If you love cross stitch - this is the book for you.
What to do when every inch of wall is covered by homemade crafts and collectibles? The solution, it seems, should be offered by designers who, unfortunately, persist in thinking that crafters live in 12-foot-high, thousands-of-square-foot dwellings. Then, again, why not advise reader-stitchers to approach their works like a gallery and rotate the collection--especially after they have pored over Stevenson's more than 35 projects? Chances are that at least one of the designs will immediately be copied. Why? First, Stevenson carefully adopts noncontroversial, friendly motifs--from farm life and quilt patterns to holiday symbols--that will fit in most rooms and with most decor. Second, her "hook" here is the use of eight (or fewer) colors in each pattern, surprising us with a rather sophisticated look. Intended for experienced stitchers.