Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, June 13, 2009

This really is a stitching blog

See, I have been stitching and I have the pictures to prove it! Here is a little scissor fob I was compelled (by that inner, screaming voice) to create for Becky. This was sent as a tiny RAK and I think Becky liked it.

There is just a teeny bumblebee on the back.



Oh, hell...I mean...hail.
Yesterday, at 9am the sky grew as dark as night and a storm swept in. We stood in the foyer at work and watched as it rained buckets, then hailed for a very long time. I don't remember a hail storm lasting so long! Below are a couple of hailstones Rick took photos of, beside his cell phone. These were half-an-hour-melted too, as it wasn't safe to be out while they were still coming down!

My truck got several great dents; lots on the roof and this big one on the front quarter-panel. Damn it! Jessie's car wasn't spared dents either. Rick checked the roof of the house this morning and will phone the insurance company on Monday to report the damage.




Mom & Dad House Finch have only one chick. None of the other four eggs hatched. Looks like they haven't gotten their timing of um, things down just right! But the only chick is thriving and I can always tell when Mom & Dad are bringing food as chick makes a lot of noise, right outside my stitchy window!


More stitchy updates soon, I promise. The mojo is still strong...it's amazing what a week off work will do for a person!
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54 comments:

Susan in SC said...

What a cute fob! I know it will be treasured for years to come. What a bad hail storm you had. I hope the damage is not too much on your roof. Sorry about your vehicles.

Missy Ann said...

Holy Hail Batman!

The one tiny bee on the back of the fob is the most darling touch. Little details like that make the project special.

Good luck to the "only child" birdie.

Angela said...

What a cute little fob, no wonder Becky loved it.

The're not hailstones the're snowballs. wouldn't have liked to be caught outdoors when they were coming down.

We had chicks in a nest right above the bedroom, I didn't appreciate being woken up at 5:00 am every morning. Thankfully they have flown the nest now.

Karen said...

nice fob, wow now thats what I call hail !!!!!

Bronny said...

That's a cute fob!
I've not seen 'hail' that large before - if you were caught outside and donged on the head, you'd end up in hospital!! Yikes!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Cute little "B"ee fob. So sorry about the hail damage, saw this on the news, luckily the city was spared this round of storms. CJ ok;-)

Angela P said...

What a sweet fob, i'm sure Becky just loved it! I agree about that hail, wow! Now I see why there are dents in your cars.

Julie's Keepsakes said...

Hell is right!!! That is some hail you had. Sorry about the damage. Mother nature sucks sometimes doesn't it?!

That's a really cute fob. That teeny-tiny bee adds to the charm.

Sue said...

That fob is very cute....and I'm sure Becky loved it. Those hail stones are huge! It is rotten when your cars and house get damaged. That bird is so sweet....ty for sharing his/her growth!

Kathy said...

The fob is just adorable. The tiny bee on the back is the perfect finishing touch.
That was some hail! I don't think I've ever seen any that big.

nima said...

wow...the fob looks very cute....

I haven't seen hail before...Thank you for sharing the picture

Theresa said...

OMG!!! Those are some HUGE hailstones!!!!! No wonder it caused such a big damage!!!!

That is one cute fob you made~~~~ It's just so bright and cheery~~

Lillie said...

You did great on the fob.
Gosh! those rock is big, sorry about your truck.

Rachael said...

Cute fob!
Boy that is a hailstone and a half!!
What a cute chick!

mainely stitching said...

That's some MONSTER hail!! And the fob you RAK'd Becky with is so sweet. :D

Kathy A. said...

Lovely little fob. And Becky's little bees! She will treasure it I am sure.

Not that is some size hail!!!

Glad to hear one little birdie has survived. Our swans had not a single survivor this year.

Christine said...

Wow, those are huge hailstones! Cute little fob

Siobhan said...

That is an adorable fob! Beautiful stitching & finishing.

Wow! I can't believe how big that hail was. I'm sorry about the damage it caused. :(

staci said...

What a darling fob, I'm sure Becky adores it!

We had a hail and rain delay last weekend during one of Oldest's softball games, lol ;) Thankfully, not as large as yours!

coonieandplume said...

What an adorable fob!

Jan said...

Good Grief, those are some hailstones!! Your poor vehicle sorry, bet that hurt when it hit.

This is an adorable fob, I am sure that Becky loved it!;)

tkdquintmom said...

Holy crap! I mean Holy Carp! That is some noggin sized hail! Glad you weren't outside...the fob is cute by the way. Love the bees.

Julie said...

What a darling little fob for Becky, its adorable.

Not so keen on the hailstones though!

Annie said...

That hail is unbelievable. At least it didn't hit you in the head!

Cutie patootie fob!

Marita said...

The fob is fantastic. Great job. Love the tiny little bumblebee on the back.

That hail is amazing, so huge.

Ranae said...

A very sweet FOB.
That is big hail, like golfball.
I bet the damage is not pretty.
The trip sounds like you had a good time despite your cold and mosquitoes.
Take care!!

Cole said...

That hail is crazy!! Thankfully you were inside when it started. Sweet fob :)

Loralynn said...

I love the fob! Too cute! So sorry to see the dents from the hail. :(

Becky K in OK said...

Great little fob. I love those initial designs.

Hail, I know about hail. When I was workinging at OSU in Okmulgee we had a hailstorm in October. My library was damaged severly. It was a mess.

Maren said...

Wow! That's some big hail stones! Your poor car.

I love all your pictures, even those that don't involve stitching. :) The bees on your fob are just darling. I'd love to see an update on Crabby when you get around to it. I love that design!

Sharon said...

OMGoodness, just look at that Hail...huge, huge stuff you got there! Sorry to hear about the damage it did to the vehicles...OUCH! But, hopefully it'll all work out, getting them fixed.

Love the fob, and knowing Ms. Becky~she no doubt will just adore it.

Srinity said...

Cute fob! I have a friend who keeps bees so can you tell me where the chart is from?

Wow those are big hails!

Doris said...

lovely fob, the tiny bee in the back look so cute too.
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oh. they are a big big hail.
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the chick look healthy.

Natalija said...

Really really huge hailstones.
Lovely fob :) So tiny & cute.

Heidi said...

That fob is adorable. The little bumblebee on the back is too cute! Yikes! That was some hail. I started a new blog today so stop in and say hello when you get a chance.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Jo said...

Those were hailstones??? I'm so happy the weather here isn't as extreme. Hope the insurance pays up.

lovely scissor fob x

CindyMae said...

That Fob is just gorgeous! Perfect for Becky too!! That is scary Hail!! Just a bit to big for my licking! LOL

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your bumblebee fob is so sweet! So sorry to hear about the damaging hail!

Cindy F. said...

Love your adorable fob! Beautifully stitched and finished;)

Oh my gosh!! That's the biggest hail I've ever seen! Hate to hear you got damage from it too:(

Rachel S said...

That hail is insane. I thought they were snowballs, and wondered how you had snow in June. I am sorry about your truck.

The fob is adorable.

Cindy said...

That is a pretty fob :)

The hailstone is really big..can't imagine what will happen if it is gonna hit on someone...gosh!

Sue said...

The hail is rotten....Sorry about your truck. The fob is waaaaaayyyyyyyyy cute!

Mel said...

What a cute fob!
Just Becky's style. :)
Wow that is some intense hail. We've had some hail lately but nothing that big!

Lauralness said...

Great stitching!!
That hail is crazy!!

Karan said...

Love the cute little fob - am sure Becky did too. :0) Hope the hail damage isn't too bad & is easily fixed. Must be seriously scarey!

Stitcher from Wales said...

oh your scissor fob is lovely!
and wow they're big hailstones!!

Tammy said...

The fob is great! The hail, not so much! OMG !!!!

Dee said...

The fob is adorable.

The hail --- UGH! We went through that a few years back. Luckily both cars were in the garage. But, our oak trees looked like someone went through with a weed whacker!

Sandra said...

Lovely fob!!!

We have hailstorms here from time to time. I remember the largest pieces when I was a child, but now with the climate changing we don't have such big pieces anymore (or at least I haven't seen them).

Glad you're getting your mojo back. Mine isn't gone but work hardly lets me any free time. I'm counting down to vacation...

Nicola said...

What a gorgeous little fob.

That was one huge hail stone! Glad we don't seem to get them that big here.

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

The fob is super! Beautifully finished too!

So sorry about the dents on your car :(

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice little fob for Becky, its perfect!

Jenna said...

Great fob! I especially like the tiny bumblebee detail on the back. Well done. Sorry about all of the damage that hail left. With ice chunks that size, it would be impossible to escape the damage. I hope that you were able to get the roof fixed up quickly.

Pumpkin said...

OMG! Those are HUGE!!!! No wonder you had such dents in your cars. I'm SO glad I live where I do.

Lovely finish and I'm sure Becky loved it too :o)

What a cute baby!