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.

Goldcrest Cross Stitch Pattern

           We have a new small bird counted cross stitch pattern – Goldcrest.

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Goldcrest is the smallest European bird, however, it isn’t an ordinary bird. Its colourful golden crest feathers, as well as being called the “king of the birds” in European folklore, gives rise to its English and scientific names. The scientific name, R. regulus, means king or knight. 

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.

Sokoke Forest Cat

Hello, my dear readers. I wasn’t there for a few days because I had a lot of translation work, but I’ve come back and I want to show you the new pattern in our shop – Sokoke Forest Cat. This exotic cat originates from the Sokoke district of eastern Kenya but was further developed in Denmark. Despite its wild character, Sokoke Cat is friendly by nature and can be perfect for those seeking an animal companion. It has a relatively small head with almond-shaped eyes that are usually amber to light green in color. But the most eye-catching feature of the Sokoke Cat, however, is its unusual coat, which is lustrous, short, and body-hugging. The coat pattern, dubbed “African Tabby,” resembles the Blotched Tabby with a “wood grain” look. The color of the coat ranges from warm light brown to deep chestnut brown. So if you are a Cat person, you can stitch this beauty and have it for yourself forever!

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Finished Cloudberry Picture

I’ve done it! Complete cross-stitching and framed in a hoop.

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Now I can say, that it was an adventure and a challenge for me. Cross stitching wasn’t a big problem, I know the author of the pattern and I was aware of the fact, that Serafima Abramova uses a lot of blends in her projects. That’s ok, but I haven’t back stitched with two threads before. One thread is ok, but two? What is more, it was a light green thread. So when I started back-stitching, I noticed, that it doesn’t look nice for me. And since I’m a perfectionist, I couldn’t leave it like this. After consulting with the author of the pattern and my cross-stitching colleagues from a Facebook group, I tried some different methods and decided to do this backstitch with couching. I did it for the first time and I understood, that I need either stands or the third hand to do it correctly. Can you imagine, what it looked like? But because I’m still very stubborn, I made it.  Everything else was simple. Although I was afraid that the red color might stain the fabric during washing, I almost completely dried out the picture and only then I ironed it carefully and it turned out that ironing the natural linen is much harder than evenweave. I was also a little afraid of sewing white felt to the back of the picture, but everything went well and in the end, I’m satisfied with the result of my work. I hope that the customer will also be satisfied with this cross-stitched picture.