A New Design for the New Year

JE287 A Year of Silhouettes Chartpack

                                    JE287 A Year of Silhouettes $16

My newest design JE287 A Year of Silhouettes is ready to ship! Now we can celebrate with these charming vignettes designed for each month of the year. Stitch the entire sampler or pick and choose your favorite month and stitch up little gifts or cards for those special occasions throughout the year. The Stitch Count is 178w X 306h. When completed, A Year of Silhouettes measures 13w X 22h inches (33w X 56h cm) on 14 count Aida or 28 count Evenweave. Stitch Count is 178w X 306h. Stitched all in one color, this design requires 14 skeins of DMC black 6 strand embroidery floss. I have pictured this on Polstitches Designs 28 count ‘tudor rose©’ Linen There is a little silhouette to celebrate each of the 12 months : January’s twilight ice skaters, February’s Valentine’s love birds, a windy day of kite flying in March, a few April showers with a pair of Easter bunnies safely tucked beneath an umbrella, a garden filled with sweet May flowers, a nimble little June rose bud fairy, sailing along the coast in July, a day on the beach building sand castles in August, in September it’s back to school, a spooky October Halloween, a bountiful November harvest basket, and fun in the snow for December.

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.

 

Taking a Little Break

Just a quick note to let you all know I will be away from my desk and attending the retreat with Polstitches Designs in Cardiff September 15 & 16 and afterwards a little break to rejuvenate my creative spirit and hopefully get to play with my watercolors. So… officially I am on a break from the studio after this Friday, September 7th, so I can get work tidied up and start thinking about what to bring on my trip, until Tuesday September 25th. You can still place any orders through your favorite online shops while I am away. I’ll be checking in with Facebook on and off while I am away but I won’t be taking any emails until I return.

Tiny Dancer

The retreat in Cardiff will feature a new design titled “Tiny Dancer”. Having created this especially for the retreat, she is now only available for pre-order exclusively through Jo Critchley at Polstitches Designs. You can go to the Polstitches Designs Facebook Page to place your pre-order.

On another note, I am happy to announce that Lakeside Needlecrafts is now carrying my chartpacks in addition to offering my exclusive Peace on Earth Christmas Angel SAL. There is still time to join in.

SAL

Finally, 123stitch is now stocking my design JE248 The Embroideress, and, as always, they carry a full line of my chartpacks.

LITTLE EMB

I’m looking forward to the retreat in Cardiff, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. It should be lots of fun. Jo has promised to bring her selfie stick which I think we all find a bit terrifying, LOL!

 

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!

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

Finally…

I’ve finally posted The Maiden & The Dragon on the Order Chartpacks page. More to come…

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JE222 The Maiden & The Dragon $16

It’s Been A While…

Although I have not posted much lately, I finally have something new to show you. So here we are and it is almost  mid-June! Time flies way too quickly for me. Things have been busy here with design work, chartpack sales, my wonderful niece Christina graduating from college and then helping her find an apartment (not an easy task in New York, LOL!).

Now that summer is almost here I am very happy to show you what will be coming in the September issue #193 0f Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, on sale July 10th in the UK and digitally, and a few weeks after that in other areas.

Mermaid

Under the Sea
© Joan A. Elliott

Stitched on 28 count hand dyed ‘big bang’ Jobelan from Polstitches Designs, my newest mermaid floats in the soft colors of the sea. Strands of precious pearls drape gracefully around her  as she shimmers in the shadows and light of her underwater world. As always, I have used lots of beautiful Kreinik #4 braid to capture the light and Mill Hill beads to add depth and dimension. I loved designing her for a midsummer treat. I hope you will all enjoy the stitching!

One last note. I know that summer is a good time to begin a bit of holiday stitching so I will be posting some new chartpacks soon to give everyone an early start.. and yes, that will include a new stocking design. Happy June everyone!