Friday, June 26, 2015

Back to Winter

Heirloom Nativity Sampler - The Victoria Sampler
Anyag / Fabric : 32 ct Smokey Pearl Zweigart
Fonal / Floss : selyem, a mintaív szerint / silk as in the kit

I have promised some summer sunshine, but before that, I want to show a little snowy landscape. Between Knotgardens I went back to an old WIP, a Heirloom Nativity Sampler started last July during our summer holiday. I will take it as a travelling piece with me for this year holiday, but in the meantime I did some stitching and almost the same amount of frogging: I left 2 rows out of the tree, so all the animals and the shed was picked and restitched when I realised something is amiss.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer kicked in

After finishing Frosty I am already into Summer. Somehow I thought Summer is more boring and not as nice as the other Knotgardens, but I realised how wrong I was - maybe this is the most beautiful of the series. I am already well into part 3, but I have only the photo of Part 1 - I will be back with updates soon. Click on to see the exquisite details!

Chatelaine: Summer Knotgarden
Fonal/Floss: DMC + many silks as suggested in the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart antique white 32 ct Belfast

Friday, June 19, 2015

Stashing up

I have ordered a huge amount of things - I got my yearly bonus and topped up my reserves :)
The list and shipping time for me as a reminder:

from USPS express shipping:
Fabric Peddler turtle&fish quilt
order 12/04/2015 posting 13/04/2015 received 30/04/2015 (1 week customs)

from US standard shipping:
European Cross Stitch beadpack for Winter and Autumn Watergarden
order 30/04/2015 posting 5/21/2015 received 05/06/2015

from UK standard shipping:
SewAndSo floss
order 09/04/2015 posting 09/04/2015 received 16/04/2015

from Australia standard shipping:
Stiches and Spice floss
order 01/05/2015 posting 01/05/2015 received 10/05/2015

from ebay, Hong Kong, standard shipping (DMC):
order 29/04/2015 posting 30/04/2015 received 14/05/2015

from EU standard shipping:
Casa Cenina: floss
order 01/05/2015 posting 04/05/2015 received 08/05/2015
Casa Cenina: floss+fabric (not in stock, waiting list)
order 01/05/2015 posting 19/05/2015 received 18/06/2015 (quite adventurous, returned to sender, resent, almost returned again etc)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Frosty ready

Frosty is ready, I took her to the framer. Unfortunately they do not have tha same frame as they used for Spring and Autumn, so I choose something similar. Hopefully they will blend in. Frosty is really a sparkly one: 1800+beads are stitched on...

Chatelaine: Frosty Knotgarden
Fonal/Floss: DMC + many silks as suggested in the kit
Anyag/Fabric: Zweigart antique white 32 ct Belfast