Joan Elliott Design & Illustration

joanpic2.jpgThis is my first venture into the blogosphere so bear with me as I get my blog up and running. All of you who are familiar with my cross stitch designs now have a place to find out what I’ve been up to in my studio, Joan Elliott Design. I’ll be showing some of my illustrations as well and will keep you up to date on new ventures into licensing and links to available products and suppliers. Click on books to see my latest title.

552 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda
    Apr 08, 2008 @ 00:42:40

    Hi Joan. I really liked the medieval maidens series. Please could you think of doing one more so there is one for each season? To my mind,Stitching Renaissance is spring, Renaissance Rose is summer and Castle Princess is winter. I wish it was possible to come to some of the big craft shows. They must be amazing! Best wishes from Australia. Linda

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    • Robyn B.
      Jun 19, 2009 @ 20:39:25

      Hell0! I am a long time fan of your work and i just wanted to let you know how much you are appreciated! Stitching a couple of your pieces got me through my divorce.
      I have been searching high and low for a copy of “Angel of Cross Stitch” and can’t seem to find one. Any suggestions on where to look?

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      • joanelliott
        Jun 20, 2009 @ 19:20:38

        Hi Robyn-
        You can still purchase the Angel of Cross Stitch Leaflet from Amos Advantage. Go to:
        http://www.amosadvantage.com

        Click on Craft products then go down to Cross Stitch Sale Items. It will be on the second page of the sale items- Item: XSP001

        Joan

  2. Zeb
    May 05, 2008 @ 07:21:36

    Hooray! I am so glad I found your blog 🙂
    Have added to my feed reader and lookng forward to following you.

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  3. Judy Cox
    May 12, 2008 @ 05:41:17

    I have been a lifelong fan of your work for as long as I’ve cross stitched which would be about a good 25-30 years or so. I am so glad that you finally have your own website so that I can see what new works you have put out. I don’t do much cross stitching anymore for the last few years but do collect alot of your cross stitch stuff that interests me. Keep up the good work doing those cute designs!
    Judy

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  4. joanelliott
    May 12, 2008 @ 11:59:34

    Hi Judy-
    Thanks so much for your lovely words. It’s wonderful to hear that you’ve been following my work for all these years. Time certainly does fly by! I have been busy getting the last bits of my latest book together which hasn’t left much time for new posts. I’ll be writing an update and some news in a few days or so once, my models are well on their way to the publisher.

    Joan

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  5. Anna
    May 13, 2008 @ 12:41:18

    Dear Joan,

    thanks for this blog. It’s Anna from Malta. I’m looking forward to see what new things/designs you’ll be able to create. I had written to you once about the renaissance ladies. I’ve been able to get hold of the 3 charts and i’m very glad about that. My only problem is that i can’t seem to find the time to finish my current project and start these charts. But i will someday and somehow!! In fact i’ve left the walls quite empty at home so that i’d have space to hang x-stitch designs. I hope this works. However, thanks for your beautiful & detailed charts. I’ve stitched one of your christmas charts i.e. the decorating snowman and i loved all the colours and details there were in it. Please, keep the good work!!!!

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  6. Sharon
    Jun 15, 2008 @ 17:53:12

    Dear Joan,

    I’m also a big fan of your work– in fact, both my mom and I bought copies of your Oriental designs book, and I’ve done several from it. I especially love the 4 Chinese Elements group, & my daughter picked out the peony in the jade vase for me to make for her. There are two types of designs I would love to see from you: Celtic and angels. Any chance of either of those? Thanks, Sharon from Upstate NY

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  7. joanelliott
    Jun 17, 2008 @ 09:44:22

    Hi Sharon-

    Wonderful to hear from you! I have lots of angels out there, mostly for Christmas, and then a whole series on the more whimsical side that you will see in my book A Woman’s World in Cross Stitch. I did do a Celtic Angel design and two Celtic saying that are available as kits from Design Works Crafts (see link in Supplies & Resources) and there will be a new Celtic piece in a book I have coming out in late December of this year.

    Joan

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  8. melissa
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 19:31:21

    Hey there. I was just wondering if there was a place I could find the cat wallhanging from The World of Cross Stitching magazine issue 137. By the time I received the newsletter saying it was out, I rushed to the bookstore to get it and it was no longer on stands. I love your cat designs. I also recently saw an afghan? with a variety of cats on it in The Stitchery catalog. Is this going to be available anywhere else? Thanks so much and keep up the GREAT designs!! I love your work and can recognize it anywhere!! I buy your annual stocking and Easter bag designs in The Cross Stitcher magazine every year!! I also have several books and have recently finished stitching the baby set you did for Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine with the wash mitt, hooded towel and wash cloth. It came out adorable!! Thanks again!!

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  9. joanelliott
    Jun 25, 2008 @ 20:32:35

    Hi Melissa- Thanks for your kind words. It is wonderful to know my designs are being received so enthusiastically! The cat wall hanging was done exclusively for the magazine, but I hope to put it into kit form soon. I also plan to learn how to sell charts through either my blog or website this summer. The trick is finding the time to learn how to do it. For now I suggest you email the World of Cross Stitching to see if they have a back issue they can sell you. The other cat piece that you saw in the Stitchery catalog is available as a kit. It can be made up either as a picture or an afghan. You can contact the kit company, Design Works Crafts by clicking their link on my Supplies & Resources page.
    Joan

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  10. Holly
    Jun 26, 2008 @ 17:09:34

    Hello Joan,
    I love all of your work, so its kind of hard to say what I want more of. 🙂 The first piece of yours that I saw was your “Elegant Assisi” from CrossStitcher (UK) #198. I fell in love with it instantly and would like to see more work like that. Thanks for all of your wonderful and beautiful designs.

    Holly

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  11. nic steinvoorte
    Jul 17, 2008 @ 20:48:55

    Hello Joan!
    Just wanted to tell you I’m working on another of your designs. I finished the kit of HOUSE RULES for friends of mine in only two weeks and am now doing HELP WANTED from your book. They are so much fun to do that I can hardly put my needle down long enough to eat, sleep or do chores.
    I really love your style.
    For an other idea: My mom used to sing a song to me and I sang it to my childeren when they were small about a fieldmouse that made a bicycle out of a nutshell and rode it down a hill. But his tail got caught in the wheels and the wallnut crashed. The fieldmouse ended up at the bottom of the hill with the walnut bicyle on his tail… We all loved to sing the song.
    Thanks for your inspirational designs. I really love doing them!
    Happy stitching!
    Nic from the Netherlands

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  12. Marianne Garrigan
    Aug 10, 2008 @ 23:08:01

    I’m really enjoying “Cead Mile Failte.” I got it from a site in England and just noticed that it came from the United States! It’s beautiful.

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  13. Jessica Thambidurai
    Aug 12, 2008 @ 11:32:01

    Hey Joan,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your work. I love the bright colours that you use in your work. I own all of your book and I can’t wait to buy your new one to add to my collection. At the moment I am working on your Eastern Promise from Issue 200 of Cross Stitcher.
    I hope to see more of your work very soon.

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  14. Heidi
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 02:57:17

    Hello Joan!
    I went to your link for Design Works to see if I could find the celtic designs there, but I’m having a hard time finding them. Could you point me in the right direction? I’d love to see the celtic saying ones, and I’ve seen a picture of the Celtic Angels! I’d love to find them all!!
    Thank you so much!
    Heidi

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  15. Bette
    Nov 03, 2008 @ 19:42:38

    Hi Joan!

    From New Zealand!

    I absolutely love your designs and have got to the stage now that when I look at something in a magazine and really like it before I see the designer’s name – it is usually one of yours!

    Your Fairy Godmother hangs above my bed – the sentiment “may all your dreams come true” is still hopeful! And I am working on Home is where the cat is. The trouble is, I don’t have enough time for all your designs I want to do – even though I am in my 60’s and retired! Am still so busy with so many things. I shall have to retire again!

    Looking forward to ALL your fabulous designs!

    Bette

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  16. Meg Brooks
    Dec 08, 2008 @ 21:28:20

    Hi Joan,
    Just a few lines to wish you and yours Good Health, Happiness and A Peaceful 2009.
    I have your beautiful Christmas Angel CrossStitcher (Issue 205)to make a start on next year.
    Anne and I shall be going to the Craft Fair at Olympia again in 2009 and hope to see you there.
    Best wishes to you, Meg

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  17. Dusty
    Dec 09, 2008 @ 06:53:12

    Joan,
    First I would like to thank you for all the many designs that you have given all of us over the years. I have stitched many and hope to stitch many more. I just bought your new book “Bewitching” and love it. Now I just need to find the time for all the stitching. LOL Have you ever thought of designing a Gypsy Lady with flowing hair and flying skirts and ribbons and a tamborine in her hands ??? I can close my eyes and see her in your distinctive style. LOL My mind does wander but alas I am not as talented as you.
    Thanks again,
    Dusty

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  18. Charlie R.
    Dec 09, 2008 @ 13:15:04

    Hi Joan!
    Happy Holidays! Just wanted to let you know that I think the dragon on the cover of the new book is STUNNING! I think this will have to go on my Christmas list.

    Regards,
    Charlie Rosenberger

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  19. Cindy Hill
    Jan 18, 2009 @ 12:45:44

    I am a great fan of your work. At the min I am stitching sea goddess. I have stitched two of your christmas angels. I want to try to stitch on evenware in small. My boys are getting the Bewitching book for birthday.

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  20. Dusty
    Jan 19, 2009 @ 02:56:02

    Joan, Your Spring Fairy is gorgeous !!! I can’t wait until I get my issue. Too bad we have to wait for it here. grrrrr !!! But the wait will bew worth it.. I do love your designs.
    Take care,
    Dusty

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  21. Cindy
    Feb 12, 2009 @ 14:37:55

    I am stitching your yellow Geisha from cross stitch collection

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  22. Caron
    Mar 19, 2009 @ 22:23:09

    Hi Joan, I am desperately trying to get hold of your Medieval Lady designs published in CSC in 2007. I have managed to get one from Issue 145 and have just been outbid on Issue 147 at GBP20.00 (yes that right USD30). It is so hard to get the designs. I can’t wait until I can buy from you direct and while you are looking into setting that up can you please bear in mind to use Paypal as I find that a lot easier to pay with being in Australia and then being able to download the charts direct – how great that would be and no more struggling for a last minute bid on ebay!! I love your Bewitching Cross Stitch book and a colleague at work and I are both stitching designs. I am doing the Wizard and she is doing the dragon – a bit of a competition you see. I haven’t used beads before but I like a challenge and love the colours in your designs. I’ve signed up to the newsletter now so I can’t keep in touch with all of your new projects. Keep the designs coming Joan. All the best from Oz 🙂

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  23. Dusty
    Mar 21, 2009 @ 09:44:02

    Joan, I just read your newsletter and can’t wait for the Summer Fairy, she is wonderful. I love all of the soft blues.
    I am sorry to hear About your brother and hope all turns out well for him. I will keep him and your family in my prayers for a successful treatment and strength to bear up under all of the trauma. Take care, Dusty

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  24. Janet
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 20:04:03

    Joan, I really love your work and designs. I wondered if you will be making anymore Easter Egg Bags (as in The CrossStitcher magazines).
    Thanks!
    Janet

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  25. joanelliott
    Apr 25, 2009 @ 20:13:39

    Hi Janet-

    I am hoping to schedule another ‘Egg Bag’ with The Cross Stitcher for next Easter.

    Joan

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  26. Lynne davidson
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 18:05:30

    Hi Joan, Glad I got given your site to check into. I love your designs but find it hard getting thm here in NZ especially with the NZ $ the way it is right now it makes things really expensive to get. I love your two new designs on the new charles craft fabby. I’ll have to wait quite awhile to get them though. My wish is to get your bewitching book. I’ve started getting the Cross Stitch Collection magazine so I can get a selection of your work. Our latest magazine here is the release of Spring Fairy which is gorgeous. I’ve just finished kitting up Forrest Goddess to do. Thanks for the chat. Lynne NZ

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  27. joanelliott
    Apr 28, 2009 @ 18:56:25

    Hi Lin-

    Thanks for your lovely words. I have lots more coming out in Collection this year including some new Christmas pieces so stay tuned.

    Greetings from NYC to NZ!
    Joan

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  28. Hannie Clemente
    May 13, 2009 @ 14:21:15

    Hi! Joan

    The moment I saw your oriental beauty design I became your instant fan. Your works are gorgeous and I love it! Im a geisha lover so I wanted to buy your Cross stitch collection Issue no. 161 oriental beauty. I really like to stitch one can you tell me where to buy or where to find it. Thanks!

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  29. joanelliott
    May 13, 2009 @ 17:37:56

    Hi Hannie-
    I do have this chart available. Please email me for details:
    jelliottdesign@earthlink.net

    Many thanks-
    Joan

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  30. Rachel
    Jun 27, 2009 @ 21:18:56

    Hi Joan

    I have been stitching for over 25 I always look out for your books and your designs in the cross stitch magazines. You have such a unique style I can spot your design a mile away! Having just visited China in January, I am planning to stitch the serene Buddha to match the photographs of the real 30m high gilt statue we saw over there! I plan to scrapbook it then in my far east album.

    I am also a big fan of your fairies, they have such lovely faces andd a joy to stitch. I started a new subscription to CSC after I saw her, but thanks to their mess up I missed out on the issue 167 where your lovely spring fairy was featured! Unfortunately they have now sold out! Do you know id there is any where I could purchase the chart from?

    Thanks!

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    • joanelliott
      Jun 29, 2009 @ 21:23:29

      Hi Rachel-

      I will be releasing the Spring Fairy in a week or so, as soon as I finish work on my newest book for David & Charles.

      Many thanks-
      Joan

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  31. Bea Marchand
    Jul 01, 2009 @ 12:56:15

    Hi Joan, I wrote to you a couple of months ago in regards to your Spring Fairy. I live in Massachusettes and it’s almost impossible to get the magazine that this fairy collection is in. I was wondering when the Spring Fairy will be out in chart form so that I may purchase it? I did manage to buy the issue with the Summer Fairy in it and she is gorgeous as is the Autumn Fairy as well. I plan to purchase The whole collection, as I love fairies. I even purchased the issue with mother and baby fairy found that one on ebay, but unfortunately no luck with the Spring Fairy. So, any and all info that you could provide will be greatly apprecited.
    Thank You,
    Bea

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  32. Barbara
    Jul 13, 2009 @ 07:05:53

    Hi Joan, you told that you’re finishing the newest book for David & Charles. Is it a collection of new cross stitch designs? What are they about? Thanks
    Barbara

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  33. nicolette steinvoorte
    Jul 28, 2009 @ 06:57:59

    Dear Joan,
    Love your work, can spot it every time! And collect as many designs as I can in hopes to do them all. I’m a big fan of lists- that’s why HOUSE RULES and HELP WANTED appealed to me so much, I guess. Would love to see what you do with some of my lists, like “6 rules to a tidy house”. I’ve given out those 6 rules to all my kids and to friends and aquaintances struggling with keeping the place tidy and would love to stitch them.
    I fell in love with your mouse series… Please do more!

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  34. linda condie
    Jul 28, 2009 @ 16:14:20

    Hi Joan, thanks a lot for the great designs. I have completed the three Oriental Ladies in your Oriental Odyssey book and the Native Warriorand the Native Princess. They turned out fabulous and I have had many compliments on them. I am emailing from Halfmoon Bay B.C. Canada. Thanks again and I am looking forward to more of your designs. Linda

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  35. Anne
    Aug 03, 2009 @ 03:47:18

    Hi Joan….

    How are you coming on the 4th Geisha (winter)? Do you have a date yet when it will be available for purchase? Can’t wait…. :o)
    Anne

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  36. Eva K.
    Aug 12, 2009 @ 17:36:53

    Hi Joan…I want to thank you for all your lovely xs designs. I’m a huge fan and I love ‘the ladies’ whether Angels, Princesses or whatever. I have completed Angel of the Winter Snow[?] and Snow Princess and they now hang in my bedroom. I’ve had so many comments on them and lots of ooohhhs and aaaahhhsss.

    My husband passed away last year and I threw myself into my xsing as it helped me cope with his loss. There are so many of your designs that I want to do but so little time to do them in.

    Unfortunately I am unable to afford to purchase any new magazines as I’m on a very, very, very limited budget so I just work on the ones that I do have. I would like to see more of the ladies with their beautiful long gowns and I would like to see more of the ‘head pieces’. No on seems to do ladies with the ‘cones’ on their heads and yet they look beautiful. Please consider that.

    But thank you for filling my days with enjoyment…God Bless…Eva in Manitoba Canada

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  37. Laura Latino
    Aug 27, 2009 @ 08:07:33

    Hi Joan, I have come up with a tip for your next designs. I’ve stitched the cross stitch fairy from WOXS 100 and I’m now halfway through her companion, the cross stitch angel from “A woman’s world”. Since I can knit (with poor results, I must say) and I’ve recently taken up patchwork classes which I’m enjoying a lot, I wondered wouldn’t it be nice to have also a patchwork and a knitting angel/fairy to go with the cross stich ones?
    I keep my fingers crossed to see them soon…and I hope you don’t mind my requesting them :O)

    Laura

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  38. brenda carter
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 00:43:22

    I am looking for a very colorful cross stitch leaf call A RECIPE FOR A HAPPY CHILD

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  39. Angela
    Sep 22, 2009 @ 01:12:19

    I love your designs and own 4 of your books!
    Are your charts listed somewhere? I am having trouble finding the ones that are not in your books.

    Thanks
    Angela in Canada

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  40. Joy
    Oct 26, 2009 @ 07:53:13

    hi Joan,I’m Joy from Singapore,I am very much inspired to stitch you new geisha design,I really wanted to purchase it, could you recommend me a site where in i can buy?the Stitchery site does not ship here in Asia, I can wait to stitch the one, I have done most of your Geisha designs so far, this one,i won’t let it slip away,i love the colors, will it be published at the Crosstitcher magazine? (It’s the only one available here)

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  41. Margaret
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 16:30:11

    Hi Joan,

    How wonderful that you got into quilting too! My you really are a woman of many talents. I can wait to see the finished item, it sounds like a long term project.

    So many crafts, so little time!

    Best wishes
    Margaret

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  42. cindy hill
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 08:16:13

    I waiting for your winter fairy in the cross stitch collection

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  43. Dusty Spencer
    Nov 04, 2009 @ 11:12:17

    Hi Joan, I just purchased Cross Stitch Collection (UK) mag and was amazed at the beauty of your Santa for this year. He is gorgeous. I love the detail and his face is stunning and so expressive. Very well done. I think you have surpassed yourself this time. Your talent is truly amazing. I love all of your designs and never hesitate to purchase a book when I see your name on it. Thank you for all your hard work.
    Dusty

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  44. Joyce Wright
    Nov 08, 2009 @ 23:05:50

    Joan, I just received my charts of the Spring and Summer Fairies from you. I have to tell the whole world, not only are your designs beautiful but the quality of you charts is WONDERFUL! I won’t hesitate to order again. And now I have to rush out and get your Santa and then try to wait patiently for the Winter Fairy! Thanks so much for your marvelous work.

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  45. Nancy Wilson
    Nov 24, 2009 @ 19:24:59

    Joan, I have just read a lot of the comments people wrote to you, and I just had to second evrything everyone said to you! I make it a point to keep my eye out for anything with your name on it! I am working on your christmas joy angel for my tree, and I can;t wait to start the witch in your bewitching cross stitch book.

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  46. M Gray
    Dec 09, 2009 @ 20:04:26

    I really enjoy you designs and have purchased several directly from you. I am so excited that you will have more available from your studio I can hardly wait. Please let us know when.

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  47. Dusty Spencer
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 00:31:55

    Hi Joan, Your Winter Fairy is simply gorgeous. Have you ever thought of doing a whirling gypsy with her hair scarfs and ribbons flying about her as she dances in the grass with her tambourine in hand ?? I can just picture it in your unique style. Take care, Dusty

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  48. joanelliott
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 00:41:58

    Hi Dusty-
    Yes yes yes!!! It’s a great image, one of many floating around in my head. It’s on the to do list!

    Joan

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  49. Dusty Spencer
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 01:35:17

    Hi Joan, goodie, goodie, I can’t wait !!! I love all your designs !!!!
    Dusty

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  50. Deidre
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 03:00:34

    Dear Joan,
    I am busy stitiching your crescent moon dragon and am sooooooo looking forward to seeing your new seasons goddess in CSC. Recently I finished reading some books by Cecilia Dart Thornton about a weather witch and I thought the image of a lady controlling the elements (wind/lightening etc) as on the cover of one of these books would work a treat with your beautiful artistic style
    Happy New Year
    Deidre

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  51. joanelliott
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 03:09:50

    Hi Deidre-

    The Weather Witch does have a wonderful cover and it’s a lovely design theme indeed. I hope you are enjoying the Crescent Moon Dragon!

    All the best-
    Joan

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  52. Alison
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 18:13:25

    i love your seasonal fairys and the latest the unicorn and maiden, i cant wait to see the goddesses. i think i will deffinately be adding those to my collection.

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  53. Laura Latino
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 08:23:26

    I love the idea of a weather fairy (sun, clouds, rain and snow all around her…)
    What about a candyland angel/fairy??? I can picture it surrounded by cookies, sweets and cakes. I don’t have a sweet tooth at all but I think it may a be a colourful and cheerful design. hope you don’t mind if I always get too many ideas…I guess I’m creative but can’t draw a single line :O)))

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  54. melissa
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 02:41:08

    Hi Joan. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work. Own most of your books and buy magazines just for your designs. I would love to see some more baby designs. I have 3 kids and have decided to do a “hope chest” for each. I bought the Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine with your hooded towel and wash mitt designs. I would love another or 2! I also have the receiving blanket by Charles Craft for your bunny design. (another of those would be great too!) The ABC afghan for your animal design in your Native American book. (again more please!) My goal is to have one of everything for each child and I just can’t resist your designs! I am working on the fairies now for my daughter and looking forward to lot’s more designs in the future!! Thanks so much!!!!

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  55. Jean Stillwell
    Jan 23, 2010 @ 01:26:38

    Joan,

    I love your designs. I really would like to do your angel of cross stitch. Does it really have over 300 colors in it? I also want to do it on 11 count instead of 14 do you think that would work? Also, at one time I saw a Tshirt with the design on it. Do you know where I would buy one?

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  56. Rita Agius
    Jan 25, 2010 @ 14:53:00

    Hi Joan I love your Geisha design I made a few of them I will stitch them all so hopefully you will keep on making them

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  57. Marjoe Richards
    Mar 01, 2010 @ 01:41:27

    In cleaning out a multitude of boxes of “stuff,” I ran across an ad that I had planned to order the chart for the “Angel of Cross-Stitch”, ANGELXS. It looks like this was around 2002. Now that I have retired, maybe I can tackle this design. Lord knows I have the DMC colors, 5 storage trays full. Thank you. Marjoe

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  58. maria Kellner
    Mar 13, 2010 @ 00:37:08

    Hi Joan. I’ve been reading all the comments above. They reflect what I feel about
    your talent and creativity. I am spellbound by the (Did I tell you? the Element Ladies, I can hardly wait till I see all of them, I have extended my subscription to CSC for another year because of you…Now there is a message from Anne Aug3,2009 about 4th Geisha Winter? Where are they ?..and can I get them from you in chart form or… Maria .

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  59. Annie Carpenter
    Apr 29, 2010 @ 10:55:35

    Dear Jaon

    I am another fan. I have done many of your designs over the years. Some timne ago I stitched a zodiac card for my husband and would like to do more of these. Is there a book or website where I can purchase the charts, pleae? with thanks for your lovely cross stitch

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  60. Amy Carter
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 13:06:45

    Hi, Joan I am love with your Oriental designs and am stitching Oriental Grace at the moment. I have seen that there is a second design called Oriental Wisdom which I have brought but in an advert in a stitching magazine, I saw a third design called Oriental Beauty (it is mostly in blue and has waves in the bottom right hand corner) However, I can’t seem to find a kit of it anywhere! Do you have any suggestions of where I should look please?

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  61. wanda
    Jun 23, 2010 @ 15:44:52

    hola, joan me gustan mucho tus disenos son verdaderamente hermosos .

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  62. Maria Kellner
    Jun 29, 2010 @ 01:07:46

    Dear Joan,
    Another one of your talents? I noticed a reply from you to Wanda in Spanish,
    Estoy de acuerdo con ella….
    Con carino y hasta la vista

    Maria

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  63. janet weston
    Jul 31, 2010 @ 10:41:26

    i am trying to buy another cross stitch kit called house rules (teddy bear 9435) but with no luck can you help we live in leicester

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  64. wanda
    Aug 06, 2010 @ 05:19:34

    Hola Joan, es maravilloso poder hablar contigo hace muy poco tiempo que empese a bordar apenas 3 a 4 a~nos. Solo e hecho tus creaciones son verdaderamente hermosos grasias por darnos a conocer ese talento tan maravilloso que Dios te ha dado por compartirlocon todos. Te escribo desde la isla de Puerto Rico.

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  65. Maria Kellner
    Aug 08, 2010 @ 17:27:54

    Dear Joan:
    Hope things are well in your part of the world.
    I’ve noticed something, in every comment in this site, everyone of us has a
    distinctive small box, mine is green with white symbols , as white cross stitches and diamonds etc. Is there a possibility that these pretty boxes might be charted? I would like to stitch it. Let me know if you have the charts . I would possible frame it in a big frame, or better, make a miniature quilt. I like the later best, Yes, a miniature quilt. ( I never quilted before) but, this would be my first, I am excited. mmmmm!! I like green, but my favorite colors are, all the purples and hues of lavenders. another mmmmmm! just yummy!! I also love, adore the idea from Dusty Spencer, The Gypsy, and Ms Latino and the cupcakes and candies in the wintertime, I have a hand painted canvas with little houses and cupcakes and gum drops in the snow.
    Mmm dream dream. I love your work. Period.
    Love,
    Maria SYS

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    • joanelliott
      Aug 09, 2010 @ 09:24:06

      Hi Maria-
      Those cute little quilt boxes are something that WordPress puts in automatically so they are not my doing. I like them too!
      Joan

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  66. Asea Aranion
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 07:58:14

    Hi Joan,
    thank you for your nicest work. I live in Russia and can get them from russian versions of The Crossstitcher and Cross Stitch Gold. I love this medieval style and fairies and celtic motifs! You are special, good luck to you in everything!
    I made a bracelet out of your celtic bookmark chart and now I’m stitching ‘The Gardener’ and you know, the maiden will become a brunette )) as my friend wants her to look like herself. Hope I’ll be a success! =)
    Thank you again!

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  67. Cindy
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 09:29:54

    I love your fire goddess and I am half way through her

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  68. Janet
    Aug 16, 2010 @ 04:40:22

    Hi Joan. Am a huge fan. Have been looking for one of your cross stitch kits called ‘Sewing Room’ but its proving hard to come by. Will you be offering this as a chartpack at any point?
    Thanks
    Janet

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  69. Janice
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 00:47:31

    Hi Joan,
    I would like to buy the same fabric you use from Polstitches to stitch your Summer Geisha and the Water and Fire Goddesses but I was unsure about one thing. I have sensitive skin so I always rinse out my fabrics before I stitch and then my framer washes them when I’m done to get all my wrinkles out. Do you wash your fabrics at all, and do the colors stay fast? I’m not looking for a guarantee, just maybe hearing from someone who has had a positive experience. The web site says to dry clean only and I know that isn’t possible with the wrinkles I get in things. Thank you, Janice

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  70. Mrs. Bloom
    Aug 17, 2010 @ 22:43:33

    Hey Joan! I’ve been looking for cross-stitch projects with a little pagan flair, and fell in love with your elemental Goddesses!
    Can’t wait to see what else you’ve come up with…!

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  71. Anne
    Aug 19, 2010 @ 05:08:58

    Hi Joan…
    I have completed your Oriental Grace, Wisdom and Beauty and am hoping you will have a fourth to complete the set. Any chance that it may be soon?

    I absolutely love your designs.
    Anne

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  72. Jenny
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 09:46:53

    I just wanted to say that I love your elemental goddess series. I live in Australia and have to wait to get my magazines but they are worth the wait. Once again keep up the good work

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  73. Lyn
    Aug 23, 2010 @ 11:46:07

    Hi Joan
    I love your native american indian designs with the sayings. I have completed Follow Your Dreams and Fragile Miracles and loved stitching them. I have been searching the net for Gather Your Dreams but can’t locate a kit or pattern. Is it available in some form? I’m wanting to stitch it for a nephews 21st in 2011.
    I am getting desperate
    Lyn

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  74. Elizabeth A Kowols
    Sep 03, 2010 @ 17:13:28

    Will the Air Goddess be published in UK Cross Stitch Collection magazine this year or next year?

    Thank you.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 03, 2010 @ 18:11:20

      Hi Elizabeth-
      I think it will be the January 2011 Issue but I have to double check. I am away from my records right now but will let you know the exact issue as soon as I am sure.
      Joan

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      • Elizabeth A Kowols
        Sep 03, 2010 @ 20:30:58

        Thank you. I’ve got the Water and Fire Goddesses already; we don’t get the UK XS Collection mag until about 6-8 weeks after it comes out in Britain, and the Earth Goddess will be in the next issue, so plenty of time to do those!

  75. Lynne
    Sep 09, 2010 @ 06:18:04

    Hi Joan,

    I was wondering if you have any egyptian designs at all. I have someone I want to do a stitch for and thats the sort of theing shes into but Im having a touch job trying to find something to do for her.
    I love Earth Goddess, Shes gorgeous.

    Lynne

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  76. Charmaine Balzan
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 20:16:27

    Hi Joan,

    I love mostly all of your designs! I am working on the Earth Goddess and soonly I will begin stitching the Christmas Angel, which for sure it will be placed in the most prominent place in my house, this christmas! I love all of your fairy desings; I plan to work some of them in 2011. I really enjoy doing handcrafts but crosstitch gives me a lot of satisfaction. Well done Joan for your talents and keep it up. You keep my hands busy all year round!!

    Thanks a lot.
    Charmaine
    Malta

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  77. Marilu
    Oct 08, 2010 @ 12:09:19

    Hi Joan,
    This is my first visit to your site and your designs are beautiful! I haven’t been stitching very long and just love it. Will be looking forward to stitching some of your designs.

    Marilu

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  78. Melissa
    Oct 21, 2010 @ 21:04:12

    Hi Joan! I LOVE your work and was wondering if you were considering putting some of your most popular designs from the UK magazines into a book? I’d love to see a book filled with your fairies, goddesses and angels! Do you have any books coming out soon? If so I can’t wait. Keep up the good work! You definitely have a lifelong fan here!!

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  79. Symya
    Nov 22, 2010 @ 01:20:11

    Hey Joan I am looking for your Angel Series that was published in the 1997 Cross Stitcher. I am specficially looking for the Angel of the Night which was published in June of that year. The Cross Stitcher website does not have that issue for backorder, nor could they find it inventory when I called personally to ask them about them. If that pattern is still available, could you please help me in locating it. Thanks in advance.

    P.S. Your WORK IS WONDERFUL!

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  80. stitch girl
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 17:50:23

    Hi Joan,
    I’m a huge fan of your work, and I was wondering which stitching software you use to convert your designs into charts. In one of your posts, I noticed that you mentioned a “stitched simulation” from your “design file.” What is this, and does it come on your software? I am thinking about purchasing a stitching software, and want to find out more about them. Who better to turn to than a cross stitch designer!
    Thanks!

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  81. Louise Edwards
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 21:06:04

    Hi Joan

    You probably get tired of hearing this but I Love your work. Your designs are so inspirational. I recently became disabled and find that I have more time to spend on my cross stitch, in some ways this is good, in others I am in a bad way. Your creations have kept me sane through the tougher times.

    I was wondering if you knew where I could get charts of your Native American Indian Maiden and Brave set that were posted in Cross Stitch Gold a while back. I live in UK and can’t seem to find them.

    Anyway, a big Thank You for being there for (even though you didnt know it 🙂

    Yours. Louise Edwards

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    • joanelliott
      Jan 05, 2011 @ 22:56:54

      Hi Louse-
      Thank you so much! I am so pleased to know that my designs have provided some comfort during troubled times. I have the chartpacks for the Indian Maiden and Brave if you would like to purchase them directly from me. If you could please email me your request I will send on pricing details: jelliottdesign@earthlink.net

      Wishing you all the best-
      Joan

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  82. Louise Edwards
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 03:01:53

    Hi Joan. Thank you for replying to me so swiftly.

    Are the chart packs the ones of the the two characters kneeling, the maiden with a deer and the warrior a wolf? or are they the ones in the Native American book where they are standing in brightly coloured gowns. It is the former of these that I really need.

    Thank you

    Louise xXx

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  83. Michelle L. Collins
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 17:25:51

    Joan – I would love to see you design a Breast Cancer Fairy. I ordered a chart from you last year and I admire your work and your attention to detail. I’ve seen many BC designs but most are just the pink ribbon. Your fairies are beautiful and I know a BC one would be so as well, not to mention inspiring. Please consider it.

    Thank you,

    Michelle

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  84. Anka Meyer
    Jan 30, 2011 @ 15:53:25

    Hi Joan – I love your designs but have been mainly stitching Mirabilia and Lavender & lace designs. (Stitched so far more than 65 Mirabilia’s) and usually finish one within 2-4 weeks.
    I was wondering, if you might be interested in a model-stitcher!
    If so, kindly let me know. I would love to stitch your designs.
    (You can see my stitched pictures on my facebook page.)

    Wishing you good luck on designing and please continue with the Fairies – they are very beautiful!

    Anka

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  85. Maryanne McDowell
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 02:49:10

    Hi Joan, I adore your work and designs especially the Goddesses, my husband bought me The Earth Goddess for my Birthday, I carnt wait to start it! I also want to stitch the others so they can be hung in my house, I have recently married and moved to Florida from the UK (my husbands an American Airline Pilot) Keep up the good work and if you need a sample stitcher I’m available!

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  86. Janet
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 17:27:08

    Hi. I have just heard that there will no longer be ‘The Cross Stitcher’ magazine, as it will be amalgamated into ‘Crafts n things’ – does this mean that you will no longer be doing your annual Christmas Stocking anymore?
    Janet

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    • joanelliott
      Feb 23, 2011 @ 02:59:04

      Hi Janet-
      I know, it’s a shame the US Cross Stitcher magazine is no longer. I haven’t been asked to do a stocking for this year but I plan on doing one on my own and making it available as a chartpack. I will try to get it out early in the summer so stay tuned to my blog where I will announce it.

      Joan

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      • Janet
        Feb 25, 2011 @ 09:20:10

        Thats really great news – I have collected all your stockings so far, and have started to stitch 3 of your designs for my family. I’ll look forward to seeing it in the summer.
        Janet

  87. Helena (Dusty) Spencer
    Feb 26, 2011 @ 20:16:28

    I don’t care for the new Crafts n’ Things mag as I do more cross stitch than anything else. I am sorry to see US The Cross Stitcher disappear.

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    • joanelliott
      Feb 26, 2011 @ 22:01:41

      Hi Dusty-
      I was sad to see the US Cross Stitcher go too. I so enjoyed working with them all these years.
      Joan

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  88. julie rose
    Mar 13, 2011 @ 17:42:10

    Hello Joan,

    I am about to embark on the Celtic Angels but i don’t know what size evenweave to get.
    I will be buying it from 123 Stitch and don’t know which varitey to buy.
    Also i have to say thank you for recommending the website 123 stitch, it is cheaper for me to buy the materials in the US that here in the UK, even with the exchange rate!

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    • joanelliott
      Mar 13, 2011 @ 21:35:43

      Hi Julie-
      The Celtic Angels have a stitch count of 242w X 186h. I used 28 count evenweave for the design. The fabric I suggested was Polstitches English Rose 28 count Jobelan but you could use any other eveneweave or Aida you like. Finished size if the design is 17.5 w X 13.5h inches and I would allow at least 2.5 inches all around so the fabric should be at least 22.5 X 18.5 . I don’t think they carry Polstitches fabrics but you could have a look at English Rose on Polstitches website (www.polstitchesdesigns.co.uk) and then see what 123 has that best matches, or of course choose what ever color you like. I see 123 Stitch has two hand dyed 28 count Jobelan colors from Wichelt that may work well called Bittersweet Lite and Pink Dahlia.

      I agree, 123 Stitch is a great site. They are lovely to work with and have always been prompt and courteous when I order from them.

      With all best wishes-
      Joan

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  89. Pat
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 12:04:25

    Joan, I love your designs. I finished the Angel of Cross stitch. I love her. She is so beautiful. I have some of your oriental designs and I have your Teddy bear book. I just love your designs.
    They are just so cute and so beautiful.

    I want to get some more as soon as I can.

    Keep up the great work.

    Pat

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  90. Diane Taylor
    Mar 30, 2011 @ 09:20:21

    Busy doing your Family tree sampler to show 5 generations…wow! And loving it. Hope you approve but I am putting surname initials in the corners instead of the chequered pattern. It is such a spectacular and stunning design and a wonderful way to record family history.
    I would still like a Turkish Van cat pattern…hopefully to go in the wonderful afghan cat series with the blue borders you designed a few years ago. My cat is auburn but I would be happy with red if this is what you have already charted?
    Best wishes Diane

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    • joanelliott
      Mar 31, 2011 @ 23:54:25

      Hi Diane-

      Lovely to hear from you. I’m sorry I never go to the cat design. With all that went on here the past two years it was not possible. Life has returned to normal now and I may still get to it. I am so happy to hear you are personalizing the family tree design. I hope to get that design into a chartpack soon and make it available on this blog.

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  91. marion
    Apr 06, 2011 @ 03:19:57

    i have three of your easter bag patterns that appeared in the cross stitcher magazine. how many bags have you designed and where can i find them. i love easter.

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    • joanelliott
      Apr 07, 2011 @ 16:08:55

      Hi Marion-
      Those are the only three Easer Bags that I’ve done. I just put them into kits and leaflets with Imaginating and they are now available online at 123 Stitch and ABC Stitch. If they do well I will definitely be doing more. Thanks.

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  92. Lesley Jonsrud
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 15:50:01

    Dear Joan,
    I just found your site today. Your designs are the best!!! I have finished all three of the ladies in kimono’s featured in A Cross Stitcher’s Oriental Odyssey.
    I get lots of comments (all good) from family and friends. I am starting the three fans next. Your designs are all so much fun to work. I feel like I am painting a picture. I have been cross stitching for over 40 yrs and have done models for other companies. But I enjoy stitching your designs the best!!!
    Thank you again.

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  93. joanelliott
    Apr 07, 2011 @ 16:15:35

    Hi Lesley-
    You are very welcome!

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  94. EMILY
    Apr 11, 2011 @ 12:39:14

    dear Joan,
    i recently went through sone of my old cross stitch magazines and started your Eastern Promise from issue 200 of cross Stitcher dated June 2008. unforunately i have lost the left hand side of the page and cannot finish it is there anywhere that i can buy a copy ? thanks from australia !

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    • JENNY G
      Apr 28, 2011 @ 04:16:15

      Emily , I have that pattern if you want to contact me I am happy to pass it on so you can finish it. I would like it returned though.
      Jenny

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  95. Amelia
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 00:54:44

    Hey, Joan, I just wanted to say how much I love your Fairy Mother Birth Sampler. I’ve only seen it online, however, and I wanted to do it for my sister’s newest baby. However, I just can’t seem to find it online without going through a UK website. The amount of shipping alone makes me wince. Is there anywhere I can buy it online that’s within the US? I’ve gone to the websites you’ve mentioned where your work is sold and I have not been able to find it. Do you sell it yourself through this website?

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    • joanelliott
      Apr 14, 2011 @ 11:01:26

      Hi Amelia-
      I have the Fairy Mother & Child for sale on the order chartpacks page of this blog. It is $12 plus $4 shipping in the US. Email me if you are interested. jelliottdesign@earthlink.net

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      • Amelia
        Apr 14, 2011 @ 17:21:02

        Thank you very much for the speedy reply. I actually, after a very long time searching (and, of course, only after I asked you), found your design on abcstitch and I ordered it. Hopefully I’ll receive it soon and can get started on it. I like your other designs as well, and might order more in the future.

  96. joanelliott
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 18:34:12

    Wonderful! Enjoy working on the Fairy Mother & Child!

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  97. E Lovelace
    Apr 21, 2011 @ 21:55:08

    Hello,

    I was wondering if you have a chart/pattern for your “Welcome Friends” or “Failte a Chairde” Celtic Cross stitch pattern? I had been working on it steadily for quite a few years and now appear to have lost it! It would be nice to be able to start it again if I can’t find it.

    Thank you very much!

    E. Lovelace

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  98. vicki
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 13:08:56

    can u please do a chart for bless this mess, i have searched and searched for it, but cant get a hold of it.
    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  99. Cathy
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 01:59:01

    Joan, I just found your website. I really enjoy your designs. I am going to do the elemental goddesses as soon as I finish my son’s picture (it is 16 x 26, so will be a while yet). Have just started picking up the Flower Fairies and love them. Please continue to design such gorgeous creatures!!!

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  100. Meari
    May 05, 2011 @ 20:03:46

    Hi Joan,

    I have your book, Oriental Odyssey. I’ve stitched several projects out of it. I just finished a mailart that I sent to my mother for Mother’s Day. If you’re interested in seeing it, photos of it are on my blog: http://www.meari.blogspot.com. Also, one of my current WIPs is Summer Geisha (or Blossom Splendor, as I got the design from the UK mag). I’ve done a Kimono card designed by you also. Love your designs!

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  101. vicki
    May 08, 2011 @ 12:44:51

    Is there anyway u can post all your charts u have for sale, besides the ones on your blog page, so everyone can see what u have?
    regards vicki

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  102. Carrie Reed
    May 08, 2011 @ 23:08:52

    Hi, Joan. I’ve been stitching for 11 years now, and have been a fan ever since. I am also a collector of your designs. I have Angel of Cross Stitch in the works along with another of your designs (I think it’s called the Stitching Fairy).

    I was wondering if you had a list of your patterns (including charts and designs for kits for others), that you could post on here. That way, I and other collectors, could track down the designs we don’t have.

    Have a great day!

    Carrie A. Reed

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    • joanelliott
      May 08, 2011 @ 23:22:04

      Hi Carrie-
      I hope to some day soon get the time to take on such a project. Since I have been designing for so many years it will be quite a task gathering everything. I wish there were a few more hours in every day to work on this. I have a few of my older charts in the works for presentation as chartpacks and hope to get them finished soon. In the mean time you can check out Design Works Crafts (http://www.designworkscrafts.com) and Imaginating (http://www.imaginating.com) on the internet where you will see some of the kits that I have available although I do not think Design Works has my name on the charts on their site. If anyone has a request for something they may have seen in a catalog a while back, you can let me know and I may be able to print the chartpack for you as long as I have the file in my computer.

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  103. Rosemarie Pierce
    May 13, 2011 @ 16:25:22

    Joan, please come up with a chart/design for the beautiful sentiment, “angels danced on the day you were born.” Also, I have a cousin who calls Grandchildren, GRANDWONDERS! She doesn’t even have any yet. Maybe a design, “GRANDWONDERS are the EIGHTH wonder of the world!”
    You are amazing, we all know, ANGELS DANCED ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN! Love, Rosemarie
    P.S. I’m waiting with baited breath for the arrival of my copy of “rose goddess!”

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  104. deborah allen
    May 17, 2011 @ 06:07:28

    I went to joann store I was your golden buddha patton in your the ultimate collection. and at was the only one I like. but the book was to must for one patton. is there anyway I can get the patton for less than $19.99?. I hope to hear from u.

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  105. karla
    May 19, 2011 @ 00:59:40

    joan i love your work and would like to know how i can get a copy of the ultimate collection magazine/book its beautiful and i just have to have it. i live in ny

    thank you karla

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    • joanelliott
      May 19, 2011 @ 01:17:51

      Hi Karla-
      I don’t sell the books but the publisher told me they would be in Barnes & Noble and JoAnns around the end of the month. I’ve looked in NYC and surrounding area but have not seen them yet. Others are finding them at these stores and at Borders in different parts of the US.

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  106. karla
    May 19, 2011 @ 01:26:14

    thank you so much for the reply. i will keep my eye out for the book.

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  107. Enaut Aurélia
    May 19, 2011 @ 13:44:24

    Hello, my name is Aurélia I am a mom of two small monsters and I live in France. I shall only be to choose in your drawings so much I like that you summits, I just miss arms in more to embroider(exaggerate) everything; on the other hand I do not find the woodland goddess model which I shall like very much embroidering(exaggerating), do you go to take(bring) out him(it) there chartpack? I wish you an excellent day and a lot of success and happiness.

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  108. Pat
    May 21, 2011 @ 13:47:49

    I want that new book The Ultimate Joan Elliott cross stitch collection. WHere can I get it?

    Pat

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    • joanelliott
      May 22, 2011 @ 10:32:44

      The book is sold out at the myfavouritemagazines website but it is still being found in the UK at WH Smith’s. It seems to be in a lot of places in the US now. I even managed to find it here on on the East Coast and friends in California and the MidWest are finding it in JoAnns, Barnes & Noble, and Borders. It’s in the magazine section with the other cross stitch magazines. It should be arriving in other countries outside the UK in the next week or so. Sorry they have not given me other specific shops to name outside the US. Please check my post on the contact information at Future Publishing if you would like to contact them directly.

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  109. Eva
    May 23, 2011 @ 15:33:55

    Hi Joan…was wondering about the angel stocking you put into the US Cross Stitcher last June…will it be available as a chart pack or posted in another magazine in her full glory[not as a stocking]? Love the angels and would love to do her…thanks muchly…Eva in Lundar MB Canada

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  110. mariam
    May 24, 2011 @ 12:54:27

    dear joaneliott I love ,I want schema-crossstıtch swirling peacock.you are super,super,super.I love you.I am mariam from turkey.

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  111. Pat
    May 25, 2011 @ 12:25:42

    Joan, I learned from Alice that the magazine is sold out and they are not sure if they are going to make any more. I would love to get one. I really hope that this Ulitmate collection of yours comes our way. I would love to have a one.

    Pat

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  112. Helena (Dusty) Spencer
    May 25, 2011 @ 13:36:07

    Oh I just picked up my Collectors mag yesterday at Barnes and Noble, here in the states. And I am thrilled with it. We are ussually about a month later getting the UK mags but I watch for them always. Joan, do you do any designing for the US mags ??? If so which ones. thank you for all your wonderful designs.
    Dusty

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    • joanelliott
      May 30, 2011 @ 12:21:34

      I did design for The Cross Stitcher and have done things for Cross Stitch & Needlework. If anyone would like to see my designs in US mags please drop a note to the publishers and let them know.

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  113. nancy
    May 28, 2011 @ 02:27:59

    Joan, I have been looking for the cross stitch pattern santas little helpers and have been unable to find it. My Granddaughter fell in love with the picture and I would love to do a stocking cuff for her using this design. Is it still available?
    If so where can I find it? Thank you Nancy

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  114. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jun 07, 2011 @ 20:20:10

    Oh my goodness Joan, I have received my ROSE GODDESS, will be stitching it soon. I love it! Also, I purchased your new ULTIMATE book and love the personal insight into your life. I especially liked reading how much YOU like YOUR, EARTH FAIRY. It is the only one that could actually make me cry when I look at HER! Now, I really have a reason to get stitchin’ her!
    WE love YOU!

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  115. Monique Bealle
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 14:33:40

    Dear Joan,
    I been a fan of yours for thirty years I just love your designs they sure get better
    every year but Iam looking for Victorian Christmas I was wondering do you have that in a
    chart pack? Did you hear anything about your limited edtion book where I can get it in Canada?
    Keep up the beautiful work
    From Monique

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  116. Monique Bealle
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 16:19:20

    Dear Joan,
    Thats the one the Victorian Lady with dog I was wondering if you have that one in a chartpack the Victorian Christmas and where can I get it online? Can you please keep me inform about your limited edtion book and where I can order it thank you.

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  117. Eva
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 22:52:32

    Hi Joan…this is Eva in Lundar MB Canada…just wanted you know that I won first prize at the Lundar Fair for my Castle Princess. I was thrilled as I put alot of work into it but the design helped too. Was wondering…when is that Christmas Angel going to come out…the one that was in The Cross Stitcher[US] as a stocking last year?

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  118. joanelliott
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 23:05:33

    Hi Eva-
    Congratulations on winning first prize. What fun! I am promising myself the month of July to catch up on things like the Cross Stitcher Angel. I’ll also be doing the new stocking for the chartpack I promised everyone now that Cross Stitcher is no more.

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  119. Debbie
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 09:24:31

    Hi Joan,

    I’vebeen trying to obtain your Ultimate Collection here in London, but no joy and the website doesn’t have it. Will you be doing the chartpacks (thinking Green Goddess) in the future?

    Many thanks, Debbie

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    • joanelliott
      Jun 13, 2011 @ 10:50:24

      Hi Debbie-
      I’m sorry you have been unable to find the bookazine. Wish I could help more with finding the book but I am afraid that is all in the publishers hands.
      Good news though… I will be putting the Green Goddess out as a chartpack some time in late October. I will be getting the finished stitched model next week so I can have her framed and photographed for the label.

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      • Debbie
        Jun 13, 2011 @ 11:09:15

        Thank you Joan for your prompt response. I shall look out for it in October.
        All the best, Debbie

  120. Pat
    Jun 17, 2011 @ 13:21:40

    Joan, I know that you did the Angel of Cross stitch with 391 colors. I was wondering if you know of a pattern that has all the colors. I am looking for one. I think that It would be challenge to do one with all the 454 colors.

    Pat

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    • joanelliott
      Jun 19, 2011 @ 16:07:20

      I haven’t heard of anyone else attempting to do a chart with all 400+ colors. It would certainly be a challenge, not only to design but with all those symbols, to make it clear enough to stitch from 🙂 A real ‘tear your hair out’ sort of project!

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    • Patricia Kuna
      Jun 20, 2011 @ 19:29:38

      I learned that there is a pattern with all the 454 DMC Flosses. It is a group of Oriental Royal figures. It is discontinued and do not know the name. Tamara from Mistdreazs website told me about it.

      Pat

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  121. Angela Smith
    Jun 20, 2011 @ 17:14:12

    i just started your Green Goddess design after years of drooling over the gorgeous charts and not having the guts to begin one. I am doing it on 14 count Aida Seafoam because I am an evenweave punk(lol)and also using metallic and satin DMC to really make her sparkle I think she will be beautiful when done..Am struggling a bit with the backstitching so am sticking to cross stitches only for now….

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    • joanelliott
      Jun 20, 2011 @ 17:24:05

      Hi Angela-
      Sounds lovely to use the satin flosses. I admire you for doing so! Send me a picture when you finish her. Take your time with the backstitching. I know, I like to use it when I’m designing 😉

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      • Angela Smith
        Jul 15, 2011 @ 13:03:29

        I purchased DMC Light Effects 677 instead of regular 677 it’s going to make her face very sparkly but she will look unique is the way I looked at it. I did attempt the backstitching but one of the outer leaves is very crooked so I will likely pick it out after I do the cross stitching and redo it so it can look closer to the design. I also ordered the Rose Goddess and most of her supplies. Am not comfortable with seedbeads yet so they may be omitted until I get used to them then add them on…

  122. Lorna Potter
    Jun 22, 2011 @ 16:58:23

    I just had to leave you a message to say I just adore your work. I have every book your work has been published in and have recently purchased the seasonal fairies charts.

    There is a rumour that you may be designing some witches in the near future. I must say I love this idea and can’t wait to see them if you do go ahead with them.

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    • joanelliott
      Jun 22, 2011 @ 17:04:43

      Hi Lorna-
      Thank you!
      Yes, I am planning on working up some more designs done exclusively as chartpacks this year and witches, dragons, and some other surprises are on my list.

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  123. Barb Moore
    Jun 26, 2011 @ 20:45:45

    Hi Joan,

    I am in love with your designs and I am in the process of deciding which chartpak to order. I love mystical and romantic designs…I especially love the beauty you show in your faces.

    Barb Moore

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  124. Heather Scully
    Jul 04, 2011 @ 23:43:06

    Hello Joan,

    I just wanted to tell you that I enjoy seeing your designs in the different Cross Stitch Magazines I get from the UK. You’re such a very talented designer. I love your fairies, mermaids and angels, and of course your christmas designs are always amazing. If I had even a tiny bit of that talent in my little pinky finger, I would certainly have something special. I was just wondering if you have ever done any Egyptian Designs or if you had ever thought of making any. I think you would be fantastic at creating some of the Gods in cross stitch. I’m sure there are many who would love to stitch something like that from you. I would certainly love to see your interpretation of Egyptian life or scenery. Just a thought.

    Anyway, keep up the great designs, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! Cheers and Happy Stitching!

    Take Care,

    Heather Scully
    @->–

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  125. Pat
    Jul 08, 2011 @ 13:30:18

    Joan, I will be getting you Ultimate collection bookmag. I will get it after th 21st. I am so happy that I pre-ordered it.

    Pat

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  126. babs
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 11:19:33

    Dear Joan,

    I don’t know how to contact you elseway, but I think there is a problem in the chart I bought from the Earth Godess. I bought the full kit at Polstitches and stitching on it allready.

    It seems 2 symbols are missing on the color key, and one is used a lot I think. The first thing I noticed is a blank symbol next to the color 938 in the color key. In her eye is a little symbol aswell that isn’t showing up on the color key. To me it looks like a black box with a white “-” in it. That one isn’t in the key.

    Also, under her top, where the skirt starts is a black square, with a white “X” in it. This isn’t showing in the colorkey either.

    I made pictures of it, but I don’t want to upload them because of the copyright issues.

    Thanks in advance,

    Love, Babs

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  127. joanelliott
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 11:24:56

    Hi Babs-
    I will check on this for you and post any corrections. I am having a bit of computer trouble but will try to get on it this afternoon.
    Joan

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  128. babs
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 11:48:20

    Hi Joan,

    I got your email, but keep getting this when I send you an email back:

    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. jelliottdesign@earthlink.net

    Love, Babs

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  129. Pat
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 11:57:00

    Joan, I just got the Cross Stitch Collection #198, it has the Lily Fairy in it. She is so pretty. I also got Cross stitch Gold # 26, It has you pattern of the 1930’s ladies. French Fancy. I really love you patterns.

    I am waiting to get my Ultimate Joan Elliot Cross stitch bookmag. I am sure that there are great patterns in it.
    My friends love the Angel of Cross stitch and can hardly believe how many colors are in it.

    Keep up the great work.

    Pat

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  130. Angela Smith
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 19:03:20

    I just got all the supplies for the Chrysanthemum Fairy. Once again to be different I am stitching her on 13 count needlepoint mesh and using DMC No.3 perle cotton in all her original colors and Kreinik just bigger sizes of braid No. 16 and No.8 I believe. I got part of the upper wing done for now.

    The bigger holes are so much easier to see.

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  131. joanelliott
    Aug 01, 2011 @ 19:15:54

    Hi Angela-
    I’d love to see a picture of it when you are finished 🙂

    Reply

  132. Mrs Joan Barber
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 17:22:38

    Hello Joan,
    I’ve only recently bought a copy of your ultimate cross stitch collection and found I like your designs very much. I’ve already done the green goddess. Here in England I am finding it impossible to get the back issues that are shown at the back of this issue, my newsagent cannot get them either. Can you help?
    regards Joan Barber

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  133. Margaret jackson
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 19:44:25

    Hi Joan,
    Just a quick word to say i’ve just finished your ‘ Home is where the cat is’ ……took me 2 months and I enjoyed every stitch!. Thank you for such wonderful designs. More cats if you have time please……

    Margaret

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  134. Angela Smith
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 15:05:14

    If I can get that son of mine to take more pics of my work OR remember to fix my digital camera there will be pictures galore lol. Green Goddess is slowly getting the left side of her face done. I have the Iris fairy but she will be done on gray 14 count. I also started the Rose Goddess but am only on the outline in braid I haven’t gotten to the face yet. I find it is easier to concentrate on either one color or commit to a set number of stitches per night to move them along. I also got the supplies for your Paris lady in WOXS but am missing an Anchor gray. :-(.

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  135. Noor Asmar
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 12:24:38

    Hello from Vienna in Austria (NOT Australia!)!
    One year ago I learned stitching in Morocco and back in Austria I was wondering if there are some lovely designs in cross stitching because in Europe we mostly stick with the traditional Christian motives which are not my types.
    Then I bumped into your amazing books at Amazon.com and suddenly the bright colours, the lovely motives and my mind became totally addicted with your works.
    Now I have all of your books and still trying to get all the magazines with the fairies.
    I don´t want to miss any single book or magazine from you.
    And I still hope that there will be more books from you about your special way of cross stitching.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Aug 11, 2011 @ 12:41:19

      Hello Noor-
      Your lovely note has brightened my morning! Many thanks for your kind and supportive words.
      Joan

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  136. joanelliott
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 12:39:24

    Hi Everyone-
    Sara and I have emailed each other about this but just wanted to post something for everyone with a similar question.
    I am more than happy to give permission on an individual basis for charitable sales but I do not allow production sales for profit of my stitched and finished designs. I also do not allow sales on eBay and other auction sites.
    If you are overloaded with stitched pieces and would like to sell some off to clear room for more I ask that you please email me for permission first so everything is in the clear. Please note that the designs in my David & Charles books are not allowed to be stitched and sold for profit under any circumstances according to the publisher’s copyright.

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  137. Monique Bealle
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:39:54

    Dear Joan,
    I was wondering if you are going to do any more Oriental Ladies in the future I just love the colours that you have choosen for there custom outfits right now I’m doing the Oriental Lady in yellow with the bird that I’m going to change the colours in the bird to a blue one can you please keep up the beautiful work please email me to let me know thank you and have a wonderful day and week,
    From Monique

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  138. Monique Bealle
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 14:10:55

    Good Morning Joan,
    I was wondering if you are going to do anymore Geishas like a Winter Spring and a Autunm one to go with the Summer one that you did? Right now I’m doing the Geisha lady in the yellow kimono with the bird in her other hand I hope you don’t mine that I’m going change the bird colors to a blue bird? That Geisha was from the magazine the Crossstitch Collection and if you do more of them I hope that they are in that magazine can you please email me back to let me know if thats a good idea with the Summer Geisha. Thank you and have a wonderful day Keep up the gorgious work

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  139. Lin Cooper
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 17:35:23

    Dear Joan,
    It was nice talking to you about the idea of 1930s ladies in one of the Far East City. To keep up with the Stylish theme, Tokyo is problaby be the most trendy city and very rich culture. I am sure what ever you decide to do, I’ll love it.
    Thank you for your excellent works.

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  140. Angela Smith
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 18:00:24

    I will be posting pictures once I grab them from my Facebook site. I did get the Anchor gray for the Paris lady and once I get my bills caught up I plan on ordering the Peacock Lady. She looks so cool and flamboyant…

    Reply

  141. Angela Smith
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 15:55:20

    I was going to post the piece of wing I got done on the Chrysanthemum fairy can I do that here or email it to you?

    Reply

  142. joanelliott
    Sep 08, 2011 @ 16:06:10

    Hi Angela- you can email it to me. Do you use facebook? Lots of people posting things there. There is a group some fans started there.

    Reply

  143. Angela Smith
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 14:11:42

    I am on facebook I post my works in progress in my albums…the wing of the chrysanthemum fairy is there.

    Reply

  144. Gitte-Mare Eckleben
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 15:05:22

    Hi Joan.

    I am from Southern Africa and only 24 years of age and have been crosstitching since I was 7 years old and have recently discovered your designs and have fallen inlove with them, I have already completed the Autumn fairy and have started on the spring fairy, she really is a wonder to stitch.

    I just wanted to say that you are amazing artist and I absolutely love you designs.
    I would also like to know if it would be possible for you to send me a list of all your books you have published as I would love to get some more over the internet as South Africa is not up to date with the crosstitch world and I have a sad feeling that it will become harder and harder for me to get more parterns in retail stores.

    Thank you for your wonderful designs.

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  145. Eva
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 17:00:26

    Hi Joan…I’m hoping u can help me…I’ve lost my stitching bug and I want it back…I’ve been unable to sit and xs for about 2 months and try as I might I just can’t seem to find that stitching bug…how do u find ur inspiration day after day? I want to finish Lady Rose and I’m just at a standstill…so here’s to finding that bug again…

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  146. Pat
    Sep 18, 2011 @ 21:51:01

    Joan, I just wanted you to know that entered the Angel of Cross stitch I finished into a local fair and won second place. Everyone who see it loves the project. They can’t beleive how many colors are in it.

    Pat Kuna

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  147. Nancy Stell
    Sep 19, 2011 @ 22:54:35

    Hello, Joan…

    I really admire your work and I absolutley LOVE the lastest book “Bewitching Cross stitch” I am currently working on the Crescent Dragon, and it is turning out beautiful! My grandaughter will love it.

    Keep up the great work!

    Nancy Stell

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  148. Angela Smith
    Sep 21, 2011 @ 18:45:19

    Joan I sent you the picture I took of the chrysanthemum fairy’s wing I have done from my work email. I am taking my time because of the similar yellows. PS It feels odd to call you Joan since that is my mom’s first name she might think I am being disrespectful and snatch me up(lol)

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  149. Mireille
    Sep 28, 2011 @ 00:45:46

    I Joan,
    I saw the beautiful «Mother moon» and I’d like to know if we can buy it directly from you.

    Thanks 🙂

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 13:40:20

      I’m afraid that I can not sell chartpacks of Mother Moon. You will find her in my book Bewitching Cross Stitch available on amazon.com

      Reply

  150. Denise Greenwald
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 19:25:39

    I love the letters that you created. I would love to have the Alphabet that you create.
    How do I get them?

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  151. Stephanie Barrett
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 12:20:21

    Joan,

    Istarted the “Angel of Cross Stitch” and lost my chart. Where could I get another one?

    Stephanie

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  152. Rosemarie Pierce
    Oct 11, 2011 @ 23:17:53

    Joan, I am so thrilled to subscribe to CROSS STITCH COLLECTION here in the U.S. I am totally guaranteed not to miss any of your beautiful designs in their mag. The new issue with the Victorian woman is breath-taking. She’s even dressed in the popular color of the season! I am stitching another’s design now, and boy do I miss YOUR symbols and color choices for that matter. Ialways can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!
    By the way, the Madonna and Child is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, if not the most! Can’t wait to get that issue. Thank you, and sending love from IL.
    Rosemarie

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  153. Angela Smith
    Oct 17, 2011 @ 19:30:13

    Just started on the Iris Fairy and also got all the supplies for the Peacock Lady will be posting pics on Facebook soon…The Astrologer is awaiting her Kreinik Braid. I will be asking Santa Claus for all of your books I can get my hands on this Christmas…

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  154. Kari
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 22:55:27

    Hi, Joan:

    Today is my first visit here, although I own most of your books and several chart packs. I absolutely love your work—thank you for sharing your talent with us!

    I just saw the four small Christmas angels you did for the card magazine last year. Are they available in a chart pack yet, or when will they be?

    My only wish is that your designs were more accessible in the US. I cannot afford the UK magazines and being disabled, I can’t get out to search for individual copies or bookazines. I do have a dear friend in the UK and she has been very indulgent of my needing a JE fix!

    Thanks again and keep up your wonderful work!

    Kari
    Wisconsin, US

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  155. Kari
    Oct 23, 2011 @ 23:49:12

    Joan, I figured out the problem I was having–it was apparently related to using the iPad. I switched to my laptop & all is fine. ACK! Technology!!!

    Kari

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  156. Angela Smith
    Oct 24, 2011 @ 18:34:44

    I was out and about this weekend and bought 2 real peacock feathers with the Peacock Lady in mind. If I can figure out how to attach them to the project she will really stand out! They are fragile so I had them wrapped in paper while I see how to do that…

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  157. Leanne Mandzie Dayman
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 00:02:59

    I would like to get the ultimate collection of Joan Elliott. I love your patterns. I have Bewitching but I would like to get the Ultimate Collection. Where can I order it. The one in the UK is out of stock including Amazon. I have tried Chapters. Please Help. thank you.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 26, 2011 @ 01:06:29

      I have seen the book here in the US at Barnes & Noble but I couldn’t say where to get them in Canada. I see that they are sold out in the UK and on Amazon. I do not think there will be another printing. Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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  158. Marilyn McAllister
    Oct 26, 2011 @ 19:36:13

    I have been getting your books and patterns from the cross stitch magazines and have stitched several of your fairies. Did you ever design an Orchid fairy? I have the daffodil, iris, lilly and rose fairy. I am so addicted to your designs as the details, especially on their faces are just unbelievable.

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    • joanelliott
      Oct 27, 2011 @ 01:28:55

      Hi Marilyn- A very long time ago I did an illustration of a beautiful, exotic orchid lady. When I started doing these portrait designs, I dug it of my work closet because I loved her so much because I wanted to get that same beauty in the new designs. I might just have to turn her into a design for cross stitch now. 🙂

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      • Marilyn
        Oct 27, 2011 @ 06:38:36

        I hope that you do make an Orchid fairy as she would be a beautiful addition to the fairy collection.

  159. Rosemary Christiansen
    Oct 27, 2011 @ 05:44:50

    Hi Joan,

    Where can I buy your book Native American cross stitch. I really like this book.
    Places don`t seem to deliver to New Zealand or else they are out of stock.
    Many thanks
    Rosemary

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  160. Jean Moe
    Nov 16, 2011 @ 19:09:38

    Hello Joan I have followed your pictures for many years now but have had trouble trying to purchase them from stores. I just tried to order 10 patterns at jelliott@earthlink.net they tell me this is not a good address and throws me into an attempt to purchase a site on earthlink, is there a different direction I can take to get these patterns, thanks Jean Moe Alabama,USA

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  161. Sarah Calvert
    Nov 18, 2011 @ 14:39:38

    Hi Joan, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the font you used for the “Imagine” and “Believe” charts. I would love to do my daughter a Sampler in that font. Could you tell me the name of it please? Many thanks in advance

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  162. Dorothy R. Savok
    Nov 22, 2011 @ 23:33:25

    Good Afternoon, Ms Elliott,
    Several years ago, I purchased a cross stitch magazine and saw your Christmas angel sitting at a desk with a Christmas List. I tore out the picture and the instructions. It advertized that the pattern used 360 different flosses.
    Over the years, the instructions separated from the picture and when I recently uncovered it, I realized that now I had the time to begin the project.
    I was looking for it over the internet and purchased a cross stitch book by you since it was advertized that the pattern I wanted was in the book. Not so.

    So I appeal to you to tell me how I can purchased this pattern. I haven’t yet located it on the internet. Kind Regards, Dorothy Savok

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  163. Pat
    Nov 23, 2011 @ 23:07:16

    Joan, I just got your Fairy Enchantment book. The Fairies are gorgeous. I really like them. I want more.

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  164. Dianne Roberts
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 03:26:35

    I have found a very old cross stitch, half finished, in my mother cupboard, and I would like to finish it. Cannot find the pattern! It is ‘House Rules’ Number 9435, a sampler with bears on it. Can you give me any info re pattern?

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  165. Michelle
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 05:21:37

    Hi! I know you get this all the time but I heart, heart, heart your designs! They are all so exquisite. You have quite a following here in the Philippines although it is so hard to get your designs here. I have several of your books and a few magazines and it is quite a feat to obtain them. For example, I ordered Fairy Enchantment from Amazon and I had it sent to my fiance’s mother. She will be the one to post it to me here in the Philippines. The book will travel around 7000 miles to get to me so you can just imagine my excitement! I wish there’s a way to get them easily here. Postage costs twice as much as the book/magazine itself. I want to collect all your patterns. I even listed down almost all of them and from what magazines they’re from. I hope I can achieve this! Kudos to your work and I will order chartpacks from you once I have saved enough money to buy all of them. 🙂

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  166. Rosemarie Pierce
    Nov 29, 2011 @ 23:53:50

    Joan, I received my issue of “Cross Stitch Collection,” yesterday! I love the huge chart of that “winter Goddess,” I will stitch her soon. I of course got the GOLD issue, and the World of cross stitching issue for THOSE patterns! You are amazing. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent for us to enjoy.
    Wishing you wonderful Holidays. Love, Rosemarie

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  167. aarwynsfantasy
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 09:34:47

    I absolutely love your work! I enjoy watching my pieces come to life as they progress. I’m wondering where I can get a copy of Bewitching Cross stitch? I already have your oriental book. native american, and your newest fairy book

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  168. Angela Smith
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 19:47:33

    Santa brought me the Fairy Enchantment book, the Native American book and the Bewitching book. I saw the Mother Moon design and think it would look great stitched with Father Sun!!

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  169. JEANNETTE STAHL
    Jan 23, 2012 @ 19:23:23

    Hi Joan, I love your work. When I did Kimono Row from a kit, I found that the threads were of inferior quality and the colors were not true. I now would love to do Namaste and would like to find the pattern only and purchase my own threads. Do you know where I can find it?

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  170. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 01:37:26

    Joan, Joan, Joan, I love the WINTER GODDESS from xstitch Collection, and started it a week ago! I can not believe how beautiful she is. The Polstitches dyed fabric is worth every penny. I love to make a Christmas-type design every year for my grandchildren to have in the future from their childhood.
    Now, I’m dying to see your Rapunsal design, ‘cos I know 5yr. old Addison will expect it to grace her walls along side the Spring Fairy! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rosemarie

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  171. joanelliott
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 01:52:51

    Thank you Rosemarie. I’m starting on Rapunsel on Monday 🙂

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  172. Cindy Hill
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 17:34:03

    I have stitched your winter goddess on 16 count and she was love lovely

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  173. Lynda Atkinson
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 17:29:18

    Hello Joan,
    I bought a cross-stictch by you a couple of years ago of a mother and two cubs white tigers no 9857 but i seemed to have lost the chart, i have all the threads to do it but they are useless without it, could you possibly tell me where i could get a chart for it, Many thanks Lynda Atkinson, Hillsborough, N.Ireland.

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    • joanelliott
      Jan 30, 2012 @ 22:40:39

      Hi Lynda-
      Since this was a kit from Design Works I will have to check if I still have the chart here. Give me a few days and I will get back to you.

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  174. Sylvi Tan
    Feb 05, 2012 @ 10:53:15

    Hi Joan,
    I’m wondering where I can find your House Rules charts (cat version) as I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I did the House Rules (teddy bear version), and I also finished stitching your Recipe for a Happy Child, Help Wanted and Why I love your Teddy Bear. All of them are framed and beautifully decorates my kids’ bedroom. I would love to add your Cat House Rules to our collection. Please help. Thank you very much. (I’m sorry if my English is not good as it’s not my first language.)

    Sylvi Tan, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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  175. Zeusgirl
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 08:35:35

    G’day Joan.

    Is the Poppy Fairy available in chartpack form? I missed it in the newsagent, and bought the digital edition of the magazine, only to discover that I don’t seem to be able to print it 😦

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  176. Rabeckah Mastroni
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 17:34:34

    Hi Joan,

    I really love your Green Goddess and Rose Goddess pieces. I am currently working on the Green Goddess so that she can hang in mine and my husband’s first home. But I can’t seem to get ahold of the Winter Goddess piece. I would really love to get her so that the collection will be complete. I have gone to the magazine website, but I can’t locate it. Is there anyway I can buy the pattern through you?? I would really appreciate it. Your patterns are absolutely amazing. 🙂

    Rabeckah Mastroni, Sheppard AFB

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    • joanelliott
      Feb 19, 2012 @ 22:36:45

      Hi Rabechah- Winter Goddess will be out as a chartpack this coming June. There is a six month wait after publication on all the designs in the magazines.

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      • Rabeckah Mastroni
        Feb 20, 2012 @ 18:17:26

        Happy Monday Joan,

        Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it. 🙂

        Rabeckah

  177. Theresa Brooks
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 00:15:34

    I finally got the Charles Craft fabric that has your adorable dragon pattern in it! I think I will use the sparkly Aida to make two of your mini Christmas angels from the card magazine into small wall hangings. Now I just have to save up for the Charles Bright Aida so I can get the mermaid pattern! I have a number of your books and finding the time to do everything on my list just of your designs will take me years! Thank you for all the great designs and “dreaming time”!

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  178. Angela Smith
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 16:50:23

    I got almost all the flosses and braids needed for Mother Moon and Father Sun. I also got your Mother Goose chart and am assembling what it needs now. I am working on one of your other older designs Geisha Girls I didn’t realize it was yours til I looked at the designer name I had gotten it and its required flosses and fabric a while back. My mommy likes geisha girls so I have one in the works by another designer and also yours. She gets whichever one I finish first. I also have your Indian Brave he is being stitched on needlepoint fabric with no. 5 perle cottons,flosses where there isn’t any perle.

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  179. Kris
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 05:00:53

    Hi Joan, i was just now browsing new desings on ABC Stitch and saw Design Works showing your designs as theirs. Can they do that? They have your Winter Fairy as their Ice Fairy….http://www.abcstitch.com/optioncart/image.php?id=734925&ret=http://www.abcstitch.com/designers_php/designers.php?page=6&category=Design Works&all=yes?page=6&category=Design Works&all=yes; many of your designs from your Bewitching Book are there as well, in case you were not aware….

    I love your designs, my friends Heidi and Cheryl got me interested in them and now i’m hooked!!!

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    • joanelliott
      Feb 25, 2012 @ 10:48:25

      Design Works Crafts is one of the kit companies I work with. I’ve been working with them for 25 years. I license designs to them so that people who prefer kits can still enjoy my work. You will see a number of things from my books and chartpacks available in Design Works kits. The main difference in the kits is that in order to keep the price down they use white Aida and can only use gold and silver metallic threads. If you know my designs from the magazines or chartpacks, you know how I love using Kreinik threads with all the wonderful colors available. To distinguish the kit from the chartpacks, Design Works often uses a different name for the design.

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  180. Angela Smith
    Feb 27, 2012 @ 14:28:52

    Good morning Joan! I was wondering if you’ve ever done or are going to do any charts of African American ladies or fairy figures? I have two I am doing now that are okay the John Clayton one of Dominique and an African angel but I know if you did one it would be beautiful…

    Since your Asian and Native American designs are so pretty I just thought I’d ask…

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  181. Rosemarie Pierce
    Mar 02, 2012 @ 03:43:37

    Dearest Joan, Cinderella is beautiful, sleeping beauty is amazing, WOW! The nursery rhyme is stunning, the girl behind the wall….oh my goodness… oh now, the most beautiful of unicorns!(the fabric choice, exquisite!) If oscars were handed out for cross stitch, you would win them all. We’re sooo proud of you, here in the U.S. Thank you, thank you! your biggest fan, Rosemarie
    P.S. My winter goddess almost done, breath-taking. XX

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  182. Christine Grundy
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 04:51:30

    Dear Joan
    I am stitching the Rose Goddess and love it so much. Your designs are amazing. I will be stitching the Green Goddess next and then… well the list just goes on.

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  183. Jessie Beavis
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 19:53:34

    I have purchased Christmas Angel and can’t wait to get started. I have been told that cashel linen opalescent pearl is no longer available. Can you recommend another style/pattern of material that would be appropriate? Thank you

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  184. Chloe
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 17:44:48

    I stitched your “Help Wanted” pattern and really loved the lettering. Do you know of a place i could find the whole alphabet?

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  185. Jane E. Salles
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 14:37:51

    Hello Joan I am Jane from NY. I love your crosstitch designs. I have the book Native American. I haven’t done anything from it but I sure want to. I see Cross titch Gold carries your designs also. I used to have the Fairy cross stitch book but gave it to a friend. I love Fairies and angels and old world Santas and Native America. Thank you for your designs

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  186. Eimear
    Mar 28, 2012 @ 11:16:56

    Hi Joan, I love your designs and have most of your books. My favorite chart is ‘Celtic Spirit’ from the Sentiments and Sayings edition and I’ve stitched this three times! Is there any possibility that you will be doing a chart book dedicated to Celtic designs?

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  187. Edith
    Apr 02, 2012 @ 13:18:22

    Hi,I’am Edith,but i like to be called Edie.I like to cross stitching a lot.I did a family tree.It had 4 person on it.I did it in 6 month.I like roses a lot,waterfalls,castles.Please write me back.Thank you.

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  188. Jasmine Moore
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 01:54:36

    Hello, I love your Swirling Peacock design and think that it would make a beautiful tunisian crochet project. However, I’m in the states and can’t find the chart for it anywhere. Do you know of any place that I could buy the chart?

    Reply

  189. Angela Smith
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 17:45:06

    Just got the Lavender Fairy chart Saturday Cross Stitch Collection is getting hard to find in the big bookstore chains..also have to get more Kreinik #4 025 for Mother Moon but they look good side by side so far..if the fabric proves to be too big I plan on adding the little motifs in the book to flesh it out.

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  190. LaDonna Walker
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:15:36

    Hi Joan. I am currently working on your pattern “Dream”. It was emailed to me. I was once told that this pattern and three others (all words) were in a book together, but never got the title of the book. Is this true? If so, what is the title of the book?

    Reply

  191. Hedwig Morel
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 00:42:12

    Hai Joan,

    Thanks again for sending the charts packs so quickley! I just finished the summer fairy and again it’s so pretty. Now I can start on the mother and child So it will be finished for my friend gets here baby (I posted a picture on facebook)

    Reply

  192. Donna McGraham
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 21:08:57

    I’m looking for a cross stitch kit you had avail…it is of three ladies…silouttes(sp) I would love to order this…Can you tell me where it is available? Thanks so much!!!

    Reply

  193. Marilyn McAllister
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 18:01:30

    Hi Joan, I wrote you last year about the possibility of an orchid fairy. You mentioned that you did an orchid lady. Was this a cross stitch pattern? I have stitched 3 of your fairies and am now finishing your mermaid.

    Reply

  194. Marilyn
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 18:22:06

    I will be looking forward to it. I have been getting all of your fairy patterns and books.

    Reply

  195. Sian
    May 25, 2012 @ 09:40:20

    Hi Joan,
    I started your kit Spirit of the Season just before I had my daughter, she is 15 now and I’ve finally got the time to finish it!! I’ve got all the threads and the canvas but cannot find the chart, I put it somewhere safe. Have you any idea where in the UK I can buy a copy of the chart?

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      May 25, 2012 @ 10:26:23

      Hi Sian-
      It might be best to write to Design Works to see if they stil;l; have the kit. Try that first and let me know what they say. Their email is :terri@dwcrafts.com

      Reply

      • Sian
        May 25, 2012 @ 12:52:17

        Thanks, will send an email immediately. In the meantime I’ll start working on the Walk on the Rainbow trail kit. Don’t you just love opening a kit and sorting all the threads, the anticipation of beginning a piece of new work is pleasurable and I especially love your designs.

      • joanelliott
        Jun 04, 2012 @ 21:26:09

        On the list 🙂

  196. Rosemarie Pierce
    May 25, 2012 @ 22:54:00

    Joan, I may turn blue soon! You’ve managed to take my breath away again when I saw the NEW pattern, are you kidding me? The “Summer Goddess,” is tremendous, all my favorite colors!!! Well, to ensure that i get that copy, I guess i better re-subscribe right now! Thank YOU again and again, Rosemarie
    P.S. Winter Goddess, done, gorgeous, I will show it off tomorrow at a family party! XX

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  197. Liz Murray
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 20:05:11

    Dear Joan I am looking for the chart for Garden Fairies from ( Ithink from 2005) I am having a new grandaughter and I thought it would make a great birth sampler. If you could help me in my quest it would be very helpful. Thank you.

    Liz Murray.

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  198. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jun 08, 2012 @ 14:29:49

    Dearest Joan, I see the preview of the Rapunzal in the latest Cross Stitch Gold, she’s beautiful. I’ll show it to 5yr. old Addison today. She will be thrilled!
    First, I have to start her sister, Annabelle’s Christmas stocking, the bear one of your’s, of course!
    Can’t wait to see what’s still down the pike from you, always! Fondly, Rosemarie

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  199. Melanie
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 20:30:54

    Joan,is there any where to get your chart for the blackwork peacocks in the uk?
    Just want to add that I love all your designs and need to live a long life to stitch all the ones I want to. Keep up the fantastic work please 🙂 x

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  200. Stella Port-Louis
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 10:35:20

    Hi Joan,Greetings from the Seychelles!Just came across one of your Limited Edition through a friend here.I love the patterns you have in there.Could you please tell me where i can order that magazine of yours please?Many thanks.Stella

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  201. joanelliott
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 10:48:29

    I’m afraid this was printed in a limited edition and is no longer available. You may be able to find it on Ebay but beware of price gougers. The original sold for about $20 US

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  202. Chelsea
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 18:40:31

    Hi Joan,

    My name is Chelsea, and I am working on a really exciting, brand new website called FairyRoom. We are celebrating the fantastic world of fantasy, fairies and all manner of mythical creatures. We’ve been up just over a month, but we came across your wonderful artwork in our early research, and included one of your items in an article on Mother’s Day art. http://fairyroom.com/2012/05/mother-child-fairy-art/

    If you would, please take a moment to leave a comment on the post, and feel free to share the link with your friends!

    Please let me know if you have other ideas about what you’d like to see on FairyRoom, or other ways you could contribute.

    Chelsea

    chelsea@fairyroom.com

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  203. Patricia Kuna
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 11:16:27

    Joan, I love your designs. How to you get started in designing cross stitch patterns? Do you draw or use a cross stitch softward.

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  204. Patricia Kuna
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 11:38:13

    Great, I will have to look into that. I think it would be nice for there to be a course on how to design cross stitch patterns

    Reply

  205. Helen Hammond
    Jul 05, 2012 @ 17:59:07

    Hello Joan, I bought your beautiful dreamcatcher cross-stitch kit second hand but wasn’t able to finish it as I ran out of thread. I was wondering if you tell me what brand of floss you use and give me the numbers for the colours. The cross-stitch says ‘Dare to Dream’ and is numbered 9816). I would love to finish the kit as it’s been sitting in a cupboard for a couple of years! Thankyou.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jul 05, 2012 @ 18:51:11

      Hi Helen-

      I think this is the design with the wolf. Is that correct? If so, it is a take off on one of my dreamcatchers and it was done at Design Works Crafts so I do not have the chart. If you contact them directly, they may be able to help you with the threads. If this isn’t the one with the wolf, let me know.I always use DMC floss for my cottons but in the kits you may find that it is not all DMC. Here’s Design Works’ addie:
      terri@dwcrafts.com

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      • Helen Hammond
        Jul 06, 2012 @ 12:36:50

        Hi Joan, thankyou for your reply. The design is of a dreamcatcher, not a wolf. I should hopefully be able to find the right colour floss now I know the brand of thread you use. It is a Design Work Craft design, so I will contact them for help with the threads. Thankyou.

  206. Patricia Kuna
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 13:25:02

    Check for a conversion charts. I know they are out there.

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  207. Rosemarie Pierce
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 14:35:09

    Joan, It’s sheer joy working on your “Teddy Bear” Christmas stocking for 11 month old, Annabelle. The symbols, color choices, and the bear are all perfect, like revisiting an old friend. YOUR patterns are the best to work on!
    I also have the Summer Goddess issue, with all those colors, can’t wait to do it. Everyone I show the Winter Goddess, can’t believe it!! (I have a ‘buttercup’, and a ‘sweetie pie’ in my life, I guess now, I have to call Annabelle, ‘sweet pea,’ and stitch THAT beautiful fairy for her !!!) Thank you for all your art and for sharing it with us,
    Rosemarie

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  208. Patricia Kuna
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 12:45:22

    Hi Joan, I got the magazines that have your Summer Goddess and the magazine that has your Rappunzel. I love them. I want to order Sleeping Beauty and Cinderalla. I also want to get more of your faires that I don’t have. I also want to get your Red Geisha. I love your designs.

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  209. Ginny
    Aug 08, 2012 @ 21:34:22

    I have just found your site and was wondering if Mystical Mermaid is available in chartpack? Your designs are beautiful and I am having trouble picking which ones I would like to order first. Mermaids are my favorite and I have not seen the Mystical Mermaid before finding your site.

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  210. Marilyn Cornes
    Aug 13, 2012 @ 15:52:59

    I am looking for patterns for March and April of your flower-of-the-month angel series. they were published in the April 2000 issue of the cross-stitcher. I have all of the issues except this one and would like to do the whole series. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. (March- violets. April-daisies)

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Aug 22, 2012 @ 02:04:45

      Hi Marilyn-
      I’m afraid I do not have those charts on my computer. They were done
      too long ago. Sorry I can’t be of more help. Joan

      Reply

  211. Rosemarie Pierce
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 01:39:35

    Joan, I just put the finishing touches on my Christmas Stocking of your beautiful teddy bear pattern, and it is wondrous! All the ornate detail was just amazing that you came up with. I am so happy it is done and ready for this Chrtistmas! (It needs to be sewn, though, I’ve got time.) It is sooo beautiful, when I took it off the frame, I couldn’t believe I did it. Thanks to YOU! sending love, Rosemarie

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  212. Patricia Kuna
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 13:33:35

    Hi, Joan, I am looking to designing my own patterns, It there a software package that you recommend to do this.
    I love your designs

    Pat

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  213. Patricia Kuna
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 02:05:01

    Thanks, I have PatternMaker 4. I need to get the Professional on. I just need to get $60.00 to upgrade.

    Reply

  214. Amy Williams
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 12:57:05

    Hello Joan…. I am working on your Rose Goddess which by the way is GORGEOUS! I have lost my color chart!!! Is there anyway possible that you could email me the color chart PLEASE!

    Reply

  215. lynn fletcher
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 15:43:00

    hi joan i am trying to find a chart for a half finished project that i have been given i think its called kitten house rules please could you help thank you

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 26, 2012 @ 22:53:47

      Lynn-
      I have the Kitten House Rules available as a chartpack. If you would like to order it please email
      me jelliottdesign@earthlink.net
      I will be back to work on October 1st.

      Reply

      • lynn fletcher
        Sep 27, 2012 @ 13:12:40

        hi joan how much will it cost for the chart pack i live in the uk

        On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 11:53 PM, Joan Elliott wrote:

        > ** > joanelliott commented: “Lynn- I have the Kitten House Rules available > as a chartpack. If you would like to order it please email me > jelliottdesign@earthlink.net I will be back to work on October 1st.” >

  216. Daina
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 17:58:23

    Thanks for Crescent Moon Dragon – my favorite works! Your designs are beautiful I I gave the dragon son’s birthday http://manavalstiba.blogspot.com/p/dazadi-rokdarbi.html
    Thanks for your design

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  217. Linda Clouatre
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 13:24:03

    Hi Joan
    I would like to get more info regarding the Dragonflairy cross stitch. Dragonflies have been a passion for me for a long time.. I would like to get started on this particular on as soon as possible. Can you send me and address or store were I can get this patern.
    Thank you

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  218. Theresa de Roos
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 23:48:26

    Hi Joan – Saw “Burrow Sweet Burrow” on Facebook and am wondering where I might be able to get a copy of this pattern. It is so sweet/cute. Thanks! Theresa

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  219. Chamila
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 02:02:11

    Hi Joan,

    Love your pattern When I said I Do ( Laundry and Cleaning) They are proudly sitting in messy parts of my house. Very effective way to get the msg across !! 🙂 Have you done any more of them? If you havent already please do one for COOKING … !! Thanks

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  220. angela smith
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 18:06:49

    I had purchased the thread floss and gotten the chart for your Mother Goose design a while back not knowing who would claim it. I am now working on it for my baby cousin born May of this year. I had to make a color photocopy to make sure the colors were correctly stitched. You note to make color photocopies in your books(Thank you i just noticed that lol)But could someone note that for the designs that require it in the magazines? At present I am going through old cross stitch kits I have assembled to see which ones need a color chart…

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  221. Rosemarie Pierce
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 01:30:31

    Joan, I finally received my issue of Cross S. Collection from England, and LOVE the Snowdrop Fairy! It lauches there in a few days, but I saw it on the ‘next’ month’s pages. I cannot believe your imagination. You are amazing, and it’s the last in that fairy series? What, may i ask, are you coming up with next??? We ALL wait with baited breath! We cannot wait, the world over!
    We wish you well, and your family, too. When you design, I know you have each every fan in mind, and we thank you.
    Happy times till the greatest of Holidays. Love, Rosemarie

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  222. Susanne Dørfler
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 21:15:33

    Joan, I desperately search everywhere for your design ‘Enchanted Inspiration’. It would fit absolutely perfect for a project I want to stitch for my grandchildren. (Twin-girls who will enter this world next month 🙂 ). Is it still available? Pleeeease say yes. There’s just no better ‘Welcome on earth-wish’ than this 🙂
    With warm regards from rather cold Norway, Love Susanne

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  223. Ann Sell
    Jan 23, 2013 @ 11:32:00

    Dear Joan
    I have a very old cross stitcher magazine from August 2004 and I have stitched your christmas stoccking twice and I am on my third one, it is wonderful. I would be obliged if you could let me know if you have other patterns in a similar manner I would love to buy some and where on the web I can find them.
    Thanking you
    Ann Sell

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    • joanelliott
      Jan 24, 2013 @ 21:12:47

      All the stocking from Cross Stitcher are available as chartpacks. I’ll try to get a post up of all of them next week so you can see what I have.

      Reply

  224. angela smith
    Jan 30, 2013 @ 15:37:03

    I just ordered your Africa chart and am moving forward on the Mother Goose project…how long has the Africa chart been out?

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jan 31, 2013 @ 13:11:46

      Africa was a kt I did a while back for Design Works Crafts. I just brought the chartpack out a few ago.

      Reply

  225. Janice Simpson
    Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:26:19

    I love all of your designs. My favorites are the fairies, I can’t wait for the next one and the new series Medieval Ladies looks to be just as enjoyable. Thanks for all the great designs.

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  226. Rosemarie Pierce
    Feb 27, 2013 @ 23:41:10

    Joan, I am now stitching YOUR Sweet Pea fairy……..the colors are genius! These are the colors we swoon over in our DMC collection and wonder WHEN we will ever get to stitch with them!!? Like 917, oh, and 602, I think my heart leaps when i reach for it, and 3705. Genius, sheer genius. I heard the other day the phrase, “my heart is with yours,” know our’s is with you, because we feel YOUR’S! XX

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    • linda veilleux
      Feb 28, 2013 @ 02:15:46

      Hello Joan

      I am finally ready to start ditching but I’m still having trouble finding the Dragonfairy patern and material list. Can you help me or can anyone on this e mail list help me find this patern.
      Thank you.
      Linda. brat_tara@hotmail com

      Sent from Linda Clouatre

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      • joanelliott
        Feb 28, 2013 @ 17:06:39

        HI Linda- Can you please clarify if it is the Dragonfly Fairy or the Dragon and Fairy you are looking for. Thanks.

      • linda veilleux
        Feb 28, 2013 @ 23:27:28

        Hi ! It’s the dragonfly fairy cross stitch patern and material list . I would be so grateful for it and I just can’t wait to get started.
        Thank you, it’s appreciated
        Linda

        Sent from Linda Clouatre

  227. Christiana
    Mar 11, 2013 @ 20:03:16

    Hello Joan,
    I’m Challenging myself to complete your Phoenix Cross-Stitch in less than a month! Totally mental! But I’m enjoying all the vibrant colours, each section just come alive! Huge thank you for this chart, can’t wait to complete it.
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/CrisInStitches/from-the-ashes

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  228. ALLAN
    Mar 16, 2013 @ 13:16:45

    PLS HELP ME TO GET A KIT OR PATTERN OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE. I DONT HAVE A CREDIT CARD TO PAY YOU.,BUT I CAN PAY BY MEANS OF A BANK DRAFT OR MONEY ORDER ADDRESS TO YOUR COMPANY. PLEASE HELP ME.
    ALLAN C. CARBONELL
    3254F. F ROXAS FRANCISCO COMPOUND STA. ANA MANILA PHILIPPINES

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  229. angela smith
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 17:40:46

    Did you do a Noah’s Ark chart/kit for Design Works a while ago? I am working on it for yet another addition to the family :-)I had to replace the floss with DMC skeins because two of the blues looked very similar but it is coming along.

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  230. Vanessa Mellor
    Mar 31, 2013 @ 22:48:21

    Hi Joan, I just wanted to take the opportunity of Thanking you for so many magnificent designs. I’m a newbie to your designs but I’m hooked, thanks to Cross Stitch Collection. I’ve just this last week have started stitching Water Goddess from the Elemental Goddesses collection, I also have the aida and materials for Fire, Earth and Air. Then I can’t wait to stitch The Medieval lady and many many more. Also I love your Facebook page, I like to see other followers share their Works In Process WIP as they have given me such inspiration. Best of all I love that you, yourself take time to comment on ladies projects that must be an amazing feeling, to show you, one of your designs that someone has taken months to stitch and you show your appreciation.

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  231. Monique Bealle
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 16:33:05

    Dear Joan,
    Just quick note to tell I just love your designs. And I was wondering what color of fabric from polstitches you recommend for the red geisha? And plus you are my inspiration angel thank you for inspire me to have lovely hobby for 30 yrs. Please email me back to let know about the fabric thank you Joan.
    From Monique
    at mbealle@hotmail.com

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  232. Kate Charlebois
    Apr 10, 2013 @ 11:56:05

    Hi Joan – I really love your Goddess series. WIll you be doing an Autumn Goddess like the Spring, Summer, and Winter ones? I would love to see one of those faces with all of the colors of fall and would love to have a complete collection up on the wall.

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  233. Amelia
    Apr 20, 2013 @ 21:07:17

    Hi, Joan. I love your work and recently finished the Fairy Mother and Child pattern and am having it framed at the moment. It’s beautiful, just gorgeous. How did you learn to make the patterns? I want to start learning on my own, but all I can find is lessons on how to trace images already made, and I want to make my own designs. I know that there’s software out there to help make it, but how did you learn? Are there classes I can take? Thank you for any information you can give me, Amelia.

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    • joanelliott
      Apr 23, 2013 @ 20:32:53

      Hi Amelia-

      I don’t know of any classes for cross stitch design although there may be some out there somewhere. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. I just interpret what comes into my head. Your own designs will come from your own creativity. Once you do your own artwork, a good all around cross stitch program to use is Pattern Maker. You should Google it to see what they offer.

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  234. Amelia
    Apr 24, 2013 @ 03:42:07

    Thank you for your reply! I have plenty of designs in my head, it’s just not quite so easy to get it on paper and then into the software. I’m not a great drawer: perhaps that should be my first step. Thanks again for trying!

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  235. kimberley
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 16:02:27

    Hi Joan, I enjoy alot of you’re designs. look fordward to seeing more of them.

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  236. Pat Kuna
    May 04, 2013 @ 14:09:22

    I was wondering if there are any conversion charts to take Floss to blending filaments.

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  237. Pat Kuna
    May 07, 2013 @ 11:11:04

    I will let you know what they are.

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  238. Meg
    May 09, 2013 @ 08:43:15

    Hi Joan, it’s Meg from Portsmouth, Hampshire UK. Several years ago I purchased charts by David and Charles.of Christmas stockings. the cover was a design by you. A Christmas Teddy bear, Santa hat and Red ruff. I have all but finished the stitching and am really pleased with the results. My Great Grand-daughter Cailin is 2 next month and this is for her. A keepsake from Granna Meg. to use over the years, and who knows pass on. Love the blog.

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  239. vicky chance
    May 12, 2013 @ 07:21:44

    hi joan,its vicky from alfreton, derbyshire, i was wondering where else would i get the inspirational words (dream,hope, believe and imagine) from, i dont have paypal or anything like that, im hoping i can get them another way.

    thank you so much for all your lovely designs just love every single one of them.

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  240. joanelliott
    May 12, 2013 @ 10:52:39

    Hi Vicky- These four designs are in my book Bewitching Cross Stitch and
    are also in kits from Design Works Crafts. It might be best to search for them in the UK and see if any one there will accept payment other than Paypal. Try looking at Sewandso to see if they will accept your payment: http://www.sewandso.co.uk/Products/Dream__DES-9797.aspx
    Also note that the kits do not have the hand dyed fabrics and use white Aida.

    Hope that helps-
    Joan

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  241. Cheri Tipps
    May 14, 2013 @ 21:27:33

    Hi Joan
    I see the picture you have for the Casa Cenina. Is that going to be a chart? I love the design. There’s something I just can’t figure out. How can you design more charts than I can finish? I start one, find a new one, start that, and on and on!! Thank you for the many, many hours of happy stitching!

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  242. Theresa Olson
    May 18, 2013 @ 14:33:30

    I am working on your astrology 9886 kit and have run out of the gold metallic and can not find more please lead me in the right direction. I would really like to finish her. my email is sometingshiny@yahoo.com.

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  243. Patriia A Meyer
    May 31, 2013 @ 23:50:15

    Joan, I am trying to find the book/leaflet Cross Stitch Angels with the 6 angels in it. I am currently on the Angel of Night. I copied the two pages of the pattern so I didn’t have to “mess” up the book. The first page has disappeared (we have two new Siamese kittens and they may have had a hand in it) and my now my book has also gone missing. I am finished with the body and only have the wings and backstitching to do; but since I don’t have the book any more, I don’t know what to do. I have the copy of the bottom part but the top page is gone. I’m up a tree as to how to finish this beautiful Angel!! I went to the Amos website as you suggested but couldn’t find any mention of this booklet/leaflet. The Angel of Love is stocked by Joann Fabric, but that is the only one that .is available there. HELP!!.

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  244. angela smith
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 14:15:14

    While going through my ever growing pile I found the Sleeping Beauty chart copy,floss,fabric and braid I assembled for a chart you did for a book called Magical Cross Stitch. Turned out all it needed was for me to redo the chart in color instead of black and white and I did a small piece of the flower last night….

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  245. Leigh-Ann Smith
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 18:57:58

    Hi Joan, i am a huge fan of your patterns. I just wanted to say i love your christmas ones and they inspire. I hope that one day i will be an expert stitcher. Keep the patterns flowing. We dont have a lot of shops that offer cross stitching so getting your books by post or picking up a pattern in the world of cross stitching. I really enjoy your work.

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  246. Kristen
    Aug 07, 2013 @ 17:38:07

    Hi Joan,
    I recently bought the silver dusted stardust aida fabric the Charles Craft has been making. Since I bought the fabric, I also received the Love’s Promise sampler. Beautiful design!! I would like to do this project for a friend’s wedding that is coming up, but there seems to have been a printing error on my pattern. It appears as though there are beads included, however the bead key is the exact same as the French knot key, and thus I do not know what color/size/type of bead I should buy to complete this project. (From looking at the pattern, I’m assuming the yellow circles are where to place the beads…?) If you could let me know what I need to get that would be fantastic!

    Thanks!
    Kristen
    Email: terialah@hotmail.com

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    • joanelliott
      Aug 11, 2013 @ 13:59:57

      Hi Kristen-
      I looked at the chart file on my computer and I do not see any beads on the design. I wonder if they changed something? Would it be possible for you to send a photo of the chart and key to me so I can see what is happening.? My email is jelliottdesign@earthlink.net

      Joan

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  247. amy
    Aug 09, 2013 @ 18:33:31

    I was wondering it would be possible to get supply list for floss for your “a winters welcome” cross stitch pattern. I’m interested in it but would like to see how much all the supplies are going to be since I’m on budget.

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  248. Cheri
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 15:13:52

    YIPPEEEE!! Even though I’m currently working on your Festive Fairy, I’ve been waiting for the Little Stitching Fairy!! Of course, there are others I will just have to have. You’ve been a very, very busy lady.
    I’ve been stitching for many, many years and I truly, truly thank you for the many hours of joyful stitching.
    You are truly the best. Thanks for all you do!

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  249. Camille
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 09:40:55

    Hello, Jooan, I Just begin to start to stictch the ladybird fairy of your garden fairies. When I check the color of Kreinik and find 032 and 028 must be reversed. The wings and necklace can’t be white and dandelion can’t be gold.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 14, 2013 @ 16:07:45

      The magazine switched the two colors on the key! Use the o32 for the dandelion puffs and the 028 for the jewelry etc.

      Reply

  250. Meg
    Sep 13, 2013 @ 08:54:30

    Hi Joan, Hope your summer and fall have been good. Delighted with the Christmas Stocking I have made for Cailin my great grand-daughter. A new greatie is due anytime now so I shall be doing your Angel Stocking for her. Thanks for your wonderful designs.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 14, 2013 @ 16:02:12

      You are most welcome. I am thrilled to hear a new family member is on the way. Best wishes to everyone!

      Reply

  251. Terri Adams
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 04:10:26

    Joan, I love your creative work, very nice. I was wondering if you have ever made a MRS. Claus Christmas Stocking? My daughter wants me to make her a Mrs. Claus and her husband a Santa Claus. Then when they have kids I am to make Elf stocking for them. But I am stumped on the Mrs. Claus. The only one I can find is a pig face Mrs. Claus and that is not what we had visioned. Do you know of any or maybe it is on your to do list?
    Thanks for your wonderful work.

    Reply

  252. reka friz
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 11:07:40

    Hi, I’m looking for Wood Lady design, appeared in Las Labores de Ana no 153. It’s written Davi and Charles as copywriter, but they do not know about nothing. Can it be that this is your design? I have the magazine, I’m interested to have such a painted material to make it myself. Unfortunately I can not insert here picture to show about what I’m talking.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 27, 2013 @ 20:26:09

      Hi Reka-
      The Woodland Goddess is stitched on 28 count Jobelan called Fallen Leaves from Polstitches Designs.

      Reply

  253. Rachael Miller
    Oct 16, 2013 @ 17:51:10

    Hi Joan, I do love your designs and have stitched quite a few. They are really just perfect. I ran across in a 2009 magazine an add for Charles Craft for their stardust aida where there was a nativity scene that you designed (said so in very small print) I tried to track down the aida, but apparenty there is a new design in the packaging. Did you include this design in any of your books or if it so sold seperately? I receive so my compliments on my stitching that I have to remind them that someone creative made the design, I just colored in the thread that they told me to use. I’m grateful for your ability.

    Reply

  254. Kate Boyne
    Oct 27, 2013 @ 18:44:57

    Hi Joan,

    Have always loved your designs. Just dug out an old favourite, I think its called “Cat House Rules” and I am missing the top and bottom thirds, only have the middle section. I wondered if you were aware if it is still on sale anywhere. Cannot find it online despite hours of trying. It has the comments “If it is dirty wash it” and “if you turn it on turn it off”. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Many Thanks,

    Kate

    Reply

  255. Margie Johnson
    Nov 14, 2013 @ 20:49:57

    Hi Joan I just got my CrossStitch Collection magazine with the Angel of Joy chart.
    The color Dark Gray is listed as 3779 in the list of floss and 3799 in the back stitch directions. I just need to know what number is correct. Thanks Margie

    Reply

  256. Diane Singleton
    Dec 05, 2013 @ 15:45:15

    I found an Angel Flower-of-the-Month design in an old The Cross Stitcher magazine dated Dec 1999 and would like to do the Angel-Flower series. It is available to purchase somewhere?

    Reply

  257. Kari Johnson/Wisconsin, US
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 20:19:46

    Hi, Joan,

    Is there anyway to purchase the series of angel charts that were in (I think) the (US) Cross Stitcher magazine in the late 1990’s? Finding the magazines on eBay is almost impossible…

    Keep designing! Love everything you do!

    Reply

  258. Kari Johnson/Wisconsin, US
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 20:21:47

    Oops…I guess I should have read a few other of the comments. Not criticizing, just curious why you can’t republish the angels in a new book?

    Reply

  259. Charmaine
    Dec 29, 2013 @ 04:15:14

    Hi Joan,

    Charmaine all the way from Australia. Just wondering where I can buy or download the Hope, Believe, Imagine, Dream charts from?
    Love your designs. I have completed Ladybird Fairy recently

    Reply

  260. antonietta
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 19:02:56

    Ciao , ti scrivo dall’Italia e’ da poco che ho scoperto i tuoi fantastici capolavori e me ne sono innamorata spero di essere all’altezza di tanta bellezza !!!

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Feb 16, 2014 @ 19:11:41

      Ciao Antonietta-
      Grazie per le gentili parole. Significa molto per me sapere che ti piace il mio lavoro.
      Avere un giorno meraviglioso-
      X Joan

      Reply

  261. Cheri
    Mar 12, 2014 @ 19:19:37

    Greetings from Florida, USA! I’ve seen your Serenity Prayer, always one of my favorites, in the new Stitchery catalog. Do you think you will ever offer it as a chart rather than a kit? Thanks a bunch.

    Cheri

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Apr 30, 2014 @ 13:48:13

      It won’t be available as a chart pack for a while since it has just recently been introduced on the market as a kit.

      Reply

  262. Jennifer
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:46:33

    Am looking for the Lady’s of Season (Snow Queen, Spring Queen, Summer Queen and Fall Queen). Is there a chart available for them?

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Apr 30, 2014 @ 13:47:20

      Hi Jennifer-
      Just go to my Order Chartpacks page on this blog and you will see what is available in my chart packs.

      Reply

  263. Melissa
    May 10, 2014 @ 04:15:43

    Hi Joan – any update on if you’ll have the Angel of Cross Stitch Pattern update anytime soon?

    Reply

  264. anne moule
    May 11, 2014 @ 14:09:21

    Hi there I would like to no how much the magical butterfly is please

    Reply

  265. Alison
    May 25, 2014 @ 15:56:00

    Hi im wondering if you have any single rose patterns or a book with some in i could purchase

    Reply

  266. Lorie Chatfield
    May 28, 2014 @ 16:20:57

    Hi Joan – I just wanted to know if we can expect a chart any time soon in the Cross Stitch Collection Magazine? I really enjoy the magazine, but the primary reason I subscribe is all of your wonderful designs!! I have been so disappointed as I haven’t seen one for a while. I just love your designs and have high hopes of being able to do everyone of them!! Thanks!!

    Reply

  267. aleta
    Jun 03, 2014 @ 06:29:02

    Hi joan im wondering if you could help me.. I noticed in a very old cross stitch magazine that there was a book of ultimate charts by yourself floating.. I have tried every book shop I can think of and every cross stitch website.. I would love a copy of it as I adore fairiesan angels.. do u have copies for sale or do u no where I could get it from?

    Thank you in advance xx

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jun 13, 2014 @ 18:26:19

      Hi Aleta-
      This book is no longer in print. Your best bet is Ebay or some of the stash unload groups on Facebook. Watch out for these though as they can be ridiculously overpriced.

      Reply

  268. Joan Morris
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 22:51:55

    Hi Joan, I have been working for several (maybe ten) years on your Our Lady of Guadalupe Design. I didn’t realize it would be such a long project but I am enjoying it. It’s a meditative process for me to work on it. I am wondering about the gold rays that spike out around her. Is each ray one long stitch or many backstitches? From the photo they look perfectly straight but I can’t really tell. Thanks for your help!

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jul 15, 2014 @ 23:16:59

      Hi Joan-
      Sounds like a labor of love. Each ray is a long stitch so if you keep you fabric tight it should work out fine.

      Joan

      Reply

  269. Donna Atkinson
    Jul 15, 2014 @ 20:29:49

    Hi Joan. I am.after a copy of your book Ultimate joan elliott have tried everywhere to get a copy and had no luck.
    Where could i get a copy from
    Thank you

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jul 15, 2014 @ 22:25:41

      HI Donna-
      I’m afraid this book is out of print so the only place you will see it is on amazon or the internet. Beware the prices. It is worth about $20 US Dollars so wait until you see one for a decent price. They do turn up now and then.
      Joan

      Reply

  270. Kate Charlebois
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 17:57:16

    Donna – the last ones I saw were on EBAY for $150

    Reply

  271. joanelliott
    Jul 16, 2014 @ 18:04:01

    OUCH!!!!!

    Reply

  272. Barbara Rostig
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 14:08:57

    Hi Joan. While surfing the good old internet I came across an afghan rug with the most beautiful cat’s on it, it all so had some heart’s in the corner’s. And I have fallen in love with it!! It was called Fabulous Felines by Joan Elliott (not sure if this is the correct name of the pattern). Is this one of your design’s and do you still have it available to purchase?
    Cheer’s
    Barbara from Australia

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Aug 06, 2014 @ 14:19:09

      Hi Barbara- I do have the chartpack for the cats. I call it Cats By The Dozen.This is a larger chartpack and the cost is $20. Shipping to Australia is $10. Should you decide to order please let me know if you want the chart in Black & White or Color.
      Thanks!
      Joan

      Reply

  273. Barbara Rostig
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 14:58:40

    Hi Joan. Yes I would like to order one. What afghan fabric did you use for this and do your chart’s say what quantity of each color to get? This will defiantly be my next project. But I suppose that I had better finnish the afghan that I am doing for my mother in law’s 80th birthday first……..hehe. What is the best way to order?
    Thanks
    Barbara

    Ohhh damn work, I cant wait to start this now!!

    Reply

  274. joanelliott
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 15:46:43

    Hi Barbara- I don’t have the source of the Afghan. My notes only say it was from DMC. The British magazine took care of that part of things. Maybe this will help you out though: There are 12 squares and each square is 65 X 65 stitches. I haven’t been able to see anything that these would fit on but you could order just a plain evenweave afghan fabric and use that as each square is so defined. Charles Craft has something called Monk’s Cloth that would work well. I think if you G
    oogle it you will find it for sale at lots of places even though I could not find it on the Charles Craft site.

    Joan

    Reply

  275. Carol Armstrong
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 23:26:30

    Hi Joan, I love your designs, and currently I am working on “Dreams come True”.
    My sister inlaw started it but unfortunately passed away before she could finish so, I am finishing it for her son. I thought I had all the instructions but on the chart are some small black dots in the corners of some of the crossstitch pattern. But I can’t find any reference to them in the instructions. I’m assuming they are probably French knots and I think they are done in black. Can you confirm and let me know if they are done with a single or double strand?

    Thanks ever so much, please keep designing
    Carol

    Reply

  276. Barbara Rostig
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 04:50:51

    Hi Joan. I have ordered the Cats by the dozen afghan chart that I asked you about yesterday. The web site that I looked at said to prewash the monk’s cloth as it will shrink up to 15%. So was just wondering what size and count to get.
    Thank’s
    Barbara.

    Reply

  277. Donna Atkinson
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 13:52:21

    Hi joan I am desperate to find a copy of your book Ultimate joan elliott. … since having my stroke I have found solace in stitching your designs please advise where I can find a copy

    Thank you

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:34:27

      Hi Donna-
      I’m afraid that this book is hard to come by as it was only printed in limited edition. Sometimes stitchers find it on Ebay but don’t pay an outrageous price. The original cost was about $20.

      Joan

      Reply

  278. Line
    Sep 10, 2014 @ 22:49:21

    Are you planning on designing anymore goddesses? (thinking of the ones with the heads, like rose goddess and green goddess). I would love to stitch a love goddess.

    Reply

  279. Angela
    Sep 12, 2014 @ 15:09:10

    Dear Joan, I have been looking around for a few years now for a friendship design and found one on ebay called “You’re My Best Friend – Kokeshi Dolls” It’s perfect for my needs but keep getting out bid on it. I’m disabled and don’t have a lot of money to spend on just a pattern, if it was the whole kit I wouldn’t mind so much, but now they only place I am finding it is in the U.S. and it’s gonna cost me an arm and a leg just for postage. Do you know of anywhere that I can get it here in the UK or anyone who is willing to email me it in pdf format or something?
    I’d be forever grateful if you could help in ANY way possible.
    Peace & Love
    Angela x

    Reply

  280. Joline Moore
    Sep 18, 2014 @ 02:11:06

    I’m looking for your toymaker stocking pattern. Is there somewhere else to buy it besides The Stitchery magazine??? thank you

    Reply

  281. Sherry Metz
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 15:50:19

    HI Joan

    Love your patterns. I am looking for the Angels of Cross Stitch series, I have the graphs but no color key. I have tried everywhere. Can you help? Thanks for you time
    Sherry Metz

    Reply

  282. Petit Martine
    Oct 09, 2014 @ 08:02:50

    bonjour j’ai acheté votre livre “native american cross stitch” mais il manque une rangée de haut en bas entre la page 10 et 11 et une rangée entre la page 12 et 13 j’ai commencé à broder mais je me rends compte que cela ne correspond plus
    merci

    Reply

  283. fia
    Oct 10, 2014 @ 14:31:34

    Hi Im looking for Teddy House Rules im from the philippines..can you help me.were can i find this thanks..desperate finding this pattern and new pattern of this..and how much it cost?thanks so much…

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 10, 2014 @ 20:59:24

      Hi Fia-
      I have this as a chartpack. Cost is $12 plus $10 shipping to the Phillipines. If you order, please let me know if you want the chart in black & white or color. Thanks- Joan

      Reply

  284. Chrissie Neal
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 12:58:27

    Hi Joan
    I ordered the pattern of the Green Goddess. Could you tell me if it has been sent, as it has not yet arrived, so that I know that it has not been lost in the post. I paid by Paypal, which the transaction has gone through.

    Regards
    Chrissie.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 11, 2014 @ 14:51:12

      Hi Chrissie- I was away the week that you made your payment so your order was shipped on October 7th. You should have it shortly.

      Thanks-
      Joan

      Reply

  285. Chrissie
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 16:19:45

    Thank you for letting me know xx

    Reply

  286. Chrissie Neal
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 11:45:07

    Hi Joan
    The Green Goddess chart pack arrived safely. Have you any thoughts on designing a Green Man to go with her.

    Reply

  287. Laura
    Oct 18, 2014 @ 03:00:43

    Hi Joan, Is your Design Works Happily Ever After Weddning Counted Cross Stitch kits still available?

    Reply

  288. edna powell
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 13:18:42

    hello joan, i’ve been following your problem on face book and would just like to say please please don’t give up on us.most of us are honest and law abiding.having said that have you any thoughts on publishing a book with all your lady designs in?i am relatively new to cross stitch and have seen such beautiful designs that i can’t get now.good luck for your future

    Reply

  289. Sylvia Hoffmann
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 19:30:45

    Hi Joan, just love your designs. The embellishments make them truly special. I was recently at my neighborhood stitchery shop-Keepsakes – and saw a beautiful WIP from another stitcher. She said it was one of yours but I can’t find it anywhere. It has been released in portions with angel faces in blocks with a border. The first left angel was in purple and had brown hair. Would love to stitch this as it was beautiful.. Where can I find this pattern??

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 19:42:36

      Hi Sylvia- This design is in a special Facebook group Stitch-A-Long. If you are on Facebook you will be able to join.

      Joan

      Reply

  290. Tricia Morrison-Stork
    Oct 25, 2014 @ 20:10:09

    Dear Joan I’m hoping that you can ehlp me with an issue inyour Christmas Cross Stitch Treasure book. I’m want to make your Santa & Mrs. Claus Roly-Polies on page 44. But i think there is an error on the color chart. Your have #945 – tawny and #951 – light tawny on the chart but when I looked at the color pictures found on page 42 the areas that these two number would be, they appear to be two shades of red. I looked on your correction page but I found nothing for this question. Please could you let me know which is correct. I am making these for a Secret Santa gift. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 31, 2014 @ 15:01:20

      Hi Tricia-
      I don’t have copy of the book here but my charts in my computer files have the faces done in 945 and 951 like the pictures in the book and the suits are 321, 666, and 3801. It sounds like they may have messed up my color placement somewhere in production. Just follow the picture as a guide and they will come out correctly.

      All best wishes-
      Joan

      Reply

  291. Christine
    Nov 28, 2014 @ 11:04:21

    Hello Joan

    I absolutely love your cross stitch designs, specifically BLUE GEISHA but I can’t find a retailer outlet in south africa. Where can I download the pattern for purchase?

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Nov 28, 2014 @ 12:15:19

      This chart is not available as a PDF. You can order it through 123stitch.com. They ship internationally.
      Joan

      Reply

  292. Pat Kuna
    Nov 29, 2014 @ 13:22:14

    I want to know if you new THe Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection will be available again. I tried to order it but could not.

    Pat Kuna

    Reply

  293. joanelliott
    Nov 29, 2014 @ 14:16:09

    Hi Pat-
    This bookazine was printed in limited edition and will not be reprinted.

    All the best-
    Joan

    Reply

  294. Patricia Kuna
    Nov 30, 2014 @ 15:59:27

    Joan, I found it. I got one from EBAY. I am so happy. I love your designs.

    Reply

  295. Cheri Tipps
    Dec 01, 2014 @ 20:24:09

    I’m wondering about being able to purchase your new bookazine in the US. I see that it was a limited edition, but will there will places in the US where it will be available. Also, I LOVE your desk calendar coming out in The World of Cross Stitching. I’m a subscriber to this magazine but substitutions are made in the free gift sometimes for people in the US. I’d really like to be able to buy both, do you have any ideas?

    Reply

  296. joanelliott
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 14:17:17

    Hi Cheri-
    I’m afraid you would have to contact the magazine directly about all this. They have the control over distribution of anything they produce. The Ultimate Joan Elliott Cross Stitch Collection is out of print so your best bet is Ebay but be sure not to pay the ridiculous prices that are charging. It is only worth about $22, the original selling price. The new diary will most likely not be included in the US copies. The charts will all be available together as a chart pack in summer 2015.

    All best wishes-
    Joan

    Reply

  297. Cheri Tipps
    Dec 02, 2014 @ 20:43:17

    Thank you so much for your quick response.

    Reply

  298. Clare dexter
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 15:08:31

    I would like to purchase a copy of your ultimate cross stitch collection bookazine limited edition but not sure where I can get one from could you help me please am from uk thanks

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Dec 19, 2014 @ 15:20:16

      Hi Clare- This book is out of print. The only place you might see it is on eBay or some such site. Beware though- don’t pay any of the outrageous prices they might ask. The original selling price was only £9.99

      Reply

  299. Line
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 22:21:05

    Hi Joan.. will there ever be a reprint of: The Ultimate Joan Elliott Collection? I really want to buy it.. but it is out of print.. I have entered a few contest where it is one of the prices.. but the chance of winning is ofcourse very small. I really hope it will get reprinted so I can buy it.. cause I really love your designs

    Reply

  300. Crystal
    Jan 27, 2015 @ 18:44:33

    Hi Joan, oh my, so lovely all of your patterns are absolutely the best! I am 6 months new to cross stitching, my Mum and taught me in June 2013, and I caught on very fast. I found about who you were from a stitching blog when I was looking for Peacock Splendour, I have a trunk almost identical to the one this pattern went on and I want to stitch it. I have caught on very fast, and have started making my own patterns but need a computer program?? You just inspired me even more to continue pursuing my artistic side turning my painting and drawing into patterns.. You really are amazing artist.. Cheers!!

    Reply

  301. Courtney Ground
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 14:49:33

    Joan, I have come to love many of your designs. I’m currently trying to create my own pattern and really loved the alphabet font you used for the Hope, Believe, Imagine and Dream kits you provided for Design Works. I was hoping to use this font for parts of my own design and was wondering if there was any way you could provide a chart for the full alphabet you used? I would gladly be willing to provide compensation for permission to use the alphabet. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Feb 04, 2015 @ 15:38:50

      Hi Courtney-

      Since my designs are copyright I’m afraid I can not share the alphabet but you can search for fonts on the internet , look for a script font and create your own.

      Reply

  302. Cheri Tipps
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 15:07:44

    Hi Joan
    Do you know of any way that I can get your Cinderella charts from Cross Stitch Collection 242? Our stores here in the US never got it and I’m just itching to stitch these gorgeous designs. I’ve tried amazon, ebay, etc. and if they had any, they are sold out. Maybe chartpaks in the future? HELP!!!!
    I’m an avid fan of yours (as you may know) and hope you can give me some advice about what to do.
    Many thanks!
    Cheri

    Reply

  303. joanelliott
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 15:10:59

    Hi Cheri- The chart pack for these two designs will be out in late spring so if you can wait until then, just keep an eye out for them on this blog. X Joan

    Reply

  304. Angela Smith
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 20:02:27

    After reorganizing my ever growing stash I located the Noahs Ark one I think you designed 🙂 added some more floss and am now working on it. I will have to put the child’s name below in backstitch since I can’t fit it in the design itself. My baby cousin adored the Mother Goose one I completed. I didn’t get to do all the backstitch I wanted on that one but they love it. I also added a few to the Fairy Godmother as well.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Mar 02, 2015 @ 22:01:20

      Hi Angela- I’m glad you found the Noah’s Ark and so happy to hear that Mother goose was well received 🙂
      Happy stitching!-
      X Joan

      Reply

  305. Cheri Tipps
    Mar 02, 2015 @ 21:54:49

    Thanks so very much. I’ll be on the lookout!

    Reply

  306. Pat Craven
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 11:30:45

    Hi Joan: I have been searching for an old Christmas pattern of yours called “partridge in a pear tree, sold by The Stitchery, item #T50442, $24.95. They told me this item was no longer available. Is your pattern out of print? Would love to have it. Thanks, Patc

    Reply

  307. Pat Craven
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 21:55:36

    Can’t wait to stitch it.Love your work.

    Reply

  308. Linda Barnes
    Apr 03, 2015 @ 12:41:23

    Hi Joan,
    I have a chart and instructions for Celtic Wedding Prayer, unfortunately the Color Key does not List the color numbers just color descriptions. I would very much like to stitch it again for my nephews wedding next year, would it be possible for you to provide me with the DMC numbers?
    Really love your work.
    Many thanks
    Linda
    North Yorkshire
    England

    Reply

  309. april
    Apr 06, 2015 @ 06:20:53

    Hi, I love your designs (just fyi). Anyway, I did your “Fairy mother and child” crossstitch for my sister and was wondering if you had something similar with a male fairy and baby. They are having a second child and i wanted to make her something that matched her first one.

    Reply

  310. christine
    May 07, 2015 @ 23:16:18

    hi i have been looking for your footprint cross stitch chart model number 9616 can you tell me where i can buy this chart i love it and would like to do it thanks

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      May 08, 2015 @ 15:36:12

      Hi Christine-
      I am recharting this design now. It should be available as a chartpack soon. Stay tuned!

      Reply

  311. christine
    May 08, 2015 @ 15:43:00

    thats brilliant carn’t wait lol thank you :):):)

    Reply

  312. monica
    May 12, 2015 @ 23:00:35

    How can I buy a chart?? I’m from Mexico city. Many thanks

    Reply

  313. angela smith
    May 14, 2015 @ 16:05:18

    Would you ever consider doing charts in needlepoint? For them you usually have to fill in the background but done right I think it would be very pretty.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      May 23, 2015 @ 13:37:46

      Hi Angela-
      I started out back in the 70’s doing only needlepoint! I will do them again at some point.

      Joan

      Reply

  314. Robin
    May 20, 2015 @ 22:42:37

    Can you tell me how to purchase the kimono row pattern only with Chinese robes?

    Thanks,

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      May 23, 2015 @ 13:36:35

      Hi Robin. The Chinese QuiPao row is available as a chartpack. It is $12 plus shipping. I will need to know your general location and if you refer a black & white or color chart. I would then send you a Paypal request.

      Joan

      Reply

  315. Pregeant's Vidalia
    May 22, 2015 @ 01:01:01

    I love the designs but was wondering why they are all females? I would love a highlander in full kilt getup from you…keep up the beautiful work, we are enjoying it!

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      May 23, 2015 @ 13:34:57

      I guess I just like all the fancy and dazzle i can give to the girls 🙂 I will keep the highlander in mind.

      Reply

  316. mickey
    May 22, 2015 @ 22:33:53

    Iam interested in the native american alphabet,..Please

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      May 23, 2015 @ 13:33:48

      Hi Mickey-
      I can make up a chartpack of the Naive American Alphabet for you. I am away from my desk all this coming week and will get back to you with more info on costs. Can you please let me know your general location for postage and whether you want a back & white or color chart. Thanks- Joan

      Reply

  317. Robin
    May 23, 2015 @ 19:52:30

    I would like the color chart. Please send link for payment. Thank you!

    Reply

  318. Selena Xylene
    Jun 01, 2015 @ 11:14:46

    Dear Ms. Joan,
    I really love your Stardust Fairy Cross Stitch. I got the pattern for it, and I’m confused. I can’t see the difference of the thread symbols between the half stitches and full stitches of the same thread. For example: they symbol for Full Stitch, Half Stitch and Quarter Stitch for DMC 159 is the same. How do I know when to do the different stitches of the same thread?

    Please guide me. Thank you!

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jun 01, 2015 @ 18:37:10

      Hi Selena-
      Half stitches will appear as two mini versions of the symbol within one grid square, quarter stitches are one mini symbol, and three quarter stitches are there mini symbols together.

      Hope that helps.

      X Joan

      Reply

  319. Selena Xylene
    Jun 02, 2015 @ 02:44:15

    Hi, Ms. Joan,

    Yes, I see what you mean. I looked at the pattern closer and I found those differences.

    Thank you very much! Now I can start.

    More power!

    Reply

  320. Sumer Scoggins
    Jul 20, 2015 @ 14:14:10

    Have you thought about putting all your goddesses together to sell as a package? The only one I have is the Green Goddess. I would love to have all the others! I’m currently working on the Ladybird Fairy for my oldest daughter and then I will be doing the Butterfly Fairy for my other daughter. Really enjoy your work and designs!!!

    Reply

  321. Kathy
    Jul 24, 2015 @ 00:50:18

    I just received The Enchanted Garden to stitch for my 3yr. old granddaughter since she loves fairies. While sorting my threads I noticed there are 3 color keys missing from the chart. They are for the toadstools. Could you please help me?

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    • joanelliott
      Jul 24, 2015 @ 01:58:31

      Hi Kathy- I am afraid that my computer died this morning. I hope to have anew one up and running next week and I will be able to check my file then. Sorry for the delay. X Joan

      Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jul 28, 2015 @ 23:03:43

      Hi Kathy-
      Just emailed the key to you.

      Joan

      Reply

  322. Pat Slagter
    Jul 28, 2015 @ 22:27:12

    I love your beautiful work. I am so looking forward to meeting you at our Retreat in October. I hope your healing well. Hugs from Arizona.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jul 28, 2015 @ 22:34:49

      Thank you Pat- I am looking forward to it too! We will all have a wonderful time I am sure!

      X Joan

      Reply

  323. Kelly Pounter
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 10:57:55

    Hi Joan
    I am after the rainbow fairy would you know were I could get it from as my mum has has lost the chart

    Reply

  324. Lynn Gikizas
    Aug 17, 2015 @ 02:26:36

    I love your Japanese designs. I keep waiting to see if you will do a design with the Korean Hanbok. I lived in South Korea for two years and that would be the perfect souvenir.

    Reply

  325. Jnona Rohde
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 00:00:08

    Joan, I just saw a book that said wit & wisdom, it was green and on the cover was a picture of a cat, and it said, “a house is not a home without a cat” I have looked at all the places I know to look, for this book, and I can’t find it. I have friends with 7 cats and would like to do this for them for Christmas, probably next year. Can you do a chart of it for me? I don’t know if that is even possible., but thought I would ask, or maybe you can tell me what other place to check for this book.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 16, 2015 @ 03:01:07

      Jnona-
      I can definitely make up a chartpack for you. Please email me at jelliottdesign@earthlink.net
      Let me know if you want the chart in black & white symbols or color blocks with symbols and tell me your general location.
      I will then bill you through Paypal.
      The chartpack will be $14 plus postage.
      Joan

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  326. christine
    Sep 16, 2015 @ 21:56:40

    hi did you manage to do the chartpack for your footpint cross stitch please if so where can i buy it from thanks.

    Reply

  327. christine
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 18:20:23

    please can you let me no when it available thanks 🙂

    Reply

  328. joanelliott
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 21:44:03

    Will do.

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  329. phyllis encinias
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 15:47:50

    Joan, I love youor designs. I am currently working on Stardust Fairy that you posted not too long ago for a free pattern. She is going to be beautiful when finished. I am going to be a fan of your designs and will be ordering soon!

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    • Chrissie Neal
      Sep 27, 2015 @ 07:27:55

      Hi Joan So glad to here that you are finally on the mend. I too have had health issues that have had an impact on my day to day living, so what better way of passing the time than cross stitching. I wonder could you advise me as to tackling a bigger project with a lot more colours. I have tried before, but I find that when following a larger pattern with a lot of colours I either miss stitches or find I have put in to many. Is there an easy way to avoid this as I would love to have a go at more of your patterns Love Chrissie xx

      Sent from my iPhone

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  330. Cheri Tipps
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 18:12:07

    Hi Joan. I’m not on Facebook, but I’ve been keeping track of your progress through a friend. You certainly have an angel (or 2 or 10!) on your shoulder. It’s great to hear how quickly you’re recovering. Facebook is looking better and better, your stitch-a-longs sound wonderful. Just wanted to say hello!

    Reply

  331. Susan Damsell
    Oct 06, 2015 @ 12:32:49

    Hi, I’m stitching the blue geisha. I have reached the neck and hand, but have found a missing symbol. A square with in a square with two black dots. This is not on the chart, can you help please. Sue.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 07, 2015 @ 02:09:55

      Checking on this for you Sue. I’ll get back to you in the morning. Thanks!

      Reply

    • joanelliott
      Oct 07, 2015 @ 02:20:40

      Hi Sue-
      The symbol you are speaking of is DMC 945. Is this missing from the key or the actual chart. Please let me know so I can send more info if you need it.
      Thanks.

      Reply

  332. Jocelyn Bermudez
    Nov 01, 2015 @ 06:37:38

    Hi, i buy the KITCHEN STILL-LIFE. When im reading the color key why there’s no Dmc #, because i want to make 2 but i can’t buy the dmc thread. Pls help me thank u

    Reply

  333. Angela Read
    Nov 03, 2015 @ 00:03:38

    Hi joan I was wondering if you could help me?
    I’ve been searching for I don’t know how long for an elegant “&” sign that I can back stitch onto my cross stitched projects. All my projects I used 14count Aida. The search first started 2yrs ago when I was looking for an “&” sign to put on my son’s wedding sampler, but had to make do by just bodging one that looked like an “&”, then I had to do it again on their 1st anniversary, then again for my sisters wedding earlier this year, now putting off making do for their 2nd anniversary pic, but I’m sick of everything else looking gorgeous & my “&” sign looking for an amateur had done it. It HAS TO BE backstitched, but anything that looks like it’s been done by someone older than a 5yrs old would be really helpful. I look forward to your reply.

    Reply

  334. Seema Shevade
    Nov 26, 2015 @ 23:41:32

    Hi Joan, I just bought Swirling Peacock design from 123stitch.com. It included everything , design & threads but there are no instructions. I am new so I need help! Where can I get the fabric? How do I begin? Thank you , look forward to your help.

    Reply

  335. Julieta Bragagnini
    Dec 02, 2015 @ 20:04:13

    I purchase santas express stocking 5951. Is there s possibility to have the stocking facing the other way

    Reply

  336. Patricia Kuna
    Jan 05, 2016 @ 12:07:15

    I love the new Angel of Cross stitch. I ordered her yesterday. I did her when she was in the Cross Stitcher by in 1999. Now I am going to do her again. How long will it take for her to come. I have not got an e-mail from PayPal yet.

    Reply

  337. liz lesan
    Jan 06, 2016 @ 04:07:36

    I have used several of the beautiful designs from your Spell it Out book in samplers for my great nieces & nephew. Is there somewhere I can find a list of the flowers/plants you used for each of the letters in the Gardner’s Alphabet?

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jan 06, 2016 @ 04:11:17

      Hi Liz- Thanks for your note. I can get a list together for you. Working on some deadlines at the moment but I should be able to find some time on the weekend.
      Joan

      Reply

      • liz lesan
        Jan 24, 2016 @ 20:54:58

        So sorry to hear about your tumble on the ice…darn! I know you are way behind on many things. I am working on other areas of my sampler and hope that you might have time next month for the letter/flower info. Thank you…and heal quickly.

      • joanelliott
        Jan 25, 2016 @ 14:57:35

        Thanks Liz- Ice and I are not the best of friends. Getting a bit better everyday. I am finally sitting at my desk and will be able to get the flower names over to you soon. X Joan

  338. Meg Brooks
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 10:42:58

    Hi, Joan. My Caroling Kittens Christmas Stocking was much loved by my grand-daughter Isla Graces’ mum, Ilona. I had such joy stitching it. I have just started the Snow Fairy from Cross Stitch Gold 124 for a friends’ youngest grand-daughter. I know it is a picture, but I shall adapt it into a Christmas Bag which I’ve done before with success. Wishing you a good year, and many thanks for your wonderful designs. We met once at Olympia in London many moons ago, it has got too expensive for me to go anymore. Best wishes Meg xx

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jan 24, 2016 @ 20:27:59

      Hi Meg-
      Lovely to hear that the Caroling Kittens were such a hit! Olympia seems like such a long time ago doesn’t it? I will be traveling to the UK this coming autumn and also in 2017 at a more affordable place than London so you never know….maybe we can meet again!

      X Joan

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  339. Meg Brooks
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 17:31:44

    Wonderful news of your visit to UK in the near future will keep a watch for dates etc. xx

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  340. Meg Brooks
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 17:47:36

    Hi again Joan, just read of your icy fall, what rotten luck after all you went thru’ last summer. You seem to be coping ok. Hope all goes to plan with the recovery. Love Meg xx

    Reply

  341. Debra Farmer
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 17:13:29

    Can you tell me the pattern name of the cross stitch above your shoulder in your picture? Thank you.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Jan 30, 2016 @ 16:44:53

      That is Shakespeare’s Garden. It is available as a Chartpacks. I will get it up on the oRder Chartpacks page when my computer gets back for the shop.

      Reply

  342. Cheri Tipps
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 23:30:19

    Hi Joan. I hope your recovery is coming along although I’m sure it is frustrating for you. I have a question. In The World of Cross Stitching, Issue 238, a person sent a photograph of a finished design called Angels of the World. I fell in love with it, something different, but I haven’t been able to find it. I know you’re backed up with things and this is definitely not an urgent request, a day or two will be fine (only kidding). Take care of yourself.

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Feb 07, 2016 @ 20:34:40

      Hi Cheri-
      That chart is in a book called Cross Stitch Angels
      I can also make up a chartpack for you. It would be $12 plus shipping in color or black & white, your choice.
      I am doing much better , thanks. Hoping to be back to normal in a few weeks.

      Reply

  343. Cheri Tipps
    Feb 08, 2016 @ 18:05:22

    Thanks so much, Joan, I have that book!! (I think I have all of your books)

    Reply

    • Rosemarie Pierce
      Feb 08, 2016 @ 19:32:41

      Hi Joan, I am interested in that chart of ‘Angels of the World!’ What would the order number be in a color copy? (Cheri got to you first!)
      By the way, I received my “Cross Stitch Angel” on Sat. Of course, I want to drop everything and attempt this feat, how exciting! It’s back to the “Spring Goddess”, especially since I realized you put buttercups in it. Addison, 9, was very interested in that, because, that is her nickname!
      Let me know, and please, please take care. Love, Rosemarie

      Reply

  344. Mary Jo Neyer
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 00:55:11

    I saw a beautiful cross stitch of the Blessed Mother holding baby Jesus. There were some doves in the picture. I would love to stitch this picture. Can you help me find the patterns? Thanks in advance.

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  345. Ruth Davis
    Mar 01, 2016 @ 20:56:24

    I love your Native American Book. However the colored chart for the Native American alphabet is very hard to follow. I have made it through the letter D but was wondering if the chart could be converted to symbols. You are an awesome designer and I enjoy stitching them. Hope you are healing well.
    Ruth

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Mar 08, 2016 @ 16:32:19

      Hi Ruth-
      I can make this into a chartpack. It’s quite large so it would be $16 plus postage.

      Joan

      Reply

  346. christine
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 00:11:27

    hi i asked you last year where i can get a copy of the chart for footprints is there any news on where i can buy it thanks chris

    Reply

  347. Lee Fehr
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 17:34:03

    I am working on “In the Beginning” and so far have really enjoyed working on this beautiful piece. I am able to identify all the animals except one. can you tell me what animal is sitting in front of the doe? Lee

    Reply

  348. Jo GRAS
    Jun 04, 2016 @ 10:40:44

    Bonjour,

    J’habite en France à coté de Montpellier au bord de la Méditerranée.
    J’ai trouvé sur Pinterest un très beau père Noël qui porte un très bel habit rouge, j’ai craqué !!!
    Pourriez-vous m’indiquer un site ou je pourrai me procurer la grille afin que je puisse le réaliser ?
    Je vous souhaite une très bonne journée et je vous remercie de votre réponse.

    Jocelyne

    Reply

  349. Meg Brooks
    Jun 08, 2016 @ 18:14:00

    Hello Joan, Very late in thanking you for the North Pole Stocking chart, which was received long ago. I finished the Snow Fairy a couple of months back, and will do the piecing later in the year. A good start has been made on the stocking and it is a joy to do. So much colour.. Noticed you were visiting Cardiff, just a little too far for me for a round trip. Hope all is well with you and there have been no more health upsets. Love and best wishes Meg x

    Reply

  350. Michelle Pearce
    Jun 16, 2016 @ 18:08:57

    Hello & Happy Thursday
    Joan
    Cross stitch Crazy magazine # 200 Take your pick peacocks. I can’t find the magazine and was hoping its available in a chart pack. Thanks Michelle

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  351. Ellen
    Aug 06, 2016 @ 19:34:03

    Ms. Elliot–I have been asked to complete your FAIRYTALE Alphabet begun by a good friends’ mother for her grandchild–her mother has since had a stroke and cannot complete the design as the pattern is LOST. would you happen to have the pattern archived and mail to me so I can complete?–thank you

    Reply

  352. Missy Doyle
    Aug 31, 2016 @ 16:18:50

    Hi Joan I have a cross stitch kit that you designed. I have everything I need except the graph. I was wondering if there is anyway that you still have a copy of the graph that you could send me or tell me how to get a copy of the graph. The kit is Bucilla Baby Collection Pond Pals kit #41490. It’s the 1 with the house frame & divided in 4 sections. I would really like to do the cross stitch. My daughter doesn’t think I’ll ever do it since I don’t have the graph. I hope you can help
    Thanks
    Missy

    Reply

    • joanelliott
      Sep 01, 2016 @ 04:00:13

      Hi Missy-
      I’m afraid I no longer have the chart for this design. I think your best bet may be to look on Ebay. Wish I could be of more help.

      All best wishes-
      Joan

      Reply

  353. Patricia Kuna
    Sep 06, 2016 @ 19:51:44

    Joan, I am working on Christmas angel from The Ultimate Christmas Cross Stitch Collection. I want to know if there are cross stitches under the beads or not. I can’t see any.

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  354. joanelliott
    Sep 06, 2016 @ 21:01:50

    Hi Patricia-
    I don’t put stitches under the beads. I think they lay better on the empty space.
    X Joan

    Reply

  355. Patricia Kuna
    Sep 06, 2016 @ 21:28:06

    Great, I thought that was the way it was done. I love this angel. She is my project for fairs next year.

    Reply

  356. Patricia Kuna
    Sep 06, 2016 @ 21:29:33

    I hope that is ok with you.

    Reply

  357. Sarah
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 13:36:17

    I’m looking to buy a pattern but have had a hard time tracking it down. It is listed as Fanciful Fairy in the July 2010 CrissStitcher. I. I I bought an electronic version of the magazine but the pattern is just not clear enough, printed it on my computer. In the process of tracking it down, I’ve seen it listed as Celtic Dawn, and have seen it completed in more bold colors which I love. On facebook I was told it was #060 but someone else said it was the same number as serenity prayer. I just want to order the right thing. Can you clarify for me? Thanks so much!!

    Reply

  358. Suzannah Kuhn
    Oct 04, 2016 @ 23:11:24

    I left you a message on your Facebook page, but am afraid you will not see it. I wanted to let you know that someone has put most/all the pages of your Bewitching Cross Stitch book on the Plastic Canvas Addiction page on Facebook. I see people doing this all the time, but thought that was a bit much!!!

    Reply

  359. CONNIE MORSE
    Dec 18, 2016 @ 04:12:16

    Hey were can I find the Angel of Cross Stitch Pattern? I havent been able to find it anywhere.

    Reply

  360. susan stone
    Jan 23, 2017 @ 03:33:13

    I was looking for the pattern of a Victorian lady dressed in red, hands in fur, Christmas picture. It was in a magazine. If you could direct me where and how to search for this it would be greatly appreciated.

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  361. Meg Brooks
    Feb 23, 2017 @ 09:45:28

    Hi Joan, I’ve been ‘off line’ for several weeks, updated pc yesterday and am back on track. The North Pole stocking was duly completed for my neighbours little grandson, and much loved by his parents. He has had his 2nd birthday this month so Mum has kept it for him til next year. I so enjoy doing these for family and friends, but sadly I’ve come to the end of Christmassy bit for a while no m ore little people appearing. I do hop you and yours are well, and wish you a good year ahead. Love Meg.xx Portsmouth UK

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