I think I have told this story before, but, when I was at school I could never get the hang of cross stitch. My stitching was just a mess. When I left school and travelled to Denmark I found all this cross stitch at the Danish Handcraft Guild. I just had to master the technique and during the process got addicted. At one point I stitched a sampler every year, until I had so many I had no place to display them.
Recently I came across an internet link to a library of free cross stitch designs from Hungary. There are hundreds of designs. I like this dragon.
Then they get even more detailed.
Some are taken from Museum Collections.
There are even instructions on how to digitise photos ,drawings and mosaics.
But I think I will make this needle case. I found it at a blog called "Make Stuff Be Happy"
There are a lot of free patterns here and this pattern was taken from the above library.
Looks like I have talked myself into doing some more cross stitch again!