Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Been A Hard Week!!

On Sunday at Church we almost lost my Dad!!  Thankfully there were 4 doctors in the house and they got my Dad's pulse up while waiting for the parametics.

We learned on Monday that he has an electrical imbalance in his heart and he opted for a Pacemaker Monday afternoon.  We came home from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.  He had a couple of bad days at home and then this morning he was feeling much better.  He thinks he is going to live and the doctor told him the Pacemaker would give him another 2-10 years!!  Yiks - 10 years would make him 104!!

And then the week ended great when I went out to the mail box this afternoon!!

First, I had won a rug mug giveaway from Donna and Tag over at Brynwood Needleworks!!  I was so excited I could hardly stand it!!  This was the first giveaway I had ever won and it was perfect becasue Donna gave away 2 beautiful hand-crafted mug rugs and the first winner (not me) got her choice and then I got the other one.  Well, lucky, ducky me, the other winner made her choice and left the one I REALLY wanted for me!!

Click on the pictures to see fun quilting on the front and the gorgeous fabric that Donna put on the back side.  Isn't it bee-you-tee-ful!!!

Now, since I am not a coffee or tea drinker, I pondered how best to use this beautiful piece of art and I found a use for it where I can see it for several hours every day ~

Pretty cool, huh!!  Thank you, Donna!  I love, love, love it!!  It is exquisitely made!!!

And that was not all!!

I also got a beautiful and I do mean beautiful hand-crafted card from Mary over at I Piece 2-Mary

The tree is made from a beautiful satin varigated ribbon with gold foil and a gold button star adorning the tree.  I wish you could see this card in person, the picture just does not do it justice.  And inside the card was this darling little ornament ~

that now adorns our cute little Christmas tree ~  Thank you so much for being my friend, Mary - I love the card and the ornament!!

Now wait, thats not all I received!!  I got a wonderful hand-crafted Christmas card  from my sweet friend Shell over at The Raspberry Rabbits.  Along with the card was a sweet note and a beautiful handmade bar of lavender soap.  In the card, Shell said she found this soap just for me at an art show!!  And the soap is so fragrent that I could smell it before I even opened my package!!  Yum!!!  Shell is the daughter I always wanted but was not lucky enough to have until now!!  Thank you, daughter dear - I love you and the kindness of your heart!!

Then, to top it off, I got part of my shipment from Moda with 24 bolts of fabric plus patterns for Barbara Brackman's new Morris and Company quilt.

This fabric is just gorgeous - it's made in Japan and has the finest touch!!  Once I get the other 18 bolts, I am going to put together kits for this quilt for my eBay store and Etsy store.  The work will keep my mind from wandering!!  :-))

It's always comforting to know that even though life is full of trials, Heavenly Father sends His angels in the form of friends to bring joy during the darkest of hours!!



WoolenSails said...

I am glad to hear your dad is ok and wonderful gifts to brighten up your week.


Mary said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad, but glad all is turning out well. You are very welcome for the card and ornament. I am glad you like them. Have a wonderful holiday. Your friend, Mary

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Kris:
I'll be praying for your Dad, and your entire family.

I'm so glad that you like your new mug mat...and I love the way you decided to use it! Brilliant, girlfriend. Thank you for such glowing comments! I'm tickled that you won it - and received the one you would have chosen yourself. <3

Shell is such a beautiful and generous friend. I'll be sharing her gift next week. We're lucky in our friendships, indeed.

I hope you have a good weekend. Sending long-distance hugs.

Miss Hillbilly said...

Wow, so glad your father is ok! How scary. Glad that your gifts came just in time to cheer you up :)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Well good gracious! I'm so glad pop is ok!!!! Glad you got your pressie and you know I love ya bunches!!

Nancy said...

Glad your Dad is doing better, 104 that would really be something wouldn't it.
Let us know when you get those kits ready to go. I like the pattern.