Sunday, January 01, 2006
Here's my progress on Alhambra Garden. The fabric is actually a bright white, and the colors are brighter in real life too. For some reason my digital camera washed it out a bit in this pic.
I started the Sampler Mystery last night and I'm already frogging. The symbols in the key don't exactly match the symbols on the chart and I mistook one of them. Since it is a mystery, I didn't have a picture to compare to see what it should look like. At least I only put in two lengths before I realized my mistake when I logged onto the support group on yahoo and saw what the colors were supposed to be. grrrrr.... You'd think for $22 just for the chart the symbols could match, right? I think Martina's designs are beautiful, but I have to say that I've been dissapointed with the quality of the charts/instructions. Alhambra Garden has several symbols that are very close, and used close together in the design too. If I hadn't seen a warning about this on the BB, I might easily have stitched the wrong color somewhere on AG too. Also there are instructions missing for which color to use for rhodes stitches and the diagrams aren't over the correct number of threads for the stitches either. Luckily I've been doing this long enough that I can figure it out usually - but for someone who was learning to stitch - it would be really hard - and it wouldn't need to be. None of the stitches are difficult, just the instructions hard to follow.
Anyway, I'll be spending the rest of today stitching (and frogging) on the mystery. It does look like it will be beautiful anyway.