Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pumpkins for Cathey

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Decoupage Pumpkins
Pumpkin Day? What is that you ask? It's Cathey's, AKA Pumpkin Patch & Co's blogoversary. 

Mini Crochet Pumpkins

Happy blogoversary, Cathey! Surprise!

Paper Pumpkins

Why am I celebrating Cathey's blogoversary in such a public way? And why on Earth are all these "Pumpkins for Cathey" posts appearing all over needlework blogland? It's my fault! You see, Cathey has cancer and sometimes she gets really upset because she has so much to live for and this cancer just keeps coming up with something else and something else again.

Fall Fabric Pumpkins

I wanted Cathey to know we are rooting for her. I wanted her to know we love her and how much we care. So I sat down one day and emailed everyone I knew and even people I didn't know, "Let's surprise Cathey on her blogoversary!"

Popcorn Ball Pumpkins

And here we are.

Duct Tape Pumpkins

Cathey, this is for you! I had so many of our fellow bloggers respond to my, "Let's surprise Cathey!" plea with an, "OMG, yes, let's do it!" I was totally flabbergasted how many responded. Most of the people commenting here will be leaving a link to their own "Pumpkins for Cathey" post.

Cathey, I hope you know how very much you are cherished.


If you posted a "Pumpkins for Cathey" picture on your blog please leave a link to that post in the comments.

If you never received the email about this event and would like to show your support for Cathey in her fight against cancer, you can post a pumpkin photo on your blog and title the post "Pumpkins for Cathey." Linking to this post and to Cathey's blog would be nice as well. Be sure to come back here and leave a comment so Cathey can find your post when she feels up to it.

The captions under each photo here are links to tutorials to make each pumpkin shown. Have fun!

The following blogs have posted Pumpkins for Cathey:

2. Harmien - no blog, she emailed
39. Blissfully Stitching
40. Seasons of My Mind
41. Porcupine Needle
42. BusyHandsCraft
43. A Stitcher's Story
44. Tangled Threads
45. Aimetu's Stitching
46. Stitching Devotee
47. My Stitching Basket
48. Lesleyanne's Life of Stitches
49. Sharon's Cross Stitch Obsession
50. Bonnie's World
51. Riverside Stitching
52. Kearnel's Korner
53. Bramblewood Stitches
54. Petite Armoire
55. Scattered Threads
56. Country Stitcher
57. Dragon Stitches and Stuff
58. Threadwork Primitives
59. Dixie Samplar
60. Taking One Stitch At A Time
61. Whilst Iris Naps
62. Stitch by Stitch
63. Kathy's Sit and Stitch
65. The Inspired Stitcher
66. A Stitch in Time with Jules
67. Being Grammy
68. Something for Me
69. Sew be it!
70. Bits of My Own
71. Momuboocrea Island
72. XXXStitching
73. Willow Tree Stitcher
74. Raised by Poodles
75. Seasonal Stitches
76. Samplers and Santas
77. Stitching in Crosses
78. All XX's
79. Hanging On By A Thread
80. The Craft Room
81. Words and Blooms
82. Stitching Lotus
83. Lizy Lovely Stitches
84. Stitchin with my Furbabies 
85. Linhas Matizadas
86. Moonraker Lampwerks
87. My So-Called Crazy Life
88. Chronicles of a cross stitching hockey fanatic
89. Doll's Musings
90. Larkspur Lane
91. Carolyn's Stitching Chatter
92. Adventure into Lego
93. More than just Cross Stitchin'
94. Chiloe's Corner
95. Shebafudge
96. Sweet Pea Stitches
97. A Cozy Little Place for Stitching
98. Just Another Stitching Blog
99. Crazy Purple Mom
100. The Stitchin' Chicken
101. Hooked on Stitches
102. Julie's Stitchyknitter Journal
103. Tales Of A Stitching Mouse
104. My Frozen Sunshine
105. Casas e Bordados
106. The Snowflower Diaries
107. Stitchy Mc Floss
108. Julianne's Stitching Corner
109. maude and mozart
110. Clydesdale Stitching
111. Stitch n Chat
112. Caring Stitcher
113. Cross Stitch and Other Musings
114. Random Thoughts from Abroad
115. Nutmegger's Stitching Works
116. Karen's Handiwork
117. Keebles World
118. Stitch Bitch
119. Joanie's World
120. An Arizona Stitcher
121. Notes from under the Mountain
122. Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles
123. Needles and Words
124. A Joyful Stitcher
125. Eye of the Needle
126. this and that
127. Debbie's Cross Stitch
128. Stitching Daze
129. Robin Pichelmyer
130. 1897 School House
131. Crafting with the Stitch Witch
132. I Want To Do One More Stitch
133. And This Little Pig
134. Needle In Hand
135. Sweet Sentiments and Stitches
136. Family Business
137. Gert, Tom & Rusty too...
138. Today I found
139. A Little Bit of Stitching 
140. Crossstitch Cottage
141. Stitchabilities
142. The Teakettle Corner
143. My Stitchin-n-Stuff
144. Colorado Stitcher
145. the grey tail
146. Michelle's StitchCraft Place 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

To Ruth Anne

Hello Ruth Anne!

I see your many, many messages and emails asking for "permission" to stitch my freebies.

On August 30, I emailed you copies of my freebies. I sent them in reply to the email you sent to me, not from your "Blogger" email. 

Please check your spam folder.

This goes for anyone else that ever asked for freebies too. I don't NOT reply or ever NOT send them.

Spam folders are fabulous...unless the email isn't spam!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September ORT Report

Golly gee whillikers! I nearly forgot it was the new moon! Busy at home, busy at work...just too much going on sometimes. Whew - I made it, I'm not early as I'd like to be but I'm not late!

So much went on the last month, I didn't really have much stitching time. Still haven't finished this Lizzie*Kate but I did put a few ORTs in my jar:

Then I found another project that screamed "stitch me now!" and I listened so that one has been kitted and started. I'm such a loose floozy when it comes to stitching. I promise to show you that one soon.

An example of how crazy it's been here. I had hives last month. Went to the doctor only after my hands swelled to giant proportions. I could not make a fist and had no knuckles. Then my throat was swelling up so I went to the walk-in clinic. 2 injections and a packet of steroid pills set me right to rain.

It happened again this week. Oh no! At the first symptoms of intense itching and wee bumps I went back to the clinic. It's cause is a medicine I've been taking for my Rosacea, I'm allergic and won't be taking it again. It was worse this time than I thought - the swelling in my throat was constricting my airways so my oxygen saturation level was low. The gave me a pill, those 2 injections and another dose packet of steroids. I had to wait in the office while it began to work to make sure I could breath. This treatment stops the allergic reaction pretty fast  and I'm back to normal, whatever that is.

More Crazy, got up at 3:30 this morning, had coffee, got ready & left the house, worked until 1:30. Went and got gas. Got home, took Molly out to pee, changed clothes, started some laundry, straightened up the house a bit, Molly out to pee again and left for the city to pick up my daughter, Jessie, to stay with us a few days. We drove back, checked on our car that is in the shop (still not ready) so came back to town. Liquor store, needed wine. Grocery store, needed food. Because apparently you can do some really crazy things drinking wine if you don't eat. I don't really remember, it's all just a blur.

We finally step foot in the house with arms full of chickens, wines and vegetables and peanut butter poptarts to spot this on the living-room floor. Look it snowed! Molly bit a hole in her soccer ball and must have had a BLAST pulling every last bit of stuffing out. That sucker was e m p t y. I think she was sad being alone all day, that doesn't happen too often! Silly Molly, what a giggle she is. 

Now let's see your ORTs! TUSALers leave a comment on this post with the address to your September update. If I decide to host a giveaway at the end of the year you will receive an extra entry! Are you wondering what the heck a TUSAL is? Click here for info!

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