Greetings Everyone. It has just started snowing here in New York so I thought it was the perfect time to start on my Christmas blog update. Things in the studio are busy with many new projects going on at once. As you may already know, Bewitching Cross Stitch went on sale earlier this month. I’ve had many wonderful responses from so many of you. Thank you for all the lovely words and enthusiasm! The January issue of Cross Stitch Collection will feature the Mother Moon chart.
Inside the book you will find a Father Sun chart making for a beautiful pair.
There are some new Christmas designs currently available in the UK magazines too. This year, a nostalgic Victorian theme runs through all the pieces.
Stitched on a rich burgundy evenweave, my Angel in White brings an elegant touch to a familiar holiday image. This design has lots of gold metallic thread and sparkling beads to give it a festive touch. You’ll see her on the cover of Cross Stitch Collection Issue 163.
I love the thought of snow falling at Christmas time while we rush around doing all our last minute chores. These children make the day bright as they excitedly post their letters to Santa and head home with all the holiday trimmings. Look for this happy scene in Cross Stitch Collection Issue 165.
Dressed in all her holiday finery a windswept Victorian Lady enjoys a stroll on a wintry evening. You’ll find this design in The World of Cross stitching Issue 144.
This peaceful Nativity scene was inspired by the stained glass windows of the Arts & Crafts movement in the early 20th Century. It appeared in Issue 61 of Cross Stitch Gold.
I have been receiving quite a few request for charts that have appeared in the UK magazines. I know these magazines are often not readily available here in the States so with the New Year I hope to be able to start putting these into leaflets for you which you will be able to purchase through this blog. With some technical issues to resolve, I hope it won’t be too long. I’ll keep you posted. I have been working on a series of new fantasy designs for the magazines so keep your eyes open for those starting in the Spring.
In rubber stamp news, I am putting the finishing touches on two new sets of stamps for ladybugandfriends. Now that they have made their stamps available online through addictedtorubbersatmps.com you’ll be able to find these and my Autumn and Christmas stamps quite easily no matter where you are located.
For 2009 I wish you all the best for a year filled with much love and happiness, the joy of creativity and the warmth and comfort of family and friends. May it be filled with a spirit of hope that will carry us all through these challenging times.