Monday, May 31, 2010

Awesome new fabric

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone had a great weekend. We grilled out and hung out by the pool on Saturday. Today we did a little shopping. I made an iPod Touch case for my daughter back in December, but haven't blogged about it. I bought a few gorgeous fabrics today and will be making iPod covers, Netbook covers and a few other things that I've been thinking about. Wanna see the fabric? Ha! Of course you do...




I'm sure you want to see more:




And then there's the gorgeous damask...





Yeah! Me and my sewing machine will be having a blast soon!

On another happy note...I ordered the fabulous 75-300 mm lens for my camera. Should be in by the first of next week. I feel a photo shoot coming...


Have a great week!

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Physical Therapy

I get to start physical therapy today! This would be one of those happy sad moments. You know the one where you think "this will be good for me" and yet at the same time you are thinking "this is going to hurt" ?!?! Yeah. One of those moments. Either way I'm going this afternoon.

I mentioned a few days ago, that I would post some of my xrays. Well here you go...



This was on the day I broke my leg and crushed my ankle.

Below is after the first surgery.





The next one is after the second surgery.




That would be 4 plates, 30+ screws plus the cadaver(sp?) bone.

I am ready for the physical therapy...just not ready for more pain. Please keep me in your prayers.




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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

More good news from the doctor...

Just had the best doctor's visit...to date! He said everything is healing well and is allowing me to start putting weight on my leg and foot. Also, he gave me a prescription to start physical therapy. I'm beyond excited! I have literally been going crazy the last few weeks. Petrified that if I put weight on the leg, all the work thus far would be for nothing and I would need surgery again. (The doctor pretty much told me this at the last visit.) I did put weight on it twice, but only because I would have fallen had I not. Apparently, it didn't hurt it because the x-rays came back good. I may post one of my x-rays in the near future, but I don't want to run off anyone that's squimish. So...if you'd rather me not, please say so.

Hello to my new followers, I am very thankful to have you here. Stick around...I have some really cool stuff coming soon...

I have a couple little projects to post in the next few days. They were done while sitting on the couch or at a bar stool in my kitchen. It's funny when you figure out that almost every muscle is tied into your leg somehow.

I recently found Amy at Priddy Creations or maybe she found me (can't remember) on Twitter, and had to check out her shop. I fell in love with one of her camera straps. Although, she ran out of the fabric I originally wanted she created another strap for me. It's going to be gorgeous! It shipped out today. As soon as I get it, I'll do a post for sure!

I also met Gussy on Twitter. She seems to be a wonderful person and an excellent role model. Check out her post on "How I quit my day job." Very inspiring!

My hubby should be cleaning out my craft room this weekend. (We used it for storage over the last few months.) My sewing machine is warned, she's going to be very busy, very soon! :)

Hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

A. Rose

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hello world

Time for another update...

I go back to the doctor next Wednesday. I'm doing really good pain-wise and am able to move my foot and ankle without causing too much pain. Hopefully, the doctor will give me the okay to start putting weight on it and/or start physical therapy. I am beyond ready to start walking again.

Our house survived the floods, but my husband's work was completly flooded. He has been wearing haz-may suits and wader boots to work since Saturday. They are trying to clean everything and rebuild within 6 weeks. If you haven't heard about the flooding in Tennessee, just go to YouTube and search for Nashville floods. It's heartbreaking!

I have been working on some small projects, but can't wait to get back in my craft room. After my blogging hiatus, I plan to come back with more home improvement projects, sewing projects, and an etsy shop. I think I may even have a new look for the blog.

Hope everyone else is doing well. Please check in and let me know I haven't run you off yet.

XOXO!
A.Rose