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Homespun Holidays
Homespun Holidays

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NEW THIS WEEK - November 13th, 2013


The countdown to the holidays has begun! New designs give a homespun touch to holiday stitching, making decor and gifts merry and bright.

Classic Christmas squares have a country style, with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty, Rudolph, and the elves in outdoor holiday scenes. These cheerful designs are available in vintage style as well, for a lighter and even more traditional look.

Stitch a cup of Christmas cheer with decorated coffee mugs, and embellish towels and more with holiday words completed by Christmas figures standing in for one of the word's letters.

Homespun holiday greetings and elegant filigree in-the-hoop ornaments make it easy to create extra-special gifts and decor. Enjoy!

A homemade embroidered cookie bag filled with sweet treats makes a festive gift. Click here for project instructions!



Classic Country Christmas

Create a classic look this Christmas with Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and the elves enjoying the season's festivities in the country. Decorated spruce trees and snow-filled fields make holiday scenes merry and bright, while berry twigs decorated with seasonal elements give a delightfully rustic look. Square shapes are ideal for pillow covers, as well as table linens and wall hangings.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.97" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.86" x 4.92" and 3.83" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 6.99" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.89" x 4.95" and 3.82" x 3.86"


Frosty the Snowman sets out to deliver gifts and Rudolph is ready to guide the sleigh behind him. Stitch onto pillow shams for a colorful coordinating set kids and adults will love!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.97" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.89" x 4.95" and 3.81" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.97" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.89" x 4.95" and 3.81" x 3.86"


Santa's workshop hums with activity at this time of year. The elves below have been making special gifts for all the good boys and girls. The boy elf on the left holds a toy truck, while the girl elf at right puts the final touches on a hand-stitched doll. Very sweet on stockings!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.97" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.89" x 4.95" and 3.81" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.97" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.89" x 4.95" and 3.82" x 3.86"


This teddy bear is all dressed up for Christmas. He will be a wonderful surprise under the tree on a gift bag. A wall hanging or mini-quilt would also be sew cute with this adorable bear!
 
Available in five sizes:
7.71" x 7.80" and 6.89" x 6.97" and 5.89" x 5.96" and 4.89" x 4.95" and 3.81" x 3.86"


Classic Country Christmas Design Packs

Stitch a classic country Christmas with very merry holiday squares! Cheerful homespun designs are fa-la-la fabulous on pillow shams, stockings, quilts, wall hangings, and more.
 

Classic Country Christmas Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Five sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


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"



Classic Country Christmas (Vintage)

Classic Country Christmas (Vintage) designs show the same holiday scenes as in the above designs, in a fast-stitching and traditional vintage style. Low-nap fabrics such as tea towels and flour sack towels are ideal for the light running stitches.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.91" x 6.89" and 5.88" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.85"


A bell, a ribbon, and sprigs of holly brighten Frosty and Rudolph's smiles even more. Perfect on holiday potholders, coasters, and aprons!
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.88" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.88" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.85"


Create a matched set of merry tea towels or flour sack towels with these charming elves, for festive home decor or sweet holiday hostess gifts.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.88" x 5.86" and 4.88" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.77" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.87" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.84"


Everyone needs a teddy bear -- stitch one for someone you love! Sweet on holiday shirts and stockings, too.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.88" and 5.88" x 5.86" and 4.86" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.85"


Classic Country Christmas (Vintage) Design Packs

Create fast and fabulous gifts and decor with light-stitching holiday designs. Purchase the design pack and get all the cute Christmas characters so many people love in a cheerful vintage-stitch style!
 

Classic Country Christmas (Vintage) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Five sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


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"



Cups of Christmas Cheer

Take a moment to relax during the hectic holiday season with a cup of Christmas coffee! Decorated mugs are filled with festive elements, making each one a cup of Christmas cheer.

Santa Claus and a country-style tree embellish coffee mugs overflowing with candy canes, cookies, a gingerbread man, and holiday greenery. Warm up pillow covers and wall hangings with these tasteful designs!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
5.85" x 8.15" and 4.86" x 6.74" and 2.77" x 3.86"
   Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 8.05" and 4.86" x 6.68" and 2.81" x 3.86"


Fragrant cinnamon sticks and fresh poinsettia blooms highlight this sparkling snowman mug. Stitch onto a tote bag, then fill with a mug and bags of tea or coffee for a delicious gift set.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 7.68" and 4.86" x 6.37" and 2.94" x 3.86"


Homespun Holiday Charm

These sweet designs are overflowing with homespun holiday charm! Simple yet heartfelt greetings and country-style seasonal motifs are perfect for dressing up decor and gifts.

Candy canes for only five cents and sleigh rides for a quarter bring back simpler times. Stitch a bit of sweet nostalgia onto placemats, mini-quilts, and more!
     
   
Available in three sizes:
8.38" x 5.85" and 6.77" x 4.72" and 3.85" x 2.69"
  Available in three sizes:
9.29" x 5.86" and 6.80" x 4.29" and 3.86" x 2.43"


These designs are perfect for a country-style Christmas quilt! "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas" and "Eat, Drink, and Be Merry" give family and friends a warm holiday welcome.
     
     
Available in three sizes:
8.33" x 5.86" and 6.79" x 4.78" and 3.85" x 2.72"
  Available in three sizes:
9.12" x 5.86" and 6.79" x 4.36" and 3.86" x 2.49" 


A snowman's old-fashioned hat with "Let it Snow "and mittens on a string around the words "Cold Hands Warm Heart" are adorable embellishments for stockings and tree skirts.
     
     
Available in three sizes:
9.40" x 5.78" and 6.80" x 4.18" and 3.85" x 2.36"
   Available in three sizes:
9.19" x 5.86" and 6.79" x 4.34" and 3.86" x 2.47"


"Keep Christmas in Your Heart" and "Peace on Earth" are sentiments that will put the Christmas spirit into everyone's heart on wall hangings, table runners, towels, and much more.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
6.94" x 5.86" and 5.68" x 4.79" and 3.86" x 3.26"
  Available in three sizes:
8.40" x 5.85" and 6.80" x 4.74" and 3.85" x 2.68"


You'll be humming the tune to "Jingle Bells" as you stitch this merry design onto towels, aprons, pot holders, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.33" x 5.86" and 5.18" x 4.80" and 3.85" x 3.58"


Homespun Holiday Charm Design Packs

Get homespun holiday charm with all these delightful designs in the design pack! And then jingle all the way to holly jolly towels, table linens, stockings, and more.
 

Homespun Holiday Charm Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Holiday words are completed with Santa, an angel, a snowman, and a reindeer forming letters in each word in cute and creative ways. For different project needs, the designs are available in a diagonal and in a horizontal version.

Santa puts the "O" in "Jolly"! Excellent running across pillow shams and holiday shirts alike.
 
Diagonal version   Horizontal version
   
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.90" and 6.62" x 5.86" and 5.48" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.42"   
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 5.16" and 7.80" x 4.28" and 6.78" x 3.71" and 3.86" x 2.12"  


An angel and her wings form the letter "Y" in "Joy". Enchanting on towels, holiday apparel, stockings, and more. Makes a sweet tree skirt decoration, too.
 
Diagonal version   Horizontal version
   
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 6.33" and 7.22" x 5.85" and 5.92" x 4.81" and 3.86" x 3.13"  
  Available in four sizes:
8.29" x 5.86" and 7.80" x 5.52" and 6.79" x 4.80" and 3.86" x 2.73" 


Make your holiday stitching "Snow" bright with these fun designs! A snowman stays cozy in the word "Snow" in his stocking cap and scarf. Add to towels for a festive coordinating set.
 
Diagonal version   Horizontal version
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 5.66" and 7.80" x 4.69" and 6.72" x 4.05" and 3.85" x 2.32"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 4.73" and 7.80" x 3.92" and 6.74" x 3.39" and 3.86" x 1.94"


A leaping reindeer makes the letter "r" in "Bright". Children will love this fun design on stockings, tree skirts, gift bags, and on winter pajamas, too.
 
Diagonal version   Horizontal version
   
 Available in four sizes:
9.11" x 5.87" and 7.80" x 5.03" and 6.73" x 4.34" and 3.90" x 2.50"
  Available in four sizes:
9.41" x 4.80" and 7.80" x 3.98" and 6.78" x 3.46" and 3.86" x 2.02" 


In-the-Hoop Christmas Ornaments

Beautiful embroidered Christmas ornaments are made entirely in the hoop! Filigree swirls inside classic holiday shapes, and tone-on-tone colors, make these ornaments as elegant as can be. And, a touch of metallic thread gives these ornaments a little extra sparkle. See project instructions to see how to make in-the-hoop ornaments for your tree.

A Christmas tree and a dove make graceful additions to any Christmas tree, and to gifts, too!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.54" x 3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.89" x 3.54"


An in-the-hoop poinsettia and angel ornament are lovely, and truly eye-catching on the tree.
     
   
Available in one size:
3.87" x 3.86"
  Available in one size:
3.78" x 3.87"


Stitch up a batch of stocking and star ornaments for secret Santa exchanges. They make great gifts for teachers, too! Project instructions demonstrate how to make them right in the hoop.
     
   
Available in one size:
3.54" x 3.88"
Available in one size:
3.89" x 3.80"


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."

Martha found the Apple Pie Recipe (Redwork) design so appealing, she requested a Redwork pumpkin pie recipe, too. And voila! Fresh from the oven are the basic ingredients for a light-stitching and calorie-free pumpkin pie. Very tasty on lightweight towels, potholders, aprons, and more! Bake one up today for delicious holiday decor. Thank you, Martha, for this simply scrumptious design suggestion.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.50" and 7.01" x 5.85" and 5.84" x 4.87"


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