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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Monday, December 28, 2009

Crabby December Bills

This big block of blue was such a stumbling block for me. It took me forever to gather enough mojo to get it finished. Once the blue was done the rest went zippety-split even the back-stitching and the personalization. I really wanted to do my "real" signature on the check but as it's a swirly scribble no one would know what it was! I settled for the scripted name instead. The idea for this comes from none other than our own Missy Ann who stitched Crabby last year. Missy, where are you? It's been weeks, girl!

Now that I've had this mini happy dance, I'm gearing up for the major all-nighter, party 'till you drop, hoop-la! I should have a final Crabby All Year "the big reveal" post for you before the end of the year. OMG ...that's in three days! I'd better get busy!

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Snowed in!

I will never wish for a white Christmas again! A blizzard snowstorm hit Oklahoma on Christmas Eve. It began in the morning with sleet that turned to snow with 45 MPH winds that cut through you like needles. I've never seen snow blowing like this before! In the city, they were closing the malls and cancelling Christmas services at churches. By the afternoon most highways were nearly impassable and those ended up being closed as well. We ended up stuck at home for Christmas day, even though my parents live less than an hour away. The highways were still closed and there was no going out.

It wasn't even a pretty snow here as the wind whipped the snow into tall drifts that left the grass still peeking out in places.

But the wind was nice enough to blow it away from the truck into drifts a couple of feet high.

It left my froggie on the front step exposed as well!
We had a nice Christmas even if it didn't go as planned. It was a good thing I had a ham in the fridge or we wouldn't even have had a Christmas dinner! Jessie, and her BF Matt, stayed the night and after Santa came we opened gifts and played like kids.

Rick looked up my wish list and bought me loads of fabric and patterns I'd been wanting! Jessie gave me this cute design book with lots of fun, snuggly animals.

Here is what was in my package from Lisa! Thank you so much Lisa, you are an angel.

Still working on Crabby. Hoping to have it finished soon. I'll be back with an update as soon as I've finished! Be prepared for major happy dancing when this occurs!

I wanted to thank you all for the merry Christmas wishes this year, you all helped make my season happy!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas!
I hope your holidays are merry & bright!

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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!

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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