Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Plaid Greetings

I saw someone on Facebook posted a picture of their finish of this design and I had to stitch it myself. When I went to kit it up, I found I didn't have any blue 32 count fabric. What? So 9:30 pm found me pouring royal blue RIT dye, salt and boiling water into the kitchen sink...all trying to be quiet because Dash was already in bed asleep! A quick 30-second dip and a good washing with laundry detergent gave me the perfect sky-blue shade. I ironed it dry so I could start right away!


Design ~ Plaid Greetings
Designer ~ Ladybug Lane Designs
2009 JCS Ornament Issue
Fabric ~ 32 count Daffycat Dyed Lugana
Fiber ~ DMC


I used one of the buttons I bought for the "Joy" ornament and the called for Mill Hill gold beads. I had never done the rice stitches called for in the border and found them to be a lot of fun. After futzing around with all kinds of bows and trims I settled for the simple ribbon hanger.

Have any projects had you dying fabric (or something similar) late at night after everyone else was abed? 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

19 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

What an adorable ornament you created! I love your blue fabric that you dyed for it. Enjoy your Saturday!

NanaDiana said...

Very very cute. My mother-in-law loved her Scotty dog and always like anything with the image on it. xo Diana

Kate said...

Too cute and the blue fabric is perfect for it - how fortunate that you had dye on hand. :)

Sandy In Montana said...

Such a cute finish. I tend to do all of my hand-dying while no one is at home then stitch until late at night.

Marilyn said...

LOL, that sounds like me!
This is an awesome, cute ornament!
Marilyn

Julie said...

Only another crafter could appreciate your got to do it immediately dyeing.
I love this one and stitched it myself some years ago for a friend with a Scottie dog.

Judy Fisher said...

Love this and have a friend I need to do this for for next christmas. I hope you can tell me where to find it. Judy hjfisher@comporium.net

Shebafudge said...

Now that truly is dedication to a project! I love that you started dyeing at that time of night.

What an adorable finish that is, such a cute little pooch.

Jan said...

I do the opposite. I'm up at 5:30 am keeping quiet because the hubby is still asleep. Haven't dyed fabric at that time but I get a lot of good stitching done then. I love the little scotty dog and your fabric. So cute.

Akila said...

Lovely ornament. I do a lot of my stitching at that hour too :)

Rhona said...

What a great design and such a sweet finish!

Carol said...

Ha ha! Love that fabric dyeing story :) Only a stitcher would understand the need to start a project RIGHT NOW!! The little Scottie ornament is precious--and your dyed fabric is the perfect shade of blue :)

Khristine Doiron said...

How cute!!! And your fabric is such a beautiful shade of blue. Good for you. Although I was expecting you to say you did a little late night online shopping. That is what I would have done. Ha!

diamondc said...

Oh my gosh this is such a sweet design, I am not as brave as you to dye fabric, you did a wonderful job.
Beautiful finish.

Blessings
Catherine

Faith... said...

It looks great! I have never dyed fabric at all but you make it sound like it is something you can do quickly! I may brave it one day...

Pamela said...

Gorgeous ornament! Very well done. I haven't done any dyeing late at night, but I kow when you want to start a new project you do what you need to no matter the time of day!

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

Cute ornie! I have never done late night dyeing myself!

Susan said...

Very cute finish. I need to get a bottle of the royal blue dye. I'm slowly collecting them because I have great visions that won't ever amount to much. :-)

Astrids dragon said...

I've dyed before, but not late night! It looks great, perfect for the pup.