Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sorry I've been MIA lately.  Last week, Snickers had to have her other eye removed.  We were so sad, but made the decision to have the eye removed.  Snickers came through the surgery fine and is home recovering.  She is blind now and we are helping her to adapt.  The vet assured us that Snickers would be able to adapt and continue to have a high quality life.

The other day, Snickers decided she needed some sun.  She sat in the warm sunshine for at least 45 minutes.  The neighbor let her dogs out and they barked and barked and barked at Snickers.  Finally, Snickers let out two barks and the neighbors dogs walked away.  A few minutes later, one came back to bark some more and Snickers barked only once and the other dog simply turned and walked away.

Snickers is beginning to move around the house better and gaining some self confidence.  She is still the sweetest, most adorable little queen!

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We received news of a dear friend's passing on Saturday and then on Sunday, we received more news of one of my mom's cousin's passing.  My mom is having a very difficult time with losing these loved ones and then on Monday we found out two more dear friends are in the final stages of cancer. 

My MIL gave me this flowering plant 20 years ago and it blooms every year, but this is the first year that it's bloomed several times.  I have no idea what kind of flower this is.  Most of the summer it just looks like some type of grass.  I take it in during the winter and all the green grass-like leaves dry up and fall off.

Here's a close up of the flower taken by my daughter.  Her pic is more true in the actual color of the grass-like leaves.

I've taken on a model stitching project that's not quite completed yet.  Vanilla Cupcake is stitched on 40 count silk gauze over one.  If you're on facebook, you can see it on the OMG Counted Confections page. (The link might still work even if you're not on facebook)

I've got lots of other projects lined up, I just have to get the time to start them!

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Remember in my last post, I posted about the young football player that collapsed on the field during practice?  The community had a memory walk in his honor and thousands of people participated, including whole football teams from neighboring schools.  It was very touching.  His funeral was last week, just a day before school started.  It was determined that he had an undetected genetic heart problem.  It seems this is happening more and more and I think there should be some routine screenings done to detect these problems.

I hope that your find moments to enjoy the warmth of the sun on your face!

Happy Stitchin'


  1. Awww, poor little Snickers. She is such an adorable pup! Did the vet figure out why her eyes did that?

    Your cupcake is gorgeous! I can't imagine stitching over one. :o)

  2. I'm glad Snickers is adapting well. She is such a cutie!!

    I'm not sure what the flowering plant is, but the blooms are pretty.

  3. Out here they're trying to make heart screenings mandatory student-athletes; they have a group that goes to the high schools and does them for free at the high schools. It's such a terrible loss. I'm sorry your mom is having a hard time. I'm glad your pup can adapt to being blind, I guess dogs use their sense of smell more anyway? She's a cutie.

  4. Your cupcake came out adorable! Glad to hear Snickers is doing better and adapting well.

  5. I am glad that Snickers is adapting to losing his sight.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


  6. I glad Snicker's is doing well. I hope and pray that Snicker's continue to do well. sorry to hear of your friends and family passing also prayers for the one's in the finial stages of cancer. you do beautiful cross stitching.

    ((((((( HUGS )))))))

  7. Hugs, sorry to hear about your hardships.

  8. Pam,

    I'm very sorry to hear of the passings and troubles of your loved ones. *hugs*

    That flower, whatever it is, is beautiful!

    - Lisa N. in Cambodia

  9. Poor Snicker, I'm glad she is doing OK. Animals are amazing, they can adapt to almost anything and without complaining.

    Flowers look like crocuses...


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