September 4, 2013

Welcome to Sonia Showalter Designs blog page!  Sonia offers some of the best machine embroidery designs found on the web.  You will find something here for all occasions, including a large selection of alphabet designs.  Each one is creatively unique and “one of a kind”.  Clipart is never used in her productions.  Each of Sonia’s designs has passed production testing and are of the highest quality.  Her designs contain fine detail, despite the fact that they require minimal color changes.   Jump stitches occur rarely, if at all.  This allows most designs to look as good from the back as from the front!  Some of her customers have commented that her designs “appear to be 3-dimensional”.  But exceptional quality does not stop at the designs.  Sonia Showalter Designs offers first-rate customer service.  This blog page will change frequently and we’ll be discussing a variety of embroidery topics.  We hope you will find the perfect design to enhance your own creativity!  The designs featured below are part of the Fleur de lis Series of Designs.

Fleur de lis Alphabet and lower case


55 Responses to Welcome

  1. Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog
    loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the
    blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Frances says:

    Your designs are gorgeous and I have bought a few and every one has stitched out perfectly. As to your question as to whether I prefer seeing a stitched design or a computer generated design, stitched designs are always preferable to me. In fact, I don’t think I have ever bought a computer generated design on any web site. I always want to see the real thing. When your designs are stitched out on my machine, they are even more beautiful , so I know I will get a quality product from you.

  3. Linda C says:

    I have actually NOT purchased designs (not any of Sonia’s) because the actual stitchout photos look nothing like the generated images and they looked like they were done as fast as possible and then not “cleaned up” (threads clipped, pressed etc). Sonia’s always look great and I love the way she displays them. I got my SIL hooked on Sonia too and she has commented on how well the designs are displayed. I like the actual stitchout photos, but since I know that her designs WILL stitch out as good and look as good as a generated image, I would buy her designs without actual stitcout photos.

  4. Valerie Knuettel says:

    Have followed your designs for years. Love your blog. Thank you for all you do. Your designs always stitch out beautifully! Perhaps I will run into you one day. I go to MD Anderson each month and have found folks from Houston to be so friendly and giving. They have so blessed me, as you have blessed me with your wonderful designsq

  5. Karen Newman says:

    Thank You for your Talents you are very Gifted! Congrats on your new blog!

  6. Dear Sonia and team,

    Thank you so very much for the blog!! I have wondered just what this wonderfully talented lady must look like, and now I know. There is NO WAY you can have that many grandkids; you must have adopted grown children. But, all joking aside, you are every bit as lovely as your designs. And so blessed to be married to a man with such faith. I am also married to a former church music director. God leaves His blessings in so many places, if we just stop and look for them. You, Sonia, are one of His Blessings. Take care, and may He watch over you and yours every day. Love in Christ, Debbie

  7. Claire Schutz says:

    All your designs are just beautiful. Can’t help referring your work to everyone, they need to check it out. Wonderful of you to give all the free designs and want to thank you over and over. Think this Blog will be a success, very nicely done (just like your work).

  8. Debi Erbes says:

    I love your designs….especially your angels. I made umpteen of the Christmas angels with the initials last year for my friends and a group I belonged to. I never have to worry about how any of your designs stitch out. Thank you for all you do for us.


  9. Jackie Heath says:

    So beautiful, Sonia and family. You truly have a gift from God. 2 yrs ago, I made over 100 rice bags ME with your designs. Those were for one of my grandsons’ wedding. Now, I have not 1 but 2 grandkids getting married probably within the next year. I love the designs used here on the blog page. Maybe they can be used for one of the weddings. Grandson and his girlfriend are outdoorsy. Need to come up with something for them. O.K.? Thanks for all that you do for us.

  10. Carlyn says:

    You are truly a class act in every way.

  11. Faye Erwin says:

    Every thing is gorgeous! What a lovely blog and of course your designs are magnificent. The girls are fabulous and congratulations to you and your family. Thanks for such various beauties.

  12. Linda says:

    Wonderful job!

  13. Joyce Iverson says:

    Soooo nice! Your designs sew out so beautifully! I have made 3 of the “Angels of Christmas” and just love the detail in them. Actually have made several sets of 3 for relatives and friends as I think they are so nice. Am now making the Angel of Christmas Alphas for each of my Granddaughters for their decorations for this year and may do for the Grandsons too, though they don’t appreciate them as much as the girls! Last year made the pumpkin earrings, again such nice detail that I love!!!!

  14. Yvonne says:

    Your site is lovely. Have been enoying your web site for quite awhile. Your designs are beautiful. I have stitched several of them. YOur blog site is also beautiful. Look forward to visiting it.

  15. Jessie says:

    Sonia, you are as beautiful as your designs! And the girls are gorgeous!

  16. Donna M says:

    Wow, this is beautiful! Yours is the first blog I will follow, and I’m looking forward to checking here often. Thanks for all your lovely designs and the free ones you generously offer us.

  17. ELaine Avery says:

    Sonia and Gary, I knew there was another thing I loved about you both….I am married to a minister of church music, too. Your Advent designs are going to be used in our church this Christmas season. Blessings to you and yours.

  18. Elaine says:

    Sonia, your designs are absolutely beautiful and I never have a problem stitching any of them. You are so creative and I appreciate you sharing your talent with us all!

  19. Stella says:

    Sonia: have enjoyed your designs ever since I discovered them. And I just want to say they always stitch out perfect!I live just down the rd from you(as we say in Texas)So happy to see your team. I made the chili ristras as soon as you published them and they are beautiful on kitchen towels for gifts. Keep up the great work and I wish you success. Stella

  20. Shirley says:

    I love your deisgns. They stitch out perfectily.
    I will be checking out your blog offten.

  21. Melody says:

    Love your blog, Sonia! The hubs did a great construction job.

  22. Mltosh says:

    Your new blog site is beautifully done! I am looking forward to seeing what you share with us!

  23. Marjorie says:

    Congratulations! What a beautiful setting. Such precious little girls. I’m so grateful for all the designs I have and have used. So wonderful to know that your stitching is always flawless and I have come to expect nothing less!! You are a real find!!!! Best Wishes as you continue sharing your wonderful talent with us.

  24. Caroline says:

    Welcome to Blogland, warning though it can become addictive.

  25. Monica says:

    Beautiful – just so lovely to see you and your family – I just love your designs – great blog!

  26. Joanne Dillon says:

    Sonia and the rest of the team…Delighted to see you start a blog. What an encouragement to machine embroidery you are. Love your designs and so look forward to more blogging. Thank you so much for all you have done for the world of machine embroidery. Keep up the great work.

  27. EQ says:

    I just read Meet the Team:
    I do hope Jennifer will share some of her Gluten free recipes…… I have the problem with wheat products….. always want new recipes……
    Thank you in advance.

    EQ in Central CA.

  28. Debbie says:

    Love your designs! will visit the blog often. Thanks for all the freebies!

  29. Heidi says:

    I will be looking forward to your upcoming posts. Your designs are so elegant.

  30. EQ says:

    This is WONDERFUL !!!
    I love your work, am stitching the nativity Angels for my family’s Christmas Angels.
    The girls are so cute….
    Thank you to you and your husband for sharing.


  31. Catherine says:

    c ‘est une superbe nouvelle que d apprendre la naissance de ce blog
    tu fais tellement de jolies choses ça nous donne envie
    bonne route pour ton blog et à bientôt

  32. Denise says:

    Congratulations, Sonia!

  33. Jan Squires says:

    Congratulations on your Blog Page…..Your DH did an awesome job. Enjoyed meeting your talented family. Keep up the beautiful work.

  34. Susan says:

    I just love your designs!

  35. Maureen Wolter says:

    It’s so nice to faces to the company. You do fantastic work!

  36. Valeria Vinson says:

    Wonderful! It’s really nice to finally see the creative and talented lady behind all the beautiful designs.
    Enjoy your site and most especially the Angels you have beautifully created. Sending wishes for your continued success !

  37. Theresa says:

    thumbs up to you all…looks like a great team

  38. Mattie Saturley says:

    So fun and you are as beautiful as your designs…maybe more lol. So glad you are doing this….wonderful family…great that you can all work together. Good Luck and many hugs!!!

  39. Carol Peter says:

    Beautiful girls. Congrats on the blog.

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  41. Mickey says:

    Nice to Finally see the face of Sonia Showalter Designs. I love your work and I’m thrilled to see you now have a blog.

  42. Claire Schutz says:

    Can you eliminate the highlighted advertisement words? Very annoying, thank you

  43. Nancy says:

    Lovely towels. Good job on the new website. Love your designs. Stitched out the Christmas pinecone design on napkins. Stitched out perfectly. Love them.

  44. Joanne says:

    This is an AWESOME blog page!

  45. Chere says:

    How nice that you started a blog; I love the photos on the main page. Looking forward to reading more.

  46. iris chiarelli says:

    i agree about you designs, but for some reason i cant bring the complete design in , i can all others but yours wont come in, i miss getting them thank you iris chiarelli

  47. Chris says:

    Beautiful Sonia I love this

  48. Margaret Schlimmer says:

    The girls are beautiful, so angelic! Just wanted to let you know that I am unable
    to read all the writing because of the banner with the link items covering them
    up. Even for writing this, I am having to do a return because on the first one I
    was writing, the typing went off to the side and I could not read to keep track
    where I was.

    Beautiful Blog!

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