Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Crabby Rabbits

It's been a while since you've gotten a glimpse of Crabby, hasn't it? May's stitching went pretty fast, especially considering I didn't get started on it until the 16th. This was a very quick and easy block and really fun to stitch. Hum, I'm not exactly pleased with the three-strand Lazy Daisies and I might pull them out and try two threads. What do you think?


Here is Crabby All Year to date. Cute! I wish I could put the buttons on already. I might have to get them out and see what they will look like...if I do I'll get a photo for you.

Now, this is supposed to be a stitch-a-long project but I'm not sure who's still with me. Updates please, girls!


It took me an hour to get a photo of mom & dad House finch, who have five eggs now. I sat in the chair on the patio waiting for them to come to the feeder. Although I could hear them on the roof above me chattering (perhaps discussing whether or not I was safe to eat in front of) they wouldn't land in front of the camera. I finally got tired of sitting there and went to look at my gardens. When I turned around I was able to snap this picture of the pair on the phone lines. That is dad on the right. Best I could do...sorry, Jo. Am I still forgiven?


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51 comments:

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Great pictures! I REALLY have to get back to my cross stitch. I think you've motivated me! Thanks!

Glenna said...

As you can imagine, I love the rabbit square, and bought the project for that. But there are 11other squares to stitch, unfortunately--I also stitched most of taxes. But the more I see of it on your site, the more I'm inclined to stitch it also.

And LOL about your "selective reduction" of the bird's nest.

D said...

I think the three strands make it look like he took a BIG mouthful --- just like a rabbit would in the garden.

Very cute rabbit --- as long as he's not feasting in MY garden.

Suzanne said...

I love the rabbits square! I think the 3 strands on the lazy daisy stitches looks just fine...

Missy Ann said...

I think the Rabbit! looks great as is. IIRC I used one strand on mine.

Theresa said...

This rabbit is soooo cute~~ i saw a whole bunch of them feasting on the lawn when I went for a walk last evening!!! That was the first time I ever saw so many of them all together at one time~ I guess they were having a family gathering as well!!

dianemi said...

Boy oh boy do I love this chart! Your stitches are just perfect. I like the three strands (and he looks soooo guilty)! :) Love him.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Crabby All Year looks so lovely. The rabbit is very funny and a little hungry. Maybe to leave the 3-strand Lazy Daisies for him?

Lindsay said...

Love the rabbit

Christine said...

Awesome progress on Crabby! I like the 3 strand lazy daisies, it makes the leaves look nice and full. I'm ashamed to show my progress, I'm still on March!

Chiloe said...

I like your crabby and the bunny looks great!!!

Can't believe you have 190 followers ! :-o Maybe the most I saw for a stitching blog ;-)

Jo said...

I agree with D - the thicker 3 strand lazy daisies make it look like he's having a good meal!

Great shot of the finches - birds are so difficult to get good photos of! (and thank you for taking so long to get one - I'd not meant it to be an onerous task!!)

Jo said...

I also meant to say - they look similar to some of our finches, but the male is much more red than I expected!

Tessa said...

I like your lazy daisies - they look very 3D and just like a mouthful of leaves should look :)

zoomcity said...

Your lazy daisies look terrific as is, don't rip them out.

Good job getting the picture of Mom and Dad House. :o)

Suzie said...

I think that the three strands adds some dimension and makes it look very leafy, just like when a bun eats and has all of the extra greens gathered around his mouth before quickly disappearing with each chew. Buns are SO cute! When I had a huge veggie garden, I would always plant extra so that we had enough to share. lol

Lots of people claim that birds are dumb, but it isn't just instinct that makes them come back to your boston fern every year. How wonderful that you provide a new plant for their return!

Very nice photos, too! And yes, birds are one of the most frustrating and uncooperative subjects to photograph! As you've found out, they are much more accomodating when they are still in egg form! lol

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your crabby bunny is great, even the lazy daisies. I'm with you , can't wait to see it with the buttons. CJ ok;-)

Kathy A. said...

Love your progress on Crabby all Year. I think that is just a riot each time I see progress.
I read back at your post on your dyed fabric. You came up with some gorgeous pieces with amazing colors.
Congrats - they are all stunning.

Lisa said...

I'm still here, officially - gotta get some more floss; two months behind, but I'm still working on it. :)

Karan said...

Cute rabbit - looks great as is. Enjoying watching this develop. Sounds like Momma & Poppa are going to be very busy soon. :0)

Lisa said...

It is good to see "crabby" project. I love the rabbit square - and think that 3 strands add dimension to the leaves in the rabbit's mouth. I enjoy being apart of the progress of this piece, thank you for sharing it on your blog.
Have a good day,
Lisa in CA

Shelleen said...

cute rabbit.

Stitcher from Wales said...

Haha, Like it! its coming on great!!

Mel said...

Great progress!
The birds are sooo cute. ;)

CindyMae said...

That is such a cute block! You are doing great on it!

Donna said...

I love crabby. And I think the stitches make him look like he is really eating lettuce, a lot of lettuce!
The birds are sweet~

Cindy F. said...

Too cute!!! 3 strands looks good to me:)

Deb said...

This is a really cute piece. I think, too, that three strands would look good too!

Julie said...

Mr Wabbit is adorable, i love him.

tkdquintmom said...

Leave the leaves! LOL..Looks like he shoved his mouth full before he turned around and got busted! I love how it looks, it made me laugh.

Suzanne said...

Great progress on this piece. I think the lazy daisy looks perfect.

Marie said...

What a guilty looking rabbit lol, I agree with everyone else, the 3 strands looks great. he reminds me of my english pointer when he is caught out doing something naughty - exact pose and expression lol

Cole said...

It's so cute! I think the 3-strand lazy daisies look good too. Love the rabbit, he looks so guilty, the "hand in the cookie jar" look, caught on fabric!

Sandra said...

Wow, haven't visit in a while, so many things happened since you abandoned your stitching!

Love your Wisteria Biscornu, is coming along nicely.

And what a great fun it is to hand dye fabric. Once I used food coloring. Still have a few pieces laying around.

Sorry for the baby bird :(

And, the crabby all year looks wonderful! You had a great idea SALing it.

Hugs from hot and cold Los Teques!!!

PaulineD said...

I love your Crabby All Year (hmm, something else to buy?!) and the 3 strands makes him look like he has lots in his mouth. Just right, I'd say!

Doris said...

oh the rabbit look so cute!, i think the lazy daisies look good. the cute face of the rabbit look so guiltie with the green leaves :D.

5 eggs? the family grow fast!.

Annie said...

I agree with the crowd. The 3 stranded loops make him all the more cute!

Carolyn NC said...

Great stitching - cute rabbit! Nice pics of your birdies!

Ranae said...

Funny bunny looks like he's caught, it looks great.

Tammy said...

I think it looks perfect! This is just so adorable!

Micki said...

I love the rabbit...so cute!
Micki

Cyndi said...

I finished May and June this past weekend - so now I'm up a month. I'll take it with me on my trip this summer and do June, July, and August. I agree about the buttons - I'm also waiting on the lines on the April tax form.

Siobhan said...

Wow, great progress! It's a super cute project... I just don't know if I could do the taxes block. LOL Love the bird photo!

Carolyn said...

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Pumpkin said...

Ohhhhh, I LOVE your Crabby!!!! I think the lazy daisy looks just fine. It definitely looks like grass :o) You must be very happy with your progress.

LOL! Birdies sure have a mind of their own. Glad to hear they still have their 'own' egss :o)

Sharon said...

It's looking wonderful! Great progress too.

Clare - Aimetu said...

"Crabby all Year" is looking really good - you can't help but smile at it so I'm not sure you would stay crabby for long LOL

Melanie said...

Cwabby wabbit looks gweat (in my best Elmer Fudd voice). Seriously, Crabby All Year is looking wonderful. I don't have the pattern at this time, but watching yours grow is making me itch to buy it!

Lillie said...

The little bunny is so cute. Good progress there.

Lennu said...

Oh the bunny is so cute! I've stitched a bunny tonight myself too :)

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