Part I: “It was only a summer fling.”
The Stitcher’s turn:
I first spotted Juillet in Le Bonheur des Dames in
It was going along really well. I was enjoying the blues, greens, and of course, the red poppies. I had been working on the right half of the design and when I reached the poppies at the bottom, it suddenly struck me. There wasn’t enough fabric. I was so disappointed. I tried to tell myself to continue on. It didn’t matter. Adjust the bottom. But it just didn’t seem worth it. I knew it was just a summer fling, so I put it away.
The UFO's turn:
Is it my fault that she didn’t measure the fabric before she started? It didn’t have to be this way. She could have substituted different fabric. She does it all the time. She still could. Eh, Americans. What can you expect? They are so fickle.
The UFO Therapist’s turn:
The stitcher was experienced enough at the time to realize that kits can sometimes be unreliable. She definitely should have measured the fabric before starting. The kit did cost 16 euros. It seems a shame not to try again. It wouldn’t really cost anything since the stitcher can substitute some linen or evenweave and replace the used DMC from her stash. But given the stitcher’s lack of interest and the amount of time that has passed, there doesn’t seem to be much hope for this project.