For those of you in the Embroidery Bee, the March embroidery designs were available early this morning. You should have received a newsletter in your in-box so be sure to look for it.
This also means the February embroidery designs are now released in the Etsy and Zibbet stores.
The candy holder is a small treat bag, set of 2 designs. As with all club designs, they fit in your 4 x 4 hoop. It is an Easter Treat Bag. One is a bunny and the other an egg which has room for adding a name with a small font. The Tiny Print Alphabet which was also just released fits perfectly inside it.
The Tiny Print Alphabet also includes numbers and four symbols. It is 1/2″ tall and makes a sweet touch on a collar point, a cuff or fits a covered button.
Here is a fun use for the Valentine Mason Jar Lid Alphabet set. The design fits perfectly inside those plastic ornaments which open in half. I got mine at Hobby Lobby and they sell them year round. Guessing they are at the other craft stores as well.
Stitch the design on a lightweight cotton fabric using a light weight stabilizer. I used tear-away. Once the design is stitched out and stabilizer removed, open the ornament and center the design. Then just close the ornament with the other half of it and trim excess fabric away.
Place a small bead of glue around the two halves and add a bit of lace or ribbon. This will hide where the halves meet plus keep it from accidentally popping open.
Add a hanger and bow. Consider adding a sprinkle of glitter or flocking inside the ornament before closing it up. Super cute for gift giving.
Believe me when I tell you the photos don’t do this justice. It turned out adorable.
Have fun with this little project!
Here is another use for the design. Perfect monogram on an infant or child’s shirt. Just add a bow for flair!
Friends, this was the January alphabet set for the Embroidery Bee members. Don’t miss out. Find out more about the monthly club by clicking HERE.
The design is now available for all in the Embroidery It Etsy store and Zibbet shop.
It is a beautiful crisp morning and I’m lovin’ every minute of it. I’m wrapped up in my big fluffy pink robe with my coffee and just enjoying the quiet time before getting ready for church. Just thinking of all I have to be thankful for.
Being real here…Some days being the single owner, one who does it all, of Embroidery It is incredibly rewarding. Always having had the dream of having my own business and then seeing it come to reality is a dream come true. Then there are other parts of the business I just haven’t got a clue with.
Friends, it is time in my business that I look at getting a little help with this website. Not permanent help, but someone to get it going in the direction that aligns with my vision. Someone who I can call upon when I’m baffled with search engine optimization or when I get an error page. Up to this point, I’ve done everything myself.
Friends, it is because of YOU that I am now able to move forward a bit more. I’m just beyond thankful for each and every one of you.
If you read my newsletter you will know that Embroidery It is planning a monthly club in which for a nominal fee you will get brand new, fresh and fun designs. This will begin January 2017. Stay tuned for more information.
Please be sure to grab the tag letter D. It will be replaced on Wednesday with the letter E so you have a few days yet to get it. Offering a free design each week is my way of saying “Thank You for being a part of my journey and for your support.” I’m so grateful for each of you. Just be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the home page to grab the free design of the week.
Get ready decorating for the holidays with these in-the-hoop machine embroidered Monogram Baskets. Make them in yellows, oranges and browns for Thanksgiving or how about red and green for Christmas and pastels for Easter?
These are stitched on felt and made in your 4 x 4 hoop.
Letter A is available now HERE and is intro priced at only $1 until September 7th.
Take a look at the sweet touch added to the back side!
Up to three letters each week will be released here so keep watch!
Just a note to let you know that the Alphabet Tag set begins in just 2 weeks. It is a fun in-the-hoop alphabet set. Be sure to let your friends know so they can get in on the beginning. As always, one new letter will be released each week.
Currently, we are finishing up the Cross Stitch Alphabet and are on the letter “y”. It will be available for instant download on the home page for 1 week.
Be sure to grab the cross stitch letter v on the home page. It is free for you this week!
As for other news. My brother and his family have been here the last couple weeks from Kansas visiting up here in Michigan. Around the table are my Sister-in-law, daughter Katie, Katie’s dog Nala, (we now have 2 dogs) My mom, Our daughter Emily, and my two nieces.
We’ve been to the sand dunes, the girls have gone tubing down the river and this morning we are going to a U-Pick berry farm to get some fresh fruit. Here is a good website if you are looking to find a place near you to pick your own fruits and berries. http://www.pickyourown.org/
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.
“From the Kitchen of” Blank for personalizing
“Made with Love From My Oven”
“Sweet Treats From My Kitchen”
“From Our House to Yours”
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.
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!
Don’t forget to grab the free cross stitch letter “n” . It will be on the home page until Tuesday.
Also….Don’t forget that Embroidery It turns 2 on the 20th. There will be a week long celebration with a few secret surprises thrown in. You are not going to want to miss it. Be sure, if you haven’t yet, to sign up for the newsletter to keep up-to-date on all the Embroidery It happenings.
I’m home from vacationing in beautiful Florida the past couple of weeks. I feel so blessed that we got to live there for a year and a half several years ago and made some great friendships. The weather was beautiful and I had twinges of missing living there. That said, it is sure good to be back “home” in Michigan. It is just a slower pace and way of living up here and I thrive on that. 🙂
Amongst doing loads and loads of laundry and getting caught up on e-mails, I’ve been doing a bit of digitizing and stitching and will have a fun new design for you this coming week.
What is on your embroidery hoop this morning? I’d love to hear!
One final word, I will be changing out the cross stitch letters sometime Tuesday. Be sure to grab the current letters if you haven’t already.
Be sure to grab the cross stitch letter e through Wednesday this week. Just scroll down to the bottom of the home page. As you know, cross stitch is pure country charm friends. Use the letters to monogram a tote bag or towel. Collect them all and make them into a sampler quilt as I have done here!
One letter free each week or if you don’t want to wait, you can get the entire set HERE.
Wishing you a wonderful week.
be creative daily and live life beautifully
ps. Look what happened last night. And here I thought spring was on its way.
We are ready for the beginning of a new free alphabet set. This is country charm at its best with a free cross stitch alphabet. We will continue it as before with a new letter being released each week.
This week is special as not only will you receive the letter “a” but also the “heart” design. By the way, these designs fit in your 4 x 4 hoop.
I have turned my alphabet into a quilt but these designs would look sweet on towels, tote bags or other items that you wish to put a monogram on.
I won’t have quilting directions here as there are thousands on the internet. I just came up with my own design. I will tell you that I used 1 pack of charm squares and two packs of mini charm squares. They are called “Strawberry Fields” from Moda. I stitched each letter of the alphabet as well as two of the heart designs. Once stitched, I cut those down to 5″ square which is the size of the charm squares. I cut the mini charm squares into fourths and them mixed them up and re-stitched together for the little patchwork squares. For sashing I used what I found on hand and cut strips 2 1/2″ wide. I bought 1/3 yard matching fabric for the green border and 1/2 yard for the red border. For the backing, I used something I had on hand.
One more thing, I knew this would be a wall quilt so I added the buttons for just a bit of fun charm. If it was going to be a lap quilt or a quilt for a baby, I’d have left them off.
If you choose to turn your cross stitch letters into a quilt, I encourage you to be creative or look through your patterns. No matter how you decide to use these letters, I would love to see a picture of what you create!