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!





Thursday, February 8, 2018

Walking around the world. Seychelles.

First, I am very lazy. Second, I need to exercise, at least a little bit as I spend my whole day sitting and crafting. To encourage myself I am trying a virtual walk around the world.
To get a taste, I decided to begin small but beautiful and walk around coastlines of pretty islands.

6 February 2018 - Cousin Island, Seychelles
                              Coastline - 2.3 km (1.43 mi)


8 February 2018 - Cousine Island, Seychelles
                              Coastline - 2.7 km (1.68 mi)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy finishes

Dimensions Gold Christmas Village Ornaments (No 6).
17 November - 6 December 2017.

Dimensions Gold Christmas Village Ornaments (No 5).
15-29 December 2016.

Here are all six of them finally finished.

Finally started to frame some of my finished projects.
Quilts for All Seasons deserve such an honour :)
Have one place for them and will be changing pictures every month. That is the plan.
Quilts for All Seasons by Paula Vaughan. November.
Stitched - 1 October - 18 November 2011.

Quilts for All Seasons by Paula Vaughan. December.
Stitched - 3 December 2011 - 14 January 2012.

Quilts for All Seasons by Paula Vaughan. January.
Stitched - 1 January- 5 February 2011.

Quilts for All Seasons by Paula Vaughan. February.
Stitched - 15 January- 8 March 2012.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Craft Pod. Owletes

Second project in my Autumn CraftPod box was a couple of felt owlets.
That was such a fun stitch.
Brew some tea from the teabag included in the box and I enjoyed every minute of the process.


Turned them into two Christmas tree ornaments,
Sewn - 29 December 2017.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

December in Stitches

My December stitching finishes.
Dimensions Gold Christmas Village Ornaments.
This was the last one (No 6) ornament in the series.
I stitches one every year starting from 2012.
17 November - 6 December 2017.


Dimensions Roses and Ivy stamped cross-stitch pillow case, one of two.
It was a StitchMaynia start on 4 May 2017.
But it was actually stitched 8-22 December 2017.


This was the second kit I bought from Dimension.
First two pillow cases - Pretty Violets - I stitched in 2006.


Dimensions Gold Playful Snowmen Ornaments.
Ornament No 5. 7-28 December 2017.

And I have one 2017 start that was finished already in 2018.
The Drawn Thread. Winter Arbor.
Stitched on 32 ct. Murano in Light gray.
29 December 2017 - 5 January 2018.
This was the first The Drawn Thread design I ever stitched and I loved it!