WIP – LESSONSPosted: January 29, 2015
There are lessons in life that I seemingly have to learn over and over – always make sure you have your keys before leaving the house, buy tokens as often as possible, never pass up the opportunity to use the restroom. This week, I re-learned a lesson that I’ve mostly been able to avoid. The old adage, “Measure twice, cut once.”
This project was designed and developed to be a present for a friend. I was so eager when I finished creating the pattern, that after carefully preparing the canvas and selecting the right colour thread, I forgot to orient myself on the fabric. When I guesstimated where the embroidery should begin, I threw off the entire pattern and lost valuable space to the left of my stitching. Total bummer!
When I finally admitted (to myself) that I had made a mistake, I had to take a night off to mourn the time lost. On Tuesday, I spent the majority of my day stitching up this pattern, again. I’m glad that I’ve finally lapped myself, but it is unfortunate to think how far along I’d be if I had paid more attention to detail. Alas, lesson learned!
What crafty lessons have you learned recently? Any big mistakes in your stitchistory that have taught you something valuable? How did you deal with the outcome? Did you start afresh or make it work?