My New Book! Cross Stitch Treasures for Children

Cross Stitch Treasures for Children

Cross Stitch Treasures for Children © Joan A. Elliott photo ©Annie’s Publishing

Just out this month, my latest book for Annie’s Publishing, Cross Stitch Treasures for Children. Returning to one of my favorite themes was a true joy. Inside you will find lots of goodies to stitch up for the dear little ones that bring such happiness into your lives. Mother Goose and friends, cuddly teddies, a fairy princess and a magical dragon are all waiting for you. You’ll also find  an assortment of useful tiny motifs to mix and match as you please, and delightful name plates to hang on the wall. To see pictures of all that’s inside go to Annie’s website by clicking here.

And… If you love the Nursery Rhyme Parade, you may also like my Nursery Rhyme Sampler which is now out as a kit from Design Works Crafts and available online at The Stitchery. Click here for for a preview. Wouldn’t it be sweet to make up the Nursery Rhyme Parade as a cushion and stitch up the personalized sampler to match?

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Bewitching Cross Stitch!

Bewitching Cross Stitch ©Joan A. Elliott ©David & Charles, Ltd            Bewitching Cross Stitch ©Joan A. Elliott ©David & Charles, Ltd

I am thrilled to finally be able to post a picture of the cover of my latest book! I hope you will all keep an eye out for it in a couple of months. The paperback will be available in the US and UK in February 2009. This book was such a joy to work on and it seemed that each chapter sparked my imagination for the next. You’ll find  a mysterious wizard, playful fairies, a sparkling dragon, and all sorts of magical creatures inside. As always  projects range from simple to complex so there is something that I’m sure everyone will enjoy at every skill level. More than forty designs for framed pictures, a boys treasure box, a bewitching recipe book, delightful cards, cushions, ornaments and more fill the pages, all with easy to read charts and instructions included for stitching and making up.

My Newest Book

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I’m happy to announce my latest title for David and Charles, Ltd. A Woman’s World in Cross Stitch has 30 original designs that capture all aspects of a woman’s life from the demands of work to the happiness of family and the importance of friends. You’ll love the beautifully detailed designs with both whimsical and classic appeal from a bevy of bodacious bovines to the sweet flowers of a Victorian Lady’s Garden. A mystical Woodland and Sea Goddess round out the collection with a magical touch. Projects range in size from small cards and keepsakes to large framed pictures. Full color charts and easy instructions make it easy for stitchers of all levels to celebrate the joys of womanhood.