Mar 8, 2017

Over one, The End

This is it.  All other drawings, diagrams, videos, gone.  Except for Barbara's suggestion on the fine cloth beneath.  Still holding on to that and will give it a try too.  But this one absolutely makes sense to me.  My problem with over one is not only ugly twisted bumps of a stitch, it's the floss disappearing behind the linen weave.  Very hard to explain, but seeing this method in a diagram sunk in.  You must cross over two threads on the back.  Bingo.  But looking at my linen and trying to do it, just confused the heck out of me... because ....  I stitch from bottom to top, left to right.  That creates a straight line of floss on the back that doesn't cross over. Well you can't do that.  Left to right is done top to bottom, opposite of mine.  Of course.  By going over two threads on the back and following this sequence, my floss cannot slip behind.  The ugly twisted bumps will stand proudly. You can click on these photos, then right click to print if you want them for a reference.  I asked Joanie F's permission and since there is no credit printed on them, we don't know where they came from. 
 
And one other thing - the grapes.  Still sucking down sour grapes but I made a similar dish to the big grape salad recipe and it's just as good.  Use one single serve Oikos vanilla Triple Zero Greek yogurt ( you can make two or three servings from this), adding about 1Tbsp brown sugar (to your taste), and sprinkling with pecans (or walnuts), add the grapes and it tastes just as good as the larger higher fat recipe.  It's the brown sugar that gives that great flavor to the grapes.  We added bananas too.  Next time, apples or coconut flakes.  Wonderful!  And easy for small or single servings. 


Glad to say that I let go of my Basic Cloth packages to someone who loves that fabric.  
 The wind today is violent and I just heard something hit the house, probably another limb.  My husband is on the golf course.  I doubt he will make any pars, and the only birdies will be whizzing by in the wind.  Better duck!
 
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7 comments:

Theresa said...

Hello. Thanks for the diagrams. Very good ones too. I would have never thought
of stitching over 2 on the back. We have high winds here today in Michigan. Lots and lots of power outages, trees down and just a plain mess. Coming home in my subdivision I saw at least four homes with their gutters twisted and hanging off the house. We had a peak wind gust here today at 68 MPH. Thanks for this info on stitching over one.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Horrible winds here in northern Ohio, too.
Stay safe!
Lauren

deb said...

Oh the wind - those 50mph gusts are scary!

Looking at your over one diagram pages, I'm thinking that you're actually doing two passes of needlepoint continental stitch? One look at those and it's obvious the stitches won't be able to slide underneath! Great resource! Guessing with that particular problem, your tension is rather snug (do I remember your saying that or am I imagining things?)?

I'd seen another method years ago that had you go from bottom left to top right, then bottom right to top left over one type of intersection and then top right to bottom left, top left to bottom right on the other. When I had it in front of me, it worked perfectly. Problem is I can't remember which way is for horizontal on top intersections and which is for vertical, so I just muddle through over one stitching by constantly muttering don't pull too tight, keep it all loose... Sigh.

Jacqueline said...

This should help.. thanks

debbie haggard said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Mine was the disappearing floss problem as well. I too will have to change my stitch direction but will be worth it. :-)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Good diagram...Thanks a bunch. Today we are in the 70's and so far NO wind. Will be doing some light gardening too...Can't expect much in the desert.
Enjoy the day with Peace,

Folk Art Hugs, Barb

Carol said...

Very helpful diagrams, Marly! Most of my over one stitching is on Monaco and there is no "disappearing floss" issue so it's pretty easy...

Crazy winds--our power was out for 7 hours yesterday! I honestly can't imagine living in those tornado prone states--I would be scared to death...

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