on 19 December 2010
This beautiful book from leisure arts contains many cross stitch charts themed on gardens and flowers. Among my favourites are: a beautiful sampler with the words "A gentle touch on the latch ... etc " : a pretty white house with garden gate and flowers surrounding it - could be used as a new home project. Also, The Daisy Girl - a young girl in a frilly white dress and cap in a verdant meadow of flowers. Old fashioned pansies. Beautiful roses and sunflowers. A full floral alphabet (every letter is made up of flowers and leaves and they are all different) which is just breathtaking. You could use just one for a monogram or spell out any name. Charts are in colour with symbols and use DMC thread. There are large and small projects and some are more complicated than others using half and quarter stitches and outlining but the charts are clear. This book is lovely to look at with stunning pictures and ideas to use the charted projects.