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Catch a Cold

NEW THIS WEEK - November 14th, 2007


Catch a Cold

   

When the weather outside is frightful, grab a steaming cup of hot chocolate, curl up in a cozy, embroidered quilt, and warm up with some fun and frosty designs!  Bring the icy beauty of Winter and the playful nature of snowmen indoors by stitching up fun projects and delightful gifts.

New designs this week include fabulous In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders.  Not only do they spice up ordinary pocket tissue packs, but they keep tissues from getting crumpled and torn.  Since everyone gets the sniffles at some point during the winter, there is a design just right for all of your loved ones.

Another way to capture the whimsy of Winter is with Placket Pals! Adorable designs of kissing penguins, frisky snowmen, and soaring birds provide a new way to embellish shirts.  Each Placket Pal contains two files -- one for the left side of the shirt, and one for the right. 

Add a playful element to home decor and Winter attire with quick stitch Redwork snowmen, humorous sayings about Winter, and realistic British robin designs. They are sure to warm the hearts of friends and family even on the coldest of days. Skate down the page to enjoy the new designs!

ah, AH, AHH, Choo!
Add some color and flair to this year's cold season with
In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders.



In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders

A cold can give anyone the blues. Help to put a smile back on the face of anyone with the sniffles
while bringing some comfort to their nose.  These In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders are a great way to
beautify ordinary tissue packs and keep the tissues from getting torn and crumpled. A variety of
colorful themes are below!

Click here for instructions for the In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders.
 


Whirling snowflakes dance along blustery gusts.
 
  Pretty posies blossom among dancing dots.

 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"


A heavenly blessing with soft clouds
 and soaring doves.
 
  How a noisy, blustery sneeze would look! 

 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"


Twittering chickadees gossip among holly berries.
 
  Topsy-turvy pinecones dance along the edges.

 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"

Snow-dusted pines are bright against
 a tranquil night sky.
 
  Very fine vines and glorious blooms make up this lovely Jacobean scene.

 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"
Alternating patchwork squares and hat, mitten and boot motifs make up a cozy quilt for your tissues!  
These three little monkeys look too happy to have the sniffles!  Do you think they are pretending so they can stay home from school?
 

 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"
Itty-bitty ladybugs lounge on the curling vines of a lush, blossoming flower.  
Bears, basketballs, and bursts - perfect for the kid in all of us.
 

 

Available in one size:
5" x 7"

  Available in one size:
5" x 7"


Coordinating Winter Themes

Continue on the captivating themes from the In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders above with lively coordinating borders and designs!  Place them on matching blankets, purses and tote bags.  And, let your imagination run wild and add these designs to other items such as children's bedding, towels, placemats, napkins, and table runners! 
 


Icy swirls and intricate snowflakes will give a winter-y feel to bedding, curtains, and table linens.
 
  Add flowery, fashionable fun to the edges
 of girl's bedding and towels.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.75" and 3.86"X0.98"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.71" and 3.86"X0.96"


This blessed design of holy and courteous sentiment would be a great match for tissue box and Bible covers.
 
  The rising crescendo of this ah-ah-choo design will
 add a little fun to a tissue box cover or items for
doctors and nurses.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.81"X3.63" and 3.86"X2.06"

  Available in two sizes:
5.00"X2.26" and 3.83"X1.73"


Chickadees with holly berries will look fabulous when perched upon curtains and table linens.
 
   Embellish cabin decor, winter-themed towels, and denim shirts with tumbling pinecone sprigs.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.80" and 3.86"X1.01"

  Available in two sizes:
5.15"X1.24" and 3.84"X0.92"


The moonlight will not only make the snow glisten, but will bring a glow to linen towels and blankets.
 
  Add a darling twist to curtains, placemats, and table runners with a winding Jacobean vine with buds and blooms.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.85"X1.58" and 3.85"X0.89"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.76" and 3.86"X0.99"

Warm up any decor with a cozy patchwork
 border of mittens, boots, and hats.
 
No jumping on the bed for these little monkeys!  Instead, they are tucked into their bed, feeling a little under the weather. Add them your very own little monkey's pajamas and quilts!
 

 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.75" and 3.86"X0.99"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.31" and 3.86"X2.42"

 
Liven up towels, potholders, and curtains with
 a vivid blossom and ladybug buddies.
 
  Send your little basketball fans off to sleep with bed linens edged with a bears and basketballs border.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.65" and 3.86"X0.93"

  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X1.71" and 3.86"X0.96"

 
  A In-the-Hoop Tissue Holders Value Pack
 
The In-the Hoop Tissue Holders pack includes all twelve of the fantastic Tissue Holder designs, plus the twelve coordinating borders for a total of 24 designs!  Available at the value pack price of only $24.97!

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


Frosty & Friendly Redwork Snowmen

Quick to stitch and all one color, these delightful Redwork Snowmen designs are an easy way to add  Christmas and seasonal spirit to home deco. Add to tea towels, table linens, cozies, aprons, pillow
cases, curtains and more.
 


Snowbirds venture outside from their house to
 bid their snowman friend a good morning!
 
  Equipped with a shovel, this happy
 snowman is ready to help dig!

 

Available in two sizes:
6.28"X4.82" and 3.85"X2.94"

  Available in two sizes:
6.04"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.09"


A bundled snowman reaches
 for a heartfelt hug.
 
  Bristly broom in hand, this friendly
 snowman is here to help!

 

Available in two sizes:
5.89"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.13" 

  Available in two sizes:
5.83"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.19" 


Despite the winter landscape, a
cozy snowman smiles sunnily.
 
  With a tip of his hat, a jolly snowman
 wishes everyone a Good Day.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.90"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.13"

  Available in two sizes:
5.22"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.57"


A Redwork Snowmen Value Pack

The six frosty and friendly Redwork Snowmen have been collected into one,
easy to buy pack!  Purchase it at the value pack price of only $7.97!


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 5 x 7   All designs smaller than 4 x 4


Placket Pals

 Zap some new energy into a favorite button down shirt, or create a fabulous holiday gift for loved
ones with Placket Pals!  These adorable Winter designs of kissing penguins, playful snowmen, frolicking polar bears, and soaring birds come with two designs so that one half of the design can
be embroidered on the left side of the shirt front and the other half on to the right side. Or, imagine
these cute critters added to a set of towels or used on scarves!

Provided below are some suggestions for placement of the darling Placket Pals!
To see project instructions, click here.

 


  As quickly as this penguin and dogsled are dashing
 through the snow, dash to your closet to find a button
 down shirt to add them to!

See below for the designs used on this shirt.



A cheerful penguin with trusty, Husky dogs races through the snow to deliver gifts.
Product contains two design files, for the left and right sides of a shirt.
 

Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"


Flirting penguins are so cute for shirt plackets, but also
would make for heartfelt wedding gifts and towel sets. 

See below for the design displayed here.

 


"Smak!" A smitten penguin blows a kiss to the blushing object of his affection.
Product contains two design files, for the left and right sides of a shirt.
 

Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"


  Take a button down shirt from pretty to pretty wonderful
by adding silly snowmen across the front! 

See below for the design used on this shirt.



Let the games begin!  Patchwork heart snowman engage in a good-natured snowball fight.
Product contains two design files, for the left and right sides of a shirt.
 

Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"



Peering over her shoulder, a polar bear cub examines her paw prints.
Product contains two design files for placement on the left and right
of a shirt.
 

Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"



Home for the holidays!  Snowbirds head for home to be with loved ones.
Product contains two files for placement on the left and right of a shirt.
 

Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"



Winter Whimsy

Winter can be many things: lovely, funny, festive, and for those in the Snow Belt, a lot of work!  Capture these many moods of Winter with sweet and humorous sayings. They make perfect
additions to sweatshirts, tote bags, wall hangings, and quilts!
 

Shakespeare's famous quote takes on a whole new meaning when applied to dislodging
 vehicles from the snow!  Time to get out those shovels and start digging! 
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.64" and 6.85"X4.12" and 3.86"X2.84"



These cool penguins are basking in the Winter chill.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.38" and 6.85"X3.93" and 3.85"X2.21"



Lovely Winter birds gather together on an icy
 branch to chat about the weather.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.34"X5.85" and 6.07"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.11"



A gleeful snowman revels in flurries, flurries, and more flurries of snow!
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.61" and 6.85"X3.34" and 3.85"X1.88"



Delicate snowflakes this gorgeous must be Heaven-sent with love.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.36"X2.89" and 6.87"X2.11" and 3.88"X1.77"



Request of the Week - British Robin

Every winter, two roly-poly robins come to visit Yvonne in Worcester, Great Britain.  She loves
to observe them hopping merrily around in her bird bath and on the bird table.  Because they
brighten up her winters, Yvonne requested a robin design.

"They are so colorful and I would like to put one on my fleece, and maybe even on some kitchen towels,"  says Yvonne. The possibilities are endless with these adorable robin designs.  Add them to quilts, tote bags, sweatshirts, and wall hangings. Thank you for the wonderful suggestion, Yvonne!
 
A brightly colored robin perches daintily against an oval-shaped, Winter backdrop.
 

Available in two sizes:
5.80"X7.29" and 4.78"X6.03"


One little robin sits contentedly on a holly bough.

Available in one size:
3.86"X2.41"



Showcase Snowflakes & Snowmen!

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these Stitchers Showcase photos are so delightful! Using snowmen, snowflakes, and winter scenes, your fellow embroiderers have embraced the season with some very "cool" project ideas! The T-shirts, sweatshirts, and scarves will keep you cozy this winter. While the seasonal wall hangings will inspire your own home decor projects or gift ideas.

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

 
Shirt of Snowy Flakes   Winter Bunny Scarf   Let's Hear it...for Winter!

   
Toile Snowmen Shirts   Cool and Crazy Snowflakes   Snowy Day Set

   
First Snowfall Shirts   Nice in Ice Toile   Medley of Crystal Snowflakes

   
Snow Cool...in Australia   Snow Scene Quilt   Cardinals in Winter


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