I’ve been working on a project that I think you are going to like- or at least I hope you will, lol! One of the things people have told me that they like most about my free Block of the Month is the options that it provides – three different ways to make each block. One of those options is embroidery, and we are seeing it more and more, on all kinds of projects. Why not? The supplies are very inexpensive and it’s so fun and relaxing.
Folks have been asking me for more embroidery patterns :)
Also – can we talk about the adult coloring book craze?
It shows no signs of slowing down at all!
So, here is what I have come up with – an e-book with lots and lots of designs that you can embroider, or color, or use for other crafty purposes as well! It’s super versatile – not only will you get a ton of designs, you will get an idea sheet and some projects to make with the patterns. Choose your embroidery/craft design, choose a project, and make it all your own!
The e-book is almost done, but not quite! I want to make sure that I include the kinds of stuff that you are most interested in. Can you do me a favor? Can you please take the short survey at the bottom of this post and let me know your thoughts?
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Of course, comments here on my blog are always welcome if you have additional ideas or feedback you’d like to share! And you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(I’m reading ALL of your comments!!! But due to the volume, I may not be able to answer them all individually. Please know that I sincerely appreciate your feedback!!!)
Thanks soooo much for your help!
I have loved all your projects … If there is something I wouldn’t like, I haven’t seen it and doubt it exists! Good luck with this … it only gets better. Also, I haven’t seen or received The Art of Home for quite awhile. Is there one coming soon? Thanks for sharing your talent with the rest of the world!
So glad you made a video. It was a great presentation and very inviting and encouraging. Now I want to explore more about embroidery which I had put on the way side and didn’t know of all the possibilities. I admit I haven’t embroidery in many years so need a refresher course, so with your help I think I can do it. thank you. Dianna, from Las Vegas
I agree with Rosemary – I LOVE everything Jacquelynne does!
I love to embroidery too, and can’t think of anything I don’t like.
Enjoy all your designs and have done a few since I found you.
Keep up the great work.
I’m liking embroidery, but, I only know the backstitch so far. I haven’t learned any of the other stitches.
Love this 3-way ability to create the Maggie’s Dance. I have just started to copy embroidery patterns, and will start stitching after holidays. It gets cold here and I love sitting in evening in my chair and doing hand work.
Thanks for producing this.
I started out crafting with crocheting doilies. I soon got the quilt bug and have been doing it since. I have not given up on crocheting just spend less time on it now. I became interested in adult coloring as a way to enhance my quilting and embroidery…..I am 73 yrs old with a limited income so I rely on gracious and giving folks to get patterns. I sincerely thank you for all the work that you do to make people happy and I wish I could do half as much to make YOU happy.
I already get your magazine and I love it…..sew many favorite things to do and sew little time : )
I would love to see more types of embroidery stitches incorporated in the design, add some variety to the basic backstitch.
I truly love all you do. Thank you for all your wonderful free patterns. I love all handwork. Been embroidering & crazy quilting for many years. also quilting!! Looking forward to all your new ideas!!
My friend & I are teaching two classes. Nadine is going to teach how to draw a landscape and then the second class will cover how to transfer their design to fabric, color (crayons) and then add embroidery. The group that we are teaching are anxious to learn embroidery, so I think your new book should be quite popular! Coloring & embroidery is the hot ticket.
I bought my first adult coloring book when Mary Corbett did the embroidered hummingbirds from Secret Garden. It seemed a bit more complicated than I wanted to embroider but the book is just lovely. I buy two of some of the cheaper coloring books found on Amazon, one to color and one for designs. They have some really cute ones for under 5.00 each.
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The ebook is a fun idea, & already I want to stitch the bird on holly for my mother. Last year, I used the bird from your cozy pattern on a tea towel for her. Text is so popular right now, I think a couple artsy alphabets , or fun sayings would be useful. I am a beginner & enjoy very small stitcheries. I can’t wait to see what cutsie’s you come up with!
Silk ribbon embroidery would be a great action to your embroidery pieces.
I believe you’ve come up with a great idea.
I love the flexibility in your projects. I have used all 3 of your songs suggestions, applique, embroiderey and even red work. I love getting posts and seeing what’s new or what’s you are working on.
LOVE YOUR BLOCK OF MONTH FREE. SO MANY GREAT IDEAS ON HOW TO MAKE EACH BLOCK. LOVE THE NEWS LETTER
I can’t see a link for the ‘short survey’ – am I on the wrong page?
I’ve been doing hand embroidery since I was about nine years old and still love it. It’s usually my take-along project when traveling. Thanks for sharing your talents!
I am willing to try any and everything, the results are not always up to scratch, but I am finding that by embroidering onto felt applique and learning to embellish the applique is grabbing my attention. I am doing this with Maggie’s first dance. I have appliqued the designs in felted wool, and am now taking my time to stitch them down with a variety of decorative stitches. I find this very exciting and free. Good luck with your project, I am looking forward to seeing it. Thank-you for your free BOM’s I am really enjoying them.
Marilyn, what a great idea. I may try embellished wool too
I love your site although I don’t have much time lately (my husband has had severe surgery & what with doctor appointments, lab & hospital visits, etc, my time is not my own but I do love to quilt (mostly small projects for gifts etc), embroidery, knitting & felting.
I love all of your designs and projects and this next one sounds fantastic! Love the bird and holly already! I will anxiously await this new e-book! Happy fall!
Love your projects and look forward to receiving the free e-magazine. Thank you.
Great idea… Can’t wait to buy it. I just ran across your book, “Fruitful Hands” that I had forgotten buying. Love it!
I love to hand embroider! I’m looking forward to seeing your e-book. Have a goodnight!
I really like the three options for the block centers. I haven’t done a lot of embroidery over the last few years, but I’m starting it again because of these blocks!
I used to do crewel-much like embroidery, but not that interested in doing it anymore. Maybe I’ll get the bug back!
I am so thrilled to see so many young people involved in quilting. For many years it seems like the artisans were falling away from the crafts. Then along came social media and the arts are just exploding!! Thanks to everyone for sharing all your great ideas!
I love the 3 way options for your block. I’m trying to learn hand embroidery and its easy to take along. Need much more learning the basic stitches tho.
There are so many embroidery types and supplies to use in it. Beads, silk ribbon, crazy quilt stitches, not to mention all the things you can embroider on. I am not a traditional wall-art person as I had to give oodles away, I had so many. I like to embroider on clothing, shoes, ornaments, furniture, dolls, teddy bears….The list is infinite. I love crewel and the old Jacobean patterns. I enjoy patterns from Australia that incorporate redwork and the like. I have done Hungarian embroidery for 58 years which I adore. I do it on all of the above and even incorporate different styles and supplies (beads, silk ribbon) together. I sold a lot of Victorian clothing, purses, dolls etc. that I designed and then embellished with silk ribbon embroidery.
I love everything I see. You have wonderful work and I like it a lot.
Thanks, joyce dupree
I’ve had a coloring book for almost a year (a gift) and even got the coloring pencils to go with it. I haven’t even opened it. I bought a dot-to-dot and love it. It’s just difficult to find time to do it when I don’t have my three year old granddaughter. She’s in the chair with me right now. I like having the ideas of embroidery/applique/fuzzy cut/plain in the blocks. I have some buttons that I bought for some unknown reason that I might try adding to some blocks after the quilting is completed. I took an applique class at my fav LQS and the lady had us trace our image on plastic (tablecloth plastic on a roll at Walmart) and then temporarily but securely fasten that to our block. Then we positioned our applique under the plastic. I found it too much trouble to try to get it positioned to my satisfaction under the plastic and I found the plastic didn’t always end up in exactly the same place each time I put it back down over my block. And I had it in my way while I was appliqueing. I’m just throwing out ideas as they pop into my head. Take any that are of value to you and pitch the rest. Have a blessed day and thanks for all the gifts with which you bless us.
I love how you combine embroidery with quilting blocks. I found out about you and your talents when you did one of the Splendid Sampler Blocks. You are extremely talented and motivating so many others to try embroidery. Thank you!
I love your work and your generosity…thanks for sharing your talent!
I love all your projects and I am looking forward to the embroidery and coloring adventure. Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone.
OMG I love the little bird you embroidered at the start of this art. can’t wait to see what you have for us. I love to use crayons and embroidery together
I’ve been embroidering since I was nine…a long, long time ago! I love your block of the month although I haven’t started it yet. Thanks for the free patterns! I made your last bom using appliqué which is my first love!
I’m loving the sneak peeks you’ve given us, looking forward to the e book.
Love, Love, LOVE your projects!! I only recently found you, I have a lot of reading and catching up to do!!
I dont think I completed the survey sorry I hit enter before I was ready
but Im happy with all that you show us and love your emails and blog
so go ahead and do your thing
Gosh!!!! Looking forward to see what you have come up with for us!! Love the idea of multiple uses/ formats to use designs as the situation or mood/ time dictate! Do you need a pattern tester ?!!!
Jacquelynne, I love all your designs, and projects. Maggie’s first dance is my project for the new year. Adorable, happy blocks.
I love the little bird on the holly branch.
I love to do embroidery, it adds so much dimension to a project, just that extra touch of caring makes a project personal.
Thank you for all you do for us, please continue with these great ideas. You have a faithful following.
Your embroideries are lovely – and I enjoy receiving your emails! With thanks for all your hard work, and sharing it!
I love all your embroidery designs, and would like to stitch them in the future, but I’m just learning to quilt, so I’m focusing on just that for now.
I would love to see your stitches put in the book so the beginner can see how you do them…or we can learn another way to do something. Also, if you know anything about this crayon use with embroidery it would be awesome to show. I love your flowers and strawberry painted images but have no idea how to fill those in to make them look pretty except the satin stitch. Many people are using this crayon deal to add dementional and I can see your beautiful stuff with that touch but don’t know how. Ps…I am signed up for all your stuff already…and love all my emails and your articles and patterns!
Thank you for the free designs that have renewed my desire for hand embroidery. They are adorable and I escpecially like Maggies First Dance which I will get started on soon. My first thought was applique but now planning on embroidery. I am fairly new to your site and enjoy the emails. I love the bird on the holly branch and would like to do it. Thank you again and I look forward to seeing all your new creaations.
Fantastic idea as I love stitcheries, patchwork and colouring. Only trouble is that I don’t particularly like e books. I would rather pay for a hard copy. Keep up the fantastic work.
I like embroidery and all the blocks in the Splendid Sampler have been wonderful. Embroidery was the first needle art I learned back when I was a girl scout. I think the e-book is a great idea.
Oops, the above cooment is me. Didn’t realise it was annonymous. Sorry.
And, my email addy wasn’t correct. Bad day lol.
Wow! I’m very excited about a coloring/embroidery book. I’ve selectively collected coloring books for quite a few years in order to copy the designs for embroidery :) The 2 “teasers” at the beginning of your blog are right up my alley! I can’t wait to buy your upcoming book.
The link at the end of the blog was disabled, so I was unable to do the survey. I’d be happy to do it for you.
I really love that little Christmas bird stitchery!!! I very much enjoy hand embroidery, and would love to have more of your designs, so the ebook sounds wonderful…would love the pattern for that little bird on the holly branch in time to make it for Christmas!
PS cannot find the link to the survey.
Love the bird design. It is hard to find pretty birds for embroidery, but this really fits the bill (pun intended).
I cannot find the questionairre you asked us ti complete. Coing for the wmbroidery world to quilting I love the embroidered blocks the e book sounds like a wonderful idea
I’m not able to fill in your questionnaire but the e book sounds like a wonderful idea and look forward very much to it being published.
I love birds in quilting. The bird and holly are adorable, but I would love to see a variety of birds in different settings
I love all of your embroidery designs. The bird with the holly is beautiful.
A coloring book with alternative uses would be great. I am not into coloring, or zentangle, or any of the other trendy crazes, but I would love to have designs for embroidery and applique. I have quite a few friends who enjoy both of the latter as well, and will gladly refer them to your book. Good luck!
Sorry I am unable to find link. However I think your idea of embroidery patterns plus colouring book is a brilliant idea. Both are portable, so you can do no matter where you are, home, holiday, car, plane, train etc. It may encourage more people to give embroidery a go.
Embroidery is my new interest and it joins my quilting love! I love your designs and the freedom to chose which way to use them. I so look forward to the new book and designs. Sounds like a fabulous idea!!
Your link seems to be disabled. But the idea sounds. Good.
Never found the survey you mentioned, but I love all the ideas you share. Everything you do seems like a breath of fresh air to me. I love the softness, the timeless nature, and the love you pour into every idea. Can’t wait for the Ebook.
I also couldn’t complete the survey as it said disabled. I’ve never tried embroidery but have thought about giving it a go so this sounds like a good time to start!
I would like to see nature such as flowers, birds, fruit, etc and sayings and/or scripture. I think you have a great idea and am looking forward to your ebook!
Love the idea! Could you should one design now, to have idea what to expect?
Love the idea but can’t take the survey as it’s been disabled.
Love embroidery and the idea that you can do a design and use it for more than just that. Not into coloring but coloring books are great for patterns. I’m already on your e-mail list, thank you!
Already on your email list but I am interested in embroidery. I started to learn once but did not follow thru. Even at my age, I would love to color. It makes you feel like a kid again!
I love the Christmas embroidery of bird and the fox. I just started doing more hand embroidery. Great idea!
Sounds great! I like the options for the block centers, and like your embroidery designs, and think the eBook would be a nice addition of options for embroidery, or applique (designs can always be enlarged for applique).
I have not seen anything you are doing that I don’t like! You are so generous with your talents it gives the rest of us newbies hope!
I am so excited to read about your new E-book. I can hardly wait!
I love the peek you showed of the new embroidery….love all kinds of little animals for embroideries. Great idea!
amazing what one idea can do, what a neat Idea, and at a project to make sure one like it…….wonderful. I wanted to embroidery and won’t take up the whole trailer…can’t wait. You could make blocks, add to a quilt etc . Thanks and have a wonderful day.hugs suzanne
Love the bird on the holly branch. So sweet. Hope it’s included in one of your pattern ideas. Love birds and flowers. I haven’t embroidered since my teen years but have done cross stitch some. Can’t wait for more help getting started again.
Love, love, love what you have posted so far! Of course I have no doubt that I will love it no matter what you include. You are very talented and I adore everything you do!
I love all your designs. Excited to see the e-book!
I like the e book idea. I already the love the bird. Please include how to transfer designs, so I don’t have to go to two places before starting a project. I think I need a “hands on transfer class”.
I AGREE WITH MOST THE ABOVE I LOVE YOUR PROJECTS THEY ARE INSPIRING
General directions for transferring the e-book designs would be a great addition. I am looking forward to having your wonderful, charming designs all together in one place, hopefully with colored photos of completed projects in different mediums. Also, the format needs to be in printable PDF to be most useful. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your talents at no cost in your newsletter.
I think that would be awesome! Your designs are so sweet!
The E Book sounds awesome and the holiday bird looks very tempting! I have just started my first “color it in” and then embroidery it project…a pumpkin pattern for the Fall holidays…and I am loving it! Will look forward to more of your designs!
I love all your designs…Many of the appliques that you have shown would be great embroidery projects….I love your drawings whenever you show them and an e-book of your designs sounds like a great idea..for me…
I enjoy embroidery, I just need to make some portable projects. I just saw your sew along coming this Saturday. Oh how I would love that. I just made plans to go see a quilt display in Bemidji, MN
I too love the flexibility of your patterns, because 9 out of 10 times I can’t/ don’t follow patterns 100%. Sometimes they are just to difficult for me. And I love the options you have given. Really looking forward to your ebook. Hoping that sweet little Christmas birdie will be in it.
I like embroidery but am not great and would benefit from help from start to finish. Something that i can be proud of!
I love to have drawings to choose from that are versatile – can be used for embroidery, colouring with pencil or texta, painting, stencilling, applique etc. If only tiny modifications are needed then they are great designs. So far, I’ve enjoyed every one of your designs that I’ve come across :)
You are one of my favorite designers and I am especially impressed with your offerings of several ways to complete your projects. II love your drawings and have downloaded many of your embroidery patterns even though I am not a very proficient embroiderer.
Love the options of doing the block of the month. Embroidery is so much fun and very relaxing. I am a retired teacher so I used to use coloring books for a lot of my ideas.
I haven’t yet started Maggie’s first dance, but I will do it early 2017 I hope….designs seem quite workable and I look forward to trying the block a couple of ways for different projects…keep the designs coming they’re inspiring
My Mother started me on embroidery when I was just 8 years old. I have been at it ever since. There is always room for improvement and new things to learn. I love it, I also do cross stitch.
I love Embroidery work and love your projects that you offer, Jeanne Marie Wallace —email@example.com
Everything you do is like a breath of fresh air. There’s just something about each project you share that makes a person feel good. There’s a kindness and love of the art that radiates through each piece. So I would say, stay true to your love of this wonderful art and all of us will be happy.
Ebooks are great for instant gratification. Also, Aurifil embroidery threads at great prices would be a wonderful addition to be offered.
Would love to do embroidery combined with colored pencils.The Splendid Sampler blocks renewed my interest in embroidery and I’m trying to get your Maggie’s First Dance patterns to try them. I was inspired by all the blocks at the meet-up in Syracuse!
Love all of your ideas.
I bought derwent intense fabric pencils. ya add water or medium. haven’t tried it would love to do a project using them. as long as its not ordinary blocks, I’m in for anything.
I love mixing the embroidery with Quilting. Been working on a few quilts now with both. Had to stop because I’m moving Sewing Rm from upstairs to down stairs…..Whewwwwww alot to do and it’s just me!!! I have 911 on speed dial…..lol lol
I love the choice of way to do the blocks. I am doing the applique. Also, love embroidery. Thanks for sharing your patterns.
I haven’t gotten into the coloring in the coloring book. BUT a friend shared with me a project she was working on where she colored her design (before the embroidery—there is a specific process). Then she does the embroidery. Then sets the colors with iron (another specific process) and wah lah…..She ended up with the most beautiful colorful embroidery design I’ve ever seen. Several of the ladies that I sew with sometimes are trying this method. Seems really fun. I already have so much going — not ready to start another something new. Maybe later because it sounds like fun and I know it turns out beautifully!!
I am working on about 5 embroidery projects now, I seem to get bored if I just work on one, so I switch them up and it keeps me going.
I enjoy your use of color…always cheerful. Choosing colors I’m happy with together is always my biggest challenge.
I think the only thing that keeps me from falling into the coloring book craze is that I want to craft all the things! (knitting, spinning, learning to crochet, returning to sewing and learning to quilt.) I did a little embroidery in Home Ec class, and loved to get lost in my projects, to I am looking forward to embroidering again, too. :)
Although I’m not interested in doing adult colouring at this point in time, perhaps I will at some later stage. I recently tried a fabric colouring technique using ink pencils and a brush. I enjoyed trying it out but it really wasn’t my thing.
Love your ideas!!!
How about coloring on fabric!!!!
I love your site, Your very talented and I think you are on to a great idea on embroidery and all the other ideas to.I love your patterns and your colors and how you put them together..Thank you.
I absolutely love all your patterns and designs! But really, take a vacation! I can’t make all the ones I want to and you keep coming out with more!