Last Month’s Embroidery Bee Designs

Last Month’s Embroidery Bee Designs

Hey Friends,

I realized I hadn’t shared with you last month’s Embroidery Bee designs that are now available for all.

The candy holder is the Christmas Lollipop Holder Set.

And the alphabet is the Bird Monogram Alphabet Set.

If you remember, throughout 2017 the in-the-hoop project will always be some type of candy holder along with a full alphabet set and all Embroidery Bee designs are made in your 4 x 4 hoop with the occasional exception that a bonus design might be thrown in that requires a larger hoop.

Get a head start with your Christmas gift giving.  The Christmas Lollipop Holder Set is a set of three designs  Make a basket full to set by the door for guests, Tuck them in Christmas stockings, or place them on the Christmas table.  They stitch up quickly and easily using just felt.  Make them for your child or grand child’s Sunday school or classroom friends and get lots of Oh’s and Ah’s from everyone.

Find them Here in Etsy and Here in Zibbet

The Bird Monogram Alphabet Set

This beautiful and delicate alphabet is perfect for an heirloom dress or linen napkins on the table.  Stunning!  It is made with four thread colors, but for an elegant look, just advance through the design without changing the colors.

Consider the beauty of tone-on-tone matching the thread to the fabric.

Machine Embroidery Bird Monogram Alphabet Set

The Bird Monogram Alphabet Set is available Here in Etsy and Here in Zibbet.

Friends, if you haven’t yet, give some thought to joining the Embroidery Bee Club.  As said earlier, each month you will receive a full alphabet set and a candy holder at the cost of only $5 a month which is a savings over the regular price.  The designs will arrive on the 1st of every month in your inbox.  It is easy, simple and fun!

Bee Bold 3D Machine Embroidery Candy Wrapper Design

Immediately upon joining, so your sewing machine doesn’t have to wait to happily hum, you receive this fun Bee Bold candy wrapper design.

Creative Country Happenings

I’m reading and learning how to make Kombucha.  Have you ever heard of that?  It is basically a fermented tea which is supposed to be full of probiotics and nutrients.  Bottles of kombucha may be purchased at health food stores or maybe even at your local grocery store, Costco also carries it, but they are costly little buggers so I’m going to do it on my kitchen counter.  If you’ve tried it, what are your favorite flavors.  I want to add fruit to mine but not sure what to start with.

Learn to make Kombucha

Photo courtesy of Kombucha Kamp

Make it a great happy day friends!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

 

 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Embroidery It

Dear Friends,

I want to write a special note of thanks to each of you and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Your support of Embroidery It has been so appreciated by me and my family.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

May you be enjoying this special day with your loved ones and may the blessings of the season carry you well into the new year.

Wishing you peace, joy and good health.

With love,

Nancy

In The Hoop Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Slider

In The Hoop Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Slider

Machine Embroidery in the hoop Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Sliders

Homemade cookies hot out of Grandma’s oven and piped with icing.  That is what these in the hoop candy cane sliders look like. Frosted Christmas Cookies is a fun in the hoop project to make on your embroidery machine using your 4 x 4 hoop.  You will take you Christmas decorating and gift giving up a notch.
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I just want to show off some fun ways to use and display these.  I added a bow with pink string, just because I could!  🙂

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in the hoop candy cane sliders

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Frosted Christmas Cookies Candy Cane Sliders can be found here in the Embroidery It Etsy store and in the Zibbet Store.

Have a Happy Sunday!!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

PS – If you enjoyed these Candy Cane Sliders, You may enjoy THESE candy cane sliders too!

 

 

Machine Embroidery Candy Cane Sliders Made In the Hoop

Machine Embroidery Candy Cane Sliders Made In the Hoop

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Dear Friends,

Candy canes just speak Christmas with their beautiful red and white stripes.  They are such a fun addition on the tree where children can come and pluck one each day.  They adorn packages beautifully and go great with a steaming mug of hot chocolate.

These are a fun in the hoop machine embroidery project.  All designs are made in your 4 x 4 hoop.

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Here are just a few ways to add just a touch to those candy canes that boost their gift giving presentation.

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Ho Ho Ho Candy Cane Sliders are designed to make 3 in one hooping to get your gifts done three times as fast.

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The Candy Cane Bow looks beautiful done in felt, or here you see it made with glitter vinyl.

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Two candy canes create a lovely heart in this Merry Christmas Sweetheart design.

Have fun with these projects.  It is a busy season for sure, but these projects are all quick and easy, stitching up in just a few minutes.  They create that added special touch that makes them great for coworkers, classmates, neighbors and more.  Add one to your plate of cookies or homemade candy.  They are sure to bring a smile.

Designs can be found here:

Merry Christmas Sweetheart in Etsy and in Zibbet

Ho Ho Ho Candy Cane Sliders in Etsy and in Zibbet

Candy Cane Bow in Etsy and in Zibbet

Make it a great day friends as you prepare for this beautiful season.

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Personalized Machine Embroidery States Coasters and Ornaments

Personalized Machine Embroidery States Coasters and Ornaments

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Warm up your embroidery machine and get ready for Christmas and for selling at craft shows by making these state coasters and ornaments.

5 designs currently released and each design can be made into either a coaster or an ornament.

They are stitched on felt using your 4 x 4 hoop.  Instructions are given so you can place the heart anywhere in the design using ANY machine.  You don’t need special software or machine that positions.  It can be done on ANY machine.

Great for Christmas packages and gift giving.

Stitch in team spirit colors for added fun.

Released now are:

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Michigan

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Wisconsin

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Kansas

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Texas

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Colorado

Enjoy friends!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Monogram Basket Letter J – A fun in-the-hoop project

Monogram Basket Letter J – A fun in-the-hoop project

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Hi Friends,

Just in case you are not subscribed to the newsletter (you should be) I want to let you know we are up to the letter J at the intro price of only .99.

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This is a fun and easy in-the-hoop project made in your 4 x 4 hoop.

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With a sweet design added on the back side, this design takes only 2 hoopings.  Step-by-step instructions included.

I’m showing it here in red and green for Christmas, but just think.  You could do orange and brown for Halloween or pastels for Easter, or bright colors for a birthday party.

You can find the letter J here on Zibbet or here on Etsy.

The design stays on intro pricing for one week.

I hope you have a wonderful week everyone,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidery Candy Holders

Machine Embroidery Candy Holders

Dear Friends,

Did you know that all Embroidery It Candy Holders are made in your 4 x 4 hoop?  All contain step-by-step instructions.

They are stitched on felt and have a clear vinyl window.  The vinyl is purchased at your fabric store in the tablecloth section.  The remainder of the designs are stitched on felt, vinyl, glitter fabric, or other non-fraying fabric.

I’ve been having fun making these little mini videos.  I hope you enjoy this one!

To make it easy for you, just scroll down and you can click on the links of any you like. 🙂

Happy Stitching,

Nancy

Embroidery It Valentine Candy Holder

Valentine Set Candy Holder

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Easter Set Candy Holder

Embroidery It Fall Candy Holder

Fall Set Candy Holder

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Turkey Candy Holder

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Christmas Set Candy Holder

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Cupcake Candy Holder

 

 

 

Christmas in July Day 2 Machine Embroidered Mason Jar Lids

Christmas in July Day 2 Machine Embroidered Mason Jar Lids

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Dear Friends,

There is nothing better than sharing food with family, friends, coworkers and neighbors during the Christmas season.  Now you can personalize your canning jar lids that you fill with your homemade fudge and crisp peanut brittle or make tags for that yummy plate of cookies you’re going to give.

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The Christmas Mason Jar Lids and matching font set are sized perfectly for Wide Mouth Mason, Ball and other Canning Jars.
Just hoop favorite fabric and stabilizer and stitch.  Then place between the ring and the seal.

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Embroidery It Christmas Mason Jar Lids 6Included are:
“From the Kitchen of” Blank for personalizing
“Made with Love From My Oven”
“Sweet Treats From My Kitchen”
“From Our House to Yours”

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Also included with the 4 designs is a matching alphabet set.  Shown here are several examples so you can see how many letters you can fit into the blank design.  You will need some form of editing software to place the name in the blank.

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Christmas Mason Jar Lids and Font are priced today ONLY at $3.99.  They will return to their regular price tomorrow of $7.99 so grab it today!

You can find the Christmas Mason Jar Lids and Font set right HERE.

Wishing you Christmas Joy all year long,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidery Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Starts off Christmas in July

Machine Embroidery Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder Starts off Christmas in July

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Dear Friends,

Embroidery Its Christmas in July event has officially begun.  Just think of the smells of cinnamon sticks stuck in mugs full of hot chocolate or spiced tea.  Today you can grab this sweet set of three Christmas Coffee Mugs, and decorate your tree.  There is a bonus with them because they are actually gift card holders.

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Tuck in a gift card to a favorite restaurant, or how about a gift card to the fabric shop for your sewing friend.

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These stitch up quick and easily in your 4 x 4 hoop.  Step-by-step instructions included.

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This design set is 1/2 price TODAY ONLY during the Christmas in July event.

you can find the Christmas Coffee Mugs right HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy Shop.

Ho Ho Ho!!!!!!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Embroidery It Christmas In July Event begins Tomorrow Morning!

Embroidery It Christmas In July Event begins Tomorrow Morning!

Dear Friends,

Be sure to watch your in-boxes for the Embroidery It newsletter as the Christmas in July Event begins tomorrow and runs through the 31st.  Each day there will be a new, never released design/set that will be offered for 50% off for 24 hours ONLY.

Here is a peek at what is to come:

Embroidery It Christmas Mason Jar Lids 1aMason Jar Lids also include a matching font so you may personalize the blank one.

Embroidery It Coffee Mug Gift Card Holder 1aCoffee mug ornaments are also gift card holders.

Embroidery It Let it Snow 1aLet It Snow comes in 2 sizes for your 5 x 7 hoop and your 8 x 12 hoop.

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And lastly, don’t forget about the Candy Cane Bow.  There will be a special link in the newsletters and this is my special “thank you” for being a newsletter subscriber.

Make it a great day everyone.

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Sneak Peek at Upcoming Christmas in July Machine Embroidery Designs

Sneak Peek at Upcoming Christmas in July Machine Embroidery Designs

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Dear Friends,

Just a little tease at what is to come July 29th through 31st.  Embroidery It will be celebrating Christmas in July.  All are new, not yet released designs and sets.  Designs/sets will be 1/2 price for 24 hours.

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Also, don’t forget that the Candy Cane bow will be free for newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t signed up yet, be sure to do so.  There will be a link in the July 29th newsletter.

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Have a great day at your embroidery machine friends!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Upcoming Christmas in July Machine Embroidery Fun

Upcoming Christmas in July Machine Embroidery Fun

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Dear Friends,

I just want to quickly share that did you know there are only 156 days till Christmas!  How on earth does time fly so fast.

It is a good time to take a moment and reflect back and that gives us the direction we need to move forward.  Are we on the right track?  Do we need to pivot?  Are we reaching the goals we set for this year?  Do we need to change our goals?

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Remember at the beginning of the year, we went through a week of “A New Year – A Creative New You”.  That week went step-by-step in helping you think about your creative goals for the year.  You can review each of the days here:

Day 1 – Reflection

Day 2 – Plan

Day 3 – Schedule

Day 4 – Unfinished Projects

Day 5 – Lack of Motivation

Day 6 – Enjoy

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Beginning July 29th, Embroidery It is celebrating a 3 day Christmas in July event with all new designs to get you in the holiday stitching and gift giving spirit.  I always like to offer a special thank you to my newsletter subscribers.  It means a lot to me that you allow Embroidery It into your inbox each week.  Therefore, there will be a link in the July 29th newsletter for this sweet in-the-hoop candy cane holder FREE for you, my newsletter subscribers.

Embroidery It Candy Cane Bow 3And here it is made with glitter fabric.  I wish I could capture the true sparkle that it really has. 🙂

Please know friends I’m very grateful for you and I really appreciate your sharing the word about Embroidery It.

Happy Embroidering,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Help Me Come Up with a Cute Name for this Candy Cane Holder

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Dear Friends,

If you are like me, you are in the thick of Christmas planning and decorating.  I’ve got a sweet Candy Cane Holder just for you.  It comes in time to make a basket full to give to friends, neighbors, and to decorate the tree.

Here is the thing.  I think it is cute, but my mind is drawing a blank as to come up with a name that fits it.  So far, all I’ve got is “Candy Cane Holder.”  This design deserves a better name than this.  So I’m throwing it out there to all of you.

What would you name this embroidery design?

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If you receive my newsletter, just hit “reply” to the newsletter and send me the name you think fits.  You can also e-mail me here

nancyjacobs(at)embroideryit(dot)com

I will make my decision by noon Eastern time on Friday December 11th.  For the person who’s name idea I select, you will get ANY item of your choice from the Embroidery It Etsy Shop.  Plus you will get bragging rights to say you named this design!!

If I receive several of the same names, the winner will be selected by whoever sends it to me first and I will look at the e-mail time stamp.

For now though, you can get this design over in the Etsy store by clicking HERE.

Thank you friends for your help with this.

Christmas hugs to you all!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidered Christmas Candy Holder Set

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Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for requesting more of the candy holders.  I’m pleased to let you know that the Christmas Candy Holder set has now been released and is available in the Etsy shopEmbroidery It Christmas Candy Holder 7

This is the PERFECT time for you to use that Embroidery glitter fabric or other fun fabric you have in your stash.  Glittery fabric absolutely sparkles on the Christmas tree.  Burlap is so popular right now and these ornaments work well with that as well.  Also think about stitching on some beads or buttons.  How sweet would that be!

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These candy holder designs can be used as Christmas ornaments, attached to a package, place settings at the table, hung on doorknobs or hung on garland that spirals up the staircase.  Let your imagination go!

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A pine tree, wreath and bell are the three designs in the set and all are made in your 4 x 4 hoop.  Step-by-step instructions included with many color photos.

Hop on over today and you can whip up a bunch this afternoon for your Christmas decorating.

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And because I know many of you will be asking, I got my glitter fabric from BFC-Stash.

Blessings,

Nancy

life is good and precious so be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidered Garden Flag Christmas Present

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Dear Friends,

I finished the garden flag I had been working on for my dear brother and Sister-in-law. I embroidered the design onto ogsnaburg fabric which you can find at the store located with the utility fabrics. Then I stitched on the ribbon stripes and finally backed it with duck cloth. When turned right side out I did a bit of topstitching around the edge as well. I didn’t use a pattern, just kind of winged the design myself using an existing garden flag for the approximate size. For the finishing touch I added a bow out of the same ribbon that was made the stripes. I think I need a bit of bow making practice. 🙂

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This was the first one I made and have now made a couple more since using burlap which was fun to stitch on. In hindsight, I wish I would have bought some purple Kansas State wildcat fabric to create the monogram letter R. Maybe I will just have to make them another one next year.

The small font was built into my machine but the applique letter “R” is from 8 Claws and a Paw.

Happy Embroidering everyone,

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidery with Mylar and Free Standing Lace

Machine Embroidery with Mylar and Free Standing Lace

Dear Friends,
Remember the snowflakes I was making for the children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT?  Well, today I want to share with you what I did to create them.
First I started off with a great free standing lace machine embroidery file from Lindee G. Embroidery.
These designs are all done with ONE color thread.  I used a slight off white.  The secret to the color and bling  is this!  Mylar tissue wrap.
Now you know my secret.  And an even better secret I’m going to share with you is this…
I got it at the Dollar Tree.  There are three sheets of mylar tissue in each package and each package is only $1.  Can’t beat that!
As the design stitches out, on water soluble stabilizer, it starts in the center which is where I placed the mylar.  Just keep an eye on your machine and stop it as it gets ready to stitch the outer row of hearts.  Cut the thread and remove the hoop from the machine, but don’t unhoop the stabilizer.  Gently tear the mylar to remove the excess.  I also removed the mylar from the center star area.  It tears easily but still, you don’t want to pull your stitches.
Then just put the hoop back on the machine and continue stitching the remainder of the design.
HERE is a link back to the post that gives the address where you can send your snowflakes.
My prayers continue to be with the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic event.  My heart breaks as I think of you and your struggles.  I hope you somehow know I care.
With love and blessings to my sweet embroidery family readers,
Nancy

Christmas Machine Embroidery with Free Standing Lace

 

Happy New Year’s Eve Friends!
Remember  my Christmas gift?  The OESD Cd’s?  Well here is what I have been busy with.
Even though these got stitched after Christmas it is still nice to have them on my tree.
These are pretty machine embroidery free standing lace designs with applique.  The red fabric I used to applique with is red velvet!  Beautiful red velvet!  To stitch them out I used water soluble stabilizer on both the top and bottom.
The water soluble stabilizer on the bottom was hooped then I floated the velvet and top water soluble stabilizer.
Then I bought a yard of the pearls to make the hangers.
I am partial to free standing lace designs that have applique.  The applique gives the designs a unique look because you could use any color or design of fabric.  I love the velvet, both the look and the feel of it.
Hope you enjoy the last of my Christmas designs, at least for a while.
Warm winter blessings from my house to yours.
Nancy

Machine Embroidery Designs – Free Snowflake Pattern for Sandy Hook Elementary

 

The tragedy in Newtown, CT has been on my heart as I’m sure it has been on yours. One of the children who passed away used to live in my town here in New Mexico.  I’m joining in on the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary movement to help welcome the children back to school.  Below is a quote from the North Canton Patch.

“Snowflakes for Sandy Hook” is one of several nationwide assistance movements spearheaded by the Connecticut PTSA on behalf of the Sandy Hook Elementary PTA. The National PTA joined in, sending out emails inviting PTA members across the U.S. to start crafting.
“When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible,” the National PTA posted on its website.

Many crafters are making snowflakes from various media.  A number of machine embroidery designers have offered free snowflake patterns for enthusiasts like myself to stitch out.  I personally chose this free design offered by Lindee G. Embroidery.   I thought the design with the hearts in it truly spoke to me.


I love the music by Donna Cori Gibson.  Here she sings the Chaplet of Divine Mercy or the 3:00pm prayer.  Jesus is our rock even in times of sorrow such as this.  Jesus I trust in you.

If you would like to make snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary, you are asked to get them in the mail by Jan. 12th.  The address is below.

Want to make snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary students? If so, have them in the mail by Jan. 12 addressed to: Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT 06514

In a near future post I will talk more about the snowflakes and how I made them.
Warm winter blessings from my house to yours,
~Nancy

Merry Embroidery Christmas to Me

 

I hope each of you had a beautiful and joyous Christmas this year.  Our sweet Katie could not come home for Christmas, she is in the Air Force, but she comes home TOMORROW!  It is only for a few days but I am so grateful for even a few precious moments.

This year my sweet in-laws gave me the CD’s you see above.  They are from OESD (Oklahoma Embroidery Supplies Designs) and I LOVE their designs.  My machine has been busy humming away.  I’m particularly fond of the ornaments and free-standing lace designs.
I know it is after Christmas, but I will show you soon what I’ve been working on.

Blessings,
Nancy

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