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Autumn Celebration

NEW THIS WEEK - September 12th, 2007

Autumn Celebration

Free Project Instructions!


While it is difficult to see summer go, Fall is definitely a time to celebrate and a season that engages all of the senses!  Gaze at the stunning colors of the leaves, inhale the crisp smelling air and aroma of spice-filled pumpkin pie, and taste the sweet-tart flavor of caramel apples. Mmm.....

This week rejoice in the beauty and wonders of autumn with new embroidery designs. Charming pot holders (made right in the hoop!) are darling to look at, fun to make, and functional too! Made with quilted cotton and Insul-Bright lining, these heat-resistant delights add a touch of cozy to home decor.

"Fall" in love with Jacobean leaves and acorns, quick-stitching Blackwork in harvest themes, and colorful autumn medleys in primitive country styles. This array will liven up any decor or wardrobe when added to towels, quilts, shirts and sweatshirts.  Enjoy these new designs!

In-the-Hoop Pot Holders are a spicy addition to kitchen decor. Click here for free instructions!

Festive foliage composes the perimeter of this square, Jacobean design, and frames
a lively bloom. This square design is just the right shape for quilts, towels, table runners,
and tote bags for the grocery store and farmer's market.

Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.73" and 5.86"X5.84" and 4.87"X4.88"

Elegant leaves securely encircle complex, lushly colored blossoms. Jacobean
art was popular during the reign of King James I when nature was the focus of
much art and design.

Available in three sizes:
7.78"X7.75" and 5.83"X5.83" and 4.86"X4.86"

Gentle leaves, merry acorns and brilliant flowers gracefully mingle together
 in this oval design that will bring Fall into any room in the house.

Available in two sizes:
5.87"X8.30" and 4.84"X6.86"

The intricate detailing and fiery colors of this delightful Jacobean design create a lovely autumn
border. The smaller size of this border design is formatted for the Endless Hoop; may also be
used in standard hoops.

Available in two sizes:
9.41"X4.87" and 5.96"X3.11"

These delicate spray designs almost look to be rustling in the wind. Imagine the
possibilities! Embroider them vertically as quilt borders, button plackets, and
embellishment on the legs of denim jeans.

Or, place them horizontally on shirt yokes, skirt hems, the bottoms of
cozy fleece jackets, a table runner, bath towels, and bed linens!

Available in two sizes:
2.71"X9.41" and 1.98"X6.87"
  Available in two sizes:
2.71"X9.41" and 1.98"X6.87"

Got you cornered! Tuck this leafy design full of rich colors into corners of towels and table runners.
This small, sweet cluster of an autumn
blossom and acorns will brighten up
any decor.

Available in two sizes:
4.84"X4.82" and 3.83"X3.83"
  Available in one size:

A Jacobean Autumn Pack
The Jacobean Autumn designs are available in a 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 larger than 8 x 8   All designs smaller than 8 x 8   All designs smaller than 6 x 10
  All designs smaller than 5 x 7  

Ripe for picking and just waiting to be transformed into a pie, these robust
 pumpkins are a charming composition of patterns. Digitized in traditional
one-color Blackwork, these designs sew in an instant to embellish modern-
day garments and linens with old-world appeal.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.77" and 4.80"X5.55" and 3.33"X3.85"

Bursting skyward triumphantly, this sunflower would add an energetic feel
to flour sack or flat kitchen towels and quilts. Blackwork designs add glamorous
detail to cardigans for fashionable walks in the woods.

Available in three sizes:
6.00"X5.85" and 4.99"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.74"

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn... (or two in this case!).
  These acorns are nestled cozily among a variety of leaves.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.75" and 4.79"X5.53" and 3.35"X3.85"

A cornucopia of texture makes this Blackwork pattern a fine selection for
table linens, hot pads, and festive holiday shirts.

Available in three sizes:
7.21"X5.85" and 5.96"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.15"

Autumn is the hush before winter...  You can almost see the transition
 happening as the decorative leaves sway in the whirling wind.

Available in three sizes:
6.04"X5.85" and 4.95"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.74"

Falling leaves swirl dizzily around a bursting bunch of grapes in this Blackwork design.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.67" and 4.84"X6.34" and 2.95"X3.85"

Arching stalks of wheat wave gracefully from their bundle in this sinuous design.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.84" and 4.83"X5.66" and 3.28"X3.85"

Lend me your ear...  These multi-patterned ears of corn form a detailed bouquet.

Available in three sizes:
5.89"X5.85" and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"

No need to mull over this design, apple and cinnamon are the perfect
combination for curtains and dish towels. Also a delightful accent to
tea cozies and appliance covers!

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.17" and 4.85"X5.10" and 3.64"X3.85"

A Autumn Blackwork 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   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Medleys of autumn images form energetic and colorful rectangles and squares
in the following designs. Great for grocery totes, seasonal pillows and towels, as
well as the backs of button-up shirts and the fronts of sweatshirts.

The rustic, almost quilt-like feel of this vibrant design is the perfect representation
of a bountiful, autumn harvest.

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X5.97" and 4.85"X4.93" and 3.78"X3.85"

No "scare" in our scarecrow!  Overall-ed and chipper, he reminds us it is harvest time!

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.29" and 4.82"X6.85" and 2.70"X3.85"

A cheerful patchwork mosaic containing some of the natural elements of Fall:
 roly-poly pumpkins, stately wheat, vivid leaves and a darkly plumed crow.

Available in three sizes:
5.83"X7.97" and 4.83"X6.59" and 2.80"X3.85"

A crow keenly peers through the night
while carefully perched on a pumpkin.
Great oaks from little acorns grow....
This adorable sprig of burnished colors will make an appealing accent to shirts and sweatshirts.

Available in three sizes:
2.84"X5.01" and 2.19"X3.86" and 1.91"X3.36"
  Available in three sizes:
3.83"X5.02" and 2.95"X3.86" and 2.57"X3.35"

A bushel of shiny, radiantly red apples truly stands out
 among some of the muted shades of the season.

Available in three sizes:
5.00"X4.09" and 3.85"X3.15" and 3.35"X2.74"

A Rustic Autumn Stitches 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   All designs smaller than 4 x 4

In-the-Hoop Pot Holders

Keep your dishes hot and your hands cool with new pot holder designs, completely
constructed right in the hoop! Project instructions (including a free video tutorial) show
you the recipe for cooking up these spectacular creations. Click here for the project
, and see the designs below! 
Swirling gusts of wind twirl and flutter fallen leaves.  
A kaleidoscope of Fall riches spills
 from this cornucopia.

Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"
  Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

Round, tall, squat - pumpkins come
 in all shapes and sizes!
As American as apple pie.... The well-loved dessert and crimson apples stand out beautifully again the deep green background.

Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"
  Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

A perky rooster and sumptuous produce
 create a festive scene.
The sunflower is the state flower for Kansas, but it's golden coloring and larger than life size has made it an overall favorite.

Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"
  Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

Brightly colored pumpkins surround a freshly
baked pie and create a gorgeous contrast to
the cranberry background.
Cuddle up with this cozy cup of cider.
Bright red apples are a dramatic backdrop
to a favorite drink during cooler months.

Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"
  Available in two sizes:
6" x 10" and 5" x 7"

A In-the-Hoop Pot Holders 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

The design elements from the in-the-hoop pot holders are also available as separate
designs below. Use these "separations" to spread the beauty of Autumn to all areas of
your home. Rectangular in shape, these designs are delightful additions to kitchen
towels, hot pads, tea cozies, appliance covers, placemats, table runners, and more!

Deep red and golden leaves frolic
 playfully along the wind currents.
Cornucopia means "Horn of Plenty" and this one
 is certainly chock full of colorful plenty!

Available in two sizes:
5.82"X3.16" and 3.85"X2.09"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.50" and 3.86"X1.95"

Delicate vines wind themselves around a collection of gourds, pumpkins and vegetation.
Simple as pie... Oven-baked goodness
flanked by gleaming, ripe apples.

Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.57" and 3.86"X2.01"
  Available in two sizes:
6.86"X3.44" and 3.86"X1.93"

A scarlet-crowned rooster makes itself at
 home among harvested pumpkins and corn.
A cheerful sunflower is framed
 by warm, plaid corners.

Available in two sizes:
5.84"X2.68" and 3.92"X1.78"
  Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.79" and 3.85"X2.13"

Produce great pumpkins, the pies will follow later... This mouth-watering pie is snugly surrounded by glorious pumpkins.
You can almost smell the cinnamon-spiced aroma wafting from this cup of cider.

Available in two sizes:
5.81"X3.00" and 3.86"X1.98"
  Available in two sizes:
6.85"X3.94" and 3.85"X2.22"

Design Request of the Week - Layered Lace Leaves

Pam, an embroiderer from Mississippi, was searching high and low for freestanding
lace leaves to use for her Fall and Winter wardrobe. Here's what Pam has to say:

"I have made several lovely pins from your layered lace designs and was wishing recently for
something for fall and winter. I am a High School teacher and I love to sew. I often make simple
skirts and tops to wear to work. The layered lace flowers and butterflies make great pins. I can
match them to the skirts and have a nifty outfit. I also have made many of them for my friends.
They make great 'happies' and neat ways to remember someone's thoughtfulness. I will surely
do the same with the leaves."

What an unbe-'leaf'-ably great idea, Pam! Thanks for the great request. Below are the
three-piece freestanding lace leaves, and we can't wait to see what you do with them.


Oak Leaf Layered Lace


Maple Leaf Layered Lace


Available in one size:
4" x 4"


Available in one size:
4" x 4"

Stitchers Showcase: Autumn Inspiration

Autumn's magnificent color changes are truly inspirational, as you can see by browsing the photos below. These embroiderers really capture the essence of fall by embroidering leaves on table runners and sweatshirts. You will find wall hangings, pillows, napkins, cozies, and clocks featuring pumpkins, scarecrows, and other favorite fall designs.

Click on the links and pictures below to read and see more about these fantastic and inspirational fall projects. Be sure to visit www.EmbroideryLibraryProjects.com every weekday at 9:03am to see new additions to the Stitchers Showcase!

Remarkable Table Runner

Amazing Autumn Art

Pumpkin Pillow

Wonderful Wall Hanging

Colorful Clock

Gorgeous Wall Hanging

Cozy Sweatshirt

Beautiful Buttondown Shirt

Terrific Towels

Pumpkin Cozy

Lacey Leaf Wreath

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