Thursday, February 26, 2009

So...What Would You Do?

What a long day...what a busy week! I managed to get home after work and the chiropractor...and get some (not all) of the boring domesticity out of the way. I do hate chores...they keep me away from stitching.

I started in on the Snappers tonight...not really all that fond of the September square but eager to finish since that would mean I am 75% done. I decided to take a look at my border against the chart to just make sure I was on track and you know what. I wasn't!! Talk about having a heart attack! I've been doing the border as I go to avoid doing the entire border at the very end and by that point...want to never ever see GAST Dried Thyme ever again. I'm getting quite tired of looking at that color as it is. I came to the conclusion that I am off by one thread on the bottom leafy border and that I made the mistake from the very beginning...on the very first leaf. I am shocked and very disappointed in myself. Of course, anyone else looking at this isn't going to say "Gee Valerie, you're such a dope...you're off by one thread. What an awful stitcher you are!" They wont know...only I would know...and of course, you all know only because I told you.

I know that if I leave the mistake in, it won't detract or affect the pattern in any way. But if I leave it in, I think a part of me will go berserk. Can I really leave it be and then go spend a ton of money on framing knowing that it's not as perfect as it should be? I can be such a perfectionist sometimes!!

So what would you do? Honestly...I need to know. Leave it be or rip it out and start over?

I would insert a snap here but I'm quite bummed out and disgusted with myself that I can't even deal with the camera right now other than to charge it to make sure it's ready for my weekend class. I think it may be time to start something else for the time being. Damn frogs had to go and ruin my Snappers mojo.

*sigh*

Until next time...

7 comments:

Nic said...

I'd leave it. If you look at some of the historical samplers, they have all sorts of 'errors' in them.

Life isn't perfect...

Kimberly-Ann said...

I know what you mean, you *know* your appreciation of that framed piece is going to be spoiled since it is not perfect and it might even scream at you every time you look at it!!!
I would think 'how long will it take me to unpick and restith' - if you redo it it might even make you feel good about how much you had to 'go through' to make it perfect!!!

Barbeeque4 said...

Off by one..... I would leave that sucker!! Have a great weekend - this is supposed to be a fun and relaxing - no stress kind of hobby!!

Yoyo said...

There are no design errors -- only opportunities. Nic is right, most historical samplers have some sort of error in them. This tiny error makes this snapper unique, doesn't it, it's yours' and nobody else will have one like it. You've said it all yourself, nobody else will notice and it doesn't detract from the overall beauty of the project. Finish it, frame it, and 10 years from now, tell us in your blog how awful you felt today and how much you still love this piece then.

Meari said...

SERIOUSLY! Leave it, especially if it doesn't detract from the design. It makes it uniquely yours. Every project I've done has *some* sort of mistake. Some have lots!

Theresa said...

I would leave it if it doesn't detract from the design!! You've done so much on it already and I think mistakes make the piece uniquely yours!!
I made mistakes all the time, and if it not obvious, I always just leave it as is. If I ripe out all my mistakes, I think I would've never have a finish project.....

Carol R said...

Oh no! Shame to frog but saying that if it were me I would always 'see' it and never be happy with it. I have a framed sampler with a stitch missing off the H and it still bugs me even though it was stitched in 1995. I wish I hadn't noticed!