Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Know When To Hold 'Em
As in card playing, a good stitcher knows when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Since last night, I have had not one, but two projects from the Bin O'Shame projects that I have been working on. The one that I picked out after the Mickey Mouse card was finish just gave me all sorts of fits. For the life of me, I could not make the edges of the ornament line up. After about the 6th time of picking out and restitching the same sections, I just decided it was not worth the fight. So, I picked out the remaining stitches, kept the fabric and moved on. It was a small project from 2008, and I probably would have tried to make it work, however, the project was using a hand dyed thread that has been discontinued for many years now and I only have the one skien left. So, discretion and valor took hold and I made my decision and stuck with it.
The one I am posting today had similar issues. No matter what I did, I could not line up the motifs. So, making the 2nd executive decision within 12 hours, I just cleaned up what I could and called it a day. I am going to turn this into a scissor fob, I think, or perhaps an Altoid tin topper. We will see. Well, at any rate, here is #28 from the Bin O'Shame:
Design: Hearts and Flowers (cover kit)
Fabric: 18 count Antique White aida by unknown manufacturer
Floss: DMC in 503, 776, 931, 932, 3733 and 3813