NEW THIS WEEK - October 29th, 2008
Whether you're a
bumpkin or a city
slicker who only
dreams of the simple
life, this week's
designs will evoke
joys of rural
barns and chickens,
the imagery in these
celebrates the love
and community that
make a house a home.
autumn floral still-lifes
set with borders and
corners are just a
couple of the
creative new sets
released this week.
Samplers with a
retro flair exhibit
messages such as
"Live Simply" and
"Love Spoken Here."
And a set of ten
saltbox houses, and
more will add an
touch to quilts or
gifts for kids.
a look at these new
designs and get back
to the land when you
stitch them for
friends, family, or
to warm your own
home. A variety of
there's a farm-fresh
project idea to suit
everyone on your
linen napkins will be
the hit or your dinner party!
Click here for
pair of birds brings song to this autumn
still life of cattails, flowers,
and colorful leaves in a rustic wooden
bucket. This detailed design would make a
rich fall decoration
for your home.
Fiery lilies mix with golden
flowers and cattails, ferns, grasses, and
leaves in this warmly intricate design.
Picture it adorning a pillow on the sofa or
framed on the wall.
A pitcher and washing bowl
convey old-world flair, stitched on a
luxurious hand towel and hung next to the
bathroom sink. Realistic grasses and
pussywillows combine with bright orange
flowers for a design that's at once refined
and ablaze with autumn's glory.
A set of basic samplers
combine classic country imagery with fun
retro lettering. This country church is more
than a place to worship; it's a center of
community for events large and small.
Celebrate coming together with friends and
family when you put this design on a throw
pillow or in a frame.
Wherever you go, there will
always be memories of your early days to
look back on fondly.
Stitch up those memories of
home and neighbors and bring them into the
present with this design enclosed in little
A barn nestled among softly
rolling hills is the basis for this farm
Stitch it up as a reminder that the best
things in life are home-grown.
White fences extend
into the horizon in this sampler centered on
home sweet home.
"A Home is Made of Love & Dreams" ... and
perhaps a bunch of thread.
Love is a universal language,
and this design will communicate it when you
stitch it on an item
for your home or give it to a neighbor.
'Tis a gift to be simple, and
this country sampler celebrates a country
lifestyle free of excess
and complications. A barn, cows, and gently
rolling hills frame this wise message.
Get all six
samplers and stitch one for each of the
people who make your house a home. The
simple shapes and fun retro font paint a
heartwarming picture of country livin'.
The Homespun Happiness design pack contains
6 designs, priced at only $14.97!
Click on an image
or link below to see the designs included in
the pack, and add the pack to your shopping
Country Hens & Roosters
A vibrant farm couple is
encircled by graceful flowers and leaves.
This oval design will make a lovely rustic
centerpiece for a whole set of
hen-and-rooster kitchen decor.
A black and white checkered
border lends a bright country kitchen look
to this rectangular design.
framed pair of chickens gives a fresh look
to your kitchen, embroidered on a placemat
or hung on the wall.
Chickens parade along the hem
of a tablecloth or curtains in this
oh-so-cute border version of the
hens and roosters design. One instance of
this design will look great centered on the
end of a towel.
The medium size of this design has been
formatted for the Endless Hoop;
may also be used in standard hoops.
Stick this rooster in the
corner of a placemat or napkin. Pair him
with the hen at right for a set that echoes
the rest of the designs in this group.
This hen looks great on her
own in the corner of a placemat or napkin,
use her to make a clever his-and-hers set of
Add this walking rooster to
your poultry-stitched projects for extra
dimension and interest.
A classic white hen looks
great stitched alone, or as part of a
fine-feathered kitchen set.
Stitch up this design and
churn out this adorable in-the-hoop pot
holder in one fell swoop.
Click here for project instructions.
Get all these
Country Hens & Roosters designs at a
discount and freshen up the kitchen with a
set of table linens, curtains, and more.
This farm-friendly pack with chickens and
flowers has a crisp, unique look with black
and white checkered trim.
The Country Hens & Roosters design pack contains
11 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 shopping
A richly textured toile scene
depicts a classic tractor, come to rest
among peaceful farm fields. Clouds, birds, a
silo, and an old wooden fence frame this
nostalgic design that's quick to stitch out
and easy to match to your home's colors.
Country Heirloom Applique
A batch of heirloom applique
designs contains classic country motifs with
the endearing handmade look of blanket
stitch, and all the convenience and
precision of machine embroidery. Animals
from the farm and the wild, traditional
saltbox houses, and heart and star shapes
make adorable decorations for towels or
bibs, or displayed together on a quilt or
Click here for instructions for heirloom
An orange tabby cat with a
white chest and tail sneaks in from barn
patrol for a dish of fresh cream. (Simple
coloring makes it easy to represent your
favorite feline with this design.)
This teddy bear wears his
heart on his overalls. He looks cute enough
to snuggle with, like he just came to visit
from his den in the woods.
Honk if you love geese! Here
in Minnesota, they're everywhere -- until
they fly south for the winter (like some of
Home is where the heart is,
and this saltbox house design displays it
The saltbox house's
gives it an offbeat charm.
This adorable bird is
appliqued in a dainty blue calico print, but
you can choose whatever you like to invent
your own fanciful species.
This heart is stitched in a
patchwork-look fabric, a fun match for the
blanket stitch outline. The simple design
lets your fabric really show, whether it's a
solid color or your favorite print.
Inspired by the barn stars
hung by farmers
for decoration and luck, especially
the Civil War, this stitched version shows
half fabric and half embroidery.
Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in