Saturday, December 31, 2016

Last minute finishes

I can definitely say, I've finished all I could this year. Not enought time to do more.
Today's stars -
January fox from Joyful World Calendar (free) -

And second sashiko panel. I named it Cherry Blossoms

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Christmas Ornaments. Part 2.

My plan for 2016 is complete.
Second ornament is stitched, although it will be turned into a real ornement next year.
This is the fifth piece of the Dimentsions Gold Christmas Village (out of 6).
As usual, pictures are before and after backstitch. Love the transformation.

Previously stitched one per year. From left to right - 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Floss-tube introduced me to a lot of beautiful patterns. But I was surprised how many free beautiful patterns are out there. Brooke's Books Animal Advent Calendar is one of them.
The idea was to stitch it one hour per day from 1st to 25th day of every month, to give a bit of progress to every day animal until all of them are finished. I managed to stick to the plan for three months, in November I got anxious and decided to finish the whole thing for Christmas, completing each animal on every day of December - my personal Christmas countdown.
It did work, althought after two weeks I began to feel a bit overwhelmed.

It is stitched on 32 Belfast in Vintage blue. Fabric size is 40x70 cm, althought I should have cut at least 45-50 cm. A bit tight on the sides but I am planning to turn it into a wall-hanging next year and this should be OK.
I made slight changes, like sparkly Kreinik to the snow and star.
It was stitched from 3 August to 24 December 2016.
Last time I stitch something as cutesy as this was back in 2002 - I call them Quilt babies.

Merry Christmas and Happy Stitching!

One hour progress

Two hour progress

Three hour progress


Quilt babies

Monday, December 19, 2016


Another tiny finish.
This is my car project. Second of three.
Permin of Copenhagen kit 14-4169. 22ct Aida one over one. 
4 Sept - 18 Dec 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas ornaments. Part 1

For many years already I stitch Christmas ornaments, usually one or two and mostly from Dimensions Gold kits.
First one is done. Dimensions Gold Playful Snowmen No 4.

Love the before and after backstitch transformation.

I hope to turn it into a proper ornament later.
Here are its friends. From left to right - 2012, 2013 and 2015.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Calendar. December.

Joyful World Calendar (free) -

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tokyo and Todai Cushions

I know it is winter already but I am happy to finally finish my autumn cushions.
It took me years to sew those two. But I love them.
Both patterns are form Zweigart's Book No 193 and stitched on special Tokyo (leaves) and Today (the other one) fabric squares. Tokyo is the favorite one.

Tokyo. Stitched 20-31 October 2014
Todai. Stitched 20 March - 5 April 2015