I know! I know I said that I was done with it, that I had machine-stitched the binding and:
"It's still not perfect, but it's better, and something I'm going to just live with, since there's no way in heck that I'm going to hand-stitch that sucker down."I lied.
Well, not really.
I just kept looking at the back of 'Escapees', and my fingers kept twitching for the seam ripper. So, August 19, I ripped all the stitches out - for the third time. Yeah, that's two days after I posted that I was done, for those us keeping track. It wasn't good enough for me, because I know I can do better than the half-assed job that I had done.
Tonight, I bit the bullet, and began hand-stitching(!!!) the binding down. Thank goodness for Netflix, and the arrival of the first disc of Castle: Season One. (I highly recommend this show, btw!! I LURV me some Nathan Fillion!) I worked through the first four episodes for a second time, first getting dinner ready, then hand-stitching while Zeb slept on the sofa.
I've got a lot more to go. I don't even want to think about it, but I have to say, I'm much, much happier with the way it looks now. I might have to convert to hand-stitching all of my binding down in the future.
Now, I'm off to break out the thimbles, since I'd forgotten how tough hand-stitching could be on naked fingers, and get back to hand-stitching.