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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Seven Swans

The Prairie Schooler ornaments are still being worked on. I finished Seven Swans a-swimming this morning. Wait, I take that back. It was finished shortly after I started to take pictures of it. Realizing I had forgotten to stitch the grey in the wing, I paused my photo shoot. 


This project is over half way finished! Here are all the pieces completed so far. Sorry about the weirdly cropped picture. I had to edit out my ridiculously cluttered desk or you will know I'm a slob. I meant to clean it off this weekend but rather stitched in abandon instead. Now, it is even more cluttered. Life could be worse.


No, haven't found backing fabric as yet. I am not going to start any finishing until all the ornament pieces are complete. I want them all to be exactly matching each other and the only way I can pull that off is to do them all at once. That means there is no hurry to find the fabric.

Doggy update: Sheba had her stitches out on Friday. The incision looks good and although a very furry dog with a shaved neck should stand out ~ the long fur remaining hides it pretty well. There is still no word on the biopsy; the vet said she would call the minute it came back. We are also going to wait on the next blood test a couple more weeks. Sheba still has a heart murmur and the vet is hoping that it will go away after the high thyroid levels out. If it doesn't she may need medicine to correct it.

On the plus side, Sheba is slowly returning to normal behavior. The constant panting is gone and she is sleeping in bed for longer periods. Yes, I sleep with my dog. The hyperthyroidism made her so restless she would come to bed but then go sleep somewhere else, then somewhere else again. And this was the dog that never once got out of bed after we laid down. Really, that should have been my first clue that something was dreadfully wrong. Tennis ball fetching is slow to return but I've been able to toss a couple more each day. She will get more energy in time. It might be my imagination but I believe her fur is already getting shinier. She has put on a couple of pounds too, best watch that or we will be back on a diet!

Back to stitching!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox  

36 comments:

CalamityJr said...

Thanks for the update on Sheba. So glad she's improving. Your 12 Days are coming right along!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Please give Sheba a big hug from me and big wet licks from Poppy and Blue xxx

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Dear Sharon,
I'm so glad your baby is getting better. I hope the biopsy is normal.
The stitching is beautiful, I can't wait to see them finished.
Merry Christmas,
Susan

Kat said...

Nice to hear Sheba is recovering well! Nice stitching - I really like the design and you have enabled me to find the pattern now!

~Kat

Jackie said...

So glad to hear that Sheba is improving! Good news indeed and I know you're happy to see her old self begin to return.

I never thought of finishing a series of ornaments such as 12 days at once but I can completely see why you'd want to do them all at the same time. Just something I've never thought about but a great tip!

Peggy Lee said...

Love your 12 days!
I see you have an even ONE THOUSAND followers!
Wooo-hooooo!!

Karen said...

Your ornaments are coming along. Hope you have a good week and a Merry Christmas!

Shirlee said...

So glad Sheba is doing better! I sleep with my cat by the way : ) Love your ornaments! Blessings, Shirlee

wrenandstitchy said...

What beautiful ornaments those are going to be. Will you look for a holiday-themed fabric for the backing? I stumbled across a rather non-traditional holiday fabric at Hobby Lobby yesterday -- black with a gold swirly design that you only realize is holiday-ish when you give it a good look. I bought a small amount to use to back an ornament I'll be sending out this week -- it was on sale, so I may end up going back to get more.

Glad to read the update on your doggy. Thinking good thoughts on the test results.

Margaret said...

Love Seven Swans! I hope there is good news for Sheba and for you. Poor thing. Hope she gets back to normal. (Nothing wrong with sleeping with your dog. Best thing in the world!)

gracie said...

love the ornamnets...glad Sheba is improving.

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Your project is coming along very nicely.

Good wishes going your way for doggy. Hope the biopsy comes back clean.

Merry Christmas!
CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Sharon: These stitcheries are great. what type of fabric are you stitching on in this pic?
thanks,
patti

Carol said...

12 Days is coming along swimmingly! (sorry, I couldn't resist with your swan finish, Sharon!!)

So glad Miss Sheba is returning to normal. Keeping my fingers crossed that the biopsy results are good...

Beth Pearce said...

Those ornaments are going to be fantastic!

Glad Sheba is doing better.

valerie said...

Cute! Love the swans! I am so pleased to hear that Sheba is doing better! Yay!

Becky K in OK said...

So glad Miss Sheba is returning to her old self.

Your PS Days are looking might fine.

Tammy said...

Congrats on the 1000 followers!!

Judith said...

beautiful stitching, happy to hear Sheba is feeling better,

Lesleyanne said...

Your stitching looks great. I'm glad Sheba seems to be on the mend. Good luck with the biopsy results.

Ali said...

Looking great - I dont know why I hadnt realised they were all seperate thought it was all on one big piece of fabric - doh!!

cucki said...

me so happy that sheba is improving..so happy for her..
your 12 days stitching is growing so lovely..
hugs cucki xx

And This Little Pig said...

Lovely stitching Sharon, glad to hear that Sheba is feeling and sleeping better, and don't worry I to sleep with my Meah, and I would worry if she started to get in and out of bed as well.
LiBBiE in Oz

Diane (di) said...

So happy to hear that Sheba is feeling better. :) Your ornaments look amazing (beautiful stitching) and congratulations on having over 1,000 followers!!

Michelle said...

They are all looking lovely SHaron well done. Thanks for keeping us updated on Sheba (sending you both a hug) x

Johanna Zweden said...

O they are lovely, it reminds me of my time living in the Uk, ans singing this song
Merry Christmas en lot´s of happiness , love and health, and inspiration for 2012
Greetings Johanna

Susan said...

Great finish. They all look so nice - can't wait to see the fabric you choose. Glad that Sheba's doing better.

Rebekah said...

I'm glad Sheba is improving. I hate it when my dogs are sick and don't feel good.

And there's nothing wrong with your dog sleeping in your bed. Not in my opinion anyway. ;) My dogs are so spoiled, they have to sleep under the covers unless it's a very warm night.

Sue said...

So glad to hear Sheba is getting better. Our pets really steal our hearts. Lestat sleeps on top of the bed during the warmer months and he gets in the bed when it is cold. There are plenty of people whose pets sleep in/on their beds. Your 12 Days of Christmas is looking fabulous. I'm cheering you on. :)

Katie said...

Beautiful stitching! So glad to hear Sheba is doing better.

Kay said...

Love the PS finishes! I have resisted these designs so far, but seeing how great yours are, I don't know if I can hold off much longer. Hope your Sheba continues her recovery!

Lisa Dunn said...

I'm so happy Sheba is doing better! I sleep with my dogs and my cat too. :o)

Your ornaments look great!

Joysze said...

So happy to hear that Sheba is going better. :D Fingers crossed for a great biopsy report.

Love seeing the ornies together.

Anne said...

Prayers and doggie hugs for Sheba. Glad to hear she is perking up a bit.

Great swan!!

Merry Christmas!!

TxEm said...

I let my kid sleep in my bed, why wouldn't you let your dog sleep in your bed? In fact, your dog is probably cleaner than my little boy. That right there makes me want to go hoe him down. I mean, sure, my Monkey doesn't lick me, but your Sheba probably doesn't want you to hold her feet while she is sleeping.

Pumpkin said...

Congrats Sharon! This is going to be one nice collection when you're done :o)

So happy to hear that Sheba is doing better. Healing takes time but it sounds like she's coming along nicely :o)