Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Bon Voyage!, Waving Goodbye at the Dockside

I've decided to stop blogging for now. It feels I have nothing to write about lately and I just end up feeling bad and worrying about not writing. I'm still stitching and knitting and sewing and enjoying it very much, but it seems my pace has slowed down or my project have gotten more time consuming. I might take up blogging again sometime in the future, but for now I'll just enjoy reading yours (and I hope I'll be more active in commenting)!

Thank you to all those who have visited my blog!

Monday, March 10, 2008

How do you like your eggs?

With intricate patterns (slightly wobbly though)?

With simplistic dots?

Or do you prefer flowers?

Or perhaps something a bit retro?

Yep, my grand aunt organized another Ukranian eggs -day! You can read more about the method and the previous day here.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I'm back

Rome was wonderful! It's crowded, it's noisy, it's a bit dirty, yes. But it's beautiful and the sights are amazing! I loved the Colosseum and the Forum, I loved the beautiful churches and the fountains that were, really, everywhere, the food was good and the wine was great, and so was the shopping :) I did even find one craft store that had both knitting and stitching stuff, but I didn't buy anything as the prices and the products were similar to what we have here. The weather wasn't great or that warm either, but it was better and warmer than here, so it was good :)

I bought one magazine called Casamia from a newstand. It's similar to Marie Claire Idées. It's a mix between a decorating magazine and a craft magazine. Eventhough I don't speak a word of Italian, I'm sure it'll give me lots of inspiration :)


Saturday, February 23, 2008


Roma Scooter by Bruno Pozzo
Roma Scooter

I'm leaving for a much needed holiday soon. Will be back in a week :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Blogs that make my day

Christine named my blog as a blog that makes her day. Thank you, Christine! :) Now it's my turn to name 10 blogs that make my day. I naturally like all the blogs I read, but here are ten of them. I can't remember who's already been nominated, but does it matter? :)
I read all sorts of blogs, but these are all craft blogs.

Mtrl Girl's Material World
Lennun tekeleet
Sharon's Cross Stitch Obsession
Cozy Egg
The Needle's Promise
Contemplating my needle and thread
They came from the LNS

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Finally, finally, finally! Titania is done. Ready. As in no more stitching or beading!! And she's pretty! And I'm way too excited to take a decent photo or wait for daylight. I want to show her off now :)

I started her ages ago. I've lost my notes on exactly when, but it says in my stash list that I got the chart in 2003... I know I didn't start immediately, though.

And below she's with Adia. I plan to frame them and hang them as a pair on our bedroom wall. I hope it happens soon :) Adia was, I think, my first "big" finish and she's been waiting patiently for Titania for 5 or 6 years (best not to think about it!).

Christine tagged me for a meme. I'll do that tomorrow!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008


I don't like my stitching at the moment. There. I said it. For one thing, there's not much actual stitching to do. Just beading, beading, beading.
Titania is stitched and I'm in the process of putting on the beads. And there's a lot of them. I've finished the stitching on Winter's Eve, ages ago, and am in the process of putting beads on it. And there's a lot of them there, too.

Then there's my Monday SAL, the above MVIII (Evening in the Park). And there's some beading left to do on the previous parts and the part I'm currently stitching is boring. Yes, I mean it, boring. I didn't want to say it, but I can't hide it anymore. The whole part uses just two colors. First I make the blue arrow-like things and then fill in the darker color. It looks great! But it bores me to tears. The above picture doesn't reflect the current state of the project. I've done a bit more, but still have one whole corner to do.

There is also Taj and while there would be lots of stitching to do here, there is also a bit of beading on part 1 left. And in any case, I don't feel comfortable starting a new piece or working on yet another one, when these are so close to being done...

So I haven't done much stitching. I have been knitting quite a bit, but it doesn't look like anything yet, so there's no picture.