Fairy of the Wind

Coming Friday November 23, 2018, JE252 Fairy of the Wind. This is the first design in a new series of fairies I am working on for 2019. Stay tuned …Wind Preview


Peace on Earth Christmas SAL Part 1

Hi Everyone- Part one of the Christmas SAL designed for Lakeside Needlecraft is now out. Are you ready to start? You will find it here: Lakeside Needlecraft

Thank you to Tony Poole for his wonderful stitching and to Kate Worthington for launching this new project.

Peace on Earth

3 New Chartpacks

Blog 3 New Chartpacks Feb 2018

Welcome to February Everyone! It’s high time I got to releasing a few new chartpacks. You can start on something for next Christmas with the Christmas Peace Angel, work up a treat for a loved one with my Fairy Garden Alphabet, or  stitch up my elegant Dancing Mermaid. Whichever you choose, you will find the same attention to detail and high quality chartpack you expect from Joan Elliott Design.  All of these will be available at your favorite online shops and directly through my Order Chartpacks page. Enjoy!

JE234 The Time Traveler


JE234© The Time Traveler

I had a wonderful time at the Cross Stitch Club Retreat in Solihull, UK last weekend. How lucky I am to have had the opportunity to meet all the stitchers who attended. Traveling with my fellow designer and friend Ursula Michael was a treat and seeing Jo Critchley and Michael Powell again, along with Faye Whittaker was a  delight. The general consensus is that a good time was had by all.

I did a special design called the Time Traveler for this retreat. Inspired by my Facebook friend Clare Bowman and her amazing steampunk outfits, she seemed perfect to conjure up thoughts of the British Isles. She is now up on the Order Chartpacks page for order by everyone. You will also find her at Polstitches Designs right now and I expect her to be available in the usual online sites very soon.

Thanks again to the amazing Fae Kuhn for organizing the retreat and making it such a fantastic success!

What’s Old is New…


JE198 ©

JE198 © Cats By The Dozen $16

I’ve had a lot of requests for a chart pack of the design ‘Cats by the Dozen’ and I have finally completed preparing the chart and label. To order please go to the Order Chartpacks page here.

This design can be stitched as a full picture or as individual squares. The chart pack will also include instructions for stitching it as an afghan. Lots of choices…Enjoy!

Six New Chartpacks

New releases

Six New Chartpacks

I am so happy to finally be able to release six new chartpacks. All of these will be available next week on both my Order Chartpacks page and through the usual online stores that you order from. Enjoy!

As many of you know I was able to attend the Cross Stitch Club Retreat in Hershey, PA last weekend, thanks to Earl’s driving and his help getting ready. It was a wonderful weekend and I was able to spend time with my friend and fellow designer, Ursula Michael, and to meet the talented designer Jean Farish. What fun! Getting to meet old and new stitchy friends was fabulous. There were 175 people in attendance, stitching away until the wee hours, enjoying new found friends, and having a chance to “shop ’til they dropped”. One of the thrills of Saturday was when Lori Laughlin, moderator of the Faces of Joan Elliott SAL on Facebook, presented me with a beautiful quilt put together by members of the SAL. It is amazing and has traveled to Vermont with me to keep us warm and cozy all winter. I am ever grateful to the talented stitchers for all their love and support. I’ll take this chance to show off the quilt:


I Love It!

Finally, the huge thanks to Fae Kuhn whose organizing genius and friendship made for a lot of happy people… Well done!

Being A Good Patient


On the Mend

Hi Everyone. Sorry to have taken so long to get to this, but I am only now able to type a bit more on the computer.

As most of you already know, I was involved in a serious car accident on June 19th when a landscaping trailer unhitched from an oncoming truck and hit me head on.  I suffered a fractured vertebrae, sternum, ribs and collar bone. Amazingly, thanks to all the people that stopped on the road I was able to walk out of the car. A small miracle! I was taken to Grace Cottage Hospital in Vermont and then sent to the trauma facility at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in New Hampshire. After  5 days I returned home to our place in Vermont to recuperate. With help from my wonderful sister and husband I am coming along nicely and my check up last week showed that I am healing. I have a neck brace for about another month and am hoping I will be that much better by then.

As far as work is concerned, today I am trying to get a bit organized. If you have placed an order and haven’t heard from me about it or have yet to receive a Paypal request, you will hear from me soon. I am very limited to the time I can spend on the computer since I can not move my head, but we are doing our best to catch up. The ‘get well police’ are keeping an eye on me so I don’t over do anything.

Mostly I have been sleeping and watching the birds outside, and sleeping more, not to mention watching the weeds grow. Each day gets a little better and once I find myself being able to concentrate properly, I have a pile of books to get through. New designs are all on hold for a while but by the fall I hope to get back to things.

While I am here I want to to thank all of the people that took care of me on that traumatic day: all the kind strangers that came to help at the scene, the emergency workers from Londonderry Rescue, the nurses and doctors at Grace Cottage, the amazing team  at Dartmouth-Hitchcock whose tender and marvelous care made my stay so safe and comforting, and to the Visiting Nurse Service of Vermont and New Hampshire. Thanks to our dear friends who were here to help us with our appointments and travel to New Hampshire, and to my beloved sister and husband. I know I am blessed to have so much love and support around me. I have received so many wonderful messages and cards with your thoughts and prayers . I want you to know how all this has bolstered me these past weeks.

With my love and thanks- Joan

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