Simple Pleasures in Redwork
Leisure Arts; $19.95
If you have not tried embroidery, this charming collection of Kathy Schmitz’s patterns is a delightful place to start. The book includes 10 patterns ranging from a simple pincushion to an 11-block wallhanging. The book includes instructions to embroider along with stitching diagrams for 18 different embroidery stitches. I particularly liked “Sing,” a hanging sachet with a caged bird worked in green, red and black floss.