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Making Spirits Bright

NEW THIS WEEK - November 5th, 2008


Making Spirits Bright

Free Project Instructions!

 

If you're like us, your favorite part of the holiday season is making gifts that bring happiness to those you love and decorating to create a warm, happy home. This week's designs will help you do just that with a wide variety of modern and classic images.

 

After last winter's Simply Red designs became surprisingly popular and inspired Simply Rooster and Simply Spooky spinoffs, Christmas designs in the same fanciful monochrome style were a clear choice for this season. We're excited to share Simply Santa, Snowflakes, and Snowmen with you. These one-color designs can easily be adapted to coordinate with your home and wardrobe, and they're versatile enough to look perfect on anything from towels to table runners to fleece scarves.

 

Also new this week is a set of designs with Christmas messages overflowing with unexpected colors for Christmas decor -- bright jewel tones and gentle pastels alongside the classic red and green. Fuchsia and periwinkle have never looked so festive. Combine all nine designs for a one-of-a-kind Christmas quilt.

 

Take a look, and start decking the halls with these fantastic new designs. They're sure to make spirits bright!

Keep all your gift wrap essentials in one place with this Hanging Holiday Helper!

Click here for free project instructions!


Simply Santa
 

Play jolly old St. Nick and stitch this energetic one-color design on gifts for family and friends.
It's sure to appeal to tastes both classic and modern.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.86"X4.86"

 

This fanciful swirling Santa design is arranged in an circle shape that will look great on clothing
and home decor alike. Snowflakes and holly round out this one-color design that can easily be
adapted to coordinate with the colors in your project.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.78"X7.84" and 5.84"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.88"

 

An oval design brings out the classy appeal of this one-color design.
Stitch it on a table runner or holiday wear for a unique approach to Christmas cheer.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.24" and 4.83"X6.80"

 

Simply Santa arranged in a rectangle with defined holly and snowflake corners will look great
as a border or by itself on linens. 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"X4.73" and 5.95"X3.22"

 

A narrower rectangle combines Santa, holly, and sparkling snowflakes in a design that's
beautifully suited for a border on a Christmas tablecloth 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:
9.31"X2.73" and 5.98"X1.80" and 3.87"X1.46"

 

A Santa corner coordinates with the rest of these designs for a classy accent on napkins, table runners, and all the other surprises in your sack.

 

   

Apply a spot of Santa to your Christmas stitching with a small, simple version of Simply Santa.

 

 
Available in two sizes:
5.13"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.66"
  Available in one size:
3.87"X3.09"


A Simply Santa Value Pack

Get a sleighful of Simply Santa designs at a discount, and stitch up a storm! Anything made with these designs are sure to be popular for gifts or home decor. Click on the images or links below to
see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

The XL pack contains 11 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
  The large pack contains 9 designs, 
priced at only $16.97!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10   All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9
     
The medium pack contains 11 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
  The small pack contains 9 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Simply Snowflakes

 

You can almost feel the wind whipping these icy-colored snowflakes around, but the home decorations or clothing you stitch them on will have that extra warm and cozy touch only a handmade item can provide.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.61" and 5.80"X5.63" and 4.80"X4.66"

 

The circular version of Simply Snowflakes has swirls that bring out a subtle diamond-shaped design,
like the first glistening snowfall of the year.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.77"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.81" and 4.81"X4.80"

 

Gusts of wind curl in a graceful oval design as these snowflakes, each unique,
frost your home with a one-of-a-kind sparkle.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.80"X8.24" and 4.80"X6.81"

 

 

This brisk rectangle of one-color snowflakes would look so classy embroidered on the end of a fleece scarf. Use it by itself or repeat it as a bold border. The smaller size of this design has been formatted
 for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.75" and 5.95"X3.18"

 

Gusts of wind curl daintily, taking beautifully embroidered snowflakes along for the ride.
Repeat this design along the bottom of a tablecloth or sweater for a brisk accent. The medium size
of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X2.40" and 5.96"X1.95" and 3.86"X0.98"

 

These flakes would make an artistic accent
for the corners of a set of napkins
(project instructions here), or mirror them
to completely surround your project.

 

   

A single snowflake drifts down onto your cozy winter projects. Use it to accent the other
Simply Snowflakes designs, or let the beautiful pattern stand alone.

 

 
Available in two sizes:
4.80"X4.79" and 3.85"X3.83"
  Available in one size:
3.28"X3.14"


A Simply Snowflakes Value Pack

Stitch up a flurry of icy winter projects with these artistically swirling designs, and save big.
Put on your favorite hat and mittens and let it snow! Click on the images or links below to
see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

The XL pack contains 11 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
  The large pack contains 9 designs, 
priced at only $16.97!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10   All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9
     
The medium pack contains 11 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
  The small pack contains 9 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


Simply Snowmen
 

Snowmen have never looked so sleek as in this bold one-color design. Stitch this one
on anything from wall hangings to sweaters for a touch of that winter magic.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.73" and 5.90"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.86"

 

Have a snowball stitching this circular snowman design for holiday gifts or your own home.
And remember -- no one's too old to enjoy simple joys like playing in the snow.

 

Available in three sizes:
7.78"X7.73" and 5.90"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.83"

 

Simple stars and pine boughs surround a smiling snowman in this gracefully centered design
perfect for the middle of a table runner or anything else you can dream up.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.39" and 4.77"X6.82"

 

Icy breezes, snow-laden branches, and sparkling stars surround Frosty in an irresistibly balanced pattern in this versatile rectangular design. Use it to make your winter projects come to life. The smaller size
of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.

 
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.74" and 5.95"X3.23"

 

A playful winter wind has picked up Frosty's hat and blown it off his head. This narrow design
works beautifully as a border, or combine the lost hat with one of the snowmen below for
humorous effect. The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; 
may also be used in standard hoops.

 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.40" and 5.96"X1.75" and 3.92"X1.01"

 

A cheery snowman peeks out from the corner
of your stitching. This gracefully swirling design
is versatile enough to use in places that aren't corners, so think outside the box!

 

   

Stitch this smiling snowman on a shirt pocket
to add a subtle touch of winter wonder. He'll also be a perfect complement to a coordinating set
of linens stitched with snowmen.

 

 
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in one size:
2.88"X3.54"


A Simply Snowmen Value Pack

Feel the magic when you use the whole Simply Snowmen set to embellish your winter projects.
Get them all at a discount in a value pack, and get rolling! Click on the images or links below to
see the designs included in the pack, and add the value pack to your shopping basket.

 

The XL pack contains 11 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
  The large pack contains 9 designs, 
priced at only $16.97!
 
All designs smaller than 8 x 10   All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9
     
The medium pack contains 11 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
  The small pack contains 9 designs, 
priced at only $16.97
!
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7

 

Making Spirits Bright
 

We adore red and green. But there's a whole palate of colors just waiting to be explored
in Christmas crafts. These contemporary designs of classic holiday messages come in every shade
of the rainbow, ranging from jewel tones to pastels, and are colored simply enough that it's a snap
to adapt them to your own favorite hues.

 

Comfort and Joy


Glad tidings are front and center in this square design with snowflakes and curlicues. There are nine different messages in this set of designs, so these squares could make a festive quilt.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.86"

 

 Fuchsia and periwinkle are a "cool" color combo in every sense of the word.
Wear this horizontal design, or use it to dress up your home.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.79"X5.49" and 9.38"X4.36" and 6.86"X3.19"

 

This vertical panel with the "Comfort and Joy" message is calling out to be made into a wall hanging
for your home or gathering place. Make multiple messages into a whole series of banners.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.43"X11.76" and 4.31"X9.41" and 3.15"X6.86"

 

A smaller, simpler version of the "Comfort and Joy" design will stitch Christmas spirit onto a small space.

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X3.17"


Deck the Halls

 

Sprigs of holly and festive striped ball ornaments surround the "fa la la"s of this traditional carol.
Deck your halls with this design that sings with energy.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

 

Red and green in many unusual shades make this design pop with unexpected color.
Wear it on a shirt front to show the world you're singing inside.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X4.52" and 9.40"X3.59" and 6.86"X2.62"

 

"Decking the halls" is an obvious choice for this design -- try it on a stocking!

 

Available in three sizes:
5.50"X11.80" and 4.36"X9.40" and 3.19"X6.86"

 

Let your stitches sing in a small space with this compact arrangement of the "fa la la"s.

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X3.44"


O Come Let Us Adore Him

 

Bright blue lettering and a simple palm tree play up the balmy side of the first Christmas.
A bright star beckons in this religious design.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

 

A modern look tells a very old story in this horizontal design that's perfect for apparel.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X5.44" and 9.40"X4.32" and 6.86"X3.16"

 

A lyric from this reverent Christmas hymn looks beautiful in this tall design, with a bright star above
and the blessed earth below. This graceful image is beautiful enough to frame and hang on the wall.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.48"X11.80" and 4.36"X9.40" and 3.18"X6.86"

 

A small version lets you stitch this design in tiny spaces -- because the best gifts
come in small packages.

 

Available in one size:
3.87"X2.98"


Peace Doves

 

A pair of doves carry an olive branch and flowing ribbon in this message wishing peace on earth
and goodwill toward men. Try it on a tree skirt to display the "gifts" of Christmas.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"

 

Clusters of holly bring a bold and festive touch to this sweet, gentle message.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X6.07" and 9.41"X4.86" and 6.86"X3.55"

 

Let your spirits take wing when you stitch this design and display it in your home
to share your wishes for the season.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.22"X11.79" and 4.93"X9.40" and 3.61"X6.85"

 

A few sprigs of holly and a single dove carrying an olive branch are all you need to embellish
this bright golden message.

 

Available in one size:
3.83"X2.67"


Love Snowpeople
 

Celebrate the joys of walking in a winter wonderland with your sweetheart with this design that's all about the warm, affectionate side of Christmas. Stitch it on a gift for your loved ones to share the good feelings.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.86"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.85"

 

Wear your heart on your sleeve -- or the front of your sweater. These two snowpeople are falling in love
as the flakes float silently down around them.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.83"X4.80" and 9.35"X3.84" and 6.81"X2.80"

 

Melt hearts with this merry panel that will help you "skate" through decorating in a warm and unique way. Red and pink coloring will add a sweet twist to your Christmas decor.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.59"X11.80" and 4.44"X9.40" and 3.24"X6.86"

 

Stitch this sweet holiday sentiment in a tiny version. (For those of us in cold climates like Minnesota's, this design might be just as appropriate for Valentine's Day.)

 

Available in one size:
3.17"X3.87"


Hope Christmas Tree
 

A bright yellow star perches at the top of this tree drawn in a quick swoop, shedding rays of hope over your stitching. This square design has softer colors that combine beautifully with the bold green tree.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"

 

Yellow stars sparkle around this bold design celebrating the hope that Christmas brings.
Wear it and share your hope with the world.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.25"X7.00" and 9.34"X5.85" and 6.81"X4.27"

 

Make a bold statement with this tall Christmas tree hanging in your home.
Decorate with hope and let the joy of the season shine through.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.12"X11.80" and 4.86"X9.40" and 3.54"X6.86"

 

Stitch this pint-sized "hope" design on clothes or small home decor items for a splash of festive color.

 

Available in one size:
2.24"X3.85"


Christmas Cheer
 

A swooping composition of ribbons, holly, and stars that's almost like a paisley print surrounds this sage message. Stitch it on holiday housewarming presents to literally give the gift of Christmas cheer.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"

 

Wear your jolly holiday spirit for all to see when you stitch this design on cozy winter wear.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X4.35" and 9.41"X3.47" and 6.86"X2.54"

 

Hang this as a banner to spread the season's good spirits throughout your home.
A little cheer is always a nice touch.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.56"X11.80" and 4.41"X9.40" and 3.23"X6.85"

 

Small space? Sweeten it up with this form of the "Christmas Cheer" design,
perfect for a multitude of small projects.

 

Available in one size:
3.84"X2.26"

 

Joy Snow Bird

 

Bright pink lettering and a sweet blue bird dress up these blooming poinsettias. Celebrate that feeling
of joy that comes with the holiday season -- stitch this design on a tree skirt or combine it
with the other squares for a festive quilt.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.86" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.86"

 

A blue bird perches on the corner of these otherwise mirrored floral accents, giving this design a cute accent. This horizontal design is great for apparel that shares your joy with the world.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X3.31" and 9.41"X2.65" and 6.86"X1.94"

 

Poinsettias curl around the word "joy" in this vertical panel that's perfect to hang in your home.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X11.80" and 4.76"X9.40" and 3.46"X6.86"

 

Add a tiny splash of joy to anything you can stitch with this compact design. A sweet bird, poinsettias, and playful polka dots round it out.

 

Available in one size:
3.85"X2.71"


Noel Partridge in a Pear Tree
 

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree ... embroidered
on a lovely homemade gift. Beautiful colors make this design a one-of-a-kind find.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.84"X5.85" and 4.83"X4.85" and 3.84"X3.85" 

 

Fun to wear or hang on the wall, this design is a fun approach to the Yuletide season. Clusters of holly berries thrown into the mix mean there's a whole rainbow of creative colors.

 

Available in three sizes:
11.80"X6.88" and 9.41"X5.50" and 6.86"X4.01"

 

The fabled partridge in a pear tree takes center stage in this vertical panel that celebrates the season
of Christ's birth via the old carol. The song has been used at least since the 16th century.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.74"X11.80" and 4.56"X9.40" and 3.33"X6.87"

 

A tiny partridge and pears surround this golden "Noel" message.
Stitch it on smaller projects for a unique look.

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X2.71"


A Making Spirits Bright Value Pack

Get all nine designs in each of their shapes and use these designs full of exciting colors to make spirits bright this Christmas. Combine all the squares to make quilt of festive holiday messages
to hang on the wall, stitch a series of banners, or create a festive garment for everyone on your list.
The choice is yours.

The Making Spirits Bright design pack contains 45 designs, priced at only $39.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your shopping basket.
 

 
All designs smaller than 7.8 x 11.8   All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9
     
 
All designs smaller than 6 x 10   All designs smaller than 5 x 7


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