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Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
If anybody has any experience with this or has read a great article about it, please share. We had D's consultation yesterday and the doctor recommended Botox injections for her calf and foot. We expected it, obviously, but it is still somewhat of a shock. We just have to decide whether or not to sedate D for it. The doctor prefers it that way and while I'm sure D would be much more comfortable sedated, it just worries me. It is a quick acting sedative given by IV but of course, I can't remember the name. The ICU doctors would administer it and monitor D for the 15 or so minutes it would take to do the injections.
I'm going to post a video later of how she walks now and then will (hopefully) follow up with how she walks after the injections.
Posted by Shannon at 7:47 AM
Monday, October 20, 2008
My mother in law is visiting right now and our heater died yesterday. Woke up to a 58 degree house and a wet and rainy fall world. I love the way the universe works sometimes. However, we did score a brand new $599 microfiber sectional yesterday thanks to Jeff's ability to wheel and deal and ask for managers.
Photos from the pumpkin patch visit this weekend once the heater is fixed. Hopefully everyone had a lovely weekend.
Posted by Shannon at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Fall is the best season ever, EVER! I love it, I love it, I love it. I would really love to learn how to knit so I could make sweaters but when to find the time? I have new products I want to sew, quilts I want to bind, children to play with, cookies to bake, a MIL coming to visit this week.
I'm neck high in projects right now but it is such a good thing. When I'm busy, I'm fulfilled. I'm not really one to sit around and do nothing and I'm finally, FINALLY feeling like I'm getting back into life after having two kids. It only takes two years or so. My creativity is coming back. My desire to go above and beyond and try new things is coming back. This fall I'm feeling more alive. More better, more me.
I'm going to share the two new items I released on Etsy last week. It is my goal to do something new each and every week, or at least every other week. Who knows, it may go to once a month but for now I'm trying.
More fun new things coming soon, I promise! A new site is heavily in the works right now as well, so look for that soon!
Posted by Shannon at 12:50 PM
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Business on my Etsy shop has gone hog wild this week, so please excuse my absence. I introduced a new Fall apple print and it has really been quite popular. So popular, in fact, that I've placed two orders this week for more.
I've got lots of fun projects in the works, lots of delicious recipes to share, cute kids to talk about, and all that is involved in every day life. So please, bear with me! I'm going to sew like a crazy woman tomorrow and hopefully free up the time for a REAL post.
Posted by Shannon at 8:57 AM
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I've met a lot of cool and unique folks through this blog of mine. A lot of very creative and generous folks, such as Betty Ninja. She does some of the most fun and funkiest through the viewfinder photography and she just opened up an Etsy shop - Lost in the Woods to sell some of this great photography. Please go check her out! She is a fabulous quilter, a great photographer, and she is studying to become a speech therapist right now.
Posted by Shannon at 7:15 AM
Friday, October 03, 2008
1. Measure your ugly pillow. Mine was 15 inches square. Add 2 inches to each side to get your fabric measurements. So, my 15 inches square turns to 17 inches square.
2. Cut one piece of fabric to your measurement. At this point I have one piece of fabric that is 17 inches by 17 inches. This is the front of your pillow.
3. Divide your measurement in half (17 x 17 would now be 8.5 x 8.5). Take this number and add 3 (8.5 +3=11.5). Now, cut two pieces of fabric to this mesurement (17 x 11.5). These two pieces will make up the back envelope of the cover.
4. On the two smaller pieces, hem the two edges that will form the envelope opening. I did a rolled hem, meaning I folded in the edge 1/4" and then folded it in again, making a clean hem.
5. With the pretty sides of the fabric pieces facing each other, line up all three pieces. The smaller pieces will overlap, creating that envelope opening. Pin in place.
6. Sew all the way around all four edges. Turn out. Stuff with pillow.
Tada. Done. End of story. Easy Peasy.
Posted by Shannon at 4:32 PM