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Summer’s Day • The sun is shining brightly, the birds are singing a happy song, and the sheep are grazing contentedly in the pasture. It’s a perfect day for summer stitching!
Butterfly • The Monarch is among the most recognized and studied butterfly species in the world, and the single image here is sure to become a focal point in your summer home decor.
Ladybug, Ladybug • A purchased wood tray makes a unique base for this sweet vintage-style design and a handy space to store your stitching tools.
Floral Ort Tray • Start with a purchased base, add a simple design, and create this handy tray to hold your stitching accessories in no time.
Picnic Time • Fast and simple stitching will have this project completed in time for all your summer gatherings Fray the edge of your finished piece for a picnic-blanket look.
Bee Happy • These sweet patterns are as fun to stitch as they are to finish. Pick one or all three to use on towel bands, greeting cards, bookmarks and more!
WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM PART 4 • Let your stitching repertoire bloom with this yearlong series presented in an eye-catching bandsampler design. Stitched atop hand-dyed Cashel linen, each band employs Sullivans USA floss and features a blooming array of colorful specialty stitches to learn and perfect. Part 4 features the spiderweb rose stitch, satin stitch and twisted bars.
O’er the Ramparts • Drawing inspiration from an antique quilt, Wendy Sheppard combines her love of fabric and floss to create this charming patriotic pillow decor.
Liberty • A majestic bald eagle and olive branches crowned with red, white and blue blossoms combine to create a patriotic focal point for a frame or decorative box top.
STARS & STRIPES • Boost your Fourth of July festivities with this easy-to-make banner. Change the colors and sentiments to utilize this project for any occasion throughout the year!
Jane Wilby 1833 The Evolution & Continuity of Sampler Art
Jane Wilby 1833 Sampler • This lovely English reproduction sampler is an eye-catching example of the careful needle art practiced and perfected by young girls in centuries gone by.
Christmas Ornament PREVIEW • The 16th anniversary of the Just CrossStitch Ornament Preview presents eight projects to jump-start your holiday stitching. The sampling offers a sneak peek into the exciting collection of stitched treasures that await your needle and thread in the 2021 Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments issue, coming this fall. Enjoy!
Take Me to the Sea • As you stitch your way through this nautical scene, you’ll almost feel the gentle, relaxing roll of the waves and sea spray on your face.
EVENING BY THE LAKE • Stitch this brilliant scene that captures the sun setting into distant hills as the glasslike surface of the lake reflects the vibrant colors.
GONE FISHING • No baiting of hooks is required in this creative design that proudly represents the passion of your favorite fisherman. Set in an intricate backstitched frame, this project is sure to be the catch of the day!
Setting Sail • Create lovely beach-house decor with this design that is inspired by the Quaker sampler style. The showstopping project incorporates an assortment of nautical motifs along with variegated floss and shimmery metallic thread for added dimension.
Seaside Summer • Never lose your page again with this easy-to-stitch bookmark that is perfect for a quiet beach or lakeside afternoon of reading.
Favorite Finds • Editor Tanya Fox shares information on a few new and exciting stitching products. To purchase these products, please visit the company websites or your local needlework shop. For...