Sunday, July 30, 2023

Lily Pad Frog stitch-a-long

Hi everyone! I've decided to make a switch in the hopes that I will finish my new project in time for Kaffe Fassett's lecture in October. But before that, I decided to get my Christmas Holly piece past the halfway point. 

Here's where that was last time: 

There wasn't much stitching needed to get through half of the pattern. 

I'm going to set this aside until mid-October, which probably means not finishing it in time for Christmas. But Christmas happens every year, right? 

As I mentioned last time, my new project is this lovely Lily Pad Frog, an Ehrman kit. 

I started working on it a couple of weeks ago, and the stitching is GLORIOUS. It's 10-count fabric, which is huge... and it's just one stitch rather than cross stitch. The wool is lovely, too. Sure, identifying the different greens will be challenging, but so far I'm really enjoying it. 

By our next check in, I hope to have finished the pale yellow stitching, and the next darkest green as well. I also want think about what stitch to do on the background... I love the idea of adding texture and not just a sea of tent stitch... but I don't want it to overwhelm the frog. We shall see.

In the meantime, don't forget to check out the amazing projects my fellow stitchers are working on -- I love seeing what they're up to! Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, KathyMargaret, Heidi, JackieMegan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, Cathie, LindaHelenCindy, and Mary Margaret.


  1. Woah that frog is going to be magnificent. I can see why you had to put the stocking on hold. Two beautiful projects and some lovely progress made. Can't wait to see what you decide for the background of the frog

  2. Ooh the frog is gorgeous, mind you I love the holly too, that's beautiful.

    1. Forgot to put my name! Margaret, AKA the crafty creek

  3. I am loving this cute little frog. Is this called needlepoint? Oh I do hope you can finish the holly for 'this' Christmas as it is so lovely and a favorite of mine. (It's odd my comment is also showing as anonymous for you, I don't think it was always like that) anyway ~ its me Sharon - nwpaintedlady

  4. good idea to swap over and work on that frog. October isn't far away.

  5. You've got a great incentive to get on with the frog. It's looking gorgeous already! I still the holly as well :-)

  6. That needlepoint frog is adorable. I hope you finish it in time for the lecture. Enjoy your stitching!

  7. These are both fun projects, but Mr. Frog is just sailing along!