Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, July 1, 2010

UFO to WIP

Being eager to stitch something other than Snapper Year led me to pull out an old WIP (work in progress.) Peacock Cypher was my choice. I last worked on this in March of 2009! That was when I got all caught up in Crabby All Year and Peacock Cypher was relegated to a UFO (unfinished object.) This is a Just Nan design and is charted in silks but I'm using the DMC version since silk gives me an itchy rash. In fact, it was stitching this ~in silk~ that clued me in to being allergic to silk. I ended up having to frog the silk, wash the fabric and restart in DMC. This is the section I am currently working on...the very bottom row.


Then there are three rows left to do at the top. Isn't it pretty so far? I can't wait to do the beading! My favorite part about this design is the over-one letters ~ just so much fun to stitch!



After several concerned emails, it occurs to me I never posted results about the kid and the kitten. The ten days passed on the 18th and the kitten does not have rabies! Woo! Jessie was overjoyed to know she would not need injections. I was not too very worried as I knew rabies was unlikely. Rick, well he was simply glad his girls did not insist on keeping said kitten. He tolerates Taco but dogs are his joy.
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Don't forget...there is still time to enter my Bad Hair Day giveaway! See Monday's post to enter! Many thanks to everyone entered so far. Mary now has over twice the followers she had on her old blog and I'm sure that is a bit of comfort after the horror she endured! You guys are great!

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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

39 comments:

Jan said...

That's good news about Jessie.

Peacock looks good. Keep going and it will no longer be a UFO.

Hillery said...

It's a beautiful design. And congratulations on 400 followers. Amazing.
Happy Stitching

Deb said...

Sometimes going back to an out WIP is like running into a friend that you haven't seen for a while and you're so happy you have. This is a beautiful piece and I can't wait to see the bling when you add it.

Vicky said...

I am doing my first over one stitch at the moment and it might become a UFO, and it is only an ornament LOL

Missy aka Birdy said...

Beautiful stitching and I'm so happy for Mary!! the stitching bloggers are a great group of people!!
Hugs
-missy-

Jackie said...

Peacock Cypher is gorgeous. I really like the blue. I've never tried over one - I hear you either love it or hate it.

Missy Ann said...

I like Cypher better in your DMC colors.

Emily said...

Very pretty!!

Myra said...

This is a very pretty piece and I love the color. I am glad things worked out well with the kitten. Have a safe and happy 4th!

Angela P said...

It looks wonderful! What a joy to see this one again, you'll be happy dancin soon :)

Cole said...

I love the blues in this piece!

Glad to hear there's no shots to endure :)

Christine said...

Your peacock cypher looks great, I'm a big "over 1" fan too, specially with lettering, it allows you to fit so much more text in.
Glad the kitten got a clean bill of health

Patty C. said...

Looking forward to the finish :)
Beautiful

Annette said...

What a great WIP... Good luck with it. Not many differnt colors... so I can understand it can be a bit boring.. Good luck with it

Lynn said...

Peacock is stunning!! I love all those blues or are they more of a turquoise? That's too bad about your allergy to the silks. I hope you hadn't got very far before you had to frog everything.
Glad to hear that Jessie didn't need the needles. Rick sounds like my hubby. Bob tolerates cats but loves black labs. However he does have a fondness for this new kitty of ours but of course he'd never admit it!

Doris said...

oh,sorry for the aleergic reaction to the silk floss, i have trouble with some fabric with sizing (i dont know if is the correcto word), the
material gives the appearance of cardboard.

Annie said...

What a pretty piece! What a shame that such a talented stitcher as you are is allergic to silks. But the DMC looks great.

Glad to hear that Jessie is in the clear!

Felicity said...

Very, very pretty! I love the style and the colours.

Peggy Lee said...

Gorgeous UFO!
Good new about the kitty too.

Carol said...

What great news that the kitten was free of rabies!

And I love your Peacock Cypher progress, Sharon--blue is my color, so it is especially attractive...I also love stitching over one, but I avoid beading except for the occasional snowman's eyes or something. Have fun with this :)

Elaine said...

Peacock piece looks fab Sharon, love the blue you are using.
Glad Jess didn;t need those horrible injections.
Have a great week-end. Hugs.

Pumpkin said...

This IS lovely Sharon and I hope you will bring it out in the open again ;o)

Yay! Glad to hear Jessie does not have to have a rabies shot! Whew!

Ineke said...

I wonder why this pretty design became an UFO. Are the beads blue too or do they have different colours?
Knowing the kitten doesn't have rabies will be a relief to all of you.

Michelle said...

Great progress!

Rachel S said...

That looks fantastic! Not long now til it's finished!

Nancy said...

Cypher Peacock is a beautiful project! I love the shades of blue that you are using.

Glad it was a negative on the rabies!

Karen said...

That's beautiful Sharon! I love the blue too. Glad you are stitching it and shared.

happy 4th....

Sally said...

Peacock Cypher is gorgeous! I had never realised what a pretty design it is.

staci said...

This is sooo pretty Sharon! I love the colors too.

Sorry about your silk allergy...I guess the upside is that you have more money for other kinds of stash, lol ;)

Meadows08 said...

Allergic to silk! Who knew...

Love the peacock blue of Peacock Cypher!

TinaTx said...

It looks wonderful! Look forward to seeing the finished piece.

Jo said...

Peacock cypher is coming along a treat - hmmm, wonder if it will change status again from WIp to HD before it goes back in the basket?

tkdquintmom said...

I'm glad that both kitty and daughter are ok! *whew*.....girl, I thought you threw out that peacock sampler! LOL It looks fabby but of course.

Tammy said...

Love the new green background!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Peacock Cipher is looking fantastic! Love that shade of blue!

Suzanne said...

Lovely piece of stitching.

Carolyn NC said...

It's beautiful! Glad the kitty didn't have rabies, too!

Felicity said...

That is oh so pretty!

Karan said...

Good to know Jessie & the kitten have the all clear.
Great to see PC out again - love the design & the colour you're using. :0)