How do you resist the urge to just dump the piece you're working on and start over?
I'm working on Vase with Flowers by Jan Davidsz de Heem. I'm not that happy with the back (though no one will ever see it). I haven't even finished a page of the pattern, yet. I'm just wishing I had broken it down into smaller pieces, like 20 x 20 squares, instead of tackling a page at a time. I'd probably start at one corner instead of the center, too.
I guess one incentive not to chuck it all is the fact that I'm in Shanghai, and I still haven't found a place to buy supplies. I can order online, but I have to buy a good bit to make it worth the postage.
Yeah, I considered that, too. I have started dividing up the material with contrasting thread, and I'm working the squares on the page I've already sarted. Did that make any sense at all?
I'd just get more frustrated trying to rip it all out anyway. And, if my mother ever found out she would kill me. I had just told her I wasn't going to rip stuff out anymore. I'm a perfectionist and it just tears me up to leave it "wrong".
I'll keep at it. I've tried "parking" a couple of times, but then I get confused, so I don't do that so much anymore.
Well, I think I'll be starting over after all. I just figured out that my fabric is too small. I only have 1/2" on each side and 2" on top/ bottom . I still haven't finished the first page, so I'm not crushed.
Think this can be salvaged? Or, would it be better to just move on.
If you started it from the middle, then you could do a cropped version, I suppose.
Edited to add:
Having just had a look at it, I see that the design doesn't really lend itself to this, so that's not such a good idea.