Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Did You Notice?

Last night, I was up very late...and was watching the weather predictions for the next two days...ice and snow. While watching television I was also stitching. Then, before heading off to sleep I took photos of Velia's block...and posted to the blog first thing this morning.
Did you notice this photo in that post yet? I didn't...until I started to stitch again this morning. Do you see the half completed last French knot? It's at the lower right...felt finished, but the thread caught on the line of beads below it. Luckily, it was the last stitch...and I could pull it through and finish off again this morning.
Lessons learned:
1. Put beads on last (no choice here because this is a round robin, and the beads were already stitched down before I began my work). 
2.  Don't stitch late at night in poor light and while you are tired.  
3.  Watch your stitching to make sure they are completing correctly before cutting the thread.


margaret said...

lots of lessons here! Like you i find beads get in the way and must learn and add them at the end

lifemyway said...

This block is coming along beautifully. The bead mistake is totally hindering me on my current project as well. Patience is key here. =)

Melody said...

Just the sort of thing I would do.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Just found your blog....love it....this block is lovely actually regal better describes it!

Susan said...

That is so pretty, and one rule l have is never stitch after dark unless l have a good light. But in general l prefer no stitching at night.

Char said...

I think we're all relieved to know you make mistakes too, lol. Love u!

Liz said...

Nope I didn't notice. Too busy be awed and gobsmacked by all the gorgeous stitching and embellishing.
Mistakes are usually only glaringly obvious to the maker I have learned.