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A Note From the Editor

Welcome to the 2021 issue of Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments!

We are pleased to bring you nine chapters filled with new and exciting ornament projects created by some of your favorite cross-stitch designers. A number of these talented individuals have been contributing to this issue for years, while others are making a first-time appearance. We are extremely grateful to them for sharing their creativity. Whether they’ve had one or a dozen ornament designs published in the annual JCS ornament issues, we consider it a huge honor to present their projects to you because without these talented and creative individuals this special issue would not be the reader favorite that it is.

The themes, colors and skill levels of the projects presented in the issue are sure to provide hours upon hours of stitching enjoyment. If traditional holiday colors and motifs are your preference, you’ll enjoy chapters such as Celebrate the Season, Jolly Old St. Nick, North Pole and Trimming the Tree. If you’re looking for projects inspired by the Nativity and timeless Christmas hymns, then the Let Heaven & Nature Sing and The First Noel chapters might have just the thing for you. If holiday whimsy is your cup of tea be sure to check out the designs in Christmas Critters, Merry & Bright and Let It Snow. Each chapter is brimming with festive holiday designs that will leave you asking, “Which design should I stitch first?”

Now, without further ado, it’s time to turn up the holiday tunes and then gather your fabric, floss and needle and let the stitching for the upcoming holiday season begin! Then be sure to stop by our Facebook or Instagram page to share photos of all the ornaments you’re working on. We can’t wait to see your favorites!

From the entire Just CrossStitch team, we wish you the happiest of holidays!

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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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