I just wasted a couple hours of my life - guess what I was doing?! Come on, just guess. For you cross stitchers out there, this ones for you!

Frogging, yep, I was ripping out stitches. Stitch them back to where they were to be, and only to have to frog it out again. I could have literally screamed - I didn't for the sake of Brian was sleeping, and I didn't want competitions with the wolves that are just off our acre.

Yep... I had stitched a backstitched heart. Then I just went on to stitch the other two as they lay right under each other. So inside the heart is a name and a birthdate. Got it all stitched. As I was rounding the bottom of the heart on the bottom, I thought I would match it up with the heart that I had already stitched. CRAP, I had missed one row of vertical backstitching on each side of each heart! So I had to rip 2 1/2 hearts, and 2 names/birthdates out. Cause I figured that where I had the name and birthdate stitched on the top one I was safe... Hold on.. there is going to be a WRONG coming up.

I spent about 20 minutes ripping out the RED floss.

So, I proceeded to correct my missed extra row of back stitching.. kept stitching away.. back stitched my hearts again 2 1/2 of them.. but this time I didn't stitch the names and birthdays. (Except for the one that was already stitched.).. Ok, here is the WRONG gets inserted.

Then I went to go and line up my hearts with the hearts across on the left side. BIG MISTAKE.

I was ONE row off again. So I counted my spaces in between the hearts from bottom of one to middle of the top of the other. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8... umm ok.. all seemed ok. And then I found it. I thought humm, let me measure the top of the left side hearts to the hearts on the right which I had just stitched over for the 2nd time. Followed the ditch of the fabric....

Excuse me (and this is my blog) CRAP!! The very top heart on the right was one row UP. So I had to rip out each heart again on the right, including the name and birthdate of the first one.

And I stitched them all over again.... well except for the names and birthdates..LOL Tomorrow night I will go back and stitch the names and birthdates again.

There, now I just wasted another 10 minutes typing this all out. Off to bed!


Irene said...

Good to know I'm not the only one the frog vists ! Hopefully he left overnight.

Jennifer said...

Just wanted to wish us BOTH a good game tonight, but you know I'm cheering on my Cowboys just as loudly as you're cheering on your Packers!

shutterbug said...

I feel for you Kim! I've been there, done that too. I think after I frogged for the 2nd time I would have put it down for the day. I usually have better luck figuring out what went wrong if I get away from it for a while. Hope things go better for you next time. :o)
Oh, I was rooting for the Packers tonight but I guess DH was rooting louder for the Cowboys. I'm not a huge football fan but I have to root for the Packers just to irk DH. :o)
Hugs, Elaine

staci said...

Sorry about those darn frogs!


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