Embroidery Library
Grandmother's Attic
Grandmother's Attic

NEW THIS WEEK - March 9, 2016

Evoke the classic beauty of antique linens with this week's new designs!

Floral blooms, Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred stuffies, vintage-style Days of the Week teddy bears, and more are perfect for giving your home antique-inspired style.

Plus, a lace bunting alphabet is an elegant way to decorate for parties, add a sweet style to home decor, or spruce up a holiday display.

Scroll down the page to see these beautiful designs!

A beautiful bow pillow adds an
charming look to any living space!
Click here to see how it's made.

Watercolor Cherries and Blossoms

Bright, juicy cherries and gorgeous cherry blossoms are stitched to replicate the beautiful, traditional look of watercolor paintings. Varying colors in the leaves and cherries add a realistic style; lighter and darker shading adds texture and depth.
Available in four sizes:
6.90" x 9.18" and 5.86" x 7.80"
5.40" x 7.18" and 4.89" x 6.50"
  Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 11.72" and 5.53" x 9.40"
 4.58" x 7.80" and 4.03" x 6.86"

These beautiful designs are perfect for updating a set of table linens, or adding an antique look to your bedding. Stitch this border along the edge of a pillowcase, or add to the bottom of a placemat.
Available in four sizes:
11.75" x 4.95" and 9.40" x 3.97" and 7.80" x 3.29" and 6.00" x 2.81"

Finish this set of cherries and blossoms with a coordinating corner and accent design. They're the perfect size for embroidering on the corner of a handkerchief, a napkin, or a tea towel.
Available in three sizes:
6.57" x 5.86" and 5.45" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.43"
  Available in one size:
2.79" x 3.86"

Watercolor Cherries and Blossoms Design Pack

A Watercolor Cherries and Blossoms Design Pack
A Watercolor Cherries and Blossoms Design Pack
Watercolor Cherries and Blossoms Design Pack

Bring the beauty of antique linens to your home with this watercolor design pack.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, sizes, and prices:


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

 XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
 Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
Md - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"

Days of the Week Teddy Bears (Vintage)

Tea towels get a sweet update thanks to the cheerful teddy bears in these Days of the Week designs. Each bear is engaging in a different household chore; here Sunday takes care of the garden while Monday sweeps the house.
Available in two sizes:
4.33" x 5.96" and 2.82" x 3.90"
  Available in two sizes:
4.55" x 6.27" and 2.81" x 3.89"

The days of the week are stitched on the last color stop for these designs, so you can stitch the bears on their own. Pick your favorites for a quilt, or stitch as-is on a set of tea towels.
Available in two sizes:
4.65" x 6.18" and 2.92" x 3.90"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 6.34" and 2.98" x 3.90"

These teddy bear designs have been digitized in the traditional vintage style, and are especially beautiful on light, low-nap fabrics such as quilter's cotton, linen, twill, and canvas.
Available in two sizes:
4.45" x 6.21" and 2.79" x 3.90"
  Available in two sizes:
3.56" x 6.43" and 2.15" x 3.89"

Add these adorable Days of the Week teddy bears to your next project! They're a fabulous way to add antique flair to your home.
Available in two sizes:
4.69" x 6.42" and 2.85" x 3.90"
Find our best tips for embroidering on floursack towels in this free tutorial.

Days of the Week Teddy Bears (Vintage) Design Pack

Days of the Week Teddy Bears (Vintage) Design Pack

Purchase these colorful Teddy bear designs individually by clicking the links above, or get all 7 of the designs in a pack.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

 Lg - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"

Floral Vintage Flourishes

Blossoming flowers add stunning antique style to bed and table linens, handkerchiefs, table scarves, and more. These gorgeous roses are stitched with multiple thread colors, adding an unexpected level of depth to the design.
Available in five sizes:
7.62" x 7.82" and 6.92" x 7.09" and 5.87" x 6.02" and 4.84" x 4.97" and 3.77" x 3.87"

A beautiful border matches perfectly with the blooming roses above, and is perfect for stitching a coordinating set of table linens or bedding.
Available in five sizes:
11.76" x 4.04" and 9.41" x 3.24" and 7.81" x 2.69" and 6.00" x 2.29" and 5.71" x 2.07"

Corner designs are surprisingly versatile and this stunning rose is no different. Repeat on a pillow to make your own pattern, or add to a pocket or napkin!
Available in three sizes:
6.00" x 5.86" and 4.97" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.78"

Bright and colorful chrysanthemums shine in this flourishing design. Embrace the antique theme and stitch it on table scarves or pillowcases. Or, stitch on framed art, pillows, and aprons!
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.87" x 6.85" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.86"

This border design also features the brilliant mums and is delightful on any embroidery project. Embroider onto apparel for an instant update, or let them shine on towels, purses, and totes.
Available in five sizes:
11.75" x 3.71" and 9.41" x 2.98" and 7.81" x 2.47" and 6.01" x 1.90" and 3.87" x 1.37"

Add this blooming mum to shirt pockets, quilt corners, or the edges of tablecloths. The pretty flower and flourishing details make an irresistible combination.
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 5.81" and 4.86" x 4.80" and 3.87" x 3.81"

Update a t-shirt, tote bag, or table runner with these lovely cone flower designs! The bright colors and unique details make them perfect for pillows, quilts, wall hangings, and more.
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.80" and 6.86" x 6.85" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.86" and 3.87" x 3.86"

Create a matching set of bath and hand towels, table or bed linens, or shirt and pocket designs with these colorful cone flower designs!
Available in five sizes:
11.75" x 4.36" and 9.41" x 3.50" and 7.81" x 2.90" and 6.00" x 2.51" and 3.87" x 1.55"

Add a corner cone flower design to blankets and quilts, linen napkins, and pockets for a fabulous addition to your embroidery projects.
Available in three sizes:
5.86" x 5.92" and 4.86" x 4.91" and 3.83" x 3.87"

Sunbonnet Sue and Fishermen Fred Stuffies (In-the-Hoop)

Stuffed Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred designs are stitched entirely in the hoop, and are a fabulous way to show off your crafty interests! They're especially adorable displayed together hung from windows, light fixtures, or even on a Christmas tree come December!

Get instructions for these in-the-hoop stuffies right here.
Available in two sizes:
3.56" x 6.74" and 2.00" x 3.79"
  Available in two sizes:
4.27" x 6.73" and 2.42" x 3.81"

Bunting (Lace) Alphabet

Gorgeous lace letters make the perfect bunting for anniversaries, baby and bridal showers, kids' room decor, and more! Whip up letters spelling a name, congratulations, or "Welcome."

Designs featuring letters, numbers, and punctuation are all available in two different sizes.

Find the project instructions for these letters here.


Bunting (Lace) Alphabet Design Pack

Purchase the whole bunting lace alphabet designs in a pack! They're beautiful decor items for parties, bedrooms, and more.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

6 Inch Height -- Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
4 Inch Height -- Designs smaller than 4" x 4"

Request of the Week -- Irish Wolfhound Sketch

Shirley has a friend who simply adores Irish Wolfhounds, and was looking for a design to frame as a gift. Thanks for the suggestion, Shirley!
Available in three sizes:
7.28" x 6.90" and 6.18" x 5.85" and 5.07" x 4.81"

The Request of the Week program is one where you can suggest a design for us to draw and digitize. It's
a popular program, and designs are scheduled through the middle of 2017. But we still want to read your ideas! Send them to support@emblibrary.com. We'll add them to the list of designs to be created!

To see other designs that have been created by requests, click here.