Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stitching Bloggers are the best

Quickie snap (roflol) of my start on Snapper Year's April. This took me forever to start...mainly because of being nervous about placement. The border chart comes separate from the monthly charts and it is really difficult to tell if you are putting things in the right place. You notice I still haven't started that tricky border? Because it scares the living hell out of me! I'll get to it when I get up the nerve...

I won Mary's blogoversary giveaway on Colorado Stitcher. The giveaway was a lovely pair of scissors...but look what I found when I opened the box. Mary made the beautiful fob and the artist's trading card. Everything is in my favorite colors too! Thank you so much Mary!



Speaking of giveaways.
Edgar of Blacksheep's bit of the web is celebrating his third blogoversary and Patty of Hanging On By A Thread is celebrating her birthday with a giveaway. Good luck!


I am still collecting addresses for RAKs!
Thanks to all of you for the positive comments on my last post regarding RAKs. I've received lots of emails containing those coveted addresses, plus sent my own out a few times. If you haven't sent me your address, why not? No place is too far to mail. Don't be shy asking to be included! I am going to have such fun doing RAKs! A BIG SPECIAL THANKS goes to Hazel of Quietly Stitching and Lynda of A Cozy Little Place for Stitching for joining in on the fun. They are both seeking addresses for their own RAKs.


One RAK still in transit. This one isn't stitched, just a little something I thought my special person would like. It was mailed the same day as Becky's RAK but it has a bit farther to go!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

35 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

You'll be fine - your stitching always looks good! Nice progress on Snapper. :)

Rachael said...

What a lovely giveaway gift to get

Elaine said...

Is your snapper snapping at you Sharon..lol.
Lovely scissors,fob and goodies you've won.

Barbi said...

OOOO very nice gifts!! I know that snapper border is scary! And it took me a whole month to do it cause I didn't really want to! LOL But you'll get it...just start at the corner and GO!

Annie said...

Borders are a bear, no question.

Great gifties!

Myra said...

Great start on April. Borders always make me nervous because it is so easy to miscount. Love the fob and scissors - those are some of my favorite colors too!

Jan said...

Be brave! LOL!The snapper looks great.
Wonderful fob with the giveaway prize you lucky girl.

Brigitte said...

Nice progress on Snapper. I'm looking forward to seeing the first stitches of the border.

Claire said...

Great gift, well done.

Julie said...

Nice pressie, good luck with the border, i'm sure it will stitch up just fine

Lesleyanne said...

Great start on April. Good luck with the border. Lovely gifts.

Karan said...

Snapper is lovely - am sure you'll manage the border, no problem. That's a lovely giveaway package. :0)

Karen said...

Looking good...know what you mean about borders, but I am reminded of the Waterboy...

You can do it!

Carol said...

What a nice giveaway from Mary--I especially like that sweet, little card! And you'll do great on the border, Sharon--you always do a beautiful job on your stitching :)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Good luck with your border!
You've got such a pretty giveaway!

Pumpkin said...

LOL! You are too funny Sharon! You're going to have to jump in with both feet at some point ;o)

I'm honored to have one of your RAKs pieces and it hangs right here in my craft room :o)

Annette said...

The start is there so.....
What a great gift you got.
Your Idea of RAK's do I love... I tought you hav inough adressen, but I will sent myn toĆ²..

Babs said...

Hi Daffy,

what a lovely giveaway you have won.

Speaking of giveaways, I invite you to join mine.

Donna said...

Borders always scare the peewaddling out of me. But you will do fine.
I love that scissor fob. I have made some "end" covers, but never thought of attaching them to the scissor fob like that. You learn something new everyday!

Christine said...

I'm sure you'll be fine with the border.
Nice giveaway gift.

Lynn said...

That's a pretty fob Sharon. Lucky you!
Great start on your April Snapper. As for the border, I'm like you. I think it would scare the heck out of me or maybe I'd be afraid it would bite back, lol!

Cari-in-VA said...

Congrats on winning - what a wonderful surprise!

Robin said...

oh, lucky you.....I'm emailing you about the RAK addresses too, I'm game! :-)

Kathy A. said...

Catching up.

Love your Snapper.
Love your chicken
Love your RAK idea.
Must send you my mailing address LOL

Hugs
Kathy

Siobhan said...

Great start on April! Congrats on winning the giveaway. :)

Ranae said...

Nice giveaway!!
Good Luck on the tricky border

Lindsay said...

You'll do just fine with the border, deep down you know you will :)

Nice giveaway you have there, the ATC and fob are really pretty.

I know where that other RAK went too, LOL. Thanks again and I've almost done one of the projects all ready, I just couldn't resist

Suzanne said...

That's a great giveaway you won!

Michelle said...

Good luck with the border!

Lovely gift to receive!

Kupcake said...

I totally know how you feel about the border! I put off such things untill last if at all possible for fear of spending so much time and then having to un-do it all :)

Your RAKs are the sweetest things ever, what a wonderful and special idea to bring joy to some one. Your one great lady!

Sue said...

Snapper is looking good! I always leave borders until last...

Dani - tkdchick said...

Don't let that border scare you! Stitch it as you go then there's no issue about placement right???

What a great parcel!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi there. I enjoyed my visit to your great blog today. I am loving your Snapper Year's stitching. I look forward to seeing your April square. Your blog is so full of great ideas and inspiration. Thank you. I will be back.
Best Wishes from England.
Lindsay

Missy Ann said...

I feel your pain. My LK flip-its and I are currently conducting negotiations about block placement & borders.

TinaTx said...

Congrats on your giveaway win!
I understand about it being scary to figure out the placement with those charts that don't come all as one - I can't tell you how many times I counted and re-counted before I finally started The Red Thread sampler. I finally put in basting stitches where the blocks would go just to make sure my fabric was going to be big enough!