Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Hey, we're in Tupelo, Mississippi...just about half way! Had a nice drive here today and made good time. We had lunch at Cracker Barrel and dinner was a pizza delivered to our hotel. Been thru Arkansas, Tennessee and now Mississippi. Free internet at the hotel was a nice extra! I LOVE the TomTom...we had no problems keeping the correct road. We are having a blast so far! I hope to keep this updated as we go but I'm not sure of our internet access...

Hugz to all from the roaming gnomes...

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'll be home soon

I'm off in the morning for Florida with Jess. We have decided to go a bit early so to enjoy the trip and spend a day at Magic Kingdom. Rick is staying home to work and baby-sit the pets but I promise to bring him a surprise.

I'm recovering from the flu which I came down with last Friday evening. I got to the doctor early enough to take the flu-fighting medicine and get Jess started on it so she doesn't get it. I do feel much better, although weak as a kitten! Then...Rick came down with it Sunday evening!!! Off to the doctor with him too. It's been loads of fun at our house this week!

Will I have empty-nest syndrome when I get back from Florida? What are the symptoms? I must do research...see y'all in a week or so!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's the big 20

Wishing a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my darling daughter. Pressies are wrapped and waiting...

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Violent pocket lint.

It was a small piece of pocket lint and it had sat quietly in the middle of the kitchen floor for two days. Denim blue, fluffy; it seemed innocent. Nobody in the family perceived its menace except Taco. She glared at it from the shadows under the dining table. Eventually Taco gathered her courage to make several mad-cat dash and pounce maneuvers in an effort to drive it away. These attacks were ignored; the pocket lint refused to be intimidated. Stronger measures were employed and the ambushes included severe bites with furious kicking of hind claws when the lint threatened to overpower. Tail shaped like a bottle brush of fright Taco felted the lint in her mouth with irate passion until it was a subdued blue lump. Menace cowed. All is safe again in the kitchen.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Free Cross Stitch Pattern

As I mentioned before, I received PCStitch Pro for Christmas. After a bit of playing I have created a pattern. I still haven't figured everything out and I have no idea how it will stitch up but I wanted to share...

Here is Teeny Crab:
Title: Teeny Crab
Copyright: Daffycat Designs
Grid Size: 20W x 20H
Design Area: 1.43" x 0.71" (20 x 10 stitches)

Legend: Stitches
! DMC 310 black
' DMC 699 christmas green
( DMC 801 coffee brown - dk
* DMC 3045 yellow beige - dk
2 DMC 809 delft blue
8 DMC White white
" DMC 817 coral red - vy dk

Legend: FrenchKnots
DMC 310 black

Legend: BackStitch Lines
DMC 310 black
I've edited this post to resize the pattern...it took me a while to figure out how!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy 2008!

I had such an incredible surprise this evening...a phone call from my friend Joan in the UK! Oh, we had a lovely chat and spent nearly an hour talking and gabbing. I haven't heard Joan's voice in over a year so it was lovely to catch up. Snail and e-mail is great but nothing beats an actual phone call. Thank you Joan, it was wonderful!

I thought I'd better say what I had from Santa before it gets to be stale news! Here is a quick photo...PCStitch-pro, Burberry Brit Red perfume, a GPS for my Florida trip, Voyagers! on DVD...(my favorite TV show as a teen...giggle...) and Seasons 1 & 2 of Supernatural on DVD.
As you can see I had a good Christmas! I also ate too much, didn't get enough sleep, left shopping until the last minute and the wrapping even later! Seriously, it was a good holiday with family and friends; I am incredibly fortunate.

Did you stay up to usher in the New Year? Not me. I went to bed at 10:30 as I had to work this morning. It was slow at work too, every phone call was someone asking if we were open today! Jessie celebrated with girls' night out with friends...She is itchy having suffered a severe case of hives since Boxing day. The doctor gave her shots, steroids and an epi-pen in case she starts having trouble breathing! We still don't know what she got into that she was allergic to...

Happy New Year!