I don’t know if I’m quite the queen of UFO’s but I’m certainly one of the princess’s so when the chance to join the ‘Stitch-a-long’ came up I knew that I would have to complete the stitchery quilt A Gardeners Journal for fear of the shame of yet another UFO. So armed with my fabric, pattern, light box and blue pen (you know, the wash out kind) I promptly traced off each picture. Having them all drawn up gave me the freedom to take to stitching anytime.
This afternoon after recovering from looking after our 20 month Grand-daughter for the morning I settled down in front of a movie ready to stitch. Now you need to understand that we live on a coast that has (most of the time)the awful reputation of being very wet. So when I picked up my pre drawn, pre lined and pre cut fabrics to start stitching imagine my horror to find that the wash away blue pen had just simply vanished off the fabric. Needless to say this afternoon was spent redrawing up just two blocks (in a brown pigma pen) and tonight I am jolly well going to sit up until they are done.
Anybody else ever had this frustrating problem?
Gotta go, stitching to be done