Saturday, March 21, 2015

TUSAL and a Disaster!

Only one day late...not bad! My little bowl of orts is quite full this month which makes me very happy!

What does not make me happy is the big stitching mistake I discovered this past week. (If you also post on the Get It Done SAL blog, sorry for the repetition!) I started Quaker Christmas II back in December of 2012. I put it away for some reason and started stitching on it again this year, hoping to finish it by Christmas. It is the companion piece to Quaker Christmas from ByGone Stitches, (which I stitched several years ago and which I love). Anyway, I was very happy to finish Page One of the piece this month, and was getting ready to move forward to another page. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go across the piece or down, so I was checking out the pages when I discovered my mistake. My big mistake. I'm sure you can see where I am going with this. I assumed that since the first piece was wider than it is long, the second piece would be the same. I did not check. And of course...I assumed wrong. I could have cried! I guess I should be happier that I had not gone even further with the piece than I did, but still...So now I will have to take out all the stitching I have already done and start over. And I am really not ready to do that right now! Maybe this summer....

So, lesson learned. Always read all the directions on your patterns before you start, and never assume! I know I never will again!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. It was raining a minute ago but now the sun is shining!
Thanks for taking the time to visit!


  1. I am sorry you have to take out all your stitching on your Quaker piece. I would probably start it over on a different piece of fabric and use the fabric with the mistake for something else. Just my opinion and 2 cents!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  2. So sorry about the disaster. I agree with Robin advise. Hugs.

  3. Oh no So Sorry. I've heard this same mistake from so many people so I check check and triple check every time I start a piece. I figure it will happen to me sometime too.

  4. Oh dear, I'm sorry to hear of this mistake. It's happened to me before too but with a small. I had to put it away too but still haven't picked it up! Some time away from each other is what you need. Hugs!

  5. It happens to us all - in every kind of crafting! I'm so sorry your turn came up this time. Kiss little froggy for me - his sad little face says it all!

  6. Oh no. How awful! These kinds of mistakes are so frustrating. Do you think it would be easier to just start over on a different fabric instead of all that unpicking?

  7. How annoying. I feel for you. x

  8. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that you have had to frog out so much...
    ORT's look good :o)
    Hugs xx


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