Monday, July 9, 2012

Surviving in the heat!

Oh, my gosh! how incredibly hot was here today!

I went biking in the morning and did only 3 miles, forgot my water and couldn't handle the heat at all, and it was only 9.00 a.m. The rest of the day I didn't want to do anything. You know - each of us has that day, lol...

It means I haven't made any progress on my rooster pillow. Instead, I went through my old and new patterns and decided that I want to start stitching a new rug the pattern for which I charted based on the antique Kazak rug, end of the 18th century. The design is very simple, mainly consists of borders. The fact that I am planning to use over dyed silk excites me a lot - love the abrush effect.

I will use 49 count silk gauze and Gloriana silk. I have some of this silk in my stash and want to switch some colors, it means tomorrow I need to go to the local needlework store. Oh, by the way, this store has been only one decent private needlework store in our city and today I knew that it is closing. How sad! I am in trouble now...


Each Sunday I will show the progress on stitching this Kazak rug.

How was your weekend?

Natalia


4 comments:

Kirsi said...

Rug is going to be great I believe! I had a lovely weekwnd because we had guests, mom and daughter, who are interested in same things as I and Emma, my daughter. The things are of course cross stitching and dolls houses :) Have you already seen the pillow Emma designed and stitched her self? It is very pretty. In these two days we had visitors, Emma learned to cross stitch and read a chart!

contar said...

es un diseño precioso estoy deseando ver como lo realiza.
un abrazo

is a lovely design I can not wait to see how it performs.
a hug

BiWuBär said...

This rug is going to be fantastic, the pattern and the colours are very promising. So sad about your supplies store - sometimes it's good to see the things with your own eyes and not only via monitor...

Greetings
Birgit

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: in my town we are having bad weather. Not too hot these days and it rains often. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result of your creation. Keep in touch

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