• Holidays,  Just Cross Stitch,  Stitching

    Mystery Pumpkin

    How exciting that the Just Cross Stitch Halloween issue is out! And how sad that I haven't seen it in person yet. 🙁


    I've received several emails lately from stitchers wanting to know if they should "stitch the pumpkin to the right of the cart." Unfortunately, I'm not sure what pumpkin you mean, but I don't believe there is supposed to be a pumpkin next to the cart… I stitched the model myself, so just use the model photo as a reference! 🙂

    JCS Ghoul Tidings tp 2

    JCS Ghoul Tidings tp

    Happy early Halloween! 🙂

  • Just Cross Stitch,  Stitching

    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!

  • Contest Winners,  Just Cross Stitch

    The Names Drawn Were…

    I'm shocked at how many of you didn't have the Just Cross Stitch issues! I would have thought that only a few people would have wanted them! (Don't worry, Breanna, you won't be getting the ornament issues in your stocking after all.)

    Will the following people please email me to receive the Halloween issue…

    Winner 4

    Winner 5

    Winner 6

    And will the following ladies please email me for the Christmas issue…

    Winner 1

    Winner 2

    Winner 3

    I hope each of you enjoy your magazine, and I'm thrilled to be able to have given them to you!

    Happy Halloween and Merry Christmas!

  • Good Things,  Holidays,  Just Cross Stitch,  Stitching

    Got Issues?

    I recently received in the mail 3 issues each of the Halloween and Christmas ornament issues of Just Cross Stitch magazine from their very sweet editor. However, I had already purchased my issues when they were first released, so now I have 3 copies of each that I'd love to give away.

    I'm sure those of you who wanted the issues have already purchased them, but just in case there are a few of you who haven't, just leave a comment here about which issue you'd like, and I'll draw names from there. If there are only a few of you, perfect! We'll draw the first ones in line. And if there is not a single soul out there who hasn't already gotten the issue they wanted, then I'll give the magazines as Christmas presents to my family. teeheehee.

    I hope you like stitching ornaments, honey!

    Jcs halloween issue

    Jcs ornament issue

    Btw, for January 2011's issue of Just Cross Stitch, I had the pleasure of being invited to be one of their featured designers! Woohoo! I designed a little piece called Winter Wind Sampler. I hope you like it!

  • Just Cross Stitch

    Halloween Greetings

    I was honored when Just Cross Stitch asked me to design an ornament for their Halloween ornament issue this year. Since it's now published, I can show you the close-ups!

    Here is Halloween Greetings…

    Halloween JCS tp 3

    Sophie designed the gate, and I included a pineapple bc it's a symbol for hospitality – and bc my mom likes them. 🙂

    Halloween JCS tp 2

    Halloween JCS tp 1

    I hope you like it… and I hope you like my ornament for the Christmas issue too! 🙂 I believe that one comes out in September.

    Happy Halloween!