Friday, July 27, 2018

Sashiko pillow

Sashiko pillow case kit from Olympus is also done.
9 January - 6 June 2018.
(Sorry, Blogger keeps turning this photo).

 Now my Kogin pillow will have a "friend".

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Canvas adventures

In February I finished my first canvas project Starry Night canvas pouch  from the Inspirations magazine issue 68, unfortunately, it is still in "flat" form.
27 August 2017 - 26 February 2018.

After this successful experience I was hooked on canvas work and decided to try something really beautiful.
Spring Medley by From Nancy's Needle.
1 March - 13 May 2018.

Her designs are so beautiful and such a pleasure to stitch! All those wonderful threads!
I've already purchased four of them and I think there will be more. I am a counted canvas fan.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

2018 in stitches

My cross-stitch finishes this year.

Christmas Eve Couriers. Comet by Nora Corbett.
12 January - 3 February 2018 (11 days of stitching).

Seasons by Prairie Schooler. Winter.
9-26 February 2018 (8 days of stitching).

Ice cream Shoppe by Mill Hill. Main Street series.
8 April - 1 June 2018 (15 days of stitching).

Spring Arbor by The Drawn Thread.
18 April - 17 May 2018 (11 days of stitching).

Spirale by Jardin Prive. StitchMaynia start.
Stitched on 46 ct. Buttermilk Cake linen by @xjudesign using ThreadWorx floss (11011) 1 over 2. 
8 May, 3-22 June 2018.

Inspirations Marines by V. Enginger.
"Maldives" 10 May 2018, 2-8 June 2018.

Inspirations Marines by V. Enginger.
"Thailand" 15 May 2018, 28 June - 14 July 2018.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Pulled thread mat

  • I tried new thing and I liked it. 
  • Heart's Delight. Pulled thread mat on 28ct. Cashel linen (white) using DMC Perle cotton 8 and 12.  The project is from Inspirations magazine Issue 94.
    Stitched - 18-24 June 2018
    Never done this before; turned out it is easier than it seems, as long as you are good at counting. Had some problems with this :)
  • First using thicker DMC Perle cotton 8 you outline the shape with blanket stitch and with outline stitch - hearts inside.

And than with DMC Perle cotton 12 you do different pulled thread fillings in every heart. 
The scarest part is cutting everything out very close to the blanket stitch. 

Liked it  a lot. May even try it again some time later. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Three-thread huck runner

Finally I managed to dress the loom for weaving of a table runner.
This is a Valley Yarns draft for placemats.

Never agian I am doing front-to-back warping, not my thing.
I measured the warp on April 11 and have the loom dressed two months later.
I hope I corrected all my mistakes and will be ready to weave tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stitch Maynia 2018

This year I decided to go small with my Stitch Maynia starts. As as result I have 12 finishes out of 18 starts! I do not like to stitch small projects - I enjoy long-term ones. But there are so many small designs I really love but keep postponing doing them till some other day. This May that happy day came! I called it French Maynia as all the starts were from French designers.
Birds are from Nature by MTSA and butterflies are from Les papillons by MTSA.
Stitched on 28ct. Permin (Wichelt) Natural linen 1 over 1.
(More details are on my IG page). 

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Checking different options on my new MultiCuisine cooker.
Brioches for dinner... 

And sandwiches for breakfast. 

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Spinning finishes

Although it took me a couple of years, I fanally finished spinning
a) Pima cotton  - 24 gram
b) Rami (nettles) - 9 gram
Started at different times but finished almost simultaniously.
Next I'll try to spin some silk.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

First Star

  • First star of the future EPP quilt is finished, 99? to go?...
  • Stars in the Garden II quilt. Each hexagon is 1/2 inch wide.
  • I wonder how long it will take me to finish it. But I am not in a hurry. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Winter Berries

Winter CraftPod project.
I took my time stitching it, no hurry, pure pleasure.
Finished 15 February 2018.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Valentine's dinner

For a festive :) dinner cooked some Indian food - Seekh Kebabs in Curry Paste (BBC GoodFood) with jeera (cumin) rice.
Everything was done from scratch, including Garam Masala Spice mix.
Very tasty!