Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Prim Note Cards!

Since I can't sew right now... I thought I'd try my hand at something a little different and  I love how they're turning out! I've made some blank note/thank you cards with vintage images.... and using those cool brown kraft envelopes.... and made up some matching stickers for the envelopes! I've put my first batch on ebay and will be adding more either there or my website real soon.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The healing begins.....

Well I haven't been the bestest blogger this year - a lot of stuff going on, but my hand issues have been the most debilitating.  It's affected my work and my creating... but this too shall pass.

So.... I've had the hand surgery, it'll be two weeks tomorrow.... the healing feels slow to me, but maybe the Lord is working on my patience.  ;o)    I'll have four lovely scars... 2 for the carpal tunnel, 1 for the tendinitis, and 1 for something on the top of my hand called a ganglia. That last one was some kind of fluid on my hand restricting my range of motion, and it turned out to be the biggest cut at 1" long and so far seems to be giving me the most pain.
Yes I took pics and No I decided not to post them! LOL
Yes I did just one hand because, well, there are just some things I don't want my husband to help me with! :o)

I'm trying to be a good patient and not push it.  I'm doing my little hand exercises and appreciating what it takes to lift a cup of coffee!  

My plan was to take two weeks off work and now I'm wondering if that'll be enough! Yikes! My doc said it'll take a good 6 weeks for everything to start working right, but who can take off that long! Double Yikes! Will have to make that big 'ol decision by this weekend.... and of course, my family says.... don't rush it or you'll pay for it the rest of your life.  Message received. 

Gettin' old ain't fer sissies!

My husband has been so fabulous... doing dishes and laundry and such.... by the time I get real used to this queen treatment.... it'll be gone like the wind!  That it's starting to bother me if there's a glass or two needing washing, I know I'm healing! hehehe  ;o)

I have a creation sitting here looking at me.... so close to being done and yet... doubt it'll happen... takes long enough to type!  So I am working on some other things that don't require the use of a needle, only a mouse... which can be a little challenging too....I hope to show them soon! Hope you like them!

In the meantime... it's one day at a time....trying to keep my sense of humor and getting to see my grandson a little bit more now that I can kinda sorta drive left handed to get there! haha!  At least they aren't far away and no main roads! Shhhhh

So.... since it's such a beautiful fall day.... I'm heading outside to enjoy the changing leaves and not get upset as I stroll through my gardens, wishing I could do some playin' in the dirt!  :O)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Punkin's and Halloween and GIVE AWAY!!!

Running from summer's merciless heat is finally over for another year and the cool temps and wonderful colors of Fall are upon us.   Fall is finally here!

I came upon this great idea for pumpkin decorating and wanted to share it....

They took a regular 'ol punkin', painted it white and then did a decoupage treatment from the pages of a 1965 dictionary! I thought this was so cool!  No mess no fuss!  And the painting seals the punkin' and it'll last longer. More ideas like this came from COUNTRY LIVING online

I admit, with the kiddos all grown and gone, I  haven't carved a pumpkin for awhile... but I might just have to try something like this!   

So how do  you decorate your punkin's or your home inside or out? Or maybe you have a little Halloween tradition you really like?  Let me know and you'll be entered to win this SCARECROW ORNIE!  Add a linkie to me from your blog or website and you'll have another chance to win!  Winner's name will be drawn Oct. 9th!