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Christmas Whimsy

NEW THIS WEEK - September 30th, 2009

 

Christmas Whimsy

Free Project Instructions!

Celebrate the lighthearted and fun side of Christmas with a new collection of whimsical designs! Ranging from sweet and simple to funky and fancy, they're guaranteed to add some spice and smiles to your Christmas stitching!

 

Cute birdhouses get decked out for the holiday season as their little birdie residents flit about, hanging up lights and wreaths. A collection of retro ornaments will jazz up home decor and holiday sweaters with fun '50s flair. Stitch some sparkle with spangled silhouettes that use optional metallic thread for an extra festive look.

 

Stitch a stunning design for each of the 12 Days of Christmas, then combine them in merry quilts, table runners, and more. Plus, stitch something light and carefree with vintage stitch designs and matching in-the-hoop ornaments.

 

This week also brings a merry collection of Christmas embossed embroidery -- check it out by clicking here!

Craft some homemade warmth with these in-the-hoop Christmas ornaments! Stitch up a bunch for your own tree, or give them as gifts.
Click here for project instructions.


 

Home for the Holidays

 

Candy stripes and a little wreath are just the thing to decorate this gingerbread birdhouse for Christmas!   A classic ornament and a big red bow give this birdhouse a festive touch.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.88"X8.21" and 4.88"X6.81" and 2.77"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.26" and 4.83"X6.81" and 2.73"X3.86"

A stack of presents waits for everybirdy in this Christmas design!   Christmas lights and a little snow-bird make this design extra sweet.
 
Available in three sizes:
3.86"X9.40" and 2.82"X6.85" and 1.66"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.19" and 4.90"X5.17" and 3.65"X3.86"

Christmas lights wind their way around this tall, skinny birdhouse.   Even these sweet little birds hang up their stockings, waiting for a visit from Santa!
 
Available in three sizes:
5.50"X9.40" and 4.01"X6.86" and 2.26"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.78"X7.39" and 4.86"X6.13" and 3.06"X3.85"


A birdhouse sits atop a merry topiary, all decked out for Christmas.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.53"X9.41" and 3.31"X6.87" and 1.85"X3.86"


A Home for the Holidays Value Pack

 

Get all of these designs and stitch them on adorable holiday projects! The design packs contain 7 designs, priced at only $12.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10

All designs smaller than 5 x 7

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Deck the halls with a cleverly folded Christmas tree napkin! These festive napkins are simple to make, they make great gifts, and they're the perfect place to show off your favorite Christmas embroidery designs. Stitch up a few of these and be ready for your next holiday party!

Click here for these free project instructions!



 

Let it Snow Retro

Stitch a fun '50s take on home decor with a flurry of funky ornaments and trees! This design will look great on table linens, sweatshirts, totes, and all kinds of Christmas creations.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X8.29" and 4.81"X6.85"


A trio of funky ornaments bring '50s style to festive towels, curtains, and more.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X8.82" and 4.49"X6.84"


Polka dots and stars make a fun background for these retro ornaments.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X6.43" and 4.85"X5.36"


A string of Christmas lights winds around three festive ornaments.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.80"X6.92" and 4.85"X5.77"


Classically cool ornaments dance along this border - great for tablecloths, curtains, even skirts! The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.36"X3.15" and 5.97"X2.00"


A row of merry Christmas trees makes up this joyful border, linked by a string of Christmas lights. The smaller size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X2.71" and 5.99"X1.79"


Retro stars and swirls make up this border design, great for Christmas or any time of year! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.36"X2.09" and 5.97"X1.42" and 3.85"X0.86"


Funky retro circles float along this border design, great for aprons, placemats, and more! The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.36"X1.32" and 6.00"X0.94" and 3.84"X0.56"


Tuck this pretty retro ornament in the corners of napkins and more.
 
 
A trio of presents makes a fun embellishment for placemats and pockets.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
5.14"X4.82" and 3.87"X3.63"

 

Available in two sizes:
5.11"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.67"


A Let it Snow Retro Value Pack

 

Go retro with all these fabulously fun designs! The large design pack contains 16 designs, priced at only $24.97! The small design pack contains 14 designs, priced at only $19.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10  

All designs smaller than 5 x 7


The only thing better than a new embroidered oven mitt for Christmas is an oven mitt that looks like a stocking! This clever mitt has two "toes," so you can stick in your hand to pull all those cookies and casseroles out of the oven.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

Christmas Spangled Silhouettes

Add some sparkle to your seasonal stitching with this spangled silhouette! A tree is framed by an ornament shapes while streamers and snowflakes (using optional metallic thread) shower down around it. This design will be eye-catching on stockings, sweatshirts, and more!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.05" and 4.86"X6.67"


A French horn is surrounded by metallic musical notes and streamers, ready to make joyful Christmas music.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.89"X6.57" and 4.87"X5.43"


Clanging bells are framed by an ornate ornament shape, and surrounded by festive red and green metallic streamers.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.19" and 4.86"X6.83"


A reindeer prances through a winter wonderland in this stunning design, wonderful on Christmas decor and clothing!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.87"X7.63" and 4.85"X6.30"


A Christmas Spangled Silhouettes Value Pack

 

Get all of these spangled silhouettes and stitch a stunning work of art for everyone on your list. The design packs contain 4 designs, priced at only $6.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10  

All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Display the season's greetings or store your own card-writing supplies in this merry mailbox! Kenny will show you step by step how to construct this mailbox, wrapped in festive fabric and embroidered with your favorite designs.

Click here for these free project instructions!


 

 

12 Days of Christmas

Stitch some lovely embroidery for each of the twelve days of Christmas! The traditional English Christmas carol takes stitched form in this gorgeous set of designs. Each represents a line of the song, from a lady's dancing shoes to a swimming swan. These designs are perfect for using together on quilts, wall hangings, tree skirts, and sets of placemats and stockings.

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...


Twelve drummers drumming...
 

Available in two sizes:
5.73"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.23"


Eleven pipers piping...
 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.66" and 3.28"X3.85"


Ten lords a-leaping...
 

Available in two sizes:
5.48"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.37"


Nine ladies dancing...
 

Available in two sizes:
5.10"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.66"


Eight maids a-milking...
 

Available in two sizes:
4.82"X5.61" and 3.33"X3.86"


Seven swans a-swimming...
 

Available in two sizes:
4.90"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.82"


Six geese a-laying...
 

Available in two sizes:
5.09"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.66"


Five gooo-old rings...
 

Available in two sizes:
5.45"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.38"


Four calling birds...
 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.60" and 3.33"X3.85"


Three French hens...
 

Available in two sizes:
4.79"X5.46" and 3.40"X3.85"


Two turtle doves...
 

Available in two sizes:
5.13"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.62"


And a partridge in a pear tree!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.03"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.71"


A 12 Days of Christmas Value Pack

 

Stitch a beautifully refined design for each day of Christmas. The design packs contain 12 designs, priced at only $17.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

 

 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7  

All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Combine these gorgeous 12 Days of Christmas designs on table runners, placemats, and tree skirts ... or an always classic quilted wall hanging! Embroiderers just like you have sent in numerous pictures of festive quilts made for the holidays season. Browse the gallery for inspiration, then send pictures of your own creations to stitch@emblibrary.com!

Check out the Christmas quilts in the Stitchers' Showcase!


 
 
In-the-Hoop Christmas Ornaments

Craft some homemade warmth with six rustic in-the-hoop Christmas ornaments and matching embroidery designs! Created in a light vintage-stitch style, the ornaments will make wonderful gifts and the embroidery designs will be perfect for dressing up napkins, shirts, and more.
Click here for project instructions!
 
Reindeer Ornament   Snowman Ornament

 

Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"

 

Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"

Mittens Ornament   Christmas Tree Ornament

 

Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"

 

Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"

Snowflake Ornament   Stocking Ornament

 

Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"

 

Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"

Reindeer   Snowman

 

Available in one size:
3.69"X3.85"

 

Available in one size:
3.27"X3.85"


Mittens   Christmas Tree

 

Available in one size:
3.58"X3.86"

 

Available in one size:
3.11"X3.85"


Snowflake   Stocking

 

Available in one size:
3.85"X3.34"

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X3.68"


 

A In-the-Hoop Christmas Ornaments Value Pack
 

Deck the halls with this pretty set of vintage designs. The In-the-Hoop Christmas Ornaments design pack contains 6 In-the-Hoop ornament designs and 6 stitch-filled designs, priced at only $16.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.

All designs smaller than 4 x 4

   

 

 

Dressed in bright red and purple, the birds in this Red Hat Tweet are taking on fashion -- and life -- on their own terms. Stitch this design for your favorite ladies on wall hangings, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more!
 

Available in two sizes:
5.64"X9.41" and 4.09"X6.81"



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