Monday, October 1, 2012

WIPocalypse and Bullfrogs

I almost forgot to post a September WIPocalypse report!  You can check out my progress on the WIP page, where I have updates on HAED Angel with Iris and Gigi R's Belles-Lettres D.

While I suppose that reverse stitching doesn't count for WIPocalypse, I think I could make the case that my current struggle with Bullfrogs requires sufficient effort to qualify.  Why Bullfrogs?  I think the work required to frog over half a page of HAED's Eternal Promise, which was tightly stitched with 3 strands of floss over one thread of 25 count Dublin Linen (tent) could not have been brought on by ordinary little frogs.

With all kidding aside, I'm actually in one of those odd moods where I'm enjoying the frogging and reclaiming a lovely piece of linen.  Just so you know what I'm doing, the picture on the right shows the stitching I'd done when I finally decided to reverese stitch the piece rather than continue a project I wasn't enjoying.

The two pictures below show my progress with the frogging project as of last night.  On the left is the front of the piece, so you can see that over half of the frogging is done.  On the right, you can see the back of the piece, and I think it's pretty obvious that all the threads were tightly tucked in and the bountiful confetti made for some pretty heavy padding.  Still, I've gotten over half of it frogged with no fabric damage, and I look forward to having a nice half yard of Raw Dublin Linen to either re-start Eternal Promise or start another project in the near future.


  1. You certainly have a lot of patience with those bullfrogs! I hope your lovely piece of linen comes out unscathed and ready for new stitching!

  2. Wow, quite a lot of frogging for one evening =) I hope it isn't so bad and that you will be over it soon =)

  3. Definitely that's the work of Bullfrogs :) and I'm glad you're being able to tame them and recover your fabric... and wow... you've done a lot already... and I hope you keep enjoying it so that you can get your fabric back soon :D... And I'll be waiting to see either the restart of Eternal Promise or a new project on this fabric :D

  4. wow :D I don't think I would have the patience to reverse stitch good luck!

  5. Wow, Theresa. You've done a lot of frogging!! You're going to have the rest of those stitches out before you know it. :D

  6. I reversed stitched HAED Mishra when I did it full crosses 1 over 1 on 25ct. After that when I started him for the second time I did tent 3 over 1 on 25. It was too bulky. So now I've started him on 28ct tent with 2 over 1 and it's perfect. If you decide to use the 25 ct linen for something else, look at a 28ct fabric for the HAED tenting 2 over 1.

    Best of luck and I hope you've sent those Bullfrogs on their way.