First I have to share my progress on Emerald Mermaid and then I will explain my title. So here is where I am on Emerald since starting her on January 1, 2013:
She is coming along beautifully. I love all of the colors in her. But this piece sure has had some challenges. Mainly the fabric. Here is my latest mishap with the fabric:
Do you see that hole to the right of the frog? Yep, the frog did it! He is my magnet that holds my needle when I am not using it. When I scrolled up my fabric last week to continue stitching, I forgot to move him and yes…I rolled right over him and he poked a hole right in the fabric 😦 I will take some matching thread and do some whip stitching over it and hope that it will be ok. I think it is far enough to the right that it will be hidden behind the frame. I want to have her framed the same exact size as Mediterranean Mermaid, but if I have to go a little smaller to hide my mistake, I will. So, I had a visit from a frog of a different kind. I didn’t have to tear out stitches, but I did get a tear in my fabric. For some reason, I am not sure I was meant to do Emerald on this fabric. I probably should have gone with a beautiful Hand dyed piece from Stephanie, but this is the fabric that I had originally purchased for her so I wanted to use it up. Let’ s see if I can get to the end without any more mishaps 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to see what I have been up to.