February 2006 issue 170

The February issue of Cross Stitcher is bursting with gorgeous new projects, and comes with the perfect stitcher's gift - an all-in-one project organiser, big enough to hold your magazine and charts, and with a handy thread sorter too.

And Popcorn the bear is back - you'll love stitching this floral design. And when you've finished him, why not buy our sister magazine Quick&Easy Cross Stitch - they have a sampler design with Popcorn's friends, so you can make a complete scene for someone special.

And we have a treat for fans of the Flower Fairies - the pretty Celandine Fairy uses DMC's new Light Effects threads to really bring her detail to life. Plus there's a traditional London Guardsman if you're feeling patriotic, a 'Welcome Spring' sampler from much-loved artist Tina Wenke, and a Native American wallhanging by Joan Elliott decorated with stunning feathers and beads.