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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I swear I am still alive

I can't believe it has been a month since I last posted, but it has. My back has been pretty bad lately, we had a lot of rainy days one after the other and that always makes me hurt. My depression has returned, which is really annoying, so I don't have a lot of desire to do anything. But I'm trying to get myself out of it.

I did finish the Precious Moments piece and here it is: (not ironed yet)

I have started another of those silly cows to help complete a second quilt for WOCS and will send both cows and the PM piece as soon as the cow is done. I don't have a wip pic of it yet.

I received an email letting me know that Donna, my partner in the Christmas in July exchange on the San Man board received my package. Apparently it was a little worse for wear but the stuff inside was not damage. She said she really liked the ornie. I did not get a picture of it completed before I sent it, but I am glad she liked it. I took the Symbolic Christmas chart that I stitched and completed it into a pillow ornament, with a hand made cording hanger that had gold mettalic through it. Here it is stitched but not made into an ornament:

My daughter's surgery went okay. She had some complications and was in the hospital. This kept me off the internet for the most part for the first two weeks of August. I spent those two weeks waiting on her as she couldn't walk very well and had to use a walker. She was in a great deal of pain and mostly bedridden for most of the month. She has been getting better and she saw the surgeon again the other day. The cage he put in place of her disk at L4-5 has moved. He says if it moves again, he will have to go back in and remove it. She says the pain in her lower back has all but disappeared, but the sciatica in her right leg has not. It is possible that the sciatica is a permanent thing caused by the damage to her sciatic nerve root from being crushed between broken bones for two years. I'm hoping that given time, the nerve will heal more and the sciatica will become an occasional thing, rather than an all the time thing like it is right now. But I am so glad that even with the sciatica her pain level is very low! That makes me so very happy!

The baby turned 1 on Sep. 4th. We had her party on the 6th. She had a blast! She actually caught on to ripping open presents really quickly and she loved eating her cake. I can't believe how much she has grown! It has been 9 months since they moved here and it just doesn't feel that long. She is very close to walking, which means we're all getting close to having to run everywhere LOL Here are a couple pictures.

Look at those eyes!! Aren't they gorgeous!! Happy Birthday Bridgette!!


  1. Very cute finish :o)

    I really like the pattern you used for your Christmas ornament exchange. I've never seen it before.

    I'm sorry to hear that you've been in pain. It's been the same here because we've had a lot of rain as well :o(

    I hope your daughter starts to get better. Bridgette is adorable :o)

  2. Hi Raven, sorry to hear you're hurting and depressed, good thing you try to get out of it, I know so well how you feel
    your little Brigette is lovely and that , whatever it is she's eating, looks right yummie !!
    hope you're feel better soon !!

  3. B looks adorable! I am sad about your and your daughter's pain.


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