Unfortunately, when I first started working on linen, I was unaware of the vast differences between manufacturers. I had to learn the hard way how nasty this stuff is to use. Back then, it didn't occur to me to change the fabric (or anything else) for a project. I simply purchased whatever was recommended. When I started Titania (the companion piece to Adia), I bought the recommended "32 ct. Chestnut linen"... made by Permin, supplied by Wichelt. Later, when Adia was released, I purchased the same miserable fabric, so that the two would match. (Side note-- I also got the "recommended" fabric for Santa's Magic, which lived in the UFO pile for YEARS before I finally finished it.)
So here it sits, miserable fabric and all. I started it back in 1999. I worked on it off & on (mostly OFF) over the years and made quite a bit of progress. Then, about a year ago, I discovered that a large chunk of the left wing was off by ONE ROW. I probably could have "fudged" and gotten it to line up... sort of... but I knew it would bug me, so I decided it would have to be frogged.
I did the frogging 4 or 5 weeks ago. (Did I mention that it was all blending filament and metallic braid that had to come out???) I've worked on it every Tuesday, except one, since then and it is FINALLY at the point where it was before the frogging session. Maybe next week, we'll see some real progress.