There are two Dog cross stitch patterns at our shop. One of them is new and this is Cane Corso, often called Sicilian Branchiero, counted cross stitch chart. These dogs are not only smart, intelligent and trainable, but assertive and confident at the same time. Cane Corso is a peerless protector. The Corso’s lineage goes back to ancient Roman times, and the breed’s name roughly translates from the Latin as “bodyguard dog.” They are loyal to their human but also assertive and willful, and can end up owning an unwitting owner, so responsible breeding and early socialization with people and other dogs is vital. (from
The second dog in stitches at the shop is Russian Greyhound or Russian Borzoi – coursing and hunting dog. Which one do you like more?
Recently, I often have had to cancel orders in our shop due to the coronavirus. For example, last week I couldn’t send my collar to Malaysia, because it isn’t possible to send the item to this country by plane, only by ship and it takes about 8 weeks to reach the customer. On the other side, one customer from Australia surprised me, because she agreed to wait 8 weeks for the Daisy garland to reach her (and I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for this delivery). Fortunately, planes started flying to the USA from Poland and we are able to send orders this destination anyway. Certainly, we are realizing that the delivery will get longer so we starting to put Christmas items in our shops now, in July. There are 2 new items connected to Christmas – crocheted Christmas Stars and Bunting made from them. They are lovely and put us in a festive mood.
There will be more garlands from such king of stars in different colours, but right now I have only yellow ones.
One of the most popular cross stitch patterns at StitchersLand is Blue Hydrangea. We decided to create a Pink Hydrangea chart to see why the first one was so popular – because it is Hydrangea or because of its blue colour? I’ll inform you when I know the answer 🙂 This magnificent Pink flower is called Miss Saori Hydrangea. It even was named as Plant of the Year at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at 2014. By the way, which one do you prefer – Blue or Pink?
Our new Zodiak sign from Slavic Horoscope series is a Cockchafer. A cockchafer is a type of large, flying beetle that can be quite noisy. The cockchafer is sometimes called a ‘doodle-bug’ or May bug, although it is, in fact, a beetle.
It is said, that no one has ever experienced such a dramatic change in their life as Cockchafer. When a worm digs in the ground and gnaws roots, it’s sure to be like this for life. When it turns into a puppet and freezes in great peace, it exclaims in the insight: “What a fool I used to be!”, implying that now it has finally understood how to live, now knows how to live, now will live only so …
But the time comes and the cocoon breaks, the young Beetle crawls out of the ground, spreads its wings. Maybugs more than anyone is tormented by the fact that you can’t explain to your children how they will live, because they won’t believe you. In general, you can not explain to anyone how to live to be able to turn into the True-Wings.
In the work, Cockchafer easily reaches any height, if he is not taken from the easy path of his career more complex search for truth, philosophical or religious trails, the search for moral and ethical ways to the right life.
Hurray! We’ve just made 250 sales (the last order is from the USA, Illinois). We are grateful to our customers and supporters. Our shop #StittchesandQuills is run by a mother daughter duet who love crafting. The shop is based in the UK, but all the items are made and shipped from Poland. We both cannot stop thinking up of new items to make. The shop is a motivational push that allows us to transform these abstract ideas into real things, which we can then share with you!
There are some series of cross stitch patterns at our shop, for example, Seasonal Mice, Small Birds or Slavic Horoscope charts. A few days ago Angelfish series join them. We have four patterns in this series so far: Abe’s Angelfish, Tiger Angelfish, Banded Angelfish often called Bandit and the last one – Bicolor Angelfish. So, lovers of these fish have a lot of choice with us.
There is a new counted cross stitch pattern at our Etsy shop: Dandelion Wine. A picture, cross-stitched by this chart can be a reminder of a warm summer spent in a wonderful place with a loved one or good friends. To me, the title of this pattern reminds one of my favourite books “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury, who once wrote: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. (Fahrenheit 451″). This quote has guided me all my life.
The last part of Woodland Sal by Durene Jones pattern, organised by Lakesideneedlcraft is ready and it was sweet Hedgehog 🦔. There are two pictures in order to show how backstitch brings stitching to life.