Deco Style

Deco lady

Deco Lady
© Joan A. Elliott
photo © Cross Stitch Crazy
Immediate Media, Co

You’ll find my Deco Lady portrait in the current Issue # 203 of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine. This young woman is ready for the evening in her chic fur stole and dazzling finery. Necklaces and jewels of pearls, jade, and onyx sparkle and shine against her silky skin and candy pink dress. I’ve used lots of Mill Hill beads and Kreinik metallic braid to set the mood. This issue of the magazines is on the news stands now in the UK and will come across the pond in a week or two. Enjoy!

One Last Wintry Thought…

12 Days Partridge

JE180© A Partridge in A Pear Tree

I know we are all looking forward to or enjoying the spring weather right now but here is a final wintry deign that might be nice to put into your WIP rotation for next Christmas. I have finally finished re-charting this gem, JE180 A partridge in A Pear Tree. I have it shown on Postitches Designs 28 count ‘daybreak’ Jobelan. This is up on the order chart packs page now… Enjoy!

New Chartpacks for April

April 2015 Chartpacks

8 New Chartpacks
© Joan A. Elliott

I’ve just finished preparing 8 new chart packs for April. It’s the time of year when the landscape transitions from snowy hills and icy sidewalks to a hint of spring with the tiniest small green sprouts peaking out from the garden floor. I’ve chosen a variety of my designs  that seemed just right for this very changeable time of year. Please note that the chart packs JE137 Behind the Garden Wall; JE159, For My Daughter; and JE179, Baseball, come with a key for hair and skin variations so that you can adapt them to your desired colors. The Family Tree design, JE101, comes with full alphabets for personalization and  some small motifs to fill any of the areas where you do not have names to fill in. Shipping will begin April 1st. I also wanted to mention that many of you have made requests for chart packs that you do not see in this release but rest assured, I will be including them shortly. I have three brand new designs in the works too so I’ll look forward to making those available too.

In the meantime, Enjoy! X Joan

Peacock Passion!

Peacocks

                                                                       Take Your Pick Peacocks
                                                                            © Joan A. Elliott

I am sitting here in Brooklyn with a blizzard raging outside thinking about jewel toned peacocks strutting proudly through an idyllic summer garden. Join me in a bit of daydreaming by stitching a pretty collection of colorful Peacock projects that are perfect for brightening a winter’s day. You will find this easy to stitch ensemble in the latest Issue # 200 of Cross Stitch Crazy, now available on your newsstand in the UK. If you have already stitched my Swirling Peacock or my Majestic Peacock these would be just right to add to your collection. Enjoy!

Sail Away to Dreamland

Your precious little one can sail away to Dreamland snuggled under this new stamped cross stitch baby quilt that I have design especially for Design Works Crafts. Lots of happy little critters join a sweet baby teddy in a fun sailing adventure. A bright palette brings a touch of sunshine to baby’s nursery and  the counted cross stitch birth sampler let’s you record a lasting record of baby’s arrival. You can find this new item at the The Stitchery and Herrschner’s, or contact Design Works Crafts for more sources.

Sail Away

Sail Away Baby Quilt and Sampler for Design WorKs Crafts
© Joan A. Elliott

Holiday Wishes to All!

Xmas

With Love to All from Joan

Please Check Your Magical Butterfly Key

I have heard from some stitchers that there seems to be a misprint on some of the keys that went out with the chart pack JE096 The Magical Butterfly.

It might be that it included an incorrect key. Here are the two keys that went out. Please feel free to print off the one that matches your chart if you received the incorrect key:

 

JE096 Key

JE096 The Magical Butterfly

 

Key2

JE096 Magical Butterfly
Key 2

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