I’ve been purging a lot of my magazines and I recently went through my old (like 15-20 years old) Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazines. I’m trying to slim down my collection to save only those magazines with patterns I like. I’m getting rid of almost all my Stoney Creek patterns and a bunch of my Just Cross Stitch magazines too. There are a few designs I am retaining from the CS&CC magazines.
I have saved a lot of the Christmas Stocking patterns from the July/August magazine issues. I really enjoy the detail in these designs.
- 1985? North Woods Christmas
- 1986 – Home for Christmas
- 1987 – Holiday Kitchen
- 1988 – Holiday Study
- 1989 – Stitcher’s Studio
- 1990 – Holiday Workshop
- 1991 – The Music Room
- 1992 – Sugar ’n Spice
- 1993 – Snips ’n’ Snails
- 2002 – Gardener’s Delight
Here is a gallery of the designs.
Here is a set of Illuminated Manuscript patterns from the Jan/Feb 1990 issue and Sept/Oct 1991 issue:
A lot of patterns that I do like are in this hardcover book: 101 Best-Loved Designs from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts. Since they are in the book I can get rid of the yellowing magazines and retain the designs.