Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Do You Hear A Scream?

Sorry if you had to cover your head with your pillow, or stuff cotton in your ears to drown out the noise.

I don't know whether to cry or get angry, and I'm trying SO hard not to clamp my jaw, since I was just diagnosed with TMJ due to stress..and I thought that cross stitching would be relaxing! lol

I had made a lot of progress on my Giving Sisters, enough to post a photo, but earlier today I decided that I didn't like the one color of thread with the fabric, so decided to change it. .and somehow in the process, managed to catch just the tiniest bit of the fabric, and you guessed it. .it frayed. I tried to carefully re-stitch but the fabric completely broke through, making a hole that won't hold the thread. .I thought some unkind thoughts, walked away, and then came back to try and figure out a way to save it, but there isn't. .not without frogging most of everything that I had completed.

Soooooo, I am now starting anew, on a new piece of fabric. And I am truly noticing for the first time, the differences in the quality of Aida. The ruined piece is a dyed one from Silk Weavers (I'm going to remove all of the threads later, cut off the ruined portion and save the rest for another project.), and is soft, but dense. The replacement fabric is a top of the line Charles Craft, but it is stiff at first, and not nearly as dense. I can see my hand through it, where I couldn't the one from Silk Weavers. So, I've learned something from this experience. I need to stash more fabrics that I truly love, not just what is handy! And to be ultra careful in removing my threads. .although, now that I think about it, in all of the over 20 years that I've been stitching, this is the first time that this has happened to me.

For now, I'll have to content myself with enjoying all of your Halloween projects, until I get mine once again to the point of actually looking like something! lol

I wish you happier stitching!!


Ranae said...

Oh! I am so sorry this had happened. I had a mishap once with a small finish. I was cutting the backing fabric and my stitched piece was underneath it. Yep! right in half, those darn ginghers lol

Suzie said...

Oh Ranae, your faux pas was a lot more heart wrenching than mine was! And in comparision to real tragedies, neither of them rank with the absolute worse, but it just that sinking feeling of all of that work undone, in the blink of an eye, and wanting SO badly to turn back time. .but all that we can do is take deep breath, pick up that needle, thread it, and start counting again. lol

Thanks for helping me to feel better! I guess misery does love company! lol