Let There Be Peace On Earth

and let it begin with us!

Beautiful Machine Embroidery Applique for MELs Everywhere

{MEL = Machine Embroidery Lover}


The Peace Wreath

The Peace Wreath was imagined after one of our Friday zoom calls. 

MEL Cindy had shared that she loved making the Posies for MEL coasters - stitching up a total of 36 of them!!!

After sharing, she mentioned, "I'd love to be able to stitch up a dove and a poinsettia for the Holidays!"

Cindy - your wish is my command! 

We are delighted to introduce The Peace Wreath, with 5 gorgeous dove designs and 3 variations on a poinsettia flower!

Posies for MEL

The Peace Wreath measures 16.5" x 16.5". 

A circle of holly surrounds the 8" diameter center, which can contain one of the 5 gorgeous dove designs or 2 variations on a poinsettia.

MEL Posies

The poinsettia can be stitched up as a "regular" applique, or it can be transformed into a vibrant 3 dimensional beauty!

Posies Machine Embroidery

Instructions are included to stitch up The Peace Wreath in the following hoop sizes:

  • at least 265mm x 410mm
  • at least 180mm x 340mm
  • at least 150mm x 290mm
  • at least 150mm x 260mm

As well as creating a gorgeous center for the circle of holly, the 5 dove designs and 2 variations on the poinsettia can be stitched up as 8" diameter coasters.

And just in case you're thinking, "Didn't she mention there were 3 variations of the poinsettia flower?"...

As well as the 8" diameter coasters, there's a 6" diameter coaster too!


Here's What's Included...

The Peace Wreath


What's included: 

  • Detailed written and illustrated instructions

  • 3 ways to cut your applique shapes
  • Multi-formatted designs
  • Immediate & 24/7 digital access
  • Lifetime access
  • Can be stitched in a hoop that is at least 150mm x 260mm (6" x 10")

After purchasing, there is an option to join me for The Peace Wreath Stitchout

  • When: Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 9am till noon Pacific time
  • Where: The Meaning of Life Designs Zoom Room
  • The stitchout will be recorded so that you can rewatch whenever you want, or watch if you can't make the live date.


Posies for MEL
"Your designs are beautiful!"

Oh, your designs are beautiful!

When I read your instructions, it's just ABC.

This is what you do, and all I need to do is follow it.

~ Shirley S, fellow MEL from CO
Posies for MEL
"Easy to do!"

Your designs are so wonderful, and they're easy to do if you just follow the instructions.

It's good that you are an engineer, because then you figure out how it goes together so that other people can do it.

And I think that's a talent, a good talent.

~ Mailyn W, fellow MEL from AR
Posies for MEL
"Fun and amazing!"

I think Sarah's designs are just fun and amazing.

When I get everything stitched out, it's like I'm holding it up and I go, wow, did I really do that?

~ Carol C, fellow MEL from TX
Posies machine embroidery applique

We chose Michael Miller Fairy Frost with a touch of Cotton Shot Pearl by Benartex to stitch up The Peace Wreath.

Fairy Frost Avocado for the background with Celedon and Cherry for the holly leaves and berries.

Cotton Shot Pearl Crème Brulé makes for gorgeous ivory doves. 

Our favorite Christmas colors were used for the poinsettias: Fairy Frost Evergreen, Hollyberry, Cherry and Amber.

For the dove coasters we used Maywood Studios Starlight Metallics in Emerald and Jade.

Meet Your Designer

Dr. Sarah Vedeler

Since I was a young girl, I've had a love for sewing.

That love transformed into a hobby, a passion, and then a career.

Nearly 2 decades ago, I started designing my own quilts and offering those designs (as well as classes on how to use them) to quilters all over the world.

I discovered my super-power and purpose:

To ignite the fire of creativity in the hearts and minds of people who are hungry to experience the transformative process of creating something beautiful themselves.

Watching people of all skill-levels and walks of life grow their skillset and their confidence using my designs has been incredible.

In beautiful nerdy fashion, I mash up my PhD in Theoretical Computer Science and career as a Software Engineer with a love of color and design. 

The result?

Machine embroidery applique and quilting in the hoop designs which allow YOU to create spectacular quilts and other projects. 

Sarah Vedeler

Creating magic is just a stitch away.

Make this holiday season one to remember. 

Posies for MEL

Our Stitch Something Awesome Guarantee!

Create something amazing and don't forget the share the results with us! We are always on hand to help and dedicated to making sure you experience the joy of creating craftwork that you can't wait to show off, or your money back.