Thursday, October 9, 2014

Issues Of The Heart

Alright butterflies,  time to come clean and fill you in on what's going on.   The reason why I have not been keeping up with my blog,  crafting,  taking photos,  etc is because I'm in the hospital.   On 9/11 I had chest pains and went to the hospital.   Lo and behold I was having a heart attack.   I had a heart cath done and I was told that I need my aortic valve replaced.   is been a long process because there are other health issues that had to be checked out.   The doctors had to get all their ducks in a row, so to speak.   I'm still in the hospital and the surgery date has not been set yet.   But I'm hopeful that it is going to happen very soon.   

The heart cath was a breeze.   If you ever need one don't be afraid to do it.   Sometimes they sedate the person but I didn't need it.   They went in through my wrist.   But I suppose that if they go in through the groin it might feel a little different.  At the end of the procedure they put a plastic suction bracelet to hold back any bleeding.   The slowly allow it to open it up.   In about 4 hours the bracelet was removed and everything was fine.   There was very little pain that felt like minor cramping.   In a day or two it was gone.    But I was able to do everything without any problems.   


In another post I will keep you posted on my process,  the procedure,  etc.  In the meantime,   take some time to read up on heart health and the symptoms of a hear attack.   I had the typical chest pains and some shortness of breath.   But there are many other signs and if you know them it can save your life. 

Monday, September 29, 2014

saying hello

Hello everybody:

I'm sorry that I haven't been around for a while.   Truly I have not abandoned my blog.   I have run into health issues that,  unfortunately,  have kept me from crafting, photography and blogging to say the least.   So I hope that you all will all be around when I'm finally able to devote my time to what I love most,  creating.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mixed Media/Assemblage Bike

Hi everybody!  I have a fun little project for you today.  I made a mixed media assemblage bicycle!  I used items from Miriam's Crafting Supplies and a few from my stash, to make this little bicycle.  The challenge this month at Miriam's Crafting Supplies is anything related to children.  I plan to make this bike part of a larger Mixed Media project :-)  Check out the video for some close up details!  Happy Hump Day!








Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Dear Jane Paper Stack

Hey hey hey ladybugs and manbugs!  :-D  I did a little shopping at Joann Fabrics last week.  It was supposed to be for my mother, she needed some purse handles.  But the paper stacks called out my name:

          Maaaaaaarrrrrrffffffffffaaaaaaaaa......Maaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrfffffffffffaaaaaaa! 

So, of course I had to go see them.  And surprise surprise, I ended up buying one...lol  It is the Dear Jane stack by DCWV.  So of course I made a video to show you all.  It is GORGEOUS!  So sit back with a glass of something yummy and chill out watching this video.




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hoppity Hop Your Way To This Post

I hope that you're having a 24 Carrots day :-D  Now let's hop on to today's project!  Over at Miriam's Crafting Supplies we have a challenge going on this month.  It is anything related to children.  So I decided to make a stuffed bunny.  I got the pattern from my Tilda's Friends book.  I was very excited to make this bunny because this month's challenge project is very special.  All of the designers for Miriam's Crafting Supplies are going to auction off our projects and donate all the money to St. Judes Children's Hospital.  So I hope that when I tell you all how to bid on the projects, you all make your way on over and lets see how much money we can put together for the hospital.




Supplies from Miriam's Crafting Supplies:

Adjustable ring base , Acrylic crystals drops, Acrylic bicone drops, Bronze Butterfly embellishment

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A Visit to Sanibel and Captiva

About a week ago I purchased a dash cam and I've been using it locally.  But last Saturday my boyfriend I and went to a favorite hangout place, Sanibel and Captiva Islands.  Here's an edited dash cam video of the islands.  I thought that it might be nice for those of you who have never been there.  Enjoy!