February 29, 2012

Random Afternoon Question

In one of our email conversations, my friend Vanessa, popped this question...

Ever have a project that just kicked your ass until you frogged it all, stomped on it, and put it away?

I wracked my brain trying to answer this, but came up with nothing. How 'bout you guys?

31 comments :

Jenny said...

Hmmm, not frogged and stomped on, but I have put plenty of them away. Some of them, I have finally admitted to myself, will probably never get done, even though I really should.
The main example is this stamped cross-stitch kit that DH bought for me back in the days when I was a poor student. He didn't have much money either, so he really splurged to make me happy. I always think of that one with a twinge of guilt - I really should finish it based on its history alone!
Great question, can't wait to see what other stitchers say! :-)

Kim said...

A project, as in just one?! I have an entire room filled with projects in various stages of incompletion. Sigh.

♥ Nia said...

Nope!
But I had one that I threw away without even frogging! LOL
I was stitching one Hello Kitty, a big Hello kitty on white fabric.. white on white...
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh...
...you get the point ;) heheheh

lynda said...

I've never frogged the whole thing or stomped on any :) but I've put some away...never to be sen again! I don't think I'd waste the time frogging anything that I was never going to stitch on again. That stomping does sound interesting though!

StitchyWoman said...

There was a little rose to be stitched in silk on this insanely fine piece of silk gauze; impossible to see. I still have it buried in a drawer somewhere. It's all knotted in the back. Maybe someday I'll try to fix it, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Daffycat said...

Well...there was the one I threw in the driveway and repeatedly drove the car over & over...





JUST KIDDING!!!




But it has been really close a few times.

Lonneke said...

@Daffycat: ROFLMAO!

Well, there's one project...
no frogging and stomping though, but...witnesses said things about stuff flying across the room and some weird grunts and noises...
but I can't recall any of that...

Oh, it had something to do with a samurai, a mighty one? By dimensions maybe..

Shelleen said...

I have never had that happen. But I have been tired of pieces heavy in confetti and had to put away for a long time.

TammyK said...

Not any that I've frogged and threw away but I have had a couple that I didn't like the way it was looking and trashed them.

Maggee said...

Yes. Several!

Maggee said...

oops--hit the button by accident. I just recently decided to cut a BAP short, and end it where it is... needs a bit of frogging and a bit of stitching to make it into something smaller but nice. What was I thinking??? Hugs!

~*Shar*~ said...

Never frogged it all; but I've thrown a few across the room..LOL

Hugs, Shar

Susan said...

Yep! Taj Mahal Mandala. Short story long - I decided to give HDFs a try and bought the conversion. Didn't like stitching with them, didn't like the actual conversion and on top of it all I made a HUGE mistake. I set it in the corner, finally saved up enough to order a new piece of fabric and the kit from ECC. I didn't frog out what I had done, I cut what I had done out and am saving the rest of the fabric for something.

Edo said...

Oh yes! and just when I finished frogging and restitching I realized that I have done the samething over again......urrggh!

Anne said...

Mmmm....nope! I do have 1 project I started when I was 16 and have worked on periodically over the last 16 years but never finished it! Does that count? I have frogged out the gold kreinik a billion times..and it's stitched on super stiff aida :P

HMBW!!

Love daffycat's comment ROFL!!!!!!!!!!

Yvon (jioya) said...

I did, and it is still somewhere, it's a kit i bought when i was about 16 and the fabric is terrible, very loose.
I don't think i will ever finish it!!!

Hugs Yvon.

Veronica said...

Not exactly but there was an LHN that I stitched about a third way through. I ended up hating the fabric so much that I restitched the whole thing again on another piece of fabric. Finished the second start. As for the first? Didn't bother frogging it and til this day remains deep within the confines of my stash box...

Though come to think of it, there's a Silver Lining piece that I did a conversion for... Ended up disliking it after a while. I doubt that will see the light of day again :P

Hugs,
Veronica.

Andie said...

No............ but I'm thinking of it :(

Agi said...

After several years of not stitching I restarted with some lemon/orange design, and I left it there for a few years. When I re-restarted stitching 2 years ago I realised I used a terrible aida, 6(!) strands of floss, so I frogged the whole thing and gave the fabric for my niece to play with...

Kielrain said...

Oh dear yes.... The same project, three times. I still haven't gotten the courage to try a fourth. Oh... it is Peacock Tapestry. So pretty, and so evil.

Maureen said...

Had a couple I have given up with - my first HAED, Queen of Hearts, realised at my rate of stitching it was going to take in the region of 40 years to complete - gave that up after page 2..

A computer generated chart that i started for my daughter - binned after realising it was not looking anything like it should

Most frustrating to stitch on though was a Tatty Teddy i did for my sister - omg the shades of grey and backstitch on that would tip you over the edge...

Rachel said...

I had to think a bit, I have never actually stomped on one, but I do have one that I have frogged numerous times and eventually put it away. That would be Patriotic Barn by Stoney Creek. I have a mistake in a grass area and no matter how much I frog, I keep either making the same mistake or something. I gave up. Someday I will bring it back out to finish, but not for a long time.

Kate said...

I don't care to admit defeat! There are some projects that have been rested longer than others but I hven't given up on them yet.

Kimberly said...

I started working on Lavendar & Lace's "Celtic Spring" and for some reason, lost interest...so I pulled out the 30-some stitches I'd put in, bagged up the pattern and fabric and hid it in my stash. :) No stomping, though. Then I'd started a baby blanket Winnie-the-Pooh kit...realized I needed a big floor stand thingy to hold the blanket...pulled out what little stitches I did and hid it away. Maybe I'll ebay that off? LOL

Love your blog! I've followed for a while but never commented. (shame on me) Thanks for visiting mine yesterday! :)

Sarah said...

I've only done it once, with an old Winnie the Pooh kit someone had given me. The thread and fabric in it was just so bad that it was almost unstitchable. I still have it, but I'm still very tempted just to throw the whole thing in the bin!

Ewa said...

I can't say I have. I have an old project - my second cross stitch ever - that I haven't worked on in years and will need to frog bits and pieces of (my x's face DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS!) but never the whole thing.

Ewa said...

Wait, no, scratch that - Dark Queen from HAED. But I will just restart that one.

geeky Heather said...

OH YES. That is, if by "frogged," you mean, "threw up against a brick wall." That would be a temari ball I was trying to wrap with a metallic thread. One too many times, the threads slipped off, and I finally threw it against the corner of a brick wall a couple times (we were living in a loft at the time), until it was good and dented (styrofoam ball) and then dumped it in the trash and started over. CATHARTIC, I AM TELLING YOU.

weustygirl said...

I have never frogged one that I havent liked but I admit that I have thrown one away. It was my first "big" project that I ever tried to do and it was awful, I had no idea what I was doing and it was a mess!!! When I discovered that I still had it 10 years later after 3 moves, a wedding and a child I saw how rough it was and threw it straight in the bin. I think I threw the pattern away too cause it was a case of "what were you thinking???" Part of me wishes I had kept it so I can compare how much I have improved :)

SoCal Debbie said...

I was working on an ugly stamped cross stitch off and on for over 10 years. I really didn't like it, but it was a gift for my grandma. It was a tree with the names and birthdays of all her grandkids and great-grandkids. I was finally down to the tree trunk, almost finished the stupid thing, and had it in the car with me to show my friend. But I was hit by a drunk driver and my car rolled several times and caught on fire. I got out but the car exploded and burned up. I was actually relieved that I didn't have to stitch on that stupid tree anymore! I had taken progress pics, so I printed a photo and framed that instead. My 100-year-old grandma doesn't know the difference. Ha!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

SoCal Debbie wins in my opinion!
I'm so glad she escaped unharmed, I can just imagine the tree rising out of the car saying "you can't get rid of me that easily".
The worst project I have unfinished is on really hard scratchy aida. I have a burn mark on my wrist from it rubbing against me. Stitching injury! Because it's stitched with variegated red I don't even want to risk washing it to soften it as I bet it'll run like mad.