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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Quick update on what I’m doing

I know I haven’t uploaded anything for a while. But I haven’t finished anything…

Last week was the last beading class. I just practiced a new technique, but since I know I don’t have enough beads (I counted them) I am not going to finish it. I will “destroy” it and put the beads back in the little plastic bag. May be I will work on it again if I found other beads that I can use.

I could not go to the knit and crochet café yesterday, because I had to go to work in the afternoon. So there was no time. I think there is still one of the k&cc next week, so I’ll go to that one.

What am I doing? Well, I made a few asymmetric granny squares… But when I put them together (I didn’t stitch them together, just placed them next to each other on the bed), I decided that I didn’t like the color combo. I will try to come up with a new color combo. My wish was to crochet a pillow case. I’ll show you when half of it is done (one side of the pillow). But that might take some time.

I also do something called zenbroidery. It’s like coloring a mandala with threads… The mandala motif is printed in black on the fabric and you can use whatever threads you want to color it with different stitches.

I am only used to cross stitches, back stitches and French knots, so it’s quite difficult. But I like making it. Whenever it’s done I’ll show you.

I have a pretty bad cold, so I haven’t had much energy to do anything creative. I borrowed my niece’s jigsaw puzzle (1000 pieces) and put all the pieces together. So that has taken quite a lot of my time. But It’s done now and tonight I will embroider a little on the mandala and may be go through the yarns to see if I can find a color combo that I like.