For this month's class we made the tag topper punch card! Talk about easy and fun!! Everyone loved it! We created the Marina Mist card on the left in the photo. I wanted to see what it looked like in Strawberry Slush and created the other one (still need to add my flowers to it! lol)
I will be making more of these in different themes to put in my card box-
oh- NOTE: Our local Ronald McDonald house is in desperate need of birthday and thank you cards with envelopes. Can you donate any? They do NOT have to be handmade- they can be store bought or stuff you have laying around you want to get rid of anyway. Email me as they need to be sent to me so I can deliver them (per the house managers instructions for privacy purposes) THANKS!
There are tons of these Tag Topper Cards on Pinterest, including videos so I am going to direct you there for the directions and so we dont have to re-create the wheel so to speek~
My favorite day of the month is card class day! We had so much fun and laughed our socks off! Tomorrow I am sharing those gorgeous jars that Rose is waving in this last photo! She brought show and tell- I LOVE show and tell!
Have a fabulous and creative day everyone! Thanks for stopping by!
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My Step Dad Ken will have surgery for the cancer in the right side of his throat on April 18th. If he survives the anesthesia and they get it all out we "should" be good- but, if he doesn't the melanoma is going to kill him anyway. He will spend the first 24-48 hours in ICU after surgery. The doctor was very clear about that today. We have an AWESOME Team of doctors taking care of him!! So prayers for a safe surgery on the 18th will be appreciated!
Tuesday I am preparing for card class on Wednesday- have 10 coming!
The rest of the week I am spending as much time outside in the gardens and yard doing spring clean up as possible. I have some stuff in the greenhouse that is screaming to be planted.
I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far and that your creativity is running amuk! I stopped at the quilt store for some calming therapy today and bought block #4 to my snowman quilt of the month. Now, to just get all 4 made! lol
Mom did NOT have a TIA, there are MANY types of stroke and she had a stroke. On the MRI, they DID find a tiny bit of bleeding in her brain.
The doctor told me again this afternoon that she has plaque in her arteries in her brain (way to much) and it broke loose and caused her stroke in the frontal right area of her brain. She is now on Lipitor for it- she still has trouble with the left side of her face, 3 days later, her left side she cannot use very well and her speech is still like she has a tongue 4 inches thick.
She can only have pureed foods because she is having a hard time swallowing. She may or may not regain what she had before. She is back at the nursing home with my step dad and therapy begins this week at the nursing home and they will do all they can to help her. They love my mom and take really good care of her. I feel blessed to have them as extended family.
Monday we have Ken's cancer appointments, its a weekly thing now for him. My weight loss program went out the window the day mom went into the hospital, but I am going to have to take care of me and my health too in the middle of all of this and get back to the gym and eating better.
Today we spend with Katie- going to a movie and dinner. She leaves tomorrow to go back to college, and the GOOD news is she has applied at MSU for the fall so she will be coming back home this summer! Woo hooo! She will finish her Ag Education degree and become an Ag teacher. She hopes to do her student teaching here at LRHS under her old advisor/teacher and maybe get a job here too!
Frankly I can't wait for this week to be over so I can collapse! lol
I hope you are well and having a very creative week full of love and inspiration. I would love to share your projects here in a post just email me JPEG photos and details and I will feature you!
Monday morning about 9:30, I received a call from the nusing home, My Mom had a stroke and they had called the ambulance. Katie and I got out of here quickly and headed for the hospital where we spent most of the day.
Although it wasn't a "major" stroke, she has gray skin, sagging in her left side of her face (the CT showed the stroke in the right side of her brain) and as of 5 yesterday was still unable to feel anyone running their finger or nail down her left foot, arm or side of her face. Her speech has not been very good for the last couple years thanks to the Alzheimers so it's not good anyway but this is even worse. Poor thing. It is so hard to see our parents health decline. They will keep her a few days, and we will be going to spend the afternoon with as Katie has to see the counselors at MSU about the possibility of transferring here to finish her masters degree.
I hope you have a wonderful and creative day. Any prayers for my Mom that you can spare will be greatly appreciated.
My sweet daughter is home for the week for spring break and this is what it looks like on Sunday afternoon after you have driven 1800 PLUS miles to see your mom! I just let her sleep! Today we see her Gramma (my mom)
And tonight we are going to see NOAH. A trip to Branson for a show probably Thursday is in order and we will see what other mischief we can get into in the mean time. I was hoping for warmer weather I could use a half day of help in the garden- it's 20 degrees this morning- argh!
The sun is shining and warm but that dratted wind is windy and COLD!
Hubby is outside in his shirtsleeves and me, long sleeves and a hoodie with gloves! lol Partly to keep the cold wind off my neck and head since I am not "all better" but on the mend after being so sick.
I am EXCITED to share this update with you about our garden project!
I am blessed to have a wonderful husband who likes creating the projects I come up with or find online!
The original article/project was for a 4ftx8ft raised bed, but Kay made it to fit our 5ft wide by16ft long raised bed. We will have 2 of them by the time we are done but today we got the first one done... all BUT the plastic thanks to the dratted wind!
Here are a few photos , click on the photo to see it full sized
We will cover this with greenhouse plastic and the hoops "move" so the end closest in this photo of the overhang looking thing is where they will all be when they are open. I am SOOO excited for this!
The bed to the right in this last photo is the other bed we are covering like this, but one of the boards is rotted so we will have to replace it before we can continue. Hope to have it ready soon.
As you can see our beds are dry because before the last snow storm, we covered them in the painters plastic for this very reason. I still have to amend the soil of these beds and till them again before they can be planted. I am hoping that with Katie home this week- whoop whoop, (she gets in late tonight) that she can help me with amending the soil. I need her strong arms and back! lol We will see!
The "reason" for this project is to start growing earlier in the year and later into the fall.
I am going to post some photos from the plants in the greenhouse and outside/yard in the next post so I hope this inspires you in our garden work. My first love/hobby is my gardening then my sewing/papercrafts, yes in that order too. I admit it! and for the record, I HATE housework! bleck
3-31-14 UPDATE here it is with "greenhouse" plastic on it!
Yes that is right, I have a "light" case of pneumonia. I am finally starting to feel better.
Earlier this week I was at the Dr office blah blah blah came home with a steroid and an antibiotic. I have spent the most of the last week on the couch or in bed. Today I am up and around feeling better but still have a cough and sneezing. But, much better!
And just in time too, Katie is on her way home for spring break. I am so excited to spend a week with her I can hardly stand it!
I hope you will forgive my lack of projects, sharing and posts but I have just not been well enough to do much of anything but be a veggie! lo I did go out and check in the greenhouse, we have growth! I am jazzed about that! I will get some photos next week and post them. I will also post some photos of Katie and I and my mom. We want to get a 3 generation photo while she is here.
Hope your first days of spring are going good- we have nice warm temps but Saturday we are back to the cold again for another week, My bulbs are barely 3 inches tall and the daffodils are thinking they need to bloom they are so confused! Usually by now they are all done.
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