Hearts & Crosses bookmark – a chupin’s Xstitch

A quick and effective way to show someone you love them (and for us stitchers we need to think ahead). This would be a great Valentine’s Day gift for the reader in your life . . . can be stitched in a variety of shades to match your colour scheme of the moment (or use up leftover threads).  I even experimented with the central heart, sometimes stitching with metallic thread, sometimes beads, or even a padded heart.

This is a design I charted with my Jane Greenoff CD . . . FREE hearts & crosses bookmark

some Bramble & Rose

I said one of my resolutions would be to get back to work on some neglected projects . . . here’s the photo of my Bramble & Rose as it looked at the end of the year and after a couple of evenings stitching with a zoom to show the wonderful colours of the Threadworx “Morning Meadows” in real light