Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine

children by the Seaside

The 2016 summer issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine features my new “Children By the Seaside” design. Working on this brought back great a memories of the fun days my sister, brother, and I would spend out at Jones Beach on Long Island, NY. Stitch up some summer fun!

This issue goes on sale in shops on May 17. You can also subscribe by clicking here.

Enchanted Aurora and the Retreat at Stitch-It Central


Maria & Me

Chatting with Maria and enjoying the retreat.


Fun with the Georgetown Stitchers

Maria Pat & Maureen

Inside Stitch-It Central in Ingersoll, Ontario… one of the best shops around!

We had a wonderful time at the Stitch-It-Central retreat this past weekend. It was a joy to see owners Maria and Rui Santos again and to see old friends and meet new ones. I was happy to be able to introduce my new design ‘Enchanted Aurora’ while I was there. She is available now through Stitch It Central. Please click here to order.

Enchanted Aurora

Enchanted Aurora © Joan A. Elliott All Rights Reserved

Enchanted Aurora at Stitch-It-Central

Aurora 2 © Joan A. Elliott

A Stitching Weekend!

For information and details click on the links below:

Stitch It Central or Facebook




We are just back from a mini vacation in Savannah, Georgia and South Carolina. If anyone has been there you will know how tropical and exotic it must seem to New Yorkers. We had a fabulous time at the Savannah Music Festival and also visiting good friends.

So now back to the drawing board. I am gearing up for my visit to Stitch It Central in Ingersoll, Canada at the end of the month and am working on a very special design for the occasion. I will be posting a sneak peek next week so stay tuned.

Upcoming Cross Stitch Retreats!

This is going to be quite a year for attending cross stitch retreats! I have three to attend  in 2016. Get out the traveling bags everyone it’s time to finally meet in person.


I will start with first things first. Coming at the end of this May,  I will be making my second trip to Canada to attend the Stitch-It-Central weekend. When I attended two years ago it was a wonderful event thanks to all my Canadian friends and to Maria and Rui Santos, the owners of  Stitch-It-Central in Ingersoll , Ontario. This year we will meet on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. For the details of this retreat please click here

By the way, the shop is just across the street from where we will be gathering so you can stock up on supplies too. I will be doing a special design to celebrate our time together!


You all know how the fabrics from Polstitches Designs are so perfect for my designs… Well I am so very happy to tell you that we will be having a fabulous day of friendship and stitching in Cardiff, Wales on September 17, 2016! This will be the first chance I have to meet some of my UK stitching friends in years. Jo Critchley has chosen a lovely venue for us and we are pleased that Bothy Threads will also be joining in. All details are on  Polstitches website and you can just click here to link to it all. You will also see a link to the Facebook group that was started for the event where you will find info on hotels and ride sharing and also get to meet some of us that will be attending. I will be presenting a special new design in celebration of our gathering.

I am really looking forward to both of these events and I do hope you will be able to join us.


If you love the beach and you love stitching you may want to join in on Stitching At the Beach. The dates are  October 12th-16th, 2016 and it will be in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sounds like an ideal time to be there! All details for their event can be found here. I am planning on being a vendor at this retreat. Stay tuned…


All Caught Up…

Hi Everyone- I am glad to say that all orders are up to date now, both individual and wholesale. Phew!!!! I thought the backed up orders would never get finished but miracles do happen.

It feels good to have things at their normally hectic pace. Since wholesale orders have also been delivered you can now find The Angel of Cross Stitch at many of your favorite online stores including at 123 Stitch, at Polstitches Designs in the UK,  at Stitch It Central in Canada, at Casa Cenina in Italy,  and more.



Update on orders…

Just want to let you know that on top of everything else, my computer hard drive got fried on Thursday. It is off getting replaced and I will have it back on Monday. All orders are delayed even more now. I feel like this is the umpteenth time I have to ask you all for a bit more patience and I promise I will catch up once things are fixed.

I am anxious to get back to ‘normal’ and keep things at a reasonable pace.  I can move around the studio a little better now  with the help of my walker and have been following doctors orders and getting stronger. I will answer all emails and such once my computer is back on my desk. Thanks again for everything! ❤️ Joan


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