I started the background sections of the Bargello Challenge and had several trial and errors before settling on 3-ply DMC floss in my lightest color. So far, I'm pretty happy with the end result, so I think it will stay.
The deadline for the piece is October, so I have a few months to fret and tweak and rip and re-stitch anything that really bugs me, but I'm hoping I can resist the impulse to do so. How about I make a public pledge on this here blog to just finish it and then leave well enough alone? That way, if I feel the urge to do something stupid you will all hold me accountable and I won't have to come up with some crazypants explanation as to why I am turning in a jar full of thread fragments and a partially stitched canvas with tire tracks on it.
(Hmmmm. Wonder if I'm on to something? I could also publish my weekly to do list and menu plan, and when I fail to get out of bed or opt for a bowl of Cheetos for dinner instead of a chopped salad and salmon, you could shame me right back into submission.)
(Except then I would turn you all into task masters and hall monitors, and I have at least eleven or twelve of those in my brain already.)
Noooo, I think we'll just keep the status quo for now. I'll bumble cluck my way through stuff and you'll get to have a few moments each day to think to yourself "Thank God I'm not that idiot spinster who can't find her way out of a wet paper bad with two hands, a flashlight, and an enormous pair of saftey scissors."
You're welcome, friends. Anything I can do to help.
Happy Monday to one and all. I'm off to get an Aranesp shot, a bit of gas in the car, some more DMC floss, and a few groceries for the week. Hope your day is equally as exciting!