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NEW THIS WEEK - July 23rd, 2008

Sunday Stitchin'

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New designs this week are perfect for teaching little ones (and us older ones, too) the stories of the Bible. Each story will be all the more memorable when accompanied by colorful imagery and tactile teaching aids. Introduce spirituality to children with darling designs from the Sunday Stitchin' series!

The parables of Jesus come to life with energetic depictions of each story and its location in the Bible. The nine lively designs, plus title blocks, are perfect for creating vibrant wall-hangings and banners for Sunday School rooms, quilts, and more!

Sweet lines from popular children's hymns, such as 'They are precious in His sight,' are combined with adorable animals to create designs that are a wonderful match for children's bedroom and nursery decor, garments, and framed art.

And, 20 finger puppets (one for each finger, and each toe!) provide hours of entertainment while children play "Noah's Ark." Store them in a charming ark-shaped carrying case, with rainbow handle. Sail down the page for more new designs!

Make playtime fun and educational with the Noah's Ark Carrying Case and In-the-Hoop Finger Puppets.

The Parables of Jesus

Jesus' parables are memorable stories found in the first three gospels of the New Testament in the Bible - Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Each tale provides a lesson that compares a situation to spiritual parallels. The simple narratives provide wonderful examples of faith, kindness, trust, and forgiveness, and are a great introduction of religion to little ones. Use these nine colorful designs, each depicting a parable of Jesus, to engage children by adding them to wall-hangings, framed art, quilts, blankets, pillows and more!

When a shepherd lost one sheep, he would leave the whole herd to find it. In the parable of the Lost Sheep, Jesus likens the lost sheep to someone who has strayed spiritually. There's great rejoicing when the one lost sheep is found.
Available in three sizes:
6.50"X5.86" and 5.38"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.55"

From the gospel of Luke, the Parable of the Pharisee and the Publican compares a proud
 Pharisee to a humble tax collector. Jesus stresses the importance of humility over pride.
Available in three sizes:
6.85"X5.86" and 5.66"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.87"

In the parable of The Hidden Treasure, Jesus explains that great sacrifices can lead to amazing rewards, like acceptance into the Kingdom of Heaven. He illustrates his point through the tale of someone who finds a treasure in a field, and sells all that he has to buy that field.
Available in three sizes:
7.50"X5.56" and 6.53"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.29"

When a man inquires of Jesus the definition of 'neighbor' as used in the commandments, Jesus tells the parable of The Good Samaritan. When a traveling man is robbed, beaten, and left for dead, both a passing priest and Levite did not offer any help. Only a Samaritan assisted the helpless man, and in turn, was labeled a 'neighbor'.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.86"

In the parable of the Two Sons, Jesus explains the value of actions and repentance over stated belief by telling the story of two sons who answer their father differently when asked to work in the vineyard.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.94" and 4.83"X4.91" and 3.77"X3.85"

 Jesus shows in this parable how the Kingdom of Heaven is like a tiny mustard seed. The little
seed starts small, but will eventually grow much larger, much like the spreading of His word.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.32" and 4.85"X6.05" and 3.10"X3.88"

The story of The Prodigal Son tells of a rich father with two sons. One son demands his inheritance and sets off across the country. When famine strikes and he is eventually forced to return home,
 his father lavishly celebrates his homecoming, much to the dismay of the second brother. The
 lesson here is to learn forgiveness.
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.95" and 4.84"X4.93" and 3.80"X3.88"

The word of God is paralleled with a farmer planting seeds in the parable of the Sower. Just
 like His message, many of the seeds planted won't take, but in each crop, there will always
be some successful growth.

Available in three sizes:
6.23"X5.85" and 5.19"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.60"

As recounted in Luke 15, the parable of the Lost Coin tells the tale of a women with 10 coins. She
 loses one coin and sets to sweeping her home until she finds it. She happily rejoices with family
 and friends. Jesus applies the same scenario to finding strayed disciples, and celebrating joyously
 upon having found each one.
Available in three sizes:
4.19"X6.47" and 3.49"X5.39" and 2.68"X3.85"

The Parables of Jesus, in two arrangements, is a great design to use as a
title block in a quilt, or the header or footer of a wall hanging.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.70" and 6.86"X3.42" and 3.87"X1.93"

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X1.25" and 6.85"X0.91" and 3.85"X0.52"

A Parables of Jesus Pack

Use all of the parable designs together to create an divine wall-hanging or quilt!

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 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Sweet Sayings

These sweet, spiritual sayings come from hymns that many learned as small children in Sunday school. Full of beautiful sentiment and darling animals, the designs are lovely reminders of faith to tiny tots and are precious when added to children's bedroom and nursery decor, attire, and framed art.

An adorable animal trio of an elephant, mouse, and bird truly represent the sentiment, 'All
 creatures great and small the Lord God loves them all." Let them make a home on across
 the front of a children's attire such as dresses, tees, and sweatshirts.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.40" and 4.85"X5.28" and 3.83"X3.72"

This cute and merry bear hugs a cross and is accompanied from a line from the hymn, 'Jesus
 Loves Me.' Add him to wall-hangings and framed art in children's rooms and nurseries.
Available in three sizes:
8.05"X5.85" and 6.71"X4.88" and 3.86"X2.81"


Tuck your terrific tyke into a bed filled with love and positivity by adorning children's bedding and pillows with sweet religious sayings and cuddly animal accents. These adorable designs are great for pillows!

Turn an everyday pillow into a lesson of love by making these charming critters right at home on pillow projects like these: Reversible Pillow Cover, and Zipperless Pillow Sham.

Accenting a line from the hymn, 'Jesus Loves the Little Children,' are two fluffy, white
 lambs nestled together. Snuggle this darling design onto children's bedding and linens.
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X5.57" and 6.85"X4.07" and 3.85"X2.26"

In-the-Hoop Keychains

Easily add a splash of spirituality and reminder of faith to a wide assortment of items with lively keychains! Colorful and uplifting, these delights will look fabulous dangling from totes, notebooks, zipper pulls, and more! Or, use them as prizes or favors for Sunday school. Best of all, they are created entirely in-the-hoop and are a cinch to stitch up quickly.

Click here for In-the-Hoop Keychain project instructions.

A joyous angel clasps her hands in prayer
  The huge lion and little lamb rest together.
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A heart and a halo give this
 keychain a playful tone.
The word 'Believe' gets an a additional touch
 of faith when paired with a cross.
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Keychains are a fabulous way to embellish all kinds of items beyond just key rings! Bursting with vibrant and spiritual themes, it is easy to jazz up purses, backpacks, belt loops, zipper pulls, bulletin boards, and more with these dangly designs.

And, since they can be created completely in-the-hoop, they are a snap to stitch up. Click here for free project instructions for In-the-Hoop Keychains.

Fly on the wings of a prayer.
  Beautiful blossoms swirl
 around the word 'Faith.'
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

  A In-the-Hoop Keychains III Pack

Religious keychains are fun to fasten everywhere!

Click on the image to the left see the designs included in
the pack, and add the pack to your shopping cart.
To see more keychain designs, click here.

All designs smaller than 4 x 4    

In-the-Hoop Finger Puppets

The Bible's book of Genesis contains one of the most recognizable and familiar religious tales - the story of Noah's Ark. In order to save his family and all of the animals from The Great Flood, Noah
 built an ark to shelter all creatures, great and small. Children will love re-enacting the story with these adorable finger puppets of Noah, his wife, and an assortment of charming critters. The In-the-Hoop designs stitch up in a flash so it is easy to make two, ten, or all twenty of the wee friends.

Click here for In-the-Hoop Finger Puppet instructions. And, create a darling ark-shaped
carrying case for the puppets with these free project instructions.

Noah Finger Puppet
  Noah's Wife Finger Puppet
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Hippopotamus Finger Puppet
  Raccoon Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Lion Finger Puppet
  Sheep Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Monkey Finger Puppet
  Elephant Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
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Tiger Finger Puppet
  Zebra Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
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Not only will kids will love playing with the Noah's Ark In-the-Hoop Finger Puppets, but they will also learn the Bible story, and about God's rainbow promise.

Help to inspire children by using the cute creatures as Sunday school teaching aids or let them perform their very own plays with the charming characters.

Click here for In-the-Hoop Finger Puppets instructions.  And, keep the little puppets contained with the Noah's Ark Carry Case - click here for free project instructions.

Cow Finger Puppet
  Giraffe Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
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Pig Finger Puppet
  Owl Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Panda Bear Finger Puppet
  Mouse Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Cat Finger Puppet
  Dog Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

Moose Finger Puppet
  Dove Finger Puppet
Available in one size:
  Available in one size:

  A In-the-Hoop Finger Puppets Pack

Stitch up a whole flock of fabulous finger puppets!

Click on the image to the left to see the designs included in
the pack, and add the pack to your shopping cart.

All designs smaller than 4 x 4    

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