Woodland Sal

Some time ago I started new cross stitch Sal from Kate by Durene Jones pattern. I ordered a pattern and a fabric because it was specially designed and dyed for this Sal. The first was Barn Owl, the second – Rabbit.

Then I stitched Weasel and Stag.

Unfortunately, then I took a break in stitching this Sal, because I decided to complete East Asian Inspirations Sal. So after the break, I came back to Woodland Sal and stitched next parties, not in the order: they are Badger and Deer.

Next was Frog, the central part and all the Sal looks like this way:

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Two last parts I’ve stitched are these: Squirrel and Harvest Mice.

Now I can’t wait the next parts appear and we are discussing in our stitching group what they will be – Fox, Wolf, Hedgehog, or some more nice woodland animals. There will be three more animals here, so to be continued 🙂

Stoats Cross Stitch Pattern

Update on our Slavic Horoscope cross stitch patterns. I’d like to present you Stoat – sign, that is current for people, who were born these days – from 10th March to 10th April. So what can we know about Stoats character? – The Stoat is a beast that feels great power in itself. It is overflowing with it so he does not sit still for an hour, always on the move. If you see him immovable and collapsed, you are deeply mistaken, believing that you finally saw the Stoat resting, because he feverishly comes up with either a hundred sophisticated tricks at once: how to penetrate into the neighbouring forest and steal from other stoats, or how to choke all the nasty squirrels in his forest. The stoat is so confident in himself and his right, that he does not care about the norms, rules, laws. He is truly convinced that he is doing a good and necessary thing when he steals from a chipmunk – how fat he is! – that he is loved and admired not only for his dexterity but also for his actions.

People, born under the patronage of the Stoat are distinguished by their energy and active life position. Something happens to them all the time. Having Stoat in friends, it is very difficult at least once not to be involved in an adventure. They love adventure and can do several things at once. The Stoats are always convinced they’re right. Sometimes it becomes like stubbornness and can lead them to trouble, although in general, the Stoats are kind and responsive – they often come to the rescue first, even without being a close friend, and they are, in fact, most often a selfless and responsive man, more willing to help than others.

So with big pleasure, as Stoat is my birth Zodiac sign, I present to you two Stoats charts – a Horoscope sign and Stoat in Winter cross stitch pattern. Happy stitching xx

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?