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My Favorite Cross Stitch Books (May become yours too)

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Hand-Stitched Samplers from I Done My Best: 9 Delightful and Quick Projects
Hand-Stitched Samplers from I Done My Best: 9 Delightful and Quick Projects
"Darling, whimsical designs.  Certainly a book that has brought primitive stitchery to everyone's attention.  (For more information, check out my review.)  Blackbird Designs, Carriage House Samplings, & La D Da also publish some lovely primitive designs & are available for order through  various web sites."
Small Scale Embroidery (Crafts)
Small Scale Embroidery (Crafts)
"Small elegant designs in different styles; all with consistent quality.  Designs from Keyes' The out of print title "Exquisite Miniatures" has been repub'd here.  Nancy Sturgeon's Threads Through Time 1-over-1 miniature samplers are also dear."
Alphabets & Samplers: 40 Cross Stitch and Charted Designs
Alphabets & Samplers: 40 Cross Stitch and Charted Designs
"Good variety of nicely-detailed alphabets & samplers.  Maureen Appleton & Linda Driskell also design wonderful samplers.  Look for their leaflets in xs stores."
Miniature Embroidery For The Victorian Dolls' House
Miniature Embroidery For The Victorian Dolls' House
"Sweet designs show how to make miniature pillows, curtains, bedspreads, & rugs.  Easily adaptable for other uses."
Miniature Embroidery For The Georgian Dolls' House
Miniature Embroidery For The Georgian Dolls' House
"All the installments in the "Miniature Embroidery" series by Pamela Warner have a nice variety of projects."
Miniature Embroidery for the Tudor & Stuart Dolls' House
Miniature Embroidery for the Tudor & Stuart Dolls' House
"Ditto.  Sometimes you can find Out-of-Print titles in Used Bookstores.  That's where I found many on my shelf.  : )"
Cross Stitch Silhouettes: Over 350 Motifs, Borders and Designs
Cross Stitch Silhouettes: Over 350 Motifs, Borders and Designs
"Monochrome designs perfect for the medium of cross stitch.  Linen or silk gauze (40 count) would compliment these designs beautifully.  The French "point de croix" designer dessinsdhc.com also has some lovely silhouette designs in redwork."
The Art of William Morris in Cross Stitch
The Art of William Morris in Cross Stitch
"Small motifs (i.e. flowers, vines, & arabesques) have been taken from William Morris textiles for these patterns.  Consistently good designs."
Embroidery & Cross Stitch (Country Crafts)
Embroidery & Cross Stitch (Country Crafts)
"For more 3-dimensional stitches & projects check out the Australian magazine Embroidery & Cross Stitch that published this collection."
Embroider a Garden (Milner Craft Series)
Embroider a Garden (Milner Craft Series)
"Really beautiful free-form flowers, using a variety of needlepoint stitches."
Diana Lampe's Embroidery from the Garden (Milner Craft Series)
Diana Lampe's Embroidery from the Garden (Milner Craft Series)
"Simple projects using different stitches will expand your stitching repetoire."
Little Book of Embroidered Garden Flowers (Milner craft series)
Little Book of Embroidered Garden Flowers (Milner craft series)
"This is a small book with patterns for wildflowers & other smaller flora."
Embroidered Initials (Milner Craft Series)
Embroidered Initials (Milner Craft Series)
"Another small book with a beautiful & striking alphabet design set.  Each letter design calls for a variety of stitches, such as bullion."
Beth Russell's Traditional Needlepoint: Glorious Rugs, Cushions & Pictures
Beth Russell's Traditional Needlepoint: Glorious Rugs, Cushions & Pictures
"Ornate William Morris designs.  I use DMC thread; this book calls for Appleton Tapestry thread.  There are conversion charts available, but not in this book."
The Best of Paula Vaughan (Bk. 1)
The Best of Paula Vaughan (Bk. 1)
"These designs are starting to look a little dated, but they have a nice nostalgia factor to them.  As with samplers, these designs go well with antique furniture."
The Best of Paula Vaughan Collection II (Bk. 2)
The Best of Paula Vaughan Collection II (Bk. 2)
"Designs look very elegant on linen."
Splendid Samplers To Cross-Stitch: 35 Original Projects
Splendid Samplers To Cross-Stitch: 35 Original Projects
"More than a handful of traditional samplers, a few in the Scandinavian style, others feature French chaises, food, & nursery themes."
The Romance of Paula Vaughan
The Romance of Paula Vaughan
"Has about five designs total.  Colors are very crisp."
Inspiration in Cross Stitch: 40 Gifts and Keepsakes for Christian Celebrations
Inspiration in Cross Stitch: 40 Gifts and Keepsakes for Christian Celebrations
"Nicely articulated designs for wedding, anniversary, & baby gifts & keepsakes."
Storybook Favorites in Cross-Stitch
Storybook Favorites in Cross-Stitch
"A cutie.  Lots of popular storybook characters."
Marie Barber's 515 Inspirational Cross-Stitch Designs
Marie Barber's 515 Inspirational Cross-Stitch Designs
"These designs have nice, vivid color.  Quick & easy projects make nice gifts.  A good choice for a beginning cross stitcher."
Cross Stitch Borders and Motifs: Endless Ways to Mix and Match Designs Creating Unique Cross Stitch Patterns
Cross Stitch Borders and Motifs: Endless Ways to Mix and Match Designs Creating Unique Cross Stitch Patterns
"Scandinavian style designs."
House & Garden Samplers
House & Garden Samplers
"Someday I'm going to refer to this book to design my own samplers.  Not any time soon, but someday.  : )"
Miniature Needlepoint Carpets
Miniature Needlepoint Carpets
"I prefer Pamela Warner's design colors, but this title has a nice variety of carpet styles as well."
Dolls House Do-It-Yourself: Carpets And Rugs
Dolls House Do-It-Yourself: Carpets And Rugs
"More miniature carpets & rugs with contemporary color schemes."
Victorian Embroidery
Victorian Embroidery
"Nice variety of historically appropriate designs, many with embroidery stitches other than cross stitch."
Silhouettes in Cross Stitch
Silhouettes in Cross Stitch
"Another book with a good variety of silhouette designs."
Embroidered Projects (Dolls House Do-It-Yourself)
Embroidered Projects (Dolls House Do-It-Yourself)
"Cute miniature projects that can be incorporated into samplers or larger projects."
Miniature Embroidery for the 20th Century Dolls' House: Projects in 1/12 Scale
Miniature Embroidery for the 20th Century Dolls' House: Projects in 1/12 Scale
"More miniature projects, with a 20th century theme, by Pamela Warner."