Easter cards

It’s midnight but I thought I’d write this now. I can’t sleep. I have a bad cold and a horrible cough.

These are three Easter cards. I started with the one to the right, then the one in the middle. Tonight I finished the one to the left. These are from a company called Svarta Fåret (which is Swedish for The Black Sheep).

The cross stitch kit had all you needed for these cards, including white cards and white envelopes.

I didn’t glue or tape the pictures to the cards yet. I just put them loosely inside. I need to cut them a little. Maybe I need to iron too.

My favorite is the one in the middle, with the hammock. But they are all cute in their own way.

I’ll work on some knitting tomorrow (well, actually today, as it is past midnight…)

Just had a terrible cough attack. I could hardly catch my breath. I’m drinking lots of water and have cough medicine too. Will try to get a little sleep now. Probably by sitting in bed. Can’t lay down.


Seaside bookmarks


Finally had time to finish the light house bookmark from Vervaco. It’s late in the evening and I need to sleep. But I wanted to finish the bookmark. The beach house bookmark was finished some days ago, but I like to show the matching bookmarks at the same time.

My favorite parts are the blue and red at the top and bottom. I also like the pale blue sky.

A few days ago I made some more sticker bookmarks. But they still need book plastic. I am not going to post them here, because I have so many of them. When I do other kinds of bookmarks I will post pictures.


Maya the Bee bookmarks


I have now made these two bookmarks. Maya the Bee and her friend Willy. I finished backstitching Willy this morning. It’s a pale blue Aida fabric, so it looks like they are in the air. Vervaco again.

I watched Maya on TV as a child, but this is a more modern Maya. She looked different when I watched her on TV.

Here is a link to a YouTube video where Maya is born:
Maya the Bee

I have more bookmark kits to cross stitch, but I have not decided which one to make next. I have counted all my bookmarks. Now I have a total of 1419 bookmarks. A bit less than the 1500 I guessed first. But pretty close guess.


All my cross stitched bookmarks!


I thought I would show you all my cross stitched bookmarks! I have probably around 1500 bookmarks in total. Many I have made, many I have received. But here are the cross stitched ones.

I like repeating a pattern if I find a little one. Thus is the case with the three to the left and the one to the right. Fourth from the left are my initials AE. The flags are from the top: Finland, Åland islands (belongs to Finland, in the Baltic sea), unofficial flag for Swedish speaking Finns (my minority), the Sami flag (first inhabitants of Finland, also found in Sweden and Norway), Sweden, Norway, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Greenland, and at the bottom, Iceland. In short, flags used in the Nordic countries and their territories!


The blue bunny and the green/orange/yellow stripes are made on plastic canvas. A few I have glued to cardboard. On the top, to the right, are a row of small Russian babushkas.


I decided to add the ones recently made too, so here are the floral ones again. Cute owls and black Christmas cats.


And here are the music bookmarks again, with some colorful monsters and cats sitting of roofs.


Here are funny sheeps, three teddy bears, birds and a one with flowers and butterflies.


In the middle some butterflies and then some symmetrical patterns and bookmarks with hearts and flowers.


Finally, several owls and two trolls!

Most of these are probably Vervaco, some I have found in various cross stitch magazines etc. I finished a bookmark today! But I am going to wait until I have cross stitched the matching pair before posting a picture.

I love cross stitching bookmarks!


Music bookmarks


These bookmarks were pretty quick and easy. No back stitches. These too are Vervaco. I first finished the yellow one and today I finished the pink one. 🙂 I haven’t ironed them. I never iron the bookmarks. No point when I have them in a plastic box with all the other bookmarks.

I know which two bookmarks to cross stitch next. But I will probably not start with them until I have finished the socks that I’m knitting. I might knit a little before going to bed.



Flower bookmarks


Finished the bookmark to the left today. 🙂 The one to the right was finished earlier (don’t remember when). Vervaco is the brand’s name. But I got them via another online website.

No back stitches at all! Only cross stitches.

I have several more bookmarks to cross stitch, but I haven’t decided which one to make next.

Later tonight I might crochet or knit the sock. But right now I will eat some boiled sausages and potato salad. Many Finns eat that on New Year’s eve. Don’t know why…

I decided to spend the evening alone. Just me and the cat at home. Mum and her boyfriend might be home around 10 pm. Ice hockey game to watch tonight, starting at 11 pm. Junior ice hockey world championships (teenagers are playing). 🙂