Just a little blog to document my needlework projects and various other things along the way.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Major OOPS!!

The past two days my stitching has been a total bust!  Everything I have stitched since yesterday I have had to rip out and do over.  The big one was last night.  I have been doing some drawn work on my big sampler that I have been working on for a year, and realized after I got the threads pulled for the last drawn work band that I was not down far enough from the previous band.  I was off by two fabric threads and in the moment I realized it I thought I would be sick, as my mistake had not left me enough room to work the ladder stitches across the top of the band!  However I did not panic and vow to never stitch again, I just started thinking of how in the world I was going to get two fabric threads back in and adjust this drawn band that had been cut out of my sampler.  Thankfully I got the idea to pull threads from the bottom of the fabric and re-weave the fibers back into the fabric.  After two hours of weaving 4 lengths of threads back in and pulling and re-weaving 4 other threads I am finally back on track.  I have learned a valuable lesson in all this, NEVER try to do drawn work embroidery while gabbing and always give it your undivided attention.

So today I decided to give myself a break from my sampler and work on something simpler.  BAHAHAHA!!  Well it should have been simple, if I knew how to read a pattern properly (because I was gabbing again).  I'm working a simple little scissors fob, by Homespun Elegance, that is supposed to be over one, two strands and worked with 1/2 cross stitch.  OOPS, I didn't do 1/2 cross stitch and it really looks bad so right now I am taking a break from frogging it out and starting over.

Hopefully if I can keep my mouth shut and stop gabbing so much I will have some progress to share on my sampler this weekend, but at the rate I'm going who knows what kind of trouble I'm going to run in to.  Wish me luck at getting our of this stitching mistake rut I'm in.  Have a wonderful weekend!!


  1. When I saw how you fixed it and you explained it to me I thought this. "you r so smart". It looks great!

    1. You is smart, you is kind, you is important. LOL!!
      Thank you!

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