The Sweetheart Tree was founded in 1984 by designer Sandra Cox Vanosdall and has produced thousands of designs for cross stitch lovers. Now, well known & respected in the industry, the company provides a complete selection of high quality cross stitch designs to stitchery enthusiasts all across the United States and abroad. Designs are available in leaflet, kits and card formats and represent a multitude of different styles from whimsical to traditional to contemporary & many designs are traditional samplers designed to blend well with modern decor. Most are worked with traditional cross stitch techniques and have delicate motifs worked in soft pastel colors. Many also have a variety of added stitches with explicit diagrams and clearly written directions to help expand the needle workers repertoire.