Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, January 11, 2013

January ORT Report

It's our first New Moon of 2013! I hope everyone got lots more stitching in than I did! I've been soooo busy I haven't had a minute to myself in weeks. What I wouldn't give for one day with nothing to do except what I wanted to do. Just ONE day. I will steal one somewhere...


That's it. You are correct. ONE LITTLE ORT. And a loooong one at that. I did a total of 12 stitches in the last moon cycle. HOW FREAKIN' SAD IS THAT? 


This little girl is the culprit stealing all my time. We brought Molly home on Christmas Eve. It was supposed to snow like crazy on Christmas day. "Near Blizzard Conditions" the weather people warned! "Any unneeded travel is highly discouraged!" Like good citizens we cancelled our Christmas plans, went and got Molly early and stayed home. It never snowed. Not a single flake. Oh well! It was a nice Christmas even though we missed seeing our loved ones.


Don't let this cute, kissable snout fool you. She only looks like a Border Collie puppy. This is really an alligator in disguise. ALL TEETH! Snap! Bite! Ouch, Molly!


We are house training. This is one smart puppy. She started using her bells to ask to go out after just a day or so. Over and over and over. She loves to go out! Never mind that it is cold or that we JUST came in from outside. Right about the time I scold, "Molly, no...you just went out!" She pees on the floor. Puppies!


I do believe she will have brown eyes. She lost the cute pink dots on her nose leather. Her ears perk up pretty high but I can't tell if they will ever go completely up. I would think they would be up by now if they were going to. I like floppy ears. 

Puppies are fun. They zoom around with all the energy of a thousand dogs then crash and sleep like the dead. They also play in their water dish, drag the rugs around, bite your shoes-couch-carpet-table..."Molly, no, no, no, NO!" I'm worn out.

I think I will steal two days.

The next New Moon is February 10, 2013! Hopefully I will find a bit of time to put a few ORTs in my jar! I am not sure if there will be a TUSAL giveaway this next year but if there is...those TUSALers leaving a comment with a link to their ORT report on this post will receive an extra entry. Thank you so much for playing along!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

103 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

she's adorable! and a handful, no doubt! congratulations!

Margaret said...

Molly is adorable! Puppies are a lot of work, but so worth it! Funny -- I remember Mia, our cat, as a kitten doing the same thing -- zooming around, then boom, she's asleep. Cat naps for sure! I'm planning on doing my ORT report Monday.

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
I leave you with my blog address www.lizylovelystitches.blogspot.com Those Molly pictures are so cute and she looks likes she grown over the days!!!!

Parsley said...

You know how much I love that breed. The challenges will be so worth it as you know.

Keep us updated on the puppy progress, even if you don't have stitching progress to show. Been there, done that.

Katie said...

http://dragonsluver.blogspot.com/2013/01/jan-tusal.html

Molly is adorable. She's very lucky to have such a great home.

Lana said...

Awww, I'm sorry to hear you haven't gotten much stitching in, but Molly sure is cute!!!

Casa Pearl said...

I don't have much more and I don't have the excuse of an absolutely adorable distraction like yours. Enjoy her because they don't stay puppies for long!

Mary said...

Molly is so cute! I can imagine that she wears you out, but I can tell you're having fun, too!

Here is a link to my post:
http://marycecillia.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-12013.html

Ann at Beadlework. said...

She's just gorgeous, enjoy the chaos a new pet brings - it's so much fun.

Lindsay said...

Molly is adorable.

My orts are up http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tusal-last-and-first.html

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Daff, I am in loooove with your sweet Molly!
Congrats on the new little love...I bet the house isn't too quiet anymore ;)
Your ORT report is splendid! I have only a few to share, but your reason for just one is waaaay better than mine.
Thanks for hosting and leading us in another totally useless and wonderful year together.
Hugs

Jan said...

Well, she is definitely a good excuse for not stitching. I bet she is a handful. She is so cute.

Bea said...

I can't believe someone has less orts than I do. Thank you for making me feel so much better.

http://prupertgirl.blogspot.ca/2013/01/tusal-2013.html

Molly is a real cutie! If you have to miss out on your stitching, I can't think of a better reason.

missy said...

The best excuse ever. lol Miss Molly would steal all of my time too. Oh please give her a hug from me.

Pilar said...

My ORT report is here:

http://cerato.wordpress.com/2013/01/11/tusal-enero-2/

Molly is a lovely puppy!!
Hugs

Kate said...

Molly is beautiful and reminds me of our little dog (now 9) when she was a puppy.

Cindy said...

Your puppy is so cute, a perfect excuse for not having many orts in your jar! Maybe you will have more to show next month. My post is up for January, off to a good start!

http://cindygambill.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal.html

Liz Westlake said...

Such a cute puppy! :)

Here's my TUSAL post: http://blog.handspunthread.com/post/40271478389/tusal-update-january-2013-its-the-first-new

P.J. said...

What a sweetie! We used to call our girl snappin' turtle when she was on the puppy biting phase. I am sure she will be a delight when all the training takes.

Shannon Meyer said...

Molly looks so sweet, surely she wouldn't misbehave!!!

I broke my ankle just before Christmas, so I have had lots of stitching time. It was my right ankle, so even though it is starting to feel better, I still can't drive with this huge boot on my foot:) Good thing I like to stay home so much!!!

http://aroundthehomestead.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-tusal.html

Heather said...

Im sure you will get lots done over the next few weeks and 12 stitches are so much better than none :-)

heathersstitchingstory.blogspot.co.uk

xxxx

Deb said...

Hello and Happy New Year and what a lovely puppy. I am sure she is filling your days with warmth and affection.

Here is my link for my Orts not too many more than yours. Best of Luck puppy training

http://deborahsbitsandpieces.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-report-2013-january-orts.html

Shelly said...

What a cutie Molly is! Got my TUSAL report at http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/
Have a nice weekend!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh how I remember those alligator days. This time last year actually. It eventually subsides. Although I still have scars. LOL! What a sweetie.

Here's the ORT report:
http://theinspiredstitcher.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-january.html?m=1

AnaCristina said...

Molly is so cute!
:-)

My TUSAL post is here:
http://anacristinap.blogspot.com.br/2013/01/tusal-12013.html

kisses

Bonnie Brown said...

Cute cute puppy!!

My TUSAL is up
http://bbrown426.blogspot.ca/2013/01/2012-orts-january-2013-tusal.html?m=1

McKenna C. said...

Molly is so cute!

Here's my TUSAL post: http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-ort-report.html

~McKenna

Minnie said...

Come see my 1st 2013 TUSAL at
http://minnie-allxxs.blogspot.com/

Carolyn said...

Molly is adorable. They can be a handful when they are so young but worth it.

here is my link to my ort report.

http://takingonestitchatatime.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-january-2013.html

sharine said...

Molly is such a cutie. Here is TUSAL post http://www.charbellastitching.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/tusal-1.html

Lynn said...

OMG, she's adorable! I'd be spending all my time with her for sure.
Hope she doesn't monopolize all your stitching time though!
Here's the link to my first ort report of the year.

http://kearnelskorner.blogspot.ca/2013/01/first-finish-and-tusal-of-2013.html

Anne said...

Molly is so very cute! Yes, keep all shoes at least on the top shelf! lol Happy training!! and Stitching if you have time!! :)

Katy said...

Such a cute puppy!

Here is my TUSAL for this month:

http://justalittlestitchin.blogspot.com/2013/01/crazy-january-challenge-garden-of-joy.html

SoCal Debbie said...

What a wonderful puppy you have! I posted my ORTs for January so far: http://debbiescrossstitch.blogspot.com/2013/01/big-happy-dance-and-tusal-1-for-2013.html

Lesleyanne said...

Molly is absolutely adorable. I'm sure she will calme down soon so you can get some stitches in. I will post my ort report tomorrow.

Kate said...

Molly looks like such a sweetheart, good luck with the training! Hope you have a few more ORTs next time.

Rike said...

Your days didn't seem to be better than mine ...
I know this doesn't really help.
Your puppy looks like it gave a lot of joy to you!

BTW: Here's my ort-report
http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2013/01/11/erster-tusal-tag-2013-first-tusal-day-2013/

Happy stitching
Rike

Mouse said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww she is adorable and worth the no sitching time .... will bob over and bring master bentley so that you get your two days hehehe
done my report http://talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/oooooo-i-have-some-orts.html
hope that gets you to it :) take care and she is sooo cute :) love mouse xxxx

Annette-California said...

Great Christmas gift - MOLLY:) She's adorable. Hey those 12 stitches count...
love Annette

Christine said...

Hey, it's an ORT, it still counts. Molly is adorable

lekae said...

Molly is cute puppy!
my ORT http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2013/01/tusal.html

Vickie said...

Oh is she ever wonderful!! Precious. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Molly is adorable :) I have the same issue with my kitten, he likes to splash his water bowl water all around, when I am stitching he likes to practically sit with his nose touching the fabric waiting for the needle to pop through and chase the thread. As you can imagine it slows my progress some what ;)

Here is my ORT report :)
http://myitzycreativecorner.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/59-2013-tusal-no1-goodies.html

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

One ORT? And I bet the dog eats it before the next month!!
But she is very cute and forgiveable!

http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/january-tusal.html

Thanks for doing the TUSAL again this year.

gracie said...

Molly does not look like an alligator! You are just feeling that way cause you haven't stitched!

Janet P said...

I just love Molly, I have had Border Collies, they are 'proper' dogs so intelligent, or as a vet friend said to me once too intelligent!

D1-D2 said...

It's like having a new baby in the house! I'm sure the crazy moments are worth it.

here's my TUSAL report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2013/01/january-tusal.html

EvalinaMaria said...

You have one adorable puppy. Not is time for some serious stitching :)

Magical Mysterytour said...

Molly is really cute :)

Here is my TUSAL report: Air, earth and water biscornus + TUSAL

Susan said...

Molly is too cute! I know, we only get to see the cute. I remember too well, my dog's puppyhood - lots of work, but so worth it.

My ort report is at: http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-yota-and-new-sal_12.html

Lija said...

Molly is very cute! Hope you do get your few days off to stitch... and do more next month.

http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tusal-post-1.html

Linda said...

Molly is adorable. I sometimes must they could stay puppies.
Here is my ORT report.
http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-update-1.html

Linda

Julie said...

Awww such a cutie.

Irene said...

Molly is adorable!

vicki said...

Hello--
I have just loaded your amazing blog in for my Grow Your Blog party! I will look forward to your special post on the 19th. Thank you for participating -- you are so kind to do this. Wow-- you are blessed to have so many dedicated followers!

Vicki

Lesley said...

You have got the beat reason for a lonely little thread in your ORT jar.Molly is absolutely adorable.I just love border collies.

Marsha said...

Molly is gorgeous. Buddy is two now and it's only the last couple of months that he will 'let' me stitch a couple of hours. Her training is much more important but you know that. It is a LOT of work. I feel your happy tiredness.

Angie said...

Here is my pitiful entry for January, I have also been very busy and not stitching near enough.Molly is adorable, puppies are wonderful, lots of work and worth every minute, just like kids!

http://loviedewstitchery.blogspot.ca/2013/01/tusal-1.html

Catherine said...

Aawww....Molly is such a sweetie!! Being that Panzer is only ten months, I can so relate to the puppy moments and tiredness.

Myra said...

I probably wouldn't have even that one ort if that cutie was in my house. Puppies are a lot of work but so much joy too!

Keebles said...

http://keeblesworld.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-jan-2013.html

Congrats on the new addition! It makes me want to get Zachary a brother!

Irishka-hutoraynochka said...

HI, my TUSAL post is here:
http://myhutorok.blogspot.ru/2013/01/tusal-2013.html

Nicola said...

What fun to have a new puppy. They bring so much joy and are true and loyal companions.

Yes I would love a day now and again with no responsibilties and chores.

Jennifer Blake said...

Molly is adorable. Hopefully your stitching will pick up soon.
Here is my TUSAL update link.
http://heartlandstitching.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal.html

SueH said...

Aww, what a cutie is Molly!
It’s little wonder that you only managed 12 stitched in the whole of the month. I think I would be a little preoccupied too if I had her running around.
It’s great to join in again this year and you can see My January TUSAL is here.
Happy Stitching!
Sue
x
PS. Any chance you could do a Mr Linky for the links next month. It would make visiting everyone far quicker and easier.

Flossy Bobbin said...

aww <3 Molly!

my post is up for January :)

http://www.flossybobbin.com/2013/01/totally-useless-stitch-long-2013.html

Cathy said...

My Ort jar is totally empty. Hoping to do better before February.

robindefender said...

What an adorable little distraction you have! But I hope you get some time to relax soon.

Here's my update for this month:
http://threadsofmemory.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-and-some-other-progress.html

Colorado Stitcher said...

Molly is such a cutie!! I love the small black dot on her muzzle. Puppies do take up quite a bit of your time, but so worth it!! They grow up too fast. Here is a link to my Jan. TUSAL.http://acoloradostitcher.blogspot.com/2013/01/jan-2013-ort-report-broomstick-lace.html

Karena said...

My first ORT report ever! http://www.traveling-well.com/2013/01/11/how-i-spend-my-evenings/

valerie said...

Awwww, Molly is so cute! All those bad things can be forgiven because she's adorable! :) I'll post my TUSAL tonight if all goes well!

Shebafudge said...

Molly is GORGEOUS! I'll swap you for a demented cat?

My first ever TUSAL post is up http://shebafudge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tusal-turtle-trot-bad-news-and-mystery.html

Chris said...

Welcome Molly! What fun. SHe is so cute.
My January ORT report is up.
http://totstitch.blogspot.com/

Jo said...

Molly is lovely! Sooooo cute. I'm sure she'll give you some time for stitching soon!

http://www.astitchintime-jo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/pears.html

Loretta said...

I have to agree with the others, Molly is just adorable.

Your little ort looks so lonely, you need to make some company for it. I hope you are able to steal those days for yourself soon.

My TUSAL report can be found here - http://lorettasstitchingblog.blogspot.ca/2013/01/january-tusal-report.html

Take care!!!

Barbi said...

Awww the joys of puppyhood!!! The needle sharp teeth, the little piddles, the tearing up of various paper products! Awww I remember it well! LOL

Here's my ort report link!
http://www.blissfulstitching.blogspot.ca/2013/01/2-in-one-shot.html

Love ya!

Karen said...

Love the cute puppy!!!
Here are my ORTs and my kitties:

http://mystitchyramblings.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-orts-of-2013.html

Smily - Света said...

I'm late, but look at my ORT: a bit of sparkle as a sign of New Year stitching!
http://smilylana.blogspot.hu/2013/01/totally-useless-sal-2013.html

Sharon said...

I'm so happy Molly has made her forever home in your heart! she sounds like a hand-full but you'll have a great buddy for life! On the ort front, you have exactly one more ort than I did this month. Lol. Here's hoping we'll both have more orts next round. :)

Carol said...

So glad Molly has found such a loving home--she really is adorable!!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I SO envy you that wonderful puppy! Please give Molly lots of loving scritches from me. AND - my TUSAL is going on my blog in a few minutes (I know, I'm late to the party!).

CJ said...

The puppy is very cute. Your ORT is very sad. I am happy to be back on the ORT Train in 2013.

CJ

Patches said...

adorable.

Here is my post
http://patchworkstitches.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-january-2013.html

Cole said...

What a cutie!!! She'll keep you on your toes for a while, I'm sure!

I'm late on the ORT report - again! But it's up and it's always such fun! Thanks again for hosting :)

Carla said...

Here is my TUSAL post

http://ccsstitchingdiary.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-stitches-of-2013-and-mariafe.html

Debbie D (Padster) said...

I've been quite busy this month but not with something that cute and furry
http://paddingtondoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tusally-late.html
xx

Sara said...

What a cutie:)

My orts are up-

http://justanotherflamingo.blogspot.com/2013/01/tusal-2013.html

DJH said...

Molly looks adorable! I hope you get some time to relax soon!

My January TUSAL post: http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=497296422759687573#editor/target=post;postID=1452216998058049190

Erin said...

Adorable pup!! I do love my old(er) dog, but those pics make me just a WEE bit jealous.... LOL

My orts are posted -
http://ftnfk.blogspot.com/2013/01/2013-tusal-1.html

Patty said...

Ok, my ort report is up. http://pipstitch.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-tusal-2013.html

I think you should include Molly pictures with all your TUSAL updates.

Jenny said...

Very cute pup!
my ORT report http://jennyscreation.blogspot.ca/2013/01/tusal-2013.html

Erica said...

Molly is an excellent and adorable reason for not stitching. I don't know how you could do anything but play and adore that little puppy!

Lacking cute puppies for distraction, I did stitch a bit and managed to finally get my ORT report up on the blog:

http://ericasplaces.blogspot.ca/2013/01/first-tusal-of-2013.html

Ziggyeor said...

http://ziggyeor.blogspot.com/2013/01/winter-reads-week-3.html
A bit of conglomeration I threw my new orts container in with the mix of other things I had to talk about today.

AnaCristina said...

Hi Sharon! For the tusal post, i have a ideia: why don't you make a Link tool by inlinkz.com? It's seems like with this: http://www.fernandareali.com/2013/01/esmalte-e-frutas.html

QueenPetra said...

Oh gosh, she sure is adorable. <3

http://queenpetra.blogspot.ca/2013/01/january-tusal.html

Stitching Noni said...

Your new puppy is just adorable! Aren't puppies just the cutest things? I know just what it's like getting a new puppy; our little Mitzi is just the same - full of energy, runs the cats ragged and then sleeps and sleeps and starts all over again!

Finally got around to doing my ORT report today - ORT Report

Elena said...

Molly is so cute!
Finally made time to take a pic and report in.

http://stitchaddict-elena.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-tusal-1-of-2013.html

Yana Hanim said...

Molly is so gorgeous my daughter would die to have one too!

my very belated tusal post: http://yanakristik.blogspot.com/2013/01/belated-tusal-and-themealicious-january.html

Tazzy said...

And my first TUSAL post of the year!

http://ladynero815.blogspot.com/2013/01/very-little-stitching.html

Your puppy is absolutely adorable and I know she's going to enjoy growing up in your home.

Shelleen said...

My first post of the year
http://shelleensmusing.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-tusal-and-ihsw.html

and your dog is so cute!

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

Oops, I didn't realize we were supposed to comment on your blog that we had posted our TUTSAL post.

Apologies, I'm brand new to blogging.

http://stitchingrai.blogspot.ca/2013/01/january-tutsal.html <January's link. I also will make sure to add a link to your blog for the Feb 10th post.

Rai Rai's Stitches said...

PS ... omg your puppeh is adorable!

SQUEE!!

Elena said...

Late ORT report for February. I could not find your February ORT report, so just posted here

Happy Stitching

http://stitchaddict-elena.blogspot.com/2013/02/february-tusal-2.html