A Sneak Peak for Canada

Just a little sneak peak at the chart I am creating for my Canadian visit. She is now ready to pick colors and then on to the computer. I am having fun!


Sketch © Joan A. Elliott

Correction for B&W Chart JE119 A Year of Magical Stitching

I’ve just been made aware of a symbol error on the black & white chart for The Year of Magical Stitching. The symbol for  DMC 166 and DMC 676 appear to be the same on the black & white version only. I have made the correction on my master chart but for those  who have purchased this chart already  here is some help with the placement of DMC 166. Please use the photo for reference. This should help you sort things out.

So to clarify a bit while referencing the color picture.
Use 166 for:
Lightest yellow green in hat  & shirt
Lightest yellow green in Mama Dragon
Lightest Green in the top of the big mushroom
Doorway and lower window frames
Second mushroom from the right
Lightest yellow green in the fish tails & fins
The mermaids belt and tail
Lightest yellow green on the flowing ribbon
Lightest  yellow green on the leaves, windows, door frames, and steps
The leaves in the tiny flower in the left side fairy’s hand

For placement of DMC 161, Lightest Yellow Green © Joan A. Elliott

A September Celebration in Canada!

I do hope many of my Canadian friends, and of course anyone else who is able to, can make it out to Stitch-It-Central in Ingersoll, Ontario on September 13th and 14th for two days of stitching fun. It would be so lovely to meet you in person and I will have a new design created just for this special occasion! Thanks to Maria and Rui for their generous invitation. Just click here for Stitch-It-Central’s website filled with information and lots of stitching treasures.


Come join us!


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.


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!

JE123 1920’s Flapper Chartpack Alert!

To all of you that may have recently purchased the  Black & White chart pack JE123 1920’s Flapper, it seems that some of the black & white chart packs have gone out with the wrong key. Below you will find the corrected key. Please check it against the chart you have purchased to make sure you have the same symbols in the key as appear in the chart. I am posting the updated key below for you to print and use should the one in your package not match the symbols on your chart. This correction does not pertain to the color chart packs or any of the charts in the magazines.


Corrected key for black & white chart pack only.

10 New Chartpacks for Spring

new chartpacks

8 New Chartpacks

Gargoyles and Autumn Goddess

Plus Two
JE130 & JE131

Announcing 10 new chart packs to start off the Spring season now posted on the Order Chartpacks page. Shipping begins the week of March 31st.

New Kits from Design Works Crafts

Serenity Parayer

Serenity Prayer
© Joan A. Elliott
for Design Works Crafts

The Serenity Prayer has inspired strength, courage , and encouragement for so many people around the world. In flowing script the words bring a true sense of hope. The backdrop  silhouettes the beauty of  a springtime meadow to clear the mind and lift the spirit. Now available at The Stitchery


Welcome Friends
© Joan A. Elliott
for Design Works Crafts

Welcome friends and family to your home with this beautiful Celtic greeting. Intricate knot work and a jewel toned palette make a lovely display. The oak and thistle, symbols of strength and freedom are balanced by the the stag, said to be a divine messenger and the protector of  the forests and the natural world. Now available at The Stitchery

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