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Father Christmas ©Joan A. Elliott   Coming soon to Cross stitch Collection Issue 176

Father Christmas ©Joan A. Elliott Coming soon to Cross Stitch Collection Issue 177

Now that the magazine preview is out  I’m just dropping in to give you a look at my  new Father Christmas design for Cross Stitch Collection upcoming in issue 177.

It won’t be long before I can preview the Winter Fairy. I am anxious for all of you to see her. In the meantime I also want you to see this year’s annual Christmas stocking I designed for the US Cross Stitcher magazine. The issue is still available on their website.

North Pole Stocking © Joan A. ElliottNorth Pole Stocking

North Pole Stocking © Joan A. Elliott

My Noel Banner is out now in Cross Stitch Gold Issue 69. Hang this enduring greeting either vertically or horizontally and wish all a Joyeaux Noel.

Noel Banner © Joan A. Elliott

Noel Banner © Joan A. Elliott

More to come soon!


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gina
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 08:50:33

    Gorgeous Santa!! I can’t wait to do this!


  2. Laura Latino
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 13:16:28

    of course I searched high and lo for the sotcking and managed to get the magazine 3 months ago :O))))))))))))))))
    your Santa is wonderful!!!! I love it on a dark fabric. I’m also eager to see the last fairy. Also looking forward to getting news for 2010!!!


  3. joanelliott
    Oct 01, 2009 @ 13:46:44

    Hi Laura-

    Things were so hectic this summer I didn’t get time to post the stocking in a timely manner. Glad you found it in the August 09 Issue of the US Cross Stitcher.

    Hope all is well with you-


  4. joanelliott
    Oct 06, 2009 @ 18:52:41

    OOPS! I’ve changed the Santa to Issue 177. Sorry for the error on the original post. I have to stop updating my blog in the wee hours!



  5. Sarah Greiner
    Nov 08, 2009 @ 19:01:11

    Ooooh wow! That is a beautiful Santa! I don’t normally want to stitch holiday stuff, but that would be one I would want to stitch!


  6. Divecat
    Nov 13, 2009 @ 10:36:36

    Hi just saw your gorgeous Santa in issue 177 of the UK Cross Stitch Collection – I’ve ordered the items and hopefully they will be here tomorrow! Can’t wait to stitch with these fabulous colours. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


  7. Fiona Drake
    Nov 18, 2009 @ 14:23:02

    Father Christmas is another design added to my to-do list.. I think I am going to have to give up work and do nothing but stitch your gorgeous designs 🙂


  8. Divecat
    Nov 23, 2009 @ 12:44:31

    Hi Joan

    Would it be possible to provide a black and white copy of the Father Christmas pattern because the chart as it stands in the magazine is too small for me to work from so I tried to photocopy and enlarge it. Unfortunately, the colours on the original chart make it extremely difficult to read the symbols when it is photocopied. If I instruct the copier to print a lighter copy, I lose lots of detail from the lighter squares (eg the symbols for the beads), thus making it easier for errors to occur.

    Would it be possible to email/make available in a download a black and white copy of the chart with just the symbols and no colours please. I can then enlarge it to make it easy to work from and also use a highlighter to designate the symbols to work from. This would of course be for personal use only.

    I have emailed Cross Stitch Collection, but have not had a response from them.

    Kindest regards – Christine


  9. joanelliott
    Nov 23, 2009 @ 14:23:58

    Hi Christine-

    I’m afraid I cannot release anything on Father Christmas just yet. The magazine will have to take care of any corrections concerning the quality of the chart in the magazine. I have not received my copy of the magazine yet but when I do I can see if I can get it to print out better when it is enlarged and then pass on the info to you if I am successful with it. I will write the editor too to let them know your concerns. I will have the chart for sale six months after the release of the design but hope that we can have a solution for you as quickly as possible.

    With all best wishes-


  10. Divecat
    Nov 23, 2009 @ 14:27:57

    Dear Joan

    Thank you so much for your prompt reply and for writing to the editor.

    Kindest regards and thanks again – Christine x


  11. Sandi
    Feb 23, 2010 @ 16:34:15

    Just discovered your work and love the Noel Banner in Cross Stitch Gold #69 – I don’t have access to the magazine and wondered if it was in a chartpack?

    Thanks – Sandi


  12. Julie Rose
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 21:10:05

    This is the reason i started cross stitching, and yet i still haven’t started this. it is on the ever increasing to do list….


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