It's been awhile (again) since my last post... Thank you for still staying with me. I really appreciate your understanding and your patience. I am still getting lots of questions about my mother's state. I am happy to say she is much better now, she can't walk yet but she is exercising hard to strengthen her legs to be able to walk again. We've made lots of changes in our home so as mother can roll her wheel-chair everywhere and can reach the things she needs from the chair. Our biggest remodeling was in the bathroom, we had to widen the doorway and to install a bath tub with a door in it.
I was already back home when this project was finished, my son sent me some pictures to have a look at the new bathroom.
My journey back home was the worst I've ever had - I got a bad food poisoning and still feel not very well. The air fares are rocketing up and the service - down...
Well, on the stitching front... :-)
In Russia I saw an interesting TV show about Ireland and got an idea of designing Shamrock biscornu, "Lucky Shamrock" Biscornu - everybody needs luck nowadays!
While creating the biscornu I also took the inspiration from my old and very attractive plant - Oxalis Triangularis - a "relative " of Shamrock.
I continued working on "Snowflakes" Collection and added 4 more "smalls" to it. These "Snowflakes are a little brighter - spring is already in the air! and just a few beads add some glitter to them. Here is "Snowflakes" Biscornu:
My friend Natasha and I looked for old big wood spools in all the cross stitch stores, and we asked all our friends to help us in our search but with no results unfortunately. Natasha, I made this scissor stand from the spool that I bought in Hobby Lobby:
Next goes "Snowflakes" Tape Measure Cover:
"Snowflakes" Ornament finishes the collection:
"Snowflakes" Sewing Set:
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I also want to introduce you to my cross stitch assistant, this is my Man'ka, turning 20 this spring. Of course, she is a member of our family but she is sure she is the head of it. Man'ka was stealing my stitching chair all the time!
When mother got better and I could leave home for a couple of hours my friends took me out, to some exhibitions, shopping and just for walks. Sveta and Natasha, Irina, Al'bina and Nina thank you for your support, your friendly "shoulders", which pushed me to life.
Thanks to you I saw the most beautiful ice sculptures. Our city hosted an International Ice Figure Contest. In the picture you can see artists at work:
In the Art gallery there was an antique exhibition from private collections. This fabulous picture is made of semi-precious stone tiles.
We were allowed to look inside the storage room and there we saw this huge Matryoshka, isn't it pretty!
Thank you for visiting my blog, your comments are always treasured.
Happy stitching and take care!