Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A New Start?

Yesterday was another Talons home game. Since Rick was off playing on his motorcycle with friends I took advantage of being husband-less and went stash shopping at The Silver Needle before the game! I had to spend the gift certificate Jessie bought me for Mother's Day, right?

I had a blast without someone waiting for me to finish...one always feels rushed; do you? I took my time and searched out a few things I just had to have. The first thing that really caught my eye was this Sisters and Best Friends chart Summer Joy. Love the colors and the bumblebees! I've always admired those S&BF designs I've seen others working on but I have never stitched one. This chart was so enticing I actually bought fabric and the Gentle Arts threads needed! The fabric I chose is a 28 count Jobelan called African Daisy...just yummy. I've been looking for another (yes, another, omg) WIP; have I found it?
I did have a couple of other charts picked out but those went back on the shelf when I found When Barnabee Met Bella by Just Nan. It is super hard to resist Just Nan designs. I love biscornus and this one is really detailed; not sure when I'll start it.
When I was finished with my stash shopping I made a trip to Barnes and Noble to see if they had any good magazines...they had good ones but they were all ones I already had...I ended up buying The Norton Trilogy by Peter Gethers. These are the bestselling The Cat Who... books -three in one Volume. I'm looking forward to reading it. Rick met me at the game and we had a good time. The Talons won...we did lose a game last weekend; I almost cried! But it looks like the team has pulled it together again.
A picture to prove I actually stitch; not just buy stash! I've done a bit of work on Peacock Cypher. You can read more about this on the Peacock SAL blog; after I finish this post...
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A big thanks to everyone leaving comments; you really brighten my days!

18 comments:

saras said...

I've stitched on that fabric before.. African Daisy! I love it!

KarenV said...

Lovely progress on Peacock Cypher!

The African Daisy fabric looks perfect with those threads - very pretty!

deibpia said...

Love those projects. I must put Summer Joy on my wish list.
Love your WIP

Annie said...

Very nice charts and the peacock is coming along nicely. I love Just Nan charts.

Rachael said...

Daffycat!! Have you seen the new freebie here ~http://www.debbiecripps.co.uk:80/free-chart.htm
I think you will like it.....;0)

Rachel S said...

Nice stash!

Barbara said...

I really love Peacock Cypher. :D

Julie said...

Peacock looks superb. Great stash purchases too, pretty fabric. I'm a JN fan too LOL

Pumpkin said...

I'd love to go to The Silver Needle! I always feel rushed too. Sigh. And my DH is patient. LOL!

Great stashing and your Peacock Cypher looks really good :o)

Karen said...

your Peacock looks great , nice stash

~Julie~ said...

Hiya Daffycat!! I ADORE that "Summer Joy" chart! I've never seen it before. Not only that but I've never even heard of Sisters and Best Friends before either. lol Sounds like I need to go prowling around more stitchy-places! We don't have an LNS here..just a NSLNS that I rarely get to visit, so I'll have to be sure to GO see if they have it! It's great. The floss is lovely, too!!

I'm glad you had a day to yourself to go shopping, relax, chillax, and enjoy the day! You've found some lovelies; yippee!!

The peacock piece is super awesome, too!! Thanks so much for blogging and sharing your progress on that, as well as your recent finds!! Happy stitching to you!


~Julie~

Jo said...

lovely stitching, i'll have to check out the Peacock SAL blog! I'm glad you enjoyed your stash shopping - my partner and fiends now know I need a good hour for a LNS....

Paisley said...

You picked out some very pretty projects! I'm so jealous that your LNS is The Silver Needle!

Elaine said...

Summer Joy and those threads and fabric look so yummy Sharon! Can';t wait to see this and the really pretty Biscournu all stitched up.

Hugs
Lainey

Lillie said...

Nice choice of stash.
Your peacock Sal looks good.

Lisa said...

WHAT, you mean you came down here and didn't let me know...whyy I oughtaaa...hehe am glad you had a good trip down..I love that biscornu..makes me want to do it

Sharon said...

Great stash!! I just found your blog and I've quickly learned that you'll be a wonderful "enabler". :) You do lovely work - I'll be back often to "visit".

staci said...

Your Peacock Cypher is gorgeous! Love the color too!