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.
My embroidery 'Alpine meadow' by the John Clayton pattern
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:
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':
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: