Cross stitched birds

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Finished the middle one today (blue mug and yellow flowers). The first one to be finished some days ago was the one with white flowers. They are from the company Svarta Fåret (the black sheep).

I was looking for a winter theme to put on the wall after Christmas. But I was not able to find any on the site I use. So instead I got these birds that can be on the wall all year.

I don’t know what the birds are called or if they are supposed to look like real birds that exist.

Last, a picture of a little blue mouse I crocheted for the cat some week ago.

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It’s quite small. Don’t know what the cat thinks (it’s not her favorite), but sometimes she throws it in the air and chase it. I think I should have made it a brighter color, but at the time I just found the light blue. Didn’t want to make it with a yarn that is woolly. This is cotton, so the cat won’t get any fibers (fluff) in her mouth when she is playing.

I do have a few other projects going on. But I have been reading more this year, so I haven’t had time to craft so much.

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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.

Cross stitch diary, day 1

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Well, here is how far I came today with the cross stitching of the new ‘mystery’ project. I am not going to tell you what picture I am stitching. But I think the brand/company that made it is called Permin.

You’ll see in a few days what the brown things are going to be. 🙂

I finished the picture from the earlier post in the afternoon, so I didn’t have much time to work on this one.

And as I wrote earlier today, the kitten makes it more difficult to be creative. She likes to sabotage my stitching by lying on the pattern paper and grabbing the threads with her paws… So most of the time I will have to cross stitch when she is sleeping.

I started with the lightest brown, then I made the middle brown and finally I started on the darker brown.

We’ll see how far I get tomorrow! Now it’s late, 11 pm, and I need to get ready for bed.

200 to go

57 flower squares (I call them squares, even if they have six sides) done! 😀 That means I have 200 more to do… I have now started to crochet small white circles, which is the first round of the flowers.

I am going to make some more of the small circles now, but I think I am soon pretty done with the crocheting for one day! I have crocheted so much already today, I am getting a bit tired to do it.

I can do a bit of cross stitching to change things up a bit and focus on something different for a while. 🙂