June 21, 2011

Feelin' Squirrely...


I'm feeling pretty "squirrely", but also darn proud of myself for finishing this teeny, tiny cross stitch piece. It's my friend, Maureen Appleton's design (The Heart's Content) and will become a scissors fob when I'm finished assembling it.

I wanted to photograph it next to a pair of earrings gifted me by one of my followers last fall. She asked that she remain anonymous, so I'll honor her wishes. Just know, my dear, that I wear them often and simply adore the sparkle of these pretty acorn earrings. Thank you again!
To give you a better idea of the size of this embroidery, I've photographed the squirrel next to a Canadian quarter. (It's the only shiny quarter I had in my wallet!) I never realized the Queen looks like she's scowling on the face of it. Sidetracked again. So, two quarters would pretty much hide all my hard work! You're impressed, aren't you? And it did it without a magnifier.

Well, I'm impressed with myself, and am happy to say that I don't think I'll tackle a one-over-one cross stitch piece on 26 ct. linen again any time soon. I'll make this one into my scissors fob and then just plop down and rest on my laurels for a while.

PS. While I was visiting Maureen's site, I found that she is offering the squirrel cross stitch design as a freebie. If you'd like to stitch this piece for yourself, just click here to download your own chart.

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Sharon said...

Love the squirrel and the earrings, Donna! I am amazed at all the projects you get finished so quickly. Thanks for the sweet
comment on my blog. I am excited about seeing you in September also.
We're going to have sooo much fun!

Kisses from all the corgi girls at my house!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Donna, that IS tiny! And beautifully done, too. I cross-stitch all the time and am quite addicted! Adorable earrings!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Patty C. said...

Congrats on a cute finish & thank you for the freebie link ;)

ImagiMeri said...

Hey Pretty Lady,

Exquisite work, as usual, and are you gonna' embellish it with other "squirrely" things? Make sure you post the finished project. Have a great day!

Big Hugs,
Meri

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I can't believe how TINY it is! I can't even cross stitch 14 count anymore with a magnifyer and an Ott lite! You did great, it's just precious! Have a nice day! Twyla

Madame Samm said...

I am nuts about it all...fine stitching ...

Createology said...

Your stitching is exquisite. This is just darling and will make a wonderful scissor fob. The acorn earrings are very special. Happy midweek to you dear...

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

Hi Donna,

I adore this! I don't cross stitch, but I collect squirrels and acorns. I don't think I could see to do something like this with contacts and TWO pairs of readers. LOL Beautiful work.
Have a great day and hope you'll show us the finished product when it's complete.
~Tina

Carrie P. said...

OH, my that is so tiny and sweet. Well done.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

You did such a fabulous job with that little squirrel. Can't wait to see the finished fob. :) Wish I knew how to cross stitch - I would so snag up that pattern for myself. :)

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Love those earrings and can't wait to see the squirrel in person! Oh my gosh!!!
xx, shell

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