Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Stitching Dilemma

I started a new cross stitch project this week. It's a gift, so I'm not going to show a picture (sorry but you know how that goes) but I have a problem. I totally miscounted when I started stitching. I'm going to have about 5 inches of spare fabric at the bottom and only an inch at the top.

Now I don't know what to do. Considering that stitching tends to go very slowly for me this days, part of me wants to keep on going and hope. However, the perfectionist in me knows it may well drive me nuts and keep me worrying as I go along. I've only done about three days' worth of stitching so if I'm going to restart, this is the point to do it.

I'm stitching it on 32-count Glacier Lugana from Countrystitch. I had a full fat quarter and I only needed half that, so I have a whole second piece of fabric available if I do decide to start again.

That'll teach me to be lazy and skip putting in centre guide threads. Clearly I still need them!


Nicki said...

A gift to be framed? An inch should be fine. You could always stitch a bit of plain fabric on it to help with framing. If it's to be made into something an inch is easy enough :)

But, if it's really going to bug you, then you're right, stop now before you get further along!

fudgey said...

well i was coming in to say exactly what nicki said...
so i am redundant!!!

not unusual..