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Salute with Stitches

NEW THIS WEEK - May 28th, 2008

Salute with Stitches

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The world is full of amazing countries, all with fascinating cultures and diverse landscapes. And, each one of us proudly calls one of these locales "home." Embroider a tribute to the land that you love with new patriotic and national pride designs!

Classic Saltbox houses from around the world are beaming with homeland pride and clever symbolic accents. Use them singly on towels and shirts, or stitch them all in a wall hanging or quilt with international flavor.

Luscious flowers and fruit are tucked into star-spangled spaces, such as cowboy boots and wooden buckets. They're great for embellishing gardening attire, and totes for the farmer's market.

Sing along when stitching new America The Beautiful designs. Delightful with charming motifs, the designs can be arranged together to create the song. Make them into quilt blocks, towel sets, or framed pieces to decorate patriotic homes.

Commemorate your country with these magnificent new designs!

Put weathered windows to
good use with a Vintage Window decor project. Click here for project instructions!

Saltbox Houses

Worldwide, "home' is a universal sentiment that represents comfort, security, shelter, and pride.
 And, it is definitely where the heart is! These darling saltbox houses from around the world, each
 with unique, country-style accents, are warm and welcoming. The adorable abodes are great
 matches for pillows, tote bags, wall-hangings, blankets, and more!

An eagle soars above a starred and striped saltbox house in the United States.
Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.68" and 3.86"X2.64"

Far North, among the evergreens, a Canadian saltbox residence gets a visit from a friendly moose.
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.41" and 3.85"X2.55"

G'day, mate! An Australian saltbox bungalow gets additional spirit from a kangaroo pal.
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.86" and 3.86"X2.41"

A saltbox house in New Zealand is nestled peacefully in the mountains.
Sheep graze in the yard, and a miniature New Zealand flag flies overhead.
Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.49" and 3.86"X2.24"


Splendid saltbox house designs from around the world will feel right at home in your decor or when used on a gift for international friends or house warming events.

Add the charming cottages to a variety of household items such as pillows, framed art, and more!

Click on the following projects for instructions: Zipperless Pillow Sham, Reversible Pillow Cover, and Framing Embroidery.

A charming saltbox house in France is embellished with an elegant fleur de lis.
A rooster and Eiffel tower complete the scene.
Available in two sizes:
6.86"X4.16" and 3.86"X2.35"

Stripes from a Union Jack adds patriotic flair to a saltbox cottage in the English countryside.
Available in two sizes:
6.85"X4.08" and 3.85"X2.32"

Nestled among tulips and windmills is a lovely Dutch country-style house.
Available in two sizes:
6.88"X4.28" and 3.86"X2.42"

The black, red, and yellow-striped German flag waves proudly above a pretty saltbox residence.
Available in two sizes:
5.60"X4.91" and 3.85"X3.41"

Tucked beneath Acacia trees are a gangly giraffe and glorious South African saltbox cottage.
Available in two sizes:
6.80"X4.38" and 3.85"X2.53"

A Salute to Saltbox Houses 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

Few things are more "American" than a cowboy. This design features red, white, and blue flowers
arranged in a star-spangled boot. Wonderful on jacketbacks for 4th of July celebrations, and rodeo
gear for any time of year.

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.31" and 4.82"X6.88"

The bounty from the fruited plains is arranged in this basket, adorned with
a star-spangled ribbon. Wonderful for tote bags to take to the farmer's
market or the grocery store.

Available in two sizes:
6.46"X5.85" and 5.39"X4.88"


Add a combination of botanical and patriotic flair to garments! Plant them onto jacket and shirt backs, sweatshirts, and more.

Click on the following projects for instructions and project ideas for the above (and below) designs: Embroidering on Sweatshirts, Sweatshirt Cardigan, Fabrics 101: Denim, and Go Green Grocery Tote.

Bursting blooms and a spinning pinwheel fill a wooden bucket to the brim.
Available in two sizes:
5.85"X8.41" and 4.76"X6.84"

America the Beautiful

An inspiring trip from Massachusetts to Colorado prompted Katherine Lee Bates, an English
 professor at Wellesley College, to write the poem, "America the Beautiful" in 1893. As she
 raced across the country by train, she witnessed the glorious characteristics of the United States, such as the wheat fields of Kansas and the Great Plains from atop Pike's Peak. Two years later,
 the moving poem was put to the music of Samuel A. Ward, and America's national hymn was born.

Each of the nine America the Beautiful designs are primitive-style adaptations of the song, featuring delightful images coupled with the lyrics. The designs, full of country and patriotic charm, are perfect for Americana quilts, decorative wall-hangings, pillows, and more!

Dancing with stars and stripes, America is Beautiful.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.50" and 6.07"X5.86" and 5.04"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.70"

Under a rainbow of red, white, and blue, and a golden star, is the lyric,
 "O Beautiful for spacious skies."

Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.36" and 6.19"X5.84" and 5.12"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.63"

Golden wheat is bound together by a festive bow.

Available in four sizes:
5.66"X7.89" and 5.84"X8.21" and 4.84"X6.73" and 2.71"X3.88"

A friendly bear, sporting a dandy top hat and flag, accents the line, "For purple mountain majesties."
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.22" and 6.32"X5.86" and 5.25"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.55"


Wrap yourself up in a proud patriotic quilt stitched with designs featuring lyrics and country-style motifs from the song, "America the Beautiful". Carry the theme throughout the house with a matching wall-hanging.

Click on the following projects for instructions and information: Quilted Table Topper, Quilting Techniques, Quilting Instructions, and Tea-Dyed Quilted Wall Hanging.

An American apple is full of patriotic goodness.

Available in four sizes:
6.33"X7.81" and 5.66"X7.01" and 4.84"X5.97" and 3.15"X3.86"

A stars and stripes bell rings, "America! America!"

Available in four sizes:
7.75"X7.08" and 6.43"X5.85" and 5.33"X4.85" and 3.82"X3.49"

A rosy-cheeked, country-style angel waves an American flag with gusto.

Available in four sizes:
6.78"X7.81" and 5.84"X6.72" and 4.85"X5.58" and 3.35"X3.86"

Perched high on the flagpole with an American flag, an eagle pair accompanies the lyric,
"And crown thy good with brotherhood."

Available in four sizes:
7.30"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.23" and 4.85"X5.17" and 3.64"X3.86"

A beacon of light shines from a star-spangled lighthouse.

Available in four sizes:
6.61"X7.81" and 5.85"X6.95" and 4.85"X5.77" and 3.25"X3.86"

A America the Beautiful III 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 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7
All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Spirit of the Eagle - Request of the Week

It has been said that the eagle became the national emblem of the United States during a
sighting amidst the Revolutionary War. Awoken by early morning fighting, eagles soared
above the battle crying out loudly. "They are shrieking for Freedom!" said the patriots.

Freedom and strength is what the eagle has come to stand for in the United States. One fan
of eagles is Joan S., who requested a realistic eagle design. The Spirit of the Eagle design,
with its waving flag background and overlapping eagle outlines, creates a powerful vision full
of American pride. The dynamic design is perfect for jacket backs, pillows, wall-hangings,
sweatshirt, and more! Thank you for the regal suggestion, Joan!

Available in three sizes:
9.99"X7.78" and 7.52"X5.85" and 6.25"X4.85"

This sweet Pledge of Allegiance sampler is full of child-like charm and proud stick figures.
Stitch it on tote bags for teachers, or framed pieces for homes and classrooms.
Available in two sizes:
5.87"X7.98" and 4.87"X6.60"

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