Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! I especially want to thank all those who have served in any capacity in the military to defend our great country. Thank you for putting your lives on the line for me and my family to live in freedom.Thank you for all that you sacrifice on a daily basis for our Freedom. I come from a long line of those who have served in the military and I thank each of them for their service to our country.Thank you to those descendants who fought in the Revolutionary War which brought about our Freedom that we love so much. A big thank you to my dad who served in the Korean war. Thank you for being an honorable man in the service of your country. Thank you to my Uncles who also served in the Korean war. Thank you to my cousins who served in Vietnam for all the sacrifices that you made. While we eat barbecue and all the fixings lets take a moment to reflect on what live would be like without the Freedoms we enjoy, but come at a heavy price. Thank you and God Bless America and our Troops!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Do You Like The Look of Victorian

There is a fabulous giveaway over here: Lynn has the prettiest blog with all kinds of wonderful items. Go check her out.

Great Giveaway!

There is a great giveaway over at go on over and leave a comment to enter. Some really great fabrics.

Finally A Post

Whew this month is halfway gone and I did not realize that it had been so long since I last posted anything. Sorry about that to any of my regular readers. I have been sick you could say without realizing it and I will give the reason at the end of this post. 

I found out that Frostie and Brian are expecting again. I went with her to her first sonogram and it was just wonderful. Please keep her and the baby in your prayers that all will go well this time and that mother and baby are both healthy.!

 Now for the fun crafty part of the post. I don't have a lot to show since I have been under the weather. I have been working on my RR blocks and I do have those to post about. Although not all have pics. Here is the pic of Diane's heart from the Heart's 3 RR this is the before pic:
Next is the block after my work is finished. I hope that Diane likes what I have done. I did the burgundy heart with silk petal flower in the center with beads going around the heart. Next I added a pink trim for the seam. On the left side of the block I added the lavender silk roses, a beaded and sequined seam treatment and an vintage earring with small heart dangles. I would have added more but there is one other person to work on the block and I needed to leave her some room to work also.
Next, I am in a group called Fibre Fever and we swap fabric book pages each month and at the end of the year you have enough pages to make a fabric book. Each book page measures 6"  x 6"   and they are so cute. Here is my first page by Lise, this is just wonderful. My chosen theme is Victorian , the person making the page can make any type of page having to do with the Victorian theme that I chose. Look at the gorgeous little shoes that she made! Are they not wonderful. I love them Lise they are gorgeous! Thank you for such a lovely page for my book.
My first page was to Maureen and I will post it here when it arrives to her. I mailed out during the time of the volcano and her post master said some mail had been sent by ship, so we are waiting for it to arrive. They said it could take up to 2months! Anyhow, her theme was Oriental and it was fun to work on. Will post a pic later. Our second pages were sent out on the 15th and I am awaiting mine. Mine for my swap partner this time was Landscapes, one of my favorites to do for postcards. This was just a tad bigger but fun. I will post a pic of it when my partner receives it. I have cut out my fabric for my blocks for month one for In The Pink BOM by Esther and they are ready to sew. Hopefully I can get some done over the next week and start on the second set of blocks. My being sick has put me behind in my regular sewing. I have plenty ready and waiting to sew. I have three sets of napkins to finish and some pin cushions. All these to do before the end of the month. This has been a long post but I needed to let everyone know what was going on. Now to explain why I have not posted in so long, so here goes.
I was having recurring headaches that I could not get rid of so I finally went to the Dr.  My blood pressure was out of control and when I say out of control I mean really high! It was 220/117 heart attack level. I was immediately put on meds to lower my bp. Came down some but the Dr. changed it out again last week and it is lowering better. Had lots of blood work that came back fine. The meds have taken some getting used to as they made me very tired and sluggish at first. I could not even drive due to being dizzy and faint feeling. Some days I did not want to even get out of bed. But now I am better and my bp is much better, but still needs to come down some. I had thought all the stress from the accident and then my daughter having Payton stillborn was the cause of my headaches. Now I am glad I went to get something for them and found out I had hbp before something really bad happened. Now I am on the mend. I have been working on RR blocks and such but not much else because of this. But I am better now and I will be back in the sewing room to do fun things.

Happy Stitching,


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