I just had the drawing for my anniversary giveaway. I hope the person that won will enjoy the charts, the basket and the goodies I"m going to fill it with. What? You're wondering why it isn't already filled and ready to mail? Well let me just tell you....
Wednesday morning I got a phone call at work. It was the high school calling to say they thought I needed to come pick up Tyler and likely needed to take him to the ER. What happened? The secretary said that he had been playing basketball in the gym and had gotten hit in the eye with an elbow and that he was throwing up and didn't look too good. Since throwing up is generally Ty's excuse for getting out of school, I asked if anyone had actually seen him get sick. The answer was yes and we needed to come get him. Rob, who works a little closer than I do managed to get there first and called me and said to meet him at the ER, Tyler wasn't looking any too good. He was disoriented and had a whopper of a headache and was very pale and Rob thought he might be in shock. The doc felt sure he had a concussion but wanted to do some x-rays because he might have broken a facial bone. The x-ray came back negative but because a few hours had passed and Ty was still throwing up blood, time to do a CT scan of his brain to make sure he didn't have a bleeder. The doc came back with good news and bad. He said the brain looked okay but they saw a shadow on his orbital bone that caused them some concern. They wanted to do another CT scan. I was a little apprehensive about this because the levels of x-rays in a CT scan are a LOT and there has been a lot in the news about it lately. Anyway, nothing to do but do it, so we did. Turns out his orbital socket had two breaks in it and the fatty tissue behind the eye was leaking into his naval cavity. We would be referred to a surgeon. WHAT? OMG - this is not happening! But, yep, it was. So..... we saw the surgeon yesterday and Ty is having surgery on Tuesday to correct the injury. If we didn't fix it, it wouldn't be life threatening but his face would not look the same because the eye that was hit would sit deeper in his face than his other eye due to the loss of fatty tissue. The surgeon explained it by saying if you have two glasses filled with equal amounts of water and you put ping pong balls in them, they float at the same height. If you remove the water (fatty tissue)in one glass the ball (eyeball) in that glass will float at a lower level. No choice. Anyway, I'd appreciate your prayers for Tyler. He can't wear his contacts right now and his face is swollen and he still has a doozy of a headache so he's not feeling too good. Anyway, Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) that is why your prize isn't quite ready to go. It may be next weekend before I can get it together - I hope you understand! Please shoot me an email with your mailing address.
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When I did this drawing I didn't want people to feel like they HAD to be a follower to join in the game. However, my followers are special to me and I truly appreciate them and their comments. So - my second drawing is for one of my followers - however there's a twist. in addition to getting one entry for being a follower, you got an additional entry for every comment you made on 5 different posts. If you're a regular commenter, of course you got more chances. I thought, by doing two drawings in this fashion, I get to give one prize to anyone that happens on my blog and reads it but I wouldn't feel like I was buying followers. But... my followers are important to me. They make us all feel like our little blogs are worthwhile. If nobody ever followed or commented, how many of us would continue to do this? I am sure I wouldn't. So to my followers and commenters (no matter where in the world you are), I will have a second drawing that I hope you will like as much or more than this one. It will remain a surprise until you receive it in the mail. However, like this one, it isn't going to get mailed right away. Anwyay, this second drawing has taken me a while to sort out. I had Rob draw numbers to determine which blog entries I would use to determine my entrants and I've begun gathering those. When I'm done, I will make a new post with my follower winner. See, you entered and didn't even know it - who knows - perhaps you were entered up to 6 times (maybe more for some of you clever people that posted twice on one blog entry! Stay tuned.
I also wanted to let you all know that my beautiful Elizabeth Savilles was not sitting in the snow - click on the pic to enlarge and you'll see the Saran Wrap she was sitting on - clever huh?
Last weekend, Rob and I were out and about and I found a couple of fun things..... the tomato pin cushions and sugar bag which I will make a small pillow from:
I love the little orange one!
Oh, there are a couple of other things but I can't show you..... tee hee hee!
Do you get those 40% off coupons from Joann's? Me too! I've decided to start adding to my book collection with their coupons - seems like I've already purchased most of my wants and needs from them so why not? I have fallen in love with the Tilda books after seeing them on many of the French blogs. The dolls are darling and I'm going to give making one a try. Scary, I know!
These are the fabrics for my first two dolls I hope to make - don't you love the mini black toile?
I love these kinds of books - here's another of my favorites although I've yet to make anything from it.
Home Sewn from French General!
Don't you just love this little project?
Finally, my friend Sherry from my guild has started her own blog. Please go pay her a visit and welcome her to blog land. She hasn't posted any pictures yet but she will and when she does, you won't want to miss them. She's very talented and funny and you're going to really enjoy getting to know her.
Sorry for such a rambling post - Lots going on and Laura - I've got your package - didn't get that mailed as early as I'd hoped either but it's coming - I promise!