Here is the vintage postcard 'Съ Рождествомъ Христовымъ' (A Merry Christmas), 1900th.
I've finished my new cross-stitching, that makes me happy, I dislike when the work remains unfinished for a long time. I bought the 'Wild flowers and berries' pattern last fall. I liked that it combined bead embroideries, colored ribbons and cross-stitching. When I read the pattern instructions it turned out that you first need to embroider with beads and ribbons and then to work with threads. I photographed the process to see the beginning when I made raspberries and stamens with beads, petals and leaves with ribbons, then to show how the pattern changed.
Here is my new cross-stitching 'Wild flowers and berries':
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What do you prefer doing in winter time? If you have made ribbon and bead embroidery what is your experience?