Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I was NOT cheating...

...by adding eleven days of ORTs to my Totally Useless SAL jar. The first half of August kinda slipped by me and I completely forgot about posting at the New Moon! This is the nice way of saying I am actually really ditzy and can't keep track of time! My ORT jar is pleasingly full though and I was able to stitch quite a bit in the last weeks. If I'm on track for the next New Moon the jar might seem a little scanty ~ with eleven missing ORT days!

You can join us on the TU SAL just grab an empty jar, save those ORTs and snap a photo at the New Moon! There is a link in my sidebar but the originator of this project seems to have disappeared!

My over-one Christmas ornament is complete. I overlooked the fact that stitching this over-one would make my buttons way too large to fit. Now, I'm going to have to find some incredibly tiny buttons to make the holly berries. Here's hoping the needlework stores will carry miniature red buttons so I can finish this! Also, stitching over-one meant I had to make the center dividers all Smyrna crosses since the other specialty stitches wouldn't work. I love Smyrna's...so that's a good thing.


Design ~ Plum Berry Sampler, modified.
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ Tea Dyed 28 count Jobelan
Fiber ~ DMC

The focus now is my Ornament Swap project and that blasted June suitcase on Snapper Year. I also have another little stitch completed and needing finishing, if I will ever get up the guts to drag the sewing machine out and just do it!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

37 comments:

Missy Ann said...

#8 Beads, otherwise know as Mill Hill Pebble beads. Or really, looking at the scale, regular ol' seed beads will probably work just fine.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Love your sampler!

Myra said...

OMG that sampler is tiny! But...oh so cute. Now get out that sewing machine and finish your little stitch 'cause I want to see. :o)

Bekca said...

The tiny sampler looks so fantastic, it's something I'd like to try myself - stiching over one.
Happy stitching :)

Barb said...

Oh that is just so sweet , well done on the over one thing, perhaps if you cannot get buttons beads will work just a thought.
Look forward to seeing the June suitcase lol.
Hugs

Glenna said...

VERY cute Christmas ornie, and I don't think you're cheating w/the TUSAL jar input.

Julie said...

Love the little kitty posing with the ORT jar, he looks like one of those girls on the game shows showing off the prizes!

Your 1x1 ornament finish is adorable, hope you are able to get some suitable buttons to finish it off

natalyK said...

If you can't find tiny red buttons you might want to look at large red beads. Your stitching is beautiful. I love the finished look of over one.

Christine said...

The over 1 plum berry sampler is adorable! Could you use beads instead of buttons? You could put them in little clusters if one on its own was too small

Cathy B said...

Keep on stitching...you are making great progress. Your bent Creek ornie looks great!

Karen said...

Too cute...as always. I love the way you adapted the colors to suit.

Great progress on your TUSAL too...happy stitching.

Donna said...

Very nice and I am very impressed with your over 1 project on 28ct. At this point for some reason I am having difficulty doing over 2 on 28ct. Maybe it is because I haven't stitched in 4 weeks!

Christina said...

Hi Sharon, love your finish. Would beads work instead of tiny buttons or would they be too small?

Melanie said...

Very nice!!!
If you can't find buttons, I would think the Mill Hill petite beads might do also??? Different look but they would add a nice sparkle.

Xeyedmary said...

How about beads instead of buttons? You may have more of a selection of sizes & colors to choose from? Your work is beautiful!

Mary said...

This is darling over 1! You certainly will need something small for the berries. If you can't find the tiny buttons, maybe beads?? Either way, will look good!!

Cole said...

Love your finish! you could use some little red beads instead...

Jackie said...

I'm sure you'll find the red buttons/beads you're looking for! Nice finish. It was a quick one!

Meadows08 said...

That little sampler is too cute. Lizzie*Kate has teeny tiny buttons. Maybe you can use some of those.

Jan said...

Maybe you could make your own buttons out of the polymer clay? It looks really nice over one.

Elaine said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish Sharon!

Blu said...

Very cute finish! I too recommend beads.

Terri M said...

Congratulations! Pretty, pretty, pretty. :o)

Annie said...

Gorgeous stitching. And I'm sure beads will work out for you.

Carol said...

I think red beads would do the trick nicely, Sharon! I love your teeny, tiny finish--great job :)

Lynn said...

I love your little Christmas sampler! I'm sure you'll be able to find some buttons. Your smyrna dividers are perfect for it.

Deborah said...

Wonderful finish! Can't wait to see the finishing.

Marie boutd'guenille said...

Tout mignon!!!!! Bravo!

Berit said...

Lovely! :D I can't wait to see it finished up; I do hope you'll treat us to an on-tree pic this year so we can admire it in all of its dainty glory!

Sonda in OR said...

It looks great! I'm with everyone else...beads would do the trick very nicely.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is very cute! Of course you could always use beads or *gasp* french knots!

valerie said...

Great finish! I keep forgetting to take a picture of my TUSAL jar too. And I keep wondering where Yoyo has gone off to!

C'mon...bring out Snapper Year. Once you get past June...the rest will be a breeze!

Pumpkin said...

I just LOVE that one over one of that design. Yes, you are going to have to find TINY buttons ;o)

Listen missy, it's almost the end of AUGUST and you're still on June? You had better get your butt in gear or I'll come over and kick it ;o)

Rachael said...

Nice ornament!!

Sharon said...

It's lovely. Could you use beads instead?

Raven/Missy said...

Your TUSAL looks great! I have a jar that I keep my orts in, but I haven't been posting pics as I didn't sign up. Maybe I'll post a pic anyway.

Your ornie looks great! Maybe small beads would work for the berries? I did a blackwork cat that had holly leaves and berries on the back of it's neck, I used satin stitch for the leaves and grouped some red beads for the berry and it looked very good!

Suzanne said...

This is a lovely sampler. I think beads would work quite well instead of tiny buttons.