I think one photo will serve to show you how this past weekend went for me, embroidery-wise…
Remember the embroidery project I set up on my slate frame?
Have you ever had a weekend like that? Ugh!
I’ve almost lost my determination to overcome this one. Starting over can be really painful!
I’m ripping out (picking out, I should say) my stitching I accomplished this weekend. I just didn’t like it At All. There are a number of reasons, I suppose – one of which is that the pencil – for the first time ever, for me – picked up all over the white threads. I tried to tell myself it would wash out in the end, but I couldn’t get over the sick feeling of “What if it doesn’t?” Rather stop at this point, than finish the whole thing and find out the pencil markings wouldn’t quite come out of the coton a broder! And so, I pick away…
My plan is this: I will pick out all the stitching, and set this piece of linen aside. I’ll set up a new project on Saturday, and stitch it double-time fast, as I’m already behind on this one. I probably won’t use a slate frame. In fact, I may just settle for a hoop. And I will transfer the design using blue dressmaker’s carbon. It’s always safest to use blue when working with white, anyway, because the white absorbs the blue. I should’ve known that. I DID know it. But for some reason, I just didn’t put enough weight on that thought ahead of time.
Oh, the woes of the imprudent stitcher….