Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, September 16, 2010

An Autumn RAK

I know...I should be working on my Snapper Year but I got this in my head and couldn't stop thinking about it until I stitched and finished it! Do you get that way? I know you must!

I think I am stuck on these Bent Creek crows & pumpkins. They are just too cute. And Autumn is just around the corner so I'm all geared up for stitching for it! I stitched the same little crow & pumpkin again only this time over-one and finished it as a magnetic needle minder. These little needle minders are SO handy. I received one from Holly a couple of years ago and it is my most treasured stitching tool. I probably couldn't stitch without it! Holly even made a great tutorial on how to finish them...click here. To make these into needle minders simply put a strong magnet inside before you finish. However, Holly got one little something wrong, the forms aren't made of aluminum they are steel. Magnets won't stick to aluminum!


This is on it's way tomorrow to surprise someone who reads this blog!
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edit: This RAK went to Tanya of

Design ~ Autumn Row, portion
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 28 count ?
Fiber ~ DMC
Finish ~ Magnetic Needle Minder

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

52 comments:

Barbi said...

Too CUTE!!!!

Thankful~Threads said...

Oh, it is so gorgeous! I also love Autumn themed needle gadgets. I should really think about making one for each season. I'll have to check out Holly's tutorial. Thank you Daffycat for being such an inspiration to me! ~WeimerMom

Patty C. said...

I looooove it - cute -
Congrats to the RAK recipient - ;)

Blu said...

It's so cute! The recipient is very lucky!

Patty C. said...

By the way - where do you get your magnets?

Sharon said...

These are just so cute...

Elaine said...

Aww someone is going to be thrilled Sharon, that is soo cute!

Shari said...

oh my goodness!!! How adorable!!!!!! I can see why you put the other stitching aside! That is just too cute!! Gonna have to see if I have that pattern somewhere!!!

Jan said...

That is really cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

Silverlotus said...

Wow, I love that. Thanks for providing a link to the tutorial. I think I'll have to try making one of these... one day. :D

Theresa said...

OMG!!! This is too cute!!!! I'll have to try making one myself!!!

Karen said...

That is so cute and thanks for providing the tutorial. That is just too cute not to "steal" and copy!

Now....you had better get back to Snapper Year!!!

Lizy said...

Hi,
How cute I wish i could learn how to stitch in that kind of fabric!!!

Jackie said...

Very cute! I've never used a needle minder. Your post makes me think I'm missing something. Thank you for the link to the tutorial, it looks like I could do it!

Peggy Lee said...

Ohhh....I have that chart! Love those crows and pumpkins. I too want to know where you get your magnets. I am going to booknmark that tutorial now.
Thanks for sharing!

Melanie said...

Adorable!

Tracey said...

So cute! What a neat idea for smaller designs!

Dee said...

That is absolutely adorable. I KNOW I will be making some of these as gifts.

DK

Sharon said...

Just soooooooo stinkin' cute!! Your finishing skills are over the top - love 'em! :)

mainely stitching said...

That's utterly adorable! How clever!

natalyK said...

Love it Danielle! Congrats to the lucky recipient of this beautiful and useful RAK!

Myra said...

That is just fabulous. I love the little bird and the needle minder finish is so useful. Someone is going to be very lucky to receive that little gift.

Lynn said...

Love that crow and pumpkin! Mine is proudly displayed on my dry sink with the rest of my autumn goodies.

Deborah said...

What a nice needle minder. I know who ever recieves it will be thrilled.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

This is way tooo cute!

Donna said...

Very cute and very, very handy!

Lesleyanne said...

That is adorable. The receipent is very lucky indeed.

Christine said...

That is completely adorable!

Annette said...

What a beautifull little ornie.. love the cute deseign!!!

Hazel said...

Beeeeautiful!! x

Danielle said...

I LOVE it!!! And thanks for posting the link to the tutorial. It is a finish I will have to try in the future for sure.

Annie said...

Just too cute. Must be some strong magnet if it can hold through the fabby.

BeckySC said...

AFORABLE, Sharon!!
Your blog was not updating in my reader :(
I just happen to see an update in a sidebar while visiting another blog.
Have a great weekend!!

Angela P said...

Very cute Sharon and yep that happens to me too when I get an idea and I just have to get right into stitching/finishing it :)

Pumpkin said...

SO sweet! I guess that's allowed since it's not really big enough to distract from your snappers ;o) ROFL!

Carolyn NC said...

How adorable and so useful, too!

Shannon said...

That is very cute! :)

indystitch said...

I love it and am so happy that you are making such good use of the needleminder I sent to you!

Robin said...

This is just to darn cute! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I'm off to find something already stitched to make one of these up. Now I have to add a visit to Michaels or Hobby Lobby this weekend to look for the ornament forms and a magnet. Too much fun! Thanks again for sharing!!!

saras said...

where do you find the itty bitty circle to make the needle minder? I've seen the larger ones at LNS, but never have seen the little ones.

You were the one who stitched that ittey bitty ladybug, right? I found the pattern, but gotta figure out how to finish it! :) LOL

Micki said...

That is just so cute! You are so creative!
Micki

Lindsay said...

Very cute

Ma Teakettle said...

Love it Daff! :)

Julie said...

How cute!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Love it, lucky reader indeed. You're amazing!

Marilyn said...

That is too cute.
Your Snapper is coming along nicely too.
Marilyn

Julie said...

Adorable, so teeny tiny and fun!

Ellen S said...

Wonderful!!!!

I have seen it in person!! Iam good friends with the person who received it!!! It is cute!!!
Ellen S

tkdquintmom said...

That is reallly cute Sharon :)

Solstitches said...

How cute is that? I love it.

Margaret

Shelleen said...

It is a cute needleminder.

Janaina said...

Now what a neat idea this magnetic needle minder! AWESOME! =)