Pink Peonies by Riolis

This was my first kit I’ve bought, because peonies were my mum favourite flowers. It was my mother, who taught me to cross stitch, embroider, knit and crochet. In memory of my mum I cross stitch these beautiful flowers.

The producer of the kit is Riolis Ltd., from Moscow, Russia riolis

The author of the pattern is an artist Anna Petrosyan.

The kit contais:

  • easy instruction in different languages: Russian, English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian;
  • multicolour chart (I prefer black and white charts, so it was some new experience for me);
  • 14 count white Zweigart Aida fabric (now I’ll change it to evenweave, but remeber, it was my first kit);
  • Anchor stranded thread (20 colours);
  • threads sampler;
  • a needle (a very thin and a very good needle).

The work is made with:

  • 1-strand cross-stitich;
  • 2-strand cross-stitches;
  • 3-strand cross stitches;
  • tapestry stitch of 1 strand;
  • back stitch with 1-strand stitch;
  • back stitch with 2-strand stitches.

What is more, 7 combined colours are used in this pattern. Thus, it was not as easy, as it seems to be, but the effect is worth the work I’ve done. Finished size 15 3/4” x 11 3/4” or 40 x 30 cm.

Irys Irida’s Gift

A year and 20 days – it took me so many time to complete this beauty. Have to say that it was a year of pure pleasure, I enjoyed every stitch, even back stitch in two strands 🙂 The author of the pattern is very talented designer Anna Kuznietsova 

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Stitched on Murano 32 count Evenweave DMC thread.

Free Tea and Cakes Sal

This Sal was free for Lakeside Needlecraft Sal Stitch Along Group on Facebook members. It was created by Durene Jones and became an exciting adventure. I enjoyed stitching it.

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Совершенно неожиданно на моей любимой стороне был объявлен очередной короткий совместник : каждую пятницу публиковался один фрагмент. Мы назвали это “отдыхалочкой” по сравнению с годовыми совместниками. Как и каждый проект Дюрен Джонс он стал приятным приключением. Типично английский “five o’clock”, как это принято считать у нас.

And last photo of this Sal – this time it is framed by myself. I bought the frame in a Flying Tiger shop. It is 7 x 7 in.