Another year has passed by. I was a little bit sad to say Good bye to the 2011 year (it was a great year for me and my family, probably, the best year during last 5 years), even though the 2012 is looking very promising and full of scheduled fun events.
In April we are gong to the Chicago International Dollhouse Miniatures show.
In June we are going to Castine, state Main. If you remember, I won a Guild School scholarship and very excited to attend the classes I've picked up, if I am lucky enough.
And last but not least, we are planning to go to Russia next fall. We actually plan it each year, but there are always some circumstances that stay on the way (mostly called "money"). I haven't been in Russia since I moved to America and haven't seen my parents for 8 years already. They miss a lot their grandson who is now 16, and they would love to meet their granddaughter who is almost 6 now.
I want to thank all of you, my followers, my friends that I gained during the last year through the Blogger World. You all motivate me with your fabulous, incredible work and kind comments. I am sorry if I am late to respond to them, but I appreciate all of them.
As a gift to all of you, here is a new Needlepoint pattern for a Dollhouse miniature are rug "LACE" in 1/12th scale.
It was charted for 40 count silk gauze, but can be worked out using the finer count of silk gauze. It was charted for using DMC, but of course you are welcome to use any brand of threads, and any colors you like. There are 211 x 145 stitches. The rug measures 5.28" x 3.63" (13.40 x 9.21 cm). The design was adopted from a real size rug.
Here is the chart. There are 6 pages and the table that corresponds to the pages.
The green line around indicates the edges of the rug and the red line indicates the center of the chart.
If anyone finishes the stitching of this rug, I will be more than happy to see the pictures and post the images of your work on my blog.
Thank you and Happy New Year!