Saturday, 13 May 2017

My Seventeenth and Eighteenth Frolics for 2017

OOOh, running a bit behind with my FF posts - so here is a Twofer for you....

My Seventeenth Frolic (Friday, 5th May) was a real bust!  I picked up an old UFO from a few years ago - Bothy Threads Cut Thru' Castle and I did start stitching on it again BUT!!!!!!!

I had to face reality - I had made a bad error right at the start, in the background stitching (making a cross stitch over three threads, not two - rookie mistake, I know) and instead of biting the bullet at the time and pulling it out when I found it - I kept trying to fudge it.  But, of course, I knew that the mistake was there, but I kept compounding it by trying to stitch around it and so the project was abandoned.
When I picked it up for Friday Frolics, I just couldn't ignore the mistake any longer and I started frogging it - which was a thankless task.  I think that now I am going to abandon it altogether - I will use the unused portions of the fabric for smaller designs and just ditch the stitched part. 

A shame really but I have so many other things that I want to stitch that it seems to be the best plan, really.  Maybe one day I will return to it, maybe not - who knows?

(The mistake is somewhere in the light blue background, to the right of the red and white striped pole.)

My Eighteenth Frolic (Friday, May 12th) was a lot more successful - a new start!

   Walk through our Village by UB Designs.

... And this is my progress pic.....

Don't you just love the red roof?

So, that is all for me for now.

I wonder what my next Friday Frolic will bring?

hugs, Kaye

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  1. Such beautiful stitches...
    Love you x

  2. Wait, you just started that Village piece and you've already done that much? *zoom!* :) Delightful stitchery.

  3. Oooh!I feel for you with that error, but I've never stitched on linen ..... I'm guessing it was linen? ..... and I'd probably struggle with it! But you've stitched so much ..... wait until you are in the mood, I'm sure you can frog it! Bet it won't be as bad as you think!
    The Village looks lovely ..... what a great start!
    Barbara x

  4. I am so terrible at messing up on over 2 stitching! You definitely aren't the only one who has made a mistake like that! haha. Too bad it wasn't an easy fix but better to let it go then not enjoy it.
    I love your new start! It is gorgeous!! Looks like it will be a lot of fun too :)

  5. Oh, no!! I'm sorry you are having trouble with that design. At least you were able to take your mind off it with a new pattern :)