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15 Apr 2016 2 Comments
09 Mar 2016 8 Comments
This is going to be quite a year for attending cross stitch retreats! I have three to attend in 2016. Get out the traveling bags everyone it’s time to finally meet in person.
I will start with first things first. Coming at the end of this May, I will be making my second trip to Canada to attend the Stitch-It-Central weekend. When I attended two years ago it was a wonderful event thanks to all my Canadian friends and to Maria and Rui Santos, the owners of Stitch-It-Central in Ingersoll , Ontario. This year we will meet on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. For the details of this retreat please click here
By the way, the shop is just across the street from where we will be gathering so you can stock up on supplies too. I will be doing a special design to celebrate our time together!
You all know how the fabrics from Polstitches Designs are so perfect for my designs… Well I am so very happy to tell you that we will be having a fabulous day of friendship and stitching in Cardiff, Wales on September 17, 2016! This will be the first chance I have to meet some of my UK stitching friends in years. Jo Critchley has chosen a lovely venue for us and we are pleased that Bothy Threads will also be joining in. All details are on Polstitches website and you can just click here to link to it all. You will also see a link to the Facebook group that was started for the event where you will find info on hotels and ride sharing and also get to meet some of us that will be attending. I will be presenting a special new design in celebration of our gathering.
I am really looking forward to both of these events and I do hope you will be able to join us.
If you love the beach and you love stitching you may want to join in on Stitching At the Beach. The dates are October 12th-16th, 2016 and it will be in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sounds like an ideal time to be there! All details for their event can be found here. I am planning on being a vendor at this retreat. Stay tuned…
19 Feb 2016 2 Comments
Hi Everyone- I am glad to say that all orders are up to date now, both individual and wholesale. Phew!!!! I thought the backed up orders would never get finished but miracles do happen.
It feels good to have things at their normally hectic pace. Since wholesale orders have also been delivered you can now find The Angel of Cross Stitch at many of your favorite online stores including at 123 Stitch, at Polstitches Designs in the UK, at Stitch It Central in Canada, at Casa Cenina in Italy, and more.
06 Jan 2016 2 Comments
I’ve just put up a new page with the floss and bead usage for the Angel of Cross Stitch design. Now you can check your stash and gather supplies. Stitch count and design size are included so please click here for all the necessaries.
13 Nov 2014 16 Comments
If you are busy getting your Holiday stitching started there are a few new designs I have out in the magazines just for the season. The Night Before Christmas, in issue 196 of Cross Stitch Crazy, brings the beloved tale of Santa’s journey to life. As he soars above the rooftops, all is well at home where “not a creature was stirring” and the stockings were hung with care, waiting to be filled with Christmas treats for the children. Worked on 14 count Aida or 28 count even weave with a stitch count of 109w x 140h stitches, the finished design will measure 8w x 10h inches.
In Issue 197 of Cross Stitch Crazy you’ll see the Festive Charm of my newest Victorian Lady ready for Christmas. We see her wrapping and gathering presents before her Christmas Eve guests arrive. Pretty beads embellish the sweep of her red skirts and her fur trimmed robe will keep her cozy and warm on this special evening.
Finally, I was so pleased when Ruth asked me to work on the 2015 Calendar for the World of Cross Stitching. Rather than a Diary this year, the team at the magazine has come up with this delightful idea for a desk calendar. There is a chart and illustration for each month in a whimsical animal theme. The colors are all bright and cheery and I hope that each design will bring a smile to every day. The calendar format allows for easier handling of the charts making them quite nice to stitch from. Look for this as your free gift with issue 224, on sale December 4, 2014.
28 Sep 2014 9 Comments
I’m happy to introduce six new chart packs, including my brand new Canadian Beauty. All chart packs are $12 with the exception of the Victorian Christmas Library which is priced at $18. I will be loading these onto my Order Chartpacks page shortly. Fingers crossed, I expect these back from the printer on October 6th and will be able to ship once the packs are assembled. I am also shipping to my online outlets next week so you can order directly from these wonderful stores including Stitch It Central in Canada, Polstitches Designs in the UK, Casa Cenina in Italy, 123 Stitch here in the US.
I am away this week for a much needed break while the charts are being printed. I hope to come back with renewed creativity and more new ideas for designs.
19 Sep 2014 17 Comments
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:
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.
I will be posting some new chartpacks for sale later next week including Canadian Beauty, so stay tuned!