July 11th, 2013

cross stitch: birdy

Mostly cross-stitch

Uhm, not a lot to report here today.

The Form of Evil is gone. Probably have had last school visit of the year.

ONL has now got a big shiny medal of his own. Cover this with Bettany Hughes* calling him a "living legend" and being on the television and he can't be happier.

Other than that, not a lot going around here.

I have just bought Cat Sew Embroidery Kit - Nancy Nicholson to stitch on holiday - it is retro, kitsch and looks like fun. Basically, it's a printed design that you embelish. This sounds like great fun and I really like this whole thing.

I am currently stitching a biscornu over 1 (for not stitchers, really tiny cross stitches) on 25 count fabric (for non-stitchers, this works out that I am stitching 10 stitches to the centimetre) which makes it really teeny tiny. This is a kit by Riolis -- the insane Russian cross stitch company -- and this makes the instructions really interesting, especially the bit where they didn't say it was over 1 but did explain to put the "soft stuff" in my pincushion and "it is agreeable that your cross stitch face in the same direction". Yeah. *eyeroll* I only figured this out [once I realised when griding and finding myself falling off the end of the fabric (almost)] when I looked very carefully at the tiny "how to cross stitch" diagram. quietly crazy biscornu

p.s. the Russian equivilent of biscornu (french, supposedly, strange shaped object) is Zigouigou.

I think this word should be used at all future juncture.

* tv historian - hot, even if you are not into girls