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A Note From the Editor

Ocelots and moose and bears, oh my! Take your stitching into the wild without ever leaving home when you stitch and display these impressive beasts by designers Marie Barber, Barbie Laux and Natalia Luneva. Then complete your rustic decor when you finish the Bear Paw Cabin design by Shannan Grierson as a cozy pillow.

Your stitching adventure continues in the October issue with the eye-catching Autumn Leaf design by Rhona Norrie, the whimsical Simply Gourdgeous piece by Linda Jeanne Jenkins, and the intricate Pumpkins & Leaves Needle Set from Kim Beamish.

Donít rest your needle just yet because Halloween celebrations are right around the corner and we have a collection of eerie fun-to-stitch ornaments that are ideal for the occasion. These quick and easy stitches will make ideal gifts for your favorite ghosts and goblins. If youíre looking for a showstopping piece of Halloween decor, Enchantress by Durene Jones or Halloween Time by The Witchy Stitcher are just the ticket! Each of these spooktacular designs is guaranteed to provide more treats than tricks!

No matter the designs that you select for your autumn stitching enjoyment, we would love to see the projects that youíre working on! Be sure share and tag us in your photos at the Just CrossStitch Facebook and Instagram pages! We look forward to seeing the projects that are filling your stitching basket!

Until next issue, friends,

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Tanya Fox, editor

Tanya Fox has served as editor of various Annie's publications since 2006.

She said, "I have enjoyed stitching and creating art of all kinds since very early in life. My earliest creative memory is of sewing doll clothes with my mom and grandmother. I learned embroidery and cross-stitch from my great grandmother in my early teens starting with simple stamped designs and progressing to projects on stitched on Aida and linen. I truly love that whether I'm working with fabric and floss, yarn or paper, there's always something new to learn. Part of what makes stitching so enjoyable is sharing what I know and learning from others."

Tanya is a native of Indiana, and she and her husband, Jim, have six children.

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