Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Well this was unexpected.  I popped along to Julia's page to remind myself what number we are up to and see that this week's blog hop has started a day early due to some internet issues down Julia's neck of the woods.  I better get on with it then!

Every week, a lot of people take advantage of participating in an international blog hop around the world, courtesy of our Julia and you can join in here.

My desk this week...

So all hell broke loose at the weekend when I discovered that the top panelling was misaligned from the bottom pannelling by a whole three stitches.  I turned into some kind of banshee until OH gave me an uncomfortable solution:  TO CUT THE TOP HALF FROM THE BOTTOM HALF WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS.

Understandably, I felt sick about the whole thing, given how long I've been working on it.  Can you see a very faint line running across Tom's neck?  That's the cutline and I'm hoping that when I've done the picture,  I can go back and fill it in a bit.  I'll either frame it to the edges or mount it.  Can't decide on that at the moment.

Yup, that's 18 days to go until the wedding.  In that time, I have 96 hours left on this project.  You're not hiding your laughter very well.

And I still need to find a frame for it.

Start crossing your fingers folks.
Have a great week! 


  1. I know about stitching, so I can only image what's wrong. It looks as if a lot of work has gone into this pieces. Good luck. happy crafting #12

  2. OMG well done for admitting your mistake but a genious way of solving the problem I don't think I could have cut it.
    thanks for the posting tip! just done it

  3. Wow that's some project. WEll done you. I am sure you will get it finished in time and congrats on sorting the problem
    Famfa #30

  4. oh my O feel sick in the stomach for you, what a disaster
    Bridget #24

  5. Gawd Lucy, believe me, I'm not laughing..but am super impressed at your staying power...I think I'd have just had a horrible traumatic tantrum and binned the lot, so well done you. They are going to love it..and Tom's neck..you'd have to look pretty hard!

  6. I agree with Julia, you have to look really hard to see that line and then you only can because you've mentioned it's there. You coped really well with the crisis; you must have felt well and truly gutted after all that work! I'm really impressed! Good luck with this! Julie Ann x #17

  7. Hi Lucy
    I can understand how frustrated you must have been because you really want it finished now,
    I think you have done an absolutely fantastic job with it and the join really will not really show.
    I am so looking forward to seeing it finished
    Sending hugs for WOYWW and hope you enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #45

  8. Wow regardless of the cutting it is looking great, and like Ria I am sure by the time it is completed the join/cut will hardly be noticeable. Way envious of your beautiful stitch work here. Happy WOYWW! Danie #74

  9. How frustrating to notice that on your gorgeous work. Don't worry though, your Plan B looks like it will work out fine which is great! Happy WOYWW! ♥ Karen ♥ 92 x

  10. Gorgeous!! what a shame it was 3 stitches off, but I know you'll be able to fix it!
    Krisha #22

  11. What an impressive undertaking. Whether or not it is finished on time, it will be loved and treasured when it's done! I had to give up cross-stitch because it seemed like every stitch I put in, I had to take out two!

    Enjoying WOYWW!

    Lynn #67

  12. Oh wow it s brilliant. Glad you were able to solve the problem. Anne x #9

  13. I think what you have already done is amazing. Looks like your OH had some good ideas .
    Sandra @87

  14. Amazing work, it's a huge undertaking. Such a shame about the error, hope you'll be able to get it fixed.

    Brenda 28

  15. Oh my very word - a banshee must be a mild description after the discovery of a three-stitch error. This is fantastic work, very clever. Hope the reworking at the end will cover the line, and that was surely the best possible solution.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Ros. #118