Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Freebies

Today is Black Friday and everyone is looking for a deal. Here are a few links for free projects that are perfect for your last minute needlework gifts.

The first is from Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. You will recognize her work under several names: Told in a Garden, Butternut Road, Lavender & Lace. Sadly, Marilyn passed away last year but this page of free angel designs that are perfect as ornaments is still available. I would download the ones you are interested in because there is no guarantee they will be there forever. If you want to see what these look like stitched up, scroll a little down the page and click on Designs Stitched on Paper.

Next is a series of pears posted on the Samplers and Santas blog. There are pears for every season, including Christmas. She even provides a pear template to help you when you finish the piece.

Blue Ribbon Designs is offering several free sampler style Christmas ornament charts. Be sure to download the ones you want because she does "retire" them. Click on this link and then click on Freebies on the left hand side bar.

DMC has Twelve Weeks of Free Holiday Ideas on their blog. Be sure to click on the various links next to each photo as there are several projects each week. The projects cover a variety of holidays as well as a variety of needlework techniques.

Kreinik is also providing free projects each week on their website. Just follow this link and check back each week for updates.

Last, but certainly not least, if you enjoy embroidery and are not already subscribing to Needle 'nThread, please check out her blog post for several free Christmas embroidery patterns.

That should keep everyone busy until at least Christmas!