And this is less than the normal. Time to stow this and tackle the greens, garlands and trees!
I took a good hard look at the piece out of the hoop and realized I had orientated the fabric wrong. It is a rectangle with 165W by 205H. Just a quick 90 degree rotation should not have made such a difference in the visual appearance. Back in the hoop, turned the right way and I am off to the races.....so far so good and much easier now. I didn't even bother frogging the corner stitched on the wrong side. I think the fabric is so taunt now that has made all the difference. Spoiler alert! This is the Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler. I haven't seen any other pix on the internet and don't know if it is taboo to be posting it. Mea Culpa if it is. I just got an email from my LNS that Part Two is in the mail which leads me to believe that anyone else who signed up has to be way past the point I am at. So glad this is now working out.....one night I just gave up and drink a glass of Pinot Noir instead of stitching! Hmmmm, not necessarily a bad thing.
Back to the undecorating and them some stitching time tonight.