Heart Wedding Favor, Gift Tag, and Ornament

Wedding season is upon us and this project is very easy to make as a wedding shower or reception favor. Stitch using wedding colors. You could also hang it on a gift as a tag and it could be used later on the Christmas tree. I used a Gunold heirloom design QHL01060 available through Ann the Gran an... [More]

It All Comes Down to Color

Color plays such an important role in our lives from what we wear to the vehicles we drive. As embroiderers, we have artistic license to experiment with color. The possibilities are virtually endless when you mix fabric and thread combinations. I'm using the same design in several different way... [More]

Ann's Sweetest Heart Collection: Perfect for Your Sweetheart

Ann's Sweetest Heart Collection makes it fun and easy to create a variety of special valentines you can't find in any big box store. And, for a limited time, purchase the small, large, or full collections, and get a Valentines Sayings pack absolutely FREE. Intricate, yet delicate, the des... [More]

Freestanding Lace Angel Cards

Handmade cards show extra appreciation. This one says, "Thanks for Being an Angel," and includes a lace angel. Other designs could be used to make teacher gifts, bookmarks, holiday ornaments, or gift tags. Freestanding Lace (FSL) looks much more difficult to make tha... [More]

Freestanding lace ~ how, why .. where??!!

First, I must announce the new site that has been 18 months in the designing, redesigning and making:  www.embdesignsnow.com. (Site should be up and running on Monday) ANY and ALL embroiderers should really take a look at what this site is offering.  In short, this site is our customers s... [More]

LaRueSews-Quilts - Tricky Triangles

Hi there, all of you Ann the Gran readers.  Welcome back to LaRueSews-quilts.  This is a bright and sunny day in east central, Alabama.  It is, however a bit chilly outside.  But I guess that’s better than cold, cloudy and rainy.I have said before, and I’d like to say... [More]