Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Small House Sampler isn't going very well. I'm working on the house itself, and for something that looks easy, I've made a number of missed stitch mistakes, and tonight I realized I had done the windows in the wrong color. The door window is the same color as the house, but I also did the other windows in the same color. They are supposed to be dark green-grey. It's not that much to rip out, but I'm so frustrated that I made such a dumb mistake. It doesn't help that stitching at night is really hard because my vision isn't sharp enough even with reading glasses and a magnifier!

I think what is really bothering me is looking at all the fabulous work on the blogs. People seem able to stitch up complicated projects in days. Meanwhile I have been working on SHS for several weeks and I'm not even to the roof yet! But I just have to keep plugging at it - otherwise I'll feel even worse if I quit. No picture of my faulty work tonight - I'm too tired to scan. Perhaps tomorrow will bring renewed resolve and a more positive attitude. I have to remember this is a hobby and no one lives or dies by my needle!


Susimac said...

Oh please don't be discouraged, every stitcher makes mistakes, some have to be ripped out some you can adjust too so that they aren't noticeable. I'm looking forward to seeing your SHS! Also everyone stitches at their own speed, some people are really fast others are slow, its not a race stitching, its there for your enjoyment, so don't worry that you seem slow, the more experience you get anyway will speed you up a bit.

Keep stitching and I for one am looking forward to seeing your future completed works.


Casa Pearl said...

One thing I try to remember is to never compare my work with others. It tends to dampen the pleasure of stitching and for most of us, that's what it's about. You will find your rhythm and try not to worry about how slow you are. I find my stitching looks better when I've taken time rather than rushed on a piece.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.