Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Just Cross Stitch Magazine

 
Do you stitch from magazines??  Which are your favorites?  Why do you like them?  Do you read your magazine cover to cover?  Well,  I subscribe to 3 needlework magazines: Just Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch and Needlework and Sampler and Antique Needlework.  I love them all for different reasons but obviously because they are cross stitch magazines. I fell in love with the Menorah Pattern in Just Cross Stitch and had to stitch it.  It is designed by Sharon Pope.  I stitched it on PTP Gothic fabric with the recommended DMC fibers.  Sorry for the bad pick but I took a quick snap before it heads to the framers.
Alot of the magazines give you finishing instructions, great charts, interviews with designers and some history about different types of needlework.  If you haven't browsed one of these publications I highly recommend it.  Most shops carry them and I have found some at Barnes and Nobles and now Target even carries Just Cross Stitch :)
 
 

Thank you all for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Happy Stitching!

21 comments:

Shannon Meyer said...

Beautiful stitching. The fabric choice looks great!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Your Menorah is stunning, Nataly. I love the little birds that are perched on it. The fabric is just beautiful. Thanks for the heads up about JCS magazine at Target!!!
Linda

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful! :)

I love the fabric, it really helps the gold to stand out. So very lovely. :)

I get Just Cross Stitch, too...I am currently stitching the red heart in the current issue for V-Day. I also love the other magazine you mentioned Cross Stitch and Needlework, I love that it includes needlepoint.

Happy Stitching. :)

Pat Matejcek said...


Beautiful Nataly! The only one I get Is Just cross stitch and that is because I love the annual ornament issue.

Topcho said...

It's beautiful! I love the fabric and the colours stand out so nicely on it <3 I buy regularly the local cross stitvh magazine, and when I have the chance, I buy issues of foreign ones too. It's curious I saw your post, because right now I'm going through my magazine collection. I tend to stitch mostly small projects from the magazines and neglect the big charts they offer. So I decided to make a list of the big ones I really want to stitch :)

Maggee said...

That is one lovely piece Nataly! Nicely done! I used to get the ornament issue of JCS, but stopped that. I have too many charts as it is--trying to be frugal. Ha! We shall see how that goes! Hugs!

blue star stitcher said...

I am excited to hear you can find them at Target now. Barnes and Noble carries some overseas ones that are different too. I subscribe to Cross Stitch and Needlework but have yet to stitch anything out of it. Love the fabric color you used on the Menorah.

cucki said...

beautiful stitching like always..i love this piece so much x

P.J. said...

Love how bold this piece, beautiful work!

butterfly said...

Great stitching, looks very beautiful. hugs

Deborah Tate said...

Beautiful needlework, Nataly. I also love X-stitch mags. In addition to the ones you listed, I subscribe to the UK's World of Cross Stitching as well as Cross Stitch Gold. Gorgeous glossy publications with fabulous charts.

Mary Ann said...

A beautiful finish!!

Kristen said...

Target sells JCS?! That's great, because I can't find it at my local Joann's Fabrics. thanks for the heads up.

That menorah is gorgeous! :)

Carol said...

Gorgeous menorah, Nataly--especially on that fabric you've used!

Vickie said...

ooOoo Nataly! It turned out beautiful! I thought of you immediately when I saw this pattern. I get two of those mags myself.

Catherine said...

Great fabric choice ~ really makes those colors pop!!

Catherine said...

Great fabric choice ~ really makes those colors pop!!

Myra said...

That is one gorgeous Menorah - the fabric is fabulous!

Brigitte said...

I have a lot of magazines, mainly older ones but I rarely ever stitched anything from them. Until two years ago when I joined the Crazy January Challenge. I was browsing through my pattern and als through many of my magazines. And I found real treasures. Since then I've been stitching a nice amount of patterns found in magazines. And I love that.
The Menorah you stitched looks gorgeous. I always see patterns by Sharon Pope in magazines.

Lynn said...

You've done a marvelous job with this one! The colours are so rich looking and vibrant.

Bekca said...

I love cross stitch magazines, but they are rather expensive here in the UK. I get one occassionally as a treat. It's why I love blogging, you can read about fellow stitcher's and their work and be inspired, free of charge!
Beautiful stitching.