mistake in the first place. Luckily for me I don't have any counts of gauze smaller than 40 count so I couldn't accidentally mount one of the lower counts. This would have been disastrous as the rug would not have fit and I would have had to start over. Therefore, lesson learned - always count my gauze first and don't assume that I have the right one. I do have all of my gauze labelled but this piece had been mounted in the frame for several months and I must have mounted it thinking of doing one of my rugs designed for 48 count then picked it up for my Christmas rug. I think if I mount a gauze that I will not be using right away in the future, I will pencil the count onto the frame so that I can't forget.
Once I figured out my mistake, I had to frog out the extra stitching. As you can see, I still have some frogging to do but decided to stitch the corner so that I would know how far to take out the rest of the stitching. My finished size for the rug will now be approximately 3 5/16" x 5" (8.4 cm x 12.7 cm). I am stitching it to go into my Santa's Cottage. The little cottage is quite small but still 1/12th scale. It only has one room upstairs and one downstairs. I will be creating two room areas on each level so they will be small compared to the rooms in my Beachfront Mansion. Therefore, it may be a blessing in disguise that I have stitched this on 48 count instead of 40.
This rug obviously will not take up the whole of the gauze, so I am planning to stitch some of my 48 count Christmas stocking designs and 48 count pillow designs around it before I take the rug off of the frame. In this way I will use up much more of the canvas and will just block everything at the same time when finished. It will be interesting to see how many designs I will be able to stitch around it...
My name is Yvette, and I will be writing this blog to tell you about the creative process that has gone into the creation of my Petitpoint patterns along with showing the stitching I have done of some of the rugs.
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