Monday, January 22, 2018

Bluebirds and frogs....what a combination!

With it being wet and miserable outside, I think the frogs decided to move in with me so they could stay nice and warm.....let's hope they decide to move out quickly as I've had enough of them!

Don't you just hate when you make a mistake and then have to unpick all that work that you've spent all evening doing.....and to make matters worse for me, not only did I unpick it all, but then I stitched a whole section using the wrong colour.....more unpicking! I knew these blue threads would be a pain! So although I have been working diligently on this design, there's not much progress to show...


....here's where I am now...


I'm hoping that the frogs have finally got the message that they're not welcome and that they've  moved out!


Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

15 comments:

Sandra said...

Good luck with those frogs moving out and staying out! LOL I think your blue birds will be a wonderful piece. There are so many different colors of blue's...it must be hard to not make a mistake. Keep going you are doing great.

Katie said...

That is very frustrating but the final picture is sure looking beautiful. Hopefully the frogs leave this piece alone now.

Mary said...

Rhona, I feel your pain! I think I spend more time undoing stitching than stitching. The birds are looking bluetiful!! Mary

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Boy do I ever know about the 'frogs'--they visit me every time I do counted cross stitching--in fact I found some I probably need to do--am off one thread for some letters in a word--
but for now---I will probably leave it as it doesn't affect the rest of the sampler--but--grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!
I just love love those blue birds--but I can see where they can and are a challenge--but you are doing a beautiful job--
enjoy, di

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Yep I redid my crochet the other night. ... one whole nights work gone! Oh well we do what we can.

RJ said...

Yes frogging is a real pain especially when it takes awhile to realize you have made a mistake. It sure is a pretty stitch however and I love those blues. Hopefully it will be worth all the work when it is done. Keep on stitching Rhona. RJ

Stitching Angel said...

Still a lot of progress. I think we all hate the frog. Love the blue birds. Happy stitching!

Preeti said...

I wish the villainous frogs don't bother you now. I had many instances where I just got half an hour in a day to stitch only to find next day that I need to frog all that. Once I had posted my negative progress too when it was quite a big chunk that had to be erased.

butterfly said...

Your work looks beautiful even with frogs.

Cindy said...

It has been raining for two days here, and I think it attracted the frogs out of hiding! I found a mistake in my work, and when I realized I need to pull out everything I stitched this morning, I just put it away until tomorrow. Your piece is coming along so nicely! I love the shades of blues.

MartinaM said...

Hi Rhona, yes I know that too and I am also annoyed with my mistakes, but then I'm glad when everything is corrected again and the motives look beautiful.
Hugs Martina

Justine said...

It's the worst part of our hobby!...unless you make it into a game. I read years ago in a magazine column by a former MP turned stitcher here in the UK, that whenever he had to unlock anything he pretended to himself that he was working at the Royal School of Needlework restoring an antique sampler! I've never forgotten it and it does make frothing a bit less painful!

Having said that, please don't send them my way.

Helen said...

That is a Lot of very similar blue there (but I’m sure I don’t need to tell you!) no wonder Mr Frog showed up... I hope he hops off & finds a nice log to live under far away from any stitchy folks & leaves you in peace to finish your sweet birds! Have a lovely week,
Helen

Irene said...

che colori meravigliosi, sarĂ  bellissimo

Helen Philipps said...

It is looking so lovely Rhona....worth the unpicking even though it is so frustrating! Love the design. Hope it all goes smoothly from now on! xox