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

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.