My basket is full…

Hello!
This year I have not yet made a single cross stitch… I have been knitting…

My country now is on our second lockdown… deaths and cases have surged in the last 15 days… it is very sad…

I decided to add some of my work and progress (WIP’s) and finished pieces into a basket.

I need to fully finish some pieces from the basket above. I need to stitch some of them since I have projects with little stitching to do. And of course I need to add some new stuff to the basket!

Next Saturday I will show you one of the pieces of the basket!

This year I knitted a hat for my husband and I am knitting my first sweater, photos coming soon.

But I will share some knitted pieces from last year, a shawl and socks.

This shawl is my version of Age of Gold by Joji Locatelli. I used a gray colour for the main colour (yarn by Ovelha Negra Victoria, colour number 33) and the border is pink (yarn by Ovelha Negra Victoria, colour number 001). I did a bad job, per usual, blocking this piece, the border needs some fixing. There are more photos on my Ravelry page.

I did manage to knit ten pairs of socks, two pairs for my husband and eight for me!

From left to right: Meias TPC by Cristina Ferreira; Fresh Air socks by Karalee Harding and Dreaming of Paris socks by Joji Locatelli. All the information about the socks are on my Ravelry page too.

It’s all for today! Thanks for your visit! Be safe! See you soon!

Bye Bye 2020

Hello everyone! I hope you all are doing well!

This is the last post of 2020… to show you the latest finish piece of the year…

The design is from With thy Needle & Thread called L. Genders 1875.
Stitched on 40 count Weeks Dye Works Parchement using Ruby Slipper floss from Gentle Arts.

May all your dreams and wishes come true! Wishing you a Happy New Year 2021!!!

Some stitching and knitting

Hello, how are you? I hope you all are doing well.
This post should have been done in the beginning of September, but I had a family urgency.
My mother had surgery and I spent a few weeks with my father and then with both.
She had a great recovery. I am very proud and blessed for our public health system is able to deal with the pandemic and other medical care very well…

And now some stitching… this piece is an old work in progress by Gigi R…

Finally finished:

Design by GiGi R Designs – Elizabeth Precious 1817.
Stitched on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha with DMC and Gentle Art Threads.

Turned out very pretty and I am so happy that is finished!

Knitting… two pair of socks!

Pattern: MineCraft Socks by Heather Cox
Needle: ChiaoGoo 2.75mm
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit Rustico, Colorway 3811

Pattern: Conundrum Socks by Saffron Start
Needle: ChiaoGoo 2.75mm
Yarn: Colorway 104 Sphene by CoopKnits Socks Yeah!

I hope to post very soon but no promises…

Thank you for your visit! Hugs!
Lili

Christmas in July 2020

Hello!
Hope your day is going well.

Some Christmas stitching today.
One ornament I have stitched last year and other ornament I started July first. It’s too hot here so the finish took me so long…till yesterday… well, almost finished…

It is the 2018 Santa by The Prairie Schooler.
Stitched on 40 count Moka Newcastle linen with the recommended DMC threads.

Santa by The Prairie Schooler from the book 48, A Christmas Visit.
Stitched on 40 count Vintage Country Mocha linen with the recommended DMC threads. I added some red beads by Mill Hill.

I had this idea for some time, but it was more for Halloween ornaments. Inspired by a finish that I saw a long time ago on a French cross stitch blog, here is my finish:

The ornaments will hang on the board, but I didn’t really like the red pins, I’m thinking more about some cork pins and there’s also a ribbon on the wreath missing… I hope you liked them!

Thank you so much for visiting! Be safe! Happy stitching!

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