Hope everyone had the Christmas they hoped for. Ours was very nice and the first Eve and Christmas we've had in a few years. I don't even want to think about last year at this time. We need to enjoy and cherish each celebration because life is always messing with us.
Sally. Oh Sally. I so wanted to finish her before year's end and I think I will. But I picked up right where I left off. Errors on top of errors. I enlarged the motif area and colored in the symbols. It helped. So why am I continuing to make errors? Many of you start several projects and then set them aside, but do the threads stay with them? I have so many older skeins, new skeins, and some are noticeably off. So if you need that color for a new start, do you get a fresh skein or take it from the stalled project? Just curious. I'm assuming the thread stays because by the time you return to it, a new skein may be needed and slightly off from what you were using. I have always finished a piece before another start, but needed to set Sally aside. She taught me a lesson - make notes and keep them with the chart when you change colors and placements! I forgot everything. I used the wrong gold when I picked her up the other day and had to remove it all and also forgot about the error in the vase which made it two stitches shy of the chart.
Now the stems are making me nuts. Look at the errors, and these are after removing the stems once already. Top right is one extra stitch out, middle is missing one stitch which made the circled area off one row, far left is an extra linen thread so the row is over 3. Ordinarily I leave errors but this is exactly the same on each side of the house and the stems are symmetrical from center. I have been removing more stitches than adding.
Rain rain rain rain and then it rained. The only snowflakes I've seen are on Carole's sweater that needed pearls reattached. I can't believe she was going to get rid of it because a few pearls were off. I always remove embellishments before recycling an item so I had lots of extras to add. I may be seeing the real ones by week's end. Not happy about that.
Enjoy the last week of 2015.
Thanks for visiting.