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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New Hobby – Embroidery

Last week I ordered this beautiful kit for embroidery from Michalina Mruczek. For a long time, I’ve been thinking that I should try a new way of embroidery. But thoughts like” I can’t do anything”, “I’m not as talented as others”, “I can’t draw, how can I draw with a needle and thread” etc. distress me all the time. But apparently, there was a moment when you had to make a decision. So when I saw on Michalina’s Instagram this kit with embroidery instruction, I ordered it and now it is in front of me – tastefully packed in an eco-friendly box and paper. The kit contains 5″ embroidery Hoop and cardboard bottom for it, Mark & Erase pen, linen fabric, 5 colours hand-dyed mouline, a needle, very detailed instruction and coloured picture of completed embroidery. I’m leaving for London next week, and after I get back, I’m gonna try my hand at it. Wish me luck!