D'OH moment.

No, this is not an Oprah A-HA moment.  This is a straight up Homer Simpson D'OH moment.  Awhile back I wrote about my new adventures in cross stitching with a creepy zombie hand.

This guy, right here.
Well, I thought everything was going fine until I was having trouble bringing my needle through occupied holes.  I thought to myself, "Could it be maybe I'm so incredibly weak that I can't push a needle through a tiny hole?"  No, this could not be.  So I skimmed the first few pages in the little instruction book that came in the kit and low and behold, my answer.  Apparently I must not have been paying attention to the basic cross stitching instructions before starting this project because I was unaware that you do not use all 6 strands of the floss, but use only 2 or 3 strands!!  Aaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!  That's why my stitches are chunky monkeys!  Great.  Project spoiled.  I was so upset with myself for being such an impatient little bugger that skips important instructions, that I threw the whole damn thing out.  Arg.  Not to worry, my cross stitching friends!  I have not given up on stitching all together.  Just on this one.  Lesson learned, I hope.

So the moral of the story is ALWAYS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!

In my next post I promise to show you what I'm working on now.  I'll also show a secret project that I just finished and can't wait to show it off!  I better go charge that camera battery!

Good night fellow crafters!


  1. Not read direction has been my down fall for many years. Now at 59 I over read directions. I hope it doesn't take you as long to learn because it does save time and problems. Can't wait to see the finished project.


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