Friday, September 25, 2009

3 little mittens

The kids' Christmas ornaments are done.
I didn't look carefully at the sizes when I decided to make these as ornaments and very quickly figured out they'd be larger than I would want for the tree. I rethought the plan and instead of doing them in the traditional cross stitch size, used the pattern for petit point on linen going over one thread. The quarter will give you a better idea of size. (Done as recommended in the pattern, they would finish up around 3" by 4 1/2".) These are probably the last thing I will ever do in petit point. My eyes can't take it anymore.
This one is Trixie's. I picked the pattern with words to commemorate her learning to read this year.
Ellie's was chosen for the script since she'll learn cursive in 2nd grade.

Glenn's was the most masculine of the lot.

There's a darling fourth pattern that I might make up in a larger size to display framed.
They're all backed with this scrap from my stash. I crocheted a chain with a strand of embroidery floss for the hanging loops. When backing them with fabric, I used a tiny stitch length to be sure all the linen threads were caught. The tops were left open for turning and then hand stitched closed after folding in the raw edges.

If my kittens lose these mittens, having no pie will be the least of their worries.
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Anonymous said...

Adorable. I am sure in time they will come to see how incredible these are. I can't imagine my kids appreciating these.


Tuli said...

These are just incredible! (Back when I was a teenager I used to cross-stitch. But, like you, my eyes can't take all the fine details anymore.)

blackbird said...

Cute cute cute!

Now, let's agree not to mention Christmas again, OKAY?

Rebekah said...

Wow! These are amazing! They are so tiny!