Pumpkins

Halloween season has started with pumpkins counted cross stitch pattern. Pumpkins can be used for Halloween tree decoration if you stitch them separately on plastic canvas, or as wall hanging, or for a cushion… there are really a lot of different possibilities to decorate your home for Halloween 🙂

New VIP

I have a new start! It’s suppose to be a surprise, so I can’t tell you anything about it. Ok, may be some specific information will not reveal a secret : this is Gold Collection Dimensions kit, designed by Peggy Abrams. The kit contains presorted thread, metalic thread (gold kreinik) wool yarn, 18 count white Aida, felt, beads, needles and instructions with an alphabet. I am so excited about it, because it is my first Dimensions ever! What is more, I will have to use some new techniques to create properly effect, such as Cording, for example. So be ready, I am going to post more pictures with my progress on it here.

I’d like to notice, that Dimensions projects often use half cross stitches with 2, 3 and even 4 strands for beautiful shading, in this case, for snow.

There are also a lot of confetti here (cross stitchers understand my pain).

To be continued …

Review

I just love it when our customers share their stitching with us. This is a new review on our Slavic Horoscope Raven counted cross stitch pattern – a perfect example of using cross stitching to decorate clothes.

Reviews

What I love about my work on the Etsy, is that I can learn something new all the time. For example, when I’ve got an order, I always check which country my customer is from. If it’s a purchase from America, what state and city is it from? I have learned a lot about Canada, for example, the fact that in Oxdrift, Ontario Forget-me-nots grow just like in my country. Or the fact that the symbol of the University of Michigan is Wolverine, what was written to me by a customer in one of her reviews. So my hobby is not only handmade but also a way for learning , which is especially important now, when we are all sitting at home in self-isolation. This is why I am grateful to my customers when they leave such lovely reviews. I really appreciate them 🙂

Summer Cross Stitch Book

I’d like to share with you the joy – yesterday I received my Lakesideneedlecraft Summer Cross Stitch Book 2020 from Kate Worthington, the owner of https://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk/

There are 54 exclusive cross stitch charts from famous worldwide designers in the book. All projects are beautiful. However, I am especially interested in blackwork designs, that I haven’t tried before.

What is more, I received two new lovely needle minders with the book. I always order needle holders from Lakeside Needlecraft, and now I have two cats, a dog, a bird, and an apple in natural wooden colours.

Bear Slavic Horoscope

Bear is the last, 12th Slavic Horoscope sign at our shop.

The bear is the owner of the forest, but not the king of animals, not the king of all forests, steppes, deserts and mountains… just because the Bear was born lazy. What is more, he knows it and he got used to it.

It is considered to be the main in the forest because, despite its power, it is surprisingly simple and careless, indulgent to the weak, does not offend the small things, and is satisfied with the small things: to get honey, to lie in the raspberry thickets. We can only envy how cleverly he is arranged in his den, where he sleeps all winter.