Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jardin January Wrap-up


This month was full of fun stitching! My Theme-a-licious plans went like clockwork. I stitched one fourth of my BAP Challenge project! Actually, I stitched a little bit more than shown here but the lovely purple flowers I stitched in the next block to the right of the bird were stitched one space too far down. I was NOT happy when I discovered things weren't lining up. Damn frogs. However, I am pleased I was able to complete so much this month.


Yup, still linty...and I see a big fuzzy. It will get lint rollered someday. Trust me, "rollered" is a real word in my house. I don't care what spell check says.

Coming up tomorrow (how can it be February?) starts Fangirl February: "Send a Valentine to your favorite designer...or at least work on his or her designs for the month!" My favorite designer is Bent Creek or at least ONE of my favorites anyway. I'm thinking I shall stitch this:

Bent Creek's "Bad Hare Day"



It only needs kitting up...I love kitting up almost as much as putting in that first stitch. Before I can kit, I must start laundry and empty the dishwasher. Housework is not high up on the list of things I want to do this afternoon but it must be done!

You can see links to everyone's Jardin January posts here.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

71 comments:

Katie said...

Love your project on that black. It's gorgeous. I'm sure we use the word rollered here too so it's officially a word now. Good luck with your Feb. Hope you get lots of stitching done.

Deb said...

Your challenge piece is just absolutely gorgeous on that black fabric. The colors just pop. I love it!

Krista said...

Your WIP is gorgeous! Love those colors on the black fabric.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

It's sooo hard to stitch on black.
Brenda of With Thy Needle and Thread
uses a piece of white paper behind
the linen to see better. I just read that. What a nice idea to honor a designer in February. I'll have to think about who, it's a hard choice.
The Bad Hare stitching is so cute.
What do you mean by kitting up?
Is it gathering the items together
that you need for stitching the design? I'm still learning some
of the terms!
Hugs,
Susan

lynda said...

Your challenge piece is beautiful! I love how all those colors just pop on the black fabric.

jillyヅ said...

You are very brave to work on black!! The colors are awesome. My husband noticed in his last hunting magazine that they used the word "thingy", just a matter of time before "rollered" is used everywhere;-)

blessings, jilly
ps. I love bent creek too, but will not be starting the long flag design at this time.

Linda said...

Great stitching. I love it. You are very brave to work on black. I don't even like to stitch with black. lol

Linda

Jan said...

It's a well known fact that you can add "ed" to anything LOL!
Love the January WIP. The bird is adorable and the flowers just pop.
Looking forward to seeing the February progress.

diamondc said...

Daffycat: I love your work in progress it is beautiful, Bent Creek is has such adorable patterns nice choice of pattern great for the up coming spring time.
Blessings
Catherine

Nicola said...

What a beautiful WIP! It's coming along well, but I don't envy you working on black though.

geeky Heather said...

I'm certain "rollered" is a word. Heck, I just used the word "purplier", so who am I to cast stones? LOL!

I am still loving this piece. Nearsighted me can't see the fuzzies. =)

Lesleyanne said...

Your wip looks great. Sorry you had a visit from the frogs. Lovely new start for February.

Margaret said...

Your WIP is just gorgeous! I love it! Your pick for February is adorable too! Sorry about the frogs.....

butterfly said...

Your stitching is looking so beautiful its growing.

Love your new chart .

Shirlee said...

Jardin is gorgeous & I LOVE that Bent Creek design : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Sarah said...

Awesome stitching, the black really does make the whole thing just *pop* and the bird is just gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your Bent Creek stitch!

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, I have posted my jar today, on the first quarter of the moon. Come to left the comment. Thanks. Loredana.

Ruth said...

Really love your BAP, its so striking on the black. Its so hard picking one person to stitch to lol and I love your choice. Housework is a necessary evil that stands in the way of stitching..well thats my opinion :)

valerie said...

I love seeing your progress on this piece. The colors just jump off the black. Stunning!

Topcho said...

Your choice for Fangirl Fabruary is so cutem gave me a laugh! :D I love how your wip is coming along, looks awesome

RuthB said...

Lovely progress --- whie I'm sorry aboiut hte frog, I can't be sorry about how beautifully your piece is turning out!

Here's to an accomplishful Feburary!

Susan said...

Adding "ed" to the end of a word is perfectly acceptable - of course I'm an accountant not an English major. The garden is looking amazing - love how the colors just pop. Your choice for February is very cute.

Camera said...

Very beautiful design!

TeresaB said...

Ohhh, your Jardin January project is beautiful!

Squirrel said...

lots of progress. Looks great!

Nancy said...

FoN is looking beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your February progresses.

robindefender said...

Dang! You are flying through your BAP project! It looks gorgeous.

Catherine said...

Despite the frogs, your piece is looking oh so lovely!

Kruissteekies said...

beautiful colors, love the black fabric

Christine said...

Your garden sampler is just stunning, I think the black fabric makes it look amazing. Wonderful choice for February as well

Johanna Zweden said...

I love this embroidery
Have a nice day with lot of stitching

cucki said...

great progress..
stunning stitching xx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What is it about kitting up that is so satisfying, I love it.

Justflo said...

Beautiful colours on your challenge. the black really makes them vibrant.

Your Bad Hare Day look fun, enjoy your kitting-up.

Edyta said...

Pięknie!!! Pozdrawiam Edyta :)

Chris said...

Great progress! It is really lovely. The Bent Creek design is so sweet.

Sadie said...

Finery is beautiful :-) The colours really stand out on the black fabric :-) Hope the frogs are gone x

Sally said...

Your Jardin January piece is gorgeous. You've got loads done too!

Rachel S-H said...

I didn't hear about the Fangirl thing. Will have to try that one! I like the one you chose, and I love the progress you are making on your WIP!

Mouse said...

ooooo its looking even nicer ... well done and rollered is right word here in the mouse house too ..lol
love your choice for this month too :) love mouse xxxx

Ziggyeor said...

I love the wip it's coming a long nicely. I like that little bunny! Have fun stitching.

Julie said...

Lovelychoice for your Feb project.

Pumpkin said...

I'm really enjoying watching this piece expand. The colors are just amazing on that black fabric :o)

Housework...pffftttt! How dare it interfere with our stitching! LOL!

Shebafudge said...

Looking good. I might have to get hold of this one as I am loving yours!

Michelle said...

Wow you are brave stitching on black I tried it once - then put it away again! Have to say though your piece is stunning xx

Sherry said...

You've made a lot of progress and I love how the colors pop!!!!

Nancy said...

Your challenge piece is beautiful! I love all those colors against the black fabric! That's a cute Bent Creek design you plan on stitching!

Mad about Craft said...

The colours are beautiful!

I love projects done on black, unfortuately my eye sight doesn't!

Sara said...

Very nice progress for January! Not so much time for stitching today but a good chunk of tomorrow will be devoted to stitching over here too.

Faith... said...

Love your challenge project! Can't wait to see your progress on this one!

Joysze said...

Love that flower piece... it's so... just SOOOOO (insert everything fantastic here)... on black.

Looking forward to Bent Creek. :)

Lynn said...

I'm really enjoying this one. It's just so pretty on the black with all those lovely colours! No point in rollering it until you're finished. It will only pick up more lint.
Unfortunately I'm not able to see your pic of this month's design. Not sure what happened there.

littledebbie said...

I know stitching on black can be a challenge, but I love the results! :)

Anne said...

J'adore le jardin dans noir!! So stunning! I looked up the chart, but it's been discontinued!! The word "rollered" is a word in our house too, now that we have a white, fluffster kitty. Your "Bad Hare DAy" pattern will look great all stitched up!!

PS, will send you a photo of one of the reindeer ornaments I had made for my Dad. I think you wanted the photos emailed?!

Meari said...

Your WIP gets more beautiful each time you post about it!

Rhona said...

Absolutely stunning on the black!

cathymk said...

Nice choice for February! I love Bent Creek too.

Doris said...

beautiful stitching, look so great in black.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

The chickadee is awesome! Love the black background, but oh it would hurt my eyes to have to work with it. Love the Bad Hare Day, but he isn't so bad after all!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Daffy your garden BAP is looking just amazing!

Ewa said...

Oh I love the idea of sending a Valentine to your favorite designer! That's just adorable! :)

Threeundertwo said...

I love the idea of fangirl February! I'm going to send a valentine.

I love kitting up too. Its part of the fun of starting a new project.

Lindsay said...

Rollered is word round here to and I'm glad I'm not the only one that rollers her stitching!

Brigitte said...

That's definitely great progress on your January piece. And there will be a lot of fun in February with this Bent Creek project. Enjoy!

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Jo said...

Gorgeous stitching :)

Lynn said...

This one is soo cute!!!!

Mangogirl said...

great progress :D

Jo said...

ooo stitching on black, I'm just no good at it but it looks so wonderful and the bird is so cute. Full moon last night so I've remembered to post my TUSAL as well..*shock *

Sharon said...

Those beautiful flowers just POP off that black background!
I LOVE "Bad Hare Day" - so, so cute! I'm going to have to hunt one of those down for myself. Bad, bad Daffycat - major enabler!!! LOL

Suzanne said...

Love the look of your WIP.