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.”
My Santa has a face, and eyes, and eyebrows, and beard :)))
I really don’t like french knots, but when I see how they bring alive the embroidery…well, I guess I’m wrong. This is a bush before and after adding them.
I’ve don all the full crosses and half crosses on my Dimensions Gold Collection kit, so there is the highest time to decorate the stitching with couching, beading, back stitch and french knots. Some parts of couching was done this week and there were any problems with it for me, back stitch never was a problem, I even like it, but french knots… they are my headache, possibly for being a perfectionist. That is the best I could do.
More Santa, more Christmas Tree decorations – almost all the baubles have been done, exept those with kreinik.
Santa in progress (without backstitch, beads and cording, only whole and half cross stitches).
I have a new start! It’s suppose to be a surprise, so I can’t tell you anything about it. Ok, may be some specific information will not reveal a secret : this is Gold Collection Dimensions kit, designed by Peggy Abrams. The kit contains presorted thread, metalic thread (gold kreinik) wool yarn, 18 count white Aida, felt, beads, needles and instructions with an alphabet. I am so excited about it, because it is my first Dimensions ever! What is more, I will have to use some new techniques to create properly effect, such as Cording, for example. So be ready, I am going to post more pictures with my progress on it here.
I’d like to notice, that Dimensions projects often use half cross stitches with 2, 3 and even 4 strands for beautiful shading, in this case, for snow.
There are also a lot of confetti here (cross stitchers understand my pain).
To be continued …
There are two Dog cross stitch patterns at our shop. One of them is new and this is Cane Corso, often called Sicilian Branchiero, counted cross stitch chart. These dogs are not only smart, intelligent and trainable, but assertive and confident at the same time. Cane Corso is a peerless protector. The Corso’s lineage goes back to ancient Roman times, and the breed’s name roughly translates from the Latin as “bodyguard dog.” They are loyal to their human but also assertive and willful, and can end up owning an unwitting owner, so responsible breeding and early socialization with people and other dogs is vital. (from
The second dog in stitches at the shop is Russian Greyhound or Russian Borzoi – coursing and hunting dog. Which one do you like more?
There is a new counted cross stitch pattern at our Etsy shop: Dandelion Wine. A picture, cross-stitched by this chart can be a reminder of a warm summer spent in a wonderful place with a loved one or good friends. To me, the title of this pattern reminds one of my favourite books “Dandelion Wine” by Ray Bradbury, who once wrote: “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. (Fahrenheit 451″). This quote has guided me all my life.
Garden Sal by Durene Jones freebie pattern is ready now. I enjoyed every stitch as always, stitching Durene’s project. There is a birdhouse, a lot of birds and butterflies here. What is more, a bee, a hive and lots of flowers, hare and hedgehog, a garden gnome and mushroom…and a lot of sweet details. I used DMC thread by Durene’s key and Murano beige evenweave 32 count.