Thursday, August 30, 2012

The frog finally found me!

Arrrgh!  This supposedly simple bookmark has been such a challenge!  I started it in February and finally got back to it now, since I'm sending several bookmarks to my friend's nieces as back-to-school gifts. This free chart is from Lady Kell of Kincavel.

I seemed to have a good start the first day:
Then I was happily stitching away (and watching TV at the same time) and somehow missed an entire letter! Oops! My daughter thought it was so funny that she told me to take a picture before I fixed it.
Then I was making great progress on the flower border, but noticed that I was one stitch too low, so I carefully ripped out 20 stitches to fix the problem (circled in pink).
I re-stitched that part, one stitch higher (circled in pink), but THEN I noticed that I had left a space, one stitch over to the right (circled in green).  Bummer!
So I ripped out all those stitches back to that point, and not so carefully this time!  See all my shreds of floss in the glass star shaped ORT dish.
Hands Off My Book - update #1
I hope that frog is done with me now and finds his way to someone else instead!  Wish me luck to get this bookmark finished without any more rip-rip-ripping!

12 comments:

Parsley said...

Uh oh. Wouldn't you just know the simply looking projects give you the biggest headaches? Keep on, keeping on.

sharine said...

Naughty frog. Good luck with the bookmark:)

Kaisievic said...

Oh, that Frog Prince is so naughty!

Shebafudge said...

Sounds like your frog has been as annoying as mine! I seem to have frogged as much as I've stitched recently. I love the colours in the thread, what is it?

Shaunterria Owens said...

Aww Debbie, I am sorry the frogs came to visit. I had a whole plague's worth come to my house too. The bookmark does look great so far though - I really like the purple you are using. Here's to no more frogs! (At least for a little while :)

--shaunterria
ca11i0pe.blogspot.com

Linda said...

At least you found the oops before you got to far. It will be really pretty when done. What kind and color is the floss? I like it.

Linda

ricketyjo said...

Ah, no!!! I hate when that happens, bet you'll be glad to get to the end of this one! :)

Shelleen said...

That's a pretty bookmark and please don't send the frog my way.

Pilar said...

Preciosos trabajos, !enhorabuena!
Saludos,
Pilar

Bev said...

poor you with that dreaded frog, i hate him especially she he comes visiting twice, hope you kicked him out for good this time lol good stitching your nealy there!

Mary Mac said...

It's worse when you miss an entire word, not that I have ever done that.

Mangogirl said...

lovely bookmark! Bye bye frogs!