This is how far I got when I hit the straw that broke me.
And as women know - it's always something small and stupid that can be that final straw.
The pattern is just missing a section of stitches on the pattern. I looked for a page for corrections - there is none. So I emailed and begged for the missing section of stitches. I don't like to do that. It's an older pattern, I'm not the first person to hit this.
** She emailed me in just a few hours and says nobody has ever brought this up... she will check into it and get back to me in the next couple days.
So I tried to shift my mind - pick a new pattern, a new plan, a new attitude. I wasn't sure what to pick, so I figured I'd just get stuff to do borders and outlines for several patterns, and I made a list of a couple patterns to go get dmc the next day. But that changed by morning, and I decided to do that for four patterns, and then I got confused... So I checked out and had 48 skeins of dmc... 48 for just outlines and basics? I had to have messed up... But I felt better, and I sorted it out, cut some fabric, and felt lots better. So I started this one - Little House Needleworks - Orchard Valley Quilting Bee. I'm enjoying it, but I've messed up and tried to put a line row right into the center quilt area. But I didn't get too far before catching it and feeling dumb.
Ivory jobelan, 28 count, dmc floss.
And this is where the stitches are just missing - see how those green loops link to air? Something obviously not there... They don't even link to each other. But the rest of it does link - it's just missing a section. Something...