This SAL is all about what you want to see on the blog. Each month I ask for suggestions for themes and then put them up to the members of the IHSW Group on FB to vote for their choice. This is what they have chosen:
No choice but to use it as a practise piece and start again. No photos exist of this disaster as it was pre-blogging days.
"After stitching the border to the left of the reindeer I moved onto this border and reached the bottom of the left hand piece (I started from the same level as the right hand part to give you an idea of how much I stitched). When I reached the bottom I was about to turn left when I noticed the bottom motif was the wrong size. Oops, unpick. Then I noticed that the five times it occurs (ringed in red) it is charted in different sizes!! Four stitches wide at the top and bottom and five stitches wide for the other three. Whereas mine were 4,4,4,5,5 which resulted in being one stitch too short at the end. Unfortunately the corner design at the bottom echoes the corner design at the top so there was no way I could rechart or somehow fudge it. And believe me, I tried!"
1. Have you ever had Fabric too small? At what point did you realise?
A: No. I have removed large slubs and rewoven a piece in to replace it.
4. Have you ever ruined a chart, how?
A: No, I make working copies of most larger charts
5. Have you ever brought a chart twice?
A: No, too organised and too careful with my money to do that!
6. Have you had a bad ffo? Was it salvageable?
A: My first couple of pillow finishes were not good and I unpicked one later on and scrapbooked it. Tip - stuff them fuller.
7. Are you a Floss licker?
A: Never although certain other people do and I have to repurpose the scissors. Our nail scissors were previously a pair of stork embroidery scissors someone used as a screwdriver and broke the tip.
10. Put your Needle in mouth or clothes instead of needleminder?
A: Holding the needle in my mouth is probably my worst habit.
11. Eating whilst stitching?
A: I try to avoid that.
12. Done a thread conversion, not written it down and then forgotten what colour was for where.
A: Not while I am actually stitching but sometimes when it is finished and I want to put the details in my blog.
13. Have you ever mislaid a cross stitch piece? Did you find it and if so where did you put it for safe keeping?
A: I have done that a few time, put the piece away, bought a frame, can't find the piece. Put the frame in a safe place. Find the piece, can't find the frame! Usually it's because I have three separate places to stores things instead of one craft room.
A: No, Stitch from Stash helps me keep honest about my spending,
15. Have you ever avoided counting your wips because you’re afraid of the number
A: Nope, I keep a spreadsheet and like seeing exactly how many I have.
16. Have you found things in your stash you forgot you had.
A: Yes, usually things I have been gifted and left in the envelope with the card instead of putting into my storage system.
17. Orientated fabric wrong when starting?
Now it's over to you. All you have to do is make a post on the theme of Stitching Disasters, mention The People's Choice SAL (you can copy the picture I used at the top of this post and in my side bar) and my blog. Please link up using the URL of the actual blog post, not the home page of your blog. I look forward to seeing what you all post.