I joined Gardenmamas artful stone swap with the idea it would give me the motivation to try out Margie's crocheted pattern for covering stones found at the Purl Bee. After all...who hasn't seen all the beautiful stones she has transformed? Gorgeous, right? And impossible to get as they sell out so quickly from her etsy shop. Well, it seemed easy enough. I know some basic crochet stitches. I was ready to learn...but for some reason I could not get it right. I tried and tried and tried and each time resulted in something completely different than the previous one. I know this comes from being too distracted and unable to focus on the pattern as it's pretty basic and straightforward. But I'll have to save that tutorial for another time. The swap is meant to be mailed out today. I'll have to go for plan B. Hope I get it right this time.