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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A crisis that wasn't


Our epic tale begins the Monday after Easter as our young heroine takes out Rose of Sharon to work on. A few happy hours of stitching, and she picks the next symbol to work on.

"Oh, it's a blend. Let's see 814 & 898. Hmm...898 is brown."

But she hasn't used that particular brown in this design. And she knows that she has already stitched this symbol before. She hunts up a previous stitch and compares.
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Horror! She used 498 in place of 898! Is she losing her sight? Is her handwriting that bad???

She wonders if it should be changed. She dithers. She ponders. She questions the universe. The universe does not answer.

It must be frogged and replaced. The shading will be wrong. And if she didn't it would nag her forever!

Decision made, she fortifies herself with chocolate and coffee and bravely takes up the monumental task.

30 minutes and 25 stitches later she is done. She glances around, hopes no one noticed that the epic frogging was not very epic and quickly and quietly moves on.


Rose of Sharon
32ct Ivory Lugana

19 comments:

Rachel said...

She is looking lovely :)

Ineke said...

She is bautiful!
Only 25 stitches to frog: you must have been very glad it weren't more. And if you don't replace you will always see them. Probably nobody else would ever know.
I am looking forward to the next picture.

Elaine said...

She is gorgeous!

KarenV said...

She's beautiful! Glad you didn't have too much to rip ;)

Andie said...

Shes gorgeous! You have got so much more done on yours than I have on mine :D

Michelle said...

Rose of Sharon is beautiful - glad you found your mistake before you stitched much more.

Annie said...

25 stitches? A mere pittance. And no problem at all with chocolate and coffee by your side (although I'm pretty messy with chocolate so I would have undoubtedly gotten a stain on my stitching!)

The piece is just gorgeous. Must be fun to sit back and admire.

Carol said...

Glad your story will have that always-hoped-for "fairy tale ending," Blu! She is looking amazing :)

Parsley said...

Looking lovely! So...a little creative stitching works? Good to know!

Ranae said...

Rose of Sharon is looking beautiful aas ever

Shelleen said...

she is looking great.

Kristen said...

Such a pretty piece!

Lynn said...

Oh she is so pretty! Chocolate and coffee....hmmm I'll have to keep that in mind the next time I'm frogging.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! Blu, you are too funny ;o) She's just beautiful.

♥ Nia said...

"she fortifies herself with chocolate and coffee" LOL! :D
She's looking beautiful! :)

Daffycat said...

I've been there. I've done that!

Patti said...

Stunning just stunning.
Love
Patti xxx

Angela said...

Oh no, i've done that before too :) She looks beautiful though!

Kathy A. said...

Thank you for the smiles!!! What a great tale of frogging. She is looking so beautiful.