Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Progress, Questions and Stash

The sheep are rockin' and rollin' right along. I tried stitching for the Friday Off the Grid Stitch In but I kept getting interrupted and simply gave up. Sometimes you gotta go with the flow. However, that left me one sheep not connected to his legs!


I swear, my favorite parts of this stitch is that fat sheep beside the number five (he's so stinkin' cute) and that silly sun. I had to save the sun for the last thing on that section as my little reward for finishing it!

Deb had some questions...what is the fabric I'm stitching Les Moutons on? It's 32 count Blue Spruce, unknown brand. I bought the fabric at the Silver Needle. The model of this was stitched on a light baby blue, not my style but I wanted the fabric to really contrast with the white sheep. 

Deb also wondered how my broken arm was feeling? Much better! I forget it was even injured now. It's been 14 weeks and I have finished therapy but I still have stretching and strength building exercises to do. The doctor said it would be a year before I had full strength and movement back. It was just about six weeks on when the Mystery Quilt started and I had just gotten the go-ahead to use the arm. Wow! I feel like it healed fast.


I finally spent the $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop I won a year ago. Boy, their packaging is nice! I got this sweet layer cake called Fresh Market by Bella BLVD for Riley Blake. This was also in a plastic wrapping but I took it off as it was too shiny for photos. I gots plans for this layer cake! I also got two yardage cuts for another project. A green stripe and a green dot. More to come on both of those!



I found a project I really wanted to do but it is an appliqué design and I've never done that. The closest is the Dresden Plate quilt I've been (not) working on. I'm not one to shy away from something new so I've been researching and gathering supplies. I still need to either buy or make myself a pressing pad I can use sitting down. The stripe and dot fabric above is part of the planned appliqué project, along with some fabrics from my stash. 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

16 comments:

Jackie said...

Jan Vaine who is an outstanding appliquér (she has written books) uses a cutting board for pressing appliqué. I can't remember why though...

busydoingnothing24 said...

Isn't getting new stash great, something I haven't done in ages, but that's about to change. The sun is really cute, but I can't decide if your sheep is legless or floating on air.

gracie said...

Absolutely love those sheep! Great color for the linen. Glad you arm is much better. They say broken bones take about a year to really heal....let's hope you are healing quicker than that.

Julie said...

Your little sheep make me smile every tme I see them.

deb said...

Baby blue? Oh no no - your darker background is *much* better! Nice choices for your quilty stash - I especially like the striped fabric, and that's a lovely little stiletto.

FlashinScissors said...

Gosh, the sheep will be finished soon!
So glad your arm is healing quickly!
Love the fabric you chose for your prize, and I look forward to seeing what you make with it!
Barbara xx

Christine said...

Those sheep are just adorable!

Kate said...

These sheep are just too cute!!

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Your little sheep are all stinking adorable!

KimM said...

Those sheep are so darned cute!! Happy to hear your arm is healed!!!
xxx

NanaDiana said...

LOL-I love that FAT sheep by #5, too. Isn't it funny how even something like a stitched sheep can take on a personality? Love that you spent your $50 and also glad that your arm has healed so quickly.

Have a wonderful upcoming week- xo Diana

Bekca said...

So glad that your arm is feeling much better :)

Khristine Doiron said...

Your little sheep look so good!!! And glad to hear that your arm isn't causing you any trouble :)

Carol said...

That is wonderful that your arm healed so well, Sharon! Your sheep are so sweet--they just make me smile :)

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

Nice work on the sheepies.
Glad the arm is healing well too.

Astrids dragon said...

OMGoodness, the sheep are adorable! It's nice to see that nothing is stopping you from being crafty!