Once Upon A Time – Stage 4

Trixie the Triceratops

Trixie the Triceratops

We’ve traveled ahead in time 70 million years and have arrived in the late Cretaceous period. Meet Trixie the Triceratops, a gentle herbivore and thus no threat to our friend Dino. They live peacefully side by side on my canvas.


Next time I will introduce you to Tyrone. He’s a little troublemaker.

Until then, take a look at the beautiful projects from:

Avis, Claire, Gun, Kate (missing this lap, but pop over anyway), Carole, Alison, Elizabeth, Wendy, and LucyAnn

Running Out Of TARDIS Blue

DWXS5(work in progress)

DWXS5(work in progress)

My own fault. I had ordered only one skein of that special blue unaware of the fact that I needed two of them. As there were some other colours missing as well I made a new online order at my trusty cross stitch shop. Should be here in a couple of days. (I also ‘needed’ a piece of black Aida for a new and yet secret project of mine.)

I had been looking forward to this long weekend for a while. Another Friday and Monday off, my last two days left from last year. Focus was on cross stitch and I had lined up my current projects side by side to stitch whatever I felt like. Dave the Muse gave me some patterns for Modern Art of which I made one with the background still missing.


I started with this on Friday

Then I began to work on the TARDIS part of my latest Tenth Doctor project. It’s a design from Stitcherydoo that traveled all the way from Down Under about two years ago. I started in November on 16 ct. white Aida using the suggested DMC threads. In my sleepy little hometown all they sell are Anchor and Rico floss so I had to mail order the DMC threads.

Stitch count is 158 x 165. I’ve now decided to complete the right side first after starting in the lower left hand corner because the stitched area will become a little stiff and it’s going to be easier to handle if I stitch from right to left.


What I made on the weekend

This afternoon I had an appointment in the city center. Afterwards I went for some more floss for the ‘black project’ mentioned above and another skein of dinosaur thread. Also, 30 percent off on Rico floss at the next shop, an offer I couldn’t resist as this meant 0.70 € per skein (approx. 50 p UK/0.78 $ US/1 $ AUS). 50 new and exciting colours jumped into my shopping basket in no time. :)

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Exhibition – Häkellabor (Crochet Lab)

Two weeks ago I went to see another exhibition at the textile museum Tuch & Technik in Neumünster which was called Häkellabor (crochet lab). They were showing crocheted ‘soft sculptures’ by Katharina Krenkel. Unfortunately, taking pictures was a little challenging and I didn’t get exactly what I wanted. In some cases, I simply forgot to make notes about the titles of the works. Anyway, here are some of the shots.


Ordnung  (Order)

S. O. S. – Save Our Souls

Other works

If you’re interested, you can find some other pictures I took of their regular exhibition on the local textile industry on my photo blog The Pocketcamerade – click the TT Thursday category.

Carte Blanche For Dave The Muse


A while ago I wrote a post about my supply of embroidery floss and how it would make a piece of modern art or something the like. Of course, this would need the expertise of Dave the Muse. I was talking to him lately about the project.

‘Hi Dave! Would you like to help me with this ‘modern art’ project I’m planning to do?’
‘Are you kidding? Of course I would!’
‘OK, let’s see. I need a pattern, maybe like an abstract painting.’
‘Are you going to do cross stitch again?’
‘Yes, that’s what I thought of. I’ve already chosen this piece of Aida fabric.’
‘Which colours are you going to use?’
‘Everything in this basket.’
I showed him my supply of floss and he became very excited.
‘Oh! That’s a lot of nice colours!’
‘You can use them all in your design. Whatever you’ll be designing I will stitch it.’
‘Ha! Carte blanche for Dave the Muse!

Then he darted off to do some research about modern and abstract art.

I’m curious about the things he will come up with.