Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Progress

Isn't it about time I showed you some stitching? Earlier this month I finished the bottom row on Peacock Cypher. This is such an easy stitch...except for the fact that I'm stitching it in DMC instead of the called-for silks. There are a few different silks, all the same two colors, with different symbols for each in the pattern. When you stitch this with DMC it is just two colors but you have to remember that "these three symbols are all the same color" and then, we throw in some other stitch types, Smyrna & Mosaic ~ with different symbols yet. It takes some studying!


Some of you will be pleased to know I have been working on Snapper Year! I'm at least to the half-way point with the June block. Maybe I can catch up and have the months aligned? It was very relaxing to take a break from this for a few weeks. Now, I feel I have some enthusiasm for it again.



My mom is finally home from the hospital and doing well. I hear she feels better than she has in months and that is good news. Sheba had a visit to the veterinarian to look at her paw. The vet shaved the fur off so we could see the skin and it was healing. Sheba got an ointment called Lick~Guard that I put on her foot to help keep her from sucking it raw. (It kinda smells like dill pickles, except more stinky.) She has settled down now and save for rather scabby, bare toes she is fine!
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Short but heartfelt today. Rick & I are off to Tulsa for a romantic weekend. And I get to stash!
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

44 comments:

Berit said...

Romance and Stash! Very, very nice. I know you'll love it~*.

Your stitching's coming along, too. I think your monthly finish needed a break; awesome that your joy with this one is back.
:)

Meadows08 said...

Peacock looks great. Glad your mom and Sheba are doing better!!! Have a great time in Tulsa!

Mary said...

Lovely stitching in some yummy colors! So glad to hear that your mom is out of the hospital and feeling much better. Have a great weekend in Tulsa and Happy Shopping!!!

Patty C. said...

Enjoy Tulsa - Glad to hear things are well with your family

Take care
(P.S. - We expect a stash report ;)

Jackie said...

Enjoy your weekend!

Great progress on both your pieces.

Dogs certainly do like to lick and that can cause some real problems sometimes. My youngest pup had to wear a cone for 2 weeks. He didn't like that at all!

Nancy said...

Your projects are wonderful!

Glad to hear your Mom feels so good, and hope Sheba feels better too.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Such a pretty peacock Sharon, love the colors. Have a great weekend my friend, enjoy!

Peggy Lee said...

Great progress.
I'm glad your mother is doing fine!
A romantic weekend!!!
Have fun........

Deborah said...

Glad that your Mom is home and feeling better. The stitching is beautiful.

K-G Knitter said...

Have a wonderful weekend, and it's great that your mother is feeling better! I love your snapper year, and am glad to see that you're working on it again. :)

Lisa said...

Romance and stash - the perfect combo :) Glad to hear that your mother is feeling better..and to see the snapper come out.
Take care and enjoy!

Lynn said...

Your WIP are looking great! I love that Peacock!
This is good news that your Mom is feeling so much better now. And Sheba is on the mend too, that's good.
A romantic weekend is certainly in order after all the worry of late. Have a great time! I look forward to seeing your newly acquired stash when you return.

Angela said...

Enjoy your romantic break and stash.

Pleased to hear your Mum is doing well.

I'm sure you stitching mojo will return with a vengance now your mum is getting better and you'll soon be up to date with the snappers.

Lizy said...

Hi,
That't is great your mom is doing good. Enjoy your weekend and have fun buying stash!!!

Pumpkin said...

Glad to hear that you are still stitching and that your mom is home :o) That must be a HUGE relief!

Oh yes, you are behind. You do realize it's almost the end of July and not June? ;o)

Have a wonderful weekend! I'm sure you deserve it!

Annie said...

Very nice stitching as always. Good news about your Mom.. I'm sure that relieves some stress.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Becky K in OK said...

Stash and stitching! What more could you ask for...a romantic weekend too. Have fun. Hope you're able to stay cool too!

Jenn said...

Weekend away and stash very nice mix. :) I"m glad to hear that your mom is doing better.

valerie said...

Hope you have a great weekend!! I'm so glad to hear that your mom is doing much better!

Yay, you pulled out Snapper Year! It's looking great so far! So do the Peacocks. :)

Emily said...

Love your projects!!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely progress on your WIPs. Glad you mum and dog are on the mend.

Annette said...

ow ow ow Sharon... a romantic weekend and stash... great job... enjoy it..
Your Wip looks great. And snapper year is progressing well, when you are not in the mood to stitch a piece don;t try it you need to frog too mauch...hihi.
Glad your mother is better, hope Sheba will be too soon

Karen said...

Looking good....still love the blues in this one. Glad your mother is doing better. Hope you find some great stash!

BubzRugz said...

Your projects are coming along so well - I love the peacock one.... glad your mum is feeling better.... have a wonderful weekend.... hugz

Glenna said...

I'm glad that everything is working out well and relieved about your mom and Sheba. Enjoy Tulsa!

Donna said...

Good to hear everything is going back to "normal" whatever that is! Great stitching. I hope you have a lovely romantic weekend and get some cool stash you can show us!

staci said...

Lovely stitching Sharon! So glad that everyone is on the road to recovery...I'm sure that it is a big relief to you. Best wishes to your mom :)

Vinniey said...

Glad to hear your mom is doing well. Beautiful progress on both projects. Have a wonderful weekend, Sharon. :)

Melissa said...

Snapper year looks great. Makes me think that I should start working on this one. It's definitely a favorite.

Enjoy your weekend with DH and stash shopping of course.

Christine said...

Glad your Mum is feeling better. Enjoy Tulsa!
Both your WIPS are looking great

Tammy said...

So happy to hear your mom and Sheba are doing better! Great progress on your stitching.

Jo said...

I'm so pleased to hear your mum is doing OK. Love the stitching progress photos - Peacock cypher is lovely!!

Enjoy your weekend :)

Elaine said...

Pretty stitching Sharon and I am glad to hear your Mom is feeling better.
Hope you had a great week-end, look forward to seeing all that new stash.

Carolyn NC said...

Romance and stash, too! Be still, my heart! LOL Hope you have a great time. Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Love the peacock stitching!

TinaTx said...

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so pleased that your Mum is at home and doing well. I hope that Sheba's foot improves. My dad raced greyhounds for a number of years and if any of them had a cut on their feet, and so that they could still be walked twice a day, he would put a sock on their foot and secure it with a not too tight rubber/laquer band. And if Sheba goes outside you could try adding a small plastic bag secured in the same way.

Sue said...

Oooooooooooohhhhhh romantic weekend and stashing? It can't get much better! I'm glad your mum is on the mend...and Sheba's foot, too. Your stitching looks fabulous. Having a break from a long term project can really help, can't it? Especially when it is one you've been miffed at!

Kajsa said...

Yup, remember that with Peacock Cypher. It's fun to stitch though. I helped my MIL pick out the frame and mats for it and I think it will be beautiful all framed up. Your BC piece looks great!

Shell said...

the projects are coming along nicely,good news for Mum and Sheba

Julie said...

PC is looking lovely, nice to see Sanpper out again

Hope you had a lovely weekend and came home loaded with new stash

Suzanne said...

Great progress on your projects! I hope you had a great time.

mainely stitching said...

Whew, GREAT progress!!

Karan said...

Good news about your Mum & glad Sheba's paw is healing well. PC & Crabby are both looking good. Romance & stashing - great combination. Enjoy your weekend. :0)

Hazel said...

Lovely stitching. What does that say on the peacock one??