Working Through the Pain

Gosh…I don’t know how to begin to tell you how sorry I am that I’ve been lagging on this blog.  I’ve been very busy with orders, which is so amazing.  I love, love, LOVE what I do!!

Unfortunately, I somehow aggravated my back injury on Monday (unloading the dishes, of all things) and I’ve been in excruciating pain ever since.  I can’t tolerate pain killers other than basic ibuprofen or acetaminophen, so it’s been a rough week.

How did I injure my back?  7 years ago my husband, kids and I were hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light.  Our SUV spun around and rolled over. I was driving.  By the grace of God we all walked away from the accident, but my back was never the same.

I go through this every few months…but this has been the longest I’ve been in pain…ever.  I think I may have to see a doctor soon. 😦

I probably should have relaxed my back much more than I have this week.  After I finish this post, I promise I will go upstairs and stay in bed until Sunday.  Maybe my fairy Godmother will appear and do my laundry this weekend.

Here are some photos of what I worked on this week, pain and all…tell me what you think:

20″ x 20″ Chevron Throw Pillow
Elephant Karavan Applique Pillows
Scrappy Scarf Necklace

Boho Cuff Bracelet

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Felt Applique Wristlets and Enjoying the Snow

Here is a preview of my latest project:

But, before I get into the details, I wanted to share some thoughts and a fun photo from this morning.
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It’s such a beautiful morning here in Virginia.  I am thoroughly enjoying seeing all of this weekend’s snow glimmering in the sunlight.  The sound of the snow melting from the trees is one I won’t soon forget.

My kiddos made their first ever snowman.

I’m proud to say that they did it all on their own.  Not bad for two former Floridians!

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Last week, my daughter asked if we could make some more fun little wristlets similar to the heart applique wristlet from earlier this month.  She picked out a few fabrics, some felt, and we got to work.

Here is what we came up with:

Blue and white chevron with pink bird applique

 

Inside of the bird wristlet

 

Yellow and white chevron with an elephant applique

 

Inside of the elephant wristlet.

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