Feb 25, 2016

A precise scientific method for the lazy



 
Want to know if your stitching is centered?  Fold it directly on the center line row, and see if the ends match.  Yep.  It looks off, I counted twice, but ended up using the more precise method for verification.  And it's perfect.
 See?  The two end motifs that are correctly placed are obviously the exact number of threads from the center flower which didn't look centered.  If they weren't I wasn't planning on moving the center flower anyway.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's the difference with my changes and the chart photo.  I used 3858 for the bottom flowers instead of the brown used throughout, subbed 370 for the very light, and used what I wanted for the ABCD.
 
 I will be finishing her today with a blue backing using the envelope method.  Or maybe a basic back if my mood and patience improve in the next few hours. 
 
And when you find out you owe a ton in taxes to the IRS and can't figure out why,
you fry yourself a few donuts.  Try not to bite one while frying, the melting glaze will burn your lips.
 
Be back tonight for the drawing.
 
Enjoy your day.
 
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8 comments:

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Cool way to check borders. Love your changes on the sampler but what I love even more is fried donuts! OMG! Haven't had one in years. My momma used to make them for us as a treat, once in a while. Gotta go find some KK's. They make the best fried donuts, IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Hello Marly, The stitchings are beautiful!! I love your color selections!!! So sorry to hear about the taxes due. Enjoy your donuts -- they look delicious. SAH

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Marly, beautiful stitchery, great colors too.Blessings Francine.

Truus said...

love your sampler and the colors you used.So much better than the browny colors in the original.
Do you got blisters on your lips?
Greetings,Truus from Holland

Barb said...

Your color changes look good! Enjoy the donuts. We had that happen when we moved and it was one of the few times my DH had help with the taxes, go figure!

Frances N said...

Your stitching is lovely! Great color choices!!!
I have a sudden craving for donuts.....
Fortunately, the nearest Krispy Kreme is too far away for now!!! oh my

TheCrankyCrow said...

You had to bring up taxes, didn't you? I try to ignore it until the last possible minute and then choke writing the checks... Not like we don't pay enough in each quarter anyways.... Ahhh - your colors are SOOO much better! How do you do that? I don't think in color, ya know? And, ok...you got me...you take a donut that's already been made and fry it?? My mom's homemade donuts were always deep-fried to begin with?? Confused again ~ Robin

Margaret said...

Oh ugh. We haven't done our taxes yet. My sympathies. I hate when we owe the government.

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