Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, January 24, 2011

Chill Out!

It's January...so that means the start of this years Ornament Swap. We are a small group of friends swapping Christmas ornaments every two months. Long-time readers may remember my swap posts from last year...

January means it's Lori's turn. Lori's blog is Stitchin' Times Five. Everyone in our group stitches an ornament and sends it to Lori this month. I can't begin to explain how much fun it is to receive your ornaments. (My turn is in March. I can't wait!) There were PROBLEMS this go-round. First, I sealed up the box all nice and tight. Then...realized I hadn't taken a photo of my exchange. Sigh. I open the box back up. Arrrgh! Next, I'm taking the photograph when I see I have completely forgotten to Stitch "Daffycat" at the bottom like I've been doing for this exchange. *smacks forehead with palm* Arrrgh ~ again! Sorry, Lori...I was NOT going to risk frogging my careful sewing (I'm still not sewing-machine-confident) for the sake of having my name on it!

Design ~ Chill Out
Designer ~ Lizzie*Kate
Fabric ~ 32 count Daffycat Dyed Belfast Linen
Fiber ~ DMC as charted
Finish ~ Pillow Ornament

There were more TUSAL prizes that have arrived in the last week. I'm only going to tease you for now by letting you know there are more! But...I'm not going to show you pictures yet as I'm behind on my blogs, stitching and housework. Chill out! I'll get to it soon. Besides, I will need something new to blog about. I still can't show you my current stitching!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

60 comments:

Dee said...

That is the cutest snowman ever. Lori is a very lucky stitcher.

Ziggyeor said...

cute ornament! I'm sure she'll love it.

valerie said...

Very cute ornie! Love the linen color and backing fabric. I'm sure Lori will love it!

Jackie said...

He's so cute! Il ove his rosy cheeks!

Jane said...

What a fun and exciting idea!
A cool snowman, love the backing fabric and finish - lucky Lori xx

Fiona said...

lovely finish :)

Beth said...

He is toooo cute! I have put him on my to buy list - man it is getting long!

The color you dyed the linen is beautiful.

Joysze said...

He's adorable!!! I understand your pain about having everything stitched up only to noticed you forgot something.

I did that with on one the mini Chatelaines. I noticed that I had left out a whole row of beads after it's been stretched! So, I had to unstretch one side to tack in the beads... I was too lazy to pull everything apart. LOL!

Margaret said...

He's adorable! I bet Lori will love him!

Julianne said...

Love him! Great finish.

Annie said...

Super cute ornament. Great start to a year of exchanges.

Pumpkin said...

Despite the fact that you didn't personalize it, it still looks fabulous and I'm sure it will be well received :o)

Jan said...

He is just adorable!
I too have had to open up the package before sending. Occupational hazard for stitchers. LOL.

Shari said...

oh my!!!!! I just saw someone else's adorable snowman, that I hadn't seen, now I see your adorable snowman that I havent' seen. Either that, or haven't noticed!!!!!
Yours looks fantastic!!!!

Meadows08 said...

What a sweet little snowman! The buttons are a great touch.

Karen said...

That is just so cute!

Amanda said...

Very cute ornie! Lori will love him!

Friendship Crossing said...

He's very cute and colorful! what a lucky girl Lori is!!

I think you did a great job on the finishing too!

Tanya

Silverlotus said...

He is so cute. And what a great way to do an ornament exchange.

Lizy said...

Hi,
That is such a pretty finish!!! The snowman looks so happy!!!

Erica said...

Love the ornie! He's so cute!

My contribution to the TUSAL prize is finally finished (I had my own sewing-impaired moments!) - with a bit of luck I'll have it in the mail in the next day or so!

staci said...

LOVE that ornament, it's such a cutie!

Peggy Lee said...

Your little snowman is just too cute! I really like the color of the linen and the buttons are a nice touch.

Myra said...

Fabulous ornament! Doncha just hate it when you don't get a picture before you package it up? I usually don't remember until the recipient emails me to tell me they received it!

sheri said...

Awww, he's got personality! I love the buttons!

Carolyn said...

Too too cute! I just love this adorable snowman. Great job. :)

Cole said...

Very cute ornie!! I love the buttons attaching the hanger :)

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish. The snowman is very cute.

Melanie said...

Adorable!

Christine said...

He's adorable, Lori will love him

mbroider said...

He is so cute and peaceful!!

Thanks for your tip on the comments thingie (couple of posts below)... I changed my settings, and hope to get more comments from now:)

Bec said...

Aww, He is absolutely adorable!!

Loralynn said...

He's darling! She will love him!

Carol said...

What a sweetie! I can't wait to see what you receive in March!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Great ornament and what a fun way to do a swap :)

CJ said...

Great ornament. I am looking for a group like that to join. Have a great day.

CJ

Lynn said...

I do love snowmen and this one is sooo adorable!!
It sounds like a wonderful exchange.

Sue said...

That is the most gorgeous snowman. I'm glad it is not just me who makes silly mistakes. lol

Kttycat said...

He's so cute!

Julie said...

He's adorable!

Angela P said...

It turned out adorable despite your setbacks :)

Annette said...

OMG that the cutest ornament!!
What a fun idea!! that swap

♥ Nia said...

That ornament is so cute!! =) Adorable!

mollycaff said...

Very cute!

Bekca said...

That is a very adorable pillow, I love the backing fabric. Happy stitching!

Zoe said...

What a fun exchange- so cute!!

Carol said...

Love Chill Out and the fabric behind him.

Siobhan said...

That is SO cute!! What a neat idea for the ornaments for everybody!

Nan said...

Cutie, cute, cute! The recipient is a lucky girl.

Sharon said...

What a cutie! (I'm sure Lori will always remember that this is a "Daffycat" masterpiece) :)

Carol's Stitching said...

The ornament is so very cute and so very you! I'm sure with it not being signed that Lori will have no problem remembering the love you put into it! Happy stitching....

Suzanne said...

What a very cute ornament!

Lillie said...

Adorable! Loved the fabric.

Jo said...

That's a really lovely ornament, and I love your own dyed fabric!! I must build up the courage to try and dye some myself...

Stitching Noni said...

So cute!! I love the colour that you dyed the linen and the backing fabric looks great with the colour as well. Lori is one lucky lady to get such a cutey in the mail! :-)

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tkdquintmom said...

Look at it this way Sharon...he's BLUSHING for you :D :D :D I love it, you know I do and I don't care about your initials (don't want that to sound the way it does..) I would have done the same thing my dear...I just love him and yes ladies, I am lucky...he is so cute in person. Thanks again Sharon!

Kathy A. said...

Oh what a sweet little guy. He is just so sweet. Lucky Lori!

Solstitches said...

Ah, that is just so cute. A lovely little pillow finish.

Margaret

awikkidwomanswords said...

What a lovely ornanment :)

Sharon said...

Beautiful ornament!