Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, April 19, 2010

I Love Ladybugs

When I spotted Myra's sweet, adorable ladybug finish I knew I HAD to stitch her myself. She is just so cute and sassy! I actually stitched and finished her as a magnetic needle minder in one evening. This counts as A BIG DEAL because she has fifteen different colors AND she is stitched over-one. And I rarely stitch over-one. The fabric pictured was used on the back. Teeny-tiny, she was the perfect size for the needle minder. I love her!

Design ~ In Your Easter Bonnet
Designer ~ Brooke's Books
From ~ Just Cross Stitch, March/April 2010
Fabric ~ 28 count monaco
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Magnetic Needle Minder


What was I doing stitching yet another new project when I should be working on Snapper year? I'm happy to say, there has been splendid progress on April's block, so there! Seriously, it rained ALL weekend so was perfect for stitching.



Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

46 comments:

Dee said...

Ladybug is quite a lady with her fancy hat. That is a cute finish and love the backing fabric.

You had a very productive weekend.

Jackie said...

The ladybug is adorable and I love how you've finished it. It will make you smile every time you lay your needle on it!

Elaine said...

Aww your ladybug is just adorable Sharon! Great progress on your snapper.

Lindsay said...

What an adorable little finish

Missy Ann said...

Your little ladybug is adorable.

Barbi said...

Your ladybug is FANTASTIC!!!!!!!
woo hoo on the progress on April.

Lynn said...

She is just too cute! Fifteen colours, wow that's a lot for a little piece.
Your April snapper is moving along quickly. You'll have it done in no time.

Melanie said...

*squeeee* I love her!!

Cari-in-VA said...

I love it - I am going to have to stitch this lil lady as well - she is just too cute!

Nancy said...

Your little ladybug is so cute!

Nice progress on April. This will be so fun to see your progress during the year!

corinna said...

cute as a bug
love it

Myra said...

Your sassy little ladybug looks great! I can't imagine stitching her over one, over two was fiddly enough with all the color changes. I have yet to finish/finish mine. I enjoy seeing your snapper year blocks develop.

Jan said...

You are an evil enabler! LOL! Now I have to hunt down that pattern and do one. That is so adorable.

Kathy A. said...

That is one gorgeous little ladybug and over one to boot.

Ineke said...

Lovely ladybug. And the fabric is very cute.

Lesleyanne said...

Your ladybug is gorgeous. Lovely progress on snapper.

Carolyn NC said...

Ladybug is adorable - nice progress on April!

Doris said...

lovely ladybug, and finish in a needle minder is a good idea, very useful.

Christine said...

Your ladybird finish is adorable! Great progress on Snapper year too

Sadie said...

Such a cute, cute, cute finish! So lovely and so tiny! :-)
Nice progress on April, we had some rain last nigh but thankfully it is back to blue skies today :-) at least until the next volcanic ash cloud gets here ;-D

MrsB said...

Loving the Ladybug, and fantastic progress on the Snapper Year!

Annette said...

Ow I love ladybugs too!!!
It's such a cute finish, love it.

April looks a bit rainy... here we have sun sun sun, I will send you something....

Annie said...

I love that whole design by Brooke Nolan. Each of the motifs is just so sweet. Love the way you used the lady bug!

Carol said...

That ladybug is just the cutest, Sharon! 15 colors in her tiny little body? Wow! Your April block is coming along nicely, too :)

Danielle said...

I love ladybugs too and have a small collection of them. Snapper Year is looking great!

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Your little ladybug is so cute and your snapper year is looking good. Have a great week.

Sandy

Rachel S said...

Love that ladybug. Hadn't thought of doing her that way! She looks fantastic.

Julie M said...

What an adorable little lady bug! Works great for a needle minder too!

congrats on the Snapper year progress!

Karan said...

Oh she's adorable. WTG on such a fab finish. April is looking good.... reminds me of the weather here yesterday! LOL :0)

Siobhan said...

That ladybug is just too cute--she looks like she's full of sass. Great progress on April!

Julie said...

That ladybug is such an adorable little finish, no wonder you couldn't resist it.

Aprils snapper is looking good!

Lindsay-ann said...

Your ladybug is really cute. We call them ladybirds in England. Don't really know why because they are more of a bug than a bird!
Happy stitching.
Lindsay
x

TinaTx said...

Super-cute! Congrats on finishing something - must be a nice feeling to finish something.
Says she, who has piles of starts and no finishes to show. LOL

Lizy said...

Hi,
What a pretty ladybug it so tiny!!!

Rowyn said...

Oh she is adorable! So teeny, yet so cute. :-)

Sue said...

Your ladybird is an absolute beauty! Snapper is going well, too. Variety is the spice of life!

Micki said...

I love the stichery of the ladybug!
Micki

Suzanne said...

That ladybug is too cute!

tkdquintmom said...

I love the lady bug...that has sassy written all over it :)

Brigitte said...

Lol, she's just too cute. You have to love her, don't you?
Nice stitching on the April block.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sharon that needele minder is just adorable and you did a fantastic job on that over one!!! You've got a few more days to finish off that April block!

Pumpkin said...

SO adorable Sharon :o) Congrats on a perfect finish!

Ah, you're cutting it close...will you make it by the end of April? ;o)

mainely stitching said...

How adorable!! :D

Lillie said...

The ladybug is a cutie!!

Erynne Chard said...

That's a cool ladybug! Funny how I completely missed it in that issue!

Oh and isn't that lovely, I have to do a word verification before I can post a comment and it's an icky word!

Solstitches said...

Such an adorable little finish and congrats on finishing it in just one evening.
Margaret