Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, May 31, 2010

A merry little Christmas ornament

Last weekend...or was it then? I forget now, because things have been freakin' crazy around the Bennett household this last week. So...maybe I had better say, "recently" I finished the second Christmas ornament in my Ornament Swap group and mailed it off. Lori was my recipient this go-round and she has posted that she has received all of the ornaments we stitched for her. She made a simply precious post about receiving them. I wish I could write like that!

I stitched a ginormous ornament for Lori. This sucker is approximately 4x7 inches! I don't usually like ornaments that are "too big." But this one insisted it was for Lori. And Lori didn't seem to mind such a big, honkin' ornament anyway. The snowflake fabric was used for the backing. I had to stitch this one because it was darling and it was a snowman and because Lori said she didn't really like sampler designs and this one is named Sampler Winter so...there you go! I had too.

Design ~ Sampler Winter
Designer ~ Marika Belfiori
Fabric ~ 32 count Belfast, tea-dyed
Fiber ~ DMC



About the last crazy week? Poor Sheba got really sick with an infection and had a 105 temperature with diarrhea to boot. She had a trip to the vet's office and had her arm shaved to draw blood and got lots of fluids put under her skin to help cool her off and for dehydration. She then got a paste for the diarrhea, antibiotics for the infection and a fever reducer. She thinks it's one big dog party because she gets to eat ground beef and brown rice for her icky tummy. But she is all back to her waggy, tennis ball crazy Border Collie self now.
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Me? After having a sick dog, I spent all weekend cleaning carpets and floors. Oh joy! Then, we cleaned out Jessie's old room. Rick was all gung-ho about painting it. "Between the two of us, we can have it painted in just a few hours!" he said. What he meant was, Sharon can paint it by herself in two days! Thank goodness I was able to take today off work! Sadly, I haven't had time for much stitching the past few days. Surely the coming week will be an easy one.

But I'm not going to hold my breath.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

xox

49 comments:

tkdquintmom said...

You are evil to the core and that is what I love about you :D...I do love it I love love love it. And, I LOVE the ginormous size of it too...it screams you and me both. You are awesome...just awesome. I showed them off already and one gal said to me 'so is Daffycat her call sign?'...LOLOL..yup...just like Smokey Cat is mine *snort*

Donna said...

The ornament is darling. I just love it. Sorry poor Sheba was sick and even more sorry for you having to clean up after her. And painting to boot!
Hopefully this next week will be a lot easier and you can get lots of stitching in.

staci said...

Adorable ornament! I'm sure Lori is thrilled with it!!!

Dee said...

What an adorable ornament!!!

Hope next week is better. Sick dog AND painting???? That's just not right.

Glenna said...

That is a simply hilariously hugely marvelous hunk of ornament! Beautifully finished too, as usual--you do the best finishing.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Really nice finishing, it's gorgeous, Lori's a lucky lucky girl. Glad Sheba's and up and around, remind her she owes you one:) We have a paint man. I'm a serious klutz, over the weekend a glass bottle of Mojito mix slipped out of those little leg holes in the shopping cart where your purse goes, down my shin, onto my toes, and I hadn't even been drinking ~ typical...

Sharon said...

That ornament is just adorable! I hope you get some rest time and time to stitch soon.

Barbi said...

I love this ornie! It's on my pile of ornies that I have to stitch for my stitchy tree.
Poor Sheba! It's not nice to have a sick dog. I remember the drill. UGH! But I'm glad to hear that she's all better!
Now that things seems back to normal, you can get back to stitching! Woot!!

Nancy said...

You stitched Lori a very pretty ornament! She is no doubt thrilled.

Glad your pup is feeling better now.

Angela P said...

The ornament is wonderful! I thought that Lori's post was simply wonderful too :)

Jackie said...

I hate to paint - probably because I'm a disaster at it.

Your finished ornament is wonderful and sounds like it is perfect for the recipient.

Natasha said...

What a darling ornament :) I love it.

My doggie is sick today also. She laid around all day today didnt eat and had Diharreha and threw up twice. I am going to wait till after tomorrow to see how she is when I get home form work. I am thinking it is something she ate while on our walk she loves mudd LOL

Take Care and hope you have a better week ahead!

Karen said...

Even if it is big, it is still a cute ornament! Great job as always.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely ornament. I am sure Lori is pleased with it. Hope Sheba is better now.

Annemarie said...

Weeee! That ornie is the bee's knees, it really is! I've never heard of the designer, but I'm doing a Google search as soon as I have wished you many happy stitchy days ahead.

Elaine said...

Darling snowman ornie Sharon. Sorry Sheba was sick.

Doris said...

lovely ornie!.
sorry for the sick dog,,but painting too?,is to much, isn´t?

Annette said...

What a cute ornie, Love the design..
To bad your dog was ill, glad she alright now..
Good luck with the painting

Annie said...

That's a gorgeous ornament. Love the fabric.

Lynn said...

Adorable ornament Sharon!I laughed so much when you said Lori hated samplers and you just had to stitch it for her! Are we seeing your better side, lol?!
Aw,poor Sheba or should I say poor you? Glad to hear she's better now. I did that carpet thing many times when I had the 3 cats. It's one of the reasons we decided to put in hardwood when the carpet gave up the ghost.

Deanne J said...

Such a cute ornament!!ry She

Sorry Sheba has been sick.

Mel said...

A beautiful ornament! :)
Good to hear that Sheba is okay.

Carol said...

Love, love, love your snowman Sharon--I have him in my "to do" pile, also...

Poor Sheba--glad she is feeling like herself again. And I know well the joy of carpet cleaning after a pet has been sick. Our cat was so sick before he died, that we actually ended up rolling up all of the area rugs in the house for about 6 months just to save ourselves some work!

Good luck with the painting :)

Jane said...

Gorgeous ornament and finish - love the snowman's tall hat!
Sick animals and painting - what a combination - at least animals don't make as much fuss as husbands!!! Definitely DON'T hold your breath : just in case!
xxx

Claire said...

Wow What a lovely ornament.

Julie said...

Aww poor Sheba {{furry cuddles to her}}

Gorgeous ornament, cute design

Hope you have a lazier week this week.

Taelle said...

Hope your dog will stay in the best possible health - it's so worrisome when pets fall ill.

Melanie said...

I love the way it came out! Been meaning to stitch that up for myself for a while now too.

Glad to see your doggie is better now. Poor thing. :(

Theresa said...

This snowman is absolutely adorable!!!!

Poor Sheba. Good to know She is feeling better now.

Christine said...

I love that snowman design, I made a hulking great leviathan of an ornament out of it last year too. I bet Lori loves it.
Poor Sheba, hope she's better soon

Marika Belfiori said...

Hi!! Thank you for stitch my pattern!!!! You have make a beautiful work!
Thank u thank u thank u!
Can I public your work on my blog?

XOXO Marika Belfiori

Kajsa said...

That is so cute!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I am so glad that Sheba is all better. I hope that things settle down for you and that you manage to get some stitching done.

Michelle said...

The ornament is so cute! Glad to hear Sheba is feeling better - poor baby!

Bekca said...

That is a cute ornament, even if it is a little bigger than normal :) Fab stitching.

Julie M said...

Very cute ornament! Love the backing fabby.

Glad the pupper is feeling all better but yuck on the cleanup!

Pumpkin said...

Well done Sharon! I know I'd be happy to give him a home ;o)

Poor puppy :o( I hope he's feeling better now.

Berit said...

this is stunning! Your finish and linen choices totally make it, I think! I actually loathe snowmen--but this is great! I think my sampler/typography love is overriding it. :D

Hope all is well with the furry family members now!

Carolyn NC said...

Love the ornie! Hope Sheba is better now and YOU get all the painting done...hehe!

Bonnie said...

Love the snowman! The fabric is a perfect match.

Happy to hear Sheba is feeling better. It is bad when our fur babies are sick.

LoriU said...

So cute! Where might one purchase that snowman pattern?

Siobhan said...

Awww, I'm sorry your pup was so sick! I am glad she's better now. Yick on the clean up... isn't it interesting how it's always the moms in the house that get dog surprises clean up duty!?

Your ornament is adorable!

Karan said...

Poor Sheba... & poor you 'cos I don't envy you that clean-up one bit (((((hugs))))). Hope you've both recovered from that little episode now.
I think my DH would be wearing the paint if he tried that one! ;0)
LOVE the ornie - one very lucky recipient. :0)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your ornie is so cute, love it!

Cole said...

Poor Sheba ~ I hope all of you have recovered now!

Sweet ornie, love the finishing :)

AFwife99 said...

Sorry to hear your doggy was sick. I am glad to hear she is doing better. I love the ornament- the finishing is so cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog to0!

TinaTx said...

I think that is super cute! I have a couple of ornies that are bigger than what I used to think I liked. Maybe the bigger I get, the less I have against bigger ornaments?

Suzanne said...

Love the ornament!

Meari said...

Nice ornie even if it was honkin big, lol. Sorry to hear about the sick pup.