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

Fantasy Sal

As promised, I’d like to present you all completed annual Fantasy Sal. It was my first Sal ever, organized by https://www.lakesideneedlecraft.co.uk/ by Durene Jones Pattern https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DureneJones

This Sal was the first and on the Lakeside Needlecraft site, there was an amazing atmosphere in this group, everyone was enjoying the success of the others. We were getting a part of this Sal once a month and immediately started guessing what the next part would be. We had so much fun stitching the mystical creatures that were designed by Durene Jones. I think I didn’t finish the job for so long because I didn’t want to forget the atmosphere that we had throughout the year. But I was wrong, it’s impossible to forget it and every time I look at this stitching, I smile and remember those wonderful times.

And now – separate characters by month: January Unicorn, February March Phoenix, April Gnomes, May Dragon, June Elf, July Fairy, August Pegasus, September Wizard, October Witch, November Goblin, and December Winter Fairy.

Finally some more fragments from this Sal:

Fantasy Sal

Have I talked about my New Year’s resolutions here? I don’t remember, but it doesn’t matter because I can say it now: I am going to finished all my cross stich projects I’ve ever started. The first one is Fantasy Sal, my first Sal bu Durene Jones pattern. I’ve completed the last part – Fairy and now I have to finisha border. Two pictures for you – finished part before and after backstitch’s done.