I did this as a fun Birthday gift for a friend, who loves this character and purple!
I used Pearl Cotton, white Aida cloth (14 count), and lots and lots of patience when the frog came for a visit!!
I wanted him more centred near the bottom then the top. The first row row was a pain since his left side was down lower then his right so I had to make sure I was counting correctly when making the first stitches. But I did miss count and finally figured out that I needed 12 white squares from the hoop to the first stitch instead of 11. Whoops!
These are the first row and the beginning of the second for his left foot.
And here is the row beginning the bottom of the heart and his other foot.
More rows completed!
Here he is soaking in water. I backstitched the lettering using the technique that was taught in the other class!
And he’s back in the frame ready for the backing!
I have a bad habit of cutting in the wrong place so the bottoms are a bit short, so that made the sewing of the fabric a bit of a challenge.
And here is the backing all finished!!
Thank you very much Dana Batho for making cross stitch easy to understand and to put into practice!!