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.

Wolverine

Today I placed in the shop a new pattern of a very unusual animal – Wolverine, also called Forest Viking.

Wolverine is the totem of those who were born from January 11 to February 10. Wolverine is a very territorial beast – he makes sure that no stranger encroached on his property. Wolverine’s character is strong and inflexible – no one will be able to shake his beliefs and lead him astray. Nevertheless, Wolverine often puts the interests of his family and relatives above his own – if any of his family or friends have a problem, he will make every effort to help. Wolverine is quite self-critical – he knows all his strengths and weaknesses. He has a lot of friends, but he also has enough enemies. However, even the enemies feel respect for him and try not to cross his path once again.

It’s a pretty big member of the Cunya family. Externally, the wolverine resembles a miniature bear. Externally, the wolverine resembles a miniature bear. The wolverine is pretty beautiful. The color of fur varies from dark brown to black, sometimes there are light brown animals. Most have a light silver mask on their faces and light yellow or reddish stripes coming from their shoulders and converging on their sacrum. It lives in North America and northern Eurasia. It inhabits the northern taiga, forest-tundra. Wolverine is mainly active at night, but can also go hunting during the day. The scientific name Wolverine Gulo translates as “glutton”. She does not suffer from a lack of appetite, but she can also starve for several days. In general,  this animal is also called: the demon of the north, and a forest demon, and a damn bear, and a skunk bear. Apparently, the beast’s ability to pick up everything that is “badly lying” has generated a lot of stories about the unusual audacity, cunning, and cunning of the wolverine. Indeed, there is a sin behind it: it can ruin hunting traps, eat bait. For such tricks hunters consider her to be a “vicious predator”. But it does not cause direct harm to a person and can not attack him.

Russian Greyhound Borzoi Counted Cross Stitch Pattern

Russian Greyhound Borzoi Pattern now is at my new shop StitchersLand. Borzoi also called the Russian wolfhound. “Borzoi” means “fast” translating from an archaic Russian adjective. These noble hunting dogs are fairly quiet, barking on rare occasions. As for their nature, they are gentle and highly sensitive with a natural respect for humans. Borzois do not generally show dominance or aggression towards people. Typically, they are rather reserved with strangers but affectionate with people they know well. What is more, they are very intelligent dogs with independent characters.