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Some finishes, WIPs, a beginning 
7th-Sep-2016 12:35 pm
Tasty kitty
I actually just moved houses, away from hot-as-the-sun Texas and into... apparently very rainy Wisconsin. It was a heck of a move, but to stave off tension I was doing a few small projects in between packing.





I finished these over the course of a month, more or less. They're so cute, haha.



...and then I somehow flubbed this one. Several of the flowers and part of the ribbon are all off by one square, and it bothers me so much I'll probably go back and fix it later... but for now I'm putting it aside. I might unpick it I might not, I don't know at this point... I suppose it doesn't look *that* bad... anyway.



I am very happy with this. I was a little unhappy at first with the white parts of the thread, but I have started avoiding them iirc (it's been a few months since I picked this up) and now it looks very good. I was also thinking about going back and outlining some/all of it with backstitch, but that seems like too much work so perhaps not.



Finally, I'm starting this one. I looked up what the Russian means and google claims a direct translation is 'amount of ready work'. I'm assuming the actual name is something closer to 'ready to sail' or 'shipshape'. Either way it's a very interesting project since the thread is so different to what I'm used to. I don't have to separate out two threads, I simply use one since it's so thick.



As you can see I only just started it, but I think I'm going to have some fun with this one.

Comments 
7th-Sep-2016 07:11 pm (UTC)
The small pictures nd the wip are very nice :)

Sorry, I cannot understand what did you trytotranslate. "Сотвори сам"? It's "create by your own".

7th-Sep-2016 07:17 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I assumed the wrong thing was the title. I have no idea why I assumed the thing waaaaaaaaaay at the bottom was what it was called, now I feel silly XD I'll have to take a crack at translating the actual title, which is most likely the words just below Cross Stitch Kit, where every other title ever is.

Thanks for the pointer XD

Or maybe this just doesn't have a title which somehow makes me sad, lol. I like my projects to have names I guess!

Edited at 2016-09-07 07:19 pm (UTC)
7th-Sep-2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
On the Russian webpages it is called "корабль" (ship). Maybe somewhere on the pattern page you can find this word.

The words below "cross stitch kit" are just a translation of "cross stitch kit".
The same with the lines on the bottom "Finished size ...." (Well, inches are omited, as only metric system is common in the ex-USSR))).

7th-Sep-2016 08:50 pm (UTC)
I understand, thank you for explaining.

'Ship' is as good a name as any, nice and simple, haha.
7th-Sep-2016 07:14 pm (UTC)
Nice work. I like the flower bookmarks.
7th-Sep-2016 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad I picked them up, they're such fun little cheerful projects.
7th-Sep-2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Looks great!!! So glad when others are have several WIPs so you don't feel alone lol
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7th-Sep-2016 10:02 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, I have so many WIPs... I don't bother posting them all, I just post them whenever I work on them. I just enjoy flipping from project to project as I get bored with one of them.
7th-Sep-2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
The months in flowers are very nice. I love the colours in the WIP and I'm sure the ship is going to be lovely when it's finished.
8th-Sep-2016 01:43 am (UTC)
I really like anything that celebrates monthly changes, be it birthstones or flowers or whatever else people come up with to assign to months.

I think so! The thread is very odd compared to what I'm used to, but I like working with different materials, it keeps the hobby fresh and new for me.
8th-Sep-2016 01:24 am (UTC)
Welcome to Wisconsin! It's not always this rainy, today has been insane! Also, lovely work. :-)
8th-Sep-2016 01:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! My (mother's) family was originally from here, so it's not that bad a place to live, I know XD I know I'll like it a lot better than Texas (sorry, any Texans... I just didn't like Houston very well).

Thanks!
15th-Sep-2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
I was excitedly scrolling through the first few pictures, are they going to be put together as a set? or are they bookmarks? In any case I was curious to see what the flower for my month was :P November I think is a little ways off still :P

Beautiful work!
18th-Sep-2016 01:21 am (UTC)
They're meant to be bookmarks! But I might do something else with them, I'm really not sure... I have yet to find a way to finish bookmarks that I'm really happy with, and they never sit properly in books imo (too thick!). But I'll do something with them, never fear.

After a glance through the chart, it looks like November is some kind of red peony-like flower, quite pretty! But I get so discouraged when I am off by a stitch or so, I'm not sure when I'll pick this back up /laughs.
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