|See how far away from the selvage the stitching is?|
Hands to Work
40 ct something (Calls for Autumn Gold)
Called for Crescent Colour and WDW threads
A two hour edition of Human Target (it's silly but I love Mark Valley) gave me ample opportunity to get started on the present picked by the happy couple. As I was taking the last stitches, I noticed something odd. The leaf, which is really the bottom of the design seemed oddly high on the fabric. I took a look at the pattern. The designer provided an alphabet for personalization. And instead of marking the middle of the design, she marked the middle of the pattern. (See for yourself, below.) So everything I stitched has to come out.
|Photographic evidence of the misplaced |
center dot. The pattern falls completely
within the outlined rectangle.
Eventually we were asked to leave because we were having too much fun. As it turned out, the school buses were coming and we (well, they) really did have to go. We talked about everything from what I should do in my career (morning drive radio show) to colons to my grandmother's "pie" to what little boys think is in their scrota. It was a blast. We should do it more often, but I'm pretty sure a $70 lunch isn't part of any of our budgets. We might have to cut out the trip to the cross-stitch store (say it ain't so!).