Incidentally, the mini Snow full pattern says the dimensions are 325x229. So something is definitely awry. All I know is my complete bar says I'm at 50% complete, but there is no way that I still have 50% of the pattern to complete. I only have 3 partial pages to complete. It should say closer to 75% complete. Oh well, I'll just keep tallying up my stitches until I have 100% complete. Then it won't matter.
I managed to get some good stitching in, even though I've been working a lot. I'm back on Adrift, but I don't think my needle will be smoking on this next page. Don't get me wrong, time permitting, it will be.
I'm getting so eager to just finish these two projects. They are both so tantalizingly close to completely. After Christmas I will frame. I will have 2 HaED's to frame, my owl and Adrift, but I can only do one at a time. I'm thinking Adrift first.
I was at my stitch-n-bitch yesterday and I caught a snippit of a phone conversation from a lady who had sent her work in for framing and the framer had used some sort of "protection" on the piece. Only she had used Waterlillies floss, which, if you've ever used it, you have to a. wash first to color block it or b. to keep the color vibrant, don't wash it, and then stitch your piece carefully so you don't need to wash it when it's done. Well, I guess she had chosen option b, but suffice to say, her colors had all bled, absolutely ruining the finished product. She had phoned in tears asking if there was anything she could do. I didn't hear the advice given, because a gaggle of giggling ladies were calling to me, but I couldn't imagine having something happen like this. Because there is so much red DMC in the Owl, I hadn't planned on washing him - why chance it? But now, I just may have to specify to not treat him at all when framing. I've never heard of such things, but then again, I've had very few of my pieces finished. I just...I don't think I could emotionally recover if one of my pieces, especially a HaED that I've worked on for years, were to get ruined by someone else. Or even myself. It's definitely left me wary!
I'm just curious if anyone who follows this blog has had a similar experience? If so, what did you do?
Was there anything TO do?