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Intern Project Finished!

  • Posted on August 12, 2005 at 11:02 am

Okay, so I actually finished the stitching and cutting on Wednesday night, but I didn’t get it ironed, stitched to the bellpull hardware and scanned until Thursday night. Sue me, I’m slow. 🙂

I really rushed through this one pretty quickly on Tuesday and Wednesday, which caused me stress but saved me the additional stress of still stitching it right before I needed to present it! I think it has to have the most mistakes of anything I’ve done since I was a kid. But, unless you know what you’re looking for, you wouldn’t know. I know that the “L” looks off balance, but it’s actually only one thread off in the counting, I think. It’s just a lone, unbalanced character in an otherwise well-balanced set of characters. Nothing I could do about that one, really. The remaining counting errors were done during the hemstitched border portion, so there was no going back. I just had to improvise for the remaining portions after that.

I nearly gave myself a heart attack on Wednesday, though. I had finished stitching and cutting out and was ready to go when I decided to try and pull it back into shape at the top and bottom of the hemstitched areas. My advice: NEVER DO THIS! When it’s done, it’s done; just leave it alone!!! I ended up tugging a portion of the blanket stitched edge right off of the horizontal threads. I mean, big hole. I thought I was going to die. I may have even hyperventilated a little bit. I was sweating bullets – literally! But, in the end, after a few minutes of freaking out, I took the time to weave the horizontal threads back under the edging and now you probably wouldn’t know where it was unless I told you. Thankfully… I would have been absolutely sick if I couldn’t have fixed it.

Anyway, the headaches, heartache and near catastrophies are all over and it will be presented to its new owner today. In retrospect, this is an oddly over-the-top gesture for me to do this for a summer intern, but the gal is a real sweetie with a big heart, so I don’t regret it one bit. 🙂

For good measure, I pieced together scans of the finished product against a white background and against a black background.

I’ll try adding the pictures straight into this post, but I don’t know if it will work:

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