Just Cross Stitch

I've been doing quite a bit of designing lately, and have lots of ideas for new samplers – although Mom keeps reminding me, "Honey, I need a more traditional sampler. Please. You're overdue. And make it red. But if you don't want to do it in red, then that's fine too. But I need a more traditional sampler. And btw, when you submit a new photo to JCS this year, make it a good one."


I suddenly remembered her saying something similar about my elementary school pictures I proudly brought home.

Anyway, as some of you may know, I had the honor of being in the Just Cross Stitch January/February issue this year. The editor sent me a few magazines to give away, but so far I haven't had any takers, besides my mom. (Okay, fine, she was thrilled.) So if there are a couple of you who would be interested, I have two to give away.

There are some sweet designs inside, including one by Praiseworthy Stitches called Winter at Beacon House (pictured in the middle). Mine is called Winter Wind Sampler (on the right).


Winter wind tp 2

Winter wind tp 1

Please either email me or leave a comment below this post if you're interested. And if there are more than two people, we'll draw names!

59 Replies to “Just Cross Stitch”

  1. Paulette, now come one…of course there would be more than a “couple” of us that 1) wouldn’t have a copy of the January JCS yet and 2) would want to stitch your new design. Please *count* me in! What were you thinking? That we don’t love you anymore? Silly girl! 😉

  2. i’m with mom on the red traditional sampler! 🙂
    and i already bought my issue….are you really just 30 as the article stated? and brea is 21 and my math is rusty?????

  3. hi Paulette i would love to stitch one of your new designs. I just finished Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow and it would be fun to stitch a smaller piece. btw I am a fan of your bunnies and have stitched all of them except for your two newest ones. I hope the bunnies keep coming. Susan

  4. Hi Paulette!
    I would love to have a copy! I don’t know why I don’t have a subscription to this magazine. I went through an economizing phase some time ago and got rid of all my mags. Miss them!

  5. Don’t include me in the draw, Paulette, since I already have this issue. I’m commenting to say that this issue is really great – the best in recent memory. For those who don’t win, buy this issue – it’s worth the $6. (I have no conenction to JCS/Hoffman, I just loved this issue, errors and all!)

  6. Oh, please pick me~! 😀
    I’ve been looking for this issue (because I love your piece in it, and the Praiseworthy one is also great), but the bookshops don’t have it. And my ONS doesn’t sell JCS! Wah!
    Thanks for your generosity, though, whoever you pick!

  7. I’m one of the few that doesn’t have this magazine! So sign me up! And geez…would ya smile a little brighter in the next pic? ;o) And hurry up and get on that traditional red thing too!

  8. Thank you for offering a chance at the magazine! I cannot find those around here and now they are closing our Borders store so we have even less chance of getting them!

  9. Oooo, I’m in Australia, if I’m still eligible to enter I would love to be in the draw to win one of your copies. I dont have access to that magazine over here.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    LISA V

  10. I must have missed it when you offered the magazines, because I surely would have written to ask for one! Please enter my name in the drawing you are going to have! I missed getting this issue, and it is nowhere to be found now! Hugs.

  11. Oh please add my name to the draw. Unfortunately we have no bookstore with 75 miles from me and our local Wal-mart no longer carries any Cross Stitch mags. Thank you for the chance.
    -missy- in Ohio

  12. Great Magazines – I missed out on two of those issues because I didn’t get to the bookstore in time! I’d love a copy of one of the magazines. Please include my name in the drawing 🙂

  13. Please enter my name in the drawing. I, also will be looking forward to you designing a sampler in “red” (hope you do one). I once read in a magazine that every room needs a touch of red. Thanks for the chance.

  14. Hi Paulette
    I would love either magazine. I had lunch with a friend yesterday and taught her how to cross stitch. We had a great time!! We visited one of your favorite starbucks!! That is where the teaching was done over coffee!! Great Day!!
    Pat Matejcek

  15. Hi Paulette, I would love it if I could be included in your giveaway.
    I’m in the UK (hope thats not a problem!) and I cant get the magazine here so I would love to be able to sit and have a browse through all the lovely designs.
    Thanks for the chance
    Wendy x

  16. Oh My! I would love a copy – I love your designs – am currently working on the Adam & Eve one whose title won’t come into my mind. Love your new one called “The Flood” too Thanks for having this drawing!

  17. Paulette – I already have a copy, so don’t put me in for the drawing. But…..
    I did want to tell you that I thought the design is simply darling. Your mama should be proud.
    I look forward to stitching it.

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