Thursday, September 14, 2017

Update on My Sister Jeannie

This is a short update on my sweet sister Jeannie.  She is doing so much better.  They have her out of CICU and off of most of the meds.  There is even a chance she will get to go home in the next day or so.  
God is so good!

When they did her heart cath on Tuesday, the Doctor said he could not explain but there was no damage to her heart - NONE AT ALL.  He had no explanation but I needed none.  I knew that all of the prayers going up for her had been heard.  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.  

She still has a way to go after being bedfast for over a week but she's making a fast recovery.  

The photo at the top is a picture I made for her several years ago.  The background is a sheet of music "I Dream of Jeannie with the light brown hair" and I added on sweet memories - pictures of her as a child and the birth announcement from her crib at the hospital.

My Dad always danced with us girls - holding us up when we were small and as we aged, we danced with our feet on his shoes.  He always sang this song to Jeannie.

Precious memories.

Again, thank you and I still covet your prayers for her recovery.


Saturday, September 9, 2017

Prayers Please!

As you know my sisters and I are very close.  They are so precious to me.

Jeannie (in the plaid shirt) had a heart procedure last Wednesday to drain fluid from the sac around her heart.  

Friday morning, she had a heart attack.

We are all just so scared.

So many unknowns and so many things going on with her.

Please pray that the "a fib" quit happening, her kidneys start working and a miracle for her.

I'm 2 hours away from the hospital so am running back and forth.  Her daughter and grands are there.  Her daughter Gina is stuck on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.  She has finally got permission from the Customs people to leave the ship and will be flying home on Sunday.  Pray for her to have a safe trip.

Once again, I know God is totally in control and He will handle the situation but it is scary.

I covet your prayers.

Thank you in advance.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

What a Week!!

My two sisters and I embarked on a several day trip to Branson, MO last week.

The highlight of the Branson stay was seeing the play "Moses" at the Sight and Sound Theater.  It was magnificent.  If you ever get the chance to see any of these plays, don't miss them.  I have seen Noah, Jonah, Joseph and Moses.  The scenery (can you imagine the parting of the sea scene?) and the actors and all of the live animals are just unforgettable.

We then shopped, ate, slept, shopped, ate and slept again.  Over and over.  We had a great time of fellowship being with each other.

Sunday morning I was awaken with calls from Tulsa saying there had been a tornado within three blocks of my home.  Tiff and several other friends went over and checked everything out and all was fine.  Thanks for all of the calls checking on me.  Bella was home and was rather traumatized but is doing ok now.

This is just a couple of blocks from my house as well as the following photo.  

This is what is left of Panera Bread.  The streets have been blocked off so it is hard to get a close pic.  Ten buildings have been condemned and they announced this morning that 172 business were affected.

God is good and my home and Bella were not affected at all.

Sunday morning we had reservations at the Chrystal Bridges Art Museum in Bentonville, AR to see the Dale Chuhuly glass exhibit.

Here are some of the highlights from there.

This piece weighs over 5000 lbs and has over 13,000 pieces in it.

He has a huge collection of original Indian blankets.

It was a wonderful exhibit.  If you remember, when we went on the Alaskan cruise, we visited his museum in Seattle.  Unbelievable.

So, that's been my week.  Am getting ready to have all new windows put in my house so am having to move alot of furniture and things around.  Don't think it's going to be a fun thing, but a necessity.

Have a great week.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Vintage Linens and Lace Ideas

If you have been reading my blog very long, you know I have a real thing for vintage lace and linens.

Any time I find them at garage sales and/or estate sales, I just can't help myself.

So, as my collection has grown and grown and grown, I thought I would give you some ideas of what all I use them for, OK?

This banner/garland was made out of linen and trimmed with old lace and buttons.

I made this window covering out of all sizes and kinds of lace and doilies.  I needed the light but wanted it covered a little bit

I use my vintage Christmas tablecloths on a ladder for the holidays.

I covered this folding screen with an old quilt.  There were places it was really worn out and I sewed various doilies on top of those places.

I made this settee out of an antique baby bed using a vintage red rose tablecloth for the dust ruffle and the center pillow.

This memory frame was made in honor of my Nana - my Mother's Mom.  I used a hankerchief that was hers, a photo of she and my son and attached her watch that I had.  Sweet memories.

This table runner was a old Christmas tablecloth.

One of my all time favorites is the wreath completely covered in vintage red and white crocheted potholders.

I also did one in colored potholders.

At Easter, I made Easter eggs out of vintage quilt pieces.  I very seldom cut up a good quilt.  I buy a lot that have holes or stains and cut out around that.

I also did a lace encrusted bunny!

Burlap Christmas stocking trimmed with old hankerchief.

A wall hanging with pockets and trimmed with old lace and doilies.

These are some of my vintage hankerchiefs that I put on an old spoon rack I had painted red.

And then there are pillows...

One of my memory pillows...

The little stuffed heart on this pillow was from an old hankerchief.

and then, last but certainly not least, is Miss Begonia.

Hope you enjoyed some of my ideas of what all I do with my hoard of vintage trims.  



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