Reviving Two Favorites…

I have had a lot of requests for two older designs so I have re-charted them into an updated program, making for even clearer, easy to read charts. JE140 The Wizard’s View and JE254 Kitties Galore are now available at Polstitches Designs and 123stitch and on my Order Chartpacks page on this site.

The Wizard’s View sparkles with the magic of Mill Hill beads and Kreinik metallic braid. Stitched on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘imagination©’ Lugana he casts his spell and with a wave of his hand conjures up a distant mystical castle within his crystal ball. What mystery awaits inside?

Kitties Galore is a reworking of my older ‘Home Is Where The Cat Is’ design. I have stayed true to my original artwork and added the happy golden yellow ‘cat sun’ peaking from behind the house and changed up a few colors for a fresher look. Stitched in DMC floss on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘dawn chorus©’ Lugana, these kitties are perfect for all the cat loving stitchers out there.

A Winter Celebration

Celebrate the beauty and peace of the season with my new design JE310 Winter Solstice, inspired by the snowy woods near our place in Vermont and all the enchantment and magic of the winter solstice. A great snowy owl looks over the land from his perch above the pines. Nimble wood sprites and quick footed rabbits gather boughs from the holly tree to decorate the snowy forest for the Solstice festivities while woodland critters snuggle in their cozy nests and burrows in anticipation of the long nights ahead. Noble stags, a fleeting hare, and regal wolves each make their way as the quicksilver moon waxes and wanes through the coldest of months. Stitched on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘silvery moon©’ Lugana and highlighted with the enchanting glitter of Kreinik metallic thread this sampler epitomizes the aura of winter as I look out the window on a snowy evening, the snow glistening like diamonds under the light of a full moon. What mysteries those distant hills hold and what joy this beauty brings to my heart!

A Quick December Stitch…

With the Holiday Season now upon us, it’s nice to have some easy to stitch projects on hand for last minute gifts and cards. These sweet angel delights are just the ticket. The designs use only whole stitches and with their bright, cheerful palette, they bring all the fun and anticipation of our holiday preparations to mind. Lovely Kreinik gold threads and Mill Hill beads add just the right Christmas glisten to each angel. The designs can be stitched on Aida or Evenweave and are even suitable for Plastic Canvas since there are no fractional stitches. Happy Holidays Everyone!

Something New and Christmas Too!

JE304 © The Sea Nymph
JE304 © The Sea Nymph $16

The fluttering gossamer tail and fins of a brilliant fantail fish carry the Sea Nymph on her journey through the sea. Brilliant colors of gold and orange highlighted with gorgeous Kreinik metallic threads reflect the sunlight as it streams through the waters. Dressed in the rich royal hues of the ocean and the sea weeds of the deep, we celebrate her free spirited ride. Stitched on Polstitches Designs gorgeous ‘water garden©’ 28 count Lugana and detailed with glistening Mill Hill beads and metallic thread details she is a vision to behold.

And then to stitch for Christmas…

JE308 © Christmas in Blue
JE308 © Christmas In Blue $16

I love the look of blue and white for a Christmas Sampler. Here we celebrate the peace and beauty of that special night as shepherds kept watch and a star shone brilliantly in the sky, heralding the birth of baby Jesus. Stitched on Polstitches Designs ‘pearl©’ sampler linen with a limited palette and highlighted by golden metallic threads from Kreinik and precious Mill Hill Petite Beads.

And the Wheels Start Turning…

This note from Jo Critchley at Polstitches Designs:

As we are preparing the last Christmas Boxes for dispatch so the next box becomes…

The Moon and Sun Box

Opalescent girls – be quick if you want to sparkle! we have also added Opalescent Linen to the boxes but be quick the opal boxes always sell out

Moon and Sun box, has our creative juices flowing, lots of sparkle I think!

Features large commissioned designs by

Joan Elliott and Polstitches!

2 x(18 x27) fabrics in the count of your choice (Opalescent 28, 32cts)

Fabric and the designs are not linked and are individual

Boxes are £59.99 and payments will be excepted till Jan 10th with the box approx dispatch Jan 20th

please note no refunds or cancellations will be processed after Dec 31st

**Please note any products purchased alongside this box with not be dispatched till the box is due for dispatch or they reach your allotted space in the dye queue

Products in the box are separate and unrelated

Leave your name or purchase via the website| 08007723615| Carmarthenshire| 08007723615| Carmarthenshire

A Sneak Peek…

A preview is now up for ‘The Winter’s Gift’, my newest design for the Christmas Special Edition Limited Box exclusively from Polstitches Designs. This design is the complete figure so I am only revealing a small part to keep some mystery going 😉 She is resplendent with sparkling Mill Hill Beads, gorgeous Kreinik braid and featured on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘tanzanite©’ Lugana. Please follow the link for all ordering details

More Summer Flowers!

JE300 © Peony Fairy

The last days of spring and beginning of summer is the time when the peonies in my Vermont garden are on full display. Beautiful shades of pink, white and coral fill the front garden for weeks. This was my inspiration for the Peony Fairy. There are sumptuous blooms framing her delicate face and the royal blue of her flowing skirt makes the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous flower petals. Stitched on 28 count ‘fairy dreams©’ Lugana from Polstitches Designs she is accented by delicate Mill Hill beads and luscious Kreinik metallic threads to add just the right ‘fairy sparkle’. She will be available in all the same online shops and LNS you love and through my Order Chartpacks Page.

Summer Hydrangeas

Something new for you! I love the flowers of summer with their fresh colors and fragrant blooms. How lovely it is to visit any coastal town in New England and see a profusion of colorful hydrangeas everywhere. From dramatic violets and lavenders to brilliant pinks and white, these sumptuous flowers inspire memories of sun, sand, ocean waters and everything that we hold dear in the summertime. In her fresh golden frock, this gentle fairy gathers armfuls of billowing bouquets sprinkled with tiny Mill Hill seed beads and shimmering Kreinik threads. Featured on Polstitches Designs beautiful hand dyed ‘crystal skies©’ 28 count Lugana, you will love stitching this beautiful sprite in all her summer finery. You will find her in all of your favorite online and brick & mortar needlework shops.

Never Too Early…

JE295 © The Little Witching Hour

It’s never too early to get a jump start for the seasons to come. I am at last able to release this new design JE295 The Little Witching Hour. Riding through the skies with all of her seasonal friends, this little witch will delight you with Halloween Happiness. Stitched on Polstitches Designs ‘poseidon©’ 28 count Lugana she sparkles and glistens with Mill Hill beads and Kreinik threads to add to the shimmer of the crescent moon. She will be available at Polstitches Designs, 123stitch, and all the usual online shops, and on my Order Chartpacks page.

A Taste of Spring!

JE303 Springtime Geisha
JE303 © Springtime Geisha $16

Here in the Northeast and in many parts of the US our thoughts are starting to turn to spring despite the chilly temperatures that linger on. The images of the sweet fragrant flowers we will see in a few of months always inspire me. One of the best displays in my neighborhood is at the Cherry Blossom Esplanade in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Each year they hold an enchanting festival, Sakura Matsuri. Stunning ladies dressed in colorful Kimono walk the grounds and perform dances and music on stage, traditional Japanese crafts are taught, wonderful food is available, and the cherry blossoms are everywhere. My Springtime Geisha was designed with all this beauty in mind.

Pictured on Polstitches Designs gorgeous hand dyed 28 count ‘fields of green©’ Lugana the geisha gathers clusters of cherry blossoms as they sway on the branches up above. Her billowing kimono catches the warming breeze and is delicately accented with brilliant Mill Hill beads and exquisite Kreinik metallic threads, making her a picture of gentle grace and a harbinger of the beautiful season ahead.

I wanted to share some photos of the festival too:

The Japanese Pond Garden, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Dancers at Sakura Matsuri
A beautiful Geisha at the Botanic Garden

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