The Tale of a Stupid Stitcher....
Sit back my little ones and listen to the Tale of a Stupid Stitcher.....
It all begins with a Happy Dance. Day 2 of Prairie Schooler's Santa's 12 Days of Christmas is finished "Yay!" I say.
Then I start to think.... "Ooh, I don't have anymore of this fabbie which I really liked stitching Days 1 and 2 on." So, off to my LNS I go, to visit the lovely Wendy of Lazy Daisy fame with Day 2 in hand to buy some more Lugana. But, when I got to pull out Day 2 to show him off to Wendy - not there! Left behind on my stitching chair! "No worries," think I, "I remember exactly what the fabric is."
...and that is where I made my mistake! After examining the cream Lugana varieties, I decided that it was definitely 25 count. "Yes, I am positive that this is it!" I declared to Wendy.
So, off I trotted home happily, with my 25 count Lugana.
Once home I decide to photograph Days 1 and 2 together to show you all. Do you see what is wrong?
Day 1 is smaller than Day 2!
"How can that be? I rather bemusedly thought to myself, "and the fabric colour is not quite the same!"
Hmmmm! What is going on? So I investigate further.
Yep, definitely smaller and a slightly different cream. Day 1 has been stitched on 32 count linen, Day 2 on 28 count Lugana - both obviously different brands as the creams are definitely not the same - and now Days 3 and 4 at least are going to be on 25 count cream Lugana!!!!!!
So, the moral of the Tale of a Stupid Stitcher is this:
Always check your fabric carefully! (and maybe take it with you to your LNS when trying to match it).
Here endeth my Tale.