Never Too Late (or early :-))

JE302 Christmas Love

It’s January 2022! Is it ever too late or too early to start stitching on a Christmas Design? JE302 is my latest chartpack to help you celebrate all the love the Christmas Season brings our way. How lovely it will be to sit inside and stitch away as the snow falls outside the window. Pictured on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘dawn chorus ©’ Lugana. it brings sweet images of a joyful snowy landscape at twilight when the glistening snow takes on the soft pale shades of the sky at sunset. Bits of sparkling gold threads from Kreinik add just the right amount of winter twinkle to the design. This would be a lovely project to start now and work on throughout the year, making it ready to display come Christmas time next year.

Christmas is Coming!

JE297 Little Christmas Fantasies $16
JE298 Little Christmas Critters $16
JE299 Little Christmas Blessings $16

Here we are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday this week in the States and we all know what that means… Christmas will be here before we know it! To stitch up some holiday cheer here are three new chartpacks full of little cards, gift tags, ornament or gifts ready to go. JE297 Little Christmas Fantasies brings a touch of magic to your stitching. JE298 Little Christmas Critters are here to wish you Happy Holidays in bright festive colors. JE299 Little Christmas Blessings bring a peaceful, traditional look in classic shades of blue that reflect the serenity and peace of Christmas. A bit of sparkling Kreinik metallic thread adds some glistening highlights to all of the designs.

A Christmas Eve Sampler

A brand new sampler to bring joy to the coming holiday season! Starry nighttime skies, snowy pines, presents galore, and before you know it Santa will be racing across the night sky in his sleigh filled with gifts. Stitched in black on the fabric of your choice with sparkly highlights in Kreinik thread. You will also find one surprise stitch of red DMC floss for Rudolph’s nose. I have this pictured on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘daybreak©’ Lugana. Join in the spirit and celebrate some holiday cheer.

By Request…

Holy Nativity

JE274 © Holy Nativity Collection $16

I’ve had a lot of interest in the possibility of a chartpack for a Holy Nativity Collection after everyone saw Debbie Heir’s beautiful ornament finishes in our Facebook group. The chartpack, JE274 Holy Nativity Collection, will be available on my Order Chartpacks page and also at 123stitch and Polstitches Designs. Thank you Debbie for allowing me to share your festive photo!

Holy Nativity Ornaments

Ornaments stitched by Debbie Hier

A Little Blue Delft and a Lot of Christmas

 

Blog JE270 © Blue Delft Assortment

I’ve had a lot of requests for my blue delft designs and have put together a chartpack of sweet, easy to stitch designs for all the blue delft fans out there. You can make any of these into darling cards, coasters, or small tokens of friendship, or stitch all four of the main tiles together for a lovely framed picture. The chart for the little wedding sampler includes a full alphabet so you can stitch up a lovely gift for a wedding or anniversary celebration.

BlogJE269 © Christmas Blue Ornaments

Continuing with the wonderful tradition of blue and white design, I am reminded of December days when the winter landscape of Vermont shimmers with rivers of deep blue and meadows and hills cloaked in snowy white. These motifs include glistening beads like diamonds of sunlight reflected on the snow. Enjoy these nine blue and white Christmas designs as ornaments or cards or stitch them on small gift bags or coasters. Stitched together they will also make a lovely framed picture for the holidays.

Blog JE268 © Santa's Gifts

I love the idea of Santa surround by his winter friends. All decked out in his most elegant Christmas robes, he carries a bagful of goodies ready to deliver. His companions wear their coats of winter white, ready to accompany him through the snow on his Christmas Eve journey. Beautiful Mill Hill beads and sparkling Kreinik threads make this an elegant stitch. I have this design pictured on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘silver lining’© Lugana, perfect for a snowy winter background.

All of my chartpacks are available from online shops and various brick & mortar stores here in the States and across the globe including Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa and Canada (see links on this page’s sidebar) . Polstitches Designs is now my official distributor in the UK. Please see my Order Chartpacks page for international sources and to order directly from my studio.

 

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.

Peace on Earth Christmas SAL Part 1

Hi Everyone- Part one of the Christmas SAL designed for Lakeside Needlecraft is now out. Are you ready to start? You will find it here: Lakeside Needlecraft

Thank you to Tony Poole for his wonderful stitching and to Kate Worthington for launching this new project.

Peace on Earth

3 New Chartpacks

Blog 3 New Chartpacks Feb 2018

Welcome to February Everyone! It’s high time I got to releasing a few new chartpacks. You can start on something for next Christmas with the Christmas Peace Angel, work up a treat for a loved one with my Fairy Garden Alphabet, or  stitch up my elegant Dancing Mermaid. Whichever you choose, you will find the same attention to detail and high quality chartpack you expect from Joan Elliott Design.  All of these will be available at your favorite online shops and directly through my Order Chartpacks page. Enjoy!

A Little Fun Christmas Stitching

New for Christmas

I know that we have just finished Halloween celebrations, but what better time to start on some new Christmas stitches! Both the Angel and Snowman ornaments are a quick and easy stitch done on plastic canvas, perforated paper, or Aida, all 14 count. If you prefer stitching on Aida or 28 count Evenweave, you can back your stitching with a heavy weight iron on interfacing and cut the shapes out. The interfacing will keep your fabric from fraying. Alternatively you can make up little individual pillow ornaments. Whichever way you decide to finish these bright, cheerful ornaments, just add a bit of string or ribbon at top and they will be ready to hang on your tree.

The Nativity scene reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas. Stitch it up as a framed picture or door hanger to bring the serenity and peace of the Christmas season to your home.

4 New Chartpacks

Bolg New Chartpacks October 2017I am so happy to finally have some new chartpacks to show you! Here are four new ones to get everyone into a bit of stitching with the holiday spirit in mind. As always you can order from the usual online shops that carry my designs. Please go to the Order Chartpacks page for details, the links to shop sites, and my full collection of available chartpacks. Enjoy!

Designed for you with love. X Joan

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