Yesterday while I was in the waiting room waiting for my DD to be in the recovery room, I worked on the Christmas Blackwork Cat from the JCS ormament issue. In the hour and a half I was stitching (minus 15 minutes for a smoke break) I got the entire border done. Then, who should appear but the nasty green skinned wart spreading FROG! The last stitch did not connect to the first stitch which was the cat's ear. So I started counting to find the error. Of course, it is way back at the base of the front paw where I put in 6 stitches instead of 5 so I had to frog everything I had done thus far in the waiting room that morning plus some I had finished the day before.
I refused to let that get me down though. So after dinner last night, I put my day light lamp in the living room, sat down to watch tv and stitch. I got the entire outline, which is 2 threads done and this time it lined up perfectly! Even more, I got the filler pattern completed inside the tail. I am very proud of myself. I do not have pictures yet because my DH took the camera to work with him today so I will try to post pics tomorrow.
After I finished the filler pattern on the tail, I picked up the Christmas Bell thread crochet ornament I started. I completed it, but it is lopsided. Upon re-reading the chart I realized there is a printing error back in the first row. Chain 32, double crochet in 4th chain from hook and in each chain accross. Total 30 double crochets. Ummmm..32 minus 4 is 28, not 30. But, since I finished the bell and it doesn't look too bad I did not bother frogging it (I just didn't have the heart to!). Instead I made a note on the pattern and started a new one! I am still fairly new to thread crochet but I think I'm doing pretty good.
I have completed another doily/coaster. It looks like a sun almost because it has stitches that stick off the outside edge in triangular points. I really like it! Again I don't have pics because DH took the camera to work, but I will put pics up tomorrow!
I'm going to try to add links to the blogs I've been reading. I hope it works!