Hello! I hope that the last days of summer brought bright sunny days for everyone. It was glorious here in New York and we took full advantage with visits to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park. In the cross stitch world all attention will now turn to Christmas so we all have time enough to make up a few cards or ornaments, and maybe even a stocking for a special loved one.
Before we get to that I want to show you a brand new Geisha I’ve done for Design Works Crafts. You’ll find this kit in the new Stitchery catalog coming out this fall.
There will be new holiday designs coming out in all the magazines and catalogs. I am delighted that The Stitchery has chosen my Twelve Days of Christmas for their holiday catalog cover. Many thanks to Design Works Crafts for making up the kit so beautifully. There are many wonderful designs from all your favorite designers inside too!
Now on the news stands in the UK (and soon to arrive here in the States) is issue 156 of World of Cross Stitching where you’ll find my cheerful Christmas Welcome Banner for mounting your favorite photo. Hang it near the doorway to welcome all your guests during the holiday season.
In Issues 218 and 219 of the UK Cross Stitcher you’ll see my North Pole Alphabet. Wouldn’t it be fun to make up gift tags or personalized cards with these happy little characters? Quick and easy to stitch they would be perfect for a set of personalized Christmas Stockings using pre-finished stockings like those offered by Charles Craft.
I’m happy to be working with the team at Cross Stitch Card Shop too. In their Issue 68 are a set of six Nativity Cards that will bring the true spirit of Christmas to the season. Joined together in a long row these designs would also make a beautiful banner to hang over an entryway at Christmas time.