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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dratted frogs

I'll be frogging this evening. Pesky creatures. This wasn't even my fault. It's bad enough getting frogs from miscounts but they are especially annoying when the key and chart are to blame.

I started the coat on Crabby November. Got all the outside stitched. Started the inside color and thought, "This is a really strange color combination." So I looked at the photograph which shows a peachy colored coat, not blue. %^%*$$#&#@! Excuse my language.


So I went to Raise the Roofs' website. Looked at their Oops page. Sure enough, it's listed. I'd read this before, I remember. However, even the mistake is listed incorrectly on their page! It sez : cents sign symbol is DMC 825 is DMC 3712. WTF?
I obviously needed clarification.


That's a circle symbol on the chart. There is no cents sign symbol.

Somehow, when I'd read this months ago, I thought they were speaking of the backstitching on the coins in the December chart. To top that, the color to use for the BS on the coins isn't listed so that reinforced that belief.


I hate frogs.


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32 comments:

Always smiling said...

Oh dear,those frogs hop out of that pond at the most inconvenient time, I know 'cos they visit me too!! But all your efforts are looking good! Keep up the good work
Happy Stitching
Chris x

Parsley said...

I guess frogs are bad?! haha

I don't really understand what a 'frog' is in stitching but if it's a goof-up...I have a lot of frogs.

Becky K in OK said...

I hate frogs too! Lots's of times I get mixed up when two symbols look alot alike. I should have learned by now to look closely at the pattern before I start stitching. HeHe. Althought frogging isn't a laughing matter is it?

staci said...

Those darn frogs...they've got to be the most loathesome of beasts for us stitchers. Hope they hop away and don't come back :)

Tammy said...

Yes, frogs SUCK! You'll make it through and you'll have a gorgeous project. I have so enjoyed seeing your progress on this!

valerie said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear you'll be frogging! I hate flogs too. I, also, hate it when the centered marks on the chart aren't actually centered!

Meadows08 said...

That totally stinks!!! Hopefully the frogging doesn't take too long.

Deb said...

Oh man, I hate frogs too. I hope that they don't visit anymore. I do hate when a chart has mistakes on it!!

Missy Ann said...

I think many many moons ago I complained about this same mistake. And I forgot about it... or I would've warned you.

Kathryn said...

This is the reason I stopped stitching Michael Powell kits/patterns which I used to love. When I wrote them that the chart didn't seem to match the model (Cottage Garden I), they sent me a NEW chart, which ALSO didn't match the model. Don't designers realize that we fall in love with the MODEL? Yes, I do change the colors from the chart or model from time to time, but when I WANT to stitch the model, I expect the chart to match.

I have a Dimensions kit I am working on now that has a flower symbol on the chart, but NOT on the color guide. So I checked the model and am carrying on as best as I can to match the color.

Myra said...

Gosh, I am so confused ;oP Doggone frogs!

Angela P said...

Damn frogs! Hope they stay away for the remainder of this project :)

Theresa said...

So sorry to hear that you got ambushed by frogs...... Not a very fun thing at all!!!!

CindyMae said...

Frogs are bad!!! So sorry that happened!

Lois said...

Don't you just hate when frogs decide to visit. Here's hoping they've hopped off now.

Rachael said...

Oh Hecky thump!!I hope it doesn't take long to sort it!!

Michelle said...

Hopefully you have it all under control now. Enjoy the stitching!

Heidi said...

Oh that stinks! I hate frogs too.I hope the frogs leave you soon. I don't know whats going on with that chart though, sounds confusing as it is.

Lillie said...

So sorry the frog came to visit.

crazybeads said...

Oh dear how annoying ......don't we all hate it when this happens...
I'm one to stick to the frogging before stopping and that makes me so late at times.If I didn't do that I would find it hard to pick up the ptoject again..must sleep on correctly stitched work..my own worst emeny..te he

Annette said...

A.. Damn, frogging is so @#$%^&^%.
Hope you can chance it soon in the right color...

Annie said...

Now that is annoying! It's like the frogs coming from all sides. But you've had pretty good luck with this project so far and you're close to the end. So at least not too much more chance of frogs on this one.

Carol said...

It must have been the day for frogs to visit, because I got one of my own yesterday...I discovered that after two hours of stitching with one color, I was using the wrong one!Totally my fault. That is why I don't normally stitch at night--just don't do a good job with these old eyes :) Have fun ripping out--I'll be right there with you!

Pumpkin said...

That darn frog!!!! At least you can blame RTR for sending that one ;o)

Julie M said...

That really bites! And am I dumb or something but the correction doesn't seem to have the correct information either?

Sorry the frog came a visiting, hope he's moved on now.

Mel said...

Darn frogs.
Do hope you can figure it all out.

Christine said...

Aaargh, how frustrating! I'll have to remember that if I ever get that far on mine

Lainey said...

It sure sucks Sharon doesn't it, those darn frogs took a little trip to Scotland last night and jumped right all over my stitching too....aaarrrrgggghhh!

Lizy said...

Hi,
I hope there is no more mistakes and fun stitching.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I hate frogs, pesky little critters, but even more so when I am not at fault ((((HUGS))))

Julie said...

ohhhh bother!

Rachel S said...

I know what you are going through. I had to restitch one of my Boo clubs yesterday because the chart was wrong. I am sending the frog far away!

Hoping it goes better.