||Embroiderers will delight in the range of timeless floral cross-stitch patterns featured in this exquisite and lushly illustrated collection. The wonderfully accessible approach and appealing photos will entice even the most hesitant of beginners to start stitching. In addition to projects for all seasons of the year, needleworkers will find guidance on materials and equipment, essential information on techniques, instructions and diagrams, detailed color charts, and advice on finishing and mounting the pieces. The bouquet of designs include tulip and daffodil pictures that celebrate spring; a summery lavender notebook and sachet; a red-hot poker bookmark, featuring bright autumnal colors; and a Christmas rose keepsake box and doily. From the lotus coaster to the ivy plant decoration, every pattern is beautiful.