Sunday, October 26, 2008

oooooh shi bother...

So, for about 6 or 8 weeks now I've been spending most of my home crafty time working on a cross stitch.
This morning, thinking I must be just about done, I held it up to admire - I find with any kind of embroidery you spend so much time looking at just small bits at a time.

Here's what I saw:



Looking pretty good, I thought!

But wait?
Do you see what I see?
How about now??



Ok, a leetle bit closer - that's mine one the left, compared to the 'pattern' on the right.











Ooh BUM! It's just not quite right, is it?
That engine has gone right off the tracks!
And I suspect it isn't going to block out =(

7 comments:

  1. I'm thinking it's time for a bit of improvised track building, engine on 1 line, trucks on the other ?
    Perhaps Teddy is coming to the rescue of the abandoned animals!

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  2. Uh-oh!! Nope, that's not gonna block out....I think you need to sit in your garden with a cold drink and a magazine or two!

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  3. Bugger! Definitely not blocking that one out....It is looking pretty fabulous despite the misalignment, can't wait to see the finished product.

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  4. Oh maaaaaaaaan. That bites. I'd just remove the track. Or cross stitch a really big rock in the middle of the two completed sections.

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  5. Oh no!! How about undoing a little of the the track underneath the carriages and making new track with a lower curve and then put some of those cartoon 'movement' dashes under the engine wheels to make it look like it is going fast?????It is a lovely cross stitch!!

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  6. Oh crap - yeah, cross-stitch mistakes are a killer. I've had to unpick whole borders, and swathes of stitches, in my time :(

    Looking very cute otherwise!

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  7. That's nice cross stitching & really reminds me of those days when I did lots for my babies. Hope you fix the tracks problem.

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