Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Friday, February 28, 2014

Tinies (Smaller Than Smalls)

Hi friends! How's it going? Frigid here. Otherwise all is pretty well. I did the finishing on my tinies. You like that? I made that up. Ha! These are the little samplers and my favorites... yep, poodles! They are all stitched one over one on 45 ct white linen. I had to use half cross to make it all fit nicely. And I surprised myself. I did not need to use magnification to stitch these little darlings.
I placed a counting pin next to them for reference. Tiny! Now I am sorry. I have so many freebies printed off in my stash. Sometimes they go back years. I don't always remember to write down the site on the printout. I do NOT have the link for this precious, little sampler. This one was stitched with the beautiful, pink, variegated floss Donna just gifted me with. I love this tiny sampler so much, I also stitched it in DMC 815.
I changed the look of the "A" in this one just because. ;)
Too adorable, right?! This sweet, little Henry is from Antique Pattern Library. You need to scroll down to Markbok. It is found there. This is a Swedish pattern from 1915. Love, love, love it!!
This last one is a combination of two freebies, modified a bit to make ME!! ;) And Mabel and Henry of course. I used Lavender Girl from The Snowflower Diaries to create me. I used Donna's pink, variegated floss for my dress. "I" am stitched one over two. Mabel and Henry are stitched from this freebie found here.

So why did I stitch up all these sweet tinies? Well, I have had these  two 1960's poodle lipstick holders for a few years now. I knew I wanted to make tiny pincushions to insert in the holes. I have just never made time to do this. I needed a break from Theotokos, and got them done!
So do you have a favorite? I do. The Swedish antique Henry chasing the ball. ♥

I am back to stitching Theotokos. I found a mistake. Added one extra stitch in the cream, scroll border. Unstitching took about half an hour total in time to correct the problem. sigh. Oh well.

I hope you have a fabulous day my friends. Thanks for stopping by!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

34 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

End result is very pretty! I like the stitched you with the two poodles best :)

Karol Johns said...

What an adorable finish!

Pat said...

Love them!

Annie said...

That is just the cutest, cleverest idea ever. I love those tiny designs. You found just the right motifs and gave them your usual doggie touch. Fabulous finishes! I expect to seem them all over Pinterest soon!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your stitching! Wow, those are very tiny. :)

Don't loose heart on the Theotokos...it is going to be so beautiful.

Sending you warm sunshine and wishing for you a most lovely day as well.

Blessings always sweet friend.

KimM said...

OH MY GOODNESS!! Your stitching is adorable, creative and soooooo tiny! I LOVE it!!

Vicki said...

How cute, and what a clever way to display them!

Krista said...

So very sweet and TINY! :)

Giovanna said...

Wow, how creative - they're adorable, and your stitching is perfect. Well done! Have a great weekend.

Simply Victoria said...

Wow, seeing those in the lipstick holders really put it into perspective how small they are. My fav is the Pink Princess with her poodles : )

Betsy said...

Oh my! Those ARE tiny! I think I like the one with the poodle chasing the ball. I'll be doing doggy daycare for a friend who is going on a cruise for the next two weeks. She has a tiny 4 pound apricot poodle named Sophie. I have a golden lab. Sophie thinks Chloe is her Mama because we spend so much time together. They are so cute when they play. I, too love poodles. Hubby not so much. So I have my lab that I love dearly.
Blessings,
Betsy

Melissa said...

These are just adorable! It's a wonder you can stitch this over one on 45 ct! Beautiful work!

Clare - Aimetu said...

Well done on finishing your tinies - they look perfect :-)

butterfly said...

Oh Vickie they are so pretty and cute and i love them both hugs.

Melissa Field said...

So creative Vicki! I can't believe you managed to stitch on 45ct... I tried over one on 28ct and hated every second haha.

Think what you've turned those two poodles into is marvelous! They yellow on is my absolute favourite. Seems to have a bit more spunk and fun to it because of the colour. But then, who am I kidding, I LOVE pink too :)

Have a great weekend!

Melissa

Lesley said...

Gorgeous and so tiny. Lovely stitching.

Melanie said...

Oh my goodness! You are so clever and talented with your finishes. These are adorable!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness those are amazing! I just love them!!!! Wow! You must have young eyes. I remember being able to see 40ct without readers, but those days are long gone. Wonderful -- the poodles are perfect in every way now.

Furry Bottoms said...

Do your counting pins always match the pattern? They seem to! I've never used counting pins before-- never even thought of it. I'll have to try that sometime!

Gwen said...

Your Tinies are very tiny and perfect for each setting. Yes, it's very nice to take a project all the way to completion.

pam said...

Love the pink one! Very nice work.

Brigitte said...

Wow, these little finishes are really special. So tiny and all so perfect. My favourite is also little Henry chasing the ball. So very sweet.

Cindy said...

Vicki-these stitchings are amazing! They are so tiny, I know even with my newest bifocals, I would not be able to make these-nice work!

Cindy's Stitching said...

These are so cute and then some. I love the pink and Vickie you did an awesome job. What a great idea.

Andrea said...

Wow. Great stitching, lovely finished items. So cute.

Julie said...

Over 1 on 45ct, very impressive, well done on such a teeny tiny finish, its adorable.

Myra said...

Those are just too cute for words!

Chris said...

OMG!! Amazing stitching.

Carol said...

Oh, your tinies are just the cutest, Vickie!! I do especially love the one of Henry chasing the ball. And the one of you and your two beloved poodles is wonderful, too. Your idea of finishing them into those vintage lipstick holders is so inventive--great job :)

Stitching Noni said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic idea!! I just love them both... And the tiny samplers :) but if I had to pick a favourite it would be the one of you and Mabel and Henry. Love the poodle lipstick holders :)
Hugs x

Catherine said...

Oh my gosh ~ beyond adorable!

Maggee said...

Tinies... it suits you perfectly!

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

These are great, I would never have guessed what you were making with the tiny designs!!

Babs said...

Very lovely, i like miniature stitching too.