This is only a small part of my crochet supplies: Maxi Madame Tricote 100% mercerized cotton yarn: 565 meters – 617 yards in 100 gr. I use it crocheting small flowers, garlands and some collars. The thread is quite soft, pleasant to work with, it holds its shape perfectly, but the most important for me is that it does not dye and does not lose colour when washing, so I recommend everyone to work with this thread. The hook I use with it is Clover NO.4 – 1.25 mm. These hooks are my favourite.
There are two Dog cross stitch patterns at our shop. One of them is new and this is Cane Corso, often called Sicilian Branchiero, counted cross stitch chart. These dogs are not only smart, intelligent and trainable, but assertive and confident at the same time. Cane Corso is a peerless protector. The Corso’s lineage goes back to ancient Roman times, and the breed’s name roughly translates from the Latin as “bodyguard dog.” They are loyal to their human but also assertive and willful, and can end up owning an unwitting owner, so responsible breeding and early socialization with people and other dogs is vital. (from
The second dog in stitches at the shop is Russian Greyhound or Russian Borzoi – coursing and hunting dog. Which one do you like more?
Recently, I often have had to cancel orders in our shop due to the coronavirus. For example, last week I couldn’t send my collar to Malaysia, because it isn’t possible to send the item to this country by plane, only by ship and it takes about 8 weeks to reach the customer. On the other side, one customer from Australia surprised me, because she agreed to wait 8 weeks for the Daisy garland to reach her (and I’m really keeping my fingers crossed for this delivery). Fortunately, planes started flying to the USA from Poland and we are able to send orders this destination anyway. Certainly, we are realizing that the delivery will get longer so we starting to put Christmas items in our shops now, in July. There are 2 new items connected to Christmas – crocheted Christmas Stars and Bunting made from them. They are lovely and put us in a festive mood.
There will be more garlands from such king of stars in different colours, but right now I have only yellow ones.
Our new Zodiak sign from Slavic Horoscope series is a Cockchafer. A cockchafer is a type of large, flying beetle that can be quite noisy. The cockchafer is sometimes called a ‘doodle-bug’ or May bug, although it is, in fact, a beetle.
It is said, that no one has ever experienced such a dramatic change in their life as Cockchafer. When a worm digs in the ground and gnaws roots, it’s sure to be like this for life. When it turns into a puppet and freezes in great peace, it exclaims in the insight: “What a fool I used to be!”, implying that now it has finally understood how to live, now knows how to live, now will live only so …
But the time comes and the cocoon breaks, the young Beetle crawls out of the ground, spreads its wings. Maybugs more than anyone is tormented by the fact that you can’t explain to your children how they will live, because they won’t believe you. In general, you can not explain to anyone how to live to be able to turn into the True-Wings.
In the work, Cockchafer easily reaches any height, if he is not taken from the easy path of his career more complex search for truth, philosophical or religious trails, the search for moral and ethical ways to the right life.
The ancient Egyptians are the first people to leave extensive evidence of their alliance with domestic cats—an affiliation that developed at least 5,000 years ago, according to Egyptian writings and statues (one of them – the Gayer Anderson Cat I saw in British Museum last year). These domestic cats became beloved household companions, and then sacred animals associated with the gods.
And this is our Egyptian Mau Cat for cross stitch:
While some people might at first be attracted to the Egyptian Mau’s beautiful spotted coat, most become fans due to the breed’s temperament and personality. Maus, like their ancestors that were invited along on the duck hunts of their Egyptian companions, love to fetch. In fact, they love any play activity that mimics hunting behaviour. Indoor-only Maus, the only kind recommended by most enthusiasts, will sometimes leave gifts of well-killed catnip mice on the pillows of their favourite people. Be sure to give your Mau lots of pettings and praise, and perhaps a treat or two, for these presents; Maus will be upset, and quite confused if their generous gifts are coldly rejected. While not overly talkative, Maus will let their humans know if something is amiss, particularly if that something concerns food dishes. Their voices are usually melodious and quiet. When engaged in conversation with their human companions, Maus wag their tails, tread with their feet, and make a variety of sounds that fanciers call “chortling.” Maus are devoted to the humans who pay them the proper homage. If you show your Mau you can be trusted, your Mau will shower you with love and loyalty. They are fiercely loyal cats who generally don’t take to strangers. Once they bond with their preferred persons, they want to be worshipped by their chosen family rather than by the entire human race.
Our last 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review on Shamrock and our new friend from “Mitten” state 🐶🐕 Thank you so much 🙂
Spring is in the air, so we have a new first spring flowers char – Scilla Siberica, or Siberian Squill, or Wood Squill pattern. This beautiful blue flower is native to southwestern Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey. I think, that this cross-stitched flower will bring spring mood to your house at any time of year, but especially in winter, it will remind you that spring is just around the corner.
We have a new bird cross-stitch pattern, this time a big one. It’s a Wood Grouse, which is also called Western Capercaillie, or Heather Cock. It is the largest member of the grouse family. Male and female Capercaillie birds can be individually identified easily by their size and colouration. Our pattern presented a male.
At one time it could be found in all the taiga forests of northern and northeastern Eurasia within the cold temperate latitudes and the coniferous forest belt in the mountain ranges of warm temperate Europe. In Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia their populations are large, and it is a common bird to see in forested regions. However, the Scottish population became extinct, but has been reintroduced from the Swedish population; in Germany, it is on the “Red List” as a species threatened by extinction, so it has not been hunted in Scotland or Germany for over 30 years.
Singing during breeding season is probably the most interesting thing about Wood Grouse. It starts according to spring weather progress, between March and April and lasts until May or June. At the very beginning of dawn, the tree courting begins on a thick branch of a lookout tree. The cock postures himself with raised and fanned tail feathers, erect neck, beak pointed skywards, wings held out and drooped and starts his typical aria to impress the females. The typical song in this display is a series of double-clicks like a dropping ping-pong ball, which gradually accelerate into a popping sound like a cork coming of a champagne bottle, which is followed by scraping sounds. Towards the end of the courting season, the hens arrive on the courting grounds, for “play”. The cocks continue courting on the ground: this is the main courting season. (From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_capercaillie).