As the hard copy editions of her 8 cross stitch books are now out of print Cherry is busy converting these popular designs into downloadable patterns which will be progressively available at

In an election year Cherry is contracted to the Electoral Commission where she joins a small team who train the 64 Returning Officers and their staff for the General Election held on October 17th 2020. She continues to design and stitch, recently accepting two commissions in the United Kingdom. 

Cherry is the author of four self published cross stitch books as well as four produced by Reed Publishing. Her cross stitch patterns are available at CherryParkerDesigns.

She has written "Living with an Alcoholic Husband",  "How Can I Help My Alcoholic Husband?", " For Men Who Can't Cook"  and "To My Darling Wife" - a collection of her uncle's letters written at the front line of the Italian Campaign 1943 -1945. 

These books are available in e-book and hard copy format.

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Quotes I like 

December 2016


Many thanks for your contribution.

It is courageous."


Simon Collins

Social Issues Reporter

New Zealand Herald


7 Jan 2009

self published books - now out of print - although patterns are available digitally
Books published by Reed Publishing (now out of print)