Sunday, January 1, 2012


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!



Sans! said...

May you have a great year ahead, Natalia and go to all the places you plan to go, do the things you want and dream even bigger dreams :).

And thank you so much for that present :). I have downloaded and copied the pages that you have so generously shared. When I finished it even if it is years later, I will definitely tell you :).

Now let me go read all the posts that I have missed here :).

paula said...

When you go to Chicago, will you be going to the Museum of Science and Industry to see Colleen Moore's Dollhouse?

I first saw it on a class trip in 1963 and have remembered it ever since.

Elga said...

Have a wonderful 2012 Natalia, can't wait to meet you in Castine!!!!

I am so happy that you are going to see your parents!!!!

Ludmila said...

Наташа, спасибо за схему ковра. Я планировала вышить коврик и все думала, где взять схемку :) А тут ты так выручила! Спасибо огромное. Планы у тебя на 2012 год прекрасные. Желаю, чтобы все они осуществились и чтобы на все планы хватало финансов! Видеться с родными необходимо, ведь они самое дорогое, что есть в жизни. Удачи в 2012!

anisnofla said...

Muchas gracias por este magnífico gráfico. Lo pongo en mi lista de labores por hacer.

BiWuBär said...

You have exciting plans for this year... so let's hope it will be as fantastic for you as the last one was... ;O)


otterine said...

We will have to make a miniature date to meet when you are in Chicago! :D

Happy New Year! The rug is beautiful and you are so generous as always.

Unknown said...

Feliz 2012!! Y muchísimas gracias por el gráfico de la alfombra, seguro que la hago!!

Ascension said...

Muchas gracias por compartir.
Espero que en este año nuevo, se hagan realidad todos tus sueños.
besitos ascension

Drora's minimundo said...

I wish you more wonderful years and all the best! Thanks for the graphs.

Maria Ireland said...

Happy New Year may all your hopes and dreams come true Wishing you all the best for 2012.
Hugs Maria

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Sans! Thank you for your wishes and Happy New Year you too! How is your needlework doing? progressing?

Paula, the Museum of Science and Industry is on my list. I hope I will have enough time for everything I am planning to visit. I was fascinated reading the book about the Colleen Moore's Dollhouse. I can imagine the feeling you have had seeing it.

Elga, I am not sure about joining you and Mavis in NY, but will be more than happy finally meet you personally in Castine.

Людочка, спасибо за пожелания, тебе и твоей семье всего самого наилучшего так же. Приобщай мужа к миниатюре. Я очень рада, что тебе понравился ковер. Кстати, если ты ищешь щелковую канву, Вика будет продавать её скоро в Россиии, я надеюсь, она получит мою посылку скоро.

Brae, I will be more than happy to see you in Castine. If you are planning to attend the show (I know you live close by), my table will be under the business name Natalia's Fine Needlework. See you there, :))))

Thank you everyone for your beautiful comments and wishes. Happy New Year to all!

ANDA said...

Great plans for the future! Become a reality! A description of the carpet thanks!

Eva said...

Me encanta la alfombra, he copiado el esquema para hacerla, gracias por compartirlo. Un saludo, Eva

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

I am very glad you liked the pattern!

Ilona said...

Natalia, good wishes for 2012 and I hope that your plans to travel to Russia and your parents will come true. I'm sorry if my English is not correct, but I want to thank you for your gift: the needlework pattern of the rug. Thanks a lot, because I don't have patterns for mini rugs yet.
In the meantime I've discovered a little more of blogging on blogspot and I've seen more of your blogs: amazing!! Your are a very talented creative person, Natalia! Beautiful (needle/shoe)work.
I've to "confess" ;)that my Xmas stockings are not my design, because the socks were already printed on the fabric, so they were ready to sew for me. So I've cheated a little, but it looked great;)!!
Greetz and thank you,


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