Monday, October 22, 2012

Jump Right In

Hi everyone,

I have been stitching and ripping but not blogging.  Since finishing the Mod Heart I have started Broom Parking and like the excited needlepointer that I am, I jumped right on in to the new project!  Well, the first lesson I learned with this new project is one that I should have known all along.

Step back and do a little thinking before jumping in.  The background stitch is in units of 15 so why not count the UNITS that will fit on the canvas.  Guess who didn't do that?..I got to the bottom of the area and there were only 6 threads, not 15. And so I ripped.

Good thing it was long stitches.  Now after learning that (the hard way) do you think I counted across??? to see if it would fit?  Absolutely not.  But I can tell you that it does fit since I just made it to the other side.

Now I got to the other side and it is necessary to COMPENSATE around a broom.  After and hour of trying that I decided to sacrifice a thread and just stitch over the broom.  When I get to more purple I will know exactly where I am in the stitch and then I can take out the thread that is over the broom.  DUH!

Now for my husband's words of wisdom as he watched me rip out the purple.  "You didn't almost die because of it... it's just thread and a little time."    Which leads me to why I haven't been see he had to make an emergency landing in the chopper and I am lucky to have him.  Here is his baby without rotor blades being carried away to the shop where it still is today.

Keep stitching,



  1. Hi Linda! Your stitching sounds like something I would do. I signed up late for Broom Parking, so I will learn from you. You can just say you were in the early adopters, so that the rest of us can learn from you.

    On the aircraft front, my husband learned to fly small, fixed-wing planes from his dad when he was a child. He said he was taught to always be looking for a good spot to land in the event of emergency. And, he has many stories of crashes. He said the planes disassembled and folded up so that they could trailer it easily.

    I hope your husband is okay!



  2. Thanks Judy. He is ok - the engine was self destructing as we learned from the mechanic and he was lucky to find a good place to land. And lucky enough that he landed near my needlepoint friend Mary who picked him up! And yes, Broom Parking has some hidden lessons!