Tuesday, April 5, 2011

All Mistake Stitches Removed ...

Hi again ... 

Ok, it took two hours, but I removed all the mistake stitches on my piece for the fair. My goal for Monday was to finish all of the cross stitches of the outer boxes, but with the mistakes issue, that's definitely put me behind. I should be sleeping right now but I only have 3-4 days to get this piece completely finished and ready to drop off at the fairgrounds. 

So here is where I am now as I'm about to re-stitch a bunch ... 


Obviously, you can still see where the stitches were, but soon that will be all different. Hopefully by morning (it's 2:45am here) I'll be back where I was before I had to take all those stitches out lol. 

So here we go!

Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥

Monday, April 4, 2011

An Update on Today is Not Your Day ...

Hello Again Everyone ~ 

I wanted to post a picture of the progress that I made so far since last night. I actually made some great progress I think with nearly all of the actual cross stitching done. But then I noticed something ... I noticed the mistake that I made and how now I have to take out nearly all of the stitches in the bottom left corner. I'm so frustrated about it, but have to push forward if I want to get this done in time to enter into the fair. 

So here's where I'm at ... 


If you look closely, you can see where along the frame around the words along the bottom, it's not going to line up like it's supposed to. It took a little while to figure out where the mistake was that I made. In fact, my husband helped me look at it to figure it out. And the red box on the left side just above the blue box, I stitched one square too low. I left one extra space between the red and pink boxes. 

So I'm off to take out some stitches and will post another update picture tomorrow night. 

Happy Stitching!

Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Change in Plans ...

Hello Stitching Friends ~ 

So the plan for finishing Elemental Cosmos in time to enter it into the county fair didn't work out. When I posted last time on March 21st, I was very optimistic and excited about working on that piece in time for the fair. About a day or two after that post, I asked my husband what he thought and if he thought I could get it done in time. He said he didn't think it could be done. And in his defense, as disappointed as I was with what he said, he wasn't trying to deflate my enthusiasm, but was being realistic about the time frame left until it had to be turned in. I did work on the piece for a couple of days, and friends, I'm here to tell you that stitching white on white is hard enough, but stitching black on black evenweave is INTENSE!!! However, I have to admit it does look really good. After a couple of days I began to lost my enthusiasm and kept thinking about what my husband said. So back to the back burner Elemental Cosmos has gone. And then a few days ago, I remembered a piece that I had started for my mom. I keep this piece in a ziploc back in my purse so that I always have something to stitch for like at the doctor's office or any place where I have to sit & wait. The piece is probably about halfway finished and it's only a 7"x5" piece. It's a simple design and on 14ct white aida, so I think to myself "I can do this!" It's not a big or fancy piece by any means. But at least it's something. And since the piece is for my mom, I know she will be happy with no matter how it does at the fair. Sometimes simple is best right? 
So here is what the piece will look like when it's finished ...


And here is where I'm at with the piece right now ... 


The reason that I've already stitched the backstitching in the middle is bcuz that was the easiest way for me to find the center of the design on the fabric. So just a few more two-toned "squares" and then back stitching and I'm done! I am giving this to my mom to hang in her office at work. I think it's so perfect for her office and I know she'll get such a kick out of it. :~) 

So it's Sunday night ... entries must be turned in either Friday between 3-8pm or Saturday between 10am-3pm. Of course the ideal goal would be to have it finished and turned in on Friday. So ... 5 or 6 days ... do ya'll think I can do it? Please send support! I can definitely use it. 

Happy Stitching, my friends! I'm off to stitch my tush off lol! 

Until Next Time,
♥ Margie ♥