In my part of the world we say you are a fool if your passion for a pursuit overcomes all practical sense. I am a stitching fool, and I stitch foolishness.

Monday, August 29, 2022


 I finished off the Thistles on the Tasmanian Needle Tidy yesterday and started on the second band on this panel.

I stitched the second band according to the color on the chart.

The chart was wrong.

Instead of the dark teal, it should have been the bright multicolor overdye. There is a line of double running between this band and the next, but it was a little difficult to determine which color the line was--so I pulled out my copy of Willing Hands 2 since it has both color name and color designation.  And then I discovered the chart on my original set of directions used the wrong symbol for the band color.

Originally I was supposed to take this class as a f2f. In 2020.  When the class was cancelled, Betsy allowed the kits to be sent since just about everyone in the class had taken her classes before. I was working from the chart in the kit since it was easier to use than the book.

The two symbols are very close, so it was an easy mistake to make when charting the design. And I thought about leaving the dark teal--but the overdye is so bright and colorful that I can't leave the teal and be happy with the panel.

So, today I will be unstitching.

Or maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

Or the next day.

I do have other things to stitch. . .


  1. Bummer! But at least you figured it out before you had stitched more.

  2. Thanks for the heads up and hope I remember when the time comes.....

  3. Oh dear , just don't think about it .
    And change it , we all know how you feel .
    Tomorrow is another day.