Wednesday, November 7, 2007

need advice



Aaargh!!! I need your gals advice on what to do with this piece. I don't like it nor do I want to finish it. Should I just throw it out, take out all the stitching and reuse the linen or what? I just dont want to throw it in a UFO pile. What do you ususally do if you dont like a piece or just cant get into. I cant believe I did so much before I realized I wanted to trash it. This is the very first time I have ever felt about a piece. If you remember a few post down, I started it on barn owl linen, but wanted to start over on a little darker (not much) linen, which I did. I have been getting real comfortable about changing colors. In this piece it called for gunnut stars, which I just exchanged for DMC. Looking forward to what you think!!!
P.S. Some stitchers ask about the fabby I was using for A Joyous Christmas. I am stitching it on 36 ct meadowlark.
P.S.S. I am almost done with the BS on Painted Ponies woohoo!!
Happy Stitching!!

13 comments:

Suzanne said...

This one looks quite good, but if you just not into it, I know exactly how you feel. I have unpicked my designs before, but sometimes the linen looks a little worse for wear afterwards. Alternately, you could do what I have done in the past, I have passed my design on to someone who was interested in completing it. It would be a real shame to throw it away.

Linen Stitcher said...

Some choices: (1) Figure out what you don't like (ex. the saying? the people? the colors?) and try to change that. (2) Cut out the stitches (or not), then use the linen as a practice cloth for trying out new stitches. 3) Pass the design/partial stitching on to someone else to finish. It's cute, but if it's just not working for you, then you might as well stitch something else you'll enjoy more.

Pumpkin said...

I like it Ranae :o) If you don't, just recycle the material. If I've stitched too much I'll just cut around it. I have a post that I will put on my Blog soon about this and you'll see. LOL!

Some stitchers will take the project and finish stitching it for themselves. It's whatever you feel you want to do :o)

Teejay said...

my opinion is that you should put it away for a few months in case you do end up getting in the mood to finish it eventually and if you still do not want it after that, offer it up for trade, sale or give away on your blog. Someone would probably love to have it.

Cindy said...

I'm terrible about abandoning pieces that I don't like. I always hang on to them with the thought that I might grow to like the piece again someday. It never happens, though :)

I would say to part ways with it...try to find a good home for it, or just tuck it away for a while until you're a bit more distanced from the time you have spent on it.

Kathy said...

Don't know that I have ever had a piece that I totally did not like. However, I have had a couple of projects from H***. I have forced myself to finish or put them aside for a while and then gone back and finished. I have never not finished something other than my numerous UFOs lying around. I had a P Buckley Moss that I absolutely hated by the time I finished it. I was going to have a ceremonial burning of the pattern. Still have not, but I never touch a P. Buckley Moss if I see a pattern in a shop. LOL>

Selina said...

I'd pass the whole thing on to someone who likes it, most likely. No point in wasting your time on stitching you KNOW you will never like or have any use for.

I think it's rather nice.

Sally said...

What a shame you don't like it Ranae. I see you've already had lots of advice:)

Barbara said...

What's the matter with it? It looks great to me. If you really just can't stand it for some reason, I'd offer it to a 'foster home' where someone would complete it (I've seen other bloggers do that).

Kim said...

Stitching tastes change over time... what if you lose it in a drawer for a few years? Maybe you'll like it again?
If that's not even a remote possibility, I vote to pass it along to a stitcher who'd like to finish it. It'd be a shame to unpick all your work, it looks great.

tkdchick said...

Why not put it up for adoption? I've seen stitchers do that before.

Michelle said...

This piece is beautiful. I guess what to do depends on why you don't like it. If you like the chart, but not the fabric - restart on the new fabric. I find it really hard to salvage a piece of fabric after I've stitched on it...so if you can save part of this piece of fabric, just cut off the rest. OR you can offer it up to someone else who may want to finish the design.

Susan said...

I'm a little late to the party here; my suggestion would be to offer it up for adoption, for someone who will finish it.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do.