Monday, March 18, 2013

The Plague of Frogs...

has descended upon my sampler! Holy Moses! I have removed more stitches than the Israelites moved bricks! Well, maybe not that many, but it sure feels like it! It wasn't that I made any counting mistakes, but rather that I wasn't happy with how the colors looked. It took three tries to FINALLY get the color exactly how I pictured it. I must admit, choosing colors can sometimes be a pain in the behind and on occasion, is my LEAST favorite part of designing. I feel very guilty when floss is wasted and ends up as little balls of fuzz in my ort jar instead of small X's neatly stitched into a row.
A sneak peek of "Daniel"
But, it's all worth it when I cross over into the promised land flowing with floss and linen!

It's almost time to release Part 2 of my Sing a Sampler which looks something like this...
I'm not sure what's next on my stitching list. I've designed 5 new samplers since January and it's SO HARD to pick which one I should "breathe life into" next. I'll have to decide soon....

Until then, thanks for dropping by and I hope this snowstorm that's coming in doesn't overstay its welcome.



  1. Daniel looks intriguing, and five more to come? Yay!

  2. This design looks really good, and I love the title.

  3. Snowing here, spring EVER coming?

    I laughed so much at this post because I just had the EXACT same problem with a piece I just finished. In some areas, I took the colors out 2-3 times and since I was stitching on 40-ct. over one thread, it was indeed a pain! Just as you said, it's all worth it in the end.

    I can't wait to see Daniel! I really love your lettering style.

  4. Can't wait to see more of your designs you've been working on. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing some peeks. I hope that the frogs have left!

  6. So clever this design, love it. Hugs, Amanda

  7. Must be the spring season, I've got more frogs than I can handle! Can't wait to see the design finished, looks great so far.


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