In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny

I really do like the way cross stitch over one looks. The stitches are like tiny pearls or beads, sitting atop the linen.

And I really don't mind stitching over one, at all.

But I never seem to remember just how long it seems to take to work over one.  Especially when you think you're going to knock out a piece in an evening.

This is what I've managed to accomplish in two evenings:

This is an end panel for the Betsy Morgan casket. There is a lot more to do over one. Sigh . . .

And I'm having to take care of the ill and cranky. Dearly Beloved has a viral thing.  He is less than an exemplary patient. No more needs to be said.


  1. Your stitching looks beautiful and I think that's a lot of over one in two nights. Men are such babies! 'Nuff said!

  2. Reminds me that 35 years ago my first experience with cross-stitch was a Clara Weaver kit for a place mat. We had decided to import Danish kits at Needle Nicely in Blowing Rock, NC. The instructions were in Danish. I finished it over a weekend stitching over 1 thread on 32 linen and came in on Monday, saying "we can never sell this because people won't be able to see it". Someone then came into the shop and pointed out that it should have been over 2. I still can't read Danish!

  3. Your stitching looks beautiful!

  4. It is looking wonderful Ann. Sorry to hear that your husband now has the crud.

  5. Hello

    Just found your blog.
    Your stitching is lovely.
    Hope your husband is better soon.

    Holly x