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Garden Glory
Garden Glory
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NEW THIS WEEK - August 14th, 2013

Take a stroll through the garden in all its glory! Flowers bloom and butterflies flutter in designs bursting with color.

Bouquets of dahlias, mountain laurel, rhododendron, and more make up gorgeous squares, and coordinate with single-stem designs for lovely compositions on pillow covers, wall hangings, towels, and tote bags.

Elegant flower circles are available in stitch-filled and quick-stitch versions for amazing versatility, and Art Deco butterflies and roses will dress up all kinds of home decor projects with elegant style.

Enjoy the new designs!

Choose your favorite embroidery designs and fabrics to make a quilted window pane wall hanging! Click here for free project instructions!


Bouquets and Blossoms

Blossoms abound in colorful squares and coordinating short-stemmed flowers. Pair them together on pillow covers, tote bags, and other large spaces, or stitch individually. The single flowers are a delightful embellishment for linen napkins, e-reader covers, towels, and pant legs! Plant a bouquet or a single blossom, and enjoy fresh flowers all year long.

Dahlias offer their sweet petals to the sun. So pretty on pillow covers, quilts, and more!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
8.97" x 8.94" and 7.80" x 7.77" and 6.90" x 6.89" and 5.87" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.87"
  Available in four sizes:
5.86" x 9.15" and 5.00" x 7.81" and 4.40" x 6.87" and 2.83" x 3.86"


White magnolia blooms contrast elegantly with their dark green leaves.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
8.94" x 9.01" and 7.75" x 7.81" and 6.85" x 6.91" and 5.86" x 5.91" and 4.87" x 4.91"
  Available in four sizes:
5.85" x 8.73" and 5.23" x 7.81" and 4.58" x 6.86" and 3.06" x 3.86"


Mountain laurel is a flowering plant in the blueberry family. It is the state flower of Connecticut and Pennsylvania, and is found on rocky slopes and in mountainous forest areas. It will also thrive on towels, pillow shams, and other home decor environments!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
8.91" x 8.94" and 7.76" x 7.77" and 6.87" x 6.88" and 5.84" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
6.59" x 7.76" and 5.83" x 6.86" and 4.82" x 5.67" and 3.70" x 3.84"


Goblin blanket flower is the interesting name for these flowers, although with their sunny faces, there is nothing eerie about them. Dazzling red and bright gold petals bring summer color indoors.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
8.99" x 8.98" and 7.78" x 7.77" and 6.88" x 6.88" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
5.32" x 9.41" and 4.42" x 7.81" and 3.88" x 6.85" and 2.75" x 3.85"


Dense trusses of brilliant blooms characterize the rhododendron. It makes an excellent accent on towels, tote bags, wall hangings, and more!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
8.95" x 8.94" and 7.77" x 7.76" and 6.88" x 6.87" and 5.85" x 5.84" and 4.87" x 4.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.05" x 7.77" and 5.83" x 6.42" and 4.89" x 5.40" and 3.48" x 3.84"


All Around Blooms

Flowers bloom brightly inside circles, with an occasional leaf or bud reaching outside the lines. Whether lush stitch-filled or open and airy quick stitch, these blossoms are vibrant with color. Plant a whole garden of elegant flowers on pillow covers, towels, shirts, tote bags, wall hangings, table linens, and curtains.

The Cooktown orchid is a glowing example of the beauty of orchids. This genus thrives in a variety of habitats, including rainforests, vine thickets, swamps, and anywhere you stitch it.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.58" and 6.90" x 6.72" and 6.00" x 5.85" and 4.96" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.79"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.63" and 6.89" x 6.75" and 5.97" x 5.85" and 4.88" x 4.79" and 3.85" x 3.77"


Iris takes its names from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species. Stitch in your favorite colors for your very own rainbow.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.62" and 6.91" x 6.75" and 5.99" x 5.87" and 4.95" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.79"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.60" and 6.90" x 6.73" and 6.00" x 5.85" and 4.98" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.75"


Cheerful Gerbera daisies are very popular, and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. Add a dash of orange petals to your next project!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.58" and 6.90" x 6.71" and 5.85" x 5.79" and 4.85" x 4.79" and 3.85" x 3.79"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.76" and 6.89" x 6.86" and 5.88" x 5.85" and 4.81" x 4.79" and 3.85" x 3.84"


Lily of the valley is a popular flower for weddings, and was featured in the bridal bouquet at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Embellish towels and pillow covers with these delicate flowers to make lovely wedding and anniversary gifts.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.25" x 7.80" and 6.43" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 6.30" and 4.86" x 5.21" and 3.60" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.24" x 7.79" and 6.40" x 6.89" and 5.85" x 6.29" and 4.77" x 5.14" and 3.58" x 3.85"


Beginning during World War I, poppies have been a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime. The stitch-filled design is gorgeous on terrycloth towels, while the quick stitch flowers are ideal for flour sack and tea towels.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.87" and 4.86" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.84"
  Available in five sizes:
7.79" x 7.76" and 6.89" x 6.87" and 5.87" x 5.85" and 4.80" x 4.78" and 3.85" x 3.84"


The waratah is native to southeastern Australia. It has a very large, brightly colored and showy bloom, made of many small flowers densely packed into a compact head or spike. It makes a unique and showy addition to towels and garden flags!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.85" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.79" x 4.78" and 3.85" x 3.84"


All Around Blooms Design Packs

All Around Blooms add vibrant color to towels, quilts, tote bags, pillow shams, apparel, and much more. The stitch-filled flower circles and the quick stitch version are available in design packs, so you can have a garden full of favorite flowers -- and get the best price. Each pack contains 6 designs, and is priced at only $9.97!
 
 Stitch-filled version    Quick stitch version
 

The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"
 
The pack is available in 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"


Art Deco Butterflies

Art Deco is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs with industrial age-inspired imagery. The style first appeared in France in the 1920's, and is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation. In the designs below, butterflies and flowers make a natural counterpoint to the more linear Art Deco elements, for a combination that is stunning on home decor projects!

A calla lily attracts this butterfly's attention in a striking design for pillow covers and quilts.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.33" x 7.78" and 5.86" x 7.21" and 4.86" x 5.98"


This butterfly's wing looks like a flower itself, as he flutters near a brilliant tiger lily. The Art Deco elements add pleasing symmetry to this contemporary yet classic design.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.82" x 7.81" and 5.86" x 6.71" and 4.86" x 5.57"


A butterfly and sunflowers burst with coordinating color in a striking design for summer tote bags, wall hangings, and pillow covers.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.44" x 7.79" and 5.86" x 6.16" and 4.86" x 5.11"


Capture a bit of summer with blooming roses and a soaring butterfly. Wings stretched, she is stopping to smell the flowers, and enjoy the summer sun.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.32" x 7.79" and 5.86" x 6.25" and 4.86" x 5.19"


Art Deco Roses

The rose designs below follow in the Art Deco tradition, bold yet graceful, with fabulous color and striking geometric lines. Many shapes are available, providing a wide range of project possibilities. The panel shape is stunning -- vertically or horizontally -- on pillow covers, wall hangings, towels, and tote bags. Pick your favorite place to plant these beautiful blooms!
 
Available in four sizes:
5.50" x 11.80" and 4.39" x 9.41" and 3.64" x 7.81" and 3.20" x 6.86"


Rose petals curve against classic Art Deco lines for a wonderful complement and contrast! Lovely on pillow covers and wall hangings, and in framed embroidery.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.74" x 7.80" and 6.86" x 6.91" and 5.87" x 5.91" and 4.88" x 4.91" and 3.83" x 3.86"


A rose border in Art Deco style creates a timeless look on towels, table linens, and more. The 5" x 7" size of the border design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 2.85" and 7.80" x 2.36" and 6.00" x 2.00" and 3.87" x 1.18"


Corners are lovely tucked onto placemats, linen napkins, and towels. And roses are always in season, adding gorgeous color to home decor, year round.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 5.93" and 4.86" x 4.92" and 3.81" x 3.86"


Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us your terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Glenna requested more "Graceful" dogs, as she sells embroidered items at dog shows, and is looking to stitch more projects in this style. And so the Australian Shepherd, or Aussie, appears in one-color silhouette against an elegant backdrop. Despite their name, the Aussie (below in two versions, with a full tail and with a docked tail) was developed on ranches in the western United States. These dogs are genial and eager to please, with great intelligence and obedience. Thanks, Glenna, for your request! We were happy to obey!
 
Graceful Australian Shepherd (Full Tail)   Graceful Australian Shepherd (Docked Tail)
 
Available in two sizes:
6.77" x 4.70" and 3.86" x 2.68" 
  Available in two sizes:
6.78" x 4.70" and 3.86" x 2.68"


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