Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, August 24, 2018

Merry Sunshine

Ta-da! My new WIP is Merry Sunshine by La D Da! I've had this in my stash for ages...about time I get to work on it!


When I was a girl, I had a record player and a small stack of albums. One of my records was nursery rhymes set to music and sung. Merry Sunshine was one of the tracks. I loved that album and played it well into my teens...it was one of my "house cleaning" records, along with Disney's Mary Poppins, and played whenever I cleaned my room. I wish I could hear it again, alas, it isn't in my album stack any longer, although Mary Poppins is still there.


Here is my progress so far! 


Whoa, that first border was long! I bet I counted it a dozen times or more. I just don't trust myself. Not even when using pins. 

I've been fooled before.


This last photo shows the fabric color a little better. I am really liking the Gentle Arts threads I chose so far. I freaking can't wait to start stitching that giant dress. That giant PURPLE dress! I love it!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

19 comments:

Terri Patillo said...

https://open.spotify.com/track/5kr43n5LLXTqUpHQx8ZSpu?si=n0aNmBj7Q86GlBAA68ok0A

Merry Sunshine by Barbara Milne on Spotify.

Terri Patillo said...

I have this design -- I hope to get to it someday!

Robin in Virginia said...

You are off to a great start on Merry Sunshine. Enjoy your weekend!

Pamela said...

Great new project! I like the big dress!

butterfly said...

Love the chart and fabric .
Great new start.

Ele said...

Very cute design! I see what you mean about counting twice...
Enjoy the weekend

Marilyn said...

Great choice, and fabric!
La D Da bases a lot of her designs on nursery rhymes,......cool!
Marilyn

CathieJ said...

What a fun project. Enjoy stitching that huge dress.

Faith... said...

Great new start! You have been busy since I was here last. I LOVE Frightfully Fun, it's kitty is so cute!

Beth in IL said...

Love it!

rosey175 said...

Interesting with the pins as markers. I've tried gridding before and haaaaaaated it but this might suit me more! Or I'll just get stabbed a lot. :D The purple dress looks like it'll be fun... and her crazy hair swirls!

Linda Harris said...

It's looking really sweet. I was given the tip that as you work along a long border make each tenth stitch a full cross and then if you have to recount it's in multiples of ten. Hope that made sense.

Julie said...

Great new start.

TinaTx said...

Looks fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog - I would have responded sooner but I’m set up to get comments in my email and got some reason they stopped coming through. Just now saw your comment.
Love that pumpkin too!!!

Jackie said...

Loved hearing about the memories this project brought to mind!

Susan said...

I have this one and "Mares Eat Oats" in my stash somewhere. I hear you on those long borders, it's always a hold your breath moment when you get close to closing it up.

Khristine Doiron said...

Love love love it!! I can't wait until you start the dress too :)

Astrids dragon said...

I remember scoring a box of 45's at a yard sale and ended up playing the same one over and over again - much to my parents dismay!
What a fun stitch, in spite of having to count the borders.

Sasha said...

That's a good idea for the pins as markers. I may have to steal this idea!