Sunday, 3 April 2016

Changed my mind!

Well today I was going to tell you about our next holiday - but instead I'm after some uplifting thoughts!

Yesterday I got out my Fairy grandmother to put a few more stitches in. Here is where I was.
Now if you compare it to the photo I posted last time, you will see where I am on the pattern - 
I had just reached the point of her sleeve up to her neckline. So I decided to move my frame to give myself a bit more space. 


I checked and double checked - NOOOOOOO! When I actually looked at the positioning, I worked out what I had done. The bottom line I had stitched was the centre line. But I had stitched it on the line 3/4 of the way up! I tried to grid and count to see if it would fit on the fabric I had left. But even that wouldn't work. When I had gridded the extra I would need, I was right on the selvedge edge of the fabric. Could I chop off a few lines of the pattern - just not sew them? No - even that did not work as the fairy wings go virtually to the top of the page.

So I had to bite the bullet and admit defeat. I started to unpick it last night and carried on today. It is so disheartening. I have actually put it back on the frame - I have turned the fabric round, so what was the top of the fabric is now on the bottom. It means that tomorrow I can start again and unpick a bit at a time. 

On Friday we had dinner with some friends who have just come back from an 8 week holiday in Australia. They showed us some of their photos, and more than ever now I am desperate for some sunshine which might warm these old bones of mine. Now I promise more of that next time!

Sunday dinner calls - roast chicken today!
Until next time
take care


Chris said...

What a shame about your stitching, easily done, I have made some boobers myself in the past Thank you for your kind thoughts and message on my blog.

Deb said...

How heart breaking. That frog is getting around....
Dinner sounds wonderful!

KimM said...

Oh no! I know how disappointed you must be. I hate it when things like this happen. Been there....done that..... :0(