The April issue of Just CrossStitch magazine is out, and my Claddagh design is inside! The Claddagh is an old Irish symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship. It's a popular motif in rings and other jewelry, but I decided to adapt it to cross-stitch. The design is stitched in shades of green and gold embroidery floss, and it features lots of shamrocks. If you start stitching now, you can make your own in time for St. Patrick's Day.