Summer. We've been waiting for it, and the temps have toyed with us throughout May and June, but with the coming of July, summer is definitely here. It's a busy month with the Fourth of July, picnics, trips, gardening and the enjoyment the beautiful days of endless sunshine. But amongst our busy outdoor schedules, it's still prime time to stitch. The holidays will be here before we know it, so now is the time to start working on those fall and Christmas designs. As much as I try, I never can seem to start my holiday shopping this early, but I do start making my lists in July -- lists of things to buy, things to make and, of course, things to stitch. Every year, these lists grow longer and longer, but we have five months -- right? There's plenty of time to work on those lists and increase our stitching knowledge and "projects done" list along the way.
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A quality thimble is great for protecting your sensitive fingertips but can be pricey and become uncomfortably stuffy during long bouts of stitching. Luckily, Roxanne International has introduced their new Roxette line. These thimbles are ergonomically designed to enhance the finger's natural strength and dexterity, putting less stress on finger joints, while the unique open-back feature ventilates for a cool, comfortable stitching experience. Roxette thimbles are available in sizes XS through XL, each with its own distinctive metallic hue. Roxette thimbles also come with a plastic storage tube and fitting instructions that ensure you end up with the perfect size. For more information visit www.colonialneedle.com. To make a purchase, visit AnniesCatalog.com.