Now Available: The Embroideress

Finally, I am able to release my new design, The Embroideress (JE248) to everyone. If you have been waiting for the general release you will now find her on my Order Charpacks page. Your favorite online stores will also have them available. You can go to Stitch It Central, 123Stitch, Polstitches Designs, and Casa Cenina, with more shops to come worldwide. Thanks again everyone!JE248 © The Embroideress

Ladies

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Some Exciting News from Stitch-It -Central

I am so excited to share some news from Stitch-It-Central in Canada. Maria and Rui are opening a second shop and will now also be in London, Ontario, Canada. At the new location, 1161 Hamilton Road E, London, ON, N5W 1B1, Telephone: (519) 601-5901, you can expect the same incredible service and choice of products that you find in their Ingersoll location.

Opening day will be this Friday, June 15th. To help with the celebration I have designed a new piece titled “The Embroideress”. She is pictured on ‘Goddess’, one of many Paigey-Lane’s beautiful fabrics you will find at Stitch It Central.

The Embroideress is a sister to my three other designs from a while back, The Musician, The Reader, and The Gardener. She will be available exclusively through Stitch-It-Central through July. Afterwards, she will be available at all of the usual stitchy haunts where you find my chartpacks.

JE248 © The Embroideress

Ladies

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

The Upcoming Birmingham Retreat

Hi Everyone-

It’s been a while since I last posted. I am busy getting ready for the Cross Stitch Club stitching retreat in Birmingham, UK (July 15 & 16). It promises to be lots of fun and the wonderful Fae Kuhn has done her usual magic in organizing everything.

I am looking forward to meeting again with old friends and making many new ones too. I’ll be traveling across the pond with my friend and fellow designer, Ursula Michael and joining us there will be the very talented UK designers, Jo Critchley, Michael Powell, and Faye Whittaker, so there will be a wonderful display of our many different styles.

The studio will be closed this week and next so I can get organized for the trip. Any orders placed while I am away will be filled when I return to my desk around the 21st of July.

Oh yes, I will be introducing a new design at the retreat too. It will be up on my blog and available to order when I get back to work. I am also hoping to have some other new chartpacks for you too. Lots of people have been asking for a peek at the new design. It is called The Time Traveler.

Preview

JE234 © The Time Traveler Preview

Back In My Studio

I am back to work after a fabulous visit to Stitch It Central in Ingersoll, Ontario. Thank you Maria and Rui Santos for making it a perfect weekend stitch along. A good time was had by all and the Stitch It Central shop is a treasure trove of everything cross stitch. In addition, you will find the most  wonderful quilting supplies, lots of classes to attend, and they offer expert framing services. Please be sure to visit them if you are in the area.

You will find Stitch It Central at 189 Thames St S, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2T5, Canada +1 519-303-1563.

Maria and Rui’s personal attention to every customer and the complete stock of everything a stitcher could ever want is incredible! You can have a peek at all they have to offer here: Stitch It Central

Thanks too to all the lovely stitchers that attended. Here we are:

SIC

A Good Time Was Had By All

As a treat for all my friends in Canada, I designed a special chart titled ‘Canadian Beauty’. Maria has a lot in stock so if you are in Canada (or elsewhere) you can now order directly from Stitch It Central.

JE145 Canadian Beauty

JE145 Canadian Beauty
© Joan A. Elliott

I will be posting some new chartpacks for sale later next week including Canadian Beauty, so stay tuned!

XOX Joan

The British Craft Awards

British Craft Awards

Vote for All Your Favorites

It’s time for the annual British Craft Awards from the publishers of Cross Stitch Crazy, The World of Cross Stitching, Cardmaking & Papercraft and Quick Cards Made Easy. For the first time in the awards’ history they’ve got a fully responsive website,www.britishcraftawards.com, where you can vote online, as well as using traditional postal votes. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three fabulous prizes – a year’s worth of crafting stash!

June Notes

As we look forward to  the  warmer weather our thoughts turn to  the pleasant times we can now spend outside. What a delight it would be to stroll down a quiet country lane with some friends. Now out in the latest issue of the World of Cross Stitching (#166), my country girl and her gaggle of geese seem just right to lead the way.

Country Girl

Girl with Geese copyright Joan A. Elliott

Also with this issue you will receive a booklet  containing a selection of  35 designs gathered from all of my books. They come to you with compliments of David and Charles, The World of Cross Stitching, and myself!

WOCX Chart Book

©Photo courtesy of Origin Publishing, Ltd.

In Cross Stitch Gold issue 76 you will see my Tree of Life. As many of you know, I love nature, watching birds, and seeing deer, fox, and raccoons (not to mention a bear feasting on a fallen limb of ripening apples and  a moose eating my azaleas!) when we spend time in Vermont. The tree of life encompasses all those experiences and more. These days, I think it’s especially important  to recognize the dignity of all living creatures and celebrate their existence.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life © Joan A. Elliott

Cross Stitch Collection issue #185 has my Swirling Peacock design. Inspired by the beautiful movement of the designs from the Art Nouveau era, this jeweled creature  takes us on a delightful flight of fancy.

Peacock

Swirling Peacock © Joan A. Elliott

Coming next week…

I will be releasing the chartpack of  the Unicorn & Maiden towards the end of next week. Shipping will start on June 26th.

Unicorn & Maiden

Unicorn & Maiden ©Joan A. Elliott JE015

I love this time of year when I scramble to find time to putter in the garden. All the veggies are finally planted and foxglove, poppies, and iris are in bloom. What a delight to see the world burst into the lavish colors of early summer!

Here’s a pick from last week’s visit to Vermont. I am convinced there must be fairies in there somewhere. Perhaps hiding in all the weeds!

My Garden

June Delight © Joan A. Elliott

To all of my friends ‘downunder’ and elsewhere in the Southern Hemisphere that are now in  the winter season, I send you warm thoughts and hope all this talk of gardening will ward off some of the winter chill.

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