Friday, April 1, 2011

OOPS!! I goofed!

I've found that I'm not very good with SALs. I do much better sticking to one project at a time so I've been dedicating my stitching time to I Sigh Not For Beauty from C Street Samplerworks. What a gorgeous sampler this is and so much fun to stitch!

I'm using 36-count Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linens and DMC thread. For the most part, I've stitched the piece as charted. DMC738 didn't show up very well on my linen so I've replaced it with other colors everywhere except on the sawtooth border. I've made a few other very minor changes. All that I have left to do are the satin stitches for the acorns, grass, and sawtooth border.
But OOPS!!! I really goofed.  I accidentally used DMC500 for the over one text instead of DMC3021.  Of course, there is NO way that I would ever rip out all of that over one.  Would you?  Besides I've decided I really like the way the verse stands out with the dark green thread. Now I'm debating if I should rip out and restitch the lower case alphabet (above the verse) also in DMC500 or leave it in as it now is with the DMC3021.
 

27 comments:

Stitching Princess said...

I'd leave it as it is. I also like how the verse stands out, and if you stitch that alphabet in the same color it won't stand out as much.

-- Marybeth

Jennifer said...

I agree with Marybeth...it looks very good the way it is, and the verse wouldn't stand out like that. And I am a firm believer in not ripping out!!! It's Beautiful Ellen!

Jenny in Florida

Jules said...

Ah, leave it alone! It's beautiful!!!

Pat Matejcek said...

I think it looks beautiful!! I wouldn't rip it.
The verse stands out more~~Pat

John'aLee said...

What a work of art! I love the way the verse stands out!

CalamityJr said...

It's unanimous so far - don't change a thing!

valerie said...

It's beautiful Ellen...I wouldn't change a thing! The lower case alpha looks nice in the lighter color. It makes the verse pop!

Lisa P. said...

I'd leave it as is. I like the way the green makes the verse stand out. The lower case in the brown makes it feel part of the upper case alpahbet. Can't wait to see it with it's "sisters." :o)

Sandye said...

I think it looks great the way you stitched it!

Mouse said...

mmmm leave it as it is ... it is lovely and I think you would spoil it by changing it :) hope that helps love mouse xxxxx

Faye said...

It is just beautiful~~~~ Not an oops, you just made it your own!! Lovely piece, Faye

Margaret said...

Leave it the way it is! For sure! It's beautiful! I have the same problem with SALs. I so understand!

krayolakris said...

Ellen, no change required - it's a beautiful sampler just as it is!

robindefender said...

Yeah, I wouldn't rip it out either. Too much work, and it looks just fine.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'd leave it just the way you've stitched it. It looks fabulous.

Jennifer said...

It's gorgeous just like that!!!!

samplerlover said...

I would also leave it as it is. It looks lovely and it was fate and meant to be. - Sandra.

Barb said...

Well, I see that I agree with everyone else. It looks just beautiful. You put your name on it so it should be a bit different and unique to you.

Sandra said...

It's perfect as it is Ellen so please do not alter it in any way. I snapped a linen thread once trying to unpick some over one stitches so it's not something I would ever do again.

Nancy said...

Your sampler is so beautiful Ellen! I definitely would not rip out the verse, and I would leave the alphabet the way it is too. It's lovely just as it is!

Shelleen said...

I say leave it alone. That's what makes your unique and you will be the only one who knew what you did.

barbara r-g said...

why mess with a good thing. i think we all our are toughest judges. listen to your blog friends let it be, it looks great

Fran said...

You already know what I think, Ellen--leave it just the way it is! The verse looks just great in green. If you hadn't pointed it out, I wouldn't have even noticed.

marylin said...

oh I love the Sampler !
marylin FRANCE

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

It is gorgeous, Ellen! I wouldn't change a thing! Not one thing! I do love how the dark green verse pops - I'd call that serendipity!

Tedra said...

Ellen, it looks fabulous in the dark green lettering! that was a great boo-boo as it turns out! I might just have to boo-boo the same!
Tedra, Phoenix, AZ

klmvangard said...

Ellen, I wouldn't change a thing! I love the DMC 500 on the verse. It's absolutely perfect!

Karen H.