One Stitch Ahead

Just Cross Stitch - - Stitch & Celebrate -

Feel­ing good is what this is­sue is all about. Who doesn't feel good in May and June when birds are flit­ting around the gar­den, and flow­ers are spread­ing their petals to the warm sun­shine?

Peo­ple are plant­ing gar­dens, brides are plan­ning June wed­dings, and cross stitch­ers are plan­ning projects with pretty flosses, fab­rics and beads. This is­sue cov­ers all of the above and more.

Nee­dle Bling's Dou­ble-Sided Fun se­ries in­cludes a large block with the word “Spring” on one side and “Sum­mer” on the other. Top it with a small block with a bird­house on one side and a bum­ble­bee on the other, and you have a bright piece of home decor.

Change out your win­ter hand­bag with a sunny tote and toss away that cud­dly scarf to show off two cross-stitch pen­dant neck­laces.

And if you want to stretch your body and calm your mind, cre­ate a yoga-in­spired piece of As­sisi em­broi­dery (us­ing half cross stitches only) and stitch a med­i­ta­tion mantra: “When it's time to shine, be the bright­est.”

One of the bright­est cross-stitch en­trepreneurs around is Judy Whit­man, the sub­ject of the De­signer Q&A. She dis­cusses how she be­gan her busi­ness and of­fers tips to read­ers who want to sell their own de­signs.

This is­sue is burst­ing with beau­ti­ful projects, in­clud­ing flo­ral pat­terns, a danc­ing mer­maid shim­mer­ing with beads, and the fi­nal in­stall­ment of the Su­sanna Rambo 1836 Sam­pler se­ries.

Add a 3-D Pansy Ball, a wed­ding sam­pler, a fin­ger­tip towel and more, and you will have more than enough projects to keep your nee­dle happy on lazy spring and sum­mer days.

Stay in stitches!

“Come to Me, all you who la­bor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

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