Needleworker’s Delight

 

I want to give a huge thank you to Kevin and Jim Kornecki, the owners of Needleworker’s Delight in Metuchen, New Jersey. I just spent two lovely days in their shop with stitchers from the metropolitan area, and beyond, and a good time was had by all. I am happy to announce that the shop will now be carrying my charts so you can visit them online or in person for all your stitchy needs. What an amazing shop this is.  They have EVERYTHING! and it was a treat just to walk the aisles and see it all. Jim and Kevin are wonderful hosts and truly foster a fabulous sense of community for their customers. The shop is definitely a destination so come check it out, stay a while, make new friends, and keep the concept of of our much needed Local Needlework Shops going.

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Another resource in Australia

I am happy to tell you that you now have a new resource for my charts in Australia at Cross Stitch and More. Kathy has both a website for online orders and a retail shop located at 1047 Burwood Hwy Ferntree Gully, Victoria 3156 (Tel : (03) 9758 8843) where you will find a full array of all your cross stitch necessities.

Upcoming Meet and Greet in New Jersey!

Hi Metro New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut Stitchers. I am going to be doing a meet, greet, and stitch event at Needleworker’s Delight in Metuchen, New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday November 17th and 18th. Come stop by. There will be a lovely little freebie chart of my Springtime Delights biscornu for all who sign up and I will also have a brand new design to bring along and introduce to all of you. You can go to their website for more info. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone! http://needleworkersdelight.com/Classes.html

A Little Christmas Sticthing

I’ve just finished up two Christmas chartpacks for some fun holiday stitching. My Jingle Bells Christmas Library has 35 motifs that can be used to make up some quick cards and gifts. Santas, snowmen, baubles, and elves galore to give to friends and family or to stitch up some new ornaments for your own tree. The collection is shown on Polstitches Designs “heirloom©” 28 count Lugana. Brilliant Kreinik metallic thread and delicate Mill Hill Petite Beads add a  cheerful touch of bling.

One of my fondest Christmas memories is going to see The Nutcracker Ballet here in New York. I can still hear Tchaikovsky’s enchanting suite playing and the Sugarplum Fairy gliding across the stage as if floating on air. My Nutcracker sampler features the main characters of the ballet from darling Clara to the Nutcracker Prince. Each character can also be made up separately as a lovely ornament when stitched either on the fabric of your choice or on 14 count plastic canvas. I’ve shown the sampler on Polstitches Designs 28 count “dusk©” Lugana with sparkling Kreinik threads and festive Mill Hill beads to add to the holiday spirit.

Back to Work

Just a quick hello to let you know that I am back to work. We had a wonderful time at the Polstitches Retreat in Cardiff, Wales and our trip to the Lake District. I can’t believe that I was actually able to visit “Mr. McGregor’s Garden” while touring the Beatrix Potter house. What fun! The scenery and beauty of the whole area is amazing and despite all the rainy days, Earl and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We look forward to returning soon.

 

I am so pleased that the new design, “Tiny Dancer”, was well loved by all the stitchers at the retreat and will be available worldwide in October. It was a joy to visit with  everyone. Thanks to all for attending and thanks to Jo Critchley for all the preparation and hard work.

So we have an exciting update to share that some of you are aware of from the recent retreat. Polstitches Designs is now a official distributor of Joan Elliott Designs. As such, Polstitches Designs has changed the website to offer color charts and b/w charts of all designs. This also means that if you want your local shop or favorite internet shop anywhere in the world to stock my designs you can now give them Polstitches Designs contact info and Jo will be able to ship to them directly. One of the reasons for this is that we want to support all retail shops even those little ones down the street to help to survive! With this new arrangement I will now have more time free for designing and will be releasing more never seen brand new designs on a regular bi-monthly basis. You will be able to view the next release around mid-November. Please spread the news as we are looking not only for local shops but online shops and shops in other countries where my designs are not currently available. Let’s share the love!

Taking a Little Break

Just a quick note to let you all know I will be away from my desk and attending the retreat with Polstitches Designs in Cardiff September 15 & 16 and afterwards a little break to rejuvenate my creative spirit and hopefully get to play with my watercolors. So… officially I am on a break from the studio after this Friday, September 7th, so I can get work tidied up and start thinking about what to bring on my trip, until Tuesday September 25th. You can still place any orders through your favorite online shops while I am away. I’ll be checking in with Facebook on and off while I am away but I won’t be taking any emails until I return.

Tiny Dancer

The retreat in Cardiff will feature a new design titled “Tiny Dancer”. Having created this especially for the retreat, she is now only available for pre-order exclusively through Jo Critchley at Polstitches Designs. You can go to the Polstitches Designs Facebook Page to place your pre-order.

On another note, I am happy to announce that Lakeside Needlecrafts is now carrying my chartpacks in addition to offering my exclusive Peace on Earth Christmas Angel SAL. There is still time to join in.

SAL

Finally, 123stitch is now stocking my design JE248 The Embroideress, and, as always, they carry a full line of my chartpacks.

LITTLE EMB

I’m looking forward to the retreat in Cardiff, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It should be lots of fun. Jo has promised to bring her selfie stick which I think we all find a bit terrifying, LOL!

 

Now Available: The Embroideress

Finally, I am able to release my new design, The Embroideress (JE248) to everyone. If you have been waiting for the general release you will now find her on my Order Charpacks page. Your favorite online stores will also have them available. You can go to Stitch It Central, 123Stitch, Polstitches Designs, and Casa Cenina, with more shops to come worldwide. Thanks again everyone!JE248 © The Embroideress

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