Throughout my life I have been plagued many a time by second thoughts. Unfortunately, these second thoughts have almost always occurred after I've done something. "I should have never bought this house & moved to Kentucky" is a prime example.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
I am currently having second thoughts about Along for the Ride. Here's a photo of the progress I made last night.
You're probably thinking I'm having second thoughts because of all those colonial knots on the horizon, but no, that isn't it. What it is, is this. I am using the suggested floss brands/colors as well as the suggested linen color which is 18th Century Brown. You can't really tell in the photo but the reindeer the snowman is riding on, the color of the floss suggested for that reindeer (GAST Maple Syrup) is almost an exact match to the color of the linen. Not a totally exact match ... there's a wee bit of difference ... but there's just not a whole lot of contrast. I looked at it last night & wondered if I should maybe unstitch what I had already done & go with a different/darker floss color for the reindeer. I was fraught with indecision so decided to move on down & start stitching the house. It's going along okay but now I'm wondering if I should maybe just scrap the whole thing ... cut my losses & stitch something else. However, I know my OCD won't let me do that. It would be different if I decided that I hated the design, but it's too darn cute! Damn Sandra Sullivan & her designing talent ... lol!
Thanks to everyone who voiced their encouragement regarding my looming colonial knot situation as well as to those who have suggested leaving them off entirely or using beads in their place. However, I'm just not a bead person. I don't mind a few of them, but 50+ would be a bit much, not to mention that I'd have to find extremely small beads to work with this design. Also, note OCD reference above. I just can't ignore the colonial knots & either leave them off entirely or make cross stitches instead. I just can't. I will plod along & I will finish the design & I will stitch it as Sandra wants it stitched or I will die trying. Hopefully it won't come to that. Death by Colonial Knot. Sounds like a lost Agatha Christie mystery.
Incidentally, using French knots in place of colonial knots is likewise not an option. I hate making French knots & have even worse luck with them than I do with colonial knots. I'm sure the 50+ colonial knots ... & I think it's probably more in the range of 60+ or 70+ ... will be made & they will look just fine : ) Good grief ... I'm sounding like a motivational speaker! I need some chocolate or something. Nah, what I need are some chips & salsa but I'm still unable to eat those things. ARGH!
Posted by Shirlee at 10:28 AM