18 hours ago
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Another Val's Stuff Halloween ornament, "Said the Spider to the Fly", so cute and really fun to stitch. And as I've reported after stitching the last 8 or so of these, a fast finish. Love the series. I think I've only got 4 more of these to go but I have started on her new Christmas Series of ornaments also done on perforated paper. Fun stitch after a somewhat messy finish or boring stitch (I can love some pieces even though they aren't that much fun to stitch). Now while the Quaker Basket from Mani di danna was a messy finish (thanks to my shortcuts) it was a fast and easy stitch. But that's where the easy part ended for me. Since I had done one of these type finishes of hers before I thought I was a pro....God what makes me even think that? Anyway, I got into trouble early on in the process and should have gone back to the way I did it before, but I simply refused to believe I could be so wrong so I carried on like an idiot. Yes just plowed ahead like I suddenly knew what to do. And of course this led to many screw ups as I tried to make corrections to everything I did wrong. In the end I was thrilled I pressed on and could kick my own butt for thinking I'm smarter than I really am. Now I have two more of Mani di danna's little totes, baskets, or whatever one calls them. I just love these pieces and am determined to do the next one better. I strive for perfection, or at least a finish I don't have to explain.