreath -- Heirloom Daisies

A bow punctuates a daisy chain so sweet it must have been tied by woodland fairies. These delicate designs will be glorious on little girls' pinafores, summer linens, and guest towels.

Available in three sizes:
5.03"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.73" and 3.36"X3.25"


Summer Border -- Heirloom Daisy

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X1.63" and 3.86"X0.93" and 3.37"X0.82"

The large size is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
 


Summer corner -- Heirloom Daisy

Available in two sizes:
2.28"X2.05" and 1.76"X1.58"



A Heirloom Daisy Wreath Value Pack


The heirloom daisy designs above are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $9.97!
The small pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $7.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Summer Wreath -- Heirloom Butterfly

Tiny flowers and alluring bow have attracted a vintage butterfly for these elegant heirloom designs
that will be oh-so-sweet on linens or summer tops.

Available in three sizes:
4.85"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.87" and 3.36"X3.37"


Summer Border -- For Heirloom Butterfly

Available in three sizes:
5.95"X1.26" and 3.85"X0.76" and 3.36"X0.67"

The large size is formatted for the Endless Hoop, and may also be used in standard hoops.
 


Summer Corner -- For Heirloom Butterfly

Available in two sizes:
2.10"X2.26" and 1.74"X1.87"



A Heirloom Butterfly Wreath Value Pack


The heirloom butterfly designs above are available in a value pack!

The large pack contains 8 designs - priced at only $9.97!
The small pack contains 6 designs - priced at only $7.97!

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and
add this value pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending
us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is the request this week:
 

Dandelion Wishes
Remember what fun a field of dandelions can be (when you're not worrying that they'll ruin your perfect lawn)? RoxAnne does! Her memories inspired this design, and perhaps will inspire you, too.
She wrote, "I was enjoying the first warm day of the year when I saw tiny dandelion seeds blown by the wind as if in a tiny dust devil, swirling upward to the sky. I was reminded then of the sunny summer days as a child -- with my three sisters and brother -- blowing the seeds and making wishes as they flew to the heavens. Our mom told us to make a wish and blow -- the wish might come true."

RoxAnne promises that a gardening tote for her mom will be her first project. What's your wish?
 
Available in three sizes:
8.35"X5.89" and 6.88"X4.88" and 3.87"X2.72"


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