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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!


  • Marion

    Hi Paulette!
    I’d love one of those magazines!!
    And, I’d love you do sign your design in it!
    I am in Canada, if that’s a problem.
    Take care

  • ~Kathleen

    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! 😉

  • joann tx

    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?????

  • Paulette

    LOL, Joann! No, definitely not. I went and re-checked the article and it said “The 30-year cross stitch veteran…” Not 30-year-old! 😉

  • Susan Wharton

    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

  • Erica

    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!

  • Kristen from MA

    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!)

  • beritbunny

    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!

  • Kim

    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!

  • Tracey

    I too would love a chance at one of the magazines… thanks for sharing! Congrats to you too! It must be very exciting seeing your designs in print :^)

  • Lori

    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!

  • Lisa V

    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

  • Kathy H.

    Well, it’s clear you’ll be drawing names and I certainly do want mine included too. I love your designs. Keep ’em coming.

  • Maggee

    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.

  • Janis

    It looks like you are having a drawing! I’d love to have a copy, I don’t see JCS around here very often. Thanks for offering!

  • MelodyHeck

    Paulette, you have more than a couple folks interested… ha. please include me in the drawing. I love that design of yours! Thanks so much.

  • missy

    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

  • Malinda Brickley

    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 🙂

  • Paula Wiggins

    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.

  • Pat Matejcek

    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

  • Wendy

    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

  • DonnaTN

    I would be thrilled to be included in a drawing for one of the magazines. I think your mom has a great idea for a traditional red sampler.

  • CarolG

    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!

  • GingerCat

    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.

  • Mary

    I would love to have a copy, Paulette! Just adore the little lady with her hands on her hips! Reminds me of my Mom. LOL

  • kristina Ciminillo

    I love any & all counted cross-stitch. I’m re-building my collection since a huge move and a 7ft flood over-took my basement.

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