TGIF everyone!!! I am so excited today my friend Shirley and I are going to the sneek preview of the christmas house..my most favorite place to shop for the holidays..Carolee and Bob Pederson have been in business for about 30 years..they travel all over the united states looking for things to sale..they make alot of stuff and it is just wonderful..their home is 100 years old and quaint and charming and it fits so well..will take my camera yet again..I have shown you photos of her outside before..I did her summer show this last year and had a blast and will do it again next year..they are the nicest folks you ever met...I did some shopping at Joanns again this week..I think it is my weekly ritual..lol..but I picked up some more felt for my coffee cozys..I am having so much fun making these by the way..and I got an order for 2 of them from my good pal and blogging buddy Shirley..there is a photo below..I also picked up some more velcro for these and some oil paint for my silicone dipped lights that I want to make..I also got some more fabric printer sheets for some pillows..
I also picked up some of these fancy trims and think I am going to put these on some of the coffee cozys for the holidays..not the furry white one but the other 3..the top one has snowmen and snowflakes, and the bottom right has stars and baubles and the red one is candy canes.Love them..
I had a great day sewing yesterday..I made this cute whimsical folkart doll using a kentucky primitives pattern..she was just so much fun to make..although I did some things differently..I added legs and arms instead of sticks..she has flax hair and a cute little paper mache box that I covered in fabric..I then embroidered a little something onto 100% wool felt and added rick-rack around the edges..she has a cute little pewter santa pin on her front. and she is wearing an old army blanket for her jacket..she is for sale on my side bar should anyone be interested..
Okay Shirley here are your mustangs..She ordered 2 and the other is for my stash for the show..i still have to do the blanket stitch around them and add the velcro...but I found some more neat designs for those car lover enthusiasts...great stocking stuffers for everyone..I will be making some for teachers, moms, dads, animal lovers, dentists, so keep checking back when I get more made I will post these..they are $6.00 each + shipping.
and yet more..for you coffee, and tea lovers too...
okay now for the feet portion of our program..my feet have been killing me so much that I made another appointment with the doctors and got in the same day..unheard of if I was still going to the military hospital..I was ready to have the left foot amputated it was hurting me so much..and it was hurting my right leg because I couldn't put any weight on the left..so it was doing the work for both..I was a mess..I asked for an injection.he didn't want to go that route as it weekens the tendons..he said physical therapy..but I know it will take weeks for that to help..so I asked for pain killers..he did give me a srip for Tramadol..as I read Jenns entry about her ankle..My doctor then asked me what I wear around the house...and I said I go barefoot..he said he wanted me in shoes 24/7 practically..when I shower etc..go to the bathroom at night..just not in bed...so I went and got a $55.00 pair of flip flops that have the arch support..and the INSTANT!!!! I put those on at home..my pain was gone!!! I am not kidding you..I have been taking the stairs one at a time one foot etc..not like you normally would..I couldn't put any pressure on my feet period..I was limping all the time..and now I can run up the stairs again..stairs are normal..no more limping etc..I can't believe it..my energy is back..(amazing how much energy it takes when you are in constant pain)..I am sleeping at night again...I can function..its like I have new feet..and all because I am wearing good support..I was stretching the tendon and hurting each time I walked without the support...anyway..I feel so much better now..Oh and my pap smear came back normal!!.. NOTE: even if you have had a hysterectomy (still have my ovaries) you still need to get a pap smear..if your doctor is telling you otherwise find a new doctor..you might not have to go in every year..I do because of D.E.S. exposure you still can get vaginal cancers, and you still have bits of uterine left as they can't get it all..I hear so many saying that because they have had hysterectomies that they don't need paps any longer...my doctor told me after my surgery that I still need to come in for them...so women if you haven't had one in a while..please do..;)well I am off to tidy up the house and get started on another doll and work on some more coffee cozys..then off to the christmas house for some fun..have a great weekend everyone..:)