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Miniature stitched piece

Hi everyone, I thought I would show a picture of something not connected to Christmas in this post. I have stitched 1 over 1 on 25 Cream Dublin Lugana linen using DMC thread number 115, it is a Mon ami Pierre free pattern, unfortunately it is no longer available. 
I am unsure what to make with it yet, maybe a tin topper or a mini pin keep?
I am currently working on some more Ornaments, I have just started on my first Prairie Schooler Christmas Ornament and I was looking at one of my Paula Vaughan work in progress, the Porch Swing, it looks really nice, I shall post a picture later.
I have shown here the stitching lamp I use when stitching on linen because quite a few people have commented that they find the holes too small, I could not stitch on linen if I did not use this magnifying lamp, what a difference it makes. You can clip it on your stitching hoop, however I do not always use a hoop so I clip mine to a folder placed on my knee.

Happy Stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. December 6, 2008 / 5:12 pm

    Your 1 over 1 is beautiful. I love the look of 1 over 1. It is so delicate.
    Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. December 6, 2008 / 9:04 pm

    It’s beautiful! Can’t wait to see how you finish it:)

  3. December 7, 2008 / 10:15 pm

    Love your miniature and your magnifier set up.

  4. December 8, 2008 / 8:00 am

    Lynn..I also use mag. glass when I stitch on linen. They are so handy!! Enjoy ur stitching!

  5. December 8, 2008 / 8:01 am

    Love the little stitching lady. She’s a cutie – and in my favourite red!

  6. December 10, 2008 / 6:45 pm

    Your miniature lamp looks very convenient. I love your big projects and this over one piece is so lovely too!

  7. September 1, 2011 / 4:52 pm

    Congrats to Lynn!!