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Hope’s Joy Collectibles Part 1

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These designs are 1 or 2 color designs. I used 2 shades of the same color – purples, blues, pinks. I used the lighter color first and the darker shade second. The second color is basically an outline and some details of the overall design. It gives depth to the satin stitches of the first color/shade.

Although the same artwork was used for each size, they are digitized differently from each other.

This is the first of a series of designs like this I call ‘Collectibles’ that you can collect as they are posted and use them separately or together to create any projects your imagination can come up with. I’m using the smaller ones on the corners of dinner napkins. The larger ones can be on the side of placemats. My plan is of course quilt blocks and pillow tops or table covers. I can’t make up my mind – smiles!

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Angels Colors

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Some of these designs are available as singles in our $1.39 Shop.

They are also available as a collection at more than 50% discount over buying them all at $1.39 each

I couldn’t resist digitizing these colorful angels. Usually we see angels in all white and these would be beautiful all white too. But I’m such a color girl I love seeing them in colors as well, especially pastel colors.

I know some people like outlines and some don’t. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. In this case I like the outlines. So to please everyone I left the outlines to sew last. I padded the satin stitches so they stand up off the fabric better.  For best results use very fine bobbin thread. Continue reading Angels Colors

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Spring Borders #10

In appreciation for those of you who support me and my studio, here is another in a series of free embroidery designs – free to the first 500 visitors.

This design replaces the one offered before in its series and will subsequently be replaced by another in a week or so.  If you’re enamored with these freebies so much that you want to share with your fellow threadnuts – um, fabric artist –  please send your fellow enthusiast here so that they can check out the rest of my embroidery library, tutorials and inspirational stories and photographs.

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Extraordinary Damask Machine Embroidery Series

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This series started with the center design artwork. I love the design but it needed more. Adding pretty rings around it (wreaths) was an easy thought but nearly drove me nuts digitizing the green one – smiles. Then of course I had to make it into something that could be used as a quilt or pillow block. The lattice background and french knots are a favorite finish.

I say Extraordinary because like these designs, damask fabric looks different depending on which way you look at it. Dark areas appear when turned one way but are light when turned another way when other areas turn dark. Yet all the thread came off the same spool. It’s an extraordinary characteristic of damask fabric and machine embroidery thread.

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