Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Saturday, January 12, 2019

WIP Parade 2019

Jupiter's Moon by HAED

Meadow Cottage by HAED

Holland in Springtime by Chatelaine

The Music Teacher House by Ronnie Rowe

Namaste by Ink Circles

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Christmas Stitching

Playful Snowmen Ornaments by Dimensions Gold.
The last one joined his friends.
1-6 December 2018.
Backstitch magic

Started to stitch them back in December 2012, one per year (skipped 2014).

Christmas Jar Ornaments by Dimensions.
First one with the house, of course!
8-13 December 2018
This one looked beautiful even without backstitch...

But with it...

Christmas Eve Courier. Prancer by Nora Corbett
15-24 December 2018

Sleigh Ride Ornament (MH16-1732) by Mill Hill
Vintage Sleigh
18-26 December 2018

Happy New Year!

And one not too Christmassy.
Mill Hill Autumn Series (MH14-1626). Moonstruck

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


Finally framed.
Quilts for All Seasons by Paula Vaughan.
March: Stitched 26 Fabruary - 5 April  2011.

April: Stitched 11 March -29 April  2012.

May: Stitched 30 April - 30 May 2012

September: Stitched 28 August - 15 October 2012

 July: Stitched 14 July - 26 August 2012

June: Stitched 31 May - 13 July 2012

August: Stitched 1 August - 25 September 2011

October: Stitched 16 October - 29 November 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Weaving project of the year

I am too busy cross-stitching to do something else, I do hope that I can change next year.
However, I manage to finish a weaving project on my table loom.
I first saw the pattern at the very beginning of my weaving 'carrier' when I only had a rigid heddle loom. It could not be done on it. But now... I can to so many things, if only I could stop cross-stitching.
Three-thread Huck runner on 4 shafts.
The pattern is by Valley Yarns using their cottons (10/2 porcelain blue and 3/2 dark teal.). It is actually Placemats pattern but I wove a runner.
Started 11 April and finished 2 December 2018.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

November Finishes

As the year end approaches I have an itching to finish as many projects as possible.
November was especially productive.

Hydrangea by Lanarte. This was my Rotterdam start.
5 October - 9 November 2018

Exploding TARDIS by SpriteStitch.
Took a lot of time taking into account its relatively small size.
22 May 2017 - 11 November 2018.

Sashiko panel - Mountain Fuji.
3 August - 16 November 2018.

Autumn Arbor by The Drawn Thread.
Last one in seasons series and the most favourite one.
The fabric colour is impossible to capture, it is khaki green.
14-22 November 2018.

Summer Bougainvillea (canvas work) by From Nancy's Needle.
13 July - 26 November 2018. Love it! Bougainvillea is my favourite flower/tree.

Another pretty thing on a beautiful fabric - 32ct. Eather linen by Chromatic Alchemy.
Touching the Autumn Sky by Nora Corbett.
1 September - 29 November 2018.

And the last one.
Space Hoops - Galaxy (Cross Stitch Crazy #237).
18 August - 29 November 2018.

November was a happy month!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Spinning wool

Finally removed blue wool from the spinning wheel. It was sitting there for almost a year. Somehow it did not work for me, although the yarn is very nice and soft. Maybe some time later....
Started spinning some old sliver from KnitPicks. It may became a garment one day...