This project is not going well. My first thought is to put it away and forget about it but I feel like since I purchased both the paper chart AND the pdf, and I think I will really love it if I can get it finished, I should try to make it work.
How do you think this would look up on my wall? I should keep stitching, right? 🙂
So far . . not a fun stitch but I’m hoping it gets better.
Can you post the picture of it finished with your progress. Would be easier to judge how it will look. For me anyway
That is the picture of my progress. My point was . . maybe I’ll give up at this point. How would it look framed (a joke!)?
The picture you are cross stitching. Don’t give up yet. Hard to judge with no comparison to the finished picture. Sorry I wasn’t clear
I’m not going to give up yet. I really want to stitch this and have it framed but I will have to make a lot of changes and more math and charting than I prefer to do on my own.
— This one is a bit more technical than the other samplers you have done. I was going to suggest starting in the center, but I think you are smart to work from the top down. Perhaps you could put in a few more basting lines at the vertical quarter marks and center? Don’t give up, isn’t Denise working on this too? Ask her how she is keeping her place on the charts and within the design 🙂
Tracy, its the fact that there are errors in the chart and some places the chart does not match the photo of the finished project that are the issues Judy and I have come across. I don’t feel like any chart with all crosses is really any more technical than another – it will just take longer to do but it’s all just making x’s. But having to rip back due to issues with the chart and not issues with the stitcher 🙂 that can be really frustrating.
—Maybe technical, wasn’t the right word, I was thinking of the comparison of a sampler done by an eight year old girl a hundred or so years ago and sampler created by a professional designer with a computer app. I feel you pain though with the ripping back, especially when its not your error.
I don’t think it has anything to do with skill or experience but this chart has so many things that I have to watch and change. I’m not saying they’re errors but I will say if I had known about the spacing issues and what seems to me to be a chart that needed a little more proofing or checking, I would probably not have purchased it.
I’m going to stitch the center area with the plantation and at that point, make a decision if I want to go farther with it.