Last Sunday the group headed out to Belmont Park Raceway for a day of stitching, horses and betting stash amongst ourselves (a Metrostitcher specialty!). Were we all thrilled when Crafty Gem came from behind to win the 4th Race! No doubt our stitching inspired Crafty Gem's final push to win by a nose!
The stitching I brought with me is the next German Sampler Series release: The Queen's Garden. It was the first 'public viewing' of this new design-in-progress, seeming to be the perfect match for a day enjoying the Sport of Queens. I stitched a lot between races, and even expected to finish the model this week.
Unfortunately, I'm now frogging everything that I stitched that day! Somehow I made a huge counting error, compounded by not catching it for several days. Some designs just seem to attract more frogs in the initial stages than others.
Or maybe I was simply paying more attention to the horses and the stash bets than to my stitching?