Thursday, April 18, 2013

American Crafts: Lovely Spring Embroidery Hoop

Good morning! First things first, the winner of the April kit from Scrapbook Circle is....

the"divine"hand said...
What a super sweet layout!!!
I always look foward to spring colors!!! You just can't go wrong with them! Thanks for the chance!

Congrats! You will love this kit! Please e-mail me at cornellgj(at)yahoo(dot)com with your mailing address and I will forward your information to Scrapbook Circle.

Today I have a new project to share with you for spring projects week on the American Crafts blog. Long before I ever became a scrapbooker, I used to love embroidery and cross-stitching. When American Crafts released the new Amy Tangerine embroidery templates, I was so excited to use them and do more hand-stitching on my projects. I learned the hard way that the easiest thing to do here is place a large piece of fabric in the hoop and secure. Embroider a design and embellish and THEN cut the fabric on the back. Somebody started this project twice. Ha. :)

I used products from all of the new collections here - the rosettes are from My Girl and Yes, Please, the yo-yo's are from My Girl and the flair is Lucky Charm.

I have so many more ideas for embroidery hoops after working on this first one so you can bet to see more on my blog in future posts. Be sure to visit the American Crafts blog to check out spring projects week!

So, despite the happy colors of my projects today it has been a miserable grey, rainy spring here in Iowa. I am soooooo ready for some sunshine. I think we have had one decent day of warmer temps and sun in the past month. I refuse to put on a winter coat. Absolutely refuse. No one should be wearing heavy coats after April 1st, I say. I am pledging now not to complain about summer heat and humidity. I will think of the longest winter ever as I sweat away. :) 

Have a great day! We are in full swing cleaning and getting ready for a circus party to celebrate two little girls' 4th birthday coming up soon. Their party is coming up soon!


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