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!

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.