I am heading off to Garden Club with MeMa, in a bit, but I just need to share some utter stitching frustration!
I spent a good part of Monday stitching and finishing the remaining border section on "Quaker Village," and feeling quite satisfied with myself for being both on the Rotation track and caught up with the SAL gals, I pulled it off the Q-Snaps, folded it up and set it gently back into the Ziploc, where it will wait patiently until it's Rotation comes up again.
And with that silly confidence fighting against Murphy's Law (Damn Murphy) I had the silly nerve to pick up Becky Boo's "Welcome" and begin timing my third Rotation. Funny thing, while I was busy stitching the window on Becky Boo's house, a thought jumped into my head, "Perhaps I should check the latest SAL email just to make sure that I was indeed caught up and not just assume." So over to the G-Mails I cruised, and I opened the latest email and sure enough I was not surprised to see that I had indeed missed one whole section! After a big sigh and a small fit, I put down poor "Welcome" and pulled out "Quaker." I unfolded it, fit it back on my Q-Snaps and spent most of today stitching that missing section and speeding my way to catch up...only to realize, as I was taking one last satisfied look upon my hand-i work...I had stitched the hole section off by one stitch to the right...%^&*! And the worst part of it all is realizing how much time it took to accomplish such a small section!
So, tonight, I will frog out everything that I had stitched throughout today, and maybe I will just set it aside while I head back to "Welcome" and it's 10 hour Rotation. I figure that life will go on and the world will not come to an end if I, yet again, fall a bit behind the other SAL gals, especially since I have been like the turtle to their hares since the beginning.
Here's the sad proof...
Look real close...the squares between the bottom right "x" of the pot and the first "x" of the Quaker motif should be a count of four...and mine is a count of five...argh.
That, my very dear friend is what we call "A stitching fail."
Thanks for stopping by and letting me complain, and for sharing in my pity party...you are just too good to me. However, it is time to buck up and push on, because in the famous words of Sherlock Holmes "The game is afoot."
And there's no crying in stitching!