Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I've had such a Crabby Year!

I can't believe I actually did it! I made a stitching goal and stuck with it. I am so proud of myself. ***serious happy dancing***

Presenting Crabby All Year in all it's freakin' expensive buttons (hem) buttoned splendor!

Design ~ Crabby All Year
Designer ~ Raise The Roof Designs
Fabric ~ Silkweaver 32 count Lugana, Days Gone By
Fiber ~ DMC
Embellishments ~ Just Another Button Company


A couple of closer shots in case you were interested.

This was a truly fun journey and I've had a blast sharing it with you. You were always there leaving kind comments and words of encouragement and I thank you so very much. Stitching Crabby has been so delightful that I am now addicted to monthly stitches. I only hope my next yearly project is as enjoyable. If you'd like to see the entire Crabby experience click here. Carol, the quick measurements I took revealed it was approximately 11 x 15.5 inches. Give or take a little because the buttons stick out along the stitched edges in some places.
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox


94 comments:

Patti said...

I really love this one to pieces. If I wasn't starting ATS and HOHRH I would buy this I would so I would (now how Irish did that sound????).
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Becky K in OK said...

What a crabby way to finish out the year! Congrats. It looks fantastic.

Bizee Fingers said...

Yay you Sharon!! It is wonderful!! You are my inspiration for 2010, I have a family tree chart to do and it will be a year long project too! Congrats on a job well done!!
Karen

Barbi said...

WOOO HOOOO!!!!!! You did it! And it looks fantastic!! Well done!

Jan said...

So, now that's it is done, what are you going to do with it? It looks great and well worth the work you put into it.

Parsley said...

Much happy clapping and dancing for you! You did a great job!

Donna said...

So cute! Congratulations!

Bonnie Brown said...

Very Cute!
Good job :)

Lizy said...

Hi,
Wow Congratulations on your finish and will you be stitching now?

Myra said...

Happy Dance! Jiggity jig. It looks great and makes me giggle too.

valerie said...

It looks fantastic...the buttons add a lot to the piece! Hmmm...did I just make a funny?! lol

Congrats Sharon...now it's onto Snapper Year! I can't wait to see the progress on that one! Mine is at the framers...I am trying to be patient. :)

staci said...

Fantastic job! And those buttons look like they were worth every penny ;)

Paula C. said...

Congratulations on making your stitching goal! I have not had any luck with achieving stitching goals yet but I just might try again in 2010. We'll see.

Lisa said...

Fantastic job Sharon! Its amazing!
Happy New Year dear friend.

Angela said...

HUGE CONGRATS Sharon!!!!! I'm happy dancin along with you :) It looks awesome, I have these charts too but the buttons (I agree) are too expensive! Might have to break down and buy them though, LOL! Can't wait to start BC snappers!

Carolyn said...

It is so adorable. You did an awesome stitching job. I love those buttons.
Congratulations on your finish!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

That looks wonderful! Congratulations on a wonderful piece.

Cole said...

Congratulations, Crabby looks flippin' fantastic!!

AFwife99 said...

Woo Hoo! Great job! What a BAP for you to finish this year. Congrats! Happy New Year!

Pumpkin said...

Truly SPECTACULAR!!!! So awesome Sharon!!!! I love it :o) Congrats. You deserve a big pat on the back.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Yay for you Sharon, feels good huh! A great finish, job well done.

Shari said...

congrats on a huge finish!!! You should be proud! Great job!!

Carol said...

That really makes me smile, Sharon!! You did a terrific job on it...And I never feel crabby after visiting your blog :) Thanks for including the measurements, too!

Happy New Year!

Dee said...

Congrats!!! The egg buttons make me laugh!

Happy New Year!

Blu said...

This piece always brings a smirk to my face.
Congratulations on managing to squeeze it in before the year is out!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! (And I'm still stuck on the April block). :) I'm proud of you!

Jackie said...

Fun! Congrats on finishing it!

What is a monthly stitch? I've not heard of it. Which are you participating in?

DebbieSFL said...

Sharon, it looks great and it must have been fun to stitch!!!
Have a great new year.

lenna said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fab!!! It turned out to be gorgeous. I have this one to start in January. I have had it for a year and looked at yours every month. So . . . clap, clap, clap you are my inspiration to do it this year. After I buy all the frigging buttons and get them sewn on I will thank you. Should I sew them on after each month or save that torture for the end?
Where did you get your buttons?
Again ~ super job you should dance all over the house.
God Bless Daffy ~
Lenna

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on the finish, it looks great!

Have a happy new year!

Kathy A. said...

Way to go girl!!! What a great stitch and what fun it has been to share it with you.
Look forward to your next year project.

Laural said...

Congratulations!!! It looks fantastic1

Theresa said...

Congratulations!!!!!! This is such a fun piece and I enjoyed your journey very much!!!!

Vinniey said...

Congratulations, Sharon! That's look great! Beautiful piece of work! I wish you and your family have a wonderful new year eve and Happy New year! :)

Rachael said...

Well done Sharon, It has been a total pleasure to watch this grow over 2009 and totally entertaining!!

mollycaff said...

Great job, congratulations!! The buttons look great too ;-)

Nic said...

Great job!

Riet said...

What a nice work you made! I'm curious to your next work.

Have a nice day and evening and all the best for the next year.

Regards Riet.

Billie said...

Hi Sharon! Crabby turned out really great. I hope your year didn't turn out to be that crabby ;-) I wish you a very Happy New Year and all the best for next year.

Hugs
Billie

Jeanie said...

It's fantastic ! Congratulations !

Gina E. said...

That is such a cute design! And you've stitched it beautifully - well done, Sharon! Thanks for commenting on my blog about the vintage cars bell pull. I showed it to my MIL tonight and she couldn't believe that it only cost $3. She said she would have paid $20 without blinking, and I agreed.

Nancy said...

BIG congratulations to you! This is a wonderful piece, and your stitches are beautiful. This definitely brings a smile. I look forward to seeing what you choose next year for your monthly stitch.

Happy New Year!

Kellie said...

Beautiful!!! Congratulations on your finish. :)

Zoe said...

Love it!! I have really enjoyed reading your blog this year and watching this project come together. Happy New Year!!

Christine said...

Its fantastic Sharon, well done on getting it finished in the year.
Happy New Year!

Lynn B said...

Great job!

Have a Happy New Year!

Kelly's Blog said...

Great finish!! Now only I had the courage to do something that big. Love your blog and following the progress most of the year.

Have a great New Year!!

Claire said...

Happy new year!

Annie said...

Super duper! Congrats on sticking with this to the end. It was worth every stitch.

Have a wonderful new year!

Karen said...

Congrats on such a cute finish! Can't wait to follow your new monthly SAL in 2010! Happy stitches...

tkdquintmom said...

Sharon that is just fantastic and yeah...they are expensive buttons...BUT they look awesome! Zombies is still my favorite..who doesn't like zombies???

Siobhan said...

Wahoo!! Congrats on a gorgeous and timely finish! Happy new year. :)

Glenna said...

Oh, YAY! It is absolutely beautiful--love the colors AND the freaking expensive buttons!

Von said...

Woohoo! A great way to end the year - a very crabby finish! Congrats and Happy New Year!

Sue said...

What a fantastic job you did! Well done, Sharon.

Jo said...

Huge Congratulations - that's a great happey dance!!!
Happy New Year to you and all your family

Sharon said...

It looks fantastic! Congrats on achieving your goal. Happy New Year!

Loretta said...

Congratulations on the finish!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!

JOLENE said...

What a conversation piece!! My favorite is "zombies" and the one that "cracks" me up is "heat" with the fried eggs. Definitely a year of humor....congrats on your accomplishment Miss Daffycat! Happy New Year!

♥ Nia said...

Happy 2010!!! :D

Carolyn NC said...

Woohoo! It looks fabulous and congrats on sticking to your goal! Hope you have a Happy New Year and 2010 is good to you!

PS - in a side note I thought you'd enjoy - remember Murphy's Law and my post about not being spammed for a year and a half and no WV? Haha - someone turned my name in to your special "friends."
It's not happened often (but I think of you each time!)

Julie said...

Superb, i have so enjoyed watching this develop over the year, well done on completing it, its amazing

Paisley said...

Congratulations on a fabulous finish!

Wishing you all the best in 2010!

Blyn said...

Wow! Congrats on setting a goal and acheiving it...you are an inspiration for the new year. Now I just have to figure out what I wanna stitch...and set a "goal"..Happy New Year to you!

Nita said...

Wow - it's GREAT! Something I'd loe to stitch, and I'll add it to the lsit of charts that I'd like to get someday. (That lsit is only a mile or two long - lol!)
Have you picked out a frame or finishing for it?
Oh - and Happy New Year! We made it to 2010! Yea!

Lynn said...

It's absolutely wonderful!! I couldn't stop laughing when I read your comment on the buttons. Kudos to you for stitcking with Crabby. I'm not sure that I'd be able to commit to something like that.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Marilyn said...

It looks great!
Love the fried egg buttons!!!
Marilyn

Brigitte said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Whata finish at the end of the year. Couldn't have been done better.
Wishing you a Happy new Year.

Lei B. said...

Yea for you! Crabby looks wonderful! Looking forward to what the new year brings for you! Take care!

Doris said...

congratulations for your finish!! is a beautiful stitching, a pretty design.

Sharon said...

Love, love, love this!!! What a fun way to remember 2009. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be up to in 2010! :)

Berit said...

I think my favorite are the sizzly eggs of "The Heat"...but that might just be because I love fried eggs!

Humorous stitching isn't usually my bag, but I like this! I hadn't seen it before (and I'm a new reader of your blog/new to blogging in general).

Lindsay said...

Looks fantastic, Well done you

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow How cool is that???!!! I've been following you through this one and its great!

Congratulations

Michelle said...

Congratulations on the big finish, Sharon! It must be wonderful to stick to your stitching goals (I really should try it sometime)!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

StitchinKat said...

Wow! That turned out great! I'm doing a similar monthly stitching project with Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, with one block a month (out of 12). Insanely, I'm doing it on 40ct silk gauze over 1...wish me luck!

Anne said...

Congrats! This is a lot of fun. I am looking forward to seeing what you do next!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Awesome. It looks wonderful.

Sandy

Meari said...

Congrats on finishing it! It looks great.

Lennu said...

Oh it's absolutely wonderful! Congratulations, what a great goal to accomplish! I just love it and I've been discussing with myself whether I should buy and stitch this too, as I've been following your progress :)

Maureen said...

I'm loving this - so glad you got it all finished in the year...

Babs said...

It looks lovely. Btw, i was reading your posts back and saw you designed that wonderfull reindeer, but when I click the link, nothing shows up.

Babs

Micki said...

Congrats for a marvelous finish! It is just so cute!
Micki

Annemiek said...

Good for you, a stitching goal reached, surely deserves two happy dances. It's a wonderful piece.

Tammy said...

Congratulations on an awesome finish! It turned out FABU !!!

Lillie said...

Congratulations!! Very pretty and cute.

Karan said...

That is one fabulous finish. Enjoy that HD.... I'll even put my bellydance CD's on for you. LOL :0)
Thoroughly enjoyed watching this develop & look forward to seeing what your next WIP will be. :0)

Sonda in OR said...

It looks maaahvelous! In all of it's button splendour! lol. Look forward to seeing your Snapper Year start. I have those charts and have been thinking about starting them myself!

Sandra said...

Congrats on another beautiful finish Sharon!!! The buttons might be expensive, but the make the piece outstanding...

BTW Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

Love it, Sharon. Yep, the buttons do add a nice touch to it, even if they were expensive. I've got these charts & after seeing yours finished, guess I'll also be getting the buttons. Hopefully, I'll get around to stitching it this year.
Barb in TX

corinna said...

Fantastic.....
i missed this post
love it
smiles

corinna said...

okay i am looking at the finish more closely
and i note that wind for march could be moved up to january,
sad but virally true...
get better
;0)

Solstitches said...

Congratulations Sharon!
What a fun filled year of stitching.
Your finish looks just wonderful.
Margaret

Jenna said...

Woohoo! You did it! And you finished it before the end of the year. Awesome work!