After 3 weeks of working on page1(one) of "Luncheon of the Boating Party - Pierre Auguste Renoir", 15 stitches from being done, patting myself so hard on the back, I should need a sling. I looking at the piece, go get the measuring tape, (((NO WAIT FOR IT))),
AND I HAVE STARTED TOO LOW< NOT ENOUGHT TO FINISH AT THE BOTTOM
So On monday I go back to Micheals, for an ERICA KANE- New Beginnings, New FAbric, ther first page copied and blown up. And Start again. Thank you thank I have so richly earned this award.
That's terrible!! I feel for you, truly. I have never mismeasured yet but I've had an instance of causing a hole in my aida by ripping out a mistake right as I was finishing up a 5x7 mini Waterhouse. Also I have had an instance where my then 3 year old nephew got a hold of my scissors and cut a hole in my work in progress after I had finished a page and half.
I do have to say that your mode of description is humorous to say the least!
Oh my goodness, Joann! I can't believe it!! That's so awful, you must have been so angry at yourself! I just think it's so lucky though that were actually working down the page to the very bottom, imagine if you'd done the whole thing across the top and only discovered your mistake after a year or more of hard work!!
Well, it is through these awful mistakes that we learn- I'll bet you NEVER EVER make that mistake again!!
In the meantime, enjoy stitching it all over again- why don't you time yourself and see how much faster you can go on your second time around, it might give you some new motivation!
Don't feel alone....been there done that. Very infuriating! I probably go the extreme now of double-double recounting at the beginning. And then I find myself recounting when I get close to corners. I guess some memories are longer to fade away than others. Good luck!
I am SO sorry! I have done that! Twice! I have been known to throw the entire piece of fabric in the fire place! Eventually the sting will lessen, and it will be funny (could take years, but you do get over it).
That's really sad. But I relate. My last piece came out seriously not centered on the fabric (fortunately I had a lot more fabric than I really needed) and I don't even know how that happens. You calculate and double-check and measure and measure and it does no good at all.