A couple weeks ago I was contacted by Yiota, owner of Yiota's XStitch, asking me if I would be interested in reviewing one of the cross stitch kits she offers. I didn't have to think twice about my answer to that question ... of course I was interested! I was then told to make my choice & it would be mailed to me.
Choosing the kit was very difficult because Yiota's offerings are so many! After much consideration I decided to choose a design that was totally "me" featuring a lot of snow, a cozy country cottage in which I can picture myself cross stitching & glancing up every now & again looking out the window as more snow falls, & a fabulous snowman! There are 2 children building the snowman but in my mind they are me & Ruthie, my best friend from high school. Snowmen have a special meaning for us which I will have to tell you about one of these days : )
Don't you hate it when you buy a cross stitch chart & you have to use your magnifier in order to read it? You won't have that problem with Yiota's charts! I am very impressed not only by how clearly the chart is printed but by the symbols used for each color of thread. Each symbol is easily readable & they are all very distinct from one another which means there is no way someone is going to confuse one symbol for another! Hallelujah!
Yiota also includes a basic instruction sheet which clearly describes what a cross stitch is, how to make it, & how to prepare your fabric. Someone with no experience in cross stitching whatsoever could easily follow these instructions.