It's been a busy week here at The Cross Stitch Studio. We're working with two new-to-us licensing agencies and have requested the four pictured images from three talented artists. Beautiful watercolor cottages, exquisite floral bouquets, and a precious puppy are just a few of the new pieces we're working on. Expect to see these lovelies as cross stitch patterns in February, plus many more yet to be announced.

On Saturday January 25th we'll announce the winner of our monthly Finished Object Contest that's happening now in our Facebook group. There are over 75 entries and the decision will be a tough one for our members. Winner will receive a nice prize package, including a free pattern from us, a pair of Easy Guide Needles in two sizes, a grime guard from GaRon Totten Bags, and a pair of pin counters from Stitching Buddy

We have two stitch alongs happening in our Facebook group this year: "A Wooded Path in Autumn" and "Winter Cardinal" - one large and one small. Participating members are starting to share their progress and it's so thrilling to see our designs come to life in their hands! You can find these and more stitched examples of our patterns in our website Gallery.

Until next time ~

Happy Stitching!

Betsy (and Mark)