Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday's Treasures

It's time for Tuesday's Treasures! My treasured item this first TT is this big ugly lamp (as Jessie calls it!) This purple lamp was a wedding gift to my Grandmother and I took it from her estate when she passed. No one else wanted it. (I can hear Jessie snickering as she reads this.) My grandmother & I were not particularly close but I have fond memories of her. We shared a passion for the color purple and I love Lily of the Valley because they grew in her garden. The treasured lamp hangs in my bedroom. It casts spotted light and shadows at night when lit. Big. And purple. I love it.

To participate in Tuesday's Treasures visit our host at Clare's Craftroom.

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Monday, June 28, 2010

Bad Hair Day Giveaway

Ever have a bad hair day? We all do, don't we? Ever have a REALLY BAD DAY? Imagine accidentally deleting your blog and with it all your stitchy records? Sounds scary huh? That is exactly what happened to our friend, Mary! Poor Mary...I am heartbroken for her. So, here's the thing ~ I stitched up a little Bad Hair Day floss tag to giveaway, along with a small collection of DMC threads.

All you need to have a chance to win the tag & floss is visit Mary's new blog Colorado Stitcher, become a follower there and leave me a comment on this post. Easy enough, right? Good luck ~ and thanks for playing along! The giveaway ends next Monday, July 5th, 2010.
The giveaway is now closed for entries and
the winner will be announced shortly!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sushi Cats

A mysterious package arrived in the mail. When I saw this Sushi Cats fabric inside I gave a snort of amusement. Spotting the dismayed, bug-eyed goldfish held aloft with chopsticks sent me into guffaws of unmatched hilarity. OMG I laughed so hard!

Best of all this wonderful fabric is carefully sewn into a stitching bag by Myra and sent to me RAK! Myra's sewing is lovely ~ even the inside edges are finished. And look at the kitty cat charm on the zipper! Grrr, my camera is goggling at the metallic bling in the fabric and refuses to focus properly. This was a fabulous surprise, Myra. Thank you so much! *squee* blogging friends are the best...

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bob Bob Bobbing along

Well, I can't show any stitching because I'm exchange stitching and, of course, it's a secret! So...I thought I'd share a little freebie cross stitch pattern. I usually like to stitch up my freebies so you can see the actual finished product but I am lazy! And you can get the idea, right?

Here is a cutie little Robin sampler for Summer. Robins patrol my yard for bugs and I love watching them. They love the sprinklers on a hot Summer day!

 Bob Bob Bobbing
Please email me to receive a PDF copy of this design at: daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com. Tell me the name of the pattern you are requesting. 

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

June TU SAL, late, late, late!

The new moon was a week ago so I am dreadfully late posting! I've been terribly busy at work, hiring and training a new employee, along with all other things that tend to crop up. Oklahoma is sweltering with unusual heat for June and all I want is to sit in the air conditioning and eat Popsicles! Here is my TU SAL update (Totally Useless Stitch A Long.) Most of these ORTs came from the May side of the lunar cycle...June has been rather scant in the ORT-creating business, I'm afraid. And how do you like my frogging jar? A little glass jar with some cute froggie stickers fixed me up. See, I started an exchange project and after frogging three days worth of stitching on it, I decided I needed a frogging jar for the TU SAL. I'm sure you are remembering May's catastrophe? This frogging episode was not my fault! No...I no longer trust Bent Creek's charts. They are just crazy full of errors!

I must confess, I have not even started on the June block of Snapper Year. Did frogging the entire May block steal my enthusiasm for Snapper Year? Yes, it did. There, I said it! *gasp* I have had no urge to stitch June or even just to begin to stitch June. Maybe I need to put my monthly stitch aside for a time? I've been working on my exchange design in what little free time I've had and been thinking of pulling out old WIPs that would be gathering dust if they weren't sealed in plastic boxes. I bet you don't even remember Peacock Cypher, do you? Or J'apprends a compter les moutons? They haven't seen daylight in the last year at least! Hummm, I hate decisions like this...

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes yesterday!

Since I get up well before the crack of dawn, I usually go to bed around eight at night. But, as I was kitten hunting I decided I'd stay up until nightfall when I would have to put the trap away. You can't leave the trap up at night or you might catch a raccoon or, God forbid, a skunk! I kept peeking outside all evening hoping we had trapped the wee cheetie. Extra-sleepy about 9:15 I finally decided I was too tired to wait any longer and went out to put it in the garage. One tiny white & grey kitten was in the trap! Woo hoo! I moved him into the garage, covered the trap with a towel so he could "hide" and texted Jessie the good news.

Animal Control came and collected him this morning. Jessie was worried they would put the cat down after the quarantine period and I figured, since he was feral, they possibly might but the officer assured Jessie that they would try to tame him first and adopt him out. As it stands, they will watch him closely for ten days for signs of rabies and then Jessie is in the clear. If he shows symptoms of the disease, Jess will be notified that she needs to begin treatment.

The treatment for rabies exposure is not as bad as years ago, but you still get six injections over 28 days. For someone as needle-phobic as Jessie this is not a happy prospect! However, she is having fun telling her friends the story and changing her facebook status to "rabid."

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ouch! Oh no!

It was just a teeny kitten. White and grey. I could hear him calling and calling outside the garage. I caught a glimpse of him as he dashed into the bushes when I stepped outside. No amount of calling could coax him out nor could we even see him under the bushes. But when Rick went past with the lawnmower out he ran! And (not thinking) Jessie grabbed him. And he bit her. Of course, she promptly let him go and he disappeared under the bushes again. Ummmm, now...we need that cat! Jessie has ten days to find and capture a very tiny white and grey kitten before she has to undergo treatment for rabies exposure. Our Animal Control department brought us a live trap and it is set and baited with a can of cat food. We actually spotted the kitten again earlier this evening near the trap so our hopes are high for success! Wish us luck?

Happier news: I received a package from Kathy today. Inside, I found this gorgeous beaded froggie scissor fob and a little frog fabric pouch. Kathy said, "If I must have frogs at least they can be useful ones!" A precious gift and one I will treasure. Thank you so much Kathy!

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