Sunday, September 23, 2007

14 Stitches

The border of Where There is Life is completed, all but 14 stitches of it. The thread is Crescent Colours Joshua Tree. So why haven't I finished the last little bit? Because I ran out of Joshua Tree! Yep, only 14 stitches to go and all I have are tiny snips left. Of course it has to be a specialty thread and not some DMC that I can easily obtain. I think this happened not because there wasn't enough to begin with, but because of when I had to frog most of the border the first time around. I thought I had saved all my thread but obviously not. Needless to say this is not doing wonders for my morale. I'm hoping Elegant Stitch has some more they will send me in the same dye lot; if not I will order some and hope for the best. Meanwhile at least I have the rest of the lettering to work on, and the finishing touches.


The scan doesn't look like the best, but in this picture you can see where I stitched the border too close to the lettering - there's only one row between the border and the h and there should be two. But I will have to chalk it up to a beginner's mistake and move on.

I really appreciated all the comments on my Small House Sampler and my WTIL. You are such an encouraging group!

12 comments:

Marjean said...

Isn't it supposed to say "Where there is hope"? I don't understand.
Other than that it looks fantastic. I just love those designs.

Novice Stitcher said...

Hi Marjean,

It will say Where There is Life There is Hope. I am still working on the lettering. Thanks for commenting!

Michele

Kathy said...

You are doing a great job for a beginner. Don't get discouraged. We all have little mistakes here and there. Hope you get the thread right away.

Kathy said...

You are doing a great job for a beginner. Don't get discouraged. We all have little mistakes here and there. Hope you get the thread right away.

Linen Stitcher said...

Your progress looks great! Don't worry about the border. It really looks just fine!

Little Grey Cat said...

What a shame you ran out of thread that close to the finish. It looks great though :o)

staci said...

I didn't even notice that the border was too close!!! It looks great, love those colors. Hope you get your fiber soon!!!

Susimac said...

It looks brilliant - everyone makes mistakes and yours isn't even noticable. Its a bummer when you run out of thread!

Vonna said...

Hey! Send me your address...I have lots of Joshua tree and it varies widely...I'll be happy to send you some :) You can always just try to match a part of it to the existing thread and start from that part....
seriously e-mail me (pfeiffers6@sbcglobal.net) I'll pop it in the mail right now ;)

Sharon said...

Looking wonderful! The thread thing happens sometimes-I sure it will work out.

Sally said...

Where There is Life is looking wonderful:)

Lelia said...

This is lovely : )