I really need to learn to count better, I guess. I started to stitch in the lighter brown on the trunk of the Tree of Hope design when I realized something. About an inch up the trunk, I had stitched one too many crosses in a column of the dark brown. Now of course, since I actually started the design in the center and worked my way down, and then branched out (forgive the pun) from there, everything else I had already stitched was aligned with the bottom part of the trunk. So what I ended up having to do was tear out the stitches that were above the ‘oops’, which was probably 2 hours of work. Sigh.
And of course the most annoying part is that the thread I pulled out was dark brown, and left little dark brown fibers all in the spots where there were stitches. At least they will end up getting covered when I stitch in the rest of the trunk.
Not to mention that while I was stitching the fence motif behind the trunk, I realized I’d stitched a couple spots with the light brown that were supposed to have been left empty to contain parts of the fence. It was 2 stitches, so I didn’t even bother to correct it. I just consider it a creative interpretation of the pattern. 😀