A more serious subject that I wanted to share with all of you, and one that maybe you might want to share with your youngsters. I first just want to say that I am totally thankful to God for my son. This past week God sent his Angels to protect my son from a really nasty fall out of the back of a pick-up truck. He fell backwards out of a moving pick-up. He is 6'1" and weighs around 270 pounds. He had just climbed into the back of a friends truck without the friend realizing (yea right) and when the friend took off, he went flying out of the truck. He had not had time to sit down yet. He landed on his rear first and then his head was the last to hit the pavement. Kind of a domino effect with his body. Rear, back, shoulder,neck and then head. The doctors could not believe he did not break his hip or back or even neck. All he received was a very nasty baseball size bump on the head. Of course when I saw that, I totally freaked. We spent the day at the hospital having xrays done and then he was off work for the next day. He only had headaches for a few days afterwards but now seems to be doing pretty good. At least he has not complained anyway. I actually think I received more trauma than he did. I did not sleep the first night at all and then still had thoughts of "What could have happen" for the next 2 days. It was very scary. I am not sure I have still gotten over the scare even now which is almost a week later. I just keep telling myself how lucky he was and how thankful I am that God spared him. He must have greater plans for my son. This is the second near death accident he has had in the last 2 months. The first was when a huge piece of asphalt fell from a backhoe onto his foot. A few more inches and it would have fell on his head. He works for our local street department and they were tearing up a street. He was under the cement, cutting rebar. Not realizing the wire he cut was the one holding the cement together. A huge piece fell right on top of his foot. If he had not had his steel toe boots on, it would have crushed his foot. Any closer and it would have fallen right on top of him. In the 20 years of his life, I don't recall ever having such close calls with him. He has always been so easy to take care of. I have been known to be somewhat over protected of him, maybe this is why he has never had these kinds of things happen. He is totally and only in Gods protection now. I just pray he keeps his Angels close to my son at all times.
I really cannot tell a lot about this project since it is a gift, but lets just say that my embroidery skills are a bit rusty and I just hope to get this done before the child I am making it for enters college. LOL!!!! Mind you she is just a tiny baby right now.
I am also working on a couple of other things at the same time. I switch back and forth so I don't get tired of one thing.Both of these projects I started last year. I love doing cross-stitch and embroidery, but mostly in the winter time. So who knows when I might get them finished. Lets hope for a long winter!!!!
I am about to start my Rag doll making. I have already got my fabric ready and all of my supplies purchased. Today I bought some more yarn for hair. I found this yarn at Hobby Lobby on clearance for .97 each. It was regularly 4.99. So naturally I had to buy all they had left.
I also picked up these while I was there. I love the colors and texture. I think they will make the perfect hair for my dolls. Now I just need to get busy.One of my SistahChicks ask me the other day if I wanted to go in with her on a booth at a local craft show. I said "YES" I have not done a craft show in years. I use to do them way back when and finally got burned out. I have my own craft business called "Kuntry Klutter" but have not done anything with it in 3 years. I think I am finally ready again to give it a go. This time I want to specialize in Ragdolls. I am going to be making some little extras for the craft show though. These are little mini stone bread pans. I got them for 1.25. I thought how cute these would be to make some strawberry or pumpkin bread in them and sell them. I also got these cookie cutters to make tree ornaments with. I will show you the results once I get them done. I plan to spend all of this month coming up with craft items to sell since I do not have any dolls yet. I do hope to have time to finish a couple of the dolls for the sell as well. If I really obsess over it, I will be able to get them done. So if I do not post a lot this month, you will know exactly why.
How is my book reading going???? Well not as well as I had hoped. To many things on my plate. I managed to get 1 book read and have started another. I do hope to get it done. I would like to at least have 2 books read before the challenge is up in December. Even though I have not read as many books as I had hoped, I am still very happy with reading the 2 I have read or reading. That really is a huge accomplishment for me.
How is my Weight Watchers going??? Its going ok. I have lost about 5 pounds since I started. That's about 1 pound a week. Its not a lot, but hey, its better than nothing. I am happy if I continue to loose 1 pound a week.
Halloween was fun. Here is a picture of my little Good Witch.
Thats it!!! I think I completely caught you up on the lastest happenings of my life!!!