This is the annual Embroidery and Cross Stitch Creations issue filled with 10 projects. Start with the Shadows of Blue design on the front cover. The Teacup Pansy Box is the first in a three-part series covering three different sized boxes. Bears at Play is a blanket designed to be a favorite snuggle rug with the young ones in your family. Taetia McEwen presents another butterfly, Melanagria Galathea. Ginny Bunka presents the Bright Star Temari ball. Read about Marie Laurie, an internationally recognized expert in Irish and Hungarian Needlelace. Then stitch the Whitework Doily that Marie designed as an introduction to combining whitework with needlelace. Continue reading and find out about the Borris Lace Collection. Spectacular Wildflowers showcases some of Australia's beautiful flowers. The Bird Sampler is designed for DMC in a very unique style. Regal Tiger combines color and texture to bring this creature to life. The Handtowel Border is an old filet lace rose pattern.