Yes, I realize it isn’t even July yet, but there’s a reason I’m thinking about Christmas ornaments. The sneak peek of the Just Cross Stitch 2018 Christmas ornament issue was released, and I was thrilled to see I had made the front cover. My ornament is the reindeer, center right on the cover. My sister did a beautiful job with the finishing. It’s a very special thing to be able to work with your sister in creative endeavors.
If I recall correctly, the issue comes out in August. It’s something I look forward to every year. When it’s delivered to my mailbox, I set it aside until I have some time to look through it. I make it a special moment in the day; I make a cup of coffee, and read through all the stories and recipes. If stitching smalls is your thing, it’s a great issue to have. If you subscribe to the magazine, you automatically get this issue. But even if you don’t subscribe, I believe it’s worth the money to purchase, especially if you find even a few ornaments you would like to stitch. I’ve found some great recipes in the pages as well.
Even though I am more into the designing side of things, I am still a fan. In other words, I still love looking at what’s out there, and just admiring all the talent and artistic abilities others possess. I also find it refreshing to think of cooler days while I’m in the intense heat of summer, and reading Christmas memories and looking at Christmas stitches helps me to do so.
Hope you are having a lovely summer!