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A Note From the Editor

"April showers bring May flowers," and the April issue of Just CrossStitch is serving up plenty of lovely designs that are sure to satisfy your need for delightful springtime stitching.

Natalia Luneva shares a timeless Forget-Me-Not Alphabet that will add a fresh springtime flair to your home's decor. Or you can create lovely framed wall art with the dainty cherry blossoms in Bluebird Nest by Elizabeth Spurlock and the elegant Easter flowers in Faith in Bloom from Lee Fisher. If you're looking for a sweet quick stitch, you'll be delighted with the designs featured in the Flowers of the Month series from Praiseworthy Stitches.

Following along with the floral theme is the second part of the Butterflies & Bees Stitch Sampler, which features lazy daisy stitches for you to practice and perfect. The Sampler Sleuth joins the spring blossoms stitching fun with Borrowed Flowers, worked up as a handy pincushion. She also shares an interesting read on Deventer Samplers.

Charming designs to welcome your new bundle of joy round out the issue with samplers, pillow toppers and bookmarks. The adorable Heirloom Rabbit from Kathleen Berlew is sure to be a favorite with the little ones in your family.

As always, we love hearing from our readers, and we invite you to drop us a line at or tag us in a post on Facebook or Instagram. We can't wait to see photos of your spring stitching!

Until next issue, friends,

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Tanya Fox, editor

Tanya Fox has served as editor of various Annieís 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 Iím 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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