Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, September 30, 2010

*Gasp Pant Sigh*

I've been too busy to blog, can you imagine? It's been crazy around here. No stitching, no blog reading, no posting...I miss you guys! I plan to have a nice relaxing weekend, catch up on my blogs and do some stitching. Serious stitching.

In the midst of the chaos came a suprise in the mail from Patty of Hanging On By A Thread. What a gorgeous RAK! Stitched in my favorite color ~ green and the most beautiful handmade pins. Isn't this pinkeep scrummy? It's stuffed with crushed walnut shells so it smells good and has a lovely weight to it. Thank you so much Patty. I cherish it!


One of the things keeping me busy is some cleaning & redecorating. We've been working on the living room. We moved the couch. Fifteen tennis balls under the couch? Now you know for sure a Border Collie lives here! And don't feel bad that maybe all her tennis balls were stuck under the couch. There were at least thirty still in her toy basket...

After tomorrow, I have FIVE days off work. I can't remember the last time I took more than a long weekend off. See what I mean about serious stitching plans? I'm talking major stitch-ass complications here, girls. Bring it on!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

47 comments:

Dee said...

We've missed you TOO! Hope you end up with your major case of stitch-ass! ;-)

The tennis balls made me laugh.

valerie said...

What a beautiful RAK...love those pins! I finally learned how to make them! Now to buy beads and have fun...

Enjoy your time off!

Parsley said...

Whooo hoo! I love your green RAK!!! After soft pink...that green is YUM in my fav colors!

Love the tennis ball finds!

Enjoy your stitchy days off!

Hey...I finished some items. Still working out all my finishing bugs but I'm still at it.

CalamityJr said...

I can't believe you moved a couch from that spot - there's not a single dust bunny! That's as impressive as your stitching, haha!

Denise said...

I'm on vacation this coming week too! Mine starts Friday morning at 9am!

How many WIP's are you going to finish?? I'm trying for at least 4!

Have fun with your living room.

Smiles -

Rachel S said...

LOL. That is so funny. I'm surprised she didn't try to tell you they were under there by that border collie Jedi mindmeld thing they do.

Catherine said...

Lovely RAK!!!

Too funny about the tennis balls!

Berit said...

Woo-hoo for 5 days off! And what a lovely from Patty! I really like this pattern. :)

Jodie said...

Beautiful cushion, I love the design and colour!

BubzRugz said...

I had to laugh at those tennis balls - I understand about time - how to fit in crafting and blogging - never mind that cooking and housework!!
Hugz

Lisa V said...

The tennis balls made me laugh. I usually find little tinker toys under my couch, or balls from little games.
The pincushion you received is lovely.
Hugs
LISA V

Peggy Lee said...

Gorgeous pin cushion.
Now that's alot of balls!

Chris said...

Love the tennis balls!!!!!!

Deb said...

Glad that you're back, although I've been MIA myself for a few weeks! I have to laugh at the tennis balls because our new pooch scatters things all over the house and I stumble upon them.

Love your pincushion! A wonderful thing to be RAK'd with!!

Lizy said...

Hi,
I miss you posting I was going to ask you if something was wrong!!! Glad to see you back!!! That is same thing my cat does hides things under the furniture!!! Well I hope you have a nice weekend.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

What a gorgeous RAK! I am so glad you are back....

ROLF about the 15 tennis balls... reminds me of my mom's dog. LOL

Then there is my sister's dog whom likes to destuff her stuffed toys. LOL

Glenna said...

Enjoy your well-deserved stitch-ass!

Barbi said...

I miss you too!!! That pic of the tennis balls makes me laugh. I LOVE IT!! LOL
Your pincushion is fantastic!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful gift, and I love those pins! Have fun decorating, and have lots of fun stitching on your days off!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous pinkeep Sharon and what a lovely color!

Too funny about the tennis balls!

Enjoy your time off!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely post. Your RAK is gorgeous. Hope you have a lovely five days off.

Donna said...

We will see you after your long stitching session and we expect to see lots of stuff! Seriously, hope you have a great time off!

Christine said...

Those tennis balls are too funny! At least it wasn't any more unpleasant little pet surprises...
The pincushion RAK is lovely.

Marlene said...

I missed you too.hope you have a great break from work.

Annette said...

yes it has been to long since we seen you, glad your back..
What a beautifull RAK you got from Patty, love the pins in it..
Children en doys they are the same.. Every end of the month I take al the couches from the wall, And take evry else of his place, and then Noah hid playbox is full again.... some many thing can be found there...
Good luck your your major stitch-ass complications....Can't wait too see what you are stitching... have fun

Siobhan said...

What a great RAK! Enjoy developing your Stitch Ass. It sounds as if you've earned it! :)

Billie said...

LoL!!! I like the ball picture... Very cute story :-)))

Annie said...

Love the pin cushion. Glad you at least got a few minutes to blog and say hi. Have fun re-decorating, stitching on your days off, and mopping up tennis balls!

Doris said...

:lol: the balls under the couch!,wel i dont have a dog, but for some undescovery reason, under my couch i can find toys, pencils, an socks,,is a mistery..

Pumpkin said...

ROFL!!!! 15!

Lovely RAK that you received! It looks gorgeous in the green :o)

Sadie said...

Love the RAK you received :-) Grenn is my DDs favourite colour too.
LOL at the tennis balls.
Enjoy your stitching :-)

TinaTx said...

The only reason I don't have that many tennis balls under my sofa is that it is a sleeper so they won't fit under there!
Have a great stitching weekend!

Bekca said...

Wow, so many tennis balls. What a lovely gift from Patty and I can't wait to see the stitching results from your time off. Enjoy!

Micki said...

I love the pincushion...just so pretty!
Micki

Missy said...

laughing my a$$ off over the tennis balls. When we moved out out couch we found cat toys galore and tops of milk jugs that my kitty snatches and plays with.

Pretty pincushion.

hugs
-missy-

Elaine said...

What a beautiful pinkeep and pins from Patty.
Enjoy your days off and I hope you get time to stitch, stitch, stitch...

Lynn said...

Wow, five days off work! You could end up with a serious case of numb bum!! It's not a bad thing to have when it involves stitching.
Patty's gift is really pretty! I love the green colour.
I've yet to find those crushed walnut shells around here. None of our pet shops seem to have them.

Colorado Stitcher said...

LOL on the Tennis balls!

Kathy A. said...

Ahh, there you are! I was beginning to wonder if maybe you were lost under that couch with the tennis balls LOL. Nice to see you back.
Hope you get a serious case of numb butt this weekend!

Jackie said...

Enjoy your time off from work. We all need to have time to rest and recharge - keep work and life in balance!

I'd love to see your before and after redecorating!

Donna said...

That was so funny. I laughed out loud. Have a nice 5 days off.

Julie said...

Beautiful pins in your RAK pressie.

LOL the 15 tennis balls!

Enjoy your time off work

Marie-P said...

Beautiful pincushion and such pretty pins.
The picture of all the tennis balls made me smile. My Yorkie loves to play ball but I need to buy the teeny tiny ones. :)
Hope you enjoyed your time off.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Missed you too. Beautiful pin cushion and I hope you enjoy your week off.

Sandy

Patty C. said...

I'm so glad you liked the RAK
Enjoy :)

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful little pillow and the stick pins are just gorgeous.
The tennis balls made me smile :)

Margaret

Danielle said...

LOVE this! I am going to stitch this design someday.