Friday, 22 April 2011

Who Let the Frogs Out?

I hate frogging.

Let me say this, right from the outset:  I don't frog.

Well, that's not strictly true.  I don't frog unless I ab-so-lute-ly have no. Other. Option.

Last night, I had no other option.  Couldn't stitch over the top, couldn't add another stitch in.  It was just plain wrong.  I realised when I got to the bottom of the left hand side, that I'd done something wrong on the right hand side.... aaargh!

I really, really tried to figure out how to get around it but in the end, gave in to the inevitable "rip-it, rip-it, rip-it" of those dang frogs.

Lucky for me this is not a big design.  It is loaded with quarter stitches though and they are a pain-in-the-patootie to frog.  Lucky too, for me that I'd decided to do the left before continuing down the right or I would have been a real cranky-pants sometime in the not too distant future.

The final deciding factor in the "to frog or not to frog" decision: This is for my Mum.  I want her to have my best work not my "get it over and done with" work.

So here is my Thursday night *SAL effort on Mum's Pearl and Roses sampler:

Photobucket You can see both sides are lovely and even now.  Both ending in the same spot.  Yay.  I have to say i love the effect of the Corner Stitch.  There are four of these . . . one for each corner.  Fancy that.

Hey, by the way; A big "Thank you" to all of you who have joined me as followers.  I wish you all a blessed and safe Easter.

. . . and lots of yummy Hot Cross Buns and chocolate Easter Eggs!




ETA: * SAL = Stitch-a-long.  This particular one being the cross stitch forum SAL, "Come Stitch With Us."  We stitch Tuesday/Thursday night each week and then post our progress on the forum.  No rules other than: have fun, post photos, don't forget your drool cloths.  We love visitors and anyone else who loves to stitch.  So why don't you "Come stitch with us?"


  1. Hey Kirstin,
    Your sampler is Gorgeous! I'm proud of you for frogging - I know how much you hate it. But this one is just way too special to try to cover up your error.
    I'm enjoying reading your blog and signed up as a Follower. You are now officially on my Favorites bar.
    Hugs - Bobbie :)

  2. Lovely sampler and the corner stitch is beautiful

  3. Thanks Bobbie! xxx

    And thank you too, Fabstitches. I think I'm going to make use of the corner stitch on other things, in the future :)

  4. Hi Kirstin,

    Bobbie just informed me that you now have a blog. Congratulations sister! More power to you :-)

    Warmest regards,

  5. Hi Toni :)

    I saw that incredible yarn stockpile you posted in your blog the other day! That's crazy stuff, LOL.

  6. I hate frogging too and will try anything to avoid it, the piece I'm working on at the moment has a big "work-around" at the bottom because I made one column of stitches too long.
    This looks good though and was definitely a case when frogging was a must.

  7. Will be following along Kirstin! Love your blog!