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The Winter Fairy should be hitting the stands now and I promised there would be more to come. In the latest Issue 178 of Cross Stitch Collection there is sneak preview of my next fantasy design so I thought I would post her here for you to see. I have the Maiden & Unicorn (coming in Issue 179, on sale December 18) pictured here on a background of my own. Details on the fabrics and threads used in the magazine will follow later on.  I’ll be posting a photo of the actual stitched piece as soon as it’s available.

For all of you that celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday, I wish you a day filled with good food, kind thoughts, and the love of family and friends. Enjoy!

Lady & Unicorn

The Maiden & The Unicorn © Joan A. Elliott

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura Latino
    Nov 20, 2009 @ 21:46:04

    Oh my God!!! Joan thank you soooooooo much for all your hard and beautiful work. That is one I never expected and as soon as I saw it che made want to order fabrics and beads straightaway. She’s unique and gorgeous!!!! Well, I must say 2010 kicks off marvellously :O)

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  2. Lisa Bergin
    Nov 20, 2009 @ 22:02:27

    They just keep getting better and better. It’s a truly stunning design.

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  3. cindy hill
    Nov 21, 2009 @ 08:55:54

    I have just started the winter fairy and looking forward to the unicorn one as I love your designs and wonder how quick you chart your designs and are going to do any christmas angels for cross stitcher

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  4. Melanie Rowe
    Nov 21, 2009 @ 17:11:45

    Joan, you are killing me with all these amazing designs; how am I supposed to choose which one to start? ;D Thank you for all of your beautiful work.

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  5. Janie
    Nov 21, 2009 @ 20:26:28

    WOW!!!!!!!! I can’t believe how lucky we are with all these gorgeous ladies lately!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Pnut
    Nov 22, 2009 @ 10:03:35

    She is absolutely lovely!!, your designs just keep getting better.
    I have just subscribed to x st collection so I hope you have more to come next year!!.

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  7. jencom
    Nov 22, 2009 @ 15:32:51

    It’s sooo beautiful! I am busy with your Father Christmas right now. I doubt I’ll finish it in time for this Christmas but it’s still a pleasure to stitch it!
    I have made several of you designs!

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  8. Caron
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 10:06:39

    Fantastic work again Joan – she is absolutely stunning!! How do you get the time to create so many designs? I’m glad I renewed my subscription to Cross Stitch Collection as I don’t want to miss out on any new designs. Wonderful yet again 🙂

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  9. Andie
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 19:50:15

    Wow! Shes wonderful!! 😀

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  10. Sally
    Nov 25, 2009 @ 14:12:31

    This is so beautiful – I can’t wait for the next edition of Cross Stitch Collection so that I can start her. Thank you!

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  11. Sarah Greiner
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 02:41:57

    lol if I didn’t already have too much to stitch, you have to go and design another one I simply MUST have! (. . . well once you have it for sale.) I got the spring & summer fairies and while I haven’t started them yet, I’m looking at them and imagining how they’ll look all stitched up. Absolutely beautiful and I love fantasy stuff like this.

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  12. Desiree
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 17:06:40

    Hi Joan, thanks very much for all your marvelous designs of last year.
    I do own the summer fairy, and ordered the winter.
    They match lovely in colors and size so they will cover a part of my entry
    in time.
    Love them all, in the meantime I’m finishng the Geisha in Yellow, one of your designs as well. Using Rayon-DMC just for a silky-look, to make the kimono more shiny. It will be lovely!!

    regards
    Desiree

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  13. Mel
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 20:33:38

    Joan you have done it again! So Beautiful – can’t wait to get the next issue. Still working on Summer Fairy and this one will be the next one to stitch. Thanks again. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Kat
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 21:35:35

    I truly love your designs! Are you planning on releasing your seasonal fairies separately? I’d love to be able to purchase the charts. Thanks!

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