Saturday, 22 August 2015

The big, the small and the epic error.

Spring is showing her face and my garden has both big daffodils
and the teeny weeny miniature ones.
The warmer temperatures and sunny days are most welcome as it has been a very wet winter.   During the week we had a couple of white frosty mornings and it was hard to crawl out of bed and go off to work but it is light when I commute now.
During the past busy week I managed to stitch and complete the back panel for the needlecase and then .... the great discovery of the epic error.   Can you see what I have done?
In the interests of conserving linen I forgot to leave a border around the 'sampler' front cover of the needlecase before stitching the back.  What a foolish mistake.   However rather than reverse stitch all that I have  moved upwards and with sufficient border left to allow for lacing to the card, I will restitch the flowers.  Next time I will follow the directions instead of thinking I know better.
This week I plan to lace the panels for the Sampler Casket.   On Friday I found an art supplies store near work where I can purchase acid free card for the lining pieces so I am inspired to complete that project.   So all being well I might be able to cross two further items off this month's list :-)


  1. LOL - I've done that before - glad to know I'm not the only one!

  2. Oh the hubris! I'm sure we've all been there, knowing more than the pattern designer and direction writer!

  3. Oh no, what a potential disaster! Good thing that the flowers are not too complex to restitch, unlike the front piece which looks very intricate.

  4. Hopefully it will warm up for you soon. I can't believe we're on our way to another winter. Time sure does fly!

    How frustrating to have forgotten the border. Hopefully the flowers stitch up quickly and you are able to re-purpose the already stitched flowers.

  5. Lovely! The daffodils are so pretty.