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…

JE277

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.

JE275

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.

JE276

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

 

 

 

Stitched “Fairy of the Rainbow”

JE267 © Fairy of the Rainbow

7A7

Thank you Willy J Maes for the beautiful stitching of my Fairy of the Rainbow (JE267). Willy is the most amazing stitcher and I am always thrilled to watch my designs come to life in her incredibly talented hands. Thanks to Jo Critchley of Polstitches Designs for her beautiful hand dyed fabric (Raindrops© 32ct murano/lugana), to Doug Kreinik and Dena Ramsey Lenham at Kreinik for their exquisite metallic threads, and to Amy Wichelt and the folks at Mill Hill for their delicate sparkling beads.

A Little Blue Delft and a Lot of Christmas

 

Blog JE270 © Blue Delft Assortment

I’ve had a lot of requests for my blue delft designs and have put together a chartpack of sweet, easy to stitch designs for all the blue delft fans out there. You can make any of these into darling cards, coasters, or small tokens of friendship, or stitch all four of the main tiles together for a lovely framed picture. The chart for the little wedding sampler includes a full alphabet so you can stitch up a lovely gift for a wedding or anniversary celebration.

BlogJE269 © Christmas Blue Ornaments

Continuing with the wonderful tradition of blue and white design, I am reminded of December days when the winter landscape of Vermont shimmers with rivers of deep blue and meadows and hills cloaked in snowy white. These motifs include glistening beads like diamonds of sunlight reflected on the snow. Enjoy these nine blue and white Christmas designs as ornaments or cards or stitch them on small gift bags or coasters. Stitched together they will also make a lovely framed picture for the holidays.

Blog JE268 © Santa's Gifts

I love the idea of Santa surround by his winter friends. All decked out in his most elegant Christmas robes, he carries a bagful of goodies ready to deliver. His companions wear their coats of winter white, ready to accompany him through the snow on his Christmas Eve journey. Beautiful Mill Hill beads and sparkling Kreinik threads make this an elegant stitch. I have this design pictured on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘silver lining’© Lugana, perfect for a snowy winter background.

All of my chartpacks are available from online shops and various brick & mortar stores here in the States and across the globe including Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa and Canada (see links on this page’s sidebar) . Polstitches Designs is now my official distributor in the UK. Please see my Order Chartpacks page for international sources and to order directly from my studio.

 

Previous Older Entries