Oct 29, 2015

Always Thankful

So yesterday I wasn't clear enough with my new start Always Thankful. It's done on 40ct gauze. It seems more stiff but the holes are actually really easy to see. The idea is to stitch it over 1 with 1 thread. The finished pieces are very tiny and adorable. Since it's so little you just do a half stitch instead of the whole X because it wouldn't fit to do the whole thing on this material.

Evidently at one point I thought it would be fun to try so I bought Always Thankful and it just sat there. I was nervous to try it. When I attended the PALs Retreat the designer Erica Michaels was setup. I was glancing over the gorgeous little tiny pieces and realized who it was. She had two ocean related pieces so of course I had to get them. I asked some questions and it finally made sense. Still made me nervous but it at least made sense to me finally haha. Last night I got a start so I could share the details better...
So the whole design finished is going to be 2.9 inches high and 2.3 inches wide. But there is 115 stitches high by 93 stitches wide. The tiny T is 14 across and 13 high and yet it's still smaller than a dime.

I'm excited to say I loved it. It's not near as hard as I was worried it would be. I probably won't be very fast after each little part I just sit there and stare at how tiny it is haha.

10 comments:

  1. So you are insane then! I can only admire you and your piece of art from afar and let you know I'm behind you all the way on this one. It's certainly something I've never seen attempted before. Maybe you'll start a trend for miniature pieces?! :)

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  2. That's a great close-up - makes it easy to see what the fabric looks like. Really looking forward to watching this one grow.

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  3. Oh yeah, mine was not over one by any means!! Good comparison shot! Have fun!

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  4. Oh wow that is tiny! It looks cool though I'm glad you added the dime for comparison. What size needle are you using?

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  5. Wow!! Great start. I'm a little terrified of that as well, but it looks wonderful. Thanks for adding the name for frame of reference.. so teeny!

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  6. What a nice photo, made me realize how courageous you are, haha. I'd be using super glasses with a count like that! Have fun:)

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  7. Well done on giving it a go - I'm still not sure its not me though - I might just stick to my 25 count haha

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  8. No idea how big is your coin but reading the info, it is so small!!!
    Well done for giving it a go. I am sure it will be a little gem when finished.

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  9. I stitched a card on 40 over one and you're right - you do have to keep stopping to admire the tiny stitches!

    I really want to do more miniature stitching. Janet Granger has some great kits on her dolls house website.

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  10. Tiny strching always looks so effective, nice start.

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