Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Smalls--Small and Smaller

Late last year I pulled a bunch of smalls patterns. I decided to start with a seasonally-appropriate piece, Heart in Hand Winter Fobs. The pattern called for 36-count fabric, which I didn't have. I had this one piece of 32-count fabric, and for some reason I thought, "Oh! I know, I'll just stitch it over one." Now, it's not like I don't understand math or don't have a fabric calculator at my disposal so I could see that that would be stupid small. Seriously. See Mr. Jefferson over there? He is completely covering the design.

It's a snowy little scene which seems quaint, when you know, your soul hasn't been crusted over with week-old snow. I'm not sure what I am going to do with this piece, but it doesn't seem like it's going to make a particularly good scissor fob. (For my friends more familiar with HRH, I've included the 20p.)

I went ahead and stitched it again over two and it is a much less ridiculous size. I think I will try to find some blue scissors or snowflake scissors (I might be pushing it there.)

Thank you all for your support against winter. I know we will get through this, but it does seem like the change of seasons is a long way off. Still,

No winter lasts forever
No spring skips its turn.

I am also glad to hear so many of you know how to behave in museums. However, the badly behaved seem to have been on an international crime spree on Sunday. We'll have to stage a takeover to keep the touchers out, or something.
EDITED: Oh, right. This is part of Stitching Lotus's Smalls SAL. You can click the image in the sidebar for more information.

32 comments:

Robin said...

Would it fit in one of those watch fob pendants that I have been seeing around 'net? Or one of those pendant frames that is used by Milady's Needle?

Robin in Virginia

SideShowMom said...

Yeah, I have some tiny frames that you can use as a pendant or pin with a bow at the top I got through one of the magazines years ago. Pretty tininess! I love tiny!

valerie said...

They both look great but that first one is super teeny. I like the scissor fob idea.

Busy Lizzie said...

Beautiful

Yekaterina Haussler said...

They are both beautiful, and I applaud you for finishing the small one - it must have taken a lot of strength stitching over 1 on this fabric... Hang in there. Spring will come! :)

granulledbeauty said...

Very nice! I also like the small version. May looks good on button or brooch))

Shari said...

A teeny weeny and a small. The first one would make an adorable button cover LOL What stamina (not to mention fantastic eyesight) to work on 32 ct and over 1 stitch. This will make a lovely fob!

Lee said...

Amazingly tiny!

As for winter, stitching this piece got me through one spectacularly long winter a few years ago..."Surely as cometh the winter, there are Spring violets under the snow."

http://lakestitcher.blogspot.com/2010/05/spring-violets-thread-conversions.html

Gypsy Rose said...

Very Small!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow that is ridiculously small!!!! But cute!

Linda said...

I have never a stitched piece so tiny Nikki. Amazing. The bigger one will make a great fob.

Linda

Carol said...

Oh, I think it's adorable--I love tiny!! The tinier the better :)

D1-D2 said...

It's so cute =D I want one too

newfie princess said...

Lovely stitching. I saw somewhere a lady had made a needle minder out of a small stitch such as yours. I'm sure you could google a tutorial.

Sandy In Montana said...

Your small is very cute Anna. Think I'd turn the uber small into a covered button or magnet.
Were waiting for the next round of snow to start here again, their saying 4-10 inches.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy In Montana

Pamela said...

Very cute - and nice first small finish of the year!

Jennifer said...

I have a fondness for over 1 on 32 ct finishes. They are so cute, and I usually can't stop staring at them.

Maria del Valle said...

WOW, very nice!!

wilma b said...

That is tiny...well done!

Margaret said...

I love tiny! Oh my gosh! So tiny and cute! Both of them!

Christine said...

That is absolutely tiny! Perhaps you could use it to cover a button then mount it on the centre of a wooden snowflake ornament

Elunia said...

Very nice, it's so small.
Greetings :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Tiny is precious! It would be adorable in one of those leaded glass scissor fobs, in which they usually use photocopies. Stay warm!

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh boy, that's tiny!!

Melody said...

Now that is tiny! Are you blind yet???

Sheryl S. said...

This is really lovely. I have a tiny bookmark frame to fill with something very small too. Hard on the eyesight.

Thoeria said...

Now that's what I call a small!! :)

Sharon said...

Wow, that is tiny but it's very cute!

Gwen said...

Congrats on sticking with and finishing the teeny tiny and other smll as well.

Wendy said...

wow, that is SO tiny! It's so cute. Do you still have your eyesight after stitching that? Could you make it into a pendent?

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love your teeny tiny house, thanks for the 20p comparison too!
I stitched my entire Advent Calendar over 1 on 32 count, they look super adorable! In fact I have this dilemma for my Spooky Countdown, over two or one? I think I'll do the same as you, stitch both and compare.

Oma said...

Oh my goodness, I can't imagine how darling your mini must be. I love that pattern also. I have a tiny ring that I bought that would probably be a match for your size.
Whatever you do, it will be wonderful I am sure.