I'm having so much fun stitching the bargello on the pocket of Along the River James. I think it is beautiful. I was disheartened yesterday. I was working on this pocket when I discovered I had everything messed up.
I made a mistake stitching the outline (again!) and a mistake in the bargello basic row. It really wasn't all my fault. These are the worst charts ever. These are the least clear instructions. ARGH. It was like I needed to start over. But I persevered. I overcame adversity. I frogged. And here I am today:
Jane reminded me of a long arm cross stitch join and that is what I am going to do around the edge of the pocket instead of nun stitches.
I went back and tried to find my mistake on the backstitching around the mirror frame of Mermaid's Treasures. I found several! So essentially, I restitched one whole side. Then I looked ahead. Guess what? I have four more backstitched mirror shapes to go. Well, I should be better at them by now.
It was raining this morning when I got up. But I waited a little bit and the rain quit so I could go walking. I'm going to start packing for my trip today. A lot of my travelling clothes are too big. Isn't that great!?