She did it…she did it…

I didn’t think she’d do it but indeed she did… (my apologies to Frederick Loewe). So, the big news is… I fixed it! Witness:

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I tried to darn it – but just ended up swearing (I think I figured out how it started being called ‘darning’). I just couldn’t wrap my brain around duplicate stitch from left to right. THEN I read the directions again – slowly this time – and found the step I missed: turn your work upside down so you continue to work right to left. *smacks forehead* ow.  Someday maybe I’ll learn how to read directions…

So, next time I find a hole in my sockage I might be able to do the darning (after the screaming stops, that is). Thanks to Deb and Alison for sending me in the direction of the HJS Studio site – and to everyone else who told me where to go…er, I mean told me where to look for directions on the darning and for all the moral support ;o)