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 September 19th 2020. She continues to design and stitch, recently accepting two commissions in the United Kingdom. 

Cherry has recently completed her eighth cross stitch book, as well as compiling a hard copy book from meals on the website


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?" 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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Nov 2019

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July 2019

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June 2017

Quotes I like 

December 2016


Many thanks for your contribution.

It is courageous."


Simon Collins

Social Issues Reporter

New Zealand Herald


7 Jan 2009

Books published by Reed Publishing