Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, May 6, 2010

To Frog or Not to Frog, That is the Question

I am an hour from finishing the May Snapper block when I notice a blankety blank blank blankie blank FROG! OMFG I stitched the ENTIRE freakin' block one stitch too close to April. I was so freaked out I set it aside and came to you for solace. I need hugs.

Now, what's to do? Do I frog this entire block? The one I'm so happy with because I was going to be finished with it three weeks early? Or, should I leave it and figure out a way to make it work? Any ideas how to fix this? Help! I've added a poll to the sidebar. Please vote. And send hugs. I really need hugs.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

47 comments:

Mel said...

Tough call.
Probably if it's not too terrible and only one block I'd leave it.
however if frogging it and fixing it will only take one night... then maybe frog it?
so hard to decide... maybe if we can see it, it would be easier to decide?

Emily said...

wow, that's a tough one .. Part of me would just say oh well .. leave it .. but that perfectionist part of me couldn't let myself .. and I'd redo the whole thing :)

Good Luck!!

lynda said...

You will be the only one who even notices this, trust me. Just continue on...no frogging allowed!

Dee said...

Don't they all have to "line up". I think I vote to frog.


Sorryyy.

Kelly said...

Huge hugs!!!!!!!

Karen said...

"Redesiging" is what I call it and it makes your piece unique! I personally would leave it, but the fact that you asked what to do leads me to believe you won't be able to live with....you must make it right! So sorry though....

Patty C. said...

I would love to help you if I knew what in the world frog meant :) lol

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.

Just set a coaster on that part of the design lol

(Just try to grin and bear it - it will be all that sweeter when you do finish)

Take Care

Colorado Stitcher said...

will have to ponder your delema before I make any suggestions, but wanted to get a giant hug out to you now!!

Myra said...

Oh Sharon, here's a big old southern HUG from NC. Now, just breathe, rest, and don't look at it again tomorrow.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Oh Sharon, I'm so sorry, been there too! I won't presume to tell you what to do, you know better than I. But, I'm a wuss and couldn't move forward til Mr. Froggy paid a visit...

Plz let us know what you decide?

xoxo

valerie said...

Argh!! That sucks! *hugs*

Trust me...I can feel your pain.

Theresa said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the frog!!!! I hate when this happens!!!!
Is it like very obvious? Can you tell it is off? I guess it all depends on if this really bugs you....
Big HUG to you!!!

Kathryn said...

I hate to say this, but will you be able to look at this piece after it is finished, knowing that there is a mistake? Will you abandon further stitching since you know there is one mistake? As someone who has frogged days worth of stitching, I know how hard this is, but in my case, having a serious, obvious mistake is worse than restitching. That said, I have left a few stitches that were "wrong" if I really can't see them in the looking at the whole design.

mbroider said...

Have voted!! Hugs to you dear... And some kicks to that frog...

Kttycat said...

Oooh that's a tough one. As my mom always tells me, "If it's going to keep you up at night thinking about it, then fix it"

Annette said...

OMG that's so awfully...
Hope you make there right choose.
Good luck with it...

Billie said...

Sending lots of hugs from Germany!!! I know exactly how you must feel.

Esther said...

OMFG!! Well girl....you definitely need some hugs!!! I hate it when things like this happen to me and no matter what kind of solution there is....my eyes always catch the mistake....

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( I hope the pic works ;) )

Elaine said...

Aww hug, hug, hug Sharon that darn frog needs a vacation..lol.
I;m one of those stitchers that would have to rip, rip, rip as it would drive me nuts everytime I looked at it.

Little Cat said...

I have voted. Soooo sorry about the frog. Sending you big hugs xxx

saras said...

show us a picture!

Kathy A. said...

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}
Does that help?

Annie said...

I'm a strong proponent fo the 'no frogging' philosophy. But I know you have that perfectionist streak, so maybe that's not the best solution for you.

Lynn said...

I'm sending hugs, many of them. I know the feeling of horror when you spot something like this. When it's an area this large I will do anything to avoid frogging. A friend once told me that that's what makes a piece personal. If you can fix it without changing the overall look of the piece then go for it. I put my two cents in the vote. Good luck with your decision.

Olenka's Stitches said...

I am so sorry to hear about your frog's visit. If I were you, I would restitch the blog because you will waste more time on figuring out what to do and how and later you might have another mistake of that one little stitch.I would also mark all the blocks on the fabric before stitching.
A huge hug for you!

Sue said...

I hope this helps....HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG,
HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG,
HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG, HUG.

Berit said...

Noooo!!!

I know you can/should make it work! You were early! So early!!

lenna said...

Daffycat ~ They, the old people, used to stitch a mistake on purpose so the devil could get out of that stitchery. Strange huh? I vote for leave it. Besides, it would probably show that you took out the whole block. No?
Love that frog but does he have to visit so often? He has been at my house a lot lately! Scram I say!
Oh, my address is 1209 Wedgewood Dr. Waco, Texas
76712 what is yours?
Take care and good luck with your problem I know you will solve it. Love your crabby one I am doing it but with Knee ~ Hi so sick and dying I have let it slip by. Now I have to pick it up again and try and catch up.
Take care and God Bless ~
Great stitching as always.
Lenna

Pumpkin said...

Oh Sharon!!!! :o( ((((HUGS))))

I'm anal retentive so unfortunately I would rip it all out...only after I've said a few choice words and walked away from the projects for a few days ;o)

Nick said...

Oh man, I hate when that happens! Once on a Prairie Schooler project I stitch almost an entire block 1 to the right of the block above it, and I frogged the whole thing and started over. It would personally drive me crazy to know that it was off, even if no one else could really tell. lol But if you can live with it and make it work I say leave it. Either way know that I understand your pain! lol

Carolyn NC said...

(((Big hugs))) So sorry - can you manage to delete that one line of stitching and then make it work out by pulling and fixing a few more? So that you'll have the right amount of room - clear as mud? How bout posting a pic - might be easier to make suggestions.

Melanie said...

Well, I know when this happens to me it comes down to how much it is going to be a permanent thorn in the side if I do a work-around. Meaning you can usually 'fix' it in such a manner that no one *else* will notice the issue but if all *YOU* see is error error error every time you look it, for however many years you have it around.............then frog it.

Annemarie said...

Oh, my darling girl, I'm sorry to be laughing over your woes, but I can't help it. It's the way you write about it :o) Don't worry about the boo-boo. Leave it as it is. This is the way it's supposed to look, otherwise you would have stitched it differently. That's my motto.

Deb said...

UGH! Frogs! I don't know what you should do. Why don't you look at it for a couple days - if it still bothers you, take it out (although that's painful to even put into writing).

Rachel S said...

If it being wrong would grate on your nerves, take it out. If not, leave it in.

K-G Knitter said...

That's just awful! I feel your pain. If it was me, I'd have to frog the whole thing, but I'm... particular, overly so. If you can make it work, where YOU will be happy with it, then don't frog. But, if it's the kind of thing that will drive you nuts, and make this sit in a drawer unframed or finished for years, then frog it.

kimstitch3 said...

I suggest you leave it. all stitcher,those that have been stitching for ages and the new stitchers too make mistakes.It gives samplers a unique look when they misspell something or stitch too close to something on a chart.gives it character.Besides you worked too hard to start over now.Love,Kimberly
tell the frog to go along and bug someone else now.lol

Carol said...

Oh, that ugly frog! Why does he always seem to make his appearance when things are going along smoothly...

Knowing me, I would have to fix it...But, I agree with Deb--leave it a few days and then decide.

Missy Ann said...

You poor thing! But on that piece, I think you're gonna have to frog it. It'll stick out if the block size isn't the same as all the others. Hopefully you can just frog the border and leave the insides alone?

Donna said...

I say leave it, but without seeing it is hard to say.
Big, big Texas hugs!

Denise said...

Is it a case of 'no one will notice but you'? If it isn't a big, obvious boo-boo, I'd leave it.
I, too, have read that in some areas of the world, especially where rugs are loomed by hand, one
mistake is always included. The reason: only God is perfect.
Best wishes,
Denise

Christine said...

HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG HUG
Better?
I'd leave it, I'm definitely a "work round it" kind of girl

Julie said...

{{Huggy hug hug}} .... i would have for frog it, my eye would go straight to it every time i picked the project up.

Only you can decide!

Becky K in OK said...

I know what I'd HAVE to do. Frog it, because I don't have sense enough to make the correction correctly!

If you can make it look ok, go ahead.

Maggie said...

To frog or not to frog... If you can live with it then i'd leave it, but if like me you will keep looking at it then i'd frog - a pain in the backside i know but you'll feel much better about the piece, just my opinion though.

Wishing you a no froggy week to come :-)

Lisa said...

First of all {{{hugs}}}. Second of all if it were me I'd frog it because it will throw the rest of the design off and it would always bug me. Just MHO for what it's worth.

Kat said...

My grandmother once told me she always left one stitch half crossed because of her superstitions. I don't remember what the superstition was, but she always said it was good to leave one little "mistake" so it would never be "perfect". I remember that every time I am tempted to frog because of a minor boo-boo that leaving it would be a tribute to my dear Grandmother. Perhaps she just hated frogging, too!