Monday, July 8, 2013

Disney Stitching and Framed Summer Ball

While I on vacation this year, I took my Disney ornaments with me to stitch while we were in the car.  I took 8 ornaments with me since we were going to be gone 8 days.  My goal was to stitch one ornament a day.  I almost made it! However, when we were driving from Minneapolis, MN to Sheboygan, WI, the road was so bumpy that I couldn't stitch!!!   So I read a trashy novel instead!  When I got home, I had to order black and red seed beads for the eyes and buttons.  I can't make a french knot so I use beads instead.





Summer Ball is framed!!!  I took it to Hobby Lobby with me to look at the framing section.  I decided to look in the pre-framed area and found the perfect frame!!!  It was on sale for 50% off  so the frame cost me $25 and I chose to get a blue mat for it.  LOVE IT!!! hanging in my hallway now!!!!!


Brigen brought in a new friend Sunday night.  He found a turtle in the yard.  Not sure how it got in because we closed in all the holes after Berts incident (see below).  He was chewing on it trying to get it open.  Poor turtle!!  I rescued it and placed it in the yard.  Doesn't he look proud of his find????

Doesn't Bert look so sweet and innocent here???  He has been trying to give me a heart attack this past week!!!!

Last Sunday, I was getting ready to leave for my cross stitching group and did a fur baby count to make sure all were ok before I left.  Bert wasn't in the house, so I went and looked in the yard.  He wasn't there!!  I had a heart attack!!  I keep calling and looking for him and found nothing.  I called my husband 7 times since he was on the golf course and couldn't reach him.  I just wanted to know if he had seen him that morning.  Bert likes to get up early and go outside to lay under the shed.  DH didn't answer his phone, so I called the club to have him call me.  He hadn't seen him.  I was panicked!!!  I walked up all the streets calling his name and still didn't find him.  Finally around 5:00 pm, I went outside and called his name again.  I heard this faint meow in the woods behind our house.  I ran outside and there he was, crawling out of the woods looking scared.  He didn't come to me at first and finally when he realized who I was, he came running.  I brought him in the house.  He went straight to his food and water.  Once he was full, he went to find Gibbs for a nap.  

Mark and I had to walk the fence line to see where he was getting out.  There was a small gap in the gate and concrete that he could fit so we covered it with rocks and fire logs.  After we plugged that up, went to lowes to buy some plywood so he couldn't jump OVER the fence near the lower part of our deck.  We let him out of the house again.  He went straight to that gate and was looking at me when he realized he couldn't get out.   

So for the past week, when he goes out and is our for more than an hour, I go look for him.  Yes, I am crazy!!!!


17 comments:

cucki said...

Oh dear I know how you feeling..I am so glad that Bert came back safely and is perfect fine..((hugs))
Sweet Disney stitching and ball is looking so lovely framed.
Big hugs x

stitcheranon said...

Thinking one of your furbabies is lost is a gut wrenching feeling. We spent hours looking for one of our dogs: calling, whistling, driving up the lanes and calling at random....then the little begger turned up..she was asleep in the other car! I love the stitching..am a huge fan of Miss Piggy: now there is a hog with attitude rofl

Shari said...

summer ball looks great!!! Good job! And the ornaments! Wow! You kept busy!!!
Your pets keep you hopping!!! What would we do without them!??!?!!

Denise said...

Love your ornaments they are so cute!

Gotta love those pets and there little antics! don't we!

Happy Stitching
Denise

Berly said...

Summer Ball looks awesome! Just curious, what did the actual framing cost you??

Berly said...

I love all your Disney ornaments. You got a lot of them done!!

CalamityJr said...

No, you're not crazy, though our fur babies try to make us that way! Summer Ball looks gorgeous; I'm having trouble believing you didn't have to buy a custom-made frame. Yay for you! Way to go on the ornaments. I love Plan B - if you can stitch, substitute a trashy book, haha. Enjoy the new week.

Fay and Charlette said...

Cats could be gone for days..well, my Sassie Cat could. After three days she come to the door with her head and tail held high, and look at me like saying "well? what are you waiting for? Let me in!"...as if I were her butler or something. Summer ball looks lovely framed. Congrats, think it looks grand indeed.

Faith... said...

Sooo glad you found Bert - how anxious you must have been! Love Brigen and his friend.

Summer Ball looks awesome framed up and the Disney ornaments are so cute - Woody is my favorite. Reach for the Stars!

Vicky L said...

Summer Ball looks great! The Disney ornaments are cute. I love Brigen and his new friend. Adorable picture. I am very happy Bert is okay.

Meari said...

Summer Ball looks great framed up. Congrats on your ornie finishes.

Linda said...

Love the ornaments Vickie. Are they from a book or kits. Summer Ball looks awesome framed.

Linda

Barb said...

Summer Ball is just fabulous. Oh that dog and his pet turtle made me smile-one of our previous dogs used to bring in hedgehogs much to our dismay. How he picked them up heavens knows. Oh how worrying for you,I think I would be panic stricken too. Take care Vickie.

Anonymous said...

Summer Ball looks gorgeous framed! And what a great deal on the frame itself. Do you find yourself stopping to look as you pass by? Thanks for sharing the finish. Nancy in NY Hedghogmom@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your ornament finishing!!! Summer Ball is gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

SoCal Debbie said...

Summer Ball looks beautiful in that frame. The Disney ornies are so pretty on the sparkly Aida! Good for you for finishing almost one a day on vacation!

I do the fur baby head count too!

Gypsy Rose said...

I love your ornaments! They are so cute. Summer Ball is wonderful, I know I couldn't stitch that much.