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Winter Wonderland

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Take a walk in a winter wonderland!

Watercolor-style scenes capture the serene light and stillness of the country in winter, a photo-realistic nuthatch perches on a frosty fencepost, and wildlife fluffs its fur and feathers in striking medley sketches.

Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred have tons of fun sledding, skiing, and skating in winter-perfect Bluework days of the week designs. And, in designs just right for fleece scarves and pullovers, cute critters get cozy in bright winter wear.

Sled down the page to see all the new winter wonderland designs!



 

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Winter Wonderland

If you love fresh snow, cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa, and making snowmen, this is your season! Celebrate winter with a divine Winter Wonderland sampler. Gorgeous snowflakes and flowing letters create a dazzling tribute to our favorite frosty season.
 
Snowflake sampler with the words Winter Wonderland.
Available in four sizes:
10.18"X7.00" and 8.52"X5.85" and 7.81"X5.36" and 6.90"X4.74"


Flurry of Snowflakes

Graceful snowflakes dance and swirl in delicate vertical sprays. Very fresh and pretty on fleece scarves, tablecloths, and towels -- these snowflake flurries will be a winter treat no matter where they land!
     
Vertical snowflake and filigree spray.   Vertical snowflake and filigree spray.
Available in three sizes:
6.23"X11.80" and 4.97"X9.41" and 3.61"X6.83"
  Available in three sizes:
6.13"X11.80" and 4.89"X9.41" and 3.57"X6.88"


Winter Watercolor Scenes

Country scenes glow with watercolor-like stitches, creating a hand-painted effect. Serene forest surrounds woodland animals and birds as they pause for a moment of stillness.

A moose stands before a covered bridge. Color-blending on the trees creates a lovely painterly effect, and the snow is shaded for a naturalistic perspective. Fabulous on pillow shams and wall hangings, and as framed embroidery.
 
Watercolor-like winter country scene with covered bridge and moose.
Available in four sizes:
10.20"X6.99" and 8.57"X5.89" and 7.77"X5.35" and 6.83"X4.71"


A church's windows shine at twilight, and a deer pricks his ears, in a quaint and charming scene for winter projects.
 
Watercolor-like winter country scene with church and deer.
Available in three sizes:
9.35"X6.97" and 7.79"X5.82" and 6.47"X4.85"


A cardinal rests on a branch near a rustic barn.
 
Watercolor-like winter country scene with cardinal and barn.
Available in three sizes:
9.02"X6.98" and 7.59"X5.84" and 6.30"X4.85"


Cabin windows shine with warmth. Do the people inside know they have a visitor? Perfect for cabin owners and outdoors lovers!
 
Watercolor-like winter country scene with fox and cabin.
Available in four sizes:
9.81"X6.98" and 8.23"X5.85" and 7.77"X5.50" and 6.83"X4.84"


Nuthatch on a Fencepost

A nuthatch perches on a fencepost, surveying the winter scenery. Snow-covered berries and leaves add impressive realism to this design, while something about this beautiful bird's pose suggests a kind of optimism -- maybe about the coming spring? A stunning design for pillow shams, wall hangings, and framed embroidery.
 
Realistic machine embroidery design of nuthatch on fencepost in winter.
Available in four sizes:
10.70"X8.56" and 8.70"X6.97" and 7.31"X5.85" and 6.07"X4.86"


Wildlife Sketches

Sketchy-style wildlife medleys capture the essence of the animals and birds they depict. Silhouette-like outlines, shaded fur and feathers, and subtle tones make these designs impressive additions to all kinds of projects. Pillow shams, tote bags, jacket backs -- all are ideal canvases for wildlife sketches!

The wild nature of bears shines through in this striking composition.
 
Sketchy-style wildlife medley of a bear.
Available in three sizes:
7.67"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.94" and 4.84"X4.90"


In many languages the word "fox" comes from a word for his bushy tail. A group of foxes is a "skulk," "leash," "troop," or "earth." Young foxes are known as kits, pups, or cubs. Male foxes are called Reynards, females vixens. By any name, foxes are graceful animals found on almost every continent.
 
Sketchy-style wildlife medley of a fox.
Available in three sizes:
7.14"X7.80" and 5.86"X6.40" and 4.85"X5.29"


The Great Horned Owl, also known as the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas.  The owl's impressive size and demeanor are drawn beautifully in the medley below.
 
Sketchy-style wildlife medley of a Great Horned Owl.
Available in three sizes:
7.43"X7.77" and 5.85"X6.12" and 4.86"X5.08"


The horns of a bighorn sheep can weigh up to 30 pounds! Bighorns are well adapted to climbing steep terrain, where they take cover from predators. Impressive animals on mountains, and on wall hangings and pillows!
 
Sketchy-style wildlife medley of bighorn sheep.
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.46" and 6.13"X5.88" and 5.06"X4.87"


Days of the Week Sunbonnet Sue & Fisherman Fred (Bluework)

Redwork and Bluework designs share the same qualities: light, open, airy, one color thread. Both also share a long history. In 1910, synthetic dyes became even more colorfast, and Bluework was born. For more on the history of these classic styles, click here.

Days of the week towels -- flour sack and tea towels -- are a traditional place for light-stitching Redwork or Bluework. In the designs below, Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred enjoy winter adventures on each day of the week. On Sunday, they warm themselves by the fire with cups of hot cocoa, ready for another week of winter activities. Even shoveling on Monday looks fun for this happy pair!
     
Sunday Days of the Week Bluework design with Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred.  
Available in two sizes:
5.81"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.20"
  Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.64" and 3.85"X2.61"


Building a snowman on Tuesday and sledding on Wednesday mean Sue and Fred get plenty of healthy fresh air.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
6.51"X4.82" and 3.85"X2.86"
  Available in two sizes:
6.65"X4.86" and 3.85"X2.81"


Adorable in their plaid winter outfits, Sue and Fred take to the slopes and the ice skating pond.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
6.29"X4.83" and 3.85"X2.96"
  Available in two sizes:
6.74"X4.83" and 3.84"X2.76"


Sue reels in her catch, while Fred waits with patience (an important quality for ice fishing!)
 
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.62" and 3.85"X2.60"


Days of the Week Sunbonnet Sue & Fisherman Fred (Bluework) Design Packs

Stitch up a set of charming days of the week towels with Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred! Light and airy Bluework designs are a fast way to spruce up kitchen decor for the season. 

Days of the Week Sunbonnet Sue & Fisherman Fred (Bluework) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Two 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 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Cozy Up Critters

Cozy Up Critters will win your heart with sweet expressions peeking out from hats, scarves, and ear muffs. Somewhere in the woods these darling animals found bright winter wear, and they all knew what to do with it.

An owl and a beaver look as snug as can be in their hat and scarf. Stitch onto PJs, shirts, towels, and quilts for winter fun!
     
Owl in knitted stocking cap machine embroidery design.   A beaver in a striped scarf machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.07"X4.99" and 3.14"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.91"X4.07" and 3.86"X2.66"


This penguin and moose want to come home with you!
     
A penguin stays warm in earmuffs and scarf.   A moose is bundled up in a scarf.
Available in two sizes:
3.97"X5.30" and 2.89"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.81"X5.34" and 3.48"X3.86"


Foxes are known for their cleverness, and this fox knows to wear his hat and mittens to stay warm in the chilly weather. And a polar bear keeps his cheeks warm with soft ear muffs.
     
A fox wears a hat and mittens.   A polar bear in earmuffs and scarf machine embroidery design.
Available in two sizes:
4.36"X4.98" and 3.37"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.37"X5.45" and 3.09"X3.86"


Cozy Up Critters Design Packs

Cozy up this winter with adorable wildlife bundled up in hats, ear muffs, mittens, and scarves. Towels, fleece scarves, and sweatshirts are so cute with these sweet critters!

A Cozy Up Critters Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Two 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 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"


 

Winter can be a challenge in some parts of the world, but it also brings dazzling decorations, both in Nature and in embroidery. Snowflakes and freshly fallen snow gleam with intricate beauty, shine with gorgeous blue tones, and light up the landscape. And of course, snowmen in all shapes and sizes are one of the very best parts of winter. This week's Stitchers Showcase collection moves in with a flurry of inspiration for winter projects. And, like snowflakes in real life, no two are exactly alike. Enjoy!

Want to share pictures of your work? We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your project to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
Icy Blue Snow Sweatshirt Snow Scene Quilt Cozy Winter Pillows
 
Snowy Day Set Soft Fleece Scarves Warm Winter Welcome
 
Snowflake Napkins Let It Snow Pillows Shimmering Icicles
 


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