Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Newbie Mistake Sends Me to the Frog Pond

There used to be a commercial on TV that promoted reading. It's tag line was "Reading is Fundamental". It's proven to me over and over again that we often learn life lessons early in childhood. Take this for example. I'm a newbie stitcher and I just missed this.
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Look at the difference. In my mind, this outside work wasn't backstitching per se. It wasn't until I looked at a photo in blog land that I realized the error of my ways. I'm not frogging this now. I'll come back to it later.
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Lesson Learned: Reading IS Fundamental.
Seriously.

There has been little knitting content here lately. That's because Quilting has taken over much of my free time. Plus I'm working on 2 big projects that don't show well in progress.

This weekend is QuiltFest and I'm looking forward to attending and maybe do a little retail therapy! My quilt show generally has more traditional leanings so I'm hoping to find some Jo Morton fabrics. I've just joined Jo's Little Women Club and do not have a red that I like for our project. I only need a 12" strip 1.5" wide. Still, it's a big deal to me - that red has to be perfect! If I don't find it this week, I'm going to have to move on with what I have which is more rust.

Are you on Facebook? Did you know that AccuQuilt gives away a GO Fabric Cutter every Friday on Facebook? Several blogging friends have won one! I want to be next but thought I'd share with all of you as I was talking to someone last week who didn't know. Hey, if I can't win one, I would rather a blogging friend get one. At least I can send you fabric to cut for me because you all know how much I dislike that part of the process!!

I hope everyone is having a great week! As always, Happy Stitches!

22 comments:

Beth said...

OOOHHHH...I didn't know that, either! I'm off to FaceBook!

Daisymum said...

Akkkk! Oh know! I feel for you! It is coming along beautifully though. It is too bad you will have to frog it. Hold strong grasshopper!

Hazel said...

I'm not really sure what the mistake is. It looks fab anyway. I wouldn't bother frogging it. x

Margaret said...

Hard to tell just from a picture, but I don't think the backstitching looks that bad myself. I do love this piece!

Thanks for the Facebook tip -- I had no idea about that giveaway! I'd love to win one of those! Not like I do a lot of quilting these days, but maybe it would help in that department. lol!

Have fun at QuiltFest!

Annie said...

Newbie or oldbie, we all make those kinds of mistakes. But it looks fine to me so no worries.

Have fun on your hunt for the perfect red and thanks for the heads up on the contest.

Kajsa said...

Ouch, frogging is not fun! Hope it will be quick and painless.

Ma Teakettle said...

OMG...have I BTDT! Your WIP is gorgeous regardless, the colors yummy :)Your weeks sounds like mine, kiddo, and it's still only Weds...heaven help me.
Hang in there
Ma TK

Dot said...

On no! I still think it looks great though. ;o) A lot of people hate backstitching but I've always loved it. I love the finishing touch it gives to your work. I hope un-stitching is not too much of a pain for you.

Thanks for the heads up on AccuQuilt and facebook. ;o)

Pat said...

I hope you win a GO....they are wonderful! UGH about the mis-reading of the pattern. I hate when that happens.......

Theresa said...

I make mistakes all the time, and I hate frogging, so if it's not obvious, I usually just let it go. I can't even tell where you went wrong!!!!

Thanks for the facebook tip, off to join in now~

Giovanna said...

Well it looks fine to me - what pretty colours!

Mylene said...

I'm sorry but can't see what the mistake is, it looks fine to me. Have fun at the Quiltfest!

Lois said...

Oh, the dreaded frog. Sorry he's arrived. You know I've looked at the picture and it looks fine to me. Are you sure you need to frog? This is looking so nice.

Trisha said...

Thanks for posting the Facebook tip!

yarnjourney said...

Your stitching looks great to me too. Have fun at Quilt Fest.

Carol said...

I must be blind, but I don't see where the problem is, Jackie! It looks great to me!

Siobhan said...

I think it looks great!

Enjoy Quilt Fest--it sounds fabulous.

imquilternity said...

Have fun at Quiltfest and I hope you find the fabric you're looking for!!

TeresaB said...

Must look different in person. The picture looks fine. I might make a judgment call here and just keep doing it "wrong".

Micki said...

I enter every Friday and I will keep crossing my fingers Jackie. Good luck to you!
Micki

Simone de Klerk said...

I think the double thread does look better. But it would probably bother me too, knowing I didn't read the directions correctly.
I teach children to read carefully and often I find myself doing the opposite when reading a quilting pattern ...

Thelma said...

That project is amazing, your stitching is perfect, so sorry for the small mistake, good luck taking out those ity bitty stitches.

I totally support your quest for the perfect red fabric for your project, I hope you found just what you were looking for and didn't settle!

I did not know that Go was giving away a cutter on Facebook, but so far I've avoided that sink hole of time, I may just have to give in.