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NEW THIS WEEK - February 3rd, 2010


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Embroidery Library's gone to the birds! This week's new collection of designs is overflowing with designs of birdhouses and birds that'll make your crafty imagination take flight.


Soar around the globe with wonderfully intricate world art birdhouses! Traditional decorative painting styles, architecture, and more make these unique and fun designs dazzle on tote bags, home decorations, and more. Bring some joy into your life with stylized bluebirds of happiness on quilts, linens, and shirts.


A pair of Bible verses are matched with sweet birds in inspirational designs perfect for tote bags, Bible covers, and wall hangings. Plus, give your avian stitching a whimsical twist with fun themed birdie bungalows. Even Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred have taken a little bird-watching trip!


Fly down the page and enjoy this fantastic flock of designs!

Decorate your home or porch with this fun and easy-to-make birdhouse. Click here for free project instructions!



World of Birdhouses

The vibrant decorative art styles of cultures around the globe inspired these intricate birdhouses, each inhabited by a lovely local bird. From folk art favorites like Norwegian rosemaling and Italian majolica to the sophisticated looks of the international Art Deco and Arts and Crafts movements, these birdhouse designs will be stunning on tote bags, table toppers, sweatshirts, pillows, and more.
Rosemaling Birdhouse
with Eurasian Dotterel
Arts and Crafts Birdhouse
with Goldfinch
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.42" and 4.86"X6.13"
  Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.67" and 4.62"X6.83"

Japanese Birdhouse
with Daurian Redstart
Russian Birdhouse
with Pale Thrush
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.24" and 4.80"X5.12"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X5.96" and 4.86"X4.94"

Rosnaling Birdhouse
with Eurasian Blackbird
Polish Folk Art Birdhouse
with Bohemian Waxwing
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.49" and 4.81"X5.32"
  Available in two sizes:
5.84"X6.08" and 4.84"X5.03"

Mexican Birdhouse
with Mexican Jay
Majolica Birdhouse
with European Robin
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.32" and 4.80"X6.82"
  Available in two sizes:
5.86"X5.88" and 4.81"X4.82"

Tiki Birdhouse
with Apapane
African Birdhouse
with Golden-winged Sunbird
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.62" and 4.86"X6.31"
  Available in two sizes:
5.88"X7.49" and 4.89"X6.19"

German Birdhouse
with Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Art Deco Birdhouse
with Swallow
Available in two sizes:
5.86"X8.28" and 4.85"X6.84"
  Available in two sizes:
6.54"X5.81" and 5.44"X4.86"

A World of Birdhouses Value Pack


Fly around the world with the whole dozen of these wonderfully detailed birdhouse designs. The World of Birdhouses design packs contain 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! 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

Designs with lots of stitches, like these wonderfully intricate birdhouses, are well suited to fabrics on the sturdier side, like canvas. A classic canvas tote bag is a great way to show off your favorite birdhouse! Get tips and tricks for embroidering on handy and versatile canvas to make your embroidery look its best.

Click here for these free instructions!



Bluebirds of Happiness

In cultures around the world, the bluebird is a symbol of happiness, prosperity, and renewal. These six cheery birds and their matching border and corner will look lovely perched on sweaters, table linens, curtains, and more creations. Bring a bit of happiness into every day with these designs!
Bluebird of Happiness Feature Bluebird of Happiness Square
Available in two sizes:
4.98"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.73"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.84"

Bluebird of Happiness Square Bluebird of Happiness Right Corner
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.25" and 3.55"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.82"X5.28" and 3.52"X3.86"

Bluebird of Happiness Left Corner Bluebird of Happiness Feature
Available in two sizes:
5.19"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.60"
  Available in two sizes:
6.80"X4.84" and 3.88"X2.77"

Happiness Floral Border - The medium size of this design has been formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be used in standard hoops.
Available in three sizes:
9.34"X1.52" and 6.00"X1.08" and 3.86"X0.68"

Happiness Floral Corner
Available in two sizes:
5.03"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.72"

A Bluebirds of Happiness Value Pack

Let these bluebirds perch on your creations and brighten your life! The Bluebirds of Happiness design packs contain 8 designs, priced at only $12.97! 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

Get ready for spring cleaning in style with a sharp-looking hanging pocket organizer! Fabric pockets are great for holding small items, and you can adjust the size to fit every organizing need. Cute bluebirds will make the perfect accent!

Click here for these free project instructions!



"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)


This comforting design will make a wonderful feature on wall hangings, pillows, and more.

Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.17" and 4.86"X5.93"

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." (Joshua 24:15)

Make your house a home with this spirited design on wall hangings, tote bags, and Bible covers.

Available in two sizes:
5.94"X5.86" and 4.92"X4.86"



Birdie Bungalows

Take a flight of fancy with these playful birdhouse designs! Their fun themes are great for decorating sweatshirts, tote bags, aprons, and more decorations - and you'll find a design for everybirdie on your list. These embroidery designs are the perfect touch to feather your nest!

Sewing Birdhouse Castle Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.73" and 2.76"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.31"X6.86" and 2.43"X3.92"

Garden Birdhouse Winery Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.30" and 2.97"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
2.70"X6.86" and 1.52"X3.88"

Bakery Birdhouse Train Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
4.37"X6.86" and 2.44"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.56"X6.85" and 2.45"X3.86"

Tea Birdhouse Lighthouse Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.48" and 2.87"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
3.57"X6.85" and 2.00"X3.85"

Barn Birdhouse Farmers Market Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X6.85" and 2.17"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.63"X6.85" and 2.60"X3.85"

Fire Station Birdhouse School Birdhouse
Available in two sizes:
3.88"X6.85" and 2.17"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
3.91"X6.85" and 2.19"X3.85"

A Birdie Bungalows Value Pack


Feather your nest with these playful birdhouse designs. The Birdie Bungalows design packs contain 12 designs, priced at only $19.97! 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

Wear your favorite birdhouse design to bring a bit of whimsy with you wherever you go! Sweatshirts are a great space for embroidery - learn tips and tricks to make sure your sweatshirt embroidery looks its best, with no puckering or gapping.

Click here for free instructions!


Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred have gone bird-watching - and they've each found a special little birdie! Stitch these adorable designs on quilts, tote bags, wall hangings, and more. This pair of designs make sweet his-and-hers accents, too!

Sunbonnet Sue and her companions have been traditional quilting and embroidery favorites for more than 100 years. Send your theme requests to stitch@emblibrary.com, and watch for the adventures of Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred!

Sunbonnet Sue

  Fisherman Fred


Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.51" and 4.86"X6.26" and 3.02"X3.85"


Available in three sizes:
5.82"X8.08" and 4.87"X6.73" and 2.77"X3.85"

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