Saturday, January 21, 2012

I'm back -- so sorry for the immensely long silence!

Hello, all!

I've been feeling so guilty about this blog, and my neglect of it.  It's been a busy, wonderful, stressful year, and many things have conspired to take my attention away from my miniatures hobby.  But I'm back now, working on some more projects, and will try to keep posting!

Here's what I'm working on right now -- a biggish carpet for the William and Mary dolls house!

It's on 27 count linen, so it's not too small for these dark evenings we've been having :)  It's based on the Armenian Gendje Carpet in Meik and Ian McNaughton's Making miniature oriental rugs & carpets.

More soon -- I'm getting ready for another big push on the WAMH, to get the second floor totally done and get on to the attic!

I hope you're all well, and I look forward to catching up with my mini friends :)


  1. It's good to see you back, Nina.

  2. Welcome back!!!! I thought of you just a few days ago, look forward to see what you are up to with the house.

  3. Hi Nina! Good to see you working on minis! The carpet looks like it will be Stunning! I SO want to see updates of all your dollhouse projects! Can't wait!

  4. I love that you are back.
    Very good.

  5. Welcome back Nina. See you soon, Rosanna

  6. Thanks so much, Irene, Elga, Daydreamer, Nina and Rosanna -- I really appreciate your comments! I've missed you all.

  7. Nice to see you back! The carpet is going to be gorgeous - love the colors! How big is it going to be?

  8. I've got that same carpet on my loom! Yours looks beautiful. Cheers!

  9. Thanks, Missy! It's 101 stitches wide by 181 long = about 4 x 7 inches. It's the most complicated rug I've ever tried stitching because it's all figured, there's no ground.

    That's cool, Alessandra -- what a coincidence! Do you have any photos?

    1. I'll try to take something and post it soon. I should have said hoop instead of loom, by the way. I don't have a loom!

  10. Welcome Back Nina ,,, Saw you on tely a couple of months ago in a piece on arts and crafts in your area. Hope tp see that area this fall in person.



  11. This is going to be beautiful! I've been working on a new miniature rug as well, so I understand the patience and time involved. Best of luck! So far it's wonderful. :]

  12. Nina, only two words: I thought of you again last night, and I am happy to hear from you :-)
    Right now, I am going through a particularly challenging period at home, family, and I'm neglecting the blog a little, so I can understand everything, but not a day goes by that I do not think one or the other of my friends around the world. A great big hug and good embroidery :-)

  13. The rug looks great already, such tiny stitches, I can't wait to see more of this!

  14. So good to see you! :) And, thanks for stopping by my blog, too! :)

    That rug is going to be incredible! :)

  15. oh I am so glad you're back - I joined your blog during your absence, and have really enjoyed reading everything!


  16. Hello Nina,
    I'm so happy to see new posts. I love your blog and they've given me much inspiration. Can't wait to see more.
    All the best,


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