Tuesday, March 10, 2015

A few birthday gifts...

 Yesterday was my birthday.  I'm not much on advertising that and probably would not have even mentioned it now but I wanted to show you some of the new goodies that I got!  :)  First, I just want to say that I am grateful that the Lord has given me another day of life.  Life is short and you just never know when your time is up.  

Hubby worked, Andrew worked, mom worked, Hunter was at school....etc.  I spent the day doing NOTHING and it felt pretty good!  :)  First, I must say that my family is the greatest!  At 6:15am my mom called to wish me happy birthday and she was just talking about the morning that she gave birth to me and such.  I love her so much.  She works away but had bought me gifts before she left and my sister was bringing them later.  So mom calls at 6:15am.....my brother calls me around 6:25am and he is at work.  As soon as I answered the phone he started singing happy birthday to me and made a few "age" jokes.  :)  Then around....6:45am Richard called and he was just pulling in at work and he sang the Conway Twitty version of Happy Birthday to me.  LOL!  The morning went on and I started to take a nap and then my dad called.  That is a whole other post but at least he did call, right?  So that was my day....

Then evening came and Richard and the boys were home with me and my sister made a quick stop on her way home from the doctor...more on that in a bit.  Sooooo.....here are my goodies!!!!  

A new ironing board and Rowenta iron...
 A new pair of SHARP scissors that I had wanted but would not break over and pay the $17 for.  LOL!  A beautiful picture frame from Hobby Lobby.  Not shown....cards, cash, clothing gift cards and such.  Oh...the boys didn't think that I should have to fix supper for everyone since it was my birthday so they bought pizza!!!
 After everyone went about their way...I took my stuff upstairs to play.  :)  Love my new ironing board as it is much wider and has a place for the iron and a rack underneath.  I cut out a few Windmill pieces to work on.  I still need to cut out more "color" fabrics. 
 Love my new sharp scissors.  I really needed them. 
 I also love my new iron!  It has a paisley design on it and I LOVE anything paisley. 
 Here are a few of my Windmills on my design wall.  The smaller set are sewn together into a 9-patch and the others are not sewn together yet.  That is way they look so different in size.  If all goes as planned I plan on doing a lot of sewing tomorrow. 
 Now news about my sister, Chantal.  To start with they didn't know if they could even have kids but she is now 34 weeks yesterday!!!  She has a slight heart condition and takes medication for it and also 3 BP pills a day.  Up to now she has done pretty well other than a few minor issues.  She had a checkup yesterday and she is having some major swelling in the feet and legs her BP was extremely high.  The doctor said that he could NOT increase her meds because of the baby.  He put her off work and on complete bed rest while doing a 24-hour urine collection to check for protein and to test for Preeclampsia which is also known as toxemia.  Unless something goes wrong between now and then she goes back Wednesday and they will decide from there what needs to be done.  I'm hoping that bed rest will help lower her BP and take down some swelling but if not they will have to induce her labor.  The baby's heart rate was good so that was great!  So we are praying that she can hang in there a few more weeks if possible.  I'm anxious to see this new baby girl but not too soon. 


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

do so hope your sister can go several more weeks - the medical world has done so much now with premies though but you all must be a little (or more than) worried about this.
Happy Birthday - it sounds like you had a wonderful day with all those phone calls and birthday gifts

Texan said...

Happy Birthday, late. LOL..

Looks like everyone knows just what to get you for your B day!

The iron is really cute!

Deb A said...

Hope the bed rest helps! Em's preK teacher had the same issue and delivered 5 weeks early and he is doing great! Hope the little one can stick in there a few more weeks.

Janet O. said...

Some really fun birthday gifts, Kristie. I especially like the sound of the new ironing board!
Sounds like your family took good care of you.
I like the idea of sewing the windmill blocks into 9-patches. I may try that with mine.
Prayers for Chantal and her baby!

Maddy said...

Belated Happy Birthday Sounds like fun and laughter was shared.
Like what you have been doing with your pinwheels.
All the very best for your sister, hopefully she makes a few more weeks.

bernie said...

Happy belated birthday to you ! that iron is way too pretty - your family knows how to celebrate a birthday. Prayers for your sister and baby.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope your sister is able to hold off a few more weeks.

Michelle said...

Sounds like you had a pretty good birthday. I'll be praying for your sister and the baby. Have a great day!