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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The Frogs and Rachel

Grrrrrrrr !!!

How could I be so silly, when do you get a flower with a purple stem with green leaves. I am so cross with myself misreading the colours. I just wasn't thinking.

The seam ripper is coming out.

10 comments:

PoundingSand said...

Well, I have an olive-brown stem with green leaves - not especially flowery, either. Some of the color shades on the chart are very difficult for me to tell apart.

Nicola, are you substituting satin filling for the bullion knots? I've been skipping the knots 'till later because I've never done them.

Kate

Nicola said...

I originally left the area to fill in the bullion knots at the very end so that they did not get squashed. I was enjoying the rhythm of my satin stitching so much I got carried away and filled in everything.

I stitched loads of bullion knots on my son's wedding ring pillow and they are so effective, well worth doing. If you use a milliner's (straw) needle it makes them easier.

I am half way through restitching the trunk and it looks much better in the correct colour.

Tommye said...

I hate it when that happens! You think, 'oh, this is so easy. I can watch TV or talk or... '. Then frogs jump in like the plague!

Sorry, Nicola. Welcome to my world.

Debbie Bauer said...

Colorful but......! Frustrating when this happens. I am always so nervous when the seam ripper has to come out. So afraid to nick the linen.

Mary said...

It happens to the best of us, Nicola! I do feel your pain.

donnacrafts said...

I am very familiar with that. I usually save my ripping out for when I am on the phone. I really don't have to pay attention. Very frustrating. This sampler is coming along beautifully though.

Bethany said...

After reading all the posts, you all are purest's. I loved the red steam, but then who am I. I have come to realize, when someone comes into my home and they view my samplers, they never look at any particular one and say, I think you missed a thread or wouldn't that look better in this color, rather than what you chose..... The only time I frog, is when I get the count off in an area, where it would run into something else, or not meeting in a border. Call me crazy, but I love stitching, NOT FROGGING.....

Vera said...

Ahhh yes, the frogs. On PLL I stitched a large section of grass at the bottom in very dark turquoise instead of very dark green. And...It was the last of my turquoise thread which was needed still for some flowers. despite my husband telling me just to leave it (he couldn't really see the difference), I spent a long while ripping out those stitches. Just goes to show I really shouldn't stitch when I am that tired.

TinaTx said...

Been there, done that. Sometimes I feel like I've stitched projects twice!

Cindy L said...

Nicola, I think we all know the frustration! I like Bethany's comment though...it does look pretty and no one else would have known but it probably would bother you whenever you looked at the piece.