05 May 2009

Slowly easing into it . . .

The Boo Club Lizzie Kates, that is.

I posted a few weeks or so ago about how frustrated I was by the Christmas ones. I couldn't space them, couldn't count them right, and was getting frustrated. I actually shoved the project in a bag, and haven't looked at it since. Someone (I think it was Suzanne) said to start counting from the top, but I was so irritated, I didn't want to look at it. Not then, apparently still not yet.

Anyway, I have the Boo Club supplies and floss, and I spent too much money on that stuff to just shove these in a bag and pretend they don't exist and I am not going to be beaten by a set of charts other people managed to stitch. Plus, I needed something smallish to stitch, and these needed to be moved out of the family room because the kids are coming over this weekend, and small children and stitching supplies can be a bad combination, so I decided that I'd do the Boo Club.

And it's not bad. I just have the tippy top row halfway done. It's different. I'm so used to starting in the middle, I am suspicious and a little stubborn when I start elsewhere. But I'm doing it. Anything is better than how I was doing it. When I actually follow the directions and not try to do it all mysel's like a demented cowgirl, things go easily. Whoda thunk?


Lori-Ann said...

sounds like you recovered from the headache.
Hope this new project doesn't make it come back. You can do it!

Meari said...

Good luck with Boo Club!

CindyMae said...

I hate it when I get a hold of a pattern that just don't seem right to me but everyone else stitches it fine! My step-moms little monkey for her birthday card was one that gave me more trouble than anythings ever has and it was a tiny piece. I started that stupid monkey 4 times before finally getting it right! LOL Well good luck to you!!! I use to start in the middle too but the top or other places really is not all that bad!

Pumpkin said...

Good for you! I heard the Christmas one was messed up. Hopefully the Halloween one goes better. I want to dig mine out to start. What color are you doing yours on?

I'm with you Rachel. I've always started in the middle.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls