Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thrilled

Someone threw this jar in the trash at work and I happened to find it before it disappeared. Can you believe someone would throw away a perfectly good ORT jar? I rushed it right home and washed it and filled it with my ORTs. This is at least twice as big as my old jar plus it photographs with much less glare. My old jar was a gift from Jessie, my daughter. I hope she doesn't mind me replacing it! Sorry, kiddo!


I've had a couple of hours free to stitch on The Finery of Nature. Sadly, this does not photograph as well as the new jar. Ugh, black fabric is hard to shoot! I will figure out the best way to take this one's photo before I'm done stitching. For now, will you please excuse the lint and odd colors?


I'm enjoying the stitching but I keep being insanely distracted by fuzzies. You can't see these fuzzies when stitching on lighter colored fabrics unless it happens to be a black-dog-hair fuzzy. On this black background I see them ALL. I keep "picking" at them. Oh gee ~ they are all over the place! My advice ~ buy stock in companies that make lint rollers. They are sure to gain before I'm through with this project. 

We had great news! Sheba's last blood test was normal! The doctor has prescribed a heart medication and a vitamin supplement. The heart medicine is so her heart does not have to work as hard and this should give her a little more energy. The supplement is for joint health. Sheba is feeling much better these days. She isn't quite up to tennis ball fetching like a pup but now and again she has been getting out a stuffy-toy and shaking it to pieces. Her neck is dreadfully itchy. Not sure if this is the incision or the shaved fur but we have spent a lot of time rubbing a stubbly neck lately! Thanks again to everyone for all the well wishes for Sheba. Much appreciated!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

48 comments:

Margaret said...

Good news about Sheba! And hey, nice save on the ORT jar. What was that person thinking? :D Love your new start. Black shows everything, doesn't it?

CalamityJr said...

That's a great new ort jar, but I prefer those gorgeous floss colors next to it, haha. Great news about Sheba; give her an extra neck rub from me, please.

Parsley said...

So glad about the news for Sheba!

Great ORT jar. I may have to go 'dumpster diving'! ;-)

Parsley said...

Oh...PS...we are dealing with a cancer dog and I have to say, she's doing much better after some medical help. Hang in there.

Carol said...

Your piece on black is looking great, Sharon--I know just what you mean about the little fuzzies!

So glad to hear Sheba is doing so well--that really is wonderful news :)

jillyヅ said...

When I told my hubby about ORT he looked at me like we are nuts. Then the lightblub went on. He is thrilled that he will no longer have threads on his shirts, pants, socks. I didn't have the heart to tell me having an ORT jar didn't come with guarantees;-)

blessings, jilly

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

Cool jar! What a lucky find. :)

I don't particularly like stitching on dark fabrics. The lint and pet hair drives me nuts.

Glad to hear Sheba is doing better!

Rita E in AZ said...

What a beautiful ort jar you have rescued. That's great news about Sheba, too. Your year is off to a wonderful start.

Kaisievic said...

Glad to hear that Sheba is better. Great new Ort jar - I have my eye out for a new one, too.

Isn't black fabric difficult to work on? I alway find that.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

mainely stitching said...

This post calls for a celebration! A new orts jar, good news for Sheba, and the news that I am not the only one driven bonkers by the fluffies that attach themselves to my stitching. ;)

Emily said...

So glad to hear Sheba is doing better!!!

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Good news about Sheba, our pets are so precious. I always admire those who can stitch on dark fabric it is so hard on the eyes but so beautiful when finished.

Joysze said...

YAY on Sheba's blood test!! :D

I agree, it's awful to photograph black. Yours looks great, and fuzz? What fuzz? :D

valerie said...

Love the new ort jar! And the start looks great. The colors pop off the linen!

I am so happy to hear the good news about Sheba. Yay!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Useful tip for lint - wrap a piece of Sellotape around your first two fingers, sticky side out. Use that to pick up the lint.
I do it when I've left a tissue in the washing and there's fluff all over the black t-shirts!

Katie said...

Beautiful jar. Glad you saved it and gave it a new home. Your stitching looks beautiful. I agree with the stitching on dark colors. Just breath and deal with it haha.

So glad to hear about Sheba!

P.J. said...

Awesome news on Sheba! I am so happy to hear she is feeling and acting better. Nice jar.

Kate said...

Great news about Sheba.
Lovely new ORT jar - great that you managed to liberate it from the trash.
Stitching on dark fabric is awful, everything shows on it.

helenapastafina said...

I'm so happy for Sheba!
I still have to find an ort jar....I am just puttng them in a zp lock bag for now.
I kinda like workng on black...I like the way the colors pop out. Happy stitching!
~~Gayle~~

gracie said...

So glad Sheba is feeling better.

Pumpkin said...

Great find!

That's great news about Sheba!!!! I'm so happy for you Sharon :o)

Shirlee said...

Nice ORT jar! Isn't it amazing what some people will throw away? So glad Sheba is better! Blessings, Shirlee

Myra said...

I am so glad to hear Sheba is doing better. I have been waiting for an update. :o) That IS a great ort jar - reminds me of the time someone brought a cat into the hospital and in the carrier full of cat food was a zinc jar lid. One of the assistants was about to toss it in the trash when I yelled "noooooo! give me that!" I still have to find the perfect pattern to make it into a pincushion. :o) As they say, one mans trash...

Ziggyeor said...

OH pretty jar! Really I'd think someone would have checked to see if anyone needed a jar :p

Love the new start. Ah the joys of stitching on black. Just take care of it when it's done and it will come off :)

Peggy Lee said...

OH gosh I have one lonely piece of black linen that I tried to stitch on once upon a time. I got so mad that I couldn't see to do it......it's now in my stash bag.
Maybe I'll get it out and try again!

Good news about Sheba! YAY!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

It's very difficult to stitch on black/dark colored linen. Especially with cat hair in the house!
I'm so glad about Sheba. If she's picking up toys and shaking them it sounds like she's on the mend!

Lesleyanne said...

Wonderful news about Sheba. Lovely jar. Great new start.

Michelle said...

Lovely news about Sheba and I agree how can someone throw out such a good jar x

Rachael G said...

I am so glad Sheba is feeling better!!!

catherine said...

The unexpected finds are often the most useful and the best. Good start on your project
x catherine

Christine said...

Great news about Sheba, and what a find on the ort jar! I scored a beautiful decorative Harrod's biscuit tin at work yesterday (they were going to throw it away because the biscuits were gone - sheesh!) so I know just how you feel.
Like the new start on the black fabric

cucki said...

so happy to hear that sheba is doing better..
lovely jar..
hugs cucki xx

Chris said...

Great news about Sheba :)
The jar is great and looks very content in it's new home.
Sweet start.

Toffe said...

Good news about Sheba!!!
And a very cool jar ;))
Hugssssss

dixiesamplar said...

Love the new ort jar...but, love the good news about Sheba's tests much better, LOL!

Lynn said...

I'm so glad to hear Sheba is feeling better!
The ort jar is a fabulous find! That should hold a fair amount of those orts.
Your stitch on the black is so pretty. I haven't tried stitching anything on black yet partly because it's black and partly because I know just how much cat fur it will attract!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is an ORT jar worth rescuing!

Laurita Hall said...

I´m so happy for Sheba!

BTW your stitching is going so good!

Hugs,
Laurita

Susan said...

Wonderful news about Sheba. The colors look beautiful on the black, but I do remember the lint issue. One of my starts this year is on black and I am not looking forward to the fluffies.

Doris said...

very nice!, it is very difficult to work on dark fabrics

Kat said...

Hooray for Sheba! So happy to hear she is feeling better! I know what you mean about the pet hair - I sometimes think I spend more time picking out little kitty hairs than I do stitching! The ORT jar is cool!

~Kat

Wendy said...

Great find for an ort jar!

Sonda in OR said...

Great to hear about Sheba! Love the Ort jar.

Lisa said...

Cool ort jar! Glad to hear the good news about Sheba.

Penny said...

I'm so happy to read the good news regarding Sheba! :)
I love your new ort jar, and it looks like you have been a busy stitcher.
Pretty start on the black fabric. :)

Cathy said...

I got a new larger jar for my orts to. I am looking forward to filling it up!

Julie said...

Great news about Sheba, a good start to the new year.

Super jar, lots of pretty colours from your new project to go into it.

TinaTx said...

Nice jar - who says you can't have more than one? :)