Saturday, 16 April 2016
Forever Friends Nightmare
First, just looking at the pattern, I could only brace myself for an arduous backstitching, out of the holes with a pointy needle. It reminded me of the old days when that lady from Anchor got mad at me for warning people of this difficulty in Anchor kits I reviewed. At least I knew what I was getting into.
Second, error in the colour chart calling for a brown backstitching on the flowers instead of pink, but never mind.
Then this is where we uncounter the real big problem : not enough threads. This NEVER EVER happened with a freebie, from any UK magazine. They usually provide more than enough. Here, at first I was stitching the teddy, and I was having just enough. Just enough is already rare. But it became desperate when I had to make the pink background. I ran out. And I had to use DMC threads to finish the project. And we stitchers know that the colours equivalence is never exact.
So what happened ? Was it yet another mistake int he colour chart? Should have it been "stitch in one strand" instead of two?
It didn't discourage me, I started another Forever Friends freebie...