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Sweet Summertíme • Subtle patterned details add whimsical interest to this cheery design. This is one picnic you will surely want to join.
Summer Ice • An icy dessert is a sure way to cool off in summertime heat. The best thing about these colorful treats is that they won’t drip on your shirt.
Sunshine • Feel the mod vibes of the sun and drink in the famous words of Ralph Waldo Emerson when you stitch and display this groovy design.
Bee Happy • Flowers and mushrooms, berries and bees—these things you will find and stitch with ease.
Home Is Where You Park It • Loving life in your house on wheels? Stitch and display this whimsical design to express that a home doesn’t need to have a permanent address.
Dusk on the Lake • The setting sun reflects brilliantly in the still waters of this inviting scene. Worked entirely in cross stitches, this project is perfect for all skill levels.
Beach Girl • A beautiful ring of seashells encircles this contemporary beach- inspired design. Thoughts of sandy toes and salty air will come to mind as you stitch this beauty.
Welcome Summer • Celebrate summer and days spent relaxing beachside. Featuring Kreinik Very Fine Braid, the sparkling waters of this design invite you in for an enjoyable stitch.
Inspiration for a Modern Sampler
Coastal Lighthouse • The scene has been set in this easy-to-stitch, picturesque design. Adjust the mood, weather or time of day by simply changing the fabric choice.
Land That I Love • The words of Irving Berlin, as written in his beloved song God Bless America, inspired this lovely patriotic design.
Liberty • This little pattern packs a big punch, in both message and craft. Worked in a variety of stitch types and in sampler style, it’s a beautiful way to show your Americana pride.
Grand Old Flag • Whether you choose Aida or linen fabric, a modern or vintage palette, a frame or pillow finishing, the options are many for this grand design!
Betsy Bunny • Little Betsy Bunny is donning her dress and waving her American flag. She’s ready to join the Fourth of July parade!
Christmas Ornament PREVIEW • It’s never too soon to begin projects for Christmas! Presenting eight patterns to jump-start your holiday stitching. We’ve even included easy, step-by-step ornament finishing instructions on page 52 for a dazzling finishing touch!
Mary & Jesus Folk Art
Let It Snow
Checking It Twice
The Finishing Touch • From stitched piece to dazzling ornament in six easy steps!
MOTHER NATURE: AUTUMN • Our Mother Nature series rounds out the seasons as she displays her natural beauty through the vibrant colors and abundant offerings of autumn.
Christmas Wonder PART 4 • The wonder of Christmas continues to unfold with part four of our fun-filled 2023 stitchalong. Holiday cookies, pies and more fill Mrs. Claus’ kitchen and Santa’s jolly belly!
Favorite Finds • The Just CrossStitch team shares information on a few new and exciting products for stitchers. To purchase these items, please visit the company websites or your local needlework shop. For additional help in locating these products in your area, contact the manufacturer directly.
Where to Find it • Look for the materials used in this issue in your local needlework shop. Most framing by Stitch 'N Frame, www.stitchnframes.com.