The next kit I would like to show you produced in Russia, in the city of Veliky Novgorod by M.P.Studia. The designer is Angelika Ivanova. The kit has no name, but we call it Blue Cats. The kit includes a colour chart, “Gamma” mouline threads (32 colours), 18-count white Aida fabric, and a needle. I started stitching this kit a long time ago, but I didn’t go for the colour pattern (although I prefer coloured charts, this does not suit me). I didn’t enjoy the canvas is too stiff; I wasn’t fond of the threads (I used to DMC), so I often had to rip crosses put, and I decided to put this set for later. I don’t know when that later will come.
Continuing the theme of my cross stitch supply, I will show you a wonderful Heritage Crafts kit named “Little Sew and Sew!” by Peter Underhill. The kit consists of 14 count cream Zweigart fabric, two charts with and without backstitch and instruction, John James needle, and DMC stranded cotton. Approximately design size is 6,5″ x 7,5″ or 18 x 19,5 cm. I got this kit as a gift from my daughter, and I love looking at it. Why don’t I cross-stitch it? I think I like to put off the pleasure for later, imagining how beautiful the already embroidered picture will look. I agree that it sounds weird, but I have a few kits that I like to bring out and look at them, go through the threads, smooth out the fabric, wonder if I should replace Aida with evenweave and then put it back. That’s just how I am.