It is with great sadness that I share of the news of the sudden passing of one of my favorite cross stitch designers. Lisa Roswell was the owner and designer for The Primitive Needle and her blog was one of the first that I started following a few years ago. My October 2010 finish was Salem Witch and that was a chart I purchased directly from Lisa and The Primitive Needle. I am amazed and gratified that cross stitch has once again regained popularity and needlework designers have a voice and presence. The online community is directly responsible for this resurgence and designers like Lisa Roswell contributed greatly to its success.
The link to the story is below, but I must warn you, this is a heartbreaking accident that could happen to any of us. It is especially heartbreaking since Lisa was a such a wonderful and talented person. She was a dedicated cancer care nurse, a mother and designer and will be sorely missed.