I am so sorry. Why didn't anyone tell me? I started stitching the peacock needle keep again for a freaking label. The original is on dark linen which does not transfer well for labels and since the second new printer will not work (for my use) and I only need that freaking little bird to complete the sets, I am stitching it again on lighter linen. But wait. This chart isn't correct! His tail feathers were screwed up and missing a plume. That got my tail feathers and plumes in a tizzy. How could I have missed it? Someone plucked his plume! So I corrected both the print and the color charts, both under the FREE tab. If I ever do another freebie and there is a glaring error, please let me know. Well, maybe no one planned to stitch it and never saw it!
Anyway, Canon customer service informed me that nothing should be applied over their inkjet prints. Nothing. Not only do I seal before gluing, I use several coats of gloss to protect them since they will be tossed around. So, I cannot use my new printer #2. It produces quality prints and other inkjets have the same setup, using pigment for black and dye for the colors yet there is no problem with color change when sealing. I am giving up. I will complete the sets and few boxes and that's it. This is the fourth time we cut and sanded and drilled and glued and matched. Why? Because nothing has gone right, and here's another example. Before and after spraying with a gloss finish. NON-YELLOWING gloss finish. No way to remove them so out they went. The second batch went out because I tried a new glue that was a disaster.
Received my order from 123 today. Got a few more pieces of Tin Roof which of course were different from my first. These discrepancies are never the fault of the shop and 123's policy is the best. You can quickly return if not up to your expectations or off in color. I also got Weeks 1331 Brick and Gentle Art's 0350 Mulberry overdyed floss and they are both really nice for Santas. Another skein looked green on the Weeks website (which I needed) but it's medium brown, the same shade as most of my dark linens.
Hard to believe September is coming to an end. I must have been so wrapped up in trying to get these items worked out that the month got away from me. It won't be long before the Golden Girls are taken off Hallmark for months of Christmas movies. Damn.
Have a good week!!
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