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

Let’s Celebrate the Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year celebrations are underway in New York’s Chinatown and all over the world this weekend. To celebrate I have a little gift for you. Stitch up this festive card and join in the festivities!

Chineses New Year

Happy New Year © Joan A. Elliott

New Year Chart

Happy New Year Chart
© Joan A. Elliott
All Rights Reserved

Happy 2014!

Wishing you all a most happy and healthy New Year!

Wishing you all a most happy and healthy New Year!

Happy Holidays to All!

Christmas Card


The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen
© Joan A. Elliott

Now that  winter weather is here in the north it seems the perfect time to introduce The Snow Queen. She is out this week in Cross Stitch Collection Issue 231.

When I started this design I thought of a delicate yet regal figure who was at home in the snowy forest and whistling winter winds, bundled in her warm cloak trimmed in the finest ermine. Her gentle guidance protects the many creatures that gather around her.  I loved adding the little forest friends to this design.

Brilliant glistening beads and metallic threads embellish her gown reflecting the snow sparkling in the early morning light and crown her like precious diamonds. The gemstone colors of her garment seemed just the right choice for this design. She is stitched on 28 count light blue even weave for the model and would look so lovely on a wonderful hand dyed even weave too.

The British Craft Awards

British Craft Awards

Vote for All Your Favorites

It’s time for the annual British Craft Awards from the publishers of Cross Stitch Crazy, The World of Cross Stitching, Cardmaking & Papercraft and Quick Cards Made Easy. For the first time in the awards’ history they’ve got a fully responsive website,www.britishcraftawards.com, where you can vote online, as well as using traditional postal votes. Everyone who votes will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three fabulous prizes – a year’s worth of crafting stash!

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