I had hoped to have made some things using the freebies I downloaded this week and last week to show you as part of this post but that plan has gone bust for this week.

I did make a sweatshirt for my mother for her birthday.

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I fell in love with the design when I saw it at Ageless Embroidery. It’s part of the Forget-me-not Collection. The whole set is currently on sale for $2.90 US.

The design stitched out well, though when I stitch it again I will use two layers of iron on stabilizer. The stitching is VERY dense. I stitched this design using a different color scheme than the one called for in the design. The design calls for a color palette using blues…which I love. However, since the only sweatshirts I had in my mother’s size were blue and green I opted to change the colors of the flowers to this mauve/burgundy scheme. I think it works well. My mother was very pleased with the new addition to her embroidered sweatshirt collection.

I enjoy making sweatshirts…especially at this time of the year when it is COLD outside.

Though I didn’t do a lot of stitching this week I did do quite a bit of scouring the internet and did find a lot of cool things to share with you. You’ll find them below.

Some of my favorites of this week are the free-standing lace dish, the violet flowers, the box of flowers, and the garden arbor designs. For a child’s sweatshirt I really love the baby giraffe, zebra, and elephant design. I plan to make several sweatshirts using this design. All of these are machine embroidery designs. The flower designs would each make another great sweatshirt…and maybe I’ll get to those this week.

I’m definitely going to make some of the hot and cold wraps listed under the sewing projects this week. Having one of these would be delightful. You simply put it in the microwave and heat it up and tie it around your shoulders.

Here are this week’s goodies:

Free Machine Embroidery Designs

Design & Instructions To Make A Freestanding Lace Bowl
Baby’s First Rattle – Darling Machine Embroidery
Free Standing Lace Angels
Christmas Lamp
Baby Giraffe, Elephant & Zebra In A Frame – Would Make Darling Sweatshirts For Kids
Lace Chicken
Lace Chicks
Applique & Embroidery Leaf
Free Standing Lace Hen
Happy New Year Words
Free Standing Lace Angel With Lute
Empty Jewelry Box
Sugar Plum Fairy Embroidery Design
Leaves & Flowers Corner
Single Color Flower
Modern Flower 2
Free Standing Lace Angel Praying
Multi-fabric Applique  Butterfly–Free Design & Tutorial
Two Cute Dolphins
The Word Summer In A Script Font With A Surfer
Lace Baby Chicks
Embroidered Fish – Would Be Cute Quilt Blocks
Lace Heart Motif
Floral Wreath
Modern Flower 3 
Cute Snowman
Row Of Chickens
Cute Spring Flowers
Lace Baby Chicks
Floral Wreath
Free Standing Lace Angel With Trumpet
Beautiful Bell and Roses
Words  – Love – Dream – Smile In A Circle
Beautiful Bench and Floral Arbour
Star Applique
Pretty Flower Corner
Cute Bunny Applique
Lovely Lace Rocking Horse
Happy Sun Applique
Lace Christmas Tree
Doves & Wedding Rings Embroidered Design
Cute Koala Bear
Heart Coasters
Violet Flowers
Cute Fish
Chicken
Free Standing Lace Angel With Candle
Applique Flower
Cute Lace Rocking Horse
Lace Easter Bag With A Rooster
Heart and Flowers Embroidery
Lace Easter Bag – With Bunny
Embroidered Frog
Easter Egg
Cute Elephant Embroidered Design
Decorative Flower
Red Rose Embroidery
Free Standing Lace bells
Valentine Hearts
Three Lace Christmas Trees
Moose Head
Square Frame With Diamonds Applique
Butterfly Applique
Peace Sign With Ribbon
Lace Baby Buggy
Ribbon Hairclip
Easter Bag – Lace – Hen
The Word Love In Multi-color Embroidery
Free Standing Lace Embroidery Angel With Cross
Beautiful Lace Heart
Merry Lilly
Happy Face Applique
Lace Fan
Beautiful Basket Of Pansies
Lace Christmas Ornaments
Ship
Kitten In Yarn
Christmas Lace Holly And Berries
Mare and Foal
White Dove – Would Be Lovely Stitched On Items For A Wedding
Free Standing Lace Angel Kneeling To Pray
Four Colored Embroidered Snowflake
Stylistic Heart
Realistic Brown Cat
Cherries
More Free Standing Lace Bells
Yellow Roses
Sailboat Machine Embroidery Design – Would Be Cute Quilt Blocks
Snowman Applique
Embroidered Poppy
Small Realistic Butterfly
Applique Flower Frame
Iris
Photostitched Rose
Teacher’s Pet Font
More Free Standing Lace Bells
Lovely Flower Spray
Ship
Anchor Applique
Rhino Applique
In The Hoop Gift Card Holder
Beautiful Christmas Dove
Rose Bouquet
Octagon Applique Frame
Lace Butterfly
Big Free Standing Lace Bells
Lovely Embroidered Gazebo
Whimsical Dots Font Frame
Cute Free Standing Lace Fish
Pretty Rose
Glitter Design
Free Standing Lace Star
Another Free Standing Lace Bell
Ship
Beautiful Floral Design
Darling Baby Fairy
Free Standing Lace Candle
Circle Applique Frame
Single Color Rose
Free Standing Lace Owls
Realistic British Shorthair Cat
Darling Dinosaur Applique
Lace Butterflies
Cute Teddy Bear Jumping Rope
Lemon Meringue Font
Stocking Applique
Pretty Floral Applique
Delicate Floral Embroidery
Multi-color Lace Flowers
Flower Design – Embroidery
Romantic Rose Design
Ship (small)
Christmas Trees & Snowflakes
Lace Butterflies
Beautiful Embroidered Flowers
Cross Stitch Rose
Tulips In Vase Applique
Lovely Embroidered Rose
Free Standing Lace Napkin Rings – Stars – Would Be Cute For 4th Of July
Lace Butterflies
Apples Applique
Lace Butterfly Napkin Rings
Lace Rooster
Photostitch Iris
Butterfly Applique
Cutwork Lace Corner
Snowman Face Applique
Christmas Gift Applique
Free Standing Lace Angel
Beautiful Box Of Flowers
Santa Applique
Cutwork Flower

Free Quilt Patterns

Dog Gone Cute Quilt Pattern
Starburst Cross Quilt Pattern – The Colors In This Are Beautiful
Sweetheart Quilt
Elephant Parade
Pretty Pink Posy Table Topper
Cow And Bull Paper Pieced Patterns
Heartstrings Quilt – Log Cabin Hearts – Really Cute
Tea Pot And Teacups Paper Pieced Patterns
Stacked Cups Paper Pieced Patterns
4 Patch Slice Quilt Pattern
Children’s Delight Baby Quilt – Has some large spaces for a novelty or focus fabric
Flower Hearts Paper Pieced Pattern
Bear Hugs Quilt Pattern – Would Be A Great Pattern To Use With Novelty Prints
Christmas Cat Chat Quilt
Fibs & Fables Quilt
Asian Fans Quilt Pattern
A Walk In The Park Quilt Pattern
Calypso Quilt Pattern
Nostalgia Quilt
Eggcellent Adventures – Would Be A Great Pattern To Use With Novelty Prints
Fall Tapestry
Posty Pots Applique Quilt
Floral Fantasy
Under The Sea
Vera Cruz

Free Sewing & Craft Patterns & Projects

Hot & Cold Comfort Wrap – These Would Make Wonderful Christmas Presents
Spa Mask
Lacy Zipper Cuff
Gift Card Holder – Another One – A Perfect Christmas Gift For 2016
Pom Pom Christmas Stocking
Toy Bag With A View
Orient Tea Mats – Aka Placemats
Decorative Pillow Case – This One Has A Contrasting Band And Lace Trim

Free Crochet Patterns & Projects

Sun & Sea Shawl
Sweetheart Shawl
Chunky Infinity Scarf
Diaphanous Shawl
Candy Pop Blanket And Cushion
Diamond Crochet Cowl
Scrap Love Scarf
Pastel Rainbow Baby Blanket
Spring Into Summer Crochet Blanket
Cables & Bobbles Boot Cuffs
Crochet Carseat Cover
Crocheted Chain Earwarmer
Piggy Booties For Baby
Brain Waves Coffee Cozy
Brain Waves Beanie
15 Minute Coffee Sleeve
Beginner Crochet Leg Warmers + Tutorial
Baby Flip Flops
Quick And Easy I Phone Case
Crochet Slippers & Mini Heart
Crochet Bangle
Rectangular Diamond Trellis Basket
Crocheted Cat Bed
Cat Nest – Scroll All The Way To The Bottom For Instructions In English
Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed
Perfect Harmony Yoga Socks
Swoofer – Reusable Cover For Swiffer Type Mops


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