SAL 62: froggit, froggit

In, and then out again…

I’ve done more stitching than it appears this time. I got a block of pale green done top leftish, but there was a problem. I’m not using exactly the same colours as the design as I can’t get them here. My colour substitutions just looked wrong in this particular area, so I pulled a load of stitches out and replaced them with an alternative green which I feel looks better. It’s a slight deviation from the design, but I’m happier with it.

Here’s where I’d got to last time:

And here’s where I am now.

Do go and have a look at what the others in the group are working on. We’re all over the world and in different time zones, so if you don’t see a SAL post yet, pop back later.

AvisClaireGunCaroleLucyAnn, JessSue,
CindyHelenStephLinda, Mary Margaret, Heidi,
Jackie, Sunny, HayleyTony, Megan and Timothy

The next SAL is due on 27 May, so I’ll see you then.

41 thoughts on “SAL 62: froggit, froggit

  1. lucyannluna says:

    I like the new green much better. It will look fantastic

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    It looks good. Good call.

  3. claire93 says:

    I can’t tell which is the new green to be honest . . . my eyes are drawn to the purple ^^

  4. Good on you for tackling the problem straightaway. I think I will end up ripping out all of my needlepoint before I restart, but there will be many years of procrastination first.

  5. kathyreeves says:

    Frogging on canvas does not sound pleasant at all! But now you will go on, happy with your color choice again, and without that niggling feeling of I should have. It looks great, Kate!

  6. Your patience paid off. It’s looking even more beautiful!

  7. It is so hard sometimes trying to match colors when you dont have access to the right colors. I think it is lovely!

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you! Sometimes you just have to make a leap of faith and trust that your choices will work. In this case, they didn’t, but the solution was pretty simple: just change the pattern!

  8. Lindashee says:

    It’s looking gorgeous, I couldn’t even tell you were using approximate colours. Nice work !

    • katechiconi says:

      The original colours are softer, the book has a photo of the finished thing and it has a more vintage look, but mine will fade in time after a few years in Queensland sunshine 🙂

  9. It’s so smart to make the change rather than have doubts about it! I think it looks great but my eyes were also drawn to the purple first.

    • katechiconi says:

      Once I’ve got a bit more done, I don’t suppose I’ll notice or remember, but it annoyed me to have made good progress and then have to reverse such a long way :-/

  10. JJ Crafts says:

    Ah. Having to frog so much is annoying but it looks great now and I’m sure you’ll be much happier about stitching it than if you hadn’t changed

  11. tonymarkp says:

    Although a difficult decision, I also think it was the right one. It looks great with that shade.

  12. Christina says:

    Beautiful as always. Frogging is never fun, but you gotta go with your gut feeling! Looks good so far 🙂

  13. magpiesue says:

    Oh dear. But ya gotta do what ya gotta do! It sounds like you’re much happier with it now, which is the most important thing.

  14. rutigt says:

    You should do what your heart tell you and then it will be perfect!!! So nice!

  15. good progress and great news that the quilt made so much money for a very worthy cause.

    • katechiconi says:

      Indeed! I’m really happy that they’re still finding buyers. If the market ever gets saturated, we may have to find a new cause and new colour!

  16. craftycreeky says:

    It’s beautiful, I don’t envy you unpicking tapestry wool, it looks perfect though so it was obviously the right decision 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      It wasn’t good, you end up with a fluffy, knotted mess where the fibres get terribly frayed. But I felt a big sense of relief when it was done, so I knew I’d done the right thing!

  17. Carole says:

    Shame you had to frog, but you have to be happy with it otherwise there’s no point.

  18. Debbierose says:

    Yes frogging is taken on by everyone occasionally. Still its looking excellent Kate

  19. lbick says:

    The new green looks great, to bad you had to frog it though.

  20. rosejasm says:

    How frustrating not having access to the colours, it shows great skill that you have been able to adapt, still loving this flower!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s useful as an exercise, certainly, as going forward I’d like to stitch this pattern again in *completely* different colours, and this way I’m training my brain to ‘see’ the substitutions 🙂

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