4 New Chartpacks

I am happy to have four new chartpacks ready next week. The Jewel Box is a delightful treasure stitched in gemstone colors and highlighted with sparkling Mill Hill beads and Kreinik threads. The Puppet Theater was inspired by a marionette craftsman that I met while traveling in Canada and is ready to delight with its whimsical characters and happy colors. Father Sun is now available in chartpack form. I’ve had so many requests for this it seemed the perfect time to let him shine in all his glory. Autumn Splendor, shimmering with rich colors of Mill Hill beads and Kreinik threads, is ready to stitch for autumn as leaves fall and seasons change. All of these designs will be available in your favorite online shops including 123stitch and Polstitches Designs .

A New Design for the New Year

JE287 A Year of Silhouettes Chartpack

                                    JE287 A Year of Silhouettes $16

My newest design JE287 A Year of Silhouettes is ready to ship! Now we can celebrate with these charming vignettes designed for each month of the year. Stitch the entire sampler or pick and choose your favorite month and stitch up little gifts or cards for those special occasions throughout the year. The Stitch Count is 178w X 306h. When completed, A Year of Silhouettes measures 13w X 22h inches (33w X 56h cm) on 14 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave. Stitch Count is 178w X 306h. Stitched all in one color, this design requires 14 skeins of DMC black 6 strand embroidery floss. I have pictured this on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘tudor rose©’ Linen There is a little silhouette to celebrate each of the 12 months : January’s twilight ice skaters, February’s Valentine’s love birds, a windy day of kite flying in March, a few April showers with a pair of Easter bunnies safely tucked beneath an umbrella, a garden filled with sweet May flowers, a nimble little June rose bud fairy, sailing along the coast in July, a day on the beach building sand castles in August, in September it’s back to school, a spooky October Halloween, a bountiful November harvest basket, and fun in the snow for December.

A Christmas Eve Sampler

A brand new sampler to bring joy to the coming holiday season! Starry nighttime skies, snowy pines, presents galore, and before you know it Santa will be racing across the night sky in his sleigh filled with gifts. Stitched in black on the fabric of your choice with sparkly highlights in Kreinik thread. You will also find one surprise stitch of red DMC floss for Rudolph’s nose. I have this pictured on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘daybreak©’ Lugana. Join in the spirit and celebrate some holiday cheer.

A Little Christmas Magic

I am happy to introduce Christmas Magic, a special spirit to bring peace and joy to your holidays. I’ve chosen a rich palette of jewel toned greens and reds with accents of snowy white. Stitched on Polstitches Designs ‘lightning©’ Lugana, she is resplendent with sparkling Mill Hill Beads and twinkling Kreinik metallic threads. Ever so gently she floats in the air bringing all of my best wishes of the season.

A Little Spooky Fun…

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JE277 All Hallow’s Eve Sampler $16

With summer heat upon us, it was a good couple of days to stay in and think cool. A little spooky magic came to mind this week while I was at my drawing table. Witches and ghosts, goblins and black cats, hooty owls and watchful ravens all join in for a night of spirited fun. My All Hallow’s Eve Sampler uses just two colors of DMC floss. Stitched on Polstitches Designs ‘taboo©’ 28 count Lugana to set the mood for a perfect trick or treat celebration.

Two New Chartpacks and Happy Summer!

Hi Everyone-

Here we are already into the month of July. I do hope that all of you are safe and staying well during these difficult days. So far so good in our house, thank goodness.

I have two new chartpacks out  this week. JE275 Petite Springtime Fairy and JE276 Arise. The Petite Springtime Fairy first appeared in Polstitches Designs Springtime Box. Jo Critchley is putting a special goodies filled box together for you  every season. The boxes contain special fabrics, designs and threads that are always a surprise and absolutely delightful. Now that some time has passed since the first box release, I can offer this chart to everyone that missed the box sales. Please go to Polstitches Designs special offers to see more details on upcoming boxes.

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JE275 Petite Springtime Fairy $12

Arise is a design I did some years ago and is out of print, but I have now re-charted it to make it available to everyone again. I thought it was fitting to put up a  design that offered us some inspiration and a message of hope as we navigate through our changing world.

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JE276 Arise $16

You can order through the usual online shops including 123stitch , Polstitches Designs , Stitch It Central , Casa Cenina , Jannz Craft Shop . If you would like to order from me directly you can just write in the number on the order form on the Order Chartpacks Page on this site.

JE162 Wisdom of the East Label Correction

It has been brought to my attention that there is an error on the label for my chartpack JE162 Wisdom of the East. Please note that the correct stitch count is 169w X 225h and finished design size is 12w X 16h in (31w X 41h cm).

If you have ordered this chartpack in the past, the label probably has this error. The correct stitch count will be on the information page (last page) in your chartpack. Here is a picture of the corrected label. My apologies for any confusion. All JE162 chartpacks shipped as of today have the corrected label.

BlogJE162 © Wisdom of the East

By Request…

Holy Nativity

JE274 © Holy Nativity Collection $16

I’ve had a lot of interest in the possibility of a chartpack for a Holy Nativity Collection after everyone saw Debbie Heir’s beautiful ornament finishes in our Facebook group. The chartpack, JE274 Holy Nativity Collection, will be available on my Order Chartpacks page and also at 123stitch and Polstitches Designs. Thank you Debbie for allowing me to share your festive photo!

Holy Nativity Ornaments

Ornaments stitched by Debbie Hier

New for February…

Harvest Angel

JE272 © Harvest Angel $16

Dressed in the colors of the fall gatherings, the Harvest Angel shares her bounty of nature’s generous gifts. This gentle spirit is embellished with twinkling Kreinik threads and brilliant Mill Hill Beads. Pictured on Polstitches Designs ‘forrest queen’ 28 count Lugana, she is a lovely project to stitch this month or later on during the autumn season.

Around The World

JE273 © Around the World $16

Tomorrow is February 1st and this is the month for Valentines and Love.  “Around the World” is a design to bring us together. I created this thinking of an ideal world where we can all join hands, understand, and care for one another as equals. This design uses all whole stitches and backstitch in DMC floss. No fancy beads or metallic threads on this one. Just a simple message of love and harmony.

New for the New Year!

Winter Geisha

Another year seems to have flown by. It’s hard to believe that we are diving into 2020 already, a new decade! To start off the new year I am happy to bring you my latest design, Winter Geisha. Stitchers have been asking me for a winter geisha for years and the time and inspiration seemed right to finally work on her. She is pictured on Polstitches Designs ‘snowy mountains©’ 28 count Lugana. To add that special twinkle of a twilight snow I have added beautiful, shimmering Mill Hill seed and petite beads and extra touches of delicate, light catching Kreinik threads. I pictured her walking through the hush of a silent snow while tiny white bunnies scurry to see their winter visitor. She will be ready for shipping on January 3rd and will be available at all of the usual shops and online outlets.

Wishing you all the best that this new year can bring, with love and thanks for all of your friendship and wonderful support this past year and always- X Joan

 

 

 

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