DESIGN OF THE MONTH – JUNE 2021


DESIGN OF THE MONTH JUNE 2021
AT 20% OFF RETAIL

Pattern Tabriz

Tabriz 01 colors

Loosely based on geometric motifs from saddle and storage bags of the many Nomadic tribes that travelled between Mongolia, Persia and Turkey. Similar designs originated in a number of different regions and merged or were adapted and altered to suit local weavers, stitchers and culture.

 TABRIZ size and color options

 On the cross-point website Pattern Page, are three sizes available in this wonderful Kilim pattern. Today I added more companion pillow kits to the Pattern Pages. Colorway 01 alone has 13 options, 02 has 10, 04 has 6, 05 has 5, and 06 has 6. In July we will offer our Semi-Annual Sale at 20% off retail so you can order as many of the companions to Tabriz as you wish at a fantastic price.

Included with every kit are our cross-point™ Technique sheets as well as individual instructions for every pattern in the Collection  – how to prepare the jute for stitching in our glorious French tapestry wool, where and how to start, and how to finish. The kit contains large charts in color and symbols, needles, wool and jute fabric.

Like all our Kilim patterns, Tabriz is a lot of fun to stitch!

 

Happy stitching during June!

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH – MAY 2021


DESIGN OF THE MONTH MAY 2021
AT 20% OFF RETAIL

neutral chevron 01 and companions

CHEVRON AND COMPANIONS

CHEVRON OPTIONS

 On the cross-point website Pattern Page, are three sizes available in this wonderful pattern. Inspired by heraldic chevron motifs found on a 16th Century velvet fragment, CHEVRON is available in four stock colors for lumbar and oversize long pillows as well as a small throw rug size. We will be introducing a new color option for both pillows and upholstery soon. For readers of this blog it is available now by emailing me or calling me. Price is the same as existing kits: $109 for CHE-04 (26″long x 11 3/4″ high), and $79 for #CHSM-04 (19″long x 11 3/4″ high) with the SPECIAL MONTHLY OFFER of LESS 20%, at the low prices of $87.20 and $63.20.

 

NEW #CHSM-04 at left

Colors are 4 shades of misty olive/khaki greens and soft  rust, from pale to dark.

CHEVRON is a wonderful upholstery pattern for stools, benches, ottomans, chairs. Please visit the website for more informatin on how to order Upholstery.two custom upholstered benches

Our special instruction sheets in the cross-point technique show all the different cross-stitches.  As with all our patterns, an individual instruction sheet for CHEVRON is included as well  – how to prepare the jute for stitching in our glorious French tapestry wool, where and how to start, and how to finish. The kit contains large charts in color and symbols, needles, wool and jute fabric. This is an easy and fast stitched pattern. Visit the Pattern Page on the website to see all companion pillow kits. Several colorways have as many as 8 possible color coordinated selections.

Happy stitching during May!

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Design of the Month – APRIL 2021


DESIGN OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL 2021
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 CONTINUED – ALL PATTERNS ALL COLORS

Daily updates on the corona virus and now possible variants 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 24 years, I still find all those adjectives true for me.

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. We offer hundreds of size and color options from the website Pattern Pages.

Continuing our offer from 2020,  choose any pattern, size or color, from the cross-point website to receive a 20% discount during April. 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 interest free payment as an option and accepts credit and debit cards. You do not have to open a PayPal account.

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”, do get the vaccine as soon as available to you, look to the future with hope, joy and love.

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Design of the Month -March 2021


DESIGN OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2021
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 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 24 years, I still find all those adjectives true for me.

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. We offer hundreds of size and color options from the website Pattern Pages.

Continuing our offer from 2020,  choose any pattern, size or color, from the cross-point website to receive a 20% discount during March. 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 interest free payment as an option and accepts credit and debit cards. You do not have to open a PayPal account.

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 quiet time this Winter in spite of everything, look to the future with hope, joy and love and don’t give in to fear.

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Design of the Month -February 2021


DESIGN OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY 2021
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 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 24 years, I still find all those adjectives true for me.

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. We offer hundreds of size and color options from the website Pattern Pages.

Continuing our offer from 2020,  choose any pattern, size or color, from the cross-point website to receive a 20% discount during February. 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 interest free payment as an option and accepts credit and debit cards. You do not have to open a PayPal account.

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 quiet time this Winter in spite of everything, look to the future with hope, joy and love and don’t give in to fear.

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cross-point Annual 2020 Sale December 1 to December 31


  OUR ANNUAL SPECIAL OFFER
DECEMBER 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2020

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. Here is another opportunity to stock up on kits to stitch during Winter’s quiet times.

NEW COLORS HAVE BEEN ADDED

The new pattern MEDIASCH in 02 colors (true reds, olive, teal, chartreuse, spots of gold on black ground) needed a companion so we restitched KILIM II-01 colors to coordinate. It has already been changed on the web page.

The other addition is to pattern MEDIASCH, #MED-06. Traditional colors of dark and medium blues, with rust reds, dark sand and oatmeal ground, reflect Transylvanian color combinations.old blues, rust, sand, oatmeal colors

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 are.

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 12 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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Design of the Month – September 2020


DESIGN OF THE MONTH
SEPTEMBER 2020 – SPECIAL OFFER

Basilica 09 with Balouch 07

DESIGN OF THE MONTH – cross-point.com

20% off Retail – Basilica and Balouch Patterns and companions

During September my SPECIAL OFFER OF 20% OFF RETAIL is for two popular patterns – BASILICA and BALOUCH. Uploaded to the website are two newly stitched color coordinated kits, Basilica 09 with Balouch 07, but my offer is for any of the colors available in those two patterns, from 01 to 09. If you order any of the companions listed on the web page, I will extend this SPECIAL OFFER to those companion kits as well. As always, PayPal bills the Retail Price, we issue the discount back via PayPal when we process the order in house.

Also posted on the website is the new Mediasch color #MED-05, another addition currently being stitched is color 06, navy and terracotta.

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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 – 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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