Friday, March 14, 2008

What's worse than 1/1?

What is worse than stitching 1/1? FROGGING 1/1!!!! Boy, I'm struggling with doing the 1/1 on this piece and I've had to frog most of what I've stitched this week in the verse. I've told myself I have to do some 1/1 every time I pick up this piece before I can move on to an area of 2/2. Otherwise this will never get done.


I'm also trying to finish up Part V on my Chatelaine, but there is so much backstitching that I have no desire to even pick it up. As you can tell, backstitching and 1/1 are my least favorite parts of stitching. I am very tempted to start something new but A Sweeter Love is a gift for my DH so I need to keep my focus on this piece.

Thank you for all the good wishes and comments about my daughter. She is completely back to normal and healthy.

"What is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."

23 comments:

tintocktap said...

I know exactly what you mean about frogging 1/1! I've found it takes longer to frog than it does to stitch it in the first place! Hope you get past the frogging soon and on to something more exciting. Glad to hear your daughter is well too.

BeckySC said...

If you're struggling it doesn't show! It's looking great!!

Stitchingranny said...

You know it will be worth it in the end - though sorry I know it doesnt help a lot right now. It is looking lovely though.

Kathy A. said...

And here I was grumbling because I was frogging over two. I apologize. I am sure you till do a magnificent job of redoing the lettering.

Julie said...

So pleased you daughter is back to normal

I understand your pain of frogging 1/1, i've done that a few times. It does look beautiful though

Cindy said...

Oh my...it is always tough having to frog 1/1. Much more difficult than stitching it :) But it does look so fabulous when finished, so hang in there!

Emily said...

The house is really cute! :) Glad your daughter is doing well.

Cheryl said...

Froggin 1/1 is awful i know! Persevere because it is looking great!

Sally said...

oooh frogging over 1 over 1 is a nightmare. Sorry to hear you've had to do it but this piece still looks gorgeous:)

Kathy said...

Not much fun. That is why I don't do 1/1 very often. Have a couple of things that I need to work on.

Your piece is looking good. Hang in there you will like the end result.

Ruth said...

OMG frogging 1-1???? I am so very, very sorry. Ack! Sending all sort of anti-frog thoughts your way!!!!

tkdchick said...

Urgh! Isn't it awful??? Frogging of any kind!

stitcherw said...

My you've made wonderful progress. Frogging 1/1 is miserable,, it is so hard seeing it clear enough even with a magnifier to get it back out. I hope that the rest of the piece goes smoother for you, it's gorgeous.
Sue

Marita said...

Catch! I've flung some blog bling your way :smile:

http://leechbabe.blogspot.com/2008/03/o-holy-heatwave.html

I hope the frog hops away and leaves you in peace (so long as he doesn't hop to my place.)

Karen said...

I agree frogging 1/1 isnt fun,
it's looking great, glad your daughter is doing well

Carla said...

ugh! those frogs!!! It looks great though :)

Lelia said...

Frogging in general can be frustrating ... frogging over one is quite the challenge. Good Luck & IMO - this is a lovely project. Hang in there. Will be worth it once completed : )

Aussie Stitcher said...

A Sweeter Love is looking wonderful, I like it so much it has found its way onto my wish list.

Barbara said...

Oh, frogging over one is the pits!!

Lynn said...

I have a piece that I've delayed the BS on now for at least 3 yrs!
Not my favourite either. As for 1/1... I'm not going there!

Mary said...

I've been doing some, too! Hate the frogging. Your stitching is looking great!

Kim B said...

Your work looks beautiful! I can imagine frogging 1/1 is really difficult, though!

Pumpkin said...

I'm sorry the frog has found its way to you :o( Don't give up though! You are doing a fantastic job on this piece :o)