Today, a couple of links to news items of interest.
First, yet another example of how cross stitch can be taken in a multitude of new, interesting directions, including manga. There is a new book out, Manga Cross-Stitch, by Helen McCarthy. I love her quote: "If this book goes even a little way to help the process of dismantling stereotypes and saying it's OK to be who you are and do what you love, I'll be very happy." Very cool. If you're into manga (or maybe even if you're not), check it out!
Second, Janlynn has launched a new program, Heart of the Stitcher (HOTS), for downloading some of their charts electronically and with optional additions such as fabric and floss. Read all about it, then check it out!