Today is Easter and for Christians it is the happiest of days. The word “alleluia” is the proper word for the season. In the Catholic Church the word is thrown with abandon throughout Easter Masses. People also can exchange that wonderful traditional greeting “The Lord is risen! Alleluia!” to which the proper reply is “He is risen indeed! Alleluia!”
So I thought we could take a break from church-going and eating and Easter candy and share some lovely needlepoint eye candy of crosses.
My favorite company that makes painted canvas crosses is Designing Women. They make dozens of them, many based on historic crosses. Now they are available on both 13 and 18 mesh. The linked page is the start of two pages of crosses. They also publish some books of charted crosses that make great needlepoint.
Leigh Designs has a series of seven stunning historic crosses painted on black canvas. They are large 8×10 and on black canvas. Each is based on an actual cross and they are amazingly beautiful and quite elaborate. Stitching one would be a real treasure.
Lee Needle Arts also makes some lovely crosses. They come in several designs and styles in many different colors. They fit nicely into standard size frames.
Ann Wheat Pace make stunning decorative crosses in three sizes. You can see them all here. I simply adore the way she uses flowers in so many of them. They really say both Easter and spring to me.