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The patterns for the 12 days of Christmas are available at


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December 2021

Holly and Ivy biscornu pincushion Just Cross Stitch Holiday issue 2021
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Cherry's latest design can be found in the July/August issue of Just CrossStitch magazine. This is a stitch along series featuring the 12 Days of Christmas.  All her current designs both cross stitched and in felt can be found at CherryParkerDesigns.

Cherry is the author of four self published cross stitch books as well as four produced by Reed Publishing. 

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. As her 8 cross stitch books are now out of print all the patterns have been made available as downloadable designs at ETSY.

Just CrossStith magazine April 2021
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Mom's Collection Just Cross Stitch nagazine

April 2021

calming stones cross stitch pattern
Cross Stitcher magazine
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Article about my designs 
August 2021
Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue
Merry Crossmas ornament

December 2020

December 2020

Lakeside Needlecraft
Summer Stitching cross stitch design

June 2020

JCS Christmas Ornaments
Twas the Night before Christmas Cherry Parker design
Twas the Night before Christmas Cherry Parker design

Nov 2019

XStitch magazine issue 8
Black Forest Cake cross stitch design by Cherry Parker

July 2019

XStitch magazine
Lucky Cat 3-D cross stitch by Cherry Parker

Sept 2019

Christmas Door in cross stitch

Nov  2017

description of NZ Flowers Cross Stitch Ball
New Zealand Flowers Cross Stitch Ball
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Cherry Parker's cross stitch pansy ball

June 2017

Julie Mathews Happiness in Hard Times
Article by Cherry Parker in Happiness in Hard Times
December 2016


7 Jan 2009


Many thanks for your contribution.

It is courageous."


Simon Collins

Social Issues Reporter

New Zealand Herald

Chronic Alcoholism article by Cherry Parker
Living with an Alcoholic by Cherry Parker
How Can I Help My Alcoholic Husband
Article on Chronic Alcoholism
Review of Kiwi Cross Stitch book
Cherry Parker's Kiwi Cross Stitch book
Cherry Parker's Christmas Cross Stitch b
Kiwi Cross Stitch by Cherry Parker
New Zealand Cross Stitch book
Cherry Parker's Kiwi ABC cross stitch book
Cross Stitch Ball of New Zealand Flowers
Cherry Parker's Zodiac Signs book
New Kiwi Cross Stitch
Cherry Parker's Native Birds and Flowers book
Books published by Reed Publishing (now out of print although most patterns are on-line in my ETSY shop)