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Spring Stitches

NEW THIS WEEK - March 12th, 2008

Spring Stitches

Free Project Instructions!


After a long Winter, Spring can never get here fast enough.  As the temperatures warm and the snow melts away, let these Spring Stitches be the cure for your Spring Fever!

Garden and flower samplers and quick-stitch, shirt front designs offer sweet sentiments amidst Spring motifs. Silly Spring Chickens find adventures and mischief, while adorable Springtime Sweeties, such as a hedgehog, lamb, and frogs, romp and play in the newly warm weather!

One-color Redwork Kids splash their way into spring and can't wait to find their way onto quilts, towels, and wall-hangings. Large lace doilies, with butterfly, floral, and daisy designs, are the perfect way to decorate the home after a good bout of Spring cleaning.

As buds begin to bloom and Spring is about to be sprung, it is never too soon to start your seasonal stitching. Float down the page to see the new designs, and get ready to put some spring in your stitches!

Get rid of the Winter doldrums, and usher Spring into your home with lovely, lace doilies!

Click here for free project instructions.

Seeds of Wisdom

There is nothing 'garden variety' about these light, quick-to-stitch shirt front designs full of spring
and flower themes.  Place the pretty designs onto shirts and sweatshirts for the gardeners and
friends in your life!

Blossoms and a butterfly merrily dance around the phrase, "Where flowers bloom, so does hope."
Available in two sizes:
8.70'X5.85" and 6.85"X4.62"

Encircling the saying, "Friends are flowers in the garden of life," are winding vines and blooms.
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X6.01" and 4.85"X4.97"

  Embroidering on T-Shirts

The light and airy stitches in these designs make
them perfect for T-shirts and light, stretchy knits.
Stitch the designs onto light-colored fabric, as
the open fills will allow the fabric to peek through.

If you'd like tips for stitching onto T-shirts, please
enjoy a free video and tutorial. Click here for that


Amidst sprouting flowers, a lovely butterfly lights on the adage, "All things grow with love."
Available in two sizes:
7.77"X5.85" and 6.37"X4.81"

A brilliant bloom accents the expression, "Spring had Sprung."
Available in two sizes:
6.67"X5.85" and 5.47"X4.79"

Embroidering on Tote Bags

Make a fashion statement with a personalized tote bag.
Quick and classy, these tote bags make perfect gifts for
friends and family, or simply keep for yourself!

Click here for free project instructions for making tote bags!

A blossoming rose weaves among the saying, "Take time to smell the roses."
Available in two sizes:
4.76"X9.40" and 3.45"X6.81"

A spade digs, while a snail slithers among the phrase, "Gardeners know the best dirt."
Available in two sizes:
9.40"X4.77" and 6.84"X3.48"

Seeds of Wisdom Pack

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the
pack to your shopping cart.

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

Spring Chickens

These Spring Chickens are full of energy and adventure!  Add a little of their sass to a wide
 variety of items including towels, quilts, wall-hangings, tote bags and more!

Silly Spring Chicken finds a flower.
  Silly Spring Chicken chases a grasshopper.
Available in two sizes:
5.55"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.40"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.30" and 2.41"X3.85"

  Embroidering on Towels

Spring chickens will add a splash of spring to any towel
decor. Stitch them onto thick-and-thirsty terrycloth bath
towels, or flour sack dish towels for the kitchen.

If you'd like tips and tricks for embroidering on towels,
a free video and written tutorial will guide you. Click
here for that information!

Silly Spring Chicken chats with Chick.
  Silly Spring Chicken splashes in the puddles.
Available in two sizes:
5.71"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.31"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87"X5.01" and 3.75"X3.86"

Silly Spring Chicken finds the feed and digs in.
  Silly Spring Chicken lays a really big egg!
Available in two sizes:
4.84"X6.13" and 3.05"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X6.13" and 3.07"X3.86"

Spring Chickens Pack

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the
pack to your shopping cart.

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


Kind and encouraging garden expressions dance with floral motifs across these delightful
Spring Samplers.  Let color and sweet sentiment bloom in your embroidery projects!

Flowers, leaves, and vines weave together and culminate with
 a heart above the phrase, "Flowers feed the soul."
Available in two sizes:
5.58"X7.11" and 4.82"X5.88" 

Under a brightly shining sun, sunflowers soar towards the sky and
 around the saying, "To plant a garden is to believe in the future."
 Available in two sizes:
5.86"X7.99" and 4.82"X6.55"

  Framed Embroidery

These spring sampler designs, with colorful artwork and
sweet sayings, are perfect for framing. Usually you can
use a pre-made frame. But, if you're working with an
unusual size, or generally like to do things yourself,
then please see these free instructions for framing
embroidered pieces.

Spotted mushrooms and pretty pebbles surround the
 expression, "May all your weeds be wildflowers."
Available in two sizes:
8.87"X5.58" and 6.83"X4.52"

Springtime Sweeties

Cute as cute can be, these little critters are so excited that Spring is here!  Let them make
 a home on children's attire, quilts, blankets, towels, totes, and more!

Sebastian Squirrel relaxes after the hard
 work of collecting acorns.
  Belle Bunny picks pretty wildflowers. Pick her to embellish children's t-shirts and bibs!
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.17" and 3.64"X3.86"
  Available in two sizes:
5.05"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.70"

  Perfect for Pillows

These Springtime Sweeties are perfect for quilts -- and
coordinating pillows, too. There are a few fantastic pillow
projects available for you to view and download, and use
with these designs.

A Pillow with Pockets hides a remote control on the
backside. A Zipperless Pillow Sham is reversible, letting
you sew designs for different seasons on each side.
And, you can even stitch these designs onto a Quillow,
the perfect blanket for the changing seasons.

Finley and Flora Frog play a lively game of
 Leap Frog. Let them jump onto a quilt or pair of pajamas!

  Holden Hedgehog protects his little
 ladybug friend from the rain.
Available in two sizes:
5.40"X4.88" and 3.87"X3.47"
  Available in two sizes:
4.92"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.78"

Maisie Mouse naps under a mushroom,
 while raindrops fall.
  Lindy Lamb says hello to a graceful butterfly. She would also like to say hello to towels, sweatshirts and wall-hangings!
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.49" and 3.36"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.59" and 3.35"X3.85"

Springtime Sweeties Pack

Click on the images or links below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the
pack to your shopping cart.

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

Lace Doilies - Request of the Week

Dawn Y. was looking for large hoop lace doilies to fill a 5x7inch (180x130mm) hoop. Working
from her idea, we devised multi-piece doilies that will fill a tabletop! These new lace doilies
are available in two different sizes -- the large fits a 5 x 7 hoop, the small a 4 x 4 hoop. But
once they're pieced together, the large doily has a diameter of 10 1/2 inches, and the small
size has a diameter of 7 1/2 inches!

These lace doilies are designed with a vintage feeling -- they're just like grandma used to
have. Choose butterfly, floral, and spring daisy motifs. Gorgeous centerpieces and table
accents! Thank you for the lovely, lacy suggestion, Dawn. Click here for the  instructions
for making these freestanding lace doilies.


Beautiful Butterflies - Freestanding Lace
  Floral Fascination - Freestanding Lace
Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"
  Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"

Daisy Delight - Freestanding Lace
Available in two sizes:
5" x 7" and 4" x 4"

Vintage Applique

These darling little friends are oh-so-sweet and the perfect accent to baby bibs, onesies,
blankets, children's attire, and towels. The E-stitch or blanket-stitch edge gives a hearty
and hand-crafted look. Click here for free applique project instructions for these designs.

Little frog, little frog, where will you hop?
  Little bird, little bird, sing us a song!
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Little duck, little duck, splish and splash!
Available in one size:

Redwork Kids Playing - Dollar Delights

After months of playing in the snow, little ones can't wait for Spring, and all of the new activities
it has to offer.  Add these playful Redwork Kids designs to towels, attire, quilts, and more!

An umbrella built for two will keep us
nice and dry.
Rain is fun when there are puddles to jump into!

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.35" and 2.96"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.81" and 2.76"X3.85"

  Linen Dish Towels

Linen dish towels are dressy accessories for your kitchen,
and are able to dry a mountain of dishes! They're stylish
alternatives to flour sack and terry cloth, and look great
with any kitchen decor.

Free project instructions show you how to make linen
dish towels, and add a handy loop on top for hanging.
Click here for more details!

Will you be my friend, little frog?  
A tisket, a tasket, wildflowers in my basket.

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.81" and 3.20"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86"X5.94" and 3.16"X3.85"

Looking forward to a lazy day of fishing.

  The faster we run, the higher the kite will fly!
Available in two sizes:
4.85"X6.39" and 2.91"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
5.51"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.39"

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