This gorgeous sourcebook of cross stitch projects offers some of the most dazzling, beautiful and treasured designs from uniquely talented needlecraft designer Maria Diaz. Maria's designs and projects are perfect for creating handmade gifts for family and friends. With clear step-by-step instructions and stunning photographs, each project will provide hours and hours of creative enjoyment for both novice and experienced cross stitchers. Easy-to-follow color charts leave no guesswork. The large-scale original patterns include rustic country landscapes, traditional samplers, adorable animals, cute characters, and beautiful full colored flowers. A set of the author's best-loved new baby designs is also included, that will provide beautiful studies in sepia for new mothers.