Remember yesterday when I'd made a start at the hemstitching on Random Thoughts? I'd withdrawn all the threads and was ready to start reweaving them. Well, last night after I'd rewoven a corner, I realized I PULLED THE WRONG THREADS.
Oh no. OhnoOhnoOhno.
I even read the directions! My problem is that, as usual, I was too smart for my own good. You were supposed to wait to stitch the border until you'd withdrawn the threads for the hemstitching. But I realized that the only parts of the border that the withdrawn threads affect are the corners. So, I stitched all the border except the corners.
When I read "count up 12 threads from the edge of the design" to cut the first thread, I of course counted out from the border rather than the inside of the design like I was supposed to...
I CAN FIX THIS! Yeah, I've cut and removed threads, but "all" I have to do is take a couple threads from the edge of the linen and reweave them! The...entire length...of the piece. Two on each side. WAAAAHHH!
Then I realized that if I decide to finish it like it is on the chart, that part will be turned under. I'd been waffling on whether I wanted to finish it like that or not...so this kind of makes the decision for me.
New stash showed up yesterday! Obligation October, since this is the supplies for What Can I Give Him? by Forget-Me-Nots in Stitches, which I want to make for my sister. But I kind of started something else for her, so this will probably be next year's ornament. By the way, it's not The Attic's fault it didn't get here in October...they had to order the fabric. They were incredibly helpful on the phone! And I love how the fabric is packaged, with the sticker that tells you the color, count, and has a place for you to record what you bought it for. You know, in case it languishes in the stash for...a while. So long that you forget what you bought it for. Not that that would ever happen to me, of course. I've just heard.
Thank you for all the well wishes on my cold/funk/whatever. I slept another massive amount last night. I feel a bit better today, but I'm not taking any chances by doing anything strenuous, like cooking or cleaning. ;)
|Negative progress is still progress, right?|