Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Comfy Morning & My Next Stitching Project

In truth it could be "comfier" but it's not bad!  Woke up to rain, lightning, & distant thunder.  I'm out of my usual morning tea, Hot Cinnamon Sunset, so choose Vanilla Hazelnut instead.  If it were just a bit cooler it would be a perfect morning   : )  

I have been attempting to do some math this morning.  Not a good thing for me to do at the best of times but I can't get a grip on it this morning at all!  My husband is a math whiz who marches to his own math drummer.  His explanation of how to handle your checkbook or do anything else math-related would make your head spin, but he understands it, it works for him, & I guess that's what matters   : )   Einstein-like as he is as far as math is concerned, he has always had a mental block when it comes to "word problems."  He would call this a "word problem."

I'm starting a new cross stitch project today.
The designer, for whatever reason, has not shared the finished size of the project.
I have checked the designer's website & blog.  There is no way to contact her.
What the designer has shared is the finished stitch count ... 49 x 49.
The instructions are to stitch this design over 2 threads on 30-count linen.
 How big will the finished project be?

Anyone???  Linen is quite pricey & I don't want to cut it too big & end up wasting some of it.  Then again, I don't want to cut it too small & be unable to have enough surrounding fabric to finish the project.  I've thought about just stitching it on a much bigger piece of linen & then cutting it out afterward but where do I start stitching???  I could still end up wasting fabric or not having enough for the finishing.  

When I get myself in gear & start working on my own designs, which will be after I finish my current stitching commitments, I will prominently indicate the size of the finished stitching area on my pattern charts.  I'm sure my horde or adoring customers will appreciate it   : )   

5 comments:

Debra said...

Hi Shirlee- your finished stitched piece will be 3.26 or roughly 3 1/4 ". It will be just a tad bigger than if stitched on 14 ct Aida.
To figure this divide the number of stitches by the count of your fabric. In this case since you are stitching over two threads of 30 count linen you fabric count would be 15.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Yup, Shirlee....Debra is correct! Happy Stitching! And Happy Wednesday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

bettyj said...

Aren't you thankful for stitching friends? Have a great day!

Lisa B. said...

Good morning, Shirlee, I am sure whatever you stitch, it will be gorgeous. I have not had much success cross-stitching on linen yet. Guess I need to just quit saying that and work on it. I love all your stitcheries. And I love your blog and your house - oh my - what a setting. Have fun.

lilraggedyangie said...

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