To see my mini quilting, click HERE (new photos added 8/4/12)
To see my mini cross stitch, click HERE (new photos added 11/23/13)
This page will have just my petitpoint work and I'm posting some of the pictures small so if you want to see them bigger just click on them. Some of the older ones won't get any bigger cause they're from my website and I resized them before I posted them there (back when I didn't know anything about posting photos except that smaller loaded faster). Plus, some were probably taken with my ancient digital camera and none of those were very good. So with that proviso up front, I'll get started.
I'll put one of my best efforts (both stitching and picture wise) first:
I want to make roomboxes for all three of my children and have already finished Heather's and given it to her (after holding on to it with various excuses for as long as I could!) It was already all finished (I thought) and then at some point I realized that this next rug would look really nice in it, so I gave her that also. It is a chart from an old magazine I came across somewhere and is stitched on 22 ct. canvas, again with DMC threads. At some point, I'll get a picture of her roombox posted on the dollhouse page. (I have no idea why this one won't "center" but it won't!)
This last rug is one of the old pictures (which is why it looks so splotchy) and is another Joan Adams rug, this one stitched on 40 count silk gauze with silk threads. I made it quite a few years ago and ended up selling it at a miniature show. I'm posting two pictures of it too - the desk and chair stayed with me when the rug when the rug was sold:
Two more 1/12th scale rugs - the blue and white is on 22 count and I think the flowered one probably is too. These were made many years ago also and are quite simple, but attractive enough. The three little bits on top of the blue and white rug are tiny 1/4" scale rugs that I cross stitched onto red 28 count fabric. I made up the "oriental" designs myself and fringed them with a knotted fringe.
Those are all my finished rugs (at least all I took pictures of)...and the only other pictures of finished petitpoint pieces are these two:The colorful cat was from a painted canvas I bought and then used that to stitch the design onto 40 or 48 count gauze. It's awful that I don't keep better track of this stuff. Anyway, the first one is a close-up to give a better idea of the design and the the other one is how I framed it. the colored border is quilted fabric with black braid surrounding the petitpoint. Then a black mat, and a black frame (not done yet when I took the picture.
And this last one I was quite pleased with. I wanted some way to display it and ended up making this little stand from scratch cause I've seen kimonos in real life displayed this way. This design was also from a painted canvas but it's stitched on 22 count canvas.
Oops, I almost forgot this little doober - this was one of two Mother Goose patterns that I thought made cute little rugs for a child's room, although one woman bought one to put on a little easel on her desk...
Last and obviously least (so far) are my petitpoint UFO's - that's what my Yahoo petitpointers group call all the pieces we start and haven't yet finished. I don't think I'll probably finish the angel unless I can get a more experienced designer to help me give her better arms and hands - I don't like the way they're looking at all! The two rugs I will continue to work on and, who knows?, I may finish at least the one that's half finished now. It's on 24 count Congress cloth and the blue Chinese rug is on 40 count gauze.