A Note From the Editor
Happy 2014! Can you believe that another year is over, and we're at the beginning of a new one? I have always looked forward to the new year -- it's a clean slate, a new beginning and a world of new possibilities.
With this new year, Just CrossStitch is also full of changes, and fun and exciting new projects. We are proud to announce a new, fresher logo for the magazine, as well as a slightly larger format and additional pages, which means more projects in every issue! I hope that you will find these changes as exciting as we do.
For our inaugural, grander issue, we are excited to feature a full ensemble of beautiful projects. I'm incredibly hard-pressed to select a favorite in this issue, but I know several are begging to be stitched and added to my stash! The Owliver set on page 58 features an adorable owl design and is perfect for all ages. There are several bold, geometric designs, including Miscellany in Red on page 12, Beauvais on page 44 and the Water Lily Pillow on page 26. Marie Barber's Winter Tapestry Pillow is a showstopper and guaranteed to garner many "oohs" and "aahs" from friends. And why not join the latest trend in stitching cards with Love & Hearts on page 62? This delightful duo is quick to stitch and even quicker to finish. These are just a small sampling of this jam-packed issue, and I know you will find something you love!
Remember to check out our new website, Just-CrossStitch.com and vote in the ever-changing surveys. We want to know what you want to see in your favorite cross-stitch magazine, so let us know! I would also love to hear from you personally about what styles of designs you like and what projects you would be excited to see filling these extra pages of JCS. Email me at Editor@Just-CrossStitch.com and tell me what your favorite subjects are and what you'd like to see from Just CrossStitch in 2014 -- I look forward to hearing from you!
Happy New Year and happy stitching!
Christy Schmitz, editor