A flock? fleet? battalion? herd? Whatever, it felt like one of the Biblical plagues!
As I was proudly posting yesterday's pictures, I thought to myself, "Self, that doesn't look right?" So I pulled that sucker out of my stitching bag, and lo and behold, a big, stinkin' bullfrog landed on my lap! I was shocked, because besides being slimy and laughing hysterically at my expression, that frog was sneaky. I had meticulously checked to make sure that the border matched all along the sides as I went along. What are the odds that an error of two stitches on the top right would cancel out a two stitch error on the top left diagonal so that the rest of the border appears to be correct?
The really scary thing is that my only reaction was a quick "damn it" and a methodical search for a quick solution, which produced no results. I must be mellowing in my old age. So off to stitch group I went for sympathy, which I did receive, and two hours cutting and fuzz removal. Add to that, another hour and a half at home of same said cutting and fuzz removal and I was ready to start stitching again.
I am a retired software engineer and needlework shop owner. I'm married and currently have two pug babies, Lester and Otis. I try to stitch every day...make that I NEED to stitch every day. I also make beaded needlework accessories and sell them in needlework shops and on-line at http://tjbdesigns.etsy.com