Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Winter Sampler finished!

Ta dah! My winter sampler on the navy background has been finished! Pleased with the overall effect  and now on the lookout for a nice frame :) This is what it looks like when taken off the stitching frame (not washed or ironed yet).

No time to waste! In the meantime I started another Nordic project (suprise! suprise!) :P This is going to be a personalised Nordic stocking with my name. My first project on the red aida  too. 

Loved stitching the little hearts as much as the mittens. Each element of a sampler is a separate bit of fun to stitch. There is symmetry and regularity here. You just go line after line adding little elements to your project and it's convenient to stop between the lines. This is a great thing I love about cross stitch samplers. Easy and pleasant to make, yet charming :)

Also been working on my next woolly balls. Currently knitting my 47th / 55 :) Not far to go! Almost there!

The news of this week for me is this:

Thanks to my friend, Grażyna (dzięki!!) , I've been introduced to a lady running this lovely Christmas shop and this year my glass painted pieces will be sold there for the first time. What a fab start to the coming Christmas season! This shop opens only once a year but this year it will be selling for two days due to its growing popularity. If you live in the area of Pen-y-Lan / Wrexham, do pop in for your Christmas shopping. There will be plenty of  beautiful hand-made crafts to buy as presents. I'm very excited to go there!

Time for Hand-made Monday. Joining a bunch of talented crafters. Head over and see what they have been up to.
Now, gotta go and get ready for work. Will be visiting your blogs in the afternoon, when I'm back :) Have a good day, everyone! x x


  1. Just gorgeous. I love the blue and white, I have a half finished sampler with blue stitching on a white background but can never get round to finishing it. Good luck with the shop sales too.

  2. The red and white is stunning. Love the mittens!

    Do you draw up a pattern or just make up as you go along?

    I'd love to do a big sampler, especially Scandinavian style. That's my favourite!

  3. I love cross stitching. Your pieces are really stunning. Hope you have lots of sales in the shop.

  4. Wow! Where do you find the time? I love your cross stitch. They look so detailed. Good luck with sales.

  5. I love your work - the blue and white is just gorgeous. How on earth you've managed all those balls is just amazing. And well done on the shop too! x

  6. Good news on the shop. Your work is beautifully designed

  7. Piękne te Twoje krzyżyki...normalnie mnie zainspirowałaś! jutro pędzę do biblioteki w Stavanger po jakieś fajne wzory! Może to przełamie deszczowy marazm. Dziękuję!

  8. I love the red and white. So effective. Am in a knitting rut at the moment, doing things I've promised people but missing my cross stitch. Have some red aida so might start something inspired by this later! Verity x


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