Saturday I mentioned that I was using Sulky 12 wt. thread and had one leaf where the coverage wasn’t very good (fourth one down from the top).
Yesterday a reader, Vicki, commented that it looked like I had made some wonky stitches on that leaf. Honestly, folks — I had scrutinized that leaf, looked at my stitching, looked at the linen threads to see if they were just too fat right there. It happens to the best of us, right (the too fat in certain spots thing!)? But after reading her comment, I went back and looked again and it was big as Texas . . I don’t even know what I had done. It looks like the middle stitch in the middle row was just wrong on all corners. I really can’t even imagine how I did it or how I hadn’t noticed it.
Then the dilemma:
- Do I leave it alone and always look at it and laugh at how I couldn’t figure it out but Vicki, looking at a not so great picture figured it out?
- Do I go back over those stitches and have double coverage in that area?
- Do I rip it out and do it correctly?
For about 10 minutes, I thought about leaving it as it was.
For about two hours, I thought about going back and double stitching in that area. To be quite honest, a red Sharpie even entered my mind.
In the end, I knew I couldn’t live with it so I ripped it out and re-stitched it.
No coverage issue now! I had to rip back a good bit in order get enough thread on each end to weave the ends back in securely.
I think Leaf #4 may be the reason I took a 3.5 hour nap yesterday . . I didn’t want to deal with the ripping back.
It’s finished now. I’m glad I did it. Thanks, Vicki, for noticing my problem.