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Friday, March 5, 2010

The good, the bad and the winner!

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.







Sorry - this one didn't show up too well....

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!

Peace,
Terri

81 comments:

Susan said...

So sorry to hear about your son, but am glad that there won't be any permanent damage. Will be sending good thoughts for Tyler rapid healing your way.

Melissa said...

All thoughts are for your son to get fixed up soon. oops. that kinda sounds funny! Well, you know what I mean. All recovered and handsome as ever!

Linda said...

Terrie
I'm so glad i caught this post. It's just a wonder how something that could be simple turns out to be so involved. I'm happy with you that it's not life-threatening, and will be praying for the surgeons skill, and you son's complete, quick recovery. And, uh, if you're like me, all the faith in the world doesn't stop my tummy from a gymnastics routine.
God bless,
Linda

Myra said...

So sorry to hear about Tyler's injury. I will be sending prayers and good thoughts his (and your) way. I bought one of the Tilda books and am itching to try making one of those dolls too. Don't you just love the photography in the books?

Sherry said...

Wow - the link goes right to ME...thank Terri, for your words of encouragement even with all going on with Tyler right now. And thanks for your help! You'll be in my prayers through the surgery...and beyond. They never stop being our babies, even when their teens...

The Farmer's Attic said...

Will be praying for your son! Keep us posted.

Lucy

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Terri - Hugs to your family and I sincerely hope all goes well with Tyler. Gosh...it's just amazing how things can sometimes take a path we weren't counting on. You take care of yourself too. Love all the new books and fabrics. So many fun things to do and so little time. HUGS HUGS & MORE HUGS

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

So sorry to hear about your son, and we hope that he recovers quickly. Nothing quite like one of your children being out of the game for a while. Any game. God speed Terri.
Be always in stitches.

Stef said...

How scary for all of you! Especially when it has something to do with the eyes. I'm sending warm thoughts and prayers to all of you for a complete recovery for Tyler.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

ps I love the new font,it looks great.
BAinS

Cathy B said...

Hi Terri -- sending prayers and good wishes your way for Tyler. How scary this must have been for you.

Going to popover and visit Sherry's blog now!

Missy Ann said...

OMG your poor boy!

I agree in about the too many CAT scans. They wanted to do one on dh late last year & I questioned them about it. All the other tests came back 100% fine and reading between the lines the doc ordered to cover his butt. We refused that one.

But! It is different when they are trying to find something specific - like cracked orbital bones. I'm glad they found the problem & have a solution. I'll keep Tyler in my thoughts & hope his treatment goes well & he heal fast.

Margie said...

Oh my! I'm so sorry to hear about Tyler and I'll be thinking of him on Tuesday.

Carla said...

Wow! That was scary. I'll keep Tyler in my prayers and you, too. (I have a son named Tyler, too.)
Congrats to Stephanie.
Thanks for a great giveaway, Terri.

Kim said...

Sending good thoughts for Tyler's surgery! Wow! Scary! Glad they figured it out! And oh my gosh I need those tomatoes for my big jar of tomatoes in the sewing room! ;o) Great finds!!!

Glenna said...

Oh, poor Tyler, but especially, poor you! I know how moms worry. As always, you've given us a chock-full post. Such a good idea on the books--think I'll do the same with my coupons! I've seen the French General book and didn't know J's sold that. Best wishes to your family in the coming week--I'll be thinking of you.

Joanie said...

Hope your Tyler is on the mend and is feeling better soon! We will pray for him and the surgeon to do his finest work! And you too, Mom!

I love the Tilda book and I think your idea to use the 40% off coupons for books is a brilliant idea! French General is my fav and the Tilda girls are too cute!
Looking forward to seeing the one that you want to make.

Sherry said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tyler. I will keep him and you in my thoughts and prayers until all is well again. Keep us informed.

I love all the books. And your mater pin cushions are wonderful! I am so hooked on these now and finding different sizes, colors and fabrics of them!

I will pop over and see your friend's new blog now!

Littlebit said...

Oh my goodness..you sound so calm! I'm so sorry to hear about your son. I hope everything will be ok.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about Tyler's injury! Wishing him a total and speedy recovery! Will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Robin

Cari-in-VA said...

Oh Terri, I am so sorry. Poor Ty, I feel so bad for him - I just can't imagine how bad he must feel. It makes my knee seem like a cake walk. Please keep us posted on how he is doing. Praying that his surgery will go well and that he will have a speedy recovery.

Wow, two drawings, whoo hoo! That means I'm still in the running. Congrats to Stephanie on winning all the wonderful goodies.

Love all your new stash - I can't wait to see one of the dolls you make.

Take care, I hope you guys have a quiet, uneventful weekend.

missy said...

I ADORE all that is TILDA!!! My mom has made 9 of the TILDA angels. She has also made the cat a few times too. Do I have on of the Angles yet? Oh NOOOOOOO they have all been giver to the grandchildren!!! But I have been promised one by year' end!! LOL

The fabrics you chose are gorgeous. Have fun sewing!!
hugs
-missy-

Margaret said...

OMG! Terri, I'm so sorry to hear about Tyler! I will be sending prayers and good thoughts for his surgery. Poor kid! I'll tell you, with my kids, it's always my son who gets all the surgeries and other problems. He even has to have his ears cleaned out for ear wax every couple of months! lol! My daughter -- nothing, ever. My son? 2 surgeries, plus a couple of in office surgeries. Hope that makes Tyler and you feel better. :D I'm so thrown by your news that I can't even concentrate on the rest of your post. Hang in there. I've been there. I know how you're feeling. It'll be ok, you'll all pull through and Tyler will be good as new. Hugs!

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Stephanie!
I know that feeling, hard when our kids get hurt. I hated the dreaded phone calls from school, but after one incident when they didn't call me, I insisted they call me and I would determine if it was serious;)

Debbie

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Oh Terri, sure hope everything goes as planned on Tuesday. My thoughts will be with all of you. I'm so sorry you and your son are having to go through all of this. Hope to see you soon, Dawn

Melody said...

So sorry to hear about your son's injury! Hope things go well and improve for him soon. I'm sending good thoughts your way.

Loraine said...

Oh my gosh Terri! I was terrified reading about your son. I hope his surgery goes well, and that he is feeling better really soon. My prayers are with your family.
About those Tilda books! I've bought 3 in the last 5 months. They are really great eye candy, eh! I am dying to make one of the angels. I'll help you if you help me! The directions kind of scare me, as they are a little vague. Your fabrics are darling. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
Love your little pin cushions and bag. So cute.
Take Care, and many hugs to you.

Lisa said...

Oh dear, your poor boy, I'm sure his surgery will go well. My boy has just been through surgery himself and I know as a mother the feelings and worrying you go through especially if you have never had surgery yourself (I haven't), they are soo resilient and heal so much quicker then we do. My son had a week off school and hes back and happy now, no problems!
So I will be sending happy vibes your way.
LISA V.

Marjo said...

I will keep you all in prayer. How scary to have to go through all that. I hope all goes well and he is back on his feet soon. Best wishes for a full recovery, Marjo

Linda said...

I'm very sorry about your sons accident....what a scary thing to happen. Wishing him well...you all will be in my prayers.

Enjoy your new sewing project, sweet fabric choices..hugs, Linda

Chrissie said...

Oh My Goodness Terri, what a horrible thing to happen to Tyler. I am really sorry and am sending healing thoughts from Australia.

Chrissie

Alison said...

Gosh Terri...I hope Tyler's feeling better. Sounds like a nasty thing to happen. Hugs to you both!

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

What a terrible thing to have happened to Tyler, you must be so worried. Hope the surgery goes well for him.

Sylvia said...

Sorry to hear about the accident with your son. I will be thinking of him on Tuesday and wish him speedy recovery. I am sure that things will go smoothly.

Sheila said...

Big hugs to you and your family and especially Tyler. What a terrible thing to happen. Sending lots of good vibes your way.

KarenV said...

So sorry to hear about your son Terri! Sending lots of good thoughts to all of you and hoping that he has a swift recovery.

Lois said...

Poor Ty! The things that can just happen out of the blue! I'm glad that there's not going to be any permanent damage, that will have been such a relief. I am sorry though to hear that he is going to have to go through surgery so I'll be hoping all goes well and he'll be feeling more like himself soon.

Love the new books and fabric!

Isadarena said...

Oh Terry,I am so sorry to head about your son and I send him all my best wishes for a fast recovery.
Take care of him and of yourself :-)
Isa

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh!! Terri, I am so sorry about your son. Prayers being said that the surgery goes smoothly and he heals quickly.

Catherine said...

So sorry to hear about Tyler! How scary it is for a parent to see their child hurt and in pain. Thoughts and prayers will be with you this week!

Anna van Schurman said...

When I was in college, my lacrosse-playing roommate took a ball in the face and broke her zygomatic arch. She was disgusting to look at. I can't imagine how I would have felt if I were her mother. You have my sympathies and will remain in my thoughts until we hear the good news that his face is fixed.

Julie M said...

Terri! How awful about Tyler. Lots of prayers for him and you! Let us know how the surgery goes!

Abby is in radiology school so we hear all about this stuff at the dinner table and just the other night she was talking about CT scans and the amount of radiation. Scary stuff! But like you said, what are you going to do?

Cute new stash and good luck on the doll making. That is not something I will ever try!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Sending good thoughts your way for Tyler and his safe surgery and recovery! Love reading your blog!

Laura said...

I am praying for your son. That is scary. I hope he is back to feeling good soon!!!!

Laura said...
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MyLifesAStitch said...

Poor Tyler - that's what you get for going to gym class, lol!! Best giveaway format, ever, btw! Love the books! I'm going to have to try to find that Tilda book - I love that little doll & I bet Leah would too. I had been getting a lot of my books that way (mostly my quilting books), but I guess when I started building my stitchy stash I "forgot". Thanks for reminding me!! :)

Shelleen said...

how scary that must have been for you and your son. I hope everything will be ok and he will be feeling better soon.

Bertie said...

Terri such horrible news about your son Tyler, but so good that the doctors are on the ball, goodness what a shock that must have been, good luck to him on Tuesday.


Lovely books and fabric, the toile is indeed gorgeous.

Robin said...

What an alarming account of Tyler's accident. I sincerely hope that all goes well and he makes a full recovery. Hope he is feeling better very soon.

I'll have to check out the Tilda books. From the comments, they sound wonderful. Love the fabbies. Can't wait to see your dolls come to life.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Oh no, what a terrible thing to have happen to Tyler. Sending healing wishes to Tyler and you all.

Blu said...

Congrats to Stephanie!
Sorry to hear about Tyler's injury. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Stephanie said...

Goodness, Terri! You've certainly had a scare with Tyler and his eye. Praying all will go well with the surgery and that he'll come through it like a champ! Also praying for you to have peace and calmness during it all.

Karoline said...

Sorry to hear about Tyler's accident. I shall be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers that the operation goes well.

Kellie said...

So sorry to hear about your son. I will say a prayer for him and your family that his surgery goes well and that everything turns out okay. That must have been one hard hit with an elbow. Poor kid.

I like your new books! Eye candy. LOL!

Congrats to Stephanie. :)

Bronny said...

Hoping Tyler makes a full recovery and soon! I live in dread at one of those phonecalls from school - but neither of my boys are the athletic type...but even so...how many more grey hairs do we need????

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Sending lots of good thoughts and plenty of prayers to Tyler. It isn't easy being a parent especially when your child is injured.

Please take care and stay calm.

Will be thinking of you, your husband and especially Tyler.

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Oh, poor Tyler! I hope he is feeling a little better today. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers this week.

While I am very excited to have won your giveaway, you have enough on your plate at the moment. I am sure we will all be anxiously awaiting your post-surgical post.

Take care,
Stephanie

Katrina said...

Wow how scary! Lots of good thoughts and prayers that everything goes well with Tyler' surgery.

Debs said...

Hi Terri! You tell Tyler that there are a lot of crazy stitching ladies praying for his quick recovery and that he needs to dodge those elbows in the future. Will keep the entire family in my thoughts and prayers--I understand. My son and his wife and one of their kids was in a traffic accident not too long ago--and it scared me to death. Now don't forget your stitching on Tuesday--it will help to keep your fingers busy.
hugs
Debs

Susan said...

Sending prayers for your son's safe travel through surgery and a speedy recovery.
Stitching when you can - it's therapy!

Karrie said...

I'm so sorry to read about Tyler's injury. I hope his surgery goes well and he heals quickly :)

Brigitte said...

I'm so sorry to hera about your son's upcoming surgery. I hope everything will go well for him and keep him in my thoughts.
I also love this kind of books. Hoem Sewn is also on my wish list.

Vinniey said...

So sorry to hear about Tyler's injury. I hope all goes well and he is getting better and better each day. {{{Hugs}}}

All your books are so pretty and lovely!

To Tyler, take great care and recovery soon!

Carol said...

Oh, Terri, I know how scary it is to watch your children go through surgery. Sending all good thoughts your way and please update us on Tuesday... Hugs to you both!

T. Whitesell said...

WOW, what an experience. Will be sending prayers and thoughts for Tyler. Hope that recovery and healing goes quickly.

JOLENE said...

I can't imagine how I would handle the phone call you received about Tyler. My son plays basketball, too. It is his passion. Oh my gosh, my heart just sank when I read your experience that day. Tell your dear son that the road to recovery has no speed limit and to travel it as fast as he can!!! I will keep you, Tyler and your family in mind and wish the best outcome for Tuesday.

I am so glad you mentioned the saran wrap! Silly me, thinking you would actually plant that frame in the snow unprotected. You did give me a scare though.

I haven't seen those new Tilda books you mentioned. I will have to check them out. I have made several dozens of dolls in my life. They are fun and rewarding.

Jealous me....and those tomatoes....especially the little orange one, I love pincushions!
I just bought me a French General bag to carry my stitching in. I really love this line of fabric. Did you purchase that mini toile ar JoAnn's? It's calling my name, I would really like a piece or two of it.

Happy Sunday Miss Chocolate!!! Smiles....

mainely stitching said...

Oh Terri!! My best wishes to you and your family in regard to Tyler's upcoming surgery!!

Pam said...

Yikes!! Poor Ty!! I will kep him in my prayers as he undergoes surgery this week. Have faith in the doctors. Everything will be alright.

Colorado Stitcher said...

OMG. Such a scare for parents and son. Glad it wasn't more serious and my prayers are with you and Tyler.

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Thoughts and prayers for Tyler and for you.

Love the sampler from your last post.

Mary

Peonies & Magnolias said...

So sorry to read about Tyler's injury. We will keep him and y'all in our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery.

Sandy

woolwoman said...

OMGoodness Terri - I know you and your family are frantic with worry about tyler's impending surgery - I will remember ya'll in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow. Everything will be fine soon. Can't wait to hear the follower winner but you don't worry about a thing but Tyler. Hugs Mel

Mary said...

Oh Terri
how very frightening for all of you. You are in my thoughts.

Angela said...

Terri, OMG what a scary thing to have happen to your Son, I hope the surgery goes well and he recovers fully and quickly! I love your framing choice for Elizabeth it looks gorgeous! Congrats to your winner for the blog draw, I'm so far behind on my blog reading but catching up!

Sweet William Primitives said...

Terri, I'm so sorry about your son's accident! I will certainly be praying for him! Wishing for a quick recovery!

Kathy said...

Oh my. I hope and pray that the surgery went smoothly and that Tyler is home and recovering very soon. Poor kid.

I'll be keeping my eye out for updates.

Анна - Зонт said...

Terry! I am so sorry about your son!
I hope everything will be OK! I wish your son and you Health and good luck!!!

Suzanne said...

Sorry to hear about your son's injury. I hope that all has gone well for him and that he has a speedy recovery and is back to normal in no time.

Pumpkin said...

OMG Terri! That's awful!!!! I hope the surgery went well and your DS is on the mend. Sending lot of ((((HUGS)))) your way.

Look at all the goodies you got! I'm drooling over those books ;o)

Pumpkin said...

Oh shoot, forgot to add...glad to hear that ES wasn't on the snow ;o) I didn't even notice the saran wrap. LOL!