Wow -- it's the end of September. Fall has finally arrived; the leaves are starting to turn to their autumnal colors, hay bales and pumpkins are beginning to be used to decorate yards, and holiday stitching is in full swing. I'm sure many of you are busy stitching and crafting holiday gifts and finishing those last-minute fall projects as well. In this newsletter, we're going to take a look at one of my favorite stitches -- the Rhodes stitch -- as well as a sneak peek at two fabulous Christmas special-issue publications that are available now. I'm sure your to-stitch basket will be filling faster than the holidays can approach.
Our December Issue
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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.