Thursday, June 12, 2008

I found the mistake!

After I'd posted last night I thought I would have another look at where I'd gone wrong with Quaker Garden. Since the design part looked ok, the bottom pattern was looking good, I then had a look at the left side border. I looked at the bottom left corner of it and there it was - I discovered I'd started in the wrong position with it. Damn! I began one (ONE mind you) thread lower than I should have.

When it comes to my needlework, I'm a bit of a perfectionist and I try to do the best I can. So knowing this it probably doesn't come as quite a shock to know that I decided to pull the threads out from that section and will start again. I started taking some of them out last night, then did the rest tonight. I didn't want to start stitching again straight away but will hopefully do some tomorrow night after work.

Quaker Garden - 12 June 2008

QG after having to pull threads out from making a stitching error

Don't worry though, I haven't lost any enthusiasm for it. I still love this design and will get right back into it. I'll have to be more careful in the future with my counting. I should have learned my lesson with LHN's My Needle's Work after a similar mistake. I do tend to make the odd error like this with my stitching though.

Hope everyone's having better luck with their creations.


Nicole said...

Hi Jane! I'm so glad you found where you were off! Now you can get back on track! Glad you are still loving it! :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Glad that your enthusiasm for the design hasn't been put off. Hope the frogs stay away.

Yuko said...

You have very good start, Jane!
Even though you found the mistake, it looks very beautiful!

Sandra said...

Glad you found your mistake, it is awful when you do that. I tend to count, then put in my first stitch, and then count again, just to be sure. But - I STILL make mistakes, so it isn't foolproof.