Cross stitched orchids

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Just a quick post to show these small orchid pictures that I cross stitched in just a few days. They are from the company Svarta fåret, the black sheep.

Same size as many of the other little pictures I have shown here. They are already on the wall. I have had the birds in handle cups (mugs) for quite some time now, but now I have the orchids.

I made the pink first, then the purple and last the yellow. I like the flower pots too that are light grey with a bit of black.

I think I will cross stitch some bookmarks next, but I haven’t decided which ones yet.

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Socks and cross stitched pictures

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I have not been posting for awhile, but I will try to be more active! Here are three small cross stitched pictures that I have made recently. They are from the company Svarta Fåret (the black sheep).

I first finished the swan, then the cows. Yesterday the sheep was finished. I really like them.

Because they are horizontal rather than vertical, I could not put them on the wall where I have the other small cross stitch pictures. So I had to put them somewhere else on the wall. I still have the bird pictures up, but will replace them with a summer theme later.

And here are the latest socks, finished a while ago (April 16th).

These are the socks that was a U.F.O. for quite a long time, because I didn’t like the irregular pattern. I didn’t even bother trying to get the other pair the same.

They are not my favorites, but I have used them of course. Novita yarn, as most of my knitted socks.

Now I will cross stitch bookmarks and yes, another pair of socks! I have almost finished one sock. I will finish it today and start on the other one. I’d also like to knit something else, but we’ll see. 🙂

Three small Christmas cross stitch pictures

Three small Christmas pictures have replaced the autumn pictures on the wall. 🙂 I also moved the pictures closer to each other.

The delivery of the pictures took quite a long time. When I was about to start cross stitching, I noticed that the grey in Santa’s beard and the lightest green were missing. 😦 I was really disappointed! But the next morning I went to the store in town where they have lots of yarns etc., including embroidery yarn. I had the missing numbers, so I did get the correct shades and was able to start cross stitching when I came home.

It is from the company Svarta Fåret (”the black sheep”) but as usual I ordered it from another website called Ateljé Margaretha.

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So much yarn, so little time

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My latest cross stitching framed and ready! I finished the back stitching today and also bought the frame today. It was not included in the kit. I finished it in just a few weeks, I think. Not sure exactly when I started, though.

Here is the picture that came with the kit:

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Not sure what company made the kit, but may be you’ll get information from the picture.

Some things I did not like with this kit:

1) Compare the two pictures. In the second you can clearly see a difference between the shades of grey. But in reality the shades were very similar, so you can’t see the stripes of the cat as well as you can in the second picture.

2) There was way too little black thread in the kit! I ran out of black thread after I had cross stitched the eyes and back stitched the text. All the other back stitches are with black thread I found at home.

3) This was the first time I had to enlarge the pattern. For some reason the pattern was small and difficult to read.

4) As you can see from the picture below, you can’t read the text boxes about the different stitches. I don’t need to know how to make the different stitches, but a beginner might do.

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But, I still like it overall. I have to hang it on the wall. I have that saying about cat hair too that needs a space on my wall. I will try to decide where to put them.

Small autumn pictures

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Three small autumn pictures for my wall. I have now removed my summer themed pictures and put these there instead. It is much more autumn now than summer. The summer pictures have to wait for next summer.

It is from Svarta fåret, the Black sheep company/brand, same as the others.

Here are the summer pictures again:

They belong to the same series, it seems. Several similarities in style. I don’t know what to put up for winter, may be some little santas. We’ll see.

It’s past midnight, but I wanted the pictures finished tonight. I cross stitched and back stitched a lot of the picture with the house and cat today. I started with the green bench a few days ago. The mushroom one is my favourite of the three.

Christmas cross stitch picture

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I finally finished the Christmas picture I have been working on for several weeks. 😀

The white dots missing are falling snow. On the white areas the snow flakes are light blue. There were a lot of different blue and blue/grey shades in this.

Last year I finished the Christmas stitching on boxing day, I think. Now in the beginning of September. 🙂 I look forward to cross stitching something else now. I’ve already begun on something. I’ll show you later. It is much smaller than this cross stitching.

Cross stitch picture

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Home is where the cat hair sticks to everything but the cat! This picture took weeks to be delivered from the online company, but I finally got it on Friday. I wanted to start cross stitching immediately. Now it is finished, after just a couple of days. 😀

Not sure where to put it, but for sure somewhere in my bedroom.

It looks more wrinkly than it is. Maybe the back is shining through. I don’t know.

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These tiny flip flop earrings were a free gift with a recent Cross Stitcher magazine. It only took me a little over an hour to finish the other night. Plastic canvas. There were three designs to choose from. Don’t think I will ever use them, but they are quite cute. May be I’ll try to sell them on the flea market next time I sell there.

Just a small amount of cross stitches on the Christmas picture remains, and the back stitches. Will work on it later tonight.