Saturday, January 14, 2012

Seriously Small

This house is seriously small, you guys.


Seriously.

There is still much to be done on this piece, and let me tell you, at the rate I am going, it is going to be quite a while before it's done. This is slow-going. It takes time, patience, and a really bright lamp to work on this.

I feel badly about something. When I first posted about this project, I failed to mention that I have, in fact, stitched over-one before--just once. And it wasn't an entire project done over-one, it was just a few words. In my defense, I had forgotten about all about that one time, and only remembered it when I came across this pic in my Flickr photostream:



The words "are," "like," and "on" are done over-one. I don't even know when I stitched this. It was before 2003, I do know that. I don't recall having any issues with stitching over-one. My eyes were much younger then. ☺


Anyway, I feel like my post was misleading. I am trying something new in that I have never done an entire piece over-one. And it feels like I've never done over-one before, since it was so long ago that I did it that I can hardly remember it.
One more thing. This house is small. Seriously small.

ETA: I almost forgot! I need to give a big thank you to Glenda for the great tip she gave me about making each stitch individually. It's been much better since I switched! ☺

9 comments:

Julie said...

It's so tiny and cute!

I don't think you should feel bad about it at all. I can't remember lots of crafty things I've done. Sometimes things seem new to me again even if I find evidence to the contrary.

Crystal Rhew Staley said...

Oh my oh my!! So tine--I don't know if I could do it--I hav a hard enough time with 22 count aida!! But loving seeing the progress!

Mom Walds Place said...

You are right, that is a very, very small house. Are you going to make folks for it? A mouse?

SewAmy said...

wow, it is tiny. But so cute, I can't wait to see more of it.

Lisa Leggett said...

Oh my goodness, how tiny!! Girl, my eyes would be going crossed, but I can't wait to see how this project comes out!

Glenda said...

Holy cow, that IS tiny, Kristi! I love it :-).

I still haven't started my "over one" project yet . . . mostly because I can't decide WHICH pattern I want to use.

If you don't already read Carol's Stitching Dreams blog (http://stitchingdream.blogspot.com/), she does lots of beautiful over-one stitching. She said her favorite fabric for over-one stitching is 28 ct. Monaco (which I found at Michael's, & she finds at Joann Fabrics). I bought some last week, and I have my handy-dee-dandy OTTLite Magnifier (which I love immensely!) -- now I need to decide which Prairie Schooler "Santa" ornament I want to stitch first and get busy already! (I'm wanting to stitch an ornament a month.)

Lesleyanne said...

It really is tiny. Good luck with it. I have never stitched over one before. I think a whole project is different thing entirely to a few words.

Kristi said...

Thank you, friends!

Mom Wald--the pattern calls for a tree. World's smallest tree, lol! ;)

Glenda--I added Carol's blog to my reader just a couple or so weeks ago! She does lovely work. I will keep my eyes peeled for her over-one projects--and for some 28-ct Monaco. :)

Becky said...

Dear lordy! That is sooooooo teeny! My eyes would never let me do that. You are goooooooooood!!!!!!!!!!!!!