Monday, September 12, 2016

Another incorrect join

After several days of just working on my cross stitch project I finally decided to just take a deep breath and cut into the mistake on my doily and hope for the best.  It actually ended up not being as bad and scary as I was fearing.  (Thanks goes to Sharon and her words of encouragement) The thing I worry about the most when I have to repair mistakes is if I am going to have a long enough piece of core thread to hide that end without undoing a ton of elements.  Thankfully this time I cut in a good place and it went really well.
I was a bit worried going into row 6 thinking it was going to be a real pain doing so many separate elements and having so many ends to hide. That row ended up not being too terrible and it went fairly quickly so I moved right into row 7.

I am happy to report that we actually had a pretty nice weekend.  For the last several years my husbands family has made it a point to all meet every year on the same weekend in Walla Walla.  The weekend always involves going to the annual car show and parade and we get the bonus of getting to see the nephews play in soccer and basketball games.  The days are filled in between with lots of outdoor games, good food and fun conversations and nights are just as fun with sitting around the fire pit making s'mores and playing games. Since the drive is almost 5 hours both ways I got in quite a bit of tatting. On a not so happy note I found I made the first join in the row incorrectly...freakin again!!

 Some of the  little 5 petal flowers that you have to join this row to got a bit funky and the very first one I joined to got twisted. To top that off I have run out of core thread with only 2 more chains to go.  Now I have to decide whether I will be ok just leaving the first join as is or if I should cut off a bunch of elements and have to deal with  hiding lots ends. This doily has been a trial in patience and I am not loving it so I am not sure what to do. I guess I probably should spend time on the cross stitch project anyway so I will try to take some time and think about it.

1 comment:

  1. It looks pretty to me!!! :)
    If you really are not loving it I would think you could just cut off the problem section(or last row) and just have a small doily or coaster.