Cel­e­bra­tions & dec­o­ra­tions…

Cross Stitcher - - News - SU­SAN & MARTIN PENNY ED­I­TORS

OK WE AD­MIT IT we do go a bit over­board when it comes to Christ­mas. We can never have too many dec­o­ra­tions. Get­ting the old dec­o­ra­tions down from the loft is al­ways an oc­ca­sion and we can’t re­sist the temp­ta­tion to add in some­thing new and sparkly. Sadly it doesn’t al­ways turn out as taste­ful as the lovely festive dresser star­ring on our cover (start stitch­ing on page 71). We’ve got ev­ery­thing from a rather tacky shell cov­ered wreath from the Caribbean to a bright pink flamingo adorn­ing the tree!

Very lit­tle goes un­dec­o­rated in our house. Even the dogs wear their Christ­mas bows. Tak­ing a walk on Christ­mas day is good fun when you see that ev­ery­one else dresses up their pets too. We’ve paid trib­ute to these festive friends on page 22 with Lu­cie Heaton’s Christ­mas Day dog walk pic­ture. Archie our corgi has an elf coat to wear this year!

We’ve packed this is­sue with Christ­mas treats for you to en­joy. We hope you are look­ing for­ward to hang­ing up your stock­ings as much as we are – Scandi-style of course (page 67).

Happy stitch­ing!

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