Saturday, January 14, 2012

Seriously Small

This house is seriously small, you guys.


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! ☺


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 (, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!