Monday, June 13, 2022

Turning on Sans Soucis

We had a few day off and went for a long weekend, where I took San Soucis with me. We were planning trekking, but the first day it way raining all day long, so I had time with my sampler. I finished the left side and the top as well, turning both corners!

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Autumn in Spring

I have finished the 3rd quarter of Autumn Watergarden. Participating in the weekend challenge of Chatelaine stitchers on facebook really gave a huge focus, and pushed me forward with each motive. There is only the last quarter, but before I finish this I will move to another piece. 

I am thinking which one should be: 

Mushroom and Fern


LongDog Sans Soucies

or shall I start Herbularius?

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Eagle eyes in the Autumn garden

I was quite sad that from now on I will need the glasses, but miracle of miracles: it was the grey fabric and not my eyes!!! When I took out Autumn Watergarden, which is my usual antique white Belfast there was no problem with seeing the holes. I am happy to go on with my own sight, and hopefully they will last a couple of years...
I not only continued this piece, but also joined on facebook the weekend Chatelaine stitching, and having explicit goals really motivates me. Mushroom&Fern went quite slowly, but Autumn Watergarden either has significantly smaller parts, or I am much better to reach them, so I had quite a nice progress in the last 2 weekends. 

During the week I have almost no time for stitching. Life is turning back to prepandemic routine, and my travel is back. It is not too much, 2 days every 2-3months, but I did not miss it at all... I like meeting my colleagues in person, and I also like travelling for fun with my family, but mixing work and travel is not to my taste.

But enough of whining, pics are better:

Monday, March 14, 2022

Fussy ferns

I have finished the middle part of Mushroom and Fern. It was a real pain to stitch the meadow with all the swirling ferns and vines, I think I frogged at least half of them. But the result really worth all the effort! The photo does not do justice, in real life it is gorgeous!

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Mushroom center with some help

I have finished the center medallion of Mushroom and Fern, the next step is putting in the ferns and grass around. 

However, maybe it is my years (turning 48 this year), maybe the darker fabric (Zweigar 32ct Belfast Cobblestone/Granite) but it was very difficult to see the holes, so I bought some reading glasses 1.5+, which are helping a lot. This is the first time using anything to see and it is quite strange. I hope having 1.5 is not too hard on my eyes... I will have a yearly check in 2 months time, I will ask my doctor, just to be on the safe side!

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Little bit of Sans Soucis

In the weekend when my husband went to a music rehersal - he is a drummer in an amateur band -, we spent the afternoon with my sister in law and I moved forward with Sans Soucis. I finished the box with the birdies (except the accent on the lower one), and added the frame, and a little bit of the side flower as well. 

Long Dog Samplers: Sans Soucis
Fonal / Floss: Caron (#63,#153) Gloriana (#67) Edmar Rayon (#206)
Anyag/Fabric: Tea dyed Zweigart white 32 ct line

Monday, February 21, 2022

New Chapter: Mushroom and Fern

 After finishing Pomarium, Saturday I moved to a new Chatelaine chapter: Mushroom and Fern Mandala. I was hesitating between several ones what I have kitted, some of them printed as well, since I prefer to stitch from paper not from the pdf provided. 

  • Mushroom and Fern - already printed for stitching 
  • Deep Blue Sea -kitted with beads, floss
  • Herbularius - kitted with beads, floss
  • Tinctorium - already printed for stitching 
There was also the option to continue wioth Autumn Knotgarden, where I am halfway, but since it is really difficult to choose from all these beauties, I asked my son, and he picked Mushroom and Fern, so mushroom it is. I put all the floss to their envelopes (I keep all the used floss in a separate envelope and the envelopes in a basket for easy reach), and I have started the next chapter!

Chatelaine: Mushroom and Fern Mandala
Fonal/Floss: DMC + many silks as suggested in the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart Cobblestone 32 ct Belfast