Please feel free to print out the little freebies below, stitch them or give them to your friends (those you talk with over the garden fence and those you chat with through your keyboard)...
Longer ago than I care to mention, I promised the UK chapter of the Angel Quilt Project that I would design a little Teddy of their own. I must apologize for the extraordinary amount of time that's passed since making that promise and hope that this little fellow brings joy to everyone who stitches him and strength and hope to the children who receive these incredible gifts from an amazing group of stitchers.
Carole Watson, of Always in Stitches did a lovely job on her Aladdin Teddy Bear. She's stitched him as a stand-up decoration (but he'd also make a lovely egg-cosy!)
If you'd like to stitch your own little Aladdin Teddy, please click on the image for a printable .pdf of the chart
This bookmark was beautifully stitched by Monique from Chomedy, Quebec. She has been stitching for just over a year, added the words 'Proud to be a Canadian' to the basic Canadiana Teddy and did a lovely job of finishing him as a bookmark. One of these Teddies she presented to a friend, and another she very generously donated to Operation Teddy Bear... (a fund-raiser for sick kids which is managed by Hazel Green of Petawawa, Ontario). Thank you, Monique.
Hockey Player Teddy
A proud Canadian stitcher from Burlington customized this piece to commemorate our victorious Olympic hockey team... she even hung a gold medal around his neck!
April Showers Teddy, Ice Skater Teddy, Dragon Teddy, Golfing Teddy, Shakespearean Teddy (Please note: These are large JPEG files and will probably be slow coming in)
You'll need Acrobat Reader to access the files below. These files are much smaller and should produce better print-outs. Acrobat Reader (and updates to older versions of Acrobat Reader) can be downloaded, free of charge, from Adobe Software...
This little Panda stitches up REALLY fast. He lends himself to your own choice of embellishments. A bright red bow-tie perhaps, or a heart-shaped charm around his neck, his eyes could be bright beads... or whatever adaptation you dream up.
Angel Quilt Teddy
This little Teddy was designed especially for the Angel Quilt Project a world-wide group of generous stitchers who donate angel-themed needlework squares which are finished as quilts for preemies and sick children.
Relief Effort Design
Lynda Johnson did a lovely job for the WTC Quilt Project.
When she's not taking care of Frodo, her pet hedgehog, she's busy working on all kinds of needlework... including the U.S. Hockey Player
Here's a .pdf version of the Canadiana Teddy...
Canadiana Teddy PDF
If you'd like to make some little Fairy Pin Cushions, please click here.
This angel uses both regular and rayon DMC floss and can be stitched in a number of different palettes. Use the one listed in the chart (it corresponds to the TOP PICTURE) or create a new one using your own favourite colours.