Needle-point, and similarly, cross-stitching are favorite pastimes of many... my sister, in particular, loved this hobby & I now have every beautiful picture she ever stitched hanging on my walls. See, my sister died over 14 years ago - but her delicate work, with the most intricate of details (mounted in picture frames so the stitches are protected behind glass) live on and have delighted me over the years, bringing a smile to my face every time I see them throughout the day. Looking carefully, you can see the love that went into every single stitch & the picture springs into action as my eyes follow the texture of the various knots and stitch patterns she used, as well as the mixture, not only of color, but of texture of the thread. It takes a unique touch to make these creations come to life... but it CAN BE LEARNED! You too, can make beautiful wall-hangings like these. Stitch by stitch instructions are easy to follow and once you learn how to put them all together, you won't want to put your masterpiece down!