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armywife
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Joined: 07 Nov 2009
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Location: Madison, MS
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7:56 pm Nov 15, 2009

You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the suggestions on hand creams to try. On the utter cream--which formulation do you recommend?

I've spent some time today UNDOING stitches that I accidentally did as whole x's and they were supposed to be half stitches! And I did almost the whole symbol (until I ran out of thread). I spent 2.5 hrs in the doctor's office with my daughter who was diagnosed with the H1N1 flu, so I spent that time starting to undo my mess. It looks fine to all but me, but it would drive me nuts knowing it was wrong. And I was almost finished until I realized this! (This is Christmas stocking for my daughter). I will have to say that I put the stitches in very well! It is much more fun stitching than "unstitching." Can't wait to get done.

I went to Michael's tonight and bought a "seam ripper with threader," new needles, scissor holder. I'm hoping the seam ripper helps with my removal project.

Thanks again,
Pam
rifestitch
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Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 639
Location: North of Atlanta
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10:46 am Nov 16, 2009

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Originally posted by armywife
You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the suggestions on hand creams to try. On the utter cream--which formulation do you recommend?


Pam


Whatever comes in the tube Smile One by my stitching spot, one in my desk drawer at work.

Good luck with the frog attack - we know no one else will know, but we will, huh? Though my huge frog in a piece I completed years ago is now completely vanished - I don't even know if I could find it if I compared the chart side by side to the stitching - but ti took a long time for it to go away Smile I could never find the beginning, or I would have fixed it - so I fudged instead Smile Or to be more accurate, I modified it...
kmcecelia
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Joined: 04 Nov 2009
Posts: 63
Location: St. Paul, MN
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2:08 pm Nov 16, 2009

Good luck with the frog attack - we know no one else will know, but we will, huh?

Not unlike something I just finished for my sister-- a Dimensions kit that had a butterfly and a bunch of postcards of France. After I finished the butterfly (conveniently in the middle of the 5x7 design), the right half of the picture and about 1/4 of the left, I discovered that I had accidentally miscounted by ONE stitch and moved the entire left half over by one. Definitely had to fudge (modify) that one. Drove me crazy, though no one other than me knows where it was. First time for everything Sad

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armywife
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Location: Madison, MS
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5:55 pm Nov 16, 2009

I wondered where the phrase "frog attack" came from--sounds like an original. Glad I'm not the only one who does this. I would probably fudge the one-stitch-over thing, too. I count and recount so many times that, not only am I probably going half blind, but usually get on the right spot at a very slow rate of speed compared to others. (The OCD kicking in.)

I explained to my daughter that when I am done redoing the "frog" on the stocking, and I ask her how it looks, she had better not say anything remotely sounding like: "I really can't tell the difference." I told her to make a big fuss over how much better it looks. I think she will after seeing my frustration with it. BYW, this stitch/thread remover thing is a great help! Well worth the $2.99 or whatever I paid for it. Helping keep me sane during the process.

-Pam
Patricia
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Joined: 08 Jan 2009
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Location: Florida and Ontario
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7:24 pm Nov 16, 2009

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I wondered where the phrase "frog attack" came from--sounds like an original. Glad I'm not the only one who does this. I would probably fudge the one-stitch-over thing, too. I count and recount so many times that, not only am I probably going half blind, but usually get on the right spot at a very slow rate of speed compared to others. (The OCD kicking in.)

I explained to my daughter that when I am done redoing the "frog" on the stocking, and I ask her how it looks, she had better not say anything remotely sounding like: "I really can't tell the difference." I told her to make a big fuss over how much better it looks. I think she will after seeing my frustration with it. BYW, this stitch/thread remover thing is a great help! Well worth the $2.99 or whatever I paid for it. Helping keep me sane during the process.

-Pam


After a few mistaken placements, I was glad to learn abut gridding right here on this site. I do that a lot now. It takes time, but saves a lot of errors and frustration in the long run. I also have a lopesided butterfly and am not sure how to "fudge it". but that is a piece that is buried way down on the bottom of the to do pile.
Alanna
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Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 633
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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10:13 pm Nov 16, 2009

I tried stitching in-hand once myself and just about went mad. I absolutely need tension and all the edge bits out of my way. I like hoops and Q-snaps but have a groovy homemade scroll frame for anything big, i.e. all SQ patterns!
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