The January issue is absolutely packed with wonderful designs and holiday ideas. Covered Bridge is inspired by unique bridges found in North America. Nesting Pair combines Hardanger and cross stitch to create a lovely pair of redbirds. Celestial Tree-O has you stitching three delightful ornaments or gift tags. Barbara Rakosnik of Periwinkle Promises writes about Rooted in Tradition and provides a clever Noel pincushion design. Winter Village shows an idyllic village coming alive with the splendor of winter. The motif library is filled with Christmas designs suitable for cards, tags, and ornaments. The punchneedle Retro Tree Ornament adds a dash of zing to your wine bottles or gifts. Impress your holiday guests with the stunning design of Santa of My Childhood. O Holy Night is breathtaking in its simplicity and design. Warm Wishes is a lovely gift bag but would also make an adorable ornament. Mother Mouse is hanging her stockings and asking "Please Santa, don't be late." Once There Was a Snowman is the fourth and final design of seasonal snowmen. Celebrate the holidays with "May Your Holiday Be Bright" also the fourth and final installment of seasonal designs with button embellishments. And last, but certainly not least, In the Classroom is Variation on a Theme, Blackwork, by Elizabeth Almond.