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Monday, July 18, 2011


My dear husband and I are about to depart for a few days with some dear friends, for a little getaway.  They have a family member who offered the use of their cottage, on the coast, and we are so excited!  The weather is supposed to be very hot, sunny and with clear skies.  What could be more perfect?  

As I was packing up my stitching bag, I decided to take a few pictures of my "Mystery Sampler" progress, or lack there-of, in some ways.  You see, I made a very unfortunate mistake with my stitching this past week......   Well, read on, and then you'll know the "whole story"....
Meet "Froggy".
He is a treasure, given to me
by my Grandmother.  I was intrigued by him
as a little girl, and recall playing
with him at her house.
So, what does "Froggy" have to do with
my stitching?

Froggy needed to play a little game of
"Rip-It, Rip-It" on my
"Mystery Sampler" border this week!

It seems that I had mistakenly stitched the top LEFT
floral border two threads lower than the design!
Imagine my dismay when I thought that
I was about to take my last stitches and my
border would be complete!

"Froggy" sitting proudly under
the area that he helped me to
"Rip" out, and re-stitch.

Thank you, dear Froggy!

After the repair work was complete,
I happily started working on
Part II of the lovely alphabet.
I'm not sure what is so peaceful and intriguing
about stitching alphabets, but they are
always a favorite part of most of the needlework
that I choose to stitch.

Must be part of the old fashioned, Victorian
lingering in my soul.

Blessings in Stitches!


  1. Glad you got all restitched, Kathy. It always sucks when the border doesn't meet. It looks good though. BoaF is one of the samplers that I like. The colors are just gorgeous!! Hope that's your quota for frogging on this piece. And I hope you enjoy your getaway! It's a great time of year to go to the coast!

  2. I love your pretty froggy! But you should definitely keep it away from your stitching from now on. What a bummer with the ripping! Ugh! Glad you got over it and are stitching again now. It's a beautiful piece!

  3. Just love your ceramic frog, but not the fact that the stitching ones have visited. Seems that I've read a lot about frogs visiting people. Must be the weather. Your piece is coming along beautifully.

  4. Have an enjoyable getaway! I too had to frog part of the left hand border!! Darn frogs...

  5. Don't take froggy on vacation with you even though I'm sure he'd love the water!
    Enjoy your holiday at the cottage. That is exactly what we are doing right now.

  6. Awww...poor you that you had to frog part of the border. Somehow I'm always nervous when stitching borders. At least your frog was happy and he does look cute, which makes it at least a bit forgivable.
    Your stitching is looking gorgeous.

  7. Hope you are having a wonderful get away on the coast and getting to stitch lots without the help of Froggy!

  8. Awww Froggy is so sweet:) I can see why you were intrigued by him.

    Your sampler is looking absolutely gorgeous.

  9. Ugh, sorry to hear about your having to frog! The mystery piece looks great, though.

    Have a great time!

  10. Sorry to hear about the frogs, it's looking gorgeous

  11. The froggy is adorable and the sampler is looking good. Thanks for visiting me :)

    Enjoy your trip!

  12. Your frog is adorable, he looks so real!! Awful having to frog the Mystery, the alphabet looks gorgeous, I have to get on with mine now:))
    Have a fabulous time in your cottage:))

  13. Well that is a cute frog but sorry he had to keep you company while you had to rectify things. I love stitching alphabets too, can never get enough of them. Your MS is looking lovely!


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