Sunday, October 7, 2012

Frogging Project Completed and a Present on Its Way!

As mentioned earlier, my major project this week was to finish frogging over half a page of HAED's Eternal Promise (retired version) by Matt Stewart.  I'd started that on 25 count Raw Dublin Linen using a 3x1 tent stitch.  While I loved the design and fabric, I'm really a true cross stitcher and did not care for the tent stitch nor the bulk of the three threads.  I am very careful to finish the threads tightly on the back, and this confetti-filled project was not easy to reverse stitch.  However, I did finish it this morning and am pleased to say I now have a fully frogged fat half yard of Raw Dublin Linen ready for another project.

HAED's Eternal Promise (retired)
Over half a page stitched 3x1 tent
Fully Frogged Fat Half of Raw Dublin Linen

On the left is the stitched part I frogged.  On the right is you can see the needle marking the place where I had done the reverse stitching.  Happily, not one thread of the fabric was damaged! 

In other news to share, my Mark 2 floor frame from Hearthside Craftworks shipped from Canada on Tuesday, with an estimated arrival in 10-14 days.  That means I may have it by next weekend!  I ordered it with 4 sets of scroll rods, figuring that was a good number of projects to keep in rotation.  This is certainly a wonderful birthday present, and I love that my husband is so supportive of my stitching.

The first two pieces to be put on the scroll rods will be HAED's Angel with Iris by Nadia Strelkina and HAED's Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo, both of which are WIPs.  A third set is earmarked for a new start, Golden Kite's The Turtle Dove by Sophie Anderson.  I have not yet made a final decision on the fourth set, but I do have many wonderful charts in my stash.  I think I'll get some stitching done on the first three, then make up my mind, as there's no hurry!

HAED Angel with Iris
by Nadia Strelkina
HAED Sistine
Chapel by
GK The Turtle Dove
by Sophie Anderson


  1. Wow, I love all three of your projects. The GK is one I've looked at many times. I've been following your Sistine Chapel and I'm so impressed with everyone in the SAL stitching it.
    Happy Birthday and congratulations on your stand, I hope it will be wonderful for you and I'm looking forward to seeing what chart you decide on for your other set of rods.

  2. I am in awe of the three projects. I could never attempt them . I am looking forward to following your progress.

  3. Great job on the reverse stitching and saving your linen! Now you can get back to forward-stitching! Your new floor stand with 4 sets of rods is a fantastic gift!

  4. Congrats on making all the frogging =)
    I hope your frame will be with you soon =)

  5. Congrats for getting all that thread out! :D Looking forward to seeing your new projects.

  6. You did an amazing job getting all of those threads out - I can't wait to see your new start on that nice piece of linen. You are one of my HAED heroes because you work on so many :)