Several years ago I received a Christmas card in the mail that had the most wonderful thought printed on it. I kept it and one day decided I wanted to cross stitch it. So I did. When I decided to give it to my son and his wonderful partner for Christmas, I needed to find some small pattern that would coordinate with what I wanted to say. As I put the pieces together, it worked beautifully.
For anyone wanting to put together their own sampler or for crazy quilters who want small and easily done cross stitch patterns for their embellishments, Offe’s Cross Stitch is the perfect resource with 80 or so free patterns. Her small patterns are free online with the choice of color or black and white patterns. There are tools that can be used to calculate the amount of design size, fabric size or stitch count. There are tutorials for cross stitch and alphabet work. Have a look….