February 03, 2012

WIP 14: "Nuttin' Else" aka Cotton Kills*

* But only if you're wearing wet hiking clothes that are cotton instead of wool and you die of hypothermia. Although my HAED project, which I'm stitching in 87 colors of DMC, may yet kill me.

Happy Friday! This is not the HAED project, but it's a similar idea. Lots of colors of DMC, lots of confetti stitches, and an amazingly lifelike picture is emerging. It's tiny--about two inches by two inches when complete. It's "Nuttin' Else" by Blackberry Lane Designs, the same designer who created the rose and rosebud projects that I finished into Christmas ornaments. I will probably finish this guy as an ornament also, or perhaps a cupboard hanger. I'm stitchin him with one strand of floss over two on 45 count Legacy Linen in ivory. Using 45 count slows me down, because I'm forced to stab the needle instead of scoop--it's woven more tightly. It's a nice break from Sarah McPhail though!


Here's the cover of the design. I started it a few years ago and set it aside because I kept losing my place among all the confetti stitches. I hate having to search the chart to see where I left off and not being able to figure it out easily, but that's just a matter of impatience. I use a highlighter, which helps a little.


Peaches: "I am not the HAED project either but I am amazingly lifelike."


Bye! See you soon with another WIP.

20 comments:

Margaret said...

It's very pretty! I'm not into confetti stitches though. lol! That's why I'm not an HAED either. lol!

Catherine said...

The squirrel looks so real! I wonder how many colors would be in a pattern of Peaches?

April said...

Cute Design! I see Peaches has confetti too on her nose area! lol

Beth Pearce said...

Darling design, on such teensy fabric!

Michelle May said...

Peaches you are such a cutie! Love your stitchy.

Deb said...

Your squirrel is darling, but I sure know what you mean about those confetti stitches - a highlighter is definitely a must. Kudos for stitching it on 45 count. I'd go blind for sure.

barbara said...

I can't handle those projects - the stress level goes waaaaay into the red zone. But yours looks great. :)

barbara said...

And Peaches is much cuter than any HAED chart!

Krista said...

Love the squirrel and the bunny :)

Mouse said...

awwww that is soooo cute and glad you have got back to it :) and awww peaches you are cute :) love mouse xxxx

Harmien said...

Yep, I believe Peaches deserves to be charted for posterity, confetti stitches 'n all! The squirrel looks great already!

Siobhán said...

Very pretty! I always get so discombobulated when I have to set something aside for awhile and then come back to it.

Have a great weekend, Glenna!

Cari said...

OMG...love every single piece you have posted lately. Love the bunnies too!! Have a great weekend.

Jan said...

I want to see this in person! I have seen the pattern and Kathleen talked about it but I have never seen anyone stitching it. Bring it to the shop on Sunday so I can see?????

Daffycat said...

Whoa, there are so many colors in this tiny squirrel! It will make a really cute little ornament.

Giovanna said...

It's a very sweet design, great going!

Brigitte said...

Oh, look at that little sweetie. You should absolutely finish it.

Marjo said...

I have a couple of her ornaments. I love the way they look but I have not started one yet. I love the squirrel.

Susan said...

That squirrel is amazingly life-like. I should stitch this for my mother as she has been fighting Squirrel War I for the last 15 years or so. Peaches is too cute.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I was gifted with Nuttin' Else but haven't started it yet. I wondered how it would be to stitch all those color changes! I like your tip about the highlighter. I'll have to remember that!