Monday, November 19, 2007

Secret Stitching... again!

I have decided to devote my evening to some much needed secret stitching instead of HOHRH... but, I do have a little something to share!

Today is Dianne's birthday, and the postal service pulled off a minor miracle and delivered my wee gift for her on time! This was a minor miracle as I only was able to finish it and post it off on Friday! I know Dianne loves Prairie Schooler and is trying to collect their series of charts... so choosing this little guy was a no-brainer! I am so glad you like it, Di! Happy Birthday! {{{HUGS}}}

Stick it Here Pin Pillow

Prairie Schooler

32 ct Olive Green Belfast Linen, DMC Floss


OK.... now I am off to try to finish my CE return exchange gift!! (Edited at 12:15 AM - this did not go as planned. I ended up at the emergency vet again tonight, for about three hours, this time for Beau. We discovered he was severely constipated, actually obstipated. Mike removed the fecal ball here - like a doctor in a labor room, what a champ he is! I took Beau in and waited on bloodwork and xrays for the longest time. I sat in the exam room alone for a good hour with nothing to even look at, wondering if they would soon come in to tell me he has liver disease, which was suspected by the vet. But, no, his values were good, his xrays were good. He does have a heart murmur, slightly elevated thyroid values and significant periodontal disease. He is back home and we need to watch him and keep him hydrated. I will have his regular vet follow up with him very soon. Beau, by the way, is my 10 year old cat... he is showing signs of aging)

Stitched on today: Started Crazy Exchange return gift for Katrien **Mailed off Christmas Ornament Exchange (Simone's Group) and a PIF gift today

24 comments:

Shelleen said...

he is very cute and I stitched this up last year.

stitcherw said...

He's adorable, what a cute finish. I'm sure she loved it.
Sue

Nic said...

Your hedgehog is very cute.

I'm glad Beau could be healped out and that he doesn't have a bad liver, just bad teeth - let's hope something can be done for him to keep him fit and healthy.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, what a fright with Beau!! I hope all will go well now. And a huge round of applause for Mike!!

Dianne's gift is gorgeous, and I'm sure she loves it!

Anonymous said...

When I see what you stitched on today...how you manage to stitch all this and spend time at the vet...I hope Beau will recover soon. Ann.

lena-lou said...

Poor Beau !! Hope he feels much better soon.
Nice pincushion for Di :)

Sally said...

what a cute hedgehog and I love how you finished him off!

I hope Beau is much better soon.

Isabelle said...

Poor Beau! I hope he has nothing serious.

Susan said...

{{{gentle hugs to you and Beau}}} - how scary!

Your pinkeep is so cute!

Sherry said...

What an adorable little pin pillow! Which pamphlet did that chart come from?

Poor little Beau! He is lucky to have you taking care of him! As for the aging, the best thing you can do is just love him.

Little Cat said...

Oh no! Poor Beau :o( Your kitties have really been through the mill in this last year haven't they. I hope Beau is recovering now he's home. Sending you all lots of (((hugs))). You'll have shares in that emergency vets soon!

I love that hedgehog lol. He is so cute.

Wendy said...

I love the pincushion, and the beaded edging is awesome!

You definitely have some health challenges with your kitties. I hope poor Beau is much better today...and Mike recovered from his experience too!

Vonna said...

The pincushion is such a sweet gift for Dianne!

Oh dear, I do hope Beau is filled with verve and vigor soon!

P.S. Mike IS the man!

Barbeeque4 said...

What a cute, nay darling pin pillow!!!! I really like the beads along the sides!!!

I am glad that Beau is getting along fine. I know what that is with the bad teeth and aging animals, lord knows the dragon breath that the Peach has could knock over a brick wall!!

Hope it all works out, and that you and yours have a super Thanksgiving!!!!

Margie said...

Glad Beau is feeling better! My cat Bailey had all of the things that Beau does and he made it to 17! Hopefully the same will be said of Beau. :-)

Jenna said...

Aw, poor Beau! I hope that he is feeling back to his normal self now. Phoebe has a heart murmur, too, and she's Beau's age. Makes me worry about her, that's for sure.

Von said...

Cutest pincushion ever! :D

Feeling very sad for poor Beau and hope he's feeling better today. Our kitty is ten years old too, but so far he hasn't had any problems. I hate the thought of losing him.

Katrina in NZ said...

poor Beau and hugs to you Carol, I hope he will be ok.

the pincushion is a lovely gift - and your finishing on it is wonderful.

Cari said...

What an adorable pincushion!
You are an inspiration to me both with your daily blogging and all the lovely gifts you find time to do...

I sure hope Beau will feel better soon...

XXXX
Cari

ollie1976 said...

I hope the Beau is okay.

Jen

Michelle said...

I am so sorry to hear about Beau, but glad he is doing better. My sister's cat is going through the same thing right now. My oldest two are 12, so I know what you mean about them showing signs of aging.

I love the PS finish - what a cute piece! I love how much thought you put into choosing what to stitch for people - you always choose something very appropriate!

Lynn said...

I'm so glad that things turned out well for Beau. You sure have had your share of problems with your kitties! We had a similar scare with our Finnigan this past summer.

The little hedgehog cushion is so cute!

Sharon said...

Just too adorable Carol!

Leena said...

Oh how cute, I just love Prairie Schooler designs! I was so sorry to read about Beau, but it was good to hear that he's better already.