A winning weekend :) JTA certification and PunkProjects

I had a great weekend with wonderful news coming my way both on Saturday and on Sunday, and I couldn’t waut till today to share these news with you 🙂

On Saturday there was a message from Ginny Thompson / temarikai.com informing me that I passed my first level of JTA Temari certification. Yay! Thanks to Ginny who not only made a informative website with tons of tutorials, but also was an amazing mentor!

Just in case you are curious, here are the temari I made for the exams:

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Punk Projects Challenge: Week 5, animals

If you spent some time here on my blog, you definitely know my favourite animal. Yes, I love cats. And that is exactly the line that I put on the cross stitch sampler pattern that is going to become my second project for the Punk Projects Craft Challenge.

The pattern (as most of my cross stitch patterns here) is absolutely free. Scroll down to download full pattern in printable PDF format.

I Love Cats primitive cross stitch sampler
Pattern size: 66 x 100 stitches

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Three blue doors cross stitch pattern

Punk project challenge (week two, since I have effectively overslept the previous one) is to make a project using my favorite colors. And for me nothing represents my favorite color – blue – than the beautiful Mediterranean doors, deep blue on perfectly white walls. So today I made a big pattern using three images of such doors.

The pattern, as usual, is completely free to download (look for the link below the image).

Three blue doors cross stitch patterns

Pattern size: 327 x 136 stitches, 27 colors (approx. 46 x 19 cm on #18 canvas)
Uses: cross stitches, back stitches.

Three blue doors cross stitch pattern
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