About Me and My Needlework

Nadezda   


Hi! I'm Nadezda a garden author since 2011, started this blog so that I wanted to share my love of gardening with others. There are over 100 articles on gardening, planting, 
some features of my garden landscape design, 
maintenance,  soil, seedlings, art and nature. 
I'm interested in travel to Botanic Gardens and parks, in talkling about my city Saint Petesburg, Russia. 
My family has a small summer house in suburbs of the city, not far from the Golf of Finland.  My garden is my small paradise on earth, I spend there a lot of time from April till October.

My big hobby (after blogging and gardening) is cross stitching. I love embroidering, and have some cross stitching pictures. I've done them in winter days when the weather is awful, very cold and I can't visit my lovely wintry garden. Here are my cross stitching pictures by John Clayton pattern made in 2010-2017.

2010 -2012:

"Cottage Window", 
"Saint Petersburg bridge",
"Waxwing", 
"Lighthouse", 
"Corn Mill" 
 









Winter 2013
My embroidery 'Alpine meadow'  by the John Clayton pattern



January 2014 
I made the picture 'Portofino' by designer John Clayden pattern. It recollected me my summer holiday on the Majorca island.
The photo below shows different stages of the work:
  







Winter 2015-16:
My next embroidery was the pillow case for a living room cushion. I liked the pattern called 'Scandinavian pillow' although it was made with big difficulty, wasn't too easy.




The winter 2017-18
I couldn't choose any embroidery a long time. I have been disliking all that I had seen in catalogs and sites. And one day suddenly I've seen a pattern that combined cross stitching, beads and ribbons embroidery. I decided to try and here it is 'Wild berries and flowers':




The winter of 2018-19, I was fond of knitting. This new hobby unexpectedly appeared when I was delightful with a lot of different colored skeins of threads on the shelves of a shopping center. I bought the brightest skeins of thread, in one color and striped threads.
Here are the striped blue-white-gray scarf and green-yellow shawl:





The winter was enough cold so I've done two plaids, one big, bright and a smaller one, purple-blue-white-yellow:





32 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I especially love the last one. My mom also loves to do counted cross-stitch, but I was never very good with a needle!

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    1. Thank you, Indie!The "Corn Mill" is made by the John Clayton drawing, I loved and did it all the winter.

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  2. Hello Nadezda, Thank you for visiting my blog. Your needlework is beautiful. I enjoyed the pictures of the flowers in your garden. Look forward to seeing more of your garden paradise. Jonna

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    1. Jonna, thank you for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Beautiful needlework, Nadezda! I used to do a lot of cross-stitch, embroidery, and crochet. I should take it up again!

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    1. Thank you, Girl! I'm glad you liked my cross stitch, it's enough laborious work.

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  4. Hello Nadezda, thank you for visiting my blog. I love your needlework. You have a great talent, each intricate stitch is perfect. I love the windmill and the kitty looking out the window. They are all beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Karen, for stopping by! Yes, there are many intricate stitches in my works. Some of them are of two threads of different close in tone colors. My picture with cat looking at the window is very peaceful.

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  5. Oh Nadezda..you are so gifted I just love your work. I've never figured out how to do this. I love to embroidery however...but I'm like you, normally I do it in the winter.

    Hope you have a blessed day.
    Gert

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    1. Thank you, Gert! I love the embroidery and do it every winter day, by 2 or 3 hours, no longer. It's enough tedious work.

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  6. Fine needlework! Do you have models or do you find out those figures by yourself?

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    1. Thank you, Satu! Of course I look for the models, pictures, I prefer them by wellknown designers such as John Clayton ("Corn Mill") and others.

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  7. Wonderful to hear from another northerner!! Boom and Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Oh, what a wonderful work! And the waxwing is so nice :-)))

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  9. Beautiful needlework! I see you like cats, too. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I'm glad I found your blog, too.

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  10. Nice thing you have embroidered. I have added me as a result of your blog. Wish you a good day :) Hanne Bente

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    1. Thank you, Hanne Bente for following my blog!

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  11. Wow your stitching isbeautiful, you are so clever. I bet it is very relaxing too!

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    1. Oh, it's pretty relaxation! I can think, remembering all good things, my garden, travel, etc while the hands are moving with needle and threads. Thank you,notjustgreenfingers!

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  12. Hello! I'm here for the first time and must say that I like your blog, you have a beautiful hobby :)

    I'll be visiting you,
    greetings from Poland!

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    1. Thank you dewberry for stopping by!
      I'll be read your blog as well!

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  13. If your flowers are anywhere near as lovely as your hand work, then your garden must be a beautiful spot to spend time. :-)

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    1. It is, you're right! I love spending time in my garden, it gives me inspiration for my cross stitching.

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  14. Hello Nadezda! What a nice pictures and what a nice hobbies, I like your blog!

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  15. I love the one with the snow and light posts, the second one on the page. Nice work.

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    1. This work is dedicated to Saint Petersburg winter, Linda. It's made by woolen threads.
      Thank you!

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  16. I like the combination of ribbon and embroidery. The ribbon really makes the photo come alive. I love embroidery but I am not very good at it.

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    1. It was my first experience in ribbon and beads and I liked it as well. Thank you Lisa!

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