Jan ......Thank you so much for the tutorial that Artlady posted (I saved it to look at later). I was hoping that I would not have to do the short rows not because I am lazy but I did try them and I always got a hole......so maybe doing them wrong. This is a simple pattern and I have had nothing but trouble with it. I hate to feel defeated but it is so frustrating to me right now that is is probably time to put it aside and do something else.
Thank you also MerigoldinWA. It won't beat me.........just think I need time away!
Many thanks to all that helped!!!!