NEW THIS WEEK - July 19th, 2006:
Light, Lively, and Lacy
Energy is high for planning summer events -- morning brunches,
evening parties, baby and bridal showers, fund-raisers, reunions -- and they
all call for something new, summer-light, and colorful, too.
The new designs this week are spectacular for summer occasions and
so suitable for summer sewing.
Dress up your wardrobe for a sunny romp or evening frolic with a smidgeon of
light and lovely lace at the neckline. Lace insets give a plain or print V-neck
a refreshing touch of femininity.
Add a delicate wedge of lace to V-neck shirts.
Click here for free project instructions!
Or, dabble on vintage iris designs in quick-stitching redwork -- so
delightfully delicate for summer tops and skirts.
Gerbera daisies and fanciful butterflies form squares,
circles, rectangles, ovals, sprays, and corners. In dozens of wonderful
combinations, you'll find these coordinating designs are so versatile, you'll
use them again and again. Embellish a tote one day, decorate a hem or cuff the
next, frame a pillow feature with corner designs, or sew designs aplenty
on quilt squares, sashes, and borders -- all with one design pack.
And, new Dollar Delight designs offer fast and frugal designs to
embellish a top, a towel, a toddler's overalls, a bucket hat, and more. From
flowers to frogs and butterflies to birds, you'll find some favorites here.
Enjoy the light summer breezes and sew up a summer of sizzling fun!
Oh so pretty, and oh sew easy. Just in time to dress up your wardrobe
or that darling V-neck top you just found on sale! A smattering of lace gives a
plain or print V-neck a refreshing touch of femininity. Match these soft and
sweet little insets to tees, tanks, or camis,,, and be ready to love their new
look. Pick a favorite, or purchase the pack of six just to have on hand for
whenever the re-designing mood strikes you.
Chris, we are happy to
help. And, we were happy to learn about wombats, in the process.
They are, of course, one of Australia's unique marsupial
mammals. The moms have one baby at a time and carry their
little joey in a pouch up to nine months. Unlike the
kangaroo's, the wombat's pouch opens backwards to keep it
from filling up with dirt; they are incredible diggers! Amazing
engineers, they live in a labyrinth of tunnels. Their favorite spot to burrow is
under trees above creek beds, and they eat grass, shrubs,
and roots. The
southern hairy-nosed wombat, the most social of the species,
selected as the state animal emblem for South Australia. A
little bigger than the North American groundhog, wombats are
much cuter, and they never need to fret about seeing their
shadows on February 2.
Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in