Organza Flower Alphabet Set

Organza Flower Alphabet Set

Dear Friends,

I woke up to this beautiful morning.  Don’t let the sunshine fool you, it is only 40 degrees outside!  Perfect for wrapping up in a quilt and enjoying my morning coffee outside.  Still, the tulips and daffodils are blooming and the trees are budding and leafing out.  Glorious!

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Organza Flower Alphabet Set

In celebration of spring, last month’s Embroidery Bee designs have been released to all.  Here is the Organza Flower Alphabet Set.

Machine Embroidery Monogram Free Standing Lace Set

Add some sweet decorations to wreaths.  Tie a flower onto your sewing machine handle with your initial.  Attach to the zipper of a backpack and more.

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Monogram Set

The center is free standing lace.  The petals are intended to have a fabric such as organza, or other sheer and shiny fabric. Mylar is another great option for shine and sparkle.

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Monogram Alphabet Set

Hang several in the window and let the sun catch and reflect from them.

Machine Embroidery Lace Alphabet Set

The hanger is the first color stop.  Use the design as an applique on a child’s shirt by just advancing past the first thread color.  Then add a bow for the finishing touch.

Machine Embroidery Lace Alphabet Monogram Set

As with all Embroidery Bee designs you can make these in your 4 x 4 hoop.

The Organza Flower Alphabet set may be found in Etsy and in Zibbet.

Friends, I hope wherever you are, that you are having a beautiful day too.  Do something creative.  Make something fun.  Do something to make it a great day.

And if you are not a member of the Embroidery Bee club yet and to get designs similar to this one, just click the button below.

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Jewelry Set

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Jewelry Set

Free standing lace machine embroidery jewelry designs

Dear Friends,

A new line of free standing lace jewelry has started today.  Each letter will be sold individually and you can make all three designs in just one hooping, two earrings and a necklace.

The earrings are the perfect size for a charm on a bracelet or ankle bracelet.

Free standing lace jewelry set

These designs are released at intro pricing for one week at only $1.50.  Regular price will be $2.99 so be sure to grab it while it’s on sale!

Now you can make jewelry in any color to match any outfit.

Find it here in the Embroidery It Etsy shop and Zibbet Store

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Free Standing Lace Lil’ Charmers Set

Embroidery It Lil Charmers 3

Dear Friends,

Introducing Lil’ Charmers Free Standing Lace Alphabet, Numbers and Symbols set.  Yes!  All are included in this one set!

Embroidery It Lil Charmers 2

For all you free standing lace embroidery lovers out there, this Is the set for you.  Create charms to identify backpacks, make key chains, bookmarks, zipper pulls and more.  Design height is 2 1/8″.

Embroidery It Lil Charmers 4

Not sure how to do free standing lace?  No worries, just watch this step-by-step video I created on how to make free standing lace on your embroidery machine.  You can find it HERE.

Embroidery It Lil Charmers 1

You can find the Lil’ Charmers Set in the Embroidery It Etsy Shop HERE.

Have an amazing day today everyone!

Nancy

be creative daily and live life beautifully

Video on How To Make a Free Standing Lace Embroidery Design

Dear Friends,

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.

Embroidery It Bee My Valentine Bookmark 10

Enjoy!

Nancy

Be Creative Daily and Live Life Beautifully

More Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Coasters

More Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Coasters

Dear Friends,
I really enjoy creating free standing lace.  It is just so delicate.
Remember this one?  It is the one I gave to my mother when we went for a visit.
These are from the same collection by Pixies Rule in their Lace Coaster Set.  I just finished up a couple more of them the other day.

On a sour note, I’m typing this in bed as I’m dealing with strep throat.  I had made it through the winter with nothing more than a sniffle (blessed) but WHAM I’m knocked off my feet today.  Praying the Tylenol and antibiotics kick in quickly.  All prayers for pain relief are appreciated.  Thank you.

I really think this hit as I feel under tremendous stress here lately so I’m certain my immune system is down.  I’m dealing with Emily’s high school graduation, Katie’s wedding and so much more to list here.  I’ve made a long L-O-N-G list of all that needs to be done and recuperating was NOT on that list.
Here’s praying that all my readers are healthy and that you have a happy day embroidering.  One more note; all the coasters were made in a 5 x 7 hoop.
With love and blessings,
Nancy

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Doily

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Doily

Good Morning Friends,
I had a very special weekend.  I was fortunate to get to go to Kansas to visit my parents.  Katie, who is in the Air Force drove up from Oklahoma City to be with us as well.  It was so nice and a blessing to see family!!
I made this very sweet free standing lace doily for my mother.  The pattern for it came from Pixies Rule.  It is from their “Lace Coaster” set.  I’m quite fond of free standing lace and thought this set was so pretty.
Sweet hubby needed some cross country hours and since I was wanting to visit my parents he flew us and I got to play co-pilot.  Just thought you might enjoy a few pics.

Embroidery blessings to all of you!
Nancy

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

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Angel

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Angel

Good Morning Friends,
I want to show you another angel I made using Sonia Showalter Designs, Angel of Christmas Ornament, for my sweet friend Vicki.  Vicki and I are sewing buddies and we get together at least a couple times a month with our machines to sew.  She does machine embroidery as well.

As with the others, this is a free-standing lace design.  On this ornament, I glued little red rhinestones to the holly berries and to the hanging ribbon.  It added some nice bling to the look.

Enjoy and it is almost CHRISTmas.  What a wonderful day to Rejoice!

Despite the sad tragedies that have occurred here in the United States, as well as tragedies occurring around the world, we have much to be thankful for.  I am eternally thankful that our Lord came as a baby here on earth so that my sins, our sins, would be forgiven.  Even in sadness, God has a plan and we need to lean on that with hope that we will someday see our savior.  For those of you in the midst of suffering, you are saying this is easier said than done Nancy.  I know that to be true.  For some of you who are suffering, you may have to take things minute by minute just to get through.  For you I pray for God’s gracious peace to fall upon your heart and may you feel the comfort of his angel’s wings carrying you forward.

With much love,
Nancy

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Angels

Machine Embroidery Free Standing Lace Angels

I fell head over heals for these beautiful free-standing lace angels from Sonia Showalter Designs.  Sonia does some amazing work with her designs.

I made these angels for the ladies I craft with.  Each has their initial in the angel’s gown.  Every week the ladies and I get together to knit, crochet or do other hand work such as hand quilting.  All are Christian women and it is a special time in my week to spend time with them and it gets my creative juices flowing.  They are angels in my life.  (We also manage to solve all the world’s problems as we chatter and create!)

The designs are free-standing lace in which I hooped water-soluble stabilizer.  I washed the stabilizer out only enough to remove it from the small openings, but not so much that I let the designs go limp.  Some stabilizer remains to give stiffness to the angels.  I glued a piece of ribbon to the back side of the design, tied on a bow and finished by gluing a small red rhinestone to the bow.

I slipped each one into their Christmas card.
The angels can be used as a Christmas ornament or even a bookmark.
If you get a chance, send me a comment and let me know what you created as Christmas gifts this year.  Also, if you have a blog in which you show your machine embroidery, I’d love to see what you are working on.
Christmas Blessings,
Nancy
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