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.