Fox

We’ve just started a new series of wildlife patterns – foxes. The first one is a Fox in Autumn or a Fox in the Fall, due to November – still autumnal month. It’s so cute, isn’t it?

Foxes are found all over the world — in North America, Europe, Asia, and even North Africa. These animals are very social and live flexible lives. They live in forested areas. What is interesting – foxes are usually monogamous, so they have only one mate for life. They also take on nannies to help with their pups. The nannies are female foxes that are not breeders. Foxes can identify each other’s voices, just like humans and they also have excellent hearing. In folklore, foxes are typically characterized as cunning creatures sometimes having magical powers.

 

Lighthouse

We have two lighthouse patterns at our shop now. The first one is in colour and the second one in sepia, so you can choose the one you like more. It is said that we cross-stitch a lighthouse for a dream to come true. What is more, a lighthouse can symbolize various things, such as overcoming challenges and adversity or guidance. It is most commonly used to symbolize a way forward and help in navigating through the world. So, what are you waiting for? Just grab the pattern and help your dreams come true!

This is a lighthouse built on the small island at the southern tip of Sakhalin, Russia, by Japan in 1939. Now the Aniva lighthouse is abandoned. There are many young seagulls there and they do not fear man, but they hover around. You can see the 360 degree sea on the lighthouse and the place where the Sakhalin Island begins.

 

Raven Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

When we were in London in September, we planned to visit the Tower of London and we knew that no trip to the Tower would be complete without a sighting of a raven, which is the symbol of Monarchy, tradition, and history. “If the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it.”Or so the legend goes! The ravens were there!

Ravens are one of the smartest animals, which sometimes associated with death and dark omen. Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. But the real bird is somewhat of a mystery. Cultures from Tibet to Greece have seen the raven as a messenger for the gods. Celtic goddesses of warfare often took the form of ravens during battles. The Viking god, Odin, had two ravens, which flew around the world every day and reported back to Odin every night about what they saw – more interesting facts about this bird you can read here

It is said, that people born in the month of Raven find strenth in solitude and don’t like the hustle and bustle. They can also easily find the right solution to any problem because of developed powerful intuition. As Ravens, they are always calm and confident, because these birds are associated with wisdom and insight knowledge. What is your Zodiac sight? Maybe Raven? Or Wolverine? We are going to create more Zodiac sights by Slavic Horoscope, so the theme is continued.

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Wolverine

Today I placed in the shop a new pattern of a very unusual animal – Wolverine, also called Forest Viking.

Wolverine is the totem of those who were born from January 11 to February 10. Wolverine is a very territorial beast – he makes sure that no stranger encroached on his property. Wolverine’s character is strong and inflexible – no one will be able to shake his beliefs and lead him astray. Nevertheless, Wolverine often puts the interests of his family and relatives above his own – if any of his family or friends have a problem, he will make every effort to help. Wolverine is quite self-critical – he knows all his strengths and weaknesses. He has a lot of friends, but he also has enough enemies. However, even the enemies feel respect for him and try not to cross his path once again.

It’s a pretty big member of the Cunya family. Externally, the wolverine resembles a miniature bear. Externally, the wolverine resembles a miniature bear. The wolverine is pretty beautiful. The color of fur varies from dark brown to black, sometimes there are light brown animals. Most have a light silver mask on their faces and light yellow or reddish stripes coming from their shoulders and converging on their sacrum. It lives in North America and northern Eurasia. It inhabits the northern taiga, forest-tundra. Wolverine is mainly active at night, but can also go hunting during the day. The scientific name Wolverine Gulo translates as “glutton”. She does not suffer from a lack of appetite, but she can also starve for several days. In general,  this animal is also called: the demon of the north, and a forest demon, and a damn bear, and a skunk bear. Apparently, the beast’s ability to pick up everything that is “badly lying” has generated a lot of stories about the unusual audacity, cunning, and cunning of the wolverine. Indeed, there is a sin behind it: it can ruin hunting traps, eat bait. For such tricks hunters consider her to be a “vicious predator”. But it does not cause direct harm to a person and can not attack him.

Update on Cloudberry

I spent the weekend stitching Cloudberry. The pattern is rather complicated (as all Serafima Abramova patterns) – a lot of blends, however two-tone of thread gives to stitching perfect shades and natural look. Not only that was a problem (generally I like blends), but backstitch of 2 strands is also tiring, but it emphasizes the volume of embroidery. The result is here: before backstitch and after it. Which one do you prefer?

Russian Greyhound Borzoi Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Russian Greyhound Borzoi Pattern now is at my new shop StitchersLand. Borzoi also called the Russian wolfhound. “Borzoi” means “fast” translating from an archaic Russian adjective. These noble hunting dogs are fairly quiet, barking on rare occasions. As for their nature, they are gentle and highly sensitive with a natural respect for humans. Borzois do not generally show dominance or aggression towards people. Typically, they are rather reserved with strangers but affectionate with people they know well. What is more, they are very intelligent dogs with independent characters.