It’s Been A While…

Although I have not posted much lately, I finally have something new to show you. So here we are and it is almost  mid-June! Time flies way too quickly for me. Things have been busy here with design work, chartpack sales, my wonderful niece Christina graduating from college and then helping her find an apartment (not an easy task in New York, LOL!).

Now that summer is almost here I am very happy to show you what will be coming in the September issue #193 0f Cross Stitch Crazy magazine, on sale July 10th in the UK and digitally, and a few weeks after that in other areas.


Under the Sea
© Joan A. Elliott

Stitched on 28 count hand dyed ‘big bang’ Jobelan from Polstitches Designs, my newest mermaid floats in the soft colors of the sea. Strands of precious pearls drape gracefully around her  as she shimmers in the shadows and light of her underwater world. As always, I have used lots of beautiful Kreinik #4 braid to capture the light and Mill Hill beads to add depth and dimension. I loved designing her for a midsummer treat. I hope you will all enjoy the stitching!

One last note. I know that summer is a good time to begin a bit of holiday stitching so I will be posting some new chartpacks soon to give everyone an early start.. and yes, that will include a new stocking design. Happy June everyone!


32 Comments (+add yours?)

    Jun 14, 2014 @ 12:53:46

    You have done it again Joan!! Left me speechless! Not an easy task. She is wonderful. Can’t wait to get her-will likely be August here in Canada, but Rapunzel is keeping me busy. 🙂 Many thanks again Joan for all the hours of stitchy enjoyment. ❤


    • joanelliott
      Jun 15, 2014 @ 14:48:34

      And thanks to you, Jane, and all the other wonderful stitchers that are always there for me!

      X Joan


  2. Maria
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 13:08:02

    Another beautiful design Joan! One more to add to my collection. Love it!


  3. Stephanie
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 13:10:12

    Beautiful! Definitely going on the to-do list. 🙂


  4. Rachel Carey
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 13:57:24

    Oh Joan she is fabulous! I am going to have to make sure I buy this one somehow! I don’t know how you keep making such beautiful designs! Hope you have a fantastic summer and I look forward to seeing the chartpacks. Xx


  5. DaBosslady Watkins
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 14:03:43

    Beautiful!!! I love your work


  6. moonenchantressdesigns
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 14:32:43

    Going on my to do list


  7. Laura Latino
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 15:37:47

    Welcome back Joan, and best wishes to your niece for her achievement!!!!
    This mermaid looks so fresh! Can’t wait to see what’s new!!!!
    Happy summer!!! Sweating hot here…
    Laura :O)


  8. Ulrike
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 20:19:58

    Lovely like all what you do


  9. Heidi
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 21:03:14

    She’s fantastic!!!!!!! I love your mermaids! I love your fairies too! Oh, and I love your ladies! Oh for Pete’s sake…..I LOVE IT ALL! 😉 Beautiful work, as always!


  10. Vsnessa
    Jun 14, 2014 @ 21:53:36

    Gogeous!! Another must have……………


  11. Karin
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 05:39:35

    She is beautiful, like all your designs!!!!! I love them all.


  12. Mavis
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 10:14:52

    How lovely she is, I love the little seahorses that are keeping her company…..


  13. Elizabeth B.
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 11:15:17

    She´s just fantastic! And I agree with Heidi: I love Your mermaids, I love Your fairies and I love Your ladies! I love all Your designs! I just need to have more time to do my growing “to-do-list” – with all Your fabulous designs! And I love all this beautifull colours in all Your designs…!
    Welcome back Joan and I say: best wishes to Your niece!
    Have a Lovely, happy summer!


  14. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 13:21:21

    OMG! Super to hear and see what you have for us! CRAZY must be crazy to get this design, she’s beautiful, the ‘movement’ in this piece is astounding. We all ask how you do it, we just don’t care, just keep us in this wonderland of stitching! Super, super! Love, Rosemarie


  15. Felice Krycia
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 13:32:30

    She was worth the wait. You did an amazing job making it look as if she is in the sea. She could be next after I finish Earth Goddess, though I have the threads and fabric all set for Rapunzel and the Winter Angel and the Poppy Fairy. Wait, I think I have a problem!


  16. Linda Whites
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 15:09:48

    Love the new one…Any new Native American designs in the future???


  17. Lynn Hull
    Jun 15, 2014 @ 23:00:43

    Joan she is so gorgeous I so love Mermaids and will have to find this issue of Cross
    stitch Crazy


  18. Alison
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 16:08:24

    She is beautifull and i also love the little sea horses with her.


  19. Kristie Weaver
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 17:18:11

    How do I order just the chart?


  20. Vanessa
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 02:47:25

    I was wondering if you could give the stitch count for this cute little mermaid? I’d love to be able to plan ahead for fabric. =)


    • joanelliott
      Jun 23, 2014 @ 20:09:10

      Hi Vanessa- Just emailed you and for everyone else here is the size of the new Mermaid:
      The new mermaid is 8w X 10h on 14 or 28 count 110w X 136h stitches.

      X Joan


  21. Yvonne
    Jun 23, 2014 @ 16:22:23

    GORGEOUS! Sooo glad you created another mermaid, it’s another must buy for me!


  22. Marie-Claire
    Jul 10, 2014 @ 13:54:11

    Magnifique felicitation Marie-Claire


  23. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 16:09:21

    Dearest Joan, I just ordered my copy from CRAZY, I feared that I would never find one at Barnes and Noble, or JoAnn’s!! Can’t wait to get it and start it!
    You know, we wait everyday with baited breath wondering what you have next for us. The suspense is killing us, can’t wait to see what you have designed including the new DMC colors!
    (My Ladybird Fairy is 2/3rds done, I love it, the flaming color combinations is genius!) Love, Rosemarie


  24. Rosemarie Pierce
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 19:06:09

    Oh Joan, I got my issue yesterday, I love her! Her pearls are soo clever, I love the placement! I love the fabric choice too. Her face is angelic. The seahorses are cute! Thank you again for your beautiful designs! Love, Rosemarie


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