Sunday, August 4, 2013

Brick Or Bark? What's The Difference?

Oh, let me tell you, the difference is a lot of frogging.  I received the second part of LHN's mystery sampler, Song of the Seasons, a couple of weeks ago.  Sorry to say that the stitching on this part is not going as quickly as on part 1.  First of all, there are a lot more stitches to do before we can call this section completed.  Also, I've been a bit of a slug in the stitchy/crafty department lately. 

It seems like every book I reserved at the library is coming in at once.  I'll be halfway through one and then another one comes in.  It's always like this with library books -- feast or famine.  So I've been devoting my time to reading and the (seemingly) never-ending craft room organization. 

I worked a lot on the book case yesterday and have organized my charts.  Most of them, anyway.  Wow, there is an abundance of charts.  How did this happen?  I watched an episode of Hoarders today and got a little worried about myself.  Mark said I'm not a hoarder, but he was trying to be nice.  The good news about the craft room is that I have only one more section to go through. 

So back to the Song of the Seasons.  Last night, I put my book down and picked up my stitching.  I decided to work on a house, starting with the roof.  The color key said the color to use is "Bark" (Weeks Dye Works).  I looked through my project bag and found the little Floss Away bag I thought I needed and saw a B....k and got to work.  I was pretty pleased with myself when I finished that little roof today and went to work on the house.  Oh, the color is "Brick".  Wait a minute.  Then there is that moment when you realize that something is very wrong.  I had stitched the whole roof in "Brick" instead of "Bark".  And a-frogging we will go.
That frog is laughing his head off.
Mark observed that it must be a lot more work to take the stitches out than to put them in.  Um, yee-ah.  And there you have it.  My frogging adventure for the weekend.  OK, not the end of the world.  I'll just spend some time with the frog and then go on my merry way!


  1. Oh how well I know that frog! I am working on a piece that has some Quaker motifs on it - I took out a big section I thought I had stitched off by 1 row - only to find out afterwards that I had stitched it properly - grrr!

    Good luck with the library reading - I started out with 2 books - next thing I knew I was up to 19 books / dvds. Yikes!

  2. Oh that frog! He got jack and I both tonight.

  3. Hi Cathy

    Horrible frog! I had him too. I used the wrong colour and couldn't face the unpicking so I ignored it for a week! Finally did it yesterday and am back on track.
    I hope you will be too because these designs are lovely!
    Enjoy reading too!

  4. Golly, that frog gets around.... Hope he leaves you alone and goes back to the pond.