Honestly! I haven't stitched much lately and when I do stitch, I don't do it correctly. On Saturday, we were at my BIL's house and rather than play cards, I stitched. As I was stitching the flowers in the basket I just kept thinking, "Why in the world would Lizzy have stitched these petals in a cream color?" Even a young girl should know better - these look like they've died on the vine or been soaked in bleached and drained of all color. But, I rechecked the symbol and was certain I had it right so I kept going. Because I really can't count very well (I know - why in the world do counted thread embroidery if you can't count, right? It is a mystery, for sure!) but, because I can't count, by the time I finished the first flower I was off somewhere and wouldn't you know it, I was off waaaaay back at the beginning. So - a froggin' I did go. Of course, NOW would have been the time to re- question the awful flower colors, but did I? NO! So, I re-stitched the first one again, did the next two, finally started on the basket last night and THEN, looked at the cover pic! Lizzy wasn't dumb, I AM!!!! Of course she wouldn't have done beige flower petals - WHO would DO THAT??? They're UGLY!!!!! So, I'm about to go froggin' again. The petals are red! I know, I hear you; of course they are!!! I swear, I've lost my mojo and apparently, it isn't coming back - if you find it, please send it back because this is getting really distressing....
The good news is, my floor is almost done. I am going to go down and put one more coat of red on the last set of squares, then do some white touch up where the paint pulled up, then varnish the whole thing in the next couple of days and hopefully be done soon. How do people finish projects so quickly? Do they do them well? Do they have all the time in the world? I obviously do not use my time wisely or this would have been done. Unfortunately for me, each process was a long one but I am thrilled with how it's looking. Hopefully the full unveiling will be soon.
What do you think the odds are that the squares are going to match up corner to corner when I pull up the tape????