18 hours ago
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Kathy Barrick's Autumn on Lazy Bear Mountain. On Ivory 28 count jobelan, one over one, dmc floss. I just wanted to start it, do the frame, see how the colors worked together. This is the right half basically. Looking at this, I realize where I stitch next makes no sense.
I have to do paperwork, and clean the house, and that means lots less stitching... starting tomorrow.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Today is a week since I emailed the other designer and asked about missing stitches on her pattern.
She told me she'd get back to me in two days... it's now been seven days - and I sent her the photo showing exactly where I was talking about...
The Heart's Content is that designer.
That's been MY customer experience.
If I have to email her repeatedly to beg again and again... that's not a pleasant stitching experience. But it is a way to lose a customer.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I haven't heard anything more about the missing stitches on the other pattern.
And I was reading the facebook page of yet another designer, and she left a bad taste in my mouth, so I'm going to need some time before picking up that other large project again.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
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...
Sunday, February 12, 2017
This ended up in the hoop. And this is the first skein of dmc floss completed. Heart's Content, Splendor XX Romance. But the plan is to do the the border, and the angels, and outline the banner. Just in this much, there have been probably 30 pattern errors. I know it happens - but..
And hers is personalized with initials that I'd change, but I don't know to what yet, so it's just filling in parts I know I want to keep. 28 count china pearl jobelan, and dmc 814 floss. It's about 9.75 inches square. I know it's not going to last long in the hoop.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
And yep, I changed a few things, and omitted a few things. But I'm ready to move on, and it's just going into a stack of finished but not framed, and probably never will be framed.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
My excuse is I got sick with a cold, the flu, something.
I am trying to get back to a budget this month. But tonight I was looking for a cross stitch pattern that is now out of print I guess... and then I found it. Old stock, and half price at that. So I looked more... and found a few more things half off... and then it said in just hours, the football sale would start, and it would be 20% MORE off... so I waited... and shopped... and if you picked which team wins that SuperBowl game - if you get it right - it's free shipping... Oh, that's a deal worth playing... So at midnight, I placed my order. And now I actually care about who wins that stupid football game. It's worth $11 in shipping if I guessed right. The sale is at Stitches n' Things... but only good till that football game starts. **
** I guessed the right team.