I love Friday evenings when the whole weekend is still to come. Of course I always have far more that I plan and hope to achieve in 2 days but on a Friday evening it all seems possible.
I found a few minutes to read the latest issue of Cross Stitch Crazy magazine (193) which arrived 2 weeks ago!
The main design on the cover is by a designer I really love, Joan Elliott. This one is a mermaid in some of my favourite colours so us definitely one for the "must stitch" list. As with a lot of her designs it is stitched on hand dyed fabric by Polstiches. It's a very subtle choice for this design I would choose evenweave instead of aida
I love to stitch coasters as little gifts and this design by Diane Machin would be perfect for a coffee loving friend
Cushions are another passion and I am very taken by this design by Jody Rice of Satsuma Street
I had already discovered her quirky and colourful cityscape charts on Etsy and pinned lots of them.
This design is all whole stitches so would be a quick stitch
Finally there are some lovely cute designs by Durene Jones which are shown as cards but which I would use for coasters or scissors fobs
My favourite is probably The Bees Knees but then I do love stitching bees and especially since I discovered honeycomb fabric at Sewitall
So one magazine with lots of things I would love to stitch