It Must Be Spring!

Butterfly Fairy

Butterfly Fairy © Joan A. Elliott (photo courtesy of Cross Stitch Collection)

I saw the first butterfly of spring a few days ago and what ideal timing just as  this dancing Butterfly Fairy is about to appear in the next issue, # 210, of Cross Stitch Collection. She is stitched on 28 HPI Jobelan ‘Daybreak’ from the fabulous Polstitches. A bright palette of fresh yellows and greens bring a lovely late spring morning to mind. The sparkling Mill Hill beads and Kreinik metallics seem to reflect the soft dew on a meadow filled with wildflowers. Share the delights of this most charming season with my Butterfly Fairy and all her fluttering friends! The supply list is now up on the Floss and Embellishments page.

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karen
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:07:51

    Gasp! Exquisite! Another beauty, Joan!


  2. Claire
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:31:00



  3. Katya
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 14:05:55

    My niece would like this fairy; thank you!


  4. Lynn H
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 14:17:17

    Love the colors and yes isn’t spriing wonderful. We’ve had butterflies for a few weeks and it’s nice to see them. last year there were so few


  5. heahter
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 14:28:32

    Can’t wait to do her- when do we get the materials list?


  6. Barb B.
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 14:52:03

    I think this is my favorite yet of this series. Was just wondering, do you have anything wonderful planned for the Halloween season (still keeping fingers crossed for a beautiful, or not so beautiful, witch)?


  7. Marcia L
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 16:52:13

    Absolutely can’t wait to stitch this beautiful fairy! I love the butterflies! And the colors are gorgeous!


  8. Domitille
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 17:41:40

    Lovely colors !
    I wait for the material list, I wish to stitch it soon ;-)))


  9. Andrea S
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 18:06:19

    Love the new fairy amazing the detail. Was wondering what the status was on the Dragon/Fairy Stocking from last year?


  10. cowgirlfromhanna
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 04:20:55

    she is absolutely gorgeous! Can’t wait for my magazine to arrive!!!

    Christine from Hanna, Indiana


  11. cowgirlfromhanna
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 04:22:34

    Oh Barb B! I like the witch idea!!

    Christine from Hanna, Indiana


    • Barb B.
      Apr 20, 2012 @ 12:32:49

      I just wanted you to know I have followed your stitching for over a year now and love seeing what you are up to.


  12. Janis
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 14:26:08

    This butterfly fairy is really wonderful.
    Your projects are reallyall wonderfuls, I am stitiching now Lady rose and Iris Fairy are giving me a joy and it are helping me to fight my breast cancer.
    Thanks Joan.


    • joanelliott
      Apr 22, 2012 @ 18:21:20

      Hi Janis-
      Just wanted to send good thoughts your way. I am so pleased to know the designs can brighten your day. X Joan


  13. Valerie
    Apr 20, 2012 @ 20:19:15


    And I love the idea of a witch for Halloween!!

    in Germany


  14. alison
    Apr 21, 2012 @ 16:32:18

    she is another beauty! well done!


  15. claire93
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 14:15:20

    she’s gorgeous ^^ I’m currently working on something unseasonal: “Christmas Spirit”


  16. Shelleen
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 17:42:02

    She is beautiful.


  17. Valerie
    May 09, 2012 @ 05:52:13

    I just got my copy and she’s gorgeous!!! Can’t wait to start her!!! I also saw in a magazine your fantasy cards….also gorgeous. I’m amazed at the brilliantly beautiful designs you do.

    Valerie in Germany


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