Thursday, December 30, 2010

Preview NEW RedWork Embroidery

Enough with the rain and snow!!  I am looking forward to having some lovely sun in the garden to dry things up around here.  At least we are NOT shoveling snow around Clear Lake.  However, Tina and Kendall have a dusting of snow again this morning up at Twisted Wire Ranch….nothing to stick around though.

Spring really will be coming and I have been working on a new RedWork design, Quilts in the Garden.

526_QuiltsInGardenFabricHere is a preview photo of the quilts design with the drawing at the top and my tracing on our Heavy Weight Muslin with a red Pigma marker.  I haven’t put the design on fabric with Transfer-Eze yet as the design is not yet finally finished.  Little changes will happen as the embroidery continues….fun!  Watch for this one early in 2011 to chase away the winter blues.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Embroider a NEW Snowflake Freebie

The snow is flying in record amounts from coast to coast!  Stay inside warm and cozy – let someone else shovel the snow!  Embroider our NEW Let It Snow! Tea Towel.


The new FREEBIE design, Let It Snow! is ready to print out and get stitching!  Again, this design doesn’t take a long time to embroider.  Relax and have a little time for yourself – Enjoy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A NEW Version of Our Santa Freebie

Our Gail here in the studio embroidered a NEW and Cute version of our December Santa Freebie tea towel.  Around here RedWork rules and Gail loves doing it too.

RedWorkSantaFreebie Gail stitched Santa in RedWork with a festive green tree….very clever and so cute!  Stitching Santa in just Turkey Red will be an even quicker way to embroider a bunch of the Santa tea towels for Christmas gifts.  Have some fun.  Print out the Freebie design and have a  pleasant time for yourself during this oh so hectic time of year.  Merry Christmas to you!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

New Christmas Freebie for you

It is now only 25 days to the BIG Christmas Day.  Whip up a few tea towels or make ornaments with our December Freebie design.521_Freebie-HappyHoHoHoilidayTowel I embroidered Santa holding a mini Christmas tree on a Sage Green striped tea towel.  He only took a couple of hours one night to complete.  A hint for you to speed your embroidery.  Thread a crewel embroidery needle for each of the colors in your design.  You won’t always be pulling the thread out and changing color.  This little cutie would make a great ornament too.  Just do the embroidery on muslin and finish in your favorite way.  FUN!

521_FreebieTransfer-Eze I used our handy dandy Transfer-Eze to print the Freebie Santa and finger press on our Dunroven House tea towel.  The Freebie design can be put on your light box to trace directly onto the fabric – BUT – toweling is a little thicker and rougher than muslin.  Using Transfer-Eze solves the problem.  The smooth Transfer-Eze film put on your towel gives you a nice design line to see and a smooth surface to stitch on.  Try one of the trial 8” x 11” sheets and try it for yourself.   You will be converted.

Have fun making hostess gifts and don’t forget one for you too!
Happy getting ready for the big day and all the celebrations.