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. Her large-scale original patterns include rustic country landscapes, traditional samplers, adorable animals, cute characters, beautiful babies and full colored flowers. Easy-to-follow color charts leave no guesswork. 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.