Monday, July 21, 2008

Hungarian Freebies

The other day, I started part 4 of my Hungarian Sampler, only to discover two mistakes in part 3. They were not that noticeable so I decided to leave them be and continued with part 4. I didn't get very far before I realized I had miscounted. Since I hadn't done that much, I ripped out the stitches and was left with a pink stain on my Aida from the red floss. Lovely. I began part 4 again and messed up a second time. By then, I was beyond frustrated and thought it would be better if I started the entire sampler over. So I cut out the stitched part from the piece of fabric and tossed it into the trash. Then I remembered I didn't have another large enough piece of Aida for the sampler nor did I have the money or means to go get one. So I laid on my bed and cried for 20 minutes.

Pretty pathetic, I know.

In related news, here's a Hungarian blog with some cross stitch freebies, including a needlecase with cats and A through G alphabet blocks [link via Cross Stitch Pattern Addict].


myboringblog said...

That's so sad! :-(

Loralynn said...

I'm so sorry you have had so much trouble with your sampler. I know the feeling, I have had projects that I gave up on because of one thing after another going wrong (dare I admit, one actually went sailing across the room in a fit of anger). Ususally, I just take a break and try something totally different. We can so often become "too close" to the thing we are having trouble with and the more we try to fix it, the more it defies us! Light your favorite candle, have a cup of tea (or something stronger - lol) and think of the next thing you want to do. Take care!

Miss 376 said...

I have a piece like that. I have put it away-several years ago-but I will get it back out and start again. Just put it down to a bad day, tomorrow will be better