Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Out of sight and Out of mind

Tonight I have decided I must be "out of my mind".   I can't even count to 3 correctly :-)
Here is a progress shot of squares three and four of the Quaker Friendship Book.   Looking good?
Well take a closer look and tell me if you can see the error?
Top right there is a square which is four threads wide when it should be six.   Bother.   The joys of poor eyesight, poor concentration and 36 count fabric.   I am not going to reverse stitch this but will leave it as is.   There is plenty of fabric to start again and I will do that and discard this piece. Bother again!
And "out of sight"?   Well look what I found hidden away.   How embarrassing.  I thought I didn't have any Unfinished Objects.  This is from The Victoria Sampler -  "Heirloom Nativity Sampler"
I started this at least three years ago (I see it was actually four) and only got this far, less than a third.   As this is a complete kit and I have all the threads, beads and bobbles necessary I am going to finish this off in time for Christmas .....2017

7 comments:

  1. At least your found UFO had all of the threads and things still needed to finish it. Sometimes when I put projects away I forget to keep the threads with them and then have to worry about different dye lots and such.

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  2. Lovely stitching...I love the Christmas piece. I'm not up for counting past three myself these days so I do empathise.

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  3. Or you could just call it an adaptation?

    What a lovely Christmas piece!

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  4. Gorgeous stitching, Margaret! Glad the VS Sampler found the light of day; it's too pretty to leave undone. :)

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  5. I didn't spot the error but when you know it's there, you'll not forget about it. The Nativity Sampler will be a lovely finish.

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  6. I guess I am like your mother, Magaret as I too read several Royal magazines. I hate when you have to reverse sew, as you so elegantly word it. And I think us stitchers always have something tucked away, yes, completely forgotten sometimes. With the move, I 'unearthed' a couple more UFO's, that were 'out of sight, out of mind.'Lovely stitching on that lovely Sampler.

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  7. How frustrating. But at least you have plenty of fabric and thread to restitch.
    I love the rediscovered classic too. Beautiful piece.

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