Give Thanks for All Things

JE296 © Give Thanks for All Things

I love Autumn! The crisp sunny days, changing leaves in brilliant hues and all the little forest critters preparing for the coming colder weather. It has always seemed the perfect time for reflection and gratitude for the things we hold close to our hearts.

This Sampler celebrates the gifts of family and friends, for the support, comfort, and love they give in times of need and the joy they bring into our lives, and for our precious earth and the bounty it provides. Whether it is Thanksgiving time here in the US or any other time of year, let’s give thanks for all things great and small.

A New Special Box!

News from Polstitches Designs, my official distributor in the UK… Our next Special Box! The designs are always a wonderful surprise, so stay tuned.

All details and ordering are at www.polstitches-designs.co.uk

Jo Critchley writes:

A Box of Flowers: It is hard to imagine anything more delightful than a box filled to the brim with colourful blooms as they are one of the areas I draw most of my inspiration from. I will be on the lookout for flowers to inspire the beautiful flower fabrics hues. Personally, for Joan, I can only hope for a new flower fairy! So many flowers pop to mind … Orchid, Daisies or even a collection of wildflowers. Exciting times and possibly one of the best box themes so far! Polstitches Special Boxes feature large commissioned designs by both Joan Elliott and Polstitches! and two 18″ X 27″ pieces of fabric in the count of your choice (28, 32, 14 and 16 cts available). The fabrics and the designs are not linked and will make wonderful additions to your stash. Boxes are £57 GBP (approx $79 USD) and payments will be acccepted till Dec 20th with the box approx dispatch Jan 4th. Please note no refunds or cancellations will be processed after Dec 20th. Numbers are limited. Polstitches Designs ships internationally.

**Please note any products purchased alongside this box with not be dispatched till the box is due for dispatch or they reach your allotted space in the dye queue. For all queries and orders for this special box please contact Polstitches Designs: https://www.polstitches-designs.co.uk/

Something New!

I am so happy to make this new design available to everyone. JE290 ‘Moondance’ is my latest release ready for shipping. Pictured on Polstitches Designs lush and mysterious ‘witching hour©’ 28 count Lugana, this magical nymph glitters through the night sky, dancing on moonbeams, sailing amongst the stars. Resplendent with Kreinik threads and glistening Mill Hill beads, she brings a little midnight magic for your stitching pleasure. Please check with your favorite online shops or my Order Chartpacks page to order.

4 New Chartpacks

I am happy to have four new chartpacks ready next week. The Jewel Box is a delightful treasure stitched in gemstone colors and highlighted with sparkling Mill Hill beads and Kreinik threads. The Puppet Theater was inspired by a marionette craftsman that I met while traveling in Canada and is ready to delight with its whimsical characters and happy colors. Father Sun is now available in chartpack form. I’ve had so many requests for this it seemed the perfect time to let him shine in all his glory. Autumn Splendor, shimmering with rich colors of Mill Hill beads and Kreinik threads, is ready to stitch for autumn as leaves fall and seasons change. All of these designs will be available in your favorite online shops including 123stitch and Polstitches Designs .

A Little Spooky Fun…

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JE277 All Hallow’s Eve Sampler $16

With summer heat upon us, it was a good couple of days to stay in and think cool. A little spooky magic came to mind this week while I was at my drawing table. Witches and ghosts, goblins and black cats, hooty owls and watchful ravens all join in for a night of spirited fun. My All Hallow’s Eve Sampler uses just two colors of DMC floss. Stitched on Polstitches Designs ‘taboo©’ 28 count Lugana to set the mood for a perfect trick or treat celebration.

JE162 Wisdom of the East Label Correction

It has been brought to my attention that there is an error on the label for my chartpack JE162 Wisdom of the East. Please note that the correct stitch count is 169w X 225h and finished design size is 12w X 16h in (31w X 41h cm).

If you have ordered this chartpack in the past, the label probably has this error. The correct stitch count will be on the information page (last page) in your chartpack. Here is a picture of the corrected label. My apologies for any confusion. All JE162 chartpacks shipped as of today have the corrected label.

BlogJE162 © Wisdom of the East

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.

 

Four New Chartpacks

I am just back from the wonderful Polstitches retreat in Cardiff. What a joy to see so many friends and meet so many new stitchers. We all had such a lovely time together. Hats off to Jo Critchley of Polstitches Designs for all her hard work, generosity, and kindness. Thanks too to Marie & Steve for their hospitality and to Spot the dog for my first ever hedgehog adventure!

I’ve posted up the four new chartpacks you see above on my Order Chartpacks Page.

Nora Corbett and I spent time together exploring London where we visited Kensington Palace, The Victoria & Albert Museum and of course Liberty of London. Here we are at the beautiful castle in Cardiff. It’s wonderful to be able to travel with a kindred spirit!

So now it is back to the studio. I have some little Christmas charts to prepare for chartpacks and hopefully I will get those up for sale later next week.

Celebrate Spring!

I love this time of year with all the trees in bloom and the gardens coming to life. In celebration, I have four new chartpacks now available for shipping.

JE205 The Dragon & the Fairy, JE209 The Dancing Butterfly Fairy, and JE264 Girandola, all celebrate the gentle, easy breezes of the season. Each design is embellished with glistening Kreinik metallic threads and accented with the shimmer of Mill Hill beads. JE262 Springtime Delight Library is a fun collection of small motifs just perfect for quick to stitch gifts, cards and tokens of love.

JE261 © Fairy of the Rain

I am so happy to announce my newest design release JE261 © Fairy of the Rain. This is the second in a series of four Aerial Fairies, sister to my last release, JE252 © Fairy of the Wind. She is highlighted with sparkling Kreinik threads in silver, grey and blue and shimmering Mill Hill beads that evoke tiny raindrops and glistening dew. Featured on Polstitches Designs ‘Storminess©’ hand dyed 28 count Lugana, she is a gentle vision of the early spring rain bringing grace and hope to the new season. Fairy of the Rain is now available from all of the online and brick and mortar stores that carry my designs. Enjoy!

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