There is a time for sharing Christmas gifts. One of my first is a bookmark. I have a crazy Dachshund Lady friend, who loves reading, so I do not need to think hard about her gift. There is a bookmark I called “Dachshund through the snow” with this dog name on the backside of the bookmark.
Christmas gift delivered on time, so I can boast about it. My best and most complicated 2020 year stitching – Dimensions Gold Collection Santa’s Journey Stocking, designed by Peggy Abrams. This was my first Dimensions, I bought the kit on https://www.123stitch.com/ , waited a month before it reached me and stitched it in two months. The kit contains presorted thread, metalic thread, wool yarn , 18 count white Aida, felt, beads, needles (one for stitching and one for beading), and instructions with an alphabet. What is it worth buying an original set for? “What makes a Gold Collection design so special? – An extensive colour palette, stitches (and half stitches) that create texture and depth, and exquisite detail are all hallmarks of the Gold Collection. You create a work of art, and heirloom to enjoy for generations to come.”
Christmas is coming, so there is the highest time to stitch postcards. This year I haven’t got time for them at all, but I made one card at my daughter’s request. She needs it for changing Christmas gifts at work, so I hope the postcard will arrive in the UK on time. The main theme of the postcard is, of course, mouse, because the next 2020 year is Rat’s year by Chinese Horoscope. And since I’m very fond of Lucie Heaton mice, I stitched this one. I found it in The World of Cross Stitch magazine and I needed to change it slightly: to add Holly, because I wanted the frame of the postcard would be green, not red. So, the result is here. What do you think about it?
We got up this morning and it turned out to be autumn. Outside the window, there was a cloudy sky, rain and a temperature of 17С. I’m not complaining about this weather, because I can’t stand the heat, which has been attacking us lately, but still autumn always comes so unexpectedly … 🎋🍃🍂🍁However, there is another moment – you have to start preparing for Christmas, so today in our shop appear snowflakes. Crocheted of 100% cotton they are beautiful decorations for a Christmas tree. Snowflakes are stiffened and can decorate a fireplace or be an addition to gifts also. In general, how to use them is a matter of your imagination. For me, knitting snowflakes always means the end of summer and the approaching winter.❄️☃️❄️
Yesterday I put into my shop very long scarf, hand knit from 100% hand dyed Italian merino wool. The shawl is unique – one of a kind – because it is imposible to repeat the colours of the wool. I bought it during “Drutozlot” in Toruń, where a lot of yarn producers were prezenting their threads, from very talented artist from Gliwice . The wool is so soft and warm that you want to wrap yourself in it and never go out again 🙂 What is more, my favourite colours were used in it’s dyeing : teal, turquoise, light blue , foggy white with some purple spots too. The scarf is very stylish, and modern, suitable for a person living in a big city as well as in the countryside. The lenght of the shawl is 2 metres 6 cm, width – 68 m. It took me 65 hours to knit this shawl!
Shawl is made of 500 grams of wool. There are still 3 more skeins of 100 gr each, so I’m going to make an Arrow scarf out of them. So, shawls topic to be continued 🙂