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A Note From the Editor

Hello stitching friends!

This issue of Just CrossStitch finds us looking toward the quickly approaching days of autumn. Who doesnít enjoy a brisk bike ride through the swirling leaves and crisp fall air? Or, perhaps, pumpkin spice lattes shared over a charming conversation between friends is more your speed. Designs reminiscent of these things and more await your needle and thread as you meander your way through the pages ahead!

Designer Elizabeth Spurlock sets the tone for the issue with her Seasonal Gathering design, a gorgeous sampling of blooms bursting with the rich hues that signify the end of summer. Not to be outdone, Tatiana Romero offers her own vision of autumn with Happy Fall Critters, a collection of woodland animal patterns. These little cuties will provide hours of stitching enjoyment, while the stunning patchwork pillow finishing will be a definite addition to your to-do list!

Of course, you will want to check out the always-popular Halloween section. Weíve filled it to the brim with hauntingly fun ornaments and projects! The spellbinding artwork of Rebecca Russellís Dancing Witches was adapted for cross stitch, especially for this issue.

So, pick a pattern or two -- or more! Gather your supplies and sink into that comfy chair by the window. Itís time to watch the transformation begin, in both the trees outside and on the fabric in your hoop.

We hope you find something within these pages that inspires you to create. Our goal is to provide content that satisfies a variety of skill levels and interests.

We look forward to the opportunity of providing a link between you and so many amazingly creative designers from all over the world.

We want to hear from you! Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas and stitching projects through our social media connections shown below.

Until next time,

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Barbie Laux, editor

Barbie Laux has served as editor of Just CrossStitch magazines since 2022.

She said, "I enjoy taking part in various creative outlets. Even as a child I gravitated towards artistic activities. Whether it's designing and stitching, home improvement projects or just about any DIY or crafting project in between, I'm up for the challenge. There's nothing more satisfying than learning something new and sharing the experience or knowledge with someone else. I think that is why my work with the Just CrossStitch team is so rewarding. I love to connect the readers with amazing designs that bring them joy and inspire them to create."

Barbie is a proud Indiana native, and she and her husband, Giles, have two daughters.

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