NEW THIS WEEK - July 26th, 2006:
Taste of Tuscany
Picture leaving the busy city life behind for the peaceful pleasures
of central Italy's sun-washed hillsides and the quiet, idyllic villages of
Tuscany. Imagine spending hours of leisure time in intimate garden courtyards
with shady respites for long, lingering lunches and peaceful afternoon siestas.
New designs this week capture the enduring and endearing qualities
of Tuscany -- warm and vibrant, but relaxed, comfortable, and inviting. Let the
calming atmosphere of "the good and healthy life" inspire your sewing
and home decorating this week.
Flowers cascade from stately urns in designs reminiscent of the
iron, stone, or pottery urns found in ages-old garden courtyards.
Sunflowers turn their heads to follow the sun through azure skies,
in Jacobean-like designs for thick thread, superb for home decorating. Light
and light-hearted vintage sunflowers brighten everyone's days with
Sew a winery's arched window with its view of vineyard rows and
graceful spikes of cypress trees swaying in the breeze. Or, create a panorama
of the Tuscan countryside by embroidering four panels that depict rolling
hills, vineyards, olive groves, and quiet enclaves of arboreal farms and
Free project instructions!
Match lacy coasters with stemware charms, and
sew a summery ottoman slipcover.
While you are in a wine-loving frame of mind, sew lace coasters and matching
stemware charms in Tuscany motifs for your next garden party. Trio
designs feature colorful Mediterranean fruits and vegetables in the likeness of
stone-carved frames, a staunch reminder of the goodness of healthy eating. And,
now that medical science tells us that a little chocolate is good for us, the
Dollar Delights are ready to light up our lives with six new chocolate designs.
Relax, get away from it all, eat some chocolate, and enjoy sewing
the taste of Tuscany designs this week.
Vintage Sunflower Redwork
Like traditional needlework, but quick to sew, you'll
find all kinds of wonderful places for these shapely vintage sunflowers -- on
kitchen towels, placemats and table linens, bedroom linens, guest towels, and
more. They'll be lovely as dainty embellishments for summer tops, lingerie, or
nightwear, too. These designs are digitized as traditional redwork, but we've
added one color stop so you may change the leaves and stems to a different
color, as shown here.
Wine Glass Coasters & Charms Value Pack
The eight designs --four coasters and matching charms -- are now available
in a value pack -- priced at only $8.97!
on the link or image to the left and add the value pack to your basket.
Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in