Sunday, October 23, 2005

Off by a thread.... ???

I am off by one thread in the cream satin stitch row below the beginning of the verse... I have no idea where this went awry.... but my OCD won't allow it to stay that way, and next week when it is time to stitch on this sampler again, I will pull that row out and re-do it. Hopefully that will fix it :-) I still have no real idea how I am doing in this SAL as compared to Karen and Tannia... Karen wrote that hers is going well, but no pics to share.... Tannia emailed that she has had an unexpected houseguest, but no update on the sampler. I do still feel like I am in this one all by myself, so whatever pace I choose, is working for me anyhow....
Here is how my mermaids looked after I went to bed in the wee hours of the AM....I wanted to get some of her tail done and see how it is fitting on the fabric. I never realized how HUGE this project really is! The mermaids really take up a fat quarter of cashel linen! I think I put this down at 2:30 AM.... stayed up watching "Fools Rush In" until 3 AM.... I think this explains today's low energy :-)

Ryan Newman is now third in the points standing! No great showing for him today (10th in the race), but he stayed out of trouble, and benefitted pretty well from Greg Biffle having troubles.... only four more races to go!

Back to work tomorrow.... but a decent week.... I work Monday and Tuesday, then off to "therapy school" (aka a conference) on Wednesday, work half a day Thursday and have Friday off :-)

Stitched on today: An Open Heart and Mermaid Heaven (early AM hours)

11 comments:

Lelia said...

Lovely! Even though you are off a thread ... it looks great in the picture. I'm starting Linen and Lace on Tuesday. Just decided I have the kit & fabric, love your heart in progress ... so, will just do it.

Isabelle said...

Off by a thread, damned! It looks lovely though.

Your mermaid is growing beautifully.
Enjoy your nice week! :o) You're gonna get plenty of stitching done, I imagine... ;o)

KarenV said...

Ugh! I know all about being off by a thread in An Open Heart :( It's still looking gorgeous though, as are the mermaids :)

Heather said...

Your mermaid is on really well. It will be a stunning piece when it's finished. Sorry to hear you're off by a thread on the heart, I hope you get it fixed.

bunnyhead said...

Both of those pieces are so pretty. I love watching them grow. It's a shame you have to pull threads out :(

Shelleen said...

I love the looks of the mermaids already. Your Heart in progress is lovely as well.

Nicole said...

The mermaid looks amazing! I thought I stayed up late staying up until 1AM! I don't know how you do it!

Jenny said...

How frustrating to be one thread off! Believe me I know - Bunny just pointed me to your blog cause I was blogging about being one thread off myself. Like she said must be something in the air. :)

BeckySC said...

(((Carol))) Sorry you are a thread off :) BUT I must say it looks gorgeous :) AS does MH :) :) :)

Love ya!

Jenna said...

Don't you just hate when that happens? LOL. Honestly, I feel for you and hope that maybe you will let it go, since it looks wonderful and no one would ever know but you. :)

And Mermaid Heaven, of course, continues to look stunning. I really love that design!

Kathy said...

Hey Carol

Well done on both pieces they look fab. Even though you are off by a thread, mermaid looks fab.

Hugs xxxxx