What Not to Do ..

I posted about my awesome Harry Pottery sampler WIP earlier which has now turned into a commission – yay!

Β I have to share what not to do when it comes to cross stitching, or any kind of craft project really .. DO NOT DO ANYTHING WHILST TIRED!

I repeat: Do not do (cut, stitch, glue, sew) anything whilst tired. Learn from my mistakes. For the love of God, do not do what I did on this WIP, otherwise you’ll spend nights trying to catch up and get back to where you were.

Let me explain …

I stumbled across the Harry Potter sampler whilst I was between commissions, and decided I wanted to work on it simply because I loved it. I cut out my aida, got to sewing, and I got as far as my progress shot in my previous post.

The next night I was working away, and went to count out the pattern again and my heart dropped. The pattern wasn’t going to fit!! I’d cut my aida too small when I was originally starting, and to add to that, I hadn’t centred my fabric correctly in my Q Snap frame when I first started. Realising that it wasn’t going to was truly heartbreaking. I was already worried that I’m not going to complete this in time due to the detailed nature of this pattern, then I had to go and make such a stupid simple error like that .. Truly heartbreaking.

So, please learn from my mistake and don’t do anything whilst tired. It doesn’t work out well!

Harry Potter Cross StitchI pulled 7+ hour sessions of stitching on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night and this is my progress so far. Those flags are so detailed; 2 of them took me over 8 hours! :| :|

Please keep your fingers crossed that I’ll be able to stitch this on time, especially as we fly out to Japan on the 21st of October – it has to be done before then!

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11 thoughts on “What Not to Do ..

  1. Oh no! How many times have I done something just like that? Too many! Way to come back from it though – and at least you have an adorable smaller piece to play with too…

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    • Oh Shelly, I actually could’ve cried! Thanks for the kind words though – some huuuuge cross stitching sessions are in my future! I’m not sure my back can handle it haha.

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  2. Wow. That’s horrible. I know it’s a commission but I’m not sure id have been able to go back and do it again so congrats on that! And I hope you get it finished in time. It’s looking great.

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  3. Been there done that …I’ve still not quite learnt the lesson though as I still try to craft when I’m tired and always end up paying the price !!
    PS Your work is looking stunning

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