Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Start, A Quirk and A Plug

With all the patriotic holidays clustered in these few weeks I was drawn to this design for my new start:


It's Bent Creek's Happy Flag Flag Day. I just love sampler designs with a small image and an alphabet. And Bent Creek has a lot of this type. Not much stitched yet ~ I was thwarted in my starting by a printer that was out of ink. I always copy my chart so I can scribble on it, make color changes and mark stitches. It's not even funny how I couldn't get goin' without that working copy! To my credit, I was finally able start stitching before getting that copy made but I feel ever so much better with a scrap chart I can trash!

Did this cure my startitis? Nope. Afraid not! I do have an exchange coming up for the Ornament Swap and I am sorting Christmas designs to see what is calling to be stitched for Lisa. Woot ~ another new start and I can't wait!

Off topic, I've discovered a new blogger at News from Nunnery Farm. It's not cross stitch or crafting but Leanne has enough funny animal stories to keep me enthralled. Such as ones about little Dave here, photo shamelessly stolen from her blog:


If you visit be sure to tell Leanne who sent you!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

29 comments:

Nan said...

There is something so exciting about a new start. Have fun with Happy Flag Flag Day. I just finished it and loved every stitch. Patriotic designs are among my favorite and I love the little samplers too. Happy Independence Day!

Cindy's Stitching said...

how cute. i will have to visit the blog. Dandy dreams it real cute. I might have to do that one.

Margaret said...

I like the new start! Have to check that blog out too --- little Dave is so cute!

Mouse said...

oooo nice new start and why not ..lol :) will go and check out the blog too :) I have been busy thinking what to do for the TUSAL winner too ... so something should be on the way hopefully next month :) love mouse xxx

Hazel said...

Nice new start and awwwww cuteee sheep. xx

Annette said...

Great New start, can't wait to see the pattern finished
Och..... what a cute little lamb, thanks for the link!!

Jan said...

Nice start. I know I've had startitis lately too. Say baaaaaaa to Dave!

mdgtjulie said...

Lovely work Daffy. I like patriotic pieces too. The only one I've ever done, I gave away, though, lol. I have a couple in my stash though!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Look forward to seeing what you stitch Lisa. Great photo.

Jackie said...

Love your new start. You're not going to find anyone here faulting you for multiple new starts!

Sandra said...

Bent Creek has so many cute designs! That's on my to start list too, yep, I also have startitis lol

I also do working copies, i started the habit after ruining an original by spilling coffee on it! The good thing is I also enlarge them to help my sight. If only I could enlarge the fabric holes lol

Cute lamb!

Myra said...

You reminded me I have this pattern in my stash. Don't know that I will get it stiched this year though. Have a great week!

Angela P said...

I love new starts too, which could explain why I have 5 of them now ;) Oops! LOL. I like this BC design too and I have hardly stitched any of them either and I always say how much I love them. I think that is going to have to change ;)

Jenny said...

Have a great time with your new projects. Now I have to go on and see what Dave is up to... ;-)

Gabi said...

Gorgeous start. And also looking forward to see what you stitched for Lisa. Starts are almost as exiting as finishing aren't they?

Christine said...

Great new start, and Dave the sheep is adorable

Pumpkin said...

Like your new start Sharon :o)

Okay, I have to check out this Blog. Dave is SO CUTE!

Ziggyeor said...

Yeah! I don't need to start anymore projects! I've got too many as it is :p But it's looking cute. Now to check out the other blog :)

leanne said...

Hi Sharon
I don't mind at all - in fact its great - Ive got followers yey!! I am however the cross stitch groupie now as they seem to be the only thing I trawl through! Shame the only cross stitch I did at school looked better from the back! lol. Keep up the good work I think its very clever. Leanne & a big hug from Dave x
Thanks for taking an interest in my Blog too

Jessica said...

Oooh, I will have to add that pattern to my ever growing wish list. ;) I love patriotic patterns.

I am off to check out that blog you posted. My favorite blog is not a cross stitch blog, it is a farm blog. It's called Chickens in the Road. http://chickensintheroad.com/ I love the posts about her animals. :)

RuthB said...

I am soooo glad I'm not the only one with startitis! :)

Joysze said...

Great new start... I hate starts. LOL... I know, I'm in the minority. Awwww, wee little lamb is sooooo cute!!!!

Julie said...

Nice new start.

The ornaments are lovely, the owlie one is so cute.

Thanks for the tip on the blogger problem, am having trouble with some as i do a catch up after being away for a couple of weeks

Brigitte said...

New starts are always something very exciting. Looking at the blank fabric at the beginning and then seeing a new picture growing more and more. I think that's why we all suffer from startitis, lol.
Great new start on your BC piece.

weestitchy.com said...

I agree with Brigitte about new starts, i love them, finishing too, but they dont happen that often. Bev

Lynn said...

Great start on the Flag design, with or without your working copy!
I've been suffering from startitis too. I'm so close to a finish but I need to get my butt moving on a wedding present. I want to start something else so badly, it's driving me crazy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice little start Sharon!

Siobhan said...

I love your new start! AND your finishes!! I am sooo behind on blogging and blog commenting and here you are, zipping through the finishes and posting! You go girl! :) I really love the Dandy Dreams piece. Everytime I see a dandelion, I remember when my friend Laura and I were kids and trying to see who could blow off the seeds faster. We both took huge intakes of breath--inhaling a bunch of the dandelion with the air. LOL I never said I was smart, but Laura did go on to become a doctor...

Enjoy your weekend!!

NunneryFarm said...

Hi Sharon just thought id say hi and thanks again to all who keep coming to visit Dave and Nunnery Farm and for some lovely followers. Hope you are ok.
Leanne & Dave!!