Because it's nice to celebrate victories, it's also good to acknowledge failures.
So since I'm tossing this into the burn pile, I need a quick photo and to write why so I don't do the same thing in the future.
The plan was to use the same colors as Frederick for Frederika. Make the border diamonds match to tie them together. Stitch it on the same green lugana.
The plan was good, but somewhere things started slipping. The wing color wasn't going to pop. The leaf yellow, which is also the sun yellow, slips into the green. I laid out the bird floss, but when stitching the bird, the colors just are not working for me.
So it took about 12 days to get me this far, and I'd rather burn it than think 'yuck' with every stitch. It's not the pattern, it was my color translation that is the failure.
So I'm stitching on another UFO, and working on finishing the berry border on it.
And I didn't think - 'yuck' - while stitching at all today.
It seems like every lamp at my mothers house has 40 watt bulbs to stitch next to.
Finally found a 75 watt bulb, and I can stitch a little more.
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