Slavic Horoscope – Cockchafer

Our new Zodiak sign from Slavic Horoscope series is a Cockchafer. A cockchafer is a type of large, flying beetle that can be quite noisy. The cockchafer is sometimes called a ‘doodle-bug’ or May bug, although it is, in fact, a beetle.

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It is said, that no one has ever experienced such a dramatic change in their life as Cockchafer. When a worm digs in the ground and gnaws roots, it’s sure to be like this for life. When it turns into a puppet and freezes in great peace, it exclaims in the insight: “What a fool I used to be!”, implying that now it has finally understood how to live, now knows how to live, now will live only so …
But the time comes and the cocoon breaks, the young Beetle crawls out of the ground, spreads its wings. Maybugs more than anyone is tormented by the fact that you can’t explain to your children how they will live,  because they won’t believe you. In general, you can not explain to anyone how to live to be able to turn into the True-Wings.
In the work, Cockchafer easily reaches any height, if he is not taken from the easy path of his career more complex search for truth, philosophical or religious trails, the search for moral and ethical ways to the right life.

 

 

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

Hamster Cross Stitch Pattern from Slavic Horoscope Series

The next our Slavic Horoscope animal is Hamster – some of the most loved pets.

The hamster – a creature that sleeps almost nine months a year, but the rest develops a frantic activity, having time to gather bread from the fields and stuff the storerooms to the ceilings.
The Hamster Man is able to work day and night without rest, hastily sip hot coffee and go back to work. On days like these, he can make as much as the Ants-born does in a month. But then the Hamster, exhaled, falls with his tongue sticking out and comes to his senses for a long time, and the Ant works, works, works, and when it comes time to compare the results, it is still unknown who has more time!
Hamsters are loved for their unabashed character, slowness and kindness. They love to rest and they know how to do it, even if the rest – is just lying on the grass in the sun.

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For every cross stitcher or embroiderer, the term “hamster” has a special meaning – it makes us “to hamster” our supplies so that we never run out of threads, fabrics, needles, special scissors, kits and other things we need for developing our hobby.

Grasshopper Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

I am excited to present you a new counted cross stich pattern at our shop and this is a Grasshopper!

In a garden, there lived an ant and a grasshopper who were very good friends. It was springtime and the grasshopper was having a lot of fun playing, singing, and dancing in the sun. But the ant was hardworking. It was collecting food grains and storing them in its house. The grasshopper did not understand why the ant was doing so and said, “Hey,’ Ant! Why don’t you come outside and play with me?” The ant replied, “I cannot. I am storing food for the winter when there won’t be anything to eat!” The grasshopper only laughed at the ant and said, “Why are you worrying now? There is plenty of food!” and contin¬ued to play, while the ant worked hard. When winter came, the grasshopper did not find a single grain of food to eat. It began to starve and feel very weak. The grasshopper saw how the hardworking ant had plenty of food to eat and realised its foolishness. (short story)

In Slavic Horoscope Grasshopper – more than anyone does not like to show fatigue, defeat, misfortune. He always sings, he always spreads his wings, flatter himself in the sun. People smile as they look at Grasshoppers, it’s just lying on the grass in the sun. The Grasshopper is very easy to climb, and although the heart trembles with fear of each jump, it still jumps, melts its wings and flies, trembling with fear and delight. In a new place may be waiting for large terrible animals, there may be predatory spiders, but there may be a beautiful meadow with juicy grass, sweet berries and … …other beautiful Grasshoppers, Beetles, Butterflies!
Almost the biggest coward in the world, Grasshopper admits it only to the closest, and for all others, it is a carefree and cheerful creature, which everything is given easily, effortlessly, which easily converges with all creatures in the world, as Grasshoppers, and all.
The Grasshopper is unhurried in the sense that he is unhurried, he grabs one thing and another. He often throws what he has started, but for others, it is surprising that he is able to do much, even often more than others, diligent. And the secret is that the Grasshopper, having thrown a lot of things at halfway, to half of them still comes back and, ashamed of his cowardice, finishes quickly and successfully. And if we take into account that the Grasshopper captures everything quickly, we can say that it was created on a nice day and in good spirits.

Bohemian Waxwings Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

A new cross stitch chart at our shop presents Bohemian Waxwings.

These birds are social birds that form large, compact, and noisy groups-sometimes in the thousands – as they scour the landscape looking for fruit during the nonbreeding season. They dangle on flimsy branches to reach fruit or perch side by side in fruiting trees. Bohemian Waxwings live in Northern forests of Eurasia, Canada and Alaska.

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?