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Stuck on Christmas

NEW THIS WEEK - October 3rd, 2007


Stuck on Christmas

Free Project Instructions!

 

The holidays are a time for giving. We give thanks and count blessings for our good fortunes, successes, and amazing support groups of friends and family. To our show our love and gratitude for those who have touched our lives, we give gifts that show our appreciation, and revel in the prospect of finding the perfect trinket or present that will delight its recipient.  There is no greater reward than watching the face of a child or dear friend light up with joy when bestowed a thoughtful gift!

Presents are even more personal when homemade and hand-crafted. This week's series of new designs is filled with holiday themes to inspire and continue the tradition of giving gifts that are uniquely yours. Cheerful designs feature holiday phrases, festive borders, and traditional Christmas and Hanukkah motifs, perfect for any holiday home decor or attire project. 

Create lively refrigerator magnets, adorable critter candy cane holders, gift card holders, bottle aprons, and colorful bracelets. Scroll down the page, and enjoy these new designs! 

Festive gift card holders (made right in the hoop!) are the perfect way to "wrap" holiday gift cards.
Click here for free instructions!



In-the-Hoop Christmas Magnets

Liven up refrigerators, filing cabinets, doors, and other metallic surfaces with well-recognized
Christmas images created entirely in-the-hoop! For instructions for making magnets, click here.
And, to see a way that you can use a magnet design to make a double-sided ornament,
click here!
 
Jolly Santa is welcoming with open arms!
 
  With her heart decorated apron,
Mrs. Claus radiates warmth and kindness.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
2.96"X3.89" and 2.58"X3.39"
  Available in two sizes:
2.48"X3.87" and 2.19"X3.42"


Sporting a holly sprig, a glorious reindeer
 prances high into the sky.

 
 
A darling snowman attired in a winter-y
 top hat gives a bashful smile.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
3.40"X3.88" and 2.97"X3.42"
  Available in two sizes:
2.15"X3.90" and 1.89"X3.41" 


One little light equals one big, rosy glow!
Embroider this design with different colors
and prints of fabric to add a colorful glow
to refrigerator doors and filing cabinets.
 
 
A lovable little elf with pointed
 ears and curled toes. Embroider
the design several times with
different colored fabric for a
whole team of colorful elves!
 

 
Available in two sizes:
3.17"X3.89" and 2.76"X3.39" 
  Available in two sizes:
2.42"X3.87" and 2.11"X3.38"


A festive wreath is decked out with a
 magenta-colored bow and gleaming lights.
 
 
A snow-dusted Christmas tree
 topped with a golden star.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
3.89"X3.52" and 3.38"X3.07"
  Available in two sizes:
3.32"X3.89" and 2.90"X3.41"

 
The contrast of the green bow and lively pink and
 red paper create a delectable package. Pick your
favorite fabric prints to use with this design.
 
 
A roly-poly penguin plays Santa.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.39" and 3.37"X2.95"  
  Available in two sizes:
2.60"X3.88" and 2.30"X3.41"


Ripe, red berries and lush green
 leaves make up this cluster of holly.
 
 
Trumpeting with joy, a lovely angel
 brings glad tidings.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
3.86"X3.54" and 3.40"X3.12"
  Available in two sizes:
3.53"X3.87" and 3.08"X3.37"


A In-the-Hoop Christmas Refrigerator Magnets Design Pack
 
All of the 12 refrigerator magnet designs are available in a value pack - priced at only $25.97!
Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value
pack to your shopping basket.
 
 
All designs smaller than 4 x 4   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

In-the-Hoop Chanukah Magnets
 
Nine candles flicker from a menorah
 adorned with the Star of David
.
 
  Take this royal blue dreidel for a spin.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
3.87"X3.84" and 3.37"X3.36"
  Available in two sizes:
3.01"X3.87" and 2.63"X3.38"


In-the-Hoop Christmas Gift Card Holders

Gift cards are oh-so-popular for teens, co-workers, and everyone on your "nice" list who
already has everything they need. Put a gift card in an embroidered holder for an extra-
special touch! These holders (made right in the hoop!) make a fantastic present of gift cards
even more fabulous. Click here for project instructions and a free video tutorial.
 
A merry message encircled by
 vibrant holly accents.

 
  Return to sender?  Not with this
 adorable, postal motif card holder.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"

Gleaming gold and tied with a bow.
 
 
A comic Rudolph dances
 across the starry sky.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"

A whimsical Santa offers up Seasons Greetings against deep green background.

Available in one size:
4" X 4"

 
 
A In-the-Hoop Christmas Gift Card Holders Design Pack
 
All of the 5 gift card holders are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97! Click on the image or link to the left
to see the designs included in the pack, and add the
value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 4 x 4    


In-the-Hoop Chanukah Gift Card Holders
 
Hanukkah gelt coins are won during a game of dreidel. Their likeness is captured below against
a rich, blue background.
 
  Golden gelt coins enhance a
 holiday Chanukah message.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"


In-the-Hoop Christmas Candy Cane Holders


They're the sweetest treat! Jazz up candy canes by adding these cute little critters that are
just bursting with personality. Each design is made right in the hoop, and makes glorious
tree ornaments.

Looking for project instructions? Click here.
 
All kinds of monkey
business is going on here.
 
  A jubilant mouse is elated to be
 attached to something so sweet.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"


Wrapped in a cozy green and black scarf,
 a kitty clings blissfully to the sugary cane.
 
 
Leaping lizards! A holiday
 salamander hangs on.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"


Lickety split! A cheerful puppy
 eagerly laps up a candy cane.
 
 
An antler-wearing bunny shimmies
 down the striped cane.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"


Bushy-tailed and cuddly, a
blissful squirrel enjoys a treat.
 
 
A bright pink pig swings from her candy cane.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"


A brown bear holds on tight with a bear hug.
 
 
 A celestial angel presents a yummy treat.
 

 
Available in one size:
4" X 4"
  Available in one size:
4" X 4"

 
 
A In-the-Hoop Christmas Candy Cane Holders Design Pack
 
All of the 10 candy cane holders above are available in
a value pack - priced at only $19.97!

Click on the image or link to the left to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 4 x 4    


In-the-Hoop Christmas Bottle Aprons

Make ordinary items extraordinary by adding these holiday-themed Bottle Aprons to gifts of wine
and champagne bottles, bubble bath, and homemade delights in jars.  These designs are created
entirely in-the-hoop and are perfect for host and hostess gifts. Click here for project instructions!
 
Have a holly, jolly Christmas!
 
  A candy cane and bow outline
 are simply striking.
 

 
Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"
  Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"


Against an ice-blue background, a noble
 reindeer dances through the night.
 
 
Cheers, Santa, for a job well-done!
 

 
Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"
  Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"


In a holiday tea cup, spicy cinnamon enhances tart apple cider.

Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"

 
 
A In-the-Hoop Christmas Bottle Aprons Design Pack
 
All of the 5 designs above are available in a value pack - priced at only $10.97!

Click on the image or link to the left to see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.
 
All designs smaller than 5 x 7    


In-the-Hoop Bottle Aprons for Chanukah
 
Light blue and gold are beautiful complements
 in this menorah design.
 
  The eight side branches of a menorah represent the eight-day celebration of the miracle of oil.  The  central branch, or "Shamash", is used to light the others.
 

 
Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"
  Available in one size:
4.85"X6.22"


Continue the holiday theme from the Bottle Aprons above by including the individual
designs on towels, napkins, placemats, table runners and chair covers.
 
A design of holly and berries is perfect on
wine bags and seasonal towels.
 
  A quick-stitching candy cane with a
 flowing emerald bow.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.68" and 3.28"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.46" and 2.88"X3.86"


A mighty reindeer romps through
 swirling wind gusts.
 
 
Santa takes a well-deserved break in his beloved recliner, holding a glass of wine.
 

 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.54" and 3.37"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.43" and 2.92"X3.85"


 Cinnamon bites and kisses simultaneously. ~ Vanna Bonta

Perfect on gift bags and kitchen towels!

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.72" and 3.27"X3.86"


These Chanukah designs, offered separately from the bottle
aprons above, are quickly stitched onto kitchen towels. 

 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.20" and 3.59"X3.82"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.20" and 3.59"X3.82"


Christmas Cheer

Phrases such as these will add a touching sentiment or fun-loving tone to shirts, stockings, holiday decorations, and towels. Two shapes (horizontal and vertical) are available to suit all of your project needs. The horizontal shapes are perfect for shirt fronts; the vertical is just right for stockings.
Either shape is a great fit for towels, quilts, pillows, table linens, and more!
 
It's impossible to not smile back at this friendly face and happy
proclamation. This is the horizontal formation, great for shirt fronts.
Available in two sizes:
8.30"X5.86" and 6.85"X4.85"


A Santa-inspired smiley face brings good cheer.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.82" and 2.73"X3.85"


Santa hugs his reindeer pal, Rudolph.
This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.
Available in two sizes:
8.83"X5.87" and 6.87"X4.59"


Red-suited Santa shows his appreciation of Rudolph.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.74"X6.84" and 2.62"X3.85"


It's impossible to say 'No' to this darling little face.

This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.

Available in two sizes:
8.38"X5.85" and 6.86"X4.77"


Santa's making a list, Checking it twice;
He's going to find out who's naughty or nice.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.48"X6.85" and 2.59"X3.84"


Lucky Santa will love his icy cold milk and scrumptious
chocolate-chip cookies. This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X5.02" and 6.85"X4.86"


To Santa, with love. This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X5.65" and 3.31"X3.85"


A mischievous announcement possibly sponsored by Santa himself.
This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.12" and 6.86"X3.00"


Santa knows when you've been bad or good.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
5.50"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.37"


For Grandmas who love to spoil.

This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.44" and 6.86"X2.51"


Fantastic for gracious Grandmas.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.08" and 3.67"X3.85"


For Nanas who love to lavish gifts.
This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.44" and 6.86"X2.51"


Great for generous Nanas.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.07" and 3.67"X3.85"


Perfect for doting Grandpas.
This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.44" and 6.86"X2.51"


Fabulous for warm-hearted Grandpas.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.07" and 3.67"X3.85"


Just right for kind Papas.
This horizontal shape great for shirt fronts.
Available in two sizes:
9.41"X3.44" and 6.86"X2.51"


A match for adoring Papas.
This vertical arrangement is just right for stockings.
Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.07" and 3.67"X3.85"


In-the-Hoop Bracelets

Remember to include yourself in the holiday decorating. Get decked out with these
dynamic holiday bracelets made entirely In-the-hoop! Click here for project instructions.
 
Fluttering snowflakes in a row.

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 


      I heard the bells on Christmas Day.... ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 


Reindeer and snowflakes mingle on a brilliant, blue background.

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 


Jingle all the way with silvery bells on a red ribbon.

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 


An elegant tangle of brightly colored lights.

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 


Dreidel, spin, spin, spin. Hanukkah is a great holiday. ~ Sevivon, children's song
 

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 


Warm wishes, flanked by charming little dreidels.

Available in one size:
6.89"X0.88" 

Itsy-Bitsy Borders

Love the bracelets, but have a small hoop? Use the itsy-bitsy borders below, and make
a bracelet outside of the hoop! Click here for project instructions.

Or, use the borders below to bring charm to items such as ribbons, towels, placemats, and
stocking edges.
 
Dancing silver and white crystals of snow.
 
  Ring in the holidays with golden bells.
 

 
Available in one size:
3.87"X0.61"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.55"


Upon a snowy gust, reindeer fly through the night.
 
 
Jingle bells nestled among a scarlet bow.
 

 
Available in one size:
3.84"X0.65"
  Available in one size:
3.86"X0.57"


Colorful strands of lights entwine together.

Available in one size:
3.86"X0.59"


My dreidel's always playful. It loves to dance and spin.  ~Dreidel, children's song
 
 
A happy game of dreidel, come play, now let's begin. ~Dreidel, children's song
 

 
Available in one size:
3.85"X0.56"
  Available in one size:
3.84"X0.56"


Request of the Week:
Lace Alligator Christmas Ornament

 
When conjuring up images of the holidays, many things come to mind:  Santa, holly, Christmas
trees, snowmen, presents, alligators....  Alligators?  Jean from Oregon had an intriguing Christmas request that resulted in this adorable, free-standing lace alligator ornament.

 Says Jean, "I've given a friend something alligator for her birthday and Christmas for the last
20 years. I would love a free-standing lace alligator ornament! I'm running out of alligator stuff!"

This charming little reptile ought to do the trick!  Thank you for the fun, whimsical suggestion, Jean!
 

Available in two sizes:
3.36"X3.85" and 2.96"X3.39"


Gifts Galore: Free Project Instructions and Stitchers Showcase!

Below you'll find a wide variety of project instructions, perfect for decking the walls and halls with holiday cheer. Scroll below for projects for ornaments, magnets, candy cane holders, bracelets, bottle aprons, and more will dress up your own home or make a wonderful gift for someone special on your gift list.

You can find even more fun projects and information at www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com.

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These embroidery projects are full of Christmas cheer!  From banners and door hangers, to
sweatshirts, vests, and candy cane holders, you'll be inspired to start your own holiday projects.

Click on the links and pictures below to read and see more about these fantastic Christmas projects. Be sure to visit www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com every weekday at 9:03am to see new additions
to the Stitchers Showcase!
 
Santa Banner Door Hanger Love Holiday Baking Banner

Vest Wishes Polar Bear Candy Cane Holders Santa Sweatshirt


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