Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Fever

Spring is in the air. It is coming ~ you can just feel it! Of course it doesn't hurt that it is so warm outside today it feel like late spring already! The trees are budding out and the pollen counts have skyrocketed and the Border Collie is shedding her winter coat all over the house. I can sit and brush and after 45 minutes the house is full of loose hair, I have a dog that won't let me touch her any more and she is still shedding. Yup, it's almost spring.


Do you have that friend? You know...the one that hides or makes horrible faces when you go to take her picture? That's my Sheba. If you are pointing a camera in her direction she will look away. Every. Single. Time. Goofy dog. Look how silvered she is getting around the eyes? Such a pretty old lady! She is recovered from her thyroid surgery but she moves slower and rests more.



In honor of the coming spring I have treated my blog to a bit of a spring cleaning. I have deleted some outdated elements, trying to give everything a bit of shine. (Now if I could just get that freakin' header photo to center I will be satisfied! Edit: Thank you Joyce! You are pretty awesome.) Another thing I did was go through my blog list link by link. Yes, it took me two entire days but I visited every single link and removed those blogs that appear to have been abandoned. To accomplish this great feat I had to create a new link list and manually transfer the addresses. This means there might be *gasp* mistakes! If you find a broken link or a blog title that links to the wrong blog or an incorrect spelling please email me and let me know: daffy-cat AT hotmail DOT com

By the way, emailing me saying only, "Hi Sharon, my link doesn't work. Love, Winkie"...won't work! Do you see how many blogs I read??? Please tell me the name of the link that is wrong (as it appears on my list) AND tell me the address it is supposed to link to. Feel free to correct any of my links, not just the one you own.



The best thing about spring is my birthday comes right before...tomorrow in fact! To celebrate my day of arrival I have taken the next three days off work, telling those that work for me not to call or text me with problems unless they have just burnt down my store. Tomorrow, Dash is taking me to Tulsa for a bit of stash enhancement and such. We are going to cheat on our diet. I'm having a dessert. I might even have a little too much to drink! Can you see it? "I'm sorry, honey. I didn't mean to spend $1500 at The Silver Needle. I was drunk!"

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

73 comments:

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!!!

Cath said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow . Hope you have a fabulous weekend off.
XXX

Annie said...

Your doggie looks very peaceful. Wish I could relax like that!

Everyone should get time off for their birthday. Ought to be part of Obama's health care bill. Enjoy yours to the fullest!

Fiona said...

Sheba is very cute... and Happy Birthday... have a lovely few days away....
Hugz

Joysze said...

First of all... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! :D Drink that extra glass of wine and make it $2000. HAHAHAHA!!!!

Spri...*achooo* Pol.... *ACHOOOOOO!!!!!!* LOL!!!!!

Sheba's such a darling. :D And yes, on the picture front, my cousin has what I call her "fake smile" face. LOL!!!

Regarding your header, have a go at these and see if they work:

Dashboard > Design > Template Designer > Advanced > Add CSS - Paste the following code (see note below) - Preview before saving - if happy - Apply to Blog:

#Header1_headerimg {
margin: 0px auto!important;
}

#Image1 {
text-align: center!important;
}

********OR THIS ONE********

Go to customise>advanced>enter CSS and paste this into the box

#header {
padding-left: 170px;
padding-top: 0px;
}

click enter - you will get a preview - the more you increase the padding left the further to the right the image should move.
you can also change the top padding to move the image down.
if it works when you are happy with the result click 'apply to blog'.

pandy said...

Happy Birthday!@# :)

Minnie said...

Happy Birthday in advance and yes I have dog who I believe is wanted by the police. It is very rarely that I can get a picture of Bud facing the camera as if he knows what a camera is. Have fun on your days off.

McKenna C. said...

Happy Early Birthday!! I really need to get in the spring cleaning mood and clean out my black hole.....Oh I mean closet! This is kinda picky, but you follow my blog and it's not on your list. I'm sure you just overlooked it and weren't trying to tell me something. :)

~McKenna
http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

Friendship Crossing said...

Happy b'day Sharon! Have fun stash shopping!!

Love the Bent Cr. bunny~too cute!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!! Please spend some for me too. My birthday is also tomorrow. But I have to work for at least half the day. And my honey will probably end up working tomorrow and Saturday. But I will find some stitching time in there. Hope you have the best birthday ever!!

Cole said...

Happy Birthday Sharon ~ spoil yourself! I hope you have a fantastic day!

Annie said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow. Put your feet up and chill out :-)
Hugs,
A x

sharine said...

Happy Birthday!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday in advance!! Have a wonderful day (it sounds like you are already planning on it!)

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday Sharon. Your dog looks a darling.

Autumn said...

Happy bday!! Oh I'm so glad to see Sheba doing well.

Deb said...

I hope that you have a wonderful birthday!!! Eat, drink and spend money! That's what birthdays are for!

geeky Heather said...

ROTFLOL!! Definitely have a drinkie or two before Silver Needle. =) Happy Birthday!! I am the same way...I DO NOT work on my birthday!

Keebles said...

Hope you have an amazing B-day and drink enough alcohol to cover all that I can't drink right now!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday Sharon x

lynda said...

Happy birthday Sharon! Hope you have lots of fun on your special day!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Oh Happy Happy Birthday to you--
can I come and help you spend that $1,500 dollars?????
Have fun what ever you do.
Hugs,Di and kitty cat

RuthB said...

Happy birthday!!! Enjoy your stashy days off!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! Go out and have some fun. Can't wait to see what you pick up at the Silver Needle!

That Sheba is a beauty! I just love the one brown/one blue eye characteristic in dogs!

Susan said...

Happy Birthday! Eat, drink and buy stash? A perfect way to spend the day.

Barbi said...

Well my link on your list works perfectly. :) Happy Birthday! And yes I have a person like that with the photos! My MOM! almost every pic I have of her is her hand with a mop of silver hair. I keep threatening her that those are the picture I'm going to use in her obituary if she doesn't let me take a decent pic of her. LOL

Penny said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!! :)
Hope you find lots of wonderful stash!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day and have fun stash enhancing.

Jackie said...

Spring is definitely here. I'm not sure winter ever arrived here. Our air conditioner hasn't been off any length of time during the winter. Pine pollen arrived in January.

Happy Birthday! Enjoy your birthday weekend! Drunk stash shopping - love it!

Kruissteekies said...

happy birthday!
so funny that your dog doesn't like to take pictures, she looks pretty with the grey around her eyes.
Our Border collie, 11 years, has some around her mouth...

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!

Anna van Schurman said...

You might think you have to be drunk to spend that much at the Silver Needle but I was at a camp once where a woman did that JUST at camp. She had spent another pretty penny at the actual store. Have a happy birthday!

Peggy Lee said...

I'll do a little birthday jig for you tomorrow.
Hope your day is filled with yummy desserts and lots of stash!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your day ~ your plans sound wonderful!!

CalamityJr said...

Ha ha! Enjoy every minute of your time away, and have a very happy birthday!

Ziggyeor said...

Happy Birthday and have fun on your vacation!

Ali said...

Have a lovely birthday xx

Christine said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! Enjoy your day out and your stash shopping.

Yvon (jioya) said...

Happy Birthday Sharon.
Sheba is looking very lovely.
Happy stash hunting!

Hugs Yvon.

Bekca said...

Have a wonderful time celebrating your birthday Sharon! I can't wait to see what stash you get :)
Best wishes.

Mouse said...

happpyyy birthday toooo youuuuuu ... hope you have a fab day and stash enhancement is the perfect way to spend the day and we say you can spend as much as you want hehehehh :) love mouse xxxxx
ps Bentley don't like having photo taken either too much :)

Kate said...

What a fantastic way to spend a birthday - at The Silver Needle- have a fabulous time.
Happy Birthday!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a wonderful day!
I can't wait to see what you find at the Silver Needle.

Vickie said...

Sheba looks great! :) Happy Birthday Sharon! Have a blast.

Rachel S-H said...

Happy Birthday! My cats are the ones that always give the wierd faces, the dogs try a little harder to look normal. Sheba is beautiful with her spring grooming

stitchesnscraps said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SHARON!!! Hope you get spoiled rotten, especially with stitchy stuff!

Melissa J.

Dana said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I hope it is a great one!!! On the picture front my cat Oreo is the same way. He looks so darn cute in person but when I try to capture that cuteness he just looks mad or scared in the pictures. Enjoy the stash shopping!!! I am ready for spring! Bring it on!

Silverlotus said...

Happy birthday!

Silverlotus said...

Happy birthday!

Carol said...

♫♪♫ Happy Birthday, dear Sharon! ♫♪♫

Hope you have a wonderful day--with stash shopping on the agenda how could it be otherwise? ENJOY!!! And eat some cake for me :)

Vinniey said...

Happy birthday, Sharon! Have a great one! :) I love your new header picture. It's so beautiful and cute! Have fun in stash shopping. :)

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday hope the sun shines on your day, have fun.

Blu said...

Happy birthday! Hope you're having an awesome day filled with lovely new stash XD

Dani - tkdchick said...

Have a VERY Happy Birthday Sharon! Mine is much later this month, its nice being a March baby.

Pumpkin said...

The place looks pretty clean ;o)

Happy Birthday Sharon! I hope you have a great day and I'm sure there will be 'some' stash involved ;o)

Angela said...

Happy Birthday Sharon! I hope you have a wonderful time :) Thank you for the laugh and try not to spend too much at The Silver Needle. I would love to visit this LNS, it looks so nice.

Glad to hear Sheba is doing well :)

Threeundertwo said...

Happy Birthday! I recently went through my blog list too. Sad to see how many people stopped updating.

Otter said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday and a successful shopping trip.

Anne said...

Super sweet Sheba! I love her "don't take my picture" look she's giving you! What pretty eyes she has!!

I hear ya on the spring cleaning...need to attack my blog list too! Mine's fine...just checked!!

HAPPY DAY OF BIRTH SHARON!!! Have a wonderful time and splurge and get a couple of glasses of wine, THEN shop at the Silver Needle!!! We want to see what you get!

Oh that Joyce is so smart!!

Jo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - and enjoy the stash enhancement, and the food and drink :)

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday Sharon!!
Stash shopping is one of the best ways to celebrate it. Hope you have a great getaway!

Jennifer M. said...

Happy Birthday! Some good food, shopping and time off work sounds like the perfect birthday to me.

Enjoy!

Jen

Lesley said...

Hope you have a lovely birthday :)
Your blog looks great and I love the photo of your lovely Border Collie. Ours was the same in the coat department.The carpet took on a new look where ever she lay.It was a lot of work keeping Bonnie and the house reasonably un hairy,but it was so,so worth it.

Shannon said...

I hope you had a fabulous birthday!

Robin said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon! Sounds like you have the perfect birthday planned: time with your sweetie, stash enhancement, food, desert, and refreshing beverages. Enjoy! Cheers!

Sheeba is a cutie! It shows even if she is camera-shy. Bless her heart!

Valentina said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Your dog looks so sweet!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you Sharon, I hope you have a lovely birthday.

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

Happy Belated Birthday!
Hope you had a great day and a lovely weekend too.
Looking forward to seeing stashy photos!

Rhona said...

Happy Birthday... a bit late, but heartfelt!

TinaTx said...

I so hope you had a wonderful birthday! Sorry to be late with the wishes - as usual, I'm playing catch-up!

Sue said...

Happy belated birthday. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Lestat does the same as Sheba any time the camera goes near him. He goes from looking sweet and cute to pure evil in a split second. lol

Cross Stitch Queen said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!

CSQ
betweenthestitches.blogspot.com