Crochet Poppies Garland

It seems writing on the blog once a week is a bad idea. Visits declined dramatically. My experiment wasn’t successful. So I decided to post news about my shops frequently, maybe not every day but sometimes a week.
I was crocheting hard all last week to complete my longest poppies garland, and I sent it to the USA, KS, on the 1st of December. The bunting is 180 inches or 4,5 metres long. I hope it is delivered to the customer before Christmas. However, shipping in December is a lottery. Cross my fingers!

Sales Map

It has been so long since I’ve shown you my sales map for cross stitch patterns shop StitchersLand. So here it is. As you can see, Americans like stitching by our charts. But not only they. We have new customers from Seychelles and Kazachstan. Thank you all for supporting our small business. You are always welcome!

Shipping

My biggest ever order left home today to Switzerland. It consists of 7 garlands. Thus, the packaging was a challenge. I used my white boxes for Daffodils, Poppies and Campanula garlands and put four little buntings in one pack. Then I packed them all into a carton, which I got with my birthday gift from my loved daughter (you know, I am a boxes person). It fitted ideally. I hope the customer will be happy with her order.

Crochet Daffodils Garland

Finally, my daffodil garland is ready. The season for these flowers is already ending, although they are still blooming in my small garden. It was my yellow daffodils with a dark yellow centre that was my inspiration for making this garland. I love these flowers for their fragility, delicacy, smell and for the fact that they are a symbol of spring, just like tulips, of course. But crochet tulips and connecting them into a garland is quite difficult, although I can’t stop thinking about it and quite possibly I’ll figure out how to do it better. But while I’m working the details out, the daffodils are taking over.

And this is how the garland looks hanging on the wall.

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: