Monday, December 19, 2005

Stitch-athon Update

I joined in a marathon stitching SAL over the weekend, hoping to make some good progress on my Acorns & Flowers Sampler. Whether or not it was actually "good progress" depends on your point of view, I guess. The most positive thing is that I completed band 6, which means that I met my last December stitching goal. I've also put a pretty good dent into the stitching of band 7.

I didn't get as much time to stitch over the weekend as I would have liked. Life just got in the way, and I also had a hard time getting motivated initially. I've found that I have a hard time picking this project back up when I stop in the midst of a band-- I must remember in the future to finish whatever bit I'm working on before moving on to another project.

Also, the nasty frog visited on Sunday. I had been working for a while on band 7, and was making reasonably good progress, when I discovered that I was off by ONE stitch and had to frog. Here's what I had accomplished:

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And here's what it looked like after my frogging session:

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I did manage to restitch most of what I had ripped, and I'll probably work on it a bit more tonight. Below are the before & after pics-- the one on the right is how it looks today.

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zoeandcooper said...

Your acorn sampler is looking great. Sorry you had to frog so much. I always hate that.

AnneS said...

Oh no, don't you hate them froggies - they're totally unsocial, and turn up at all the wrong times! ;) You still managed to get a great deal done, though - it's looking wonderful :)

Lili said...

Those frogging sessions are a pain in the ...! I'm sorry for you! But you managed to stitch a lot further anyway! This is a very beautiful and original project! You can be very proud of yourself!
Take care!

Susimac said...

Those frogs they turn up when you really don' want them. Acorn sampler is looking great tho


Kim said...

Wow, that is so lovely and so much work. Sorry to hear about the frog incident, those attack me all the time. But looks like you did a fast catch up! Definately a beautiful project. :D

BeckySC said...

WOW, I think you did excellently...ESPECIALLY including the visit from that dreaded frog :)

Looks great!

MysteryKnitter said...

Pretty work! Keep stitching!