Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Disaster Averted =D

I was happily stitching away on I'm Creative when I realised that parts of the design weren't matching up, now as I was using DMC's Magic Guide aida I didn't see how this could have happened. That is until I looked at the chart again closely.

The photocopy I was working from hadn't printed one line on the grid clear enough so what I thought was a 10x10 sqaure on the chart was in fact a 12x10 square meaning that I had stitched the entire border and lower part of the design two stitches higher than it should have been. =(

I was so upset yesterday as it was too big a job to frog it all out so into the bin it went. I was already worried about time restrains as the design was proving to be more complex than I had antisipated so I didn't want to start it all over again either...suddenly I found myself with a dilemma, Christmas is only 33 days away and I have nothing to stitch for my mum!!

Then I remember the Tatty Teddy design I have in my project bag. It was supposed to be for my friend but she changed her mind about it after I had started stitching. My mum loves Tatty Teddy and collects the ceramic versions so I have decided to finish stitching it and give it to her for Christmas which also puts me back on schedule.

Disaster Averted!!


stitcheranon said...

Oh no...even so it is heartbreaking when we have to admit defeat on an item of stitching. Saying that, maybe it was mean to be and your mum will love tatty ted, I am sure!

Lesleyanne said...

Sorry to hear of your trouble with the border. I had the same thing with Peppermint Twist by Blue Ribbon. I am so glad that you had something ready for your mum. Lucky she likes Tatty Ted.