Wednesday, March 04, 2009

OMG, do I need to frog?

HELP!!!




I just noticed that I'm off one stitch on my first block on Sea to Shining Sea. Can you believe that? I checked the instructions, and it says "There are two spaces (stitches) between the individual charts and the white line border." The chart has one blank stitch on each side and two blank stitches on top and bottom. If I go by what she said, then I should have three blank spaces on each side, or should ignore the blank space on each side on the chart. Darn! I thought I had spaced it out perfectly, but I went over 24 stitches to start the middle tree instead of 25--so the right side has three blank spaces and the left has one. Darn again! Now what do I do? I have the house nearly done, the tops of all three trees done--how bad does it look? Does anyone think I should frog it all out? (I am NOT doing that border again, so that means no starting over.) I could add a few extra stitches to the right side tree, make it even up a bit more. I am so bummed out.



On a lighter note, I wanted to show this picture I took of our cat Shadow. For some reason, she loves Wal Mart bags. Grocery store bags. All kinds of bags. She's waiting at the door when I come home from the grocery store and can't wait for me to empty those bags and throw them on the floor. For the last few days, all I have to do is shake out this bag, and put it on the floor, and she crawls into it, curls up and goes to sleep. Spooky used to do this also, until she got her head caught in one of the handles and got "spooked", lol. She tore through the house, trying to get that dratted bag off and since then, when a bag lands on the floor, she's in the other room. Instantly.

Perhaps I'll make a start on 'Home is where your cats are', until I get enough comments for me to make a decision, to frog or not to frog. How does it look? Is it real obvious that there was miscounting going on? Does it look really off center?

Stitch on, dear friends. Spring is a-coming!

11 comments:

Cathy Lloyd said...

Oh heck no! Don't frog...just add some more to the tree on the right side...or just leave it as is!

Deb said...

I agree with Cathy - do not frog. It took me a minute to even figure out where you had made the mistake. I don't think anyone would ever notice, so DON'T FROG!!!
Deb

Patti said...

I don't know about you but when I miscount or do something wrong I totally lose interest in whatever I am stitching and put it down until I can either figure out how to fudge it or just forget about it and get on with it. I agree with Cathy because it would be a perfect way to fudge it and nobody but you would ever know and it would make it really yours. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh no way would I frog that! If I did anything at all (which is doubtful) I might, like Cathy suggested, add a few stitches to the tree on the right. It looks great!

Carol R said...

I agree - a few stitches to the tree on the right!

Jane said...

Debs, I feel for you. I know how disappointing it is to be out with your stitching. Don't lose interest with it though, and definitely DO NOT frog! Keep going and see how it all looks in the end, after you've done the other blocks too. If you're still not happy with it then I agree, see how some extra stitches on the right tree will look. Good luck!

Your stitching and stash all look wonderful lately too!

Pussy cats are funny with bags. Mine are the same if I leave a plastic (or paper) bag on the floor. I think they like to hide. :)

Patti said...

Hi Deb it's me again just to let you know I have left you an award on my blog so please go and get it. Love Patti xxx who still thinks you SHOULD NOT frog.

Brigitte said...

This mistake is hardly visible, and you don't see it at all when looking at the piece from a distance. I think I'd leave it as it is.

Einschies stitching blog said...

Ohhh myyy god Debs, this is incredible...the bag rustles so I think cats don´t like that noise...it looks soooooo funny;-)))
Oh I love seeing all the cat pictures but I don´t like cats anymore...neighbor´s new cat is using our garden as a toilet and little Joni has already fallen in one of her...bahhhhs.....with his hand...ihhhhh...

Hugs,
Gaby

Von said...

I think in this case I'd take the Amish outlook that only God is perfect, we are not. :)

If this still bothers you when the project is finished, you can go back and frog, but only if you just can't live with it.

Jennifer said...

Hey, I had to reread the first paragraph over a couple of times to even see where a miscount was, I wouldn't frog because its really not noticable unless you point it out. I love this design and was so tempted to get this from The Silver Needle online in the past couple of months but haven't yet. It is a very nice design.
Jennifer
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com