Monday, March 02, 2009

New Tactic

Things kept getting worse on Saturday while I tried to figure out where I had gone wrong. It turns out that the upper arm was the screw up. Since I based the body on the lower arm, I probably didn't have to remove it. I just couldn't find the mistake. Even the dude gave up.



So I tried a new tactic. But I came really close to building a special fire for it. Or taking scissors to it.



Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed.

12 comments:

Annemarie said...

You're very brave for sticking with her. I would have hung her from the highest tree. Good luck!

doris said...

Ugh! I'm telling ya, vodka can help in moments of deep stitching frustration.

Patti said...

Or good champagne failing the vodka of course. Good luck though and I hope you don't have the frog visiting for too long but please don't send him here. Love Patti xxx

Casa Pearl said...

Ugh - sorry you had to go through that but I'm glad you're sticking with it. It's going to be so worth it when you're done.

mainely stitching said...

You're a better woman than I am. I'm afraid that special fire would've figured into my plans. She's gorgeous, though, and will be well worth the efforts.

Donna said...

I hate when I know there's a mistake and I can't find it. And if I put the project down and I know there's a mistake I won't pick it up again anytime soon. You have my sympathy.

Lee said...

I've been ripping a lot lately, too. I feel your pain.

CindyMae said...

It is really hard not to give up on a piece when you mess up on it! Good for you for not giving up!

LadyDoc said...

If Mom really wants this particular mermaid so very much, wouldn't it be easier to find somewhere to buy a stitched model? Some things are just NOT meant to be!

Anna van Schurman said...

Oh no. I have to stitch it! She doesn't want just any mermaid. And I don't want her to have someone else's stitching in her house.

Stitches 'N' Stones said...

Won't this make a great guilt trip to pull on your mom after you're all done? I'm banging my head on my desk to sympathize with your frustration :)

Michelle said...

Oh this totally bites!!! I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that invokes dude help when necessary! Hopefully from here it will be smooth sailing!