It’s that time of year everyone! For July and August I’ll be lucky enough to be heading north to Vermont to live and work. I am looking forward to those peaceful days and wonderfully cool nights!
With the hopes of finally being able to get high speed internet up the dirt road this summer, I’ll be posting all the news and new projects that will be coming up in the magazines and elsewhere in the next couple of months.
For all of you that love the US Cross Stitcher magazine you’ll find my Mrs. Claus stocking on the front cover. I am so pleased that this is my sixth cover stocking for Karen Smith and the folks at Cross Stitcher.
design ©Joan A. Elliott
photo ©Amos Craft Publications
There will be a lot more Christmas coming up in the next few months as it seems this was a continuing theme I worked on for all of May and June. I’ll keep you posted with more pictures as soon as I get the go ahead to release them.
For now… on to summer! In the latest issue, #140, of The World of Cross Stitching, I’ve done a sweet summertime alphabet that will look great made up into projects such as nameplates, cake bands, towel borders and such, or try them on a bright journal cover or tote to take along on vacation. The theme is a delicious summer treat of ‘strawberries and cream’.
photo © Origin Publishing, Ltd
Now that I’ve mentioned totes, in the same August issue of the Cross Stitcher where you’ll find my Mrs. Claus, the back cover has an ad from Charles Craft showing three designs I did especially for their wonderful Bright Ideas Shoulder Bags. These are the perfect carry anything bags. All three designs, Cool Flamingo, Summer Bouquet and Buzzing Bees, are fast to stitch and the charts come free with the purchase of a bag. You can link directly to Charles Craft by going to my Supplies & Resources page.
Designs © Joan A. Elliott photo © Charles Craft, Inc.
Bright Ideas is a trademark of Charles Craft, Inc.
This summer should be chock full of work, gardening and guests. I’m looking forward to it and hope you all find special ways to enjoy the days ahead. As I mentioned in my newsletter, I am interested in knowing your thoughts for new design themes. What would you like to see in the future? I’ll look forward to hearing!
To all of my readers in the flood stricken states of the Midwest, I know these past few weeks have tested you beyond limits, please know that you are in my thoughts. I hope that life returns to some semblance of normalcy for you soon.
In love and friendship- Joan