Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tiny Stitching

The first part of the weekend was so hot I just stayed indoors. On Saturday, I tea-dyed some fabrics and started a project that has been absolutely screaming at me. I was so into stitching this that I continued with it on Sunday, barely stopping to read blogs! I made sure I caught up with my reader, first! The weather was much improved by Sunday with some rain and very nice temperatures for August.

No, not déjà vu...I did stitch this recently for Conny in my Ornament Swap exchange. This time it's is for me. And it's over-one! I seldom stitch over-one but this fabric, 28 count Jobelan is excellent for it. It has given me no trouble at all!

Can you believe how much I stitched in one weekend? I may have to give up my Queen of Slow Stitching crown now, huh? This is Bent Creek's Plum Berry Sampler, modified for Christmas. Already, it's calling to me to pick it up again.

My other current stitch is another Ornament for the next swap and I'm still plugging away at Snapper Year ~ sheesh, I'll never catch up to the current month on that darn thing. I am stuck on that damn suitcase. Dratted project.

Have you seen Blogger's new spam comments feature? Go to your Dashboard and listed under your blog will be a Comments folder. Spam comments should go there automatically! Hint...if you go to the Published Comments tab and scroll to the bottom...you can see how many total comments your blog has received! That's really cool. I like improvements.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

53 comments:

Berit said...

Wow, but your needle is smokin'! It's been very cool here overall the last 2 weeks--like open all the windows; sometimes you'll need a light jacket when you go out at night type cool.

As I'm from OK, I do check the calendar every other day in wonderment that it's like this in August.

Still thinking of strangling me, lol?

staci said...

Oh, this is really cute! I love it over 1!!

Annie said...

Love your sampler. Is that one of your tea-dyed fabbys? It looks great.

It will be interesting to see how well Blogger manages to filter spam.

natalyK said...

Love your over 1 stitching. Every now an then I just have to stitch over 1. I love how fine the detail looks.

Jan said...

The over one looks great! You'll have it done in no time.

valerie said...

Woo...your plum berry sampler looks wonderful over 1! It's all teeny tiny! Ugh...yea...that June block is the one that took me the longest! It's got the most stitches than any other block. Keep plugging along. Look to July...those birdies were by favorite! I really wanted to stitch them birds!

Peggy Lee said...

Oh you just don't know how MUCH I LOVE cardinals! This is so beautiful. I remember when you stitched the last one. Cardinals stand out!!

Annette said...

What a beautifull new start you have made.
I'm a bit blind I think I can't find it.. maybe tomorrow, it;s a bit late at the moment

Marilyn said...

Oh, that's so cute over 1.
Great job.
Marilyn

Lizy said...

Hi,
Here In texas the same weather so hot too !!!! Nice stitching.

Missy aka Birdy said...

My eyes are going blind just looking at how small those stitches are!! LOL

Gorgeous stitching. I tend to find myself drawn to stitching over 1. The smaller the better in my book....just ask my DH!! LOL LOL LOL

hugs
-missy-

Lisa V said...

I do like the berry samplers, too cute. Your over 1 stitching looks very neat indeed.
LISA V

Karen said...

So cute! Happy stitching....

Myra said...

Wow! That is teeny tiny but I love it! I just love everything with cardinals and your modification is perfect. Thanks for the info on the blogger improvements - I tend to ignore all that extra stuff unless someone points it out.

Blu said...

It's very cute! And so tiny too.

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! You've made a lot of progress. Don't you just love projects that call out to you like that?!

Lynn said...

Your needle really is moving on this one and over 1 too! This is so cute. I love anything with cardinals. They're my favourite birds.

Deborah said...

Beautiful stitching! I love over one. Over one is so delicate.

Carol said...

I am an "over one" addict, so I just love your little piece, Sharon. And I really love how you changed the colors to be Christmasy--don't think I would ever have come up with anything like that. You're very creative :)

BubzRugz said...

Lovely tiny stitching - beautiful. We are starting to have warmer days but still cool nights here downunder Queensland... Hugz
Fiona

Patty C. said...

I love your tiny stitch - too cute
Lovely colors -

Ineke said...

It is beautiful, over one.

Parsley said...

Cute-o-lah!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I have this is my stash, such a cute design Amrit looks great over one.

Becky K in OK said...

Love this design. Yep, our weather has been conducive to staying indoors and stitching!

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous and oh so tiny!!!! Hmmm gotta check that blogger stuff.

Brigitte said...

Wow, such a lovely finish, and all over one. Congratulations!
I also appreciate that new spam comment feature although I haven't got any spam comments so far. But you never know ...

Rachel S said...

That is adorable! What a wonderful ornament

I love that new spam feature. I don't have to see the comments I don't want to.

Meadows08 said...

What a sweet little stitch and soooo tiny!

I'm so thrilled about the spam comments feature! I was ready to start a campaign about that very thing and then I read about this new feature in Blogger Buzz!

Snapper Year just hasn't been your thing, has it???

Pumpkin said...

FANTASTICO!!!! LOVE IT Sharon :o)

Jennifer said...

Oh that is my favorite shade of red in DMC 221. I just picked up some of that shade last night at Hobby Lobby. Your progress is great. I love this sampler.
I know about the spam folder part and was so pleased that they started that. It's amazing some the long ones I get advertising items for sale.
Can't wait for Fall.

Jennifer

Feathers in the Nest

Christine said...

That is beyond adorable!

Kttycat said...

Very cute. It does look so tiny! I have stitched up one the patterns you designed. I have it on my blog if you'd like to see it.

Julie said...

I love to stitch over 1 too, this one is so lovely.

I'll have to check out the spam comments, thanks for the info.

Trina@Stitching Oz said...

I just love the ornament and I have just visited your blog and it is just awesome! I can't wait to visit it much more in the future and I hope you can find time to catch my blog too!

Keep stitching!

Trina said...

Love your blog! I can't believe that I have just found it! I can't wait to keep checking the great stitchery on it and maybe you can swing by my blog too!

Happy Stitching!

Solstitches said...

Beautiful over one stitching Sharon!
I love that design.
I had not noticed the new spam folder.
Just shows how much otice I take!

Margaret

TinaTx said...

Love that!
It has been blistering hot here in Texas too. Heat advisories most days, but even when they drop the advisory it is still too hot to get out and do anything!
Stay cool and keep stitching!

Mary said...

Wow! Tiny stitching! I just love it.

ArchangelDecker said...

Awesome job! :)

Mel said...

sooo teeny tiny but looks amazing. :)

It's been cold, cold, cold here. Maybe we need to trade some degrees. ;)

Vonna said...

Our grass is now needle dry :( its so hot and dry here too...
LOVE your tiny sampler. It's gorgeous!!!

Kathy said...

Holy smokin' needle Batman. :)

Great job. This is so pretty over one.

trillium said...

Very cute. I like any & all redbirds.

I hope to finish some peacock free charts soon.

Micki said...

Boy, you have been busy! Great job on it all!
Micki

Doris said...

beautiful stitching!..i am stitching the Honor Thy needel in 28 count Jobelan, and 1x1 too!!,i like this fabric to make 1x1.

tkdquintmom said...

LOVE IT!!! Over one isn't that bad....when your eyes work right that is :D

Suzanne said...

I love this tiny stitching, it's beautiful.

Nancy said...

Plum Berry (a la Christmas) is gorgeous over one! I can't wait to see your finish. Don't you love Jobelan for over one!

I'll have to check out the comments feature. Thanks for mentioning it.

Have a great weekend!

Lynn B said...

Gosh this is so cute, one over one is always so pretty!

Heidi said...

I am a huge fan of stitching over one. It has gotten to the point that it is all I do unless I am using 40 count. I feel like I am jumping back and forth over the Grand Canyon otherwise. :-) Love this little sampler you stitched up. What is it about an alphabet that makes my heart beat louder...lol. This will make an adorable ornament!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Carolyn NC said...

I love this - so adorable!

Raven/Missy said...

I love the look of 1 over 1 stitching, but sadly I can't do it anymore because my eyes just can't stand it. Yours looks fantastic though, well done!