Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Ugly Quilt

Without a doubt, this is the ugliest quilt I shall ever make. 

I know most of you are thinking, "What's wrong with this quilt? It's fine!"

Some of you are thinking, "OMG I LOVE THIS QUILT!"

And a few of you are thinking, "Holy cow, how could you even stand sewing that awful thing?"

You see, the cream should be darker, maybe even black. The red could really be oranger...and the logo print is just all WRONG! 

See? There is an "S" missing between the O and the U. How can you even?

Okay, I admit it...for an Oklahoma Sooners fan, this quilt is awesome. But for an OSU Cowboys fan like me - well - it was painful to even purchase the fabric. 

Get a good look at the striped binding.

That binding was a Booger for a novice like me to create. Yes, that is Booger with a capital "B." It caused much hair-pulling, seam-ripping and blue-streak cursing, but I persevered and it came out almost perfect. 

My dad, the Sooners fan, enjoyed receiving this quilt for his birthday this month. Me, I was just glad to get the horrid thing out of my house! Hey, you can't choose your relatives, even if they are Sooners fans.

This post is very much tongue-in-cheek. I have nothing against the University of Oklahoma, or it's fans, Oklahoma State University is just better, that's all.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Totally Useless First Day of Spring

Our March TUSAL falls on the first day of Spring! Are you enjoying a warm sunny day or cursing the never ending snow? It's lovely weather here in Oklahoma so it actually feels like Spring. Our average last frost isn't until mid-April so Old Man Winter could still have a few tricks in store for us but I'm hoping, hoping, hoping Winter is complete!

How are your ORTs looking today? I have two photos to share:

Here are my fabric trimming ORTs. The jar sits on top of my embroidery floss cabinet next to a flower frog filled with scissors and my iPod player. If Netflix isn't playing on my computer my iPod is blaring!

Then there are my thread ORTs...still just sewing ones. My cross stitch mojo seems to have evaporated. If anyone has seen it ~ I'd like it back! I've already used up an entire 10 pack of sewing machine needles. Good thing I bought a 100 pack on Amazon. Fern and I get along really well and I'm always finding more things to learn how to do with her! I will be back soon with another project...


We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your March TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

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