Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I'm still here...

It has just been a quiet time for me. After the November marathon blogging of NaBloPoMo I didn't feel much like blogging. Then, I've been having a bit of trouble with my internet connection which goes out at the most inconvenient times. I've been able to keep up with your posts in my feed reader but haven't always been able to connect long enough to make many comments. Thus, my relative silence. This post has been trying to be made all this last week but the connection has been lost every time I set myself to do it!

There hasn't been much stitching either! You'd think having no internet would give me loads of stitching time but no...I just sat and pouted. I have a made a little start on Crabby December.

But this is all. This block has been difficult to get motivated on and I'm not sure why. Maybe it's that huge chunk of light blue to stitch, or the fact that this is the last block to go? I will get it finished come hell or high water...


Look what arrived last week! This lovely ornament from Lisa, along with a Christmas present! I'm so excited! Thank you so much for thinking of me this year, Lisa!


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I am waiting on pins & needles for the fabric to arrive from Silkweaver for next year's monthly project. Oh yes, and the January chart as well. I have all the other months for Snapper Year but the January one was backordered. I really hope it arrives before the big day! Keep your fingers crossed for me!


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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

34 comments:

Parsley said...

Christmas surprises are the greatest! Glad to see you back.

Hey..I bought a cross-stitch pattern yesterday. I finally made it to the city to find another kit.

Bronny said...

It is so easy for weeks to pass by merely reading blogs and forgetting to post - and I fully understand your dilemma of shonky connection - but look at the good side - you have extra time to stitch!!
Merry Christmas - I'm sure you'll finish before the end of the year...then you can put your energies into the next start!

Pumpkin said...

Blasted technology >:o(

I think deep down you're sad to see the project done. You'll get it finished though :o)

Beautiful ornie! Can't wait to see what's inside the wrapping paper ;o)

Julie said...

I always thinks its sad when a year long project comes to an end, but of course its all excitement too when you can start a new one.

Hope your internet connection is soon sorted, i missed your lovely posts.

Barbi said...

I don't particularly like to stitch blocks of one colour either. I find that with the Neighborhood piece that I'm working on. When I get to the houses I could pull my own teeth out. But you'll get thru it and you'll be on your way to Snapper year right around the corner. I'm sure that you'll get January before you start.
You ornie from Lisa is adorable :)

Myra said...

I have missed your posts - you spoiled us in November. :o) The ornament is lovely, wonder whats in the giftie???

saras said...

hey, I have an idea for your last square! My friend stitched that pattern, and on the date line she put the real date, and then in the signature line, she stitched her name in cursive. it was very cute!

Becky K in OK said...

Very pretty ornament. Yep, blasted technology. My old, 18 year old tv went to heaven this week. I have a loaner from my mom until I decide what I want to buy. I stitch with the tv!

Jackie said...

What a nice ornament! I applaud your restraint in not opening the present!

Not much stitching going on here either. I'm swirling in the holiday rush!

Sue said...

You poor thing....wonky connection and blog burn out! Have you thought about a little extrinsic motivation to help you get through the expanse of light blue? You could always reward yourself with a piece of chocolate at the end of a row.

valerie said...

Oh jeez, I hear you on the posting. I've been quiet too after the month of chatter! lol That and I am rushing to make last minute ornament gifts. Why oh why didn't I think to do this in September!?!

Sorry to hear about the internet woes. I think I'd die without internet!

Cute ornie from Lisa. If you think that your January pattern will be really delayed...let me know and I can lend you mine.

Rachael said...

I just guessed you were all blogged out and needed a rest!! LOL
I hope you get your connection sorted

Michelle said...

So good to hear from you! That ornament is lovely - and a present too - I would not be able to resist opening it :)

Annette said...

Glad your back in the blogging world.
Great start on December, it's almost finished, stick to it a little while longer...
What a great ornament you recived, It's so nice too get presents....

Annie said...

Cute little ornie. I'm sure you'll get motivated to finish Crabby. That's just to cool a project and you've been to perfect in keeping up to let it go now.

Carol said...

Yay! You're back--I missed you! (really, I did!) Hope you can get those internet problems worked out soon :)

Kathy A. said...

An unopened present! How can you stand it!!!!
Lovely little ornament.
This time of year stitching seems to take a back seat doesn't it.
I'm sure the urge will return in full force soonl

Siobhan said...

Urgh, sorry about the internet connection problems! My family knows that I am a woman on the edge if something happens to keep me off line. It's not pretty. I don't think you realize just how dependent you are on them innernets till you can't get on. ;P Hope it gets straightened out soon!

Love the ornament! Good luck with the stitching, too. You can do it!

Rachel S said...

Blocks of one color get to me too. What a lovely ornament!

Carolyn NC said...

Well, you're almost done and new starts to look forward to! Hope your internet problems are resolved and love the ornie!

Lillie said...

One more block and you are done!
So..go..go..go....finish it.

Doris said...

cute ornie!
sometime the big proyects specially in the end, are hard to do. Sorry about the internet connection problems.

Karan said...

Hope the connection is sorted soon. Pretty blues.... it'll look gorgeous when finished. :0)
Lovely ornie. :0)

Christine said...

Lovely ornament from Lisa.
I find solid blocks of colour dull to stitch too

Micki said...

The ornament is just lovely!
Micki

Meari said...

Cute ornament!

Angela P said...

A lovely ornament from Lisa :) Crabby is almost done, hooray! Looking forward to starting our SAL on Jan. 1st as well!

Hazel said...

Beautiful ornie and your wip is looking great. I hear ya! I often sit and just twiddle my thumbs and then feel bad cos I have missed potential stitching time. By the way after seeing so many of your deer stitched up I am going to do one tonight! xx

Wendy said...

What a lovely ornament you made. I've never made one, but I would love to some day :)

Greetings from Belgium,
Wendy

Dani - tkdchick said...

I just can't wait for your Crabby finish! What a beautiful ornie to receive!

Lillie said...

Hi Sharon
Just a short note to wish you and family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

♥ Nia said...

I hope you had a warm and cozy Christmas =)
Wish you the best for 2010!! :D

Brigitte said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. And of course I hope you've received pattern and fabric in the meantime so that you can start stitching your new monthly project in time.

Berit said...

Thanks for sharing your DMC filing system--do you use it for silks and all other fibers, as well?

Love the "cd rack floss cabinet"--reminds me of the old library card files. :D