Happy Thanksgiving! I hope this newsletter finds you busily preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner to be spent with family and friends. I'm heading to Alabama for a delicious meal of turkey and dressing, shrimp creole, cheese grits, sweet potatoes and luscious desserts, and to spend some much-needed time with my family. I hope that I will have time to stitch in the evening and to take a trip down memory lane with the pieces of cross stitch in my grandparents' house. I have been working on my gift list for several months, but now it's crunch time.
Our December Issue
and several woodland residents around a glowing fire.
Annie's has released a new 56-page book focusing on beautiful holiday cross stitch on perforated paper. The book features 43 festive designs for hearth and home using perforated paper and some simple cross-stitching techniques. While the designs are approachable to beginners, dimensional projects like an angel tree topper and even a gingerbread house make the projects fun for even experienced stitchers. The book features multiple designers, including Just CrossStitch Editor Christy Schmitz, and long-time contributors Sharon Pope and Marie Barber. Cross-Stitch Christmas Creations: Festive Perforated Paper Designs is on sale now for $14.99. For more information or to make a purchase, visit AnniesCraftStore.com.