I have been crying in the farmhouse.
The tears I cry are not from joy.
I know the meaning of disaster.
I've ruined my cross stitch ornament.
Based on the song Crying in the Chapel as recorded by Elvis Presley, 1960
I cannot begin to tell you how unhappy I am. I spent a lot of time stitching a lovely ornament design for my exchange partner Elka (not her real name). Here is a picture of the finished ornament copied from the chart ...
I have been fearing the finishing work but the mailing deadline is in just a few days so I couldn't put it off anymore. I knew better than to try to master that cinnamon stick/cone & berry border so I decided to finish it by fringing the edges & attaching the stitched design to fabric to make a small pillow-type ornament. I mean really ... how hard is that! Well, I ended up making a total mess of things. For the last half hour I have been searching through my tears to access every sales site I know of on the web trying to find someone who is selling a cross stitch ornament that meets the requirements of the exchange. I found two. I wrote to the one lady whose ornament I'm most interested in for further information. Thankfully she doesn't live too far away so if I purchase it today it should get here in plenty of time for me to meet the mailing deadline. I'll need to include a note in the package telling Elka how sorry I am that it wasn't stitched by me. Hopefully she won't mind.