Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday - Shining Star

Thank you! I'm so glad I've found the rest of you. Honestly, I've been thinking about writing that post for months but I was worried about being kicked off the stitching bloggers' internet. Now we all know.

(This happens to me at meetings all the time. We'll be sitting around the table getting nowhere with some problem or action item, and finally after ten minutes of everyone staring at the center of the table, I'll say the most obvious thing and this somehow works to move us along. And then afterwards, people come up to me and say, "Thank you for saying what everyone was thinking." So that is my role in life: saying the unsayable, being willing--or unmannered, unsticking things.)

Of course, now that puts the pressure on for me to really bring something to my WIP Wednesday post, doesn't it? I appear to have exhausted my resources by sharing the Christmas carols story.

I ran out of Forest Glade, the color I am using for the words. Used it all up. Even after I had read Mary Agnes's admonition to keep your dye lots and color numbers and "stop stitching several strands before you absolutely run out." But I kept on stitching with that color because: magical thinking! Of course it was going to be enough. I'd just be able to eke it out. 

I have a plan. You'll just have to wait until next Wednesday (or until I finish it, which I'm hoping will be before next Wednesday).

9 comments:

Justine said...

It looks lovely! Do you stitch faster when you are running out of thread? I always do. I think if I stitch more quickly I'll finish before the thread runs out!

D1-D2 said...

That happened to me once. I think I was just hoping that if I could just keep stitching I would have enough to finish it lol

Arthemise said...

Most of the time, the problem is that you have no idea how many skeins something will take. I had a kit and ran out of several colors. I guess they didn't take into account my need to frog several times. :)

Robin said...

Your WIP looks good. I am sorry you ran out of thread, but look forward to reading about your solution next time.

Robin in Virginia

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Justin's is quite right, the faster you stitch, the longer the thread will last!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Sorry, Justine. Darn auto correct!

Von said...

When I'm running low I switch to those petite needles and thinking switches over to magical mode too. Sometimes it works, lol! Can't wait to see what your plan is!

Needle Nicely said...

And I'll try not to be a know-it-all and point out that blending would be easier if you had saved a strand or two. Can't wait to see it finished.

C in DC said...

So frustrating. I once was working on a project where I knew I was going to be about 12" short of the overdyed color I was using. I pulled out the closest DMC I had and started blending it in soon enough to get me to the end.