Great progress this month! Lots of Halloween colors in my ORT jar. Aren't those cute scissors? I wish they were mine but they are a gift from Kathy, of Kathy's Sit and Stitch for the TUSAL giveaway! Luckily, they arrived in my mailbox before I posted my ORT report! Thank you Kathy, these are simply adorable!
Join us for the next Totally Useless Stitch A Long on the next New Moon, October 26th, 2011. Grab an empty jar, save your ORTs and show us a picture on your blog!
No, no ~ I am up for hosting the stitch-a-long next year. I didn't mean to make anyone think I was tired of doing it! I will post a sign-up when it gets closer to the New Year. Some changes perhaps but it will be the same old orty fun.
I leave you with a photo of Taco pretending she is Maru. Miss Taco has enough grace to choose photo worthy boxes to play in!
It isn't too early for Halloween stitching is it? I didn't think so. It seems as soon as September gets here my fingers start itching for the black, orange, green and purple colors of Halloween stitching! This sometimes leads to designing cross stitch patterns. Isn't that lucky for you? I had a wonderful time creating this little freebie and I even stitched him up. I hope you like him as much as I do!
Frightful Black Cat
To receive a PDF copy of this design please email me at daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com. Be sure to tell me which pattern you are requesting!
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That's what I've been saying to myself for many days. I just keep finding better things to do. What could be better than Daffycat blogging? Stitching. Dying fabric. Designing more freebie patterns for you. Reading your blogs. What a boring blogger I've been!
Design ~ Boo Club Brew
Designer ~ Lizzie*Kate
Fabric ~ 28 count Daffycat dyed Jobelan
Fiber ~ DMC
Brew by Lizzie*Kate is proof of stitching. This was a fun stitch! I changed the colors around a bit ~ since I used such bright orange fabric, some of the suggested colors looked a little funny to me. I have no plans for finishing yet. Somehow I am in "stitch only" mode. I also dyed a divine piece of purple Jobelan and have started another Boo Club piece. It's just black checkerboard border right now so no boring photos of it.
You read correctly, I've been designing! I'm currently working on (yes, Barbi) a new reindeer and a little Halloween design. Hopefully, I will feel they are ready for publishing soon.
I have also been pondering the Totally Useless Stitch A Long. (See the new poll in my sidebar.) Do I want to host next year? Do my readers even want me to host next year? What prize or prizes? Or do I or you want a giveaway attached? I'd love to have your thoughts on the matter, comments please!
A little freebie for you! I adore ladybugs or ladybirds as they are also known. There is just something about them that captures my heart.
When I went to upload this file to Photomaniak, the site I've always hosted my PDFs on, it was gone! It has a message saying it closed September 1st and the files will be removed. I checked ~ and as of this moment my old freebies are still opening when you click their links. That may change soon! If you want copies of my old patterns and the link doesn't work just email me!
If you would like a copy of this design please email me at: daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com (remove spaces and replace CAP words with their symbols) or click the email link in my profile. Tell me the name of the design you are requesting!
I may get backed up replying to emails ~ you never know how popular a freebie will be ~ but I won't ignore a request. If you don't hear from me within a few days: double-check the address you sent the request to, check your spam folder and then email me again.