This book has some wonderful charts. I especially liked the two that had teacups, and the two cat charts that make a tea cozy. I am going to stitch these, then stuff them as a small pocket toy for my little grand-daughter.
All charts are in black-and-white, and you need a good light to read them. I had to scan a chart to enlarge it. Also that way I could make marks on the chart without harming the original.
Most charts are for stitchers with some experience, but a few were not complicated to do...
FROM THE COVER: "GLORIOUS CROSS STITCH, by Chris Rankin (1993) CHARTS
Height: 11.3 in.
Width: 8.8 in.
Thickness: 0.5 in.
Weight: 24.8 oz.
Provides patterns for samplers, tea cozies, egg warmers, pillows, bed linens, napkins, shopping bags, Christmas ornaments, bath sets, napkin rings, curtains, tablecloths, towels, clothing, and aprons.
"...charming, well-designed motifs to copy into cross stitch....If a novice starts with a small sampler, say, or napkin ring, the results will be pleasing. Included among her repertoire are patterns for holidays...blooms...animals...and memorable scenes....Of course, directions are all-inclusive, with charts, color keys, and good color photographs."