Sunday, July 10, 2011

Meet Frieda

Someone recently asked me what I meant by "frogging".  I figured there might be others who aren't familiar with the phrase, so here is an explanation. 

"Frogging " is a slang term used by stitchers to refer to removing stitches--when you take out a stitch out you have to rip, so you rip it, rip it, rip it!  (Get it?  A frog says ribbet, ribbet, ribbet.)  I don't know who first coined the phrase "frogging" when referring to ripping out your stitches.  Some people instead refer to  this process as "reverse stitching".

Below is a photo of Frieda, my cute stuffed frog.  At the time I took the photograph, Frieda was sitting on the love seat where I stitch, but she is now upstairs on a shelf in my office.  As long as she stays out of my stitching, I don't care where she goes.

We have just updated the teaching page of my website. Classes are scheduled in Florida, Delaware, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Colorado.  You can see project photos, detailed descriptions, and contact information on my website.  Several of the hosts haven't yet decided on their projects.  I'll update my website when they have made their decisions.

I'm currently working on a new teaching project that will premier at the Inn Stitches Spring Fling in May 2012.  I'll also be developing a new mini-project for The Sampler Guild of the Rockies in April 2013.


CalamityJr said...

Freida's really cute. Too bad she thinks she has to misbehave if allowed to be near your stitching!

Margaret said...

I remember Frieda! lol! I hope she stays out of your stitching from now on! I have to go check out your teaching schedule....

Marian said...

Thank you Ellen

Mouse said...

awww poor Freida being banished from the stitching room (don't send her here ;) love mouse xxx

Marilyn said...

Freida is too cute Ellen.
She just couldn't be giving you any hassles! lol