It didn't take very long tonight to finish up Part 2 of Medieval Town Mandala, and here it is. A little miniature happy dance, I guess. I love how this one is coming out (oh yeah, I am pretty sure I have said that a few times already!!).
Q. How do you feel about staying totally true to a pattern? Do you feel that you have to rip out stitches to fix a mistake or do you feel it's acceptable to incorporate a mistake into the design?
A. Once I see that I have made a mistake, I usually obsess about it. If it is at all possible, I certainly do go back and fix it. On rare occasions, I have had to leave a mistake in, but only if it is minor. I don't actually think it is a big deal if a mistake stays in someone's stitching, and when I see folks blog about it, I can rarely ever see it in the pics they post. But for my own work and with my personality, I hate to leave mistakes in. I consider myself to have grown into a perfectionist with my stitching - and I am not necessarily saying that that is a good thing, since I know I am driving myself crazy!
I had my next dentist appointment today. What was supposed to be prepping for my first crown and getting a filling next to it replaced, turned out to be prepping for two crowns... and I am not talking about the second crown I already knew about... this is a third crown. Yikes!!! Dr. Mike feels that if he simply replaced that filling it would need a crown in 6-12 months anyhow. This is getting pricey now. Ugh. And, now I have two temporary crowns until the permenant ones are put in on 12/9. There is a cool part to it though - the one way in the back will be gold. I kinda like that. I think the novacaine is finally wearing off now. Ouch.
Stitched on today: Medieval Town Mandala and Houses of Hawk Run Hollow (I dug deep down in my project tote and pulled this out - will put up a progress pic fairly soon, just don't feel like there is much progress to show right now.... and, this is timely... I am trying to decide what to do about a mistake I noticed tonight too).