Saturday, November 19, 2011

Gobble Up the Savings Sale! & Country Snowman Set

New this week is an adorable Country Snowman set in filled and redwork for the 4x4 & 5x7 hoops. And for those wanting a printable version of the Scoodie (hooded scarf) project I mentioned last week and as seen on our blog, I've included the instructions in PDF format as a Bonus with this set. The scoodies are "SEW" much fun to make and the Country Snowman set is perfect for this project.
Country Snowman Set

Price: $14.97
Sale: $5.99
Save: 60% off

An adorable Country Snowman set in filled and redwork for the 4x4 & 5x7 hoops.
Also includes a printable version of the Scoodie (hooded scarf) project as seen on our blog as a Bonus with this set.
The scoodies are "SEW" much fun to make and the Country Snowman set is perfect for this project.
Gearing up for the After-Thanksgiving Days Sales? I'm happy to report that our Holiday sale starts right NOW and will run through the end of the month. Save up to 60% Off regular design sets and 10% OFF our Bundle Packs. There's even a special for The Country Needle's Embroidery Barn.
Thanksgiving Sale!!
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So that we may spend time with our family over the Thanksgiving Holiday, our office will be closed next week and there will not be any new designs posted. I will be checking emails periodically and will reply as soon as I can.
I wish each and every one of you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving filled with many blessings.
Happy Stitching!
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Scoodie (hooded scarf)

Have you been looking for easy to make Christmas gifts for family and friends of all ages?  These Scoodies (hooded scarves) are quick and 'sew' easy to make! Not to mention fun! The ones I made are lined and only took a couple of hours to make.  Unlined fleece Scoodies can be made in under an hour!

You have several options for making your own hoodie and printable step-by-step photo instructions are included when you purchase the Country Snowman Set.
Black & Gray Fleece with Celtic Emblem. See more Celtic embroidery designs here.
Cotton shell with pockets and fleece lining & perfect for Snowboarding!
Knit Scoodie with embroidered pockets and fringed, using designs from the Warm Hearts Collection.

Have a wonderful and creative day and as always...
Happy Stitching!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Warm Hearts

I finally adjusted to the time changes from Daylight Savings and when I did, I got this burst of energy! So I decided it was project time! I'm still working out the written instructions, but my "test" pattern turned out wonderful! I think I'm going to add some top-stitching, but you can see a photo of Project Scoodie (scarf+hoodie) when you visit the product page of this week's newest set. I didn't have any fleece in my fabric stash so I used some heavy knit material and lined it in the same. I added pockets and used two of the designs from the new "Warm Hearts" set. It's so warm! I am headed to JoAnn's tomorrow to replenish my fleece supply and will make another...Quick and easy Christmas gifts! You can't beat that!

Warm Hearts

Price: $14.97
Sale: $8.23
Save: 45% off

Perfect making winter scarves and scoodies (hood+scarf) like the one shown on the product page as well as other holiday gifts.

The set includes designs for the 4x4 & 5x7 hoops.
22 Designs total

45% OFF regular designs sets & 15% Off Bundle Packs.
I'll also be posting instructions for the scoodie project I mentioned above here, so be sure to check back often for updates. In the meantime, enjoy the Warm Hearts set and the Green Chile Chicken Fettucine Alfredo recipe I just posted.

If you're collecting the letters in the Phoebe Monogram series, don't forget to download the letter V.

Last but never least, I want to say a heartfelt Thank You to all of our service men and women who have or are serving and fighting for the freedoms that we so often take for granted. You are in my prayers daily!

Have a wonderful weekend and as always....
Happy Stitching!

Nathenia’s Green Chile Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Molto Squisito!!! Very Delicious! An Italian dish with a New Mexican flair!

2 Stick Butter
4 Cups Heavy Cream (or use 2 cups Heavy Cream & 2 cups Sour Cream)
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp fresh ground pepper (I usually use at least 1tsp)
1 cup grated Parmesan (fresh is best)
8 fire-roasted green chilies, peeled and chopped, or use frozen fire-roasted chopped green chiles. (If you don’t have fresh or frozen green chile in your area, look in the Mexican food aisle of your local grocer for canned.)
2-12 oz boxes of Fettuccine pasta
8 boneless chicken breasts, seasoned and grilled to your liking and sliced in strips

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
Add the cream, garlic powder and pepper and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until thick.
At the same time, bring 6-8 quarts of water to a boil and add the pasta.

When the Alfredo sauce has reached your desired consistency, stir in the Parmesan cheese and green chile.

When the pasta is cooked, drain it. Place pasta on large plates, ladle Alfredo sauce over pasta, top with chicken breast strips.

Serve with Garlic bread and salad.

Serves 6-8 generously.

Friday, November 4, 2011

12 Days of Christmas & FSL Angel Charmers

Did you know that the song 12 Days of Christmas, first published in 1780 England, has textual evidence that it could be French?  Well whatever its origins, I'm sure the song is sung throughout the world and in its various modern versions too. 

When my kids were little and learning to count, this was one of their favorite "number" songs and of course it's always fun to sing in rounds at Christmas celebrations. As I digitized this week's set, I recalled those fond memories.

Because they're so quick to stitch, I imagined several things to make with the new 12 Days of Christmas Set, but at the top of my list is a set of dinner napkins and place mats, a table runner and perhaps new hand towels for the guest bathroom too!

Hope you'll have as much fun creating Christmas items with the 12 Days of Christmas set as I! Don't forget to download the sample when you check out this new set on The Country Needle's website.
12 Days of Christmas Bluework

Price: $15.97
Sale: $8.78
Save: 45% off

Set includes 12 designs for both the 4x4 and 5x7 sizes- 24 total!

Quick to stitch and great for Christmas table linens and guest towels.
There's a sample for you to download when you visit.

 When you want something extra special use The Country Needle's FSL "charmers."
Angels of Light FSL Charmers
Price: $12.97
Sale: $7.13
Save: 45% off

Add charms, hot fix crystals and sprinkle with fine glitter powder for an added sparkle effect.
Great for awareness, friendship, angel groups, gift tags, cards and more!  

Have a great weekend and as always...
Happy Stitching!
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