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Sunday, 4 May 2008
I've lost ...
my stitching mojo! There I was getting on fine with the stitching of my forthcoming exchanges. I had just finished the piece I had chosen to do for the HOE freebie chart exchange and decided to 'finish' it today. The fabric was a bit creased so I placed it face down on a white towel and, as usual, ironed it with a damp cloth and to my horror the gold of the Glorianna (Blue Grass) silk thread bled into the fabric! I am devastated as it is such a pretty piece. I ran it under cold water as suggested on the label and although some of the bleed has come out, the 'glow' of the thread has gone. I then decided to wash it again with a mild soap but I have now decided to re-stitch in a different thread; I might even use another pattern; I may never stitch again (not really) but that's how I feel at the moment! 

So no photos to show you - just me having a moan - sorry.

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Take care


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  • On 4 May 2008 at 19:49, Blogger Teresa

    I am so sorry that happened to you. It was a hard lesson to learn, but I know you will recover and stitch lovely projects. I am sending good stitching thoughts your way!


  • On 4 May 2008 at 19:51, Blogger tkdchick

    That's just awful! I actually try to press dry at all times. Sometimes pressing something can set the dyes when they bleed.

  • On 4 May 2008 at 19:51, Blogger Carla

    Oh no!!! :(

  • On 4 May 2008 at 20:33, Blogger Kim B

    Oh no! I hope you recover quickly from this!

  • On 4 May 2008 at 23:32, Blogger Janaina

    Oh crap... :o(

  • On 5 May 2008 at 00:40, Blogger Michelle-ozark crafter

    Oh that is awful! I have felt like that a time or two. Where I just didn't think I ever wanted to stitch again!

  • On 5 May 2008 at 01:05, Blogger Margaret

    Oh Carol, what a catastrophe! I do hope your "down" doesn't last too long.

  • On 5 May 2008 at 03:58, Blogger staci

    Oh Carol, so sorry!!! How frustrating!!!

  • On 5 May 2008 at 06:55, Blogger Rowyn

    Oh no! That would seriously make me lose my stitching mojo too. :-(

  • On 5 May 2008 at 10:01, Blogger vEr0n!c@

    I'm so sorry to hear about that :( Please don't let that discourage you. I love seeing all your wonderful stitching.

  • On 5 May 2008 at 12:45, Blogger Karoline

    What a bummer :(

  • On 5 May 2008 at 14:36, Blogger Carol

    Oh no Carol! I feel for you! I recently ruined an entire sampler with over one on 40 ct because there was a touch of water left in the iron! Devastating, and I am sure you feel exactly the same! {{{HUGS}}}

  • On 5 May 2008 at 19:05, Blogger Stephanie

    Oh no, what a calamity :( I always breathe deeply and cross my fingers when I'm applying the iron... I'm so sorry it didn't work out. I guess on the bright side (there has to be a silver lining somewhere, I suppose) you have plenty of time before the exchange is due, so you're not reduced to total panic. Hmmm, that doesn't sound that bright to me. Hope the second one you stitche is even more beautiful! That's better...!

  • On 5 May 2008 at 21:59, Blogger valerie

    Oh no! That's so sad Carol. I'm always scared to iron as I always fear to ruin the piece. I always iron dry though...hopefully you'll get back in your stitching chair soon! :)

  • On 5 May 2008 at 23:01, Blogger Mylene

    Oh Sorry! Hope you feel a bit better today over stitching.

  • On 6 May 2008 at 15:35, Blogger tammie

    i am really sorry for the bleed on your stitching .. but on the bright side if your changing thread and pattern it may end up better then before always look on the bright side...

  • On 6 May 2008 at 17:20, Blogger Michele

    well damm! what a horrible thing to happen. I'm soo sorry!! I know you'll be back to stitching in no time :)

  • On 6 May 2008 at 21:00, Blogger Sonda in OR

    Well that's no fun!!! Sorry to hear your story, but hopefully better days are ahead!