Yes, it happens. Some times we fail at what we set out to do.
Someone donated this oh-so-cute fabric to St. Anne's. Just love it. And it is so soft!! I took it home to fondle and put a crocheted edge to convert this piece of fleece to a baby blanket. Well that was what I was going to do. Actually, I learned it may be a micro-fleece. It's not Minky - but it feels like it. Has no bumps. Can Minky not have bumps? Any way, I cut the holes for the crocheted edge as usual after trimming the edges. Got out my pink yarn and started - this was going to be my hand stitching project for today. Ugh, I had too large a hook. It was making the holes big. When I came to a corner the slit became a large hole to hold 3 stitches. This wasn't working. What could I do? I tried using the holes to make blanket stitches - that didn't work either - it was too hard to keep the half inch turned edge from getting lumpy. Okay, I fell back to my machine finishing for fleece. I turned over the edges and zig-zaged them. That worked!
Here is the front
Here is the back
Ready to give to St. Anne's for a new Mom. So much for hand stitching today. Did you get some hand stitching done? Visit Kathy for others who were successful with their stitching. Blessings!