Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Presents

I got presents! We are having a very quiet Christmas this year. With Sheba being ill and so many vet bills we agreed to not go crazy this year. So I wasn't expecting any presents. Then I picked up the mail ~

From Myra came this lovely threadcatcher. This will be so handy when I stitch in the living room. I am always saving those ORTs for the TUSAL, ya know. Thank you so very much, Myra. I will treasure this! BTW, Myra's house must smell heavenly...


Then came this pretty wrapped package from Shirlee. It "says" jingle bells on the wrapping. AND it jingles! *squee* What could it be?


I thought about saving this to open on Christmas morning but greed got the best of me and I opened it:


Oh, my. Isn't it pretty? You wouldn't believe how carefully and perfectly this ornament is finished. I LOVE the jingle bell accent too. Thank you so much, Shirlee. This will join my treasured stitched ornaments on my tree every year!

No stitching of my own to share yet. I started another project on Sunday and very nearly completed it! I want to wait until I'm done before I show it off.

Sad news. Sheba's biopsy indicated a malignant cancer. This means it can easily spread ~ to the other thyroid and to the lungs most likely. Our vet is researching our options with an oncologist and we will see. She did say it was a 50/50 chance of recurrence and it could be as long as two years or more before that happens. Of course, Sheba will not be allowed to suffer no matter how much we want to keep her with us. For now, we will enjoy her company and work on keeping her happy and healthy. Thank you all for the good thoughts and wishes in my posts on this subject. You have helped us so much. *hugs* to all.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

70 comments:

Katie said...

The presents are wonderful.

So sorry about Sheba! I was so hoping for good news. I hope she is happy and healthy for many years and defies the odds.

Rachel said...

What wonderful gifts!!

I am sorry to hear about Sheba's biopsy. I will keep her in my prayers. Our animals aren't just pets, they are family. (((Hugs)))

Colorado Stitcher said...

I too am sorry to hear about Sheba, but know you will do right by her.

Berit said...

What wonderful gifts!

Sorry to hear this news about your dear Sheba--it is true that no man knows exactly how things will go, so a negative health report is just that--a report. But, still, it is good that you have the benefit of diagnosis and care from a vet you can trust. I know a dog couldn't ask for a better owner, and you are strong enough to enjoy her company while stewarding her health.

Kathy A. said...

Sending big hugs

Cleejoow said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sheba. Yeay for your presies in the mail, the jingle bell ornie looks so cute... happy holidays to you and your family, will keep Sheba in my thoughts.

Myra said...

I hate to hear the news about Sheba wasn't the best but she looks like a fighter to me and fight she will. Enjoy what time you do have with her and love her as you always have.

I am glad you like the little thread catcher. That ornie from Shirlee is gorgeous - love the jingle bell too!

valerie said...

Lovely gifts! So sorry to hear the lab results on Sheba. I hope that the treatment and vet helps her immensely. *hugs*

Michelle said...

Thinking of you - sending you hugs xx

Mouse said...

ohhhh love your prezzies .. beautiful gifts ....
sorry about the diagnosis and so pleased that she is at the moment happy and healthy and long may it continue for you :) give her a cuddle from me and hugs to you both :) have a fab christmas and a merry new year :)love mouse xxxx

Kat said...

Sorry to hear the news about Sheba, sending hugs and prayers for healing your way.

~Kat

Karen said...

So sorry about your dog and I hope it works out for both of you.

Great little gifts too!

Merry Christmas...

Deborah said...

Wonderful gifts! Sorry that the news on Sheba wasn't the best. Enjoy her for how ever long she is with you. Hope the treatment works well.

Kate said...

Lovely gifts received.
I'm sorry to hear the news about Sheba - make the most of enjoying her and I hope the vet turns up a good solution.

Claudette497 said...

I'm so sorry it was bad news about Sheba - I'm keeping you all in my thoughts.

pandy said...

I'm so sorry about the bad news for Sheba. It's so heartbreaking when family become ill. :( I'm sure you'll not let her suffer when the time comes.

Take care

Glenna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Sheba. So difficult, and particularly at this time of year. We're having a modest and quiet Christmas as well, which I'm enjoying, actually. It's kind of nice to think about a simple dinner and a tree and getting to stitch, and maybe seeing a movie. Merry Christmas (and every year I get out the wonderful ornament you sent to me; I enjoy it so much, especially since I never get around to stitching ornaments for myself!)

Tracey said...

Sending positive thoughts your way regarding your furbaby Sheba... give her a hug for me too!

What fun to pick up the mail and find those goodies waiting for you. Love the threadcatcher and the gorgeous card with the cardinals... looks like a Marjolein Bastin one to me! Isn't it always great to add another ornament to the collection too? :^)

Ranae said...

Awww! hugs for (((Sheba)))
Lovely gifts

Judy said...

So sorry to hear the news about Sheba. But, I know you are giving her love and that is all she is asking for.
Lovely gifts, good friends.
Take care, God Bless.
Judy

Vicky said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about Sheba, but I still want to wish you and yours a happy festive season.

Tammy said...

Lovely gifts, sorry about Sheba!!

Lizy said...

Hi,
I'm sorry to hear about what happing to Sheba!!! The same thing you had wrtitten on your blog my mom told me about my pet and My cat still needs some time but I cant imagine living without her!!!

Emily said...

So sorry to hear about Sheba!! Its so sad when our fur babies are sick!!! Love her and cherish all your memories with her!!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

I'm so deeply sorry about Sheba's news. I was hoping and wishing for
the best outcome. I'm sure you will
make her happy and as healthy as
you can. Your surprise gifts are
beautiful.
Happy Holidays Everyone

Beth Pearce said...

Your goodies are fantastic! Sorry to hear about Sheba. Hope she gives you some more painfree time!

~*Shar*~ said...

So sorry to hear about Shelby. Hope she isn't in any pain. I also was blessed w/an ornament from Shiree; her "finishing" is beautiful..

Hugs, Shar

Chris said...

Thoughts and prayers fro sweet Sheba.
Aren't stitching friends the best?!!

Jackie said...

Sending healing thoughts to Sheba and hugs to you.

Casa Pearl said...

What lovely presents! I'm so sorry to read about Sheba's results. I will be praying for positive outcomes and that you will have her with you for many more years of joy.

Peggy Lee said...

Very lovely gifts for sure!

So sorry to hear of the test results for Sheba. You are so good to her.

Merry Christmas...

ArchangelDecker said...

I am so sorry to hear about Sheba. Sending the both of you gentle hugs and prayers!

WendyJo said...

Lovely gifts Sharon.

I am so very sorry to hear about Sheba. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Hugs,
Wendy Jo

Shelley said...

The presents are beautiful!

I am so sorry to hear about Sheba's results. I am happy to hear though that no matter what you will not let her suffer. That shows how much you truly do love her.

Merry Christmas

Shanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sheba. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. I don't think I have ever heard of cancer being treated successfully with no recurrence in a pet. It seems like it comes back more aggressive. Beautiful presents.

Carol said...

Oh dear, that is hard news to hear about your Sheba, Sharon. Hopefully, you'll still have some healthy years with her...Having been through a cat's ordeal with cancer, I know how tough it can be.

I was lucky enough to get one of Miss Myra's threadcatcher's too--aren't they beauties!! And your ornament from Shirlee is beautiful!

Wishing you a joyful Christmas!

Aussie Stitcher said...

The gifts are gorgeous. So sorry to hear about Sheba. It is always difficult when a pet is unwell. ((((HUGS))))

Judith said...

Sorry to hear about Sheba, hope she feels happy for a long time,
hugs,
Judith

Blu Stitcher said...

Hugs to you and Sheba. We are sending you lots of positive thoughts and wishes

TxEm said...

Hold that doggy close in your bed tonight. Hold her feet even . . .

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely gifts received. So sorry to hear about Sheba.

Mireille said...

I am so feeling with you, it must be a hard time for your family. You have to think on Sheba the most important is that she is happy and have no pain.

Big hugs,
Mireille

cucki said...

oh dear..thinking of you so much..sending you big hugs xx

Doris said...

lovely gifts...

..so sorry about Sheba,Enjoy the time you do have with her and give love her like always have.

And This Little Pig said...

Ahh Daf, sending you, your family and Sheba, lots of positive thoughts and love. Treasure your time.
LiBBiE in Oz with Meah & the Long Dogs

Christine said...

Beautiful ornament and thread catcher.
Sorry that the results of Sheba's biopsy weren't more hopeful. {{hugs}}

Kate said...

My heart aches for you. Cherish the time you've had with her and be grateful she won't have to suffer.

Catherine said...

So sorry to read the news concerning Sheba. Sending hugs and prayers.
Love your goodies you received - isn't amazing how things like that arrive just when we need a pick-me-up!

Lisa Dunn said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that news about Sheba. I hope you have many more wonderful years with her to enjoy. Hugs to you and to her.

Your presents are wonderful! Thank you for sharing them with us. :o)

The Inspired Stitcher said...

What lovely presents! It's good to be spoiled by your friends. Thank you for sharing them!

I'm so sorry to hear your news about Sheba. Let's keep positive that she will be lucky and have the best half of that 50/50!

With great big hugs!

Lynn said...

I'm so sorry to hear of Sheba's news. Lots of hugs are headed your way. I know she is loved and will be comfortable until her time comes. Hopefully that won't be for a while yet.
I'll bet those cute gifts really lifted your spirits.

Joysze said...

I'm so sorry that Sheba's biopsy is bad news. :( Sending you lots of hugs.

The gifts are so cute. :)

dixiesamplar said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear about Sheba...I will be praying that she continues to do well and the cancer does not return/spread!

Lovely gifts...sweet blogging friends to send such treasures!

Annette said...

What a beautifull gifts...

Wow what bad to hear about Sheba,, I missed that post..
I wish you meny strenght, hope she feeling well.. enjoy her!!

Michelle said...

Such beautiful gifts!

I am so sorry to hear about Sheba - I know what you are going through and you (and Sheba) will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please give Sheba a hug from me!

Thoeria said...

So sorry to hear about Sheba - no doubt the best decision will be made for her.
Lovely gifts!

Villa-loredana said...

Al the best to your Sheba, congratulation on the gifts, and have a merry and peaceful Christmas. Loredana from Croatia.

Sara said...

So sorry to hear your news about Sheba, Lots of hugs.

Penny said...

So very sorry to read the news about Sheba - sending you hugs! Our pets can really grab hold of our hearts. Even though I've never met Sheba she has a part of my heart.
You received some very lovely gifts.

Kerri said...

What lovely presents for you! A long distance hug for you and Sheba. It breaks my heart for you to get this news at this time of year. I had my sheltie for 16 years and he still holds a special place in my heart. But two new rescues have joined our home. Have a very merry Christmas!

Lesley said...

Those are lovely gifts form your friends:)
Wishing you and Sheeba all the best for the Christmas holiday.

Lindsay said...

What lousey news to get about a loved one just before Christmas :( (((((HUGS)))))

Hope your gifts have helped to lift you

Julie said...

Having a blog reading catch up... I'm so sad to read about Sheba's results. Sending you lts of ((hugs))
Much love to you and the family xxx

I hope you can enjoy the festive season xx

Loretta said...

I am so sorry about Sheba. It is so hard. We went through something similar with our Shilo a few years.((((Hugs)))).

Stitching Noni said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Sheba. I do so feel for you all. The road ahead will be hard but your happy memories of a beautiful friend will help you through.

Your presents are lovely. Nice to have something happy in the mailbox on such a sad day.

I hope that you do still manage to have a nice Christmas with Sheba.

Love and hugs to you all xx
http://firefliescatsinthegarden.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

I'm so sorry about Sheba. :(

Laura said...

So sorry about Sheba, I know how horrible it is to have to see your beloved pet been ill, we had it to with our adore golden retriever, like you we also decided that the most important thing wasthat she would not suffer.
Hope that she is well and with you for a long time .
Hugs

Patty said...

Sharon, I'm so sorry to hear about Sheba. I hope she stays well for a long time. Give her a hug for me.

Anne said...

So sorry to hear about your darling Sheba. It will never be easy to let her go. Giving her lots of hugs.

Take care

Pumpkin said...

Oh no! I'm SO sorry to hear this Sharon :o( What a terrible blow this must have been for you and your family. I will keep my fingers crossed that she'll have many more years with you.

Nice gifties :o)