2nd cross stitch diary, day 21


I have now back stitched all of this part. 🙂 The table, Santa and the stool.

I can now begin with a new part of the picture. And I have chosen something that is above the candle, next to Santa’s head.

Unfortunately I have a ton of things to do today. So I will leave the cross stitching until late tonight when I watch the F1 GP.


2nd cross stitch diary, day 20


More back stitches added to the Santa and the candle. I wonder what Santa is writing on the paper.

Just got home from a fabulous Billy Elliot musical at the local theatre and it’s 11 pm. But I have to wait another hour for the F1 qualifying to begin. So I’ll continue back stitching while I wait.

I did some crocheting today on the blanket. And a little knitting of my niece’s socks. I think the socks need to be a top priority tomorrow, because it has taken so long for me to knit. SometimesI’ve only knitted once a week, at the crochet and knit cafe.

Knitted socks – again!

So I have been knitting quite a lot in the past few days! 😀 Tonight I finished these. They are made with a Swedish yarn called Raggi. Mum bought the yarn in Sweden. It is a little thicker than the yarn I usually use, so I had to decrease while I made the foot part. They look a bit odd, but they are quite nice to wear. May be a little to lose at the heel. But it’s okay.

My niece’s socks and the crocheted blanket has suffered a little. But I wanted to get these socks done first. Now I’ll focus on the other socks. I hope they’ll be done on the weekend. I should crochet on the blanket too, but there is no hurry with the blanket.

Tomorrow is Friday! We’ll see what I’ll do when I come home from work. Cross stitch, for sure, and maybe the other sock.

2nd cross stitch diary, day 18


I finally finished all the red on the Santa late last night! Already this morning I have cross stitched the hands and started on the face. After that I just need the beard before I can back stitch the table and the Santa. But I can’t do too much today. I’ve got so many other things to do.

As a bonus, here is a cat toy that I made on Sunday:


At the flea market I found 1 € shoe laces in bright colors. I got a pair of pink and green ones. The bell I already had at home, since I made the cube in a previous post. The cat likes to play with her new toy. 🙂 You can see her play on my instagram (erkasanna).

2nd cross stitch diary, day 17


Yesterday I finished the Santa hat. I have not yet cross stitched anything today, but will in a little while.

I have now started working (8 months) in a library close by. So I don’t havd much time anymore to cross stotch or do other crafty things. But I still hope I will finish this before Christmas.

I did start a new blog, which is about Miss Nelson, my cat! You can check it out here:


Already have lots of cute pictures! 😀

Well, time to cross stitch. I hope I can finish the Santa clothes today. 🙂