Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I've got the throat!


I'm sick again. No, I swear it's not an attention thing. I loathe being sick. Even more so since having children. It's just awful when you have kids and even worse when they are sick at the same time! But they aren't sick, just me. I have strep throat. I almost threw-up on the lady taking the swab of my throat. I swatted her hand away after gaging and then apologized for acting like a child and breathing on her:) So she stuck the swab thingy in my mouth again and I gagged again but didn't smack her hand away. "I've got the throat" is what Emily calls it. She also said "my sore throat is pinching my stomach". What?I have a really hard time just sitting and watching TV. I have to be doing something else at the same time. This is where embroidery comes in. I save it for those times when I'm made to sit (trapped. like the car or the hospital, etc.). I was only able to copy the design and then embroider a little. I just have no energy and (yes I'm a complainer) it just hurts sooo much! I am better today though. Thank God for anitbiotics!
*embroidery pattern from wee wonderfuls*
Here is the copying process. With the light box on..
(but you don't have to have a light box. Before I had one I used to tape it to the window and trace. I use a water soluble pen and white muslin or Kona Cotton)

and when it's turned off. Very exciting stuff! I took photos because I wanted to do a post on the store blog about embroidering and how easy it is. And how fun you can make it. I took one of Emily's monster drawings and had her copy it to fabric, asked her what colors she thought the monster should be and now just need to embroider it. I'll put it in an embroidery hoop and hang it afterwards.

And then there is this.... I found this blog because of the photo shop actions this person has and I saw the name Ava and had to click on the little tab on the blog. Oh my God. I cannot stop thinking about this family and there little girl named Ava. You have to see her blog and all the beautiful photos she takes. I mean they are GORGEOUS! She sells actions and they are soo cool! Here are some pictures of Emily last year redone with a couple of them.





*I used Dandelion and little buttercup actions*
And then today Oprah had on the show the family whose daughter (Madeleine) was taken in Portugal while they were on vacation. I just cannot imagine what these people are going through. I can't imagine living after something like that. Sorry to be a downer:) I just happen to see these two things close together and being sick...

6 comments:

Katelyn R. said...

awww, get better sooner! please! But at least your almost accomplishing great things!!!

corinnea said...

Please, please get better, because I miss you. Second, you must STOP watching those shows!!! Especially when you're sick for goodness sake!

Kelly's Korner said...

I'm so sorry you're sick!!! That Ava thing is so sad and such a good reminder. I've heard of that happening to people before. I hear about it more with dogs in the car than kids, but man oh man..... I just can't imagine losing one of my kids....

Jocelyn said...

Sorry you're not feeling well. Being sick does suck, especially when you're the one who is supposed to be taking care of everyone else! =(

mary said...

I saw the same oprah and had to turn the channel, it was making me sick to my stomach. I could not imagine life without Nicolas, he is my life now!

On a happier note, I love the photo actions. I'm more sure than ever that I want to take Justin's class. The pictures are sooo pretty!

My military man and me plus 3. said...

I hope you feel better soon! I know the feeling, having little kids, you see the doctor enough for them as it is and hate to be the one who is sick and feeling run down! I hope you feel better soon!!!
I love the picture of Emily with her little finger in her mouth and the other touching the water in the sprinkler! So cute!!! I love her little "Hula hula" bathing suit too! The actions are cool, they give it that vintage vibe, very cute!
Oh, and yes, I saw the same Oprah show you wrote about.... I cried like a baby! It was heart wrenching watching the mom and dad.
OH, and I have to say your embroidery is adorable! I think it is even a cute idea to have only one of the ladies in color and the rest in blue! Whatever you do, I KNOW it is going to turn out adorable as you have that awesome creative blood running through your veins and I always love seeing what you have been up to!
Ok, feel better soon!!!

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