I hope you are waking up to a beautiful day. For my Florida and southern state friends, oh gosh, please know my family and I are lifting you up in prayer. I’ve shared before that our home was affected by hurricane Charley back in 2004 when we lived in the Sarasota/Bradenton area of Florida. It didn’t have near the severity that you are dealing with, but I remember watching the water rise in the living room and pour in through the ceiling light fixtures and the door frame of one of the bedrooms. Buckets were strategically placed all around to catch the water. Stay strong. And for my Texas friends, I hope you are finding your way into a new routine and getting your repairs taken care of.
On another note, I want to let you all know the Embroidery It sew along is tomorrow at 2:00 PM Eastern Time zone.
This is geared to the new embroiderer, but EVERYONE is welcome. So if you are new to machine embroidery and would like to try a simple project where you can learn how to applique and make an in-the-hoop project, here is your chance to embroider right along with me and ask any questions as we go along. All you will need are a couple pieces of felt and two small scraps of fabric.
The design is free for newsletter subscribers but just through the month of September. Just sign up here on this website and I will be sending you a link to the design as well as a supply list.
The apple was August’s design. If you missed it, you can get it HERE in Etsy or HERE in Zibbet. All monthly designs will have a similar feel to them so you can make a fun coordinated collection perfect for gift giving.
Please share your finished coasters on Facebook and Pintrest and use the hashtag #EmbroideryItSewAlong
This way we can all find you and see your finished work!
One more thing, I would truly appreciate you letting your embroidery friends know about this so they can join in and learn about Embroidery It. ~ Thank you!!
I’m so excited to share with you that an in the hoop, applique embroidery sew-along is coming Tuesday August 8th! This will be a monthly sew-along on the second Tuesday of every month. This Wednesday’s newsletter will have all the details so be sure to sign up and get notified. Also I appreciate you sharing this with your embroidery friends and letting them know so they may join in too!
Here is a short video that tells just a bit more about what to expect.
I can’t wait to stitch with you!!
Also, here is the link for more information about the Embroidery Bee club mentioned in the video.
To go with all those creative homemade gifts and yummy goodies, here is a set of mason jar tags. Quickly and easily the set of 4 are made in your 4 x 4 hoop. Step-by-step instructions included. Design is stitched on felt and could easily be stitched on other fabric of your choice. Your gift giving gets a sweet added touch.
Mason Jar Tags can be found HERE in the Embroidery It Etsy Store.
Yesterday and through the night we have received 10 1/2″ of the fluffy white stuff and it’s still coming down. BRRRR…. Everything is shut down. It is a great day to spend at the embroidery machine.
Yesterday the large pennant flag was released and I’ve been placing them around my home for a bit of warm spring touches. This one is made in your 5 x 7 hoop. I also created a YouTube video that shows one being made. It is a quick and easy in-the-hoop project!
Do you still have the little puckers in your embroidery even after you feel you have done everything right? I have a three and a half minute video in which I share my “secret” to help prevent puckers while doing machine embroidery.
Today I am sharing the St. Patrick’s Day Treat Bags made with your 5 x 7 hoop. It does take 2 hoopings but is very simple. It is a great project for a beginner new to doing in-the-hoop machine embroidery.
There is even a video on YouTube to walk you completely through the process and you will see just how easy it really is!
There are two designs in the set, a shamrock and a horseshoe which would also be good for a horse lover anytime.
Those in the picture are done with clear vinyl so you can peek into the bag, but you could use a coordinating fabric just as easily for a beautiful look.
I so wish we could get together and stitch. Since we are scattered around the planet, I created a video stitching one of the Valentine Treat Bags. It is the closest thing to a little virtual embroidery party I can come up with.
These treat bags are made in the 5 x 7 hoop and require 2 hoopings. You hoop once to make the back of the bag and then a second time to make the front. No additional sewing required.
Here is the video and I hope you will stitch right along with me.
Someday Friends, maybe we will get to meet in person and stitch together.
In our beginning machine embroidery series, today’s video is on how to make a free standing lace design. If you have never tried free standing lace, take a look at this video and you will see just how easy it is. In the video you will see the Bee My Valentine bookmark as well as an alphabet set I’m getting ready to release called Lil Charmers.
You can click right here on the video to play and if you double click it will make the video full screen.