A collection of 70 greetings cards. It features eight themed chapters that offers information that ranges from sophisticated Oriental-inspired designs and Celtic celebrations to fun childhood events and adorable baby motifs.
Joan Elliott has created needlework designs for over 30 years. She continues to be the main designer of kits for Design Works Crafts Inc, one of the top US needlecraft kit suppliers, and is a regular contributor to World of Cross Stitching, one of the UK's leading cross stitch magazines. This is her eightth book for D&C, her most recent was Bewitching Cross Stitch. Joan divides her time between New York and Vermont.
Introduction; Stitching Instructions; Making and Finishing Instructions; 1 Eastern Promise: 9 designs reflecting the wisdom of the East.; 2 Celtic Celebrations: 8 designs inspired by Celtic knot work.; 3 Sampler Sentiments: 9 designs in the style of small heirloom samplers.; 4 Say it with Flowers: 9 seasonal flower designs for general occasions.; 5 Nearest and Dearest: 9 cartoon-style designs for all your favourite relatives.; 6 Welcome Baby: 8 adorable motifs for babies, such as teddies and ducks; 7 Childhood Fun: 9 designs to suit all childhood celebrations.; 8 Happy Everything: 9 designs celebrating key calendar events.; Alphabet and additional sentiments chart; Suppliers; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Index.