I hate this damn flower so much. The chart has a mistake (a tiny mistake but I’m so aggravated with this piece right now I’m going to include it in my rant). One of the beads isn’t charted, and I didn’t like her choice so I changed it too. I have not frogged and screamed so much over a piece in I can not remember how long. Nothing went right. Chart issues, please for the love of Pete designers! Use very different symbols when they butt up against each other. A square with the bottom colored in mixed with squares with the right side colored in makes for a miserable stitching experience. And then lets not forget all the tension issues I’ve had. Why I don’t know. I’m using the same exact thread in this section that I was using in the other two. Of course we can’t leave out all the stupid mistakes I kept making. That is why it took 5 freakin’ days to stitch that stupid flower.
Alright, less bitch more pictures:
Angle shots show off the beads…
And this is how I handled the 3/4 stitches. The quarter part each was stitched with 2 strands of the charted color. The long part was one strand of the charted. Each 3/4 is made up of 4 stitches. Two quarters and two singles. Where only one 3/4 stitch was charted it is made up two strands for the quarter and the long stitch.
I also used the 5 beads in place of the charted 3 beads.
In other stitching news my HOE Summer House piece is complete, photographed, and shipped off to it’s new home. A DAY EARLY. Holy shit.
And the only other thing of interest I’ve been doing is breaking my no shopping rule? I don’t know… I’m not sure if this counts. Granted it says cross stitch. But it isn’t cross stitch. I doubt a jury of cross stitchers would convict.
Depending on my state of mind tomorrow I may start another flower on Caribbean, it’d probably be wise to get moving on this while all the lessons learned on the first flower are still fresh in my mind.