Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, January 27, 2014

That's A Wrap!

Finally! This one took long enough. Admittedly, I dawdled. I blame the holidays. Work. Nice weather. Bad weather. Home. Boredom. Too much excitement. Laziness. 

Actually...I have no excuse. I just felt like dawdling.

But, it's done:

Design ~ Secret Pumpkin Patch
Designer ~ The Trilogy
Fabric ~ 28 count tea-dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC

When I finally finished that one I pulled out a UFO from last summer and went back to work on it. This one was fun but I had trouble with the white. I used 712 in the hat...it was fine, banded with red it showed up great but when I started the sparkles they blended in with the fabric! Whoops! So I frogged the bit of fireworks I had done and went with bright-white B5200. This still needs buttons added. It comes with a teeny Liberty Bell charm but I think I will use some star-shaped buttons instead.

Design ~ 4th of July
Designer ~ Lizzie*Kate
Fabric ~ 28 count tea-dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC
Both of these are destined to become holiday decorations, either pillows or ornaments. What am I'm starting next? Perhaps a Blackbird Designs pinpillow. I have it kitted up but I feel like dawdling. *sigh*

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Naked Bananas or stuff you really wanted to know about me:
I have a "thing" about banana peels. Yes, banana peels. 

They creep me out.

I'm not talking about peels in the trash or prank-left-on-the-floor-to-slip-on peels but touching the peel while I'm eating a banana. Peel it down a few inches and munch away? Not me. 

I. Can. Not. 

I have to peel the entire banana, being careful not to touch the inside, set the edible part down on a napkin, toss the peel, wash my hands, then I can eat the banana. I eat only naked bananas.

I am unaware of when this phobia started but since it doesn't really affect any part of my life (except needing a sink when I eat long yellow fruit) it's just become one of those things I find rather funny about myself.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

48 comments:

CJ said...

Congrats on your finish. Loved the naked banana story. I am like that about grocery shopping. I must go down every lane the same way each time no matter how much I need to buy. If I deviate I panic and feel disoriented.

Just one of those things. Cj

Linda said...

Congrats on the cute finishes Sharon. Thanks for the banana peel chuckle.

Linda

Shelly said...

Love both of your finishes! Lol, at your banana peel phobia. I have a problem with those awful stringy things you get when peeling a banana! They have to be completely gone before I'll eat it!

Barbi said...

Love both the finishes!

T0o funny about the banana! but then I'm Mrs Christmas and I am afraid of Santa Claus! Nice for a 47 year old woman...huh? LOL

And This Little Pig said...

Cute finish... Me it's tomato's... ahhhh... can't explain the irrational hatred. I even tell people I'm allergic yet I will eat a tomato based pizza. I'm sure it't the whole squishy, juice going everywhere argh.
Libbie :@

Minnie said...

I love your finishes and yes the stars will look great on the 4th of July piece. Not wanting to touch a banana peel is not that bad I can not eat bananas that have brown spots on the peel, I know they are best when the spots appear but mushie bananas make me want to gag.

P.J. said...

You crack me up daffy cat! Naked nanners!! Nice little finishes. I know about dawdling. Hehehe.

Rita said...

Beautiful stitching!

I eat nekkid bananas too although I don't think I have a "thing" about the peel. I just don't like to interrupt my eating a banana by having to keep peeling it down. lol!

Marie said...

Secret Pumpkin Patch...nicely done! I have this and now feel like pulling it out and stitching it.

4th of July looks great. Working with white on light fabrics is tough. I just finished something with snowman on it and spent quite a bit of time digging through my stash for just the fabric.

Bananas, i eat them daily as they are my favorite. As for me, no peel phobia here...Actually, sometimes I eat the peel....No, no, I am just kidding. Your story made me laugh.

Lynn said...

Great finishes!! And now you will have something new for the 4th of July and Fall!!

Too funny abt the banana! Not bad enough for therapy, but interesting enough to make you quirky!!

Busy Lizzie said...

gorgeous finishes

Thoeria said...

What cute finishes!!! The banana phobia ...I admit...it had me chuckling :)

Jan Jones said...

Congrats on two very pretty finishes!!! ;-)

Christine said...

Great finishes! That is so funny about the bananas. I can't eat eggs if you can see that it is an egg (ie the white and yolk separate), this means I can eat an omlette but not a Cadbury's Creme Egg

Julie said...

No good taking a banana to work in your lunch box then for a quick snack, bless you.
2 super little finishes.

Chris said...

Lovely finishes! You and the bananas...funny!

Annie said...

Love your finishes. The "Trilogy" secret series contain some of my favorite designs.

I guess we all have eccentricities. I lost my taste for bananas in the last couple of years after a lifetime of eating one every day. I've only recently been able to eat an occasional one and not find it unpleasant. Hoping I'll return to banana normalcy soon.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Super cute finishes and I think the stars will add a nice touch to the 4th of July piece.
The banana story cracked me up. I can't think of any food phobias I have which just means I'm not at all as interesting as you are!

Vicki said...

Fantastic finishes! I have a banana issue, too; I always have to peel all of those little stringy things off and I refuse to eat the bottom inch of the banana. Not the top inch, just the bottom inch!

Carol said...

Love them both, Sharon!! The naked banana phobia is too funny :) Thanks for making me smile on another ridiculously cold day here in Pennsylvania!

Bekca said...

It doesn't matter what pace you stitch at, just as long as you enjoy it :) Your latest finish looks lovely, looking forward to seeing what you choose to stitch next :)
Best wishes.

Cole said...

Woohoo! Great stitching :D

gracie said...

Love the projects. I think I have you beat with the banana thing. I strip off one peel section and then pout it down and use my banana slicer to cut nice neat rounds before I eat them...sometimes with a fork! As for taking time with a project, whatever works.

Lesleyanne said...

Both of your finishes are gorgeous. Loved the naked banana story.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I love your pumpkin patch finish!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Adorable finishes!

Jessica said...

Love both of your finishes. I need to get those on my ever growing wishlist. Especially the pumpkins, I love pumpkins.

That is quite interesting about you and bananas! I'm not much of a banana person. Only eat them sometimes, no spots preferred. I do like banana bread and muffins though. We usually feed the peels to our worm farm, they love them!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finishes! You are crackin' me up about the bananna. I actually would rather eat mine sliced on a plate with a fork than out of my hand like a monkey. But that's just me. :o)

Faith... said...

Love your finishes.

Bramble said...

Lovely finishes, really cute (:

Lindsay said...

Great finishes.

Love the naked bananas story, we all have our little oddities I know I have!

feather-stitching.com said...

You may have been dawdling, but the final finish was totally worth waiting for ... love the pumpkins! :D

Sharon said...

Pretty finishes!

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finishes! The pumpkin one is one I need to acquire for my stash. I really like it!

Your banana story cracked me up!

Keebles said...

There are some projects that, may look easy, but take an act of the heavens to make you want to finish! Been there, done that!

But loved the banana story...my food phobia is yellow candy. Doesn't matter the flavor, if it's yellow, I won't eat it, not even yellow M&M's. I don't remember when that started either! I will eat candy corn, but only after I cut the yellow bottoms off (and make sure there is no lingering yellow on the orange).

Rachel S-H said...

cute finishes.

Lisa said...

Wonderful finishes. I look forward to seeing the 4th of July when the buttons are attached. I love your naked banana story. Mine use to be hairy green beans....as a kid. I remember the way my stomach felt when I put one of those long, green hairy green beans in my mouth. I like green beans now; I think that they might have been genetically modified because they don't have hair anymore.
Take care!

Ali said...

Love your finish - not sure where to leave my new Tusal pic - here's a link xx http://mycraftydesk.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/a-little-stitchy.html

Andrea said...

Beautiful finishes. Banana ... LOL.

valerie said...

Cute finishes Sharon! I have a thing with the banana strings but I like bananas. I peel them from the bottom because it's easier for me to eat them that way plus it gives you a little stem to hold onto.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

I'm not sure where to leave my comment on today's TUSAL either - but my post is up - ;))

Erica said...

WHOOP! I am actually ON TIME with my TUSAL! It had to happen eventually!
You can see it here:
http://www.bitsofmyown.com/2014/01/a-finish-start-and-tusal.html

Love the little pumpkin, and I with you about the banana peel! They are sort of creepy!

Sandy In Montana said...

Very cute finishes Sharon.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

Solstitches said...

Two lovely finishes - the Halloween one is cute.
Love the banana story. I can't eat an over ripe banana.
Margaret

Stitching Noni said...

Love your finishes :)

Jo said...

Fabulous finishes Sharon - love that pumpkin patch

Susan in SC said...

Anything with a kitty is sweet! I like both of your projects and chuckled at your banana story since I had just finished eating one!

Shebafudge said...

I only eat naked bananas too!! I just can't be bothered with it all flapping around whilst I eating it though so get shot of it straight away!

Gorgeous stitching, I particularly like the top one though...really cute.