Monday, February 27, 2012

New Jewelry

Well I finally made myself some jewelry. Easy to get pictures when you aren't giving it away. Happy with how they turned out.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

4 Weeks

Well, it has officially been 4 weeks since my surgery. It seems to be healing well. I am still having some difficulty sleeping, but that is to be expected. It is so hard to find a comfortable position. It is amazing how many muscles get pulled if the shoulder isn't supported just right ~ especially in the neck and upper arm. It can get very uncomfortable!!!

All of the surgical tape fell off today and the scar looks good. It is a good 3" long, but has healed very nicely. I made a healing ointment/salve today. I infused some olive oil with calendula (marigold) petals on Monday. I used that, Shea butter, beeswax, sweet almond oil and sunflower oil in the ointment. I also added some extra Vitamin E oil even though sunflower oil naturally contains Vitamin E. I put in some tea tree oil and camphor oil for their healing properties.

I will be starting Physical Therapy in a couple weeks. I am half looking forward to it, but half not. I am sure it is going to hurt when they start moving my arm out, up and back. All for the best though so I will tough it out. LOL

Now to get some soap made since we are completely out. I can't do everything involved with making the soap because of the stirring involved, but I am sure I can find helpers.

Well, that's all for now.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Funny How the Mind Works

So, I had surgery on my shoulder on June 3oth to repair a rotator cuff tear. It is healing nicely. The pain gets less and less every day. Of course it is my right arm. I am allowed to use my arm to eat and anything else I can do without raising my elbow from my side for 6 weeks. Then I will start Physical Therapy that will be 2 to 3 months. So, here I sit in my recliner, my new friend. Without it, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. As I sit here, I have such a strong desire to craft. Then I started laughing right out loud. Isn't it ironic how when you can't do something, all the sudden you just HAVE to do it? Well, that is where I am. I can't do much crafting because the movement would be too much for the arm, but I want to so badly. It is like my crafting closet is calling to me. Ironic since I haven't really made time to craft much at all in the past month. So, as soon as my arm is healed enough, you know what I will be doing. LOL

Friday, June 3, 2011


Well, I am finally getting around to adding some pictures. Here are some cards I have made recently. Some of the pictures didn't turn out the best, but I wanted to add them any ways. Have discovered the craft card stock and absolutely love it for cards. It is so sturdy. Gives a nice base for the cards in my opinion.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

So Behind

Wow! I am so behind on posting. I have so many things to take pictures of. I have made jewelry, soap and lots of cards. I plan to get busy adding some new pictures this week.

My daughter has her dance recital this weekend. They put on 3 shows. A very exciting time. We really look forward to it every year.

I found out a few weeks ago that I have a rotator cuff tear. I saw the ortho yesterday and he said I have a full tear that goes almost all the way across and a bone spur. He said it is my decision as to whether to have surgery or try PT first. Not a decision I want to make. LOL I keep going back and forth on what to do. Do I try PT first to see if it will relieve the pain and weakness? Or would it be better to have the surgery now while I am fairly young since it won't get better and more than likely will cause problems later in life? And it is my right arm, so that is a huge factor too. I have an evaluation scheduled with the PT on Thursday. The doctor said that PT should not cause any pain or swelling and if it does, to stop immediately and he will have to do surgery for sure. It is already swollen so I am thinking maybe I should see if it swells worse and that will be my answer from God as to what to do. This is a very hard decision for sure. Any one have any opinions or thoughts on this? If so, please share!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Geode Necklace

I haven't posted anything in way too long! I made this necklace for my mother in law for her birthday. The pendant is a slice of geode. I used copper wire and findings. I snapped a quick picture. I need to get a better one when we have a nice, bright day. Really hope she likes it. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I received this award from ~ Go check out her blog. She is very talented and I am very honored to be chosen for this award. Thanks!!!

Now I am to pay the award forward to 8 other talented people and tell you 8 things about myself.

Here are the people I would like to honor with this award:


All of these ladies are very talented. I hope you will check out their blogs.

8 Things about myself:

1. I am a home schooling mom to two wonderful children ~ son (15) and daugher (13).
2. I love to browse stores for those special and hidden steals. Nothing more exciting than finding a crafting supply on clearance!
3. I am gluten intolerant.
4. I love to learn new things, especially if they involve crafting.
5. My family, both immediate and extended, is my number one priority in life. They are my unconditional support system.
6. My faith is very important to me.
7. I love to help others.
8. I wish that life and society would get back to the basics so people can have more time for family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate all comments. Please share what you are thinking :0)