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I've just done such a stupid thing!

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ReallyJustBloodyDidThat Fri 03-Nov-17 10:58:09

I've name changed, as this level of stupidity cannot be connected to me 😜.

I've spent around 16 hours over the past three days on a very complicated cross stitch. I've just noticed that I had the bloody canvas turned portrait instead of landscape! Arrrrgggggghhhhh!!! I'm going to have to unpick everything I've done so far 😩😩😭😭.

Can somebody please say something to make me feel better about my fuck-up? So I can know I'm not alone? Please...

Merrynsmummy Fri 03-Nov-17 11:00:47

You're not alone! I did cross stitch and once did such a monumental miscount that I couldnt even bodge it or salvage it. Weeks of work. I binned it and bought another kit.

scaryteacher Fri 03-Nov-17 11:02:07

Can you alter the pattern so it fits - leave a border off for example?

Surfingwhippet Fri 03-Nov-17 11:02:38

I don't even do cross stitch and I feel your pain

BitOutOfPractice Fri 03-Nov-17 11:05:17

Oh I love a "I've been stupid" thread - because it makes me feel better about my stupid moments

Sorry OP, that does sound really galling. But if it helps you're not alone, we all do daft thing sometimes thanks

ReallyJustBloodyDidThat Fri 03-Nov-17 11:05:20

Can you alter the pattern so it fits - leave a border off for example?

Unfortunately not sad. I'd have to lose a whole tree on one side and 1.5 trees on the other side.

paap1975 Fri 03-Nov-17 11:08:58

Is it really bad in that the cross stitch won't fit on the canvas? If not, I'd be tempted to just keep going and have a smaller border round it when it's finished.

ReallyJustBloodyDidThat Fri 03-Nov-17 11:13:25

No paap - if I don't re-start it the right way around I'll lose quite a bit of the image. I'm so cross with myself right now!

BitOutOfPractice Fri 03-Nov-17 11:14:14

Oh bugger. That will look amazing when it's finished though so it's worth it sad

Itsabeautifuldaytosavelives Fri 03-Nov-17 11:16:16

I have just got back into my cross stitching. ReallyJust that’s a beautiful picture, how gutting, it will be worth it in the end! What’s kit is it if you don’t mind me asking?

ZepellinBend Fri 03-Nov-17 11:16:46

Once had to take a whole trampoline base apart as we'd put it on the wrong way. Was 20 degrees outside and a day I never want to repeat.

Don't even go to the ikea furniture that inevitably we have to retrace steps.

ppeatfruit Fri 03-Nov-17 11:18:51

Oh and it looks soooo difficult sad.

The only really stupid thing I've done was forget I was on the kitchen table painting the ceiling!!!! Luckily I didn't break anything when I landed (on my feet) !!

ReallyJustBloodyDidThat Fri 03-Nov-17 11:19:24

I'll have to pm you the link - it won't let me post it here.

ArcheryAnnie Fri 03-Nov-17 11:24:13

Don't bin it - make a card out of the bit you've already done!

RB68 Fri 03-Nov-17 11:34:24

I spent ages on a complicated carousel using two diff colour threads etc - realised my canvas wasn't big enough to complete and frame - its sat under my bed. My sister got me the pattern for my 21st...am 50 next yr

Headofthehive55 Fri 03-Nov-17 11:35:34

Get more Aida. overlap slightly and stitch through both pieces for 1cm or so.

GlowWine Fri 03-Nov-17 11:42:13

Ohh my commiserations! What an amazing picture once finished though. In case it makes you feel any better, I once had to unpick about half of the height I had knitted of an adult fully patterned fairisle jumper because I forgot about armholes...

lynmilne65 Fri 03-Nov-17 11:43:41

Hows this for afuck up, i fond dubious pills fed up so took all, woke up i chair with my son daughter in law which I had hallucinatied
pyshiatrist on phone and I remember my grow op kids hate me😰

MissionItsPossible Fri 03-Nov-17 11:50:16

I once rang Sky and arranged an engineer to look at it and spent six days without television because it had stopped working. He came out, took a look at it, pressed the "source" button on my remote and it flickered into life. I have never been so embarrassed in all my life. I KNOW I have to do that so why I couldn't realise that for six days is beyond me blush

MissionItsPossible Fri 03-Nov-17 11:52:48

lynmilne65 sad flowers

ReallyJustBloodyDidThat Fri 03-Nov-17 11:55:03

... because I forgot about armholes...

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - Sorry Glow, but that's sooo funny.

Oh Lyn 😒😒

RB68 - hee hee hee

That's a good idea Head - the only thing is it was posted from the US, and the company uses their own custom colours, so I might not find a colour match. But I'll have a look grin.

BlueTongueSkink Fri 03-Nov-17 11:55:05

That is a really beautiful cross stitch OP.

I once started making a lamb shank stew dish for dinner, spent ages preparing it, cooking it and everything. Then instead of removing the shanks and straining the sauce to reduce, I went onto autopilot and poured all the lovely sauce down the sink instead of saving it. I was SO annoyed with myself!!

clairethewitch70 Fri 03-Nov-17 12:00:49

That is lovely - what kit is it?

ReallyJustBloodyDidThat Fri 03-Nov-17 12:01:17

Mission - I had the same type of silly thing. My hot water wouldn't work. No hot water, and no shower either, as it works off the hot water tank. Five days without hot water and only cold showers later, the electrician/plumber spent over an hour trying to figure out what the problem was, and had to admit defeat. For me to then move the bread bin (in front of him) and realise the fuse switch behind it had been switched off somehow. Flicked the switch and voila - hot water! Luckily he didn't charge me full price lol.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Fri 03-Nov-17 12:03:54

My neighbour let her df decorate her big sitting room /dining room then told him the wallpaper was upside down..
When he was finished.

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