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21 Nov 2015 3 Comments
I’ve had a lot of requests for a chart pack of the design ‘Cats by the Dozen’ and I have finally completed preparing the chart and label. To order please go to the Order Chartpacks page here.
This design can be stitched as a full picture or as individual squares. The chart pack will also include instructions for stitching it as an afghan. Lots of choices…Enjoy!
23 Oct 2015 3 Comments
I am so happy to finally be able to release six new chartpacks. All of these will be available next week on both my Order Chartpacks page and through the usual online stores that you order from. Enjoy!
As many of you know I was able to attend the Cross Stitch Club Retreat in Hershey, PA last weekend, thanks to Earl’s driving and his help getting ready. It was a wonderful weekend and I was able to spend time with my friend and fellow designer, Ursula Michael, and to meet the talented designer Jean Farish. What fun! Getting to meet old and new stitchy friends was fabulous. There were 175 people in attendance, stitching away until the wee hours, enjoying new found friends, and having a chance to “shop ’til they dropped”. One of the thrills of Saturday was when Lori Laughlin, moderator of the Faces of Joan Elliott SAL on Facebook, presented me with a beautiful quilt put together by members of the SAL. It is amazing and has traveled to Vermont with me to keep us warm and cozy all winter. I am ever grateful to the talented stitchers for all their love and support. I’ll take this chance to show off the quilt:
Finally, the huge thanks to Fae Kuhn whose organizing genius and friendship made for a lot of happy people… Well done!
14 Jul 2015 43 Comments
Hi Everyone. Sorry to have taken so long to get to this, but I am only now able to type a bit more on the computer.
As most of you already know, I was involved in a serious car accident on June 19th when a landscaping trailer unhitched from an oncoming truck and hit me head on. I suffered a fractured vertebrae, sternum, ribs and collar bone. Amazingly, thanks to all the people that stopped on the road I was able to walk out of the car. A small miracle! I was taken to Grace Cottage Hospital in Vermont and then sent to the trauma facility at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. After 5 days I returned home to our place in Vermont to recuperate. With help from my wonderful sister and husband I am coming along nicely and my check up last week showed that I am healing. I have a neck brace for about another month and am hoping I will be that much better by then.
As far as work is concerned, today I am trying to get a bit organized. If you have placed an order and haven’t heard from me about it or have yet to receive a Paypal request, you will hear from me soon. I am very limited to the time I can spend on the computer since I can not move my head, but we are doing our best to catch up. The ‘get well police’ are keeping an eye on me so I don’t over do anything.
Mostly I have been sleeping and watching the birds outside, and sleeping more, not to mention watching the weeds grow. Each day gets a little better and once I find myself being able to concentrate properly, I have a pile of books to get through. New designs are all on hold for a while but by the fall I hope to get back to things.
While I am here I want to to thank all of the people that took care of me on that traumatic day: all the kind strangers that came to help at the scene, the emergency workers from Londonderry Rescue, the nurses and doctors at Grace Cottage, the amazing team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock whose tender and marvelous care made my stay so safe and comforting, and to the Visiting Nurse Service of Vermont and New Hampshire. Thanks to our dear friends who were here to help us with our appointments and travel to New Hampshire, and to my beloved sister and husband. I know I am blessed to have so much love and support around me. I have received so many wonderful messages and cards with your thoughts and prayers . I want you to know how all this has bolstered me these past weeks.
With my love and thanks- Joan
22 May 2015 6 Comments
I just wanted to let you know that I will be away from my desk for a week starting this Monday May 25, I will be back to work on June 1st. If you would like to place a chartpack order you can still do so. All orders will be filled when I return on the 1st.
01 May 2015 8 Comments
I’ve been asked to release a few of my older designs so here you go. You can click HERE to go straight to the Order Chartpacks page.
15 Apr 2015 10 Comments
You’ll find my Deco Lady portrait in the current Issue # 203 of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. This young woman is ready for the evening in her chic fur stole and dazzling finery. Necklaces and jewels of pearls, jade, and onyx sparkle and shine against her silky skin and candy pink dress. I’ve used lots of Mill Hill beads and Kreinik metallic braid to set the mood. This issue of the magazines is on the news stands now in the UK and will come across the pond in a week or two. Enjoy!