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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sheba and the March ORT Report

TUSALers leave a comment on this post with a link to your ORT report for an extra entry in the totally useless giveaway!

Another New Moon ~ another ORT report! I had a wide variety of thread colors this time. Dark ones, light ones and in-between ones:

Had the odd idea earlier this year to save each months ORTs in it's own jar. I'm cheap so I recycled pimento cheese jars. They actually look really cool as you can see the different colors being used each month. Not sure how long I can keep up eating a jar of pimento cheese a month. It's a good thing the stuff is fairly low-carb. I guess it's okay as long as the celery holds out =)

Still looking for a nice shelf or somewhat to put 12 pimento cheese jar ORT containers on display. If you would like to join this Totally Useless Stitch A Long, click here. All you do is save your ORTs and snap a photo to post on your blog on the new moon!


Had a bit of a scare today with Sheba. She began groaning yesterday, which I noticed while watching TV. It bugged the crap out of me ~ not that she was making noises but that I worry about her. Then, Dash slept on the couch last night (he has a cold) and said she groaned all night long. A dog who has terminal cancer suddenly doesn't stop groaning? OMG Of course, we are thinking this is THE END. In a panic all morning until I can call the veterinarian who said she needed to come out and see her as soon as possible. The exam revealed no sore spots, no flinching when somewhere is touched, no swollen lymph glands. No signs at all of cancer type pain. Just a typical old dog with aches and pains and who is slowing down. The vet said old dogs sometimes get flaky and moan & groan for no good reason. She is getting some mild pain relief and a round of steroids. This is much better news than I was expecting and I can't express how relieved we are!

A very nice photo of Sheba above.

How pictures of Sheba usually turn out below. 

I keep laughing at that one.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Becky K in OK said...

Sheba is a hoot. Glad your scare wasn't serious.

Was in your neck of the woods yesterday. Thought of you when I passed the Hobby Lobby!!

Erica said...

Happy Spring!
My TUSAL appears here:
Hope Sheba is feeling better with the new medication.

Mary Ann said...

Poor Sheba....awww.

I feel like an old dog too...feeling those acts and pains more often these days:)

Here's my link....http://mytategallery.blogspot.ca/2012/03/march-tusal-2012.html

Villa-loredana said...

Sheba is nice, and I have posted for the New Moon. Have a nice time. Loredana

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, regards from the old Lady Europe, Sheba is lovely. Loredana

Jo said...

I'm feeling a bit like Sheba lately, glad it was nothing serious though.

here's my TUSAL link http://www.boosmummy.com/2012/03/tusal-time.html

Joysze said...

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!! Her face in that last picture is like "really???? AGAIN???? This is me NOT happy." LOL!!!

Glad she's ok.

Julie said...

Sheba's a beautiful lady.
Well done the hermiting.

Jan said...

Glad Sheba is okay.

CalamityJr said...

Whew! Please give that lovely lady a hug from me!

Lija said...

Great jars! Very jealous.

My update on my stitch progress can be found:


Thanks for organising this ... something I look forward to on my calendar.

valerie said...

Sheba is so pretty! That second photo is so funny. "mom, what's that? Oh the light is so bright!"

I'll post my TUSAL update tonight.

Mary Ivancicts said...

Your dog is beautiful!

my TUSAL blog update: www.mivancicts.blogspot.com


Karen said...

That 2nd picture of Sheba is hysterical! Glad she's okay. Pain relievers are a beautiful thing.

Here's my TUSAL:


Amy W. said...

Steady working on filling up the jar!


Carrie said...

Love the pics of Sheba.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Worrying about pets isn't much fun. I find myself miserable if any of our pets are unwell. I hope the medication makes a difference.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad that Sheba is ok -- whew! Sounds like it was scary! I forgot to do my TUSAL this week, but I will do it with my next post on Monday -- late, but it will get done.

Debbie said...

sending my love to Sheba!

AnaCristina said...

i have another ORT report too!



Pilar said...

I ´ve posted my TUSAL

Happy spring!!

Anonymous said...


Sheba is so cute, glad she is ok.

Loads of ORTs in your jars.

Katie said...

Sheba is a beautiful dog. Love the picture looks like she is about ready to sneeze haha.

Here is my TUSAL post. Thanks for hosting this!


katica said...

those are great pictures of Sheba! Glad things turned out well for her and it wasn't anything more serious!

It seems I got my dates mixed up and posted my tusal yesterday! :O)

P.J. said...

Love the squinty eye picture of Sheba. Thinking of sweet Sheba.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely dog! I'm glad she's ok.

Heres my March Ort Report ... http://chewedaway.blogspot.com/

Mouse said...

awww gorgeous photos of Sheba :)
done my tusl post
http://talesofastitchingmouse.blogspot.co.uk/ title hemitting hedgehogs :)

love your wee jars too ... need any celery yet ...lol
love mouse xxxxxx

Autumn said...

I 'heart' Sheba. Reminds me of my old feller 'Henry'.

Our dog, Rosie, also has cancer and has begun moaning more. She'll be laying there and moan and moan and some days...nothing.

I do hope we'll be able to keep our babies as comfortable as possible. It's so hard to constantly worry. I know. I'm there too.

Lynn said...

Love that last photo of Sheba! It reminds me of how Clarisse squints when I get out the water bottle. I would spray her with it when training her.
I hope Sheba is a little more comfortable now. It would be so difficult to listen to her in pain like that.

I just posted my TUSAL and here's the link:

Mia said...

Love the laughing dog :D
I've updated my tusal for March :D

Happy stitching and hugs

Rhona said...

I like your idea of all the ort jars, that's neat! here's a link to my TUSAL post http://tangledthreadsstitching.blogspot.com/2012/03/procrastination.html
Hope Sheba is ok,it's hard to watch them get old.

Shelleen said...

I am glad that Sheba seems fine and is just her age. My dog is 11 and he moans sometimes too.
My TUSAL report is on my blog.

Minnie said...

I like your ort jars but I don't think I could eat that much cheese. Sheba is a darling and that last pic of her is so funny. Glad she's okay.

LindaM said...

I love the idea of keeping 12 ort jars. I have just emptied my 2nd ort jar offering into a plastic bag. I intend to collect all my orts for the year and see what I the total amount is.

My blog listing for the March New Moon check in is

Anonymous said...

such a cute dog, happy to hear she is 'oke' My border collie, makes noices in here sleep to...more like a snoring sound, she is almost 11

TxEm said...

That last picture of Sheba is precious. Maybe THAT's what she was moaning about.

I remembered my TUSAL this month too!

Blu said...

Glad Sheba's ok. She looks great in the first picture and really quizzical in the second!

TUSAL here: http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.ca/2012/03/march-tusal.html

Vicki said...

Hi! Glad to hear Sheba is not seriously ill. I'm sure she's not happy with you though for posting the unflattering photo of her! haha My TUSAL report can be found at http://becominggrammy.blogspot.com/2012/03/tusal-totally-useless-stitch-long.html

Otter said...

Posted my TUSAL update tonight.
Thank goodness for the good news on Sheba!

Pets never make it easy for us to get really good shots of them do they?

Veronica said...

Here's my linkie:


LOL! Sheeba looks hilarious in that last pic. She's cute. Glad to hear there wasn't anything too serious.


Janet said...

It is so hard when our animals are in pain; we want to help them and don't always know how... Glad your beautiful Sheba is okay. Here's my TUSAL report for March.


SueH said...

Aww Bless!
Our beloved pet can gives us worries at times can’t they but I’m so pleased to hear that your visit from the vet didn’t turn out to be as bad as you were expecting.

Here’s my link to this month’s TUSAL

Happy Stitching!

Diane (di) said...

Love the idea of monthly ort jars, Sharon. Big, big hugs to Sheba. Soo glad she's ok. :)

My ort report:

butterfly said...

Poor Sheba, so glad it was good news .
My poppy is the same makes some really funny sounds she is now in her 18th year, I can her her when I am in bed but when I get up she runs around the house at 100 miles per hour , she just wants to be with me 24hrs, bless.

SoCal Debbie said...

What a great idea for monthly ORT jars! Your dog Sheba is beautiful! I need to get a real jar for next month!


Debbie D (Padster) said...

Love the look on your dog's face I wonder what she was thinking lol

here's my post for this month -

Debbie xx

Chris said...

Glad Sheba is just making noise. I love that bottom pic.

Krista said...

Love all your Tusal jars, maybe I will try some of that pimento cheese :D What a sweet pic of Sheba. Hope she is feeling better!

sharine said...

A big pat and scratch behind the ears for Sheba. Here is my TUSAL post

Adrienne said...

Got my ORT report up!


Vickie said...

Love your Sheba pictures. I've prayed for your sweet girl. Glad she's more comfortable now. Our Mac died from cancer in October. :(

Colorado Stitcher said...

I am so glad nothing serious with Sheba! She is a cutie. I love the "typical" photo of her and it made me laugh too.

Here is my TUSAL post link http://acoloradostitcher.blogspot.com/2012/03/march-totally-useless-stitch-long-tusal.html

Terry said...

Glad Sheba is doing good. Love the pics of her especially where it looks like she's laughing at you for trying to take her picture. lol

Here is my March TUSAL report. http://shutupandstitch.blogspot.com/2012/03/tusal-time-again.html

Have a great weekend!

Kate said...

Glad to hear that it was nothing awful with Sheba.

My ORT report appears here

Dani - tkdchick said...

I love the idea of 12 identical jars!

Bonnie Brown said...

Almost forgot to post mine! Great ORTS by the way :)


Stitching Princess said...

Here's the link to Marybeth's March ORT Jar post:

(Stitching Princess)

I love the pictures of Sheba. Hope she is feeling better soon.

Angie said...

Finally a bit of color in my tusal jar, me soooo pleased! http://loviedewstitchery.blogspot.ca/2012/03/tusal-3.html

Carla said...

Gla Sheba didn't have anything wrong :)

Here's a link to my TUSAL post

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

Here's my TUSAL post, I was explaining to hubby what I was doing last night when I set the photo up. He says it's a "Mars/Venus thing". A nice idea but he can't imagine a group of blokes doing it LOL.


Anne said...

Oooh, I'm so glad Sheba is okay!! I was expecting a sad post and it turned out good! I love the last photo of her! She looks like she's going to sneeze from the light!! LOL!!

Here's my tusal link


I like your TUSAL jars by the way!!

Tazzy said...

*grins* Glad Sheba was just yanking your chain!


Meari said...

Ha... that last photo is indeed funny. Glad she's doing fairly well, considering. My dog is 6yrs old and she's already becoming flaky, lol. She'll walk around woofing for no reason and will go in spurts over whether her food bowl is full enough!

You've already seen my ort report so I won't post the link. 12 months of pimento cheese each month, eh? lol

lynda said...

A day late posting, but here it is:

Ewa said...

Can't stop laughing at that photo of Sheba.

TUSAL report!


Ali said...

Sorry its a day late March tusal posted xx

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Glad the Sheba story was a happy one. She looks like such a sweet dog. We have a cat that snores. Great idea using the monthly orts jars! Kind of like a stitch journal. (Also a great excuse to eat cheese). BTW, it looks like you have been doing a lot of stitching.

Myra said...

That Sheba is a beauty and I am glad all is well with her. Nice orts. UGH! I need to get a pic of mine.....

robindefender said...

Sheba looks like she is laughing at you for worrying about her. Seriously, I'm glad you had a positive report from your vet.

Here's my monthly TUSAL update:

Erin said...

My report is up:


Glad Sheba is feeling better! And the pics are great. (I feel like the same thing happens with pics of my daughter...poor kid, so many squinty-face pics. LOL)

Ziggyeor said...

I like the ort idea you have. I think my ornament might be stuffed out soon. I'm glad nothing was too serious with the dog.
I have my ort report!

Annette said...

hihihi.....3 ort yars....
How fun is that. you can see what the color pattern is ech months..
Mine would a lot of Spring colors.....
Beautifull pic's of Sheba!!!

Darla said...

Finally got my TUSAL post up!

Darla said...

Forgot the link: http://sisquoc39167.blogspot.com/2012/03/tusal-march.html


Oh my this is the 'third' month to report the ORT jar!!!
mine is on my site now--
thanks for this monthly fun thing to do!!
and be sure to give that Sheba a big hug and kiss from me!!!
Hugs, Di

Kay said...

I love the idea of 12 different little ORT jars! I may have to steal it for next year. I finally got my TUSAL post up today. The excuses for the delay are in another post... but the short answer is too much shopping!

Hugs & Stitches!

Cathy said...

Love the idea of putting each month's orts in its own jar. Here is the link to my report:


nikkin said...

Glad Sheba is ok! Love the pics!



MarchAnn58 said...

Better late than never for this month. Not much but I have a few snips for this month. Love Sheba's smile.
I posted my picture on my blog, so happy stitching.

March Ann

Kathy A. said...

Posted with link
And I made it on time LOL!

Ashni said...

Lol, that's how my photos of Snowball seem to turn out most of the time, too! :) Sheba is a cutey in both her portraits.

My TUSAL post is up (finally)!


TexWisGirl said...

oh, i hope your sweet pup will do better again. sorry about the terminal cancer diagnosis, though! terrible!

stitchesnscraps said...

Aww sweetie, glad Sheba is doing okay! And your orts look lovely! Oh crap, I forgot to take a pic of my orts this month, with us being away! How about I get to that tomorrow? And Dd just informed me that I need to photogragh her dragons for my blog too! Thanks for the reminder and for sharing your stitching and life!

Melissa J.

Linda said...

Glad to hear Sheba is okay. What an evil eye your getting.
Here is the link for my TUSAL:

Thanks, Linda

Measi said...

My orts, they are a-gathering!


Happy spring!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I like your creative ort jars! Yeah for recycling!
The photo of my ort container is in the side bar, but I mentioned it in the post from today.

geeky Heather said...

Late TUSAL report is late: http://lottloft.blogspot.com/2012/03/late-tusal.html

Cole said...

Glad Sheba is doing better! I'm liking your new ORT jars! My posting is here http://somethingforcole.blogspot.ca/2012/03/tusal-march-2012.html

A little behind this month!

Marlene said...

My photos of our cats always look like the last pic of Sheba glad she is OK, I posted my TUSAL a couple days early in March

Topcho said...

Lol, I love Sheba's pics, especially the last one! Glad to hear it's nothing serious.
Here's my reposrt post:

3D's Bits of Crafts said...

I almost forgot to post my TUSAL! Way too busy lately. here's my link


Dana said...

Glad to hear doggy is okay. My cat Oreo is cute as a button, but I can't seem to capture it on film. His pictures seem the same as Shebas!

Anonymous said...

I am glad you got better than expected news from the vets, we all moan and grown as we get older.



shazzump said...

LOL she looks likes she's winking at the camera, either that or laughing at making it hard for you to get a good pic.

here's my tusal for this month


TheDailyMel said...

Better late than never, right? My TUSAL post is finally up.


Ann C. said...

Sorry, I'm late with my TUSAL.



CJ in OK ;-) said...

Love that last pic, glad it wasn't more serious. CJ in OK ;-)

Hexe im Hollerbusch said...

I'm too a bit late:



Mindi said...

Glad Sheba doesn't have anything seriously wrong with her!

Here's my slightly late TUSAL update.

Jennifer M. said...

Thanks goodness your baby is okay. Usually groaning at night is not a good sign in a doggy. She has pretty eyes. :)

Here is a link to my TUSAL post for March.


Smily said...

Here's my jar
Just returned from a hospital..

Donna said...

Heres my Tusal post:


Happy Stitching!!!

McKenna C. said...

I finally got it! I got the date mixed up. :P



Catherine said...

Pats on the head for Sheba! That last picture made me smile!
Love all the thread jars ~ displaying them on a shelf will look wonderful.

diamondc said...

I love it when dogs pose, Sheba did a great job in the last picture.
Love your ort jars.

Erica said...

I'm dreadfully late getting my TUSAL posted this month - I was having some technical issues between camera & laptop. I think my card reader may have become a casualty of the war too. I prevailed though and finally got things together today!

Love the pictures of Sheba - my cat can pull a similar expresion to the second picture of Sheba.....

Elena said...

Your jars looks great!

I am late getting my TUSAL posted too. This month flew by but it is posted on my blog, now.

Love the pics of Sheba.
Happy Stitching


Sarah Beth said...

I too have a Sheba with terminal cancer. What kind does she have. If you check out my blog you will see her pic and her story. Is yours a border collie. We had one of those who passed last march of liver cancer. My Sheba is my medical dog and is a 14 year old German Shepherd. She has hemangiosarcoma. Her first tumor was on her spleen so we had that taken out. She is doing ok except for nausea problems. She starts chemo tomorrow. Our vet explained that chemo has only mild side effects on dogs. Otherwise we wouldn't dream of putting her through that. She has saved my life a few times. Jim and i don't and can't have any of our own children so she is our baby. My heart is breaking already but I am greatful that through the surgery and chemotherapy we are buying more time. 6-12 months of good comfortable quality of life. Please keep me up to date on how she is doing. I will pray for your fur babies.

Sarah Beth said...

Hey autumn I too have a Sheba with cancer. Maybe we can email back and forth and support one another

Pumpkin said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sheba. It's hard watching and worrying about a sick family member :o( ((((HUGS))))

Love the idea about your Ort jars.

Anonymous said...

My very late TUSAL:

kt said...

Wanted to let you know that I am very sorry for your loss. Those words seem so trite, but, I have been where you are and my heart knows how you feel.

Denise said...

Here is my March TUSAL Link.

Anonymous said...

Here's my March TUSAL report: http://www.stampwithjen.com/stamp_with_jen/2012/03/march_tusal.html