Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Twirls

Gosh, last minute finish for November, iddn't it? This month was tooooo busy. Can you believe this is the last day of November? I'm so glad I passed on doing NaBloPoMo this month. I would have failed miserably! Ahhh, but I finished my November Snapper Year with a day to spare (last night ~ I mean) so all is good in my world. I liked this month's stitch ~ the colors were fun and it went really fast ~ when I actually sat my butt down to work on it! I will kit up December this evening and start work on my Blogoversary prizes. You didn't think I'd forgotten did you? Well, if I hadn't gotten distracted by hot pink fabric and raven's...



Update on Carol's project: We did get the threads for my sister's new stitch. Thankfully, Drawn Thread had the DMC alternates already listed on the chart. Amazing! I like charts like that. Carol changed out the pinkish threads for colors that were more red, to match her house. And best of all, we went to Michael's on Thanksgiving day and got 30% off. Wait, was it 30%? I forget...something like that. Unfortunately...Carol was a little shocked at the fabric...she cannot see it! So the actual stitching part is going to have to wait until Carol has visited the eye doctor and has gotten her some "old lady glasses" like the rest of us wear! Hurry sis!


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xox

Sunday, November 28, 2010

She's Crazy

You all know who she is (or someone just like her.) She's the one who starts impossibly huge projects then has the nerve to complete them. She makes wild plans and pulls them off. She even makes you laugh uncontrollably with the funniest writing. You love her because she brightens your days. But she's crazy. And that's all there is to it. Back in the day lunatics were put away in bedlam. However, a crazy stitchy friend is a different bird altogether!

With my crazy friend in mind, I designed this freebie.


Stitched it up on blazing hot pink fabric, which I knew she'd adore. I even dyed the fabric myself. Maybe I'm a little crazy too?

And sewed it into a pinpillow stuffed with walnut shells. This is being mailed off as an RAK to my crazy friend. I hope she likes it!
This RAK went to
Missy Ann of Deep Inside Missy!
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If you would like to stitch Raven Lunatic email me for a copy at: daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com. Please, put "freebie request" in the subject line and tell me the title(s) of the pattern(s) you are requesting.

You must have the free Adobe Reader program installed on your computer to view/print the pattern, or a similar PDF viewer.

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xox

Monday, November 22, 2010

November Progress

Here is how far I've gotten with Snapper Year. There would be more...but I keep being tempted with your blog posts. They are so interesting! I love seeing what everyone is stitching and hearing your news and celebrating your finishes!

My sister, Carol called me on Friday. From left field, she has decided to cross stitch this Winter! Carol hasn't stitched in years so she wanted a little help deciding what fabric and such. She chose Wayward Garden by The Drawn Thread. Very pretty! I helped her order the chart & fabric from 123Stitch and she got notice it was shipped today. I'm hoping we get it in time to do a little thread shopping on Friday (after the crowds thin out lol) and pick up anything else she may need. Oh, hey! Anyone have the DMC list for this design? That would be handy. Evenweave fabric will be new to Carol but I have no doubt she will pick it up easily. We are both quite excited about the new project! Mmmmm, I see lots of Stitchy Saturday get-togethers in the future!

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xox

Monday, November 15, 2010

I Believe...

...do you? I hope you enjoy this little freebie pattern I created. It stitches up very quickly...I'm slow and I was able to stitch it within an hour or so. Click the link below the picture to save your copy. Remember to send me a picture if you stitch it!

 Believe

If you would like to stitch Believe please email me at: daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com to receive a PDF copy of the design. Tell the the name of the freebie you are requesting!

You must have the free Adobe Reader program installed on your computer to view/print the pattern.
I was able to finish the stitching part of my exchange project. Now, it needs finish~finishing. This one is for the exchange host and I can't decide how I want to do it! I also started my Snapper Year block for November. And...I really need to get caught up on all your blog posts! If it isn't one thing after another! Oh, and Barbi? I'm really just waiting for inspiration on that reindeer...

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xox

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thanks and More Thanks

Big thank-yous all around. I had 114 entries on my Blogoversary post! Wow ~ I am truly overwhelmed. It is just flabbergasting to have this many people actually interested in my blog. Thank you all so much for your support over the past three years. I drew the winners for my Blogoversary giveaway. That's right, you heard me correctly. Winners. I had so many entries I decided to draw two winners! Surprise!

The first winner is Lizy of LizyMorales. Lizy is a young but dedicated stitcher who's finishes are amazing. If you haven't seen her blog before I encourage you to check it out!

The next name drawn was Ma Teakettle of The Teakettle Corner. Ma's blog is full of darling stitching and she is so much fun ~ she is sure to keep you laughing. Another blog to add to your must-read list.

Congratulations, girls! I will start stitching you each something special very soon. Be patient, though...I am a really SLOW stitcher!

Since this post is all about thank-you's, how appropriate was this gift I received yesterday? The winner of my recent hidden giveaway was Bekca of The Stitching Lion. Well, Bekca decided she must make me a thank you gift in return and here is what she created...


Bekca made me a darling Halloween treat bag, sent three lovely threads and stitched a Margaret Sherry kitty (which she must know I adore Margaret Sherry kitties above all else) and created a greeting card out of it.


Isn't that the CUTEST kitty ever? I might need to carefully take apart the card and sew this kitty into a Halloween ornament. What do you think? Thank you so much Bekca. I love everything you sent!

I am behind on my blog reading ~ again. I still haven't finished my exchange project. Still haven't started my November Snapper block. *sigh* It's been one of those weeks, I guess. Here's to catching up!

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xox

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Totally Useless Post

I knew it was the New Moon on Saturday. I had planned for it all week. Then, when the time came...I was so excited to share my free pattern with you my TU SAL plans flew right out the window. Yup, I forgot! Sheesh!

Not a whole lot of threads in the old ORT jar for this month, but acceptable. I'm sharing my frog jar as well as one of the little critters showed up when I was working on my design. It really sucks having to frog when you are stitching something you designed, isn't that crazy? However, it wasn't too bad, and the hot pink threads are pretty in the frog jar!

I would share stitching with you but I'm working on an exchange ~ so nothing ~ I got nothing. Plans ARE made for finishing my exchange project by the weekend, then starting my November block of Snapper Year. I still need to kit it up. (UGH!) Kitting up these blocks takes a bit of work each month since the suggested threads don't match the model photos...maybe I've been dawdling at doing that!

Some of you are curious as to what next year's monthly stitch is going to be. I'm clueless. Nothing has jumped out at me yet. Any ideas?

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xox

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I Fight Like A Girl

Okay, so Breast Cancer Awareness Month was October, which was last month. So, I'm late. But it's usual for me to come up with stuff after the fact...

I hope you like my freebie design to support Breast Cancer Awareness. If you like this design, please make a donation to a breast cancer organization for research or support. Save those ta-tas!


I fight like a girl

To receive a PDF copy of the pattern email me at: daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com. Tell me the name of the pattern you are requesting.

You must have the free Adobe Reader program installed on your computer to view/print the pattern.


If you stitch this...won't you let me know? I would really love to see a picture of your creation!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

Monday, November 1, 2010

Three!

It's my 3rd blogoversary!
Join me in celebrating with a Tootsie Pop!


Photo created using the photo captioner at Lolcats.
Those of you that are too young or from outside the States can click here to understand my use of an owl and the number three. Or you can just click there to see the fun commercial!

To have an even bigger celebration, leave a comment on this post to enter my blogoversary giveaway. I'm going to stitch a special gift for the winner and maybe add in a goody or two or thrrrrree. I'll draw a winner on Sunday, November 14th. I won't stitch the prize until I know who wins so don't expect an immediate picture!
Entries for the giveaway drawing are now closed.
The winner will be announced soon!

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xox