Design of the Month – July & August – 2020


DESIGN OF THE MONTH
JULY & AUGUST – 2020

A while back I put together color scheme suggestions for summer stitching. Here in North Carolina summer has finally arrived. After a magnificent cool spring that extended all the way into mid-June, we are now experiencing true summer temperatures. You can find all the options for color schemes from the drop-down top navigation:

Colors we associate most with ocean, lakes and pools are on https://cross-pointblog.com/color-schemes/cross-point-summerstitching-sea-sky/

Blue and white has been a quintessential color scheme for summer for a very long time. Surveys, again and again, show blue to be the most popular color, across gender and race.

Those associated with mountains and woods are on https://cross-pointblog.com/color-schemes/cross-point-summer-stitching-mountain-wood/

Perhaps you associate summer time with hiking in the mountains and woods. The greens and browns of ferns, lichens and mosses, shade grasses, spruces, hemlocks, rocks and tree trunks combined with other colors are found in this group.

And meadow and field, including the neutrals of straw, cream and off white are found on
https://cross-pointblog.com/color-schemes/summer-meadow-field/

In this group are sunny yellows, poppy reds, cornflower and sky blue combined with sages, grass greens, wheat and straw.

I hope some of my suggestions for color combinations will inspire you to create your own favorites be that blue and white, ocean hues, woodland or mountain, field or meadow. At cross-point.com™ you can choose kits from 54 patterns in over 200 colors.

Happy Summer, stay well, be safe!

PS. try one of our cucumber soups to stay cool and have more time for stitching

 

 

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Design of the Month -June 2020


DESIGN OF THE MONTH FOR JUNE 2020
SPECIAL OFFER continued at 20% OFF RETAIL

“When working with one of your kits, several adjectives come to mind: delightful, absorbing, addictive, therapeutic, elegant, relaxing.”

(from the Customer Comments page on the cross-point™ website)cross-point is fast, fun and easy

SPECIAL OFFER CONTINUED – ALL PATTERNS ALL COLORS

Daily updates on the corona virus leave so many in despair and fear. Fear can wreak havoc on our immune system. It’s a good idea to replace it with something that is “delightful, absorbing and relaxing”. After designing my patterns and stitching our samples over the last 23 years, I still find all those adjectives true for me. Stitching keeps me calm and away from fear as much as possible by keeping busy with my hands. Instead of watching the daily unending news cycle, I can stitch and listen to music or books on tape, I can watch an old movie I have seen many times.

I want to make that possible for all our stitching friends. No other kit can compare to cross-point™. Many confirmed stitchers have told me that I deliver one of best kits on the market! You too will find that stitching on an unpainted canvas in rhythmic fashion has a meditative quality, counting stitches uses the brain and filling in colors allows time for thoughts or talking with friends. Below are just a few patterns from 55 designs in the Collection.

Continuing our April offer into May and June,  choose any pattern, size or color, from the cross-point website to receive a 20% discount. As in the past many years, ordering online processes the payment through PayPal. We issue the discount back through them as we pack up the kit ready for mailing. PayPal now also offers over time payment as an option.

IT'S SPRING

TULIPS in SPRING

I would love to hear from you. Please comment and rate the blog if you like it. Stay well, remind yourself “this too shall pass”, enjoy Spring in spite of everything, look to the future with hope and love and don’t give in to fear.

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Design of the Month – April 2020


DESIGN OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL 2020
SPECIAL OFFER at 20% OFF RETAIL

“When working with one of your kits, several adjectives come to mind: delightful, absorbing, addictive, therapeutic, elegant, relaxing.”

(from the Customer Comments page on the cross-point™ website)cross-point is fast, fun and easy

SPECIAL OFFER – ALL PATTERNS ALL COLORS

This month is such a hard time as daily updates on the corona virus leave so many in despair and fear. Fear can wreak havoc on our immune system. It’s a good idea to replace it with something that is “delightful, absorbing and relaxing”. After designing my patterns and stitching our samples over the last 23 years, I still find all those adjectives true for me. Stitching keeps me calm and away from fear as much as possible by keeping busy with my hands. Instead of watching the daily unending news cycle, I can stitch and listen to music or books on tape, I can watch an old TCM movie I have seen many times.

I want to make that possible for all our stitching friends. No other kit can compare to cross-point™. Many confirmed stitchers have told me that I deliver one of best kits on the market! You too will find that stitching on an unpainted canvas in rhythmic fashion has a meditative quality, counting stitches uses the brain and filling in colors allows time for thoughts or talking with friends. Below are just a few patterns from 55 designs in the Collection.

During April choose any pattern, size or color, from the cross-point website to receive a 20% discount. As in the past many years, ordering online processes the payment through PayPal. We issue the discount back through them as we pack up the kit ready for mailing. PayPal now also offers over time payment as an option.

IT'S SPRING

TULIPS in SPRING

I would love to hear from you. Please comment and rate the blog if you like it. Stay well, remind yourself “this too shall pass”, enjoy Spring in spite of everything, look to the future with hope and love and don’t give in to fear.

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Design of the Month – February/March 2020


DESIGN OF THE MONTH – Feb./March 2020
Traditional English Needlework – Part II

Our Design of the Month in January was our pattern MORVILLE, available in 4 sizes and 4 color options. This month and next, we are offering four more patterns from the same historic period at the same discount of 20% Off Retail. Morville is also included in the Special Offer in case you missed it in January:

multicolor with dark blue

Morville group in 01 colors

NEW OFFER PATTERNS SIENA, FLAMESTITCH, PARMA, NEWPORT

Please refer to the Pattern Page in the left sidebar on the cross-point.com website to see available sizes and color choices. All pillow kits, including MORVILLE, are available during February and March at the SPECIAL OFFER of 20% OFF RETAIL. And, during the same period, there is NO SET-UP FEE FOR UPHOLSTERY. However, Upholstery does not include the 20% off retail and is still $0.35 per square inch. Upholstery is NOT available from the website. Please contact us directly by email to cross-point@cross-point.com or telephone to 828.628.2743. We will need either an existing fabric piece for size or your exact measurements. Additionally, we will match colors to an existing fabric sample.

WITH THIS UNIQUE SPECIAL OFFER YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE PILLOWS AND UPHOLSTERY FOR AN ENTIRE ROOM!

Reminder: Orders are processed through PayPal and PayPal now allows you to pay over time. Winter just started…..

Happy Stitching!

 

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH – MORVILLE – JANUARY 2020


DESIGN OF THE MONTH – JANUARY 2020
Pattern: MORVILLE

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH NEEDLEWORK at 20% Off

Downton Abbey is and has been for several years now all the rage for television and movie viewers. This lush British historical period drama by Julian Fellowes is a worldwide phenomenon. Who will ever forget the Dowager Countess asking “what is a weekend?”

At cross-point.com™ we have several patterns in our collection of English patterns based on historic designs. Our Morville Wedding pillow has been adapted from a pair of Elizabethan cushion covers that were probably given as gifts to the bride and groom. The wedding pillow is dated 1601 and shows the initials of the couple. This design is a wonderful gift to present today to a bride and groom, with the current year date and initials. In addition to the Wedding Pillow, the Morville group includes three companion kits. In the next few months we will be offering more companion kits from the same historic period at the same Design of the Month 20% Off Retail special offer. Included will be our patterns SIENA, PARMA, NEWPORT and ANIMAL patterns.

the Morville group – 4 sizes and 4 color options (see 02 colors at top)

multicolor with dark blue

Morville group in 01 colors

Morville accent pillow in pastels

Morville Accent Pillow 04

Morville in plum, purple, raspberry

Morville group in 02 colors

Morville options in pastel colors

Morville and Morville Back Pillow in pastel 04 colors

Morville Wedding Pillow in 04 pastels

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cross-point Annual 2019 Sale Extended to December 31


  OUR ANNUAL SPECIAL OFFER
extended to DECEMBER 31, 2019

AT 20% OFF RETAIL
ON ALL PILLOW KITS

November was such a busy time with Thanksgiving, followed by Black Friday and Cyber Monday that our special offer may have gotten lost in your inbox. We are extending the offer to December 31 to allow us and you to catch our breath. Here is another opportunity to stock up on kits to stitch during Winter’s quiet times.

CORRELATED CROSS-POINT™ KITS

We had such fun pulling images of our kits and other fun photos for our Pinterest “pairings” board. As you know from our website , we always include companion patterns by color with each kit listing. Here is an example, using Pisac as the starting point:

Have fun putting together your own group of correlated patterns and colors. We offer a wide range from muted sea spray and beige, to black and white, to bright Mediterranean blues, to soft sages and bright greens, to deep reds and brilliant tomato, gold and bright yellows. From Color Schemes (from the top bar) you can also find inspiration for whatever your personal color preferences.

Now is the time to add to your collection of cross-point™ pillows, 20% off retail amounts to quite a bit. As with all our special offers, when ordering from the website, PayPal will initially charge the usual Retail cost and we issue the 20% discount back via PayPal as we process the order in house. It’s worked well for over 10 years now. Every order includes your invoice copy advising you of the refund issued. Also, PayPal offers you the option to pay over time.

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cross-point new pattern Mediasch in Annual 2019 Sale


 OUR ANNUAL SPECIAL OFFER
NOVEMBER 15 to DECEMBER 15, 2019 includes new pattern Mediasch

AT 20% OFF RETAIL
ON ALL PILLOW KITS

 

INCLUDING NEW PATTERNS:

SHOWN ABOVE: We just completed stitching the 4th color option of Mediasch in aqua blues, sage greens, celery on an off-white background. The second of our new patterns in 2019 –  MEDIASCH –  18″x18″ (46x46cm), out latest Kilim type pattern, is co-ordinated with several pillows in the cross-point™ Collection, please visit the pattern page to see all. Regular Retail price is $115.00, special price during the Annual Special Offer sale is only $92.00. A pattern for people who get easily bored with repetition – this one, you have to pay attention but our charts and instructions are as easy to follow and use as with all of our patterns. One of our customers recently sent an email: “this is by far the most interesting and beautiful pattern in cross-point”. Read about the history of this pattern and see an interesting map showing how patterns travel from one country to another below.

Now is the time to add to your collection of cross-point™ pillows, 20% off retail amounts to quite a bit. As with all our special offers, when ordering from the website, PayPal will initially charge the usual Retail cost and we issue the 20% discount back via PayPal as we process the order in house. It’s worked well for over 10 years now. Every order includes your invoice copy advising you of the refund issued.

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ANNUAL SPECIAL OFFER – 2019


ANNUAL SPECIAL OFFER 2019
DESIGN OF THE MONTH
NOVEMBER 15 TO DECEMBER 15
all cross-point™ kits at 20% Off Retail

our newest pattern Mediasch

MED-01

57 PATTERNS in 300 COLOR CHOICES
as a subscriber, you can order before anyone else can!

Once again, our Annual Special Offer for 20% Off Retail includes all 57 patterns in over 300 color options – in pillows, rugs and runners. Also during this annual event, I am offering upholstery kits without the usual Set-Up fee to size a pattern to your specific dimensions. Truly, with this range of stitching patterns available for pillow squares, rectangles, new wide sizes, in easy and more complicated designs, in colors from bright to muted pastels – at cross-point™ you will find many options for beginners as well as experienced stitchers alike. Now is the time to stock up on kits for many hours of stitching during long winter evenings. You  will find it easy to create a group of companion kits using the link at the top “Color Schemes” as well as recent blog posts from June 9th and August 7th, 2019 (click on both from the right sidebar). Also helpful information is on the “Some Thoughts on Scale” post (January 25, 2016).

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Design of the Month – August 2019


DESIGN OF THE MONTH – AUGUST 2019
HELIOS & COMPANION KITS
at 20% Off Retail

More Summer Stitching

Only one month left to stitch the popular blue and white combination with the option of adding more color – either bright red or lemon yellow. Shown above are three companion designs from the cross-point™ collection, patterns SOUMAK, ANATOLIA and LINDISFARNE. Each is available in several size options ranging from large 23″x23″ down to 12″x12″, squares and “good for your back” lumbar pillows.

The 20% Off Retail applies to these three patterns in whichever one of the ten possible sizes you choose, as long as the order includes Helios 04, unless ordered previously. Please visit the pattern pages on the web at www.cross-point.com to see all, including the retail price. As with all previous special offers, when ordering on line PayPal will charge the current Retail and we issue the 20% discount back via PayPal when we process the order in house. You can also place orders by phone directly to 828-628-2743, or email to cross-point@cross-point.com.

I wish you a happy summer, filled with joy and fun things to do, including quiet time for reflection and stitching, be it at the beach or in the mountains.

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Design of the Month – July 2019


DESIGN OF THE MONTH FOR JULY
at 20% Off Retail

Whether your summer is in the mountains, on a porch or at the sea, the long awaited season is finally here but it’s short and we have no time to waste making memories in those few months. One of our friends stitches a pillow each summer and dates it in a corner. Just looking at the dates, she says, brings back unique  memories of a specific summer otherwise forgotten.

Our Semi-Annual Sale comes to an end TODAY, June 30. It has been exciting and rewarding to see one of our new patterns, HELIOS, being ordered again and again. It is an easy pattern for all levels of stitching experience. Helios 04 in classic blue and white

CLASSIC BLUE & WHITE for summer stitching

Our Design of the Month for July includes companion patterns, all in the same Summertime CLASSIC BLUE & WHITE combination, any or all of them at the usual 20% Off Retail. The July Offer includes Triangles 04, Greek Border 01, Nilos 03, Balouch Stripe 04, Morocco Stripe 09, and, of course, Helios 04, (shown above), many available in a variety of pillow sizes from the web Pattern Page. Oh, and check out my recipes for COOL Cucumber Soup!summer blues for stitching

Also visit Color Schemes from the links above and find more options for summer color schemes here.

Happy summer stitching!

 

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