June 13th, 2015
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Home of the JAT Needlework Stand

To find a specific post much quicker, click on it’s category in the right margin sidebar. Or you can scroll through the entire site one page at a time. And you can always email me at JudyOdell at comcast dot net


New Look and What’s Happening Now!

June 15th, 2015

I am currently working on a lap stand as a companion to the floor model. It will be perfect for those low couches and chairs that have less than an inch to slide the floor model under. Or for those that want to put your feet up when you stitch. And it will be portable so you can take it with you when you travel.

Anyway, as soon as it is ready I will post information and pictures about it.

My store looks rather empty right now. All my cross stitch designs are now out-of-print. I will, however, be adding my “Cross Over” designs later this year. I have left the “Collaboration” finish instruction PDF’s in the store but there is a bit of a problem. A couple of them show as Not Available but they are. And, I don’t know how to get rid of it so just email if you need to get hold of me. JudyOdell at Comcast dot net

I have a Facebook Group for those of you that like to use Facebook. It is nice to use as it is so easy to post and add pictures. I don’t like the fact that posts drop down further and further and get lost quite easily. However, I do like the ease of posting and adding pictures on Facebook. And, I will keep this blog going for those that enjoy the web-blogs. I have opened the comments so you can post comments if you like and go from the web-blog to Facebook and catch everything. I love checking out individual blogs. They are really more personal and the posts do not get lost in the mix, so-to-speak. Anyway, for those of you that are interested, my Facebook group is Just A Thought Needlework Design


New Summer and Winter Fields

June 12th, 2015

I just got a look at my new designs that were framed by Jill Rensel. These are worked in my new style that I am calling “Cross Over” designs. It is a cross between surface embroidery, needlepoint and crewel. They are fast and, most importantly, fun to do. I will be making some changes to my designing and will no longer be designing cross stitch. I am going to focus on “Cross Over” designs with a focus on finishing techniques. My new Cross Over designs will be available soon.
Here are my Summer Fields and Winter Fields designs. I think they turned out just wonderful. Spring Fields and Autumn Fields will show up one of these days.

I shall check back in soon. Hugs Judy Odell



March 9th, 2015

I have just designed a needlework stand. I love it of course. It is made in the USA and the cost is $179.00 with free shipping. Domestic shipping only… No special frame needed. You can use a frame, scroll rod, Q-snaps, or hoop. Just flip your work to get to the back and flip it again to start stitching again. Perfect! To read more about this great stand click on the link below to open a PDF with many more pictures and information.

By-the-way, if you are interested in ordering one of the JAT Needlework Stands you can contact me at JudyOdell at comcast.net

Click on the image to download the PDF file.
Check this out!

JAT Needlework Stand

Embroidery for Sale!

August 6th, 2014
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Capricious Arts??? Ever heard of it? This gal has an Etsy shop and I came across it in the usual way I generally find sites I am not looking for. How did I get here…who knows? But you just must check this out. Capricious Arts
I purchased one of her works of art immediately and if I were only rich in money and not only fame (just my little joke) I would have purchased every one of her pieces…well almost. Being needle workers we know the time she has spent on her pieces. She definitely does not get what she deserves for them. Wow…what a talent this girl has. LOVE HER WORK!
Here is the piece I purchased. But go check out her other embroideries…fabulous!


My Frog

July 16th, 2014
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Oh my heck. I am so excited. It doesn’t take much to excite me you see. Anyway, I found this on Ebay and had to have it as I have been looking for one of these for a very long time. Well, off and on that is. Every time I saw one I just could not decide. It was not special enough, it was not tall enough to hold my scissors without them hitting the bottom, etc. There was always something. Then I saw this. Wow, I was in love. I had to have it. I could not wait to share it with you all. These were originally used to hold flowers. I don’t even know if they are still available on the market. I have never seen one being used. Years ago I saw a stitcher with one and have been keeping my eyes peeled for one ever since. So now meet my “Scissor Frog”. Love it!


Sneak Peek

July 6th, 2014
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It is so quiet here. I am working on a new design and thought I would share a “very small” sneak peek with you all. It is the first in a collection of collectable cushions. What is that exactly? You will have to wait until I get it finished and released to find out. I am thinking that it will be released for the online Needle Work show. Keep an eye out. As is usual for me the finishing design is my focus so the stitching design is an addition to the finish. And, as usual, it is my goal to give you some quality projects that you don’t have to go to a class for and pay a fortune to get. Not that I have a problem with expensive classes except that I generally can’t seem to justify the expense to get there and take the class. Maybe that is because I am a designer and finisher myself. ??? This design will be available in paper format from your favorite needlework shop. I am not sure if I will have it available as a PDF or not. Since my “un-retirement” I am thinking I will cater to the shops and online classes via my message board. Well, hmmmm….it is Just A Thought right now. And here is your small peek.


Having fun with my Needle

June 26th, 2014
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Hi everyone. I know it has been awhile since I have posted. I guess you are all going nuts wondering what I have been up to. And I know it has been keeping you awake at night. I am so sorry. So now I will post and let you know my secret so you can get the rest you need. :) Surface Embroidery…yep. I have found it and I love it. If you have ever wondered about surface embroidery you need to check out this site. www.needlenthread.com This is Mary Corbet’s site. And wow…I can’t believe the time she gives of herself. I should be so selfless. But nay…I am not! :) I am ordering books, reading and learning as fast as I can as I want to try to incorporate some of the surface embroidery techniques into the cross stitch design and give it all a Jacobean flavor. I know I can, I know I can, I know I can! We shall see. Then I want to incorporate it into a 3D design (not sure what until I actually do it, but, you will be the first to know). I have completed one piece using one of Mary’s free designs on her site and I really like the way it has turned out. Now I have pretty much the tools I need to do it and I am ready to design. Book in hand and all….
Here is a picture of my first master piece. I think it is going to be a pin cushion. Then on to bigger and better, whatever. If you have ever wondered about surface embroidery go and check out her site. She has just started on a design and it is a group stitch along. And best of all, IT IS FREE! I have started it and I will add a picture of it below with a picture of my first completed Jacobean piece. Love it! :) Hugs Oh, don’t forget to go and check out Mary’s site and I will be back…soon I hope. :)
Mary Corbet’s Needle N Thread
Hugs again!


Paper Charts are available

May 24th, 2014
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There are paper charts available for those that want them. But, they are only available via needle work shops. My designs are available directly from the Just A Thought store but ONLY IN PDF FORMAT and instant download. Ok, so “instant download” is not working so well but once you place an order I will send the PDF to you personally. But, if you see something you like and want it in paper format please let your favorite shop know.


The Needlework Show

April 16th, 2014
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Big News! I am truly “un-retired”. Yep! I’m back. I start my “come back” by showing my designs in the on-line needle work show. I have been working like a crazy woman trying to get a new sampler completed by the start of the show. It has been fun.

Anyway, I will be showing my designs in the Needlework Show. You can check mine and other designer work out here… http://www.needleworkshow.com

Something else that’s new; If you prefer to have paper charts rather than downloadable PDF’s you can purchase them from your favorite needlework shop. Just let them know what you would like. But, as usual, my designs in the JAT store are only available in PDF format from me. You can click on the link in the top margin to enter the store and check everything out.

And during show dates, April 17th, 2014 through April 22nd, 2014 any purchase you make from me (your entire purchase) will be discounted 10%. So if you see something you like today, wait until the 17th to order.

One last thing….It’s nice to be back. Hugs

P.S. Here’s a sneak peek at my new sampler, Peace In The Valley. Don’t tell….it’s a secret until tomorrow. :)

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