Sunday, July 29, 2007
Cat and Quilt
I'm sure this isn't the correct title for this piece, but since I stitched it so long ago I don't remember. It was part of a series of patterns from Cross Stitch and Country Crafts. I stitched it when we were stationed in Germany, so it must have been between 1987 and 1989.
Why did I get rid of those magazines? They had such cute patterns, and were always small enough to not cost an arm and a leg to mount and/or frame. This one ended up about 7" square. You can't tell, but after I was finished I realized I'd not followed the directions. I used two strands of floss, and the pattern called for three. I was so used to using two that I just kept on doing it. Nowadays I'm much more careful about directions, though I am using two on a piece I'm working on now, and the instructions call for four. Four! And it's on 14-count Aida. It looks just fine with two.
How often do YOU disobey the directions, whether intentionally or unintentionally?