New Pattern

A new cross stitch pattern – Sea Eagle – is still in progress. There is not much left to do – finish the feathers and colour the surroundings. This eagle will be from the winter birds series, so please don’t expect a lot of colours. It seems to me that raw winter surroundings will emphasize the majesty of this beautiful bird. Do you agree with me?

Trumpeter Swan – New Cross Stitch Pattern

The Trumpeter Swan is the largest of all North American Swan species with a wingspan of 185 to 250 cm, so it is the heaviest flying bird in the world. We have smaller Swans in Eurasia like Whooper Swan or Tundra Swan and some authorities considered them as the same species. The adult Trumpeter Swan’s plumage is entirely white, cygnets are usually pale grey. They are loud with their cry sounding similar to a trumpet, which gave the bird its name. Like other Swans, they often mate for life and if his mate dies, a male Trumpeter Swan may not pair again for the rest of his life. As I know, these big, palatial birds are the symbol of marital fidelity in cross-stitching, so stitchers often choose them as a gift for a wedding.

Finished Pictures

We are glad to show you two finished Waxwings pictures, that our customer Anna shared with us. Thank you, Anna, for this beautiful stitching! This is the same pattern for both pictures and we can see how natural light affects shades of canvas colours.

Review

We are glad to share one more 5 stars review at our Etsy shop Stitchersland. The shop is young, we started it last year in December and every review is very important to us. What is more, our happy customer sent us a photo of stitched Barn Owl by our pattern.

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Cross Stitch Birds

We have some small birds cross stitch patterns, here I’d like to present you new – House Sparrow and Common Linnet.

House Sparrows live across many different regions of the world.  Humans have not domesticated House Sparrows in any way. So, House Sparrows do not make good pets. Humans have attempted to keep them as pets, but they do not thrive in a household setting. Additionally, they are not the most colorful of birds, and their song is not particularly catchy or melodic.

Common Linnets were popular cage birds during the 19th century. Now they can be found in Europe, West Asia, and North-West Africa. Eastern and northern populations of Common Linnets migrate to the south during the autumn. These birds produce melodic, pleasant songs that consist of fast trills and twitters.

The scientific name of common linnet, “Carduelis Cannabina”, refers to the feeding habits of this bird and its affection for hemp (variety of cannabis). The common name “Linnet” refers to a fondness for flaxseed, that is used in the manufacture of linen.

In any case, both birds can be observed in my country, and you can cross-stitch them for yourself or as a gift for a bird lover 🙂 They are beautiful, aren’t they?