Stacy Nash Primitive Designs
6844 Silver Tree Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Monday, April 22, 2013

What on earth have I been up to....

I've been a little heart sick and distracted lately.
I found out that my sweet little girl Sydney has canine nasal cancer while we were in Florida for Spring Break.
I was sure that they had it wrong.....that she was just fine....she just had a nose bleed every now and then.
 But, in the weeks that we've been home she is progressively getting worse.
She has terrible sneezing fits which makes her nose bleed so much it's staggering.

The worse part is she's just fine most of the day......barking at the mailman.....getting excited when someone comes home.....she wags her tail at me when I ask her if she's a good girl.
And then the sneezing fits hit and my heart breaks.

I've been doing a little research on-line and I'm shocked to find so many stories just like ours.
I had no idea that this was a condition that plagued dogs.
At this point I've made peace with my decision to make her as comfortable as I can with our vet's help and we will enjoy all the days we have left together.

We have our good days and our bad days.  Right now she is sleeping soundly and I'm trying to get my heart back into my stitching.
I've started a new sampler that I'm so excited about.  It's my big ol' white farmhouse at Hollyberry Farm wrapped in flag bunting.  It's going to be amazing.  And I think it might just be the thing that will help heal my heart.

And you will all never believe what has slipped under my radar.....MY BOOK IS READY.
I mean it's printed and in the warehouse ready to go....WOW
Oh my gosh.....I can't believe it.
It is beautiful thanks to my wonderful photographer and my editor....and all the great people at Kansas City Star.

'My name is Lydia.....Inspirations from a Schoolgirl's Sampler'
here are just a couple pics from the book

So, if you'd like to have a signed copy I will have a limited number available.
They are $27.95 plus travel.
Just email me....I'd love to hear from you.

Thank you all for being patient with me...I appreciate your kindness and friendship.

Happy Stitching My Friends


Sue Robinson said...

Dear Stacy, I've just read your blog and I'm so very sorry to read about Sydney; it's heartbreaking. I've never even heard of this type of cancer; what a damnable disease cancer is. I know you'll make the most of the time you have left but I also know that there'll always be a cloud over your head - I went through this with my beautiful little cocker spaniel, Honey. You are in my thoughts far away in France. Much love to you both, Sue.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

So sorry to hear about your Sydney's health issues.

I look forward to learning more details about Lydia... Sounds like a great opportunity!

cucki said...

so sorry to hear about your sydney's health issue..
sending you big hugs x

Keeper of the Crowes said...

So sorry to hear about your sweet Sydney. As someone who loves her dog, I can only imagine the heartbeak that you are feeling. You are in my thoughts.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Hugs Stacy, I'm so sorry to hear of your sweet pups health issues.

The Humble Stitcher said...

Stacy...I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Sydney's cancer. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Big hugs,

Sue said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet pup. Things like this are so hard. Our furry friends are so much a big part of our lives. I feel so sadly to hear this.

I would love a signed copy of your book. Just let me know how you wish to have payment.

Please take good care and congratulations on your new book.

moosecraft said...

Awww... so sorry about Sydney. Hugs to you and your family...

Katrina said...

So sorry about your puppy!!!!!!!!!! Lots of prayers the time you have left is peaceful for both of you.

Can't wait for the new book!!!!!!! And the new Hollyberry piece sounds wonderful.

Faye said...

(((( hugs ))))

JoanneS said...

Hi Stacy
My heart goes out to you, you and your sweet dog will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Delania said...

My heart goes out to you. We had to have our fur baby Max put down today. He was an old dog,15, and we loved him very much.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Big {{{HUGS}}} to you and Sydney.


Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I had a really bad time with my beautiful dog Meghan last year, she survived but lost her sight. My heart goes out to you and Sydney. You are doing all you can do now, just love her as she loves you. Irene xxx

Lida said...

So difficult to see a beloved animal in pain and suffering, I feel with and for you. Wish you strength to be able to help her through this hard time!
I see your book is finished and I am all ready thinking about buying, still having lots of things to make! Will think a little bit more! LOL! GReetings

Chris said...

Sweet Sydney. Wishing you both Peace.

Catherine said...

Sending prayers and hugs.....

Unknown said...

Thank you my friends. Your kind words are so comforting to us. And your friendship is much appreciated!!
These furry little babies that we welcome into our homes become part of our lives and our hearts. They make us better people but sometimes break our hearts.
Sydney and I are so thankful to have so many great friends.

Stacy & Sydney

Barb said...

Such sad news. My Daughter lost her dog to the same thing. I am very sad for you. We are a dog loving family.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sydney. Our beloved Snowball (a black mini schnauzer) was very ill with a tumor wrapped round her heart. On her last day, my DH took her for a walk and said his good-byes. He cried the whole walk but it was a wonderful way for them to spend their last day together. We still miss her but she brought us such joy as I know your Sydney has for you. My thoughts are with you and I'm sending you lots of (((hugs))).

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Deb Riddell said...

Stacey, I am so very sorry to hear about Sydney. Our pups are so loved and my heart breaks for you and your family as you deal with this terrible disease. Big {{hugs}}, healing energy and positive thoughts coming to you all and an extra special belly rub for Sydney <3 Deb

Natalia said...

Dear Stacy, I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about Sydney. My heart breaks for you as I know, from very recently, what it is like to lose a dear companion. I just love Sydney's face on the picture you show us and I know she is just precious. Hang in there my friend. I don't think anything can quite comfort you through this time, you just have to push through it. Spend as much time as you can with her and cherish the moments and her love. You are in my prayers. Give Sydney a belly rub for me.

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear about your baby, Sydney. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoy every min. you have left with her. I've been in your shoes more times than I care to count over the past four yrs. It's so hard. The little things that trigger a happy thought about something that they had done that made you just laugh, or remembering the things that they loved to do are so special! Hang in there.