With blizzard warnings in the northeastern US tomorrow, I invite you on a walk through springtime in beautiful Rome. JE232©Bella Roma is a brand new chartpack now up on my Order Chartpacks page and ready to ship. She will be available at all of your favorite online stores soon, so keep an eye out and turn your thoughts to warm breezes, fragrant flowers, and lots of beautiful stitching.
13 Mar 2017 5 Comments
29 Sep 2016 12 Comments
I know that a lot of stitchers are thinking of projects for Christmas so I now have two new designs out to get you started stitching for the holidays.
First in Cross Stitch Gold Issue 132, on news stands now, A Visit from Santa. I’ve pictured the design on Polstitches Designs beautiful hand dyed ‘snow cap’ 28 count Jobelan. His bag is filled with all sorts of Christmas goodies and the design sparkles with Kreinik metallic threads and Mill Hill seed beads, making him very festive indeed!
Just hitting the stands in the UK today is my latest Christmas Victorian Lady. She is out for a snowy stroll in her holiday frock and her lush warm furs and looking pretty as a picture. You will find her in Issue 222 of Cross Stitch Crazy. Stitched on the palest blue fabric, the shimmering beads in her dress and hat reflect the twinkle of snowflakes all around her.
28 Sep 2016 7 Comments
in What's new Tags: cross stitch fairies, Fairy cross stitch, Joan Elliott cross stitch, Joan Elliott Cross Stitch Charts, joan elliott designs, Needlework, New Designs, Retreat 2016, The Maiden & The Dragon
I am back in the studio after our wonderful trip to Cardiff. The retreat on September 17th was perfect. How lovely to meet so many of you that I have known over the years through this blog and our Facebook group. We all had a lot of fun and plans are already being made for another event in 2018, so stay tuned! I send a million thanks to all of you for being there and to my dear friend Jo Critchley of Polstitches Designs for making it all happen. Thanks go also to Ceri James and Marie for their kindness and help.
As you know, I created a special design for this retreat titled ‘The Maiden & The Dragon’. She will be out and about next week but for now you can order from Jo at Polstitches Designs
Love to all of you who were able to share this special day with me and for all the sweet gifts you brought along, your dear friendships, and your inspiring support.
Here we are all together for a group shot. I know we all made new friends and look forward to meeting again.
After the retreat, Earl and I stayed on to explore the magic of Wales. Before leaving I had searched for day tours leaving from Cardiff. I was so fortunate to find the best of the best Real Wales Tours. Our host Nia was amazing. I recommend her tours to anyone that wants to go off the beaten path, share the history of the country, and take in some of the most beautiful landscapes we have ever seen.Thank you Nia for such a fabulous experience!
Now I am sure that Fairies live here. So much inspiration! I feel some new designs coming on…
10 May 2016 4 Comments
The 2016 summer issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine features my new “Children By the Seaside” design. Working on this brought back great a memories of the fun days my sister, brother, and I would spend out at Jones Beach on Long Island, NY. Stitch up some summer fun!
This issue goes on sale in shops on May 17. You can also subscribe by clicking here.
03 May 2016 11 Comments
We had a wonderful time at the Stitch-It-Central retreat this past weekend. It was a joy to see owners Maria and Rui Santos again and to see old friends and meet new ones. I was happy to be able to introduce my new design ‘Enchanted Aurora’ while I was there. She is available now through Stitch It Central. Please click here to order.
15 Apr 2016 3 Comments
06 Jan 2016 2 Comments
I’ve just put up a new page with the floss and bead usage for the Angel of Cross Stitch design. Now you can check your stash and gather supplies. Stitch count and design size are included so please click here for all the necessaries.