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A Note From the Editor

Hello, stitching friends!

The arrival of summer signals not only the promise of sun-kissed days but also the release of the eagerly awaited Just CrossStitch annual Halloween special issue. So, without further ado, it's our pleasure to present our 2024 edition! This publication is a labor of love, carefully crafted to bring you the best in eerie stitching delights. Within these pages, you'll find an enchanting array of more than 50 spooktacular works by top cross-stitch designers from around the world. Enjoy six chapters filled to the brim with unique

Halloween-themed designs. From Creepy Creatures to Trick-or-Treat categories and a host of ghoulish goodies in between, this all-new edition promises endless hours of stitching, all well in advance of the spookiest season of the year. We've included projects suited to a variety of styles and skill levels, with hopes that every reader will find projects that excite and inspire.

Take a moment to browse the pages ahead. Make that nostalgic connection to childhood memories and traditions. Then, with needle poised and floss at the ready, indulge in the bewitching world of Halloween stitching!

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.