Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I had a package from my flosskid Emma in my mailbox today! She has made me a Christmas Daffycow and a patriotic themed tree! Isn't she just clever? I am impressed with the quilting class she is taking...doesn't the tree look fun to make? Well done, Emma! You made my day!
Here is a close-up of the Daffycow...it has fuzzy thread in the hat trim, beads and a tiny-tiny jinglebell! OMG! I love it! Thank you, Emma, you always send the most thoughtful gifts. I will have to think up something as clever to send in return!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Flamingo Update

The 10th & Western flamingos were playing tug-o-war when we left for Florida. The west side team must have won because the east side team were all spilled in the dirt one day! Sadly, I didn't catch a photo for you.

Today, I cannot tell what those birds are up to! Are they square dancing?

Anyone have a guess?

The next one is easy; he is playing Cupid. Heads up everyone...St. Valentine's day is sneaking up fast!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

EMS biscornu exchange 2008

The biscornu I sent to Armelle in France has arrived! Whee, now I can show pictures! I finished my biscornu as a scissor fob. The theme was blue (for the New Year) and you can't really tell from the photos but the fabric I used is light blue monaco. I was pleased with how it turned out...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Superbowl Sunday Stash Shopping!

I used my TomTom to drive to Tulsa and go to my favorite stitch shops today. The Silver Needle was open 1-4 and everything was 20% off and Stitchworks was open 12-4 with 25% off! I was thrilled to find they were open on a Sunday and I took advantage of the sales! Yippee! See what I got?
I have 3 different colors of evenweaves, Christmas colors of Mill Hill petite glass beads, a baker's dozen Gentle Arts threads, a pretty butterfly chart by Just Nan called Among The Roses, The Sweetheart Tree's Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu kit, and Milady's Needle's Bees Rule Accoutrements charts, plus a freebie chart from Stitchworks. Such fun today!

This was my first time to drive alone to Tulsa; usually Rick takes me to the shops and waits...bored...in the truck! Have I mentioned how much I love my TomTom? It was a bit lonely, if Jess had been here, she would have come with me. I must find some stitchers nearby to make stash days out with!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Disasters in the Sun...

Hamlet ACT 1. SC.1
This is a picture of Jessie's antenna ball (or what's left of it) a present from Joan & Bob in the UK. It rode happily on her antenna until her car went into the shop for body work and she put it away in her room and lost it. One day last month she found it and set it on the kitchen counter to remember to put it back on her car.
Taco found it first.
It made a good kill.
Jessie was much dismayed to find the remains.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Stitching updates!

Here is the biscornu I received from babynurse in the EMS exchange. Isn't it lovely? Thank you Melissa, you did a great job and I love the silver buttons! I'm sorry to say I haven't been able to get mine mailed as yet. With the trip and all I'm just a little behind. I'll post it on Monday...sigh, the deadline date!

Here is my WIP update on the counting sheep aka les Moutons. I got quite a bit of stitching in during my trip and I'm well pleased with my progress. Oh, yeah...I got to use one of the greens-finally! I was getting a bit tired of white and Raspberry Parfait...giggle!

One gnome is home...

Yes, I'm home! I've been pouting and working. We had a lovely trip barring the long traffic delays through Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia...both due to accidents. We arrived in Orlando on Friday around noon. We checked into our hotel, got a bite to eat and collapsed. I'm afraid we did nothing else that day. I was rather freaked out about all the traffic there and on the way Thursday...I'm just a small-town girl!

On Saturday morning we caught the courtesy shuttle to Magic Kingdom and had a blast! I loved Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World and Pirates of the Carribbean! The Philharmagic show was awesome too. We ate pizza, turkey legs and pretzels and walked around until our feet fell off. We caught a cab back to the hotel, had dinner at the hotel's restauraunt and as we were both exhausted we went to bed early.

On Sunday we spent the morning in and resting our aching feet. I wanted to try driving a bit to see if it still frightened me so we looked up an antiques shop and added the address into the TomTom. I drove right to it with no problems-did I mention how much I love my TomTom??? We spent a few dollars...two wooden cats and a book for me, Jessie didn't see anything that took her fancy. We also drove to the Medieval Times to pick up our tickets for that evening, had a bite to eat and got ready for the show.

Jess LOVED Medieval Times, I knew she would! It was grand fun and we both loved seeing the horses and show. Jess insists we must go back one day so Rick can see the show.

On Monday playtime was over and we got Jess to her check-in early. She went off doing her stuff and I went to the parent's tent for coffee and info. I took a walking tour of the apartment complex and the rep answered questions and explained routines and such. The complex is nice and seems quite secure. There are buses that go everywhere for the interns so Jess wont need to drive too much. I helped Jess put her stuff into her assigned apartment and she had meetings to go to. I walked back to the hotel to wait for her to finish.

I cross stitched all that afternoon; I got quite a bit done on les Moutons! After Jess had her meetings she drove to pick me up and we went for an early dinner (she didn't get lunch) and made a trip to Walmart for some food and other needed items. I helped her unpack and chatted a bit and walked back to the hotel...leaving my kid there for seven months. Wahhh! It was hard not to cry!

I flew home Tuesday morning, Orlando's airport is very nice. I sat in the food court for a long time cross stitching on les Moutons and listening to my iPod. I had a long wait in Dallas (I like that airport too) as my plane was delayed. More stitching time! After I landed in OKC we had dinner with my parents and then drove home. Ahh, home was so nice! I miss the kid like crazy.

Jessie has been uploading videos to her youtube account of her adventures...see them here!