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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Accept Defeat & Start Over

I started Why Hoard Gold? in 2010 and haven't touched it since October 2010. Since then I've put about 15 minutes in, so I decided to finish it off as a break from all the greys and blues of Deco Spirits.
Ten minutes in I remembered why I put WHG away. It's stitched in Anchor Marlitt threads which are a slippery nightmare. I was determined to continue because I was half-way done the dragon and I didn't want to waste the effort or the thread. Another five minutes and I was ready to throw it right back into the depths of the WIPs drawer.

So I frogged the whole thing (which took a long time and a good lint roller). Then I dug up a different Dragon Dreams chart for a conversion. Since Jennifer tends to use the same general palette it was pretty easy.

Because the holes from the previous stitching were very pronounced (you can see it in the bit of body where I ran out of thread) I matched up the stitching so that they would fall in the same place. It wasn't difficult at all and I'm pleased I went the extra step.
And now I'm even further than I was before. I'm pretty sure I'll be done by next week. Sometimes it really is best to accept defeat and start over again.

14 comments:

Ma Teakettle said...

Well said Blu :)
I love your new version of the Dragon, and I think the new colors/floss are so much more beautiful and deep.
I'm proud of ya kiddo
Hugs
Ma herself :)

Lesleyanne said...

He looks great.

gracie said...

You made a good choice, it looks great.

Lonneke said...

Yes, it is. Your new dragon looks great!

stitcheranon said...

I actually prefer the new dragon..looks amazing!

Vickie said...

Oh wow! I am MOST impressed with your frogging!!

Silverlotus said...

Wow! Good for you! I started stitching that years ago, but hated the Marlitt so much that I threw it away. o_O It is such a cute design though.

Marlene Jones said...

Well done you, he does look good.

Lesley said...

Lovely progress,so glad you didn't give up:-)

loulee said...

Sometimes just persevering, but in a different way is all it takes.

feather-stitching.com said...

Good on you for making the decision and frogging rather than letting it sit in a corner sulking - it's looking great :)

ricketyjo said...

It looks lovely and must have been a nice change from all the blues!

Ordinary girl said...

nice one! it takes an effort to continue your UFO Project. i have the uFO project and still doesn't know when i can finish it good job! :)

Caitlin Jordan said...

great stitching :D It's good to get the UFOs out and gone.