project in Just CrossStitch
It was an honour to be asked to design a project
for Just CrossStitch magazine. This magazine first introduced
me to the wonderful possibilities that can be achieved by stitching
a simple X.
Why a Celtic Knot?
It was suggested to me that designing a Celtic knot would be appropriate
to introduce stitchers to Great Bear Canada. Yes, I love drawing
other things, but people remember Great Bear Canada for our Celtic
Why a smaller project?
Most stitchers I know are pressed for time. Stitchers have to
be organized and good time managers just to carve out a little
bit of time for stitching. I wanted to create a project that was
achievable with a small time commitment.
Why a Shaker Box top?
I just love those boxes. One of my first stitching gifts from
my husband Bob was a Shaker box from my favourite needlework shop. I love
digging through the treasures at needlework shops to find inspiration.
I come home with something I love, then have to design something
especially for it.
Designing my first project for Just
CrossStitch was a good experience. I enjoyed talking with Christy
Schmitz about our shared passion for stitching. I hope you enjoy
the project. Please share your experience and pictures of your
finished Celtic knot with me.
Other photos shown in the issue:
"...featured in Just CrossStitch. The design is beautiful, and
we thank you for allowing us to feature your work. I know that
our readers will be amazed by the design and want to stitch their