discovering “Penelopis”

Thanks to a French blogging friend, I have just discovered a new cross stitch blog, a treasure chest of beautiful stitching, ideas and free charts. For example

 The blog belongs to Ania, and can be found here http://penelopisfreebies.blogspot.com/

Her designs are, in fact, surprisingly simple but oh so stunningly effective. She goes to prove that it’s the small details that make all the difference – some metallic backstitch here, a silk flower, bead or feather there . . . lots of gorgeous designs to inspire us.