I have been stitching/ripping again as I managed to get a somewhat appropriate stitch tension/length/whatever was wrong. I sat there with a piece of scrap and painstakingly wrote beside each line of stitching I did on it the tension, stitch length and whatever the other thing is. Finally got it!
Many plans for stitching this year. Reminds me of a blog I have just found, The Sew Weekly. The author of this blog stitches a new item every week as she wants almost an entire wardrobe sewn by herself. I wish I was that good a seamstress! I think it's a great idea. Something I will have in the back of my mind, just in case one day my skills allow me to do so!