Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Change of Plans

I finished my little Cardinal stitch. Would you believe I had no trouble placing those branches? The last Victoria Sampler birdie I did was a booger...I think the bits of snow helped me on this one. All these little guys need are beads for their eyes and finish-finishing.

Design- "Love"
Designer - Victoria Sampler
Fabric - 32 count Jobelan, tea dyed by Daffycat
Fiber - DMC

Finishing that, I was free to start Plum Street Samplers' Twelve Days of Christmas series. Here was the fabric I was going to use. A lovely 28 count black Jobelan. Shelly, of An Arizona Stitcher gifted me a 123Stitch gift certificate for guessing the artist of a song she mentioned. I used that to purchase the fabric. Isn't it gorgeous? Carol, of Stitching Dreams often stitches Christmas ornaments on black, and they look amazing. So I was going to pull a "Carol" and stitch these freebies on that dramatic black fabric.

Then, Paulette went and added four blackbirds in the Fourth Day ornament! Noooooo! I'm glad I had to wait to start stitching. Here is my start on "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" on 32 count Daffycat-dyed Jobelan.

This means I need to find more ornaments to stitch, right? I have all that fabric, after all. Thank you so much for the fabric, Shelly!

There are still quilt rows to be sewed. They are not waiting patiently. Sitting there. Staring. At me. It's a lil' creepy...

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Thoeria said...

Love the birdies :)
And yes.... Your ornies would be stunning on that black! Pity about the blackbirds but that being said I think your current choice is lovely too :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love the cardinal and the tree branches are lovely!
Good to know about Paulette's series. I haven't started it yet but will soon. I hope!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, these cardinals are so cute.
I have seen Carol's ornaments on black fabric and I really love the effect on it. Now you have to go and find some ornament patterns for your black fabric :)

Khristine Doiron said...

Your cardinals are sweet! And I love the color of the fabric you dyed!! I want to start those ornaments very badly but I have to get some Christmas presents out of the way first. Your first one looks wonderful :)

Robin in Virginia said...

Very nice start on Paulette's Sunday Mystery SAL! The fabric you dyed for it looks incredible. Your cardinal finish looks great. Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Vickie said...

The cardinals are adorable!

Kerryp77 said...

Great start on the sal even if it required a change of plan. I'm yet to start it although I did manage to sort some fabric today.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your cardinals look great.
Good thing you delayed your 12 Days start for the blackbirds. The black fabric would be nice for those chalkboard designs which seem to be the "thing" at the moment!

Bea said...

Your current choice of fabric is going to be lovely and there is no shortage of ornament patterns to go on the black. The cardinals look terrific.

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

The Ornaments would looked lovely on that Black Material but I also too love the material that you are stitching your Ornaments on...that is a very pretty color.

Looking forward to more progress of your Ornaments....Your Cardinal is so cute and so adorable.

Happy Stitching
Linda K, Railroad

Carol said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet finish, Sharon. I know just what you mean about the pine needle placement issues as I have done two of these birdie designs and did struggle both times! Glad they were easier for you.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my black finishes! I always love them, too. I know you'll be able to find some great things to stitch on that gorgeous fabric very soon (Snowmen are perfect!).

Have fun with the SAL--I'm not doing it right now, but I look forward to seeing everyone else's progress.

Happy Halloween!

Lindsay said...

The Cardinals are gorgeous. I started on the 12 days yesterday but didn't get very far thanks to Rosie taking up residence on the chart

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I love love love ornaments stitched on black. I did a set and entered them in the fair a couple of years ago and the judge's comments: they looked like funeral ornaments marking the death of dead family members. (to the word that is what she wrote). You and I had the same idea...I was going to stitch these on black, but...the four colly birds...SO I changed it up even more and did something different :) Love your start!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Your deer is adorable and I love the new fabric choice for Paulette's SAL

Julie said...

Sweet cardinals. 12 days has been started here too.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm working on those patterns too and have finished the first four - almost caught up. :) blessings, marlene

Deb said...

I imagine the black fabric will be stunning, I love, love, love the Cardinals piece.