These are the latest smalls that I have completed the stitching on…
Be Ewe Kind Pin Cushion Kit by Chessie & Me @ 2000
Super piece stitched on 32 count Sheep Straw linen from R & R Reproductions (not really evenweave at 30 by 32). The floss is Weeks Dye Works — as much as I like the color runs, I do find that this floss tends to knot so it does take a bit of extra care while stitching so not always my choice. There is a nice stitch variety in such a small piece — cross stitch over two, cross stitch over one, satin, smyrna, lazy daisy and coils.
This kit came with a pincushion base from Remember Me and hope to have the stitching mounted soon.
Small Sampler Scissor Weight by EEF @ 1998
This little piece was stitch on 32 count mocha linen (a true evenweave) using one strand of floss. For the first time ever I used the magic loop method of stitching to be sure that the stitches did not slip to the back — it really works!! If you are not familiar with this method check out the great tutorial at Funk & Weber Designs.
Ribbon Rose Scissor Weight by EEF @ 1997
A tiny treasure that was a super fast stitch on 32 count mocha linen stitched two over two. The rose is created with a smooth spider web stitch using over-dyed silk.
Flower Urn Scissor Companion by EEF @1999
This is not my usual style but I am delighted with the finish. This is stitched on 40 count sandstone linen (true evenweave) using floss one over two.
Big Flower Scissor Comanion by EEF @ 1999
Another quick to stitch piece! This is done on 40 count Sandstone linen, one over two. The background was designed as single cross stitch over one with black. I did not like the shadow that was visible from the floss jumping from stitch to stitch so I used petite seed beads and thread that matched the linen.
This is almost the end of the EEF smalls — there is at least one more very small piece that needs to get stitched.