Fun Free Christmas Embroidery Design

Hello all.  I hope you have all been having a slightly better week than me.  I was laid up with a summer cold last week, and had to complete a 2 day contract training course at the same time, so I have had no voice for the past 5 days (to my family’s delight)

I have however, had a lot of time for sitting back and checking things out on Pinterest (isn’t it a wonderful way to spend a day).  At one point, I found a great 12 days of Christmas poster for quilters, and decided I would attempt to create one for embroiders.

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So for me, this would be my best case 12 gifts of Christmas.  It’s not that I need everything on the list, however I bet like me you can be inspired by the 12 hours to stitch each week.

You can collect your free 12 days of Christmas embroidery HERE.

Enjoy this design, and have a happy holiday season from my family to yours.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day.  Julie.

 

My 2017 Embroiders Bucket List

The new year is coming upon us.

I am about to celebrate another birthday (44 tomorrow), and I always end up thinking about what I hope to achieve in the following year.

I started writing things down, and instead of thinking of my list as my to do list, or new year’s resolutions, I am making a 2017 Embroiders Bucket List.

My bucket list is small, I only have 10 items on it, but I am looking at skills that I want to improve, or work more on.  My initial goal is to attempt to knock one item off the bucket list a month.

Consider joining me on my bucket list journey.

A Project in the hoop

I have done a couple of in the hoop projects, however at the top of my bucket list this year is a project using in the hoop techniques.

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A sew-a-long

Sew a longs have become very popular over the last few years, allowing many stitchers the opportunity to work on a project together, in the privacy of their own homes, utilising the power of social media and the internet. I am thinking a sew-a-long over a weekend would be a wonderful way to all work on a project together.

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A Lace Project

If you are anything like me, you love the idea of making lace with your embroidery machine, however the reality of undertaking an entire lace project can be daunting. I have had in my mind for the past several months the idea of trimming a shirt with lace that I have created.

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A Project for Charity

Creating a project for charity is always high on my list of wants each year, and to be brutally honest, sometimes the time just gets away from me. There are so many charities out there who could use items that we make, or alternatively, donate a quilt or embroidered item to a charity of your choice for use in a raffle.

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A Project to Wear

Think outside the box on this one, and think about how you can decorate your favourite clothing with embroidery. If sewing is one of your passions, then start with your favourite pattern, otherwise, hunt for a wonderful piece of clothing that you can enhance with embroidery.

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A Project to Gift

Think about your gift list for the next year – do you have any “0” birthdays where you could give a beautiful embroidered quilt (I did this for my sister-in-law’s 60th last month), or smaller gifts to give – my mother now orders towel sets embroidered for all of her friends birthdays.

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A Project for the Sewing Room

I have been wanting to make a cover for my machine for the past few years, and never got around to it. I have found pictures of what I want on Pinterest, but never had the time to just commit to it – so this is the year.

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A Kitchen Sewing Project

Think of all the great things you could make for the kitchen, from a Mixmaster cover, to tea-towels, pot holders, or even placemats and tablecloths.

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Learn A New Technique

There are always new techniques out there that we can learn and embrace into our skill set. This year I am going to learn and share a new technique with you.

An Alignment Project

I am going to complete a project this year, where I can focus on using my skills and continue to master the art of alignment (which I think with the bigger hoop sizes we begin to forget a little bit about).

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So this is my bucket list for 2017. Throughout the year, I will be sharing my experiences of marking items off the list.

Share with us what is on your bucket list.

Until next time, have a Stitchin’ Day. Julie.

Thankful Thursday – Week 7

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Christmas is coming, we are all harried, so this one seems like a great one to remember. This weeks free design is Throw Kindness around Like Confetti. You can collect your free design HERE. Remember that the link will expire in two weeks (although it is before Christmas, so we may as well).  Collect your […]

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How much thread will my project use

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A common question amongst embroiders as we begin a project is “how much thread will I need for this project?”. I always find it amazing how we will spend thousands on the perfect machine, but when it comes to purchasing threads for that machine, we all baulk a little. Please don’t think that this is […]

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Sunday Spa Slippers

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How gorgeous are these? I love putting a couple of little things together and turning them into a larger gift basket, and these spa slippers are fantastic for a spa kit. I include slippers, sleep mask, turban wrap and a 3 pack of nail polish, and I have a fantastic gift. It is so easy […]

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Top 10 Gifts for Stitchers to ask Santa for

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The countdown is officially on. There are 25 days until Christmas. If like me you are not getting the phone call that includes “what can I get for……?”, then take my advice, and refer your family to the below list for some holiday inspiration. A New Machine Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to wake up […]

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Teacher Appreciation Gifts – 2016

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I love my children’s teachers, and I admire those who teach. At the end of the year, I like to thank those who helped my children throughout the year with a token of my appreciation. Whilst they have been in primary school, I have been creating cushions for each teacher, highlighting the names of each […]

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What is on your to-do list this week

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Over the last few weeks, I have found that when I have a to-do list, I get so much more done. So this week I would like to share with you my to-do list. From an embroidery point of view, my goals for this week are….. Finish the colour guide and upload the Roberta Rabbit […]

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Sneak Peak Saturday – Roberta Rabbit

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Good morning all.  I hope you are all having a fantastic sunny day like we are here in Canberra. Today I would like to share with you a sneak peak at a new design I am working on.  Roberta Rabbit. Roberta is going to be part of the Jacobean Forrest collection, which are all being released […]

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Thankful Thursday – Week 6

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I love this one – Start each day with a Thankful and grateful Heart. Such a small thing, but I think the design is pretty, and the sentiment is wonderful. You can collect your free design HERE for the next two weeks for this wonderful saying. How is your charity quilt going?  Let us know […]

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