Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Lambing Season

Now, I don't know anything about real sheep but at my house it must be already lambing season because a lot of them have sure popped up! I turned that top corner so you can see how big it will turn out. It's just under 13 inches square. 


Les Moutons is coming along at a good clip! See the silly one kicking out his back hoof on top of the stack of five? HaHaHaHa! I'm enjoying this stitch immensely. 

I've also started making bowl cozies out of that Fresh Market layer cake. I told you I had plans! Jake powers right through all those layers of cotton like it was piecing.


The bad thing about making these is all the batting fluff does a number on my eyes! Itchy and dry, my eyes are red before I finish even one cozy. I'm not allergic to batting, it's just a debris irritant. Eye drops are my 2nd best friend! I will have to give Jake (my #1 best friend) a good cleaning/oiling during and after making these linty cuties. 

Oh dear, I've been watching floss tube. As if I didn't already follow like, 500 some-odd blogs already, now I'm adding video blogs to my enablers. If you aren't aware of floss tube (or flosstube) go on YouTube and type that keyword into the search box. Be careful. Just saying. I enjoy the concept but it is a lot more time consuming than reading blogs! It does give me something to watch/listen to while stitching. I especially enjoy the tutorial ones - I love learning new stuff. Do you watch floss tube?  Are you a floss tuber? 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

17 comments:

Kate said...

Blog addiction is a serious malady - fortunately, I'm not a fan of how-to videos so I am able to practice restraint with them. I simply love your sheep sampler - those sheep are so adorable!!

Uglemor said...

I like all those little lambs. Its so amusing what they're all up to. And I feel sorry for you (and Jake) about just how irritating that batting fluff is.
I'm not much of a video watcher - reading is my addiction.

Sandy In Montana said...

Your sheep are just so adorable! I just found Floss Tube recently by visiting Vonna's "The Twisted Stitcher" blog, never should have looked, but I learn so much especially about new ways to finish pieces.

NanaDiana said...

I am afraid to get one more addiction to time consumers so I am staying away! lol

I love that sheep piece- it is just darling...so very cute!

The bowl cozies are lovely, too.

Have a good night- xo Diana

Lynn said...

OMG those sheep are adorable!!!! And I love those bowls as well.

deb said...

Seems as if your little sheepies are taking cues from rabbits they're multiplying so fast! So *very* cute.

Robin in Virginia said...

You have made good progress with your sheep piece. Your bowl cozies looks super. Enjoy your weekend!

Jeetje Van Wijhe-Fuchs said...

Those moutons are super cute! I only read blogs and watch some YT about cardmaking, no flosstube (yet) .

Julie said...

Your sheepies make me smile every time I see them.
Loving the bowls, so useful, what nice gifts they would make.

Jackie said...

Yes ma'am I sure do watch FlossTube! I still read my blogs too. I don't have a FT Channel myself but I have given it fleeting thought. Not sure I could do that with any consistency which is needed.

Christine said...

Those little sheep are adorable

joanne W said...

I have a friend who gets asthma from batting fibers, so she wears a disposable mask when her quilts get to that point. Maybe some lab safety glasses might keep the fluff out of your eyes?

I have dry eye so eyedrops are my friend too!

Khristine Doiron said...

Les Moutons looks so good!! It is super cute!

Flosstube is so very time consuming but I am just watching and commenting at my own pace. I don't know if they mind that I am 2+ years late commenting on some of them but I appreciate the time it must take to make them so I like to take the time to leave a comment.

Those bowl cozies are so neat!

Shebafudge said...

Awwww...that lamb design is absolutely adorable!!! I love it!

I have also just discovered flosstube...oh dear! I make a point of listening whilst stitching and just check out the WIPs and stash (well I would hate to miss out on a new design ;) )

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

Now you have stitched the Two Sheep we know where all the rest have come from!

I do watch FlossTube but in the afternoons while I stitch. The evenings are for blog reading so it doesn't steal time away.

Joysze said...

Oh, I love the lamb-ies! So fluffy and huggable... but only through the web. Allergic to wool. UGH! Those cozies are darling. Jake... LOLOLOLOL!!!! I like it!

Bekca said...

I haven't heard of floss tube before, but I'm going to have to check it out :)