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A Note From the Editor

We are so excited to kick off a new season of stitching with a collection of projects that will keep your needle and thread busy from sunup to sundown through the long summer days.

The stitching fun begins with Cape Cod Fireworks, a scene that captures the best of summertime celebrations. The red, white and blue color palette continues with the Rose Quilt Block that embodies our love of flowers and the July Sheep Pincushion that adds a touch of whimsy to our stitching baskets.

Timeless designs with hints of country and farmhouse style bring touches of nostalgia to the issue. Summer Mosaic Quilt reminds us of the full-size quilts that were draped over the beds at our grandparents’ homes. The Berry Basket Pincushion brings back memories of sunny days spent picking ripe red berries—can’t you almost taste the sweetness? The Lemonade Pot Holder brings a refreshing element to the issue and is the perfect take-along project on summer road trips.

If you’ve been stitching along with our Floral Band Sampler series, part 4 will challenge you with ray stitches, cable stitches, square Rhodes stitches and Smyrna cross stitches. And if you’re already looking for a new stitching adventure, don’t miss the first part of the spectacular House for a Wife, a Huswif.

Whether you’re stitching away the summer from the comfort of your favorite chair or while lounging lakeside under a shade tree, there are endless stitching opportunities waiting for you in the issue. So, turn the page—your summer stitching adventure is about to begin!

Until next issue, friends,

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Tanya Fox, editor

Tanya Fox has served as editor of various Annie’s publications since 2006 and editorial director since 2016.

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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