Nashville Needlework Market New 2018

Although this is written before I leave for market, I did want to share with you the new pattern releases. The challenge in getting everything ready is always there, but this year my added challenge was my 5 classes in the next few months! All places have different projects, although Acorns & Threads in Portland, OR and Stitchville USA share parts of a bigger project! I started in November and feel like I didn’t come up for air till now! And now is the market! Do check on the classes I am teaching this year, it is an array of different places, but the last for this year will be in Calgary, the beginning of November! Thrilled to be the teacher for the Deerly Wrought Sampler Guild. Next year brings another wonderful cruise ‘Tulip Time’, teaching in Cumbria, UK for Fobbles and a surprise!

Many of you have enjoyed the Shadow Box series and I am so happy to bring you the news that the “shadow box turntable, lazy Susan thingy” is available! The Shadow Box Stand will hold 5 shadow boxes. Room for 4 as drawers and one on top. Mermaid Box and Journey Box are being released now to add to Pumpkin Patch Box and Bird Box. There for sure is one more and hopefully one after that yet! This turntable will be available from your LNS who will order it from Cabranmary Woods.

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Birds 8.5x11 CMYK.2_web.jpg

I know you’ve enjoyed Vintage Stars, Vintage Flowers and Vintage Birds. It is a treat to give you Vintage Animals. It is the same size as the others, has an alphabet also. I always wanted to design a little fox!

Star Center Quilt cmyk.2 web.jpg

My mother and now my sister were and are great quilters and so I am always inspired by quilts. I love the way the fabric has patterns, colour and dimension, and in the Star Center Quilt piece I tried to show this. Because I couldn’t decide what colour palette to choose, my stitcher Flo Osborne did both colourways for me! I am sure there could be many more and I hope that you will try a combination of your own.

 

Tulip Shaker Box web.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a big lover of pincushions and this lead me to continue with the Shaker Box and Pincushion rounds from Lone Elm Lane that suite them perfectly. Acorn Shaker Box has a nice match in Tulip Shaker Box.

Wool Pincushion and Fob in autumn colours has a match in spring colours. I love the way the Wool stitches and covers the fabric and it is fun to stitch the little center on 40ct for a sweet fob to match.

Spring wool pin cushion & Fob web.jpg

 

 

 

 

A happy little addition to any desk or Corner is Sunflowers, done on a great blue fabric that show cases them well.

 

Tiny Treasure is design stitched over 1 on 40ct fabric, I used Gloriana Threads Luminescence but Tudor Silk would be great too. The kit includes the fabric, thread, quilt batting to poof it bit, wool felt backing and the mini hoop.

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, to share with you is the beginning of a new series called ‘Letters from Mom’ or Oma, Aunt, Grandma, Friend etc. (there is an alphabet to change it)

Quaker inspired; these 12 - 3 x 5 ½” charts will be released singly accompanied by the one over dyed CGT thread for each month, but shipped 3 at a time. It uses 12 different colours from Cottage Garden Threads. Each chart will be packaged with the overdyed floss from CGT. They will not include the GAST, WDW or CC floss colours. These charts may be finished as a big sampler framed and it will be 16 ¼” x 16 ¼” or single charts and placed in a letter bag that has been made especially for this project by Carolina Stitcher (Faye Riggsbee), they will be 3 x 5 ½”. Letters from Mom is the cover of the letter bag or can be the middle insert of the monthly charts on the sampler style finish. The letter bag will hold your little monthly ‘notes’ and can be made with a pocket on the back for a true written note from you or to add a little candy etc. The messages are all set in the Quaker style of writing/speaking and bordered by a Quaker style stitch. Some were traditionally used ones and matched a certain month and some I fashioned when I needed the words to reflect a month.  These are little personal notes to remind us to be ever grateful and mindful.

To order letter bag please contact: Faye Riggsbee, Carolina Stitcher, fayeriggsbee@gmail.com or check out her BlogSpot- carolinastitcher.blogspot.com

 

 

Letters from Mom-6x4 Postcard-Front.jpg
Letters from Mom-6x4 Postcard-Back.jpg

Happy New Year! Welcome 2018!

As the year end of 2017 approaches I would like to thank you for all your support this past year. It has been an amazing and delightful year. A year to celebrate Canada's 150! I hope you all have your Canadian snippets, I will continue to have just the charts in a limited fashion and do have a few again very limited quantity of Patriotic boxes left. Please don't hesitate to request one of those yet. Your imagination on the snippets knew no limit and I have enjoyed the journey of stitching with you. Thank you for sharing. 

It was a year of a wedding in our family. We were lucky enough to be able to add it on to the end of the JDD Cruise week, which helped make less trips across the pond! Time change and I don't seem to get along very well, I seem to do best in my little zone here at home, but then I would never get to see the wonderful things this world has to show and to experience the joy of meeting and being with you the stitchers. It continues to enrich my life enormously. I look forward to many more. 

It was a year of the JDD Cruise with AMA Waterways in France on the Rhone River, what a magnificent trip. We have all loved it so much that we are going again in 2019 to Holland/ Belgium where I will get to share my Dutch heritage with you. There are only a couple of berths left in a ship that holds 165 I think. Our cruise director Dejan, will be with us again, yay, he just gets us stitchy ladies, Judy Bradford of Cambridge Crusieship Centers will direct and lead us all, and Lindy of Silver Needle will keep us in goods for the trip. Mona Bost will do another finishing class for us and I will make us a matching piece to our other 2 amazing trips -'Down the Danube" and Rolling on the Rhone". 

It was year of my Atrial Fibrillation getting a tune up  by having ablation surgery, it has been a month and so far so good, so the count down is on - 11 months to go, rapid heart beat free! So no excitement for me! haha!

We have settled into a quieter time travel wise here for the next few months getting ready for Nashville 2018 and a brand new series, has me in the office overtime! I will tell you more next time! I have also begun to get to adding all the 'words' to each pattern that I lost in 2015 - I am on 2012, all previous years have the words for them, and usually have whether there is an embellishment package or not or the status of the pattern. Many many patterns have limited quantity to them, we did our year end tally and I was happy to note this. 

  • This New Year I wish you abundance and joyous moments for it has been enriching for me to have you as a JDD supporter. 
  • Remember you can always connect with JDD fans on the Jeannette Douglas Stitchers and Jeannette Douglas Is our Common Thread fan pages.  News on cruising will be on the JDD Cruise fan page. 
  • Below are some fun photo memories. Just click on the gallery and it will go through them.  Little snippets of life!

Happy 2018 everyone! jeannette xx

 

And we are into fall....

 A notification on an attendees watch! Fun!

A notification on an attendees watch! Fun!

Thank you for attending a lovely weekend event with The Common Thread 2- a la San Francisco at Needle in a Haystack. We were a small group, but oh so fun and so great to share with each other, learn new little tricks and get some great stitching done in class, which as we know doesn't always happen. Thank you to Cathe Ray from NIAH for some lovely lunches outside and dinners tasting new and different things. Thank you for my lovely gifts- all in use!

 Sonoma, Pomegranate

Sonoma, Pomegranate

 

 

 

 

 The Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach

The Lone Cypress, Pebble Beach

Prior to ending up in SF for the weekend, my husband who has a special birthday this December has always wanted to go to the Reno Air Races and they happened to be the week before so off we went to the Races. We enjoyed the walk along the Truckee River and a day at the beach at Lake Tahoe. After some great wine tours in Sonoma we enjoyed a beautiful trip down the coast to Carmel. A great lunch at Pebble Beach and some of the most glorious views along that coast and some delightful hours at the Monterey Aquarium.

 As seen on Dog walk in Calgary!

As seen on Dog walk in Calgary!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving weekend is coming up for us this weekend. I look forward to spending it with family and our extended family on Sunday. It is always a bit early for you in America but for us in the little bit colder clime, it just seems right. The colours are still beautiful and the kids can play outside. On Thanksgiving Monday I will be flying off to Myrtle Beach, but I have to do it in two days as if I do it all in one, it is such a long day from what I call 'o'dark:30' to 10.30 pm that I have split it into 2 days traveling, that sounds terrible too, but I think it will be okay. I look forward to meeting you all the "Pals Stitching at the Beach". From some snow this week to beach, sounds good to me. I will have a booth, and will have new and older patterns and threads available, so bring your list. See you soon!

Wishing you in Canada a lovely Thanksgiving and all of you some great fall stitching time.

 

 Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

 Along the Truckee River, Reno

Along the Truckee River, Reno

 Happy Sunflower

Happy Sunflower