950c.jpgI have never been a big fan of charted needlepoint, but these gorgeous patterns inspired by Tuscan designs won me over. The artist had put together quite a collection of antique buttons over the years and was looking for a way to use them. She created a series of charted stitch guides that feature a unique antique button combination as the focal point. Although she suggests the thread colors you can use, you can easily change them to suit your décor. Best of all, you can finish this project in a couple of evenings. The design size is roughly 5 ½” by 5 ½”, perfect for framing with a mat or without, or for use as a pillow center.