Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, September 29, 2017

Don't Miss!

My dad got Thai food for us for lunch one day when I was visiting. He really wanted me to try this dish. I'm glad I didn't miss trying it because now it's my favorite thing to eat. I did find a Thai place here in town that makes it but at $14 a pop, it's a little too steep to eat very often! What to do when you are addicted to extra spicy garlic black pepper beef? Try making it yourself:

It turned out good but not perfect. I will keep trying! Being "not perfect" did not keep me from devouring every bit of this (minus what Dash ate) over two days. 

I wanted to share some crafty things I hope you didn't miss from our fellow bloggers in the last month...

Carol found instructions to make a darling wreath and it is awesome! Don't miss seeing the entire post on her blog at The Polka Dot Chicken

Heather has been working with felt. I am over the moon with her start of these 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments. I am dying to get these patterns and make them myself! Don't miss seeing the entire post on her blog at It's Geek to Me.

Honeybee blew my mind with her shaped ornaments! Goodbye boring circles and rectangles! Don't miss seeing how she does these on her blog at The Copper Fox.

Kevin's been making incredible tote bags out of animal feed bags! His cracked corn one turned out particularly cute. What a great way to reuse something that would just be thrown away. Don't miss how to make one yourself on his blog Kevin the Quilter.

Oh, so many wonderful things I want to do! My fellow bloggers are amazingly creative people. I might make this a periodical theme, sharing the fun things that catch my heart. You might find a great new project and a new blog to follow and I won't forget where to go when I want to try! 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time Flies

It's already time for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long? It's the New Moon so I guess so! I have added a few ORTs to my jar but with all the "free" time I have now, I feel it isn't very much.

Yes, The Finery of Nature came out to play. The black fabric is so hard on my eyes it's slow going. If this had been worked on light colored fabric it would have been finished long ago!

Design ~ Pumpkin Flower Sampler
Designer ~ Bent Creek
Fabric ~ 28 count unknown evenweave
Fiber ~ called for Gentle Arts & DMC

I did finish the Bent Creek a couple weeks ago. The camera wouldn't capture the colors except in this odd angle photo. I don't like the "sampler" stitches that go between the letters in these BC sampler designs so I leave them out. Is that weird? It just looks cluttered and crowded with them to me. I have no thoughts on a finish-finish for this one.

 I have been trying to come up with a schedule for myself since becoming a Lady of Leisure but have been unable to set one. I keep losing track of the days! I am a little out of sorts as yet, getting used to not having to wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning, not having to be anywhere by a certain time...the entire unstructured chaos of it has me in limbo and I can get nothing done! Where is my order? I need to find it soon! 


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your September 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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