Remember that classic Disney movie Summer Magic with Hayley Mills? There's a beautiful scene when Burl Ives strums his guitar and sings:
All I wanna do, when the day is through,
Is linger here on the front porch with you.
From the wicker swing, while the night birds sing,
We'll watch the fireflies sparkin', do some sparkin' too.
How the hours fly as the moon drifts by!
How sweet the air as we stare at the sky.
Oh, how I love to linger here like this
Hold your hand and steal a kiss or two
On the front porch with you!
I love that song. It transports me to the family reunions of my childhood when we'd gather 'round the campfire to sing and sing and sing under the stars...
My goodness, I miss those days.
Maybe that's why I love Kimberbell's Summer Nights event so much. Each nostalgic project takes me back to when times were simple and lovely, and just being together was enough. Actually, it was everything.
At Kimberbell's Summer Nights event, you'll make three projects that celebrate gathering with family and friends. Let's take a look at the projects you'll make at this one-day machine embroidery event!
Darling projects, right? Here's a closer look at each one!
Pink Roadster Mug Rug
“Meet me at the drive-in!” Kimberbell’s Pink Roadster Mug Rug features a classic car against a backdrop of summer stars. Stitch your project at the event in a 5x7 hoop and add show-stopping Kimberbellishments such as Mylar, Sweet as Candy Clear Vinyl, and French Pink Embroidery Leather And for a double feature, we’ve thrown in an extra size for an 8x12 hoop!
Yep, there's nothing like a drive-in movie on a Saturday night. (If you want to create a "drive-in" experience with your family, be sure to check out the blog in a few days!)
Sweet Stash Roll-up Bag
Pack your snacks in Kimberbell’s “Sweet Stash” Roll-up Bag! Applique Glitter and Sweet as Candy Colored Vinyl give sparkle and shine to the front, while the flip side is lined with pockets for your favorite treats. (Chocolate or fruity? There's room for both!) After adding your “stash,” simply roll the bag up and secure with an elastic band. Make at the event in a 6x10 hoop, then go home with additional sizes for later.
I'm just curious...what are your go-to movie treats? I love mixing my popcorn with Junior Mints, Whoppers, and something fruity like Twizzler bites. What do you like? I'd love to read your comments!
S’more Fun Roasting Stick Tote
It’s “always s’more fun together!” Kimberbell’s “S’more Fun” Roasting Stick Tote holds everything you need for summer cookouts. Embroidery Felt, Applique Glitter, and smooth Embroidery Leather are tasteful toppings on our chambray Kimberblank. Embroider in a 6x10 hoop, create the roasting stick pocket, then sew up the sides with a simple straight stitch!
Pssst....some quilt shops are even selling Kimberbell roasting sticks for a limited time, so be sure to ask about those! And again, check out the blog in just a few short days. I'm sharing my world-famous (well, not world-famous but definitely family-famous) recipe for S'more Cookies!
The Project Kit
Now, when you attend a Kimberbell Event, your shop will give you the Event Kit, which includes everything you need to make the projects: Kimberbell Paper Tape, precut fabrics, Kimberbellishments, Kimberblanks, your event lanyard and collectible pin, and full-color, step-by-step instructions.
Take a look at all the fun packed into the Summer Nights Project Kit:
Summertime Adventure Totes
One of the perks of attending a Kimberbell Event is the opportunity to earn the event’s exclusive bonus CD! This is how it works: when an attendee spends $100 (or more) in the Kimberbell Pop-up Shop while at the event, they earn the FREE bonus CD, which you simply can’t get anywhere else. (Your shop will explain the details of how to qualify!) The Bonus CD for Summer Nights is called Summertime Adventure Totes.
- “Road Trip Rules”
- Paws & Play
- “Lake Life”
- “Sweet Fixin’s”
- “Wanna Have Sun”
- “Wilderness Camp"
The Paws & Play design is perfect for my little dog, who is absolutely, 100%, addicted to fetching tennis balls. (I played fetch with her for 3 1/2 hours straight once and she would not stop. Any advice for me, friends? We love this dog so much, but there's only so long one can throw a ball and be cheerful about it...
But I digress. Aside from the "run, fetch, play, repeat" design that (sadly) defines my life right now, the other designs are "tote"ally perfect for a variety of occasions. Take a look at the Lake Life design, for example. The Iridescent Mylar crinkled under Sweet as Candy Colored Vinyl looks just like water ripples!
I tell you, the creative minds on our Product Development Team blow me away.
Summertime Adventure Tote designs are sized for both 5x7 and 6x10 hoops. Stitch them on a variety of Kimberblank Totes and add extra sparkle and shine with Embroidery Leather, Applique Glitter, Sweet as Candy Colored Vinyl, and more! Whether you’re hitting the beach, the road, or the local dog park, you might say that Kimberbell has your summer adventures in the bag. :)