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...

Sunday, November 18, 2018


Tested new muffin pans for my bread maker. Total success. Pans are great, recipe from the booklet is tasty. And four is perfect number. Helps to avoid overeating.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

CraftPod Autumn

Latest project from CraftPod.
Mushroom sculpture.
What I like about their projects - they allow me to try new crafts.
What I found out - this one is not for me. Glue is too messy.

7 November 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Some stitching finishes

Six Fat Men by LizzieKate
Fabric - 40ct. Ice Baby linen by xJudesign
18 March -30 July 2018

Summer Arbor by The Drawn Thread
18-31 July 2018 (7 days of stitching)

My first Design. It was inspired by Jameh Mosque Panel in Yazd, Iran. 
99 names of Allah in Kufic script.
18 February - 11 August 2018

Four Seasons (Marjolein Bastin) by Lanarte stitched on 25ct. Lugana 1 over 1.
18 January - 21 August 2018.

Eiffel Qualer by Jardin Prive
Stitch Maynia start 
Fabric - 46ct. linen by xJudesign
16 May, 4-31 August 2018 (12 days of stitching)

Clockwork Bird by Panna
6 August - 3 September 2018

Toile de Jouy from magazine De fil en aiguille #26
Stitch Maynia start 
Fabric -28ct. Annabelle by Zweigart 1 over 1
17 May, 4 August -4 October 2018 (19 days of stitching)

Prairie Schooler Seasons. Autumn.
The last one in the series.
Fabric - 32ct. Summer Khaki by Zweigart
18 September - 1 November 2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CraftPod Finishes

Have a couple of CraftPod Finishes this year.
I enjoyed this experience so much that renewed my subsciption for another year.
Spring project - Silk pouch.
3-4 April 2018

Summer project - Needle book.
17, 25 July 2018

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.