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Christmas Words of Wisdom

NEW THIS WEEK - December 3rd, 2008


Christmas Words of Wisdom

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From Christmas cards to caroling, this season is full of greetings and expressions of goodwill. More than 40 new designs below have curly and creative messages, for stitched holiday tidings that are extra jolly.

 

The Creative Expressions designs mix sweet and simple phrases with favorite holiday images. These designs are great for towels, aprons, table linens, and more. Each has an heirloom applique version -- we stitched ours in felt for a puffy, cozy look. The Words of Wisdom designs, further down the page, are great for the front of cuddly winter sweatshirts, and range from comical to calm. We've created designs in each collection for Hanukkah, too. You'll find a greeting to make everyone on your list smile!

 

Have a look through the designs, and get your gift stitching started. Best holiday wishes, and happy stitching!

Transform vintage dish towels into the perfect holiday gifts using Susan's Dish Towel Pillow project instructions. Click here for instructions!


Creative Christmas Expressions
 

Swirling, artsy lettering with brightly colored Christmas motifs will brighten your home when you
stitch them on towels, aprons, napkins, and placemats. Each of these designs is available in bold
solid-stitched shapes or with a spot of heirloom applique. We stitched our appliques with felt
for a fluffy, three-dimensional look, but you can choose whatever fabric you like. With just a handful
of colors in each design, they're quick to make and will be just right to bring a bit of Christmas magic into your home or create gifts with a handmade touch.

 

Say "Merry Christmas" with this vibrant and contemporary ornament design.   A classic round ornament (applique) gets a contemporary touch with bright green thread.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.67"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.30" and 3.26"X2.77"
  Available in three sizes:
5.67"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.30" and 3.26"X2.77"

Ring in the season with this shining
"Silver Bells" design!
  Icy lettering swirls around a cozy applique
bell, adorned with a bow.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X6.21" and 3.03"X3.86" and 2.55"X3.26"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X6.21" and 3.03"X3.86" and 2.55"X3.26"

Icy shades of blue and lavender make
a stunning combination.
  A snowflake in heirloom applique gives this
design unique texture.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.17"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.63" and 3.26"X3.05"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.85" and 3.26"X3.26"

Stitch this vibrant design for the people
who light up your life!
  Jewel tones and heirloom applique give this
design a special glow.
 
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.89" and 3.17"X3.85" and 2.66"X3.25"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.89" and 3.17"X3.85" and 2.66"X3.25"

Here's a very merry design -- stitch it to share
the spirit of Santa!
  Santa's iconic hat gets even cozier in classic heirloom applique.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.44" and 3.87"X2.50" and 3.26"X2.10"
  Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.44" and 3.87"X2.51" and 3.26"X2.10"

This design on wintry towels would make a special gift for the "star" of your life.   The twinkling star gets extra dimension with a clever touch of heirloom applique.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.81"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.21" and 3.25"X2.70"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.20" and 3.25"X2.70"

Show your sweet side with this cheery candy cane design in classic red and green.   A delicious combination of stitching and applique is sure to sweeten your home.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.01"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.73" and 3.26"X3.13"
  Available in three sizes:
4.94"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.80" and 3.26"X3.18"

Let the light of Christmas shine with this
spirited candle design.
  A fluffy towel stitched with this warm design
is sure to melt hearts.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.62" and 3.25"X3.04"
  Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.62" and 3.25"X3.04"

Make merry music with this shining
"Jingle" design!
  Applique makes these jingle bells jump
off the fabric.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.01"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.11" and 3.25"X2.61"
  Available in three sizes:
6.01"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.11" and 3.25"X2.61"

Stitch the joy of a spirited sleigh ride onto
cheery Christmas linens.
  An applique sleigh floats across your project in
this smile-inducing design.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.20"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.03" and 3.25"X2.55"
  Available in three sizes:
6.20"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.03" and 3.25"X2.55"

Show your loved ones how you really feel about them with this "sweet" design.   Deep burgundy lettering and an applique gingerbread man are extra tasty!
 
Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.13" and 3.67"X3.86" and 3.08"X3.26"
  Available in three sizes:
4.86"X5.14" and 3.67"X3.87" and 3.08"X3.26"

Get playful with this heartwarming
"Reindeer Games" design.
  Our would-be Rudolph only gets cuter with
an heirloom applique body.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.42" and 3.86"X2.49" and 3.26"X2.09"
  Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.42" and 3.86"X2.49" and 3.26"X2.09"

Stitch a more classic holiday greeting,
complete with a sprig of holly.
  Liven up your message of holiday cheer
with applique leaves.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.48"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.42" and 3.26"X2.87"
  Available in three sizes:
5.48"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.42" and 3.26"X2.88"

Stitch this dove and olive branch design to extend your wishes for peace on earth.   A soft, appliqued dove carries warm wishes
for a peaceful season.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.54"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.87" and 3.25"X2.41"
  Available in three sizes:
6.54"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.87" and 3.25"X2.41"

This evergreen design brings a splash of color
that everyone will love.
  Deck your decor with this applique tree for an extra touch of warmth.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.75" and 3.87"X2.67" and 3.26"X2.24"
  Available in three sizes:
6.86"X4.73" and 3.87"X2.67" and 3.26"X2.24"

Keep the magic alive with this festive design that looks forward to Santa's arrival.   Welcome Santa into your home with this energetic design, embellished with applique.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.44"X4.86" and 3.85"X2.92" and 3.25"X2.45"
  Available in three sizes:
6.44"X4.86" and 3.85"X2.92" and 3.25"X2.45"

What's in the box? Anyone who's been a kid knows anticipation is half the fun.   Choose a patterned fabric for the "wrapping paper" if you like.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.39"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.48" and 3.25"X2.92"
  Available in three sizes:
5.39"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.48" and 3.25"X2.92"

Say "Merry Christmas" the Spanish way with
this bold poinsettia design.
  A bright poinsettia really stands out
in heirloom applique.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.82"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.22" and 3.26"X2.71"
  Available in three sizes:
5.82"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.22" and 3.26"X2.71"

Have a holly jolly Christmas with this
cheery Santa design!
  Santa's beard is extra jolly in puffy
felt applique.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.67"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.81" and 3.26"X2.36"
  Available in three sizes:
6.67"X4.86" and 3.86"X2.81" and 3.26"X2.36"


A Creative Christmas Expressions Value Pack

Express warm Christmas wishes to everyone on your list with the entire pack of
Creative Christmas Expressions! Towels, aprons, table linens, and more will stitch up
quickly and make distinctive gifts with these designs.

The Creative Christmas Expressions design pack contains 19 designs, priced at only $25.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4


A Creative Christmas Expressions (Applique) Value Pack

The applique versions of these Creative Christmas Expressions designs will make unique and heartwarming decorations for your home and friends' gifts. We stitched the applique in felt for a cozily fluffy look.

The Creative Christmas Expressions (Applique) design pack contains 19 designs, priced at only $25.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

Creative Hanukkah Expressions

 

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with this shining
blue and yellow design.
  Heirloom applique gives this Star of David
a humble and faceted look.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.41"X4.87" and 3.85"X3.45" and 3.26"X2.94"
  Available in three sizes:
5.36"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.50" and 3.26"X2.94"

Whether you spell it "Chanukah" or "Hannukah," you can stitch your design of choice.   Share Chanukah greetings with this
applique-adorned design.
 
Available in three sizes:
5.19"X4.87" and 3.84"X3.60" and 3.24"X3.03"
  Available in three sizes:
5.16"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.63" and 3.24"X3.05"

 

Christmas Words of Wisdom

 

These witty designs for Christmas and winter will make unique and vibrant decorations
for cuddly and stylish seasonal sweatshirts. (Or T-shirts if you live in warmer climates ... but
we're in Minnesota, so we'll be doing sweatshirts.) Try them on seasonal pillows, too. From sweet greetings to mischievous messages, you'll find something here for everyone on your list!

 

For most of these designs, the smallest size is arranged differently than the design
on this page, so make sure to click on each design to see the variations.

 

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! Bright, juicy shades of pink and light green
bring this design contemporary pizzazz.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.20" and 6.87"X2.35" and 3.86"X1.85"

Winter is wonderful ... in limited doses! Stitch a sense of humor with this design
that's sure to draw chuckles and admiration.
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X3.19" and 6.86"X2.33" and 2.90"X3.87"

A sassy message is surrounded by cheery purple-and-green ornaments and twinkling yellow stars. Enjoy this retro-looking design with a modern message!
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.44" and 6.87"X3.24" and 3.86"X3.26"

Take Santa's advice and spread some holiday cheer with this merry message.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.94" and 6.86"X2.88" and 3.13"X3.87"

Festive wrapped boxes and playful hearts surround creative lettering.
'Tis the season to (stitch and) be jolly!
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.64" and 6.87"X2.66" and 3.86"X3.08"

When the mistletoe goes up, the smooches start flying. Stitch this flirty and fun design
on adorable holiday wear for all ages!
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X4.24" and 6.85"X3.10" and 3.87"X3.30"

Multiple tones of gold make this "Peace on Earth" design shimmer, with graceful script
surrounded by stars, holly, and a dove with an olive branch.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.89" and 6.86"X4.30" and 3.86"X2.41"

Celestial glitz radiates from this design accented with metallic gold thread.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.52" and 6.86"X3.30" and 3.85"X3.39"

Here's a humorous design for siblings who plan on leaving Santa
a little more than he bargained for.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.21" and 6.84"X3.09" and 3.86"X2.59"

Stitch this fun design on a shirt for each kid in the family,
and Santa will really have his hands full!
Available in three sizes:
8.93"X4.21" and 6.32"X3.09" and 3.85"X2.53"

And he means it in the nicest way possible. Stitch this snowman on holiday wear
that will make friends laugh out loud!
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X3.55" and 6.86"X2.60" and 3.83"X2.69"

A trio of merry mice scurry around, putting the finishing touches
on the holiday decorations.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.91" and 6.87"X3.58" and 3.86"X2.02"

Need to do some negotiating to get on Santa's good list? Mischief makers
of all ages will appreciate this funny design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.01" and 6.86"X2.94" and 3.85"X3.11"

For those whose "negotiations" with Santa are of a different sort, here's a sassy design
that asks the big jolly guy exactly how good you have to be.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.92" and 6.85"X3.59" and 3.84"X2.55"

A simple, one-color design extends holiday greetings across the earth.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.49" and 6.87"X2.56" and 3.86"X1.91"

Imagine the aroma of warm, soft cookies, fresh out of the oven ... is it any wonder one of the most memorable things about Christmas is the smells?
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X2.85" and 6.86"X2.07" and 3.89"X2.71"

Share a warm smile wherever you go with this cheery snowpeople design.
Available in three sizes:
7.59"X5.85" and 6.28"X4.86" and 3.85"X2.97"

Show loved ones how they make you feel with this sweet and "merry" design. A pair of birds
perched between sprigs of holly beautifully show your affection.
Available in three sizes:
9.39"X3.37" and 6.84"X2.46" and 3.86"X2.54"

A sweet rhyme -- decorated with sweets -- will make a cheery and
creative holiday shirt.
Available in three sizes:
9.35"X2.38" and 6.88"X1.76" and 3.86"X2.01"


A Christmas Words of Wisdom Value Pack

Get all these Christmas and winter messages and stitch them on holiday sweatshirts or other gifts
for everyone on your "To Stitch For" list!

The Creative Christmas Expressions design pack contains 19 designs, priced at only $25.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 

Hanukkah Words of Wisdom

 

At once contemporary and classic, this design in light blue and gold colors conveys your sincerest wishes for the Festival of Lights. As with the designs above, the smallest size of this design is arranged differently -- click the image below to see it!
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.99" and 6.85"X2.91" and 3.86"X3.45"

Prefer the "Chanukah" spelling? Here's your version of this graceful
and reverent design.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.02" and 6.85"X2.94" and 3.86"X3.47"


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