Thursday, December 27, 2012


I just put the finishing stitches into Snow Belles!

I really enjoyed stitching this piece. The fabric and thread colors are fantastic!

My mother had her open heart surgery yesterday. She had two valves in her heart replaced and spent yesterday and part of today recovering in intensive care. Today, she was moved to a regular room after sitting in a chair and even walking a bit! The doctor is very happy with her progress and our family is so relieved that she made it safely through her surgery. She has a long recovery ahead but she is already making great strides. I really appreciate your well wishes and prayers during this difficult time!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Time!

Today is my first day of freedom. I got back to work after the new year. It's been nice so far today. This morning I had doctors appt but someone decided to have a baby so my doctor was out when I got there and I had to reschedule my appointment.

I was home for just alittle while when our new couch came!! I'm so happy with our choice. It's so comfortable and cozy.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Making Time

Not much going on here. Yesterday, I met up with my friend, Danielle, to exchange Christmas gifts. I had fun gathering gifts for her and I also made her a pretty scarf I wanted to keep for myself. Danielle got me super cute pj pants with cupcakes all over them, a gift card to Starbucks and a cute little felt cupcake that plays music! I put the little cupcake in our Christmas tree and lounged in my new pants as soon as I got home!

33 weeks pregnant now and my husband shared his winter cold with me. It hasn't gotten too bad so I'm hoping to head it off before it gets worse. I'm miserable enough already because of my back without adding a cold to the mix. Plus, it's really important that I kick this before Christmas. My mother is having open heart surgery the day after Christmas and I won't be able to see/visit with her at the hospital if I'm still sick. I already took off work next week in anticipation of her surgery and I will be upset if I don't get to be with her during that time, but if I'm still sick I can at least rest at home through the new year.

I put a few stitches into the last block on Snow Belles last night. Enough to get the border finished so this week I fill it in. I'm totally hooked on the new mystery sampler coming out next month. It's designed by Belinda of Blue Ribbon Designs and so far I love everything about it!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Coming!

Christmas incoming and DH and I finally have the tree up and decorated. The house is starting to get a bit decluttered while we get rid of old to make room for the new. I finally feel like I'm making progress on baby girls room as it is starting to empty out before I fill it up again.

Not much going on on the stitching front. I lost my mojo but I certainly hope to finish Snow Belles before spring! Lol. Last weekend, I made a trip to my LNS and stumbled on a shepherds bush kit that I've been wanting for the last year or so, Road to Bethlehem. My LNS has the model on the wall but never seemed to have the kit in stock. When I ran across it last weekend, I snatched it up!

This weekend is DH birthday and we have our birthing class. Hope everyone is well!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Nothing Doing

Well, I've gotten sidelined from finishing Snow Belles with my first pregnancy complication. After two and a half days of persistent back pain, I called my ob office yesterday. As it could have been any number of difficulties, my ob instructed me to go to the family birth place at the hospital. My mother picked me up from work and off we went. I knew there was nothing wrong with the baby as I've felt her move more than ever the last few days. But there was something wrong with me and I was all kinds of freaked out. After arriving at the hospital, I was the only patient at the birth place so I enjoyed the peace and quiet. The ob at the hospital diagnosed me with a bulging disc in my back. It is very painful and there is not much help for it besides wearing a support garment for the duration of my pregnancy to help stabilize my back and uterus. I was given an abdominal binder at the hospital, but since it is not designed specifically for maternity use, the ob advised me to get a maternity belt which I ordered last night.

I almost wish I had a kidney infection then I could take antibiotics and be done. With this bulging disc, the support belt really isn't so bad. I find it very comfy actually. I feel like all my insides are compressed in a good way and being held together around the baby. Like a big hug around my waist, lol. But, even with the support belt there is still some pain. Nothing as terrible as I was experiencing, but uncomfortable nonetheless. Last night I was feeling much better and had my first good nights sleep in almost a week.

I am at work today, but have off tomorrow and look forward to getting some rest after my visit with the dentist.