Monday, June 4, 2012

Teensy Stitches

Sometimes, I question my own sanity.  For instance, around 2 a.m. on Sunday, I was still up, having just finished  "Stitching Forever," and I was in my craft studio putting away my floss from the project.  I wasn't in the mood to work on Sarabande, my French sampler, so I started flipping through my 5" binder of miscellaneous patterns to find another small project.  Small doesn't begin to describe what I decided to work on (until 7 a.m.).  After a few hours sleep, I got back up and finished it last night.  Here is my petit point Bluebird from the Crossed Wing Collection, finished last night.  It is stitched over one thread of fabric on 40ct. silk gauze.  Yes... I used a magnifying glass to stitch it! 

I figure after doing this one, stitching my Baroque design over two threads on 40 ct. linen will be a breeze!

I'll post a pic of Stitching Forever a bit later.

Happy Stitching!



  1. Wow! That is teeny tiny, and beautiful! Thank goodness for magnifiers! Great stitching, Marilyn.

  2. Thanks, Debbie. Sometimes I really enjoy the challenge!

  3. Just lovely. And tiny! What would we do without our magnifiers? Well done.

  4. That is absolutely beautiful! I didn't realize you had another of those silk gauze birds and the silk gauze! The finished product is amazing, and I'm in awe of you staying up that late/or is it early!

    1. Thank you! I'll probably do the last one soon, too. I have the silk gauze, and the last pattern is a chickadee. As far as staying up goes, Greg and I sometimes stay up all night playing Wizard 101, this is the first time I've stayed up until 7 a.m. because I didn't want to stop stitching! I'll bring the bluebird in so you can see it on Friday.

  5. Oh, that will be great - I'm so looking forward to stitchy time!!!