Being A Good Patient


On the Mend

Hi Everyone. Sorry to have taken so long to get to this, but I am only now able to type a bit more on the computer.

As most of you already know, I was involved in a serious car accident on June 19th when a landscaping trailer unhitched from an oncoming truck and hit me head on.  I suffered a fractured vertebrae, sternum, ribs and collar bone. Amazingly, thanks to all the people that stopped on the road I was able to walk out of the car. A small miracle! I was taken to Grace Cottage Hospital in Vermont and then sent to the trauma facility at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. After  5 days I returned home to our place in Vermont to recuperate. With help from my wonderful sister and husband I am coming along nicely and my check up last week showed that I am healing. I have a neck brace for about another month and am hoping I will be that much better by then.

As far as work is concerned, today I am trying to get a bit organized. If you have placed an order and haven’t heard from me about it or have yet to receive a Paypal request, you will hear from me soon. I am very limited to the time I can spend on the computer since I can not move my head, but we are doing our best to catch up. The ‘get well police’ are keeping an eye on me so I don’t over do anything.

Mostly I have been sleeping and watching the birds outside, and sleeping more, not to mention watching the weeds grow. Each day gets a little better and once I find myself being able to concentrate properly, I have a pile of books to get through. New designs are all on hold for a while but by the fall I hope to get back to things.

While I am here I want to to thank all of the people that took care of me on that traumatic day: all the kind strangers that came to help at the scene, the emergency workers from Londonderry Rescue, the nurses and doctors at Grace Cottage, the amazing team  at Dartmouth-Hitchcock whose tender and marvelous care made my stay so safe and comforting, and to the Visiting Nurse Service of Vermont and New Hampshire. Thanks to our dear friends who were here to help us with our appointments and travel to New Hampshire, and to my beloved sister and husband. I know I am blessed to have so much love and support around me. I have received so many wonderful messages and cards with your thoughts and prayers . I want you to know how all this has bolstered me these past weeks.

With my love and thanks- Joan

Taking a One Week Break…

Hi Everyone-

I just wanted to let you know that I will be away from my desk for a week starting this Monday May 25, I will be back to work on June 1st. If you would like to place a chartpack order you can still do so. All orders will be filled when I return on the 1st.



Angels and Tigers By Request

I’ve been asked to release a few of my older designs so here you go. You can click HERE to go straight to the Order Chartpacks page.


X Joan

JE100© A Year of Angels

JE100© A Year of Angels


©ABC Stitching Angel

White Tigers

JE181 White Tigers

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!


                                                                       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!

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