Monday, March 8, 2010


I have been dealing with Mr. Frog for a bit over a week! It started with my Isaiah project. What happened is I had gone over one instead of two in some stitches of the feathers, but I had counted the proper width between the section of feathers. When I did the purple part of the mountains, I discovered my error and had to frog about 20 stitches and restitch them so everything aligned properly. Otherwise, I would have had one square of the material showing between the mountains and the cluster of feathers for about five stitches. I also realized that the top line of the verse that I have completed somehow got off a few stitches and so the beginning of the line wasn't as close to the eagle as it should have been. It didn't take that long to fix, so I didn't mention it.

I managed to finish the blue and white parts of the mountains on the right page and put a small start on the first tree of the left page. As far as I know the tree is right. I guess time will tell!

On Saturday I literally stitched and frogged and stitched and frogged and stitched and frogged, mostly frogged! I had decided that I would work on the burp towel that I was asked to do. I didn't think it would really take me that long to do. I started stitching early Saturday morning and everything was going smoothly. I had decided to do two dogs, one barking and the other sitting there, looking at the barking dog with a look of, "Okay, whatever." I stitched the lightest color of the barking dog with no issues. Then I started the lightest color of the sitting dog. When I got near the top of the head of this dog, I realized that I had started his head one line too low, so I had to frog all of his head. I redid the head in that color with no issues. I then started the lighter color on the rest of the sitting dog. I was nearing the end of that color on him, getting ready to stitch the back left leg. I realized that because of the angle the material takes, part of his leg and most of that paw could not be stitched. I was mortified! I frogged all of the lightest color of his body. On this dog, that was practically all of him! I can see the holes where the sitting dog was frogged. I am hoping when I hand wash this that it will not be visible.

I decided to keep the barking dog and put something different to which he was paying attention. Jack's suggestion was a butterfly. We looked at my patterns and I could not find a small enough butterfly. We then discussed putting a ball. The only ball I could find, close to the size that would work, was a soccer ball. I also found a pattern that had three bunnies. I wondered, "what if I just put one of these little guys?" I discovered that would work.! :-) If you look at the burp cloth cloth, you can see a blue dot. That is where the center of the bunny will be. The bunny I am looking at putting is 16W/9H. He is the one on the right in this group of bunnies. I was wondering, should I try to make a small butterfly too? Would that make the burp towel too busy? Any and all suggestions are welcome!! :)

Mr. Frog had better be GONE!!

Have a Stitchy Wonderful week, everyone!


  1. Sorry to hear the frog is giving you such a hard time. Yes, I think a butterfly would be great.

  2. Naughty frogs, yes, once they're in the house, they attack anything you try to stitch :(
    The burp towel will look great with the bunny

  3. I like the idea of the bunny, our dog as a child used to love chasing the rabbit around the garden, she though it was so much fun. Hope Mr Frog stays away as it sounds like you've had your years quota already!

  4. Sorry the frogs have been playing with you. I have not been stitching so they decided to leave here... did not mean for them to go to you.

    Isaiah is looking great!

    The burp towel... I would finish the dog and the bunny and then decide about a butterfly.

  5. tell that frog to go play in the middle of the road!!!!!! Hey, I have stitched that eagle piece---for my dad, several years ago. Enjoy! Yours looks great!!!! I would wait & see how the burp cloth looks after the dog & bunny are on & go from there!!!
    thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog!

  6. I like the dog and bunny idea...the butterfly would make it too busy.

  7. The more I think of it, the less I like the idea of the butterfly as well as the bunny. I will be going with the dog and the bunny.

  8. I think adding a butterfly to such a small space would make it too busy. JMO

  9. Like the idea of adding the bunny, and think adding a butterfly would not hurt at all. Sorry to hear about all the frog, they are so annoying.

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  11. Whats the name of the child who is gonna receive the towel? You could add its name's initial next to the barking dog... Maybe in red, to mach the bias.=)
    Hugs from sunny Brazil.