Review

I am glad to show you one more review of our digital product – the Red Dachshund cross stitch pattern. Thank you, Suzanne, for these kind words; we appreciate the review very much. It is said in my country that there are dogs and there are dachshunds. It seems that a dachshund is not a dog at all but a state of mind. Dachshund owners, do you agree with this?

New Frog Pattern

We have a new cross stitch pattern – the Red-backed Poison Dart Frog, a terrestrial frog, gets its common name from the splash of colour across its back that can vary from scarlet red to fiery orange. Less than an inch (2.5 centimetres) in length, this colourful frog is small enough to be included in the group of frogs called “thumbnails.” Primarily a ground dweller in lowland areas of the upper Amazon of Peru and Ecuador, it does occasionally climb trees. Its poison is moderately toxic (from https://www.aquariumofpacific.org/onlinelearningcenter/species/red_backed_poison_dart_frog)

Review

Stitchers do not very often leave reviews on the cross stitch pattern they buy from us. It’s normal. Digital items are specific. That’s why we are very excited to get a review on a chart customer leaves at the shop some days after she had bought it. Such review (5 stars in this case) means that the pattern is big enough and is very clear to follow it. That is what we strive for when creating our charts. Thank you, Helen, so much for these stars.

Quaker Ball

My last SAL in progress. I am stitching it on white Belfast linen 32 count with DMC thread by the key. The colours are not usual for Durene Jones, but the butterfly looks beautiful. That is only one part of the first SAL part, and I enjoy it so much. I took these photos yesterday evening in the sunset, before and after doing backstitch. The last picture is from today’s morning.

Trumpeter Swan – New Cross Stitch Pattern

The Trumpeter Swan is the largest of all North American Swan species with a wingspan of 185 to 250 cm, so it is the heaviest flying bird in the world. We have smaller Swans in Eurasia like Whooper Swan or Tundra Swan and some authorities considered them as the same species. The adult Trumpeter Swan’s plumage is entirely white, cygnets are usually pale grey. They are loud with their cry sounding similar to a trumpet, which gave the bird its name. Like other Swans, they often mate for life and if his mate dies, a male Trumpeter Swan may not pair again for the rest of his life. As I know, these big, palatial birds are the symbol of marital fidelity in cross-stitching, so stitchers often choose them as a gift for a wedding.

Fun Fantasy Cars Sal

I’ve finally done this funny project. A frog visited me some time stitching the last part (which means I had to unpick some stitching because of my mistakes) but I still managed to do it and I have to say that there was a lot of fun and joy stitching all these cute parts. Durene’s fantasy and imagination are incredible as always. We all know how talented she is and how she can make all stitchers happy! Thanks again, Durene, you are the best! xhttps://www.facebook.com/DureneJonesCrossStitch