Winter’s Grace

Winter's Grace

Winter’s Grace © Joan A. Elliott                             Photo © Annie’s Publishing

I am so happy to finally show you my newest design for Just Cross Stitch Magazine. The February 2017 issue is now on sale from Annie’s Publishing and also at

I wanted to capture the feeling of lightly falling snow and the beauty of winter in this design. When stitched on sparkling opalescent fabric she comes alive with movement. Sparkling beads and metallic threads add dimension and hints of snow crystals and winterberries. I hope you will enjoy stitching her as much as I loved designing her!


16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ann Batey
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 22:28:13

    Hi Joan, will this be available in the UK


    • joanelliott
      Dec 07, 2016 @ 02:06:36

      Hi Ann-
      I will need to check. I do know they have online subscriptions available but will double check with the publisher for availability outside of the US.
      X Joan


  2. Heidi
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 23:00:11

    Another beauty! Congratulations!


  3. jbrydia
    Dec 07, 2016 @ 02:42:40

    So beautiful! Gorgeous! My husband doesn’t usually comment on cross stitch patterns, but when I showed him Winter’s Grace he said “WOW”!! 😊 Now I have to figure out how to get the pattern without him knowing! 😉

    I’m currently working on your Rose Goddess pattern now. I’ve attached a picture showing my status of it so far. I’m using 11 pt. aida.

    I will always be a fan of your designs!


    Justine Brydia


  4. Rosemarie Pierce
    Dec 09, 2016 @ 05:27:35

    Joan..this took my breath away! You’ve done it again!


  5. CherryBlossomMJ
    Dec 16, 2016 @ 19:22:49

    I bought it last night!! I’m sorting out my floss now and I have just the right opal fabric for it. I cannot wait to start it.


  6. Marijane Savoldelli
    Dec 31, 2016 @ 21:38:01

    ok I got my Just Cross Stitch Magazine for Feb 2017 and now have the pattern. My question is, Is this pattern part of a collection?


  7. Millie Alayon
    Jan 02, 2017 @ 13:51:35

    Your designs are beautiful. I particularly like the way you design faces. They are very beautiful. I would love to be able to stitch more of your designs but the color charts kill me. I purchased your book Oriental Odyssey with the intent of stitching the ladies but so far I’m into my 2nd year of stitching Wisdom and it has been very difficult because of the color chart. Is there any way you can provide a b&w alternative?


  8. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jan 12, 2017 @ 20:16:51

    Dear Joan, I happened upon the Just Cross Stitch at B&N today. Excited to see it I worried I missed the issue. I was very disappointed to see that YOU didn’t get the cover! You are loved around the world. So those of you who don’t miss the grand “Winter’s Grace”, look for the issue with the farm(?) on the cover so you get your copy. I also think that the photography in the mag. doesn’t do it justice. When I just pulled up that picture on your blog, it made me want to start it today!
    I hope the editor reads your blog!
    Love, Rosemarie … I’m not one to mince my words….


  9. Ann Batey
    Jan 21, 2017 @ 11:41:15

    Hi Joan, Can I order this direct from you ☺


  10. Andrea Toupin
    Jan 28, 2017 @ 14:14:33

    love all your patterns Joan, especially the angel and fairy patterns. I will be stitching Winters Grace for a friends wedding present. Just beautiful.


  11. Krissa
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 21:18:17

    Beautiful! I am trying to gather supplies to make this for my 5 1/2 year old daughter!


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