Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Joan Elliott's Victorian Christmas Lady

This lovely Victorian Christmas Lady pattern was given to me by a fellow stitcher from the cross stitch forums I belong to. She decided she wasn't going to get around to all the patterns in her stash and decided to give them to people who would enjoy stitching them instead!

"Victorian Christmas Lady: by Joan Elliott
I received her in the mail on Friday afternoon and raided my stash that night. I have spent a total of two and a half days on her and still haven't lost interest! I think she will be a nice sister piece to my Christmas Angel that I am oh so close to finishing!!

July 17 2012 Update

In order to keep the pattern in great condition I am working from photocopies and keeping the magazine portion in a plastic sleeve to reduce exposure to my hand oils so I can have the pattern for many years to come in case I want to stitch it again!

I will admit it, I am addicted to Joan Elliott's patterns. Including the two patterns mentioned above I also have all four element goddesses and Cinderella to do! Not to mention all the gorgeous flower fairies!


  1. Beautiful stitching on Victorian lady!! She's such a wonderful design.

  2. You are on fire! With such speed, you will be done with her in no time. I appreciate Joan Elliott's designs too. Her Celestial Lady is on my wall.
    Can't wait to see your next update, and happy stitching!

  3. I love the Joan Elliott designs too. Especially the angels. This design is gorgeous & in my must stitch pile. Well done on your progress.