Now I can work on the July BJP and/or the quilt guild mystery quilt or even my Unstarted Quilt Project! That is, if I can fit it in around the County fair starting and my husband's 50th High School class reunion this weekend!
Outlining in progress. two colors down and the third 9and last) in progress. It's all in long stitch and most uses Anchor coton a broder. AAACK! That skein makes untangling DMC knots look like a cakewalk! And some of the stitches are so long that I keep snagging them from the back! If asked, I prefer backstitch but I can see that this approach adds something different to the piece that backstitch could not.
Fudging solved. Two more colors (one for the flower centers and one blended in the frame). Then it's find all those missed stitches... I don't know why but I always seem to miss one or two (or more, lots more) here and there and have to go back before backstitching to fill them in...
Oh, and I entered two samplers into the county fair: Garden Sampler and Floral Alphabet. I have to take them to the fair office on August 1. AAARGH! I don't know if I can face "rejection"! But it was one of my goals for this stitching year so...
As I was stitching the gray shadow at the bottom, I found an error! GASP! 2 stitches off in the blue window on the right! AAACK! Somehow, I miscounted AWFULLY near the top right a one of those little gray shadows to the side turned up the first goof. Have no clue where the second is but by the time I reached the middle, I was off two...
This is a kit and there isn't any spare thread so ripping out THAT much of a design is unlikely… Fudge time. But it put me off stitching for three days --- finally started back up on Saturday with a plan. Luckily, the piece has a wonky feel so fudging shouldn't make it look too odd.
You'd think with something this small, I could do it error free. No, not even with a small piece. DRAT! I need to count better, double check more often --- and read the instructions! What fun is THAT? LOL
Born in New Jersey, I grew up in Southeastern Ohio. Attended university at Bowling Green State University (B.Sci in biological science, 1964), University of Southern California (M. Sci in biological science, 1967) and University of Florida (Ph. D in zoology, 1971).
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