Be sure to visit Penny Black's challenge to see what the DT has done for this week's challenge requiring stitching -- faux, by hand, or machine. I love playing with words and this was a perfect opportunity when I couldn't help but think about the old adage "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine." Enqueries seem to indicate that this old English Proverb was first recorded in Thomas Fuller's Gnomologia, Adagies and Proverbs, Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British, 1732. You can understand why I was unable to include the title on the book that this wise frog is holding. Here Penny Black's frog is reading from Gnomologia.... and you are guided to his thought bubble (Stampendous) by gems as he quotes that very proverb written by my hand. The clock is striking nine and is bound by black cord to match the hand (faux) stitched edges. Other features are: Sizzix for the clock and frame, computer "Old English Proverb" and Cuttlebug embossed background. Thanks for your time.