First, a small Christmas project made even smaller - because I can't seem to leave well enough alone and simply follow directions.
A few weeks ago I complained that I had trouble seeing when working with 28-count fabric. Well, I quickly placed an order for some 18-count fabric, but when putting together that order I was drawn to some pretty 25-count pewter-colored Lugana. The price was right and I figured it was worth a try since it was slightly larger than the troublesome 28-count stuff I had been frustrated with earlier in the month.
I was surprised at how much easier the 25-count Lugana was for me to see. In fact, it was so much easier on my eyes, instead of making stitches over two threads (as the pattern suggested), I decided to make my stitches over one thread.
That shrunk the design to half the size of the original. While you can't tell from the picture, this little design is only 1.5 inches across - from corner to corner.
The lantern itself is only 3/4 of an inch across.
It needs some snow added to it, but before I go to that extra bit of effort, I need to figure out what to do with this. It's so small! I'm open to suggestions (either for incorporating it into something larger, or is there a use for something this tiny?) One and half inches across at the points. That's it! FWIW, on my screen it appears twice as large as it actually is.
I don't know what I was thinking...
Next up is a fun little project. Nice and easy to see on 14-count pink Aida. I know this doesn't make for a very interesting picture at the moment, but rather than show or tell you what it's going to be I thought it might be fun to just post a progress picture of this each week as the design unfolds. And imagine the confused expressions on my readers' faces.
Clearly, I'm easily humored - as I'd greatly enjoy reading your guesses as to what this is going to be.
There are no prizes. Other than the intense satisfaction that will undoubtedly be experienced by anyone who guesses correctly.
Guess early and often. It will (probably) be obvious soon enough. 😉
Or not! 😄
Or not! 😄