Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, June 4, 2011

One For Me and One For You

Here is the one for me:


This darling ornament is from Karen of Karen's Handiwork. Every month Karen stitches two identical Christmas ornaments. One is for her own tree and the other is an "exchange" gift for one of her followers. I adore Bent Creek designs and Karen's finishing is just lovely. Jealous, aren't you? Well, you might be chosen next ~ but only if you are one of her followers, right? You know what to do!

Here is the one for you:

Design ~ Woodland Joy
Designer ~ Something In Common
Fabric ~ 32 count Daffycat-dyed I Can't Remember Fabric
Fiber ~ DMC as charted

Well ~ actually for Angela of Hooked on Stitches! This was for our Ornament Swap group. It's Angela's turn to receive so keep an eye out to see what everyone stitched for her! I used my new favorite edging technique on this one, ribbon and beads and the red-checked fabric is the backing. I did use brown thread for the eyes because the white French Knots as charted kinda made them look like zombie owls! I know I saved Woodland Joy from Something In Common's website years ago. It was a freebie. The site is gone now ~ so sad.

Because I get a lot of, "Oh, your stitching is so perfect. I could never be as good as you!" comments and emails ~ I must show you this next photo:


ROFLMAO This is the border part of Angela's ornament. The left hand one is correct. The right side one is WRONG! Because ~ I can't follow directions. I gathered up all my supplies, printed off the chart and merrily started stitching. In fact, I actually took this to work with me when we had a heavy snowstorm and I knew it would be a long, boring day. Once I finished the border, something kept bugging me. It just didn't look right. What is wrong? Oh, the instructions say ONE thread and I used TWO. *sigh* PLUS I stitched the inner backstitched border green and it's supposed to be red. *sigh* I really, really can't follow directions! And even once again, I forgot to stitch "Daffycat" at the bottom. See? Not so perfect. You just can't see my pile of scrap starts, nor do I always show off those bits I toss angrily into the trash...

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

43 comments:

Teresa said...

That is the cutest owl ornament ever. Love it.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Erica said...

Ooww!
I hate when that happens!

That is one cutie owl!

mdgtjulie said...

Love your owl ornie. It's adorable!! As for following directions, I have that same problem sometimes, so you're not alone!!!

KaLu - Claudia said...

so fricking cute! ive never seen an owl ornament before !

perfect or not you did a great job =D

Mouse said...

hehehe ... nice one Daffy :) .. glad to see we are human every now and then ..lol ... been there, seen and done it ROFL !!! lovely piece off karen and yours is really cute too :) happy stitching :)love mouse xxxxx

Dee said...

That is exactly why my TUSAL Ort jar is usually empty. Every time I make a mistake that requires frogging, I have to empty my jar.

That way froggy snippets don't jump out and encourage more frogs. LOL

Margaret said...

Adorable owl ornie! Love what you got from Karen too.I hate when those mistakes happen, don't you? I'm not good at handling them. lol!

Nancy said...

LOve that owl ornament! Not being able to follow directions sounds like me!

Myra said...

Congratulations on receiving Karen's ornament - her work is lovely. Your owl ornament is so cute. I have a pile of those mis-starts too. :o)

Annette said...

ow I love both pieces. teh woodland is the cutest of all!!! love your finish!!

Joysze said...

Oh, that's a cute idea to swap ornaments! :D I love the little owl one and I have those "mis-read" days too. Usually the air turns blue followed by hubby's "oh oh, lots to frog?" LOL!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great ornaments. I've never made one, maybe this Xmas should be the first...

Trinabelle said...

I love the ornaments! What a lot of work to stitch that back border twice, though. It happens to the best of us and your stitching is still fabulous.

Something in Common's Woodland Joy was also published in the 2000 JCS Ornament Issue. So, in a way, it's still available.

Hazel said...

Love the ornies. I saw the owl one on Angela's blog and admired it greatly. x

Theresa said...

Both ornaments are gorgeous~~~~~ Your owl is just too cute!!!!!!!

Hate it when that happens!!! At least you caught it before you finished the whole thing!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

I just love those ornaments.
Your owl is too cute... I think I have that one somewhere.

I always get those comments too... and I agree if they could only see those piles of oops/@#$#$%@ they would realize it is not that way. LOL

Catherine said...

Love the owl! Congrats on being chosen by Karen!! Her work always looks so lovely!

wendy111 said...

I love the little owl ornament. I like the way it is finished

I seriously question my ability to count at times, even when I have checked and rechecked I still find stitches not where they are meant to be!

Karen said...

Glad you got the ornament and that you love BC! I love your ornament to Angela and laugh at your story. I'm right there with you when it comes to following directions and counting... who needs "those stinking instructions"!

Happy stitching....

Anne said...

The owls are a hoot!!They are sooo adorable!And your stitching IS pretty close to perfect :D

Hugs Anne

Gabi said...

Both ornaments are beautiful. But I LOVE those little darling owls. Never heard about that designer before.

Joanna said...

I like that the owls are for Christmas - something different. And very beautiful.

Carol said...

I saw your owl ornament on Angela's site and thought it was adorable! And your gift from Karen is so sweet. I was lucky enough to be last month's winner--isn't here work wonderful!

lily said...

Sweet little owl ornament, your stitching is lovely.............I need to find time to finish some of my cross stitch projects.

lily x

staci said...

Adorable ornaments Sharon!!!

Christine said...

Both ornaments are lovely

Suzanne said...

I love both of your finishes, they are very cute!

My Name is Debbie and my passion is Counted Cross Stitch. said...

I just lvoe the owls and I love your blog. Keep on blogging!

Sue said...

Zombie eyes? That one had me laughing. You are in good company on not following instructions...I do it all the time! lol

Rhona said...

Great ornaments! The owls are just totally adorable...so cute!

As for reading the directions, I don't seem to have problem with that....it's following through on them that I have the problem with!!! lol

Sorry to hear that you have the same affliction as the rest of us, guess you are human after all!

Babs in Alabama said...

Don't you just love being one of us? I think I might start a blog of stitching stories so we can see how human and imperfect we all are. The owl is so cute; ornie from Karen so cute.
I finally found the chart for your header and hope to stitch it up soon.
hugs,
babs

Pumpkin said...

YES, I am jealous :o) You deserve it though Sharon!

I saw your adorable owl ornie on Angela's Blog :o) Still looks perfect to me. I don't care what you say. LOL!

Carolyn NC said...

Karen's ornies are pretty special, so you are a lucky one! Love the stitching!

Lesleyanne said...

Both ornaments are lovely.

Patty C. said...

You are supposed to read directions before you stitch -oops - roflol

The Christmas ornaments look lovely ;)
Hugs

Lynn said...

I saw your little owl ornament on Angela's blog and thought it was just the cutest thing! Karen's ornie for you is gorgeous too.

If there's one thing I've learned since I started stitching, it's that I can't read. Can't count either!!!

net said...

Great! I hadn't thought the owls looked like zombies until now. Which means I gave my grandparents a zombie owl Christmas ornament. :-P

Melanie said...

Suuuuuuuper cute!!

Tama said...

The ornament you got is gorgeous, but I must say I love the wee owls the bestest :D

Sally said...

The ornament from Karen is gorgeous!

Love the owl one you stitched for Angela.

Yep I don't read instructions properly sometimes either! Lol!

Colorado Stitcher said...

I love the owls! Nice to know you really do stitch like the rest of us ;)

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