Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Here is an SBQ (which I found on Christine's blog and copied over....)

Do you stitch “over one?” If so, describe your experiences. If not, have you considered it?

I was thrown into over-one's in my first large cross stitched piece - TW's Castle Sampler. The letters around the border are all done in over one. It took a while before I realized why the floss seemed to 'disappear' in the threads of the linen!

Since then I have come to appreciate more the finished look of over-one, so while its not my favourite thing to stitch, I did finish an entire piece done over-one on 25-ct evenweave.

Owl in Flight probably took me about 1 1/2 years to stitch - mainly because while I enjoyed working on it, after a few days, I really felt like I was going a little cross-eyed. I finished it in February 2005. And my big plans initially were to stitch a couple more from this series....ambitious huh?!?

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Christine Doyle said...

What a fantastic project! You are certainly more adventurous than I! I stitch over one for a couple of hours and that would be my fill for weeks.

If you are interested in the SBQ, you can join the yahoo group at

You get the question emailed to you every week.