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Monday, October 22, 2012


As seen in Create & Decorate, Holiday 2012.
Designed by Lois Winston, courtesy of The DMC Corporation.
Sean O'Brien Photography
 As many of you know, author Lois Winston (she who writes the books about me) is also a crafts designer. (I taught her everything she knows, by the way.) 

Anyway, Lois designs needlework projects for several different national magazines. Her “Give Thanks” counted cross stitch design (shown above) currently appears in the Holiday issue of Create & Decorate magazine. This is a project that even a beginner stitcher will be able to complete in time to display at Thanksgiving dinner because it’s stitched with only one color floss, DMC Terra Cotta Color Variations.

Create & Decorate is giving away kits supplied by The DMC Corporation to five lucky readers. The kits include the floss and 14-ct. Charles Craft Aida fabric. You can find out how to enter on the Create & Decorate blog or their Facebook page. The winning names will be drawn and the winners notified tomorrow, so you need to enter by midnight tonight.

The Holiday issue of the magazine is available on newsstands now and from the Create & Decorate website.

Happy stitching!

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