Thanksgiving Day Embroidery Designs at OPW Mall

Being surrounded by family, friends and loved ones is a gift in itself. Without them no celebrations, occasions, and events have meaning and make sense. On Thanksgiving Day, most people gather with their near and dear ones, creating an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and family.

Thanksgiving Day is the national holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA, tracing its roots back to November 1623, when Governor William Bradfor of the 1620 Pilgrim Colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts said:  “All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the Meeting House, on the hill… there to listen to the pastor, and render Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings.”

It’s a time to acknowledge the blessings that God has showered on us with each passing day. We all have much to be thankful for in our modern, convenient lives and Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to share this with others.  It’s a time to be with family, friends and loved ones, focusing your time on sharing, enjoying time together and appreciating each other.

Many people enjoy decorating their homes for Thanksgiving, Fall and Christmas. This year, have fun decorating with fabric art, using machine embroidery designs.

OregonPatchWorks is one of the best sources of machine embroidery, including Thanksgiving Day embroidery patterns.

Here is the list of 10 machine embroidery patterns that you can buy from OPW Mall for your Thanksgiving decorating this year.

 1. Autumn Animals – Sweet Heirloom Embroidery has the cutest set of little Autumn Animals playing in the leaves of Fall.  Perfect for a lap quilt, book bag, sweatshirt or baby book.  These embroiery designs are for the 4×4 hoop.  A big discount is offered now!

Autumn Animals

2. Give Thanks – This is an amazing embroidery collection by Daffy Down Dilly.  Give Thanks can be used to create attractive apparel for your kids or a cute table runner or placemats. Kids will love these darling machine embroidery designs. An average size of the designs is 2 (9/16)” X 3 (5/8)” : 6823 Stitches.  Special offer applies!

Give Thanks

3. Thanksgiving Greetings 2 – You can stitch Thanksgiving Greetings 2 as  gift cards to give as special gifts to your near and dears. Various greetings are available in the set designed by Emerald Originals and are offered at a substantial discount.

Thanksgiving Greetings 2

4. Thanksgiving Blessings – Decorate your table by embroidering runners, napkins, bread cloth and more with Thanksgiving Blessings offered by Attic Treasures.  You can get available special offers on these wonderful embroidery designs.

Thanksgiving Blessings

5. FSL Happy Thanksgiving – This is a fun FSL Thanksgiving Banner, just stitch out the free standing lace designs and string them up to greet your guests.  Very cute and fast!  They are on sale too!

FSL Happy Thanksgiving

6. 3D Turkey In The Hoop – Make this cute centerpiece for your festive table this year.  Change the look totally by choosing different fabrics and thread colors.  This fun embroidery project is perfect for gift giving too.  Bonus offer included from the designer (Digidoodlez) when you get the 3D Turkey In The Hoop.

3D Turkey In The Hoop

7. Thanksgiving Turkey Dangler – Greet your loved ones with the beautiful Thanksgiving Turkey Dangler embroidery design project. The set is designed by Sewaz Designs and is available in 5×7/ 6×10/ 8×10 hoops. Discounted for a limited time.

Thanksgiving Turkey Dangler

8. Sweet Little Pilgrims – This set is sew cute!  Make a cloth book to teach your little ones about the history of Thanksgiving or add an embroidery design to personalize their favorite sweatshirt or jumper for the big day.  Sweet Little Pilgrims consists of 7 designs for the 4×4 hoop, by Babynucci Embroidery.

Sweet Little Pilgrims

9. Thanksgiving Pumpkins – Decorate your home with Thanksgiving Pumpkins embroidery designs, digitized by Wind Bell Embroidery.   Perfect for a fall quilt, placemats, table runner, wall hanging or kitchen towels.  You can also get special offers on these designs when you get them now.

Thanksgiving Pumpkins

10. Thanksgiving Bowl With Doily – Beautiful Applique Thanksgiving Bowl with Doily is a project by Sunshine Embroidery. You can buy this creative set to quickly and easily make this wonderful project. You can get available special offers on these wonderful embroidery designs.

Thanksgiving Bowl With Doily

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Floral Embroidery Designs for Your Household Items

Why waste your time and money searching for already embellished items for your home décor when so many fresh, unique ideas are waiting for you at OPW Mall, the #1 online source of quality embroidery designs.  They offer you an expansive array of machine embroidery designs from more than 100 designers, all in one convenient location for your shopping pleasure. The styles offered are beautiful and unique.  Now, with the help of your embroidery machine, you can create exquisite items for your home, for gift giving or for projects to sell at bazaars and craft shows. Enhance ordinary textile items such as mug rugs, table cloths, kitchen towels, toys, cushions, hooded towels, pillows, wall hangings, appliance covers, linens and much much more with various embroidery patterns to create one of a kind projects. What once was ordinary can now be extraordinary when you choose from the finest digitized embroidery designs at OregonPatchWorks.  They provide special discounts and promotional offers to help you save money too and offer many free samples for you to try throughout the site.   Join their mailing list for new samples each week.

October is a month of surprises and it’s the best time to enjoy warm toned autumn and fall designs. Change your home décor as the seasons change. Autumn gives you the best opportunity to decorate your home with seasonal colors and textures, beginning with Fall embroidery designs to adorn various items. OPW Mall offers many designs perfect for this time of year, done by various designers.

Autumn Florals Designs

1. Autumn Florals Designs

This Autumn floral design set is created by “ERINA’S DESIGNS”. These floral embroidery designs are wonderful on cushions and table covers to warm your room with bright and beautiful colors.  You can also add them to a warm winter sweater or sweatshirt for a one of a kind apparel accent. This set is available in 5×7 hoop size and is available at special discounts. Autumn Leaf Collection

2. Autumn Leaf Collection

 This set, created by “MM EMBROIDERY”, is a beautiful collection of Maple leaves and fits the hoop size of 5 1/2 x 8 Inch. Some of the designs in this set use a wing-needle to create the heirloom technique of Fil Tire (Parisian hem stitch). This exquisite collection is certainly a great value at decent price for a limited time.

Autumn Leaves

3. Autumn Leaves 

These Autumn Leaves designs are made by “SWEET HEIRLOOM EMBROIDERY” and are perfect for enhancing the look of your mug rugs, table covers, pillow covers, lap blankets, etc. Or create a welcome banner for your entryway, it is sure to greet your guest with a warm welcome.  These designs are available in various hoop sizes 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6. By ordering now, you can some special offers on these designs and many more from this designer!          Color Wash Leaves

4. Color Wash Leaves

Color Wash Leaves designs are the colorful creation of “KREATIONS BY KARA”. You get 18 different designs in the set. These designs are perfect for decorating your quilt, pillows, towels, bags, and embellishing apparel. The designs are made to fit the 5×5 hoop. Buy these designs now and get handsome discounts on them.

 Autumn Leaves 4

 

5. Autumn Leaves 4 

This set is one example of many, showing the great creativity of “ACE POINTS”. The set contains 10 different designs and are perfect to enhance many items throughout your home. Autumn Leaves 4 designs are available in different hoop sizes i.e., 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6. Enjoy these and more at the great offers from Ace Points Embroidery.  

Now that you have had a small taste of the fabulous designs available at OPW Mall, you are sure to find many uses for them, as your creativity is sparked and you begin making your own masterpieces with them.

In-depth Machine Embroidery Art Framing Patterns

My little family of three is staying with my father-in-law while our household goods make the slow trek from Greece to California. Over the years, this has been the norm, but it is much different this time because my mother-in-law is no longer here to run the household. That now falls to me. While I’ve cooked in this kitchen off and on for 25 years, it is so different now actually doing instead of just helping. I find that even my tried-and-true recipes aren’t turning out the same. Very strange. I’ve begun making notes on my computer so that I’ll have some idea of what I’m doing right or wrong. Luckily, I won’t be in charge of holiday meals this year!

I have similar problems in Best machine embroidery. I’m rarely satisfied to leave things exactly as the designer suggests or the embroidery patterns insist on. Of course, sometimes I just understand they my machine will be happier if certain adjustments are made. As long as I think things through before making changes, all is usually well. Of course, these are intentional changes and not the weird, unidentifiable ones happening in the kitchen.

There are several things that can go wrong, though. If I set up a design to stitch over a pocket, I may have to adjust the machine to center the embroidery design exactly where I want it. I love that I can do this. However, what happens if the power goes out? Instead of panicking, this is actually the easiest problem to recover from IF I haven’t skipped a step. What is this miracle step? I simply write down the adjustments I made to the embroidery machine before starting. That makes it possible to re position the machine to exactly where I started the first time before advancing to the area where I need to continue stitching. I even note it when I’ve made no adjustments so that I am never confused.

Then, there are those very in-depth machine embroidery patterns for things like cutwork embroidery doilies or free-standing lace 3D boxes. I don’t make any changes to the actual embroidery designs, but I may change what I do to create them. If they don’t turn out, I can try again. If they do turn out, though, I’ve got a winner that I’ll stitch over and over again. IF, that is, I didn’t skip that magic step.

For example, if I modify a project so that my doily comes out to a different size than the embroidery pattern specifies, I need to make extensive notes and keep them somewhere safe so that they are there if I ever want to recreate the project. No notes? No easy way to recreate it. Machine embroidery thread also comes in so many wonderful colors; if I don’t make notes about those I chose, I can’t color-match properly.

Sure, I’d much rather just be stitching, but these extra steps keep my embroidery humming along once I do get started. Now, if I could only figure out what I’m doing in this kitchen and have my notes be as helpful, I’d be happy!

Perfect Embroidery Designs ; Patterns For Your Projects

It was early afternoon today when my son and I realized that we hadn’t seen our two kittens since early morning. On any normal day, this wouldn’t have been much of a concern. On a moving day, though, all bets are off. Especially when the kittens’ favorite hiding place is inside the couch and those couches have been fully encapsulated with cardboard and tape.

It’s not a good feeling to think of what could have happened. Luckily, with the help of the movers, we were able to find them and remove them from the couch before it began its 12-week journey. The scare was horrid, but the joy at finding them soon overshadowed it. Still, I was rattled for quite a while.

I find myself responding like this more often these days when creating my beloved machine embroidery designs. Once I get the machine set up and going, I tend to do other things until the next color stop. If I leave the room, I keep an ear open for audible changes that could signal disaster. After four years here in Greece, my embroidery machine is making strange noises more and more. Taking it to the dealer for service is something I look forward to.

The problems got worse and worse as the noises became more frequent. I became flustered thinking that I was somehow forgetting my knowledge of machine embroidery. I thought the mistakes were my fault, instead of the fault of a machine that needs some tender loving care. Regardless, each mistake or problem makes me more jumpy than the last. Finally, I watched every stitch as it formed. That, along with listening closely, helped me to finish more projects.

When I become nervous about something, I do a lot of research on the subject until I feel certain that I can overcome any issues. With embroidery, I end up at my favorite embroidery design gallery instead. It’s so much more interesting than reading about a million and one machine problems. I’d much rather be finding new embroidery patterns! And I’m always guaranteed of finding a new free embroidery design for my efforts. Much more fun than research!

Now that I’m an experienced embroidery artist, I think I need to remind myself of the lessons I learned as a newcomer. It’s important to take time to get the project hooped properly. Take a little more time to study the embroidery designs before they stitch so that I am familiar with them. Then, just stitch. If it gets messed up, it gets messed up. There will always be some flaws or issues with machine embroidery, so it’s important to just go with it as much as possible. Agonizing over mistakes or what ifs will only suck all the joy out of the endeavor.

One thing that I do enjoy about watching every stitch form, though, is the knowledge I gain in how each embroidery design is created; how the beauty forms. If mistakes didn’t occur, I probably wouldn’t remember to take the great opportunity of this. Much like my cats hiding in a sofa and scaring me so badly, mistakes in embroidery offers a wonderful silver lining.

My number one tip is to just enjoy the calm after the storm, although dancing in the rain can be fun, too.

Striking Machine Embroidery Designs and Supplies

A couple of months ago, the thought of leaving Greece to go back to our home in California was quite distressing. We decided to stay for one more year. Then, career plans changed, and we are returning home after all. However, now that it is real, instead of just being thought about, I find that I am looking forward to returning home.

First, there are all the different foods that I love that I can’t get here; simple things like non-dairy coffee creamer and real donuts beckon me. Fast food and Chinese take-out are guilty pleasures that I can’t wait to indulge in again. While I love Greek food, nothing beats a greasy burger from one’s favorite joint.

Mostly, though, I’m looking forward to going home where I can go shopping and find all the wonderful  embroidery supplies  that make my heart sing. Here, I can get some thread for machine embroidery, but it’s just not enough! I need stabilizer and embroidery designs and Peltex and Mulberry Paper and everything else. When trying to find those things here, most of the shopkeepers think I’m trying to sell them something. It’s funny to hear the words “no thank you” when I’m trying to buy something, but it gets frustrating, too!

I do have a wonderful embroidery design gallery that I can visit online for my shopping needs, so I haven’t had to do completely without my supplies for the last four years. They offer machine embroidery thread, top quality discount embroidery designs, patterns, tutorials and anything else I can possibly need. Still, I like to browse the shops sometimes, too. It’s just not possible to meet my friends for lunch and shopping online!

When I was last in California, I actually didn’t do much shopping at my local shops, preferring the selection and pricing of the design gallery instead. Instead, I would go to the local shops to see and feel everything they had to offer. Then, I’d go home and order online for much better pricing. While purchasing new machine embroidery designs online, I’d also pick up a couple of fabulous free embroidery patterns or designs as well. The shops don’t offer that!

Another thing that I am looking forward to is being able to pick up an embroidery magazine that is written in my native English. From time to time, I would buy a Greek magazine for the pictures and inspiration. For the most part, I could follow along with the pattern by using the diagrams, but it would be so much easier if I could read it! The beautiful projects made the magazines worth it, though.

As my life gets turned upside down from an international move, my love of machine embroidery is keeping me grounded. When I finish a task here, I allow myself some time to stitch a little project or do a bit of shopping. I’m looking forward to setting up my new sewing room wherever we end up. And, even more, I’m looking forward to being an embroidery artist in America again. I guess there really is no place like home.